Celebrities can have a lot of sway when it comes to promoting their opinions, endorsing specific goods, and donating to charities. Unfortunately, it seems that lately Hollywood personalities have chosen to advertise negative messages, such as former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s take a knee campaign and Nike commercial. Many have taken up the bull horn to bash the president and conservatives. Most escaped without any over-the-top, offended backlash. But, encourage kids to bring a Bible to school during October’s Bring Your Bible to School Day, and suddenly you are the most vile and evil person on earth.
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recorded a video encouraging children to bring their Bibles to school for the event, and because of that, he was called out for being anti-LGBQT. His exact words were:
“Hey guys, Drew Brees here. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 2 Corinthians 5:7, ‘For we live by faith, not by sight,’ so I want to encourage you to live out your faith on Bring Your Bible to School Day, and share God’s love with friends. You’re not alone.”
Apparently, the event is sponsored by Focus on the Family – a group of strong advocates of traditional Christian values such as husbands being male and wives being female. Leftists flipped out, tripping over themselves to condemn the pro football player as a homophobe trying to convert young minds to Christianity and an anti-LGBTQ stance.
Big Easy Magazine tweeted out: “On Thursday, August 29 the anti-#LGBTQ+ religious group Focus on the Family (a strong promoter of the dangerous “conversion therapy” practice) released a video featuring none other than #Saints star quarterback, Drew Brees.”
Sports blogger Robert Littal said in a tweet: “Drew Brees Created a PSA Video for an Anti-Gay Religious Cult That Believes in Conversion Therapy & Fights Against Any Anti-Discrimination Laws; Wants Kids to Bring Bible to School to Convert Other Kids.”
Brees is well-known for his continued support of charities and Christian beliefs. According to the looktothestars.org website, Brees “founded the Brees Dream Foundation to improve the quality of life for cancer patients, and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.” He supports several charity organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, PeyBack Foundation, and United Service Organization. Are any of these anti-gay?
The football pro was dismayed to receive such backlash from his video encouraging children to bring their Bibles to school during an event specifically for that. He wasn’t suggesting a protest. He wasn’t staging an anti-anything. He was simply reaching out to our youth as a Christian and offering encouragement and support. In another video, Brees set the record straight:
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
In today’s world, it is considered socially acceptable for the violent Antifa group to threaten and attack innocent people, but when someone supports and encourages Christianity – well, that is not to be tolerated. Brees’ message is love for all, acceptance for all, while the left’s – and especially Antifa’s – message is to spread hatred, chaos, and violence to any who dare to have an opinion other than theirs. Acceptance doesn’t mean agreement. The Bible does not condone same-sex relationships, and neither do most Christians. This does not mean, however, that all Christians are against the LGBQT community. Just because a person doesn’t agree with another’s lifestyle doesn’t mean they don’t accept them as a person. The left, however, has never been “woke” to that particular piece of logic.