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The Stanley Cup -- Full of Pride ... Gay Pride

6/28/2010 4:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With rainbow flags leading their path, Chicago Blackhawks Brent Sopel and the Stanley Cup had a gay ol' time this weekend ... at Chicago's Gay Pride festival on Sunday.


While it was the Stanley Cup's first appearance at a gay pride event, Sopel wanted to ride in the parade to honor Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke's son, Brendan, who was killed in a car accident just three months after publicly coming out of the closet.

Now the Stanley Cup plays on everyone's team.

Props to towleroad.com for the head's up.





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76.

Sam    

OK Joe: You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay.
Gay yet?
No?
You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay. You're gay.
How about now?

Seriously. How can that be?

How about those gay kids who grow up in families whose flawed religious logic repeats over and over how being gay is a sin? How can they be gay when they've been told that they can't be.

Suddenly Oklahoma's education ranking as 40 out of 50 in the U.S. in 2008 (U.S. Education Dept) makes sense.

1585 days ago
77.

OklahomaJoe    

Homosexuality is a sin, but that's not the subject. As far as education goes, you get out what you put in. Work hard and study and you can accomplish anything. I was fortunate enough to have gone to a prestigious private school and graduate with honors from Harvard law. But only because I worked hard at it and i pumped myself full of adderall. Children choose to be gay they are not born that way ( check previous post for sources ) If they where born that way then they were predestined to never thrive and reproduce since the beginning of time. Also with recent and ongoing studies from the National Aids research 94% of homosexuals in the U.S are infected with AIDS. If your born gay then God has already determined you are destined to fail in life, BUT you are not born this way, you choose to be this way. ( human beings born today that are not gay but are born with AIDS is a whole other matter ( you must back track the cause of the illness that was past down to the child, THAT has been Scientifically proven.

1585 days ago
78.

Sam    

AIDS isn't the subject either. The Stanley Cup is.

By the way, I just PASSED along your comments to a Harvard Law alum who was in agreement that your logic and statistics are flawed. We further agreed the worst gaffe is your atrocious spelling, which he called an embarrassment.

If you're truly a man who studies the Bible, you must have a hard time reconciling Matthew 7:1.

"Judge not, that you be not judged."

Open your heart, open your mind, Joe. The world is bigger than Broken Arrow.

1585 days ago
79.

middleagedcrazy    

But what about the people who are truly offended by 'gay pride'? I am not talking ignorance or tasteless jokes, but honestly religious people who believe that acting on those feelings are a sin?

Somehow their religion does not matter?

Probably the same proportion of deeply religious people offended by homosexuals as homosexuals in the general population.

So the same courtesy should be extended to homosexuals as religious people who are deeply offended by those actions.

1243 days ago
80.

cindy    

Saw TMZ "the filthy history of the Stanley Cup" Just thought you would like to Know,The current Cup is just a reproduction of the original one retired in 1970 and is currently in a vault at the hockey hall of fame in Toronto Canada.
a loyal Canadian Fan.

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