Cartoon created false parallel on Tebow, Collins

  • Article by: Bruce Odegaard
  • Updated: May 10, 2013 - 6:37 PM

 In an editorial cartoon published in the Star Tribune on May 4, Scott Stantis depicted two well-known athletes divulging personal information. The juxtaposition of the two distinctly different responses by the media seemed to imply some incongruity, perhaps even unfairness, perhaps even an anti-Christian bias.

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lordhawhaw1May. 10, 1310:53 PM

I would argue it actually takes more courage, much more in this day and age to come out and take a stand for what you believe if that clashes with what passes for what the mainstream culture and media want you to believe. Look what happened to Miss California Carrie Prejean in 2009 when she said marriage should be between a man and a woman. Fileted by the mainstream media. Speaking of fileted how about a more recent example? The Chik-fil-A owner perhaps? That is not to diminish what Collins did, that also took courage. Tebow on the other hand is also courageous. Yes you can still be a Christian in this country but you are not allowed to be an outspoken Christian if you have obtained any sort of celebrity status. The mainstream media doesn't want you influencing anyone else. Thus we see why the cartoon was right on. Tebow has been the butt of numerous jokes, comedic skits and vitriol from the Left and he has not knuckled under while Collins knew the timing was right and took advantage.

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firefight41May. 11, 13 4:24 AM

I know of faith based programs that help people, have statistics that the government scratches their head and wonders what to do about it instead of publishing the results. Why? Because it is a faith based program that is working and uses volunteers for the majority of the work, so there is no cost to the government.

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sub80fMay. 11, 13 8:23 AM

The comic was not about subject matter per se, but public reaction to said subject matter. I thought it hit the nail on the head.

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braxozMay. 11, 13 9:48 AM

Tebow is one of many, Collins is one of none. The examples given of Christians being "prosecuted" for their beliefs is the consequence when those "Christians" are speaking out against others. Collins was making a statement about who he was.

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hrearden57May. 11, 1311:08 AM

America is becoming Pre-totalitarian. Christians know this.

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goldengoph3rMay. 11, 13 2:13 PM

Spot-on analysis of the cartoon. Tebow makes religiosity part of his in-game routine by genuflecting after every scoring play; that's what's earned him the jokes. Take former QB Kurt Warner; he's also a devout and public Christian but nobody ridiculed him because he didn't pray on the field. Let's also not forget that Tim Tebow has benefited mightily from his celebrity status as well. Clearly he's one of the most recognizable QBs in the NFL, despite being one of the worst. I think Tim--and Christianity--will be OK.

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