Late yesterday, after the Denver Broncos lost their 6-game winning streak to the New England Patriots, Drudge headlined with “God likes Tom Brady too.” Elsewhere around the Internet, I see “Tebow Finally Runs out of Miracles.” What is it, that is so egregious about a young man kneeling to pray for the safety of his teammates and for the will to do the best he can on the field? Similar expressions happened long before Tebow, and will continue after Tim Tebow. I believe the amped-up sneering taunts are due to Tebow’s outspoken support for Pro-Life positions. It is all about abortion. The mocking hatred of Tim Tebow took on new heights when he and his mother told the story of her troubled pregnancy, how she would have given her life, if necessary, to give birth to the child that would become Tim. The loudest, most obnoxious voices out “there” are always those who believe a life is unimportant if it disrupts the mother’s plans for her life. Those same voices are usually loudest among the droning, ugly roar protesting any mention of a “Lord and Savior.”
Dear Rabbi Hammerman: I thank Almighty G-d for Tim Tebow.
I truly feel gratitude, as an Orthodox Jew, for gentlemen in our midst such as Tim Tebow. He is polite; he is strong in his character and his faith; he balances humility with fierce competition. Mr. Tebow gives thanks where it is due. I can think of no finer role model in professional sports for today’s youth.
Rabbi Hillel said:
“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?“
We live in a Christian nation built upon a constitution of religious and personal Liberty. This is no small feat given history and the human condition. This nation unlike any other on Earth has offered Israel and the Jewish people friendship, security and comity in Faith. For these Blessings, too, I give thanks.
Ran – Yoseph Chaiim ben Avraham
This guy [Tebow] has made waves in the NFL before he was even drafted. His technique is derided and his faith is ridiculed. Before being drafted, it was said he wouldn’t go first round. After going first round, it was said he’d never see play in his first year.
After playing in his first season, it was said he’d never get the starting position. After taking over as starter, it was said he’d never win. And now after winning, it’s being said he’ll never become great.
Well, I beg to differ. I don’t want to be with the detractors and end up on the wrong side of history on this one. I’m calling it now. Tim Tebow will be a great NFL quarterback, and dare I say one of the greatest of all time changing the game of football forever.
The attacks on Tim Tebow are largely an extension of support for abortion, and against the belief that life begins at conception, which is the belief that life is a gift from God.