Liberal radio pundit and former CNN host Bill Press has a message for Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow: “S-T-F-U” about Jesus.If Tebow was a Muslim you wouldn't hear a peep out of Press. He obviously think highly of his head and would like to keep it on his shoulders.
The leftist commentator used this acronym (which stands for “shut the f**k up”) while speaking on his radio show this morning about his dislike for Tebow’s “in-your face” Christian faith.
“…And you know what I want to say, S.T.F.U. I’m tired of hearing Tim Tebow and all this Jesus Talk,” Press said. ”He better be praying hard this week, because he’s up against a real quarterback on Sunday — against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.”
As if this weren’t rough enough, Press continued, saying, “Everybody wants to make him a hero. I think he’s a disgrace. I think he’s an embarrassment.” Listen to his controversial assessment of Tebow, below:ourse, Press wasn’t done there. He later turned to his web site, where he posted even more commentary about his opposition to Tebow. “Jesus said a lot of strong things. But one of the strongest things he ever said was: When you pray, don’t be like those hypocrites who like to stand on a street corner and pray, so everybody can see them,” he wrote. “Somebody ought to tell that to Tim Tebow.” He continued:
By dragging God into every football game, Tebow makes a mockery of Christianity – and trivializes religion. The truth is, God doesn’t care who wins an election, a bingo game, or a football game. Sorry, Tebow, Jesus is not a Broncos fan.
Now, if you’re one of the silly millions of Americans who loves Tebow’s in-your-face kind of Christianity, consider this. What if he were a devout Muslim, who bowed to Mecca after every touchdown and shouted “Allahu Akbar?”
As far as Tebow praying hard for this week's game, my guess he won't pray any more any harder than he does all the time.
Press' statement reflects ignorance about a lot of things, none the least of which is the Bible. Yes, the Pharisees Jesus was talking about were hypocrites who made a great show of a faith in which they didn't really believe. They made big public displays so people would think them more righteous than others. Jesus also described them as "whited sepulchrals", clean on the outside and dead on the inside. Sort of like Press' head.
However, has anyone offered any evidence that Tebow doesn't believe what he displays on the outside? No. Therefore Press' statements are ignorant nonsense.
I've seen something similar here on this blog. I write something that somebody on the left doesn't like (usually an atheist) and they feel led to lecture me on how my attitude is "non-Christian" and how I'm supposed to act a different way. Well, folks, as I'm sure it says somewhere in the Bible, tough toenails. They need to take the log out of their eye before they worry about the speck in mine (that IS in the Bible).
Sunday will be interesting. I'm guessing the ratings for the Denver-New England game will be much higher than they would have been had Tebow not been such a story. You'll have part of the audience rooting for Tebow and the Broncos because of his faith and his late-game heroics, and another segment praying to their own pagan gods for his demise. If Denver loses, whether by one point or fifty, the gloating from the anti-Tebow forces will be something to see. Every one of them will tell us how they knew all along he was no good and now (after weeks of making the same prediction) they'll feel vindicated in their hatred.
Should be interesting.