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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: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 12:21 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

And to fauxindigo:

Gay men CAN reproduce, but with whom is that possible.  I'll give you a hint:  Not men. 



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 12:19 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Okay, so let me give you all a few thoughts:

I am a fifty something man unhappy with my marriage.  I get a divorce.  I now want rights to be with a 13 year old girl.  Who's to stop me?  Why is that wrong?
Response:  Well, sir, it's against the law.
Well damn, I'm going to try and rally all the troups that want to have sex with a 13 year old girl too and we're going to try and change that law.


I am a polygamist and it's my belief that I can have multiple wives.  How dare you say that that is wrong?
Response:  See above...again, it's against the law.
Against the law!  How dare you say that my belief system is wrong!  ALL YOU LIBERALS ARE BIGOTS!


I want a liberalist point of view on this one:  If equal rights is what you want, who's to stop these groups? 



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 12:13 pm
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

You believe being gay is a choice, but I'm happy to tell you, you're wrong. The way you live your life is a choice, yes, but your desires/attractions are certainly not a choice- they are intrinsic qualities. And you using the fact that there have been gay men who married women and had children does nothing to prove that being gay is a choice- Gay Men are not incapable of reproducing!!

And as for this idiot Tyree, what about all the other countries in the world where gay marriage is a reality! Are they anarchist states??! NO. So why will the U.S. be different? It wont! Idiots like him need to stop with the fear mongering.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:41 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

So we're pretty fortunate that the first marriage was between man and woman huh?  What about their offspring?  We're fortunate that they were heterosexual as well.  And the next, and so on.

How do we know they weren't gay? As you stated gay people get married and have children. Gay people have been around forever they just feel the courage to let people know now that there is some acceptance. How do we know that they weren't on the downlow. Men have been having sex with men since day one or maybe day two.




Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:36 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

What a completely ridiculous non-sequitur. Allowing gays and lesbians to get married will lead to anarchy? Tyree offers no evidence or rational to support that statement. His argument is merely, because gays and lesbians have never been able to get married, allowing them to do so would lead to anarchy. Wow, that's really well thought out! David Tyree is a deep thinker!

Or not. Any fool can come up with a conclusion that doen't match a given premise. For instance, if CBSsports writers don't offer an idea on how to end the NFL labor dispute, the two parties won't be able to negotiate a settlement and the season will be lost. 

See how easy that was?! The anti-gay crowd loves the non-sequitur.

Unless David Tyree is prepared to argue it was legal gay marriage that caused Canadians to riot in Vancouver after the Canucks loss Wednesday night -- Canada does allow gays and lesbians to get married, after all -- I think David Tyree is just a bigot.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:29 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

I agree with you about marriage in church or court.  It is the same based on contract and rights.  

Well if God would have made Adam gay (because we know it's not a choice)...

I believe that heterosexual men that have feminine characteristics are "bullied" and persecuted, perhaps at a young age, to believe that they are gay.  This could be a high-pitched voice, appreciation of the arts, an ability to show emotion, or it could even be a disgust for his father, that makes him believe that he is in fact gay.  A man that has feminine qualities is a great thing!  I'm a teacher and to see students bullied because they have feminine aspects disgusts me.  An appreciation of the arts, an ability to be emotional, or to speak well to women is something that is a good thing!  But I feel as though people are bullied into believing they're gay, as opposed to being born gay.

Essentially, I believe it is a choice.  You can see that it's a choice by the fact that many marriages are broken up by the man "finding out he is gay" after having children with his spouse.  He was actually able to pro-create.

I think it's perfectly normal to be confused at times in your life about who you are.  Who doesn't go through that?

we would have been in big trouble as a species...
So we're pretty fortunate that the first marriage was between man and woman huh?  What about their offspring?  We're fortunate that they were heterosexual as well.  And the next, and so on.



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:12 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

hausman6, marraige can be religious or it doesn't have to be. Marraiges that take place in a court with  justice of the peace are just as valid as one performed in a church. So religion doesn't have anything to do with the contract being formed by marraige. Nor does religion play a part on keeping married people together.

 I find it interesting that you haven't responded to my evolution comment on the fact that if gay marriage were the original way, we wouldn't have had a second generation of man.  


Well if god would have made Adam gay (because we know it's not a choice) we would have been in big trouble as a species, but since there were no other men maybe he was heterosexual because he had no other way to get his wanger waxed. Maybe he would have been bi-curious.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:05 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Tyree has a right to voice his opinion without ignorant people making up hypothetical questions or reasons THEY think could have made his opinion different or agree with theirs. Maybe your cunning way to be condescending towards Tyrees opinion is an impact of your mom (or two moms) beating you as a child? who knows reasons for ignorance or why people have to refer to the "hypothetical" to demean other people because their opinion differs from their own. Who are you to hypathetically speak about what you think may have impacted Tyrees right to his opinion about gay marriage? Poor baby, someone's opinion is different than yours and you have to bring up their childhood to make up reasons of possibilities of why his opinion is against gay marriage. pathetic! Lol So he don't agree with gay marriage, who cares!! He's not God he's a football player,  a regular person who has his God given right to voice what he believes without people such as yourself trying to prey and make light of something that effected his soul as a child just because his opinion is different. Anyone who bashes Tyree about his opinion towards gay marriage is beyond a hater, looks more like a sad/severe case of inescurity. Any individual who allows a football players opinion effect them so much to where they get angry, talk about his childhood and degrade his football skills should probably seek medical help asap..there may be meds for this! LOL 



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:03 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Tyree has a right to voice his opinion without ignorant people making up hypothetical questions or reasons THEY think could have made his opinion different or agree with theirs. Maybe your cunning way to be condescending towards Tyrees opinion is an impact of your mom (or two moms) beating you as a child? who knows reasons for ignorance or why people have to refer to the "hypothetical" to demean other people because their opinion differs from their own. Who are you to hypathetically speak about what you think may have impacted Tyrees right to his opinion about gay marriage? Poor baby, someone's opinion is different than yours and you have to bring up their childhood to make up reasons of possibilities of why his opinion is against gay marriage. pathetic! Lol So he don't agree with gay marriage, who cares!! He's not God he's a football player,  a regular person who has his God given right to voice what he believes without people such as yourself trying to prey and make light of something that effected his soul as a child just because his opinion is different. Anyone who bashes Tyree about his opinion towards gay marriage is beyond a hater, looks more like a sad/severe case of inescurity. Any individual who allows a football players opinion effect them so much to where they get angry, talk about his childhood and degrade his football skills should probably seek medical help asap..there may be meds for this! LOL 



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:00 am
 

David Tyree is not in favor of same-sex marriage

Tyree is entitled to his opinion, no matter how ignorant it might be.  But someone really should talk to him about his rather tenuous connection of gay marriage to anarchy.  It's not like athletes are expected to be role models, but if Tyree is going to make a statement like the one he did, he should at least figure out how to state it in a way that doesn't make his "side" look stupid.  Non-sequiturs and malaprops only work when they are used as comedy.  Unintentional comedy such as Tyree's statement doesn't really accomplish much.
 
When it comes to anyone with a triple-digit IQ reading or hearing his statements, the old saying applies: "We're not laughing with you; we're laughing at you." 


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