NFL player David Tyree, most famous for his heroics in the New York Giants last-minute drive to beat the New England Patriots in XLII, has taped an interview for the National Organization for Marriage, just as the New York Assembly has approved a same-sex marriage bill, which Tyree addresses in his interview.

Tyree says, “I am disappointed when there’s not enough guys that would dethrone their platform
and cast off their crowns to lift up something as near to God’s heart as
marriage … How can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of a sudden because a
minority — an influential minority — has a push or an agenda and
totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country? It’s something that’s holy and sacred and I think there’s nothing
more honorable than fighting for it.”

“If they pass this gay marriage bill … what I know will happen if this does come forth is this
will be the beginning of our country sliding toward… it’s a strong
word, but anarchy … That will be the moment where
our country in itself loses its grip with what’s right. I do believe that there is right and wrong, I do believe that there is good and evil. I believe that many things are subjective, but I don’t believe that truth is subjective. 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.”

Strong words. Be sure to watch the video above for the full interview and let us know what you think in the comments.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."