Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson had some stupid things to say about the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage across America. After the inevitable backlash hit, he thought better of it.
Robinson, who tweeted that allowing two gay men or two gay women to marry each other is comparable to allowing a man to marry his own 6-year-old child, has issued an apology. He has also deleted the tweet.
“I apologize for any offense my tweets may have caused,” Robison wrote in a text message to the Star-Tribune. “In an attempt to express my beliefs, I created some confusion with my choice of words, and for that I apologize. I do not equate the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality with other social issues. There are obvious differences. However, I do believe that God’s laws will always supersede man’s laws. This belief is not from hate for anyone but from a love for my God and all those he created. Again, I’m sorry!”
Robinson is right to apologize. Even if it sounds like the type of apology that someone told him to write, rather than a sincere realization that what he said was wrong.