Far left bomb-thrower and talk show host Bill Press has had enough with Tim Tebow and this whole Jesus thing. He went on the attack on his radio show:
At the end of the clip he actually says “Tim Tebow…everybody wants to make him a hero. I think he’s an disgrace. I think he’s an embarrassment.”
Really? A “disgrace” and an “embarrassment”? I could understand him saying that he doesn’t think that his style or talents will lead to a successful NFL career or criticize his play for the first three quarters of games, but to say that he’s a disgrace and embarrassment just doesn’t make any sense.
This has everything to do with Christianity and liberals intolerance for it. If Tebow was Muslim and was being criticized or heckled for it, Bill Press would be one of the first in line defending him against all the Christian bigots.
An interesting piece here by Jen Engel titled “Why the heck do we hate Tim Tebow?”
What if Tim Tebow were a Muslim?
Imagine for a second, the Denver Broncos quarterback is a devout follower of Islam, sincere and principled in his beliefs and thus bowed toward Mecca to celebrate touchdowns. Now imagine if Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Tony Scheffler mockingly bowed toward Mecca, too, after tackling him for a loss or scoring a touchdown, just like what happened Sunday.
I know what would happen. All hell would break loose…
…We have become so enamored of politically correct dogma that we protect every minority from even the slightest blush of insensitivity while letting the very institutions that the majority holds dear to be ridiculed. And this defense that Tebow invites such scrutiny with his willingness to publicly live as he privately believes calls into question what exactly it is we value…
…I could not figure out what was causing this onslaught of venom for a guy almost everybody claims to like, and I finally decided it is more about us. He makes us uncomfortable. He is a reminder that the blue-red, liberal-conservative fight over taking God out of everyday life is intellectually dishonest. He is too good…
…The only one who looks good in all this — maybe too good for some — is Tebow.