As progressive social justice themes become an even greater presence in the realm of professional sports, more traditional themes of human justice are getting lost in all the noise.
But not entirely. As a matter of fact, one NFL Hall of Fame coach saw fit recently to congratulate an active player for his outspokenness on behalf of the sanctity of life.
As reported by The Daily Caller, Tony Dungy, the former coach of the Super Bowl-winning Indianapolis Colts, took to Twitter this past Sunday to praise Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, after reading the latter’s comments about abortion quoted over at LifeSiteNews.com. In response to the article, wherein Watson referred to the procedure as “the ultimate form of racism, Dungy tweeted, “I applaud my brother @BenjaminSWatson for speaking the truth on a controversial issue. Thank you.”
“I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions,” Watson said, “and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks. And it’s kind of ironic that it’s working.”
Of course, when a high-profile person uses social media to defend a position reflective of traditional morality and ethics, the left wastes no time coming after them. To Dungy’s credit, he would not be cowed, and took particular issue with some Twitter users suggesting men have no business discussing a woman’s health issue.
“Do abortions only deal with one woman? Are there any other people involved?” Dungy countered on Twitter.
Why, yes, Coach Dungy, there are other people involved.
Thank you…and thank you, Ben Watson.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large