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Chris Kluwe battles government agents in new marriage equality ad

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken marriage equality advocate, argues against a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Minnesota in a satirical new radio ad for the group for Minnesotans for Equality.

In the ad, Kluwe battles government agents as he references his now famous “lustful cockmonster” phrase used in a letter to a Maryland lawmaker last month to argue in support of marriage equality and free speech.

Listen:

Minnesotans for Equality — one of the groups opposing the Minnesota amendment — was written and produced by political consultant Bill Hillsman. It will begin airing Thursday on radio stations across Minnesota.

Last month, Kluwe posted an open letter on the website Deadspin that he had sent to Maryland state lawmaker Emmett Burns, defending the opinions of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, and sharply criticizing Burns on his attempt to stifle Ayanbadejo’s free speech.

“I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life,” Kluwe wrote the legislator.

“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…”

Kluwe also appears in a video for Minnesotans United for All Families, the official campaign working to defeat the proposed constitutional ban.

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17 more reader comments:

  1. MN is one of the 4 – voting on this issue – love the support

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:50pm
  2. He is awesome lol

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:53pm
  3. He’s just so eloquent….

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:53pm
  4. Thank you Chris Kluwe!!! It’s really sad the we are still fighting for civil rights in this “free” country

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:53pm
  5. Kluwe rocks

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:55pm
  6. Gotta love this guy…..

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:04pm
  7. Love this guy.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:06pm
  8. He’s my hero

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:06pm
  9. Awesome. :D

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:19pm
  10. Rock on!

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:21pm
  11. Chris Kluwe, I appreciate your support, but please do not stoop to their level!

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:46pm
  12. Thanks, Chris! Keep it up.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:53pm
  13. Good for you, Kluwe! Keep fighting the good fight!!

    Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12:33am
  14. loved the radio spot!

    Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:10am
  15. “Cockmonster” is an awfully funny word. I had no idea football players were so quippy. Nice to see more of them speaking out.

    Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:55am
  16. If people Are against African Americans for example, they are racist but if they are against gay rights, they claim they claim its not bigotry

    Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 6:11am
  17. its official he is now officially the HOTTEST MAN ALIVE.

    Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:11am