You just got the feeling that after Chris Kluwe left the Minnesota Vikings, that some other player would come forward with an opinion on gay marriage. Kluwe of course, is a huge advocate for gay marriage, getting involved on a national and political level.
As far as the player who would say something the opposite of Kluwe, I wouldn’t have predicted it would be Adrian Peterson.
AP was asked his thoughts on gay marriage during a recent interview, and he answered very candidly.
“To each his own, (but) I’m not with it. I have relatives who 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.”
Many people are not going to like his comments, but Peterson is correct when he says ‘to each his own.’ This is merely AP’s opinion, and he’s entitled to it. Agree, or disagree, he has the right to give his stance on an issue.
I think it’s unfortunate that Peterson answered the question, though, because his answer is not relevant to the game of football. Regardless of his stance, he’s just a football player. I don’t think people should be looking to athletes for their opinions on big ticket items, like gay marriage.
To me, these are topics best left off the table. Of course he’s going to get asked the question, but the best response would have just been a polite refusal to answer. Football fans don’t need to know what Adrian Peterson thinks about gay marriage. Now, because he chose a side, he’ll no doubt lose some fans. I find that to be unfortunate.
Whether you agree or disagree with AP, just remember, he gets paid to play a game. At the same time, he’s an American entitled to his opinion, and you have to respect the freedom that he has to pick a side. We often criticize athletes for being to generic in their responses, then we freak out when they speak candidly. At least Peterson is honest, and I can assure you that it ultimately won’t affect what he does on Sundays, which is all I really care about.
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So here's some social media type who apparently is supportive of Kluwe and his pro gay-marriage stance, seems to be complimentary that he's an activist on "national and political level".
OK, but then let some "dumb jock" come out with his thoughts on gay marriage, and this Fischer guy is all over him, very critical, really a tone of condemnation. Wow ! Talk about somebody with a bias and clearly his own agenda.