Every year the President of the United States welcomes a professional team from a major sport that has won a recent championship. For the Kansas City Chiefs, it was a thrill of a lifetime for many of them. This was their second visit during this decade. Undoubtedly, they will soon eye on a potential dynasty by its end.
One member of the team, Harrison Butker, the kicker of the Super Bowl-winning team, used it as an opportunity to promote the pro-life message.
Butker is no stranger in boldly proclaiming the message of faith and life. During graduation season, he spoke at his alma mater, Georgia Tech. During his speech in under five minutes, he offered a bold suggestion to the 1000+ graduates on what to do in today’s culture.
In addition to his bold speech to college graduates, Butker serves the Latin Mass near Kansas City as an Altar-Man (Yes, it exists) and voiced his concerns over the Vatican’s restrictions on the Latin Mass with many dioceses imposing a halt on the celebration.
During the team’s White House visit on Monday, Butker was seen wearing a pin on his lapel jacket that is in the shape of baby feet at 10 weeks after conception. The big attraction on his wardrobe was a tie with the Latin phrase, “Vulnerari Praesidio”, translated means to protect the most vulnerable. This was made possible by a partnership between the two-time Super Bowl-winning kicker and Live Action.
“I want to give the most vulnerable, the unborn, a voice at a place where every effort has been made to allow and normalize the tragic termination of their lives,” Butker said in a statement following the visit. He referred to the Biden Administration’s countless attempts to codify Roe v Wade.
What a bold and courageous stand by this Catholic athlete. We need more of it.
Yes, Butker has no uterus, yet he can have an opinion on abortion like our Catholic in Name Only President of the United States.
The opinions of strong men are needed in this ongoing debate on the sanctity of life. They are needed on the playing field, not on the sidelines.
Take a stand, men.
Writer's Note: As a member of the Knights of Columbus, I commend his bold witness to the faith in everything he does. See his testimony produced by the Knights here