Meet the New Anti-Christ
The anti-Christ to the left that is.
Tim Tebow really doesn’t have much of a direct effect on the lives of many people. He can’t raise or lower taxes, declare war on other countries or issue executive orders that affect over 300 million people. He can’t send people to jail or create jobs or destroy the economy.
Obviously he has had a dramatic effect on the lives of the Denver Broncos football players and the happiness of their fans. And he has affected the lives of the Broncos’ opponents and their fans, but why the outpouring of hate that has taken place as the Broncos moved to the top of the AFC West?
Tim Tebow is hardly the only the only religious Christian in the NFL. The Packers all-star wideout Greg Jennings is also a devout Christian and being a couple years older than Tebow, Jennings was “tebowing” at Western Michigan University before it was known as “tebowing” and he continues to do so in the NFL. Jennings caught a TD pass in last year’s Super Bowl and in a post game interview praised God and thanked Him for making it all possible.
If you’ve watched the Jets, even Plaxico Burress is taking a knee after scoring a touchdown this year … perhaps because he is trying to turn his life around or perhaps because he wants to thank God for giving him a second chance.
There are several reasons why nut-jobs like Bill Press hate Tebow so much:
- Sarah Palin isn’t running for President so they need an outlet for spewing their hate
- Tebow is white. Greg Jennings is black. It’s more acceptable to bash a white Christian than a black Christian
- Perhaps it’s because his ability to inspire and lead overshadows his athletic abilities. Rather than just throwing touchdown passes, he has had an effect on the entire Broncos team
- Tim Tebow is gaining a national following and becoming a role model. Crackpots like Press would prefer role models like Kobe Bryant or perhaps Chicago Bears wide receiver Samuel Hurd has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute large quantities of cocaine and marijuana, U.S. authorities said yesterday
But perhaps, just as with Sarah Palin, the hatred directed at Tebow boils down to the “A” word. The left hates Sarah Palin more than it hates any other conservative. One of the major reasons is because Sarah opted to give birth to Trig rather than abort him. Doctors recommended that Tim Tebow’s mother have an abortion. Like Sarah, Pam Tebow opted against having an abortion. The result was a young man that won a Heisman Trophy, led his college team to the national Championship and now is the talk of the NFL. And the left hates him for it and fears that Tim Tebow is becoming a positive Christian role model for America’s young people.
Hat tip: Greg Jennings Foundation and Reuters
Tim Tebow is hardly the only devout Christian in the NFL. So, why the hate?