Last week, former New York Giants receiver David Tyree said that allowing same-sex couples to wed could lead to “anarchy.” Now, Tyree is ratcheting up the rhetoric even further.
Tyree became the hero of Super Bowl XLII when he made a fourth-quarter catch that allowed the Giants to win the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. Now, he says, he would give up his 2007 moment of glory if it meant that marriage equality could be stopped from coming to New York City:
“The catch was a gift, it’s not like I’d try to do it. I couldn’t do it again so that was a miracle,” Tyree said. “There’s nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me.” […]
“Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored,” he said. “Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that’s something that should be fought for at all costs.”
“So I’ll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve. […]
“So once you allow something like same-sex marriage, it opens up the door for a continual softening to the backbone of our society, which will eventually, for generations to come, open up the door for who knows, polygamy, and all other” things.
It baffles me how a man could hate a single group of people so much that he would give up his own crowning achievement just to ensure that they are denied equal civil rights.