June 16th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Super Bowl hero warns of 'anarchy' if NY approves gay marriage

By Jason Kessler, CNN

(CNN) - Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree's celebrated catch in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLII was pivotal to his team's victory. Now out of football, he is trying to claim a last-minute win over another foe - same-sex marriage.

On the same day that the New York State Assembly approved a same-sex marriage bill, Tyree warned of dire consequences if the legislation becomes law.

The bill's passage would "be the beginning of our country sliding toward ... anarchy," he said

Tyree made the comments in a video released Wednesday by the National Organization for Marriage, which is spearheading opposition to the bill. The legislation must now clear the Republican-controlled State Senate where its fate is uncertain.

His disapproval of gay marriage is based on religious as well as secular grounds, Tyree said.

"Marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors the relationship with God," he said.

Read the full story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Church • Gay marriage • New York • Politics • Sports • United States

soundoff (321 Responses)
  1. bumcheek7

    Butt slapping closet case! He's on the Down Low – they always are when they make the most noise against it!!!

    July 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  2. Donald

    It's clearly evident that this maggot is gay.

    July 12, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  3. SmartPotato

    "There is no basis of a moral fiber in a community... and we continue to slip away from that." Ha ha ha!

    Stay away from the big words, little man.

    July 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  4. SmartPotato

    Ha ha! Don't they mean now "former" hero? We all knew football players weren't hired for brains, and now this moron opens his mouth to prove it.

    Talk about trying to stretch your 15 minutes to 20... either that, or he's on the down low himself. First hen who cackles lays the egg.

    July 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  5. Concerned

    Marriage is a pact between a man and a woman before god. "he shall not lay with he, nor shall she lay with she"-GOD. God has set forth rules for us to live by but man trys so hard to bend them to thier benefit. To allow a gay marriage is like spitting in the face of God and that is exactly what the gay community is trying to accomplish.

    July 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • SmartPotato

      God is not real, moron.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  6. To Late

    I think you people who are attacking religion to make your case for soddemy fall very short of reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter how long you talk about it. That is the basic truth hear. Down the road , say 10 years or more , this will still be wrong no matter how much talk, ink, or web space is used on it.
    You can argue that til your dead, and it will still be wrong.

    Like I said before Your closet opens to your home , not the world outside.

    July 3, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • Shadow2000

      How arrogant of you to presume that you know what is right and wrong for other people. Other people have the right to choose for themselves, just like you do. Mind your own business and quite being a nasty person.

      July 5, 2011 at 12:33 am |
    • SmartPotato

      Bah ha! If you're going to insult people, you should at least learn to spell what you are accusing of them. It's "sodomy," moron. It's even in your little book of camp fire stories, the "bible."

      July 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm |
  7. Peter

    How ironic , once again, that a black man could be so ignorant. He is yet too young to remember taht the same was said not so very many years ago, about black men and women marrying white men and women. If he doesn't like it, well get over it nig%a!

    July 3, 2011 at 6:06 am |
  8. Barneyjake

    My grandparents said the same thing about whites and blacks. Also based on religious beliefs. I'm just saying...

    June 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
    • Shadow2000

      Religious beliefs are some of the most close-minded, arrogant, immoral beliefs around. How sad that these people allow themselves to be brainwashed instead of thinking for themselves and being kind to everyone.

      July 5, 2011 at 12:36 am |
    • SmartPotato

      He has no idea what he's saying... he's been knocked on the melon so many times. And smacked SO much a** in the locker room, he's done been dumbed down.

      July 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  9. slinky

    Tyree does not know the meaning of the word "anarchy". Has anyone checked to see if we still have a government?

    June 26, 2011 at 10:26 am |
    • SmartPotato


      July 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
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