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'Love, Respect, and Accept ALL' Drew Brees responds to backlash over Focus on the Family video

Posted at 5:16 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 18:28:19-04

Saints quarterback Drew Brees posted a response to backlash suggesting he supported a group with a history of anti-LGBTQ practices.

According to WBRZ, Brees spoke with reporters Thursday who asked if he was aware of Focus on the Family's past when he filmed a video for the group promoting 'Take Your Bible to School Day.'

Brees faced criticism after articles highlighted the Christian organization's history of opposition to LGBTQ lifestyles, which included the promotion of conversion therapy.

"I was not aware of any of the things they said about them lobbying for anti-gay, any type of messaging for inequality of any type of hate-type related stuff. I was not aware of that at all," Brees said.

In a response, Brees hoped to set the record straight, saying that he does not support any groups that discriminate.

"Love, Respect, and Accept ALL," Brees said in a Twitter post.

Read more from WBRZ here.

Brees' response can be watched below: