Gay people are not treated as American citizens. The amount of individuals who came up and thanked me and Brendon for taking a stand was staggering, and frankly depressing. I use the word depressing because for that many people to thank us for showing basic empathy, to thank us for recognizing that they are human beings just like everyone else, means that so many other people have not. What that says about our society makes me ill just to think about, and it means that we are failing the American dream. America is the land where people go to escape oppression, to escape persecution, to escape tyranny; sure we haven’t always gotten it right throughout the years but we should always strive for that elusive goal of equality. Right now we’re just not getting it done.
Chris Kluwe, Punter, Minnesota Vikings
Source: Out of Bounds blog
So I’ve got to admit: If you would have asked me who Chris Kluwe was a year ago, I would have said that I had no idea. But now, suddenly, he’s everywhere standing up for my equality and I can’t get enough of him.
Today, I learned that he pens a blog for the Pioneer Press titled, Out of Bounds. In his most recent post, he had the above to say about a Vote NO event he recently attended (along with a lot more good stuff).
I don’t know where this guy comes from, but WOW, can he write. I’m so thankful to have his voice in this campaign.