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TOKYO, Japan, June 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – A man who claims to be a woman and is set to compete for the women’s U.S. Olympic BMX freestyle team in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Japan has said that he wants to win at the Olympics so that he can “burn the U.S. flag on the podium.”
Chelsea Wolfe, who qualified for the women’s team despite being a man, made the comments last year in a (now deleted) Facebook post in response to an article about former President Donald Trump’s opposition to men competing against women, Fox News reported.
“Anyone who thinks that I don't care about the United States is sorely mistaken,” Wolfe recently told Fox News, withdrawing somewhat from his original comments. Wolfe, a 28-year-old from Florida, appears to have previously competed as a man named Connor Wolfe, according to a review of Florida BMX results. However, news articles do not report “Chelsea’s” real name.
But in his interview with Fox News, Wolfe compared opposition to men competing in female sports to “fascism.”
“I take a stand against fascism because I care about this country,” the BMX rider said, “and I'm not going to let it fall into the hands of fascists after so many people have fought and sacrificed to prevent fascism from taking hold abroad.”
“As a citizen who wants to be proud of my home country, I'm sure as hell not going to let it take hold here,” Wolfe said.
Wolfe’s comments about burning the American flag drew criticism from former Olympian Mike Eruzione.
“I actually couldn't believe it. I mean, first of all, burning the American flag anywhere is disgusting,” Eruzione, a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic “Miracle on Ice” hockey team, said recently.
“'To use your forum on the podium of the Olympic Games, I was like really, could someone actually think about doing that?” the former Olympic athlete said on “Fox and Friends.”
UPDATE (1/29/21) - On day one of the new administration, Biden signed an Executive Order dismantling girls sports, and allowing biological boys back into girls locker-rooms.
The order declares: "Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the rest room, the locker room, or school sports. . . . All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation."
This affront to reason effectively signals an end to girls' and women's sports, and diminishes their effort to compete on a level playing field.
Though this petition has already been delivered once, we will deliver new signatures to the US Dept of Education when restrictions permit, in honor of Selina Soule, who filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in 2019.
UPDATE (5/29/20) - US Dep’t of Education: Letting males compete in girls’ sports violates female athletes’ civil rights
UPDATE (2/13/20) - Selina Soule and two other Connecticut high school girl track athletes, Alanna Smith and Chelsea Mitchell, have sued the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to stop boys who claim to be girls from competing in their sport.
Soule is the same high school girl who, last year, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). That complaint is still ongoing, as the OCR has not yet handed down its guidance ruling.
This also explains why this petition is still ongoing. Please SIGN and SHARE.
But, with another track season soon coming to an end, the girls' attorneys have asked the Court for an injunction that would stop the CIAC from implementing its current policy while the lawsuit proceeds.
Soule, Smith, and Mitchell will soon run in regional and state meets, competing for state championships. This year, they would like to have the opportunity to win, fair and square.
Please learn more about the latest news concerning this case, here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/three-girls-sue-state-to-stop-boys-who-say-theyre-girls-from-competing-in-their-sport
Then, please SIGN this petition. Thank you!
Selina Soule is a female athlete who now must compete against biological males because of Connecticut's policy requiring that boys who identify as girls be admitted into girls' sports competitions.
But, when boys compete in girls' sports, they win because they have a natural advantage. It's scientifically proven, and it's also common sense.
This crushes the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field, only to enter into competitions which they can never win, despite all of their efforts.
It also puts girls into harm's way in contact sports, AND it deprives female athletes of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and other accolades.
This is wrong! And, that's why this URGENT petition supports Selina and all the other female athletes out there, who have put in the hours on the track or on the court.
Please SIGN this common sense petition supporting Selina Soule's complaint to the Dept of Education's Office for Civil Rights, against Connecticut's discriminatory policy.
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The Summer Olympics begin July 23.
Wolfe will be joined in Tokyo by fellow “transgender” athlete Gavin “Laurel” Hubbard. Hubbard is a New Zealand male who frequently lost weightlifting competitions when competing with other men. After declaring himself a female, Hubbard went on to dominate female weightlifting events and qualified for the Summer Olympics.
“Just this year, he broke a record by winning twice at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships,” LifeSiteNews recently reported. “In the 2017 Australian International in Melbourne, Hubbard crushed his competition, setting four unofficial national weightlifting records for New Zealand.”