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Ben Watson: Drew Brees’ Message to Kids to Bring Bible to School & Tell People About Faith Will Last

By Michael Morris | September 9, 2019 | 3:55pm EDT
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (left) (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Images) and New England Patriots TE Benjamin Watson (right) (MRCTV Video Screenshot)

Speaking on Fox News Channel’s “FOX & Friends” on Monday, New England Patriots tight end and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson discussed New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ recent comments, Watson suggesting that Brees’ message to kids to bring their Bible to school and to tell people about their faith is the message that will last.

“Well, I think what’s going to last is the children that have been encouraged by Drew Brees, one of their heroes, to bring their Bibles to school,” stated Benjamin Watson when asked what he thought would last, the attack on Brees or his response. “And not only bring their Bibles to school but to tell people about their faith.”

As reported by CNSNews.com, “Last month, Focus on the Family released video featuring Drew Brees encouraging kids to “live out your faith on Bring Your Bible to School Day” on Oct. 3 - prompting harsh criticism from LGBTQ activists opposed to traditional Bible-based beliefs on issues such as marriage and sexuality.”

Former NFL players Donovan McNabb, Erik Coleman and Chris Valletta, also on “FOX & Friends” recently, defended Drew Brees against the backlash against his video message that encouraged kids to bring their Bibles to school on “National Bring Your Bible To School Day,” according to CNSNews.com.

Later in the interview on “FOX & Friends,” Watson further suggested that “[t]his back and forth” concerning the LGBTQ movement and the religoius community “is not going to end any time soon.

“I think it’s incumbent upon people to who have been attacked, people that are in the religious community to say, ‘Well, you know what, we’re being attacked as “anti.” Maybe we need to love more. Maybe we need to express our beliefs in a way that’s not as condemning more. We need to continue to reach out and prove that these things aren’t true,’” Watson concluded.

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