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02/05/2012

On Dungy, Tyree, and their anti-equality fumbles #SuperBowl

by Jeremy Hooper

In just the passing glimpses I've given to today's Super Bowl preshows, I've already seen multiple segments with NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy and former Giants star wide receiver David Tyree. So that being the case, I thought I should take a quick sec to remind you of how these two men talk about gay people during the off season.

First there's Tony, who works with several "pro-family" outlets for causes including marriage discrimination. Here's Dungy, while speaking at a Focus on the Family affiliate, positioning marriage equality as anti-the-Lord:

Then there's Tyree, who you surely remember from this past summer's work with the National Organization For Marriage. Here's the NOM clip with Tyree calling marriage equality "sexual anarchy." Oh, and as a bonus -- some tweets where he pushes so-called "ex-gay" therapy for gay people:


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[David Tyree's Twitter]

Look, I'm as eager as the rest of American to get my nacho/beer/(veggie)wing-ing on. And I'm gonna get to it. By the time Madonna comes on, I hope my Giants tee is both tighter and stained.

But at the same time, I can't just sit here and watch these two men talk casually chat with Bob Costas and an audience of millions without some sort of comment. Sure, it's a game today. But tomorrow, once we all change the channel and again find ourselves duped into giving advertisers free word-of-mouth publicity, the fallout from these kinds of mean-spirited attempts to change certain Americans, their rights, their relationship with religion, and their generalized senses of peace will remain. And that's far too dangerous to overlook.

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