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Super Bowl Champ Kurt Warner Is Down With Gay NFL Players

Tim Tebow, you’ve been served once again. When asked about the possibility of gay professional football players, former NFL-er Kurt Warner, 1999 Super Bowl MVP and man of strong religious conviction, said he thinks people should be allowed to be who they are without fear of career repercussions.

kurtWhile promoting The Moment, a new reality series offers he hosts and which offers people a second chance at their dream jobs, Warner fielded questions about the persistent rumor that at least one professional football player may soon come out as gay.

The prospect doesn’t seem to phase Warner a bit.

“It’s unfortunate that if there were individuals that felt they couldn’t be who they were in an NFL locker room or because of the nature of the game that’s a detriment to our society and to what we did in the National Football League or in football in general,” Warner said. “I’m interested to see what happens because it is an interesting culture when you’re talking about a ‘man’s sport’ or a ‘man’s game’ and how that is all gonna be construed, but I hope that the NFL and football in general, and sports in general accepts it the way that they should accept it and be able to move forward.”

He added, “We should never stand in the way of people being who they are and allowing that to affect their career.”

Now that’s showing the true Christian spirit.

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9 Comments

  • Katbox

    WOW! Very attractive man.

  • hf2hvit

    A little BOTOX there, Kurt?

  • devinjgray

    Wow, this shocked the crap out of me. Always heard how religious he was, always reading the Bible. Sounds like he’s one of the few that actually understood it..

  • alexoloughlin

    He’s ver cute. Married to a former marine (female, sorry guys) and has 7 children.

  • viveutvivas

    I don’t see the point of this kind of article. Why should we care so much whether the jocks like us. It’s pathetic.

  • MikeE

    @viveutvivas: Because, believe it or not, it’s also nice to know when we have allies among the straights. Particularly within a group we would traditionally consider being very anti-LGBT such as professional jocks. And in this case, doubly so, since he’s also a devout Christian.

    As far as I’m concerned, this gives me hope for the future.

    And then Queerty posts another article on whatever monstrosity Michelle Bachmann has regurgitated and all hope is once again lost.

  • viveutvivas

    MikeE, exactly my point, it may be better not to base your feelings of hope or hopelessness on whether certain people like you or not.

  • MikeE

    @viveutvivas: while you may have acquired the gay gene, it appears that the sarcasm gene in your family has skipped over your generation, right?

  • MikeE

    @viveutvivas: Look, sarcasm aside, I don’t need anyone to validate my existence.

    But isn’t it nice to discover that someone you would not normally, at first glance, think of as an ally (in this case, a straight, Christian, pro football player) turns out to be one anyway? Isn’t that a nice thing to know even if it has no real direct impact on your life?

    Come to think of it, you could say the same thing about ANY positive news, whether it be gay or straight.

    I’ll take this type of positive news over the “gay member in a boyband” news any day. This ex pro football player is a GOOD thing. It’s a sign that not all people in that particular bracket are our enemies. The boyband news? It’s incredibly superficial and uninteresting. SOME “gay news” we’re quite honestly better off without.

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