News One is reporting that former New York Giant David Tyree is speaking out against gay marriage. Tyree, who became a hero after making a game-changing catch in Super Bowl XLII, made a video for the National Organization for Marriage, warning of "anarchy" if gay marriage is legalized.
"If they pass this gay-marriage bill, what I know will happen is, this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward … it's a strong word, but, anarchy," Tyree said. "That will be the moment itself where our country loses its grip with what's right. Marriage is one of those things that 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."
Needless to say, Tyree's comments have gone viral and are being reposted all over the Web. It is America, so Tyree has a right to his opinion. Quiet as it is kept, Tyree's feelings are not his alone but reflect the feelings of many people in the country, including New York, which is currently battling to make gay marriage legal.
It's too bad that Tyree doesn't understand that the same argument he's using is the same argument used when slaves wanted to legally marry — that it would lead to anarchy. We're still trying to figure out why straight people think that other people's marriages have something to do with them. Like any marriage, including Tyree's, it is really no one else's business about what goes on in it.
We're still wondering how people who live in a country where the divorce rate is 50 percent get the nerve to define marriage in such limited terms for other people. Clearly there's very little respect for the institution. If Donald Trump, Tiki Barber, Rudy Giuliani and Anthony Weiner get to marry, then why not gays?
Read more at News One.
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