Brees addressed the situation with reporters Thursday, saying he "was not aware of any of the things they said about them lobbying for anti-gay, any type of messaging, or inequality, or any type of hate-type related stuff."
He also sent out a video response on Twitter:
Per Jenn Bentley of Big Easy Magazine, Brees appeared in a promotional video for the organization's "Bring Your Bible to School Day" event which appeared on Focus on the Family's Facebook page.
After the promotional video was released, The Advocate was among the outlets that expressed concern over the Saints star appearing with the controversial organization.
Focus on the Family, founded by James Dobson in 1977, has a long history of campaigning against equal rights for LGBTQ people that includes supporting legislative bans against same-sex marriage, LGBTQ adoption and transgender people using bathrooms according to their gender identity.
Brees has spoken out against bullying and discrimination in the past, including recording a public service announcement for Ellen Degeneres' daytime talk show in 2010.