Adrian Peterson: I Don’t Believe In Gay Marriage

Adrian Peterson I  Don't Believe In Gay MarriageConsidering gay marriage is such a polarizing topic in modern American society, it’s not surprising that the media asked NFL MVP Adrian Peterson for his opinion on the matter. His answer may surprise you. The Minnesota Vikings running back simply doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage.

‘Not with it’

According to Kevin Cusick of the Pioneer Press, Peterson appeared on Sirius/XM NFL satellite radio last Thursday with Amani Toomer and Bruce Murray, who asked Peterson if he felt the Vikings cut Chris Kluwe, their former punter, for his vocal support of gay marriage.

In his response, Peterson denied that there was any underlying reason for Kluwe’s departure but did not support his stance on gay rights:

To each his own. I’m not with it. But I have relatives that, you know, are gay. I’m not biased towards 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.


Regardless of his difference of opinion, Peterson was sad to see Kluwe go and felt that he was a smart person whose company he enjoyed immensely:

“It hurt me to see him leave. 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.”

Same-sex marriage will likely be a hot-button issue that gets brought up for years to come. Peterson isn’t the first athlete to speak on the matter, and he will not be the last.

How about you — are you “with” gay marriage or not? Feel free to throw in your opinion here!

Source: Alex Kay, Bleacher Report

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Photo Of Man Taking Arthritic Dog For Swim Touches Hearts Of Millions

A photograph of a 19-year-old arthritic dog taking a relaxing dip in Lake Superior has captured the hearts of millions online.

The image was posted to Facebook by photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, who wrote: “This 19-year-old [Schoep is] being cradled in his father’s arms last night in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temperature of the water is perfect. I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John [Unger]. By the way, John rescued Schoep as an 8-month-old puppy, and he’s been by his side through many adventures :).”

The photo, first posted last week, has been viewed more than 2 million times and has received more than 200,000 “likes” from Facebook users. In the picture, the dog appears to be asleep while being cradled in Unger’s arms as the two wade in the lake.

“John lives his life in a kind way. He rescued this dog as a puppy, they have gone everywhere together ever since. Schoep has arthritis now, and John finds that the water is therapeutic. He is the kind of person who wants his animals to be comfortable…” Hudson told the Pioneer Press.

After a busy week shooting wedding photos, Hudson says she was shocked at how quickly the photograph grew in popularity. Hudson is selling prints of the photo, “John & Schoep,” on her website and says she’ll donate a percentage of the sales to help pay for Schoep’s veterinarian bills.

Now, ain’t that photo just heartwarming? How about you — how do you take care of your pets? Share your most touching pet stories with us!

Source: Yahoo News
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