Well, duh. Any man that possesses such a faith in God HAS to hate gay people. It's part of that silly credo Christians believe in.
Oh, I guess a backstory is necessary:
Dungy appears on the website for the Indiana Family Institute, promoting a fundraiser in which Dungy will be the guest of honor.
That sounds really pleasant, you know? I'm all for family -- nothing like having a support system in place for when times get tough. But the Indiana Family Institute, you see here's the kicker, only supports family if it's "God's" version of family. Husband, wife, happy children, no abortion history, no gays. Remember, if you're gay, God hates you and so does the IFI and so does Tony Dungy.
Well, a website by the name of Bilerico.com, the self-proclaimed voice of the lesbian, gay, transexual, and bisexual community in Indiana, isn't happy. They've gotten their leather vests and assless chaps all in a bunch and they're speaking out:
The IFI is one of the leading proponents of SJR7, the proposed Indiana Constitutional amendment on marriage rights, and other legislative efforts to deny equal rights to LGBT folks. Under the guise of protecting traditional family values, it helps spread misinformation that fosters bigitory toward our community and our own families.
Tony's prominent appearance before this group, as a representative of a major sports institution in Indianapolis, sends a chilling message. All of us shared the grief that Tony and his family experienced a year ago when his son took his own life. I understand that stories about a connection to sexual orientation were unfounded, and I would defend Tony's right to consider that a private matter. Still, there is an irony many of us in the LGBT community know well: The number of LGBT youth who have taken their lives because of self-hatred and homophobia is much above the national average.
All kidding aside, that was the first thing that came to my head when the sad death of James Dungy was announced last year. Hopefully, that was not the case. As for Dungy, this is a PR disaste, and if he's really a faithful man, he'll see it in his heart to forgive those big queens and cancel his appearance.
If the Bears are really looking for a competitive edge this Sunday, may I suggest switching to rainbow unis, running onto the field to "It's Raining Men," and celebrating touchdowns with mimosas?