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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, February 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Gay Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy told NBC’s Today Show audience, in “movies and commercials, in public – everywhere you see straight heterosexual love and that’s completely fine because it's normal.”

Granted, that was embedded within a larger pro-gay statement. But it was a kernel – a gem – of truth that slipped out of Kenworthy’s mouth.  We’re pretty sure that’s not what he meant to say, but that’s what popped out as millions listened.

In Washington DC, a “gaffe” is humorously defined as “when a politician accidentally tells the truth,” while trying to promote his or her prefered narrative about an issue. As it turns out, gay celebrities are just as prone to gaffes as politicians:

My boyfriend and I had a kiss at the bottom of the contest and people were like, ‘we get it, we don’t need to see it though. I don’t care what you do it behind closed doors, but don’t put it in my face.’ And it’s kind of like, my entire life – in movies and commercials, in public – everywhere you see straight heterosexual love and that’s completely fine because it's normal, but us also showing the same type of affection isn't shoving it in your face. It's just existing.

Yet NBC’s coverage wasn’t simply showing something that is “just existing.” It was strategic: it was meant to push the envelope.  

NBC devoted precious, extremely expensive airtime to normalizing homosexuality on its national and worldwide television coverage of the Olympics.  

Coverage of this year’s Winter Olympics: worst in TV history


Winter Olympic television viewership is down. Way down. In fact, it has been declared to be the worst-rated in Olympic television history.  The Drudge Report’s two big headlines, stacked one on top of the other over the weekend were “WORST RATED OLYMPICS EVER” and, “NBC $12 BILLION BOONDOGGLE.”

Why did ratings plummet? Simple:  

  • They made the Winter Olympics political;  
  • They exploited the Winter Olympics as an opportunity to deride Vice President Mike Pence while fawning over Kim Yo Jung, North Korea’s director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitation (a powerful political position in her brother’s murderous regime) as if she were the reincarnation of Jacqueline Kennedy or Grace Kelly;
  • Most of all, they made the Winter Olympics gay. Really gay.      
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Doug Mainwaring is a journalist for LifeSiteNews, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.  Doug and his family live in the Washington, DC suburbs.