Former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree says allowing gay and lesbian couples the right to marry would lead to anarchy.

Tyree, who is best known for his 2008 Super Bowl XLII catch that snatched victory from the previously undefeated New England Patriots, made his comments during an interview with Maggie Gallagher, board chair of the National Organization for Marriage, the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay marriage.

“Marriage is the only relationship that actually mirrors a relationship with God – it's very unique in that way,” he said. “So, I am disappointed when there's not enough guys who … cast down their crown to lift up something as honorable and near to God's heart as marriage.”

“It's not about, you know, establishing a theocracy. It's about what's right. 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, you know, by men, and it's something that's holy and sacred. I think there's nothing more honorable worth fighting for, you know, especially if we really care about our future generations.”

Speaking specifically about a proposed gay marriage bill in New York, Tyree said if approved anarchy would follow.

“If they pass this gay marriage bill … what I know will happen if this does come forth is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward, you know, it's a strong word, but anarchy.”

“I believe that many things are subjective, but I don't believe that truth is subjective. Marriage is one of those things that is the backbone of society. So, if you redefine it, it changes the way we educate our children, it changes the perception of what is good, what is right, and what is just.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)