NFL Player's Amazing Tirade Against Homophobia: Gay People Getting Married 'Won't Magically Turn You Into a Lustful Cockmonster'
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Deadspin has published an incredible letter written by Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe. Kluwe's letter is in response to another letter written Maryland state politician Emmett C. Burns Jr., who expressed his discomfort with a Ravens football player speaking out in support of same-sex marriage (how dare he!). A homophobia smackdown like Kluwe's is always great to hear from anyone, but it's especially refreshing to hear from a player in the NFL, a franchise that isn't exactly know as a bastion of tolerance.
Kluwe doesn't mince words in the opening of his letter:
Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,
I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):
After his three key points, Kluwe writes:
I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population....
Really, you should do yourself the favor of reading the whole thing, over at Deadspin.