A little courage goes a long way. Hockey, just like many other sports, has jumped on the LGBT Rainbow bandwagon with teams donning the rainbow flag and players wearing rainbow jerseys.
But a funny thing happened. First one player refused to wear the jersey saying he couldn’t endorse that lifestyle because of his Christian beliefs. The media freaked the heck out. I mean, lost it. But then another. And another did the same.
I remember when Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers refused to bend the knee. Journalists, like one, practically wept and demanded the Flyers be find a million dollars. Never mind, the anti-Christian stuff he says.
But courage is contagious folks. And others are standing up. Now the NHL is concerned about moving forward with these “Pride Nights” altogether because it only brings them bad coverage.
You see, bending the knee and hosting Pride night gets you nothing. That’s your base entry fee. But if someone on the team refuses, that’s the story. And you must be punished. They must be punished. So, really, the woke journalists are to blame here for the NHL reconsidering Pride Nights. Kinda’ ironic, huh?
The Post Millenial: In response to an increasing number of players engaging in silent protests against the NHL’s Pride Nights, a new report claims the league is re-evaluating the events which may lead to them being canceled.
Currently, all of the teams in the NHL hold Pride nights, however some now do so without the themed jerseys as the events are planned by the individual teams, not the league.
League commissioner Gary Bettman said in an interview with CTV News when asked about the players that have refused to wear Pride-themed jerseys this season, “This is the first time we’ve experienced that, and I think it’s something that we’re going to have to evaluate in the offseason.”
Citing religious beliefs, several players have declined to participate in pre-game warmups while wearing Pride-themed jerseys.
Bettman told the outlet, “This is one issue where players for a variety of reasons may not feel comfortable wearing the uniform as a form of endorsement.”
The commissioner continued, “But I think that’s become more of a distraction now, because the substance of what our teams and we have been doing and stand for is really being pushed to the side for what is a handful of players basically have made personal decisions, and you have to respect that as well.”
Last Thursday night Florida Panthers players Eric and Marc Staal refused to wear the jerseys citing their Christian beliefs.
March 30, 2023 at 8:13 am
“… is a handful of players basically have made personal decisions, and you have to respect that as well.”
Wow, that’s the first time in a long while someone has said anything about respecting personal decisions to not participate in these transgender shenanigans. Good for the players for exercising their free speech and not violating their conscience.
It’s funny too that the NHL is worried about these stories becoming a “distraction” from their “values…” I would argue that their participating in pride nights at all is a distraction from the very reason they exist in the first place- to play awesome hockey!
March 30, 2023 at 10:30 am
Good choice of image, by the way, but I think we already knew what side the devils are supporting.
March 31, 2023 at 10:07 am
How about Christian night. Where they can wear Christ themed jerseys. THey could use a shirt my friend has with Jesus as the goalie with the words…”Jesus Saves” underneath it.
April 1, 2023 at 12:18 am
Professor’s idea would present a problem for New Jersey.
Gotta love the Devil’s Pride night promo on the the thumbnail.