06/22/2011 09:13 am ET Updated Aug 22, 2011

Whoopi Goldberg Spars With Elisabeth Hasselbeck About David Tyree's Gay Marriage Views (VIDEO)

The co-hosts of "The View" argued about football playerr David Tyree's controversial comments about gay rights on Tuesday.

Tyree drew attention for saying he'd give up his Super Bowl championship to stop gay marriage, and that gay people should not be allowed to raise children.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who supports gay marriage, said she had spoken to Tyree on Tuesday morning, and defended his comments.

She called him "a man who stands by his convictions" and said, "he has no hate. He loves everyone ... he truly is just a man who is not a part-time guy following God."

Whoopi Goldberg dismissed this line of reasoning.

"Let us be real now," she said. "To say that people should not be able to raise children because they feel or act differently to you seems slightly not God-like to me."

She summed up her philosophy thusly: "If you do not believe in gay marriage, do not marry a gay person."