UR so GAY
I was reading various articles on CNN.com today and stumbled upon an article by Jason Kessler regarding a “Super Bowl hero’s thoughts on gay marriage.” New York is taking steps to legalize same sex marriage and has recently approved a bill. David Tyree, formerly of the New York Giants, apparently said that the bill passing is “the beginning of our country sliding toward … anarchy.” (http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/16/new.york.gay.marriage.tyree/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1)
The article also reported that in a video, Tyree stated the following:
“Marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors the relationship with God.”
“You can’t teach something that you don’t have, so two men will never be able to teach a woman how to be a woman.”
“We’re doing God an injustice by not making his heart known to our country.”
I realize our money says “In God We Trust” but I’m also pretty sure that there is still a separation between church and state/federal law. Sure, the officials we have elected and entrusted to create and enforce laws have religious viewpoints and standings, but that doesn’t translate into these officials consulting a priest or pulling out their bible every time a decision needs to be made. Most of the arguments against gay marriage involve God’s wishes and the fact that the bible says in there somewhere that he hates gays. Even if it spells out word for word how every gay man will burn in hell forever, what does the bible have to do with state law? The last time I received a speeding ticket, it wasn’t issued by a bible carrying state trooper who ordered me to say 10 Hail Mary’s. If God doesn’t want same sex couples to get married, then ban them from marrying within church walls.
One of the other things Tyree stated was that men can’t raise a little girl and women can’t properly bring up a boy. I would imagine that this comment would not only anger same sex parents, but also any single parents out there. If I was still on my own, I wouldn’t be able to teach my son how to write his name in the snow and I wouldn’t be the best basketball partner. That aside, I’m not an idiot and I can teach a little boy to become a man without the assistance of an adult male. There is no substitute for a loving parent; in this day and age, kids are lucky to have just one that loves them and supports them. My husband’s “father” didn’t do a single positive thing for him, other than contribute 50% of his DNA, leaving his mother to raise him, and my husband is more of a man than anyone I know. Sure, it’s ideal to have a male and female influence at home, but it’s more important to have a loving home than it is to have the traditional family unit. If a mom and dad is all it takes to make a happy home and raise successful children, will someone please explain away all these abuse and neglect cases I hear about where mom and dad fail at parenting and life in general?
ESPNNewYork.com reported that Tyree stated: “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.” Come on now. Do you know what would happen if across America, all same sex couples were legally able to get married? We’d have more married people. Wedding band sales would rise. Hopefully I’d get at least one invite to a fabulous wedding. I’m betting the divorce rate would drop; every gay couple I’ve known has been able to find the secret to keeping the relationship strong. Other than that, I don’t see how it’s going to affect anything. Changing the way we educate our children? I doubt the history books will be scrapped and math will be eliminated from the curriculum, nor can I imagine children being raised any differently outside of schools. You think a gay couple would be more harmful to children than the brilliant parents of these kids?
Marriage, to me, is a chapter in the lives of two people who are in love and are committed to a life together. It is a celebration of love for the couple as well as their family. It legally binds you to another person for life (or divorce) and provides various legal benefits to the couple and to any children. It’s a huge step for anyone to make. If someone told me that I couldn’t marry my husband back when we decided we had to be together, I would have raised hell. Two consenting and (mostly) sane adults as ourselves have every right to be married and damn if anyone would have stopped us. The powers that be may have the privilege of being able to make these laws that ban same sex marriage, but they sure as hell don’t have the right.