Tony Dungy–Indiana’s Newest High Profile Bigot
Dungy got into bed with the Indiana Family Institute (note: whenever you see the words “family” and “institute” together, prepare to see some way ugly hate disguised as love). I have to admit, I expected more from him. I’m learning not to expect more nor be surprised by anything I hear. I’m glad to at least know that he’s not as thoughtful and caring as I thought he was.
From USA Today:
The Super Bowl-winning coach “embraced” the stance of an Indiana organization supporting an amendment to the state constitution that would ban gay marriages, and he added Tuesday night at a gathering of the Indiana Family Institute that he’s “on the Lord’s side.”
“We’re not trying to downgrade anyone else,” said Dungy, coach of the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts. “But we’re trying to promote the family — family values the Lord’s way,” Dungy said. “IFI is saying what the Lord says. You can take that and make your decision on which way you want to be.”
Wait, family values the Lord’s way? I thought that meant unconditional love, sacrifice, encouragment, provision, fruits of the spirit. I guess the 200,000 plus gay families with children in the U.S. don’t know anything about that. Not to mention the other hundreds of thousands of gay couples just trying to protect their relationships from organizations like Dungy’s new best friends–the Indiana Family Institute.
Nope, for the Focus on the Phallus crowd, it all comes down to genitals and nothing else. How base and ridiculous!
Sorry Tony. I don’t buy it, sincere as you may be, your position is nothing if not “downgrading” to me and my family. And it’s just one more reason why we’re getting out of here just as soon as we can. Thanks for the reminder.
Oh and by the way, Tony, where I come from, the “Lord’s Way” the Biblical way even, once meant holding slaves and other institutional ideas the Holy Spirit has since shown us are moral atrocities. You might want to keep the history books open.