Skip to comments.NFL's Matt Birk: Let's protect marriage -- and speech
Posted on 09/30/2012 2:57:41 PM PDT by rhema
It should come as no surprise that the National Football League supports the right of its players to share their opinions on important public matters, nor should it come as a surprise that I personally support my colleagues' rights to voice their opinions.
But the conversation during the last few weeks on the subject of same-sex marriage has told a different story -- one that appears to be drawing a false connection between supporting true American values like free speech and the institution of marriage, our most fundamental and important social institution.
I think it is important to set the record straight about what the marriage debate is and is not about, and to clarify that not all NFL players think redefining marriage is a good thing.
The union of a man and a woman is privileged and recognized by society as "marriage" for a reason, and it's not because the government has a vested interest in celebrating the love between two people. With good reason, government recognizes marriages and gives them certain legal benefits so they can provide a stable, nurturing environment for the next generation of citizens: our kids.
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Way to Matt and Go Ravens!!
They will find a way to punish this guy
God bless him. Hope he has political ambitions in the future.
I am sending the whole team chic-fila
Great arguments——nothing more selfish and ugly than homosexual behavior-—really dehumanizing and debasing. To force Vice through Law removes Virtue from “Justice”——it is irrational and unconstitutional since US Laws HAVE to be Just Law to be Constitutional. Forcing Vice as “good” can not happen if we follow the Supreme Law where Rights come from God —not Barney Frank.
To raise children in such a society which throws out the Laws of Nature and nature’s God will be regressive-—back to the days of the Ancient Greeks (or to today’s Afghanis)-—where human dignity and worth were never absolute-—where little boys are used as recreation and lust and women are used as breeders, babies have no Natural Right to both a biological mother and father.
Very sick, brutal, evil, dehumanizing societies.
Amen & Amen!
“Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD; Praise the LORD.” (Psalms 15:6)
“RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTETH A NATION” (Proverbs 14:34a)
Maybe he can talk some sense to his teammate Brendan Ayanbedajo who is strongly for same sex marriage.
Go Matt, boo Ravens.
A Steelers fan I bet.
Just so you know, I don't like the Baltimore Ravens.
It has nothing to do with their won/loss record. It has nothing to do with the fact that Baltimore is close enough to Washington, D.C. that the grunge wears off on them. It has nothing to do with the NFL, or that footballs are not round, or that it hurts when you get tackled by a 285 pound defender and you weigh only 140, or that those guys in stripes keep throwing their snot rags on the playing field, or anything like that.
It has to do with the fact that I am from Ohio.
Now for those of you who do follow the NFL and have for a while, I have said all I need to and you have already filled in the remainder of the story. For those of you who are still scratching your heads, I will mention two more words that you can Google and that will give you the pertinent background information: Art Modell.
I am also not a fan of the Mpls Star Tribune which is, as are most members of the liberal press, a waste of good trees. (My experience with that rag comes from having at one time in the past spent some college time in St. Paul.) Sometimes though, even if it is only the 'stopped clock is right twice a day' thing I come across an item that allows me to set aside for a moment those things that would normally cause me to ignore anything that mentioned Baltimore Ravens, or the Star Tribune.
This linked article is one of those items. I have sent the link to my email list.
Great to see players not afraid of PC and coming out as a Traditional American.
Nice job, Birk.