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Earlier this month, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker delivered quite a controversial commencement address at a Catholic college in which he criticized transgender people, mocked LGBTQ Pride Month, and suggested that the most important role for women is as homemakers. And it doesn’t sound like he has any regrets about what he said.

During during another speech at a Regina Caeli Academy event in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night, Harrison Butker defended himself from criticism and even doubled down on his controversial comments as he made it clear that he had no regrets for what he said.

“Over the past few days my beliefs, or what people think I believe, have been the focus of countless discussions around the globe,” Butker said. “At the outset, many people expressed a shocking level of hate. But as the days went on even those who disagreed with my viewpoints shared their support for my freedom of religion.

“As to be expected, the more I’ve talked about what I value most, which is my Catholic faith, the more polarizing I have become.”

Butker indicated that he was not bothered by the criticism he received as a result of his speech because he is not trying to please other people, he is trying to please God.

“I can’t help but tremble at the thought of the courage many saints have shown in their lives. Would I be so bold if the repercussion was what Daniel faced in being fed to lions,” Butker said. “In reality, any courage I have shown will lead to some small suffering, and it will lead to some people never liking me.

“If I constantly remind myself of the hardships the saints went through, especially the martyrs and their persecution, it makes it all seem not so bad. For if heaven is our goal, we should embrace our cross however large or small it maybe and live our life in joy to be a bold witness for Christ.”

It’s clear that he is standing by what he said.

[Daily Wire]