Rockstar Gene Simmons Defends Tim Tebow Against Anti-Christian Attacks

Lead singer and bassist of rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, 71, has come to the defense of football player, Tim Tebow against those who have mocked the Christian faith of the sportsman. Both in college and in his professional football career, Tebow has been condemned for publicly declaring his faith. Simmons posted on his Instagram page on May 11 saying,

“He (Tebow) was widely criticized and made fun of simply because he is a man of faith who believed in his Christian values. Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low."

At a time, “Daily Show” comedian John Oliver infamously declared: “I dislike [Zimbabwe dictator] Robert Mugabe. I hate Tim Tebow. If I was in a room with Tim Tebow and [Osama] bin Laden, and I had a gun with one bullet, I’d shoot bin Laden. I’m not a monster. But if I had two bullets, I’d shoot Tim Tebow first.”

Faithwire reported that another time Tebow have been criticized was when a skit was made by the cast of ‘’SNL’’ to make fun of Tebow by kneeling in prayer before games. This was an individual decision that was mocked by some former quarterback’s fellow football players.
                                  (Gene Simmons)

The athlete often gave credit of his victory in football to his ‘’Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” However, Leftist talk radio host Bill Press made fun of Tebow for this act by saying, “You know what I want to say? STFU.”

It will be recalled in 2011 that football analyst Randy Cross told USA Today the reason a lot of media and sport people mock Tebow is because they dislike his Christian beliefs.

“People, especially in the media, root against him because of what he stands for. My personal belief is there are people in the media, people in the stands, who are predisposed to see a guy like this fail … just because he’s so public about the way he feels,” Cross said at that time.
Tebow’s defense by Simmons comes after news broke out that there are plans for the athlete to sign a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tebow is expected to play tight end instead of quarterback.

However, the head coach of Jacksonville, Urban Meyer, who coached Tebow when he was on the Florida Gators from 2006 to 2009, has addressed the rumors about the assumed contract. He told sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth on Tuesday evening that he has not concluded on the issue yet.

“I have not decided if we’re going to do that or not yet. Getting close. I got to make a decision here pretty soon.”

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