Former NOM Spokesperson David Tyree Now Supports Gay People

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    Jul 25, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    Former NOM Spokesperson David Tyree Now Supports Gay People


    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/giants_staffer_and_former_nom_spokesperson_david_tyree_i_would_support_any_gay_player
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    Jul 26, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    I saw the Giants just named Tyree their Player Development director on the sports ticker and was like, "Wait a minute...!"

    The Professional Homophobia circuit can only keep the lights on for so long. Looks like Tyree finally figured that out.
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    Jul 26, 2014 7:43 PM GMT
    http://mmqb.si.com/2014/07/24/new-york-giants-david-tyree-gay-comments-wade-davis/

    Only Love Drives Out Hate

    Wade Davis (Dir., You Can Play Project)I am a gay former NFL player who was deeply hurt by David Tyree’s past comments about homosexuality. Here’s why I am building a friendship with the Giants’ new director of player development, whose views are evolving...

    Though I had never meet or spoken to David, I was extremely critical of his views. In 2011, he was quoted in several media outlets saying that he “probably would” trade his Super Bowl XLII experience—his improbable helmet catch and a 17-14 win over the Patriots—to block gay marriage, which he likened to “anarchy.” I did not offer David the same opportunity I gave my mother. I wasn’t looking to offer him any real consideration or kindness because I was hurt. His words reminded me of a pain that I was trying to forget. I was also afraid that if I showed David compassion or love, he would never see the deep emotional scars that words like his left on me over the years—words that often led me to hating myself. He would never see me.

    This year I have been invited by the NFL to speak at numerous events to educate players, coaches, management, and owners about LGBT issues. It was after one of those talks that I first met David. He approached me, introduced himself, offered his hand and said, “I want you to know I really respect what you do.” After having the opportunity to speak with David, I realized he is on a journey when it comes to understanding the LGBT community. He is evolving. Just as my mother did. Just as some of our most well-known supporters did. Just as I did.


    Wade DavisI spoke with David (Tyree)last night, and he asked me to quote him in this piece. He said, “My interactions with Wade over the past few months are much more representative of my current beliefs toward the gay community than some tweets from several years ago. Christianity teaches us love, compassion, and respect for our fellow man, and it is in that light that I will continue to work with Wade and others to better serve the gay community. I would absolutely support any player on the Giants who identified as gay, in any way I could. And I will continue to stay in touch with Wade to ensure I am aware of the right ways to do that.”
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    Jul 27, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    But, but, but... he's EVOLVING, y'all! icon_wink.gif

    David Tyree (via Twitter, @DTyree85) July 9, 2014My heart groans for the single Christian woman. Large # of men today are either immature or effeminate! #StayTheCourse #WaitOnTheLord


    The Jints probably could've afforded to wait on this so-called evolution for another year or three. I'm a little gobsmacked that they didn't vet this guy out for the "distraction" (ahem) his hiring creates.
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    Jul 27, 2014 12:51 AM GMT
    Is he about to run for the Democratic leadership, and doing nothing more than an Obama?icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 27, 2014 1:33 PM GMT
    Aunty_Jack saidIs he about to run for the Democratic leadership, and doing nothing more than an Obama?icon_wink.gif


    I'm leaning more toward him being not much more than a David Jolly right now. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    David Tyree Deeply Tied to Hardcore Anti-Gay Activists


    http://www.bilerico.com/2014/07/david_tyree_deeply_tied_to_hardcore_anti-gay_activ.php