Jay Briscoe Receives Backlash For Controversial Tweets, Ring Of Honor Responds

Ring of Honor World Champion Jay Briscoe posted a series of controversial tweets yesterday regarding the news of Delaware legalizing same-sex marriage. He deleted his account hours after posting the tweets, which read as follows:

“The Delaware Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows same sex couples to get married. If that makes you happy, then congratulations!!!!!!”

“… try and teach my kids that there’s nothing wrong with that and I’ll f**ing shoot you”

After receiving backlash from a number of fans, Briscoe sent out a tweet admitting that he chose his words poorly, but would ultimately delete his account. Ring of Honor reacted to the controversy with the following statement:

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  • Scottyo614

    Didn’t he grow up around Pat Patterson? All opinion aside why say that after being around it

    • Dave

      Ha no he did not

    • Chris

      Are you seriously under the impression that he’s related to Jack and Gerald?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

    As much as I am against same sex marriage, there is no stopping this! They are going state by state just to soften the blow on protesters. Lets face it! By 2015 the whole damn country is gonna legalize same sex marriage! It has been written and it sha come to pass. The end of days is upon us! War, famine, same sex marriages, it’s all going down like its supposed to.

    • Guest

      Bout time you grew up mate, this is the world we live in, People can do what hey choose..

      • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

        I don’t get your comment mate…

    • Darth Watchdog

      And John Cena as World Champion again…end of days!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

        LOL that literally made me laugh out loud!

    • sir-rusty82

      Illuminati at work

    • big m

      War and famine have been around since the begining of time mate and people like u said the end of days was gonna start when things like the sexual reveloution was gonna start it when it didnt and womans lib and the civil rights movment or was it us non belevers that was going to make it happen so tell me what in your narrow bible thumping mind makes you think this is gonna start you jesus freak

      • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

        It’s a typical response from a nonbeliever and you have the right to your opinion but believe me, on Judgement day God will remind you of this and probably other times you mocked the prophecy. My conscious is clear.

        • big m

          Typical retort from a bible thumper keep clutching on to your so called prophecys and old wifes tales of hocus pocus by the sky bully while i live life with a free mind with no hate in my heart and a ability to tell fact from fiction.

          • Xavier

            How do you feel about Incest Marriage & Beastilty?

          • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

            That’s next on the liberals agenda.

        • f_caus

          I used the Bible as toilet paper yesterday.

          • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

            Would you say the same thing about the Koran?

          • f_caus

            Yes I would. The Bible, Koran, Tanach, etc. Any supposed holy book that offers worship to an imaginary being in the sky, actually.

          • Xavier

            You do realize that Jesus, Muhammed & Buddah were actual people that walked this earth at one point. Not only are they mentioned in religious text but they are mentioned a lot in History shows that air all over TV. They’re also mentioned in History books that you would find in public schools. Oh and we even measure time by “Jesus Christ”. You know B.C/A/D. How do you think we got here?

          • f_caus

            Figurative stories based on third person accounts (many which have been lost and/or purposely destroyed) compiled together after thousands of years doesn’t really matter to me. And I prefer to use the Common Era measurements (B.C.E./C.E.)

          • Xavier

            And how do you suppose we got here?

          • f_caus

            That answer is definitely not in the Book of Genesis.

          • Xavier

            Then where

          • f_caus

            Quite frankly I do not profess to know, but defaulting to some supreme being ( in which every faith tries to prove that theirs is the one and true god, even by killing those who disagree) is asinine.

          • Kurgan

            Yes, but then again Zeus, Hercules, Madusa, Hades, and others were seen as more than human, popular, mentioned in texts, statues, even in History shows (the same channel that carries shows like Swamp People, and other garbage show that should NOT be on that channel) etc, just like Jesus, Muhammed and Buddah, but then fizzle. Your argument and response to f_caus is like todays religion, weak. Btw, how we got here has nothing to do with religion, but if you like to ask questions in which your answer is GOOOOODDDDD. Then let me ask you this simple question (I know what will be your B.S. answer, but humor me), why is GOD (is he/she/it exist) letting people suffer everyday, since the beginning of our time, I mean since Adam and Eve?

          • Xavier

            If you think my answer is gonna be BS then why ask? But I got one for you? How come its not possible for 2 men too lay down together and produce offspring? Or better yet, why are there 2 genders of humans on this earth?

          • f_caus

            Ah the good old “gays and lesbians” will lead to human extinction. Two words for you: artificial insemination. And that is if only everyone was actually born gay. But we are not all born gay, but for those that are, they’d appreciate it if people like you would stop acting like their very existence is a threat to humanity.

          • Xavier

            When did I ever say they were a threat too human existence? And why is it a crime not to support gay marriage?

          • f_caus

            I’m sorry, when did I ever write “homophobia should be criminalized/banned,” Everyone has the constitutional right to voice their opinion. But that doesn’t protect your opinion from being criticized for being out-dated.

          • Xavier

            I’m not outdated at all. Just because I don’t support a cause doesn’t mean Im homophobic. But that’s where the problem relies, because I don’t agree with your thinking now I’m the outdated one smh.

          • f_caus

            And a sensitive one I’ve noticed.

          • Xavier

            LOL, nope at not all.

          • f_caus

            Whatever allows you to sleep at night.

          • wrestlingfan4life

            You’re not outdated. You have your opinion, and others have theirs, including me. Our American Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech, so voicing your opinion for or against gay marriage is fine. My problem with this whole gay marriage issue is this: why is it an issue? Marriage should be between 2 PEOPLE who are in love, regardless of their gender. We shouldn’t need a government intervention to allow or disallow gays and lesbians to be married.

          • Xavier

            Agreed

          • Lagoona

            I also agree.

        • Kurgan

          lol, wow

        • f_caus

          Cool story, bro.

    • Xavier

      Don’t forget about Incest Marriage, that’ll be the next fad in this country, then after that America will be fighting for the rights to marry Animals.

      • f_caus

        Gays aren’t bringing up incest or bestiality. The homophobes on the other hand seem to dwell on homosexual sex, incest, and bestiality…Hidden desires, perhaps?

        • Xavier

          I never said that gays were bringing that up. I’m just saying that those issues will be the next big things too be pushed to the spotlight in America.

    • wrestlingfan4life

      Really? REALLY? Reeaallyy? So you’re saying that somewhere in the Bible, God lists “same sex marriage” as one of the signs of the end times? HMMM, you know, I’ve read the Bible from cover to cover, and I don’t recall seeing that in there anywhere. War and famine, yes, but same sex marriage? Nope, not in the Bible anywhere as a sign of the end times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

    Can Obama just drum up support to make it illegal to speak against gay rights in this country? We are headed that way anyways so we might as well make it official. Freedom of speech doesn’t mean anything anymore unless it fits the liberal agenda. If Jay Briscoe did a tweet attacking the 2nd amendment, religion, pro lifers you would not hear anything about it. I dont agree with the levels he goes to with his tweet but I agree with his basic argument: dont tell my kids gay marriage is OK.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jrafael.negrao Jay Raphael

      I don’t know much about Jay Brisco but isn’t he a “southern hick” I don’t mean as an insult but doesn’t he come from those places? That’s how they talk. He was expressing his views the way he knows how. I’m pretty sure he’s not an eloquent speaker like a Damian Sandow or Macho Man’s brother.

    • Nick K

      That about sums it up. Everyone loves freedom of speech until someone uses it.

      • batman

        No one is saying he broke the law saying what he said. He is entitled to his freedom of speech, as are EVERYONE ELSE who criticises him.

        If you argue that he should be allowed to say what he wants because of freedom of speech, why does that very same thing not apply to his critics? Think about it.

    • Lagoona

      People like you are annoying. I can understand if you have no interest in gay marriage. So do not get involved in a gay marriage. Problem solved, but you want to control what others can do in life. People like you are sick control freaks. You want to make everyone in the world like you. You have no respect for others. It is either your way or nothing. Live you life the way you want, and stay out of lives of others.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

        You mean those that want to change the definition of marriage? Wouldn’t you say they don’t have respect for other people’s religious beliefs. Look, lets just put gay marriage on a national ballot in 2014. If it gets passed then we can make gay marriage legal in all 50 states. I wouldn’t have any problem with it because at least it would mean the people have voiced their opinion for it. But gay marriage advocates are scared to put it up to a national vote. Why?

        • f_caus

          Except civil rights shouldn’t even be up for a vote in the first place.

          • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

            Please don’t compare gay rights to civil rights.

          • f_caus

            And why not? Denying a segment of society the same equal protection and freedoms on the basis of their sexual orientation falls in the same league. The only thing that should not be compared to civil rights is your need to legitimize discrimination under the veil of “religious freedom,” as if though the gays and lesbians will start bum rushing a church to get married.

          • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

            What if the government forced a church to do a marriage between two gay individuals? Would you be ok with that?

          • http://www.facebook.com/thecoolisdead Frankie Oehler

            If the main arguement that two gay people cant get married is based on religion, then you have zero credibility or intelligence. Why the fuck do you care if two ppl get married? Is it happening in your house, are you scaredtheyre gonna be running around everywheretrying to ass fuck you. Get a grip on reality man, its 2013, progress in any society in any country cannot and will not be made until ppl like fade away.

          • f_caus

            Who said the government was forcing the church to marry gays and lesbians? What conspiracy is this? Furthermore, how many gays and lesbians are going to rush to the the local priest to marry them? I don’t see atheist heterosexual couples rushing to get married by a church.

          • wrestlingfan4life

            No one is asking the government to force churches to marry gays and lesbians, you moronic imbecile! We are simply saying that gays and lesbians should be allowed BY LAW to get married to each other if they so desire. It would then be up to churches whether to perform the marriage ceremony. There are plenty of gay and lesbian ministers in America, so I’m sure gays and lesbians will not have trouble finding an ordained minister to marry them.

          • Lagoona

            I completely agree with you.

          • wrestlingfan4life

            Why not? Gay rights ARE civil rights! Gay people are just that: PEOPLE! They have the same rights as straight people. Two gay men in love should be allowed to get married, just as a man and woman in love already are. If 2 lesbian women want to say vows and devote themselves to each other for life, so be it. They have that right as humans. I’m sick of this “definition of marriage” crap! Marriage is for 2 people – PEOPLE – who are in love! I don’t give a DAMN if those 2 are gay or straight; if they’re in love, they should have the right to be married to each other!
            Ok, I’m calmed down now. BTW, how did a forum for discussing WRESTLING turn into an argument platform on gay rights?

          • Lagoona

            This subject is changed on here all the time because Justin Lal et al. thinks WNW is Fox News. He has to force his narrow minded opinions on all of us rather than simply discus wrestling.

          • Lagoona

            Exactly, civil rights should not be voted on. They should just established and not up to the decision of majority to oppress a single minority.

        • Lagoona

          It is only a problem for you because you make it into one. You think that you own the concept and meaning of marriage. It does not belong to you or solely to Christians. Everyone should have the right to marry the person they chose to be with. I do not think it should even be a debate. It is ridiculous you think you have the right to tell others what they can or can not do. You do not like it. Then do not marry a person of the same sex! It is this kind of thinking that always stands in the way of progress and equal rights. America claims that everyone is equal. But obviously it is not.There are a lot of narrow minded people that get off on dictating what others can do and you expect them to live by their religious convictions. Well everyone in the world is Christian is not Christian. I am American but I have lived in many other countries and currently live in another. Passing gay marriage will not change your life. No one is forcing you to have one. I find that Americans always live in fear of new things.

          • wrestlingfan4life

            I agree. It really wasn’t all that many years ago that black people were forbidden to marry white people here in America. Sure, we could have sex with each other, as long as we did it on the sly and weren’t seen together in public. But marriage between the races was out of the question. How is gay marriage any different? It’s just sexual orientation instead of gender. Do I want to watch 2 men make out in public? No. Do I want to watch a man and woman make out in public? No. I don’t care what your sexual orientation is, or who you choose to be with. You have to live your life the way you see fit, and as long as you’re bringing no harm to my family, I’m ok with the way you choose to live.

        • wrestlingfan4life

          Why do we need an official definition of marriage? Shouldn’t marriage simply be between 2 people who are in love, regardless of their gender?

          • Lagoona

            I think that is as far as it needs to be defined.

    • The arbiter

      There is only one thing to say about people with Justins level of homophobia…… :)

  • 1molly23

    You can be gay, lesbian, bi- …be whatever you want…but at the same time if you want respect for your persuasion, then you must respect those of the human race that are not gay, lesbian, bi-. It’s really very simple. So…good for you Jay Briscoe…I too feel exactly the same way you do…and that is DON’T mess with my family. I’ll qualify that with – until they are old enough to understand!

    • http://www.facebook.com/thecoolisdead Frankie Oehler

      How are two ppl of the same sex getting married messing with your family? Do you think that when two guys get married, instead of doing a honeymoon that they decided to go door to door in your neighborhood and try and covert your kids. Teach your kids whatever you want, its just a shame that its intolerance and ignorance. Youre a shining example of e de-evolution of the human species. if only we could all be straight white christians, what a wonderful world that would be.

      • wrestlingfan4life

        Oh, my brother, TESTIFY! And I have to agree with an earlier post, that the real problem with Jay Briscoe’s post isn’t his disagreement with gay marriage being legal; it’s the fact that he threatened to shoot people who tried to convert his children. The thing is, gays aren’t like Jehovah’s Witnesses: they don’t go door-to-door trying to “convert” people. They don’t stand in airports and pass out literature on their lifestyle, like the Hari Krishna’s do. Gay isn’t a religion, it’s a lifestyle. People argue all the time that you’re born gay, or you choose to be gay. I think that both circumstances exist, but it doesn’t really matter. If a person decides to live a gay lifestyle, so be it. I feel that every person in the world, not just Americans, deserves to live his or her life as he or she sees fit, so long as no harm is done to other humans. If 2 people are in love, be they male/female, male/male, or female/female, they should have the right to get married, period!

        • Lagoona

          Exactly

    • wrestlingfan4life

      Opinions are like a**holes: everybody has one, and they all stink!

  • BrooksOglesby

    Nobody’s saying that Jay Briscoe doesn’t have a right to his opinion. If he privately thinks that gay people shouldn’t have the right to get married, I have no real problem with that. That’s just his opinion. But if you’re in the public spotlight and you voluntarily air your opinions in a public forum, you are subject to criticism. Nobody busted down his door, threw a smartphone at him, and demanded that he give his opinions on a highly controversial topic. He chose to give his opinion, which makes it fair game for debate/criticism/outrage, etc. He has the right to his opinion, and everyone else has the right to explain why they think that opinion is misinformed.

  • Xavier

    CM Punk bashes God/Religion = He’s an Internet hero who speaks his mind

    Jay Briscoe doesn’t want gay marriage taught to his kids = He’s Satan in disguise

    LOL God Bless America

    • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

      Hypocrites! That’s what most of the IWC is made of.

    • f_caus

      So two wrongs make a right? What the hell does this even solve for except for giving you the smug self-satisfaction of saying “liberals are assholes too.”

      • Xavier

        Never said it did. But it does seem like the only time people have a problem with free speech nowadays is when it’s someone speaking against gay marriage. It’s okay for Punk to tell fans too drink bleach, it’s okay for people too force prayer out of school or for you to say that you wipe your ass with the bible. But let me or anyone else say I don’t agree with gay marriage and WWIII starts up on the page. How does Jason Collins saying he likes men so he can get a deal with Nike him a hero? Richard should be talking about people like Charles Ramsey, who helped rescue some kidnapped girls, not only that but he gave his reward money to the victims. Now that’s a hero

        • f_caus

          I’m not denying your right to free speech, I’m just exercising my free speech by saying things that would piss you off without implying violence or death to you, with no real cost to me except “gosh f_caus is such an ahole”. Guys like Jay Briscoe and CM Punk are public figures, so the implications are obviously far greater. And both Collins and Ramsay should be celebrated, obviously, neither should be really diminished.

    • the arbiter

      Please link me to the tweet where punk says he will kill people who tell his kids that religion is good.

      • Xavier

        Punk said he would never kill someone but he did tell some fans over twitter to kill themselves just because they didn’t agree on his stance on gay marriage. So how does that make him any better then Briscoe. Or how bout the fact that CM Punk has pictures on his twitter openly mocking “The Last Supper”. But that’s right, since it’s Punk he gets a pass to an asshole. But when someone else speaks their mind everybody on here wants to cry wolf.

        http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/5/8/3006854/cm-punk-tells-fan-on-twitter-to-kill-himself-gay-marriage-stance-glaad

        • the arbiter

          Hmmm.. nope. Telling someone to kill themselves is a bit different from saying you will kill them yourself.

          Punk telling someone to kill themselves is very bad in a dismissive self righteous and arrogant kind of way. Totally agree hes a dick for doing that.

          However. threatening to kill people for their beliefs is another step past that. That’s past the dick stage and into the dangerous stage.

          PS. Notice you haven’t been edited, deleted or banned yet? That’s because no one is actually threatening your freedom of speech, or Briscoes. Freedom of speech does not mean “freedom from people telling you you’re a dick for what you said”.

          PPS. My opinion is that you are a grumpy human being who needs a hug or something.

          PPPS. Forgive me

      • Xavier

        Nope, My GF hugs me plenty. I’m also a very happy individual who has a zest for life :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/davedpf Dave Barton

    Its both a shame and somewhat hilarious to read people’s comments and discussions on this. Everyone’s arguing about their stance on gay marriage and ignoring the terroristic threat Briscoe made to “f***king shoot” people. THAT is the problem with his post.

    • Xavier

      Agreed. I don’t athletes/Celebs haring their views on politics/religion/race etc etc rather I agree with it or not but atleast share your views in a respectful manner.

  • kellon

    smh

  • kellon

    I’ll join with him and shoot all those nasty gay mofos………..fire burnnnnnn

  • wrestlingfan4life

    Jay Briscoe, have you forgotten that there’s a Briscoe who has come out as a gay man? Perhaps you should sit and have a serious talk with him before you begin any more gay-bashing rants, you pathetic piece of crap!

  • http://twitter.com/d93andr5 Dale A.

    AS LONG AS THE RIGHT PEOPLE GET THEIR HANDS GREASED IT MUST BE OK TO SOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS MORALLY CORRECT.