‘Douche du Jour’: David Tyree, Giants’ ’07 Super Bowl Hero, Says he’d Trade Win to Stop Gay Marriage
David Tyree, the former New York Giants wide receiver who achieved football immortality for “The Catch,” a miraculous touchdown that helped seal his team’s 2007 Super Bowl victory against the New England Patriots, now says he’d trade that championship to stop same-sex marriage.
“There’s nothing worth more” than stopping gays from marrying, Tyree said, according to the New York Daily News. Asked if that meant he’d give up his Super Bowl championship to do so, Tyree answered “honestly, I probably would.”
“Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored,” he explained. “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.”
Wow. Tyree’s zealous bigotry based on slavish service to an imaginary friend is truly remarkable. While blacks were emancipated from physical slavery 148 years ago, too many of them bound in the pathetic spiritual slavery of fundamentalist God-ism, a servitude based wholly in ignorance and fear.
But that’s not all. Tyree said he believes that gay marriage would lead to anarchy.
“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,” he eloquently opined.
Luckily, most New Yorkers do not share Tyree’s backwards, discriminatory views. According to the Huffington Post, support for same-sex marriage stands at 58% in the Empire State, where legalization is but a single vote away in the Senate. Thirty-six percent of New Yorkers oppose the measure.
But Tyree apparently doesn’t care what people think about his decidedly outmoded beliefs. “I have no care of my image,” he said. “I’m not necessarily here to be politically correct. All of my convictions come from my faith. I speak strong for that.”
Ah, faith. As the great Mark Twain said, “faith is believing what you know ain’t so.”
David Tyree is a bigot– for anyone who is against equal rights for others based on their sexual orientation is knowingly discriminating against them– and a hypocrite to boot. Tyree, who is black, enjoys civil rights, including the right to play in the NFL, because of the sacrifices of his forebears, some of whom laid down their lives for the very equality he so viciously wants to deny others today.
Then there’s Sean Avery, a left wing for the New York Rangers. Unlike Tyree, Avery has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage. “Committed couples should be able to marry the person they love… Join me in supporting marriage equality,” he says in an ad produced by New Yorkers for Marriage Equality.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has also appeared in a video supporting marriage equality.
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