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Baltimore Ravens Player Skips White House Visit Because Obama Backs Abortion
lifenews.com ^ | 06/06/2013 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 06/06/2013 1:48:09 PM PDT by massmike

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Matt Birk is pro-life — so when it came time for the Ravens to visit President Barack Obama for the annual congratulations to the Super Bowl winners, he decided not to go.

“I wasn’t there,” Birk told The Power Trip. “I would say this, I would say that I have great respect for the office of the Presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood.’”

Birk, who also took a public stance during the recent gay rights movements that swung through our country last year, is a very open and public Catholic and claims that he took offense to these comments that were made by President Obama. So much so, that he declined a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and be honored by the President at the White House.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: maryland; mattbirk; obama; prolife

1 posted on 06/06/2013 1:48:09 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Mark Birk is a Harvard grad and scored a near perfect score on the Wonderlic. He’s been a heckuva center for a long time.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 1:49:09 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: massmike

Good for him.


3 posted on 06/06/2013 1:49:33 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: massmike

Good for him. If I was getting the Medal of Honor from that POS in the WH, I’d refuse to show up. I would certainly skip some silly photo op.


4 posted on 06/06/2013 1:51:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Good job to him. We need more stories like this. It gives one hope.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:11 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: massmike; Perdogg; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A Maryland and NFL ping! A two for one deal.....


6 posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:18 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Bryanw92

Being honored by a dishonorable person is not such a great thing.


7 posted on 06/06/2013 1:53:54 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: massmike

Matty has always been a class act. Vikings fan still hate coach Childress for driving him away to Baltimore. Fine, upstanding, moral. A great family man and a community leader.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 1:54:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: EDINVA

Good man! So sick of these team visits to the white house. I couldn’t do it.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:01 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: massmike

Sounds like a good friend for Tim Tebow.

We need more athletes like them so that our young people can have someone to admire.


10 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Bryanw92

Matt Birk - Tim Thomas 2016


11 posted on 06/06/2013 1:55:19 PM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike
Well the Ravens are a major rival to our Bengals, but I would take my hat off to this guy, if I were wearing one!

Good for him!! (I will applaud him this fall, when he plays in Cincinnati.)

William Flax

12 posted on 06/06/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: massmike
our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood

To paraphrase Rev. Wright, "Not God bless Planned Parenthood. GOD DAMN PLANNED PARENTHOOD".

13 posted on 06/06/2013 1:56:19 PM PDT by Defiant (The answer to Francis Scott Key's question is: No, it does not. That land is no more.)
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To: massmike

I hope his tax filings are in order.


14 posted on 06/06/2013 1:56:32 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: massmike

Good on him! Of course, the NFL will find some way to sanction him, but he stood on principle anyway!


15 posted on 06/06/2013 1:56:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: EDINVA
But being dissed by an dishonorable person is something to be proud of . . . good for Matt Birk!

He has my sympathies having to be a teammate of Ray Lewis.

16 posted on 06/06/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: massmike
he declined a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and be honored by the President at the White House

I wouldn't walk two paces to be in the same room as that POS, even if they threw in a steak dinner at Ruth's Criss.

17 posted on 06/06/2013 1:57:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly, I feel sorry for troops that are ordered to be in the same room with him.

Once Bubba came to town where I worked and I was chosen for a perimeter security role. I called in sick.


18 posted on 06/06/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: massmike

Excellent. Never Stand Down.


19 posted on 06/06/2013 2:00:45 PM PDT by huldah1776
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Quite a few Bishops, Priests - attention John Jenkins - and religious could learn what it means to be a Catholic from Birk.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: massmike

This guy could teach Notre Dame a thing or two.


21 posted on 06/06/2013 2:07:47 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: massmike

Mr. Birk had better watch it, or he’ll find himself on Tim Tebow’s team. sarc/off


22 posted on 06/06/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: cdga5for4

A principled decision, but one which will, no doubt, adversely affect his career. Remember, Tim Thomas, the Bruins goalie who opted not to pay homage to Obama after winning the Stanley Cup, and was effectively driven off the Bruins and out of the NHL? Professional sports are as liberal as the mainstream media- for example, today mediocre sodomite basketball player Jason Collins is being honored with the first pitch at the Red Sox- Rangers game, ostensibly for the courage of his “struggle”. Repugnant.


23 posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT by mikegreenwell39
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To: Resolute Conservative

Bubba spoke at a conference I was at a few years ago and my coworkers and I skipped. I don’t need to sit and be lied to for an hour and half. I knew I’d just leave pissed.


24 posted on 06/06/2013 2:15:44 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: massmike

bookmark


25 posted on 06/06/2013 2:20:53 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Ohioan

He actually retired after the Super Bowl victory.


26 posted on 06/06/2013 2:24:13 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: mikegreenwell39

According to Wiki he announced his retirement a few months ago.


27 posted on 06/06/2013 2:28:51 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: massmike

Not a fan of the Ravens but I respect Matt Birk. Good for him in standing up for his principles.


28 posted on 06/06/2013 2:52:10 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: massmike; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...
Score another one for the good guys!

ME NO LIKE

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

29 posted on 06/06/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: massmike

The world needs more people like him.


30 posted on 06/06/2013 2:57:34 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Excellent! I am not a fan of professional sports, so I don’t follow the Ravens, but this sounds like one Ravens player I could love.


31 posted on 06/06/2013 4:32:14 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: massmike

So would I!


32 posted on 06/06/2013 4:45:46 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: massmike

I bet he’s getting audited. And then some.


33 posted on 06/06/2013 4:52:52 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mikegreenwell39

Thomas refused to report to training camp with the Bruins and was traded to the Islanders in February. He played in 2011-2012 but said prior to the lockout shortened 2012-2013 season that he was taking the year off. It remains to be seen if he’s “out of the NHL”.


34 posted on 06/06/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: massmike

Good for Mr. Birk. From a Niners fan.


35 posted on 06/07/2013 5:09:00 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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