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Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe

The pope’s main guy in Minnesota showed a disgusting lack of compassion and common sense when he told a Roman adherent that they had to reject their son. The youngster is gay, and Archbishop John Nienstadt said the parents would be condemned to eternal damnation unless they joined him and the pope in their hatred of gay people.

No kidding! What’s more, the self-styled “man of the cloth” put it all in writing.

Enter Chris Kluwe…

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter, continues to stand up for LGBT equality. Here is an excerpt from a letter that he sent to the pope —

“Tell me… what purpose does the Church serve attempting to influence the affairs of a secular state? The federal benefits under law currently denied gay couples certainly fall under the realm of Caesar, don’t they? No one is forcing the Catholic Church to marry gay couples if that is not the Church’s wish. You can keep the sanctity of Catholic marriage solely between heterosexual couples if you feel that is what’s required (again though, I caution you on the dangers of presumed infallibility).

Chris and Isabel Kluwe and family

“All we are asking is for you to extend the open hand of tolerance instead of the closed fist of fear and hate. As American citizens, we respect the right for everyone to practice whichever religion they so choose, including the right to not practice one at all. Haven’t we learned enough from the Crusades, the Inquisitions, the Talibans of the world? What does it benefit the Church to attempt to influence secular policy in this country, especially when that influence is to deny basic human rights to others? Will you now assume Caesar’s throne, grasping the transitory ephemera of worldly power and control, while forsaking the eternal kingdom of Heaven?”