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09-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Has polarizing football player Tim Tebow gotten a raw deal in the press because of his religious beliefs? And would he be treated more respectfully if he were not Christian, and specifically, Muslim? Gene Simmons thinks so.

“He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America,” the KISS frontman told Radio.com earlier this week. ”He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? If he was wearing a burqa, they wouldn’t dare say anything [editor's note: only Muslim women wear burqas]. But if you’re a Christian, you get to be picked on? What the hell? The guy’s got family values. I never saw the media picking on Michael Vick for torturing dogs. Or this other football player, who’s alleged to have killed, committed murder. That’s ‘cool.’ But a guy who’s religious and has got family values isn’t ‘cool?’ He’s cool to me.”


The Left Sock
09-14-2013, 02:29 PM
When a horse wins the Kentucky Derby, nobody cares what religion the horse is, the guy riding it, or the guy who owns it.

Professional athletes are basically thoroughbreds. Nobody cares about their religious beliefs. And if a race horse starts talking religion, of course people are going to scoff at them. Just shut up and throw the football, Tebow!

And Gene Simmons commenting on religion has about as much influence as Sinead O'Connor telling the world she likes the new Pope. Nobody cares about that, either. Just shut up and spit some blood, Gene!