Tim Tebow has taken a ton of flak for his Christian beliefs.
He was mocked repeatedly by both journalists and rival fans that were somehow offended or off-put by his piousness.
But now the anti-Christian attacks on Tebow have reached a truly despicable level.
The treatment of Tim Tebow shows just much much the cynicism of the left has corroded the American spirit.
Faith is a way of life for Christians, but a punchline for leftists. The only thing people on the left worship is big government and the coercive power it holds.
Tebow’s only crimes were being a mediocre NFL quarterback and a devout Christian, but he was treated like a villain. Rival players mocked his ritual of kneeling and praying (also known as “Tebowing”), and journalists suggested his Christianity was insincere and showy.
Now journalists are flat-out fabricating narratives about his kneeling in prayer. One writer for USA Today tried to draw an equivalency between “Tebowing” and players kneeling for the National Anthem.
Tebow balked at the awful comparison:
“It was never something I did to take away from somebody else. It was just something I did with a personal relationship with my God. So I think that’s just sometimes disappointing when things get taken away from the truth and then it’s just created into whatever somebody wants it to be.”
Another source claimed Tebow knelt in protest against abortion, which was also untrue. He appeared in a pro-life advertisement both because of his faith, and because his mother was told to abort him when she was pregnant.
These fictitious claims have a clear intent.
First, the lies are meant to shield protesting players of any criticism. As Tebow stated, his kneeling was an act of devotion, not a show of defiance and disgust for America.
Second, the false claims are used, unsuccessfully, to suggest the league has a double standard for Christians. The only problem is Tebow never knelt during the National Anthem.
Third, the lies are a common tactic of the left to sow racial division. In leftist ideology, Tebow is identified solely as a white Christian male, which is the zenith of the “oppressor” class. Conversely, the protesting players are “oppressed” and are simply speaking for the voiceless.
The left loves to pay lip service to diversity and inclusivity, but it’s just a shell game. What they really want is power and submission to their ideology.
Liberals are so desperate to glorify anti-American anthem protesters; they’ve resorted to telling outright lies about Tim Tebow.
The great irony is they claim the protesting players have been mischaracterized, and their message has been garbled.
The players’ message is unambiguous. At least, ringleader Colin Kaepernick’s message is clear.
He explicitly said he would not stand for a country that oppressed and murdered black people and people of color. That is blatantly anti-American and factually ignorant.
While any unjustified police-involved death of a suspect is tragic, the reality is this event is a statistically rarity among black people. Approximately half of the homicides in America are committed against black people, and roughly 96% of the perpetrators are black.
Police-involved homicides of suspects account for about 300 deaths, many of which are justified, e.g. an armed suspect who used lethal force against the police.
Out of a nation of 325 million people, over 40 million of them being black, a handful of bad police shootings is not an epidemic.
But that’s not what the media and the protesting players are selling. They want people to believe it’s open season on black people everywhere at all times.
These are the same journalists who suggest Tebow “got away with” protesting when he was in the NFL.
The deceit of the left is both consistent and scary.