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The clip was slammed because it was supported by the Focus on the Family group, an organization that is often accused of being anti-gay. The group has previously been attacked for endorsing & # 39; conversion therapy & # 39 ;, the controversial practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation

Saints quarterback Drew Brees insists he does NOT support a Christian anti-LGBTQ group that supports conversion therapy after he promotes their campaign & # 39; Take your Bible to schoolday & # 39; has supported

  • NFL QB Drew Brees was criticized for supporting Bring Your Bible to School Day
  • He shared a video in which he threw his support behind the campaign online
  • Brees then shared another after the criticism that defended his views and explained that he favors equality through & # 39; Love, respect and accepting everything & # 39; to add
  • Brees added that his support for the campaign does not mean that he & # 39; every kind of hatred & # 39; and that he was wrongly and wrongly accused of being anti-gay
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NFL quarterback Drew Brees defended himself after being criticized for encouraging students to participate in a campaign organized by an anti-gay Christian organization.

The Saints star placed a video support Bring your Bible to school day, which was started by the non-profit group Focus on the Family.

The group has previously been attacked for endorsing & # 39; conversion therapy & # 39 ;, the controversial practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation.

The clip was slammed because it was supported by the Focus on the Family group, an organization that is often accused of being anti-gay. The group has previously been attacked for endorsing & # 39; conversion therapy & # 39 ;, the controversial practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation

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The clip was slammed because it was supported by the Focus on the Family group, an organization that is often accused of being anti-gay. The group has previously been attacked for endorsing & # 39; conversion therapy & # 39 ;, the controversial practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation

In the first video that was posted on a YouTube channel named & # 39; Bring your Bible & # 39 ;, Brees said: & # 39; One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 2 Corinthians 5: 7: & # 39; Because we live by faith, not by sight. So I want to encourage you to live your faith on Bring your Bible to school day and share God's love with friends. You are not alone. & # 39;

But the initiative is led by the non-profit organization that condemned homosexuality as a & # 39; sin & # 39; described as identifying a & # 39; violation of God's design & # 39; as a transgender. CNN reported.

After being criticized online, Brees went to social media again to clarify his position in the group.

In the video, Brees says: & # 39; I do not support groups that discriminate or have their own agendas that try to promote inequality. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; Hopefully this sets the record straight with who I am and what I stand for.

& # 39; Love EVERYTHING, respect and accept everything. I encourage you not to believe the negativity that you read otherwise. It's just not true. Have a nice day. & # 39;

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Brees said that his support for the campaign does not mean that he & # 39; every kind of hatred & # 39; and that he was wrongly and wrongly accused of being anti-gay.

After being criticized online, Brees went to social media again to clarify his support for the group

After being criticized online, Brees went to social media again to clarify his support for the group

After being criticized online, Brees went to social media again to clarify his support for the group

& # 39; I know that unfortunately there are Christian organizations involved in things like that, & # 39; he said according to ESPN.

& # 39; And for me, that is completely against what being a Christian is. Being a Christian is love, it is forgiveness, it respects everything, it accepts everything. & # 39;

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A spokesperson for Focus on the Family said the organization is not a hate group.

& # 39; Our goal is to say: & # 39; Jesus loves you, cares about you no matter who you are – your race, your faith, your sexual orientation. Jesus died for each of us. & # 39; That is the message we want to spread, & Jim Daly said.

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