MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former Minnesota Vikings punter and noted supporter of LGBT causes Chris Kluwe is in the news again after writing an open letter to Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.
In the letter published to The Cauldron, Kluwe criticizes McNair’s donation of $10,000 to a group that opposes the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
“What should we make of a billionaire homophobe donating money in furtherance of the denigration of an entire class of American citizens?” Kluwe asks in the article’s sub-headline.
Kluwe, true to form, doesn’t mince words.
“Are you not aware that trans individuals are nine times more likely to try and kill themselves due to the odiously corrosive social views like the one you’ve just financially enabled? Have you no knowledge of the fact that LBGT youth are far more likely to experience harassment at school and home, leading to depression and ideations of self-harm — mostly due to the shortsighted wrongheadedness of privileged narcissists like yourself?”
Kluwe also questioned what this means for the National Football League in a tweet Wednesday.READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
Kluwe ends the letter by saying the Supreme Court, the President, the general population and history are not on McNair’s side.
In 2014, Kluwe accused Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer of being a bigot and said that his criticisms of Priefer – and his outspoken support for same-sex marriage — cost him his job.
The Vikings and Kluwe avoided a lawsuit with a settlement in August 2014, with the team agreeing to donate to five LGBT charities for the next five years.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent Crime
The Vikings will also conduct enhanced sensitivity training for all Vikings employees, including players and coaches. And they will also work to promote understanding of LGBT issues in pro football and other sports.