National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman has announced that teams will discontinue the practice of wearing special warmup sweaters dedicated to the LGBT community or other causes. This decision comes after certain players declined to wear them last season due to religious reasons. Bettman referred to the issue as a “distraction” during his statement, which was made following an NHL board of governors meeting in New York last week.
Hollywood, the media, and even our political class seems to prioritize giving attention and praise to athletes who can be used to push an agenda because of their cultural popularity. While simply going along with what the popular culture dictates is acceptable and should be encouraged is the easy path, some athletes have made it loud and clear that in an age which modern society diminishes faith, insults Christianity, and attempts to shame religious athletes into conforming to certain stances that go against God’s word, that they stand with the Lord each and every time.
Former All-Star defenseman and current ESPN contributor P.K. Subban is speaking up for NHL players by speaking out against the continued effort to shame players who refuse to take part in LGBTQ+ propaganda at games.
Fans are showing an outpouring of support for Ivan Provorov, the Philadelphia Flyers defensemen who has been under a barrage of media attacks after he abstained from wearing a Pride Night themed warmup jersey due to his religious beliefs earlier this week.
Sid Seixeiro, Canadian based broadcaster for Breakfast Television, took time during a segment discussing the recent reaction to Philadelphia Flyers defensemen Ivan Provorov refusal to wear a LGBTQ+ themed Pride jersey, to verbally attack the Russian Orthodox player as well as religious individuals who don’t bend the knee to the LGBTQ+ agenda.
During the recent match between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Anaheim Ducks, one member of the Flyers was noticed to not be wearing the Pride Night themed rainbow warmup jersey’s meant to show support for the LGBTQ+ movement.