Chris Kluwe to debate empty chair

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You probably won't get another chance to see these two square off, folks.
From the looks of things, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Clint Eastwood-style tomorrow evening.

Now one day before the Vikings punter is scheduled to argue his position advocating for gay marriage, none of the Minnesota Republicans he invited to spar have accepted. But apparently that's not going to stop Kluwe.

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In lieu of a challenger, actors from a Brave New Workshop will be playing the part of Minnesota politicians who support a ban on gay marriage, reading previous statements they've made on the subject. KQRS host Tom Barnard will moderate.

"The organizers promise a bipartisan event, with no official political presence other than the two debaters (or stand-ins) at the podium," reads a statement from Brave New Workshop. "Organizers intend to host a healthy and respectful dialog, as well as have fun in the process."

The debate is just the latest in Kluwe's campaign against the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota, on the ballot November 6. Since writing a popular letter to Deadspin laying out his argument last month, Kluwe has gained a national audience in his quest.

Space for the debate will be extremely limited, so if you want to attend, join the event on
Facebook. Organizers will then select 40 from the list.

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Kluwe should just be upfront that he likes man ass. It's amusing to watch all of the fanboys flock to this guy because all of a sudden he is outspoken, and therefore, an expert. The only difference from him and the next man on the street is he has a strong leg.

k2yeb topcommenter

I wish Kluwe would spend more time practicing punts and painting figurines than acting like his one sided opinion is any better than the other. They are both right and they are both wrong. Stop eating those ego waffles buddy. 


 @k2yeb He has to get media attention somehow.....because he sure as hell isn't getting any due to his punting skills.

MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @k2yeb That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.  How is it right for the government to make laws telling people who they can love?    Why should the government decide straight people get extra benefits for being straight?   It's ok for their to be bigoted laws because stupid people read one book once and it said gay people are bad?    You are a terrible human being to use the government to tell one group of people their love isn't as good as another group of people's love. 

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