If you've been on social media in the last day or so, you'd be forgiven for thinking that WWE legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has rocked the wrestling world with an endorsement of marriage equality. The story has been covered by news outlets, entertainment websites, and LGBT blogs.
Indeed, Austin did deliver an impassioned (and expletive-laden) rant in support of the freedom to marry, which you can listen to after the jump. He says:
"I don't give a shit if two guys, two gals, guy-gal, whatever it is, I believe that any human being in America, or any human being in the goddamn world, that wants to be married, and if it's same-sex, more power to 'em...
"What also chaps my ass, some of these churches, have the high horse that they get on and say 'we as a church do not believe in that.' Which one of these motherfuckers talked to God, and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?...
"OK, so two cats can't get married if they want to get married, but then a guy can go murder 14 people, molest five kids, then go to fucking prison, and accept God and He's going to let him into heaven? After the fact that he did all that shit? See that's all horseshit to me, that don't jive with me."
Cool? Undoubtedly. Breaking news? Not exactly. A wrestling blog mistakenly reported Austin having made the remarks on a recent episode of his podcast, but that's a little misleading: they actually come from an episode that was published more than nine months ago, on July 16, 2013.
But apparently, everyone is just noticing now. In any case, welcome to the right side of history, Steve Austin... even if you've already been here awhile.