Monthly Archives: June 2011

David Tyree Would Throw Away his Superbowl Win to Block Gay Marriage.

The former New York Giants Wide Receiver, David Tyree, spoke to the New York Daily News stating:

“There’s nothing worth more than [maintaining heterosexual marriage] right here for me.”

So would he trade the catch for, um, a block?  “Honestly, I probably would.”

Tyree then elaborated on his point.  “Nothing means more to me than that my God would be honored,” Tyree 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.”

Tyree also expanded on his belief that same-sex marriage would represent the first step toward anarchy.  “[O]nce you allow something like same-sex marriage, it opens up the door for a continual softening to the backbone of our society, which will eventually, for generations to come, open up the door for who knows, polygamy, and all other [things],” Tyree said.”

Tyree is so passionate about preventing gay marriage,  he even suggested he would give up his Super Bowl winning catch to make that happen (if he could of course, build a time machine).

Let me remind you, David stated “….to preserve the honor and integrity of the God I serve”.  Outside of my clear repulsion at his statement and his fantasy of taking back his winning play, wouldn’t you think he would use his celebrity, finances, and support, in a multitude of other areas such as:  preventing child abuse, domestic violence, war, poverty, discrimination and injustice.   Unfortunately those actions are not worthy of Mr Tyree to “…lay down everything I (he is) am…”

Yet then again, his ‘time machine’ fantasy would reverse his winning play, not stop Hitler from genocide,  prevent war, advance our society, stop the first slave ships from sailing to the U.S.;  heck why not even use the time machine to prevent the crucification of Christ. Wow, that would really make a difference in our world.

David not only shared his homophobic,  rights limiting opinion with the New York Daily news,  he also made a video for the National Organization of Marriage to promote his  message.

Tyree is an interesting conundrum when looking at his high moral stance.  According to Wikipedia:  “Tyree battled with crack and alcohol addiction from an early age, and in 2004 was arrested for drug possession. Tyree reports that he has been sober after then-girlfriend Leilah became pregnant with their second child.”  

After learning this revelation, I would suggest he use his ‘time machine’ to prevent his addiction, crime and family turmoil.

Do I sound bitter?  Outraged?   Sarcastic?

To me, that is a rational response to messages of hate, discrimination, and homophobia veiled under the guise of religion, moral fortitude and societal interest.

David Tyree does have some supporters outside of the NOM (which The Southern Poverty Law Center includes  the National Organization of Marriage among the top 18 hate groups in the U.S. )….it is the white supremacist James Edwards.  Edwards stated, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then. While I might not agree with David Tyree on anything else, on this single issue, he is absolutely right.”

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I hope that Mr. Tyree will direct his focus and energy on preserving his marriage, maintaining his sobriety, raising his children in the faith of his choice; and stay out of the rights, lives, and marital wishes of consenting gay adults.

Compassion, inclusion, empathy, and love are additional tenants of the Christian faith of which Mr. Tyree practices; these same tenants play a vital role in supporting human rights and equality in the here and now.

I choose to stand on the side of love.

Sex: If it does not end with orgasm, How do I know when its over?

This is part two of my video blog addressing the sexual issues of: Orgasms, how fast is too fast= Rapid Ejaculation.

I noted in my first video blog that sex does not end just because the male ejaculates….this comment lead to many emails. I received questions such as “when IS  sex over”,  “How long do I need to stay awake”, “Really?!?, Well I’m done”.

Enjoy the video to gain a better understanding of when sex is over  and ending with two satisfied people.

Sex Scandals: Schwartzenegger, Edwards and Weiner

Sex Scandals are filling up the pages of electronic media, on air minutes, magazine covers, and even our nightly news.

Many experts are offering up their opinions and insights into the causes, effects,and reactions to infidelity and sexual acting out.  Today, I will not be one of the explanatory experts, yet instead a questioner.

A questioner of why our culture is so swept away in sexual scandals.

Why it is you buy the magazines, click on the web articles, and turn up the volume?

Is it our voyeuristic desires to see what others are doing behind closed doors so that we may feel less twisted in our own wishes?

A validation of our own indiscretions?

An affirmation of our ‘goodness’ in the face of such behavior?

An ability to judge the weakness of another?

Do we interest ourselves in the private lives of others just to side with the ‘least guilty’ party while damning the ‘guilty’ one?

Is our self-esteem boosted by the failing of another?

Is it our bedrooms, our relationships, or our political careers that are threatened? For 99% of us, the answer is No.

…Oh but it’s so Juicy, So Scandalist , Just So…… (you fill in the blank)

Why do we care?

We care that Arnold and his maid reportedly engaged in near daily romps for years with a child born out of their long-standing tryst?

How many politicians can we think of that had children with their mistresses?

Ode to love children: Strom Thurmond, the bigoted conservative South Carolina Senator, was in a  hot scandal with his ‘love child’ born from an African American mother.  Thomas Jefferson’s fathered several children with his slave, Sally Hemings.  Civil Rights leader, Jesse Jackson admitted to having a child from an extra marital affair.  Presidents Grover Cleveland and William J Hardy both were reported to have children out of wedlock.

Infidelity and ‘love children’ are not a 21st Century phenomenon.

We care that Mr. Weiner had an erection where one could see a distinct penile outline through his gray boxer briefs? Is this situation as new one? According to Bethanny Marshall a Marriage Therapist noted,  “Basically, people are engaging in the same fantasies and behaviors that they always have, but now they have the technology to back it up.”

Social Media and Technology make accessible all that previously would have been too far, too risky, or too obvious. Our ‘hidden’ and in Weiners case, ‘not so hidden’ sexual acting out.

Now Edwards situation, may cause reasonable social backlash from his campaign supporters whom hoped to see him win a Presidency and not to hide a love child or silence a mistress with their donated dollars. John Edwards is accused of improperly spending nearly one million dollars of campaign funds to keep his mistress and child out of sight during his White House bid.

Scandals at times appear synonymous with politicians.

Power, Sex, and Money. 

Our cultural fascination.

Are the reactions and/or interest in sexual scandals similar to our own morbid desires to slow down to see the damage from a tragic car accident?  Similar to our interest in seeing movie stars without their make up or previous athletes pack on an infinite number of pounds? Similar to watching horror films for the shock and awe, the squeal, the gasp, the commentary with our friends after.

Ohhhhhhh…..Lets take a look!

No, I don’t want to look (one hand only partially covering the eyes) but….We do.

We do look. We are curious.  Are interests are lifted.

One must acknowledge how the objects of our morbid curiosities have changed over this millennia, considering our past- where community entertainment covered public executions and arena sports filled with men and animals fighting to their deaths.

Considering such, I guess we have evolved.

Sexual scandals are merely a form of current social entertainment.

Yet, as long as it isn’t in our bedrooms, with our money, negatively effecting our choices, Who Cares!

It’s social amusement.

Buy your magazines, turn up the volume, gossip with your friends; sex scandals will never end.

As humans we will all continue to struggle with Power, Sex, and Money.

If you want, go look…you can.  But Who really cares?

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