Vikings punter Chris Kluwe had been writing a popular online blog for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Kluwe has decided to stop.
Via Deadspin, Kluwe has quit writing for the Pioneer Press because of the paper’s editorial against gay marriage, an issue in which Kluwe very strongly believes.
Folks in Minnesota will vote Tuesday on an anti-gay marriage amendment to its Constitution, which will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman only.
While we respect Kluwe’s decision, he could have used his platform with the Pioneer Press to contradict, undermine, and/or twist the tails of the folks who run the paper, forcing them to either take it or to fire him.
However it worked out, it would have been awesome.
UPDATE 8:00 p.m. ET: A prior version of this article incorrectly stated that Kluwe wrote for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. We apologize for the error.