Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker delivering commencement speech at a college in Kansas. Photo Credit: Benedictine College on YouTube

Kansas City Chiefs star kicker Harrison Butker served as the guest commencement speaker for Benedictine College in Kansas over the weekend, delivering a speech for the graduating class that was not shy on controversial opinions on heated topics.

From the COVID-19 pandemic to LGBTW Pride Month to President Joe Biden, Butker had plenty to say about all of the above. And his traditional Catholic values certainly shined through throughout the speech.

“You missed out on so many milestones that us older people have taken for granted,” said Butker referring to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While COVID may have played a large role throughout your formative years, it is not unique. Bad policies and poor leadership have negatively impacted major life issues. Things like abortion, IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, as well as a growing support for degenerate cultural values in media all stem from the pervasiveness of disorder.

“Our own nation is led by a man who publically and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith. But at the same time is delusional enough to make the sign of the cross during a pro-abortion rally. He has been so vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies that I’m sure to many people it appears that you can be both Catholic and pro-choice. He is not alone. From the fan behind the COVID lockdown, to the people pushing gender ideologies onto the youth of America. They all have a glaring thing in common. They are all Catholic.”

Later in the speech, he referred to LGBTQ Pride Month, which takes place in June, as a month that is dedicated to “deadly sin”.

“I’m certain the reporters at the AP could not have imagined that their attempt to rebuke and embarrass places and people like those here at Benedictine wouldn’t be met with anger, but instead met with excitement and pride,” Butker said. “Not the deadly sin sort of pride that has an entire month dedicated to it, but true God-centered pride that is cooperating with the Holy Ghost to glorify him.”

Butker certainly got all of his points across in the 20-minute speech on Saturday, which can be seen in its entirety on the Benedictine College YouTube page. But he certainly could face some backlash for a number of these highly debated opinions.

[Benedictine College on YouTube]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.