Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Matt Roloff In Montana For Beginning of The Special Olympics



Matt Roloff is in Montana to deliver a speech for the opening ceremonies of The Special Olympics State Summer Games.

NBC Montana has a brief story about Matt's arrival.





GALLATIN COUNTY
By Katherine Mozzone

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Television celebrity, Matt Roloff, will help kick off Special Oympics Montana State Summer Games 2011 with a special speech at Opening Ceremonies.

Roloff says he's excited to be a part of the games.

"I always hope to inspire people. To cheer them on and, inevitably, it ends up inspiring me. To see athletes like this do so well and to be so proud of what they're accomplishing and to be loud and proud and out there doing things with their life," says Roloff.

Special Olympics Montana begin tomorrow morning and last through the end of the week. Opening Ceremonies will take place at 7pm at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Visit NBC Montana's site to see the full article:

17 comments:

Greg said...

My question is how much was Matt paid? Matt loves to "inspire" people when it involves them giving him money.

Anne said...

How sweet that they met Matt the airport. I think it says a lot about Matt that he's lending his support to these courageous people.

Dana said...

I hope Matt's detractors take note of all the good he is doing.

Justin said...

I wonder if those people that greeted Matt know that Matt's son and best friend get a lot of laughs out of ridiculing persons that compete in the Special Olympics.

"Cross-eyed downy" ring a bell? The Roloffs are truly repulsive. They benefit from the things they trash when they aren't on film or on "stage". Then when they get called on it they respond with "We're not perfect".

They should be ashamed of themselves.

hvnlymusic said...

I am glad to see that there are people who are posting good comments. I am so tired of reading ridiculing comments. If you don't like them, stop following them! I think they are a great family, and are a testament to all of us. Not just little people. Thank you Matt and Amy!

Lisa said...

Matt does a lot of good things. He's a great man and advocate for people living their lives.

Sandie said...

Sorry, Dana & Lisa.... I don't think doing good is the same as being good...many people with questionable character have ulterior motives.

Randy said...

For those of you who have to criticize every little thing about the Roloffs, you guys really need to get a life. I find it pretty disgusting that some people on here will just ridicule the Roloffs' any chance they get. It's obvious you're just here to bash them.

Now, obviously the Roloffs' are far from perfect, and I have a few criticisms of my own about them, but there is nothing in this blog post that should even warrant trash talk about them.

So maybe Jeremy and his friends have made fun of the handicapped, and if that's true, well that's really low of them. But guess what, this isn't about them! This is Matt Roloff going to the event...not Jeremy or Mueller or Zach or anyone else. Matt is the one present.

And if he did get an appearance fee, well I would hope that he didn't, but I understand that's part of being a celebrity. And who knows, maybe the sponsors just flew him out there but the rest is on his own free time. We don't know the story.

And do you think Matt has only participated in these events since he's been on TV? I'm sure growing up he's been to countless events like this, both as a participant and spectator. Now that he's a celebrity, he's there to help draw attention, spread the word, and hopefully bring in money. I have no problem with that.

All you constant bashers talk about them not being loving Christians. Well I would call you bashers hypocrites because doesn't God/Jesus want us to treat everyone with kindness and respect? That's how you guys want the Roloffs to act, as you sit behind your computer and bash away at their family. Now how Christian are you being?

Now I'm not an all hail the Roloff family kind of guy, because there are some things I don't agree with about them or the behavior of their sons. But I'm not on here 24/7 telling them how to live their life. I'm sure most of us on here will never encounter them, so why do you people find it so necessary to criticize their every move? Are your guys' lives that empty and boring and meaningless that the only thing that you look forward to, or gives you satisfaction, is bashing a family who probably has no affect on your lives whatsoever?

Rap541 said...

Again Hvnly - you are basically telling people to SHUT UP if they don't praise the Roloffs.

Thats not discussing, that's telling people to shut up since you don't agree with them.

Since its completely true that Jeremy and Jacob Mueller have used the term "Cross eyed downy", it is perfectly fair to reference it.

Or are you ok with that sort of terminology, hvnly? :)

Justin said...

Some people seem to forget that the Roloffs are public figures. They had a reality tv show that they wanted people to watch all aspects of their lives.

Obviously people are going to have opinions. Especially when they contradict so many of the things they are supposed to represent.

David said...

Randy, Matt will go anywhere that people are willing to pay him.

Doesn't having integrity and being authentic mean anything to you?

Matt supports Jeremy in all ways. Financial, in praise. Jeremy's actions are relevant to Matt and Amy.

Randy said...

David, in my comment above, I said it would be great if Matt was at the event without having to be paid, but the fact is he is a celebrity. Sure it might be D-list celebrity, but it's still more than me or you. And in the world we live in, if you're a celebrity, then there's a lot of perks that come with it. And that may include being paid to make appearances.

You question having integrity and being authentic...so are you saying Matt should never be paid for any of his appearances? I have no issue if he was paid to appear there because I understand that's the business. Like I said, it'd be nice if he was there because he wanted to be there, but if he got paid, then so be it.

And as far as Jeremy being associated with some church everyone here is up in arms about...so what? Sure you might not agree with some of their teachings, but that's what freedom of religion is all about. I'm Catholic myself, but I'm not bashing everyone else I know who isn't.

What about people of different cultures, for example Hindus, who have a countless number of Gods. Why don't you go around bashing them for not following in the way of Christ?

The bottom line is a lot of posters on here are way too wrapped up in other peoples' lives (i.e. the Roloffs) and just need to learn to not make such a big deal about everything.

Rap541 said...

So maybe Jeremy and his friends have made fun of the handicapped, and if that's true, well that's really low of them. But guess what, this isn't about them! This is Matt Roloff going to the event...not Jeremy or Mueller or Zach or anyone else. Matt is the one present.

Jeremy lives at home, and is unemployed and is monetarily dependant on his parents. So when Matt gets an appearence fee for say, the Special Olympics, the money Matt earns allows his financially dependant son to smoke and joke with his buddy Mueller about the cross eyed downies. Thats where the diversity money goes.

Matt financially supports a grown adult. What that financially dependant grown adult says and does reflects directly on the man who allows Jeremy to be financially dependant on him.

Randy - I will be honest - if I wasn't certain that Matt dishes out the trash talk and has actively endorsed and praised people for dishing out trash talk on his behalf, I'd be more sympathetic to your point.

but I don't see ANY of the "JUST STAWP BEING MEAN" sorts like yourself *including* the Roloffs. Its always "Way to Go Amy1 You tell 'em, Matt!" when Matt and Amy trash talk....

If they're gonna dish it out then yes, they will be deemed sad little crybabies wanting special treatment when they whine and moan how mean everyone is to dare criticize them. And its valid to point out that someone fully supported by Matt's money says mean things about non lps.

I wonder how matt would feel if he was spoken about the same way his son refers to special olympians?

Randy said...

David, in my comment above, I said it would be great if Matt was at the event without having to be paid, but the fact is he is a celebrity. Sure it might be D-list celebrity, but it's still more than me or you. And in the world we live in, if you're a celebrity, then there's a lot of perks that come with it. And that may include being paid to make appearances.

You question having integrity and being authentic...so are you saying Matt should never be paid for any of his appearances? I have no issue if he was paid to appear there because I understand that's the business. Like I said, it'd be nice if he was there because he wanted to be there, but if he got paid, then so be it.

And as far as Jeremy being associated with some church everyone here is up in arms about...so what? Sure you might not agree with some of their teachings, but that's what freedom of religion is all about. I'm Catholic myself, but I'm not bashing everyone else I know who isn't.

What about people of different cultures, for example Hindus, who have a countless number of Gods. Why don't you go around bashing them for not following in the way of Christ?

The bottom line is a lot of posters on here are way too wrapped up in other peoples' lives (i.e. the Roloffs) and just need to learn to not make such a big deal about everything.

Rap541 said...

So maybe Jeremy and his friends have made fun of the handicapped, and if that's true, well that's really low of them. But guess what, this isn't about them! This is Matt Roloff going to the event...not Jeremy or Mueller or Zach or anyone else. Matt is the one present.

Jeremy lives at home, and is unemployed and is monetarily dependant on his parents. So when Matt gets an appearence fee for say, the Special Olympics, the money Matt earns allows his financially dependant son to smoke and joke with his buddy Mueller about the cross eyed downies. Thats where the diversity money goes.

Matt financially supports a grown adult. What that financially dependant grown adult says and does reflects directly on the man who allows Jeremy to be financially dependant on him.

Randy - I will be honest - if I wasn't certain that Matt dishes out the trash talk and has actively endorsed and praised people for dishing out trash talk on his behalf, I'd be more sympathetic to your point.

but I don't see ANY of the "JUST STAWP BEING MEAN" sorts like yourself *including* the Roloffs. Its always "Way to Go Amy1 You tell 'em, Matt!" when Matt and Amy trash talk....

If they're gonna dish it out then yes, they will be deemed sad little crybabies wanting special treatment when they whine and moan how mean everyone is to dare criticize them. And its valid to point out that someone fully supported by Matt's money says mean things about non lps.

I wonder how matt would feel if he was spoken about the same way his son refers to special olympians?

David said...

Randy, I think you're missing the point about the church Jeremy endorses.

He does have the freedom to support what he wants with religion. However his family are public diversity speakers. You can't honestly expect the glaring contradictions to go without comment.

Spirits and Mike P. addressed this issue very nicely. They demean the message of diversity when they are paid to speak, yet support agendas that advocate non acceptance of differences. It deserves to be noted. People booking the Roloffs and people listening to the Roloffs should know that the Roloffs are wolves in sheep clothing.

Amy collects a check to give public speeches lecturing people to accept their differences and for others to accept people with differences.

Jeremy supports a message that is glaring contradiction. The message Jeremy supports and shares is not to accept a group of people that are different from him and supports the message of telling those people not to accept themselves, instead pray their difference away.

Rap makes a good point about Matt and Amy supporting Jeremy. That's another reason why it's relevant. That is where the diversity money they are getting paid is going. To support Jeremy as he supports agendas that advocate against the message of the diversity groups that are giving the Roloffs employment.

No one that defends Jeremy's support of the non accepting church ever answers this question.

How would you feel or how do you think the Roloffs would feel if a diversity speaker that was booked instead of the Roloffs, supported a movement that restricted people with dwarfism rights to parent average sized children and taught teenagers that LP kids will never be right with God until they grow taller.

We all know that the Roloffs wouldn't smile at the message and the hypocrisy of those speakers.

The Ann Coulters of the world have a right to believe what they want and have their opinion. But it disqualifies them from being advocates for pro-diversity and to be employed by equal right groups.

Rap 541 said...

Most of us have no issue with Matt and Amy accepting fees for appearences. I personaly don't care for how they very much downplay the reality that they are rarely doing these events without being paid - but I think you'll agree, it's more morally noteworthy if Matt and or Amy are appearing at an event because they believe in it, and not because someone dangled a dollar for them to attend.

You question having integrity and being authentic...so are you saying Matt should never be paid for any of his appearances? I have no issue if he was paid to appear there because I understand that's the business. Like I said, it'd be nice if he was there because he wanted to be there, but if he got paid, then so be it.

Should he be praised as an activist/philanthropist for putting in a paid appearence? I mean, I get it, its a *business* and I am fine with that... Is that really giving a damn? And please don't get me wrong - I think Matt genuinely is into CODA... but I suspect he doesn't demand a speaking fee for CODA's events.

And as far as Jeremy being associated with some church everyone here is up in arms about...so what? Sure you might not agree with some of their teachings, but that's what freedom of religion is all about. I'm Catholic myself, but I'm not bashing everyone else I know who isn't.

The issue is that Jeremy supports and attends a church that preaches an exclusionary message whle he lives at home, off the money his parents earn as *diversity* speakers. Paying matt and amy to speak at an event allows their son who believes gays can and should be cured and are less in the eyes of God by dint of their homosexuality to continue to pursue a life of leisure and to continue to pursue his undiverse views.

Plus its not helped that Matt and Amy are unwilling to do anything other than praise Jeremy for attending the undiverse church. I mean, sure they *may not* support the views of Solid Rock Church but they sure aren't willing to say so, and they sure aren't willing to tell their financially dependant son who they fully support and allow to live in their home to NOT attend a church that has beliefs they don't support.

That the Roloffs won't do any such thing is circumstancial evidence that they agree with John Mark Comer's views.

Yes when religion is used to oppress others, people can and will speak up.... I don't see anyone suggesting that we all mind our own business about the Taliban's view on women....


What about people of different cultures, for example Hindus, who have a countless number of Gods. Why don't you go around bashing them for not following in the way of Christ?

Really? You don't know the answer to that?

Because Hindus aren't claiming to be Christian or that they as hindus are following the way of Christ. Isn't that obvious?

The Roloffs aren't claiming to be Hindu, are they?

The bottom line is a lot of posters on here are way too wrapped up in other peoples' lives (i.e. the Roloffs) and just need to learn to not make such a big deal about everything.

And we end with someone coming to this site, first noting that indeed, the Roloffs are famous people, but that although the Roloffs are famous and therefore not to be judged for accepting "famous people perks" like being paid speakers and celebs at events, they are otherwise to be treated as private citizens and anything other than "GOD BLESS THE ROLOFFS! YOU'RE SO AWESOME!!!" aka any criticism at all is "making a big deal about everything".