A ministry known for preaching biblical principles about marriage and family seemed to take a public-relations hit from an NFL quarterback, but the ministry’s president says there is no ill will.
Focus on the Family president Jim Daly acknowledges that some people are suggesting Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw his ministry under bus, including some employees inside the Colorado-based organization.
“But I didn’t really feel that way,” Daly tells OneNewsNow.
OneNewsNow reported in a Sept. 10 story that left-wing media outlets shamed Brees over his work with Focus to promote its annual “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” which is Oct. 3.
In an interview with reporters, and again in a message posted to Twitter, Brees seemed to claim ignorance of the ministry’s unpopular biblical beliefs. In his own Twitter post, the quarterback said he does not support groups that “promote inequality,” a likely reference to the ministry sticking by orthodox biblical views about homosexuality and marriage.
According to Daly, Brees told the ministry to keep the “Bring Your Bible” video up online despite the left-wing uproar, when he could have asked Focus to take it down.
“I would have felt far worse,” Daly says, “if he were to say, Take the video down, I don't support anything Focus does.”
Daly, who watched Brees play Monday night, says the popular quarterback was “caught between a rock and a hard spot” with the first game of the season days away and the media coming after him.
The much bigger problem, Daly warns, is the pro-LGBT activists attempting to bully Christians into submission even after achieving their long-sought of legalizing same-sex "marriage."
“We all know it's the law of the land now. We get that. That battle is over for now,” Daly says of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling. “They've got to realize they've got to move from militancy to being at the table in a pluralistic culture.”