Kurt Warner has gone down in history as one of the best undrafted NFL players of all time, but he is also a proud Christian whose evangelical roots have shaped the way he has lived his life.
During a segment of Sunday Night Football, Warner made some comments that have atheists everywhere up in arms.
“I’m not fully buying the evolutionary theory where one species transforms into another,” Warner said. “But if we’re talking about the idea that every species has the ability to adapt over time, well then I’m all in.”
“As a matter of fact, I’ve actually seen this happen in a group I’ve been studying for years: NFL quarterbacks,” he added.
This harmless joke has since cause a swift backlash in the atheist community, as many have taken to twitter to voice their outrage at Warner’s “backwards” beliefs.
“People who believe in creationism should just be lined up and shot for being too stupid to live,” one angry atheist wrote, “and too dangerous to have walking around in society.”
“Didn’t [K]urt Warner have a ton of concussions in his career? Why do people inject their stupid religious beliefs in their commentary,” wrote another outraged citizen.
Despite all the hate he’s been getting, Warner has taken the highroad and defended himself in a series of brief tweets.
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H/T: Conservative Tribune