Aaron Rodgers and his family will likely never be on the same page, but the page that they were on got torn out of a book after his latest comments.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback recently sat down with his girlfriend Danica Patrick on her Pretty Intense podcast, where he made some eye-popping comments regarding religion.
“I don’t know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell,” he said. “What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?”
“Religion can be a crutch, it can be something that people have to have to make themselves feel better,” Rodgers continued. “Because it’s set up binary, it’s us and them, saved and unsaved, heaven and hell, it’s enlightened and heathen, it’s holy and righteous … that makes a lot of people feel better about themselves.”
His family was not happy with these comments as a source close to them explained to PEOPLE:
“They were dismayed,” says the insider. “The family is very dedicated to their Christian faith.”
“To them, his comments are basically a slap in the face to the fundamentals of who they are. It’s basically him turning his back on everything they have taught him.”
“The feeling is that Aaron has really turned his back on them,” says the insider. “There’s clearly a lot more to it, but that’s how he is perceived by his family.”
“His comments are very hurtful to the family,” says the insider, who says that the family “still loves Aaron very much,” but disagrees with him about fundamental things. “They have these times where things start to thaw out, but then something like this happens, and then it’s back to square one. It’s sad.”
H/T – Bro Bible