Harrison Butker Takes Kick at Biden’s Pro-Abortion Views

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gives commencement speech at Benedictine College | Image by Benedictine College
Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker gives commencement speech at Benedictine College | Image by Benedictine College

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker took a swing at President Joe Biden and his administration over their “anti-Catholic” policies in a speech at the Benedictine College commencement in Kansas over the weekend.

“He has been so vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies that I’m sure to many people it appears you can be both Catholic and pro-choice,” Butker said, as reported by Outkick. “The world around us says that we should keep our beliefs to ourselves whenever they go against the tyranny of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We fear speaking truth because now, unfortunately, truth is in the minority.”

Butker has made no effort to hide his Catholic beliefs and has been a vocal advocate for anti-abortion causes. During the speech, he also took the opportunity to challenge Biden and others over the COVID-19 mandates he claimed caused significant harm to many young people, including the graduating class he was addressing.

Many students were subject to lockdowns and remote learning, which reportedly had lingering detrimental effects on their mental health, grades, and emotional well-being.

Butker also took issue with left-wing policies beyond abortion. He singled out left-leaning attitudes toward women, using a personal story to illustrate his point.

“I’m beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: Homemaker,” he said.

“I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say her life truly started when she started living her vocation as a wife and as a mother. I’m on this stage today, able to be the man that I am because I have a wife who leans into her vocation,” Butker added.

Butker did not leave the men in the room out. He laid out the role he said he believes men should play in society.

“To the gentlemen here today, part of what plagues our society is this lie that has been told to you that men are not necessary in the home or in our communities,” Butker said. “As men, we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction, and chaos set in.”

“This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation. Other countries do not have nearly the same absent father rates as what we have here in the U.S., and a correlation can be made in their drastically lower violence rates as well,” he added.

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