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How Left-Wing Agendas… Killed U.S. Sports And Unborn Babies

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By REY FLORES

(Editor’s Note: Fr. Kevin M. Cusick’s column will appear again in this space next week.)

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I know many of you won’t like this, but quite frankly I don’t care. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate football. I find it to be the most tedious and boring game ever, next to soccer and golf. I pretty much despise any and all organized professional and collegiate sports.
Karl Marx once called religion the opiate of the masses. Well, in my opinion, today’s corporate sports industry is the mind-numbing crack of the masses. I couldn’t think of a worst waste of time, especially on Sundays when people should be going to Holy Mass and spending time with their families, instead of drinking beer on the couch all day.
Growing up in Chicago, one is supposed to bleed the blue and orange of the Chicago Bears. Now that I’m in Nebraska, I have to put up with all sorts of goofy “Go Big Red” Cornhusker football fans that are just about as dopey as most of the Bears fans I grew up with.
I must admit, however, that someone in Chicago could not help but to jump on the Chicago Bulls bandwagon in the 1990s. Our Chicago Bulls won six NBA championships that decade. It was hard not to get caught up in the fever of an extraordinary athlete like Michael Jordan, backed up by the likes of Scottie Pippen, then wild man Dennis Rodman just helping take them over the top.
I grew up loving baseball. I used to play stickball too on the streets of Chicago, always wearing my trusty raggedy and beloved Chicago White Sox baseball cap. Yes, I grew up on the north side, but for some reason I always hated the Cubs. It just seemed like such a wimpy name for any kind of sports team. In 2005, I was grateful to have finally seen my once-beloved White Sox win the World Series, though my fandom for the Sox ended shortly after that.
While it never surprised me how “gay-friendly” the Chicago Cubs organization always had been — given the location of Wrigley Field in a “gay neighborhood” — the White Sox organization finally did something I never thought they would.
A few seasons ago, the Chicago White Sox hosted their first LGBTQ Pride Night. That did it for me. Off came the Sox sticker from my car, and out to the trash can went my Sox hats. Heck, I even threw out the one and only pair of white gym socks I owned.
Fast forward to the pathetic National Football League of the last few seasons. When we once had tough-as-nails guys like Mike Ditka and Dick Butkus, in the last few years we’ve got ungrateful, anti-American, racist, attention-seeking celebrity wannabe punks like Colin Kaepernick.
I don’t get that whole NIKE deal with Kaepernick. Isn’t it NIKE’s main business plan to sell their overpriced, made in China, slave-made shoes to poor inner-city kids who supposedly look up to athletes who are actually active in their respective sport?
And now, poor Vince Lombardi’s body must be spinning in his grave given the latest disgusting and unconscionable contribution of over $2.5 million the Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Inc.
This isn’t any longer about some fake, pretend, modern-day “gladiator” sport known as football. This battle we are fighting is a true and timeless battle between good and evil on the real “iron grid,” with eternity as the stakes.
Dan Miller, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW), commented in a letter written to the Green Bay Packers Foundation, “Any perceived benefit Planned Parenthood provides to society is wiped out every time they kill a baby, which in their case is 4,639 times a year in Wisconsin alone. In just one day, they wipe out the approximate equivalent of an entire football team.”
In response to Pro-Life Wisconsin’s condemnation of the recent news that the Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded grant funds to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Aaron Popkey, director of Public Affairs for the Packers, stated, in part:
“The grant you reference is for Planned Parenthood of Milwaukee’s Cuidándonos Creceremos más Sanos program, which means ‘growing healthier together.’ It is dedicated to reaching Latino families in southeastern Wisconsin, an underserved population, with language and culturally specific health education they would not normally receive.
“The Packers and the foundation certainly understand there are individuals who disagree with some aspect of one or more of the 2,800 organizations that have been supported since 1986. The organization respects those views. Grant applications are considered specific to their initiatives and do not necessarily imply endorsement of other actions by the organizations.”
But “the Green Bay Packers Foundation’s defense of their egregious donation to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin shows just how out of touch they are with the reality of what Planned Parenthood stands for,” says Anna DeMeuse, Pro-Life Wisconsin communications director, referring to Planned Parenthood’s systemic racism. About six percent of Wisconsin’s population is Hispanic.
In 2018, black pro-life activist Ryan Bomberger wrote a noted essay entitled, “Planned Parenthood Kills More Blacks in Two Weeks than the KKK Killed in a Century.” Now that the Hispanic population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States, Planned Parenthood’s greedy devils see nothing but dollar signs when they target Hispanics.
Pro-Life Wisconsin asks that pro-lifers across Wisconsin call out the Green Bay Packers Foundation (GBPF) for their egregious support of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Sign your name to the petition with the link below and tell GBPF that organizations that profit off of the killing of innocent human life should never receive a cent.
Please sign and share this petition from Pro-Life Wisconsin far and wide: https://www.prolifewi.org/blog/packers-foundation-grant-has-unintended-racist-implications.
Most Wanderer readers will see this article after the Super Bowl takes place. But please, now and in the future, boycott the NFL and the Super Bowl altogether.
This year’s ads will feature drag queens pushing hummus and Heaven only knows what else. See the related item in NewsNotes on p. 2A of this week’s issue.

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