Tebow Responds To Plummer’s Jesus Criticism By Reiterating That He Loves Jesus

The Denver Broncos QB made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take program on Tuesday morning and invariably, the topic of former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer’s critique regarding Tebow’s incessant praising of Jesus whenever he gets a chance came up as a topic of discussion. Of course, Tebow responded in typical Tebow-esque manner: self-assured and composed, all the while incorporating heavy doses of “I love Jesus” into his response. As transcribed by Pro Football Talk:

“If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife, I love her, the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and have the opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ,” Tebow said. “It is the most important thing in my life, so every opportunity I have to tell him I love him, or I’m given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m going to take that opportunity.”

The entire comparison between saying you love your wife every day and screaming it from the hilltops or whenever a microphone is shoved in your face is a bit forced, not to mention a stretch if you ask me, but it was said during a live television interview and perhaps his thoughts were not articulated exactly the way Tebow wished. He continued, explaining how the hierarchy of things he loves in his life breaks down:

“I look at it as a relationship I have with him, I want to give him the honor and glory every time I get the opportunity,” Tebow said. “And then after I give him the honor and glory I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory, and that’s how it works. Because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates. I respect Jake’s opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner, but I feel like every time I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise he is due for it because what he did for me, and what he did on the cross for all of us. I really appreciate his opinion and I respect him, but I still will give all the honor and glory to the Lord because he deserves it.”

Whether or not Tebow feels the Lord deserves constant praise is immaterial to the conversation. Plummer’s criticism was that Tebow shouldn’t feel the need to say it at every opportunity. We all get it by now: Tim Tebow loves Jesus and his relationship with his Lord and Savior has been so overly covered by the Broncos QB it has practically reached to the point that whatever message Tebow is trying to convey gets lost in white noise of constant repetition.

Tebow should give it a rest. Everybody knows it. Cats and dogs probably are aware of it at this point. And by the simple act of refraining from speaking about it from time to time, perhaps it will cease to be a topic of discussion. Lord knows I could use a break from it.

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1,136 Comments

  1. jay stack

    November 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I LOVE JESUS, MORE THAN N.F.L. FOOTBALL. THANK YOU TIM T. FOR NOT BEING ASHAMED OF OUR SAVOIR JESUS CHRIST !

    • Travis

      November 23, 2011 at 1:13 am

      I agree with you jay.
      I think the people who don’t get it, typically are people who don’t have what tebow is talking about. A real relationship. Some people don’t get it, until they have nothing to hold on to and open their mind and reach out.

      • Yeah

        November 23, 2011 at 4:41 am

        I’m cool with whatever he wants to do except he shouldn’t be working on a Sunday.

        • Gary Shaw

          November 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

          Maybe pastors shouldn’t work on Sunday either. Timmy is simply a bi-vocational preacher with an amazing pulpit. His work on Sunday offers him the opportunity to tell the world about what Jesus did for him. Isn’t this what the Great Commission is all about??? Hooray for you Tim. The world is always going to be against you…..but they were (and still are) against Jesus too. I pray God will continue to bless you…..you ARE a winner.

    • Tom

      November 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

      Enough already..shutup..and play ball!
      You Christians would go nuts if a Muslem speaks out every time he makes a touchdown and praised Allah…oops!
      I agree with Jake…Shut Up!

    • Mike from Littleton

      November 23, 2011 at 1:27 am

      GOD BLESS YOU Jay (and Tim) Keep it going!!! Yell it from the highest mounts!

    • Lonnie Smith

      November 23, 2011 at 1:36 am

      EXCELLENT RESPONSE !!!!!

    • lisa

      November 23, 2011 at 1:51 am

      For petes sake. Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs, but what they do not have a right to do is throw it up in other peoples faces. Noone has a right to innundate another person with his/her for jesus. Their are other religions out there who would like to watch football and enjoy the sport. THese religions may not see Jesus as anything more than a idol or man or the like so enforcing your love of something/someone might turn these people off. Wait it does. I am Jewish Jesus was a jew period love him in your own time do not denegrate the wonderful world of sports with your bible thumping retoric. It really brings down the sport. Tim go to church on Sunday do not play football. That’s what Jesus would do

      • randy

        November 23, 2011 at 3:19 am

        Wonderful world of sports? wow
        When you meet your creator, remember to tell him sports were more important to you than life, eternal life.

      • Shane

        November 23, 2011 at 4:35 am

        Lisa,
        You talk about peoples’ right not to have religion shoved in their face. Maybe instead of watching a Bronco’s game use your right to watch what you want and turn the channel to a Packer’s game. Isn’t Tim expressing that one basic right you don’t mention called freedom of speech. I don’t ever see Tim saying, you, personally, have to agree with what he says or go to church or whatever. No one is forcing you to listen to Tim’s “Bible thumping”. Every TV and radio I have ever seen has an Off button.

        You probably have not been to a third world country or lived under a dictator where things are “shoved in your face” and if you disagree then you simply disapear or at least have some very nasty things happen to you. I’d be interested to hear how you would criticized Tim if he was trying to promote being gay, or if he was a female athelete and used evert opportunity to help promote more equality of women or heck, if he was a Jew and used his sports platform to try and raise awareness about the situation in the Middle East. Many atheletes understand that there are a lot more important things going on ihe world than sports and they use their platform to talk about what is important to them. Go spend a week in Africa or India and that just might help clarify to you what a real breach of rights is. Since this is America, you have the right to express your opinion just like Tim does. Think about it.

        • Luis

          November 23, 2011 at 5:16 am

          Wow Finally, someone not afraid to tell the truth of the matter. Lisa, In the words of brad stine…”Put a helmet on!!! And slam it down tight!!!” It’s called tolerance Liberal people! remember that word. It goes both ways. Shane well said and I look forward to readin more of your comments in the future.

      • Gary Shaw

        November 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

        Lisa…..you, of all people, are to be most pitied. You say you are Jewish, but obviously are not a Mesianic Jew. Jesus, Gods promised Mesiah was rejected by most Jews, and yet he loved you so much that he died for you. Instead of accepting him, the Jews cried “CRUCIFY HIM”. I will pray for you that you will come to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior while there is still time.

    • tahiti10

      November 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

      I agree! It is so refreshing to see a prominent QB Tim T. show his love and appreciate what that love means to him. I get so tired of society worshiping human figures, i.e., celebrities and sports figures–WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT. I applaud Tim T. and wish and pray that he has great success present and futures and continues to show his love for Jesus Christ!!!

    • Carmen Aviles

      November 23, 2011 at 4:39 am

      Hallehluyer!!!!! Amen!

  2. RCinND

    November 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hey great story. I have an idea, let’s just get religion out of sports all together just like our universities and government. They seem to work great without it.

    Leave the guy alone. Jake’s 15 minutes of fame are over so why do we care what he thinks anyway?

    • jay stack

      November 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

      The world is falling apart ,RCinND..nothing is working just fine…open your eyes !

      • Brad

        November 23, 2011 at 12:55 am

        jay stack–RCinND was being facetious. You missed his sarcastic point.

  3. Beachgirl435

    November 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I agree completely with Jake and Weed against Speed. And don’t all the Christians go nuts over this either. We all get it with Tebow. Enough already. As the article above says, even my pets run away from the TV when Tebow opens his mouth. Give it a rest.

    • chuck carnes

      November 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

      lol u need to put the pig in a pin not inthe house

      • Mike from Littleton

        November 23, 2011 at 1:31 am

        well said chuck!

        • Pen.. it's pen.

          November 23, 2011 at 4:30 am

          Not really, Mike.

  4. rob barringer

    November 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I thought Tebow’s response was great…”every time I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise he is due for it because what he did for me, and what he did on the cross for all of us.” You can’t fault the guy for having convictions and consistantly living those convictions. He isn’t the one cramming the message down your throats…it is the columnists and and the reporters, it is the guys behind the camera and the people who make the decisions about what to put on the screen. Tim Tebow isn’t the only Christ follower in the NFL and I see people pray and give God credit constantly…they just talk about Tebow. I, for one, think it is great. Keep it up, Tim, you are a winner on and off the field.

    • Shannon

      November 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      Amen to that!

    • amy

      November 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

      AMEN

    • Mike from Littleton

      November 23, 2011 at 1:33 am

      Awsome Rob!

    • Lisa

      November 23, 2011 at 1:55 am

      Your so wrong. He is the one cramming it down throats. Wow do you live in our world our your own. The NFL is the national football league, implyng more than one person and his beliefs. There are all kinds of people out there watching the game. The media reports what Tim says they do not make Tim say it. ENough is enough. It demoralizes people and sports in the general vew that the sport is intended to be seen from. All people of all faiths should be allowed the comfort in watching a game.

      • Alan

        November 23, 2011 at 3:51 am

        No Lisa, you are wrong!
        And this is coming from an old (50) Jewish guy who doesn’t believe that Jesus was the son of God.
        True Christians are taught to spread the word, and that is what Mr. Tebow is doing. What impresses me is he is not afraid to do so on a national platform and I truely believe he’s sincere in his convictions. Unlike a lot of other shmoes who point to the sky after every sack, home run or touchdown. HE talks the talk and walks the walk.

  5. Amy

    November 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Really? You think our universities and government are working well??? If everyone gave God the glory and thought less of shameless self promotion things probably would be working well.

  6. Henle

    November 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Are you kidding me…why is this even a subject of an article? It’s fine when other NFL players celebrate & gyrate all over the endzone when they score…I don’t hear anyone making any comments about them…but all of a sudden an athlete is not ashamed to show his love of Christ & people are offended?!? Give me a break. This great nation needs to remember its roots and what it was founded on…I think we all should do a little more “Tebowing”.

    • AMY

      November 23, 2011 at 1:20 am

      AINT THAT THE TRUTH IF MORE PEOPLE WOULD PUT GOD FIRST IN THERE LIVES THEY WOULD NOT BE SO DEPRESSED ALL THE TIME AND COMPLAINING ABOUT TIM TEBOW PRAYING TO HIS GOD THEY BE JOINING HIM

    • Mike from Littleton

      November 23, 2011 at 1:36 am

      Henie, Well said.

      Peace in Christ,
      Mike

  7. beehive4of5

    November 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    WHY DOES GOD HATE AMPUTEE’S? When Tim can answer this, there may be a sampling of his belief. Until then, shut up already. Pray that you learn to hit a wide open receiver for crying out loud. That’ll make all of us believe. Until then, shut up already!!!

    • Ljsal

      November 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Who ever said God hates amputees?! Who made you the spokesman of God’s thought and motives? When you can back up statements that have no fact or validity behind them, then there may be a sampling of you ignorance.

      This is America…..wait…..

      • beehive4of5

        November 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        A man in New York has cancer. His family prays for him and miraculously, he’s cured and even doctors say, “it’s a miracle.” A woman in Paris is losing her battle with AIDS. Her family prays for her and once again, a miracle. The doctors are baffled but they too say, ” a miracle.” There’s an innocent little boy in Vietnam working in the rice fields and steps on a lost land mine, it blows off his leg. The entire world can pray for him from now till the end of time and that innocent little boy will never grow his leg back. EVER!!! Thus, why does god hate amputee’s. Can cure cancer, aids, eye sight, the list goes on and on I’m sure, but he will never give back the leg a poor child lost from a war that’s been over for decades.

        • AreYouNotEntertained

          November 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

          So we’ve cured cancer and AIDS?! Wow, I must be out of the loop. And by that boy losing his leg, we’ve ALL been blessed with the opportunity to experience compassion for someone else, and to be thankful for what we have. And that little boy is most likely a very strong little boy, anyone would be to have to go through something like that. Please try looking for a little silver lining instead of the dark clouds…

        • Travis

          November 23, 2011 at 1:25 am

          Instead of asking why does God hate amputee’s ask why does man hate man. It was not God who built the mine, placed the mine. It was man. And in our anger over things like that, we should not go about building emotional landmines and placing them around others, attacking them. Instead be the person you wish your neighbor was. Be the man who defuses land mines and disposes of them. Out of every evil, there is also an opportunity for even greater good. If we would just choose to look.

          • Benjamin

            November 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

            BRAVO… Travis, well said

    • I Love Jesus

      November 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

      I LOVE JESUS !!!!!!!!!!

      Please respect one’s belief!!!!

  8. Ellie

    November 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    “It is the most important thing in my life, so every opportunity I have to tell him I love him, or I’m given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m going to take that opportunity.”

    The whole point is that he does it to let Jesus know that he loves him. It’s not really for you or the cats and dogs you mention. Why take it so personally?

    Somebody in the spotlight is expressing love instead of hate in this day and age. That’s something positive.

    • Mike from Littleton

      November 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

      Wow Ellie! What you said was spot on, to the point, and brilliant. I thank YOU for what you said! KEEP IT GOING!!!

      Peace in Christ,
      Mike

      • I Love Jesus

        November 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

        Amen, Amen, Amen.

    • Lisa

      November 23, 2011 at 1:59 am

      Really Ellie, if Jesus were Tebows G-d then wouldn’t he know that Tebow believes in him. We don’t need to praise G-d for G-d does things in his way not due to our praise. If you ask G-d for a prize you really think his function to provide that gift to you.. I do not know about you but I am older than 6 and know the difference between G-d and reality. He means different things to different people so get over your sanctimonious crap already.

      • jeff

        November 23, 2011 at 3:12 am

        Tebow isnt asking for a prize…he is thanking God for anything and everything he receives from God, be it knowledge,well-being,piece of mind, health, or the ability to run the option… all things come from God..thats the point.

  9. STLTIGER1956

    November 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    What everyone fails to understand is that Tebow doesn’t care what you think, nor should he. He only cares what Jesus thinks and Jesus is honored by Tebow’s devotion to Him. You do remember your TVs have an off button, right? You have the power to TURN OFF YOUR TV IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT. I’m proud of him. I gurantee God will be prouder of Tebow than the closet Christians who bow to intolerant people like you all and keep their faith to themselves. How come none of you constantly bash the Obama worship by sports figures? Only bash those who worship the real God, huh? Good move. *note sarcasm…

    • AMY

      November 23, 2011 at 1:26 am

      that is so true i love it….keep on praying tim let them keep talking about you and laughing at you for one day they will wish they was praying to Jesus too but it will be too late

      • Diamond

        November 23, 2011 at 1:58 am

        Don’t worry Amy, Lord and Savior Krishna will greet you in the afterlife, regardless of your religious beliefs. It’s never too late to believe.

      • I Love Jesus

        November 23, 2011 at 4:24 am

        Agree with you Amy!!!

        Tim, continue praising and proclaiming your love to Jesus!!!!
        If Jesus is with us, who can be against us.

  10. rick

    November 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Does freedom of speech only come to those that don’t speak about their belief system? NO. I am thankful that Tebow is proud to speak about his love for Christ. I hope he continues to do so without others trying to tell him what to say or when to say it. Go Tebow for being what God called you to be, A witness for Christ. You were placed in the spotlight and you are spreading the message you feel you should. I for one am never tired of hearing anyone proclaim their love for Christ. Keep up the good work, Tebow.

  11. Jarrod

    November 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Tim, if you ever get to read this, don’t let the critics and cynics dampen your desire to give God the glory in every possible way. Our world is a broken one, loaded with sinners like myself and we NEED to hear that message until the world really gets it. Don’t ever stop sharing the message of Jesus and what He did for us on the cross. If they put a microphone in front of you and ask for your thoughts, well, give them your heart-felt thoughts brother, because they asked for it! God bless you for your boldness, “for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but of power, self-control and discipline.” 2 Timothy 2:2

  12. Arnold De Leon

    November 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I thank GOD that there is someone in sports that knows what loving Jesus and what he did for this world is all about. Their use to be a time that players gave GOD the glory for playing in the game everytime the scored but then they were told not to take off their helments and then some complined that they prayed and should not do that now the only time they pray is when some one gets hurt and just celabrate end the endzone but hadley give thanks to GOD for keeping them safe on the field i say let TEBOW praise GOD when ever he wants if more were like him maybe they would not be in those places where peolpe are getting shot or doing so much drugs ok getting killed by some spouse they need GOD look at our counrty how it gets more violent the shcools more dangerous we keep taking GOD out letting this counrty fall apart then ask whats going on

  13. beehive4of5

    November 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    One last thing. Tebow’s Lord and savior doesn’t need to hear from tebow’s lips that he loves him and thanks him. Tebow’s Lord and savior is omnipotent, therefore speaking in tongues is not required.

    • AreYouNotEntertained

      November 23, 2011 at 1:12 am

      The word you’re looking for is omniscient, and if you actually believed that, you wouldn’t be spouting off about anything because He knows your thoughts too. Try actually learning a little about the thing you want to rail against before you try to convince others how ignorant you are. We don’t have to be omniscient to see where you’re at right now :)

      • Yo

        November 23, 2011 at 4:35 am

        Flourescent

  14. SOCCERLUVR

    November 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Way to go Tim! 2 Corinthians 12:10
    “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” You are a major role model for many people.

  15. ME

    November 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    First of all, you must remember these people are being put on television to say whatever they want to say. An after-game interview, which is what is being referred to here, is the epitomy of “15 minutes of fame”. After-game interviews are mainly just so the players can say whatever they want.

    With that in mind, Tim Tebows’ choice to express his beliefs doesn;t bother me one bit. It has absolutely zero effect on me.

    However.

    I only care to hear about the topic at hand, which is football. If i want to hear gospel, I will listen to gospel of my choosing.

    God is such a personal topic I just dont like hearing about it in public. Most christians would not enjoy sitting around a mosque and listening to the preaching about Mohammed all day every day. They might find it intriguing or interesting or whatever for a little while, but eventually they are going to be turned off by it and go back to their own church.

    I believe this how many Americans feel about Tim Tebow and his constant religious sentiments. They dont necessary agree or disagree they are just getting wearied by it. I WANT TO HEAR TIM TALKING ABOUT X’s and O’s, ABOUT THE PATTERN THE RECEIVER WAS SUPPOSED RUN BUT HOW TIM INGENIOUSLY AUDIBLED BECAUSE HE NOTICED EARLIER IN THE GAME THAT THE SAFETY HAS A SLIGHT SWAGGER TO HIS STEP WHEN A BLITZ IS COMING.

    I want to hear about his reads and how he feels about his personal performance, about his receiver’s performance, how he felt his line performed, about the defense, the playcalling, I want to hear the nitty gritty that makes great players great!!

    • beehive4of5

      November 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      amen…

    • AreYouNotEntertained

      November 23, 2011 at 1:18 am

      Maybe, just maybe, we’ll be able to get him to stop. It would be right after we teach our kids that acting like an idiot in the end zone after a touchdown is called poor sportsmanship and taunting, not celebrating. And when you miss that interception, laying on the ground flailing your arms is what a baby does when he hasn’t been taught that it is wrong. Grown ass men acting like punks and babies, all the while teaching our kids it’s alright to act that way. If you get a touchdown, act like you’ve been there before and give the ball to the ref. Once silly things like that are out of the game, maybe, just maybe we can pick on someone for doing what Tim’s doing.

    • Travis

      November 23, 2011 at 1:36 am

      I don’t like seeing De Shawn Jackson taunting other plays and coaches, getting penalties I don’t like seeing grown men having Excessive celebrations after every play. Seeing players fake injuries to slow the game. Ripping their coaches. But I have the choice to watch what I chose to watch and if it bothers me so much i can’t endure. I can turn it off. The game is what I like watching. If I don’t like what a player says in an interview I just want watch. Everyone preaches free speech and tolerance until they are asked to do the same. Funny how many people are coming out of the wood work now that the shoe is on the other foot.

      • Diamond

        November 23, 2011 at 1:54 am

        DeSean is awesome. You’ve got the right to celebrate your achievements and have fun doing that. Live a little…religion only confuses the issue. And if we’re all about free speech and tolerance, let them celebrate!

        Amen to Krishna, King of all Kings! Glory be to God and the NFL!

  16. Tim Olson

    November 22, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Praise God that a person is willing to put God first in his life and tell everyone about it and why! Tim has a great tool, a national audience every week that he can minister to. If his prayers on the field bother the viewers there is probably a reason…when was the last time you have read the bible? Do you feel conviction
    spiritually at all? Do you pray, go to church, teach your children right from wrong? Tim Tewbo can’t do that but you can…think about it…do something about it.

  17. Brad

    November 23, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Mr. Weed Against Speed:

    You miss the point entirely. Incomplete pass, sorry.

    Tebow doesn’t care what you or I think. He’s not doing it to prove anything to anybody or to display or show off his religion or his beliefs. He’s doing it because that’s exactly what he believes and that is what he is practicing. He’s not doing it for your or anyone else’s approval or to prove that he is religious–he simply does not care. He is just doing what he believes is right. As far as I’m concerned this is a non-story, but of course, since sports pundits ARE the ones who always has something to prove to the world with their opinions, this is a story.

  18. Ahmad

    November 23, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I think as Tim said he’s mentioning Jesus name every time he gets an apportonity to, not for us to see that he is religios or that he is in love with Jesus but glorify The Jesus name not his own name.

  19. Ahmad

    November 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Good for him.

  20. Jacob

    November 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

    God is God whether you want him to be or not! One day we will all bow before Jesus Christ and worship him. WE ALL WILL. Tim knows the account he brings to the Lord then is more important then football.

    • Diamond

      November 23, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Thanks for the prediction. I think about 1 billion people or more would disagree…

      Peace in Krishna!

      • Dave

        November 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

        Unfortunately it won’t matter if they disagree.What Jacob said is going to happen and the only thing that matters is you had better know where you go when you die.When the time comes where every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that HE is Lord it will be to late. John 3:16

  21. Andy

    November 23, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Tim Tebow is awesome!

  22. THC88

    November 23, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I’m a hardcore catholic and this ticks me off. He seems like a dick everytime he does a jesus shoutout. We understand that you’re thankful for everything jesus did for you, but he doesn’t need a hype-man.

    • Alan

      November 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

      No, you are an idiot who happens to be catholic.
      From what I understand(an old jewish guys perspective) christians are taught to spread the word, so that is what Mr. Tebow is doing. What is wrong with that?
      Aren’t you as a catholic taught to spread the word? Or do you just go to mass on Sunday and leave it at that.

      pathetic…because I know the answer.

  23. Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I could say a lot of things to the stupid statements made in and about this article but I’ll keep it to these. If you don’t like hearing what Tewboy says, stop listening. Leave the guy alone. You obviously don’t share what’s in his heart or you wouldn’t be so against what he says and does. And …. who cares if he isn’t the typical NFL quarterback. There are hundreds of those who can’t win a game but who LOOK good losing. “Nuff said!”

  24. Al

    November 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Tebow, keep telling it like it is, it is beautiful to see a bold walk for the lord. I admire the love and the walk for our Lord Jesus Christ…if you say the name of our Lord and Saviour, say it with repentance in your heart and on your knees…we will all know Him our Saviour one day.

  25. Regina

    November 23, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Way 2 serve the LORD Tebow!!!!! That’s what I’m talkn bout!!!! GOD bless you…don’t ever change. You r my hero and a true servant of the LORD. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Bill

    November 23, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Who did Plummer even play for? I don’t remember him at all. However, I just lied
    because I know he was a QB somewhere….

  27. Cindy

    November 23, 2011 at 1:42 am

    I remember Cassius Clay after her converted to islam and how he would always give praise to allah. No one whined about him doing that. I know that many boxers often give credit or praise to the God of Christianity. Tebow is no different of an example for Christianity in football. Why all this attention?

  28. Jen

    November 23, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Way to go Tebow. It is time to take a stand, this nation has been like cattle to the slaughter for everything else and if they were on their knees more our country wouldn’t be in the shape it is. And by the way there will be a day when we all will bow and acknowledge the Lord as King of Kings regardless of your belief or not. Blessed are those who are persecuted.

  29. Diamond

    November 23, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Tebow needs to talk football, save the sermon for church, this is the NFL, not the Christian Academy of Sports. Keep religion out of everything, it only messes things up.

    All Hail Lord Krishna!

  30. Robert D

    November 23, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Dear Mr. Tebow

    And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

    Matthew 6:5-6

    Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. …

    Matthew 6:1-34.

    So read your own book and take you fairy tails off the field… thank you.

    • JQ in Orlando

      November 23, 2011 at 2:39 am

      What is your point? That you know Bible verses? If you are calling Tim Tebow a hypocrite, then you show your ignorance. I don’t know you but do know that when others are out having fun, or partying, or taking the summer off, taking off-season to play with their toys, etc., that Tim Tebow is out on missionary ventures. Not exactly being a hypocrite as you would suggest.
      The devil also knows Bible verses and can spout them off better than anyone on Earth. Doesn’t mean a thing. Tim actually lives what he believes and now gets the coverage. We should all aspire to do the same instead of the facade most put on.
      The “Shock jocks”, adult film and adult sites supporters promote the First Amendment and supported by many due to their Constitutional Rights. Always saying others can change the station, turn off the computer, etc., but are hypocritical in now stating Tim shouldn’t say his convictions. So much for the First Amentment, I guess, if we don’t conform to your way of thinking, right?

    • Hank

      November 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

      Go back and read the verse again. Obviously you missed the context of it. The hypocrites were praying to be seen praying and giving long prayers, JUST TO BE SEEN BY MEN and bring attention to themselves. Tebow is in the spotlight, got it, but he does not care who sees it. He is not praising god for you to see, but it is between God and him., he just happens to be on TV.

      I dont watch garbage on TV like because i don’t agree with what is on. I turn the channel. There are other games to watch, watch one that does not offend you so much.

  31. Joy

    November 23, 2011 at 1:50 am

    What is wrong with having a relationship with our Lord and Savior and singing his praises on high? To many people are embarassed these days.
    And to many people are afraid it wouldn’t be pc. I say leave Tim Tebow alone….There are many other people in other professions that sing the praises of Jesus Christ and they are critized. Football and Jesus can’t go hand in hand? Give me a break.

  32. Lissa

    November 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Yeah and I’m tired of hearing sports stars with dirty mouths speaking and bad mouthing each other. I’m sick of hearing them complain they don’t get paid enough when they make more in three games than I’ll probably see in my lifetime.

    Let Tim thank Jesus for his ability to play. If there’s a Muslim or a Hindu that wants to do something similar, that’s up to them. Just because I don’t believe the same way doesn’t mean they have no right to talk.

    People said the same thing about Reggie White and Kurt Warner. And in the NBA, people took bets to see how long it would be before Wayne Simien lost his religion (he never did). Some people choose to call themselves the king, some people choose to thank their parents or something. Tebow chooses to thank his Savior. Just because you don’t agree with it doesn’t mean it’s not his right to do so.

  33. nate

    November 23, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Praise buddha!!!

  34. nate

    November 23, 2011 at 2:07 am

    I just want to watch football. I wish the TV stations would just stop showing him praying all the time. Can’t he just say a prayer in his head or so,ething? Like most normal people…

  35. Max Musick

    November 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I am behind you 100% my man, Keep up your good work,
    Aloha buddy

  36. Larry

    November 23, 2011 at 2:11 am

    In my eyes Tebow is serving the Lord and , this would be no different than other players dancing after a score or first down. It just happens to be a less selfish act by Tebow to give the glory to GOD and say it proud and loud. The people who complain clearly do not have an relationship with GOD that Tebow has. However if you dislike what Tebow is doing, deal with it. there are other things in sports i dont like but no need to bash them over their belifes. like when someone scores and the takes a knee and prays. Tebow is not forcing his religion on anyone he is just expressing his love for Jesus . God be the glory for Tebow showing others it does not matter where you are and who is aginst you. GOD shouild be first and never be afraid to praise him even on T.V or at work.

  37. kevin

    November 23, 2011 at 2:15 am

    how can you say he is “cramming down everybodys throat” for just stating what he believes in, and he isnt preaching a sermon, he is just saying i believe in Jesus. if you are weak minded enough to be upset about him saying how much he loves someone, thats your problem

  38. gobears87

    November 23, 2011 at 2:15 am

    This guy who wrote the article is a DB. Who cares who Tebow praises when he celebrates. It’s part of being a Christian to spread the word of Christ. Plummer is a D.B. for saying it too.

  39. JR

    November 23, 2011 at 2:40 am

    WHY CAN’T I WATCH A FOOTBALL GAME WITHOUT SEEING SOMETHING I DON’T LIKE ABOUT IT????

    NOT FAIR!!!!!!

    If I don’t like it, it should be BANNED!

    (And stop whining! Only *I* get to whine. The rest of you are crybabies and botched abortions.)

    THE H*** TO EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T THINK JUST LIKE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. footballguy1616

    November 23, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Man…what’s with Tebow?..so what if he realized that he was going to stand someday before the creator of this planet who has said that “it is appointed once for all men to die and then comes the judgement”?

    So what if God happens to demand that we all are to “be holy as I am holy” and has also told us that if we fail in one point of obeying His law “the 10 commandments” that we are guilty of all of them which puts him (and us) in a really tough spot with God!

    Big deal if God clearly has said, “that for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life for those who believe on His name”? (sorry for melding two separate passages from the Bible).

    Big deal Tebow has placed his faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ so that when he dies someday and stands before this holy God, he can point to that cruel cross 2000 years ago where Christ died to take the punishment for his (and our sins)?

    So why would someone make such a big deal about waking up each morning with the thrilling knowledge that all of his sins are forever forgiven?

    So Tebow is all excited about the silly little fact that he is declared righteous before God and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that on judgement day God will accept Christ’s sacrificial and substitutional death on the cross to take the punishment for all of Tebows sins?

    Big deal that he has placed all of his trust in what Jesus Christ did by paying the entire penalty for his sins and he won’t have to stand trial for the many times he (as we) have failed (by missing the mark of perfect sinlessness) before a holy and just God?

    Big deal if he realizes that a “good” judge would never let someone off for theft or murder if that murdering thief did some nice things for other people over the years?

    Tebow has learned that “not by works of rightousness that he has done but according to God’s mercy He saved him”?

    Well now that I think about it…maybe Tebow should turn up the volume a little more?

    Seems news this exciting and big should be shouted from the rooftops hey?

    If a blind beggar tells other blind beggars where to find food, I doubt any of them would tell him to “tone it down and cool it” cause they’re sure they will probably stumble on some food by themselves eventually?

    Anyone ever think Tebows excitement may be the most realistic and rational thing he could do by acknowledging the grand sense of profound appreciation he has for Christ’s dying to take the punishment for his sins?

    I know I can because the same joy and excitement about Christ taking the punishment for my sins is what I get to wake up with every morning also!

    Maybe next time you see John 3:16 in the stands at some game you will remember to go and find your family’s Bible and read the entire book of John and see what has everyone from Martin Luther, to Billy Graham to Tim Tebow (and me) so excited.

  41. Chu Mu

    November 23, 2011 at 2:52 am

    “Tebow should give it a rest. Everybody knows it”

    Mind your own bees wax… It’s a free country last I heard. All the players, coaches, movie stars, celebrities scream their filthy language to high heaven. Write an article about that, moron. Make sure you mention, that if you aren’t close enough to hear the language – that their lips can be read as far as sight or TV allows. Clean up the filth, all the self-serving dances after plays, attention drawing self-centered behaviors, and only then comment on Tebow’s antics.

    As far as I’m concerned you can go pound salt…

  42. Benjamin

    November 23, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Give this some thought,
    GOD works thru people to reach the masses, the proof is in this forum,
    40% of the people on here never speak about christ, However it is on everyone’s tounge at this moment wheather you believe or not.

    Im just saying… (Tebow the good sheppard)

  43. Larry

    November 23, 2011 at 3:22 am

    It Tim wishes to praise Jesus for his accomplishments on the football field, etc… that should be his decision, and his alone. However, I seriously doubt Jesus cares what Tim T does on the football field, or what anyone else does on the playing field, for that matter. Why should it bother anyone what he believes, as long as he doesn’t try to impose his beliefs on others. If you have a problems with his praising the Lord, just turn off your TV, or whatever devise you might be viewing it on. Fifty years from now, no one will care about who Tim Tebow is, or what he has done, nor yourself for that matter. You idiots that comment on these blogs must not have a life. Leave Tim Tebow alone and go get one!

  44. Chuck

    November 23, 2011 at 4:20 am

    What most of the critics that complain about the fact that we all should know Tebows stance on Christ by now is missing is the fact that he is not doing it for our benefit. He is doing it out of his commitment and respect for Christ. I don’t think you would see the same people saying how stupid Muslims are because of having to stop and pray at a certain time and direction everyday or players that score repeating their “signature” move over and over. Give him a break.

  45. Mark

    November 23, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Tim has it right. Also, those that make fun (dogs and cats know it too) are persecuting Tim for his belief in Jesus Christ. That doesn’t desuade a Christian, it’s expected and will increase as time goes on. It won’t be too much longer and people will be killed for standing up for Jesus like Tim is doing. God gave him a gift to get into the spotlight and Tim knows it wasn’t all about throwing touchdowns. Haters are gonna hate. One day there will be no more atheists.

  46. Mark

    November 23, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Dissuade. Sorry. Meant to spellcheck.

  47. Gary

    November 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Tebow might just be God’s new Samson.

  48. Ben Moses

    November 23, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I get it, praise the lord for assistance in his achievements. But have a two sided coin. Why not blame the lord for his fumbles and interceptions. He could tell the reporters, “the pass was right on target til Jesus Christ my savior decided to blow the ball into the defenders hands”, darn him…….

  49. Did I miss something???

    November 23, 2011 at 5:21 am

    FIRST I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ….. THEN THE TOPIC AT HAND…That’s the Tim Tebow formula. It is not TAKE OUT YOUR BIBLE AND TURN TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. If thanking God prior to getting into the meat of the interview is Bible thumping, THUMP ON TIM. It seems that the opposition is not actually to TIm himself but the God he serves. It isn’t surprising to Tim that people hate on him; he’s been prepared for it. He knows that the world hated Jesus first!

  50. Bill

    November 23, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I pray that mr. tim tebow is very successful and develops into one of the best QBs. I like to see him play and why is so one so down of him. He does it all right. I love Jesus and there is nothing wrong on expressing it. He is not cramming it down anyones throat. I would love to work with him as he really inspires me, Keep it going and you are a winner

  51. Donald Schaefer

    November 23, 2011 at 5:25 am

    This country was based and built upon the Christian way of life. Why would anyone stop someone from expressing his God given and constitutional right? Tebow, every program emulates the powers of the NFL. Please keep your crusade in expressing the views of the silent majority. If there were ever a time that people could use Jesus Christ in their life it is now. Remember, you are being politically correct as “In God We Trust” and Christian beliefs formulated this country. Backing off from your beliefs only gives into the vocal minorities points of view.

    God Bless

    • J

      November 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

      Donald, you know very little of this country. It was founded by Deists, not Christians. Jefferson rejected Christianity; Franklin rejected Christianity. Paine rejected Christianity–thus, the people who effectively created this country (Washington had little if anything to do with it) were not Christian. Get over it. I’m tired of religious zealots, most of whom are uneducated and have no background knowledge of their own religion or this country, running their mouths (or hands on the keyboard) about matters on which they are ignorant. “In God we Trust” is not an original element of this country’s pledge or motto either.

      In regards to Tebow, it nauseates me when people continually talk about Jesus, a man who never claimed himself as God by the way, and whose death was unfortunate, but had nothing whatsoever to do with redemption other than in the letters of Saul (Paul) of Tarsus. However, Tebow is an entertaining football player and a decent human being, so I let it slide for him. Most Christians are not entertaining football players, however, and many of them are not decent human beings, so you don’t get to praise your god to me. Just keep winning Tebow, and then you can praise whomever you like.

      • John Tillman

        November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

        Jesus didn’t claim to be God? I don’t know where you heard that at but it’s not true. Also, I find it interesting that someone of your “intellect” would say something so ignorant as “religious zealots, most of whom are uneducated and have no background knowledge of their own religion”. Also, you write, “most Christians are not entertaining football players, however, and many of them are not decent human beings”. You need to get out of the house more often my friend. The only thing ignorant is your entire post.

        • Jorge

          November 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

          Most Christians are uneducated? Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal, Louise Pastor, Arthur Crompton and many other scientist are and where Christians.

      • Robert Burrows

        November 23, 2011 at 7:51 am

        J, you have done some reading in the bible and have a little knowledge of the people who founded the country but sadly no where near enough to have an accurate understanding. The majority of the writers of the constitution where very well founded in Christian principles and had a deep belief in Jesus Christ. Most could actually read the bible in its original languages. How do you interpret, “I am the way, the truth, and the light” when you say Jesus the Christ never claimed to be the son of God. For your enlightenment, there are hundreds of passages in the old and in the new testaments in which Jesus is identified as and/or asserts to be the Son of God.

      • DW

        November 23, 2011 at 7:52 am

        Hey J you are simply wrong!! No deists involved. Read George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation. He was NO deist!
        The deist LIE is something promoted by the profoundly ignorant and atheists. Which are you?

      • Tom

        November 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

        Say, oh ignorant one-the people you cite as non-christian were the ultra-conversative idiots of their time, and just as we find today, those same right wing bigots would just as soon support the Muslims if it wouls line their pockets with gold. The very few non-believers you mention, were far out numbered by God fearing, and yes, Jesus loving AMERICANS! Your idea of a vacation[exotic, I'm sure] is flithy Mexico, where you can swill beer and make a continued fool of yourself—why don’t you really travel[although I'm sure you can't afford to---after all, you've aligned yourself with the conservative movement, because ALL those "folks" have money----right?!] The real world, with the exception of the USA and a hand full of European countries, is in a sad state of affairs, and those that are staying afloat are all Christian based! Why don’t you move to Libya or Iraq, wrap a rag around your head and buy a well used prayer rug—where your eventually going, you’ll need it! God Bless America—-you conservative bastards, maybe not!

        • kevin tennant

          November 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

          By classifying Thomas Jefferson as an ” ultra-conservative ” you reveal your own ignorance of history OR correct political labeling. The man was no hidebound conservative in thought nor deed.
          Strange as it may seem to you, it is not only possible but common to be an educated, intelligent Christian conservative who is not bigoted, racist, or evil.
          Christ’s second most important command was to love our neighbors as ourselves.
          It is not right wing conservatives who are ruining America, it is leftist authoritarians with their socialist, statist, multiculturalist moral relativism.

      • e

        November 23, 2011 at 8:15 am

        Actually neither Franklin or Jefferson rejected Christianity they rejected the idea of a religious state. Jefferson even went out of his way in some of his documents to state that a lot of the moral fiber that this country was based on was found in religious text. You are correct about the “In God we Trust” did not come around till much later. To say the majority of our founding fathers were simply deist and not Christians (Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran etc.) is a bit misleading. And yes i’m aware there were a few atheist that assisted in founding. We may not be a Christian country but we are a country based largely on Christian beliefs.

      • bobise

        November 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

        J: YOUR WRONG..
        There are Deist- Christians and Deist- Not Christian.. You’ll find Jefferson “Episcopal” who gave much of his money to start those churches was more Anglican than DNC. But like Calvinism it held that the Holy Scripture was the final authority on spiritual matters, not popes or any clergy.

        Benj. Franklin, Letter to Ezra Stiles, 9 March 1790,: Here is my creed.

        * I believe in one God, the creator of the universe.
        * That he governs by his providence.
        * That he ought to be worshipped.
        * That the most acceptable service we render to him is doing good to his other children.
        * That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this.
        He does go on to say he hasn’t taken the time to study about Jesus of Nazareth. since he was 84 at writing this letter..Ben felt he would know the truth shortly.

        Now in regards to Pain:A more devout believer in God and immortality never lived than Thomas Paine. In no other works are the terms God and Creator used more frequently, or in a more reverential manner, than in his. In his “Age of Reason,” the work that brought down upon his devoted head the wrath of almost the entire Christian priesthood, the recognition of a Supreme Being is made, more than two hundred times.

        On the first page of this book appears his creed, and his creed begins with these words:

        “I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.”

        In summing up his arguments in the first part of this work, he says:

        “The moral duty of man consists in imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God manifested in the creation toward all his creatures. That seeing, as we daily do, the goodness of God to all men, it is an example calling upon all men to practice the same toward each other.”

        A concluding paragraph of the second part reads as follows:

        “Were man impressed as fully and as strongly as he ought to be with the belief of a God, his moral life would be regulated by the force of that belief; he would stand in awe of God and of himself, and would not do the thing that could not be concealed from either. … This is Deism.”

        When Paine commenced his “Age of Reason,” he was fifty- six. The first great product of his brain, “Common Sense,” was written when he was thirty-eight. In this work a recognition of God is expressed on almost every page. He died at the age of seventy- two. His will begins with these words: “Reposing confidence in my Creator, God.” It ends as follow: “I die in perfect composure and resignation to the will of my Creator, God.”

        • bobise

          November 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

          James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: “We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.” Furthermore: As I continue your enlightenment…..
          Consider these words by John Adams, our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible Society. In an address to military leaders he said, “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
          How about our first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay? He stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
          Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook, rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the Scriptures: “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies, is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.” ….what amazes me the most through the years is a constant belief of how superior we are now in the 21st century than our founders, I find the opposite to be true…we are getting dumber!!!

      • Cody

        November 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

        Donald “Dont cast your pearls to swine, they will trample on them!” GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY!

      • John

        November 23, 2011 at 8:20 am

        J

        I’m sorry that you’re obviously going through a very difficult time in your life my friend. Tebow is a great example of what all Christians should do, and that is to honor God in “Everything” that we do and give thanks for everything that we have. After all, it is He who has given it to us and it all belongs to him anyway. I’m thankful for a guy like Tebow who has changed many lives by his example.

      • fe3o2y2h2o

        November 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

        You apparently know the Bible very well either. Jesus said “if you have seen me, you have seen the Father”. If you don’t think that’s calling himself God, or claiming to be, then you are quite uneducated. And this country WAS found on Christian ideals. I suggest you read up on that subject as well. The people you mentioned, MAY not have been Christians, but the Christian ideals is what guided the Constitution. And if you don’t believe Jesus is the truth, the life and the way, through his dieing on the cross, then I pray for your atheistic self for salvation. You aren’t going to get it any other way. Granted, many Christians are not saints. They are all sinners as a matter of fact and will gladly tell you that. The trouble is, non Christians always try to use that as making a Christian hypocritial. That’s YOUR interpretation, not ours. We KNOW we are FAR from perfect and ask for forgiveness every day. No one is perfect or a non sinner, oh, except for that guy called Jesus. In this day and age of political correctness, we would never DARE say anything about some Muslim or Jew or Hindu or Black dominated religion, but Christianity is the most persecuted religion in this country, and you are a prime example of that. Frankly, as you are nauseated, I’m nauseated about all the Christian bashing that goes on daily. Oh, you’re correct about the “In God We Trust Thing” . Congrats on getting one thing correct.

        • fe3o2y2h2o

          November 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

          I stand corrected by others who either had it on the tip of their tongue or did further research than I who is just replying during a break at work. (Corrected about the beliefs of Jefferson, Franklin, etc).
          Thanks for reminding me guys. I believed what you said to be true, but I didn’t have a source to quote as you did. Good job.

      • John

        November 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

        J,

        You read a few books. Learned how to talk in complete sentences, and suddenly you are the smart guy in the room. Classic.

      • VM

        November 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

        But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

        1 Corinthians 2:14

    • D.L. Baldwin

      November 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

      I find this young man to be exciting and I hope he is as full of faith as he says he is. I am 54 years old and I am considering buying my first football jersey. If I do I will purchase a TEBOW jersey because I want to root for a good man. Many other players may cause me pain wth thier name on my back and I find out they are not good men.

      Go Tebow!

    • rickyy

      November 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

      All of you so called christians need to take a page out of Timmy’s book. Most of your replies are full of hate and judgment. Tebow stinks @ being an NFL QB but is a heck of a football player and a great person that doesnt believe just because you disagree w/him you’re going to hell, he just goes on with his life….he may be wrong or he may be right. Y did people flee europe hmmm something to do with the Cult I mean CHURCH right?

  52. Bruce

    November 23, 2011 at 5:28 am

    It is nice to see someone stand up for what they believe while being respectful to others. Tim is not rude or crude in his comments, he believes what he believes and he is not ashamed of it. Like it or not God has given Tim talant and a platform to speak from and here we are talking about God, good job Tim.
    Praying your career is long and prosperous, may you have the grace to continue your walk in a way that will impact many lives for Christ.

  53. Charles Will Nichols

    November 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

    In this day and age people need to know their is a hope in all of the mass confusion of our world today and that hope in in our lord and savior Jesus Christ. I applaud Tim for continueing to uphold the standard he lives and serves and the ones who have bad remarks really don,t understand why Tim continues to proclaim and serves as a witness for our lord. It amazes me how people take scripture out of contex to make it say what they want it to say. Tim keep on keeping on we all could take a lesson from you in the way we serve and witness. SATAN IS MAD WITH YOU so keep up the good work set before you.

  54. CUJO

    November 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    WOW!!! I love it! There is nothing wrong with praising GOD and loving our enemies. Don’t care too much for the Broncos but big UPs to Tebow in staying true to his beliefs. GOD takes care of his own. ‘No weapon formed against me shall prosper.’

    • Cody

      November 23, 2011 at 7:41 am

      so by that logic, your god is only showing up for Tebow and the christians on the other side of the ball are being told to suck it?

      • DW

        November 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

        Cody,
        Abe Lincoln’s maxim was “Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt” it’s too late for you in this post but maybe next time. Eh

        • Tony

          November 23, 2011 at 8:14 am

          Ironically to this discussion DW. Abe Lincoln got that saying from Proverbs 17:28.

  55. Chatrick Clark

    November 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Evidently the writer of this has NOT a clue of Christian faith, beliefs or ANYTHING that has to do with Jesus Christ or God!
    What a pity.
    You go Tebow, and I know you will never cave in or waver to the pressure of clueless masses who are not believers!
    They are absolutely entitled to THEIR beliefs and opinions, but, then again, so are you and I.

  56. Brvhrt1234

    November 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I alwaysfind it amazing how people can have a zeal or passion for just about anything and not be critisized for it unless, of course, it is their belief in God, Jesus and their religion. It seems to me the only ones who would tire of hearing him are probably the ones who need to hear his message the most. I for one delight in his joyful and public adoration of our Lord, Jesus.

  57. Chris Painter

    November 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    If and when I want spiritual guidance I will go to a house of worship. Certainly not a football field.
    These overpaid “athletes” certainly can speak about their faith, but I do not care to hear it.
    You are paid to play a game, not preach to the customers.
    If you feel a need to “serve” the Lord, quit the ballgame foolishness and become a preacher.
    The Bible tells us you must leave ALL your possesions to “follow” Him. He also advises that we pray in the closet.
    But, I guess this “show” of faith is just an act.

    • bob

      November 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

      Thane turn off the volume if you do not choose to “hear” it. You have that freedom just as Tim has the freedom to praise his God. It is very refreshing and inspiring to see a young man roday yake a stand for his Faith in a true and spirited way without harming anyone. I am one, am hoping he holds true to his beliefs and continues to be an excellent role model for our youth. God, Family, Country! Go Tim.

      • Bob

        November 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

        Tht should be “Then turn off the volume…” (typo)

    • Rick Boswell

      November 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Chris,

      You should read your bible and understand it before using verses it to dismiss Tim Tebow’s faith as an “act”. If you would take the time, or make the effort to understand, you would see that he is 100% correct in his actions and that everyone else is wrong. I find it concerning that if a sports figure were to be talking about anything else people would “tolerate” it, but because he’s talking about our Lord and Savior, people ridicule him. I realize that not everyone is called to be a disciple of Christ, but some are. I pray that I could personally give you the gift of Faith, but I can’t. I could only hope that you realize that Faith is a gift, and Tim Tebow has it! God Bless him and may his determination never falter.

    • David McFalls

      November 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

      Chris, sometimes we are the only bible people see! Pray in the closet?

      In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

      What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.

      … you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. … he must deny himself, pick up his cross every day, and follow me continually, …

      becasue of this, he too will be persecuted

    • JEFF

      November 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

      also says, DO NOT JUDGE.

      • JYL

        November 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

        NOBODY is JUDGING YOU….YOU seem to be judging Mr. Tebow. Freedom of speech and Freedom of Religion has been taken away by “political correctness”. If a singer is saying bad words on their song, it becomes a HIT! If a homosexual comes out and talks about their relationships, it is applauded. WHY can we, as Christians, not have the right to say how we feel about Our Lord and Savior without criticism? Because in the Bible, Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” NIV

      • DW

        November 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

        It’s Luke 6:37-42 the beauty of the verse is that we condemn ourselves when we judge others.

    • bobbi

      November 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

      J, you are commpletley wrong on almost every fact you state. It is just the parroting of some other athiest who hasn’t read all the voluminous material regarding the faith of the Founding Fathers. But whether it’s freedom to believe in God, Jesus Christ (God in my Book) or any other religious leader–or none–it is our right, and to SPEAK FREELY about it.

      Chris, you are mis-quoting the Bible. To be “perfect” we must give up all
      possessions. But many other places talk about how God wants us to prosper. Yes, there is a place that says to pray in private, but there are many MORE places that exhort us to give praise and glory to God. We are supposed to do BOTH private and public.

      Tebow ROCKS!

  58. Sherry Harvey

    November 23, 2011 at 5:54 am

    As a Christian, (in my case, a Catholic Christian), we are called upon to give praise and thanks to God, “praying without ceasing”, in all that we do. Tim is a good Christian and only obeying God’s commandment, the first one: “Love the Lord thy God…..” Tim’s actions are not offensive to those who truly love God. What is offensive is all the talk that is against Tim’s actions — talk that is clearly and undoubtedly coming from the opposite of Jesus. If Tim’s stopping momentarily to praise and thank God is offensive to you, it’s time to reassess your life and see more clearly who/what is guiding your thinking.

  59. Carole Williams

    November 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Nice guys never make it far in the NFL. The organization ‘praises and honors’ the bad guys – the Michael Vick’s of the world, while good, honest people like Tebow get mocked for being who they are. There’s something wrong here.

    • M Beeman

      November 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

      It just shows what our country has come to. When someone gives credit to his maker he is shunned. I’m not a Broncos fan but I wish there were more athletes like Tebow. He’s a leader and a good player. He believes the sport is about team not about himself.

    • Ethan

      November 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Carole, I also think that Tebow is being unfairly criticized but I think you’re a little out on a limb saying that people like Vick prosper. The man was in prison for 2 years and has just as many haters out there as Tebow has and really isn’t playing good football right now. (Or football at all this week) I agree that people should give it a rest complaining about Tebow but not necessarily with the point your making here.

  60. Jerry

    November 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Tebow should give it a rest? Everybody knows it? Everybody? From reading the responses, sounds like everybody doesn’t know it. Sounds like they might know something you don’t know, writer dude.

    • DW

      November 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Touche!

  61. Crossedsabres91

    November 23, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Wow. So people think he should give it a rest? Which people? The few who feel as though religion is a private matter, not to be shared? Jesus commanded- GO! Make disciples of men. He has been afforded the opportunity to do just as our founding fathers did, to stand up for Jesus by being counted in the weakest position; on our knees. Keep it up Tebow. While I am not a Broncos fan, I do admire your courage. And isn’t it just like the media to criticize him and make news of this…….

    • Bob

      November 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

      Amen- couldn’t agree more. Peace!

    • Johnny

      November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

      And every head shall bow and all will proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I have so much admiration for Tim Tebow as a man and pray that I may be half the Christian he seems to be.

  62. Joann

    November 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

    “And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.”—John 12:32.
    Jesus said “If you deny me before men, I will deny you before my Father in heaven”
    This is not our home, We are just passing thru.
    Keep up the good work.

  63. Wayne

    November 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

    We all seek answers we can comprehend. Homo Sapiens has an awareness of its own mortality, hence the universal belief among all religions that the mind survives death. Whether an afterlife, reincarnation, whatever, no religion says “When you die you cease to exist.” Belief that the corporeal body is a shell or that it merely houses the mind/soul/essence is folly. Our biological existence is our sole existence. Its an awful, terrifying truth. One so horrible, nearly every human on the planet adopts, creates, or accepts external promises to perpetuate their existence after death. Our own fear of death ironically creates brutal mind prisons that stifle human expression, sexuality, creativity, and forces humans to accept lives of asceticism and fear. We only get one crack at this amazing, wonderful, mysterious thing called life, and yet false hope and denial of the nature of one’s own existence (a sack of cells with some electricity) forces people to do stupid, destructive things. Whether its as harmless as celibacy or as horrific as hijacking a plane and flying it into a building, religion is a steamy wad of suck.
    Lying to yourself to stave off anxiety is one thing. We all fear death. But don’t expect me to swallow your make believe. I know its made up nonsense. I know this because its self contradictory, it makes rash assumptions, and it keeps getting disproven. Its the ignorant ramblings of uneducated, superstitious, and possibly mentally ill people. Just because something is old or widely disseminated doesn’t make it any more truthful than something discovered last night. Just because you learned it as a small child doesn’t mean that it carries more credence than something you learned 5 minutes ago.
    Raised to believe, I called BS one day and my life has been a lot better since. Ceiling cat is NOT watching you masturbate, you don’t get anything in return for being good aside from your own internal satisfaction, and you’re gonna die. Deal with it anyway you will, but don’t knock on my door unless you’re holding a pizza, and stay the **** away from my kids.

    • olesparkie

      November 23, 2011 at 6:30 am

      Why on earth would you think Tim Tebow is gonna show up at your doorstep with a pizza? That makes no sense. Maybe Reggie Bush might show up with a pizza, but only because he has an endorsement contract. You shouldn’t flatter yourself with the thought of a professional athlete bringing you pizza.

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

        Please try to keep up……..the only person I do not personally know who should be knocking on my door is the pizza guy. Not some ignorant goof trying to sell me their religion. I’ll use a crayola and posterboard to explain it if you still need me to.

        • DAVE

          November 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

          Hey Wayne no belief in a sense of humor either!

    • Dave

      November 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

      GOD is more than just life after death, its makes your life on earth worth living. I feel sorry for you if thats what you believe and will pray for you.

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

        Please save your “prayers” for something far more important for yourself. I’ll pass.

        • Mr. C

          November 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

          Wayne – I’m willing to bet you’ve had an opportunity to receive Christ before. Come judgement day to find out you’re wrong, would it have done you extreme harm to accept him, praise him, and live by his principles? Tebow isn’t selling anything, but merely a profession of his faith. You can’t buy your way.

          • Wayne

            November 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

            I have had extensive time in church and around religion in general. Tebow’s beliefs are of no consquence to me and I could care less that he is just another sheep. He can pray and thank “his” God anytime he wants.
            If you don’t know right from wrong and only act in accordance with the tenets of a religion you are unfit to participate in a free society. If the only thing that keeps you from murdering and stealing is the prospect of divine punishment you are not a moral human being. You are a crass opportunist cowed into living a pseudo-moral life. You should know without fear of divine retribution that murder is wrong. I don’t need 24/7 cosmic surveillance and the fear of damnation to elect not to steal from people.

    • gary

      November 23, 2011 at 7:43 am

      Wayne that’s your problem you think Christianty is a religion,it’s not IT’S A RELATIONSHIP.A relationship with the LORD JESUS CHRIST.You have the right to believe that after you die that’s it,but my question to you is what if you are wrong,Not only have you made an everlasting misstake but you are also causing your kids to go the same way.

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

        Your completely wrong, I have a High School daughter who attends church twice a week(Youth group on Wed and service on Sunday) don’t pretend like you know me idiot.

        • dave

          November 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

          So not every listened when you told them to stay the %*$# away from your kids!………Cool!

          • Wayne

            November 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

            I am intelligant enough to make my own decisions and she is the same. I have never tried to force her to think a certain way and this is the life she has chosen.

            • dave

              November 23, 2011 at 9:40 am

              AWESOME!

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

        What was it like before you were born? Were you looking down from a cloud, strumming a harp? No. You just didn’t exist. There was no consciousness. Nothingness. When you die, that again.
        The fiction sold to us by witch doctors of all stripes is that there is some formula or code we can follow in life to juke death out of its robes and live forever. Stop being so ****ing stupid. Face the fear of death and save yourself a ton of time and money. You know what I’m doing on Sunday mornings while you cast spells and eat magic bread? Sleeping. In my dreams Stacy Keibler is cooking bacon naked.

        • dave

          November 23, 2011 at 9:38 am

          “Face the fear of death” I have starred it right in the face of death and was never scarred of it. My belief in Jesus did not come from the fear of death! I tried hard to disprove God and the Bible for a long time, but I did the only thing I could do, and that was to accept Christ as Lord and Savor. Believe me when I say I was just like you saying the same things.

    • HJ

      November 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Wayne, it’s sad to know that people like you exist. I will continue on praying for you to one day find the truth. God loves you brother and may He help you find peace.

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

        Hahahaha, I already know the truth. Keep your head buried in the sand and keep looking up at the sky. Peace you say? I need to find peace? I have peace knowing you are smart enough to devise an afterlife for yourself but look past what is right in front of you. I don’t have that problem. Thank…………….myself.

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

        You are sad to know that people like me exist? What, intelligent people who can’t be herded like others with a “lets follow everyone else” attitude.
        I don’t praise a “God” or thank the atmosphere above for something I worked hard my whole life for.

    • Alex Martini

      November 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

      God gave you free will to choose whether to love him or run away from him your choice. Remember this though when you finally shape up and praise your maker, your not doing him a favor by going to him-he’s doing you a favor!

      • Wayne

        November 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

        God gave me free will? Not a chance, my intellect gave me that. Shape up and praise my maker? I’m not even replying to this drivel.

  64. olesparkie

    November 23, 2011 at 6:20 am

    God Bless Tim Tebow. And as for the lost soul who provided the the “give it a rest” comment, he should read Matthew 5:11,12. (I shouldn’t assume they know what I’m referring to…..maybe they’ll figure it out)

  65. Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I am from the BIBLE BELT, and I do not care for Tim Tebow, but when he praises God that is great. if you put God first, family next, all things will fall into place. it time that we all praise God out loud. if ex-bronco players don’t like they just need to get JESUS in their hearts and lets see how they praise him. people need to wake up and look around the world and see what’s happening, then read the BIBLE, things are in place he is coming, so get ready.

    • Stan

      November 23, 2011 at 6:44 am

      Steve, I’m curious. What specifically is it that you don’t like about Tim Tebow?

  66. olesparkie

    November 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

    One more thing, since “Weed Against Speed” is such an expert on faith, maybe he can prescribe the “cool” way for Tim Tebow to show his appreciation to his Lord?

  67. sydgreen46

    November 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

    The naysayers and critics of Tim TEbow’s beliefs should take a long look at their own life as they are sure missing something-Jesus plays a part in everyones life and those of you who do not Like Tim to say so out loud are just jealous or you are afraid to admiit that you have something missing in your life and I bet It Is Jesus Christ-

  68. Gunny262

    November 23, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I agree with alot of the posts. We finally have a guy that doesnt rape, or beat women or get involved in drugs or a shootout and some of you idiots thinks this is bad. My God he is an inspiration to young athletes, not the from the hood thugs who get all the praise. Go Tim , do your thing. A disabled USMC vietnam combat vet.
    ps: there werent to many atheists in fox holes in combat

  69. COACH1958

    November 23, 2011 at 6:28 am

    it’s amazing how much ridecule tebow is catching for being a Christ follower and thanking GOD publcally. imagine how much Jesus went through while on earth.rebow is a role model we should all be proud of.he is the kind of role model we all should want our children to look up to.there is too much wrong in the world today and satan is working overtime, just look how many are saying negative comments about tebow and his faith. keep it up tebow! GOD is smiling big time and so are a lot of Christ followers.

  70. mr. harley

    November 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I bet if the ball player’s name was Abdul Hussein Muhammed Kalid (or similar), and this particular player gave recognition to Allah in the same manner, and with the same consistency, as Tebow does regarding Jesus Christ, you would not say a word for fear of reprisals and charges of discrimination!! So, keep your mouth shut about Tebow!

  71. John

    November 23, 2011 at 6:32 am

    We can’t figure out what we want. We are fed up with the me-first attitude of professional sports figures. Then, when there is an athelete who takes no credit for himself and attributes his success in life (not just football) as a gift from Christ, we hate him for it. I can’t remember…what’s the flavor today? Are atheletes role models or not? What has he done that would make someone feel that he is not a role model? Of course, we only know their public image and know that that can be, uh…a little misleading sometimes. But, he has been pretty consistent so far. In my opinion, he has not “thrown Jesus” at anybody. If you want to watch the game, then watch it. What insight into the game do you think you might hear post game interview? We know he is not polished and poised at the position. If you don’t want to hear him take 10 seconds to acknowledge the source of his success, what does that say about you? If his mechanics get better, and he becomes a more traditonal QB, we’d by dying to hear who-how-what does he attribute his change to. His “celebration” after a touchdown is no more or less offensive than Clay Matthews’ or Aaron Rodgers’ celebration–and those guys have commercials with people doin’ their moves. 10 seconds to hear or see Tebow say something about Christ or dozens of commercials about alcohol, sex and living to excess during every game…Really? People are upset at Tebow. What’s easier to explain to your 8 year old?

    • thumpp

      November 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

      Your last two sentences say it all perfectly…

  72. karen

    November 23, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Tim Tebow is a great example for our youth. Thank God he continues to praise our Lord Jesus Christ. Tebow is showing honor and thanks to the Lord every time he looks up and kneels. We are to praise God for everything we have, every breath we take. I am so thankful that Tebow is given the athletic talent he has and he gives all the glory to God.
    This life is so fleeting- this is our temporary home- heaven is our real home. I am a Christian and the Lord is the One to honor and praise. I am a mom of 3 boys and i am so thankful that Tebow is someone to look up to and is making the news for his faith. God works in mysterious ways and how perfect it is that Tebow shares his faith and that people who don’t “get it” continue to question. I think that’s all part of the plan!!

  73. Lnda

    November 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

    While I am not a Broncos fan, I truly admire and praise what Tim T. is doing. He is a modern day desciple, using the platform that God has allowed him to ascend to, in order to spread the message of God. How awesome it is that God, in his ultimate wisdom, uses one of modern day’s most popular and successful media outllets (the NFL), to put his word out there. Just like in Biblical times, there are going to be nay-sayers, but even if just one person finds the Lord due to Tim’s devotion, it’s a win for all of us. Most Christians that I know are good hearted people…how could that be a negative in our mostly corrupt, non-caring society?

  74. Biscayne Bay

    November 23, 2011 at 6:44 am

    When someone says “God bless.” reply with “Which God?”

    Christian Religion, there is only One God, who is a trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit

    In the Jewish Religion, there is only one God, Jehovah. In deference to Judaism, G_d is the correct spelling.

    In the Islamic Religion, there is only one God, Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet. Allah has no intermediaries, no spouse, no children, and thus, Allah is One.

    In the Sikh Religion, there is only One, Hari; who has many names and many forms.

    In the Buddhist Religion, there are many Buddha’s, but not all Buddhists are deists or worshippers of Idols of Buddha. The first Buddha to attain enlightenment is Gautama Buddha, who is worshipped as a God in some strands of Buddhism.

    In the Hindu Religion, there is one Formless God and a trinity of Creator, Preserver and Destroyer Gods.

    There are many other gods and consorts.

    In the Parsee Religion, Zoroastrianism, there is Ormazd, sometimes called “Ahura Mazda” or simply “Mazda”, the most well known of their Gods.

    There were other deities.

    African religion has many deities

    Mayan religion has many deities

    Ancient Greek and Roman religions all had deities also.

    The American Indians had their deities

    Australian Aboriginals had their Gods and the Dreamtime.

    There were Norse Gods, Scandinavian Gods, Celtic Gods, Druidic Gods, along with nature religions also.

    Where ever there is mankind, there you will find worshipers of the Divine.

    • Sandy Daniels

      November 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

      Very impressive listing. However we (Christians) cling to the thought “No man cometh to the Father but by me.” Absent belief in Jesus, all is vain. Sorry, but this is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”.

  75. Jesus Fan

    November 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

    For the writer of this article, Weed Against Speed, i will be praying for your soul. You are so lost and many others out there. Just like how it’s stated in the bible. Sad….

  76. Joe C

    November 23, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Hmmm maybe if Jake PLUMETT had praised JC a few more time his career may not have PLUMETTED

  77. Derrick

    November 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

    In all honesty, people shouldn’t care what Tebow’s relationship is with his Savior. My only question is, where is that praise during losses? And please don’t try to turn this into a person-against-religion crusade. All I’m saying is, I noticed the whole kneeling after victories and priasing of the Lord after the 3 wins. But after the loss, that didn’t happen. It can come off like you’re praising the Lord for “victories” as opposed to “life”. I think that’s what rubs people the wrong way more than anything. it’s hard to debate religion due to it’s sensitive nature. Who are we to question his intent? After all, he’s just an athlete…

    • Mark

      November 23, 2011 at 7:35 am

      This person is starting to see the light. Every religion has thier version of the “truth” all from writings by other people, although some believe it is handed down by a diety directly. All might be right, all might be wrong. But to hate or kill in the name of God is the biggest tragedy of all time. For Tim to Pray is his right and no one should counter it. But he should also respect the rights of others and keep it personal. This man is correct . pray for life, not just for victory. Pray for life, and the lives of others.

  78. jimmy

    November 23, 2011 at 7:01 am

    As soon as he stops giving praise at every opportunity…the media will just start critique him for NOT then giving praise like he had claimed he loved him….He will always be critiqued for standing up for Christ, we are told that in the bible…His stage is just larger and louder than most who take the same stand.
    Go Timbo.

  79. Buckeye Dave

    November 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Go Tebow…..the anti-Christian and politically correct masses are destroying this country. It is wonderful that Tebow is willing to stand up for what he believes.

  80. Jean

    November 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

    It’s funny because Tim isn’t the only one that does this after a game. Jennings from the Packers does it and you see a lot of guys kneeling down like that after a game. I am glad they do. The camera doesn’t have to show it every time. God Bless Tim, I wish there were more like him. They can dance or taunt and stuff and people love it but let someone get down on his knees that is wrong. No wonder the world is in the mess it is.

  81. Mark

    November 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

    A persons beliefs are personal and belong to them. I can see where someone trying to ground thier beliefs into you may become irritating, especially if you see things differently. We would be much better off understanding that we all feel things in a deep personal means and should have the same respect for other beliefs that we have for our own. The biggest problems on the planet have begun with disrespect for others and the things they hold dear. It’s long past due for the hatred and disrespect to end.

  82. Melinda

    November 23, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Thank goodness for someone like TEBOW, we sure could use more of praying and blessing GOD. I believe that is what is wrong in our Country today, GOD has been taken out of everything we are to stand for. Look what the politician are doing to us. Thank you TEBOW for giving us a reminder of what and who we are.

  83. Elizabeth

    November 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Would not be under discussion if his religious belief was Muslim. Christianity-bashing is the most PC thing one can do.

  84. Jenny

    November 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Tim isn’t putting on a show. I think about it like this: when you leave your house you stop and say goodbye to your spouse and kids; when someone gives you a gift, you look at that person and say thank you; when your boss gives you a promotion and a raise, you tell him how much you appreciate it…and you’re not doing it for show…and finally if you do something wonderful for your little kids, they will typically throw their arms around you and thank you. So it’s just about acknowledging. Tim isn’t putting on a show each time he drops to his knee…he’s just acknowledging Someone and it just happens to be in public and we all get to see it. I hope the writer of the article will get that Tim isn’t praising God each time to annoy anyone, he’s doing it to simply acknowledge his God. And he’s so excited and appreciative of what his Lord has done for him that he wants to share Him with others so they too can be blessed by knowing their God. Jesus is alive and well and I hope the writer of the article will call to Him some day. “Call upon Me and I will show you great and mighty things you know not.” It’s the most exciting life when you know the One who created you! :) Give it a try.

  85. OJW

    November 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

    How can you say what degree someone should feel the need to do anything. That is how Tim Tebow feels and he has the right to be who is. When someone does a dance every time they score in any way no one seems to bat an eye but something about that name just does something. If you have never experienced what he has then you are stating an opinion from a foreign place. That is all ok though. I love his focus on a relationship other than the I love me… I love me… that is often the main focus. I think this is a different position than others have taken in the past. If the sports arena were saturated with this then there wouldn’t be an issue. Let him be who he is and feel uplifted in his choice.

  86. jim

    November 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

    “Lord knows I could use a break from it.” Yep – that’s what people want – a break from being reminded that there is a God whom they will answer to and a Savior to whom they can turn. Since most people like to worship themselves they find it offensive that there actually might be someone greater or mightier than themselves.

    At least Tebow has the guts to maintain a consistent witness to the hope that is within him. What is your hope based on?

  87. Eric Schrader

    November 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Who gives a rats’ a$$ what Jake Plummer thinks? Tebow has more class that that cry baby ever had. I see that he is still in the NFL and a Hall of Fame quarterback! NOT!

  88. Bruce

    November 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

    And when He stops giving his Lord the glory Tim will be hounded and branded a hypocrite, for losing his faith. It’s the one true national pastime, in all things we must find what to ridicule. The press can’t stand it, that they didn’t create him, they’ve failed to seduce him, they can’t change him and now they want to report that they are tired of covering him. But they don’t get it, they’re not the story.

  89. Dave

    November 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Bama fan clear through, hated Tebow in Florida, Love him now. Modern day Knights Templer, protector of christianity. We need more of it. Christianlity is under attack, and we need more like Tebow to defend it. Wonder what would be said if a player got on his knees bowed down to Mecca and thanked Alla.

    • David

      November 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

      NOTHING!

  90. RJColorado

    November 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

    If you will be honest what makes it aggravating is the fact that he does not have obvious passing ability but appears to win by some magic unexplainable force that makes you think its divine intervention. If he would be losing that would be one thing, nobody would care.

    If he were losing then everybody would be going “Oh isn’t that nice, the poor deluded boy is taking solace in his religious opiate, isn’t that nice”. But no….

    The fact that he came in when the team was 1-4 and didn’t have anything to lose, that the coach didn’t (and still doesn’t) like him and more or less set him up to fail, that now the entire team plays better from the defense to the running backs, THAT is what makes this delicious.

    Add to this the facts that he is using the most primitive, high school offense that everyone swears will never work in the NFL, that people cannot shut up about his lack of pretty passes, the fact that nobody expects him to win and he is breaking all the *rules* by doing it anyway….THAT is what is aggravating.

    Oh yeah and he comes from a school that everybody hates because he beat everybody’s Alma mater at one point or another on the way to winning the Heisman trophy and getting a national championship.

    Yeah…THAT is why everybody doesn’t want to hear about his religion.

  91. Cody

    November 23, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Imagine for just a moment that there was an athlete who was an ATHEIST. Yes, you heard me (read me). ATHEIST! Now how much would it piss you fine Christians off if every time someone stuck a microphone in his face he let it be known that there is no god, and nobody to thank but himself and the training staff for making it his profession to be good at what he does and patting himself on the back because he got the win, it wasn’t divine intervention. Would you look at that with the same eye as how you are looking at Tebow? Or would you be offended?

    • Jonathan

      November 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

      why would he say he doesnt believe in something he doesn’t believe in ?

  92. Jonathan

    November 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I don’t get it . I’ve watched almost all of Tebow era gator games and i haven’t heard him preach once.. what are all these haters whining about?

  93. Ray Coniglio

    November 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Let’s face it the media and NFL are concerned about letting the public know that there are good people playing there rough tuff game. Better to inspire hate and meanness, that sells. After every pro football game there is a group of players from both teams that meet in the middle of the field to thank their God for getting them through the battle, you’ll never see it on TV, just won’t help ratings, Go Tim, be carefull, you might get some converts.

  94. PorkNbean Jones

    November 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Repetitive ads/entertainment that incite anger, self destruction, lust, and promiscuity, no problem. In fact we enthusiastically seek such and want more of it regardless of how it hurts society and plays a role in destroying families.

    Scandals involving the dysfunctional lifestyles of celebrities, we can’t get enough.

    One man praying and talking about Jesus Christ, and people are outraged, annoyed, and offended. This is proof that their opinions on the matter are not worth considering.

    Keep praying and speaking out Tebow. Christians need more backbone.

  95. John Mark

    November 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

    If you don’t want to hear Tim talk about Jesus, complain to the sports networks. They stick the microphone in his mouth. Tim is not going to change and he shouldn’t have to change to please his critics. We are fascinated with Tebow and the networks know it. I know many Bronco-haters who tune in to watch their games, just to see if Tebow can do it again. The money that says, “In God We Trust,” is what makes the networks pump up Tebow. It’s the same money that caused the writer of this column to write about Tebow. Ten years from now after the Super Bowl, Tebow will praise Jesus for yet another win and no one will react, we will know that is Tebow being Tebow.

  96. Mike

    November 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Tebow presents a threat to everyone. What if the bible is right and the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ? People don’t want to be reminded of that when they are watching football with a beer in their hand hoping their team covers the spread. It’s like the old Blood, Sweat and Tears song, “I swear there aint no heaven but I pray there aint no hell.” It’s different when the musician with the jail record thanks God for winning a Grammy. We don’t feel threatened by that guy. Tebow has been belessed. Where did those blessings come from? A guy with that throwing motion gets taken 25th in the draft is a starting quarterback in the NFL and is 4-1 as a starter. His critics know what he is saying is true; they just don’t want it to be.

  97. Larry Shapiro

    November 23, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Of course it’s all about Tebow. Such selfishness contradicts Jesus teachings which by the way includes the admonition for followers who are praying ostentatiously to go into the closet to pray in private. Tebow is not only selfish but ignorant of the teachings of his savior.

  98. Tommy

    November 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

    It’s amazing to me that at a time when a good number of our outstanding professional athletes are either spending time in the courts for charges ranging from manslaughter, drug possession or self-inflicted gunshot wounds, that when one chooses to emphasize his religious affiliation he is slammed or at least asked to quiet it down. When we are trying to evaluate whether it’s bipolar, ADHD or symptoms of borderline personality disorder which might be contributing to the odd behaviors of a couple of prominent NFL celebrities, I guess now it would also be appropriate to take note of their religious orientation in our armchair diagnosing. OR maybe we can highlight that fact that there are some positive role models available amongst the rosters of professional athletes whom we often criticize…just a thought.

  99. The Buddhist Bronco Fan

    November 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

    For myself as a Buddhist it matters little whomever someone chooses to honor as their spititual guide. It is more important that they have someone to serve as their spiritual teacher & coach and that they not only study the play book but stick to the game plan. I respect anyone of any faith that chooses to be true to their beliefs and doesn’t just know the words but lives by the meaning of those words too. The majority of the worlds religions teach compassion and equinimity as their foundations, basics like establish the run to open up the pass….. Spirituality like football takes practice the more you do it the easyier it gets but unlikes playing sports its’ ageless. Anyone can get in the game and there is no such thing as …carreer cut short by injury….getting placed waivers or forced retirement.
    Cudos to you brother Tebow. Because you are so comfortable with your spirituality it makes others uncomfortable. You are like the coach that just keeps pushing. If those that get rubbed wrong by your proclamations will look inside themselves they’ll find room within their lives to practice more tollerance which will lead to greater peace and happiness.

  100. Brian Harrison

    November 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Those who don’t really have a relationship with Christ struggle to understand our love for Him. People like Tebow seem freakish and repetitive. They don’t understand that Jesus is like breathing to us… Maybe a little like football, the weather, and sales at Wal-Mart are to others. Perhaps if we all loved our mates as Tim loves his Savior, maybe… just maybe there’d be less divorce and more civility in America. I’m just saying…

  101. James

    November 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I dont like all the fuss about gays on the news either, but there it is. Live with it ,you will be judged on your life not someone elses. As for me praise the lord Jesus Christ he is my God. I know where i am going do you?

  102. scott

    November 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Tebow should not give it a rest, and apparently you do not get it! We can not possibly thank Jesus enough for what he did for us! I hope Tim continues to give praises until he is blue in the face!

    • Lawrence

      November 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Reading all of these post and the majority of proud and happy people loving this. It can feel my chest pump up and want to shout with JOY as well. Yea!!

    • Vinchinzo99

      November 23, 2011 at 9:23 am

      It’s totally amazing how Lady Gaga can make music that promotes gay and lesbian agendas, blasphemy, and downright hatred towards God and Jesus, but you can’t turn on the t.v. or radio without hearing her filth. But Tebow, who has been in the media spotlite for what about 3 or 4 weeks is being told by Jake Bummer to tone it down? This country is on it’s way to hell, and we need many more people like him(Tebow). Keep on praising Jesus in the face of men, maybe some of them will change their ways. This is only a test of his faith and he is holding steadfast. Oh yeah, to the author, who do you believe in? There is no middle road!

  103. TWBWPF

    November 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Jake Plummer, who is he. What I remeber about him was that he was a nothing QB who got caught with his hand on some young girls and was arrested, lol. What a scumbag !!!

  104. Mema

    November 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

    The writer of the story and all those who say they get it stop ing about it Teboware missing the main point. He is not directing the comments to you but to God through Jesus Christ!

  105. Vivian Hackler

    November 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Reading Tim’s description of why he invokes the name of his Lord reminds me of why God wants us to pray without ceasing and not to be ashamed of Him before men. I wish I could be so in love with my Savior that I totally disregard what men say. I pray for empowerment by the Spirit and I know that Tim’s faith has enabled him to be the leader he needs to be. Did you know that the Founding Fathers began each session with a prayer and most of them were devout Christians…yet they agreed in the Constitution to give us freedom of religion, speech, expression…..

  106. Richard

    November 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I only know Tim Tebow from watching TV. He seems to be a pretty good person (and I’m not a Broncos fan) and he’s giving football everything he’s got. His beliefs are strong and he’s obviously thankful, win or lose. He praises the One who he believes guides his every day life. That’s a good thing. I see other athletes do it too. How many interviews of athletes have begun with, “I first want to thank Jesus Christ, or the Lord, for whatever….” It’s all good. Just keep believing.

    • JC

      November 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

      Excellent point. Many athletes do start by thanking the man upstairs! Leave the kid alone.

    • Richard

      November 23, 2011 at 9:06 am

      Great discussion and it’s not about Penn State or something else really negative. The media likes to sensationalize everything. Tim Tebow is not an elegant NFL QB (right now), but he’s a winner. Urban Meyer knew Tebow’s limitations and made a scheme around him that worked. So will Denver. We could use more Tim Tebows.

  107. whocaresaboutapathy

    November 23, 2011 at 8:27 am

    This is a perfect example of many people support negativity and live for the “tear- down” instead of the “build-up” and they aren’t even aware of it ( or don’t care, which the same as support ). If T.O. or Ocho-look-at-me-O eat draino or get caught with a camper full of dead hookers, these media morons hang on every word and hand-wring, wallowing in the filth and shouting out the lurid details for all. Tragic figures indeed for us to feel jealous of and superior to at the same time. WE ARE IN OUR COMFORT ZONE. Just don’t make people reflect on their own flimsy spiritual foundation or they will lash out. Turning the other cheek will install a bulls-eye on your other cheeks. Tebow is an incredible, hardworking, intangible- bringing, once in a lifetime force of nature. People act like he should apologize for not being covered in tatoos and leaving a trail of heart ache everywhere he goes. You are either part of the solution or part of the problem. Where you at, media lemmings?

    • Brian

      November 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Well said! It is the media and fools like the ‘author’ of this article that should ‘give it a rest’.

  108. Sid

    November 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

    It takes a lot of arrogance to tell someone how they should and should not reflect their faith when it doesn’t hurt anyone. Why are so many threatened by Tebow and his public faith? We need more of it in professional sports.

  109. GAL

    November 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    He is entitled to say what he wants, it is a free world. My suggestion is, if you don’t want to here it, then quit interviewing him. IT’S VERY SIMPLE !!!!!!!!

  110. JC

    November 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    This country was founded on freedom of religion among many others. The fact that this kid takes less than 10 seconds to worship someone he believes in is of no concern to anyone. You can’t hear what he is saying (unless you are kneeling with him) so leave the kid alone. What difference does it make if he prays or the majority of the showboating athletes take twice as long dancing around in the end zone. OMG…what a revelation…There’s the new bandwagon…..lets get on every athlete that feels the need to dance and taunt in the end zone endlessly for their own self gratification!!!!! Leave the kid alone!

  111. Mike

    November 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Who is requiring Jake Plummer to listen to everything Tim Tebow has to say? If you don’t like what the guy says, turn the channel. I don’t care for all the Jesus talk either, but I just don’t listen to Tebow unless he is talking football. Tebow should be able to say or talk about whatever he wants. If people don’t like his message, tell the reporters to stop putting microphones & cameras in his face….

  112. barry alan

    November 23, 2011 at 8:31 am

    tim is a great young man. young, mind you, and he is still figuring out life. i’m a Christian and i believe he has the right to do it, but its bringing attention to “a visual act” versus “a heart act”. he’s basically a kid who has alot of years of tempatation ahead of him to “show’ through his heart and lifestyle that Christ means everything to him. the real test is, can he do that since he lives everyday in the unreal world of media. he only htins he is in sports. he is in media….

    and we know about media. its a dog eat dog world.i wish he figure out and cool his jets…..

  113. JonT

    November 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I’m honestly so glad that this is one of the biggest issues in sports right now: the fact that an athlete thanks God and isn’t cheating on his wife, caught up with drugs, or in some other scandal. I’ll take a million more “problems” like this any day over all the other garbage.

    And people are acting like Tebow is the first one to ever thank God or take a knee. Is there a Tony Dungee book burning coming up next?

    Out of all the issues and tragedies in our world, I hope this is not what has upset you most recently.

    • Nick

      November 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

      Word.

  114. Jimmy

    November 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

    “WeedAgainstSpeed”: This entire “debate” is simply a matter of free speech and the First Amendment. If you don’t like what Mr. Tebow has to say then you know to use the mute button or simply change the channel. Or better yet, take a break from TV and read a book. It is really that simple. Happy Thanksgiving to All!

  115. Philip Prince

    November 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Tebow is a modern day hero for his commitment to Jesus. I can’t say enough positive things about Tebow. Don’t let them discourage you. “Go Tebow Go”

  116. Keith R. O'Neal

    November 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

    GO TIM TEBOW !!! When “zillions” of “OTHER players” score or make big plays, they taunt, they dance, they kneel, they perform the “sign of the cross” motion and often point up to God, what difference does it make what Tim Tebow does ? So he gives verbal credit to God. Who do you give credit to, yourself as in “I…I…I…” ???

  117. Paul

    November 23, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Sorry Weedy, but you don’t get it. Tebow can’t “give it a rest”. His calling is not to be an NFL player, but to be the best Christian he can be, and to let everyone know that he is Christian. He just happens to ALSO be a really good football player.

    He has a great story. His mother’s doctor told her during her pregnancy that he should be aborted. Go figure…

    If his message is getting lost in the white noise of repetition, that is more the fault of the listener than the speaker.

  118. Mp33go

    November 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I embrace most religions and I respect Tebows faith. However how selfish it is to think God helps you win football games when there are people all over the world such as Africa that are praying more than we could even imagine for there lives and not getting any results.

    • Brian

      November 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

      You missed the boat….he does not pray to ‘beat’ the other team…only to play his best and then gives credit to Jesus for his talents, abilities and blessings. A lesson to all.

    • malfunkshun

      November 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

      you are misunderstanding. he would never assume God would help him win. God loves other players just as much. tebow thanks God for the blessings in his life and the fact he is living his dream. he gives the glory of his success to God instead of himself. tebow is one of the most unselfish celebs i have ever seen. i hate to like the guy because i usually opposed his teams. but give credit where it is due. his obedience to God has made him a winner even if he loses the game.

  119. Bishop Al

    November 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Today most want to live in the gray area, not real Christians. If being a quarterback disqualifies one from expressing his Faith and Trust in Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ, then what have you left. You have nothing but a man that will sell out to the highest bidder for fame, girls, money and all the materials that his fame will get for him. Sport are full of the wrong role models the people are encouraging the childern to be like.
    Tebow I pray will give the young as well as the old a good example of what it means to be a witness of God’s goodness. Tebow fight this fight, it is a good fight

  120. bobise

    November 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of “The Declaration of Independence” were orthodox, deeply committed, Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. It is the same Congress that formed the American Bible Society, immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of Scripture for the people of this nation.

    Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, “Give me liberty or give me death”; but in current textbooks, the context of these words is omitted. Here is what he actually said: “An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”

    The following year, 1776, he wrote this: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”

    Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the front of his well-worn Bible: “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our creator.” He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role.
    Was George Washington a Christian? Consider these words from his personal prayer book: “Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.”

    • Chris

      November 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

      Wow! Great truth! One of the best posts I’ve ever read.

    • Vivian

      November 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Glad you pulled out the true historical facts. Our forefathers were not atheists or agnostics. Too many non-believers refer to the Constitution as an a-religious document when it was actually written by devout,spiritual men who understood religious persecution and suppression and wanted freedom for all. Tim Tebow represents that “revival” back to God that this material world has taken us from. Sports is just the vehicle that Tim uses to remind us who is control. Just like the Pharisees who were constantly criticizing because the good news was being preached, I am glad he is speaking out and ticking off many…Maybe we’ll see large-scale conversion starting in Denver…..

    • susanmarie

      November 23, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Did any of the founding fathers play football? Hey, these guys are playing for millions of dollars. Would Jesus have played for money??? There are many different faiths in this world and Tebow is certainly old enough to know that if he wants to pray then that is his right. But when it involves a sport with so much money involved, what are his motives to win? I honestly don’t think the Lord has time at the moment to be concerned about pro players.
      Tebow’s prayers are far outweighed by the people praying for the victims at Penn State in addition to all of the other child abuse victims.

      • DW

        November 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

        The Lord quide the very steps of the righteous! You bet he has time to bless those who are faithful and share the Good News with others!
        You obviously have no clue as to the Word of God.
        But there’s a simple solution to that read a Bible.

      • malfunkshun

        November 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

        come on. do a little reading before you post. no prayer is too small for God. it is easy to cry out for God when we are down but for tebow to give credit when he is on top of the world takes great obedience. are you saying God doesnt appreciate that? has nothing to do with money or a game.

  121. ROBERT

    November 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

    If Tim Tebow wants to give his lord and savior all the glory he
    should do so and far as Jake Plummer he don’t have a heaven
    or hell. Tim do not have to answer to him and he should follow
    his heart and not Jake’s

  122. Thank you Lord.

    November 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

    This is why America is falling and falling fast. If this was any other religion and someone said give it a rest all hell would break out, people would be using the “discrimination card” to no end. Keep up the good work Tebow and keep praise our Lord and Savior!

  123. dinker

    November 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

    go tebow go, thank God.

  124. Darren

    November 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I’m a fan of the underdog and therefore a fan of Tim Tebow. I disagree with all the critics of his style. A win is a win. If he gets his team more wins than losses, he’s a good QB until he loses more than he wins. However, I also believe that history ha demonstrated that religion is poison and generally only serves the purpose of creating “the other”. When I’m watching sports I’m already subjected to ton’s of advertising in-between play. I don’t need it from the players and coaches too. Especially about something as personal as the religion I choose or do not choose.

  125. John Hall

    November 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

    It’s amazing how tired we get of hearing Jesus’ name praised, but to hear it as part of slang or a curse is OK – it’s ‘normal’ . . . ‘expected’ . . . Oh my xxx – is not really cussing is it? Or taking God’s name in vain? Sadly – Tim has a long way to go to get us back to a proper respect for things Godly and Holy – and it’s just such a huge change to hear it coming from an athlete who is ACTIVE. It says a LOT about his character – and if you look beyond the headline – I think Jake respects him . . . it’s just the normal task of the media to stir up controversy – don’t get sucked into that. Ignore the media and they’ll change their ways.

    Good for Tim – his family who didn’t have him aborted (the praise being to Jesus there for sure) and thanks for staying true to that Lord and Savior who has saved you twice (once from the abortion doctor and once for eternity).

  126. Adam

    November 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Why should Tim Tebow stop saying he loves Jesus Christ? Because it makes you(author of article) feel uncomfortable?! I agree with a lot of you, that he should say it as much as he wants! How many times do we hear sport commentators profess their love for a athlete( Favre, Manning, Brady, Jordan, Elway,etc). No one wrote an article telling them to stop. With all that is going on now in the world and more specifically the sports world(Penn State, Syracuse), we ALL should be saying it more! Say it loud Tebow!!!

  127. northern wind

    November 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

    would all your comments be the same if the quarterback was muslim or some other religion. we need to be careful because to me religion is designed to cause division among the masses . I often wonder why ( when it comes to some religions) are we still trying to make a system that has not worked for those who invented it a continual part of our lives ?

    • GoPack!

      November 23, 2011 at 8:59 am

      Yup, I hear ya. I wonder what comments we’d get on this website if one of the Muslim players in the NFL bowed east to Mecca after every great play he made.

      • hammihills

        November 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

        More power to him. I wouldn’t be on a comment board complaining about it, that’s for sure. But I can guarantee you, if some writer had written what he had here about Tebow about your hypothetical scenario, all hell would break loose from every angle, wouldn’t it? You all would be screaming for an apology, or resignation of the writer, asserting discrimination was at play, and demanding tolerance for others beliefs (well, as long as it’s not Christianity). You all like to point out how divisive or I even saw a comment about the criminality of Christianity, yet it is not the religion itself that is criminal or divisive. As in Christianity, TRUE Christians do not commit such acts. It is the people who make up that particular sect….which is true of the Muslim religion also. You want to try to convince me that acts of criminality or division have not been committed in the name of Allah by extremists? Give me a break.
        You keep doing what you’re doing, Tebow. Only you have to live with the consequences (good and bad) of your actions. You are being persecuted for your beliefs, as was prophesized. I, too, am thankful to my Lord for all my riches! God bless America.

    • malfunkshun

      November 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

      probably not. this is not a nation of islam. people still have a bad taste in their mouth for islam.

  128. Jeremy

    November 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Everyone is quick to criticize Tebow and Christianity. If that’s the case, we should make fun of everyone who gives thanks to God or Jesus after a good game or fight. Nobody would dare say anything if Tebow was a Muslim. Why is everyone so eager to mock Christianity? I encourage all the NFL players to pick up Tebow’s example. It’s refreshing and finally there’s something worthy celebrating in the NFL…in society for that matter.

    Maybe if Plummer said a few Hail Marys…he would’ve had a career worth remembering…

  129. Joe

    November 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Tebow is an outstanding young man not to mention a fantastic role model. I am thankful that he has the courage and conviction to recognize Christ as his Lord and Savior. Despite the critics and naysayes, I wish this young man the utmost success. This exploits on the field and his personal testimony is the best way to handle the harsh criticism.

  130. DC Brown III

    November 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    You just don’t get it! Those of us who have a relationship with God want the whole world to know about Him. If you are not where you should be spitually, then it is easy to see how you would not understand our feelings.

  131. KMB

    November 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Tim Tebow should continue to priase God. TV tends to put so much into negative things players do, that you have a man who although he a player (how good doesn’t matter) in the NFL and is aparently doing to RIGHT THINGS, not shooting themselves, not hitting a lady, not getting high, etc etc. that Jake Plummer wants him to “shut up” Please Jake…..how about you take a note from Tebow and Thank God, you had a playing career as long as you did…I was a Jake Plummer fan till now. Keep on Praising His Name Tim!

  132. Gary

    November 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Apparently Tebow has never read Matthew 6:5-6. (Look it up.) On the other hand who gives a rat’s butt hair what Plummer thinks?

    • Michael

      November 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

      Ephesians 5:20 (Look it up) praising is not praying.

  133. robert newland

    November 23, 2011 at 8:48 am

    It’s nice to see a kid that does so much for others and do you notice the other team members that rally around him after a game. He is a good example for our youngsters.

    I stand with him.

  134. Joe

    November 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Stop talking about Tebow, and Tebow will go away… just like everything else covered in the media that is completely moronic… or if you ignore something, it will typically just go away.

    But, of course, you will still keep writing articles on it, which will result in more feedback, thus more articles.

    Who give a crap… let him kneel every time he take a crap. Who cares, I ignore, and let it be.

    So tired of hearing about this.

    • Vivian

      November 23, 2011 at 9:00 am

      Joe, you seem like the reluctant reader. You want to know about Tebow but you hate what he does and represents. Maybe its God’s way of touching some hearts…..Remember Saul—Paul?? (Acts 7)

  135. patrick shannon

    November 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Good for Tim Tebow, I am a huge fan of him because of his love for the Lord, and I’m a Raiders fan and hate the Broncos. Tim just needs to keep doing what he’s doing. Jake Plummer- Jesus loves you!!

  136. Mike V

    November 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

    It is refreshing to see someone actually NOT pound their own chest, dance like they have just won the super bowl after making a tackle, tell the whole world THEY just made a first down. The sef centered babies in the NFL have made some like Tim who gives Praise to someone other than themselves the outcast.

  137. David

    November 23, 2011 at 8:53 am

    If he was saying “all praises to Allah” or “Thank you Satan” would you have a problem with it then? Would it get annoying to you if he constantly gave thanks to the one and only Chuck Norris? The only reason some of you don’t have a problem with it, is because he is in-line with what your beliefs are. All these shout outs and declarations of devoutness appear more to be an insecurity of the relationship with whoever his/your god is. I know that my God knows what is in my heart and doesn’t need me to declare it everyday to everyone I meet. It is my personal relationship with him/her.

  138. Jay

    November 23, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Thanks Tim,
    Your message is a positive message for all mankind whether they see it or not and not done selfishly to sell their brand, for that I thank you.

  139. Ken

    November 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

    The world needs Tim Tebow more than Tim Tebow needs the world.

  140. Tracy

    November 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I am in so much awe of Tim Tebow and is abiltity to stand for Jesus. God chose him for the mission field of the NFL. When you have constant negative attention on players of all professional and college sports it is awesome to see a man of GOD standing in his faith. Thank you Tebow for setting the example for my son. Not only is he thanking GOD we are now discussing Jesus instead of a player with sex and drugs. How many lives can be changed through his example?

  141. bw

    November 23, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Tim Tebow is a great Christian, and I can only hope one day my faith will be as strong as his, but he is still a douche and I wish he would go play for some team in Canada and get the hell off of ESPN.

    • Wayne

      November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

      Tim Tebow is a great Christian? Please give an example of a “not great” Christian please. You are an idiot.

      • BW

        November 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

        How am I an idiot? Thats simple, a “not great” Christian would be one who does not glorify God like a Christian is supposed to, does not live life by the Scripture. Someone like myself….. How’s that for you? Tebow obviously does. I don’t like the guy, but when it comes to his faith, there are not a lot of people out there who have what he has.
        I don’t know why you felt the need to call me an idiot.

        • Wayne

          November 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

          Because you actually think there are different grades of Christians. You must be kidding, you actually think you know Tim Tebow personally enough from watching him throw a football on TV to consider him a great Christian? You don’t know him from the guy who stocks the shelf in Walmart in the middle of the night.

  142. Karen

    November 23, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I don’t see anything wrong with Tim praising God. Praising God is the way of life if you put him first in everything, anything that you do The God me and Tim serve is awesome, obiviouly Mr. Plummer spiritual realm is not where Tim’s. Way to go Tim keep praising him because nobody know your story and if plummer have a minute to sit down and listen then he will have a better outlook on where he stand with the almighty God that we serve.

  143. Joe

    November 23, 2011 at 9:04 am

    If the people who are against Teebow praising the Lord and use Matthew 6:1-6 as their pathetic excuse, actually knew the Lord and were saved they too would not be ashamed of the gospel of the Adonai Yeshua Ha Messiah for it is the power unto salvation and they would be willing to confess Him before man and if not He will NOT confess them before Abba Yahweh. Get saved people before you speak your death opinions to the world that most don’t even have a head knowledge of salvation which is the Hebrew word Yeshua!

  144. Jack M.

    November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Maybe Jake Plummer should have said a few more Hail Marys instead of throwing them and his career would have been remembered.

  145. Ro

    November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Tim Tebow, ride Jesus off the cliff man. HE’s all you got. When this game passes you by after a great career, HE will still be all you have. Honor HIM now, honor HIM in everything. The NFL has never seen anyone like you, many more players will grow in their faith an boldness because of your unapologetic stance on whom you love first and mostly. Way to go. Win or lose, you’re already a champion. AND TO THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE AND PLUMMER…JESUS LOVES YOU DUDES TOO!

  146. marco

    November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    jesus was going to come watch tebow play a game…but he got hung up.

  147. Coy

    November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    The author does not need a break from Tebow’s proclaiming his love for Jesus, as he states in his final remark. He needs a relationship with Jesus Christ and then he would understand Tebow’s enthusiasm. I am sure that Tim could help him with that path.

  148. beth

    November 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Amen, Tebow – keep up the good works of the Lord!

  149. Keith Arp

    November 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Keep it up Tim! Scripture teaches us not to be surprised when the world hates us. God has given you an awesome platform and you are doing an awesome job with it. I pray for you and your continued success.

  150. Mike V

    November 23, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Imagine for a minute how great our country would be if the fans of this simple sport put the same enthusiasm into their family, their job, and yes their relationship with Jesus Christ. Prepare for sunday service like it was a playoff game. Put up posters of your family, your spouse , your kids. Approach your job as if your performance determined whether or not you move on in the playoffs. But we think nothing about wearing the jersy of someone who cares NOTHING about us, and criticise someone who praises the one who cares EVERYTHING about us.

  151. You Go Tebow

    November 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Tim Tebow has never wavered from his beliefs. He grew up in the Christian family, has volunteer his time, money and talent to those less fortunate than him. He has been praising his Lord and Savior longer than he has been playing football. Good for him and why should he stop his praise now? He is the person he is because of his Lord and Savior; his talent, his spirit everything about his nature.
    Tim has been praising his lord on the football field as long as he has played the game. He did it in High School, in college and now in the pros. Why should he stop praising his lord because the media does not like it? I for one think it is great and more people should praise and thank their creator whomever that may be (mine is Jesus Christ and I thank him daily for what I have and pray to him for what I need) and maybe we would have less people thinking about only themselves and more people thinking about others if we believe in something other than fame and money.
    It’s not a one way street if you pray for heath and other human things why can you not also say thank you for the good stuff. Did we all forget how to say Thank You – that’s what he is doing? He is Thanking his Lord for his talent and I say good for him. Please and Thank You we learned it as toddlers maybe we should practice it as adults.
    Good for you Tebow – keep it up never waver from your faith.

    • Dawson

      November 23, 2011 at 10:31 am

      MORE POWER to Tebow for being a courageous example, to young boys, men of all ages, athletes, and ALL of us…and for being REAL about his faith!!
      Isn’t it interesting that in the darkness of the Penn State tragedies (which are not even “Penn State” tragedies at all…they are HUMAN tragedies and involve real victims whose lives and hearts have been damaged…not by getting fired from a prestigious university system, or who are waiting for sentencing of a crime, but who have already been sentenced to a life of confusion and mistrust of others) that Tim Tebow steps up as a remarkable example in the NFL to pray to a God that is much bigger than ALL of this, and he is belittled? If you don’t believe there is an enemy at work, how do you explain this series of events? Selfishness, corruption and dishonesty have infiltrated almost every system I can think of, yet when we try to infiltrate a system with honesty, personal surrender and praise to Christ, it is too uncomfortable to accept and applaud… let alone replicate in our own behavior!
      Tim Tebow is one of my heroes…I am thankful for his outward presentation of praise and glory to the God who gave me this breath, this day, and all that I have!!

      • JOSH

        November 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

        Tebow keep doing your thing you know whats right

    • benbaltimore

      November 23, 2011 at 11:17 am

      Way out of line (@Weed against Speed)…Tebow is standing on what he believes…and living his faith. As a disciple for Christ, he’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing. Of course, for those that don’t get that, I’m sure his words sound like nails on a chalkboard. But to those of us who do get it, we see it, hear it, respect it, and thank God for the opportunity to share. Keep doing what you do, Tebow…

  152. John Matthews

    November 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I just loved reading all of the supportive things about Tebow in these comments and I read them all! Just one word of caution, stay on the positive as Jesus would have us do. Not TOO much criticism for those who haven’t gotten IT (Jesus) yet. They are in a learning curve which to the world outside of Christ seems strange. Let them have their opinions. Eventually they have to deal with the REAL ISSUE: Who is Jesus to ME? I pray that they join Tebow and many of us in becoming Christians. I tried to be as consistent as Tebow when I played college football but many times fell short in my human way. BUT, I am still a “CENTER SAVED BY GRACE”.

  153. Richard

    November 23, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I would like to first thank my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ for letting me live where I can write (and say) this…..Carry on Tim Tebow. Go forth and keep doing good things.

  154. Bert

    November 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Mr. Weed doesn’t get it. I’d like him to take some time and imagine this scenario: he has committed a terrible crime, let’s say murdering someone, and he knows he did it and that it was wrong. He is tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Before he is executed, a man comes in and takes his place with the executioner and secures his release from prison. This man asks for nothing in return for sacrificing himself and gives himself up even though you might not know or even like him. He is executed horribly and you are set free, in the fullest sense of the word. Now, after thinking about this for a moment, would you want to thank this man? A lot?

    • aaron

      November 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

      I would thank him a lot; however, I have not committed a terrible crime, so don’t really see the need.

      • Ed Strawmier

        November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

        James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Everyone has sinned – Christ died for ALL !

        • Shreddy

          November 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

          Amen!!!

      • enough is enough

        November 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

        Only a fool would think he is blameless before God, only a fool would think he has nothing to be forgiven about, only a fool would think he won’t make mistakes in the future and only a fool would not look to the only person that could heal all wounds.
        We all have to ask ourselves daily if we are a fool or a humble servant and today I ask you which is it?

        • KEN FRYE

          November 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

          old jake might could use a dose of JESUS.

      • Bert

        November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

        Aaron,
        indeed, if you didn’t believe/know that you had committed a terrible crime you probably wouldn’t see the need to thank someone who took your place in death (although you’d probably be thankful to them anyway for taking your place, even if it was for something you didn’t do). BUT, as my post stated, IMAGINE that you had committed this crime and you were going to be killed. If you can imagine it (put yourself in the shoes of such a person), then you can start to understand where Tebow is coming from. He really, really believes it and, “desperate” not to take such an undeserving gift from death for granted, he’s committed himself to give thanks and praise to his deliverer whenever, wherever he can, PARTICULARLY, I suspect, when the temptations to entertain his ego’s desires to bask in supposedly self-made glory are at the greatest (he also really really believes ALL honor and glory comes from God – despite all the fans telling him otherwise and worshiping him). Tebow is fighting to maintain and even increase the humility needed to live properly in what he see’s as reality; that he is the created, he’s got an awful lot (everything) to be thankful for, and that it’s all because of the one who created him. Can you imagine how you would want to act if you believed all that? Can you imagine how hard it would be given all the peer pressures to “leave it alone?” He is scared to death that if he does, he will be turned from the one whose done everything for him and his soul will be corrupted and he will not longer be on the path of a good man but going down the path of a bad man. What he is doing makes not only perfect sense given his beliefs but also, I believe, regardless of your beliefs, I think he deserves praise for the courageousness of his efforts. I know I personally would be sorely tested in maintaining efforts to live righteously (as a good man as opposed to bad) given all the temptations of fame and fortune he’s got to be inundated with. Imagine how you would do. If you can imagine being challenged by such a situation, I’d encourage you try giving him a break just as we all do ourselves. In other words, love Tebow as you would love yourself. Regards.

    • Diane

      November 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

      I would Give my life to him, I would surrender all I have knowing only a person who loves me more then themselves would take the punishment I deserve. I would live my life telling people who are on death row, that JESUS IS ALIVE AND HE WILL FORGIVE THEM TOO. I would look to find out more about the man who just saved me life. I would just simply live a life pleasing to him!! OH and di I mention if I was professional quaterback who has thousands of people who would hear what I had to say all at the same time…I would forsure take that oppurtunity and tell em about the man who saved my life everytime I could !! SOO go Timmy , its just the beginning no one has to answer to Jesus when this is all over but you. You hear God and you know where your peace and success come from . GO GET EM!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  155. Michael

    November 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

    weed over speed.

    Your screen-name says it all. If God was as much a part of your life as drugs evidently are, you would be high on life and constantly praising His name. But here’s the good news, all you have to do is ask. God loves us all and He will do for you what He has done for all of His children, fill your heart with joy and love for your fellow man.

  156. Connie L Spector

    November 23, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Thank you GOD for giving Tebow this talent so he can glorify YOU! If GOD is for you, who can be against you.

    • WC Satatan

      November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

      logic? reason? intelligence… wait no…all of the above

  157. Jim

    November 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    After reading all of the criticism of Tebow for displaying his religious beliefs I began to wonder where are the stories about the other less wholesome antics displayed on the football field. I can’t recall any stories about how players should stop pounding their chests proclaiming that they are the best. I must have missed the story about players not mocking other players by pretending to fire machine guns at them. I also haven’t seen any stories about how foul mouthed, tattooed long haired egomaniac football players are bad role models for young fans. But we can’t have a clean cut polite God fearing player displaying his beliefs. That might not be good for the image of the NFL. Tim Tebow is a good person who does not believe that he is bigger and more important than he really is. He is grounded in his beliefs and that is what scares people. We need more people like Tebow in society to try and get back to the foundation that made this country great.

  158. SunnyJ

    November 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I’m just wondering why this writer feels his need to be relieved of TT’s expression of faith, is any different than TT’s need to express it? It’s not. TT is not calling for this writer or anyone else to cease and desist from the annoying “white noise” of opinions that do not address their faith in Christ. Why does anyone feel it is their right to demand that TT cease and desist with his opinions…on anything.

    TT is the one playing the game. Writers, commentators, marketing execs, fans etc. exercise their free speech regarding players and player performance every day. TT and other players have a right to exercise their own. This is still a free country…emphasis on “still”. Praise God it will remain so….Can I get an Amen?

    • Becky

      November 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

      AMEN!!!

  159. Greg Cooper

    November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

    What the world needs is a few more Tim Tebows, we have taken prayer out of schools because it offends some, well it offends me that my child rights to pray in school is taken away. Jake Plummer is a has been and I guess this is the only way he can get attention now. Tim Tebow is a fine young man and a great role model for young athletes everywhere.

  160. Shanee

    November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I am proud of this young man…people need to realize…it’s not about them. IT’S ALL ABOUT CHRIST! Had it not been for him, none of this would be possible. It is not our job to please these people here but only to please GOD! So when Plummer use the comment ” Lord knows I could use a break from it.” He should be careful…he couldn’t even get around the comment without putting the LORD name in it! KEEP IT UP TEBOW, and God bless his family for bringing him up the way that the has told them to. We need more families like that these days!

  161. #1TigerFan

    November 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I’ll start by saying: I bleed Purple and Gold! I am a born and raised LSU Tiger fan and was never really a Tebow fan during his college days; however, he IS an awesome athelete and he IS a Christian. He should not be ashamed of his relationship with Jesus Christ. Matthew 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
    Now, some of you think, “so what?” Well the Bible also tells you that no one gets to the Father, except through Jesus: John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Our personal relationships with Jesus Christ make us the people we are today. It is his Christian Duty to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people. He is a public figure, he has access to millions of people and if his message reaches 1 person, he’s done his job. No one has the right to tell him to ‘tone it down’. We still reside in the United States of America where the Freedom of Speech (as well as the Freedom of Religon) is GUARANTEED to us by the Constitution. If you don’t like what he says, don’t listen to him. I certainly don’t like having Gay and Lesbian ‘Rights’ shoved down my throat, so I don’t listen to them. Many, many people fought and died to give people the right to say what’s on their mind. Who is Jake Plummer to say Tim Tebow needs to stop verbalizing his Praise of Jesus Christ?

  162. Keri

    November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I love that there is finally a Christian in the public eye who is proud to say that he loves the Lord and gives him all the glory. I think the critism of Tebow comes from people who feel uncomfortable by the mention of God, most likely because they are uncomfortable with their own sin and seeing a good man like Tebow do good things makes them feel less than. I pray for these individuals and would love for them to feel the glory of God for one second to know that when you are a part of his kingdom all of those hateful feelings go away. This is probably the reason why Tebow is able to take all of the backhanded comments with a tremendous amount of composure. Who cares what sports critics and former quarterbacks think when you live in Gods glory as a stranger in this land.

    • toiletbowlplummer

      November 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Your putting words in Tebow’s mouth! Tebow hasn’t said he’s a Christian or any other religion. He has said I praise GOD.

      Being Christian is a religion! Like any other church goer that is a Lutheran or Baptist or whatever. That is a religion and that IS NOT what he is saying. He is thanking HIS LORD and GOD. Not the some religion. Get it right…

      • Keri

        November 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

        I’m sorry but I think you are mistaken. If you read his book he cleary outlines the fact that he is a Christian many times. I understand he is not stating that in press conferences but when he shares his beliefs in depth he shares he is a Christian.

  163. Rita

    November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

    You obviously don’t know the bible nor what it means to be a Christian. God doesn’t just give you what you want “when you say a little prayer when things get tough”. He wants all of you all of the time, but most importantly we are called to be Disciples of Christ and spread His word to all Nations so others will be saved. Plummer needs to give his mouth a rest and he needs to give his middle finger to the fans a rest…..now there’s a winner for you.

    No one cares what you have to say Plummer. Why don’t you open your bible & learn so you don’t sound ignorant.

  164. Darrell

    November 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

    For those of you who are not Christians, PLEASE watch Penn Gillette’s (a devout atheist) YouTube blog about his encounter with a believer. It’s worth the 5 minutes.

  165. enough is enough

    November 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

    For those that want Tebow to keep quite or say “it’s enough already” my question is to you “what Master do you serve”? You can’t serve two masters so which is it?
    Either light or the dark!!
    If your against anything someone does to thank and serve their Lord and Savior then you serve Satan and there is no way around it so beware of your comments as you proclaim Tebow should of his.

    • neverhome

      November 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

      Tebow’s faith is an issue for 2 reasons: One, because he pushes it so hard to others and two, because the media makes good use of it. I don’t knock him for his faith, but he really does need to back off a bit.

      That’s not to say he shouldn’t be proud of his faith. But in today’s world if you wish to lead someone to God, you won’t get it done if you’re perceived as being overbearing or obnoxious. It isn’t “un-Christian” to recognize the need to adapt to present circumstances.

      I admire his resolve, but Tim needs to study chpt 6 of the Book of Matthew.

      • Michael

        November 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

        You are one of those Christians who differs from the world in only one way, you go to church. Real Christians know that they are the Church and their Christianity is seen through the way they live their life every day. You don’t light a candle then hide it under a bushel basket.

      • Chuck

        November 23, 2011 at 11:13 am

        How does he push it so hard to others? Tebow states HIS beliefs, and does not demand or even suggest anyone follows his lead. He gives praise to Jesus. There is nothing wrong with that, especially considering the fact that we live in a very tough world right now.

      • shreddy

        November 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

        neverhorne…… I was alot like you at one point- and then came to the realization that – God could replace my timidness with BOLDNESS as he has requested I do…. Be Bold!! – Jesus offended all the while he was rescuing- That’s the beauty of Salvation through Jesus and what he did – It forces ALL men to search their hearts and choose…..and then spend eternity with their decision – It’s Cold, It’s Hard, It’s Real and I’ts for keeps brotha!!!! Jesus didn’t say go adapt- he said “come follow me” and “tell the world about what I have done for you”…..period. We don’t need a ferw more Tim Tebows…. we need ALOT more Tim Tebows!!!! You see- when the bible says that before Christ returns – every ear shall hear the gospel- TIM TEBOW IS a part of that fullfillment of God’s plan- Hope you will join his plan my friend :)

  166. Ed Strawmier

    November 23, 2011 at 9:50 am

    The problem is there are so few Christians who demonstrate this to the world, or even show these convictions that when the world sees someone do it, it looks odd. It should be the norm from every Christian and who cares if the worldly people don’t like it. That is natural for them. He is a witness for the Christ who died and rose again for him…

    • enough is enough

      November 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

      I agree if we all were as courageous as Tebow this would be a non issue.
      I know now what else I must work on!
      I hope the rest of us Christians look to this as an example so we too can share the word.

  167. Rich

    November 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

    It’s OK that he loves Jesus – or whoever he loves. Why does he think anyone gives a rat’s patoot? My problem with BACs is that they think people care about their views.

    • enough is enough

      November 23, 2011 at 9:57 am

      Should be halt churches or the missionaries that travel around and knock on doors? So the “world” doesn’t have to listen to it “all the time”?
      Free agency allows you to turn the channel if you don’t like it or walk away as I have that same agency to turn it when I don’t like something but to try and conform the world around your individual standards are very strange.
      I thought this country was founded and our Amendments of religion and to have our voice heard was what we all want, fought and died for??
      Are you telling me you don’t believe in the American dream??

  168. Misti

    November 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Thanks, Tebow, for finally being an athlete my kids can look up to. Our Savior DOES deserve all of the glory and I thank you for your boldness! So many people are hearing the gospel through all of this and that is awesome!

    “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:14-15

    • enough is enough

      November 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

      YES this is finally an athlete kids can admire and want to be like unlike the others that run around with guns and drugs flashing gang signs in photos.
      I don’t see Tebow with tattoos up and down both arms and neck.
      Tebow is finally someone my child can turn the tv on and I can say look there is a true athlete, soldier and he has no fear as he walks in the light of His Savior and look where he is now because of his faith.
      Amen!

  169. Tobias

    November 23, 2011 at 9:59 am

    There is no God, but even if there was do you really think with all of the crap going on in the world that he gives any thought to a silly football game ?? If Tebow really wants to glorify his mythical god, he should go out in the world and help solve some real problems. Of course he can’t because he’s too busy worshiping an invisible man in the sky who doesn’t exist.

    Let the kid play if he wants to, but spare me (and all of the youth of America) all of the glorification of a myth.

    • enough is enough

      November 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

      I’m sorry you feel that way.

    • WC Satatan

      November 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

      I like that you think this way… very good point

    • PC

      November 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Its Not to late to repent ,There is a living god and creater and he lives inside all of us that belive on him , and if you open your heart he will live in you also . Genesis 1:1 Thru Revelation 22: 21

    • Steven Johnson

      November 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

      “There is no God”, there is no disbelief.

      • PC

        November 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        OK If you say so!! When a sprit is born it never dies . But I have seen alot Dead Bodies without sprit . Were Do you think that inner sprit goes ? We have a choice to belive anything,, So there is belief . What we chose to belive is the differents as to were that sprit will end up .We can except that there is a God and creator and he is in control of our sprit or do nothing .and except what the bible says is false, and live in forever darkness Which is never knowing Either way.Tim T .as well as us others have that peace Knowing now and later. Do yourself some good ,belive in something .And let God Bless you .I Have .

    • Hey

      November 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

      He is using his money as well as a charity he started that builds hospitals in third world countries… He goes on mission trips to the philippines working with the families there… so he is helping solve real problems. Football is his platform to do these other things. Tebow and christians as a whole have something that we want everyone to know, Salvation through Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for our sins. If someone was dying and you had the only cure for them to live would you just sit back, do nothing, and keep it a secret? I sure hope not

  170. Jay

    November 23, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I was just wondering if we would get the same response from fans if a player shouting out “Allah be praised” every time he was interviewed.

    • jason

      November 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Mike Tyson?

      • jason

        November 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

        wait, he was a convicted criminal and praised allah and didn’t get a tenth of the backlashing tebo is getting for being a christian.

    • toiletbowlplummer

      November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Are your serious! Hahaha.. almost each channel you turn on has something going on with “allah” from the war, the muslim freedoms and their rights. MY GOD, not my religion, church, or people is first.

      My GOD does not advocate violence and the killing of innocent people for the religion.

      Your GOD this “allah” condemn’s all other religions and faiths. So what are you saying? Because one of our own LOVES HIS GOD, you condemn him for not shouting your religious beliefs? This is HIS GOD not a muslim religious belief. Try getting your views correct.
      He’s talking about a belief in HIS GOD not in a religion, church, or people.

  171. WAR EAGLE

    November 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

    First of all let me say Tim keep doing what your doing I think it Awesome that your not Ashamed to show your Faith in Jesus! Second I’m getting sick and tired of people criticizing Tebow for his Christian Faith and it being ok! If he was a Muslim and was expressing his Muslim beliefs would people criticise him? No… No you wouldn’t because that is considered a form of racism…so why is it ok to criticise and put down Christian but looked down upon if you say anything against Muslim’s and their beliefs?????

    • chet_von_wilson

      November 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

      *YOU’RE* right, Muslims have it very easy in America these days!

  172. Al

    November 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

    All I have to say to Tebow and those who “prop him up” is:

    Matthew 6: v 5 and 6.

    • Lary

      November 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Tebow is not praying he is “praising” and if you would like to read the Psalms you will see he is doing it in the right manner.

  173. Dan Brook

    November 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

    So there are pro players that have been involved in shootings outside of clubs, holding illegal dogfights, serving prison/jail sentences, using dope, etc. You are going to criticize a guy that loves God, sets a good example and chooses to make public his faith??

    It’s supposed to be a right all Americans have to practice the faith of their choice, or not…has anything changed? If you dont like watching a man practice his faith as his concience directs him, don’t watch it. That’s your right. In the meantime, It’s his right to do what he is doing. If you feel that strongly against Tebow and what he does, there are 30 countries around the world where it is illegal to be a Christian. Go live in one of them. You’ll get along with them just fine.

    This is probably a good time to remind everyone that the reason the pilgrims came to America in the first place, is that the LAW of ENGLAND at that time was PUBLIC STRANGULATION of anyone caught with a BIBLE. Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

    Tebow you go, boy. And God bless America.

  174. Mike

    November 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

    If some people don’t like what he has to say when Tebow is interviewed they can turn the channel. They should know by now what he is going to say. I have respect and admiration for him for putting himself in the spotlight with topics that may be unpopular with some people out there— but still doing it because that is what he believes.

    What a great role model for kids!

  175. Robert

    November 23, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Tim Tebow…Keep on doing what you’re doing! Give God all the Glory!

  176. Dwight

    November 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Why is it in a country that freedom of speech is so highly valued EXCEPT when you speak of God? Sex is ok, drugs are ok, abusive behavior with children by old football coaches is ok, but for someone to praise and claim their right as a Christian, that is a Christ follower, it causes such a stir? If you don’t want to hear what Tebow or other Christians have to say, just don’t listen. That is just as much your perogative as is ours to say something.

  177. Eva Stephens Tillman

    November 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Tim Tebow keep thanking Jesus for everything. Every chance you get – do it. You are a very good role model for younger and older people. One day Jake will understand about thanking Jesus or maybe he will not. It will always be someone putting you down; but don’t worry about it. I love you.

  178. Becky

    November 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Mr. Weed—-are you kidding me? Making a negative comment using Lord in it? WOW–I think I read somewhere in the bible that the weeds will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

  179. PC

    November 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I Would like to say that i love the lord and thank him for what he has done for me ! All through the BIBLE nonbelivers and the Devil himself try to steer GOD fearing belivers away from JESUS .That is to be expected in this day also. Tim Tebow is one of the few that will stand up and tell where his blessings are coming from ,and as a nation we should all be doing the same . Matthew 5: 3-12

  180. Nicole

    November 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Why when Christians talk about or praise the Lord, we are denied our free speech, but when others want to do deny Him and do other wrongs, they demand free speech. Yeah, Tim, continually talk about Christ and praise Him, because you know from whence your blessings flow. This world is in shambles today because people are denying the Lord and refusing to give Him the glory, honor, and praise that HE ALONE deserves. Continue the praise Tim, don’t ever allow these heathens to put a damper on your spirit.

  181. Life Long Christian

    November 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Tim Tebow is without a doubt one of my favorite players simply because he is not afraid to prasie our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without regard to what others think. Lord Jesus Christ I give you all the Honor and Glory and I praise your Holy name. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross.

  182. JTB

    November 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I think the point the writer of this article, and lots of other writers, are missing is the fact that Tebow isn’t doing this to “get a point across”. He doesn’t care if you cover it or not. He’d probably happy to have you all treat it as if he were Muslim and not ever say a thing about his religion.

    He does it because he genuinely believes in it. It’s not a schtick. He’s not throwing up gang signs and shouting “west side!”. He’s a religious guy. Get off it already and give him a break.

  183. WC Satatan

    November 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    First off, this is just stupid, do you think God (assuming there is one) wants people to go out and hit each other for a ball and then praise his name afterwards? You think God would be looking down in all his glory and saying yeaaaa booiiii tebow you chuck that pass downfield. NO he wouldn’t tebow is an overzealous idiot that just thinks that his talent comes from God when in reality there is no such thing, its called good genes and you had a hard work ethic buddy. God hasn’t caught a ball for you or given you a touchdown…. you did so how about this, take it as it comes and let the god bs die down.

    • Don S

      November 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

      WC Satatan…you are the sparkling example of such a conceited attitude of how great you or any individual is in life and that you got there with no help at all. Wait ’til you hit your almighty low or dire circumstance and we’ll see how much you relied on yourself…

    • PC

      November 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

      Hope You would change your heart and mind. Matthew 24: 38-44 These are the times that are spoken The time is now !!

  184. DAVE

    November 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    what a load of crap, tebow believes in something thats more corrupt than our government( see the history of christianity). and as far as role models……parents should be role models, not professional athletes

    • Keri

      November 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Organized religion can be corrupt as can anything where a group of people organize can be but it seems to me that Tebow is not singing the praises of organized religion but of the Lord. I agree with you about role models however. If my sons though have to look at athletes playing each week I would rather them see Tebow as a good influence and not other individuals with charges from attempted murder to domestic abuse.

    • Michael

      November 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

      Dave if you would simply take a moment to think about what you just said, you will see the load of crap that spewed forth from your mouth. No matter how good a parent you are, or think your are, your children are going to be influenced by their ‘idols’ (rock stars, tv stars, movie stars, star athletes, coolest person at their school, etc. etc.) and unless you have their respect and unconditional love you will be on the bottom of their idol list. I suggest you throw away that book on the History of Christianity and read CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Read it with an open heart and then see the Bible.

    • BM

      November 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Tebow believes first and foremost in God. I noticed you didn’t condemn his faith in God. You condemned his faith in Christianity. Churches are made up of people, imperfect people. Sinners all of them. But are there sinners outside the Church? You bet there are. But are they trying to live by God’s word? At least the Christian is making an effort.

      Isn’t that just a whole lot better than those who take shots at people and their belief systems from outside and never try to rectify their sins at all?

      And as far as role models, in a perfect world, parents would be the role models. I find it curious that you try to berate someone for their pure belief in something greater than themselves. You belittle a man who spends all his summers helping the underprivileged. A man who gives of his time and effort to make this world a better place. And you have to knock him down.

      What sort of example are you being to your children by this unsolicited hatred of a person of strong moral convictions?

  185. Don S

    November 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    It’s nice to see a pro athlete once in a while like Tim Tebow while give thanks to The Lord for the abilities that they have as opposed to trash talk “I’m a B.A…just ask me” pro players (Deion Sanders, T.O., to name a few). Jake Plummer unfortunately is a hollow shell of a person and shows his lack of faith in anything.

  186. Greg

    November 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

    To bad the Lord couldn’t bless him with the ability to throw a spiral…

  187. jason

    November 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    If he is giving praise and heavy thanks giving for what Jesus has blessed him with, how is that wrong? Glorifying Jesus isn’t wrong, in fact more people should do just that. If Jesus blessed a man to be an NFL QB and succeed as a starter, none the less, where they have exposure to fame and that man is ignorant to be thankful for what he has been givin, if so selfish. Tebo is taking total recognition that it is not himself who delivers his success. It is not himself who blessed him with athleticism, it is not himself who blessed him with knowledge of the game.
    Like Jesus said, you will be hated by all because of My name. All those who hate the name of Jesus, frown upon Tebo’s praising of his name, is that not correct? Spreading that Name brings power and hope to people far beyond plummer’s criticism and to the person who speaks so bluntly about the cats and dogs knowing Tebo beliefs. Who is he to say that everyone in the world knows the story of Tim Tebo & who he represents. If he was at all educated in Christian Culture, he would know that Christians take enjoyment in spreading the gospel and the name of our lord because it glorifies him and we can’t help but praise him for the incredible amount of blessings he puts on our plate. Praising the name of Jesus beyond The NFL sports network is honoring to God, simply put.

  188. 911 mm

    November 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Wow, Amen to all of you giving words of support to Tim.
    That is an awesome testimony!! This young man needs supported for what he is doing. He is an absolute Joy to watch!
    I was emotionally touched while watching that last drive of the NYJ game and hearing him speak after the game. His goal for using ‘money’ he makes in the NFL is to build a hospital in the Phillipines it’s not all about ‘me’ or a ‘football’ career. How do you criticize someone like that for his passion to serve his Lord. I feel like I’m at a revival when I watch him play. and you know what he will show the same praise and glory when he loses. There is a testimony on how you respond to adversity too. It’s a win, win situation. Awesome! Praise the Lord for Tim’s testimony!

  189. Gene Dinelli

    November 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

    With all due respect to all those who disagree, they simply do not know any better because without the LORD in your life, you’re just blind. You cannot be faulted for being blind. Public testimonies like those of Tebow’s bring people to CHRIST everyday, all over the world. Keep it up, Tim. Praise the LORD!

  190. Maus

    November 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Jake Plummer? Who is that? Oh, the guy who scrambled alot but was always afraid to throw the ball…

  191. peterwoohoo

    November 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    TT, Nice display for a change………this is better than witnessing the typical immature hip hop dance crap from other pro football players week after week.

  192. Kent

    November 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I’m curious to know if Tebow was considered an elite QB coming out of the draft, and his style of play was never a question if articles such as this one would even become a debate much less an issue. Not once did he mention anything in here about his nail biting passing attack he is so criticized for, so my guess is no. There would be no difference. Its obvious there are some who are offended by his faith rather than his on the field performances. He will celebrate his Lord whether the camera is rolling or not, so if your the media and are so offended by it, don’t air it, don’t write on it. Your helping Tebow’s cause by spreading the Word of God and we thank you for that much Mr. DWeeb!

  193. The Sensible One

    November 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Tebow is free to believe as he does and free to express it. If you don’t like it, ignore it. If you don’t want it to be an issue, why are you writing article publicizing it? That just gives it more exposure.

    Next topic, please…

  194. Jimmy

    November 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Mr. Tebow doesn’t answer to Mr. Plummer, the author of this article, or anyone else. He answers to his Lord and Savior. You may not like what he says and does on tv or in any media, but it is not your choice. You have an opinion and he has an opinion. He is not asking anyone else to change their opinions or to stop expressing their opionions. So here is my opinion, if you don’t like what he says, don’t cover him or write about him and get paid for doing so. In other words, shut up about it.

  195. Dave

    November 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I love my dog, and he knows it without my having to tell him that I do every 10 God Damn minutes.
    By the end of the season TT will be reduced to throwing only Hail Marys and drinking holy water out of his gator aid bottle.

  196. Nathaniel Hardee

    November 23, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Before you were born to now, there were those who recommended that you shouldnt exist, would not do this, do that, would not succeed at ANY LEVEL! But you realize and KNOW who you are and WHOS you are, and you give HIM the glory for pushing you through what the naysayers didn’t! I am personally sick and tiredof seeing “undercover Christians”, and what you do and are doing is a testiment that it is all about HIM! I must tell you the truth, as a Carolina fan, I could not stand you….athletically, and i was one of the naysayers that thought that you could not make it in the NFL….but as I watched you perservere through it ALL, you maintained your character, inside and out, and you used that as pure fuel, and do exceedingly above all that we ever thought! I now drink the Tebow-Aide, because you are as good of an example of demonstrating your faith, and if they dont want to hear it, turn the cameras and the microphone away, but it wont happen, because through all that you do after a touchdown or the game, everybody wants to know what makes you….YOU, and wants to have your inner fire and desire and especially, your peace……Keep on Doing What you Do, because only GOD can judge you, and that is the ONLY thing you need to worry about!.

  197. Wes Morris

    November 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I can’t help but laugh when I read an article like this! So the writer, like Jake Plummer, is a little tired of hearing and reading about Tim Tebow’s faith in Jesus…then why are you writing another article about it?

    There are a ton of shows, comments and programs that I don’t like on TV…and I don’t watch them or blog about them either!

    You have chosen to give Tim Tebow a platform by continuing to write about him and bring him in for TV interviews. Personally, I love it! I love everything Tim Tebow stands for…he’s selfless and passionate. He’s a giver. He’s a winner. He knows how to overcome obstacles, , and does it all in the face of constant critcism. What an example of a young man, trying to do it the right way. And as he has said, the reason he lives like this is because he has surrendered his life to Jesus.

    Maybe somebody like this irritates and aggravates you. If that’s the case, turn the channel.

  198. Vicki

    November 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

    As a preachers daughter and having grown up in the church I am all for religion and thanking God and all of that…BUT…there is a time and place for everything! (It’s in the Bible even) and when you should be saying”good game” to your team or the other one is not it. Also, when you are in the middle of the game you should probably keep your mind on the game

  199. toiletbowlplummer

    November 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Again, plummer (who couldn’t play anyway), doesn’t have the right to call out anyone for anything.
    Plummer, you support those finger crossing, tatooed, gun toting, gang members in professional sports. Good for you, you freak of nature… I want GOD in my life more than those other thugs you have played with in the past.
    Plummer go get a construction job with your bro’s and SHUT TO HECK UP. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR GUN TOTING BRO’s…

  200. StarGuy

    November 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

    God was never a Christian! As for TT let him sing Gods praises. At the end of the day its about the Law Of Attraction. One mountain with many paths to a God. But since we were all created in that image and Likeness of God, we too have the possibility of creating and being anything we choose like a great quarter back which is a learned skill and has nothing to do with God. Then there is the marketing and branding aspects and this is TT’s branding. Like someone said earlier parents and not public figures should be a childs role model.

    I too love God I have also been to war and seen what religions have been doing to people for a millenium and that my friends is not the God I worship. Lets all be happy filled with peace and care for one another and that jesture does not reguire a belief in God or Jesus. It too is a learned skill from your parents. So thats my story and I am sticking to it.

  201. hatersgunnahate

    November 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I am not a huge Tim Tebow fan, HOWEVER you can not fault that man for loving the Lord. How you gunna tell him to stop praising the Lord? lol quit trippin. To quote an old school gospel song “If you don’t want to praise him don’t hinder me.” #justsayin

    • Chuck

      November 23, 2011 at 11:59 am

      I, for one, am not a big church going person. I do, however, have a son and daughter who love and watch sports. To see a sports figure setting a great influence for his many fans, but not doing it for the fans, or the publicity, orthe media, but doing it for what is right and what he believes in, is a great thing! Far Too often, the sport icons, celebrities, and “role Models” are shown partying, or arrested, or celebrating(T.O., Ochocinco, etc, etc. ) yet, you have a young man, doing his best as a person and sports figure, and people want to put him down? its just silly to see…people need to see what is important, and embrace the good…stop looking for the bad!

      • Frank Westermann

        November 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

        Good for you Tebow–we needmore not less–sure it makes the media uncomfortable–they ignore Him completely!!!!!

      • Kayla

        November 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

        I completely agree! Why talk badly about someone who is doing nothing wrong, and who is setting a great example. We need more people like this in the world!

  202. BPoe

    November 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Tebow is a great influence to our kids and to us. God is Good

    • Andi

      November 23, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Andi

      I am a big steeler fan and was upset when ravens beat us. but after they interviewed one of their players and he gave praise and glory to GOD I was happy for them. AMEN

    • Gill

      November 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Tebow sucks

      • Bob

        November 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm

        Gill sucks

  203. Curt

    November 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

    So if I understand Plummer right, doing something celebetory in repetion gets old. So why in the hell do the Green Bay packer players jump into the crowd everytime they score a touchdown, I believe they call it the Lambeau Leap. I think that gets old as well.

    Leave it alone, the guy loves Jesus as we all should, he has every right to do what he wants. Maybe the camera men shouldn’t scan him everytime he does it.

    • PJ

      November 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Great point!! And I think that Mr. Weed against Speed doesn’t quite get it! Tebow isn’t doing it for other people, or trying to prove a point. He does it because his love for Christ compels him to do so. He just loves the Lord, and can’t help but show it and shout it out! It’s all these reporters that are making such a big deal of it all, but hey, if all of this gets other people talking and thinking about Jesus, then by all means, keep reporting on it!

  204. trutherspeak

    November 23, 2011 at 11:26 am

    i get it. tebow is gay for jesus.

    • Bill

      November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

      You show your ignorance!!!!

      • kevin

        November 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

        You do realize gay means happy right or are you the one showing your ignorance.

        • Erick

          November 23, 2011 at 12:34 pm

          Yeah, but we all know what “(truth)speaker” meant when he said that and it wasn’t “happy”. The mics are being put in Tebow’s face, and his comments are his and his alone. If you have a problem with what he is saying then change the channel. Better yet, do something note worthy to get mics put in your face. Then your opinions can be televised, and people will begin to care about what you say also.

    • trutherspeak

      November 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

      tebow is gay for jesus…………his constant religious comments are insulting.

      • trutherspeak

        November 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

        message to tebow:
        your phony protestations do not belong in public discourse, and should be reserved for your private reflection.

        • PJ

          November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

          Well then just make sure that at any time in the future, if you have an opinion, or are happy about something good in your life, that you keep it to yourself, and don’t share it with anyone. Just privately reflect on the matter. All by yourself.

        • nflfan

          November 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

          message to trutherspeak:

          Why should Tebow keep this reserved for “private reflection”? For many of us this is refreshing compared to the typical junk we see from most sports “icons”. This is just more of the same garbage that is shown all the time. Keep aspects of Christianity private but it is okay to publicize the other junk that is shown regularly in the media and sports world. You are a hypocrite!

        • Steve C

          November 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

          Trutherspeak I am sorry you feel this way. But if you ever ever have a rough patch in life. Jesus will always be there for you. Any true CHristian will always help you in a time of need also. Stay frosty!

          • Allen

            November 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm

            What Steve C says.
            Period.
            Just know, that no matter how hard you hate. No matter how “offensive” the truth is for you, it will always be there to catch you when you fall. HE neve fails, never have never wiil.

            Hit me up if you have any questions.

            :)

      • Al Ramirez

        November 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

        trutherspeak, what a jerk you are. Jesus will deal with you at a time when you least expect it and in the worst manner. Paul, a disciple of Jesus said, “careful how you deal with me as I have the mark of Jesus on my soul.” There are never enough opportunities to praise the name of the Lord for those that don’t know him or those that can see what he can do for a man by the gifts he is blessed with, however in your case, I bet you wish he had blessed you with the brain of an ass, opp, he did.

      • Erick

        November 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm

        Don’t watch him then. He has freedom of speech, and you have freedom of the channel button on your remote.

    • Jack

      November 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Tebow and his relationship with the Lord is nothing new. I have followed him for years and he is still the same. He has love in his heart is doing what is right. He also is a tough ball player, he doesn’t hide behind his faith, he carries to the level it should be in all of us. You might want to rethink the gay thing, someday you will have to look our savior in the eye I hope he says I know you my true and faithful son.

    • Kayla

      November 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      Seriously? Grow up.

  205. JimG

    November 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I’m a Gator and hope Tim Tebow succeeds. He can praise the Lord as much as he likes.

    If he doesn’t get better as a passer, he will be out of the league by 2013. Maybe he can become a minister like Danny Wuerffel.

  206. Dave Jones

    November 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Good Job Tebow!!! Keep praising him! That is what we are all to do. Thank you God for this man that is not afraid to praise you.

  207. Tom

    November 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Keep praising Tim! Eph 5:20

    It’s obvious people are noticing and only the convicted say, “enough already.”

    You see, for for Tim (and most true believers) there is NOTHING more important than praising the God who is. It is central to his (Tebow’s) being. You couldn’t separate it from him any sooner than stopping the sun from shining. And asking him to do so would only make him smile and ask, “do you know Him? The Alpha and Omega? the Great ‘I AM’, the giver and sustain-er of all life, the SAVIOR?” And Tim would praise God all the more.
    Tis the nature of those that have a relationship with the living Christ.

    Thank you JESUS for people like Tim.

    • mom4christ

      November 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      I sooo agree! We need more people like Tebow who are willing to use the media outlet that God has provided to testify about our LORD!!!! Keep on praising HIM!!!

  208. Alan

    November 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    If you and many others in the media think that Tebow should refrain from his praise because the constant repitition is annoying then maybe you should consider the fact that you and other media outlets should refrain from commenting on the subject EVERY WEEK because the media’s constant repitition of the same subject from every possible angle and every current and former NFL player gets far more annoying. If you don’t think it should be a matter of public praise then why do you make it public every chance you get? Maybe the media should take your advice and ‘give it a rest’.

  209. Jeffrey Hancock

    November 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Don’t you think people get tired of every 3rd word out of alot of sports figures mouthes are curse words, but do we make it the topic of every conversation. The reason you people are following him so closely is that you are hoping that he will trip up so everyone can say I told you he wasn’t real.

  210. Maggie

    November 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

    This is frustrating to read this article. The author comes across as whiney, biased and out of touch with God for himself. He doesn’t have to look at Tebow everytime he gets on one knee, he doesn’t have to watch the game to begin with or any of the follow up interviews, he doesn’t have to pay any attention to Tebow’s religious practices, he is his own man he can focus on anything he wants. Why would he waste his time criticizing and whining about something that he has all the control in the world over, is the most rediculous thing I’ve heard. I’m telling you right now, i’d rather watch Tebow praise God for what’s good, then watch another pointless, poor sport do a touch down dance in the endzone. I’m not a fan of the Bronco’s I am not on the Tebow bandwagon but writers like this infuriate me. Why are you wasting your time on complaining over something so utterly trivial? Something that takes up no time of yours, does not affect you in your life, certainly brings no harm your way not in any big or little picture. Maybe instead of being so shallow with your topics, you should ask Tebow to pray for you once in a while, for you sound like you need a few prayers.

    • Bill

      November 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

      AMEN, Well Said Brother…

  211. Bill

    November 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

    If it wasn’t for ‘GOG” and “Jesus”, none of this we have would be possible…I love the Lord and I don’t care who knows it…I was never a Tebow fan because I am a DIE HARD Kentucky Fan but I have more respect for Tebow than the rest of the “Idoits” that do their little hand thing and jump into the crowd or try to dunk the football over the goal post…It is foot ball, not basketball, dunk the Basketball, that is legal, give the football to the ref, that is legal…The people that do these stupid things, just want to be noticed…Must have NOT got any attention growing up, if they can be considered grown up now…Tebow, Keep up the praise everytime you get the chance and if Blumer don’t like it, DON”T WATCH!!!! GIVE ALL THE PRAISE TO YOU LORD….YOU are the Lord of Lords and King of Kings…

  212. Tim

    November 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I wish, hope and pray that one day my children will choose a role model just the way that Tim Tebow did. Why must we find fault in a good man? He is a football player with a strong Christian belief. He has a voice. Let it be heard. Once his career in football is over, he will continue down the right path, with many followers. By the way, he is 4-1 as a starting quarterback. What was John Elway’s record after five games?

    • Bill

      November 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

      If one of the muslims or any other faiths were doing this, there would be nothing said…jake “BLUNDER is jelous because he is and was a washed up no body..Grow up BLUNDER….

  213. Stan

    November 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Tim is doing a great job of what all Christians are suppose to be doing in giving praise to our saviour. And in doing so is spreading the Word. The media and Jake are helping him do this.

  214. Actor Boy

    November 23, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I didn’t hear that much complaining when Kurt Warner was open about his fath and pointing to the sky after TD’s or important plays. Of course Warner was a more conventinal drop back QB too. Haters gonna hate. I have huge respect for Tebow ,he’s genuine.

  215. donniem

    November 23, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I really don’t care if Tebow parises Jesus or Allah or Jaweh. What ticks me off is when, as I saw him do on TV, he tells a group of young kids on a football team that, if they don’t accept Jesus as their savior they will burn in hell. Nice tolerance for the Jewish, of Muslim, or atheirst or anyone else.

    And just couse he believes, doesn’t mean he right.

    • evonate

      November 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

      He is right though!

    • Miles

      November 23, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      I have NEVER seen Tim tell kids that they will burn in hell if they don’t accept Jesus. He just tells kids that he loves Jesus for what Jesus did for all of us “He died for our sins”. I have only seen him talk about in a respectful manner to everyone. You Hate the name of Jesus and want to criticize anyone who uses it but one day you will bow down before him. Praise be to God!!! and Thank you Jesus!!

      • donniem

        November 23, 2011 at 4:48 pm

        I saw it. And as a Jew was offended. If my kid was playing and a visiting pro football player told him he would burn in hell because of his religion, I would have been livid.

        Yes, this is America, and he has frredom of spech, but a little judgment based on his audience might be suggested. And lest you believe this is a Christian country, actually read what the framer wrote. Jefferson, in writing about freedom of anf FROM religion wrote that freefdom of religion includes “Mohammedans” as well as non believers, and Jews.

    • Diane

      November 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      If you din’t know that he is right, then you haven’t read the Bible. Sounds like someone needs to tell them the truth !!!!!!!

  216. Dave

    November 23, 2011 at 11:44 am

    We are all commanded to shout from the hilltops. Jesus deserves ALL the praise and glory, not just some of the time, but all of the time. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. Many people teach their kids through repetition. Maybe if some here it enough, they too will realize that they need Jesus Christ to save them from their sins. Keep it up, Tim! It is great to see people stand up for their beliefs without compromise. We all should do the same.

  217. sureshot

    November 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

    C’Mon, if this were a Muslim and you stated such things you’ld be running for your life. Ok I get it, you would rather have thugs be a shining example in the NFL. Nate Newton, Plexico Burris, Ray Lewis, the entire Raider fan base, Ricky Williams…shall I go on? But it’s cool, Jesus said “if they (the world) hated me, they will hate you too”. Simply put, it’s about time we had a strong Christian stand up in this league. Oh so Tim has to shut up and keep his faith to himself while the rest of you clowns preach your religion? Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the gosple, guess what? that’s what Tims doing folks. So good luck getting him to shut up.

  218. Kelley Moore

    November 23, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Whomever is complaining needs to spend more time in the word! My husband and I cheer ever time we see ANY athlete or anyone give Glory to God!! If you have a true real relationship with our Lord and Savior then it is just a natural part of giving Him the Honor when good things happen. I love that our children grown and small alike get to see this kind of worship from a person. So camera men and woman, keep turning your lens to him and let it be seen by everyone who comes first in this wonderful mans life!! He has it exactly how it should be: God, Family, friends and co workers. Leave the man alone, there are many who worship Jesus on TV and you are not focusing on them. I am forever grateful for MY relationship with The Father and Son and the Holy Spirit and I will always continue to give the honor for everything good in my life and around me to the Trinity. If you’re threatened by this show of Love, then YOU need to get a life or start reading your bible. He is not just a Sunday Christian, he talks the talk, and walks the walk every minute of every day!!! That is how it should be. Thank you Lord for making humans just like him. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is Good!!!!

  219. Marciann

    November 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    More power to Tebow. His complete lack of embarrassment in speaking of Jesus Christ and his devotion to God is unusual in sports. There are a few others who speak of Christ and give Him the glory for every aspect of success and for giving them the opportunity to grow through failure, but not many. Most other Christians in sport are so afraid of offending someone, you’d never know they were believers except it leaks out somehow that they attend a Bible Study or went to church as a kid. Because of the lifestyles of many, they’d rather not be known as hypocrites. As Tim’s coach said, he’s real; he walks the walk. Rather than dissing Tim, let’s realize what a privilege it is to have such men among us. Thanks, Tim. See you on the other side.

  220. Gary

    November 23, 2011 at 11:49 am

    If you want to know something about this hate thing people have for Mr. “T”Bow, read the BIBLE. Jesus said that men will hate you because of me, no just my name. This thing is real, no one hates budda because he claims no life, no one hate allah because he allow you to make concession for other people and how they live, no body hates catholism, because there is no accountability for the man or woman who directs you to live right.

  221. Kevin

    November 23, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Give All To the Glory of God

  222. Christy

    November 23, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Wonder why he makes so many people uncomfortable? Maybe you need to look inside your own heart and get right with God and quit worrying about him. He’s fine; are you?

    • Ken

      November 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Wow Christy. Great post! He’s fine; are you? AMEN

  223. Bill

    November 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

    It amazes me how the no-believers react to Tim. You can tell he strikes fear in those who do not believe. This is absolute proof our society is in deep trouble. When you turn and run from the word of God it says you are afraid of what the real truth is. Tim speaks the word which is the only truth. We persecute a man who does what the word tells us all to do. Shame on you all!!!

  224. Nicarde I

    November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Tim Tebow is a class act! At the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, (Philippians 2:10). Jesus is Love!

  225. Jimmy V

    November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    There is nothing wrong with what Tebow is doing. I prefer him giving glory to God than watching some knucklehead doing an over the top touchdown celebration.

    It shouldn’t bother people.

  226. Scott

    November 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I think what a lot of people on here are missing is that he is very open about his beliefs. As some people have already said on here, just because you believe something does not make you right. People think their beliefs are very personal and I think a lot of people disagree with his way of bringing a lot of attention to his own.

    • Erick

      November 23, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      It is a free country, and he has the right to say what he believes. That is why they mics to HIS mouth. Because what he believes has to do with religion, people have a problem with him. If he was praising his teammates constantly, people would be fine with him. If you don’t like what he says when he is interviewed then change the channel.

  227. religionDivides

    November 23, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Religion has been used to divide people for as long as it’s been around. When are we going to evolve as a race and move past these silly traditions that keep us focused on our differences rather than our similarities?

    Not to mention that praising any God during a game is just asinine. Praise your God after the birth of your child, praise your God after a loved one safely returns home from Iraq or Afghanistan, etc. But don’t praise your God after you hit a home run or score a touchdown. It’s a game GOD DAMMIT!

    • Erick

      November 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      He made it to the NFL, and he earned a starting position with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos have accepted him as he is. If you choose to watch Denver Broncos games then you’re going to have to put up with it. Unless this country converts to communism, he has the right to do whatever he wants before, during, and after the game. If you have a problem with it, stop watching Broncos games. Just watch games with atheist players or players who a little more ashamed of what they believe in.

    • Chantel

      November 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      I don’t know who you are, but whoa unto you. Jesus died for you too. Tim Tebow is doing just what our Lord requires of us – to make Him known to this dying world. It’s obvious you don’t know God or have a personal relationship with Him. If you did, you would be rejoicing with Tebow and not so angered by him. I am praying for you. To God Be the Glory. If it wasn’t for the grace and mercy of God, you would not be here, let alone have a voice to speak. The Lord, He is good and His mercy endureth forever. You had better thank God for His mercy! Tim Tebow, keep lifting up the name of Jesus. Your reward is waiting for you. God I love you. You are my all in all, my everything. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!!!

    • ken

      November 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Hey “religiondivides”, Man did you miss the point! The Lord Jesus is not a silly tradition. Jesus wants us to focus on love and peace not ‘our differences’. T-bow wants his name written in the book of life in big letters and isn’t afraid who knows it! It’s not too late. Get on your knees and ask forgiveness NOW,………………… or it will be too late for you. Peace be with you.

  228. Stacey N

    November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I believe Tim does this for Jesus…not so others will “finally” get who he loves. Thats exactly how the world is…..we always have the need to make it about us, when its supposed to be about Him. We are self consumed to the maximum degree. Hence, the need to be saved.

  229. Darlene

    November 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I think the media needs to stop looking for the bad. He is a sports figure and glad to see him setting such a great influences! Keep up the great job. God is Good!!

  230. religionDivides

    November 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    One more thing. Praising god after you’ve beaten someone else at some sport or game is pompus. What you’re saying is “Thank God for loving me more than those losers over there.” So if I score a TD, that means what exactly? That the other team didn’t pray hard enough, or that God loves me more than those other guys? Or that I was given a better gift than the next guy because of God?

    Anyone that believes they have the talents and knowledge they have because of God or Jesus needs to read a book on genetics. Or how about starting by reading any book other than the bible. :)

    • Titans Fan

      November 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Man you got it all wrong. Do a little fact finding before you make these kind of comments.

    • Erick

      November 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      He is simply thankful to God that they won the game. It really doesn’t go any deeper than that. He has the right to be thankful they won.

    • Diane

      November 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      You are judging him. You don’t know what he is praying for. Everything we have & own belongs to God. He gave it to us & he can take it from us.He’s just letting us use them. God has a plan for us all, even you. I had rather see him pray , than hear a bunch of bleeping & who has cheated on his wife or they are getting a divorce. Or who is on drugs etc……….

    • Ken Schwarz

      November 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      “ReligionDivides”, Yep, you got it all wrong again. I played football and when we got down on one knee before a game we didn’t ask the Lord to help us defeat the other team: we asked the Lord to protect us and the other team from injury! When we got down on one knee after the game: we thanked the Lord for protecting us and the other team from injuries and we keept it a game, not a battle to the death. More power to T-bow. Praise the Lord.

  231. Denver Frank

    November 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    So whose asking your opinion on this anyway!
    If the media were’nt so incensed on this they wouldn’t put the 10 or 15 seconds I see Tebow do this thing on the air. Instead, like everything else, they obsess on something that THEY consider ODD or is not to their twisted way of thinking! I say GOOD for Tebow and may the media take a hike on this! Hey what about Paterno – its not good enough that you destroy a man that’s given 61 years of his life to a school – now you need to go after a young guy trying to give thanks to his master and savior! I puke on the whole lot of you!!
    Message to Al Qaeda – take out the media they are the true satans!

  232. imgrinn22

    November 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Give yourself to Jesus and you will understand were Tebow is coming from..

  233. lisa becton

    November 23, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Tebow’s comments and actions concerning his commitment to God have had no negative impact on his performance or his team’s performance. Its obvious that as a quarterback he is leading his team. They understand his beliefs and respect him, so they are not belittled, nor do they feel threatened that Tebow thanks God and afterward praises his team. How irresponsible it is for an individual to criticize Tebow for his open and honest feelings for his God, when there are only positive ramifications. If someone doesn’t want to hear it, they can mute their TV. Other than that, Tebow is not forcing Jesus down anyone’s throat, nor is his faith affecting the team, the game and the fans . . . except for being a role model and unabashedly following his beliefs. He lives the life his actions portray and to say anything other than words of respect and support for his faith is irresponsible, at best. Not only children, but teens and adults at well are inspired by someone who openly professes his faith and finally someone who lives up to what he says. Religious or not, the man has found a way to show and share his Christianity that can do no less than help each of us to regain our respect for someone in the the public eye being responsible and true to their words. There are many things I have gotten tired of in football, but a dedicated, honest and real believer of God is something refreshing, reviving and respectable.

  234. Politix

    November 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve always thought of Tim Tebow just as I’ve thought of every single overly religious person…. He (just like the rest) come off as extremely arrogant, and very matter-of-fact-ish. Every super religious person acts as if us “non-believers” just don’t get it, when in reality its usually the religious folks that don’t get it. No one is bashing Tim Tebow for being a christian, or even “praising” Jesus. What people don’t care for is the way he constantly over does it at every turn, like many have said “we get it Tim”…. you love Jesus and want to tell everyone!

    Unfortunately, the majority of people watching “FOOTBALL” on sundays….. don’t wanna hear about Jesus! (if they did, they would have probably been in church most of the day) They wanna hear about FOOTBALL, and yes it is partially the medias fault for continuing to talk about it.

    I love how all the Christians come out of the woodwork to defend this guy. And how you all make us non-believers argument even stronger, every time you type something!

    • Politix

      November 23, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Oh, and “Science Saves”…… =)

      • Erick

        November 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

        If you like the Broncos you’ll have to put up with it. If you don’t like what Tebow says then don’t watch him. Watch other games. You should have some others to choose from. Everyone has the right to believe what they want and express it how they want. You know…this being a free country and all. Get off Tebow’s back, and fine something else to whine about.

  235. Rasty

    November 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    It is my prayer that someday all people will understand why Tim Tebow does what he does.

  236. Titans Fan

    November 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Mr. Plummer,

    Now I see why they called you the Snake. Maybe if you gave praise to the Lord you might have been more successful.

  237. godwhatgod

    November 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Thanking god for athletic success is just as rediculous as denouncing god for athletic failure. To live by superstition – call it luck, ju ju or religion – is folly enough without pretentiously broadcasting it to the world. Enough is enough.

    • Erick

      November 23, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Christian is who he is through and through. If you’ve had enough, then quit watching Tebow.

  238. jrm2478

    November 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Jake WHO??? Wasn’t he the overated QB who never did anything anywhere he went? Why does his opinion matter anyway? Noone has heard anything about Jake Plummer since the last game he blew. I give Tim Tebow all the credit in the world for being a great role model for kids and a great role model for Christians.If you don’t like what Tim is saying, don’t listen. I don’t think it’s going to change his message.

  239. Chuck

    November 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Perhaps if more individuals followed TEBOW’S example this World would not be in the shape its in. There is no Future without JESUS CHRIST…..An Eternity in Heaven or an Eternity in Hell…I made my decision I don’t like burning forever……

    • Dominic

      November 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      To bad there actually isn’t any afterlife, because it would be so sweet to see the look on your face when you finally realized what a waste your religion has been.

  240. Dominic

    November 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I don’t approve of anyone (whether it’s a Muslim, Christian, or Atheist) using their position as a celebrity (Jeses freaks like Tebow, or Hippy activists like Sean Penn) to proselytize others to their religious of political beliefs.

    And if you disagree with that, then I (along with most of the population with any significant intelligence) then you are a mouth breathing dolt, and I have no reason to bother listening to any other opinions you have because they will no doubt be equally moronic.

    • Erick

      November 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      It must really burn you up that freedom of speech makes what Tebow is doing possible then. If his views are unpopular then he should dig his own grave in the public eye, but if he doesn’t then it will be a little clearer to you what the opinion of the “majority of the population” ACTUALLY is. It is definitely obvious what the majority of the population commenting on this article believes.

    • Ralph

      November 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      LOL, didn’t your parents ever teach you that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all?

      • Erick

        November 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

        LOL, have you been reading this page?

        • Erick

          November 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm

          @Ralph -My parents taught me if I didn’t have anything relevant to say or …..ask…..to not say anything at all :-)

    • imgrinn22

      November 23, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      Dominic is a male name. Translated from Latin it means “Of Our Lord” or “Belonging to God”. It sure did sound “spooky”.

  241. Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I have no problem with Tebow loving JESUS. If that works for him, great. I do have a problem with him being in the face about it everytime he does something on the field. His behavior is offensive to some people since not everyone believes the same thing he does.

  242. jimmie hopkins

    November 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    If Tebow was anything but a white male we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
    America gives Tebow and any other American citizen the freedom to express him/herself.
    Unless, of course, while I was asleep this changed.

  243. Tom

    November 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    He should either shut up or go play in the christian league. His belief in fairy tales is destructive and off-putting to anyone who is not an evangelical idiot…and that is the vast majority of people. It’s as if he is trying to convince himself that the fairytale is real. If you believe, great…no one else cares. If there is a Jesus and he needs so much praise, he must be a real insecure jerk.

  244. Sean

    November 23, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    It saddens me to see so many people against him praising God. The way he does it is right. God first! It is not about whether the reader or listener gets it. It is not about whether the writer gets it. it IS about giving God what what God is due. Just because there are people who do not believe does not mean he should be quiet. What these people need to be asking themselves is: “Why do the word Tim Tebow speaks upset me? These words are NOT directed at me, they should not upset me. Why does Tim’s praising God make me mad? He is not speaking against me, so why am I getting upset?” The plain and simple fact is, these people are hearing the Truth and they do not like it. The Truth convicts them and they strike out against it. Think about it people… Tim is NOT speaking to you and you are getting mad. He is NOT belittling you and you are getting mad. He is NOT putting anyone down and you are getting mad. he IS praising the Creator if heaven and earth and you are getting mad. Why? Things that make you go, hhhmmmmmm.

    • imgrinn22

      November 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      Well said Sean..

  245. Denny Jorgenson

    November 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Tebow, come on man. Yes you love Jesus and it is awesome
    you are so religious and all, but Jesus does not help you win
    football games or score touchdowns. He has more important things to do… And—don’t flaunt it to the point you are being
    mocked about your religion.. Pointing up does not get Jesus’s
    attention. Keep it scared and humble.

  246. Mr.Miles74

    November 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    John 8:36, Romans 1:16 and 2 Timothy 4:2
    The young brother is doing as he is COMMANDED to do and should serve as an example of how someone with youth, fame and fortune should live and conduct himself. He is not only demonstrating what it means to give God glory in everything he does, but that he “need not be ashamed” of doing it. To the “atheists” or “no God, all science” believers above, I’d love for you to understand that he’s not giving glory to The Lord for a touchdown (by the way godwhatgod-RIDICULOUS is the correct spelling), he’s giving Him the glory for His guidance, protection and grace which those outside of Christ can’t fathom (joy is a Fruit of the Spirit and manifests itself in may ways-Tim’s grateful attitude and quiet although public prayers are a manifestation of that). I applaud the young brother’s courage, conviction and obedience to our Lord and Savior. Oh and by the way, if “superstition or juju” is how you view God, then why can’t science explain things that the Bible clearly can, like where the universe actually came from? (sorry, the big bang theory is pointless and disproven per the 1st 2 laws of thermodynamics) and how the mind (not the brain) actually works? Keep up the good work Tim, I’m proud of you and stand with your faith and behind your example-more young celebs need to follow your lead

  247. Eric

    November 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    LOL you call yourself a writer???

  248. bill

    November 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Why is it when we talk about GOD everyone gets offended. But if you talk about allah or nothing you are in favor. This man has a RELATIONSHIP with the LORD if more people would get their priorities straight this world would be much better!!!! I LOVE JESUS TOO and He can LOVE YOU if you let HIM! I have alway founf there are NO ATHIEST’S in FOX HOLES!!! May GOD BLESS HIM AND BLESS THE BRONCOS WITH THE SUPERBOWL. You the man TEE!! Praise MY JESUS!!

  249. Bill

    November 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Atheist spelled WRONG FORGIVE ME!!!!!!!!!LOL

  250. Arlene

    November 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Why are people so uncomfortable when someone publicly professes his love for Jesus Christ and gives The Lord honor and praise. Tim Tebow is true to himself. There is room for Jesus in NFL too. It is too bad if it “offends ” some people. Nobody is forcing you to change your religious beliefs. Get over it!. That seems to be your problem, not his. This is America. Get use to it. Tim is not about to change because of a few people that are intimidated by the words Jesus Christ or someone who gives honor and praise to the Lord. I admire Tim’s expression of faith no matter whenever he can, wherever he can!

  251. Goldie

    November 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I respect anyone that gives honor to his belief. The writer of this article should be asking why it bothers him so much. Does it bother him when Ray Lewis does his dance, the Lambou leep, dancing in the end zone……..all of them do it every single time, they believe they did something great. So I think he has a big problem with Christians because he knows he couldn’t live the life of a Christian so lets lash out at them. The media is full of people like him. I feel sorry for them and the writer because they just don’t understand real believe. If you watch the media, they respect every other religion except Christianity. Right on Tim Tebow, keep up the good work.

    • allen

      November 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

      My heart breaks for them. As it should. When you know the Truth all you want is for others to understand the Truth as you do. There should be no finger pointing though, thats what seperates religion from relationship in my opinion.

      religion – is about being…..

      raltionship with Christ – thats about doing.

      WWJD

      everyone in america knows what WWJD means. How many of us who claim to be followers of Christ can honestly say that we do what He would do? That’s what we should strive for. Instead of insulting the media and the people who are hating on Tebow for his public profession of faith. we shoudl be welcoming them in to show them the Truth.

      “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life no one comes to the Father except through Me”

      John 14:6

      • gpotts

        November 23, 2011 at 2:17 pm

        Most sane rational people stop believing in fairy tales around 8-9 yrs old. He should not display his arrested development constantly.

        • scott

          November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

          amen to that last time i checked he was dead i’m not Jewish but like my dad always said.the Jews got it right!your right gpotts.stop the nonsense ever heard of luck?the lord provides b.s. GET A JOB.

          • Bill

            November 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

            That;s where your wrong he is not dead but HE is ALIVE. Read the Bible!!!!

          • dee

            November 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

            Tim Tebow has a job. A good one I might add.

        • Robert

          November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

          You are certainly entitled to your opinion, no matter how mistaken it might be. This isn’t about “fairy tales” as you put it, but about the reality of our Lord and Savior. Ignoring the obvious won’t change the facts. God exists and He loves us all inspite of who we are or where we are at in our lives. The unfortunate piece of this is your having been exposed to the reality of Jesus and your determined rejection. Hopefully you take the opportunity to change your mind before your last breath. In the meantime, I have to say how much I enjoy watching the Broncos get fired up and win again. I hope they continue to improve and do well with Tim as their quarterback. It’s a welcome relief to see someone who loves to play the game with such passion.

          • Steve

            November 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

            I saw that you capitalized “Tim.” Don’t you mean “Him” as their quarterback, or is Tim the 2nd coming of the Third Leg of the Trinity. As with all non-question minded religious folk, they don’t realize the propagation of their own belief as being just as absurd as the ones they shun. Although the average IQ on earth is not rising, atheism is. I believe half of that is just blind people following other people, but the other half have thought out many of the religious scenarios and decided they are full of ish or just decided that they are real, but that there was no way in hell they would follow some jealous vapor cloud that looks like Zeus, all to live a life of pissing off those who don’t believe the same thing, for no reason other than to have a bigger house in the sky. The whole base for many religions is grounded in REWARD…..INCENTIVE to piss people off. The Golden, dangled carrot at the end of a miserable existence, slobbing the knob of an apparition the whole time.

            • cat-adjuster

              November 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

              If for some reason, one is compelled to argue against Christianity, the I would suggest that they take a listen to Dr. Chuck Missler. He can be googled on almost any subject in the bible. Try it, then see if you feel so convinced.

        • hananiah

          November 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

          So what is your evidence that Christianity is a fairy tale?

        • Jim

          November 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

          Hey gpotts, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Math, I am certified to run a nuclear reactor. I have a law degree and a genius level I.Q. I trust in Jesus as my Savior, the Messiah. I do not know Tebow’s I.Q. but he does have a degree from UF with a 3.66 grade point average. If you believe there is no God I would direct you to Psalm 14:1.

      • backtracker

        November 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        …sounds like insecurity looking for support to me…

      • Tim

        November 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        I agree completely, and the author of this article is clearly a non-believer, everytime you refer to Jesus in writing as He or Him, it should be capitalized. I pity the author.

    • Goodforall

      November 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      This writer is a punk-nothing more. He is intimidated by Tim’s religious convictions, which he is more than entitle to express. I see dozens of players falling to their knees after big plays-they are not questioned one bit, no matter how many times they do it! I say he can keep it up as long as he wants to.

      • timmytebow

        November 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

        Tebow sucks dick. Thats why he is alwayson his knees.

        • Kram Johnson

          November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

          You sound so intelligent and articulate….I’m sure your family is very proud of you.

          • Mary Weaver

            November 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

            Can I be the vehicle behind whoever hits him to make sure he does not get up

        • observer

          November 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

          When Tebow says something, it tells you who he is…You told us eveything about you with your comment.

    • Bill

      November 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Amen its about time God is given glory and I’m sorry if others can’t feel the same. The wonderful thing is God is there for those other folks as well. Way to go in Giving God what is Right and not whats Left!

      • scott

        November 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

        did you say god oh last time i checked he was thanking Jesus LOOSER

        • cat-adjuster

          November 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

          Clearly you have no understanding. Let me break it down. God is not like you or me. He created everything seen and unseen including you.
          Now draw a circle around all of that. Got it? Good. God exists outside of that circle and yet, because of this he is not bound by the physical rules that govern us and he can be in more than one place. He also has three parts and we call them Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.
          So in praising Jesus Christ, Tebow IS praising God because they are one and the same.

          Don’t expect you’ll believe it.

        • Jim Joiner

          November 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

          Ever hear of the trinity? God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost…One in three.

        • Jay

          November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

          Well, maybe you should read up a little. Jesus claimed that He and God are one and the same. That is how He rose from the dead. 50 years ago you would have learned that claim in school, part of World History class; sorry about your lack of education. Signs of the times I guess.

        • Chaiyal

          November 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

          It’s actually LOSER not LOOSER you LOSER. If you had any clue about Christianity you would understand that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are one in the same. They are the trinity, 3 beings in one. So before you call someone a LOOSER you LOSER get a smidgen of facts straight. So remember @Scott it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak or post and remove all doubt.

    • Black Knight

      November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      That is about as well said as can be.

    • Steve

      November 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Goldie has one good point, that the media covets every other religion; but only because it’s good news. The trend right now is to relate Christianity to the 59 waged wars going on at any second. Christianity has just turned into the poster child for capitalism. Look at where capitalism has already got the world. 3/4 of the world abides by that model and they are basically all failing. Capitalism leads to stupid choices in the name of a quick dollar; which is coveted above all else……..oh………here it comes………except for God. The Christian capitalists are the most screwed up because of the dichotomy of their two beliefs. At least Muslim fundamentalists can decide on what is most important.
      Back to Tim Tebow, he is doing fine by me……just not fine by his team as a franchise. Tim will reluctantly, yet willfully disenfranchise many of his franchise’s loyal fans; simply because he says what he says in the name of his team. He speaks AS the voice of the broncos every time he spouts out Jesus or God, Holy Spirit or Trinity or whatever. Many of the Bronco’s fans are Christians and will jump up and down for the shout out; as if it were their name Tim was praising. My point, if the broncos were my favorite team, I’d be increasingly pissed off that the broncos ownership chose to post JESUS CHRIST as their spokesperson. I personally think Jesus would slap Tim in the face with his pimp hand, wave his other hand so that every onlooker forgot it ever happened and whisper to Tim: “Dude, you are embarrassing the living hell out of me. Do it in your own name.” The one thing bible thumpers don’t ever think about is how Jesus would actually feel. He, by all accounts, was an extremely humble man. Tell them all to think that one over a little bit. “God is great” he would say, now everyone sticks Jesus in front of God.
      In summary though, the broncos knew exactly what ole T-bone was going to do, so they must feel the exact same way. Good that they stick to their beliefs; but they definitely know what expense that comes at. I’d find another team, because I don’t care to hear what he has to say. It’s HIS internal belief and he wants to shove it down everyone’s throat, despite any rhetoric he may spout out about it. I obviously want to share my own rhetoric, to discredit every religion from any public forum. Believe what you believe and shut the hell up. If the clause “your kindom (reward) in heaven will be big as F if you convert people” sounds just like 15 other religions. It’s the clause that starts wars. Bring on the debate.
      The TRUTH is another word for FACT. Fact is NOTHING without PROOF. No PROOF = RELIGION. Since the second your life ends, you no longer experience anything (therefore your lifetime, no matter how long or short, is actually infinity as far as you know it) I get no satisfaction from the ensuing, hypothetical realization that the religious person will not get when they find out that NOTHING exists after the end. No Virgins, no Heaven, no Mansion on a cloud, no Pearly Gates, no Peter, no Paul, no old White, Brown, Yellow, Fat, Skinny, Black, man, woman or transvestite to greet you. I wish there were at least a sign at the end of their “white light” that said “Just Kidding, C-ya” and an ensuing look of surprise on their corpse so I could get my worldly giggle.

      • cat-adjuster

        November 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

        Please realize that Stephen Hawkins said (I paraphrase)… Imagine a control panel with thousands of dials, and if ONE of them were off by a thousandth of a degree, life IN ANY FORM would not exist….
        That alone is an indictment of the senseless effort to chase any explanation other than a Creator. This Creator is, in fact, Jesus Christ.
        Now why would you disparage someone who, at his own peril, proclaims this good news ONLY so that others may encouraged to find a relationship with the aforementioned creator?

        • Steve

          November 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

          It is not at his own peril, catastrophe team adjuster; it is to his benefit. Be it from the worldly benefit of monetary compensation or from the increasing size of his house in the Kingdom of God. It is a selfish, human act no matter which way you look at it. Just like my act of responding in a public forum and your act of defending his. Perks of the Bible, you can’t unwrite what has been written. You can only dismiss the importance of it, sort of like Muslims who decide not to do their Duty and convert or kill unbelievers.

      • live4himTebow!

        November 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

        “when they find out that NOTHING exists after the end.” Without realizing it, you just told us here that even you believe that there is something to be found out after we die! Why would you make an ignorant statement like that if you really believe what you’re preach – that, “the second your life ends, you no longer experience anything.” That’s what you said. The truth is that there is something to be experienced after we die and every man realizes this in their conscience. However, most men surpress that truth in unrighteousness and come up with statements like this, that not even they themselves believe! The Bible says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.” You know this whether you choose to acknowledge it or not!

    • Brittaney

      November 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Seriously, this is your point of view to Tebow’s explanation of why he chooses to praise the Lord? I cannot believe media get paid to criticize someone for this…when we are inundated with media on persons like the Kardashians as of recent along with a plethora of sports figures for whatever outlandish thing he/she recently pulled. It would be foolish of me to be disappointed in you or other persons who have a problem with how he conducts himself, but I ask you what about others with point of views on their “beliefs or causes”. The thing is Tebow’s religious belief is beyond today’s cultural definition, he is what is considered to be a true believer with real perspective…something you don’t quite seem to understand per your take on his words and behaviors. You’re an adult and can choose what to watch and what to listen to…you have a choice – as does he. Again, I’m not quite sure where you have any validity in your point of view with a gimicky “By: name – Weed verses Speed”…just saying…

      • Peter

        November 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm

        Ultimately, and I’ll try to be as succinct as possible. The real issue with Tim Tebow is that his faith grates against the pride of man. One who believes in Jesus accepts that he is a sinner incapable of saving himself. He accepts that he needs forgiveness and that that can only be found through Jesus and not in himself or herself. This basic belief that something is wrong with man and can only be addressed through humbling one’s self and trusting in Christ is offensive to the highest degree to most of mankind. That is the issue and every mention of Jesus by Tim Tebow forces mankind to reflect on their own sinfulness and suggests that they are in need.

    • Rae

      November 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      It is not about others knowing it, it has nothing to do with THEM. It is totally about loving the Lord and he has every right to acknowledge the Lord with thanks whenever he feels he is blessed.l People, get over it.

    • Steve

      November 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      Joking and having fun aside: the Broncos have chosen someone who identifies themselves as a CHRISTIAN before human, before male, before teammate, before family member and before employee as their spokes person. So if it puts you off, understand that your disposition was already weighed and decided upon by the ownership. I don’t care that He (Tim) runs around bowing, cross symbol making and whatnot. If TV wants to play the game and interview him, knowing what he’s going to say, they too have made the decision to incite those that are put off by the Bronco’s choice of spokesperson. Pick another team and support them. If you can’t stand that he says it at all, don’t watch a program that has the Broncos on. I choose to stay away from folks that flaunt beliefs they can’t really support with evidence. I don’t care what it is. What engages their hearts (and often very little of their minds) is not what engages my mind.

      BUT, stop thinking of the issue being Tim Tebow…..it is a full authorization of the Broncos. Anything else is like blaming “Mayhem” for anything AllState’s policies.

    • Gerald

      November 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      It is very interesting when Christians express their faith in public and non-believers get so upset. If Christians were to complain about homosexuality, then the ACLU gets involved. How come the ACLU does not stand up for Christians? Tim Tebow is not trying to prove anything or make a statement to the world. He’s just a Christian who happens to be on tv.

  252. Allen

    November 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    1 Corinthians 10:31

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

    Everything we as followers of Christ should be giving glory to God in everything we do. Don’t hate on someone who is practicing what he believes. LIVING what he believes. If only there were more followers out there like him.

    I’m in no way saying that Tim is a saint or that he is any better than anyone else.
    His profession of faith on a national level is inspiring compared to all this other “ME ME ME” garbage we have going on. I’m guilty of it as is probably every single person reading this. Tim has been guilty of the same thing. He is doing what is bibically right. we should commend him for that.
    One of the few people I’ve seen who practices what he preaches.

    That is all.

  253. Michael

    November 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Amazing, with all of the negative comments and irresponsible behavior of so many NFL players over the last few years that now people are criticizing someone for being a good guy and a role model. It is a shame that Tebow is being criticized for being a responsible, God-fearing Christian. That used to be what we aspired to be in this country. God bless Tim Tebow.

  254. sebrng7

    November 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    people should shut their f–king mouths. nobody comments when other football or basketball players give thanks to the lord. judge the guy on his merits, not his religion. look up what he does for charity

  255. Joyce

    November 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you Tim Tebow for standing for Christ! There is a light that shines from within him and that is his love and faith in Christ! It is the core and anchor of Tim’s soul! Thank you Tim for speaking for so many of us who feel the same as you! To God be the Glory!

  256. LibelFreeZone

    November 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I assume Mr. Tebow’s goal is to lead others, by his example, to a saving relationship with Christ. However, his technique of constant repetition of the same message is having the opposite effect. Perhaps Mr. Tebow needs to take some sales or communications courses so that he understands how damaging his technique truly is. It isn’t the repetition of his message (his love for Christ) that convinces others. It’s his behavior manifest by his love for Christ that is most compelling. He should talk less and love more. He’s become a fool for Christ, not a messenger of God’s love.

    • Pontiacwhite

      November 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      I assume then that you know what is in Mr. Tebow’s heart. You are of course correct that it is the “walk” that is more important than the “talk” and Christ would agree. However, just because someone repeats themselves in a manner disagreeable to you, it doesn’t mean you know how they truly live their life. One thing about Tim Tebow is that he has not returned the negativity as of yet. This is a step in the right direction. It might even be said by remaining positive instead of critical to those that malign him, that he is “turning the other cheek”. Who knows, but he might show his human side and explode tomorrow in reaction to it all. However, I’m sure that we’d all forgive him as if he had tested positive for drugs again, just like we’ve forgiven his football fraternity.

    • cat-adjuster

      November 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm

      Perhaps you should have given that advice to St. Paul (the hand that wrote what constitutes MOST of the new testiment). It seems that he suffered from the same driving ambition to spread the good news; that Jesus created a door for us to reach heaven and further provided a way to live our life the way that was intended from the beginning.

      You know, if he was shamelessly promoting Nike, this wouldn’t be a discussion. And BTW, you are now thinking about and talking about Jesus. Tebow’s plan seems to be working.

  257. trutherspeak

    November 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    mr. tebow has an addiction………..his protestations are creepy. talk to a psychiatrist, please. you are as unnerving as mr. sandusky.

    • Keri

      November 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Wow. Comparing him to a child molester is just plain ignorant and insulting to not only Tebow but to people who have actually been affected by that issue. Try to use some common sense next time before posting.

    • Pontiacwhite

      November 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

      Funny your name is trutherspeak. Christ is known as the “truth”.

    • trutherspeak

      November 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      mr. tebow needs to grow up. needs to respect the rights of others. spewing religious dogma at every opportunity is unprofessional, childish, and offensive.
      that is creepy.
      mr. sandusky spewed his love for disadvantaged children while hiding his offensive physical advances. that is creepy.
      tebow’s constant religious protestations make you wonder. is he like a scoundrel who wraps himself in god and flag.
      play football…………give up the religious ritual……..Plummer and Weed against speed are spot on.

      • Keri

        November 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm

        When I read things like what you wrote above I wonder why you are so suspicous of Tebow’s motives. What has happened to you to not take a person at face value. I feel for you. Not trusting others motives at every turn must be a very large weight to shoulder. Whether or not you like his religous beliefs is irrelevent it seems. You don’t like him or how he makes you feel. At least be honest with yourself about that.

      • Hanger1974

        November 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

        Tebow isn’t spewing religious dogma. He is professing his faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He isn’t asking you to do the same. He is simply expressing his feelings. which is his right to free speech. Your “right’ is to not listen. Your “right” is to express your opinion and beliefs. Maybe because of him continually speaking of his faith and love of Jesus, God is blessing him with success in his work and life. Even when Tebow fails, he praises God for the opportunity to learn and get better. Do you stay positive when you fail, or do you yell, scream, get mad and blame others for your dissapointment? I hope my kids can be as confident and positive as this man when they grow up. Thank God for giving Tebow the strength to deal with this in his life.

      • urastar

        November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

        Yea, Mr. Tebow has a real problem respecting the rights of others. I would much rather my kids hear the foul mouth and see the showboat antics of other sport icons, and why not let them hang out with child molesters, as long as they are not showered with the thought that there are people out there that can be good hearted, honest, and love Jesus. Tebow sets a horrible example for kids.

      • InGodWeTrust

        November 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

        Look back at the history of this nation… what was it built upon? Our first presidents and Imigrants built this great country on God. You can already see where this nation is headed without Him and it will not get any better if we keep moving in the pace we are.

        In God We Trust

        • Revisionist History

          November 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

          Yes, please look back at the histroy of our nation from credible sources and not those sources that wish to promote a sort of revisionist history of our nation. I am so sick of hearing that this country was built specifically for Christians. I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who revised the bible and took out all of the references to mysticism and miracles so that it read as a story of morality…which is what it is…a story of morality.

          I also enjoy hearing from the uber-religious that the bible is the word of god. Well, if that is the case than what version should we be following? It has been written and re-written in countless languages and took hundreds upon hundreds of years to complete. It was Emperor Constantine and a bunch of men at the Council of Nicea that decided what was “correct doctrine” and what was not. I hate to break it to all of you ‘it is the exact word of god folks’ but, it is impossible to translate Hebrew and Latin exactly word for word into English.

          Old Testament=a story written by exiled Jews to explain why they were exiled and a rough blueprint for how a society should act.

          New Testament=a story written down after the death of Jesus, some of it hundreds of years after his death, to explain why the Christians were being treated the way they were during Jesus’s lifetime. Provides a blueprint how a society should act.

          It’s too bad that some Christians nowadays are so willing to spew out their Jesus talk all the while acting anything but Christian.

          By the way, I was born and raised a Christian. I am embarassed of what a large segment of Christianity has become in the past couple of decades. Say one thing and do another…

    • ET

      November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      I am praying for you and those like you. There is nothing greater on this earth than one’s faith our Saviour, Lord Jesus. You should try it on for size, believe me you will never go back.
      In Christ, I pray
      AMEN

  258. Danny Wisner

    November 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I only hope that if I were in Tebow’s position that I to would have the courage to stand in front of the world and profess my love for Jesus. Amen Brother, Amen!

  259. Grandpa Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    There are numerours antics that have been adapted by many professional athletes. Some are funny, some are prayerful, some are sexual, some are stupid. So what is the big deal. Leave the guy alone. He has the right to express himself anyway he wants within reason. If you don’t like it, don’t look, don’t interview him. Go somewhere else. Just leave him alone.

  260. Pontiacwhite

    November 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    When a man of color praises Christ, he is complimented on being a good man. America trips over itself to love on the black man when he honors the Lord. That is fine by me, because giving God all the glory is a great thing. When a white man does it, he’s crazy, a right winger, or a teabagger. It’s a bit ironic that the black man learned about Christ from the white man.

    • Mariela

      November 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

      and that’s how we came to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    • cat-adjuster

      November 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      Actually, the white man learned about Christ from the Jew. God is not concerned with the color of your skin, but the condition of your heart.

  261. bagroomleon

    November 23, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    It’s just a shame that when you Praise God in all things, there are those that complain. When there are other, athletes that cuss, flip the bird, and shack up with every woman they meet, that’s just OK, with these same complainers. It doesn’t matter to them if these guys continue doing these things, but oh no! don’t mention Christ Jesus being your Savior that’s just out. Praise the Lord we have athletes that will take a stand.

  262. Packer Fan

    November 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    geez leave the guy alone already. He has several Constitutional Amendments on his side, if you dont like what he says stop asking, listening, turn the channel, flip the page, click another link …any thing. You dont have to like it people.

  263. Danny

    November 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    What about the Muslim players who practice Ramadan during training camps? Are you telling them to stop it? Plain and simple, if you don’t like it, don’t listen to him.

  264. TheClambelly

    November 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    The guy has a right to his beliefs…even if they are whacky and moronic. There’s no god, never was, never will be. Even if there WERE a god, it’s ridiculous for athletes to pray to him or give thanks to him on the field. Do these nutjobs really believe that god has rooting interests? He’d have to, since players on both sides seem to look up at the sky every time something goes their way on the field. Anyway, he’s done nothing bad, and it’s his right to believe as he wishes. Even though he’s completely wrong.

    • Roman Antochy

      November 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      There is two things about God that anyone with commonsence can agree on. His existence cannot be proven or disproven. To say there is no God, is as whacky or moronic (your words) as believing there is. Your faith is in him not existing, Their faith is in him existing, Personally I think the people that believe may have more insight to what is the truth, then those that don’t. So be careful in your atheist belief, no one agrees with you but other atheists and there not sure either

  265. butch

    November 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    There are many people that love Christ. They choose not to do it on top of the empire state building or in the middle of the freeway. You can still tell him that you love him everyday, do it in private or at church or in the service of others. Keep tha sabbath day holy does not mean playing football on Sunday. If you really feel the way you say you do…quit and do service for others as Christ did during his minstry.

    • Josh

      November 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      First, keeping the Sabbath day holy is the one an only commandment that was not restated in the New Testament, so your argument doesn’t stand up to scripture. Also, have you never follow what this young man has done in his life to serve others? He has made sacrifices many of us would never consisder. He has served others in mission fields around the world. Unfortunately, most people try to confine God in between the four walls of their church building, is he not the creator of everything? Tim is doing the right thing in God’s eyes and those are the ones that will give the final judgement.

  266. Ronald Mills

    November 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Ya All…. all get over it as it is called diversity and that is what we all want…right? Under our first amendment TEBOW has his right and also because of who he is and what he has done with his life he has earned that right. Free speech is for everyone and learning to love everyone ,even those who may seem out of our comfort zone.

    Quite frankly, when I hear players, actors,commedians, newsmen and the common man always talking about Christ,ie Jesus Christ this Jesus Christ that etc in swearing and no one seems to mind that it is kinda refreshing to see Christ’s name upheld and not blasphemed.
    Lastly I will not mention the music, comedy routines etc. that my ears oft are punished when I ride in my car, tune my radio, tv or walk the streets. Such is this life and we worry about Tebow…seems odd

  267. Carl Crozier

    November 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Tim is correct in giving praise to God, every time he has the opportunity. Nice job Tim! Keep up the great work praising your maker!

  268. jeremiah2913

    November 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Neither Cutler or the author seem to get it at all. It’s not about who knows what his beliefs are, this is about his relationship with Jesus Christ. He’s not telling you or I, he’s not telling cats or dogs and I’m also betting that he could care less what anyone else thinks of it. A Christian should do everything they do for the glory of God and that’s precisely what Tebow is doing IMO. Amen my brother, I feel blessed to have a strong believer leading my favorite team.

  269. RandyF1978

    November 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    If you listen to so many of the announcers complaining about Tebow, it often centers around “self”. Several former wide receivers have commented how unhappy they, and Tim’s current teammates, must be since they don’t get the passes they would like to have. In other words, even if our team is winning games (which his team is) they wouldn’t be happy because they weren’t getting enough glory, etc. That is what has gone wrong with most of America . . . it’s all about what’s in it for me? Look at our politics. No concern about the bigger “team” of Americans, it is all about their power and party. Go Tebow, and God bless you and all who are supporting you.

  270. gatorgrad

    November 23, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I find it very refreshing that we have a spotlight player that’s not foul mouthed, full of tattoos, and tries to shine with gold chains all over his neck. There haven’t been any real heroes lately, and it’s nice to see a nice wholesome person such as Tim that stands up for his faith, and wants only to spread good to people. I hope he continues to improve in his football playing, and I hold a deep respect for someone who’s trying to make a GOOD difference in the world.

  271. Ronald Mills

    November 23, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    One last thing thought I should add to my previous misssive and that is I think Christ called all this show of concern about Tebow stepping on poor Jake”s sensibilities….the height of hypocracy…. This is especially the case coming from one who calls himself “Jake the Snake” Plummer. I think this is really about Jake,jealousey , ego and not about “the snake” being in any way offended

  272. Roman Antochy

    November 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I’m more of an agnostic- but I think that there are a heck of a lot more annoying things that are said by people with a microphone then what he has said. He hurts no one, probably helps alot, and when I think of Jesus Christ, Love is what comes to my mind, so how wrong can that be? Let’s not presume he is anything but what he is portraying, a nice guy who loves Jesus and plays football, we should all be so happy.
    Good luck Tim, go Eagles

  273. TimmyTebow

    November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    tim tebow sucks dick, thats why he’s always on his knees.

    • mema

      November 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      this kind of talk only hurts you

  274. Shipwreck1775

    November 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    So I guess he needs to be more like Michael Vick? Many of these writers seem to have a problem with someone who is openly ( and proudly) Christian. They seem to hate anyone who epitomizes the “goody-two shoes” ideal. As for his performance, these writers seem to forget that he is a rookie and will make rookie mistakes. But from what they write, he should start acting like a veteran.
    To the writers:

    Where in the hell is your criticism of Cam Newton? Where is your outrage at the antics of Deion Sanders, Michael Vick, Ricky WIlliams, and other football playesr who values themselves over their team?

    • scott

      November 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      your right they should not have done what they did do you go to “work” and pass your crap that maybe some people feel uncomfortable about i.e. Jewish people on to others LEAVE IT AT HOME. play football that’s it is that so hard to figure out

  275. Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Jake who? Oh, the never was…..This is original pick on a guy that is doing what he can’t. Thanks for the laugh Jake!!

  276. John S

    November 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    umm, ‘turn the channel if you don’t like it’? it cuts both ways.

    Tebow doesn’t just think Jesus was a wonderful dude, an example of love, a great spiritual shaman who makes him feel happy inside, etc. Tebow thinks Jesus is God, the only God. The eternal God who created the earth and everything in it from nothing, who upholds it every second, and if He chose Tebow or you or me or all of us would stop breathing instantly.

    You may disagree but this makes a difference in considering why he keeps talking about Jesus. I wish he’d be more strategic in his thanksgiving but he’s his own man, and thank God for freedom of speech and religion, and remember he’s only a kid of what 24? What would you sound like if it was you under the world spotlight at age 24? No thanks I’d have said some dumb things.

  277. Heater

    November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    You can give JESUS the praise he deserves now or later the choice is yours. But, if the creator of the universe sent him to save us then I would think daily praise is something we ought to do at a minimum. I think Tebow is using the tools God has put before him to reach others and he is doing it in a very respectful and honorable way. I am not a Bronco’s fan, but am certainly a fan of any person praising the Lord and his son Jesus to try to spread the “good news”

  278. tbone006

    November 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    It all comes to one thing .. HATERS. They will always be there to try and knock someone down. But thats what makes CHAMPIONS & WARRIORS who they are .. coz the HATERS cant knock’em over …
    Keep doin’ what you doin’ Tebow…. God Bless ya brotha
    And thank you Lord for your sacrifice so that we could be here today to watch these WARRIORS & CHAMPIONS do what they do!
    HATERS gotta love’m … coz we all need a a good chuckle :)

    I’m out beeeeeeitchezzzz.. HAPPY THANKSGIVING ya’ll !!!
    To all you haters …
    YES IT IS STILL CALLED THANKSGIVING

  279. Tudy Ellis

    November 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I say go Tebow!! And thank you God we live in a country where we can express ourselves !

  280. MainePatsFan54

    November 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Most of the sports dicks prefer the juicier topics to cover tabloid-type sports celeb stories like Tiger’s infidelities, Serena’s tantrums, or Sandusky’s child-abusing because that’s what the sophomoric public likes to read about. Sex, lies, and videotape sells. Frankly, I think the anomalously positive, wholesome behavior demonstrated by Tim Tebow is so atypical that they have to cover it but because it doesn’t fit in their usual sordid playbook they have to somehow make it fit by making his prayers and thanks to the Lord seem dirty, immature, crazy, or just plain annoying. I am not sure I understand just why otherwise seemingly normal people would get so annoyed by Tebow over some of the more obnoxious things other athletes do other than it must challenge their own hearts. And who on earth wants to have their own selfish arrogance, hedonism, and petulance challenged, right?

  281. JH

    November 23, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Love it or hate it, he has the right to do it. Personally, I would much rather have him doing what he is doing than beating his wife and smoking crack and getting arrested every other week like other players. Lets give the poor guy a break!

  282. Teblow

    November 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Did he say he felt as if Christ was his wife? He didnt say “no homo” anywhere in there.

  283. Mike Fuse

    November 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    As has been stated why is it ONLY Tebow who gets their goat. Why can’t they STAND it when he praises the Lord. Why must they CURSE him and say most vile things about him. Jesus explains : ‘If they hate you its only because They HATED ME first.” AS long as the Lord allows I’m sure Tim will, to phrase a song “Won’t Stop Praising His Name!”

  284. Nancy Williams

    November 23, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Ask anyone who was in it (evangelical Christianity) and got out and you will get testimony that it (evangelical Christianity)is, in the truest sense, a cult. An obsessive belief which gives one the sensation of supernatural status and power over others.

  285. Steve

    November 23, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Regardless of whether or not you believe in God, Tebow has the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech on his side so we should all respect that. All too often these freedoms are forgotten because people take them for granted.

    He’s not trying to persuade anyone into believing what he believes, or pushing his faith across to people in an effort to convert them. He’s speaking for himself. Furthermore, Jamele Hill from ESPN has covered him since High School and said he’s been the same person since she first met him. He’s not just saying these things to grab headlines. The manner in which he stands firm in his belief regardless of how scrutinized he gets, whichever belief that is, tells you everything you need to know about his character. It’s a trait that should be respected simply because many people (especially athletes) are only concerned with their own popularity.

    It amuses me that a columnist who exercises the freedom of press and freedom of speech has the audacity to tell someone else to give their opinion a rest.

  286. hipless

    November 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Hmmm makes me wonder what we would do if Tim were a Muslim, or a Buddist, last time I read the constitution freedom of religion was a right in American. We have the right to make our own choices, leave the young man alone; at least he has the courage to say and do what he believes how many of us can say that? huh?

  287. Marshall

    November 23, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I’m neither a big Tebow fan nor particularly religious, but I really don’t understand why this continues to be a big deal. With all of the boneheaded, tasteless things a lot of other athletes say, Tebow saying this over and over again is hardly the most offensive thing you see coming out of the NFL. He’s got a right to say it, just as much as anyone has a right to complain about having to hear it.

  288. alspin

    November 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    The problem here is that the sports people don’t find this to be news worthy. They would rather be reporting on the bad things going on in the NFL. They can’t, and don’t know how to report on a good guy. Iam not a very reglious person, however I would rather hear about Tebow praising the Lord rather then hearing some idiot throwing the ball at an opposing coach or the guys carrying guns, abusing women.

  289. Noelle

    November 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    What an example Tim is for young men. Us God-Loving women who are waiting patiently for our God-Loving man should be encouraged by him. I know I am. And at the end of it all, he is giving God the glory for no one other the God himself so, author of this article, there is your answer to why he “doesn’t shut up about it”

  290. Joy C Bowers

    November 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I read only the comments made by Tebow – As a CHRISTian I am proud we have an awesome athlete who is not ashamed to praise his Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. You have to consider the many miracles in Tim’s life that brought him to the position he enjoys today. If he never throws another football – he has proven that he is a winner in everyway whether CHRISTian or not. If this idiot ex-QB has a problem with Tim – why doesn’t he just turn off the TV when he comes on or mute it while he is talking – I seriously doubt anyone is taping his eyes open and placing handcuffs on his hands so he will not be able to stop his ears with his fingers. Give me a break – ever heard of jealously and lack of anything nice to say about anyone?

  291. Steve3044

    November 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    THE BIGGEST THREAT TO MANKIND IS ORGANIZED RELIGION…….ALL ORGANIZED RELIGION!!!!!!!!……OF ALL THE MILLIONS OF DEATHS FROM WARS OVER MY GODS BETTER THAN YOUR GOD….WHY THE HELL HASNT ANY OF THESE ALLMIGHTY BEINGS APPEARED TO REWARD SUCH FOOLISHNESS…..BECAUSE ITS ALL B.S……AND A VERY LUCRATIVE BUSINESS……I LOVE SANTA CLAUS!!!!! IF YOU LIE CHEAT OR STEAL…NO WORRY …NO FLESH ON FIRE FOR ME…JUST A LITTLE COAL AND ANOTHER CHANCE TO BE BETTER NEXT YEAR

  292. Bigpig

    November 23, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    If the media would stop focusing on this issue it would not BE an issue. Tebow has a right to his beliefs and it should not bother anyone and wouldn’t if the press would quit talking about it. Tebow only talks publicly when given the opportunity. If the press and the public don’t want to hear him, quit shoving the mic in his face. But as long as you do give him air time, he has the right ot talk about anything he wants, including his commitment to Christ. If you don’t want to hear about it, don’t listen. If you don’t want the press to give him the chance, tell them to knock it off or quit buying.

  293. alspin

    November 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Lets not forget another great athletic who prased the Lord every chance he had and Iam talking about the late great Reggie White, who invited all players to prayer after every game. I would rather be talking to my grandsons about these guys as opposed to guys like T.O., Vick, the quarterback for Pittsburgh, (forgot his name) and the many others that have abused and misused there talents.

  294. Denfisch

    November 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I can’t believe the grieve that people have giving to ‘T’ & why? because he is white & he is a christian. Oh but make fun of the Islam religion and I’m sure we’d never hear the end of it, also I see other players looking up and putting a finger on their lip or just crossing their heart…………….If we can be tolerate of our known enemy’s that seem to live among us shouldn’t we be tolerate of a christian that also lives among us and is a good role model for the kids?

    • Mark

      November 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      Amen! The Name of Jesus is very frightful to those that do not know HIM —-

  295. Me

    November 23, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Why not just let Tebow play football and celebrate what he wants and if you don’t like his comments about Christ, then after the game change the channel.

  296. Mark

    November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    The only spewing going on here is the media and this writers constant annoyance with Tim’s praising of Jesus.
    Get over it …It is his choice and if the name of Jesus upsets you…maybe it should…….Youmay need Him…
    I know I do. Let him (tim) do and say what He feels led to do and say …The Good Lord knows we hear enough of the junk others say but oh please silence the Christians…Go Tim — if you have an ear share it and if those tht dont like …dont listen move on. :) Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to ALL! I mean ALL! :)

  297. Last Days

    November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    When everyone will realize and see that this is part of the Lord’s doing, using Tebow, and many others to try to relay a message so that when the time comes, you will not say…..Lord, Lord! I was never warned or told about You or Your word. And He will say to you football fan..I have tried many ways to get your attention, but you despised my teachings and ridiculed My servants. Sharpen your swords(tongue) and do not waste time setting traps for yourselves by speaking negatively towards one another. Demonstrate love beyond everything else. For it pleases God for a man to speak and act righteously.

    • Noelle

      November 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

      Love This.

  298. Tom

    November 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I support Tim. he is doing what the bible tells him to do. I am a christain and I fully support Tims right to give praise Jesus Christ

  299. Jesse

    November 23, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I don’t believe that the problem with Tebow is that he believes in god or Jesus, but the fact that everythnig coming out of his mouth is related to Jesus. This is sports. You have 52 other guys out there trying to help win as well. How about a little praise for your linemen or recievers. If we want to be preached to about god we would go to church. Save it for Sunday Mr. Tebow!

  300. Buddy Dowlen

    November 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    what amazes me is that this country was built on freedom of religon but in past 20 years or so a small fraction got into power, at least enough to have it made law, that we cannot praise the God that our forefathers fought and died to be able to pray to in the way that they wanted to. Yes there were many other reasons for the Revolutional War but check back and you will see how in all the documents that were written, “GOD” was used in all of them. Now we have a young man that wants to thank his GOD for what he has done for him. If you don’t want to hear what he has to say then turn your sound down on the TV or radio when they interview him or turn the page when you see his comments in the paper. If more people would step up and profess there love for our GOD and yes he is your GOD whether you believe in him or not then our country and our world would be a different and better place. But until the end of time comes our world will be full of non believers who will try to keep us from speaking and praising our LORD. Why take the chance of burning in HELL forever by dening JESUS as your LORD and GOD.

  301. dave a

    November 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Why do you say “Tebow, we get it” I am sure he could care
    less if you got it.

  302. Alan-Michael

    November 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    So what i’ve gathered from this is: “We have nothing else to criticize Tebow about, so lets jump on his open faith and bash that”.

    Let’s face it, people always want something to criticize about others. Talk about the game. If Tebow wants to shout out how wonderful Jesus Christ is, fine. Who cares? We listen to narcissistic WRs talk about how great and legendary they are day in and day out *constantly* and ultimately nobody ever cares until they have a bad game. If you can stand to listen to someone praise themselves on a daily basis, I dont see the issue with a guy praising Jesus, or Allah, or whatever faith he has.

    He’s not insulting anyone, who gives a flying flip.

    • Al

      November 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      There is plenty to criticize Tebow about. The fact that he follows a laughable mythology (Jesus never existed BTW) is one thing. Plenty of people are misguided mythology followers though. What really stinks about him is that he is a terrible QB but people support and love him (and think he’s a better person) for believing a book that says that witches (literally) are real (among many, many, many other absurdities). It is 2011 and while I wish everyone would give up the ignorant mythologies, Tebow would get more of my support if he were actually a good QB (but he’s not – he’s terrible in fact and he better improve fast before that fact is fully exposed).

      • Bob Brown

        November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        If there is no God, why are there any atheists?

        • Bob

          November 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm

          Bless you Tim ,may God Bless your career.

      • Brymer84

        November 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm

        Wow, you are seriously miss guided, how can you say the bible and Jesus are not real, there is proof on this earth and in the stars that Jesus is very real and it is absurd for dumb people like you to be in disbelief.

      • rd289

        November 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        There is a proverb that says in part ” The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.””

      • Tiff

        November 23, 2011 at 5:15 pm

        Tebow is loved and supported because he has the courage to stand up for his faith despite being called ignorant and much worse. Many others have given in and faded to the background when faced with such strong criticism. He knows that the Lord Jesus Christ does indeed exist and that he will spend eternity with Him in heaven. Who cares about being called ignorant when you have that to look forward too. I hope many take the time to study more about this supposed “laughable mythology” before their time on earth is through. Where will you spend your eternity?

  303. Linda

    November 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    God bless you Tim Tebow keep on praising the Lord

    • Betty

      November 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      amen

    • Tiff

      November 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you, Tim Tebow, for having the courage to continue to honor the Lord in all you do,despite the sometimes harsh criticism it brings about. God bless you and stay strong!!

  304. Jimmyjam

    November 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    1 Corinthians 1:18 says “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

    • erykross

      November 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      Very nice :) Amen to that!

    • Mr Mcgoo

      November 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      So everyone that does not agree with loving jesus gets punished…nice…that makes me want to run to church and beg forgiveness…not.

      • mr mcgoo

        November 23, 2011 at 4:13 pm

        P.S. It think Tebow is a winner, because he believes he will win. It does not matter that he thinks the power comes from above. We should all beleive in ourselves the way Tebow does.

      • Kim Madison

        November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        That verse doesn’t say anything about punishing it says perishing and we are all doing that. The difference comes in for the believers because we believe that the end is actually the beginning. Hope to see you there!

      • another nut...

        November 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

        Thats not quite how it is. Everyone deserves eternal death. but GOD sent Jesus to give anyone who believes an alternative. its like reaching out to a drowning victim

  305. Larry

    November 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I’m with Tebow ! ! ! Praise the Lord !
    How great is a person to rejoice his love of God…….
    Too bad that the rest of us aren’t as open in our love to Almighty God.
    Three cheers for Tebow !

  306. J~Ma

    November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF YOU.

  307. bigchris47

    November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    really wish people would get off of Tim Tebow. If he wants to praise the Lord whenever he wishes, so be it. If more people did maybe this world would be a better place.

  308. Ed R

    November 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    All the hate for one man…..wow…..I believe most of the haters resent how and what Tim Tebow stands for. As a former Marine and fellow believer like Tim Tebow whenever someone gives praise and credit to Christ all the haters start to show up. Oh well, one day all the hate and despisement they have for what Tim represents will be revealed in their judgment…..never too late to repent….uuraahh.

  309. davd

    November 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Funny, Players can grap their steroid shruken balls, jump around like idiots after making big plays, carry guns in the locker room etc. etc. etc. and no one makes a big deal out of it but Tebow can say a quick thankyou to god and the gates of hell open up.

    • Philip

      November 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      davd……..you said exactly what i am thinking………..thanx

    • Tom L

      November 23, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      David you said it all. If people hate on Tim Tebow….they have big problems in their lives. Wasn’t a big fan of Tebow in college or in the Pros but I sure am now…..He is a great guy and the NFL needs more men like him

  310. Jesus

    November 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Even I’m getting sick of it. I get it, you love me, move on.

    • patricia bee

      November 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Hey-zeus- There is only one JESUS and HE CAN heal your sickness too! My prayer for you today is that the GOD of the universe will reveal Himself to you….then you will be filled with love…. and moving on will mean a whole other thing for you my friend!

  311. tammera

    November 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I say praise on, look at all these other athletes getting into trouble with drugs, raping women, and all other types of illegal activity and they are only talked about when they are caught and then it’s over. I say Tebow let Jesus use you, keep praising his name, because if you denounce him publicly he will denounce you privately.

  312. Paul Hazelton

    November 23, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Tim,

    Keep it up. We should all praise Jesus every chance we get. Those who do not wish to hear it can always walk away instead of criticizing you. This nation needs God more than anything else. Mohammed is not God and Jesus died for us and rose from death. Did Mohammed do that? I think not…

    Bravo Tim Tebow!

    • Paul Hazelton

      November 23, 2011 at 4:17 pm

      Eventhough I think Jesus has great power, it is Satan that has the most. Hail Satan!

      • trust god

        November 23, 2011 at 4:37 pm

        you have a serious problem…whoever you are and you could have kept that remark to yourself.

      • GUS

        November 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm

        Dude u r crazy 4 saying that next time your in a bind ask satan to help u see what happens man. Jesus loves you forever.

    • Soup

      November 23, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Shut up please If u want to have sex with tebow keep it to yourself

  313. susanne bolin

    November 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    If you don’t like what Tebow is doing and saying you have the right to change channels or turn off your TV. Tebow has the right(Freedom OF Religion) to practice and say what he likes( Freedom of Speech) God Bless him for standing up for what he believes in.

  314. Frank

    November 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Tebow is only expressing his right as a American Christian to express in his freedom of speech right to praise the God he serves. I wish all the sports commentators would talk about his game which is something they know about not his life as a Christian which the majority know nothing of. Keep expressing your given rights of free speech.

  315. patricia bee

    November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    God bless America, Tebow and all of the God lovers in our country. We have the right and privilege to praise HIM! Shout it from the mountain tops! As for the criticism….we count it all joy!!!! Let God into your life and nobody will be able to stop your praise either. Praising Jesus with you Tebow!!!!

  316. Mardkins

    November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Weed. As someone who is not religous at all I have to say you are smoking a bit too much of your namesake.

    He is not praying for you. You seem to think that everything he does is for the audience. His praying seems to be what gives him strength. It is not a demonstration meant to convert you but simply what he needs. Grow up and be tolerant of others.

  317. TeebTimbo

    November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I forget… who was Jake Plummer? And why should we listen to a plummer on football matters?

    “he should give it a rest”. Why? to please YOU? If you dont like it, stop putting a microphone in his face. Who is “weedagainstspeed’ to tell Tebow when or how to worship God?
    That’s peposterous!
    God deserves infinately more praise than Tim gives him, and we should ALL be doing it, all day long.

    Sounds like Jake doesn’t understand the worthyness of Jesus.

  318. Frightenedbyzealots

    November 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    You holy rollers are a scary bunch. God (if there is one) should be praised for creating minds capable of building a society that protects rational evidence-based thinking from the unalterable fanatical brainwashing that Chrisitanity and every other organised religion deploy as a means to consolidate revenue and power.

    • RJ

      November 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      Christianity isn’t a religion….it is following Jesus Christ. Your rational evidence-based thinking should probably learn the difference between faith and religion. Believe what you want, but remember that once you die, its too late to save yourself. And yes, there really is a hell.

      • Frightenedbyzealots

        November 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

        Ah…semantics…the last refuge of a scoundrel. I do believe what I want…without your permission or consideration…just like billions of others who think you’re insane. Please cite proof of hell in your next post.

        • redspuds

          November 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

          Hell:
          1) Exposure to your ignorant post.
          2) An actual place also known as Gehenna near Jerusalem
          3) A waiting place of constant torment for the souls (i.e. the eternal person inside your physical body) while awaiting final judgment

          Citations (English Standard Version):
          -Matt 5:29, 30, 10:28, 16:18, 18:19, 23:15, 23:33
          -Mark 9:43, 45, 47
          -Luke 12:5, 16:19 and following (very interesting section)
          -2 Peter 2:4
          -Revelation 20:15 (very important reference)
          -More than you will probably look at.

          • Frightenedbyzealots

            November 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

            No offense, but you’ve just a posted a standard by which I can prove the existence of Krypton.
            I said proof. Not half baked definitions and book references. Maybe you should go there?

            • Jesus

              November 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

              Frightened, I just love that you referenced Krypton!

              Have you ever been to the Cayman Islands? There’s a town there called Hell. I wonder if that’s what all the kool-aid drinking crazies are referring to? If so, it’s quite a lovely place and I don’t know why people wouldn’t want to visit.

        • BroncoFan

          November 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

          Please cite your proof that Hell does not exist! In fact, to claim that no God exists, is to claim that you are all-knowing and that you have all the answers. Be careful, my friend.

      • Tiff

        November 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

        Just a thought. . . if these “rational evidence based thinking” involves telling me that the entire universe evolved from nothing, I want no part of it. The incredible complexity of everything around us and the delicate balance that holds it together is proof enough for me that God does indeed exist. But I am totally okay with being called ignorant for believing in God and believing in the truth of HIs words in the Bible. I know where my eternal home will be, and hey, if I am wrong, at least I am happily ignorant. If you are wrong, however, the consequences are far worse. If you are serious about wanting to see some good evidence, I would suggest two books by Lee Strobel, a former Chigago Tribune columnist and who formerly believed that God most likely did not exist. One is called “The Case for Faith.” and the other is called “The Case for Christ.”

    • patricia bee

      November 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm

      Hello from a holy roller…here’s the scary truth: the God I serve says that for those who don’t believe in Him….He does not believe in you! Don’t mistake knowledge for wisdom, in the former you may have some….in the latter it appears you have none. I pray for wisdom in your life and the revelation of a God who died for you and who loves you even as you despise HIM. May your life be richly blessed from this day forward, and the truth be born in you too. With sincerity and love.

      • Frightenedbyzealots

        November 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

        Scary truth indeed. Blah blah blah…everything you just said is informed by a theory that science weakens daily. I don’t mistake knowledge for anything, It’s knowledge which by definition is usually not mistaken. Theories however, like god and Jesus…those are absolutely prone to mistakes.
        “May you live long and prosper” – Spock of planet Vulcan

    • BroncoFan

      November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Something to “think” about: your comments make it clear you are not certain of where you stand on God – in your own words “God (if there is one),” but your other words make it obvious what your mind thinks about Christians. I get the impression that you think Christians are stupid and lack rational thoughts. Well, let me weigh in on that for a moment. Tim Tebow’s words only reveal the real person that He is – just like your words reveal a lot about what you think. In all actuality, this type of thinking reveals what you believe. The difference here is this: nobody is telling you to keep your comments to yourself. You have the freedom to freely express them as you have. Again, nobody is asking you to be quiet, including me. People should give Tebow the same respect, and that is the position that most Christians hold on this issue. Applauding Tebow doesn’t make them “holy rollers” as you suggest. Tim Tebow is a true example of what it means to have a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. Living for Christ is not something that someone turns on or turns off… and is really the “evidence” in action. Jesus left all believers with a mission in life – to go and tell others about Christ. Some may not like this kind of evidence, but not liking what somebody might say does not take away what has happened in Tim Tebow’s life. It does not remove the responsibility that we have either. Some people fail to do the research and miss the proof that Jesus was in fact a real person who was crucified under the rule of another real person, Pontius Pilate. In fact, more has been discovered about the life of Jesus Christ than any other historical record of its kind. We have much less information about Alexander the Great, yet most don’t even question his existence and what he did for one second. I just wanted to encourage you to continue doing your research on ALL the evidence from both sides before arriving at accusations and conclusions like the one listed about “brainwashing.” If you give ALL the evidence a fair shake, including those from reputable theologians and scholars, you may find out the truth about who is actually being brainwashed. When considering the evidence, which includes a willingness to read the Bible, please keep in mind that the opinions that you currently hold will influence the evidence that you find. Just start by reading from the Gospel of John and Gospel of Luke with an open mind. Then, be willing to ask the tough questions that you and many others have had (including me). Sounds like an approach of a careful investigator and researcher, right? Please receive this as a nudge from someone who used to think the same thing that you do.

  319. pam

    November 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    The writer of this piece of garbage should do us all a favor and shove his article where the sun never shines. He is a total idiot and should be ashamed of himself. May your days be short and painful oh evil one!!!! Why dont u and Mike Vick go out and torture some dogs, u deserve each other!!” Weed against speed”, more like sub humanoid with the IQ of a gnat.

    • Jesus

      November 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      How Christian of you Pam. I have a special place reserved for you. Look me up when the time comes.

  320. Heather S

    November 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    This guy has more class than a lot of players in the NFL these days. the previous comments are accurate in the fact that you constantly hear about how good these players think THEY are. Tim is giving praise where it is rightfully due and he is spreading the message of Christ every chance he can as it is the responsibility of a believer. I only hope my son grows up to be a strong Christian who is not afraid to spread The Word of Christ. Thank you Tim for your true dedication to the Lord!

  321. mamareynolds

    November 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    We all know Tebow is going to get down on one knee and Thank Jesus! Good for him!!! If reports are sick of seeing it, don’t film it!! If they don’t want to hear him talk about it, interview one of the other players on the Broncos. It seems to me there are a few players after the game that get down on one knee and pray.
    I would rather hear about Tebow praying and thanking Jesus then to hear about players who are beating their wives and girlfriends, getting DUI’s, getting caught with drugs, carring guns in nightclubs and being somehow involved in the shootings that tend to take place. It’s nice to know that these athletes who are payed millions can be positive role models instead of acting like spoiled brats that should be treated like they are above the law.
    Go Tebow!!!!

  322. Frightenedbyzealots

    November 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    By the way, Tim Tebow is an imbecile. So are his hyper-defensive uber-religious minions. He’s a football player. He should do what other non-imbecile football players do. Play football and shut up.
    Naive dope.

    • redspuds

      November 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      Ahh, a zealot in your own right! (Do you fear yourself?)

      • Frightenedbyzealots

        November 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

        Profou