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David Tyree Thinks Gay Marriage Will Lead to ‘Anarchy’ (Video)

Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree had an interview with the National Organization for Marriage, an organization whose mission is “to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.” NOM was formed in opposition to the gay marriage movement. Tyree’s words are in contrast to the movement we’ve seen in sports recently. Hockey player Sean Avery supports gay marriage, while the San Francisco Giants and NBA player Steve Nash also support gays. The former Giants Super Bowl hero does not.

Here is a video of David Tyree’s interview with NOM along with the key points transcribed below. During the interview, he says that we are redefining marriage and that passing gay marriage bills is wrong. Here is his interview:

In his interview, Tyree says “I believe that marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors a relationship with God.” He added that he’s disappointed more players don’t use their platform to speak out against gay marriage which he termed as something “near to God’s heart.”

“It’s not about establishing a theocracy, it’s about what’s right,” Tyree says. “How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of a sudden because an influential minority has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country, not founded by men, and it’s something that’s holy and sacred. I think there’s nothing more honorable than fighting for, especially if we really care about our future generations.”

“If they pass this gay marriage bill … this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward — it’s a strong word — but anarchy. The moment we have, and if you trace back to other cultures, other countries, that will be the moment where our society itself loses its grip with what’s right. … Marriage is the backbone of society, so if you redefine it, it changes the way we educate our children, it changes the perception of what is good, what is right, what is just.”

Explaing what gay marriage means, Tyree said “It says you don’t need a mother or father. You can’t teach something that you don’t have. Two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman. That’s simple common sense.”

Tyree obviously has an agenda and with such strong words, his message is going to get out there. Unfortunately, it’s a message that is extremely narrowminded and one with which we disagree.

Thanks to TMZ for the heads up


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  • Tabitha Wizard101

    Yes, I must agree with him, I live in Massachusetts and I haven’t been able to leave my home since the two gay guys down the street got married.  Its awful someone please come help us, we are running out of water soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C2HNPSLMGZ3PVAK3TO3EXQJEVE chris

    In all seriousness my knowledge of scripture may not be 100% accurate but I really do think that Jesus taught us to love all people. Didn’t he make a point to reach out to lepers, tax collectors, prostitutes, samaritans, and those who were looked down upon in society during that time period? And nowadays, people who are gay are looked down upon by many who view homosexuality as an abomination and such. I can’t speak for Jesus but I would think if he were here today he would tell us  not to alienate people because of their sexual orientation.  I think its quite possible to quote passages from any section of the Bible and tailor it to an argument, whether it be pro or anti-gay marriage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Pennington/100001610868812 Lee Pennington

    Why don’t we let the people of this country vote on the issue rather than a hand full of judges making the decisions for us? That should settle the issue once and for all.

  • Anonymous

    and how would you know  about  being born gay ; do you deny that we are all Gods children and   since you know so much about god and sin then you know we should not judge. I WAS  BORN GAY AND I FORGIVE YOU FOR JUDGING ME.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEWV2JVEWYPKE7I5Z6YPZ7LOIY ezryder

    Lev. 20:13,
    “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”

           Homosexuality is clearly condemned by the Bible.   It goes against the created order of God.  He created Adam and then made a woman.  This is what God has ordained and it is what is right.  Unlike other sins, homosexuality has a severe judgment administered by God Himself. This
    judgment is simple: They are given over to their passions. That means that their hearts are allowed to be hardened by their sins (Romans 1:18ff). As a result, they can no longer see the error of what they are doing. Without an awareness of their sinfulness, there will be no repentance and trusting in Jesus. Without Jesus, they will have no forgiveness.
    Without forgiveness, there is no salvation.
         You, like the SINNER below can always comeback with “I do not believe in your God.” That is your choice and God given right. About that let me say to you, I’d rather believe what I believe, die, and find out I believed wrong all of my life than believe what you believe, die and find out I was wrong. The consequences just aren’t worth it.

  • Anonymous

    YOU CANNOT BE BORN GAY!!  THIS IS A LOAD OF CRAP MADE UP BY THE PRO GAY MOVEMENT. GOD IS NOT GOING TO SAY THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG, THEN CREATE YOU GAY FROM BIRTH.  COME ON, NOBODY IS THAT DUMB.

  • Anonymous

    On one hand you’re right… the implications of this issue are quite complex from within our political/social context. And ultimately, Christians and everyone else will just have to live with whatever the law defines as “marriage”. Of course, EVERYONE should be equal under the law in our country. 

    On the other hand, this whole idea of gay/straight being a choice is misguided. Yes, we are all sexual “creatures” from birth. We’re all born with the ability AND desire to do something with “it”. And yes, perhaps science has shown that some of us are born with a tendancy to same sex attraction. But ultimately, we each choose what we DO with our sexuality.

    The question then becomes, what is the real POINT of sex?
    Is it just for pleasure and PERSONAL enjoyment? Or is the whole thing more profound than that? 

    Maybe that’s what people are struggling with here… 

    One on side, there are those who are primarily concerned about maintaining what personally works for them, and under the laws of the land they should have that right.

    On the other side, many people believe that the idea of SEX and MARRIAGE are profoundly weighty, even spiritual issues that have helped provided stability for human societies throughout history.

    So which worldview is more correct? I guess time will tell ;-)        

  • Anonymous

    we are all gods children i am sure when he comes he will be taking all his gay children; we dont judge we just try to get along and that is what life is all about helping: caring and teaching and beliving in what god wrote in that book years ago.  there were gay people then they just called us people.

  • Anonymous

    well ezryder i guess your at what i said the first time if you don’t know what your talking about than don’t talk. Gay people are born gay it is not a choice. I have a real hard time having straight people that know absolutely nothing about it but quoting the bible telling me i was not born that way??? I’m the one that is living through it not you…You being straight how could you even comment on an issue that you know absolutely nothing about. And you are reading a book that’s called the holy bible that has benn rewritten HOW MANY TIMES. like i said this morning GET A GRIP!!!!! And for the record I was brought up Catholic went to sunday school received my first communion then my confirmation so don’t go there with the God thing. And by the way just so you know i was paying attention in Sunday school one of the first things we were taught was all living things are Gods creation. And a thing i learned from my grandmother was if you don’t know what you talking about that don’t talk. I took that as she didn’t want me to make myself look like an ASS!!!!!

    MARC

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VL5V4G7V4AMECWTJOO3WBQE5Q4 Aram M

    “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,”

    If you replace word marriage with the word slavery, you will see how Tyree makes no sense. According to his logic, blacks still had to be slaves to whites in our country. After all, slavery has been around for thousands of years… He is an ignorant idiot and he killed his own anti-gay marriage argument with his statement.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone is born a sinner thats what i believe was the point made above, that is a belief held  by Christians and Catholics. It is within eveyone to do what is morally right, however we all have free will. Just because  i have a inclination to shoot heorin, drink, have sex all the time, or to lie, steal, and cheat, i cannot say that it is okay because i was born like this, being homosexual is a sin just as much as any of the afor mentioned vices, just because something becomes popular does not make it right. And on that same token just because someone indulges in vices such as driking, cheating on your wife or acting on homosexual urges does not make them less of a person or strip them of any rights. one has to seperate the sinner from the sin i encourage you to truely examine your life. form personal experience i have two uncles and one aunt who are homosexual and i can honestly tell you that two are hard core alcoholics and one has serious self woth issues and in my dealings with them and their homosexual friends there seems to be a theme among them of either abuse of some type either alcohol or drugs and there is a deep sadness in their body language and a sense of shame. People want to make everthing personal its not personal, right is right and wrong is worng and life is constant battle of trying to choose right over wrong and everyone falls everyone, the thing is we have to pick ourselves up and continue to seek the truth. God Bless you i hope some of this helps

  • Anonymous

    Jesus never mentioned anything about Homosexuals, so it’s really moronic for you to lambaste someone from referencing the bizarre and all around looney passages in books like Leviticus when the passage you base your bigotry and hatred off of comes from the Old Testament as well.

    Oh, and before you accuse me of “not reading” and “not studying” the Bible — I was raised Catholic, attended 13 years of Catholic school and studied religion in college. I have read (and analysized) the Bible and Church doctrine more than you can probably wrap your narrow minded head around.

    The Jesus and the religion I was taught about and raised on preached love, acceptance, tolerance and respect for ALL people — the sinners and the saints. You say you live your live by Jesus and his teachings? I say you’re ignoring his most paramount truth. I hope one day you are judged for your horrible, disgusting ignorance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEWV2JVEWYPKE7I5Z6YPZ7LOIY ezryder

    Looks like you learned zero from either 

  • Anonymous

    Christians are spending millions of dollars fighting gay marriages?  Really?  I’m doing this pro bono.  You are correct in that everyone does not believe in God.  And all who do not believe in Him should also not believe in or attempt to participate in His institution of marriage.  Marriage existed before government.  Fact.  Marriage in its purest form is entangled in religion, so much so that to attempt to separate the two would nullify it.  So yes, I will continue to speak out to protect God’s institution of marriage from those who attempt to pervert it. 

  • Anonymous

    Larry, how is it because someone doesn’t agree with your point of view they’re narrow minded.
    I have gay relatives & associates, & I believe in live and let live, but what he says is only coming from the word of God.
    Whether we want to accept it or not.

  • Anonymous

    So if someone calls the grass, green….are they judging the grass?  And for the record, we are all God’s creation, but we are not all God’s children.  There is a difference.

  • Anonymous

    And comparing blacks to gays & cripples is offensive, smh

  • Anonymous

    OK correct me if i’m wrong but you are stereotyping the whole gay population on three drunken gay people??? If so let me enlighten you I don’t drink don’t smoke don’t swear and have never not once been abused my entire life. I have been in the same profession for 34 years I own my house and i’m not alone. I have hundreds of gay friends in this very same position and most of them deal with the public on a daily basis and the public would not in a million years think they were gay. The point i’m trying to make is unless you were born gay witch every gay person was you have no idea what your talking about because you can talk crap and try to convince your self until your dyeing day that you do understand the gay concept that unless you were born gay you will never know what you are talking about Its like the old saying unless you walked a mile in my shoes. As far as it being a sin well so be it. I’m Not going to let some words in an old book tell me i cant believe in god but he was my creator and he made me gay so if what i am doing is a sin than shame on me for doing what my heart tells me. As for ezryder I do not have anything to learn because i am living it I just think it is funny that straight people are trying to figure out some thing that they will never have a clue about NEVER. But i think its funny that people that condemn it and want to have nothing to do with it are so interested about it??? any one that feels the need to know more keep the emails coming and i will try to explain..

    MARC

  • Anonymous

    Amen, they just need to be delivered 

  • Anonymous

    On the basis of the word of God !!

  • Wendell L Taylor

    I refuse to leave my home since I witnessed two lesbian women kissing in the middle of day, in the middle of the street. We have no food, the stench of trash is beginning to pile up, we haven’t washed in days cause we have no soap…all this since I witnessed gay love with my own two eyes. Yes, anarchy, personal or otherwise, is of our own choosing. You fake, christian, bible-thumping hooligans make me sick to my stomach…and I’m not GAY!

  • Anonymous

    Jesus never mentioned anything about homosexuality, just like he didn’t directly mention suicide or a bunch of other things that fall under the category of common sense.  Jesus’ teachings were to correct wrong thinking, misinterpretations, and misapplications of Scripture.  So if He did not address homosexuality, then that tells us that it was an issue that didn’t need attention, a moot point. 

    Jesus did not preach some hippie, watered-down, anything goes, tolerate any and everything gospel.  Jesus was the epitome of someone who expressed their righteous indignation.  There are new testament Scriptures that speak against homosexuality as well.  The Bible is clear.  Nowhere is homosexuality supported; however, it is barred in several places.  So there is no way that you can argue from a Christian perspective that because the greatest commandment is love, that we should accept homosexuality. 

    In the words of Prophetess Tina Turner, “What’s love got to do with it?”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone is saying that gays should be alienated….or obliterated…or any other wicked thing that opponents of gay marriage get wrongfully accused of.  Your example of Jesus’ outreach proves my point.  Throughout Jesus’ entire ministry, he invited people to leave their ways and to follow Him.  He met people where they were, then challenged them to change their ways.  Jesus would heal someone then say to them “Go and sin no more.” 

    My disgust with many homosexuals is that anytime someone speaks against the gay agenda, it gets called gay bashing, or homophobia, or a hate crime.  I’m sorry, but affirming what the Word of God says in regards to marriage is not gay bashing.  Defending the institution of marriage from a biblical perspective is not homophobia.  I offer the same zeal and outspokenness towards anything else that is contrary to the Word of God regarding marriage.  I speak out against this concept of open-marriage as well.  I don’t discriminate.  The Word of God is clear. 

  • Anonymous

    Being gay is a sin, but  we are all born into sin ; he who is without sin let him cast the first stone.
    Everyone needs to police their own mess… but we cannot ignore the word of God without 
    consequences .

  • Anonymous

    Your so right , not everyone believes in God…… till they die
    You will give an account for every idle word.

  • Anonymous

    “Hide ya kids, hide ya wives!…” – Antoine Dobson

  • Anonymous

    We are not all God’s children.  What makes you so sure that He will take gay people?  Scripture reference please?  You are right in that we are to believe what God wrote in “that book”.  He wrote against homosexuality.  Fact.  Gay people weren’t called people.  Homosexuality was called an abomination….along with a plethora of other sinful acts.  I invite you to further study the Word of God.

  • Anonymous

    This argument comparing the gay rights movement to overcoming slavery really amazes me.  It’s usually white people who make that kind of comparison, which speaks to how misinformed this culture is regarding it’s own history.  If making that statement killed his anti-gay marriage argument, then you making that ignorant comparison just killed your pro-gay argument. 

    But I invite you to move past that one phrase and view his entire interview in proper context.  He is speaking from a Christian / Biblical perspective, which does not support homosexuality, let alone gay marriage. 

  • Anonymous

    You aren’t a Christian either.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing how quick American culture is ready to defend what other countries will not even allow.  The Bible speaks CLEARLY regarding this lifestyle decision, and for those who are claiming that this is not a decision, you are lying to yourself.  Any homosexual who does not acknowledge Christ doesn’t hold him/herself accountable to the ways of Christ and the Bible speaks about you as well, so…your fate has already been determined since that is the path YOU chose.  As for Christians who sincerely love Christ, which is defined by knowing His word, who struggle with the homosexual stronghold…they know what the Bible says regarding their decision.  David Tyree is absolutely correct. Point. Blank. Period.

    Also: people, cease from freely exposing your ignorance in correlating ethnicity and skin color with homosexuality.  Correlation between the two does not exist.  If it did, there’d be a much higher percentage of persons tanning to become darker selecting African American on applications because they are black simply because they want to be…smh.

  • Anonymous

    Last time I checked, life is all about choices…even when Jesus was tempted of the devil in the wilderness He was presented with choices by the devil, so…you dang right: I choose a better life; I choose not to be gay because it is an insulting abomination to my Creator.  So correction: you have met people who make the choice to be heterosexual, because if a person is heterosexual-truly heterosexual- then they DECIDED that lifestyle. C’mon son.

  • Anonymous

    Recording of rape?  Sure.  Saying that it’s punishment is only 50 gold pieces and the obligation to marry the girl..that’s condoning.

    Ownership of another human is the definition of slavery.  Of which the bible lays down rules of that ownership in many different areas.  It doesn’t matter whether you think it’s American or Biblical..and it is wrong no matter how you label the “context”.
    Capital punishment is not the same as murder.  It is the punishment of a guilty individual for a crime.

    I don’t need to “understand” scripture to know morality.  But, I can plainly look at Scripture and know that is not moral in the least.

    I have taken my statements about rape, murder and slavery out of context about as much as you and Tyree have taken the homosexual subject out of context.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEWV2JVEWYPKE7I5Z6YPZ7LOIY ezryder

    “As far as it being a sin well so be it. I’m Not going to let some words
    in an old book tell me i cant believe in god but he was my creator and
    he made me gay so if what i am doing is a sin than shame on me for
    doing what my heart tells me.”
    This statement tells me and everyone here what you know and believe about the Holy Bible and or God’s authority. You have no leg to stand on, son.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEWV2JVEWYPKE7I5Z6YPZ7LOIY ezryder

    No one is judging you but God Himself. And I will ask Jesus to forgive you if you do or not

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEWV2JVEWYPKE7I5Z6YPZ7LOIY ezryder

    Amen!

  • Anonymous

    So you seen babies born gay im just curious what that looks like so I will know what to watch for

  • Anonymous

    born that way huh so what kind of test do they run at birth to determine this?

  • Anonymous

    Again, WHERE is rape endorsed?  Book, Chapter, Verse?  50 pieces of gold and obligation to marry….who’s law?  God or man’s?  What is the current day punishment?  Jail time right?….ask those who have been raped and many will say that jail time is not enough to compensate for their pain.  Again, context.  How does the Bible layout the rules of slavery?  Who were slaves in that day and how did they become slaves?  If you had an understanding of what I am saying, then you would know why your argument does not stand.  You cannot discredit a Bible that you do not understand…period.  Again, I invite you to get a further understanding….because you do not know what you think that you know.  You don’t need to understand Scripture to understand your own morals because your morality is not Biblically based.  But you do need to understand Scripture to understand Christian morals and principle, which you do not.  

    But it’s pointless to discuss Scripture with someone who has no knowledge of it, so let’s talk ummmm sports.  How ’bout those Mavs!  :|
     

  • Anonymous

    So you seen babies born gay im just curious what that looks like so I will know what to watch for

  • Anonymous

    You have hundreds of gay friends that I would imagine you met at a convention or social network so its not like you know their story so lets stick to yours.

  • Anonymous

    you wasn’t born gay and their is nothing you can prove to say you were. So stop with that argument because its moot.

  • Anonymous

    or since gays are outnumbered greatly by straights maybe its not gotcha:)

  • Anonymous

    because its not the same nowhere close get off that comparison

  • Anonymous

    Marriage is betwen a man and a woman.  It is an abomination to have same sexes engaging in intimacy.  GODS law doesn’t change, only the faces and the weakneeses of men which translate out into defiling acts or thoughts.  Homosexuality is a choice.  Just as I choose not to allow my morals to be corrupted by a compulsive and lustful society, so too do homosexuals and lesbians cave in to depraved lustful thoughts and commit acts upon one another that is an abomination to GOD.  All the ethically and morally depraved commenting on this topic here can spew venom or shout to the highest mountain about how being a homo or muff diver is the “In thing and we should champion their cause”, but in the end GOD shall have the final say over this matter and woe to those that championed this pitiful topic.

    Or how about this.  Let’s allow all the homos and lesbians get married if they want to and just put them on an island whereas they can govern themself and do as they wish.  The end result:  Men with men cannot procreate, women with women can procreate.  They will eventually end their isolated civilation justifiably in the sin filled ashes they brought upon themselves.  Case closed.

  • Anonymous

    Aram M,
    Your comparing slavery, whereas a people were forcibly raped, whipped, tortured, and murdered without just cause, to two same sex people that concioulsy and willfully decided to have sexual relations with one another is truthfully, “THE THING THAT MAKES NO SENSE.”

    During the enslavement of Africans by White people early in this countries history, families were destroyed, lives were ruined, and an atrocity only to be compared to The Holocaust was committed by one people against another.  You dare compare that to one man voluntarily choosing to allow another man to penetrate him from behind and then wishing to marry him?  No, you’re the idiot. A kindergarten-minded Idiot, incapable of conceptualizing issues properly.You need to be “Re-Schooled.”  Yes re-schooled.  Sounds as ridiculous as your statement.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not far from the truth.  Tack a look back at the Romans.  Debaucher helped lead to their downfall.  The two go hand in hand.  Take another look at male homosexuality and how unatural and unhealthy it is.  Why are homosexual men 20 times more likely to get anal cancer.  It is because it is unatural and because homosexuality is actually a mental disease that often leads to other diseases.

    Norm

  • Anonymous

    So very true; the bible always alert one to guard your heart! Prov. 15:31 The ear that is listening to the reproof of the lodges right in among the wise. 32Anyone shunning discipline is rejecting his own soul, but the one listening to reproof is acquiring heart.33The fear of GOD  is a discipline toward wisdom, and before glory there is humility. Prov. 16:2All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but GOD is making an estimate of spirit. It’s so sad that people have turned away from God, all the answers we need he gave us in one mighty book, because he loves us, all and is not partial. all your points and scriptures are outstanding, but the reality is many won’t heed to God’s words, until it’s too late, a sin is a sin and if we pratice them God will show us no mercy on Judgement day.

  • Anonymous

    Enjoying yourself Tabitha?  Enjoy yourself.  Let’s see how you feel when their’s a group of Pedophiles that believe strongly in their cause living down the street from you…or a group of Cannibals that believe strongly in the spiritual positivity of consuming human flesh…..or worse of all (cause you live in Massachusetts), a family of Blacks moving right next door to you…….OH MY GOSH……that would be unsetling wouldn’t it?

    All on this list of comments……is pretty simple.  Stand for something or fall for everything.  Society’s moral’s are progressively deteriorating.  It is so easy to just “Fit in” and join the cause.  It is only the strong that standfast to GOD’s word and actually try to live by it.  Morals…….hhmmmm, go figure.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Hess…..you’re wrong in point of view.  Gay marriage is wrong.  But your’s is by far the funniest post.  Guess we could probably use more of those regarding this explosive topic.  Again, funny dude.

  • Anonymous

    Shevmonster….that’s some ignorant sh*t.  You compare Blacks to Gays.  How about I do a comparison of whites with Serial killers or something a lil’ more concrete.  Idiot.