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riversedge

(70,516 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:18 AM Wednesday

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker rails against Pride month, working women in commencement speech

Source: AP


Updated 9:58 PM CDT, May 14, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker railed against Pride month, working women, President Biden’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and abortion during a commencement address at Benedictine College last weekend.

The three-time Super Bowl champion delivered the roughly 20-minute address Saturday at the Catholic private liberal arts school in Atchison, Kansas, which is located about 60 miles north of Kansas City.

Butker, who has made his conservative Catholic beliefs well known, began his address by attacking what he called “dangerous gender ideologies” in an apparent reference to Pride month, which has been celebrated in June since the Stonewall riots in 1969. He also criticized an article by The Associated Press highlighting a shift toward conservativism in some parts of the Catholic Church.

The 28-year-old Butker then took aim at Biden’s policies, including his response to COVID-19, which has killed nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..............
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“While COVID might have played a large role throughout your formative years, it is not unique,” he said. “The bad policies and poor leadership have negatively impacted major life issues. Things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for the degenerate cultural values and media all stem from pervasiveness of disorder.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/kansas-city-chiefs-harrison-butker-e00f6ee45955c99ef1e809ec447239e0



It is slow, continuous indoctrination by people of influence--with HATE that will harm the USA.



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FILE - Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker speaks to the media during NFL football Super Bowl 58 opening night Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, in Las Vegas. Butker railed against Pride month along with President Biden’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his stance on abortion during a commencement address at Benedictine College last weekend. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker rails against Pride month, working women in commencement speech (Original Post) riversedge Wednesday OP
There is nothing worse than a mouthy kicker. SalamanderSleeps Wednesday #1
I'm not so sure, the kicker on my college team only had one arm... Rhiannon12866 Wednesday #9
He's getting a lot of exposure. One guy has turned into a media news discussion jimfields33 Wednesday #18
Is he getting ready to run for office? Sounds like it. Bev54 Wednesday #27
"Let's get the kicker's opinion" Dulcinea Wednesday #34
What a jackass! chillfactor Wednesday #2
how many people has the catholic church raped, tortured, and murdered in 2000 yrs nt msongs Wednesday #3
Nobody could've foreseen a guy employed by the KC Chiefs under Andy Reid RockRaven Wednesday #4
What an asshole. No comment from Benedictine College on picking such a offensive misogynist muriel_volestrangler Wednesday #5
Totally Rebl2 Wednesday #26
Butker is a real slimy MAGA motherfucker. He is another fucking pissed-on lowlife turd. Piss on that fucking turd. SoFlaBro Wednesday #6
Lovely Lemon Lyman Wednesday #7
LOL Skittles Wednesday #8
a bigot against everyone who doesn't look and think like him. BlueWaveNeverEnd Wednesday #10
My gay marriage is literally older than this twerp. Otterdaemmerung Wednesday #11
Typical J_William_Ryan Wednesday #12
Another self-deluded MAGA bmichaelh Wednesday #13
"Covid..is not unique" Docreed2003 Wednesday #14
taytays gonna write a song about him samnsara Wednesday #15
He seems, well, religious. twodogsbarking Wednesday #16
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just ran a long Deminpenn Wednesday #17
NO Chi67 1 hr ago #41
Stop platforming hate! jimmiles Wednesday #19
Well look at that. Another Talibangelical misogynist prick. n/t CousinIT Wednesday #20
Just gotta say i like your word there!! bluestarone Wednesday #22
I'd guess that more than a few of the students thought Butker was a TeamProg Wednesday #21
I just want to know TxGuitar Wednesday #23
What kind of shit-hole college invites a place kicker Mysterian Wednesday #24
I used to be a fan of his. No more. Mad_Dem_X Wednesday #25
Sounds like he must've practiced kicking by detaching his head and using it as a football. highplainsdem Wednesday #28
Wow! Chi67 Wednesday #29
How was he trying to "dictate" anything in a commencement address? Seeking Serenity 10 min ago #43
Gawd, what a sh$t awful speech wolfie001 Wednesday #30
Yet Another Tawdry, Publicity-desperate Bloke Who Has (Apparently) More Leg Than Brain The Roux Comes First Wednesday #31
Yeah well Butt..you've made over $18M in the NFL since 2017 Bengus81 Wednesday #32
Why should anyone pay any attention to this idiot? LetMyPeopleVote Wednesday #33
Who gives a shit what he thinks? BigDemVoter Wednesday #35
I don't get that either Skittles Wednesday #36
I know right? I hope to God they didn't give him an "honorary" degree FakeNoose 11 min ago #42
My Dx: Severe Concussion; Brain Broken tonekat Wednesday #37
he's not going anywhere as long as he can kick field goals pstokely Yesterday #38
So disappointed in him EndlessWire 2 hrs ago #39
President Biden Rebl2 1 hr ago #40
Why are people so butthurt about a devout Catholic delivering a commencement address Seeking Serenity 44 sec ago #44

jimfields33

(16,209 posts)
18. He's getting a lot of exposure. One guy has turned into a media news discussion
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:53 AM
Wednesday

He’s probably thrilled. I will ignore him after this post.

RockRaven

(15,114 posts)
4. Nobody could've foreseen a guy employed by the KC Chiefs under Andy Reid
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:05 AM
Wednesday

being a complete fucking scumbag...

Nobody has ever heard of Frank "I will hit you like I hit her" Clark or Tyreek "felony domestic assault and battery by strangulation" Hill or Rashee "eight felonies and counting" Rice or Britt "nepobaby failson child-maiming DWI-ing assistant coach" Reid... Right?

Wow, this story just came out of nowhere.




muriel_volestrangler

(101,428 posts)
5. What an asshole. No comment from Benedictine College on picking such a offensive misogynist
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:08 AM
Wednesday

I can see that, as Catholics, they may think his views on gender and Pride are acceptable, but what kind of speech is this to give to the women who were graduating? "All your years of hard work don't mean shit, you should be pregnant and back in the house".

He's the one with "degenerate cultural values".

Rebl2

(13,631 posts)
26. Totally
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:38 AM
Wednesday

agree with your post, especially your last sentence. Would like to know what he thinks about all the priests and ministers that have taken advantage or preyed upon children and teens to see if he feels those are degenerate values.

SoFlaBro

(2,023 posts)
6. Butker is a real slimy MAGA motherfucker. He is another fucking pissed-on lowlife turd. Piss on that fucking turd.
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:24 AM
Wednesday

Lemon Lyman

(1,360 posts)
7. Lovely
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:27 AM
Wednesday

What a douchebag.

It's nice having building a list of dumb fux to root against though:

rodgers
bosa bros
butker

Otterdaemmerung

(79 posts)
11. My gay marriage is literally older than this twerp.
Wed May 15, 2024, 05:16 AM
Wednesday

Strange that any conservatives are taking him seriously. By their own standards, shouldn't he just shut up and kick?

bmichaelh

(404 posts)
13. Another self-deluded MAGA
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:42 AM
Wednesday

So, we are to trust someone (Trump) when it comes to healthcare:

He does not understand the complexities of healthcare and so would be incompetent

Or

He understands the complexities and is a sociopath and does not care how many lives he destroys.

Docreed2003

(16,909 posts)
14. "Covid..is not unique"
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:18 AM
Wednesday

Please do share from your infinite wisdom, Mr Butker, any other global pandemic that affected so many people in the way Covid did in our lifetime...

What an asshole and an idiot to boot

Deminpenn

(15,307 posts)
17. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just ran a long
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:38 AM
Wednesday

story on how liberal and moderate Catholics are leaving the church because there are now so many rw priests. It's leaving the churches to the most conservative parishoners.

https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2024/05/05/A-step-back-in-time-America-s-Catholic-Church-sees-an-immense-shift-toward-the-old-ways/stories/202405050031

Chi67

(1,090 posts)
41. NO
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:57 PM
1 hr ago

He seems like a bigot who abuses religion to suit his prejudices. Plenty of religious people in this country are not assholes like he is.

jimmiles

(5 posts)
19. Stop platforming hate!
Wed May 15, 2024, 09:02 AM
Wednesday

This was not a national news event until others who profit from clicks made it so. Stop clicking on hate!

TeamProg

(6,398 posts)
21. I'd guess that more than a few of the students thought Butker was a
Wed May 15, 2024, 09:46 AM
Wednesday

complete asshole who forgot basic history. Biden didn’t take office til Jan 2021. I think Fox Noise corrupted his brain. Same people think Bush’s housing crash was caused by Obama.

Mysterian

(4,610 posts)
24. What kind of shit-hole college invites a place kicker
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:12 AM
Wednesday

for a commencement speaker? Or any dumbass jock.

Chi67

(1,090 posts)
29. Wow!
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:38 PM
Wednesday

This idiot is free to practice whatever religion he wants. He does not get to dictate how others live their lives. And DEI is tyranny? The NFL is pretty diverse. This fuckwad should quit his job if diversity is so terrible.

wolfie001

(2,324 posts)
30. Gawd, what a sh$t awful speech
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:38 PM
Wednesday

Such a privileged jackass. His mother is a very successful professional. Couldn't be any more tone-deaf. This is the sick philosophy of Jordan "Benzos" Peterson.

The Roux Comes First

(1,303 posts)
31. Yet Another Tawdry, Publicity-desperate Bloke Who Has (Apparently) More Leg Than Brain
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:04 PM
Wednesday

Your 15 minutes is over, bub, now crawl back into your bunker.

Bengus81

(6,941 posts)
32. Yeah well Butt..you've made over $18M in the NFL since 2017
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:18 PM
Wednesday

That makes it a HELL of a lot easier for his Stepford wife to stay and home and clean IF that's what she wants. Maybe someone should inform that POS that it takes many Chiefs fans with expensive season tickets TWO people with income and then some.

Wow!! WTF....as a huge fan of the Chiefs I never knew this guy was a total MAGA FUCK HEAD!! Yeah...Biden should have done better with Covid a YEAR before he was President.

Shit!!................



BigDemVoter

(4,161 posts)
35. Who gives a shit what he thinks?
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:35 PM
Wednesday

He's just a fucking football player.

And while I'm at it, why in the FUCK would ANY institution of higher learning want someone of his ilk to give the commencement address?

Skittles

(153,355 posts)
36. I don't get that either
Wed May 15, 2024, 09:13 PM
Wednesday

rich assholes playing a game - why indeed should anyone care what they think

FakeNoose

(32,934 posts)
42. I know right? I hope to God they didn't give him an "honorary" degree
Fri May 17, 2024, 08:36 PM
11 min ago

What a sad joke this guy is ... and what a desperate out-of-step school that invited him to speak in front of graduates and their parents/family. Did anyone have any idea he'd say this shit?

pstokely

(10,543 posts)
38. he's not going anywhere as long as he can kick field goals
Thu May 16, 2024, 04:19 PM
Yesterday

but how does kicking field goals change minds on abortion or anything?

EndlessWire

(6,596 posts)
39. So disappointed in him
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:19 PM
2 hrs ago

Another example of talent not matching up with brain power. I just never wanted to know this about him. Well, now we're going to get to see how the team reacts and seeks to distance themselves from him. My guess is he's not going to be on the team for long.

This last Super Bowl, he played exceptionally well and really was responsible for at least one of the wins on the way to the big game. He really is a good kicker. Someone else will surely have him. But, he's now tainting the entire team with these idiotic ideas. I wonder why people shoot themselves in the foot (see what I did there?) by thinking that anyone else wants to hear their dreams to subjugate women back to the 1800s or further. I am so disappointed. Eyes on the next man up.

Please, if Mahomes is this way, I just don't want to find out until after the November election.

Rebl2

(13,631 posts)
40. President Biden
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:51 PM
1 hr ago

did all he could to slow Covid and get treatments for it. He seems to have forgotten it was tfg that said all the crazy stuff about how to treat Covid and said it would go away if we would just stop talking about it-yea that a great treatment plan.

Seeking Serenity

(2,844 posts)
44. Why are people so butthurt about a devout Catholic delivering a commencement address
Fri May 17, 2024, 08:47 PM
45 sec ago

Generally in line with Catholic doctrine at an all-women Catholic university? Has there been a post-commencement outrage amongst the women present. I listened to most of the address, and I didn't hear any boos or heckling.

Is he not allowed his beliefs and to express them, particularly when he was invited to? I don't get the pearl-clutching and screaming by everyone else who aren't those women.

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