Anti-religious leftists lashed out at NFL quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints after he took part recently in a video encouraging Christian students to participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day.
Drew Brees now has 49 career game-winning drives in the 4th quarter/overtime, the 2nd-most by any QB since the 1970 Merger. pic.twitter.com/92u4Tn5iZw
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 10, 2019
The legendary Saints play-caller (who just won a fabulous Monday Night Football game) was promoting an event sponsored by Focus on the Family, a group associated with controversial conversion therapy techniques.
“I want to encourage you to live out your faith on Bring Your Bible to School Day and share God’s love with friends,” Brees said in the video.
“You’re not alone.”
Godless liberals almost immediately began “accusing the former Purdue University star himself of being anti-gay,” Fox News reported — and he was forced to issue a clarification on his commitment to equality.
— Queerty (@Queerty) September 4, 2019
Brees had to explain to the anti-religious critics that promoting the Bible is actually a means of showing love for all groups of people.
“Love, Respect, and Accept ALL,” he insisted. “I encourage you not to believe the negativity you read that says differently. It’s simply not true.”
Hopefully this sets the record straight with who I am and what I stand for. Love, Respect, and Accept ALL. I encourage you not to believe the negativity you read that says differently. It’s simply not true. Have a great day. pic.twitter.com/4RdTahE7EZ
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 5, 2019
“I do not support any groups that discriminate or that have their own agendas that are trying to promote inequality,” Brees added.
It will be interesting to see if the NFL rallies around one of its star players — or leaves him to be verbally harassed online.
Sports analysts frequently mocked former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow for his faith — stirring up controversy with his own advertisement backed by Focus on the Family.
That ad was a touching tribute to his mother for choosing life.
Tebow was also frequently mocked and ridiculed by fellow players and the media for his display known as “Tebowing,” in which the quarterback took a knee to thank God for his abilities.
He was kneeling for the right reasons, though.
The NFL took issue with Tebow’s eye black bible verses, citing uniform policies — but the league fully promoted a “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign in 2017, in which Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews wore cleats honoring Colin Kaepernick.
Guess “social justice” only applies to a certain group of people.
Will Brees continue to get shellacked for having pro-God or pro-Bible views?
“Being a Christian is love, it’s forgiveness, it’s respecting all, it’s accepting all,” he told reporters in an effort to tamp down the leftist-generated controversy.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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