Respect! NHL Star Stands for Religious Principles … and Fans Respond Enthusiastically

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Surge Summary: The Intolerance, bullying and arrogance of today’s sexual radicals is being exposed in their reaction to the principled stand of a National Hockey League player who decided to not endorse the lock-step LGBTQ agenda.

by The Ruth Institute

“The Sexual State always goes too far,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “In attacking a hockey player for standing up for religious principles, it shows once again how much ordinary folks despise the sexual revolutionary agenda.”

Ivan Provorov, a defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers, declined to wear an LGBTQ jersey on the team’s pride night last week. The Russian Orthodox player explained that he “couldn’t stay true to myself and my religion” by participating in this farce.

“And that’s where it should have ended,” Morse said. “Instead, Provorov was subjected to an outpouring of hatred for having the courage of his convictions. The hysteria was probably coordinated by proponents of ‘inclusion.’ One sportscaster even suggested that the player go back to Russia and take part in the war in Ukraine.”

“But it backfired. Provorov’s No. 9 Jersey has nearly sold out at several online stores,” Morse reported. “I guess some fans are reacting negatively to the bullying, and others are just plain sick of the arrogance of sexual radicals.”

A triumvirate has developed among government, business leaders, and activists all pushing the program of sexual radicals.

Morse explained: “Corporate America, including the management of sports teams, doesn’t seem to understand that there are consequences for embracing the woke agenda. The boardroom may pat itself on the back for its so-called tolerance. But customers and fans often react with disgust.”

Disney found this out the hard way, when it worked to repeal a Florida law preventing teachers from discussing sexual orientation and gender issues in kindergarten through third grade. The impact is being felt in Disney’s profits.”

“Slavish devotion to the values of the sexual state is bad business,” Morse said. “If sports teams like the Flyers want to intentionally alienate their patrons, well, be my guest.”

The Ruth Institute’s Transgender Resource Center contains research and testimonials to help fight back against trans ideology.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love.

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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