Skip to comments.Baltimore Ravens Player Skips White House Visit Because Obama Backs Abortion
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 wasnt 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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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.
Good for him.
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.
Good job to him. We need more stories like this. It gives one hope.
A Maryland and NFL ping! A two for one deal.....
Being honored by a dishonorable person is not such a great thing.
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.
Good man! So sick of these team visits to the white house. I couldn’t do it.
Sounds like a good friend for Tim Tebow.
We need more athletes like them so that our young people can have someone to admire.
Matt Birk - Tim Thomas 2016
Good for him!! (I will applaud him this fall, when he plays in Cincinnati.)
To paraphrase Rev. Wright, "Not God bless Planned Parenthood. GOD DAMN PLANNED PARENTHOOD".
I hope his tax filings are in order.
Good on him! Of course, the NFL will find some way to sanction him, but he stood on principle anyway!
He has my sympathies having to be a teammate of Ray Lewis.
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.
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.
Excellent. Never Stand Down.
Quite a few Bishops, Priests - attention John Jenkins - and religious could learn what it means to be a Catholic from Birk.
This guy could teach Notre Dame a thing or two.
Mr. Birk had better watch it, or he’ll find himself on Tim Tebow’s team. sarc/off
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.
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.
He actually retired after the Super Bowl victory.
According to Wiki he announced his retirement a few months ago.
Not a fan of the Ravens but I respect Matt Birk. Good for him in standing up for his principles.
Maryland "Freak State" PING!
The world needs more people like him.
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.
So would I!
I bet he’s getting audited. And then some.
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”.
Good for Mr. Birk. From a Niners fan.