Skip to comments.Rift Over Tim Tebow Custom "Jesus" Jerseys
Posted on 11/15/2011 6:26:54 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
He's the model citizen, the guy you want your daughter to date, yet Tim Tebow can't help being the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports.
And during the upcoming holiday shopping season, Tebow is going to get even more controversial -- once again without any action on his part.
A handful of Denver fans have decided a customized Tim Tebow jersey would make for the perfect Christmas gift. What could possibly be troubling about that? A whole lot, depending on who you ask.
Rather than have the last name "Tebow" on the back of the Broncos jersey, these fans have placed "Jesus" above Tebow's No. 15.
Not everyone thinks it's appropriate. Some fans told CNN (via KTVQ) that the new custom apparel is blasphemous.
"Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another thing," Traci Yown, a mom Christmas shopping for her son told the network. "I like to have their names, their last names on the jerseys. I'm a Christian, but I mean I wouldn't want people going around having Jesus on the back of their jerseys."
(Excerpt) Read more at thepostgame.com ...
Religious commercialism makes me sick. For a sect that supposedly is against graven images, I tend to see an awful lot of them whenever I walk into a local Evangelical bookstore.
McChristianity cheapens faith.
Maybe instead of 15 it should show Alpha Omega (as in the Greek, but I can’t get the Symbol font to come up here in my post).
Simply because he believes in God and His Son Jesus, and is not shy about saying so, Tebow is polarizing? How pathetic our society has become.
Yeah, why should we pollute McCulture with Christian memes!
(There are usually two ways of looking at such situations.)
He needs to kill a few dogs
Why should we participate in McCulture. Rather why should be let McCulture pollute Christianity?
there are no atheists in football except the sports
writers. they are only ones offended.
Why should we co-opt McCulture... again the coin has a second side.
Indeed! Or vehicular homicide....
Ask him for his green card!
Cool, a shirt honoring the Tewbow’s gardening staff.
(Such a non story.)
Anytime that The Name of Jesus is out there in a positive way is great! I personally root big time for TBOW ONLY because of his connection with Jesus.
I would have no connection with TBOW other than the fact that he represents Jesus, as we all should.
Tebow and his mom doing those great pro life commercials...AWESOME
I do not see anybody saying that TBOW is Jesus! He has Jesus in his heart!
Christians ALL are supposed to represent Jesus on earth.
It`s a good thing
Post#5 says it all.
Of course, belief in Jesus is “polarizing”. He said so Himself.
And, just thinking about it rationally, Jesus and Him crucified for our sins is a pretty “offensive” concept - you’re stating flat out that those who don’t accept His sacrifice are spending eternity in hell.
Well, remember, to our betters in the media, "polarizing" means that they don't like it, even if the general public is supportive or at worst indifferent.
Public religious practice/profession offends our elite superiors, so that counts as "polarizing" even if they are the only ones offended.
Remember, W was polarizing, but 0 isn't, since our media overlords support him.
Tim Tebow has done nothing wrong. What exactly has he done to make him "the most polarizing figure in all of professional sports"?
“And during the upcoming holiday shopping season,”
Halloween? New Years? Thanksgiving?
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