Target: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Goal: Thank professional wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin for his support of gay marriage.
Former professional wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has come out in support of same-sex marriage. While his views on gay marriage were recorded last year on his podcast “The Steve Austin Show,” Austin’s remarks have only recently achieved viral status on the Internet. Austin said, “Any human being in the world, that wants to be married…more power to them.” Austin is in a unique position, as he is a well-known, popular celebrity who is followed by many fans who may strongly disagree with his position on this issue. The former WWE wrestler should be praised for coming out in support of equal rights for all.
In his podcast, Austin also targeted religious groups that are against gay marriage and challenged anyone who believes that God is against same-sex marriage. Austin’s views come from his personal friendships with gay athletes, including fellow WWE star Darren Young, who came out publicly last year.
The WWE has been open to gay rights and marriage equality. By continuing that tradition, “Stone Cold” is using his celebrity to support an important cause. The right to marry whomever you choose is a basic human right that should be fought for, inside or outside of the ring. Sign the petition below to thank “Stone Cold” Steve Austin for supporting equal rights by speaking out in favor of gay marriage.
Dear “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,
I would like to thank you for your support of marriage equality for all. Speaking out in favor of this important issue will undoubtedly spread awareness to many of your fans as well as the entire professional wrestling community. The support that your message will garner could help our country establish equal human rights for all.
Additionally, I wanted to express my gratitude for your courage in publicly expressing your pro-gay rights views in order to help counteract any negative messages that you may have received from those who disagree with your position. Your strength in coming out in support of same-sex marriage is an inspiration. Thank you for all that you have done and I urge you to continue to speak out in support of gay rights.
[Your Name Here]
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