Vikings cornerback compares gay-marriage ruling to legalizing pedophilia

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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson, center

Deadspin’s Samer Kalaf has compiled Friday morning’s tweets by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson, who complains the high court’s ruling on same-sex marriage will pave the way for legalizing pedophilia and incest.

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger at the Pioneer Press notes Freedom to Marry’s Richard Carlbom has just worked himself out of a job: “Carlbom said that when he took the job at Freedom to Marry only 15 states had legal same sex marriage. With the court’s decision all 50 states will. ‘Minnesota was a wonderful win and we were part of a nationwide sea change,’ he said. He managed the 2012 campaign to defeat a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. Minnesota voters became the first of any state to reject such a ban.”

Your Daily Walker: Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment to stop gay marriage. [Politico]

Susan Du at City Pages reports half-naked Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jeff Wagner is now walking across America and running for president: “His whole gig is to pub crawl from Minnesota to Corpus Christi on foot to meet the common people where they’re at. ‘When the other folks are going to take their private planes and fly around and take everybody’s money,’ Wagner says he’ll be talking to farmers in bars.”

The Duluth news Tribune has a piece from Katie Kather of St. Paul Pioneer Press on Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy Brett A. Berry being investigated for an incident involving his K-9 partner earlier this month at a certification event in Carlton County: “Berry was sent home from the trials because of the off-duty incident and placed on paid administrative leave. ‘We hold our staff to the highest standards, and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is troubled by these allegations,’ Sgt. John Eastham, public affairs and data compliance officer, wrote in a statement. Two misdemeanor charges — one for animal cruelty and one for animal neglect — are expected to be filed Friday in Carlton County.”

In other news…

Joe Soucheray wonders where the ring bologna is on the State Fair menu. [Pioneer Press]

Police: Naked man goes inside Rochester couple’s home, takes shower. [KARE 11]

Toby Keith’s restaurant in St. Louis Park, listed on the state’s tax delinquency list, shuts down. [Star Tribune]

Nye’s closing pushed back until January 2016. [KARE 11]

Sauk Centre woman rolls vehicle avoiding squirrel. [St. Cloud Times]

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Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by RB Holbrook on 06/26/2015 - 02:30 pm.

    Josh Robinson

    They don’t hire those guys for their brains, do they?

    • Submitted by Paul Brandon on 06/26/2015 - 09:25 pm.

      You can be

      football smart and life ignorant.
      Although football has been shown to be bad for the health of the brain.

  2. Submitted by jason myron on 06/26/2015 - 02:57 pm.

    Considering the number of politicians

    that spew the same stuff, I guess they don’t elect them for their brains either.

  3. Submitted by richard owens on 06/26/2015 - 05:10 pm.

    Maybe an intelligent young athlete

    lacks a decent education.

    Ignorance might explain your point better than a presumption of stupidity.

  4. Submitted by Michael Zalar on 06/27/2015 - 01:50 am.


    Robinson refferenced 1 Corinthians 13 in one of his posts. It states in part

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
    5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
    6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
    7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    8 Love never fails

    That’s the whole point. Ths Supreme Court seems to understand that, and that such love as is noted above does not restrict itself to being just between men and women.

    11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.

  5. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 06/27/2015 - 08:41 am.

    The law

    Not taking legal advice from NFL players is probably a pretty good idea. Just as long as he doesn’t discriminate on who he tackles based on sexual preference, I don’t have a problem.

  6. Submitted by beryl john-knudson on 06/28/2015 - 08:16 am.

    Regarding dog beating in Duluth

    Whether you love dogs or people please watch a most painful video on Duluth News Tribune a few days ago on Sheriff Deputy Brett Berry from Ramsey County recorded… and do wonder what happened to the dog so brutally treated by the officer?

    A follow-up story should go a little deeper into any man with a badge who treats dog or man in such a manner.

    This deputy should be on permanent leave as he has violations against humans also in previous traffic stops?

    Will the dog be returned to a police force that ignores or treats lightly such cruelty against dog or man?

    Law enforcement should investigate further or we are getting mighty careless…who trained the cop; deputy, whomever?

    Be it dog or man this cop has a reputation of unsuitable behavior in even past traffic stops.

    Or think of it this way…if there is a god the dog walks in his shadow and respect him accordingly please.

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