Same-sex couples in Minnesota may have won the right to legally wed, but not everyone is sharing the excitement. For the first time since the Minnesota Vikings allegedly ejected vocal LGBT activist Chris Kluwe for his “controversial” views, a former teammate is speaking out about gays in sports.
In an interview with Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio last Thursday, show hosts Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer asked Vikings running back Adrian Peterson what he thinks about homosexuals in major league sports.
“To each his own,” Peterson said. “I’m not with it, but I have relatives that, you know, are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something that I believe in. But to each his own.”
“I’m sure the Vikings’ organization did not release him based on that,” he continued, weighing in on whether or not he thinks Kluwe was cut for his views on gay marriage. “They know Kluwe. They’ve been knowing him for a long time. They know he’s outspoken.”
It’s always interesting to hear a black football player condemn equality issues he doesn’t “believe in.” Up until 1969, the NFL was segregated because a few key people didn’t “believe in” equal opportunity for all players regardless of color. And it’s all thanks to the tireless efforts of activists before him that Peterson is even a member of the Minnesota Vikings and able to comment on a national radio news broadcast.
See how that works, Peterson?