Thursday, June 16, 2011

Anarchy Ahead

In the 2007 Super Bowl, New York Giant David Tyree made an unbelievable catch. In 2011 Tyree makes unbelievable statements.

The National Organization for Marriage filmed Tyree yesterday, the same day the New York State Assembly passed a same-sex marriage bill.

If state senators go on to approve gay marriage, Tyree declared "this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, you know, it's a strong word, but anarchy. The moment we have it, if you trace back even to other cultures, other countries, that will be the moment where our society in itself, loses its grip with what's right."

Anarchy. As soon as gay New Yorkers can marry, all forms of government in this country will cease, there will be no more military, and someone in Dubuque will marry a flagpole.

"How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of a sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or an agenda, and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country," he said. "It's something that's holy and sacred, and I think there's nothing more honorable worth fighting for."

It's clear throughout the video that Tyree's devout Christianity informs his opinions. He was addicted to drugs and alcohol, but after a 2004 drug arrest he found God. He obviously hasn't let go of him since.

The wide receiver also said, when it comes to parenting, same-sex parents fail a child of the opposite gender. "You can't teach something that you don't have. So two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman."

Some would argue that gay men excel in that area.

Tyree was apparently moved to take this public step after seeing the message fellow retired Giant Michael Strahan taped on behalf of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. Tyree and Strahan, former teammates, now play for opposing teams.