Super Bowl Champ Kurt Warner Hopes NFL Accepts Gays in Football: VIDEO

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Former NFL Quarterback (and prominent Christian) Kurt Warner is a host on the new USA reality show The Moment, in which contestants are given a second chance to pursue careers.

At a press interview for the show, Warner was asked about the recent talk of gays in the NFL. Warner spoke of his days in the sport:

"It's unfortunate that if there were individuals that felt they couldn't be who they were in an NFL locker room or because of the nature of the game that's a detriment to our society and to what we did in the National Football League or in football in general. I'm interested to see what happens because it is an interesting culture when you're talking about a 'man's sport' or a 'man's game' and how that is all gonna be construed, but I hope that the NFL and football in general, and sports in general accepts it the way that they should accept it and be able to move forward."

He said he would absolutely not discourage a gay contestant who came on his show with the dream of being a quarterback:

"We should never stand in the way of people being who they are and allowing that to affect their career."

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  1. It's great that a self-described Christian can be so open-minded. Awesome!

    Posted by: MuscleModelBlog.com | Apr 23, 2013 7:38:22 PM


  2. This was Kurt's response to hanging out with Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family in 2011 and negative responses he got from that:

    “My point isn’t 2 prove right or wrong, thats God’s job, my point is 2 love all ppl the same & lead them 2 Jesus!”

    This was the statement made that elicited that response:

    “my 2 cents… love all and let g-d judge when referencing gays is super condescending and a way to say you think it is wrong.”

    He's very religious, so his words should have some sway. He seems a bit like of those hate the sin, love the sinner, let God be the judge types. His response is one of the best responses a player has ever given though, not conditional support, but one of acceptance. Good for him.


    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 23, 2013 7:46:46 PM


  3. I love Kurt Warner.. other christians should follow his example

    Posted by: Luke | Apr 23, 2013 7:48:28 PM


  4. I am pleasantly surprised. Very reasonable and eloquent, Kurt.

    But what is this "proliferation" of players coming out? What have I missed?

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Apr 23, 2013 7:56:59 PM


  5. His approach is a complete 180 compared to Tony Dungy, whose seen as like a Godfather to NFL players, especially younger black NFL players. Tony Dungy is extremely anti-gay and has never been called out on that.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Apr 23, 2013 8:00:26 PM


  6. He just got a whole lot hotter!

    Posted by: Jim | Apr 23, 2013 8:03:40 PM


  7. This just proves we can't stereotype everyone. You never know where support may come from.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Apr 23, 2013 8:14:19 PM


  8. Those players with the big muscles and tiny brains won't know how to deal with it.

    Posted by: alan | Apr 23, 2013 8:20:49 PM


  9. but how does Eric Bana feel about gay people?
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-once-again-chastises-eric-bana-and-his-c,31855/

    Posted by: dave | Apr 23, 2013 8:28:33 PM


  10. Referencing the earlier post isn't Stonestreet straight?

    Add me to the ranks of the pleasantly surprised. But he reminds me of alot of people who are most comfortable in their own religion/marriage/relationships & seem to have no problem accepting others.

    Posted by: robroy | Apr 23, 2013 10:04:50 PM


  11. Great Job Kurt Warner.

    Posted by: Bellah | Apr 24, 2013 12:33:16 PM


  12. Eric Stonestreet is indeed straight so I don't even understand why he would need to make a statement like that.

    Posted by: Derrick | Apr 24, 2013 1:07:01 PM


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