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Scoop Cooper
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Ardmore, PA
Joined: 06.29.2006

Jan 19 @ 10:51 AM ET
Scoop Cooper: Special to Hockeybuzz: “Hockey is for EVERYONE.”
Eklblad
Florida Panthers
Location: PleaseUpdatesTheCSSWith:overflow-wrap:break-word;, AL
Joined: 03.29.2021

Jan 19 @ 11:43 AM ET
uhmmm... have you seen comments on HockeyBuzz in the past? this should go over well.... good thing its not a main article.
hello it's me 2050
Location: AR
Joined: 05.14.2021

Jan 19 @ 12:29 PM ET
Scoop Cooper: Special to Hockeybuzz: “Hockey is for EVERYONE.”
- iScoop


Any player who had done this when Ed Snider was still alive and running the show would have been traded just like Carter and Richards were for similar disloyalty to the organization’s community commitments.

And Ed Snider would have been wrong.
monkman1967
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: AB
Joined: 01.12.2011

Jan 19 @ 1:09 PM ET
who cares he is dead and his team sucked for a very long time and were goons is that the hockey we want. Everyone is there own person and have their own beliefs on everything. I applaud the man, how many of us have been forced to attend company functions because it makes them look good
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Jan 19 @ 1:45 PM ET
Stop promoting chicks with Richards!!!!!!
FlamesFan1230
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2006

Jan 19 @ 4:57 PM ET
who gives a flying (frank)!
ddMoose
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 08.27.2020

Jan 20 @ 12:28 AM ET
Hockey is for everyone... unless of course you think for yourself and stand by your own convictions, then of course you should be punished and hockey is not for you that evening.

It seems after all that this DOES have to do with religion, as that is what Provorov said was the case. He didn't say he hates homosexuals. He said he respects everyone's right to choose and be themselves. You, however make it pretty clear where you stand. "It is 2023, not 1600." I guess if you were to just come out and say that religion is outdated and has no place in our modern society that you'd expose yourself for the hypocrite I suspect you are. Is hockey for Christians, too?

Can you define for me what a reasonable promotional event is? Let me help you out, the key word here is reasonable, which maybe next time they're going to want to leave out. It wasn't reasonable for Provorov to be expected to abandon his personal values and convictions and pretend to be something he's not. Would you like to be forced to wear a cross on Faith Night? I guess that's a moot point because we can't have Faith Night as it might make some people feel uncomfortable. Sound familiar?

You don't get to simply punish people because they don't fall in line and wave the flag that you believe is morally superior. Let's be honest here, that's what this is about. That's why you're so outraged: you have to remind everyone that your moral compass is superior. Again, it's OK when you do it, but when people of faith do it it's wrong.

Provorov isn't stopping homosexuals from playing in the NHL. He isn't asking the NHL to discontinue Pride Night. He doesn't seem to hate anyone. But I can see there are some things in this world the "morally superior" crowd hate and cannot tolerate. And indeed, this is the land of the brave, which the last I checked was usually synonymous with people that stood up for their beliefs rather than conformed and hid behind the safety of popular opinion.

I wonder how many other Christian skaters were too afraid to stand up for their faith and their convictions and simply went along so that they didn't outrage the professionally intolerant and terminally victimized?

It's 2023, not 1600. Homosexuals can play hockey. Merit is the only thing that matters when it comes to gatekeeping.
szandor
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Charlotte, NC
Joined: 06.26.2007

Jan 20 @ 1:04 AM ET
This whole thing is a who cares situation.
That being said, if Provorov was forced to participate in warmups or was benched, then the same people who are criticizing him, would be “defending his religious beliefs”. Unfortunately for him, because he was allowed to skip warmups, now he’s in the public bullseye. As the wind blows today, religious beliefs are lower on the trendy scale. We all know the winds will change soon enough and he’ll be a “hero” for standing up for himself.
Scoop Cooper
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Ardmore, PA
Joined: 06.29.2006

Jan 20 @ 10:31 AM ET
ddMoose please see https://m.facebook.com/st...RjqMQvbrDyyl&id=835245507
ddMoose
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 08.27.2020

Jan 20 @ 12:35 PM ET
ddMoose please see https://m.facebook.com/st...RjqMQvbrDyyl&id=835245507
- iScoop


Read it. Didn't see a single quote by Ivan Provorov about his personal and insatiable hatred of the alphabet community or his desire to see them stripped of civil liberties. Can't find a quote from Provorov about supporting the war on Ukraine. I did find bigot EJ Hradek suggesting that Provorov should go home and fight in the war.
Hokeeguy9
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Joined: 06.25.2012

Jan 20 @ 3:09 PM ET
Hockey is for everyone... unless of course you think for yourself and stand by your own convictions, then of course you should be punished and hockey is not for you that evening.

It seems after all that this DOES have to do with religion, as that is what Provorov said was the case. He didn't say he hates homosexuals. He said he respects everyone's right to choose and be themselves. You, however make it pretty clear where you stand. "It is 2023, not 1600." I guess if you were to just come out and say that religion is outdated and has no place in our modern society that you'd expose yourself for the hypocrite I suspect you are. Is hockey for Christians, too?

Can you define for me what a reasonable promotional event is? Let me help you out, the key word here is reasonable, which maybe next time they're going to want to leave out. It wasn't reasonable for Provorov to be expected to abandon his personal values and convictions and pretend to be something he's not. Would you like to be forced to wear a cross on Faith Night? I guess that's a moot point because we can't have Faith Night as it might make some people feel uncomfortable. Sound familiar?

You don't get to simply punish people because they don't fall in line and wave the flag that you believe is morally superior. Let's be honest here, that's what this is about. That's why you're so outraged: you have to remind everyone that your moral compass is superior. Again, it's OK when you do it, but when people of faith do it it's wrong.

Provorov isn't stopping homosexuals from playing in the NHL. He isn't asking the NHL to discontinue Pride Night. He doesn't seem to hate anyone. But I can see there are some things in this world the "morally superior" crowd hate and cannot tolerate. And indeed, this is the land of the brave, which the last I checked was usually synonymous with people that stood up for their beliefs rather than conformed and hid behind the safety of popular opinion.

I wonder how many other Christian skaters were too afraid to stand up for their faith and their convictions and simply went along so that they didn't outrage the professionally intolerant and terminally victimized?

It's 2023, not 1600. Homosexuals can play hockey. Merit is the only thing that matters when it comes to gatekeeping.

- ddMoose


I have posted to Paul Stewart’s column regarding this fiasco. However, I bow to your response! So well articulated. Well done, sir!!👍
Nelson19777
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Trail, BC
Joined: 03.05.2013

Jan 20 @ 3:57 PM ET
Hockey is for everyone... unless of course you think for yourself and stand by your own convictions, then of course you should be punished and hockey is not for you that evening.

It seems after all that this DOES have to do with religion, as that is what Provorov said was the case. He didn't say he hates homosexuals. He said he respects everyone's right to choose and be themselves. You, however make it pretty clear where you stand. "It is 2023, not 1600." I guess if you were to just come out and say that religion is outdated and has no place in our modern society that you'd expose yourself for the hypocrite I suspect you are. Is hockey for Christians, too?

Can you define for me what a reasonable promotional event is? Let me help you out, the key word here is reasonable, which maybe next time they're going to want to leave out. It wasn't reasonable for Provorov to be expected to abandon his personal values and convictions and pretend to be something he's not. Would you like to be forced to wear a cross on Faith Night? I guess that's a moot point because we can't have Faith Night as it might make some people feel uncomfortable. Sound familiar?

You don't get to simply punish people because they don't fall in line and wave the flag that you believe is morally superior. Let's be honest here, that's what this is about. That's why you're so outraged: you have to remind everyone that your moral compass is superior. Again, it's OK when you do it, but when people of faith do it it's wrong.

Provorov isn't stopping homosexuals from playing in the NHL. He isn't asking the NHL to discontinue Pride Night. He doesn't seem to hate anyone. But I can see there are some things in this world the "morally superior" crowd hate and cannot tolerate. And indeed, this is the land of the brave, which the last I checked was usually synonymous with people that stood up for their beliefs rather than conformed and hid behind the safety of popular opinion.

I wonder how many other Christian skaters were too afraid to stand up for their faith and their convictions and simply went along so that they didn't outrage the professionally intolerant and terminally victimized?

It's 2023, not 1600. Homosexuals can play hockey. Merit is the only thing that matters when it comes to gatekeeping.

- ddMoose


Well said. End of story. Thanks


szandor
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Charlotte, NC
Joined: 06.26.2007

Jan 21 @ 1:42 AM ET
ddMoose please see https://m.facebook.com/st...RjqMQvbrDyyl&id=835245507
- iScoop


How is publicly condemning someone’s religious beliefs morally superior to that person quietly removing themselves from a situation?
Newgod77
Boston Bruins
Location: IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Friday @ 1:43 PM ET
Putting someone down to lift yourself up. Typical leftist behavior