Saturday, June 8, 2013

Super Bowl champ Matt Birk skips meeting with Obama over ‘God bless Planned Parenthood’ remark


For many athletes the chance to meet the president of the United States of America is a once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-missed opportunity. But not for Ravens Super Bowl champ Matt Birk.

Birk, who earned his Super Bowl ring earlier this year as a center with the Baltimore Ravens, told KFAN-FM this morning that he decided to skip a meet-and-greet with President Obama over the president’s support for Planned Parenthood.

“About five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood,’” Birk told the radio station. “Planned Parenthood performs about 330,000 abortions a year. I am Catholic, I am active in the pro-life movement, and I just felt like I couldn’t deal with that."

The football star said that while he has "great respect for the office of the president," he "couldn't endorse" the president's support for the country's top abortion organization "in any way."

"I'm very confused by [the president's] statement," said Birk. "For God to bless a place where they're ending 330,000 lives a year? I just chose not to attend."


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    1. Tom Stedham has left a new comment on your post "Super Bowl champ Matt Birk skips meeting with Obam...":

      He concluded his speech saying, "Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
      So... we can debate WHO he was talking about. It certainly seems like he was saying "God bless (the people in this room), not "God bless (Planned Parenthood and the work they do")...
      But... he certainly did not say the direct words "God bless Planned Parenthood", like this football player and many "media" outlets are claiming.

  2. I wish more people wound stand up for their convictions and not be afraid of what will happen when they do.