ESPN NY: "David Tyree Against Same-Sex Marriage"


ESPN New York:

Just days after former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan appeared in a video supporting marriage equality in New York, Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree came out and argued why he opposes same-sex marriage.

Tyree, the former Giants wide receiver and special teams standout, says same-sex marriage could lead to "anarchy" in a video for the National Organization for Marriage.

"What I know will happen if this does come forth is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it is a strong word, but anarchy," Tyree said in the video. "The moment we have, if you trace back even to other cultures, other countries, that will be the moment where our society in itself loses its grip with what's right."

"It's about what's right," Tyree added. "It's about how can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of the sudden, because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country, not founded by man, it is something that is holy and sacred. I think there is nothing more honorable, worth fighting for, especially if we really care about our future generations."

... "I'm not political, I approach more from an angle of prayer," Tyree continued. "As much as people are going to voice their opinions and make those pushes in a negative direction, I feel like athletes, believers or people who are very strong toward marriage, especially in places of position need to really take this opportunity to voice it."

"Marriage is one of those things that is the backbone of society," Tyree added. "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."