Benjamin Watson is probably one of the NFL’s most outspoken athletes. Watson, who doesn’t hide his dedication to is religion, is very outspoken on politics, race and now, planned parenthood.
According to a report in BizPacReview, Watson has incredibly strong feelings about abortion being meant to terminate the African-American race. According to him, the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, wanted to use abortion to terminate African-Americans while using black ministers. Watson brought this point into his argument, leading into that blacks have brought into and wishes abortion was on topic for “Black activists”,
“I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working. We (as minorities) support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it,” he told pro-life group the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center. “We are buying it hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing. It’s just amazing to me and abortion saddens me period, but it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do.”
“We sit here and talk about advancing the black agenda, whatever that means, we talk about our interests, and what’s important to us — like having political power and advancement and all those things — and then we are turning around and we are killing our children,” Watson said.
“And we are buying the lie that it’s our personal decision to make.”
It’s no surprise this is going viral. Watson has made headlines concerning his faith and saying it was “sin” that killed Michael Brown, not his skin. Watson has the freedom to speak and practice whatever his heart desires, but I do believe he should be careful with his words and he audience he fuels. There is a way to portray your thoughts in a way that doesn’t offend or hurt someone.