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I know I don't want to welcome from the Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo Brendan thank you -- -- so much for coming on the program tonight really appreciate it.
We I had a big debate whether -- plant where it was -- the day -- Ayanbadejo would you -- Jay Wright.
Yes Republicans assert it's -- you know transparent.
But they've settled a big big issue here thank you -- and let me ask you -- -- -- -- marriage equality.
I think it's great that you are but I -- you've taken some push back on that.
They're not as much and in recent years but.
Are actually in the in the last in the last year but I was really a lot more area -- -- sensitive topic in 2009 when -- first -- talking about it if you went on.
Any sports related web sites -- a lot of almost what putters and things of that nature now when you -- on the same web sites with more praise but there's still some non discrimination.
You don't vikings punter Chris Kluwe a fire manic is -- for the Supreme Court.
Arguing against the -- gay marriage in California so there is some support you have in the NFL.
Yes definitely -- -- and Chris isn't the only one there's Scott did you and a handful of other guys in a lot of guys in my team.
-- -- everybody has been public about their support.
But there there's a video -- -- -- believe in equality it's not just a handful of -- who looks good progress number.
-- there's I was surprised that any Democrat of all people in the Maryland house of delegates came after you.
Who said that -- you should be violence they see you tonight but any conceivable that one of your players.
-- mentioned you would publicly -- same sex marriage specifically is a ravens football player.
-- requesting that you take the necessary action has an NFL league owner he writes your bosses.
To inhibit such expressions -- employees and -- -- ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions I can't believe a Democrat.
In the house of delegates want to silence you want.
Here is pretty.
Goes I was very surprised by -- he's -- -- he's older gentleman he's in the -- and he's kind of backwards you don't think so coincides a bit of background and uncle who was and probably he was an.
And he put you at all about then -- -- all -- Yeah we don't seem angry about it and you used did you kind of sense or you surprised by.
Speaking out the way you are that is engendered their reaction you've got.
Yeah and really it was delegate burns -- they're made this story a worldwide story we're.
Whereas the party not -- thing I was raising some money for marriage equality and in Maryland it it would just you know not received the attention so.
Even though it was a bit of a little bit of backlash is really complexity and cuts.
The nerves are used to this -- -- in the -- immunity even know who they are but there are certainly gave players the NFL right probably some haven't haven't come out.
You -- there haven't been a I -- player made a major force sports (%expletive) -- -- soccer.
Baseball basketball football out here that are kind of tired of -- and any of those -- And and didn't know the American -- so.
We know that there's fewer players just based on the statistics but we didn't have become well he's been active player they waited until retirement to to do so.
You know Tim Tebow was gonna speak -- the first church of Dallas first Baptist church of Dallas.
Where Robert Jeffers the pastor who's been on the show a few times -- accuse of having -- anti gay comments he backed an event.
And now word is that Tebow will speak at Liberty University the one -- by Jerry Falwell which seems to have some baggage in terms of -- stance on marriage equality.
What's your reaction to -- choices in terms of going to speak to these groups.
I mean I think it's okay and and usually people bring the message of love and couldn't productivity so I think it's -- area it's -- -- players going and play in Tripoli at the Washington Redskins football team.
They're the last team to desegregated you know are you gonna be you know hold them accountable for that didn't show up a lot of points for the Redskins because they were the last team to desegregate in the NFL -- -- -- we're gonna bring a message of productivity and even though he hasn't publicly supported.
-- -- and Brendon Ayanbadejo the Baltimore Ravens now now Chris -- as you know made some homophobic comments that the fiscal over the 49ers.
Which cuts and controversy and you also had some positive things to say about that you thought he would come around right.
Yeah absolutely and the way they've become a sea me we hear all the time it doesn't have a a locker room here and the sports world and -- here in the united -- everyday on my Twitter and they're just normal average everyday people how -- people think like Chris -- now I'm sure you can -- differently and I recently saw that he's going to be working with the -- PT group.
To to support WP converts it's -- it's not confirmed but he -- about someone's.
And so we don't got no game players on the team I but he probably doesn't doesn't know it.
You know there was a player that didn't fit there was recently out that in youth brigade player and you play through the niners and -- -- -- You know a lot of guys that know that their plan with a gay guy he did his job perfectly fine so it's it's not really big deal but it's something that the talk about because there's still a discrepancy in the equality.
Now the state were -- playing starting in this year -- courts can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
I know that you're happy about that.
Yeah absolutely and it's that you don't.
It's not from there have to be done in churches and we respect religion and -- We don't want revealed religion to -- -- around where we're equality is that it's a church there's there's.
Equal large church and they do America's so be it -- really -- should be accepted in the state and and that's exactly what we've got.
-- any second thoughts so as a public figure who's got a lot of fans on the football field.
That you might -- taking a strong stance on a controversial issue turn off some people might otherwise embrace -- you is a great football star.
Hartman thanks for the thoughts about it -- it's equality and somebody far.
For me and be in a biracial kid and my parents not being able be buried in many states from the sixties somebody caught our rights and program mechanism.
But black -- -- -- for African American -- shouldn't.
You know it's gonna take the majority to fight for the minority and cannot compare firmly believe him no matter what the cause of -- equality.
Plus we have to spend a -- I think what we believe it actually would be a teacher -- -- -- financial.
It is it coming from biracial background -- you empathy on this particular issue.
Or you know I can understand it because -- one Cardoso and the people frowned upon indeed our countries come light years but we're still do you know.
I have a product where we need to be -- going to be truly free.
So we stopped the fight for those.
Incorporated any negative right twitters tweets the inning or people -- and actually possessed.
All the time every day and we have -- all the time a lot of fun but has blocked the person because you can't beat the difference between.
Equality and in the religion and religion calls for all sorts of different things if people want -- cheeseburgers suspects.
You're such a prerogative that you don't -- -- spirit that's your prerogative you don't wanna Kutcher.
There are certain -- -- if you don't believe in in marriage equality investor partner but don't take away from other people don't tell me I can't eat a cheeseburger don't -- To people that are the -- -- -- came to -- they can -- what -- -- -- What you're a Twitter handle.
And didn't return.
-- if you don't be blocked by Brendon Ayanbadejo don't tweet homophobic self -- thank you so much to diagnose really appreciate it -- returning from a few times.
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