Chris Kluwe stands up for marriage equality

  • metta

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    Chris Kluwe stands up for marriage equality



    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a30a5f/article/chris-kluwe-stands-up-for-marriage-equality




    http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/06/27/minnesota-vikings-chris-kluwe-stands-up-for-same-sex-marriage-gay-players-in-nfl/
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    Sep 07, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    Annnnd he does it again. Hey, so-called "Democratic" Senator... get a Kluwe! icon_biggrin.gif

    First, the doufus from Baltimore County (been meaning to post this the past couple days):

    http://www.towleroad.com/2012/09/maryland-lawmaker-asks-baltimore-ravens-owner-to-curb-brendon-ayanbadejos-support-for-marriage-equal.html

    TowleroadBaltimore Ravens player Brendon Ayanbadejo (above), an outspoken supporter of marriage equality who has appeared in videos for HRC and Marylanders for Marriage Equality, is being targeted by DEMOCRATIC (my edit) Maryland House of Delegates member Emmett C. Burns Jr., who has asked Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti to stop him from talking about it.

    "I find it inconceivable that one of your players, Mr. Brendon Ayanbadejo would publicly endorse Same-Sex marriage, specifically as a Raven Football player. Many of my constituents and your football supporters are appalled and aghast that a member of the Ravens Football Team would step into this controversial divide and try to sway public opinion one way or the other.

    "Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment and excitement.," Burns wrote. "I believe Mr. Ayanbadejo should concentrate on football and steer clear of dividing the fan base.

    "I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions. I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing."


    (EDIT: In case it doesn't come across from the links, Burns, the Democrat Dipsh*t, issued his letter to the Ravens ON PUBLIC LETTERHEAD. First Amendment violation attempt, anyone?)

    (EDIT: via Yahoo: "While the Ravens declined comment on the letter to The Washington Post, Ayanbadejo wrote on Twitter: 'Football is just my job it's not who I am. I am an American before anything. And just like every American I have the right to speak!!!' ")

    Second, the ever-so-delicious smackdown, courtesy of Mr. Kluwe:

    http://deadspin.com/5941348/they-wont-magically-turn-you-into-a-lustful-cockmonster-chris-kluwe-explains-gay-marriage-to-the-politician-who-is-offended-by-an-nfl-player-supporting-it

    Chris Kluwe via DeadspinDear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,

    I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):

    1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first, the VERY FIRST Amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should "inhibit such expressions from your employees," more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a narcissistic fromunda stain. What on earth would possess you to be so mind-boggingly stupid? It baffles me that a man such as yourself, a man who relies on that same First Amendment to pursue your own religious studies without fear of persecution from the state, could somehow justify stifling another person's right to speech. To call that hypocritical would be to do a disservice to the word. Mindfucking obscenely hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit.

    2. "Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement." Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that, as someone who's "deeply involved in government task forces on the legacy of slavery in Maryland"? Have you not heard of Kenny Washington? Jackie Robinson? As recently as 1962 the NFL still had segregation, which was only done away with by brave athletes and coaches daring to speak their mind and do the right thing, and you're going to say that political views have "no place in a sport"? I can't even begin to fathom the cognitive dissonance that must be coursing through your rapidly addled mind right now; the mental gymnastics your brain has to tortuously contort itself through to make such a preposterous statement are surely worthy of an Olympic gold medal (the Russian judge gives you a 10 for "beautiful oppressionism").

    3. This is more a personal quibble of mine, but why do you hate freedom? Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)

    I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?

    In closing, I would like to say that I hope this letter, in some small way, causes you to reflect upon the magnitude of the colossal foot in mouth clusterfuck you so brazenly unleashed on a man whose only crime was speaking out for something he believed in. Best of luck in the next election; I'm fairly certain you might need it.

    Sincerely,
    Chris Kluwe

    P.S. I've also been vocal as hell about the issue of gay marriage so you can take your "I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing" and shove it in your close-minded, totally lacking in empathy piehole and choke on it. Asshole.


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    Sep 07, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    And of course, his comments from last month on Chik-fil-A:

    Chris Kluwe: "The only Chik-Fil-A in Minnesota is at the U of M I believe, and that's quite a distance away from Mankato. Also, they're discriminatory fucknuggets so they can choke on their chicken for all I care."

    http://deadspin.com/5930992/minnesota-vikings-punter-chris-kluwe-is-here-to-take-your-questions

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    Sep 07, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    I hate football. Really hate it.

    But I love Chris Kluwe. Really love him.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Sep 07, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    What a brave man! Good for him. I just may become a Minnesota Viking fan.
  • offshore

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    Sep 07, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    This is how a real man should be. Stand up for equality and justice.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    metta, thank you for putting this up. my soon to bf is responsible for getting the guys from the minnesota vikings to do this. i will forward this to him
  • SF2PS

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    Hey guys -

    Go to his facebook page and "like" it. Give the man some support!!
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    I posted this in the other thread. It is the letter Emmet C. Burns sent to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

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    Sep 07, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    Count me as a fan of Mr. Kluwe.
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Haha. Nice!
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    SF2PS saidHey guys -

    Go to his facebook page and "like" it. Give the man some support!!


    Also be sure to like the Raven's player Brendon Ayanbadejo's page on Facebook, the man who publicly supported Maryland's marriage equality initiative that caused Emmet Burns to write a bigoted letter and inspired Kluwe to write his letter in support of marriage equality to Burns.
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:39 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    SF2PS saidHey guys -

    Go to his facebook page and "like" it. Give the man some support!!


    Also be sure to like the Raven's player Brendon Ayanbadejo's page on Facebook, the man who publicly supported Maryland's marriage equality initiative that caused Emmet Burns to write a bigoted letter and inspired Kluwe to write his letter in support of marriage equality to Burns.

    Caslon, the aged and addled, needs links. icon_cry.gif
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    Sep 07, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 saidCaslon, the aged and addled, needs links. icon_cry.gif


    Here is a link to Brendon Ayanbadejo's fan page and a picture of him.

    https://www.facebook.com/BrendonAyanbadejoFanPage

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    Here is a link to Chris Kluwe's page.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Kluwe/152967407798?ref=ts
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidI posted this in the other thread. It is the letter Emmet C. Burns sent to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

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    He got an immediate response, all right! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    So glad I know what a "fromunda stain" is now. Thanks, Chris!
  • metta

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    Sep 08, 2012 8:21 AM GMT

    Thank MN Viking Chris Kluwe for his awesome gay marriage letter here:

    http://www.leftaction.com/action/thank-chris-kluwe
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    Sep 08, 2012 10:32 AM GMT
    dayumm saidSo glad I know what a "fromunda stain" is now. Thanks, Chris!


    Is it what I think it is?
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Yay, for Minnesota and all those who support marriage equality this November!!!icon_biggrin.gif
  • metta

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    Sep 08, 2012 4:33 PM GMT

    Chris Kluwe explains his letter supporting same-sex marriage

    http://www.kare11.com/news/article/990119/391/Vikings-punter-explains-letter-to-Maryland-lawmaker
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    Sep 08, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    AlterEgo said
    dayumm saidSo glad I know what a "fromunda stain" is now. Thanks, Chris!


    Is it what I think it is?


    I guess it's derived from the French word, "fromage"! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    dayumm said
    Iceblink saidI posted this in the other thread. It is the letter Emmet C. Burns sent to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

    Emmett-Burns-letter-jpg_203633.jpg


    He got an immediate response, all right! icon_lol.gif


    Glad to hear a fellow country men supporting marriage equality.
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    Sep 08, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Chis Kluwe just made me a fan. That letter was EPIC!
  • metta

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    Sep 13, 2012 9:23 PM GMT


    28 current gay-positive NFL players

    http://outsports.com/jocktalkblog/2012/09/12/robert-griffin-iii-rob-gronkowski-eric-decker-trent-richardson-gay-positive-nfl-players/
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    Sep 13, 2012 9:40 PM GMT
    That's awesome!