David Tyree just made me mad. In fact, he kind of pissed me off.
Today, the NY State Assembly passed a same sex marriage bill. The bill is now headed to the Republican controlled state senate, where it's fate is unknown.
Tyree, a former NY Giants receiver, took this opportunity to release a video through the 'National Organization for Marriage' indicating that allowing gay marriage would
be the beginning of our country sliding toward ... anarchy
Really? Anarchy? You really think allowing gay marriage will lead to the destruction of our government and an eternal state of lawlessness? Really?
Tyree went on to say:
Marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors the relationship with God
I am disappointed when ... not enough guys ... lift up something as honorable and near to God's heart as marriage
We're doing God an injustice by not making his heart known to our country
Is that why you had children prior to your marriage? You know, back when you were a raging drug addict? Is that how you lift up God's message? Interesting...
It is not justifiable to alter a long-standing institution because a minority -- an influential minority -- has ... an agenda
Really? Wow. As a black man, you are going to stand there and say that a minority doesn't deserve a voice because it goes against the majority? I remember a time when African Americans had to fight for equal rights. They were a minority with... "an agenda". They fought the long-standing institution of slavery, jim crow laws, equal rights, voting rights... that seemed to work out okay for you. That didn't lead to anarchy.
In my favorite point, he argued that same sex parents could not raise children of the opposite sex:
You can't teach something that you don't have, So two men will never be able to teach a woman how to be a woman.
Wow, I guess social services should come in and take every male child being raised by a single mother, and every daughter raised by a single father. "Sorry little boy, I know you Dad passed away, but we are going to take you from your mother because she doesn't have the right parts to raise you..."
I have no words.