Some NFL players now supporting gay marriage!

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Some NFL players now supporting gay marriage!

Do a google search in news about Raven's player supporting same sex marriage. But it may have started with him supporting gay marriage, it has gone on to involve an MD polititian telling the player he should shut up, then other players backing him up and blasting the polititian.

Raven's player Brandon Ayanbadejo publically supports same sex marriage. A local politition basically said he should not be turning the NFL political. But seems Chick Fil A had no problem turning their business political. And other players including a punter and the president of the players association basically backed Brandon up and condemned the comments of that politician.

It often takes big public figures and even sports figures to make social change that leads to equality. It wasn't that long ago when people condemned inter racial marriage.

I have to admit, having been bullied by jocks, I have had my own bias. But when any human steps up for social equality like this, it makes me proud. Thank YOU Brandon, and to all the players who backed him up.

My ability to copy links in the address bar is not working for some reason, must be a setting issue. But there are multiple stories from lots of media so do the search and take your pick. If someone can post a link in this thread please do.

 

 

 

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  http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21499330/baltimore-ravens-brendon-ayanbadejo-wowed-by-response-gay

 

Wow, I completely missed this story. Yet another politician that deserves to be thrown from office by the scruff of the neck. 

Burns wrote:

I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions.

Where the fuck are we, China? I could see the NFL perhaps having a problem if he was doing activities in his official NFL uniform and asking him not to wear the uniform while attending political events, but it is none of their business what he does in his time off the field. Good for the Ravens for standing by Brendon's side and not caving in to this political thug. 

Still rooting against the Ravens tomorrow night though. 

 

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Beyond Saving wrote: 

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  http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21499330/baltimore-ravens-brendon-ayanbadejo-wowed-by-response-gay

 

Wow, I completely missed this story. Yet another politician that deserves to be thrown from office by the scruff of the neck. 

Burns wrote:

I am requesting that you take the necessary action, as a National Football League Owner, to inhibit such expressions from your employees and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions.

Where the fuck are we, China? I could see the NFL perhaps having a problem if he was doing activities in his official NFL uniform and asking him not to wear the uniform while attending political events, but it is none of their business what he does in his time off the field. Good for the Ravens for standing by Brendon's side and not caving in to this political thug. 

Still rooting against the Ravens tomorrow night though. 

 

Here is a letter from another player to that asswipe.

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Dear Emmett C. Burns Jr.,

I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government. Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level. The views you espouse neglect to consider several fundamental key points, which I will outline in great detail (you may want to hire an intern to help you with the longer words):
1. As I suspect you have not read the Constitution, I would like to remind you that the very first, the VERY FIRST Amendment in this founding document deals with the freedom of speech, particularly the abridgment of said freedom. By using your position as an elected official (when referring to your constituents so as to implicitly threaten the Ravens organization) to state that the Ravens should "inhibit such expressions from your employees," more specifically Brendon Ayanbadejo, not only are you clearly violating the First Amendment, you also come across as a narcissistic fromunda stain. What on earth would possess you to be so mind-boggingly stupid? It baffles me that a man such as yourself, a man who relies on that same First Amendment to pursue your own religious studies without fear of persecution from the state, could somehow justify stifling another person's right to speech. To call that hypocritical would be to do a disservice to the word. Mindfucking obscenely hypocritical starts to approach it a little bit.

2. "Many of your fans are opposed to such a view and feel it has no place in a sport that is strictly for pride, entertainment, and excitement." Holy fucking shitballs. Did you seriously just say that, as someone who's "deeply involved in government task forces on the legacy of slavery in Maryland"? Have you not heard of Kenny Washington? Jackie Robinson? As recently as 1962 the NFL still had segregation, which was only done away with by brave athletes and coaches daring to speak their mind and do the right thing, and you're going to say that political views have "no place in a sport"? I can't even begin to fathom the cognitive dissonance that must be coursing through your rapidly addled mind right now; the mental gymnastics your brain has to tortuously contort itself through to make such a preposterous statement are surely worthy of an Olympic gold medal (the Russian judge gives you a 10 for "beautiful oppressionism&quotEye-wink.

3. This is more a personal quibble of mine, but why do you hate freedom? Why do you hate the fact that other people want a chance to live their lives and be happy, even though they may believe in something different than you, or act different than you? How does gay marriage, in any way shape or form, affect your life? If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh shit. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)

I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won't come into your house and steal your children. They won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won't even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?

In closing, I would like to say that I hope this letter, in some small way, causes you to reflect upon the magnitude of the colossal foot in mouth clusterfuck you so brazenly unleashed on a man whose only crime was speaking out for something he believed in. Best of luck in the next election; I'm fairly certain you might need it.

Sincerely,
Chris Kluwe

P.S. I've also been vocal as hell about the issue of gay marriage so you can take your "I know of no other NFL player who has done what Mr. Ayanbadejo is doing" and shove it in your close-minded, totally lacking in empathy piehole and choke on it. Asshole.

I love the last line in this letter.

I will be rooting for the Ravens! And you still owe this commie a beer.

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Way to break a stereotype by

Way to break a stereotype by showing a supposedly dumb jock having written a brilliant letter.
Sadly, I doubt the politician will actually read, let alone understand, more than the first sentence or two.

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 Yes. Gay people need to be

 Yes. Gay people need to be able to discriminate against single people too.

 


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That's a whole other

That's a whole other argument. > >

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