One of the big stories making the rounds is about Chris Kluwe calling Minnesota Vikings coaches names
Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the question. My answer, verbatim, was always, “I honestly don’t know, because I’m not in those meetings with the coaches and administrative people.”
This is a true answer. I honestly don’t know if my activism was the reason I got fired.
However, I’m pretty confident it was.
Or, it could be that the Vikes were able to replace him with a younger, cheaper punter. And then was beat out in Raiders camp by a better punter. Sometimes business decisions are just business decisions. Especially with punters, who are canned and replaced all the time. Oh, and he had a knee problem requiring surgery.
But, apparently Leslie Frazier, the head coach (since canned himself…hey, he’s Black, I bet it’s racism…or, that the Vikes were one of the worst teams out there) told him to please give the gay talk a rest. What Kluwe leaves out is that coaches would prefer to have less conflict and controversy in the clubhouse, because, you know, winning.
Anyway, the whole story is one sided, of course, so it would be interesting to hear from Leslie Frazier and the other Vikings coaches for their point of view.
“It’s my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2012, that I was fired by Mike Priefer, a bigot who didn’t agree with the cause I was working for, and two cowards, Leslie Frazier and Rick Spielman, both of whom knew I was a good punter and would remain a good punter for the foreseeable future, as my numbers over my eight-year career had shown, but who lacked the fortitude to disagree with Mike Priefer on a touchy subject matter,” Kluwe wrote, adding that he hoped Priefer never coaches in the NFL or “ideally” at any level of football. He also said he can still compete in the league, but that it’s clear “no matter how much I want to prove I can play, I will no longer punt in the NFL, especially now that I’ve written this account.”
Or, it could be that people have different views on homosexuality. On one hand we’re told that We Must Be Tolerant of the homosexual POV, on the other the same people telling us We Must Be Tolerant are completely intolerant of the viewpoints of other people. This is typical Progressivism: tolerance is a one way street. This goes back to Erik Erickson’s multiple You Will Be Made To Care posts. If you disagree with the Proscribed and Approved Liberal Dogma, you will be destroyed. Ask the silly little woman who made the stupid Twitter joke about not getting AIDS cause she’s white. The long knives come out.
Even if Frazier and the other Vikings staff respond, they will not be believed. But it wouldn’t matter what they say, because they are Not Allowed To Have Their Own Opinions That Are Different. Look through the links at the Memeorandum thread, in the stories and comments. There’s all sorts of talk about hate and homophobia and what bad people Frazier, his staff, and anyone who disagrees with the homosexual lifestyle are. All sorts of nasty names are being thrown about.
Liberals are the most intolerant people around. Let me wrap up what could become a massive post by asking a question: why should I be tolerant of you if you’re not tolerant of me?