Promoting Christian ignorance, bigotry, and hatred: New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees tells Christian kids to bring their Bible to school in an obnoxious promotional video for anti-gay Christian hate group Focus on the Family.
Big Easy Magazine reports:
On Thursday, August 29 the anti-LGBTQ+ religious group Focus on the Family released a video featuring none other than Saints star quarterback, Drew Brees.
Big Easy Magazine notes that Focus on the Family is “one of the most well funded anti-LGBT organizations in the country. Focus on the Family supports and promotes the practice of “conversion therapy,” which uses a combination of shaming, emotionally manipulative and traumatic stimuli, and physically painful stimuli in order to “cure” LGBTQ+ people of their sexual orientation”
In the video for the anti-gay Christian hate group, Brees encourages kids to bring their Bible to school on Oct. 3, which is “Bring your Bible to School Day,” so that they can proselytise to and try to convert their fellow students.
In the short promotional video Brees declares:
Hey guys! Drew Brees here. One of my favorite verses in the bible is Second Corinthians 5:7:
For we live by faith not by sight.
So I want to encourage you to live out your faith on “Bring your Bible to School Day” and share God’s love with friends.
You’re not alone.
When Brees says “share God’s love with friends,” he is telling Christian kids it is OK to harass, bully, and try to indoctrinate other kids with Christian superstition and ignorance.
And while Brees says nothing about LGBT people in the video, the subtext is clear: By appearing in a video for Focus on the Family, Brees is implicitly endorsing the anti-LGBT bigotry and ignorance promoted by the well established and long running Christian hate group.
Nor can Brees plead ignorance about Focus on the Family. In fact, according to reports, Brees has been associated with the Christian hate group since at least 2010.
Bottom line: In a disturbing display of Christian privilege and insensitivity, New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees instructs Christian kids to bring their Bible to school in an obnoxious promotional video for anti-gay Christian hate group Focus on the Family.