Bil Browning

Like deja vu all over again

Filed By Bil Browning | January 29, 2007 5:18 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, You Gotta See This
Tags: bigotry, fundamentalists, homophobic behavior, Indiana Family Institute, Indianapolis Colts, Superbowl

ifi.pngLast week it was The Dirty Underbelly that took the blogosphere by storm with links from national and local bloggers turning up the chatter on my call to gossip. (And let me tell you, there was quite a bit! Look for some really interesting stories later this week!)

And now today, Don has hit one out of the park. (Is that the right analogy to use for a football post?) His post, Tony, Say it isn't so!, has also made the big time! With Superbowl weekend coming up fast, it won't be long before the mainstream media picks up this story too.

And, really, why would Tony Dungy want to affiliate himself with these homophobic bigots? From the IFI website:

The enemies of SJR 7 are far more dangerous than the media and even most Christians realize. They not only want to destroy marriage and create a society free from any and all sexual boundaries, they will spare no effort to attain their ultimate goal of silencing all those who oppose them. You need only look at Canada and Sweden for the logical conclusion of their "this is our right" mentality. In those countries, citizens who speak out against the homosexual agenda are being charged with "hate speech" crimes and threatened with fines and jail time.

Homosexual activists here in Indiana are using the same game plan as was used in those countries. Promoting marriage as defined in scripture is at odds with the views of these radicals. Thus, they define such ideas as "hate speech" and attempt to punish those who oppose them through the law. The Left embraces these activists, but we must strongly oppose them; for we may lose even more than marriage if we fail.

Other blogs linking and posting on this story include:
AOL Sports Blog - Tony Dungy Criticized for Supporting Anti-Gay Group
Atrios - Go Bears! - Tony Dungy to Speak For Anti-Gay Hate Group
Daily Kos - Midday Open Thread
Pam's House Blend - Colts coach guest of honor at Indiana Family Institute dinner (by Pam Spaulding)
Pam's House Blend - Dungy and the IFI (by contributor n8nyc)
Scrutiny Hooligans - Indianopolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy's Anti-Gay Agenda
Shakespeare's Sister - Another reason to root for da Bears (With a hat tip to Shakes for the graphic I shamelessly lifted from her site.)
stAllio!'s way - dungy to speak at anti-gay dinner?
Towleroad - Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy Honored by Anti-Gay Group

The story has also made it to Digg - where you can vote on it as one of the net's top stories of the day. (If we make it to the front page of Digg, we'll get thousands of visitors - so please go vote!)

And, as always, if you blog about this story, leave a link in comments. Add us to your blogroll and we'll link back to you!

2/7/07 Editor's note: You can find more on this story on at the following links:

You can find the original story at: Tony Say It Isn't So!
The story breaks nationwide: Like deja vu all over again
Last week's poll on the Colts: Show me your poll!
The Colts make a non-statement: The Colts respond - sort of
More blogs pick up the story: Don hits it big
Snickers adds to the fray with this week's poll: Snickers goes nuts with the Colts

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