This week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was sacked from the blindside by a headline in Big Easy Magazine reading: “Drew Brees records video for Anti-LGBTQ religious organization.” In fact, Brees had recorded a 23-second video for Focus on the Family promoting National Bring Your Bible to School Day. The headline was, as Brees rightly complained, sensationalist.
However, Brees was quick to back away from Focus on the Family’s pro-family, pro-marriage position. According to USA Today, Brees said:
“I was not aware any of the things they said about [Focus on the Family] lobbying for anti-gay (causes) … any type of messaging or inequality or any type of hate type related stuff I was not aware of that at all. And again the video itself was just focused on National Bring Your Bible to School Day. It was not promoting any group. Certainly not promoting any group that is associated with that type of behavior. Because I know that there are, unfortunately, Christian organizations out there that are involved in that kind of thing 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.”
This is disappointing. I like Drew Brees, but if he really thinks being a Christians means “respecting all, accepting all,” I hope he will reconsider the biblical message. As I wrote in an article for The Atlantic that went viral:
“Tolerance is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as an endorsement…. Christians may disagree on the details, but the Bible strongly condemns homosexuality in both the Old and New Testaments; the marriage model of one man and one woman is first given by God in Genesis 2 and reiterated by Jesus in Matthew 19; and in Romans 1 the Apostle Paul denounces homosexuality as a hallmark of a degenerate culture. The point here isn’t that you have to believe any of this, but many Christians do believe it and feel morally bound to believe it.”
The alphabet soup of sexual preferences lobby is an aggressive mafia that has rapidly advanced from asking for tolerance for their lifestyle to demanding total acceptance of it – or else.
The judges at the Bull Evaluation Center call this exactly what it is, “Bull!!” and they encourage Mr. Brees to stand strong in the pocket!
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