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Chiefs Offseason Remains Weird; Kicker Harrison Butker is branded homophobe and misogynist for art school speech: NFL: Sports World News


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs speaks to the media during Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night at Allegiant Stadium on February 5, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Chris Unger/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to dominate NFL headlines three months after their back-to-back Super Bowl victories, though in some cases not for good reasons.

The team is back in the spotlight after kicker Harrison Butker is criticized for his recent comments about people belonging to the LGBT community and the role of women in society.

Butker, who has been with the Chiefs since 2017, appeared as a guest speaker for Benedictine College students for their commencement exercise and made controversial comments that many thought were homophobic and misogynistic.

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Chief among them is when he suggested that Pride Month is a deadly sin when women are supposed to be housewives instead of having their careers.

“Not the kind of Pride for Deadly Sins that a whole month is dedicated to,” Butker said in the 20-minute speech.

“But the true, God-centered pride that works with the Holy Spirit to glorify Him.”

He also spoke to graduating students and said the most important title they should aspire to is to become a housewife, referring to the life his wife leads.

“I think it’s you, the women, who have been told the most diabolical lies,” Butker said.

“Some of you may have successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world. I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say that her life truly began when she began living her calling as a wife and mother.

It’s not that hard to understand where Butker was coming from with his comments.

He is an outspoken Christian and embraces traditional views on family.

While some perceive his views negatively, others think he was speaking from his experience.

Butker reiterates his well-documented position

This isn’t the first time Butker has made his beliefs known.

He has been criticized before, but he remains steadfast in what he believes in.

In 2023, he said people should get married and start a family life. He suggested that “self-dependence and prioritizing our careers over important relationships” are the root causes of loneliness.

When he was invited to the White House in 2023, he wore a pro-life tie to protest President Joe Biden’s support of pro-choice movements.

He was recently labeled an anti-Semite when he said in a 2024 speech that the Jewish people are “responsible for the death of Jesus.” The comment came as he criticized a bill proposed to increase the penalty for anti-Semitism.

Interesting offseason for Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs and their players have been busy this season.

Before Butker’s comments, wide receiver Rashee Rice made headlines after being involved in a car accident. He has since turned himself over to authorities for investigation.

Their Super Bowl success this year did not translate into more funding, as there is now a possibility they will leave Kansas after a $2 billion proposal to upgrade Arrowhead Stadium was rejected.

The funding had to come from taxpayers’ pockets, and many critics say the upgrade is only intended to cater to the wealthy.

In February, the team’s championship parade was also marred by a shooting.

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