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CNN's Kyra Phillips Hammers Former NFL Player David Tyree Over Anti-Gay Marriage Statements: VIDEO

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CNN's Kyra Phillips questioned NOM spokesperson and former New York Giant David Tyree over statements he made in a recent video for NOM that same-sex marriage would lead to lawlessness and anarchy.

Phillips challenges Tyree with a 23-year study from the UCLA school of law proving that kids raised by lesbian parents gained more respect for diversity and differences than kids raised by straight parents, and that same-sex couples have strong marriages.

Tyree is only left with the argument that "it's unnatural."

Phillips demands he clarify that as well. She definitely gets props for this segment.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. i watch this morning & was happy that she called him out

    she's had a few crappy moments lgbt issues in the past, but she did good with this

    Posted by: neverstops | Jun 17, 2011 2:24:11 PM


  2. Real reporting on CNN . . . real follow-up questions . . . she's going to be fired, soon.

    In the mean time, bravo!

    Posted by: Daniel | Jun 17, 2011 2:28:50 PM


  3. It's hard to watch...mostly because you're asking pointed question that require logical thinking to someone who by all indications has the IQ of a turnip.

    Props to her for not just yelling, GOD YOU'RE STUPID.

    Posted by: Sam | Jun 17, 2011 2:34:20 PM


  4. Again, the only arguement against same sex marriage is solelyh based in religious beliefs and has no merit scientifically nor statistically. And again, no one is redefining marriage. It's an expansion of the definition. Redefining would mean that we want only gays to get married and heteros can't. Marriage should be defined as between two consenting adults.

    Posted by: matt | Jun 17, 2011 2:38:26 PM


  5. Although he is getting what he deserves, David Tyree should get some of our compassion - after all NOM threw him to the wolves on CNN without even giving him any talking points or scientific data to fight back with. Even though we all know there is no data to support his stance.

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 17, 2011 2:40:49 PM


  6. Kyra Phillips: you are my new hero. Forever! At first I was ready to cut this guy some slack, then she started honing in on this guy like a red-hot laser and she nailed him! She quietly and effectively took apart his "arguments" one by one by one. A masterful job!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 17, 2011 2:41:05 PM


  7. i watched that a little earlier today and was highly impressed at phillips' totally uncharacteristically non-tv journalistic behavior. she actually challenged the guy with FACTS, didn't give him a free ride and, ultimately, left him looking totally foolish.

    that's what journalists are supposed to do and we see so little of it anymore.

    Posted by: alguien | Jun 17, 2011 2:41:09 PM


  8. The moment girls get their first period and boys are able to ejaculate, then that is when they should get married and get busy procreating. Making them wait goes against nature.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 17, 2011 2:42:19 PM


  9. He is such a moron.
    As are all these anti-equality bigots.
    I would love if she had asked him whether he thought Canada or Spain or Argentine or the Netherlands or Belgium were anarchic societies because of their marriage equality.

    Posted by: SteveC | Jun 17, 2011 2:42:46 PM


  10. I just hope Kyra/CNN goes in just as hard on Maggie Gallagher or Tony Perkins when they invite them on to debate issues concerning the LGBT community.

    Posted by: Red | Jun 17, 2011 2:43:41 PM


  11. Total smackdown. Brava, Kyra!

    Posted by: Aron | Jun 17, 2011 2:45:53 PM


  12. @Sam Yeah....she really wanted to yell my god how stupid can one person be?!?!?! I really know she was biting her tongue to tell him you're just a bigot no better then the rest of the homophobes, as well.

    Posted by: Andrew | Jun 17, 2011 2:47:29 PM


  13. Excellent interview and questions! KP knew from the beginning she'll nail it. More airtime to her.
    @Red, I agree and hope so, too.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 17, 2011 2:59:40 PM


  14. David Tyree is an obviously sick individual. Is it anarchy that black people are allowed to walk free, anarchy for a black person to marry a white person? Do you see the sickness of this man?

    He should not be allowed to play in professional sports, period.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jun 17, 2011 3:06:54 PM


  15. The irony that his comments come so close to the anniversary of interracial marriages being legalized is no doubt utterly lost on him....

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jun 17, 2011 3:13:31 PM


  16. So, NOM paid a sports celebrity to mouth their tired old lies. He's not a minister or scientist or politician, he's a football player with nothing beyond "it's unnatural" and can't even clearly state what that might mean. Well, unhappily, the NOM supporters can't even ask that kind of question; they just wanna get in the stands and cheer.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jun 17, 2011 3:13:44 PM


  17. Dear imaginary Lord, that man is an idiot. He really seems to be of severely limited mental abilities. I bet he really had no idea what he was getting into, because he's just not capable of that kind of reasoning

    Good for her for doing her job, but this interview was like shooting fish in a barrel.

    Posted by: justme | Jun 17, 2011 3:13:55 PM


  18. Boy, he got all screwed up when she tossed in the infertile couples and he just couldn't see his own hypocrisy when he claimed that the infertile couples were still coming together to raise a family and she countered with gays and lesbians coming together to raise families just like infertile couples.

    And, I want him to PROVIDE one of those reputable studies he "thinks" exists that shows children of straight couples do better than children of same-sex couples.

    Posted by: Tim NC | Jun 17, 2011 3:16:44 PM


  19. Bravissima!

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jun 17, 2011 3:17:55 PM


  20. Reasoning clearly isn't his forte. Should've stuck with throwing spheres of air around. He's entitled to his (bigoted) views, I just don't understand why people like him think they're entitled to force others to conform with them, especially when scientific studies prove their reasoning is flawed.

    Posted by: BenB | Jun 17, 2011 3:19:42 PM


  21. "Marriage changes everything, you know how we educate our children....."
    What ?
    This dummy has no idea of the complexities of what he is talking about .

    And what does "adamancy" mean Tyree ? Where exactly did you go to school ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 17, 2011 3:20:40 PM


  22. He really does come across as an idiot, doesn't he?

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jun 17, 2011 3:22:09 PM


  23. he looks like a doofus in this interview

    Posted by: Steve | Jun 17, 2011 3:25:34 PM


  24. I do wish that she had made some more counters to his statements. He mentioned polygamy, she should have pointed out that polygamy is prevalent in the bible. He mentioned over and over again that marriage was before our country, and she should have pointed out that before our country two people of different races were expressly forbidden to marry.

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 17, 2011 3:30:08 PM


  25. Love that Kyra Phillips.

    Posted by: Chuy | Jun 17, 2011 3:33:09 PM


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