BREAKING: Reimer Reveals Why He WILL NOT Wear a Pride Jersey

Published March 18, 2023 at 4:30 PM
BY MACKENZIE STERN-KOLESNIKOW
     
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Recently, San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer opted not to wear a pride jersey during the warm-up on pride night.

What was Reimer's reason for not wearing the pride jersey?



Reimer provided a statement explaining his decision not to wear a pride jersey, stating:

"Throughout my 13-year NHL career, I've been a practicing Christian, not just in name but also in how I live my life every day. My personal faith in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for my sins, calls me to love everyone and follow Him. I harbor no hatred in my heart and strive to treat everyone I meet with respect and kindness. In this particular case, I am choosing not to support something that goes against my personal beliefs, which are rooted in the Bible, the most important authority in my life. I firmly believe that every individual has value and worth, and the LGBTQIA+ community, like all others, should be embraced in all aspects of the game of hockey."

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The San Jose Sharks have also issued a statement:

"Continuing, a long-standing commitment of allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community, Sharks Sports & Entertainment is extremely proud to host our 2023 Sharks Pride Night. This week's events, culminating with tonight's game against the New York Islanders, reinforce our organization's values and dedication to an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for all guests in each of our venues.

As we promote those standards, we also acknowledge and accept the rights of individuals to express themselves, including how or whether they choose to express their beliefs, regardless of the cause or topic.

As an organization, we will not waver in our support of the LGBTQIA+ community and continue to encourage others to engage in active allyship"


There has been considerable debate surrounding pride jerseys from both supporters and critics. It seems that Reimer supports the inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community in the hockey world, but due to his religious convictions, he chooses not to wear a pride jersey.

As seen on Hockeypatrol - BREAKING: James Reveals Why He is Boycotting Pride Jerseys
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