Jeff Dubay compares Kluwe's staunch support of marriage equality to "nazi mentality"

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Dubay: Not a Kluwe fan.
ESPN 1500 radio host Jeff Dubay is serving as Mike Priefer's de facto mouthpiece on Twitter today, defending the embattled and allegedly homophobic coach against all Kluwe-loving comers.

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At its core, Dubay's argument seems to go something like this: Kluwe is all about free speech, therefore he's a hypocrite for calling for Priefer's NFL banishment over his alleged comment that "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows." Without any apparent sense of irony, Dubay, criticizing Kluwe, writes, "The mindset of moral high ground can dismiss other beliefs leads to nazi mentality."

Here's a sampling of some of the arguments Dubay has been embroiled in today, including an exchange with Twins Daily blogger Nick Nelson:

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In September, Dubay waged a protracted, multi-front Twitter war against folks who bashed him for characterizing global warming as "a myth, it's a conspiracy... a left-wing conspiracy" during his radio show. He vowed to quit Twitter after threatening to fight his haters, but, of course, didn't.

Today, at least, we're a bit more entertained than we would've been otherwise as a result, even if it is scary to watch a major-market radio host try to justify a statement encouraging violence against an entire group of people, then turn around and accuse his critics of adopting a "nazi mentality."

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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Clinton Little
Clinton Little

I think it was meth. Keep in mind he gets paid to support the NFL.

Susan Stanley
Susan Stanley

and why is that everyone deserves happiness!!!!!!

mstang1970
mstang1970

@atrupar man did u misrepresent what he wrote. U should be ashamed of yourself. He was taking about dismissing others views.

Kelly Andersen
Kelly Andersen

He needs to shut up and thank God He has a job, nobody cares what he thinks.

Darryl E White
Darryl E White

Somebody needs to feed Dubay some Shut the $&@! Up!

Aubrey Koop
Aubrey Koop

The most blatantly ignorant argument I have ever heard, mind numbing......

Steve Krause
Steve Krause

He was obviously let go because they could get a cheaper substitute that is just as good or better. Quit trying to become a victim Mr. Kluwe.

Steve Krause
Steve Krause

Linda, There are millions and millions of good people that do not support homosexual behavior.

Steve Krause
Steve Krause

Oh how the tolerant on this post like to name call. Anyone that disagrees is a bigot, racist, hater or whateverophobe.

Andrew Wolf
Andrew Wolf

He was just saying On Air the other week how meeting gay men in treatment changed his outlook...guess it didn't change for that long.

Ron Brandt
Ron Brandt

Dubay is an idiot, has been an idiot, and will always be an idiot right along with the rest of the right wing idiots 1500 hires as hosts.

Jim Freund
Jim Freund

Thanks Doobs. Getting more relevant every day. Kluwe is not a Nazi. Obama is not a Nazi. Bush was not a Nazi. Pat Buchanan and David Duke, okay, THEY are Nazis.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Jeff Dubay is an idiot and he is so wrong on this issue but please everyone lay off the lame drug jokes.  Addiction is a real problem and Jeff has struggled hard and publicly with his addiction.  Make fun of his stupid thoughts, his ugly face but c'mon let the guy fix his life.   I'm sure its hard fighting the temptation.  Imagine being shamed for the worst moment of your life everytime people got mad at you.   You can certainly be mean to Jeff in a much more creative way.   

Brian Steidl
Brian Steidl

I agree The "Nazi" thing is more about how dumb you are. I think this is someone who needs to join the get a clue army.

Linda Geving Anderson
Linda Geving Anderson

What is wrong with this dude? Good people support marriage equality. This guy is not good.

Jeff Skinner
Jeff Skinner

He has to voice his rant on Twitter to gain attention because only 50 people listen to his show.

Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson

If it was about game performance he would have been allowed to fight for his job in camp.

Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson

I can't believe that anybody in Minnesota can fool themselves into thinking Kluwe was let go for any other reason than his political views.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

As for the timing, of course Kluwe had to keep his mouth shut if he had hoped to catch on with another team - now that he knows that's not going to happen, let it fly. He's officially retired from the NFL now. After what went on with Aaron Hernandez, the bullying in Miami and the KC Chief who walked into the team facility and killed himself, a homophobic rant by a coach seems pretty minor, yet totally believable.

Noah Hanson
Noah Hanson

Dubay is almost unlistenable, he mumbles so badly I almost think he switched from crack to meth.

Mike Horn
Mike Horn

He must be back on the crack.

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

Molly you're wrong on timing though. He's alleging that things were said and it was hostile work environment. There are time frames for being fired for something like this. You have to file with the EEOC within a certain time frame. So yes, the not saying something right away does have indications of something. And he didn't walk away, his contract wasn't renewed. Basically a draw on firing vs quitting.

Jaci Ott
Jaci Ott

Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe the reason Kluwe waited a year to say anything was because he might have had signed a time specific non-disclosure agreement?

Zach Nyhus
Zach Nyhus

Check out Jim's page; he's clearly a far-right ultra-conservative whack-bag (inverted US flag cover photo and all), so no amount of logic or reason will be sufficient for him. It's troll-feeding at this point...

Molly Cathryn Glover
Molly Cathryn Glover

You're assuming that I haven't questioned his motives because I feel his motives are benevolent. I did my own thinking and determined for myself that his motives are completely reasonable and not at all underhanded or manipulative. He could have busted this out at any time during the debates regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. He could have said it during Pride Week. He could have waited 10 years until no one knew his name. Just because someone has arrived at a different conclusion than you have doesn't mean they didn't think about it.

Jim Bendtsen
Jim Bendtsen

You're full of shit, but you know that. What I obviously dislike is Klewe's motives. Is it possible for you to address the issue of his motives and stop attacking the person who asks the question? By the way, I didn't even care enough about football to know who he was until he started speaking about gay marriage.

Bill Boudewyns
Bill Boudewyns

If he had acted at the time you would have whined that he was a distraction to his team in the middle of the season. I doubt there is any way or time in which the delivery of this news would satisfy your obvious dislike for Chris Kluwe.

Lee Shaw
Lee Shaw

Wow. Comparing people who have fought for lbgt rights to the Nazis. Stupidity and lack of understanding in It's purest form.

Rick McLean
Rick McLean

I agree. It's an incredibly misleading title that makes it look like he's claiming gay-rights activism is akin to nazi-mentality, when he's basically just saying that Kluwe handled the whole ordeal unprofessionally. But I will admit that it made me click on the article, so I suppose taking things out of context is an effective marketing tool.

Zach Nyhus
Zach Nyhus

Jim didn't read Kluewe's Deadspin article. It was too long for him, has too many polysyllabic words, and no pictures.:D

Molly Cathryn Glover
Molly Cathryn Glover

He was already a celebrity. He already has money. And he either already had your sympathy or he didn't.

Nathan Westergreen
Nathan Westergreen

Fact is, most Christians don't approve of homosexuality... Period... It is rooted in religious beliefs... They have every right to those beliefs... I find people willing to impose beliefs on others are the truly scary people in society... In other words, those claiming to want rights for one group will gladly trample the rights of those who may not agree... How far is one willing to go in attempt to make me think like them..?

orangevening1
orangevening1

I have addiction issues myself and actually agree with Dubay on his self-sufficient position on that. But on this Kluwe/gay issue he being a arrogant dumbass

rasputin1
rasputin1

And you asked most Christians when? Opposition to gay marriage is now at about 35-40% nationwide. (That's from Polling Report, most recent polls. Opposition is dropping fast. It's higher in Gallup, but November 2012 showed us just how accurate Gallup is.) Christians are about 76% of the country (Wikipedia). For your statement to be true, NO non-Christians could oppose gay marriage, AND the percentage of opposition would have to be on the high side of that.


So, again I ask when did you ask American Christians what they thought on gay marriage? Because this sounds just like Jim Carrey to me: talking out your ass.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

"I find people willing to impose beliefs on others are the truly scary people in society..." Oh, you mean like using your beliefs to deny other people the same rights that you enjoy?  50 years ago, Christians didn't believe that blacks and whites shouldn't be allowed to marry and used the bible to justify that. I want to know when you plan on going after the divorcees, the adulterors, the gluttons and the evil shellfish eaters - there's so many more of them!   P.S. You have every right to your beliefs - you just don't have the right to impose them on others.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@orangevening1 Totally agree.  I just find it sad everytime Jeff says something stupid he gets called a crackhead by a million people.   If Jeff says something stupid call him stupid but don't throw his addiction issues in his face.   We can do so much better than that.  

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