Super Bowl Champion Bashes Pride Month, Lifts Up Homemakers in Speech

I didn't have Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker challenging pride month and lifting up homemakers on my bingo card.

But has achieved significant success as the kicker of the Chiefs. Drafted in the seventh round from Georgia Tech, he's won three Super Bowls and, in 2023, hit a career-best 94.3% of his field goals. In the postseason, he was flawless, going 11-for-11.

Butker’s off-field actions, however, spark more debate.

He recently spoke at Benedictine College in Kansas, known for its conservative stance on LGBTQ+ issues, including a controversial incident with a gay basketball player and a rainbow flag.

Butker seemed comfortable in this setting.

During his speech, he made polarizing remarks about COVID-19, President Biden, and traditional gender roles. He suggested that despite potential professional success, many women are primarily focused on marriage and motherhood.

“My beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say her life truly started when she started living her vocation as a wife and as a mother," Butker stated. "I’m on this stage today, able to be the man that I am, because I have a wife who leans into her vocation.”

He praised his wife for embracing her role as a homemaker, which he credits for his own success.

Butker then criticized what he called the "church of nice," arguing that it suppresses honest expressions of belief in favor of political correctness.

He also commented on Pride Month, juxtaposing it with what he considers to be a more virtuous, God-centered pride.

Butker's willingness to use his freedom of speech was impressive. These comments certainly invite loads of criticism from the mainstream media. Despite this, he appears ready to face any backlash, viewing it as a stand against what he sees as "dangerous gender ideologies."