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David Tyree Don’t Know Much About History, Biology, Anarchy, Or Marriage

by David Badash on June 17, 2011

in Bigotry Watch,Marriage,News,Religion

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Ex-Giants football player David Tyree speaks to CNN about his comments that stated legalizing same-sex marriage could lead to anarchy. In a statement recorded for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Tyree stated that if New York passes the same-​sex marriage equality law, “this will be the beginning of our country’s sliding toward, you know, it’s a strong word, but anarchy.”

READ: Embarrassing Irony: Tyree – Minorities Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Change Marriage

When CNN host Kyra Phillips asked Tyree to explain, he stated, “I’m saying that in the sense of, basically, morality. If there’s no basis of moral fiber, in a community, and we continually slip away, from that, I believe, that will essentially lead to lawlessness. Does that mean there will be riots running around? I don’t think, that’s not necessarily what I’m referring to…”

At which point Phillips interrupts Tyree and explains, “But that’s what anarchy means. It’s social and political disorder, due to the absence of a government, or control by the government.”

Tyree, attempting to defend himself, states, “I think if we look up the word ‘anarchy,’ there’s a few definitions, but I don’t really want to focus on that.”


Again, Phillips challenges Tyree, asking him for any evidence that “gay marriage has any negative impact on other marriages or the sanctity of marriage, or culture, or children? Where is your evidence?”

Tyree just says “I can’t necessarily get into statistics. That’s not my voice.”

Phillips challenges Tyree on the issue of diversity, “as an African-American male, can you appreciate that?”

Stumbling, Tyree tells Kyra Phillips that same-sex marriage is “unnatural,” and says “the original intent of a marriage is to procreate.”

(Obviously, Tyree hasn’t done his homework, which, with all due respect, is very sad, as the original intent of marriage was about property, just as was slavery.)

Tyree also, evidently, doesn’t understand what the definition of “infertile couples” is.

Clearly the National Organization for Marriage didn’t do their homework, yet again.

A very big thank you once again to Dave Evans of  for his excellent work, and for this clip!

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