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
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
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;
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
& # 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;
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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