Bil Browning

Don hits it big

Filed By Bil Browning | February 01, 2007 8:38 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality, Site News, You Gotta See This
Tags: football game, Indiana Family Institute, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts, OutSports, scandal

Don's post about Tony Dungy and the Indiana Family Institute is still taking the nation by storm! With the help of readers who are helping to keep the story alive, yesterday the story landed on three huge websites:

The Huffington Post - Colts' Tony Dungy a Homophobe?
OutSports.com - Dungy raising money for anti-gay organization
News For The Left - Is Tony Dungy a Right Winger?

The HuffPo and NFTL posts were written by Lane Hudson, the blogger fired from HRC for outing Mark Foley while using HRC computers. What an honor, Don. Unfortunately, Lane accidently credits me with Don's post since I own the blog. I tried to clear it up but ended up making a mess of it. LOL I hope Don understands. :)

The OutSports article is a real article - not "just" a blog post. Reader Jay Cook turned them onto the story and gets a couple quotes in the article too. Way to go Jay! Thanks for helping us to get this story out. Hopefully we'll get Dungy to cancel!

IFI is one of the leading proponents of Senate Joint Resolution 7, an initiative in Indiana to include a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

"SJR7 is being debated today in Indianapolis," said Jay Cook, an Indianapolis resident. "It's getting little to no coverage because of the Super Bowl and Colts coverage."

SJR7 was passed on Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, 7-4. If the bill passes the General Assembly as it did two years ago, it will go to a popular vote for adoption in 2008.

The reason for Dungy's support of this organization is unclear. Repeated attempts to contact IFI and the Indianapolis Colts were not returned. The team is presently in Miami preparing for its appearance in Super Bowl XLI.

The Web site bilerico.com did reach Nicole Duncan, director of community relations for the Colts. She told the site that she knew nothing about Dungy's involvement with the group.

"He does a ton of fundraising dinners," Duncan said. "I can't comment. I haven't seen this."

2/7/07 Editor's note: You can find more on this story on bilerico.com 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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