Monday, April 9, 2012

Tim Tebow and Easter

Tim Tebow preached this Easter weekend at Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX. The church's pastor, Rev. Joe Champion, told reporters:
"There will be the sacredness of Easter. It’s not a Tim Tebow show. It’s not about a celebrity. There’s really only one celebrity that we are going to honor and highlight.”
Let me get this out there. I have no problem with Tebow preaching at this church. I'm glad that he's proud of his faith and I'm glad that he connects with Christian football fans. But let's be honest. It was a Tim Tebow show. At the very least, he was a special guest star to the main program. Case in point, from TMZ:
A crowd of nearly 15,000 gathered at an outdoor Easter church service in Georgetown, TX today, where New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was the main attraction. Some of the crowd came from as far as 100 miles away. Pastor Joe Champion said, "In Christianity, it's the Pope and Tebow right now. We didn't have enough room to handle the Pope."

Tebow preached that it was important for people to be outspoken about their faith (never a problem for Tim) and that athletes are role models, whether they like it or not.

According to local reports, several hundred people left after Tebow finished speaking ... not even staying for the pastor's main Sunday sermon.
I personally think it was pretty tacky of the Tebow fans to collectively leave the church service after his part of the program was completed.

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