Rocco Grimaldi is an ice hockey player drafted 33rd by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft. He plays center and this season has been assigned to the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, a college team. For our non-north american readers, this essentially means he is owned by Florida and was sent on a year-long loan to a top-level youth team. He is an outspoken protestant and his faith caused his place in the draft to drop. Essentially, many teams didn't want him because he has morals. He gets in the way of people's sins. Co-incidentally that's exactly what makes me like him-even though he's wrong about protestantism and the Florida Panthers. Everyone knows that the Catholic Church and the Boston Bruins are correct.
He recently tweeted (@RGrimaldi23) these statements (my e&c):
"Ladies ur up 1st. Guys ur later on this evening. Sorry if anyone takes offense to what i post but i don't feel bad about saying it [I like how he has courage right from the start.] Ladies, you can help us guys out big time. Put your boobs [Don't approve of improper language. They're breasts.] away and everything else that is hanging out. Guys have a hard enough time with that temptation without u helping it along. When did being a beautiful girl become dressing with the least amount of clothes on? When did what u wear become a competition? Before you dress ask, “Does this outfit honor God, does it honor my body, does it help serve/love my brothers? If it’s a no to any of those questions, then u shouldn’t wear that outfit #ThinkBeforeYouDress" [The female body is the greatest masterpiece of the Divine Artist, designed for a certain purpose: to show forth His glory and love through the Sacrament of Matrimony. Lust is a degradation and abuse of that body. If the girl consents, that only makes matters worse as she is consenting to being degraded.]
"Guys u ready? [I would be shocked if any were.] Ur up next Guys, when did sleeping with every girl u can make u a man? [NB:] Anyone can lay with a woman. And don't blame the women for how they dress. Don't say it's because they want attention. Don't blame ur "curiosity" or that u just wanted a little taste of what it would be like. [NB:] Women are not an object for playing with. Sex is a gift from God. We have made it idolatry by how we use it. We blame the women for what they're wearing, we blame the media for what they're producing, but we never blame OURSELVES for how WE'VE twisted God's gift to only glorify ourselves. WE are the men and WE are to blame. [Here's the real way to be a man:]God put US in charge of this earth so WE are the ones who need to man up and lay down our lust. Don't fall into that temptation. If you don't do this, you may be a boy for the rest of ur life #ManUp" [Men were put on this earth to love and take care of women, not use them for pleasure.]
"Who is Rocco Grimaldi? I'm a NOBODY here to tell EVERYBODY about SOMEBODY who can save ANYBODY #Jesus"
These statements of course have caused him to get quite a bit of negative press. People have said everything from calling him a "puritan" to saying that the two statements to each men and women are contradictory, thus discrediting both, and even religion in general. Their "logic" is that he contradicts himself by blaming both men and women for the objectification of women, when anyone who doesn't live under a rock can see that both men and women are guilty of treating the female body like a piece of meat. People don't want to admit that he's right (at least in these statements), because they don't want to admit that they're wrong about sex and they certainly don't want to give up their sinful lifestyles. That is one of the basic rules of western society: "People with morals are in the way and must be silenced. No one can get in the way of empty pleasure." From abortion, to sodomite unions, to just being a harlot or a drunkard, that how this society works. Not even infants are spared. Even they are slaughtered in the womb because they are in the way of more pleasure.
h/t to RCTV