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David Tyree: I Don’t Want My Kids To Think Homosexuals Are Normal

by David Badash on June 23, 2011

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Former NFL Giant David Tyree, who lives in New Jersey but feels he has a “voice” in New York’s marriage equality debate, says in this video so many things that negate so many things he’s already said, it’s ludicrous. If it weren’t such a serious issue, you might actually laugh at his “thought process.”

Things like saying he’s learned so much in life that his father never gave him, negating his earlier statement that a male same-sex couple can’t raise a daughter because they don’t know how to teach her to be a woman.

And you have to love how Tyree gets out of his past, saying he was a “young man,” and his past lead him “into some rough circumstances.” Did anyone hear him say the word “drugs?” Because he should have. They certainly were there.

Tyree then discusses the definition of marriage, “If you’ve committed you life to someone…” but, just as he doesn’t understand the definition of the word “anarchy,” he doesn’t understand the definition of the word “marriage.”

“There are only two issues that are hot topics that are near and dear to God’s heart, and that is same-sex marriage and abortion.” Yes, Tyree actually said that God loves same-sex marriage and abortion. Go Giants!

Pity him? No. This is a stunt to get his name out there.Whatever his beliefs, he has no expertise, and is a washed up has-been whom NOM is using in a desperate attempt to keep their heads above water.

 

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FreddyStClair June 23, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Marriage equality is about being equal and having the same rights many take for granted! It's not about religion… it's about doing what’s fair!! Besides, the Constitution of the United States of America forbids basing any laws on religious beliefs….
This is just another form of history repeating… Do they not remember Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), in a unanimous decision, declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute, the "Racial Integrity Act of 1924", unconstitutional, thereby overturning Pace v. Alabama (1883) and ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States; the only difference is now the government is bulling and discrimination against gays and lesbians; not blacks, all based on a religious belief, which is a violation of our rights!!
The government needs to do the right thing and allow us our pursuit to happiness! Or do they want the same hatred many African Americans harbor toward the government to also be taught to the younger generations of the GLBT in this country? We are also Americans and are supposed to be guaranteed freedom of religion and by denying us equality they are denying us these freedoms and violating the rights of many American citizens, as well as the oath they took as a public servant!
What bothers me the most is the conservative prospective is always using “God” to justify their cause! If I’m not mistaken this is America and in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The First Amendment reads "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …."
In other words using religious beliefs is not admissible to denying millions of American equal rights! We are entitled to the same freedoms and rights as every other American! This is not The United Sates of Christianity, it’s The United States of America!!
The 14th Amendment reads “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
To me “God” is like a mirror everyone who looks into it see’s something different! There are many different religions in the world and yet Christians expect us all to believe their way is the only way… I respectfully disagree!
If we allow our country to revoke and deny our rights all based on a religious belief, then we are opening the door to another Hitler style society. Next they will want to start extinguishing the GLBT community, like Hitler attempted to do to the Jews!

router_goddess June 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

There are at least two errors in his logic:

1. that the US was founded on principles from the Judeo-Christian source–this is often misquoted. Most of the Founding Fathers were Deists. That particular school of philosophy–the Deists– were founded primarily on principles of reason and observation. These even separated from what probably David Tyree would esteem "traditional Judeo-Christian" values, eg, Franklin believed very strongly in reincarnation and Jefferson was an agnostic. Please see &lt;a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deist&quot; target="_blank"&gt; <a href="http:// ;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deist%3C/a%3E&quot; target="_blank"> <a href="http://;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deist” target=”_blank”>;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deist

2. He quotes another common misnomer of "traditional marriage". Exactly what is this?? If you want to get particular, in the Hebrew Scriptures, Abraham, David, Jacob, and Solomon, ALL had multiple wives. Is **that** qualifying according to him as a "traditional marriage"? According to the same logic, we should make widows marry their deceased husband's brother. That is, unless they have the Evil Eye. Would this qualify as "traditional"? I'm not going to be the first one to force a widow to do this.

My point is that marriage throughout the centuries has been frequently redefined. Perhaps another point to make is that if a bride is found to NOT be a virgin, she is to be executed. So, then, according to "traditional marriage" let's see how well these things go over with brides and widows.

There are several other errors of logic that David Tyree is making. However, my point was only to illustrate some obvious problems with his line of thinking.

People want a nicer way of justifying hatred of other people for being different. Let's call it for what it is.

If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry a gay person! In this country, I am led to believe that we have separation of church and state.

Oh, and I love "there are ONLY two topics near and dear to G-d's heart: gay marriage and abortion"
Are you serious??? What about education? What about instilling persistence in our youth to solve problems or the American work ethic? What about health care? What about the fact that if we don't balance our budget, we won't be able to do a lot of anything else?

Clearly, none of these things matter to G-d. G-d only cares about sex. He said so.

my tupence.

cleamilner June 23, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Since when is a football player considered an authority on anything relevant? Sure, he's entitled to his opinion, but they act like he's some sort of expert on the subject.

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