Ever Notice That Those Calling For Tolerance Are Rather Intolerant Themselves?

One of the big stories making the rounds is about Chris Kluwe calling Minnesota Vikings coaches names

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

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?

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6 Responses to “Ever Notice That Those Calling For Tolerance Are Rather Intolerant Themselves?”

  1. Blick says:

    Typical of Leftists, communists, gays, rainbows, islamists and islamophiles, enviro-freakazoids, warmists, and other fellow-travelers to be great Talkers but not so accomplished at being Walkers. This skitzoid attitude is because they are motivated not by their Cause but by their greed for Power.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    The Vikings released a statement on the issue:

    The Minnesota Vikings were made aware of Chris Kluwe’s allegations for the first time today. We take them very seriously and will thoroughly review this matter.

    As an organization, the Vikings consistently strive to create a supportive, respectful and accepting environment for all of our players, coaches and front office personnel. We do not tolerate discrimination at any level. The team has long respected our players’ and associates’ individual rights, and, as Chris specifically stated, Vikings ownership supports and promotes tolerance, including on the subject of marriage equality. Because he was identified with the Vikings, Chris was asked to be respectful while expressing his opinions. Team ownership and management also repeatedly emphasized to Chris that the Vikings would not impinge on his right to express his views.

    Any notion that Chris was released from our football team due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate and inconsistent with team policy. Chris was released strictly based on his football performance.

    We will have further comment at the appropriate time.

    Missing from Teach’s summary of the incident is this quote from the Kluwe article:

    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.

    Nothing like “tolerance” from liberals.

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  4. gitarcarver says:


    I realize that my last post may have come off badly by implying that you should have included the additional quote from Kluwe.

    That was not my intent. I just thought that it was interesting that a person who claimed he lost his job for speaking his mind believes another person should never be employed again for speaking their mind (assuming that the quotes attributed to Preifer are accurate, which at this time is a huge assumption as no one has come to Kluwe’s side to back up his account.)

    Your post was spot on as it demonstrates the hypocrisy and “tolerance” of the left.

    I was just “piling on” as it were.


  5. Ain’t no thing, GC, the discourse was well appreciated. Can’t include everything in a post. That’s what blogging is about. Nothing to apologize for at all.

  6. Trish Mac says:

    Love you guys!

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