Do you know this guy? This is the recently graduated quarterback of the University of Florida football team. His name is Tim Tebow. However, this is NOT a post about football, but rather about eye black, religious beliefs, and constitutional freedoms.

You see, he chose to play football each week with a Scripture written in his eye black. And a lot of folks got angry. Apparently, he's a very conservative Christian guy and rather than wear his faith on his sleeve, he wears it under his eyes. And it earns him a lot of flack.

Why is that? We accept far more from others. Have you seen the permanent tattoos of guys like Tommy Lee or Allen Iverson or David Beckham? Terrelle Pryor used his eye black to show support for his friend, "Vick." Why can't Tim give glory to God? What's up with that?

Again, this is NOT about football. If you are led to comment on his on field performance, his record, his team, his rivals, etc., it means that you don't comprehend well, since you missed the entire point.

Your comments--priceless!!

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  1. Gina Says:

    Jewel, you hit the nail on the head. It's not about sports (at the moment), this is about the way our society is moving towards an intolerance for anything/anyone that stands for right, good, morality, purity, holiness (all the politically incorrect words). Tebow's ad is controversial for one reason: NOW (National Organization for Women) and others want the abortion agenda to reign supreme and apparently words such as "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life" threaten their agenda. Use of the term "life" scares them, especially, if it's accompanied by the suffix "pro." Beyond that, it's Tebow's message - both his tattoo and the commercial (which we have not seen) apparently speak to his personal convictions -and if Focus on the Family is willing to dish out cash to air the message - so be it, it beats other messages that will be shown during the Superbowl. I can gaurantee you one thing, NOW won't be protesting any lude commercials that show women in a bad light, because it's not women that they care about protecting. They stand to protect one thing - the right to an abortion - otherwise, why would they be so upset with Tebow's story about how his mom avoided an abortion. Why isn't that something to celebrate?


  2. THANK YOU! I kept hearing this dude's name for the past few months but since I never watch football, I had no idea why people were talking about him sooo much! Now I know!


  3. Gina Says:

    Correction to my former comments:
    "lude"should be "lewd" and "gaurantee" should be "guarantee"


  4. Sharon Ball Says:

    Isn't it a shame that people can tattoo all sorts of strange things on their bodies, but Tim can show a simple scripture? I'm glad he's not backing down. Good for him!


  5. Praise God! I heard T.D. Jakes say that if there is one thing that God loves, it's a WORSHIPPER (I loved the way he said the word "worshipper", I can hear it in my head right now, even.) The Bible says we'll be condemned for believing. I'm sure this brother is praying for everybody who has an issue with him putting scriptures in his eye black.
    I remember cartoons back in the day of sailors with tattoos of Hawaiian girls on their biceps that danced when they flexed their muscles. Did anybody condemn them? I think not. If so, I bet they kept it to themselves.
    Go ye therefore, Tim, into all stadiums and feed His sheep! I LOVE that! Thanks, Jewel!


  6. Our family loves Tebow and what he stands for. Its sad to see how people react to good things today but let the bad things just pass right by. Its all been predicted in Gods word, the sign of the times.


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