Super Bowl Hero David Tyree: Gay Marriage Could Lead to “Anarchy”
Late yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state - and everyone seems to have an opinion on it.
With gay marriage being such an emotional issue, it's natural for athletes to have strong feelings favoring one side or the other. A day after we saw the New York Rangers' Sean Avery lobby state legislators in Albany in favor of gay marriage, former New York Giants receiver and Super Bowl hero David Tyree came out fairly emphatically on the other side of the argument.
According to FOX's New York affiliate, Tyree, in an interview with the National Organization for Marriage, said of the possible legalization of the practice:
"This will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it's a strong word, but anarchy."
And as far as same-sex couples adopting and raising children, Tyree continued:
"You can't teach something that you don't have, so two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman."
Make no mistake: although David Tyree made a Pro Bowl as a special teamer, and was a serviceable wide receiver, he's not getting this platform because he was a great NFL player. Because he wasn't.
David Tyree is getting this platform because he will always be tied to one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history, and he's saying something about a hot-button issue that is inflammatory. If you take away one flukey helmet catch, he's just another guy, saying crazy things.
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