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Tebow Scores One For Christianity.
LloydMarcus.com ^ | 10-31-2011 | Lloyd Marcus

Posted on 10/31/2011 9:04:21 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus

I recently learned President Ronald Reagan designated 1983 as the national Year of the Bible. I seriously doubt such a proclamation would pass Congress today.

President Obama has declared, “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIVd7YT0oWA

The liberal media regards expressing one's Christianity publicly as repulsive as showing Dracula the cross.

For those of you who do not follow football, former college football quarterback superstar, Tim Tebow is an outspoken Christian. The liberal media and pro abortion groups were furious when the story of how Tebow's pro-life mom was advised by doctors to abort him, but refused, was featured in a Super Bowl commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLds7Xcs0-w

Tebow is now a pro football rookie quarterback with the Denver Broncos. Some sports analysts and media say Tebow does not have the skills needed to “make it” in the NFL. While some of the naysayers and criticism may be justified, some desire to see Tebow fail because he is so outspoken regarding his Christian faith.

My doc says exercise helps control my diabetes. That Sunday, I was at the gym on the ellipse machine watching the Denver/Miami NFL football game. It was Tebow's first start as a pro.

An elderly husband and wife couple approached the aerobic section. They visually scanned the bank of TV sets. I suspected they were looking for the Tebow game. I was correct.

I asked, “Are you folks Tebow fans?” They smiled and replied, “Yes” I said, “So am I”. The woman said, “Thank you”. Something in her voice told me their support of Tebow extended beyond football. I suspect millions across America share similar feelings about Tebow.

Rather than giving you a play by play of the game, let's say for 95% of the game, Tebow's performance was unimpressive. Miami was beating Denver 15 to zero. Then, with 2 minutes left in the game, Tebow brought his team back to tie the score. Tebow's team won the game in overtime. Wow!

When interviewed after the game about his amazing comeback and win, Tebow said the last thing I am sure the liberal media wanted to hear, “First, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...”

Folks, I yelled, “Yes!” and felt a little tearful.

Please do not get me wrong. I am not suggesting Tim Tebow walks on water. I am saying that in our culture which celebrates crudeness and the lowest common denominator, it is extremely refreshing to see this young man boldly standing up for traditional wholesome principles and values.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

Chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama.
Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.

Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin
LloydMarcus.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bloggersandpersonal; christianity; conservatism; lloydmarcus; nfl; tebow; timtebow; vanity

1 posted on 10/31/2011 9:04:23 AM PDT by Lloyd Marcus
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To: Lloyd Marcus
Well said!
GO TEBOW!--YAY GOD!
2 posted on 10/31/2011 9:10:02 AM PDT by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Tim Tebow needs to learn how to be a QB in the NFL or despite being a outstanding Christian and guy he will be CUT and will be history.


3 posted on 10/31/2011 9:11:44 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

The neat thing about Tebow is that being a professional sports player is not the only significant possibility on his horizon. I would expect that like Sarah Palin and presidential politics, he’s put the question up to the Lord, and even if he learns to quarterback well he may just up and walk away. He might end up getting called back to be a coach or trainer, or be a live sports commentator.


4 posted on 10/31/2011 9:20:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

“I seriously doubt such a proclamation would pass Congress today.”

Spirited: There are a few good men left in Congress. With the few would Reagan’s proclamation pass muster. However, the majority doubtless side with the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State who claim that the mere mention of Jesus Christ causes untold suffering for today’s “inclusive pluralists.”

In other words, the mention of the transcendent incarnate God, Jesus Christ, causes today’s polytheists and distant, unknowable God worshippers (ie., contemporary Pharisees (ACLU), Mullahs, and Unitarians) to sweat bullets.


5 posted on 10/31/2011 9:26:28 AM PDT by spirited irish
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To: Lloyd Marcus

I hate to say this but... Tebow = the Obama of the NFL.


6 posted on 10/31/2011 9:27:23 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Paradox

How so?


7 posted on 10/31/2011 9:28:34 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Only problem is Tebow had an outstanding front line in college, in the NFL all things are equal, he is too slow and signals what he is going to do. He is a good man, but I did not think anyone would draft him. He would make a good coach.


8 posted on 10/31/2011 9:33:08 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Obviously. But I’m sure Tebow will be fine with whatever direction his career takes.


9 posted on 10/31/2011 9:37:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: US Navy Vet
Yeah, he really looked bad Yesterday.

I like the guy personally. I think that he's a fantastic role model. But, against a decent team (Detroit), he did not play well. Made poor decisions, stayed in the pocket too long (7 sacks? As "mobile" as he is?), and just generally looked completely out of his depth.

Too bad. Kids could use an athlete to look up to.

10 posted on 10/31/2011 9:37:52 AM PDT by wbill
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To: org.whodat
He would make a good coach Now, that's an excellent point. Be a 2nd string QB somewhere for a few years, learn the game at an NFL level, then coach.

With his level of integrity, colleges would kill for someone as unimpeachable as him. NFL? Maybe.

11 posted on 10/31/2011 9:40:13 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Lloyd Marcus

i wish he could score more than one touchdown a game.


12 posted on 10/31/2011 9:45:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: GSWarrior

I wish his offensive line would give him a chance.


13 posted on 10/31/2011 9:47:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wbill

I don’t think Tebow looked any worse than Romo did last night.


14 posted on 10/31/2011 9:48:03 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: GSWarrior

Best thing would be for Denver to try to trade Tebow to another team, with a better supporting cast. In essence, I think that’s what they’re trying to do in starting him, is to audition him for another team, they need a lot of help, even Tom Brady can’t help that bunch.


15 posted on 10/31/2011 9:48:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly.


16 posted on 10/31/2011 9:49:48 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: wbill

Yes, he will do well. I was watching him play once in his fifth year, the little women heard the announcer say his fifth year. She said what is he still doing in college, I said because he cannot play in the NFL, caught hell for it. She just did not understand.


17 posted on 10/31/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: sanjuanbob

I think Tebow could have done very well in Jacksonville, first of all, they’d sell out every game, and having Jones-Drew in your backfield, would also help.


18 posted on 10/31/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Or convert him to fullback, maybe.


19 posted on 10/31/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Was this written last year? Tebow is not a rookie.


20 posted on 10/31/2011 9:55:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire post.)
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To: Lloyd Marcus
Some sports analysts and media say Tebow does not have the skills needed to “make it” in the NFL. While some of the naysayers and criticism may be justified, some desire to see Tebow fail because he is so outspoken regarding his Christian faith.

Is there any way to prove your allegation, Lloyd, that "some {media} desire to see Tebow fail because he is so outspoken regarding his christian faith." or is this supposition on your part?

Are you happy that Mr. Tebow expressed his opinion on his religion and gave his god credit for his performance and the victory....or is it that you are happy because his thanks went to the christian god?

Would you be as happy, Lloyd, if a quarterback gave thanks to his god (Allah, Buddah, Jehova, whoever) who just happens to be not your god, as is their right to do here in America?

And isn't it strange that the same god to whom Tebow gave credit for his performance and victory, is exactly the same god the opposing team prayed to for victory...but came away disappointed?

Religion sure is a strange thing, ain't it?

21 posted on 10/31/2011 10:01:01 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: Lloyd Marcus

Looks like Tebow got fed to the Lions yesterday.


22 posted on 10/31/2011 10:01:47 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Lloyd Marcus

I’m reminded of the story about Pat Kelly when he was a member of the Baltimore Orioles being managed by Earl Weaver, late 70s or early 80’s IIRC.

Pat was a very religious guy, and Earl was (is) not.

Pat: But Earl, don’t you want me to walk with the Lord?

Earl: I’d rather you walk with the bases loaded.

My point?

Sports fans don’t give a flying hoot about a player’s religious beliefs. They’re meaningless between the lines.

Tebow took what he may not have recognized as a political stance, and like others taking a political stance, got beaten up for it. He seems to have weathered it no problem. It’s the commentators who can’t get over it. JMO.


23 posted on 10/31/2011 10:06:24 AM PDT by dmz
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To: wbill

IMHO Tebow is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t : /

If he takes off, the powers that be say he runs because he does not have the skills to stay in the pocket, if he stays in the pocket waiting for Denver receivers to open up, and the line to hold, he tends to get caught. To me, as a Gator, I see him clearly steeling himself to NOT run, in order to prove he can do other things....

We hope Tebow watches the film from yesterday and realizes just how seriously the status quo wants him to fail.... a hard truth but real.

We have no doubt that Tebow will succeed in so many ways, but it is our hope that he will not spend too much more of his time or effort trying to prove himself to folks who discount and disparage his successes.

May God guide our course.
Tatt

Oh....even after this weekend - GoGators:)


24 posted on 10/31/2011 10:07:58 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: sanjuanbob
I don’t think Tebow looked any worse than Romo did last night.

Ouch. That's gonna leave a scar.

25 posted on 10/31/2011 10:16:39 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Logic n' Reason; Lloyd Marcus
First, LnR, I think folks appreciate Tebow because he is such a thoroughly decent guy: doesn't cut a broad swath through the females, leaving oopsie-babies hither and thirther, doesn't cuss and give people the finger, praises his teammates and doesn't trash the opposition, etc. This is refreshing to see: it's behavior and culture, not "denomination".

Second, Buddhism as a system is agnostic about the existence or preferred forms of workship of a Supreme Being. Buddha did not consider himself God, and is not considered God by most Buddhists. As for this "Jehova" you mention--- if you mean the God of Judaism, this is the same entity as the God of Christianity. So praising Him would not bug Christians.

As for Allah: the general atitutde of FReepers toward Islam is pretty well known to you, so I will leave that unremarked.

My point: none of this will necessarily alter your underlying animus against religion, but in the future, your argument could only benefit from a bit more accuracy.

26 posted on 10/31/2011 10:17:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Do you mean now?" ---Yogi Berra, when asked "What time is it?" ---)
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To: wbill
With his level of integrity, colleges would kill for someone as unimpeachable as him. NFL? Maybe.

Minor college, maybe. Major colleges don't care about integrity. It's all about money and winning, and until Tebow does that somewhere then he hasn't a prayer. NFL? Even worse.

27 posted on 10/31/2011 10:19:46 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Paradox

Tebow the Palin of the NFL. Media hate them, people love them and they condem both before giving them a chance to prove themselves.


28 posted on 10/31/2011 10:52:18 AM PDT by Brimack34
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To: sanjuanbob
Well, yeah. I've still no idea why Romo is in the league, either. When he's hot, he's very good. But when he's not, he's awful.

I give him a pass the last few games. Isn't he playing with broken ribs? Man, I can't imagine how uncomfortable that is.

29 posted on 10/31/2011 11:04:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Mr. Mojo

I love Tebow, the man, but the media hype over him was over the top.


30 posted on 10/31/2011 11:04:27 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: SoJoCo
Looks like Tebow got fed to the Lions yesterday.

Not a good weekend for Gators vs Bulldogs.

31 posted on 10/31/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sanjuanbob
I don’t think Tebow looked any worse than Romo did last night.

Meanwhile, the QB that played across the Metroplex at TCU, and was there for the taking by the Cowboys, is on his way to NFL Rookie of the Year.

32 posted on 10/31/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: org.whodat

He was only in college for four years. Actually 3.5 years.


33 posted on 10/31/2011 11:14:59 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: dfwgator

You are so right-the red rifle.


34 posted on 10/31/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by des
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To: Guenevere

Tebow can be passive in the face of persecution if he wants to but my first reaction to those two sacriligious opponents who were aping Tim’s prayer pose just to mock him was to yell, “Get up and assume the Heisman Trophy posture in their face, stiff arm and all.”

Tebow drives them crazy because he is not only devout, he has been devout while enjoying great athletic success. Jealousy figures as much in the mockery and criticism of him as anything else.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 5:53:25 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: wbill
I've still no idea why Romo is in the league

I think Jerry Jones made the decision to get Romo and isn't good at admitting mistakes.

Whatever "it" is, Romo doesn't have "it."

I'm not a Cowboys' fan...can't stand JJ!

36 posted on 11/01/2011 6:15:21 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Scanian
And they don't understand...(& therefore are threatened by) Tebow's 'sense of self'.....His sense of self is not centered in what he achieves or doesn't achieve....he is centered in the Lord.

..therefore he is fully realized in who he is and who he belongs to.

'They' flat out don't understand this, but they feel threatened by it.

37 posted on 11/01/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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