Hating for Jesus: David Tyree
Perhaps we could also title this post “Mentally Handicapped for Jesus”…
David Tyree, hero of Giants’ Super Bowl upset of Patriots, said he’d trade win to block gay marriage
ALBANY – Giants 2007 Super Bowl hero David Tyree said he’d trade “The Catch” and the team’s unlikely championship to keep marriage between one man and one woman.
Tyree is best remembered in his career for his miraculous late-game catch in Super Bowl XLII against the Patriots, trapping the ball against his helmet while being pulled down by New England safety Rodney Harrison.
Moments later, Eli Manning threw the game-winning touchdown to receiver Plaxico Burress to cement the shocking win against the up-until-then undefeated Patriots.
Tyree, who called the catch a “gift” he couldn’t repeat if he tried,
said “there’s nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me.”
Asked if he’d give up the Super Bowl to stop gay marriage, Tyree said: “Honestly, I probably would.”
“Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored,” he said. “Being the fact that I firmly believe that God created and ordained marriage between a man and a woman, I believe that that’s something that should be fought for at all costs.”
“So I’ll lay down everything I am to preserve the honor and integrity of the God that I serve.”
He said his new role as a gay marriage opponent sheds deeper meaning on his Super Bowl catch.
“Perhaps God orchestrated that play to give me a platform for what I’m doing here today: To urge political leaders all over our nation to reject same-sex marriage,” he said.
Seriously? God orchestrated a catch so that he would have a political platform to be a bigot? Really?
Ok… I was a professional athlete. Maybe God orchestrated my entire career so I could have a political platform against wearing mixed fabrics? Or a political platform against eating a cheeseburger? Or a political platform for drinking a little wine when your stomach is upset? Oh I know: a political platform for greeting each other with a holy kiss!
This story can not go away fast enough.
Tyree is such a solid theologian perhaps he can join Donna D’Errico of Baywatch fame, and climb Mount Ararat to search for Noah’s ark and hopefully they get lost and we never hear from either of them again.