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Posted on 05/13/2011 5:54:45 AM PDT by ZGuy
One of Canadas leading TV sports broadcasters fired one of its anchors Wednesday after he voiced support for true marriage on Twitter.
Damian Goddard, the now-former host of Connected on Rogers Sportsnet, had tweeted his support of Burlington hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who created a stir this week when he criticized New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery for shooting a TV ad backing gay marriage.
I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage, wrote Goddard on May 10th. He also voiced support for U.S. Olympic gold medalist Peter Vidmar, who resigned as chef de mission for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team after homosexual activists created a controversy over his support for true marriage.
Sportsnet had distanced themselves from the comments on their own Twitter account. They announced Wednesday that Goddard had been fired and did not specify the reasons.
Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization, said Sportsnet spokesman Dave Rashford in a statement.
Nevertheless, Goddard is standing by the comments. In terms of what I said, I stand by it, he told the Toronto Star. Im a devout Roman Catholic. Its not about hate at all.
I agree, I do believe we’re so close it’s not even funny now. I do hope that we get to see their comeuppance, but I have this wedding to attend that’s been in the planning for ever, so we’ll have to see. If I miss the wedding though, I’ll catch pure hell for sure.
Actually, if you miss it by being taken out of the world,
those who are able to attend are the ones who are in for “pure hell”.
Better to lose a job and stand for truth, than to keep a job and lose integrity.
i dont think fags watch sports anyway
Don’t forget figure skating!
Canada is shot-through with socialism and political correctness, so they don't have freedom of speech as you imagine it. It is worse than the USA, and similar to Europe's condition.
Not to be nit picky here but.. you really need to read the article closer.
Unless I’m mistaken this is NOT state run TV. Censorship is when the Government shuts you up.
To me this reads as a company that did not like his comments so they fired him. Same thing could and has happened here in the US. Private companies can fire people if they don’t like what they say in public and they hear it will impact their business.
Neuhaus’s Law: Where Orthodoxy is optional, sooner or later it is prohibited.
Rogers Sportsnet is owned by Rogers Media , trades on the Toronto Exchange, RCI.B (TSX) . It's not the Canadian government .
Far too many ignorant statements made on this thread about Canada . Sportnet fires an employee because of what is said, , Free Republic bans ( censors) because of what is said. What's the difference ?
I was actually talking about the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, although I admit I was being a little obtuse.
I was just thinking how some women react if you were to miss a wedding. That’s “hell to pay” as well...
The story of Damian Goddard today and the story of Todd Reynolds yesterday was what I was referring to. Both voiced support of traditional marriage, both are now unemployed. And there have been many many stories of people who supported California’s Proposition 8 and have had to endure the public wrath of pro-gay marriage advocates.
No, you don't got it.
Words mean things. And "censorship" is when the government suppresses free speech.
Those other cases you cited are simply "suppression of free speech".
Thanks. I tried explaining it but I don’t think it got through to them.
>Pardon my ignorance, but why do the people of Canada tolerate this censorship?
Do Canadians not have freedom of speech?<
Remember what happened to my fellow canadian Mark Steyn? There ya go. I left kanadastan in 2007. I still LOL at the canadian threads that because canada lowered the tax rate it’s all hunky dory....I’m back in Vancouver twice a year and the biggest industry is security guards just to guard the massive and empty Olympic facilities.
If the libs have their way, in the not too distant future, if you do not support the homosexual agenda, you will have a tough time getting a job if not prosecuted for having the wrong ideas. It’s happening in Canada and Europe, it can happen here.
They will discover just how wrong they are when they come face-to-face with the Living God.
Canadians do not really have freedom of speech.
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Okay, the deluge is now upon us. NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH! None. A sports commentator "tweets" his support of someone else who supports traditional aka "real" marriage - and his career is ruined, his livelihood destroyed. When - when!! are people going to stand up against this Nazi and Stalin-esque evil???
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