Skip to comments.Matt Birk skips Obama meeting because of presidentís Planned Parenthood prayer
Posted on 06/06/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT by Welchie25
Citing President Barack Obamas 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. Pauls KFAN Sports-Radio FM-100.3, Birk said he had great respect for the office of the presidency, but could not endorse Obamas 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 couldnt deal with that. I couldnt 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 states law legalizing same-sex marriage.
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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.
A true off-the-field HERO!
And yet this gets less attention from the media than that gay-loving Raven who wants gay marriage. Wonder why?
He should have said God doesn’t bless evil nor those who agree with evil no matter how many times Obama says it.
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.
Good on him...especially knowing that he will be audited, wiretapped, and sliced and diced in order to dig up something on him.
He’s already 36 y/o. There isn’t much they could do to him.
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.
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.
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!
Birk retired from football.
Do you need a nap?
Talking to yourself again because everyone else has grown tired of your schtick.
Obviously, you are most interested because you read and responded! So ‘work’ on your schtick.
Hope his audit goes well.
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”
Good on Matt!
Good for him.