Just when Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe had us thinking every pro football player ever was a do-right kinda man, we hear retired National Football League
has-been veteran Burgess Owens is telling African-Americans voters not to cast a ballot for Barack Obama because of his support for marriage equality and reproductive freedom.
The National Organization for Marriage blog (yeah we read that shit) is reporting that in his self-published e-book, It’s All About Team: Exposing the Black Talented Tenth, the former Oakland Raider tells the black community:
“We are going to have to have black ministers stand up once again. Unfortunately, I have been a little disappointed that we have issues out there like traditional marriage, abortion, school education. And we have so much silence from the black community, from black preachers, because they understand first hand the impact of all that. We can no longer support those who are against the faith.”
… “There is still a desire, by most within the black community, to recapture for their children the ideals of a traditional family where moms and dads commit to each other and to their children through the lifelong bonds of marriage. We can be the kind of example as the black middle class was for decades to give encouragement to others who follow.”
Well, Owens, 61, is a Mormon—so his idea of historically traditional families might be a little different than John W. Protestant’s.