Ex-Log Cabin Republicans president defends NFL's Butker, says he shouldn't apologize for his faith

It was reported earlier this month that Butker had a surge in the sales of his jersey following the speech. 

Published: May 24, 2024 2:31pm

Former president of the Log Cabin Republicans and current president of the "New Tolerance Campaign" Gregory Angelo said that NFL player Harrison Butker should not have to apologize for his recent remarks at a graduation ceremony.

Butker, a devout Catholic, spoke to a crowd of Catholic college graduates during a commencement ceremony where he criticized President Joe Biden's stances on abortion, IVF treatments, and LGBTQ rights, asserting they were at odds with the Catholic church.

"Faith in America was able to sign up over 10,000 people in a petition demanding that Harrison Butker apologize," Angelo said on the "Furthermore with Amanda Head" podcast. "What? Apologize for his Catholic faith? Then over 200,000 people signed a separate petition, demanding that the Kansas City Chiefs terminate their contract with him."

"Bad policies and poor leadership have negatively impacted major life issues," Butker said at Benedictine College. "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. Our own 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."

It was reported earlier this month that Butker had a surge in the sales of his jersey following the speech.

"The Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL must not buckle to pressure from leftist religious bigots and extremist agitators who are demanding that this man disavow his faith and lose his livelihood," Angelo said. "That's absolutely wrong."

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