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Sunday night marked a milestone for gay rights, as Robbie Rogers made his debut with the L.A. Galaxy, becoming the first recognized openly gay athlete in a major American sport. Earlier in the day, however, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson reminded everyone that tolerance is not necessarily the same thing as acceptance.
Speaking to Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, Peterson made clear that his is not a proponent of gay marriage. Peterson even said that he has gay family members, and is tolerant of gay people, but he doesn’t condone gay marriage.
“To each his own,” said Peterson. “I’m not with it. But 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.”
Peterson’s comments came out of a discussion of former Vikings teammate Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay marriage.
Check out audio of the interview below. Peterson’s co
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Over the past month or so, much news has been made by athletes openly embracing their sexuality. Jason Collins became the first male athlete in a major U.S. sport to openly discuss that he is gay, Brittney Griner earnestly discussed the difficulties of being a gay athlete while attending a religiously affiliated university, and Robbie Rogers took to the pitch after recently coming...
Adrian Peterson's now-former teammate, punter Chris Kluwe, is a noted activist for gay marriage, often speaking out or attending demonstrations that stress equality.
Don't expect Peterson to do the same.
In a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio, the Vikings' superstar running back said he's "not with" gay marriage.
“To each his own,” Peterson...
'TO EACH HIS OWN'
On a recent radio appearance, the Vikings superstar running back says he doesn't believe in gay marriage, but he's not biased against it either.
According to NBCSports.com, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he has family members that are gay and he loves them very much, but when it comes to gay marriage he says ”that’s not something I believe in.”
“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...
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says ''that's not something I believe in.''
Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate...
The same-sex marriage debate has raged with intensity in the United States recently, and that shouldn't be expected to change any time soon with the U.S. Supreme Court still in the process of putting together a ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.
And so it's in no way surprising that when, on a quiet long weekend in May, one of the NFL's biggest stars decides...
The topic of gay marriage is a hot one right now and will likely be one for some time. It's something that most people have an opinion on; one that they feel pretty strongly about. We hear all the time about those adamantly opposed to it, and really just as much from those that are equally passionate in favor of the issue.
Recently the reigning NFL MVP and rushing champion...
Minnesota Vikings franchise running back Adrian Peterson is the latest athlete to voice his opinion on the subject of gay marriage.
During an interview with Amani Toomer on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Peterson discussed his former teammate Chris Kluwe and how outspoken he was as an advocate for gay rights.
Peterson said he does not discriminate against anyone because of their sexual preference...
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spoke on SIRIUS NFL Radio and naturall, because he is a football star, the topic of gay marriage came up.
“To each his own, [but] I’m not with it,” Peterson said. ”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...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson discussed his views on gay marriage on Sirius/XM NFL Radio, and said he’s “not with” gay marriage despite having gay relatives. Peterson’s comments on gay marriage came from a conversation about his former teammate and gay rights activist Chris Kluwe.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he is 'not with' gay marriage in a recent interview.
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Last week during a Radio Interview with Sirius/XM NFL Radio, they asked Peterson how he felt about longtime teammate Chris Kluwe being cut. “It hurt me to see him leave,” Peterson said.
Many of us know that Kluwe was a highly outspoken advocate for Gay Rights, and his release sparked some controversy. The cut came a week after Jason Collins announced that he was gay and Kluwe...