Harrison Butker refuses to take a knee and doubles down on speech that had radical leftists frothing at the mouth

Kansas City Chiefs star kicker Harrison Butker has been making waves.

And the radical Left has been out to destroy him.

But Harrison Butker refuses to take a knee and doubles down on his graduation speech that had radical leftists frothing at the mouth.

Harrison Butker is refusing to bow to the woke mob by apologizing for his graduation speech at Benedictine College.

Love for Jesus must win out over the desire to be loved by the world

Butker, rather than back pedal on his promotion of Catholic family values, told another crowd just last week that, “Our love for Jesus, and thus our desire to speak out, should never be outweighed by the longing of our fallen nature to be loved by the world.”

The three-time Super Bowl champ gave his latest remarks at a fundraising event in Nashville for the Regina Caeli Academy (RCA), a classical preK-12 homeschool hybrid for Catholic families. 

Butker serves on the academy’s board of directors.

In his first public appearance since coming under intense fire from the mainstream media, leftist radicals, and even the NFL, for his pro-family commencement address at Benedictine College, he showed no sign of backing down.

He proudly declared that the “shocking level of hate” is a clear sign that “timeless Catholic values are hated by many.”  

“The theme for tonight’s gala, ‘Courage Under Fire,’ was decided many months ago,” began Butker, “but it now feels providential that this would be the theme after what we have all witnessed these past two weeks.”

“If it wasn’t clear that the timeless Catholic values are hated by many, it is now,” he said, referring to the avalanche of attacks against his earlier speech at Benedictine College.            

“It is not people, but Jesus Christ who I am trying to please”

During Butker’s 20-minute address at Benedictine, the Super Bowl champion unapologetically spoke out against abortion as well as so-called Pride Month, which he called a “deadly sin.” 

Then Butker singled out President Joe Biden, cowardly U.S. Catholic bishops, and “people pushing dangerous gender ideologies onto the youth of America.”  

Then, in what sparked left-wing heads to explode, Butker addressed himself to female graduates specifically. 

He clearly and succinctly warned them to be aware of the “diabolical lies” the world tells them about putting their job ahead of their family.  

This was simply more than the radical Left and woke cancel culture crowd could stomach.

But Butker, showing true courage and conviction, refused to back down.

“The more I’ve talked about what I value most – which is my Catholic faith – the more polarizing I have become,” explained Butker in his address to the RCA. “It’s a decision I’ve consciously made, and one I do not regret at all.”

“If we have truth and charity, we should trust in the Lord’s providence and let the holy Ghost do the rest of the work,” he continued to loud applause from the crowd.  

“Our love for Jesus, and thus our desire to speak out, should never be outweighed by the longing of our fallen nature to be loved by the world. Glorifying God, and not ourselves, should always remain our motivation despite any pushback or even support.” 

“It is not people, but Jesus Christ who I am trying to please,” he added.  

“If heaven is our goal, we should embrace our cross, however large or small it may be, and live our life with joy, to be a bold witness for Christ,” declared Butker, adding that he hoped that “many more will be unapologetic of their Catholic faith and never be afraid to speak out for truth, even when it goes against the loudest voices.”

Not just a lonely kicker 

And now Butker is enjoying the support of millions who are stepping up to fight back against the attacks on his faith.  

A growing number of clergy, including Bishop Joseph Strickland, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, as well as prominent lay persons like former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz have come out in support of Butker.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes have also expressed their support of Butker.

And his red number 7 jersey has become a best-seller nationwide.

It turns out Butker hit a chord with millions of Americans and is more than just a single, lonely kicker.

And Butker has shown others how to stand on principle and refuse to back down to the leftist mobs.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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