Amid criticism, Drew Brees says he opposes anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Saints

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during the first half of the team’s preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC News) – Saints quarterback Drew Brees has taken some criticism this week after he appeared in a promotional video made by Focus on the Family, a Christian organization that opposes gay marriage and gay adoption. In a new video released today, Brees said he opposes all forms of discrimination.

In the original video, Brees urges young people to “Live out your faith on Bring Your Bible to School Day,” promoting a Focus on the Family initiative.

In the video he released today, Brees criticizes media coverage of his first video and says his own views have been misconstrued.

“There’s been a lot of negativity spread about me in the LGBTQ community recently, based upon an article someone wrote with a very negative headline that I think led people to believe that somehow I was aligned with an organization that was anti-LGBTQ,” Brees said.

Brees said that his Christian faith teaches him to love everyone, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs or anything else.

Click here for more.

Copyright 2019 NBC News Channel. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Check This Out

Trending Stories

Loving Living Local 600x600

Don't Miss