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David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:16 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 8:52 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A few days ago we brought you the news of former Giants LB Michael Strahan’s endorsement of marriage equality for everyone.

So, with the New York state legislature teetering on the brink of passing a law that allows the legalization of same-sex marriage, former Giants hero David Tyree has weighed in on the matter.

And though there have been some high-profile athletes who have come out in favor of the law – Strahan is one and NHLer Sean Avery is another – Tyree takes the opposite approach (and the same attitude that the most commenters took on the original Strahan post).

Namely, Tyree says anarchy will rule if same-sex couples continue to marry.

"This will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it's a strong word, but anarchy,” Tyree told the anti-gay group, the National Organization for Marriage, via the New York Post. "How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or agenda ... and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country.”

It’s interesting, though. In his interview, Tyree  talks about how his father wasn’t in the home when he was growing up (he says he was impacted severely by that). But a fair question to follow that would be: Well, what if he was raised by two mothers in a committed relationship instead of just one mother? Or two fathers? Would that have been so much worse than growing up in a single-parent home?

You can check out the video below to see the full interview.



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Comments

Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:22 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Let's turn this into a Christian bashing site now.  As a Christian, can I have an opinion without being ridiculed?   I am not a racist or a biggot, and I personally don't hate homosexuals. I am no better than the next guy.  To each his own. Let him without sin cast the first stone.  Do I think they should be allowed to "marry"?? Absolutelty not.  Should they be allowed to have "civil unions", I don't care.  It's all about terminology, and I think that is what bothers most people. Let's keep "marriage" for "men and women" and the gay movement can come up with something else for their union. I just don't like it being shoved down my throat (no pun intended)! 



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:13 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

What are you talking about FrankRC3?



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:11 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

I was so glad to get David Tyree's take on this subject.  I guess when he isn't using his 15 minutes of fame he is studying Anthropology, Socialogy, and Political Science.  Thank God Katzowitz knew it was necessary to get Tyree's opinion.  This will change the way people think about same-sex marriage for years.  I hear tomorrow he is going to write about how Puxatony Phil feels about Halloween.




Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:05 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Yeah, who doesnt hate when minorites get their way?



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:02 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Worthless straw man argument (look it up Einstein)



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 4:59 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 4:56 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

I just lost a lot of respect for this dude.  Now I see that when he prattles on about being a "Christian," he means of the homophobic, sanctimonious, prejudicial unchristianly variety.  Turns out, he's a robotic, cliche-spouting moron.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 4:56 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Our heritage? You mean the heritage of white people (men)? I don't know if you have noticed, but this country is no longer "all white", or "all straight" or "all christian". We are not talking about a man marrying a tree, or a goat, or a 13 year old girl. We are talking about two consenting HUMAN adults! There is no excuse for not allowing gays to have a civil union. I have never seen such hate from so called "christians". You should all be ashamed of yourselves and I am betting that heaven does not await you. All of us sinners (straight and gay) will see YOU in Hell!



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 4:46 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

So call it a civil union and lets move on to more important problems in the country



Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 4:23 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Basically Amazin,

This is not a matter of opinion. It is none of my business if two men want to live together, but it is totally going off the deep end to redefine the term marriage. No one group has the right to change the meaning of marriage because it's not too there liking. Sorry words mean things.



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