Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud recently spoke up in an interview with Complex about NBC cutting out his words thanking Jesus Christ from a broadcast..
“I’m not angry about it,” Stroud told Complex. “I wish that it wasn’t that but, you know, I pray for people and I think God has called us to love one another through thick and thin, mistakes or success. I just want to show love. We’re not all perfect as people, even myself, I follow the Lord but I’m not perfect and I try to just be that light in a dark time.”
“There’s a lot of darkness in this world. I think God has called us to really just be a light to one another and just show love,” Stroud said, emphasizing the forgiveness and love in his Christian faith. “I just pray for people and I don’t have any ill will or any anger to that. I wish that it wasn’t that, but, I’m just being myself always.”
The NFL quarterback revealed that he grew up in the church and that is where he found Christ in himself. “I grew up in the church and I found Christ in myself and I’m just trying to get better and I just want people to feel the love that I felt from God. So I don’t feel any ill will about it, it’s all love.”
HEARTWARMING: An emotional CJ Stroud first THANKS GOD for everything and shouts out his cousin who passed away, the first person to introduce him to the game of football.
“I can’t do nothing just thank my Lord to save Jesus Christ man. I’m sorry I…
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Conservative activist and speaker and TurningPointUSA founder Charlie Kirk posted the original interview clip with Stroud giving his testimony side-by-side with the edited version in which the network censored his remarks about Jesus.
The interviewer for NBC asked the Texans quarterback, “CJ your first playoff game and your first NFL season and a record-setting performance for you. What does this moment mean?”
The edited version begins with a cut from the interviewer’s question to Stroud saying, “I mean, it’s been amazing. Being in this city for as short as I’ve been, but the love that I’ve got [ … ],” but the unedited version starts with him saying, “First of all, I just want to give all glory and praise to my lord and savior, Jesus Christ.”
CJ Stroud is an amazing quarterback and a devout Christian.
But NBC is so afraid of him mentioning the name of Jesus Christ on air that they edited his post-game interview.
Whoever is responsible for this should be fired. pic.twitter.com/S3qrlzlce2
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 18, 2024