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NFL Player Adrian Peterson says he doesn't support same sex marriage

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Minnesota Viking makes comments on eve of same sex marriage being legalized in his state

National Football League and Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson, with the Minnesota Vikings, came forward to say that same sex marriage is not something that he believes in. Peterson made his thoughts be known on Sirius/XM NFL radio, on the eve of marriage between members of the same sex becoming legal in his home state of Minnesota on August 1.His support of marriage remaining between one man and one woman has been made into a controversy by homosexual equivalency activists.

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Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay that he loves and respects. However, on marriage between members of the same sex, the running back says 'that's not something I believe in.'

Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay that he loves and respects. However, on marriage between members of the same sex, the running back says "that's not something I believe in."

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
5/29/2013 (6 years ago)

Published in Sports

Keywords: NFL, same sex marriage, Minnesota, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - National Football League and Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson, with the Minnesota Vikings, came forward to say that marriage between members of the same sex is not something that he supports..

Peterson made his thoughts be known in an interview on Sirius/XM NFL radio on the eve of members of the same sex being given a civil law right to marry in his home state of Minnesota on August 1.His conviction concerning the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman has now been made a controversy by homosexual equivalency activists.

Peterson acknowledged that he has family members who are gay, whom he loves and respects. As for giving members of the same sex a civil right to marry, the running back says "that's not something I believe in." In the charged atmosphere now surrounding this matter, such a position is now made into an issue, usually by proponents of the homosexual equivalency movement.   

Peterson was asked his thoughts by the Vikings longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for granting a legal equivalency between a homosexual or lesbian couples and a married man and woman. 

While Peterson considers Kluwe a good friend, he says: "I have relatives who are gay. I'm not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love 'em. But again, I'm not with that. That's not something I believe in. But to each his own."

Peterson was named MVP after amassing 2,097 rushing yards in 2012; nine yards shy of the league record. He was also named the AP Offensive Player of the Year.

The running back said he didn't believe the Vikings released Kluwe, who has since signed with the Oakland Raiders, because of his outspoken positions on this particular matter.

"I'm sure the Vikings organization didn't release him based on that," he said. "They know Kluwe. They've been knowing him for a long time. They know he's outspoken."

Peterson made controversial comments in 2011 about the NFL labor situation in an interview with Doug Farrar of Yahoo's Shutdown Corner. The interview was conducted just before the NFLPA decertified. He said:  

"It's modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money. The owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money."


 

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