Skip to comments.Evangelical Football Star Tim Tebow of Denver Broncos Targeted for His Faith?
Posted on 08/14/2011 8:08:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has come under attack from sports analysts for being vocal about the role his Christian faith plays in his National Football League career.
Before his second professional season has even begun, naysayers are questioning his confidence that relies on his Christian beliefs.
CBSSports.com national columnist Gregg Doyel recently analyzed Tebows interview with Denver Post and said the way he equated his love for God in heaven with tangible rewards on earth amounted to blasphemy. The interview was prompted by reports that Tebow might not begin the season as Denvers starting quarterback.
Doyels analysis angered Tebows fans. Dude, your article bothers me. You know dang well that you painted Tebow as a religious nut-job, complained one Daniel Liebman. Doyel Friday responded to what he described as hate mails from Tebow fanatics.
I didnt paint him as a religious nut-job. Tebows the one holding the brush. I just hung his art on the wall and asked you folks to take a look, the columnist said.
Your article on Christian faith is extremely offensive, wrote another fan, Chance Jones. I have forwarded my thoughts to many individuals at CBS Sports and will no longer be a customer. Doyel listed the responses sent by Tebows fans followed by a statement defending his analysis.
While Tebow is not known to have responded to criticism, he posted Joshua 1:19 on his Facebook page Friday. The verse, which reads, Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go, alluded to the charge.
Debi Albritton, a fan commented, saying, Your faith and your continued show of faith even against all the naysayers is a testament to all Christians. May God bless you and continue to strengthen you against all the adversity you receive!
Doyels article juxtaposed views that suggest Tebow will never be a good NFL quarterback, with his confidence in God for his success. He doesnt believe it. Which is fine But check out the reason why he doesnt believe it, the sports columnist continued.
Then Doyel quoted Tebow as saying, Others who say I wont make it are wrong. They dont know what Im capable of and whats inside me. My family and my friends have been bothered by whats gone on, and I tell them to pay no attention to it. Im relying as always on my faith.
Hell make it in this league for the Bible tells him so, Doyel remarked. From the outside it looks like Tebow equates his love for God in heaven with tangible rewards here on earth. And thats more than wrong. Its blasphemy. However, Doyel claimed he had nothing against Tebow or his God and that he considered him the nicest person he had ever met.
Collin Hansen, editorial director of The Gospel Coalition, in a blog Friday, commented on the controversy involving Doyel and Tebow.
Im not sure if Doyel knows what blasphemy is, or the seriousness of the charge hes leveling against Tebow, Hansen commented. Tebow could be saying he relies on his faith to withstand criticism and pressure, not that he finds assurance in his future as a starting quarterback because God loves him.
However, Doyel agrees Tebows life has been grandiose.
He was the best high school player in America. The best college player in America, and one of the most accomplished players one Heisman, two national titles in history. A first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2010.
At college in Florida, Tebow frequently wore biblical verses on his eye black. In the 2009 Bowl Championship Series, he wore John 3:16 on his eye paint, reportedly causing 92 million people to search the verse on Google. Later, Tebow switched to Proverbs 3:5-6, again causing 3.43 million searches of the verse together with Tim Tebow.
Has “pearls before swine” ever been more aptly illustrated?
>>>>>>I didnt paint him as a religious nut-job.
liberal progressives are nut jobs.
a jackass like this reproter might look at another beliving QB - Kurt Warner, he did OK as a man with faith who came back again and again.
The Denver Broncos didn't draft him in the first round a couple of years ago to be the team minister . . . they drafted him to be their future starting quarterback. And that just ain't happening, folks.
Is anyone really shocked to find an unbeliever thinking and acting like an unbeliever?
He has the wrong skin color to receive religious tolerance from the paparazzi press.
FREEDOM OF RELIGION
FREEDOM FROM RELIGION.
Of equals choice.
FROM equals dictatorial!
Tebow is okay ALTHOUGH he lost to the Cowboys! Hoo Hah!
Bingo! The girlymen in the "sports media" wouldn't dare say this crap if Tebow was "black" or "brown". I don't know which are worse, the girlymen who cover politics or the girlymen who cover sports. I do know that they are all loud-mouthed freaks who can't make it doing a real job.
Joshua 1:19 bump....
I’m sure the Muzzie NFL guys had a great time at Baraq’s Ramalamadingdong late night grub in.
That bottom-feeder Rick Reilly (spit) at ESPN has been all over Tebow’s case recently...he is so politically correct he squeaks when he walks...Reilly’s screeds are nausea-inducing.
Buncha trash. That said, either Mr. Tebow will play well, or he won’t, and that’s the only thing that matters in his occupation.
One of the BEST NFL coaches ever, Joe Gibbs, whom I personally know is a devout Evangelical Christian.
Tebow has led teams to championships at every level he has plated, at after three games at the NFL level you have determined he lacks talent.
From everything I have seen from this kid, he has proven that he is a leader; sadly, it took a lot of guts for him to openly profess his faith, in a world where liberal agnostic and atheistic scum dominate the media. There efforts have been consistent and unrelenting primarily because of his beliefs and willingness to discuss them... compare and contrast the scum in the media’s comments regarding Jamarcus Russell, that is, if you can find them.
Tebow has led teams to championships at every level he has played, and after three games at the NFL level you have determined he lacks talent.
From everything I have seen from this kid, he has proven that he is a leader; sadly, it took a lot of guts for him to openly profess his faith, in a world where liberal agnostic and atheistic scum dominate the media. There efforts have been consistent and unrelenting primarily because of his beliefs and willingness to discuss them... compare and contrast the scum in the medias comments regarding Jamarcus Russell, that is, if you can find them.