Baltimore Raven's linebacker Brandon Ayanbadejo recently caught the ire of State Rep Emmett C Burns, Jr for having the temerity to speak out in favor of Maryland's ballot initiative for marriage equality. Rep. Burns even wrote a letter to his boss, the team owner Steve Bisciotti requesting that, and I quote, "I am requesting that you take the necessary action ... to inhibit such expressions from your employee."
Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe heard about this and wrote his own hilarious, profanity-filled letter back to Mr Burns in response. The complete letter (via Deadspin) is below the fold, but here is a snippet:
I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. 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—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails. Do the civil-rights struggles of the past 200 years mean absolutely nothing to you?
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