Rabbi Claims Tebow-Mania Might Lead to Mosque Burnings
Tim Tebow attacks have gotten out of hand. It started when the Christian group Focus on the Family ran an ad during the Super Bowl that featured Tim and his mother Pam. Here’s what it said:
PAM TEBOW: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well, he’s all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he’s different, but to me, he’s just my baby. He’s my Timmy, and I love him.
TIM TEBOW: Thanks mom. Love you too.
After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, Pam Tebow ignored doctors when they told her she should abort her fifth child. She later gave birth to Tim who went on to win the coveted Heisman Trophy in 2007 and helped the Florida Gators win two BCS championships. Tebow was later drafted by the Denver Broncos and is now the quarterback.
Pro-abortion groups nearly had a heart attack when they heard that Focus on the Family was going to run an ad that they believed was going to carry a pro-life message. Planned Parenthood even released a preemptive video in response to the commercial that the pro-abortion organization had not seen. These people are insane.
Since making his debut in the NFL, there has been relentless handwringing over Tebow’s public display of religion that amounts to nothing more than kneeling on one knee and bowing his head.
Public and media sentiment regarding Tebow has been on the upswing because of the way he has led the Broncos back from the football dead. His 4th quarter comeback victories are the stuff of legend. He’s packing them in the seats, and news stories continue to extol his toughness and fortitude. Tebow has made believers out of them.
Now comes the rabid Left-Wing Rabbi Joshua Hammerman who writes that he has a “Tebow Problem”:
I want to root for the guy, but I’m afraid of what will happen if the hulky Denver Bronco quarterback continues to pull off what is fast becoming the Greatest Gridiron Story Ever Told.
A poster boy of the Christian right, Tebow steadfastly thanks Jesus after every game and, while in college, often inscribed biblical messages on his eye paint. Homeschooled in Florida, this child of missionaries turned down his selection as a Playboy All American because it was, well, Playboy. His trademark prayerful touchdown celebration . . . has become a verb. Google “tebowing” and you’ll find 84 million hits, including lots of YouTube parodies.
Nothing terribly wrong so far. The jab about Tebow being “a poster boy of the Christian right” is a little over the top. Being against killing pre-born babies should extend to Jews whose memory of the holocaust is still fresh, but for many Jews it’s not.
Now here come the rabid comments from Rabbi Hammerman. You won’t find all of them on his post as it now appears on his website. The rabbi got so much negative feedback from nearly everyone that he removed them, but not before the folks at the Heritage Foundation copied them.
When supposedly well-educated candidates publicly question overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and evolution and then gain electoral traction by fabricating conspiracies about a war on Christmas, these are not rational times.
Hammerman is a Liberal who believes in irrational things like man can affect the weather and spontaneous generation.
Are you ready for the most outrageous one? Keep in mind that this is a Jew saying this. Can you imagine what the ADL would be doing if a Christian said the following about a large segment of the Jewish voting community? Do you remember the firestorm over comments by Southern Baptist minister Bailey Smith that “God does not hear the prayers of a Jew”?:
If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.
Muslims are burning churches, killing Christians, and threatening to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, and this guy is worried about a low-key Christian quarterback. Can the world get anymore insane?
The article includes some other stupid things, but I think this one says enough. The Rabbi concludes his article with this line: “For me, only one thing is certain. On Sunday, I’ll be praying for the Patriots.”
I won’t be praying for either team, because, as Tebow himself says, God doesn’t take sides in football games.