livelyHere is notorious hate-group leader and accused human rights violator Scott Lively, with a suggestion for how to make the Russian Olympics as non-gay as possible:

“The rainbow belongs to God and was created by Him as a symbol of His authority over creation. However, with a simple judo move, the Russians could catch the ‘gays’ in their own trap, and at the same time rescue God’s rainbow from being dragged through the mud. Imagine the Russian Olympics taking place under a giant rainbow banner declaring that the rainbow belongs to God! And rainbow symbols incorporated in virtually every aspect of the games and the celebrations surrounding them. The scheme to display rainbows as a rebellious act by Hollywood celebrities, and left-leaning Olympic contenders would be rendered impotent. The ‘gay’ movement would be thwarted in its attempt to steal for itself what belongs to God and to all of us as His children. And, best of all, the entire world, including the ‘gays,’ would be reminded of the truth of the Bible: that God gave us the rainbow as a reminder not only that He judges sin, but that He forgives and heals those who repent.”

Do these guys get together and have meetings to discuss and agree upon really dumb ideas? Because despite Lively’s apparent belief that the rainbow is known universally as a Christian symbol, the fact is that the rainbow is known, to the great majority of the viewing audience for the Sochi Olympics, as a symbol of gay pride. So please, Russians: take Lively’s advice and hang rainbows everywhere. The viewers at home will go, “sheesh, this is the gayest Olympics ever.” Some will love that and some will hate that, but that will be the result.

Sorry, Scott. I regret to inform you that you’ve lost that battle, utterly and entirely.

[h/t Joe]