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Super Bowl Hero: Gay Marriage Will Lead to 'Anarchy'

6/16/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-NY Giants receiver David Tyree -- who made the LEGENDARY helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII -- is coming out against gay marriage HARD ... claiming it's the first step on the road to "ANARCHY."061511_david_tyree_still



Tyree made the statements during an interview earlier today with the National Organization for Marriage -- a faith-based anti-gay marriage group.

During the interview, Tyree is asked about the push to legalize gay marriage in the United States -- and says if it happens, "This will be the beginning of our country sliding toward ... it's a strong word, but anarchy."

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To reinforce his point, Tyree says, "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."

And the kicker, Tyree -- who's black -- says, "How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all the sudden because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or agenda ... and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country."

FYI -- Tyree's statement comes almost 44 years to the day after interracial marriage was legalized in the United States ... thanks, in part, to the agenda of an influential minority.



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Whocaires Whocaires

David Tyree is 100% RIGHT. Do we vilify a gay man for saying a heterosexual lifestyle is wrong? Of course not - that would be bigotry. We can NO LONGER speak up in this country, or disagree with someone or something without immediately being called a bigot or racist. Our country is falling apart - and we're wondering why. Look around us. Anything goes now, and it coincides with the social agendas being forced down our throats.

lalalalauren lalalalauren

Classy. I am so glad he is staying true to his minority roots. Oh wait...

Ed Ed

Now he will get slammed for saying something he believes in. I applaud him for taking a stand against immorality.


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Regah Regah

Uh, weren't blacks an influential minority not long ago? I remember people saying the same thing about civil rights of African Americans. He sounds like a rich white guy 50 years ago.

Updog Updog

If marriage is so sacred then we should outlaw divorce.

Nick Benson Sr Nick Benson Sr

Good going Tyree!! Finally someone to stand up for what is right! Real men stand up for what they believe in and don't apologize like the wimps Kobe and Obama! Tyree, you are awesome!

MeMe MeMe

It's wonderful to see such an influential man standing up for what he believes in. We need more like him!

TheMarshmallowMan TheMarshmallowMan

Why does anyone care who someone marries, grow the f up. The strongest empires (greek and rome) embraced homosexuality and only faltered when Christianity took over. Maybe he should pick up a history book.

Phil Alger Phil Alger

Lets get real! It's wrong all you all know it! Marriage is between a woman & a man! Now how would you multiple any other way! Please don't be so stupid to say a surrogate, that just enforces what I said!

Little Lord Rivas Little Lord Rivas

Strong words for a guy who catches balls in his face.

Bee Bee

I applaud this young man for speaking up.

lizzimmer lizzimmer

David Tyree was raised by a single mother and has 2 sisters. Yet SOMEHOW he managed to "learn to be a man". Sort of flies in the face of his asinine logic, no?

Whocaires Whocaires

David Tyree is 100% RIGHT. Do we vilify a gay man for saying a heterosexual lifestyle is wrong? Of course not - that would be bigotry. We can NO LONGER speak up in this country, or disagree with someone or something without immediately being called a bigot or racist. Our country is falling apart - and we're wondering why. Look around us. Anything goes now, and it coincides with the social agendas being forced down our throats.

lalalalauren lalalalauren

Classy. I am so glad he is staying true to his minority roots. Oh wait...

Ed Ed

Now he will get slammed for saying something he believes in. I applaud him for taking a stand against immorality.


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76.

JoeFrancis    

I see derp face...nice one TMZ.

1233 days ago
77.

Regah    

Bee-
because OUR comments aren't restricting someones civil rights! Your comments are.

1233 days ago
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buddahpest    

ummmmmm.....remember when black people couldn't marry white people???? it's the same thing you idiot! but because it's was a RACIAL minority and not a SEXUAL ORIENTATION minority THAT makes it okay!?!?!

it was not so long ago that blacks were fighting for equality and civil rights....some of this in OUR generation.....it's the same fight, just now with gay people!!!! All they want is to be afforded the same rights and opportunities as everyone else....and WHY shouldn't they have them? because they believe something different than you??? I would HATE to live in a world where EVERYONE has the SAME opinion.

how about instead of your bible study class you take a history lesson? remember... those who do not learn from their ancestors are doomed to make the same mistakes!!!!

1233 days ago
79.

tine    

who is that guy?? seriously i dont even know him or ever heard of him. so he is a nobody and needs to shut up.. eye rolling big times

1233 days ago
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john5oregon    

@Bee - because there are far more people here that don't agree with your views at all, and we intend to slam you for it. We never said "don't speak up" -- but we have a right to disagree with you.

1233 days ago
81.

Matt    

And I don't care if you pro-traditional marriage people want to preach to everyone about how you are right, God is going to crash down on non-believers, grab your guns because the South will rise again, and various other things.

Doesn't make you any less moronic.

1233 days ago
82.

Updog    

If marriage is so sacred then we should outlaw divorce.

1233 days ago
83.

lanie    

I disagree with Tyree; however, he is free to believe whatever he wants. I would never try to sway someone on their beliefs, especially when it comes to religious beliefs.

I don't think it is right to judge someone for their religious beliefs.

Again, I do not agree with him, but I respect his opinion.

He does not come across as a homophobe or hateful person, like Tracy Morgan - who clearly is a homophobe.

Morgan & Tyree are apples and oranges. IMO.

1233 days ago
84.

TEE    

Im not sure if a agree with gay marriage however, Change is always brought forth by a small minority. Civil rights are for
everyone. There was a time when people did not believe his race was equal ,but because a small so call minority spoke out, he is able to enjoy the life he has today
Im just saying ...

1233 days ago
85.

Tesa    

I guarantee you that David Tyree is GAY. A story will surface in a few years letting us know the real truth.

1233 days ago
86.

Bill    

Let people do what they want to do. Sick and ******* tired of these religious wackjobs.

1233 days ago
87.

Tyler    

I wonder what David Tyree would say to those against interracial marriage. You know, it's fine and well to shine the spotlight of judgement on other people, until it comes back to you.

1233 days ago
88.

namers    

This is what happens when you get a free pass to the NFL w/out actually 'earning' a college degree.

Firstly, his 'boys' have been proven over and over what anarchy is. (Guess he's never been on the DL, either *eyeroll*.)

Secondly, 8-10% of the population has been gay for TENS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS. If marriage is so great and yet where's your dad??

1233 days ago
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Mrs. Mathers    

Linz 29 minutes ago I bet he gets his rocks off of lesbian porn.
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ahahahahahahahah OK!!!!!! I bet the SAME THING!!!!

Besides, look at our shows, people meeting just to marry a millionaire and stuff like this, people getting divorced left and right, why shouldnt gays be able to get married? Bescause they are gay?!? is that really peoples reasoning? You can't defend it because of God because were in America people! Right to freedom of religion! Not everybody believes in God and not everybody believes that God doesn't want gays to marry. Its funny as Americans want freedom but are so quick to take away others.

1233 days ago
90.

NOFXMAN    

TO BE HONEST IT DOESN'T MATTER; THERE IS NO WRONG OR RIGHT. JUST LOVE ONE ANOTHER PLEASE!!!

1233 days ago
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