Defending David Tyree


John Hayward over at Human Events has noticed that you don't need to defend David Tyree, just watch the video:

Two former New York Giants players have recently made public statements about gay marriage.  Retired defensive end Michael Strahan supports it, and shot a video for the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign.  A few days later, wide receiver David Tyree announced he was against same-sex marriage, and made his own video for the National Organization for Marriage.

Guess which one the media tackled?

Yahoo News sneered that Tyree “managed to put his foot in his mouth in the minds of many people.”  A NewsCore report headlined “Gay Marriage Will Lead To Anarchy,” which is not what Tyree said, went out of its way to smear the National Organization for Marriage as an “anti-gay group,” which is also what Yahoo News calls them.  Read their mission statement and decide for yourself if that’s a fair characterization.

This is more of the vapid “this or that” false-choice rhetoric of people who can’t win an argument unless opposition to their viewpoints is pre-emptively defined as insane.  You’re either in favor of gay marriage, or you’re an anti-gay bigot!  There are no other choices, so stop arguing and submit!

Tyree did make a strong statement. Here is the video he made for the National Organization for Marriage.  Warning: if you’re easily offended by humble, heartfelt statements of faith: he says stuff like “marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors a relationship with God.”