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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