Petition Update

The Host Fallacy

Noel Kelly
Dublin, Ireland

Sep 5, 2013 — "When you choose to visit a foreign country as a tourist or on business, you do indeed accept that you will have to obey its laws and customs. You are a guest; the nation is your host. On this basis, many of us have a list of countries we simply will not visit, both because we don’t wish to provide financial support to an unjust regime and we want to avoid having to comply with intolerable laws."

Op-ed: The Host Fallacy
Op-ed: The Host Fallacy
Many of the people anxious to avoid making waves during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games speak of the need to respect Russian laws, even the dreadful laws repressing the freedom of expression of LGBT people and their allies.