Tony Dungy on Pres. Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

Tony Dungy tweeted a short word about his take on President Obama’s gay marriage announcement (HT). Dungy writes:

I was disappointed he veered from biblical view.

In 2007, Dungy spoke out publicly in favor of an amendment to the Indiana state constitution that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. He took some criticism for this, but he explained that his feelings on the matter grew directly out of his Christian convictions. In his own words:

We’re not trying to downgrade anyone else. But we’re trying to promote the family — family values the Lord’s way.

Elsewhere, Dungy says this:

Family is important, and that’s what we’re trying to support. We’re not anti-anything else and not trying to hate anyone else. We’re trying to promote the family, family values, the Lord’s way. Just like I’m trying to win on the football field the Lord’s way. I’m on the Lord’s side when I’m on the field, and on the Lord’s side when I’m off the field.

7 Responses to Tony Dungy on Pres. Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance

  1. donsands May 14, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Tony is a great example for us all. His humility and love for Christ, and fear of the Lord is a shining light in a dark world; and he is also salt that has kept its saltiness.

    Thanks for the post!

  2. Nathan Cesal May 14, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Would the Lord want Dungy to break the Sabbath? It seems that Dungy wants to enforce / promote one of God’s ways while breaking another.

  3. donsands May 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    “Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
    One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.”-Paul the Apostle Romans Epistle 14

    • Joe Blackmon May 16, 2012 at 8:09 am #

      When a person takes a position that contradicts the clear, unmistakable teaching of God’s inerrant word, they are not God’s servant. Obama’s profession of faith in Christ is a joke.

    • Nathan Cesal May 16, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      I wonder if Denny would agree with your application of this passage, Don.

      Denny, do you espouse that Christians should observe a “Sabbath principle?”

  4. Daryl Little May 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    I’m unclear as to why Dungy is disappointed that Obama “veered from the Biblical view”.

    On what issue has he ever held a Biblical view?

    • Scott Jacobs May 22, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      I agree Darryl. I was taken aback when Dungy ever supported him in the first place. He obviously never researched Obamas record in Congress or in the Illinois State Senate where he was one of the most liberal voters in the state when it came to advocating for abortion rights, including partial birth abortion.

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