Ex-punter Chris Kluwe, homosexual marriage, and the fourth quarter of fame

Why is homosexual marriage activist Chris Kluwe so obsessed with destroying someone who disagrees with him? Photo: AP Images

WASHINGTON, January 3, 2014  — You have never heard of Chris Kluwe?

That is not surprising. Perhaps the only group of people less well known than current NFL punters is former punters. Chris Kluwe is a former punter.

Kluwe played eight years in the NFL in a position that fans never want to see. A punter only comes on the field to kick the ball away after the team fails to convert a first down or, even worse, after the team has been tackled in their own end zone resulting in a safety. 

Kluwe was well paid by the standards of NFL punters and toiled in relative obscurity until he decided he wanted to be an advocate for homosexual marriage. 

In 2012, he decided to make that his signature issue and the left immediately decided they loved him. Those who support traditional marriage decided they didn’t care what he had to say.

2012 was not a great year for Kluwe. After he had a poor game in October, the Minnesota Vikings, who he was playing for, brought in some other punters to compete for his job. 

In 2013, the Vikings drafted a new punter and cut Kluwe. According to Kluwe, the reason he was replaced had nothing to do with poor performance or the fact the Vikings thought they could bring in a better punter and pay him less.

Kluwe penned a piece that was published on January 2, 2014, in a website called “Deadspin.” In it he claimed that he was cut from the Vikings because of his stand on homosexual marriage.

The fact that none of the other 31 teams in the NFL put Kluwe on their roster, however, suggests that the Vikings’ claim he was cut for performance is probably exactly what happened.

In his piece, titled “I was an NFL player until I was fired by two cowards and a bigot,” Kluwe lays the blame mostly on Mike Priefer, the special teams coach for the Vikings. 

He claims Priefer made “homophobic” comments. Priefer apparently holds the position that millions of regular Americans hold, that they do not approve of homosexual behavior. That is too much for people like Kluwe, who believe that anyone who disagrees with them must be punished. 

Kluwe, showing the classic case of a massive ego overwhelming a minimal intellect wrote in his screed that, “If there’s one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story, it’s to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level.”

Kluwe’s broadside has opened the door to a significant lawsuit from Priefer. Hopefully Priefer will avail himself of his Seventh Amendment constitutional right and file a civil action against Kluwe.

Mike Priefer has denied making the statements or taking the actions that Kluwe accused him of. The Vikings have denied cutting Kluwe for any reason other than performance.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has entered the fray, issuing a statement of support for Mike Priefer.

Kluwe’s attack is a typical example of how the “Gaystapo” works. If anyone dares to disagree with their position, they must be destroyed. Kluwe admits that is his goal, in his own words.

For real Americans, there is a lesson here. The “Gaystapo” are like the Borg of Star Trek. Facts are irrelevant and resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into their way of thinking. You can surrender or you can be destroyed.

Much as the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty stood up to this group of bullies, Americans must stand up to this group of bullies that claims to stand for “tolerance” and “equality,” when in reality they stand for just the opposite.

For Chris Kluwe, his NFL career and his fifteen minutes of fame are over. Unless he is planning to become a left wing politician, there is no overtime for him.

But then again, becoming just another political shill may have been his game plan all along.

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Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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