Adrian Peterson Says He Doesn’t Believe in Gay Marriage

January 27, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; NFC running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (28) looks on during warm ups before the 2013 Pro Bowl against the AFC at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was very outspoken about his support of gay marriage, but he was released this offseason after many believe the team got sick of his outspoken nature. Now, with Kluwe out of the picture, the Vikings have a new player speaking out on the issue but this one has a completely opposite stance. Star running back Adrian Peterson was asked about the hot button issue on Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio.

Unfortunately, Peterson spoke to a side of the issue that supports the belief that the NFL is not ready for a homosexual player.

“To each his own. I’m not with it,” Peterson said, via Kevin Cusick of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. “But I have relatives that, you know, are gay. I’m not biased towards them. I still treat them the same. I love them. But again, I’m not with that. That’s not something that I believe in. But to each his own.”

It’s hard to get upset with Peterson because he was asked a difficult question and everyone has the right to have their own beliefs.

Players just need to know moving forward that these types of trap questions can be used to make you look bad. The good news for Peterson is that he avoided saying anything too offensive, but he should consider being a bit more aware of his comments moving forward.

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

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  • http://twitter.com/CarlosCollazo__ Carlos Collazo

    I’m not sure you can really say this: “but he should consider being a bit more aware of his comments moving forward.” He didn’t say anything offensive to anyone, he simply shared his views on a subject in as passive a way as possible. To me it seems like he handled it perfectly.

    • Ron Green

      He shares the views of the majority of Americans. I think he’s quite aware of his comments, and i support him.

  • Aesly Martineau

    So he has his views and I have mine. I mean, I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream, it just isn’t my thing, but I’m not going to go try to make that illegal for everybody. Keeping people from their own marriages is wrong is sick.

    • youngexecutive

      I think Mayor Bloomberg who supports gay marriage made chocolate ice cream illegal…

  • Guest

    Marriage if for any man or woman to find a lover, man or woman to spend their life with(ideally), but this ousting that the gay rights movement conducts and condones is something I have no respect for. “everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if you disagree with me i’m gonna ruin your/or career and defame the shit out of you!” is no different than a mobster sating “by all means tell me what you think about it” and casually place their gun on the table. i don’t agree with his stance, but he’s right. everyone to their own.

  • Serhend Adil Sirkecioglu

    Marriage is for any man or woman to find a lover, man or woman to spend their life with(ideally), but this ousting that the gay rights movement conducts and condones is something I have no respect for. “everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if you disagree with me i’m gonna ruin your career and defame the shit out of you!” is no different than a mobster sating “by all means tell me what you think about it” and casually place their gun on the table. i don’t agree with his stance, but he’s right. everyone to their own.

  • JQ

    Good Job AP. I hold the same view as you. You are entitled to your view, and bravo. I think gay marriage is sick and disgusting.

  • johnbuoy

    Well, I don’t believe in Adrian Peterson either, so we’re even.

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