World Wrestling Entertainment star "Stone Cold" Steve Austin sure knows how to deliver a knockout defense of marriage equality.
Last year on his weekly podcast, "The Steve Austin Show: Unleashed!," the former WWE champ went on an expletive-heavy rant against opponents of same-sex marriage, calling out religious organizations in particular. Although the show originally aired months ago, it began making the rounds on wrestling blogs this week, and it's no surprise why. In the clip, Austin has some very choice words for those standing in the way of equality.
"I'm for same-sex marriage," he said. "I don't give a s--t if two guys, two gals, guy-gay, whatever it is ... I believe that any human being in America or any human being in the G-d damn world that wants to be married [should be]. If it's the same sex, then more power to 'em."
Austin takes issue with the anti-gay stance of some religious institutions that preach in the name of God.
"What also chaps my a-- is that some of these churches have the high horse that they get on and say, 'We as a church do not believe in that,'" he continued. "Which one of these mother f--kers talked to God and God said that same-sex marriage was a no-can-do?"
"I don't think there is a God that says, 'You cannot do this. You cannot do that,'" he added later. "Okay, so two cats can't get married if they wanna get married, but then a guy can go murder 14 people, molest five kids, then go to f--king prison and accept God and he's gonna let him into heaven? After the fact that he did all that s--t? See, that's all horse s--t to me."
Austin, 49, is a Texas native. He retired from professional wrestling in 2003 and is regarded as one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history.
A rep for Austin could not be reached for further comment.
Listen to the full clip below, via Deadspin.
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