This is what happens when you don’t even understand your own bias. Prominent figures get shamed by the cancel culture police for doing things that most people wouldn’t take a second look at.
Take the case of New Orleans Saints quarterback and guaranteed future Hall of Famer Drew Brees into account.
Brees posted a video to Twitter on Thursday to defend himself from the wrath of the alphabet people mafia, otherwise known as the LGBTQ community. People in that community absolutely deserve their basic human rights. But, anytime anyone does anything that they extrapolate into something that could possibly, maybe be about them, they throw child-like temper tantrums and pull out their best gestapo tactics to take down anyone in their path.
Brees found that out the hard way.
The 40-year-old Super Bowl champion originally had appeared in a video to promote that school children should participate in an annual event known as “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” which will take place this year on October 3rd. The video was released by the “conservative Christian group" Focus on the Family. Brees’ association with the group was what drew the ire of the alphabet mafia, who claims that the group is an anti-LGBTQ hate group who believes in conversion therapy.
Brees wasn’t having any of the outrage mob’s push to drag his name through the mud. In the Twitter video previously mentioned, Brees calmly, but sternly explained his position based on his beliefs.
Here's part of what Brees said:
So, the fact that these rumors have been spread about me are completely untrue. What I did was I filmed a video recently that was encouraging kids to bring their Bibles to school for national Bring Your Bible to School Day — to bring your Bibles to school. To be able to live out your faith with confidence. And I even gave one of my favorite Bible verses. It was as simple as that.
So, I’m not sure why the negativity spread or why people tried to rope me into certain negativity. I do not support any groups that discriminate or that have their own agendas that are trying to promote inequality.
For Brees’ full comments, watch below:
Hopefully this sets the record straight with who I am and what I stand for. Love, Respect, and Accept ALL. I encourage you not to believe the negativity you read that says differently. It’s simply not true. Have a great day. pic.twitter.com/4RdTahE7EZ— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) September 5, 2019
The writer of the original story that brought said wrath onto Brees came from the editor of Big Easy Magazine Jenn Bentley, who wrote a follow up article basically claiming she’s not biased in her reporting while working for a publication that promotes itself as a “progressive icon for New Orleans.” Bentley made her original claims based on the reporting of the far-left thought police think tank, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
As far as whether Focus on the Family is an anti-LGBTQ hate group, Chad Felix Greene of The Federalist gave a brief breakdown of the Christian organization:
To be sure, Focus on the Family is very clear on their support for traditional marriage and concepts of gender and sexuality. They follow a Christian, biblical worldview. Despite the relentless insistence from the modern left, this does not make them bad or “hateful” people.
In what has become an astonishingly controversial position in the last decade or so, preferring to maintain a specific lifestyle surrounding a specific religious worldview is not dangerous or threatening to anyone. The organization simply advocates for their religious beliefs, openly and proudly, and has chosen not to compromise their principles in favor of cultural changes. That’s all.
Listen, I hope the LGBTQ community can live their lives like I hope everyone else lives their lives. Believe what you believe, but don’t try and force others to live their lives the way you live yours. Just be kind and polite, but leave each other alone.