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January 10, 2012 - Heather Ziegler
O My God -- not just someone's rant but most likely the prayerful words of the much-maligned Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, after throwing the bomb that ended the Steelers' hopes for another playoff game on Sunday. If you don't know me, let me just say that I am a Steelers fan all the way. Love the black and gold. Cut my teeth on the NFL during the Steel Curtain days and never looked back. Went to the game in Pittsburgh on Christmas Eve and had a magical time. Love them. With that said, why can't anyone just be happy for Tim Tebow? It amazes me how so many people are intimidated? threatened? uncomfortable? with the young man who wears his faith on his sleeve, literally. His comment after the game: "I'm just very thankful for the platform that God has given me, and the opportunity to be a quarterback for the Denver Broncos -- what a great organization." According to AP sportswriter Eddie Pells, "reporting that a player was including the Lord in his postgame analysis has long been thought of as trite and inappropriate, something to skip over when typing in the comments." Is that not playing God? Why not include his comments about faith? I find it refreshing that a young man in the world spotlight has his priorities in place and is not afraid to witness his faith. It's when we continue to take God out of the picture that we fail. Look at our schools, our halls of justice, our government. If I read one more story about someone challenging a Christmas tree in a city building or a nativity scene in a park, I will scream. This Christian give Tebow an "atta boy!"
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