Friday, September 7, 2012

Quote of the Day: Chris Kluwe Edition

"Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!"... 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—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?" - Chris Kluwe

The backstory is that a Baltimore Ravens football player came out (no pun intended) with public support for gay marriage.  One of his state delegates wrote a letter to the Baltimore Ravens owner, asking that the football player be reprimanded.  Chris Kluwe is a kicker for the Vikings, and wrote a public response to the politician.  You can read the entire letter here... the above is my favorite paragraphs.

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