NFL player forced to apologize for using ‘pedophilia’ logic in gay marriage argument

A National Football League player learned the hard way that in the United States in 2015, free speech is an endangered species in the court of public opinion, so he apologized for tweets that seemed to question if Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to acceptance of pedophilia.

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter in a series of tweets, and the backlash was immediate.

Josh Robinson Tweet

Josh Robinson Tweet

Josh Robinson Tweet

Josh Robinson Tweet
In a world where dissenting opinions are frowned on by the “tolerant” left, Robinson faced such a severe reprisal that he had to make his account private and issue an apology.

“I apologize for any offense my tweets may have caused,” he said in a text message to the Star Tribune.” In an attempt to express my beliefs, I created some confusion with my choice of words, and for that I apologize. I do not equate the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality with other social issues. There are obvious differences. However, I do believe that God’s laws will always supersede man’s laws. This belief is not from hate for anyone but from a love for my God and all those he created. Again, I’m sorry!”

The response in the Twitterverse was mixed. Some want Robinson released from the team and others are praising his right to free speech:

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