“A Slap in the Face” – When Aaron Rodgers Broke His Family’s Heart With Shocking Danica Patrick Reveal

Published 09/28/2022, 1:15 PM EDT
SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 19: Race car driver Danica Patrick (L) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers attend Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar on July 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Religion is a very personal thing of faith and practice. And often, people get it from their families, but many of them question the truth of it. And Aaron Rodgers is no different, as he confessed his faith to Danica Patrick.

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But he broke his family’s hearts.

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Of course, when a family is highly religious, they don’t want their golden child to not believe in the same faith. And when the Legendary Quarterback revealed his religious beliefs, it surely broke them.

A New York Post insider revealed his family was “dismayed” when they heard the Packers’ QB’s faith in Patrick’s podcast, Pretty Intense. The source told People. “The family is very dedicated to their Christian faith.”

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So of course, when the QB told his faith to the insider, it makes sense why his family felt it was, “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,”

But still, faith is personal, right? So why did Rodgers turn his back on everything his family believed in?

Aaron Rodgers explained his reasons to Danica Patrick

Well, the star quarterback has a few reasons for what he believes, as he explained to his then-girlfriend.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 18: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands with Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, on the grid prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

He recalled a memory of going to church and how it made him feel, and the racial element of it. He explained, “Church on Sunday it was like, more, make sure you dress a certain way, don’t bring that person, this person’s going to get looked at strangely if they show up. Again, it’s very black and white, binary.”

That’s not it, though. He further elaborated on his choice. “It’s set up binary, it’s us and them. It’s saved and unsaved, it’s heaven and hell” — and questioned a higher power., “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.

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So, what do you think? Are you team Rodgers? Or do you believe in god? Let us know in the comments.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is a NASCAR and F1 Writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce. When the Stock Cars rev up, you can find him cheering Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch, in hopes of seeing one of them drive to the Victory Lane.

Edited By: Nizamul Haque Bhuyan

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