Found May 28, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
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 out. These recent events serve to further complicate comments made by NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. First, let’s look at what Adrian Peterson actually had to say. Per CBS Sports: Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson weighed in on the hot topic of gay marriage during a radio interview on Sunday, and his opinion on the subject is the opposite of Kluwe’s. “I have relatives who are gay,” Peterson said on Sirius/XM NFL radio, via NESN. “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.” It’s difficult to discern exactly what Peterson means here. Certainly, much will be made of his comments, and his words will be endlessly parsed. At first blush, “to each his own” seems [...]
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