Tim Tebow shouldn't have messed with Texas Baptists

  • Article by: JEFFREY WEISS , RealClearReligion.com
  • Updated: March 5, 2013 - 12:43 PM

I've been waiting for the latest Tim Tebow controversy to make a lick of sense. And now that it seems to have pretty much played out, there's only one part of it that does: His initial willingness to speak at First Baptist Dallas.

  • 6
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 6 of 6
mamazogMar. 5, 13 1:29 PM

The fact that other mainstream religious leaders share Jeffress's view does not dilute the underlying message of judgment and intolerance. You can "aw, shucks" it 'til the proverbial cows come home, but it's still ugly. Real ugly.

45
4
bluebird227Mar. 5, 13 2:51 PM

Not sure why anyone cares about Tim Tebow's religious beliefs.

24
2
owatonnabillMar. 5, 13 3:58 PM

"The fact that other mainstream religious leaders share Jeffress's view does not dilute the underlying message of judgment and intolerance. You can "aw, shucks" it 'til the proverbial cows come home, but it's still ugly. Real ugly." .................. Is it? Depends on one's point of view. The case can be made that the homosexual life style is as abhorrent to fundamental Christians (and fundamental Jews and Muslims, by the way) as religious intolerance is to gays and lesbians. But so what? Churches can limit membership to like-minded people and pastor can preach whatever he likes to those people, as long as he isn't overtly urging actions on the part of the congegration that violates any law. You don't like their message, just don't attend their church. Simple as that. Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.

7
27
pumiceMar. 5, 13 4:26 PM

Re: "You don't like their message, just don't attend their church." Yep.... follow young Mr. Tebow's example.

On the other hand, one could follow the example of Erasmus and work to reform their church when it refuses to give up its misapprehensions about sex and gender.

25
4
mamazogMar. 5, 13 4:46 PM

I just have a problem with anyone preaching that another human being is "less than" another, or that their private life is "abhorrent." If that makes me a godless, liberal, unwashed heathen, so be it. And it's common wisdom that you should silently add "in my opinion" to the end of every comment, just as you might add "in bed" to the end of your fortune cookie fortune.

30
3
lordhawhaw1Mar. 5, 1311:04 PM

It always strikes me as funny as those that claim the mantle of tolerance always seem to be the most intolerant. And for you liberals slow in the uptake I am not referring to Mr. Tebow. Take the Viking punter Chris Kluwe. He speaks out in favor of gay marriage and becomes an instant national celebrity, getting tons of interviews and the TV talk show circuit to boot. Contrast that to the reaction when a Miss America beauty pageant contestant, Carrie Prejean truthfully answers a question and states she believes marriage should be between one man and one woman. She was treated like a pariah and fileted nationally by just about every so called inclusive liberal out there. According to many, her comments were, "Hate Speech". Now, I don't have an issue with what Chris Kluwe said just as I don't have a problem with what Carrie Prejean said. Its a free country but depending on where your beliefs lie either Kluwe or Prejeans personal opinions could be labeled "Hate Speech". So one way or another, lets respect others beliefs, even if we strongly disagree.

1
13
  • 1 - 6 of 6

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

  • about opinion

  • The Opinion section is produced by the Editorial Department to foster discussion about key issues. The Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the Star Tribune and operates independently of the newsroom.

  • Submit a letter or commentary
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT