Monday, July 4, 2011

Shout out to Stupid- David Tyree

This months "Shout out" goes out to former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree on the eve of the ruling on gay marriage in New York. He has entered thrown his hat into the human rights arena without thought to the consequences....

or logic....

or common sense....

But now thanks to the bible, I can look stupid with the best of em!

He released a statement in a short video earlier this month where he stated that legalizing gay marriage will inevitably lead to anarchy for the proud United States.

(They are just cleaning each other up after eating babies)

He hopes that his message will lead other Christians to defend what he and other Christians believe is a holy institution.

There are so many things wrong with his position, but this portion of his statement is what bothers me the most;

"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."

Wait a minute... "redefine it"?

Let's hear what people from the past thought about redefining marriage; 

"These types of marriages are abominable. If allowed they would pollute America."

"Such unions are not only unnatural, but always productive of deplorable results, such as increased effeminate behavior in the population."

"They are productive of evil, and evil only, without any corresponding good in accordance with the God of nature."

What are the sources for these very quotes which are so startlingly similar to Mr Tyree's?

1960's America (Virginia and Georgia law) during the civil rights fight for the right for people to marry people of a different race.

The fight was spearheaded by
Loving vs Virginia in 1967 and it was redefined to accommodate civil rights.

It was redefined earlier in the 19th century when slavery was abolished too.

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"Slaves cannot marry without the consent of their masters, and their marriages do not produce any of the civil effects which result from such contract."

I use these two particular examples because they apply directly to Mr Tyree. There are many inane arguments that a person can use (all of them unsubstantiated) to withhold someone's civil rights, but for a black man to state that marriage shouldn't be redefined is outrageous and should lead to an outcry of black people everywhere.

So David is right.  Redefining it DID change the way that we teach our children right from wrong.  It also taught us not to be self righteous pricks who deny others their civil rights merely because we don't like them or are unfamiliar.

Um.. David, I worked hard for these rights, stop getting up in my shit

What makes David Tyree's civil rights and those of his pretty recent ancestors more important than people of today?

Why was it ok to redefine marriage for the sake of HIS minority's equal rights but not for anyone else's?

Whoa!  I AM a civil rights activist, I just don't like gays...

Think before you speak David.

Just because you believe that something is "holy" doesn't give you the right to stomp on the civil rights of others for the sole purpose of shoving your religion down other people's throats.

And even if you DO believe that it is wrong, at least take a stance that doesn't betray all the civil rights hero's who came before you and gave you the very rights that you enjoy today.

Um, can you please not mention David's name with mine?

Think about it.


It wasn't that long ago that this same battle was being fought for you. Before you speak you should make sure that your words aren't spitting in the faces of those people who risked everything so that you could live the life you do.

Our quest for equality for all didn't end with just your interests, and it won't stop with theirs.

On a side note...

“You can't teach something that you don't have. Two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman."

Neither can one man teach you how to be a woman. Look out world; he may be coming for single parents too!
IT'S TRUE!  All Dad teaches us is to burp and not follow directions!

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