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Sharks goalie opts not to wear LGBTQ-themed warmup jersey on team's Pride Night

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Fox News Flash top sports headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The San Jose Sharks are hosting Pride Night at SAP Center Saturday, but their goalie will not be included in the celebration.

James Reimer announced on Twitter he will not wear a pride-themed warmup jersey before the game against the New York Islanders.

Reimer cited his religious beliefs. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM James Reimer of the San Jose Sharks takes reps during warmups at SAP Center March 11, 2023, in San Jose, Calif.  (Andreea Cardani/NHLI via Getty Images) "For all 13 years of my NHL career, I have been a Christian — not just in title, but in how I choose to live my life daily.

I have a personal faith in Jesus Christ who died on the cross for my sins and, in response, asks me to love everyone and follow him," he said via the team's Twitter account. "I have no hate in my heart for anyone, and I have always strived to treat everyone that I encounter with respect and kindness. "In this specific instance, I am choosing not to endorse something that is counter to my personal convictions which are based on the Bible, the highest authority in my life." Reimer's decision seemingly goes against the night's theme, but the Sharks said in a separate statement they "acknowledge and accept the rights of individuals to express themselves, including how or whether they choose to express their beliefs, regardless of the cause or topic."  The Sharks tweeted on Saturday they will "offer information and facts about LGBTQIA+ topics" instead of "our normal game content" throughout Saturday's contest. "Our hope is that this content will serve as a reminder that there are issues more important than goals, highlights, and

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