NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 ( – In the lead up to a vote on gay “marriage” in New York, a former NFL football star has spoken out in favor of preserving traditional marriage, saying that allowing homosexual couples the status of marriage would mark a critical moral turning point towards “anarchy” in America.


“What I know will happen if this does come forth is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, it is a strong word, but anarchy,” said former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree in a video for the National Organization for Marriage.

“The moment we have, if you trace back even to other cultures, other countries, that will be the moment where our society in itself loses its grip with what’s right. It’s about what’s right.”

Fox News New York noted that Tyree is best known for making a famous catch against his helmet during Super Bowl XLII in 2008, helping the New York Giants win an upset 17-14 victory in the final two minutes of the game.

Tyree, a 31-year-old Christian who is married with a sixth child on the way, continued: “It’s about how can marriage be marriage for thousands of years and now all of the sudden, because a minority, an influential minority, has a push or an agenda and totally reshapes something that was not founded in our country, not founded by man, it is something that is holy and sacred.

“I think there is nothing more honorable, worth fighting for, especially if we really care about our future generations.”

Tyree said that he doesn’t consider the question from a political perspective, but instead from “an angle of prayer.”

“Marriage is one of those things that is the backbone of society,” Tyree added. “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.”

The football star said that homosexual couples can never be considered an acceptable substitute for a mother and a father for children. “You can’t teach something that you don’t have, so two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman,” he said.