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Benjamin Watson with his family. Facebook. 2018

NFL star Benjamin Watson now helping lead fight for unborn

Benjamin Watson was a star tight end in the NFL, but he believes his current position is far more important. Watson is on a mission to save the unborn, working with a prominent pro-life organization to be a “voice for the voiceless.”

“As believers, we are called to be voices for the voiceless,” Watson recently told ‘Faithwire.” “And that manifests itself in a lot of different ways.”

Watson, 42, is vice president of strategic relations for Human Coalition, a pro-life organization, and he recently released the book, “The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice,” underscoring his focus on the pre-born as well as a multitude of important issues.

“Right now is a very contentious time in America,” he said. “Right now, in this post-Roe era, there’s just so many narratives to combat and so many people that are trying to figure out what’s the best way to serve. So, it has been an honor, and I believe a duty to speak on this topic.”

Watson also explained the importance of Christians speaking up on tough issues, noting it often opens the door for others who feel silenced to find the courage to step out in boldness.

“As people of faith, it’s imperative that we speak about certain issues, because there are others who may feel the same way,” he said. “But because of their circumstances, their job, their family pressures, they feel silenced.”

Watson said humanity has always been plagued with a “winner-take-all” mentality, which sometimes precludes people from seeking peace or coming to a place where they can love one another even in their disagreements. Regardless, he called for Christians to show respect.

“When you read through scripture and it talks about making every effort to keep the bonds of peace and it talks about, especially amongst the saints, even if we disagree on certain things, but having that certain level of respect,” Watson said. “It’s all rooted in the Imago Dei. It’s all rooted in human dignity and people having inherent value, even if they are heathens going a total opposite direction than we want to go; they still have value in the sight of God.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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