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riversedge

(70,621 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:18 AM May 15

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 May 15 OP
There is nothing worse than a mouthy kicker. SalamanderSleeps May 15 #1
I'm not so sure, the kicker on my college team only had one arm... Rhiannon12866 May 15 #9
He's getting a lot of exposure. One guy has turned into a media news discussion jimfields33 May 15 #18
Is he getting ready to run for office? Sounds like it. Bev54 May 15 #27
"Let's get the kicker's opinion" Dulcinea May 15 #34
What a jackass! chillfactor May 15 #2
how many people has the catholic church raped, tortured, and murdered in 2000 yrs nt msongs May 15 #3
Nobody could've foreseen a guy employed by the KC Chiefs under Andy Reid RockRaven May 15 #4
What an asshole. No comment from Benedictine College on picking such a offensive misogynist muriel_volestrangler May 15 #5
Totally Rebl2 May 15 #26
Butker is a real slimy MAGA motherfucker. He is another fucking pissed-on lowlife turd. Piss on that fucking turd. SoFlaBro May 15 #6
Lovely Lemon Lyman May 15 #7
LOL Skittles May 15 #8
a bigot against everyone who doesn't look and think like him. BlueWaveNeverEnd May 15 #10
My gay marriage is literally older than this twerp. Otterdaemmerung May 15 #11
Typical J_William_Ryan May 15 #12
Another self-deluded MAGA bmichaelh May 15 #13
"Covid..is not unique" Docreed2003 May 15 #14
taytays gonna write a song about him samnsara May 15 #15
He seems, well, religious. twodogsbarking May 15 #16
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just ran a long Deminpenn May 15 #17
NO Chi67 Friday #41
Um, no.. whathehell Friday #45
I never mentioned all religious people but you, well, did. twodogsbarking Saturday #49
You didn't have to.. whathehell Saturday #50
Stop platforming hate! jimmiles May 15 #19
Well look at that. Another Talibangelical misogynist prick. n/t CousinIT May 15 #20
Just gotta say i like your word there!! bluestarone May 15 #22
I'd guess that more than a few of the students thought Butker was a TeamProg May 15 #21
I just want to know TxGuitar May 15 #23
What kind of shit-hole college invites a place kicker Mysterian May 15 #24
I used to be a fan of his. No more. Mad_Dem_X May 15 #25
Sounds like he must've practiced kicking by detaching his head and using it as a football. highplainsdem May 15 #28
Wow! Chi67 May 15 #29
How was he trying to "dictate" anything in a commencement address? Seeking Serenity Friday #43
Maybe Chi67 Saturday #47
Gawd, what a sh$t awful speech wolfie001 May 15 #30
Yet Another Tawdry, Publicity-desperate Bloke Who Has (Apparently) More Leg Than Brain The Roux Comes First May 15 #31
Yeah well Butt..you've made over $18M in the NFL since 2017 Bengus81 May 15 #32
Why should anyone pay any attention to this idiot? LetMyPeopleVote May 15 #33
Who gives a shit what he thinks? BigDemVoter May 15 #35
I don't get that either Skittles May 15 #36
I know right? I hope to God they didn't give him an "honorary" degree FakeNoose Friday #42
My Dx: Severe Concussion; Brain Broken tonekat May 15 #37
he's not going anywhere as long as he can kick field goals pstokely Thursday #38
So disappointed in him EndlessWire Friday #39
President Biden Rebl2 Friday #40
Why are people so butthurt about a devout Catholic delivering a commencement address Seeking Serenity Friday #44
we fought long and hard and are still fighting for our rights . never again. AllaN01Bear Saturday #46
Oh, good boy! Aussie105 Saturday #48
I read the shit head's speech LiberalFighter Saturday #51
Probably be running for office after football. You can't even try to excuse pride, Biden, abortion. Silent Type Saturday #52

jimfields33

(16,320 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
May 15

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

RockRaven

(15,147 posts)
4. Nobody could've foreseen a guy employed by the KC Chiefs under Andy Reid
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:05 AM
May 15

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

(101,456 posts)
5. What an asshole. No comment from Benedictine College on picking such a offensive misogynist
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:08 AM
May 15

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

(13,671 posts)
26. Totally
Wed May 15, 2024, 10:38 AM
May 15

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

(2,075 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
May 15

Lemon Lyman

(1,367 posts)
7. Lovely
Wed May 15, 2024, 04:27 AM
May 15

What a douchebag.

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

rodgers
bosa bros
butker

Otterdaemmerung

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

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

bmichaelh

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

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

(16,916 posts)
14. "Covid..is not unique"
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:18 AM
May 15

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

(15,311 posts)
17. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just ran a long
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:38 AM
May 15

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

(1,095 posts)
41. NO
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:57 PM
Friday

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.

whathehell

(29,128 posts)
50. You didn't have to..
Sat May 18, 2024, 09:47 PM
Saturday

It's implied when, as in your case, it's used without a modifier, i.e. "some", "many", etc.

jimmiles

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

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

TeamProg

(6,443 posts)
21. I'd guess that more than a few of the students thought Butker was a
Wed May 15, 2024, 09:46 AM
May 15

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.

Chi67

(1,095 posts)
29. Wow!
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:38 PM
May 15

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.

Chi67

(1,095 posts)
47. Maybe
Sat May 18, 2024, 03:36 AM
Saturday

You should watch his speech. It's pretty clear what he thinks people should do. He clearly stated he thinks women have been "lied to" and that they should stay home and raise kids instead of having careers. That's not up for debate.

He also thinks that people like me (LGBT) do not deserve to celebrate Pride month, that we are the "deadliest sin".

What message did that send? That the kids in the audience should shun and possibly harm people like me? That is unacceptable. We face enough BS already.

wolfie001

(2,356 posts)
30. Gawd, what a sh$t awful speech
Wed May 15, 2024, 12:38 PM
May 15

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

(1,304 posts)
31. Yet Another Tawdry, Publicity-desperate Bloke Who Has (Apparently) More Leg Than Brain
Wed May 15, 2024, 02:04 PM
May 15

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

Bengus81

(6,945 posts)
32. Yeah well Butt..you've made over $18M in the NFL since 2017
Wed May 15, 2024, 03:18 PM
May 15

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
May 15

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?

FakeNoose

(33,025 posts)
42. I know right? I hope to God they didn't give him an "honorary" degree
Fri May 17, 2024, 08:36 PM
Friday

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

(10,545 posts)
38. he's not going anywhere as long as he can kick field goals
Thu May 16, 2024, 04:19 PM
Thursday

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

EndlessWire

(6,619 posts)
39. So disappointed in him
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:19 PM
Friday

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

(13,671 posts)
40. President Biden
Fri May 17, 2024, 06:51 PM
Friday

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
Friday

Generally not out of 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? Is the university not permitted to invite who it wishes to give its commencement address? I don't agree with everything he said, but I really don't get the pearl-clutching and screaming by everyone else who aren't those women.

(And I'll admit that I got a little choked up when he choked up about giving the girl he met in middle school, later to be his wife, all the credit for him being where he is. That was sweet.)

Aussie105

(5,549 posts)
48. Oh, good boy!
Sat May 18, 2024, 06:04 AM
Saturday

So Harrison Butker is a kicker for the Chiefs?

Good boy!

But why does he think that makes him an expert on other topics, and why people should want to hear what his opinions are?

LiberalFighter

(51,604 posts)
51. I read the shit head's speech
Sat May 18, 2024, 10:42 PM
Saturday

He was blaming Biden for Covid.


He made the following false statement...
Congress just passed a bill where stating something as basic as the biblical teaching of who killed Jesus could land you in jail.

If that were true it would be by a Congress that has a Republican House.

He says his Catholic faith has always been countercultural. What?

He refers to diversity, equity, and inclusion a tyranny. Seems he is a racist.

He criticizes the Catholic Church a lot.

Silent Type

(3,130 posts)
52. Probably be running for office after football. You can't even try to excuse pride, Biden, abortion.
Sat May 18, 2024, 10:51 PM
Saturday

It’s not something I’d want to hear at graduation, but he loves his family and wants everyone to experience what he thinks everyone needs. It was stupid, corny, at best. But I can sort of understand that, as long as encouraging pursuing a career.

The other stuff is reason enough to bash the MFer. I consider Butker about like Kyle Rittenhouse, a punchable pissant.

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