Gene Simmons, whom I’ve written about before, has slammed critics of Tim Tebow, calling out their mockery of Tebow’s faith. The Blaze’s Chris Field reports:
Tebow, whose Christian faith has been his most identifying characteristic, was often the butt of over the top mockery, anti-faith jokes, and censorship. For example:
- Liberal groups pressured CBS to cancel his pro-life Super Bowl ad.
- A minor league baseball team in Charleston, South Carolina, was forced to apologize after mocked Tebow’s faith during a three-game series.
- HBO host John Oliver once joked that if he had a gun with two bullets he would shoot Tim Tebow before Osama bin Laden.
- Twitter censored his Bible message about relying on God during difficult times.
Football analyst and former NFL and college star Randy Cross felt the media’s treatment of Tebow was so inappropriate that while working for CBS Sports he called out his fellow members of the press for “root[ing] against him because of what he stands for.”
This week, as criticisms of Tebow began to make the rounds again, the rocker known as “The Demon” went on defense for America’s best-known Christian athlete … for standing up for his faith.
“I support @TimTebow,” Simmons tweeted Tuesday evening. “He was widely criticized and made fun of, simply because he is a man of faith, who believed in his Christian values. Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low.”
The sad politicization and persecution in major league sports is why I haven’t watched an NFL, NBA, or any professional sports game on TV for years.
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