- May 8, 2002
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San Jose Sharks goalie James Reimer won't take part in pregame warmups, saying the team's decision to wear Pride-themed jerseys in support of the LGBTQ community runs counter to his religious beliefs. Reimer said in a statement Saturday that he made the decision based on his Christian beliefs, adding that he “always strived to treat everyone with respect” and that members of the LGBTQ community should be welcome in hockey. “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 life,” Reimer said.