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Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of presidentís Planned Parenthood prayer
Catholic Review ^ | June 6, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.

Posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT by Welchie25

Citing President Barack Obama’s recent call for God to “bless” Planned Parenthood, former All-Pro Ravens’ Center Matt Birk declined to attend a June 5 White House ceremony honoring the Super Bowl-champion Ravens.

In a June 6 interview with Minneapolis-St. Paul’s KFAN Sports-Radio FM-100.3, Birk said he had “great respect for the office of the presidency,” but could not endorse Obama’s statement “in any way.”

The president made the invocation during an April 26 speech at the Planned Parenthood Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year,” Birk said. “I am Catholic, I am active in the pro-life movement and I just felt like I couldn’t deal with that. I couldn’t endorse that in any way.”

While in Maryland, Birk was a featured speaker in the 2011 Maryland March for Life in Annapolis. More recently, he was an outspoken opponent of the state’s law legalizing same-sex marriage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mattbirk; plannedparenthood; presidentobama; prolife; ravens

1 posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT by Welchie25
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To: Welchie25

Now let’s see if he can fade the heat and stand his ground? That will be even more impressive since I am sure the NFL will turn the screws on him.


2 posted on 06/06/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Welchie25

A true off-the-field HERO!


3 posted on 06/06/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT by lightman (Buzzed and buggered bath house Barry: the Benghazi bungler.)
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To: Welchie25

And yet this gets less attention from the media than that gay-loving Raven who wants gay marriage. Wonder why?


4 posted on 06/06/2013 2:19:32 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Welchie25

He should have said God doesn’t bless evil nor those who agree with evil no matter how many times Obama says it.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Welchie25

Birk should have spent his entire career and retired with the Vikings. It is a shame that Brad Childress(Klink) chased him out of town.


6 posted on 06/06/2013 2:20:24 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Welchie25

Yes!!


7 posted on 06/06/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Welchie25

Good on him...especially knowing that he will be audited, wiretapped, and sliced and diced in order to dig up something on him.


8 posted on 06/06/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Resolute Conservative

He’s already 36 y/o. There isn’t much they could do to him.


9 posted on 06/06/2013 2:24:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: presently no screen name
He should have said God doesn’t bless evil nor those who agree with evil no matter how many times Obama says it.

Good grief! Tell you what - YOU pay the price and work to achieve as this man has, then you can say it that way.

What is it that calls forth such a comment as yours? Never pleased with anything, I guess.

10 posted on 06/06/2013 2:29:32 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
YOU pay the price and work to achieve as this man has, then you can say it that way

Am I responding to Adam's post or Mrs. Don-o's own words post. So stop with your changing the 'subject'.

What is it that calls forth such a comment as yours?

STICK with what I am responding about and don't go off on a tangent in the hopes of diverting attention.

Never pleased with anything, I guess.

So you are here to please me?? Seems it's more about you aren't pleased with TRUTH for such a rebuttal.

11 posted on 06/06/2013 2:35:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Oh, you are on this thread. Responding to God doesn’t bless evil nor those who agree with evil no matter how many times Obama says it.

It's too bad if you have a problem with that statement - I doubt Mark does nor questions the price Jesus paid - the only sacrifice that counts!

12 posted on 06/06/2013 2:40:55 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Resolute Conservative

Birk retired from football.


13 posted on 06/06/2013 2:40:57 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: presently no screen name

Do you need a nap?


14 posted on 06/06/2013 2:45:11 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: presently no screen name

Talking to yourself again because everyone else has grown tired of your schtick.


15 posted on 06/06/2013 3:20:54 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Obviously, you are most interested because you read and responded! So ‘work’ on your schtick.


16 posted on 06/06/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Welchie25

Hope his audit goes well.


17 posted on 06/06/2013 3:48:28 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Welchie25

oooooooooooooo that’s not politically correct........

I can still remember the Bar meeting I was at where some loudmouth female attorney said “Bush is not my President” and I another loudmouth female attorney said “well he is mine”


18 posted on 06/06/2013 5:10:13 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Welchie25

Good on Matt!


19 posted on 06/06/2013 5:11:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Welchie25

Good for him.


20 posted on 06/06/2013 6:02:06 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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