Against gay marriage!
Did you think we were going to say something else? Ha!
Seriously though, this is HUGELY disappointing, especially in light of all the athletes and professional sports teams showing HUGE support for marriage equality.
Former New York Giants wide-receiver David Tyree has recently shown his support for anti-equality organization National Organization for Marriage in an interview (above) by expressing his opinion that gay marriage will lead to anarchy, saying:
"If they pass this gay-marriage bill…this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it’s a strong word but, anarchy. … A marriage is honorable in the sight of God between a man and a woman meant so that you can continue to procreate…."
Anarchy? Hmm…not so sure about that one, but every one has a right to express their opinion, no matter how misinformed it is.
Just how misinformed is his statement? Well, we're pretty sure Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont aren't going up in flames as a result of this "anarchy" that has allowed same-sex marriage.
Also, he states that "marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors a relationship with God." We're guessing he doesn't know that Catholic priests are not allowed to get married and they seem to have a pretty good relationship with the big guy.
Throughout the interview, the football player continues to ramble on using religion as the basis for his reasoning that gay marriage should not be legal, which is probably the worst argument anyone make against gay marriage or any kind of public policy for that matter.
We certainly respect any person's religious belief and respect one of the core principles our country was founded on that allows us to worship freely. However, we CAN NOT respect religious belief as any kind of basis for legislation in this great nation, especially when that legislation takes away the FREEDOMS of others!
This man, like many others, needs to wake up and realize that not everyone has dedicated their lives to God like he has and his argument lacks all kinds of logic.
Check out the interview above to hear what the man has to say, but consider this: If we start using religion to decide the rights of others, we will be taking a giant leap BACKWARDS because we will be no better than the country we FLED from centuries ago because of religious persecution!
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