Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Is It OK For Black Athletes to Be Unabashedly Christian, But Not Whites?

For quite some time now I had been wondering why certain people of a certain race can freely express their Christian faith openly in the professional sports arena, yet another person of a different race gets criticized, scrutinized, blasted, mocked, shunned and even verbally assaulted because of his faith.

After reading Three Ugly Truths Exposed by the Tebow Assault article over at American Thinker, I found one commenter who apparently had been wondering the same thing.

Comment from American Thinker:

T.S. Yesterday 03:10 AM

The discrepancy between media coverage of NBA players' public religiosity vs. Tebow's public religiosity doesn't have anything to do with the NBA being more open to (Christian) religion or traditional values than the NFL. It's about race. It's OK for black people -- basketball players, football players, entertainers, politicians, etc. -- to be openly Christian. It's not, however, OK for white people to be openly Christian. And yes, it's really that simple. That's why it's OK for Barack Obama to go to Jeremiah Wright's church, but not OK for Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or George W. Bush to go to church.

Now don't be mistaken, the media and the arbiters of our culture don't actually like the fact that Christianity is still strong in the black community. They'd much prefer if blacks were secular and/or antagonistic toward Christianity. Black Islam has historically been celebrated (aside from Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitism), but black Christianity is still tolerated. And the reason it's tolerated because it's, well, black. So since the "mainstream" media can't attack black Christians, they double up on white Christians.

The one thing that commenter "T.S." left out is the fact that it is NOT alright for a conservative black Christian man or woman to speak of his/her faith in the public arena of politics. The blacks who are left alone regarding their religious faith in Christianity are usually leftist, Democrats that the secular progressives (sec-progs) just about tolerate in public. I wonder whether or not the rabid sec-progs mock them in secret?

The hatred often spewed towards those (of ANY race, color, nationality etc.) who express their BIBLICAL Christian faith openly, share the gospel freely, and aren't ashamed of Jesus Christ has continually been ratcheted up every year. The times here in the U.S. where the media has a field day attacking the Christian faith is very apparent during the Christmas and Easter seasons.  The Bible tells us that such things are prophesied as "the signs of the times" and will increase as we get closer to the Rapture and subsequent return of Jesus Christ.

Have you noticed that the disgusting excuse for a "man" - the wretched Bill Maher - curses and mocks a white Christian young man like Tebow, and still keeps his job at HBO? I will NEVER subscribe to HBO ever again. I dropped it decades ago, mostly because their programming was even offensive back then. And now that they have this despicable little man Maher employed there, I'm glad that they don't get any money from our family. Since I don't watch Maher, but only hear of his rants via the news media, I wonder whether or not he has ever verbally abused a black Christian man (who isn't conservative) who publicly displays his faith in Jesus Christ after any pro-sporting event victory?

If the answer is "no", then why the double standard? Could it only have to do with race? Or is there something more that we should consider?

Maybe BubbaBBQ has a good point:

...Now you have Tim Tebow. Do they embrace him? Nope! Why? He is different. He isn't pretty, he is clean cut, he deflects all glory directed to himself and is very humble. And he is unabashedly Christian. Funny how the analysts all hate him and yet he wins over fans, teammates and foes alike.

Comments? Questions? Opinions?

Hat Tips:

American Thinker

Now The End Begins


In other news:

99 Percent? Top 25 Occupy Wall Street Backers Worth Over $4 Billion


Occupy Wall Street attacks income inequality and the richest 1 percent, adopting as its slogan ''we are the 99 percent.'' In October, its protesters staged a ''millionaires march' 'in New York City, parading to the homes of wealthy citizens such as Rupert Murdoch and David Koch. But only some riches bother the Occupiers, who have ignored the massive wealth of celebrities in their own ranks.
The top 25 richest celebrities supporting Occupy Wall Street, according to the website Celebrity Net Worth, possess a combined net worth just over $4 billion.
While JP Morgan and Chase banker Jamie Dimon (worth $200 million) was one of the targets of the ''millionaires march,'' he has a net worth less than five of the celebrities supporting OWS.
That's not surprising. Many of the celebrities supporting Occupy Wall Street seem to be oblivious to the amount of wealth they possess.
Comedienne Roseanne Barr, (worth $80 million), was quoted quite literally calling for the heads of wealthy, declaring:''I do say that I am in favor of the return of the guillotine and that is for the worst of the worst of the guilty. I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the re-education camps and if that doesn't help, then being beheaded.''
Barr inadvertently called for the heads of 13 celebrities supporting the Occupy Wall Street who make more than $100 million from singer Miley Cyrus to writer Stephen King.

Since Roseanne Barr's name could be included in the definition of words like CRAZY and IGNORANT, please read the entire article at
Newsbusters for more liberal secular prog. hypocrisy by celebrities.

Also see Nice Deb: Top 25 Celebrity Occupy Wall Street Supporters Have Combined Net Worth Over $4 Billion…
which includes an interview she did with one "occupier."

So....why don't these EXTREMELY RICH celebrities who supposedly support the OWS movement re-distribute THEIR OWN WEALTH to help these people....HMMMMM????

The hypocrisy is really laughable; but at the same time it is so sad because these people have been severely duped by GeorgEVIL Soros and ObaMARXIST.


Susan Smith said...

Keep shining Christine!

As a former lesbian for more than 20 years displayed by my behavior and my identity, I consider the persecution and discrimination against all believers very real and more vicious today than ever before in the history of mankind.

The power of God alone delivered me and set me free from my deadly bondage of choice to sin sexually. All human beings have a propensity to sin. We all have a choice every day.

The CEO and president of my former worldwide organization headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel said to me in a personal email two weeks ago: “You are right, the US is a strange place where evil is called good and good is called evil. All the more important for true believers to cling to the Lord.

I thank the ONE G-D of ISRAEL, who has all authority in heaven and on earth, that the remnant of believers are growing stronger day by day as the ONE CHURCH BODY becomes more gracious and humble full of the Shikinah Glory of the Messiah (John 1:14).

This truth reminds me of how the salty sea water washes and cleanses and polishes to perfection the tiny little grains of sand on the seashore day by day and night by night while very few notice what is happening.

This comes with much love to you and all your worldwide readers Christine. “Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8). (ss)

GMpilot said...

CJW: ”The blacks who are left alone regarding their religious faith in Christianity are usually leftist, Democrats that the secular progressives (sec-progs) just about tolerate in public.”

That has not been my experience. The 'leftist Democrats' you speak of are often not left alone, and their faith (or possible lack of it) is why. To be both black and secular is to be almost a (dare I say it?) pariah, because Christianity permeates much of the black community, and in a way reminiscent of the rest of America 150 years ago.

To say that “It's not, however, OK for white people to be openly Christian” as T.S. did, is just wrong. Not just wrong, but quantum wrong. Growing up, all the Christians I saw on TV were white: from Bishop F.J. Sheen in the late '50s to Rick Warren today. Of course, they were all professional Christians, because until recent years it wasn't considered necessary for ordinary Christians to march in step and publicly declare their faith. It was simply assumed; that isn't true anymore.
Jimmy Carter wasn't shy about expressing his faith, and Patrick Buchanan certainly hasn't been about his! Nor has black, non-Democrat Alan Keyes, whose faith moved him to do this Better than what Jephthah did, I suppose.

Even then, one must be the 'right' kind of Christian. Many an Evangelical was quite disturbed about a civil rally meant to emphasize Judeo-Christian values being led by a Mormon.

I can't say much about Tim Tebow because I don't follow football. All I know of him is what I hear in the media. But I do recall, on your old forum, myself and Sothenes discussing a similar thing about a college-level player, just about a year ago. Maybe you should reproduce that dialogue for the edification of your audience.

BubbaBBQ said, “...Funny how the analysts all hate him and yet he wins over fans, teammates and foes alike.” Fine, but does he win games? If he does, then he probably deserves the accolades, even if no one actually sees Jesus guide the pass. As I've said before, athletes who thank the gods for their victory has a very long tradition. But it's usually customary to do so AFTER the game. I don't care what color the athlete is: does he play well with others as he does with his deity?

You know full well you'd be up in arms if it were a Muslim player prancing on the turf after a win.

Christinewjc said...

GM wrote: "You know full well you'd be up in arms if it were a Muslim player prancing on the turf after a win."

Perhaps a Muslim player would show worship to his false god "allah" if prayer rugs were allowed on the field. It would probably be out of character for one to "prance on the turf."

On a related issue concerning race, I fould Larry Elder's essay quite enlightening:

GOP USA: Elder: The Black Occupy Protester - Missing in Action

I like his closing comment:

"The real question is not why so few blacks belong to the Occupy movement. The real question is why so many blacks still belong to the Democratic Party."

GMpilot said...

Since you want to go off-topic, I can add this:
There aren't that many black atheists either. Why that's so is also a real question.

As for Tebow, the question remains: Does he play well? Has his Salute to God resulted in an unbroken string of victories for his team? If they did, then we'd be on to something. Have they?
Or is he simply behaving contrary to the advice given in Matthew 6:5~8?