Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker and his teammates visited the White House on Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl LVII triumph.
Butker, who wanted to convey a pro-life message, wore a tie adorned with the phrase “Vulnerari Praesidio” in elegant cursive writing, meaning “Protect the most vulnerable” in Latin. The tie was designed by Live Action.
Most notably, Butker also wore a gold pin depicting the size of a 10-week-old aborted baby’s feet.
By incorporating these subtle elements into his attire, Butker aimed to send a powerful message to the Biden administration without uttering a word.
“I want to give the most vulnerable, the unborn, a voice at a place where every effort has been made to allow and normalize the tragic termination of their lives,” Butker stated in a press statement.
Drawing from his personal experience as a father who has encountered three miscarriages, he expressed understanding of the hardships associated with losing a child and emphasized the importance of valuing every life, whether inside or outside the womb.
Live Action founder and president Lila Rose further commented on President Biden’s role as a professing Catholic and the leader of a pro-abortion administration. Rose conveyed her concern over the high death toll of 2,548 children lost to abortion each day during Biden’s tenure, as highlighted by The Daily Signal.
As a devout Catholic, Butker recently expressed his belief that his purpose on Earth is to become a saint. He emphasized that his motivation for making successful kicks extended beyond personal achievements or financial gains.
Prominent religious leaders such as the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone praised the Catholic football player for the strength of his pro-life conviction.
Butker played a significant role in the Chiefs’ victory during the previous season, notably with his game-winning field goal in the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals. In the Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was called upon again and secured a victory for his team with a central field goal, leading to a final score of 38-35.
While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Chiefs from visiting the White House following his Super Bowl LIV triumph over the San Francisco 49ers, he made sure to take the opportunity this year to make a statement for life and hold the president accountable for his betrayal of the preborn and the Catholic faith.
Earlier this year, Butker also garnered attention for his commencement address at Georgia Tech, where he encouraged graduates to prioritize marriage and starting a family.
In his speech, he boldly offered a somewhat controversial but impactful suggestion for the graduates’ future. “I can offer one controversial antidote that I believe will have lasting impact for generations to come,” he stated. “Get married and start a family.”
With a lighthearted grin, Butker pointed to his own wedding ring, emphasizing its significance. He went on to reflect on the accolades he had received for his game-winning field goals in both the AFC Championship and the Super Bowl. However, he made a profound statement, asserting that despite the temporary happiness derived from such accomplishments, they ultimately paled in comparison to the joy he had discovered in his marriage and the experience of becoming a father.
During his address, Butker highlighted the tremendous viewership of the Super Bowl, dubbing it the most watched football game in history. Yet, he stressed that true fulfillment lay beyond these fleeting moments and that the real measure of happiness resided in his relationship with his wife and the journey of raising a family. He expressed his confidence as a husband, father, and even as a football player, emphasizing how it was rooted in his marital bond and the impact they would have on future generations through their children. To him, leaving behind such a legacy was the pinnacle of achievement.
Butker’s words challenged the graduates to contemplate the significance of their own future choices and how they could shape not only their personal lives but also the lives of those who would come after them.