Now, if some haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a Denver Broncos fan, so right now I’m pretty excited about what’s happening to my team. Tim Tebow is 7-1 since replacing Kyle Orton at QB, and it has been an exciting ride. Tebow is completely dominating sports media and a lot of nay-sayers are beginning to come round to Tebow. But what is concerning me is the politicization of Tebow. A couple cases in point:
Last I checked, Bill Press is not known for his in-depth football analysis. But he’s not the only one trying to make money on the Tebow moment:
A pro-abortion activist is using pro-life Denver Broncos quarterback to urge her friends to raise funds for pro-abortions groups — and pro-life advocates might want to do the opposite.
So here is my solution, and if you’re a sports fan that also thinks women should be able to do what they want, when they want, and how they want it with their uteri, you can join in this too.
For every touchdown Tebow throws next week (when the Broncos play against another famous QB, Tom Brady) , donate $5 or $10 to your local pro-choice organization…
I figure this is indeed the best way to enjoy football, support Tim Tebow (more touchdowns, mannn!!!), and give, give, give to pro-choice organizations earning little to no glory, yet desperately in need of funds.
Tebow is pro-life and has been the subject of much discussion due to his mother’s decision to give birth while confronted with a crisis pregnancy situation in the Philippines when she contracted a potentially deadly medical condition while pregnant. When she was on a missions trip in the Philippines, Tebow fought amoebic dysentery while pregnant. Doctors advised her to abort, saying she would die if she didn’t. She refused, gave birth, and son Tim led the Florida Gators to a national championship and won the Heisman Trophy and now is the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Christian group Focus on the Family approached the Tebows about their story, and she has since spoken at events across the country.
Tebow’s story and birth- against the advice of doctors- is testament to his mother’s convictions. I can understand how pro-abortionists would be dismayed by Tebow’s success, since it is refutes their position. This is frankly beyond the pale and is pretty tacky. But here is the one that has really gotten my skin crawling:
If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.
This was said by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman at The Jewish Week in an article title ‘My Problem with Tim Tebow’. Aside from being incredibly inaccurate, it was nonsensical, extrapolating completely unrelated issues together so as to juxtapose a biased political agenda. It was excoriated in the comments section of the website, which resulted in the following:
We apologize for posting an Opinion column on Dec. 14 by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman entitled “My Problem With Tim Tebow,” the Denver Broncos quarterback who is an Evangelical Christian. The column, in fact, violated our own standards calling for civility in posting comments on our website. The policy statement notes that “name calling in any form will not be tolerated, and comments that denigrate any religion or Jewish religious stream will always be rejected.”
I congratulate the Jewish Week for pulling the column, but it still demonstrates a new derangement among liberals- TDS (Tebow Derangement Syndrome). The kid has character, a lot of character. You’d think in a world of sports with steroids, Pacman Jones, and cocaine distribution networks, there would be open arms to a player who is of high character. But therein lies the problem for the left- character. You cannot have a person of character, let alone a successful person of character, not be targeted by the left.
He’s a great role model. He’s a great athlete. We can debate his ability to be a great quarterback, but to politicize Tebow as the catalyst for Christian violence, or abortion fundraising, or just because he stands for something other than you believe demonstrates the rampant lack of tolerance that exists in the left.