The New York Giants today hired David Tyree, a hero ofÂ Super Bowl XLII, an outspoken anti-gay marriage activist who attempted to swing New York State's marriage debate, and a formerÂ National Organization For Marriage spokesperson.
Back in the summer of 2011, three years after his historic Super Bowl XLII catch for the New York Giants,Â David Tyree entered the national spotlight again -- on a different playing field, however.
Claiming thatÂ if New York passed same-sex marriage, it would "be the beginning of our countryâ€™s sliding toward, you know, itâ€™s a strong word, but anarchy." He also said,Â â€œtwo men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman." and with that,Â Tyree threw his helmet onto the marriageÂ equalityÂ field and began a short-lived career as an anti-gay bigot.
â€œHow can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country, not founded by man, something thatâ€™s holy or sacred?,â€ Tyree asked. It is not irrelevant to note that Tyree himself is aÂ minority, one who would not have been allowed to marry a white woman if he desired, until the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia.
â€œThere are only two issues that are hot topics that are near and dear to Godâ€™s heart, and that is same-sex marriage and abortion,â€ Tyree also told reporters at the time.
He also went on Fox News Business to say, "I donâ€™t want my kids to think homosexuals are normal."
Today, the New York GiantsÂ announced they have hired David Tyree as theirÂ new Director of Player Development.
â€” David Tyree (@DTyree85) July 9, 2014
Poor character greatly diminishes the witness of a believer. Conformity to Jesus by the Spirit of God is essential. #ChangeToday
â€” David Tyree (@DTyree85) July 1, 2014
Speaking about the importance the Director of Player Development plays, GiantsÂ Coach Tom Coughlin in aÂ statement said,
â€œPlayer engagement has become extremely important in any franchise,â€ Coughlin said. â€œIt is the working relationship with the players to aid them in their continuing education, their development as young men, the opportunities in the business world and in networking in the city that they happen to be playing in. It is there to help instruct them, make them aware of the issues and the problems that exist out in the community and the world to try to keep them focused on their job and not fall into trouble.
In other words, Tyree, an anti-gay marriage activist and born-again Christian will serve as a mentor to new NFL Giants players.
Here are Tyree's "anarchy" comments:
And here's Tyree's anti-gay marriage video forÂ the National Organization For Marriage:
Tyree apparently is also a believer in demons.
And there is also also this post:
Hat tip:Â A.J. Perez | NJ.com