Backlash over NFL player Harrison Butker’s commencement speech has reached a new level.

The sisters of Mount St. Scholastica do not believe that Harrison Butker’s comments in his 2024 Benedictine College commencement address represent the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college that our founders envisioned and in which we have been so invested,” they said in a statement. “Instead of promoting unity in our church, our nation, and the world, his comments seem to have fostered division.”

It’s interesting that an institution tied to the Catholic church would have to apologize for Butker’s speech based on the teachings of the college.

Let’s take a look at some excerpts and really see if it’s what the college is stating.

For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives. I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you. How many of you are sitting here now about to cross this stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead 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 think of everything young women are influenced by on the internet, TV and other media outlets that steer women away from the basic teachings of the church. One of these is starting a family.  Please note he stated, out of all the great things you will achieve, one of the most special will be being a wife and a mother. He never said a women should not follow their dreams and just stay home and raise children, but the media will twist it that way.

To the gentlemen here today: Part of what plagues our society is this lie that has been told to you that men are not necessary in the home or in our communities. As men, we set the tone of the culture, and when that is absent, disorder, dysfunction and chaos set in. This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation. Other countries do not have nearly the same absentee father rates as we find here in the U.S., and a correlation could be made in their drastically lower violence rates, as well.

He also stated the importance of a male figure in the home why is it important. Remember it’s a Christian school and the basis of the catholic church is the family unit, and he is addressing it as there are so many single Mothers and what leads to the situations stated above.

Be unapologetic in your masculinity, fighting against the cultural emasculation of men. Do hard things. Never settle for what is easy. You might have a talent that you don’t necessarily enjoy, but if it glorifies God, maybe you should lean into that over something that you might think suits you better.

 

There has been an attack on masculinity with the tagging toxic masculinity as harassment toward women. It has been miscategorized as that by the far left me too contingent.

Harassment toward Women is awful and should not be tolerated in any circumstance.

Any Man that does this is not a man, and real men masculine men know this as a code of honor.

With that said toxic masculinity has kept this country safe from our enemy’s, it has saved people from fire, disasters, it has kept us entertained with sports.

We are trying to take this masculinity from young men and the concerning part is that our enemies can see this, and will take advantage of this.

The wide-ranging speech also touched on pride, birth control, COVID restrictions, “dangerous gender ideologies” and Catholic principles.

Butker described Catholic pride as “not the deadly sin sort of pride that has an entire month dedicated to it, but true God-centered pride,” an apparent dig at Pride Month.

On the topic of birth control, he said, “There is nothing good about playing God with having children — whether that be your ideal number or the perfect time to conceive.” He called out abortion, IVF and surrogacy as symptoms of “disorder.”

Regarding the topics above, these are all beliefs of the Catholic church and yet these sisters condemn him for his comments. Which I find hypocritical.

You could not have found a better speaker and or role model.

Maybe next year save yourself the trouble and don’t have anybody.

We will discuss this on Davin’s Den on June 1st.

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