FoxNews.com reports that
NFL quarterback Drew Brees defended himself this week after critics slammed a video in which the New Orleans Saints star encouraged Christian students to participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day.
Many of the critics opposed the Brees video because it was backed by Focus on the Family, a group frequently accused of being anti-gay. The group has previously been attacked for endorsing “conversion therapy,” an often discredited practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation.
An article in The Christian Post, however, cited a 2018 study that suggested sexual orientation change efforts have improved the mental health of mostly Christian men who have struggled with sexual identity issues.
But after critics targeted Brees on social media for associating with the group – with some accusing the former Purdue University star himself of being anti-gay — Brees posted a second video Thursday, this time on his own Twitter account.
“Hopefully this sets the record straight with who I am and what I stand for,” Brees wrote above the video. “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.”
In the video, Brees says: “I do not support any groups that discriminate or that have their own agendas that are trying to promote inequality.”
Brees then spoke with reporters in an attempt to further clarify where he stands.
He said he believes he was unfairly and mistakenly accused of being anti-gay, and that he participated in the video solely to promote Bring Your Bible to School Day, not to endorse “any type of hate.”
“I know that there are, unfortunately, Christian organizations out there that are involved in that kind of thing,” he said, according to ESPN. “And to me, that is totally against what being a Christian is all about. Being a Christian is love, it’s forgiveness, it’s respecting all, it’s accepting all.”
In a video posted on YouTube, Jim Daly of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Focus on the Family also clarified that the organization is not a hate group.
“Our goal is to say, ‘Jesus loves you, cares about you, no matter who you are — your race, your creed, your sexual orientation. Jesus died for every one of us.’ That’s the message we want to get out,” Daly said.
Why are Modern American Liberals so afraid Christians and our sharing of God’s Holy Word?
During the Obama Administration, I wrote an ongoing series of articles highlighting “The War on Christianity” being waged, at that time, on an almost daily basis by that President and his Administration, along with the Democratic Party’s minions in the Main Stream Media.
Now, we have a different President and Vice-President, who, gasp, actually support Christianity in America and are not shy about invoking the Name of God Almighty in their public speeches.
Heaven forbid! Well…Heaven doesn’t forbid…it encourages.
What is amazing to me, though, is how, as in the case of Drew Brees and his suggestion, American Christianity continues to be attacked by Liberals on all fronts: militarily, culturally, and even within organized religion, itself.
From illegal immigration to abortion to homosexual “rights”, Americans who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ on these issues have been under fire by Liberals, who insist that they know more about what is in the Bible and what Christ says, or would say, about these topics, than those of us who actually read God’s Word.
Claiming to be wise, they became fools. – Romans 1:22
The thought of an omnipresent God interferes with Modern Liberals’ belief that they are the most important thing in the universe.
You see, as long as they are the master of their own destiny, which in fact they are, because God gives us free will, their selfish behavior and their sinful lifestyle, present no personal consequences to them, and therefore, do not keep them awake at night. And yet, when you enter into a conversation with a member of this hedonistic generation, you soon find out that they aren’t as personally happy with their lifestyle choices, as they want you to believe that they are. Consequently, this whole effort by Political and Social Liberals alike, to push a new set of morals, values, and ethics on average Christian Americans, stems from the fact that they are all miserable, selfish, little cretins, who want their poor lifestyle choices validated and deemed as normal.
As I have stated before, America remains 75% Christian. And, this fact drives the Far left, including the current “Selfish Generation”, absolutely crazy….and desperate.
The attack on Drew Brees’ and his suggestion that children bring their Bibles to school is no surprise.
Liberals do not want a rebibal breaking out among American’s schoolchildren who they are traying so hard to brainwash with THEIR belief system.
That being said, isn’t it interesting that those among us who claim to be the most tolerant are actually the least tolerant of all?
And, those who claim to be champions of “personal freedom” are enemies of the religious freedom secured for us in the United States Constitution and the faith of 75% of us?
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:20
Until He Comes,