Just yesterday, The Daily Citizen reported on a newly-signed Florida bill which allocates $70 million to support fatherhood.
The “Responsible Fatherhood” bill provides funds for “education programs, mentorship programs and one-on-one support to encourage responsible and involved fatherhood in Florida.”
Former NFL head football coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy, endorsed the bill in a statement, saying that the bill is “tremendous and such a good help to fathers in Florida.”
“This bill is so important. I want to thank all of the men and women that have been behind this. It is going to allow groups like All Pro Dad and people like those here today to do great things for our fathers here in Florida,” the coach added.
But for his vocal support of the initiative to help promote fatherhood, the left viciously attacked Coach Dungy.
Leftist political commentator Keith Olbermann called him a “fascist political prop.”
Another called Coach Dungy a “racist apologist.”
“Tony Dungy lives in fantasy land with the rest of the Trump/DeSantis fanboys,” another tweeted.
But in the face of this fierce criticism, Dungy didn’t back down. He fired back.
“2 days ago I spoke on behalf of a Florida bill that supports dads & families and it offended some people,” Dungy tweeted.
“14 yrs ago Pres Obama said the same things almost verbatim. I’m assuming people were outraged at him too. I am serving the Lord so I’ll keep supporting dads and families,” he added.
Dungy also included a picture of a quote from former President Barack Obama, who said, “We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison.”
“They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it,” Obama added.
2 days ago I spoke on behalf of a Florida bill that supports dads & families and it offended some people. 14 yrs ago Pres Obama said the same things almost verbatim. I’m assuming people were outraged at him too. I am serving the Lord so I’ll keep supporting dads and families.🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/7eIemEGe9T
— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) April 13, 2022
All too often, when individuals are criticized by the left, they instantly cave and apologize – though they usually have no reason to.
But by giving in and acquiescing to leftist’s demands, their calls for an apology and push for “cancellation” only grow in frequency and power.
Thankfully, this time their outrage didn’t work.
Hear, hear for Coach Dungy and for fatherhood!
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