David Tyree, who is mostly known for his off the helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII, was known as a hero to many Giants fans and New England Patriots haters everywhere.
In a video produced for the National Organization for Marriage, Tyree warned of “anarchy” in the United States if homosexuals are allowed to legally marry.
While the New York State Assembly was approving a same-sex marriage bill yesterday, the 31-year-old former Pro Bowler insisted same-sex couples couldn’t properly raise a child, and added he’s “disappointed” more people haven’t spoken up against it.
“If they pass this gay marriage bill, what I know will happen is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward … it’s a strong word, but, anarchy,” Tyree said. “That will be the moment itself where our country loses its grip with what’s right. Marriage is one of those things that is the backbone of society. 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.”
Tyree had a somewhat troubled past, battling drug and alcohol addiction, but after a 2004 arrest for drug possession he famously found religion and has been a devout Christian ever since.
“How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of a sudden because a minority — an influential minority — has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country?” Tyree said. “It’s something that’s holy and sacred and I think there’s nothing more honorable than fighting for it.”
Tyree also doesn’t believe that same-sex couples should raise a child, insinuating they lack the parenting skills to raise children of the opposite sex.
“This is what I do know,You can’t teach something that you don’t have. So two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman. That’s just, for lack of better terms, common sense.”
Peep the full interview below to hear all of Tyree’s comments, and let us know whether you agree or not.