Thursday, June 20, 2024

Man, Harrison Butker, Speaks to the ‘The Poison of Nice’

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker is causing quite a stir nationwide because of his incendiary words against the poison of woke culture. Of course the equally woke Mockingbird media is having a field day with it and there are the customary calls for the Chiefs to release him. Is there any surprise the words “misogynistic,” “sexism,” and “homophobic” are being tossed about by at least one source?

Some of it is vile and it takes every ounce of religion in me not to wish eternal damnation on the myriad voices attacking him. Do some online searching when you get a chance. It may be the latest reason to boycott the NFL.

This culture gets offended when a man challenges men to be men.

To Butker’s point, Thomas Paine once famously wrote, “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Or, as prisoner for truth Julian Assange has said, “Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.”

Indeed, it is not only life on this Earth, but in Heaven as well that is on the line. And we as cornered Americans can no longer be passive.

A petition shows why this is a must, baring its despicable fangs, pontificating in typical fashion that the kicker’s remarks “reinforce harmful stereotypes that threaten social progress.”

“They create a toxic environment that hinders our collective efforts towards equality, diversity and inclusion in society,” the petition reads. “It is unacceptable for such a public figure to use their platform to foster harm rather than unity.”

Here is a part of CNN’s AJ Willingham’s post:

The NFL is distancing itself from controversial comments by Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker during a recent commencement address. In addition to calling Pride Month a “deadly sin” and bemoaning diversity and equity initiatives, Butker set off waves of criticism when he suggested that women find more fulfillment through getting married and having children than by pursuing careers – directly after quoting a song by Taylor Swift.

The backlash has been building since Butker made the comments Saturday in an address to graduates at Benedictine College, a small Catholic school in Atchison, Kansas.

The NFL issued a statement Wednesday, saying Butker’s comments don’t reflect the views of the league.

The attacks were expected, especially I am sure from Butker himself. He knew what was coming, and that’s why he did it. Of course the flip side to this is that America is waking up to the nonsense. Butker’s jersey sales were exploding as of Thursday evening, not that this was necessarily his goal. But for a nation that unfortunately still needs visceral symbols to understand political points, it matters.

The story is also personal–not that all of this war we’re fighting isn’t personal, of course–because Butker is an outspoken traditional Catholic like myself, who also makes no secret of his faith and belief in Christ as King. Catholics who care are on the front lines of this spiritual war–make no mistake about that. While Butker’s move is inspiring, yes, it should also be just the latest piece to a most important puzzle every American–Catholic or non–needs to be understanding in full measure, and that includes difficult truths that challenge our longtime conservative values. Conservatism can no longer be mistaken for the default position of God’s will. It can no longer be a religion unto itself. The establishment’s attempt to cancel anything with such unmerciful finality is a crucial clue that somebody they don’t want over the target is indeed over the target.

Back in September I was saying similar things as Butker in a post titled “The Poison of Nice,” on a platform that is much smaller than his but illustrates equally that we all have an absolutely crucial role in this spiritual war.

Too many people want to be left alone to do what they want to do. “Do you” and I’ll “do me” was once a popular way of offering false friendship to a person we really didn’t give one damn about. Because if we really cared for them, we would tell them the truth about things, about sin and death and eternity and judgment. It is hard, yes, because we all are fallen, sinful beings to varying degrees, but we must learn to overcome the sinister whisper telling us we’re not good enough to say it, the sinister whisper telling us we are hypocrites for even thinking it. I know that voice, because I promise you, I am among the worst of all sinners, and I know I must repent every single day of my wretchedness–past present and future. But the fact of the matter is simple….

So do all of us, so we might as well step up and say the things we need to say. If they call you a hypocrite or reject you, shake the dust from your sandals and walk away. Until we do that and decide to be honest, dependable, courageous, authentically loving, good people–genuinely good people–instead of just nice, then it doesn’t matter what president is elected in 2024 to save or not save us. No single man this side of heaven will do that, and Jesus Christ makes it clear in his Word that individuals must change before kingdoms can.

Evil is a monster and we’d better be carrying our big boy and girl weapons to fight it.

As Butker pointed out with such manly definitiveness, we must stop kowtowing to the totalitarian dictates of the woke mob and corrupt politicians. If we really do want good to prevail over evil, we have no choice but to fight.

“These are the sorts of things we are told in polite society to not bring up,” he said in the commencement address. “You know, the difficult and unpleasant things. But if we are going to be men and women for this time in history, we need to stop pretending that the ‘Church of Nice’ is a winning proposition. We must always speak and act in charity, but never mistake charity for cowardice.”

Read the full text here, and if you share elsewhere, please consider including his entire speech to counter the typical strawman attacks Butker is getting in addition to the absurd level of hatred. Join each other in the cause as we fight for God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Join each other as we stand along side our fellow man against this ongoing invasion of the diabolical. Apathetic passivity can no longer be an option.

May everyone named directly or referenced indirectly ask forgiveness and do penance for their sins against America and God. I fight this information war in the spirit of justice and love for the innocent, but I have been reminded of the need for mercy and prayers for our enemies. I am a sinner in need of redemption as well after all, for my sins are many. In the words of Jesus Christ himself, Lord forgive us all, for we know not what we do.