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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.
Every time something like this happens in my area, I both write and call to let them know that I will not watch/listen/read until they reverse that decision. If that’s forever, I’m okay with that. I do not need programming from a bigoted and intolerant network in my life; if they have no room for real Christians in their world, then I want no part of them.
and I completely support Todd and Damian
Pardon my ignorance, but why do the people of Canada tolerate this censorship?
Do Canadians not have freedom of speech?
Chai Feldblum, lesbian appointed by 0bama to a cabinet position, stated it this way:
“gays win, Christians lose”
Not really. I wish the new Conservative majority would start standing up to this and not go all squishy like our RINOs.
i can see this happening here too... sadly...
censorship aside. i don’t think fags watch sports anyway. while dykes only watch LPGA and field hockey.
I have heard they are already using hate speech laws to silence pastors up there, but I do not have a link to confirm it. I know that it will only be a matter of time before that it is done here in the USA. My only hope is that the ACLJ will make those laws be used on real hate groups like LaRaza and the NBP.
It has been shown that Eric Holder will let his people violate the civil rights of others, so I’m not getting my hopes up.
Not like we do, no. For example, in Canada they could easily shut down a KKK march, where here it’s protected speech.
Maybe these guys should start their own conservative based sports network...
others are true bastards.
None are offspring of gay marriages.
“not the right fit”
Isn’t that precisely what he was arguing against?
Tolerance and diversity only counts when you agree with liberals.
In one sense, she's right. They are going to win for a short time, but I've already read the back of the Book and it doesn't go well for those like Chai Feldblum at all.
Nonsense! Great tolerance is a 3" group at 100 yards and true diversity is qualifying with pistols, rifles and shotguns.
And I believe we’re closer to that occurrence than many believe.