Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson walks the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Adrian Peterson has at last chimed in on the gay marriage debate. In Peterson’s own words he is not “with that.” Meaning he is against marriage equality. Peterson voiced his opinion during an interview on Sirius/XM radio, saying:
"To each his own, I’m not with it. But I have relatives that, you know, are gay. I’m not biased toward 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."
This puts Peterson squarely at odds with former teammate Chris Kluwe who of course is an outspoken advocate on behalf of gay marriage. But don’t expect any fisticuffs to break out between the two over the matter. They are actually friends. Peterson said he misses the now-former Viking punter. “It hurt me to see him leave,” Peterson said. “He was a good friend of mine and a really cool guy, man. Probably one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around man. Different.”
See? They disagree on politics but are still friends. That’s how it should be in America. Everyone having their own opinion but still getting along. Everyone respecting everyone else’s takes.
Chris Kluwe and Adrian Peterson. They are role models in so many ways. Just follow their example and we’ll be okay.