Butker’s Catholic Commencement Speech: Not the Problem But the Symptom

On the bright side, if your ideological opponent is digging his own grave, don’t interrupt him

Fay Wylde
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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Kansas City Chief’s kicker Harrison Butker is not, of course, an official spokesperson for the Catholic Church. His speech, however, and the response to it, is emblematic of a bigger-picture issue.

He gives a speech, and social media explodes with pushback, but that is all a sideshow.

The real issue, the real problem, is the long-brewing internecine war within the Catholic Church and also the broader growing religious war within the whole of American society with Christian nationalist ultraconservatives versus, well, everyone else.

Who knew all that could be illustrated by a guy who has a career kicking a ball and who discourages women from pursuing any career other than baby-making?

I normally would ignore this particular sort of social media, culture war, pile-on feeding frenzy if only because Butker’s speech would be forgotten in a week or so.

However, since I can use this to discuss the bigger picture, indulge me for a moment.

One man’s speech versus the dogma of conservative Catholics…

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Fay Wylde
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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