Press Release: Chris Kluwe Will Appear on Atheist Hangouts to Take Live Audience Questions at 10 PM Eastern on Saturday, January 25, 2014

For Immediate Release: Fri Jan 24, 2014

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Chris Kluwe Will Appear Saturday On Atheist Hangouts to Take Live Audience Question

Jacksonville, FL—Former MN Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will answer live audience Q&A questions (including questions from journalists) via Twitter hashtag #AtheistHangouts on Saturday, Jan 25 at 10 PM Eastern during his appearance on the streaming YouTube-broadcast show “Atheist Hangouts” with host David Viviano. Viewers can watch via YouTube feed live at or on YouTube directly at:

Questions can also be tweeted directly to the host of the show, David Viviano, @gammaatheist or

Kluwe is the keynote speaker of the American Atheists 2014 National Convention in Salt Lake City, April 17-20. This YouTube stream is his first-ever appearance discussing atheism. More information about the convention is available at Kluwe is also the author of “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities,” a collection of essays in book form published in 2013. Other subjects covered will be football, his book, his departure from the Vikings, LGBT civil rights, and the American Atheists 2014 National Convention. The Twitter hashtag for the convention is #AAcon14.

Chris Kluwe recently appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to talk about the reasons he alleges he was fired from the MN Vikings: supporting marriage equality and speaking up against homophobia in the NFL.

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  • rargos

    Pity atheists have to resort to name calling (“morons”) rather than the rational arguments they claim to value so highly.

    It’s also a shame that atheism has been co-opted by the gay marriage movement — let’s attack religious people because they’re standing in the way of gay marriage. The fact that some Christian churches marry gay couples and have openly homosexual clergy, or the fact that some people oppose gay marriage for purely secular reasons, is conveniently ignored.

    Amazing that a group of people who claim to value objectivity is allowing itself to be used in this way.

    • Cthulhu21

      Funny how you conviantly ingnore the atheists that try their best to be rational without name calling.

      • rargos

        I’m not ignoring them — there are certainly atheists who are rational and polite. That said, the core tenet of atheism is denying other peoples’ belief in God, and attempts to promote atheism are all too often centered around insulting the intelligence and/or sanity of other people.

        Very few people have a problem with atheism per se, but promoting your viewpoint by calling other people stupid doesn’t make you or your ideology very popular.

  • rargos

    “Kluwe himself is not an atheist. In his new book, Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, he refers to himself as “cheerfully agnostic” and writes, “Atheists confuse me,” because they seem too certain about their belief. Kluwe thinks both atheists and religious believers should leave room for doubt about their world views.”

    Seems pretty reasonable to me.

  • StephanieVa

    Have a blessed day … one of my favorites

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