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.