Bothered by Butker? Is it what he said or what others say he said?

Harrison Butker

Here are Harrison Butker’s words to women during his commencement address at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas:

“For the ladies present today, congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. You should be proud of all that you have achieved to this point in your young lives. I want to speak directly to you briefly because I think it is you, the women, who have had the most diabolical lies told to you. How many of you are sitting here now about to cross this stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world.”

Translation: Butker guesses that most of the young ladies graduating are more excited about marrying and having children than in pursuing business careers.

Distortion: Butker thinks women should be more excited about making babies, happy husbands and homes than making bank. They’re made to be make dinner, beds and homes, not deals.

More from Butker:

“I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say that her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother. I’m on the stage today and able to be the man I am because I have a wife who leans into her vocation. I’m beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: homemaker.”

Translation: Butker’s wife feels most fulfilled as a wife and mother. How does he know this? Because she says so. He credits all his success in life to his wife and to her commitment to their family. He praises her for her influence on their children and for her ability to build a loving home.

Distortion: Butker thinks his wife didn’t have a life until she met and married him. Her life really took off when she bore their children. His wife’s true vocation as a woman is as a supportive wife and mother. If not for those roles, she’d be lost and unmotivated (and unqualified) in the working world. Why? Because she’s a woman.

Even more:

“Our own nation is led by a man who publicly and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith, but at the same time is delusional enough to make the Sign of the Cross during a pro- abortion rally. He has been so vocal in his support for the murder of innocent babies that I’m sure to many people it appears that you can be both Catholic and pro-choice.”

Translation: As a professing Catholic, President Biden must be delusional to think his catholicism is compatible with his pro-choice beliefs.

Distortion: Butker thinks that real Catholics are only pro-life and want to strip women of their reproductive rights.

A bit more:

“I am certain the reporters at the AP could not have imagined that their attempt to rebuke and embarrass places and people like those here at Benedictine wouldn’t be met with anger, but instead met with excitement and pride. Not the deadly sin sort of pride that has an entire month dedicated to it, but the true God-centered pride that is cooperating with the Holy Ghost to glorify him.”

Translation: Pride in self is sinful. Godly pride—the pride that results from being faithful to God—is good.

Distortion: Butker thinks LGBTQ folks who are proud of their sexual preferences are unholy sinners whose sins lead to death and judgement. He hates homosexuals and lesbians because he fears them and their pride. He’s holier than thou (and them) because he’s heterosexual.

Thoughtful analysis

Translations and distortions aside, can we agree that Harrison Butker’s opinions would be considered mainstream 40 years ago—or 400 years ago—and in any healthy culture in any time in history? His views on marriage and family reflect Catholic, Christian and Judaism and other religions’ values and are bedrock foundations of any civilization.

Or conversely, you may think Butker’s opinions are archaic and best left to sexists and religious extremists.

If so, ask yourself this:

Is there a correlation between stratospheric levels of crime, children without fathers, cultural and political strife, abortion, drug abuse, homelessness, etc. and the devaluation of traditional families?

Do you think American culture—or any culture—is better off embracing nontraditional same-sex relationships, unlimited sexual freedom and abortion on demand, the blurring of gender roles, and embrace of gender delusion?

Do you think the NFL was right to stray outside its lane by condemning Harrison Butker’s opinions while claiming his words run counter to their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Yet they have nothing to say about unmarried players who father children with multiple women.

Kneeling at the wrong altars

Remember Colin Kaepernick? He coopted the culture by kneeling during the national anthem. He divided fans and fellow Americans with his perception of racial inequity in a league whose stars are overwhelmingly African American. The NFL then jumped on his bandwagon and fully embraced BLM and DEI.

Harrison Butker, a committed Catholic and Christian, is guilty of the sin of sharing deeply personal opinions on marriage and family to other Catholics at a Catholic college. He’s vilified as a hater, sexist, misogynist, and religious extremist. His speech is being compared to The Handmaid’s Tale.

According to voices on The View, in media and social media, Butker and his wife are hyper-religious bigots who hold outdated and destructive views that are harmful to women, gay and trans people, and culture and country.

Question: Are their views better for our future? Should marriage and childbirth be secondary to cohabitation and the pursuit of fulfillment with multiple partners and a belief in more than two genders?

Centuries of success backs one view; the other became a thing five minutes ago.

If Harrison Bukter bothers you, ask yourself if it’s what he said or what people say he said. His words are personal and reflect his opinions. Your reaction to them reveals your values.

Desire and delusion didn’t do diddly to Dylan Mulvaney’s DNA


Bless Dylan Mulvaney’s heart. I don’t mean this in a snarky or dismissive way. I mean it in a way that offers compassion and an embrace of reality. With respect for his determination, Mr. Mulvaney is attempting the impossible.

Scientifically and biologically speaking, no matter how many hormone treatments and surgeries he goes through, the chances of him becoming a woman are equal to his becoming Audrey Hepburn. Zero and zero.

The man is hardwired to be a man. His maleness is as deep as it gets. It’s in his DNA. It’s molecular. In truth, no amount of want to can make him a woman. Conversely, the same goes for Elliot Page, formerly Ellen, regarding her desire to be a man.

In truth, Dylan and Elliot are talented, charismatic, beautifully-created people who’ve been hoodwinked by desire and delusion. Neither can do diddly to change who they are, who they’re made to be.

Deepening the delusion

What is our responsibility to those who desperately want to be something they’re not? Should we enable them to pursue irreversible medical procedures with a “You do you” or “Follow your heart”? Do we do like Kamala Harris and salute Dylan’s courage to live authentically.

What happens when Dylan and Elliot wake up in 40 years and wonder what in the world they did to themselves? Lest this seems like an overreaction, consider people who regret getting botox or breast enlargements or chest implants. Why wouldn’t many who undergo gender reassignment regret something that’s irreversible?

The suppressed truth is that many “trans” people do regret their genital mutilation and hormone treatments. As they age and their bodies react to radical attempts to re-gender themselves, they deeply regret what they’ve done medically.

And for what? For an absolute lie. In truth—literally—transgenderism is a delusion. It’s an absurdity made possible by our seemingly modern understanding of truth. Here’s the hitch: One’s “truth” is utterly useless when grappling with a world built on immutable laws.

In transgenderism, subjective truth seeps into the ironclad realm of reality. When it comes to realizing one’s transgender truth, reality is rendered meaningless. Desire is everything.

Since the tragedy of the school shooting in Nashville, the de-gendering delusion—and its enabling—has deepened dangerously. Last Thursday, protestors descended on the Tennessee capitol to decry our collective transphobia—our “fear” and rejection of the impossible.

Incredulously, protestors held up seven fingers to symbolize the six victims of Audrey Hale’s shooting spree. Six plus Audrey, you see. According to them, she is a victim. A society that fears transgenderism victimized her.

Making victims of victimizers

Audrey Hale was a shy girl with a beautiful smile who stockpiled guns and ammunition. Reportedly, she hid them from her parents while undergoing emotional counseling. Then she exploded in a suicidal shooting spree.

She murdered six people, three of whom were children. How did pundits handle this story? After correcting themselves for gendering and misgendering her, they focused on Tennessee’s recent legislation that makes it more difficult for minors to get gender reassignment treatment and surgeries.

Partisan editors and journalists routinely spin such measures as “anti-trans.” They claim that trans people are being denied care. Manifoldly worse, they lend legitimacy to people who called for a “Trans Day of Vengeance.” And they label those who embrace biological reality “transphobic” and “alt-right.”

Media members suggest that intolerance may have played a role in Audrey Hale’s decision to kill children—the intolerance of people like Hale’s Christian parents.

Did legislation and parenting push Audrey to murder and seek suicide by cop? Did she truly think she had no other option? The victimizer was also a victim, you see. What serious society considers a 28-year-old who guns down six people a victim of her own crime?

Rogers and Rowling are right

Mister Rogers was right.  So is JK Rowling. No amount of desire—no matter how fervent—can make a boy a girl. Either notion would be laughable in any other reasonable time in history.

Sadly trans people feel like they belong to a gender other than the one they’re “assigned” at birth. They disagree with their own bodies, with self-evident norms for one of two genders. They feel like members of a different gender. Some women want to be men and vice versa.

Thankfully, desire is not enough. It can’t be. No matter how deeply Audrey Hale wanted to be a man, she could never alter her DNA blueprint. Even had she undergone hormone treatments and surgeries, she would’ve only succeeded in masculinizing herself.

A natural body—male or female—is beautiful. A butchered one is tragic.

“I wanna fly like an eagle,” sings Steve Miller. But no matter how much he wants to fly to the sea, he can never be a bird. He’s a human being and a talented musician. He’s also a man—genetically and deep in his DNA.

Dylan Mulvaney is a popular singer, actor and influencer. He exudes charisma. But though he can look somewhat like Audrey Hepburn, he can never share her gender. He’s a feminized man. Nothing can change that genetic fact.

Should we affirm people for what they want to be rather than what they are? That’s the worst thing we can do. We should affirm them—as they’re made to be. There’s nothing toxic or hateful or fearful in affirming someone as he or she is and will always be. It’s not toxic to accept reality and reject fantasy.

Here’s what’s toxic to any society:

Toxic transgenderism

It’s toxic to denigrate courage by misapplying it to delusion and dismissing the reality that someone desperately needs mental and emotional care.

It is toxic to embrace someone’s delusion in order to pander and profit. Anheuser-Busch making Mulvaney a spokesperson for Bud Light is tasteless and tacky. It’s also poor marketing.

It’s hard to imagine their blue-collar base being energized by a dude in a dress sipping a Bud with delicately gloved hands. It looks like a bad move and a willful ignoring of their target audience.

It’s toxic for politicians to welcome a deluded social media influencer to the White House and enable him with a gushing letter of congratulations for his pretend womanhood while championing the “rights” of biological men to crush the hopes and dreams of female athletes.

It is toxic to subject women and girls to the predations of men who prowl in public restrooms and who derive sexual arousal and satisfaction from fulfilling fantasies as make-believe women. In truth, transgenderism, for men, is inextricably tied to sexual fantasy.

Gunning for guns

It’s toxic to use school shootings to target the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Americans by pretending (or deluding oneself) that inanimate objects with metal and muzzles kill anyone independent of evil people aiming and pulling triggers. It’s also toxic—and divisive—to demonize good people with guns.

It is toxic to resist those who call for security guards in schools to dissuade killers like Audrey Hale. Especially if reports are accurate that she avoided one school as a potential target because it had armed security personnel.

It’s toxic for congressional representatives to tweet memes of people holding weapons and claiming to protect trans people from transphobes who wish them harm.

It is toxic to subject a society to the biological absurdity that insists that men and women can swap genders through medical modification. It’s tyrannical to try to force people to not only accept the trans delusion, but to celebrate it.

It seems cynical, self-serving and political when a political party ignores incontrovertible truths regarding gender and helps facilitate an entirely new victim group while refusing to protect children from trans ideology—and women.

It is indeed a strange new world we find ourselves in—and not a brave or compassionate one. Dylan Mulvaney and Elliot Page should be loved and offered help, not enabled. A compassionate society embraces people, not delusion.

Abortion in a pill: America’s convenient killing of its unborn IS America

abortion in a pill

“Health secretary slams abortion pill ruling as ‘not America’”

When I read this headline, I felt a flicker of hope. For an absurd moment, I thought our health secretary had come to his senses and realized that providing women with pills to kill their babies is ‘not America’—or any other nation in a moral world.

50 years ago, an American health secretary would be as appalled as the vast majority of Americans would be by the notion of aborting unborn babies for virtually any reason, let alone for convenience. “Safe and rare” was a lie in 1974. The lie would laughable today, if it weren’t so damnable.

Clearly, abortion is never safe for unborn children. It was relatively rare when it was done to save a mother’s life, not to save men and women from the life-changing consequences of their sexual freedom. The truth is that the vast majority of unwanted children are aborted to avoid unwanted responsibility.

What about rape and incest victims?

According to a 2004 Guttmacher Institute study, the percentage of women who said they were seeking an abortion after being raped was one percent. Those seeking abortion as a result of incest was .05 percent. The study also found that these numbers haven’t changed appreciably between 1987-2004.

The health secretary is right—providing pregnant women with abortion in a pill to kill their babies is America. Sadly, it’s our world. It’s what we’ve become. We’ve embraced the lie that unwanted children are better off dead.

The health secretary is outraged not because any woman’s health is actually endangered by a judge’s ruling. He’s outraged because our sexual freedom is at stake. In his America, we must be able to end a life in order to preserve a lifestyle.

Instead of focusing on phantom rights to abort unwanted children, our health secretary should safeguard the health of those are routinely—and conveniently—denied their health and freedom.