Don't Hire Mike Priefer As Head Coach; Suspend Him
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe revealed yesterday that, in reaction to his strong advocacy for LGBT equality, Vikings Special-Teams Coach Mike Priefer allegedly stated that Chris would end up "burning in hell with the gays."
Moreover, he allegedly suggested that "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows."
Chris believes that his advocacy was a major reason he was fired, while the Vikings contend that he was let go for purely football-related reasons. Now that head coach Leslie Frazier has been fired, Priefer is said to be in contention for the job.
Regardless of his coaching abilities, a man spouting that sort of hate has no place leading a diverse team representing a state that has affirmed the dignity of its gay and lesbian citizens with full marriage equality.
We petition Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, a marriage equality supporter, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to protect the Vikings' good name by refusing to consider Mike Priefer for the position of head coach, and further request that he be suspended from his duties.