Chiefs Kicker Slams Biden And DEI In Commencement Speech
Kansas City Chiefs place kicker Harrison Butker (7) smiles during training camp on July 23, 2023 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO.
(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker criticized President Joe Biden and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies while delivering a commencement address at a Catholic liberal arts school over the weekend.

The three-time Super Bowl champion suggested that Biden, who like Butler is Catholic, has betrayed his faith with his support of abortion access.

“Bad policies and poor leadership have negatively impacted major life issues,” Butler said on Saturday during the undergraduate ceremony at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Butler said “things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values in media, all stem from the pervasiveness of disorder.”

The place kicker then made reference to Biden without mentioning his name, describing how the president made a sign of the cross during a pro-abortion speech by a fellow Democrat in Florida last month.

“Our nation is led by a man who publicly and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith, but at the same time is delusional enough to make the sign of the cross during a pro-abortion rally,” Butker said.

“He has been so vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies that I’m sure to many people, it appears you can be both Catholic and pro-choice,” he added.

Biden is “not alone,” Butker went on.

“From the man behind the COVID lockdowns, to the people pushing dangerous gender ideologies onto the youth of America, they all have a glaring thing in common — they are Catholic,” Butker said. “This is an important reminder that being Catholic alone doesn’t cut it.”

Butker previously made headlines for wearing a tie emblazoned with the Latin pro-life phrase “Vulnerari Praesidio” — which translates to “Protect the most vulnerable” — as he and his Chiefs teammates celebrated one of their Super Bowl victories at the White House last year.

Later in his commencement address on Saturday, Butker took aim at DEI before going on to critique a House-passed bill to codify a definition of anti-Semitism.

“The world around us says that we should keep our beliefs to ourselves whenever they go against the tyranny of diversity, equity and inclusion,” he said. “We fear speaking truth because now unfortunately truth is in the minority.”

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