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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, February 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ripping a page from the NFL playbook, the Winter Olympics have gotten off to a rocky start as organizers, participants, and the media have used the games to bash Americans who love both their country and sports more than they want to celebrate LGBT diversity or idolize leaders of North Korea’s barbaric regime.

Like the NFL, the Winter Olympics have become politicized, used to promote progressive political ideology.  

It should come as no surprise that television viewership has taken a bad hit compared to recent Winter Olympics: Day 1 coverage was down 15% over 2014 and a whopping 20% over 2010; and Day 2 coverage was down 6% over 2014 and 11% over 2010.

This is despite the fact that the Olympics had almost no competition on other networks on Sunday, according to entertainment trade publication Hollywood Deadline.

Gay Olympians: “Eat your heart out, Pence”  

Two gay U.S. Olympic athletes have used the games to pick a very public fight with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is at the Games leading the U.S. delegation.

Mike Pence doesn’t really stand for anything that I believe in,” said figure skater Adam Rippon.  The skater said he would turn down an invitation to the White House because he thinks he wouldn’t be “welcome” because he is gay.   

Freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy said that Vice President Pence is a “strange choice” to lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympics.  

“To have somebody leading the delegation that’s directly attacked the LGBTQ community, and a Cabinet in general that just sort of stands against us and has tried to do things to set us back, it just seems like a bad fit,” Kenworthy told Ellen Degeneres.  

“I feel like the Olympics is all about inclusion and people coming together,” continued Kenworthy, adding that Vice President’s presence is “not really doing that.”

The lesbian talk show host piled on, saying, “I agree with you.  I think it’s a weird choice.”  

Yet Pence has never taken a stand against gays.  As Governor of Indiana, Pence fought to protect religious liberty in the Hoosier State––an act incorrectly interpreted by the LGBT world as “anti-LGBT.”


In a taunting instagram posting accompanying a photo of the two gay men embracing each other, Kenworthy said on Friday: “The Opening Ceremony is a wrap and the 2018 Winter Olympic Gaymes are officially under way!  I feel incredibly honored to be here in Korea competing for the US and I'm so proud to be representing the LGBTQ community alongside this amazing guy! Eat your heart out, Pence.”

LGBT-sports news outlet Outsports reports that this year there are a “record 14 ‘out’ LGBT athletes” participating in the Winter Olympics.  Of the fourteen cited, 10 are females and four are gay males, including skier Kenworthy and three male figure skaters.

American media infatuated with murderous North Korean dictator’s sister   

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jung, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister, grabbed the spotlight in Pyeongchang for the first three days of the Olympics.

“Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics,” blared a CNN headline, while The New York Times trumpeted, “Kim Jong-un’s Sister Turns On the Charm, Taking Pence’s Spotlight.”

The Washington Post and others called her “North Korea’s Ivanka Trump.”

The backlash against the left-leaning media giants was fast and furious.

“‘She’s North Korea’s Ivanka Trump!’ if Ivanka Trump oversaw prison labor camps, tortured & starved citizens & ordered a few hundred executions, totally,” tweeted  Stephen Miller.

Kim Yo Jung is North Korea's director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitation, occupying a powerful political position in her brother’s murderous regime. 

“She's literally the deputy director of the ‘Propaganda and Agitation Department’ for one of the world's most repressive regimes,” said Jesse Lehrich in a tweet.  

Frank Luntz noted, “CNN has had harsher coverage of Trump than they have of Kim Jong-Un.”

Kim Yo Jung is North Korea's director of the Department of Propaganda and Agitation, occupying a powerful political position in her brother’s murderous regime.  

Within its fawning coverage, CNN admits that it allows Kim to serve as “a foil to the perception of North Korea as antiquated and militaristic.”

“But as North Korea's brutal dictator,” continues the CNN report, “Kim's brother has ruled with an iron fist since coming to power, operating Nazi-style prison camps, repressing political opposition and even executing senior officers and his own family members in an effort to consolidate power.”

A 'rainbow of political correctness'

When Fox News Executive Vice President John Moody penned a now-deleted opinion piece titled, In Olympics, let's focus on the winner of the race – not the race of the winner, he may or may not have been prepared for the swift backlash which followed.  

Moody said, “Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger.’  It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.’”

“If your goal is to win medals,” he added, “that won’t work.”

“If someone is denied a slot on a team because of prejudice, that’s one thing,” he continued.  “Complaining that every team isn’t a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition.”

Moody’s assertion that the Olympic games are about sports competition and not diversity horrified the LGBT world and progressives who issued a stream of hyperbolic statements.

National Center for Lesbian Rights deputy director Catherine Sakimura told The Hollywood Reporter that Moody’s commentary is “racist and homophobic sentiment demeans our U.S. Olympic athletes.”

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, told the Reporter Moody’s comments represented “vicious anti-LGBTQ and biased rhetoric.”

“FOX News: How can we prove we're racist and homophobic in the quickest way possible?  John Moody: Hold my beer,” said deadpool in a tweet.  

Actress Mia Farrow, who played the mother of Satan’s offspring in Rosemary’s Baby,  chimed in, saying “This Fox News executive, John Moody, is DISGRACEFUL.”

Progressive messages sominate, obscuring real news out of Pyeongchang

As progressives continue to use the Winter Olympics to advance pet causes, far more pressing issues are being dealt with, invisible to politically correct social justice warriors.

While gay American athletes might think that attacking the Vice President is the most important story coming out of South Korea, Mike Pence has had to bravely face down the North Korean regime.  Somehow, as a news story, the Vice President having to contend with a couple gays with hurt feelings pales in comparison.

Before leaving South Korea, Pence said, “We’ll continue to seize every opportunity to ensure that North Korea does not use the powerful imagery and backdrop of the Olympics to paper over an appalling record of human rights and a pattern of developing weapons and conducting the kind of missile launches that are threatening our nation and threatening neighbors across the region.”

In response to the fawning coverage of Kim Jong Un’s sister, Salena Zito, a Washington Examiner reporter who has her finger on the pulse of heartland America like no other reporter, said, “I am deeply saddened by how my profession has normalized and glamorized this murderous regime. And then we wonder why no one trusts us.” 

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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.