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Tell Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker: Stick to Sports

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker just spoke at Benedictine College’s commencement ceremony – and his remarks are sparking controversy across the country. 

His comments were off-color, to say the least. In addition to calling Pride Month a “deadly sin” and bemoaning diversity and equity initiatives, he also suggested that women find more fulfillment through getting married and having children than pursuing careers. 

Butker’s sexist and demeaning remarks were unacceptable for any venue, particularly a college commencement.

Sign the petition to tell Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker to stick to sports and leave future public speaking opportunities to athletes whose views aren’t stuck in the 1950s. 

“Women listening in the audience, rather than being rewarded with a diploma on graduation day, were made to listen as he promoted the role of homemaker — not as an acceptable choice, but as their duty as a husband’s servant,” said columnist Sam McDowell. 

The speech was inappropriate, condescending, and insulting. College graduates deserve better, women deserve better, and the LGBTQ community deserves better. Shame on him. 

Sign the petition today to tell the Chief’s kicker: stick to sports. 
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