Posted May 27, 2013

Adrian Peterson says he’s ‘not with’ gay marriage

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Adrian Peterson said he's "not with" gay marriage. (Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson said he’s “not with” gay marriage. (Andy Clayton King/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Sirius/XM NFL Radio that he is “not with” gay marriage despite having gay relatives. Peterson, the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, said that he tolerates gay people but is not accepting of gay marriage.

Peterson’s comments on gay marriage came from a discussion regarding former-Vikings teammate Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, who was released by the Vikings earlier this month, was an outspoken proponent of gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said Kluwe was a good friend and considered the longtime punter one of the “smartest guys” he’s been around.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he believed that gay players will be not only be tolerated but accepted in the NFL.

“To each his own,” Peterson said. “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.”


285 comments
Milo
Milo

that's how smart player talk I like this guy cuz he stand with what he believe in. 

jeffro
jeffro

people CHOOSE to be gay.

metalhead65
metalhead65

wait his opinion does not fall in line with pc police or the left wing gay agenda? watch out A.P. or you soon find yourself in a re-education camp I mean sensitivity training until your views match theirs. expect a apology for having his own opinion any day now. please just once let him have his say without having to cave to the pc police. this the United Stated and the last time I checked we had freedom of speech here. not pc free speech but the right to express yourself without being forced to change your mind because your views are not seen as politically correct. 

par404
par404

Totally agree with Peterson and kudos for him to hold his position.

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

gays are going to Marrry and be good parnents to adopetd kids.  If you dont like it take a laxative.foro your head.

Bet he would be one of those many xtians who when they find out they have a gay kid, throw them out of house and home in an act of xtian love.


As chris Hitrrchens said -   (conservative)   religiion poisons everything


Whya re so many balcks (about 50% opposed to the people who also suffer at the hands of rightt wing religions??\\

Because the bible thumpers when they hear of  a conservative type church supporting gays they send a crowd of extremists who have been well trained to join the moderating churches and poison the well

Effectively the black moderate churches get taken over by the likes of the religious culture that justified slavery as per the bible.   Its so similar to commie spies  - eg Russia will be one of the last nations to  accept gay people.

aastonelake79
aastonelake79

Who  cares who wants to marry who....if two ppl love each other, what is it to you to stop them and what gives you the right to judge what they do...Im not gay but if I were, if surely want to be able to be happy and marry who i truly loved...AP's personal belief is 100% acceptable and hes entitled to that and I have no problem with that, being its his personal opinion....I would only have a problem when he starts advocating against others being able to marry because of their sexual orientation...Dont rain on others parade just because you dont agree with it....you wouldnt want them to do the same to you if you were in their shoes, would you?

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

Finally a high profile player who isn't afraid to stand up for his rights to voice his opinion, knowing that he's going to get questions about this issue now nearly every time he has to step in front of the press.  Lots of other high profile people *think* the same thing and just won't ever say it because they don't want to hear the incessant rants of how insensitive they are or how they don't support diversity.  I work at a public state funded university which recently put out this big diversity support statement which listed all sorts of things that I had to "agree" with in order to work at this university and support its diversity effort. Well, guess what, NO, I don't need to agree with any such things.  This is all part of living in a free country.  I have to agree to do things that are legal - outside of that I can believe whatever religion I want, whatever views on marriage I want, etc. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and I agree with AP's 100%.  For those that don't agree with AP, just go ahead and say so and move on. Now I'm drafting him #1 this year in fantasy no matter what.

Daniel50
Daniel50

Does anybody have any clue how much courage it takes to come out with a statement like this? He is going to get so much flak it's not even funny. All of a sudden, all the sedentary losers who have nothing better to do with their time than harass sports stars will mobilize for action and start attacking him in every way possible... and looking at the comments, some of said s.l. have already started. If you don't want somebody's candid opinion, don't ask them. If he called a press conference to grace the world with this thought, that would be one thing. Monteee, what bizarre universe do you think you inhabit where respect is more important than love? Really? You want parents/family who respect you? "You know, I wouldn't say my parents love me, but by golly, they respect the heck out of me." Who wants that? Feel free to join the human race any time.

JulioEcheverria
JulioEcheverria

So, let me get this straight, as long as your opinion is pro-gay rights then it's great, you're an outstanding citizen, we all love you. But AP comes out and says that he doesn't support gay marriage and all of a sudden all of you jump like he just punched a baby? What gives? He is 1005 entitled to his opinion and to voice his opinion, no matter how much you disagree. He doesn't believe in gay marriage, he never said he didn't believe in homosexuality like Wallace did. Leave it alone, let him have his opinion and most importantly, RESPECT his onion, isn't that what you want too?

ScottYoung
ScottYoung

Vikings fan for the last 45 years, and glad we have AP on our side of the field, but really Mr MVP, your opinion is irrelevant.  We have no right to judge any groups who are not harming anyone or anything, and merely seeking happiness and equality.   Famous people who stand up and say things like that, pro or con, and particularly ones from groups who once cruelly subjugated themselves in the past, are either too stupid to just keep their mouths shut or are addicted to attention, but either way just make themselves look stupid to at 50% of the population.   AP would be wise to consider the words of two famous people:

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare


Monteee
Monteee

>>>But I have relatives that are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same.<<<

Adrian, remember this quote the next time you refuse to attend your gay relatives' wedding.  Remember that you're "treating them the same" while you attend your hetero relatives' weddings.  


>>>I love ‘em.<<<

RESPECT is more important, don't you think?

D.1
D.1

Can't be 'tolerant of gays' when you scoff at gay marriage, bud. 

EleuterioVillegas
EleuterioVillegas

I love these comments about how liberals "tell you how to think." I'd rather have people asking me to think now and then as opposed to conservative loudmouths trying to explain to me how their own opinions/rights, privacy and God must be respected, but everybody else doesn't get to have theirs. I'm gay and I respect A.P. having his opinions, but it's a pretty limited one. How about, "Don't like it? Good, don't do it then and mind your business", but I guess as long as he gets to have his previously outlawed in the USA rights, then I guess it's tough luck for everybody else who gets discriminated against now, huh? Whether or not they pay taxes too, right? Pretty much the conservative motto: Do as we say, not as we actually do. Makes sense, lol!

JeffShields
JeffShields

@metalhead65 And make sure your lifestyle is accepted by the right wing christians because they will impose their morality on you even if you are not christian. They will cherry pick quotes from the bible to support their arguments while telling you how to live. And I thought in the USA we had separation of church and state, and a choice to choose the religion we wish to believe and follow...well we do as long as we live our lives according to the ways of christians. 

matt37
matt37

@aastonelake79 But but but.....the bible, and think of the children, and how will the human race ever survive if two men (who are already gay, by the way) can get married....but but but......

That's the most reasonable post on this whole page Aastonelake79.

matt37
matt37

@TyDahmer AP could display his new swastika tattoo and I'd be drafting him #1 in my fantasy football draft! 

JulioEcheverria
JulioEcheverria

@Daniel50 Well said. It seems no one can have a contrary opinion on this matter. He didn't say he's not for homosexual rights, he just said he doesn't agree with same sex marriage. What's the big deal?

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@JulioEcheverria  

His opinion cocntributes to the 44x to 8x vvs str8 kids of gays who commit suicide.

 Dont you support life for everyone - marriage is about respect and breaking of the horrendous suicide rate and gay kids kicked  out of hte house by their parents in an act of xtian love.

matt37
matt37

@ScottYoung I disagree with AP all day long, but I still respect the fact that he is seemingly a good dude.  And you know what, it's America.....he is entitled to his opinion.  He didn't call a press conference to announce he's against gay marriage.  He didn't call anyone a derogatory term.  He was asked about a subject during an interview. He could have chosen to not answer the question, but good for him-he wasn't scared to answer honestly.

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

@ScottYoung Soooo, his opinion is irrelevant - but your's isnt?  And you have something to show that 50% of the population disagrees with AP?

BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

@D.1 Something tells me you don't know what "tolerant" means.  Tolerance, contrary to popular belief, does not mean "support".  Tolerance means just that:  tolerate.  You don't have to like it.  But you tolerate it.  I don't know when "Gay Tolerance" and regular "Tolerance" jumped two different directions.  He is very tolerant.  You, not so much.

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

@D.1 Yeah, he can, really.  Reality check time.  Bill of Rights would be a good place to start, Amendment 1.

bkundrat
bkundrat

@D.1Actually this is the only way to be tolerant.  You can only be tolerant of something that you disagree with.  AP is being tolerant.  Those who rip on AP for his statement are in fact being intolerant.  Our culture has lost the ability to reason and understand words and their meanings.

Felcus
Felcus

@D.1 He certainly can do just that. You're chastising his personal beliefs. Isn't that exactly the type of behavior that the equality movement is trying to overcome and remove from humanity? You are a hypocrite.

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@EleuterioVillegas If your ead the historry book there were actually slaves who supported slavery

part pjart was because it was illegal to teach them to read or write


bornindetroit
bornindetroit

Ever put together a coherent paragraph in your life? Oh, btw, I'm heterosexual and I respect everyone - no matter what they prefer in life. Beyond political posturing and political correctness, that has nothing to do with the fact that Marriage by definition is between a man and a woman.

Sportsnut
Sportsnut

@EleuterioVillegas  The problem with guys like you is just because someone disagrees with your agenda, right away you think of it as discrimination.  LOL!  You are just way too sensitive for your own good!

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@matt37 @aastonelake79   Not sure where your coming from but your arument seems to be a BS claim that everyone will go gay if gays marry.


Will you also?

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@TyDahmer @ScottYoung   Wel the constitutional amednemt agaisnt gay marriagee was trashed and the legislature voted for marriage equality.


Stop living in a cave.  the battle for eqality is all but over, except in the south where the segregationist still rule

D.1
D.1

@BosephHeyden @D.1 That's okay--in another decade, it won't matter what he tolerates or what he doesn't...gays will be granted the right to marry in all states. 

D.1
D.1

@TyDahmer @D.1 You have a grand time hiding behind that Amendment...

D.1
D.1

@bkundrat @D.1 Yadda, yadda, yadda--it's just hate disguised as 'our right to say whatever we want!'

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@bkundrat @D.1 sri  all you are doing is claiming to be  the vicim when you are the victimizer.


PS your leosing big time - virtually every gay support bill re marriage sincce early 2012 in  NH has passsed by the voters or the legislatures

NH 3-12 attempt to repeal marrage in NH rejected 2 to 1

MN - constitutional amendment agaisnst gays marryingg trashed by voters

MN marriage passed legislature

RI  Marriage passed in legialture

DE Marriage passed in legilature

Conservative colorado passsed civil uionos - better then nothing by legislaturre

MD  passed marriage

WA state passed marriage

Iowa supreme cout passeed marriage and attempt to toss out judges failed, majority still support it

 NY passed marriage in legislature  Attempt to remove 4 rpeus who supported it resulted in 2 more democrats in the legislature.

 Have a nice DAY      Soon AP aand his kindn will be like a fart in a windstorm.

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D.1
D.1

@Felcus @D.1 Hate--disguised as 'free speech'. That's all this is. 

matt37
matt37

@JoeWendling @EleuterioVillegas AP has the right to his opinion.  The good news is that after another generation of ignorant folks die off, this country will be much closer to equality for all.  That means you Wendling!

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@bornindetroit  

Traditional narrrage was  the  woman was sold for a dowry to a man she never met to support biz and tribal ties. 

If here hubby died she had to marry his brother   If she was raped sshe had to marry the rapist

Ifs he was a king, like king solomon  she had to be part of his concubine of  ovver 300

Traditional marriage is found today in places like Saudi Arabia and afghanistan.  

DUH.


aastonelake79
aastonelake79

@StanleyJames Dude, i dont know wth you are talking about. You are so off-base. There is nowhere near such a claim being made like that. 

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

@StanleyJames @TyDahmer @ScottYoung And you should try to understand what's being discussed here instead of blathering aimlessly. This article, and my comment, has absolutely nothing to do with the right of two people to marry.  The article is about one's freedom to have and express an opinion.  The original poster said AP's "opinion is irrelevant".  Please explain how AP's opinion is any less relevant than, say, yours.

TyDahmer
TyDahmer

@D.1 @BosephHeyden And you continue to miss the point. Just because gays can marry doesn't require everyone to agree with it.  There are lots of things that happen legally that I, and most likely you, don't agree with.  I had to enroll in new health care changes at work because of ObamaCare.  I did it because I had to, didn't mean I had to like it.

D.1
D.1

@bkundrat @D.1 We should go get a chicken sandwich at Chick-Fil-A...WAIT!

bkundrat
bkundrat

@D.1 @bkundrat =)  Yet you don't see that according to your flawed reasoning that you are guilty of the same.  You disagree with me, therefore you are hating.  That is both funny and sad at the same time.  

frenckenstein
frenckenstein

@StanleyJames @bkundrat @D.1 StanleyJames do you know the number of homosexuals in the USA according to the last census?  Find out and tell me who is more like the fart.  

bkundrat
bkundrat

@StanleyJames @bkundrat @D.1 

"All you are doing is claiming to be the victim".

Huh?  I never claimed any such thing.  D.1. Claimed AP was intolerant.  AP said "I'm not with Gay marriage but to each his own".  IOW, AP is saying that he disagree's with Gay marriage but he's willing to live alongside those who are for gay marriage even though he disagrees.  

This IS the definition of tolerance.  That's all I was pointing out.  Tolerance means to allow others to have their opinion and voice even when we disagree.

For the life of me, I don't see how that is claiming that anyone is a victim.

StanleyJames
StanleyJames

@JoeWendling @matt37 @EleuterioVillegas  

stop trying to force your beliefs on others.  thats basially what 9-11 was about - trying to drive us to accept sharia.


BTW why do some of those people hate us

Ans - the xtian crusades that killed tens of milions of them from about 1000 to 1500 AD


the xtian hords came at the muslims with their flags and their crosses.

Conservative xtianity, which also justified slavery as per the bible, is gthe curse of the west even more then Islam is of the middle east

matt37
matt37

@JoeWendling @matt37 @EleuterioVillegas If we're just discussing personal beliefs, than I respect your right to believe in whatever you want.  If we are moving into debating law and legislation, than your belief in the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the Sky has no place.  If I wanted to live in a country ruled by religious wackos, I'd move to Iran.

JoeWendling
JoeWendling

@matt37 @JoeWendling @EleuterioVillegas This is not my opinion it is Gods opinion He did not put 2 men together nor did He put 2 women together.  and this has nothing to due with equality but with a lifestyle that God will not abide.