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Chiefs’ Kicker Harrison Butker Nails It

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13

Days ago, the Kansas City Chiefs’ kicker and three-time Super Bowl champion, Harrison Butker, delivered the commencement address at Benedictine College. The 28-year-old prolific kicker’s speech caused an instant explosion of so-called “controversy.”

The controversy was not centered around issues that are unfortunately often heard about in the NFL, like spousal abuse, criminal charges, and more. Oh no, the controversy was ignited because Butker dared to encourage the graduates to live out their Christian faith and to be strong and public in their stance on human life, marriage, morality, and more.

In a part of the speech, Butker stated, “Let’s celebrate families, motherhood, and fatherhood. Our society desperately need dedicated men and women to raise up and train the next generation in the way they should go. Embracing the beautiful roles that God has made is something to celebrate.” Butker condemned, “abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values and media.”

The NFL is, unfortunately, distancing itself from Butker for his pro-family, pro-faith speech. The NFL stated, “His views are not those of the NFL as an organization… The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”

Thank God, for men like Harrison Butker, may God raise up many more in spheres of influence to stand strong for Biblical truth just like he has courageously done. Butker is displaying what our Lord has called His people to do. We are not to live in silence and flow with the current of the culture, like Butker, we are to influence our culture for Christ, and most of the time when doing so it is like swimming against the current.


Father, please bless Harrison Butker for the courage and strength that he publicly displayed in standing for Biblical truth. Lord, empower Your people across our nation to do the same, to be strong for You. Father, may we use every ounce of influence that we have for Your honor and glory in our culture. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.