Over the last two years I’ve gravitated towards the National Hockey League, somewhat out of desperation to find a sport where politics (always liberal) isn’t a growing concern.
The NHL has occasionally tipped a hat to the global warming scare — the ice is melting! But by and large it is all about playing the game along with harmless, anodyne community activities.
Sadly, last week I was visiting NHL.com and I spied two LGBT stories. One of them looked to be about a man claiming/pretending to be a woman and playing in a women’s league or maybe it was vice-versa. I didn’t click on it because that would simply encourage them to do more. The other story offered a rainbow hockey stick as the graphic. Oy!
NHL, please, don’t go there anymore. There’s no reason to emphasize the mental instability or confusion of a handful of people. This has nothing to do with playing hockey. There is no reason to address the issue.
Don’t follow the NFL, NBA and so many more entertainment outlets trying to foist upon us the propaganda that there’s no such thing as gender or it’s some kind of eons-old conspiracy of the patriarchy/heteroarchy to keep people from frolicking.
And don’t even get me started on Katie Couric’s National Geographic channel propaganda series on “redefining” gender away to whatever the heck you’re feeling at the moment…