In a recent article in Fox Sports, Jen Engel questions the hysteria over Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow dropping to one knee and praying after touchdowns. The gesture is popularly known as “Tebowing,” and it’s been ridiculed non-stop on the field, the internet and the media.
Engel asks an interesting question: “What if Tim Tebow were a Muslim?” If opponents mocked an Islamic quarterback for thanking God on the field, “All hell would break loose,” she says.
“You cannot mock Muslim faith, not in this country...” So why is it okay to mock Christianity? Because Christians like Tebow are “too nice,” she says. “...we want him to trip up so we can feel better.” When he doesn’t, we just make fun of his religion.
Engel thinks we should take a cue from Tebow. Real faith is more than a Sunday gesture -- whether it's the gesture of going to church or taking a knee after a touchdown. It should be integrated in every area of life, and every day of the week. Come to thePointRadio.org and tell me what you think of Tebow. For the Point, I’m John Stonestreet.