NHL’s Ivan Provorov schools journalists on religious freedom

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The “progressives” really cannot tolerate dissent, and especially when it comes to their LGBTQ ideology. Expressing solidarity with “gay pride” is not optional. Athletes who refuse to share in the solidarity should be punished, and teams that won’t punish them should be fined.

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov recently infuriated sports journalists when he refused to wear a rainbow jersey for warmups during “Pride Night,” citing his Russian Orthodox faith. “I respect everybody and I respect everybody’s choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion.”

On the NHL Network, analyst E. J. Hradek trashed Provorov, who moved from Russia to Pennsylvania when he was 13, saying he should go back to Russia and fight in Ukraine. “Ivan Provorov can get on a plane any day he wants and go back to a place where he feels more comfortable, take less money and get on with his life that way, if it’s that problematic for him,” he said. “If it bothers you that much, there’s always a chance to leave, go back to where you feel more comfortable — I understand there’s a conflict of sorts going on over there, maybe

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