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Former NFL Star: Same-Sex Marriage in New York Will Lead to “Anarchy” (VIDEO)

Former NFL Star: Same-Sex Marriage in New York Will Lead to “Anarchy” (VIDEO)

In a video released Wednesday by the National Organization for Marriage, former New York Giants receiver David Tyree cautions against marriage equality for same-sex partners. The Super Bowl star tells viewers that if New York’s State Senate passes the Assembly’s same-sex marriage legislation, it will “be the beginning of our country sliding toward … anarchy.”

Like many other opponents of LGBT equality, Tyree’s argument relies on standard conservative talking points such as false claims about parenting and strong religious bias.

When asked to clarify his statements on CNN, Tyree explains that “there’s no … moral fiber in a community” that allows same-sex marriage. A “one man and one woman” nuclear family, claims Tyree, is “the ideal … the way a family was intended to be.”

Same-sex partners raising children, Tyree adds, is “unnatural … I don’t think that’s a healthy model.”

Although Tyree asserts that he has “no interest in a theocracy,” he goes on to tell CNN that by legalizing same-sex marriage, “we are messing with something that God has ordained, set in order … marriage is holy, it’s something that is sacred.”

“We’re doing God an injustice by not making his heart known to our country,” he says in the NOM video.

Watch the original video below:

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10:24PM PDT on May 28, 2012

What did this guy study in college, underwater basket weaving?

6:41PM PDT on May 28, 2012

For a Black-Person to say ANYTHING anti-civil-rights....makes ZERO sense...MLK would be ASHAMED of you....

THIS is NOT 'about' God...Hello ? As a tax-paying GAY-CHRISTIAN...I'm saying let God speak for himself...Hello?

4:31PM PDT on May 26, 2012

John C. Don't you mean NOM, not NOW?

6:12PM PDT on Jun 26, 2011

Huh, if so, what's wrong with anarchy!

2:31AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Are you kidding? Our country is in a major state of anarchy right now, with businesses calling the shots.

11:24AM PDT on Jun 21, 2011

ha ha ha.... is he serious ?!?!?

10:36PM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

What an idiot.

10:48AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

These people need to wake the hell up and take notice that the US is not a theocracy.

Civil rights are human rights. I will never understand why some people are for some forms of civil rights but not others.

I am mystified by the republicans who say that government should stay out of people's lives, yet scream for the government to control them?

Then there are the log cabin republicans, absolutely no clue there.

10:33AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

Why is Tyree an expert to be listened to? He should stick to what he knows best - playing outside with a ball like a good little boy. Maybe he's turned on by Sharron Angle.

10:01AM PDT on Jun 20, 2011

NOW is in this for the MONEY! NOW could really care less what or who marries! It's all about power and the money NOW gets from wealthy donors who wish to remain unknown! These bigots have to make a living somehow; even if it is an abomination of ignorance.

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