Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson issued an apology Friday night for his comments earlier in the day that were critical of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
“I apologize for any offense my tweets may have caused,” Robison wrote in a text. “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!”
Robinson (@JROB_2one) deleted some of his tweets, and later made his account private.
Among the early tweets: “Love is love? So what will we say when the 30yr old loves YOUR 10 year old? When the dad loves HIS 6 year old? It’s different?? Yea, OK!”
Also, “The day one person makes that stand, some may support, but many will say that’s sick. That day I will say ‘hypocrites.’ #untilthen.”
Later in the day, after the account became private, he finished with: “As a Christian I love EVERYONE and I will always share my beliefs we may not agree and that’s ok. God is love, 1John 4:8.”