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Minnesota Vikings MVP Is “Not With” Marriage Equality

Usually when we hear about the Minnesota Vikings it usually revolves around a very staunch LGBT advocate and former kicker Chris Kluwe/ In a stark contrast to Kluwe’s tireless work on advocating for equality, the team’s MVP player Adrian Peterson expressed in his latest interview how he’s not in favor of marriage equality. Here;s more:

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Sirius/XM NFL Radio in an interview last week that gay marriage is“not something I believe in.”

The topic came up when hosts Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer asked thereigning NFL Most Valuable Player about the possibility that Minnesota cut punter Chris Kluwe due to his public advocacy of marriage equality.

“To each his own. I’m not with it,”Peterson said of gay marriage, via NESN.com. “But you know I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love’em. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something I believe in. But, to each his own. I’m sure the Vikings organization did not release him based on that. They know Kluwe. They’ve known him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken.”

Why is it that every time someone has a negative opinion about LGBT rights, or rather any oppressed group of how they know and respect the people they’re discriminating against and mean no harm? Call me a cynic but that’s not how you show support of someone. I don’t know Peterson, how about you worry about your sloppy throws and stay out of matters you don’t seem to understand or want to understand. That simple.

Sly

Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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2 thoughts on “Minnesota Vikings MVP Is “Not With” Marriage Equality”

  1. What strikes me is that this guys does “not believe in same-sex marriage”, thus not in equality for people!
    Isn’t it strange that someone who is part of a group that is not white (to put it a bit euphemistic I know) is not believing in equality of other people?
    What would happen when I would say that I would “not believe in racial equality”, thus that I would believe in segregation and apartheid?

    I think that people who have got a position due to a fight often lack the interest to give other people the same…….

    Strange isn’t it? Once ending up in a position were you’re equal others are not or no longer of interest………

    Just thinking out loud………..

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