Sports organizations are attempting to force their athletes to support LGBTQ “Pride” events. The National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball have all bowed to the cowards who are using force to support an agenda. Now it appears that the National Hockey League is joining them.
than ten days ago, Ivan Provorov, a player for the Philadelphia Flyers, made
the news because he refused to wear a Pride jersey. Provorov is Russian
Orthodox and apparently the only player to make a stand. As reported by Fox
Provorov refused to participate in pregame
warmups where players wore Pride-themed jerseys and wielded hockey sticks
wrapped in rainbow Pride tape. “I respect everyone,” he told reporters after they
won the actual game against the Anaheim Ducks. “I respect everybody’s choices.
My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”
a result of Provorov’s stand, his Philadelphia Flyers jerseys have been selling
out in multiple online stores. It appears that many Americans and Canadians are
supporting Provorov stand. It also appears that the New York Rangers
organization is aware of the support that he has received. The New York Rangers
were scheduled to wear LGBTQ “Pride” jerseys during pregame warmups last
Saturday, but none of the members of the team chose to do so. Dennis Prager
noted the situation in an article.
The Flyers and, apparently, the Rangers
learned the truth about their fans: The vast majority of them – and presumably
of Americans and Canadians in general – do not wish to discriminate against
those who are LGBTQ, but they do not want their teams to go on record s expressing
“pride” in those who are LGBTQ.
This mirrors society at large. The vast
majority of Americans believe in tolerance of LBGTQ individuals but not in organizations
expressing pride in them.
Why is this?
Because pride is not about tolerance.
Pride is totalitarian.
Tolerance is about behavior. Pride is
The proof is that while there are laws
governing tolerance, there are no laws governing pride. And if there were, most
people would understand that such laws would enter the realm of thought
Most people could not articulate the
totalitarian nature of LBGTQ pride. But they do sense it. That is why Provorov’s
jersey became the Flyers’ bestselling jersey.
continued by explaining that Americans do not oppose the many ways that “pride”
is supposed to be shown because they hate gays. “They do so because they intuit
that this is totalitarian – that they and their teams are being forced into
groupthink. He said that the “Left chose the word ‘pride’ and not ‘tolerance’ because
pride is about thought.” He added that leftism is different than liberalism and
conservatism – “leftism is totalitarian. And totalitarianism controls thought
as well as speech.”
to Prager, the Left wants our minds as well as our behaviors. It is not enough
for us to show tolerance for a way of life that we do not support. They are
trying to force us to not only be tolerant but to accept the behavior and have “pride”
in it. The whole situation made me think of the words credited to Alexander Pope: “Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be
seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity,