After doing a video for Bring Your Bible to School Day for Focus on the Family, Drew Brees earned a fatwa from Rainbow Jihad. With an interest in canceling the all star NFL quarterback for his views, a reporter attacked him for associating himself with renown Christian organization Focus on the Family. Here is the video below.
As you can see, the video is completely benign. But that wasn’t enough for the cancel culture we live in.
Drew Brees proceeds to set the record straight to end the “negativity” surrounding the situation.
In setting the record straight, Drew Brees said that he lives by log God and Love your neighbor as yourself which to him means loving, respecting, and accepting all people. But he still denounced Focus on the Family and squandered an opportunity to spread the Gospel. A docile Christian is exactly what Satan wants, if he can’t have your eternal soul, and that is how Drew Brees acted. When put under slight pressure to defend your faith, we cannot respond with such an inaccurate depiction of Christianity. These people hate God and will be unconvinced if we give them the verses that poll well, a verse he doesn’t seem to comprehend the whole context of.
Jesus says in John 15
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. 20Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. – John 15:18-21 NASB
Jesus says that they will come after you. In fact, they will come after you because it’s easier than going after him directly. But I guess because Drew Brees was experiencing negativity, he can just acquiesce when having to answer for is actions as it relates to his faith. He can ride the bench while Focus on the Family takes all of the blow for taking faith a little more seriously. We can’t have star quarterbacks feeling uncomfortable for following Christ.
Drew Brees could handle all sort of pressure from defenses but a little negativity from outrage mob is his kryptonite? In contrast, Dave Chappelle, a black Muslim, went toe to toe with these same people with far more conviction. Instead of parroting the Popularity Gospel at them, citing a verse with a high approval rating, he should have dismissed the reporter’s question from the beginning telling her to “get out of here with that nonsense question.” and move on. A Christian contrast is Israel Folau whom I wrote about back in May. He came under fire from Rainbow Jihad, stood strong in the faith, and lost his job as one of Australia’s star rugby players. Athletes could learn a lot from Israel Folau when it comes to facing persecution in the form of cancel culture. And let’s not forget the former quarterback now baseball player, Tim Tebow.
There is never satisfying these people without going apostate. Not even Chris Pratt going to a Hillsong entertainment arena was enough to satisfy these people. His defense was also really bad for much of the same reasons. I don’t presume to know Brees’ heart; in fact I knew nothing of his faith before this incident. If I believed him to be fraudulent in his faith, I would have stated he was a hypocrite(fraud), not a coward. But this message to Brees is a message for us all, they will come after you because they were so daring enough to crucify the Son of God. We need to know scripture. We need to be able to defend our faith on the premises of the Bible, not on the premises of postmodernism if we are to have a real impact. If If Drew Brees is a true man of faith, he needs to do better than this.