Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Say it Ain't So Tony

It really doesn't surprise me because of the way Tony Dungy talks about his faith, but it is still sad:

"Colts head coach Tony Dungy will be the honored guest of the Indiana Family Institute at the group's "Friends of the Family Banquet" in March. The organization, among other things, fights the right of same-sex couples to marry and the right of gay people to adopt children in Indiana.

"The event's invitation features Dungy in his Colts sideline uniform. There is no price listed but the invitation reads: "An opportunity to financially support the Indiana Family Institute will be presented."

"IFI is affiliated with Focus on the Family, a rabidly anti-gay organization that has made it its mission to oppose gay marriage rights, among other issues of gay equality. Focus on the Family hosts a conference series called Love Won Out, which asserts that gay people can be "cured" of being gay. Among the group's online initiatives is No Moo Lies, which claims that, because dogs can't moo like a cow, people aren't supposed to be gay.

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