Skip to comments.Shhhh! Tim Howard’s a Christian
Posted on 07/02/2014 7:12:58 PM PDT by ReformationFan
The media are poring over each and every detail of the life of U.S. soccer teams heroic goalkeeper. Heres one they probably wont mention: Tim Howard is a Christian.
Beating the U.S. soccer team in a 2-1 game, Belgium eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup, on July 1. Despite that, the U.S. team still boasted a win: goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 goal saves during the match, the most in World Cup history since 1966 (when record-keeping first began). ABC, CBS and NBC noted the champions popularity but failed to mention his faith.
During the morning segments after the game, July 2, all three network covered Howards historic saves. NBC Today Host Matt Lauer praised the heroic goalkeeper and his performance for the ages. For ABC, Good Morning America Anchor Amy Robach gushed over the superhero who won the hearts of Americans. Did you all feel the love coming from us to you watching? she asked Howard in an interview. CBS Correspondent Elaine Quijano also acknowledged the spectacular performance during This Morning.
Both the NBC and CBS segments even highlighted Howard as an Internet sensation. The two noted how a Wikipedia page temporarily changed to show Howard as U.S. Secretary of Defense instead of Chuck Hagel.
Only one network transcript ever admitted Howards faith in 2010, according to a Nexis search. On June 17, 2010, NBC Nightly News Reporter Ian Williams described Howard as grounded by a strong Christian faith. Howard responded, We all need God in certain ways, you know. And I certainly fall short in a lot of categories. And it's at those times that I need much more help than most.
In an article for Worldwide Challenge magazine, Howard credited his grandmother and his Tourettes syndrome, a neurological disorder, with drawing him closer to God. Combatting Tourettes, Howard discovered, Nana's sense of peace was so powerful because it came from her faith in the Lord.
Through her, God revealed His love for me as well. It wasn't long before I was following in her footsteps, he explained.
While living with Tourette's is not easy, Howard acknowledged, God has blessed me with the gift of athleticism as well. He continued, [God] also has shown me ways to use my position as a professional athlete to encourage others with Tourette's syndrome.
Describing his life as a dream, he stressed, if it all went away tomorrow, I know I would still have peace. That probably sounds crazy to most people, but that's the kind of peace Christ gives. It is rooted in His love, and it surpasses all understanding.
In 2006, Howard also described Christ as The most important thing in my life. He's more important to me than winning or losing or whether I'm playing or not, he continued, Everything else is just a bonus."
Hes the new Tim Tebow but at least the media acknowledged (though attacked) Tebows faith.
This was posted earlier.
Turns out he’s also a tatted up PETA endorsing moon bat.
Sorry to read that.
You are such a petty little pussy.
Here is the PETA ad posted on the earlier thread.
ditto...that he has tats and believes in protecting God’s creatures takes nothing away from his faith that he is publicly professing
I made no comment on his Christianity.
But Doug, if you think PETA is anything other than a left wing anti-Christian and anti-American group, you’ve lost your marbles.
Would your hero worship also cause you to overlook an endorsement of Obama or Hillary or any other leftist group?
What makes him a moon bat?
Is there something wrong with being ‘tatted up’? Please be specific.
No surprise. Years ago, it was common for game announcers to mention very postively which college football players were members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Now I can’t even remember the last time I heard that organization mentioned during any discussion of college athletics.