Butker’s Controversial Commencement Address Sparks Outrage: Attacks Pride, Women, Biden, and Abortion

Kansas City, Missouri – Harrison Butker, the kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, delivered a controversial commencement address at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, denouncing Pride month, criticizing President Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and sharing his conservative Catholic beliefs.

During his speech, Butker spoke out against what he referred to as “dangerous gender ideologies” associated with Pride month and made clear his disapproval of a shift towards conservatism within the Catholic Church, as highlighted in a recent article.

Butker also took aim at President Biden’s policies, particularly regarding the response to the COVID-19 crisis, expressing his concerns about the impact of bad policies and leadership decisions on major life issues, such as abortion.

In addressing the women in the audience, Butker asserted that their most important role should be that of a homemaker, suggesting that society has perpetuated lies about women’s aspirations and priorities.

The Chiefs chose not to comment on Butker’s commencement speech, focusing instead on his remarkable achievements as an NFL player, including breaking franchise records and helping the team secure two Super Bowl victories in recent years.

However, the Chiefs have faced challenges during the off-season, including a failed ballot initiative in Jackson County, Missouri, to fund stadium renovations and a troubling incident involving wide receiver Rashee Rice, who turned himself in to Dallas police on multiple charges after a high-speed crash.

Despite these setbacks, Chiefs coach Andy Reid expressed support for Rice, emphasizing the team’s commitment to allowing the legal process to unfold. The team continues to navigate various off-field issues as they prepare for the upcoming season.