Ex-Giant David Tyree: Gay Marriage Could Lead To ‘Anarchy’

NEW YORK (WFAN) — While the New York State Senate wrestles with whether to bring same-sex marriage to a vote, the debate is raging in the Big Apple’s pro sports scene.

Rangers agitator Sean Avery was first to voice his support for the measure, saying, “committed couples should be able to marry the person they love” in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign.

Giants chairman Steve Tisch and former Big Blue pass rusher Michael Strahan have since filmed spots for the HRC’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality video push.

Now, David Tyree, best known for his astounding helmet-catch for the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, is railing against same-sex marriage and warning of “anarchy” if it’s approved.

“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 says in a video produced by the National Organization for Marriage. “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.”

He added: “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’s comments echoed those of hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who blasted Avery last month when he tweeted, “Very sad to read Sean Avery’s misguided support of same-gender ‘marriage’. Legal or not, it will always be wrong.”

“This is what I do know, you can’t teach something that you don’t have,” Tyree said. “So two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman. And that’s just simple. That’s just for a lack of better terms, common sense.”

What do you think of Tyree’s video? Sound off in the comments below…

  • Gooch

    Boomer/Carton basically did a liberal media bullying of Tyree for the view point he expressed. Maybe Carton would, but I hightly doubt Boomer would attend a gay wedding with dudes kissing and stuff, and have the footage be all over tv. I doubt Boomer would attend his son’s gay wedding if he had one!!! The bottom line is most Americans don’t support gay marriage, but the liberal media won’t accept it. Boomer/Carton basically were just kissing liberal media ass to save face. I personally don’t care if gays could marry or not, not one bit. But if the majority doesn’t want it, then so be it. The tv libs don’t like when people disagree with them. Free speech goes out the window…….But, i still like their show. Very entertaining.

  • Joseph Didonato

    I dont see him saying Divorce should be illegal. Whats sad that he thinks his marriage on one woman and one man is special. Just look at what Britney Spears did, married for twenty four hours-why dont he talk about that. He is just a bigot!!!

  • Phil A

    “This is what I do know, you can’t teach something that you don’t have,” Tyree said. “So two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman. And that’s just simple. That’s just for a lack of better terms, common sense.”

    This is a surprising comment from a black man, considering 70% of African-American children are raised by single moms. Is he implying that young black men don’t learn how to be men because they have only mothers? That would sound awfully racist coming from a fella of another color.

  • Andy

    Why is Mr. Tyree mocked? He is taking a stand on what is a part of the fabric of society. If we do not take a stand on what we belive, then we take a stand for nothing. As a side note, why are the Mayor and Gov. spending all their time on gay marriage and bike paths? Do they not realize that this once great Empire State is bleeding jobs, taxes through the roof, with people and jobs leaving?

    • Tim

      He’s getting mocked because he sounds like a rich White guy in the 1800’s trying to explain why ending slavery would be a bad idea. If you change all his gay comments for slavery, you would notice that its sound very fimillar

    • Lyndsay

      Please tell me you are not comparing civil liberties with bike paths. Are you kidding me? The marriage issue is just a branch for equal rights, bundling that in with bike paths is not only a spit in the face of those supporting same-sex marriage, but to anyone who has ever fought for basic human rights, no matter who they are.

  • Marsha Parson-Arnold

    Just another sad misinformed uneducated idiot who should read a book. Really!!!I doubt that this guy even knows how to spell it much less the meaning of the word. Only in America can an empty headed loud mouth get air time for being stupid. I wonder if he studied along with the wise Sara Palin. Read a BOOK!!!

    • gayguy WHAT

      How do you know that the QB that threw him the TD isnt GAY!
      stupid chornayas! go smoke another crack TYREE -CRACKHEAD!

  • Dale Auburn

    Has anybody ever noticed how opponents refuse to give SPECIFIC details on exactly HOW gay marriage has supposedly “harmed” traditional marriage.

    The challenge is quite simple: Identify a SPECIFIC heterosexual couple whose marriage has suffered SPECIFIC damage (financial or otherwise) because of a SPECIFIC gay couple’s marriage. Oh, and please be SPECIFIC – names, cities, court file numbers, links to media coverage.

    I’ll be waiting.

    • BoilingPointClose

      Someone answered your question a long time ago, Dale. The wind can turn pages but it cannot read.

  • J


    • james

      Let’s not go quoting the bible when you probably only know the talking points your bigoted preacher or fox news spews. Eating shellfish is also disgusting to god, according to the bible. Oh and selling your daughter into slavery is A-OK with god, according to the bible. What about those passages you never mention? I don’t see a huge christian riot over Red Lobster being allowed to have restaurants… and open on a Sunday? That’s punishable by death.

  • Bruce Goldensteinberg

    WHy won’t CBS allow comments from those who oppose gay marriage?

    • Adeyinka O McAdewunmi

      CBS will not level the playing field because it is being pocessed by the devil.When you take away the bible from all public lives(schools,politics,etc)this is what you get.Life will always immitiate arts,the media have polutated the airwaves with so called gay theme plays.It is becoming accepatable to be gay!But the end result of it all is going to be destruction.It is the words of the LORD that will endure forever!

    • J

      O they do that to me all the time!

    • tomNj

      Yes, its called freedom of speech (as long as it is “our” speech, typical of left wing bully attitudes). Plus, this is a CBS page, not a neutral one. You know they are for any liberal viewpoint as all media outlets are.

  • Jennifer Powell

    God loves everyone. It’s people that are manipulated and trained to spread unloving, hurtful words. Just think about your sister, brother, nieghbor, close friend who is gay. Would you dare deny them from what they percieve as true happiness? Well… apparently you would, which is not Godly at all. Love is the key ingredient. That’s get back to that!

    Although I may not agree with all, I accept all. I think that’s in the bible as well.

    • Steven

      “Although I may not agree with all, I accept all. I think that’s in the bible as well.”
      Where in the bible is this?

  • Steven

    Jesus does love everyone but he hates sin. A man having sex with another man or a woman having sex with another woman is a sin just like adultery. There are many scriptures that back this up. See Romans 1:24-27 for starters.

    Romans 1:24-27
    Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

    • Bob

      John F. Kennedy September 12, 1960, address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association:

      I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute–where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote–where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference–and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

      • littlestar

        Ted Kennedy was a murderer !

      • Betsey Crenshaw

        Tom Kennedy was a game-show host!

    • David

      The very second that you quote the bible you lose all credibility. In this country there can be no laws concerning religion, and are able to worship, or not worship as you please. If you want to make a political argument based on scripture go to a country where that is legal. How about Iran?

      • littlestar

        Hey David ! Speaking of Iran, don’t you think that they have a fundamental right to nuclear equlality like every other nation ?

      • Rob

        You realiize the majority of the signers of the dec. of indepence were studied ministers right? The whole deal is, yes, you may be gay, practice that lifestyle as well. It is america and legal. To make a marriage legal, you need a man and a woman. The bible says no as does the constitution to same sex marriage.

      • Truth Be Told

        David, you are misinformed and uneducated.
        There is nothing, and I mean nothing in the constitution about separation of church and state as it is defined today. This was made up by the communist liberals in the late 1940’s. This is what Jefferson wrote and which is totally twisted today:
        The term is an offshoot of the phrase, “wall of separation between church and state,” as written in Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptists Association in 1802. The original text reads: “…I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
        He wrote this to state that no government should establish a religion nor prohibit the free exercise thereof, not that religion has no place in government. That is a fallacy promulgated by those who hate GOD, and wish to remove HIM from any public discourse so that they may promote and act upon their sin without conscience getting in the way.

    • tomNj

      I am not a proponent of gay marriage, however, I cannot say the bible is the last word on anything. Does it not also say to put people to death for a number if idiotic things? If we start using the bible as a blueprint for law in this country, I am in big trouble myself!

  • LOU

    Bob you’re an idiot!

  • LOU

    I don’t understand why people keep making this a race issue. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. This matter is a condition of your heart. People need to stop all the hate. Jesus LOVES EVERYBODY! Wow what a concept. We as a human race can’t do the same? Something is very wrong with ours HEARTS!

  • Tom

    Theism is the result of all evil. This guy is so delusional, it’s unreal. He didn’t provide one logical argument to support his belief, just mindless religious drivel.

  • Ed

    I see that my real comments are not being posted. smh!

  • Tim

    Gang Warfare/Murder/Spousel abuse/kids shootings in school/football lockouts/millions getting divorced all help society stay on the straight and narrow, but 2 gay guys or 2 lesbiens saying “I do” and signing a piece of paper would cause anarchy, LMAO.

    You have got to be kidding me, I love listening to people who cant think of anything meaningful to say against this thing.

  • dk

    Forget straight or gay.

    People should have to take an IQ test to determine whether they’re qualified for marriage.

    And another to determine whether they’re qualified to reproduce.

    That’s the only way we’re going to weed out all the ignorant fools.

  • Dan

    I’m sorry Tyree-The anarchy is already here. It’s called black men not raising their children. Drugs, gang violence, robberies among black youths are the result. According to the 2010 census poll a whopping 84% of African American households with children under the age of 16 do not do not have a adult male figure living in the household in my part of the city.
    And don’t lablel me a racist. While “white flight” to the suburbs is common here in Buffalo I did just the opposite- moving back to the city for the diversity. Just one month ago a 25 yr. old black man was shot in the head just outside my home. The detectives told me it was gang related. THERE is your ANARCHY! Oh and make all the Buffalo jokes you want-heard ’em all.

  • james

    So who taught this genius how to “be a man”? His parents divorced when he was 1, but somehow he grew up to be… oh wait… addicted to crack and alcohol and now jesus. I think I just proved his point. Damn. Hate when that happens.

    • Joseph Didonato

      Ok James now if makes sense he found Jesus! I didnt know that part of the story…………..tells me all i need to know about this nut

    • Ed

      You are an IDIOT

      • james

        I know you are, but what am I?

      • james

        Now, now, ed, tell us how you really feel. You could at least put a little effort into making a counterargument. I assume you’re in the 5th grade, since that’s around the time most people resort to name calling. Just wait. One more year and you’ll be all grown up in the 6th grade, where you’ll be taught how to formulate arguments.

      • Ed

        James just becase a man prefers to have sex with another man or woman wtih another woman does not make it love. It’s a prefernece of who they want to have sex with. Marrige has NOTHING to do with it. Civil Rights has NOTHING to do with it. However society has made up this mess and its a SIN. Trust me I have my own sins in my life but having sex with another man is not one of them. Thats not what I prefer. I enjoy what God made for me and that is a woman. And for some reason my orgianl comments were not posted. smh

  • Adeyinka O Mcadewunmi

    When a society says yes to sodomy,sooner or latter it will be saying yes to all other forms of sexuality.The state of NY recently arrested those who delighted themselves in watching child pornography.Why arresting them,when that is their sexual liberty?You have a congress man,that, some politicains are ganging up against him to resign,despite the fact that what he did is not criminal,or against the law.It only offended their own sense of decency,for their own political gain,but,which can go both ways.One man’s sexual decency could be another man’s sexual indecency.If a sodomiy is ok,then,what is wrong with an exhibitionist,who like to expose himself to others? This gay nonsense only add more to the moral decay of this country.There is a name for it,it is called lewdness.

    • Truth

      I agree with your post 100 percent. This is the truth and we are all in serious danger. First this, then next pedophiles will be saying they were born this way and also demand rights. There has to be a moral line and two men and two woman receiving the sacrament of marriage is not moral. Civil unions are fine with me, but this is NOT OKAY. Why don’t the people vote on this issue instead of leaving it up to a bunch of people who seem to be sexual deviants as well.

      • Scared for this country, and it's NOT because of gay marriage

        Geez, do you even know what the word “sodomy” means?

        And equating same sex marriage to condoning pedophilia? What planet are you people on?

      • nathan

        It should be referred to as a pact. A fudge-pact.

    • Ellen

      Great post and right on target. Loved it, and agree 100 per cent.

    • BoilingPointClose

      Also agree 100%, Adeyinka. We are a good and fair and moral people who care deeply about our families, our children, our country and care enough about each other that many march off to possibly their deaths to protect us. Our problem now, in the most wonderful country ever on this planet, is that we have enable evil to snake into our garden again. Always there, always eating away at victim’s hearts and souls, always destroying while claiming to be brilliant saviors of every truth. All the while they are destroyers whose main target is our children. Adults really don’t count to these snakes. They want the children so they can destroy them and the future of everything good in our country. Start with term limits. The NY pollyticians must all be outted for what they are, and swept out like the trash they are. Every one of them. They endanger our children and follow the idiot Obama who is the follower of big snakes. God Bless these courageous ATHLETES who are speaking truth and ready to battle evil. Stand with them and Defend our children.

      • Truth

        Wow you sound completely insane.

    • Truth

      I disagree 100%

      Comparing a consensual relationship between two adults to an adult preying on children is not only insane, it’s illogical. What does your bible say about bearing false witness?

  • Paula

    Stick to what your good at……Football…………….your an idiot

    • Joe

      I’m sure he at least know the difference between your and you’re.

      • IgnoranteElephante

        Good point Joe. I agree with the irony that you have pointed out, but, somehow, I doubt that he knows the difference between the two.

    • BoilingPointClose

      What are you? Probably an English major degreed by a NY educational facility as indicated by your comment. I can tell you what he is. He is a Christian. It shows in his face and in his words. He bravely enters the arena filled with brainless wild sharp toothed lions, the same as how we began. More Christians need to walk bravely into the arena and endure the lions’ anger. We will win this one too.

  • Taybor

    There was a time, not so long ago, in these very United States of America, when my own parents couldn’t have been married since they were a mixed race couple. I’m glad that the laws were changed and they were able to celebrate their relationship.
    Now I want the same thing for my friends and family who are gay. I’m a straight woman who has been together with my husband for 29 years. My good friends have been together for the same length of time but can not marry because they are men. Where is the justice or logic in that?
    If your church doesn’t want to perform the marriage – fine. But my friends should have the right to have the same civil marriage ceremony with the same rights as I have.
    There will be no anarchy. There will be no break down of society – just as there was not as a result of my parents being able to marry.
    I don’t expect my words to change the minds of the haters, but I sure hope they will. The human mind can be the most rigid, unchanging thing in the universe and it can also be changed in an instant.

  • Tim Sitomer

    straight people get divorced after 3 days of marriage. that is the true disgrace to marriage.

  • Bill

    That black Americans are now at the forefront in trying to deny civil equality to fellow citizens is too, too much.

    I love it.

    So will history.

    • Bill

      Lick my festering boil.

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