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  • Writer's pictureThe Danbury Institute

Stand with Harrison Butker and his pro-faith, pro-family, pro-life commencement address

Catholic professional football player Harrison Butker is being ridiculed by the left, with even the NFL distancing itself from him, for comments he made as a commencement address speaker supporting things like motherhood and the sanctity of life.

What did he say that was so egregious?


  • Honored his wife and her commitment to being a wife and mother

  • Encouraged women not be be dissuaded from pursuing the high calling of motherhood and being a homemaker (met with 18 seconds of applause)

  • Referred to the U.S. president as delusional for making the Sign the Cross at a pro-abortion rally

  • Condemned support for murdering innocent babies

  • Reminded the audience that one cannot be both Catholic and pro-choice

  • Noted the negative impact of "abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values in media"

  • Lamented the emasculation of men and emphasized the importance of men doing hard things and being present in home and community

  • Highlighted the need for engaged fathers, for caring mothers, and for speaking the truth

  • Affirmed the necessity and reality of faith being counter cultural

"These are the sorts of things we are told in polite society to not bring up. You know, the difficult and unpleasant things. But if we are going to be men and women for this time in history, we need to stop pretending that the "Church of Nice" is a winning proposition. We must always speak and act in charity, but never mistake charity for cowardice." - Butker

Stand with Butker and his bold, honorable appeal to virtue.

Interested in reading his full remarks? Find them here.


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