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Russell Wilson discusses moving wedding out of North Carolina


Russell Wilson made waves recently when reports surfaced that alleged he and Ciara moved the site of their recent wedding from North Carolina to London over opposition to the state’s controversial transgender law.

The Seattle Seahawks not surprisingly has been asked about the purported decision to move the nuptials out of North Carolina over H.B.2, the so-called “bathroom bill.” And as is his standard practice, Wilson incorporated his religious views into his explanation, one in which he never really specifically takes a true political stance one way or the other.

“I’m just going to simply talk about, I just believe Jesus loves all people,” Wilson said, via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia, by way of CBS Sports. “That’s honestly what I believe, and I just always constantly pray for world peace. I pray for peace in the world. I pray for joy.”

Then Wilson closed out his comments with his patented method of transitioning every discussion back to football.

“But my focus right now is just on the Cowboys and scoring in the red zone,” Wilson said, referencing the Seahawks’ upcoming preseason game Thursday night.

Simply stated, it appears Wilson opted to avoid getting bogged down in a quagmire of explaining how politics and his religious views intersect on this particular issue. While some may disagree with that approach, it’s what we’ve come to expect out of the mostly media-savvy signal-caller.

And then there’s the fact of how Wilson discussed the issue and how he arguably condemned the North Carolina law without truly addressing it in any great detail.

Interestingly, Wilson last month made generalized comments about how athletes should feel obligated to speak out on social issues.

Still, the case can be made that perhaps Wilson nevertheless believes actions speak louder than words.