|“AFA-Michigan President Gary Glenn, one of two co-authors of the state’s Marriage Protection Amendment, said the group ‘is thrilled to welcome to Michigan a man whose performances on the field earned him a national spotlight, but whose values, testimony, and family values off the field are all the more worthy of our admiration.'”
â€Ž”When Johnson and his wife were married in the summer of 2007, armed bodyguards were required at the church in response to racially-motivated threats against the couple. Johnson is half white and half African-American, while Chrissy is white. ‘Before Boise State running back Ian Johnson married the girl he proposed to on national TV, the couple prayed to end prejudice,’ the Washington Post reported. Glenn said that’s a prayer his group shares.
…’We wish Ian success in his new career with the Lions, and we hope, as a result of our banquet, he and Chrissy will know they have a base of new fans here in Michigan, both black and white, who support them and deeply appreciate their Christian witness and the values they stand for,’ Glenn said.”
April 8, 2011