Bishop Strickland, Archbishop Cordileone Defend Harrison Butker Amid Onslaught of Media Attacks

Former Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland and current San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone are among the first prominent clergy in the United States to express public support for Harrison Butker after the star NFL kicker came under attack from mainstream media outlets for delivering a pro-family commencement address at Benedictine College last Saturday in Atchison, Kansas. 

Strickland and Cordileone both issued statements on X this week praising Butker for his speech, which has caused leftists and sports pundits alike to flip out because he had the audacity to suggest female graduates might find more meaning raising children than in professional accolades.

“Thank you Harrison for speaking truth, it is no surprise that some are reacting with extreme negativity, too many today hate the Truth & merely want ‘their’ truth which is not truth at all. You are in my prayers,” Strickland said.

“As voices are raised against Harrison Butker’s speech at Benedictine College, let us stand strong & resist their attempts to silence the truth,” Strickland also remarked. “Harrison spoke in love to the graduates & to our culture. Even leaders in the Church speak against tradition but let us remember that Truth prevails because Jesus Christ is Truth Incarnate.” 

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