Jul 27, 2012; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (5) leaves the first day of training camp at Blakeslee Stadium at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Crusading Punter Chris Kluwe Makes Headlines Again By Slamming Pioneer-Press

Chris Kluwe just can’t stop making news. On Saturday the controversial punter got the internet talking – again – by abruptly and angrily breaking off his relationship with the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. In case you weren’t aware, Kluwe had been writing a blog for the Pioneer-Press. But on Saturday the paper published an editorial on Kluwe’s favorite cause, gay marriage, that Kluwe didn’t like. In response, Kluwe slammed the paper and quit his blogging position.

In a series of tweets Kluwe explained his reasoning. “I will not be associated with any organization that tries to pull some bulls–t like that. Have the strength of your convictions,” Kluwe tweeted. He quickly elaborated on his position, saying he believes in the paper’s right to take a position, but didn’t appreciate the way they disguised their obvious opinion piece as an objective presentation of fact. Kluwe accused the Pioneer-Press of attempting to “confuse people through obfuscation and selected presentation of arguments.”

Unlike the somewhat weak-kneed Pioneer-Press people, Kluwe left no doubt as to where he stands. The high ground belongs to Chris Kluwe. In another tweet, Kluwe said he would begin looking around for a different blogging home come Monday. Just like to let Chris know, The Viking Age has no particular position on gay marriage or anything else – we really only care about football here and don’t follow politics – and would be happy to let him share his own opinions in unfiltered fashion (we can even bend the rules and let him swear). So hit us up Chris. My email is vikingageguy@gm[email protected] Did I ever mention that I find you incredibly attractive and think your band sounds great?

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  • Jim

    Kluwe as an non gay American I want to thank you for believing that
    all people are created equal and should have equal rights in America.
    At every juncture there are those targeting sexual preference, race,
    ethnicity, income status, or religious belief. I thought that we had
    progressed past the levels of hatred and discord that have brought
    down other nations by dividing it’s people. I was wrong. It is as bad
    now in many respects as it was in the 50′, 60′s and 70′s. People find
    it necessary to blame minority groups as the reason for our current
    issues. In reality it is years of financial policy, declaring a New
    World Order, deciding we are a Service Economy, and Corporations
    shipping work offshore in search of greater profits that they could
    not achieve by paying fair wages in their own country. There is no
    easy solution, as some would have us believe, to this crisis.
    Speaking out against inequality is the one thing that everyone should
    do, but wont. Thanks for stepping up and being the American that we
    all should be but don’t have the courage to do.

  • Anthony DuLac

    He’s a moron who needs to worry less about his politics and more about Football. Like most of us, we don’t really care what to learn about his crappy political beliefs (or good ones). Just punt the ball better or get off the team. You’re becoming an annoying distraction like a mosquito, Kluwe. Get with the progam.