Journalists on Thin Ice Assailing Provorov’s Refusal to Wear ‘Pride’ Jersey

The “progressives” actually can not tolerate dissent, and particularly in terms of their LGBTQ ideology. Expressing solidarity with “homosexual pleasure” just isn’t elective.

Athletes who refuse to share within the solidarity needs to be punished, and groups that received’t punish them needs to be fined.

On Tuesday, NHL Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov infuriated sports activities journalists when he refused to put on a rainbow jersey for warmups throughout “Delight Night time,” citing his Russian Orthodox religion.

“I respect all people, and I respect all people’s decisions. My alternative is to remain true to myself and my faith,” he mentioned.

On the NHL Community, analyst E.J. Hradek trashed Provorov, who moved from Russia to Pennsylvania when he was 13, saying he ought to return to Russia and battle in Ukraine. “Ivan Provorov can get on a airplane any day he desires and return to a spot the place he feels extra snug, take much less cash and get on along with his life that means, if it’s that problematic for him,” he mentioned.

“If it bothers you that a lot, there’s all the time an opportunity to depart, return to the place you’re feeling extra snug. I perceive there’s a battle of kinds happening over there, perhaps get entangled.”

For his or her half, the Flyers didn’t punish Provorov, however supplied their regular company expressions of assist for LGBTQ “pleasure.”

“The Flyers ought to have responded by not permitting him to play within the sport,” tweeted NHL announcer Gord Miller with the Canadian community TSN. “Freedom of expression doesn’t provide you with freedom from the results of your phrases or actions.”

Punishment is crucial to the Left.

“He’s a shameful human being, whose homophobia is just going to get extra shameful over time,” Adam Proteau of The Hockey Information proclaimed. He likened Provorov’s motion to racism or antisemitism, after which boasted, “I’m going to maintain on keepin’ on, and all of the fantastic individuals on the proper facet of historical past ought to do the identical. Don’t ever let vicious opposition intimidate you.”

Journalists ought to know that generally, spiritual individuals are making an attempt to place themselves on the proper facet of God, not the so-called proper facet of historical past.

The gold medal for intolerance of Christians on this competitors goes to Canadian “Breakfast Tv” commentator Sid Seixeiro, who demanded the NHL tremendous the Flyers $1 million for permitting Provorov to skip sporting the jersey. He underlined, “I’m not kidding!”

He added that spiritual individuals are sometimes hypocrites who lead disgusting lives. “One final level! Nothing scares me greater than any human being who says, ‘I’m not doing this due to my spiritual beliefs,’” he mentioned. “As a result of if you have a look at individuals’s lives who usually say that publicly, you’d throw up at what you noticed. You’d throw up at what you noticed! I’ve seen that one million occasions in a whole lot of alternative ways, so don’t give me that … Don’t feed me the spiritual beliefs line.”

In different phrases, Seixeiro received’t tolerate a religious-beliefs excuse for something as a result of he thinks faith is bunk. His critics on Twitter are asking, “Why do their beliefs trump my beliefs?” The Left thinks that you need to by no means tolerate two sides of any political view like they’re equally legitimate. Their views have to be those that everybody should rejoice or face adverse penalties.

Right here in America, we nonetheless have freedom of faith, even when our sports activities journalists not consider in it. Right here in America, individuals nonetheless watch sports activities for the motion, not for the political woke-stakes. Right here in America, we will’t think about why somebody would need to reside within the suffocating censorship that’s rising in Canada. Let freedom ring.


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