There has been a lot of talk about boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia over the country's recent anti-gay laws.
While I understand the sentiment, we first need to think about the fact that the Olympics are much bigger than the country in which they are hosted. There are athletes who have trained their whole lives, and a lot of them only get one chance to perform on the world stage. Is it really fair to deprive our American athletes of competing in the Olympics?
So we have to think about how boycotting the Olympics would help the people we are boycotting for: the homosexuals in Russia who are deprived of their human rights by these anti-gay laws, and whether there might be better ways those people could be served.
Certainly the United State's absence from the Olympics would overshadow the entire event, and shine a bright spotlight on gay rights.
But what if we outfitted all our athletes with rainbow uniforms and passed out rainbow flags to anyone who will hold it up high in front of every camera televising, for all the world to see, the most fabulous Olympics ever!