With all the attacks on him, and mocking that goes on, I’m starting to conclude that most people aren’t happy until a Christian makes a major fall. We can’t allow someone to be sincere in their faith and live it out publically. We can’t be grateful for positive role models in front of kids and cameras. It seems a majority of the commentators and bloggers disrespect the actions of his faith if it appears sincere, then will go bananas with the ridicule if he ever slips up – saying he was a hypocrite all along. It’s a win-win for those who don’t like him.
This level of disrespect wouldn’t be accepted if Tebow was a Muslim. Even a Mormon gets more respect, as recently demonstrated in the political realm with a call to quit mocking Mitt Romney. But Christians are open for hunting season. They can openly be mocked and made fun of, and nobody issues an apology or says it was in poor taste. Christians are simply told to “lighten up.” I can’t believe no one sees the double standard in this.
We will always be mocked by someone. We should be aware that attacks by others are part of the Christian life. But, I’m growing weary of how acceptable this has become in our society. This doesn’t mean Christians should get all crybaby about the issue. But I should still be able to stand up and call a foul when it’s so clear. And it seems clear to me.
Read more about the Tim Tebow controversy at this link: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=7401
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