NFL Star David Tyree On Gay Marriage

A few highlights and comments.

At the beginning of the video Tyree offers a question which all Christians can apply to their lives regardless of profession. He asks, “Do our fans mean more than our position in eternity?”

He then explains that marriage is the “only relationship that actually mirrors a relationship with God. It’s very unique in that way.” He also states that society permeates three things on males 1) sexual conquest, 2) economic prowess and 3) athletic prowess. Further, he explains that those three things aren’t intrinsically bad, but they can become that way if they are the ultimate goals of life. Such a pursuit will lead to unfilled lives.

Tyree shared that it impacted him that his father, though being around, was not in the home. He makes an important point that there are fathers who are in the home, but are still absent. Then he mentioned that “two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman.”

Tyree made an interesting comment which should remind Christians of being mission minded in their daily lives. He said that Christians who hold positions of influence and do not speak up about marriage are doing themselves and God a great injustice by not making God’s “heart known to our country.” He wants to indentify his life with Jesus Christ in every way.

One of the biggest criticisms I’ve seen is about Tyree asking how an influential minority with an agenda can push to change something not founded in the USA. The connection, of course, is made with slavery, especially, since Tyree is black. Once again, people equate gay marriage “rights” with the rights of blacks as a minority against the institution of slavery. They are not the same, however. Homosexuals have never legally counted as only 3/5’s of a person. They’ve never been owned as someone’s property. And I can’t find record of homosexuals being prevented from being slave owners.

Even if the gay marriage bill is passed Tyree still holds to God’s sovereignty. He then goes on to say that this country will slide towards anarchy. This “will be the moment when society losses its grip with what’s right.” He goes onto express that he believes in right and wrong, good and evil. He states that while many things are subjective, he does not believe the truth is subjective.

Maybe anarchy is the wrong word to use. Maybe anarchism would be more accurate? Anarchy is a strong descriptor and Tyree may get some backlash for using the term. However, it could be that Tyree has the idea in mind of Max Stirner’s work The Ego and Its Own. It has been stated that this work by Stirner “has become a founding text in the tradition of individualist anarchism.” [Max Stirner (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)]

Tyree states that marriage is the backbone of society. Any redefinition of marriage changes the “way we educate our children” and “changes the perception of what is good, what is right, what is just.” The above video concludes with Tyree encouraging a male high school student in Massachusetts who was ridiculed for opposing gay marriage. He calls the student a man of integrity and tells him to keep standing up for marriage. Tyree says that he is in the student’s corner and to remember that he has “a giant God who loves you and loves for what you stand for. God bless you.”

And God bless David Tyree.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marc Freden June 20, 2011 at 9:05 am

You have Kobe Bryant shouting out the word Faggot…then again with the jets guy and David Tyree speaking out against Gay Marriage…and of course you have Tracey Morgan being downright hateful against gays and there are no ramifications. Even the sight of Weiner’s Weiner has brought down a Congressman. Are people that afraid of Gays in this day and age? Well Marc Freden, too, has been given pause with the issue.

As a gay man, even he feels the need to apologize for the blatant use of the word “Faggot” in his new book “REALLY!?!” Now Freden using the “F” word should get a tacit pass…much like black people using the “N” word to describe themselves. His harmless use of the word…(And you must read the book to understand) has lead him to a video mea culpa on YouTube “Marc Freden Must Apologize to the Gay Community”.

Furthermore, Freden has pledged that if Kobe Bryant can be fined $50,000 then he too should pay a price. A percentage of every book sold as a result of his apology will go to the Trevor Project – a gay hot line for distressed teens looking for a voice of calm and understanding. It is the least he can do. Who will join Freden in this cause?

2 Mark June 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm


What do Kobe Bryant, Tracey Morgan and Marc Freden have to do with David Tyree? Tyree used no derogatory language against gay people. Nor did Tyree react in anger or in the heat of the moment, etc. He stated his Christian position on gay marriage in a calm, reasoned fashion.

I’m not sure if you’re Marc Freden or not since you wrote in third person yet used that name with a link to his site. I am not familiar with the Trevor Project so I have no comment on it.

3 Richard June 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm

The christian position you speak of is one rooted in hatred and ignorance. The Trevor Project is a wonderful organization which helps at risk gay teens in the prevention of suicide caused by bullying or guilt which the mythology of Christendom propagates.

4 Mark June 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I see you are back under the name Richard now.

How does the Christian position bully or guilt one into suicide?

Christians call on all to repent or their sins and believe the gospel of Jesus. Believing the gospel results in a lifestyle and identity change.

5 Richard June 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Religion is based on myth, half truths and the distortion of history. The “myth” is drilled into people’s heads as a way to live their lives. It distorts reality thereby causing people to believe aspects of their innate humanity are “wrong.” Have a look at Mr. Freden’s ‘apology’ to the pope. Spread the word!

6 Mark June 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Richard, thanks for your assertions. Jesus still calls you to believe the gospel.

Take care.

7 Richard June 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm


8 C.L. Bolt June 20, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Homosexuality is based on myth, half truths and the distortion of history. The “myth” is drilled into people’s heads as a way to live their lives. It distorts reality thereby causing people to believe aspects of their innate morality are “wrong.” Have a look at the Bible. Spread the word!

9 grant hooper June 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

CL, innate morality? Do you mean that aspects of the morality we are born with, being “wrong” is incorrect?

If this is the case, it is obviously you who needs to read their bible. I don’t have to cite scripture on these next points, because there are so many, and these things are considered to be basic truths of the bible. proof texts…

-sin is inherited through the fall
-we are still responsible for our sin.

this seems unfair right? Paul asks in romans 9, who are you oh man to question God? if you are saying that this is unfair, and then saying “well then we arent responsible for the sins that are ‘inherited,’ only the ones we commit.”

the problem is 1st) that the bible makes it clear we are responsible for not just our sin, but our “sin nature,” which is inherited, not committed with choice. Do you really believe we would have done any better with the choice Adam and Eve were given? Oh yeah? Prove it? …. of course no one can “prove it,” because we haven”t just sinned once with our sin nature, but with our choices, we have gone on to sin thousands and millions of times, unnecessarily… proving no man can stand up and say “If I were adam, i wouldnt have ate from the tree! so i dont deserve inherited sin,” because his life says the opposite.

we are born into sin. there is no separation from inherited sins and chosen sins. what we are born with, is a sin infested heart. The bible makes it clear, that we have a heart of stone, that needs to be replaced, by God with a heart of flesh. It says the human heart — THE HEART, the essence of who we are — is wicked, who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 Sin permeates from the heart and the soul. It is our core that is wicked, and wicked acts just follow. We all have our vices and society wants to say “oh thats just a disease. or thats just part of you. your not responsible for it.” Like, me and my FORMER addiction. I was born obsessive and compulsive. That was my nature. Out of my nature of compulsiveness, I was prone toward habitual drug use, IF I CHOOSE TO TAKE THE DRUG. In the Same sense, a homosexual is born with tendencies as well…. the bible never says attraction is wrong, it says that lust, and acting upon that attraction outside of the proper context is wrong. Paul was celibate. We are all called to give things up, that we want, for God, whether its “culturally” seen as bad or good…. my drugs are culturally bad, homosexuality is not…. the question is, what does the bible say? We are called to give up money, and all sorts of other idols. Its as if giving up “love” is a no-no. All these other things, we can trust God to give up, but God has no right to tell us how to love. This is false. Our affections belong to him, as he created us. People are born with homosexual attraction, but they dont have to act upon it. To give a more relevant analogy then me and drugs. I may never be married. A lot of my friends aren’t. I am called not to lust, not to look at porn, not to masturbate, and not to have sex. In the same sense, I have to “give up” all those very same things, until, I find the proper context, marriage, to enjoy them. If I dont find a wife, like many, I also owe all of my love to God and must restrain myself. God calls for sexual restraint. I understand there is an added degree in the fact that homosexuals dont have the option to find that “proper context” if homosexual marriage is wrong according to the bible. I get it. But the question is, what is more importent? Homosexual christian? God, or your love life with other fallen human beings? If you KNEW God wanted you to give up homosexual relationships for him…. would you? The rich man wasnt denied eternal life by God because you cant be rich…. It was because he wouldnt follow Jesus…. he would rather cling to that object. It is the same for any. When it comes down to it…. will you follow Jesus, or is there something on earth you would rather cling to? If you say you would give it up…. im sorry but the exegetical gymnastics homosexuals do, to justify themselves is so obviously in error. Repent and trust God. We will be there to love you, and I will be there to love you at my local church, not looking at you any differently than anyone else struggling with sexual sin…. lust, porn, premarital heterosexual sex.
God Bless


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