Tim Tebow’s prayers are controversial, but not these

Tim Tebow’s journey from 3rd stringer to playoff winning quarterback has obviously been impressive, despite getting blown out by New England this weekend.  The odds of taking over a team that is 1-4, bringing it to the playoffs, and winning a playoff game are less than one percent.  That’s not an exaggeration, that’s the actual percentage.

But, while his unorthodox play in an unorthodox offense is somewhat understandably controversial on the field, I can’t quite figure out the controversy around his faith.  I think the popular answer for conservatives is to blame the media and their well documented slant against Christians.  But, I don’t think that fully explains it here.

 

For example, Victor Cruz. Cruz is arguably a bigger and better story than Tim Tebow.  He was a complete unknown coming into this year, his second season.  Last year, he had exactly zero catches.  This year he had 82 catches, finished 3rd in the league in yards, and is leading the New York Giants to another potential Superbowl (in media market number one, no less.)   He has been a phenomenon.   Down the stretch of the regular season, when the Giants had to win, he played some of his best football--including a catch that wound up being the 14th 99 yard play from scrimmage in NFL history.

 

What does Cruz believe has caused all of this?

A: I guess it is just God-given ability. When I get the ball in my hands I try to make the most out of every play. I try to make the maximum yardage I can get every time I touch the ball. God's blessed me with some ability to do some good things and to be able jump and run and run good routes. It's a testament to God.

 

That’s three God references in one answer folks.  Even “testament” thrown in there for good measure. In fact, this isn’t the most overtly religious I’ve seen Cruz in an interview, and I have never seen one in which he didn’t thank God.  It’s usually not a passing mention either, and most importantly—he actually seems to believe it.  He wants you to know he’s a Christian, and that God is a big part of his life.  Good for him.  As much as I hate the Giants (as an Eagles fan), I can’t help but like him.  Even though that 99-yard catch was singlehandedly responsible for me coming in second in my Fantasy Football League. (I should have been praying for Fantasy success, I guess.)

 

Here’s another example—as uncovered by the Blaze this weekend.  It is being called the greatest knockout in UFC history.  It starts with the knockout, but look at what comes next, at about 15 seconds in.

The winner, Edson Barboza, kneels in the ring, points at himself and his ridiculous muscles and shakes his head no.    Then he points at the sky, and shakes his head yes.  Then, he does it again for good measure and even mouths the word “nothing” when pointing at his physical strength. He is taking his moment in the sun, and trying to use that to communicate his faith.*

 

 

Now, I don’t know how much God intervenes to help you kick the crap out of other fighters, but the point is clear.  Whether it’s a UFC fighter, an NFL receiver, or even Albert Pujols who spoke eloquently about his love for Jesus Christ during our 8-28 event---public displays of faith have always been a part of sports.

 

Why is Tebow so controversial?

*Editor's note: The original video with the 15 second celebration was pulled. THe current video only has a fraction of the celebration.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

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