I don’t have anything against Tim Tebow. I’m sure he’s a great guy. I’m glad he takes time out of his schedule to make a phone call to a kid with cancer. I’m also glad that he gives thanks to God for his athletic ability. And, in all fairness, Tim Tebow is one heck of an athlete.
What I do have a problem with is this belief that Tim Tebow’s faith has led to Denver’s recent success on the field. And I’m sick of all this talk that people who criticize Tebow for wearing his faith on his sleeve are somehow anti-Christian.
Tim Tebow is not the only Christian on the field. It’s no secret that I’m a Steelers fan, so I’ll just make reference to a very noticeable figure on the field: Troy Polamalu. We all know Polamalu is easily recognized for his hair. But did you know he’s Greek Orthodox? (Also here). Did you know he regularly visits the kids at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh? If you didn’t know before, you do now.
Let’s drop this anti-Christian rhetoric in reference to those who may criticize Tim Tebow. He’s not the only Christian out on the field! Get over it, recognize it, or just move on!