NFL champion Matt Birk, who played center for the Baltimore Ravens last year during their recent Super Bowl season, skipped the team’s visit with President Obama at the White House, a traditional trip for the NFL’s most recent champions.
Birk, who retired at the end of the season and describes himself as a pro-life Catholic, didn’t hold back about why he decided to skip the visit with Obama. From the story at the Washington Examiner:
“I have great respect for the office of the presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in a speech and he said, ‘God bless Planned Parenthood,’” Birk, a former Minnesota Viking, told a local Minnesota sports blog. “I’m very confused by [Obama's] statement,” he explained. “”For God to bless a place where they’re ending 330,000 lives a year? I just chose not to attend.”
Amen, brother. Turns out God wasn’t the only one who found the irony in Obama’s command that he bless Planned Parenthood.
Good for Matt Birk for his public defense of life.