we have had gay athletes win olympic championships. Greg Louganis was at the OTC when I was there. We all knew he was gay. I didn't ever see him engage in overtly homosexual activity in public. Carl Lewis was there too. It is a well known "secret" that he is gay as well though he (at least at times relevant) never admitted it. Several of our male figure skaters are gay and they never engaged in activity which would cause them to run afoul of our laws. Several of our championship ladies basketball and soccer teams members are out of the closet lesbians. Again, none of them have done anything that would cause them to be arrested
so why do a few people have their panties in a knot over this silly law?
I was vocally opposed to the Beijing olympics, for multiple reasons, but i don't think the athletes and spectators risked arrest and beatings at the mere mention of Taiwan or "looking" Taiwanese. Obviously you can't relate to having to hide yourself in such an oppressive environment. I get it. But then you have to defend why they *should* have to and that starts crossing over into prejudice.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow