Conservatives Upset Tebow Treated Worse For Being Christian Than Sam For Being Gay
So, they have to make a comparison as though there is some kind of equivalency.
DeMarcus Walker, a defensive end for the national champion Florida State Seminoles, made the comparison on Twitter on Saturday.
Y’all praise Michael Sam for being gay but y’all mocked Tim Tebow for being a Christian. Smh #Society
— DeMarcus Walker (@livinglegend_44) May 11, 2014
Michelle Malkin’s staff at Twitchy picked up Walker’s comments and other conservative blogs followed suit.
Except: Michael Sam hasn’t been uniformly praised.
Several anonymous NFL insiders predicted that the announcement would hurt Sam’s draft stock. His own father also expressed misgivings with homosexuality beforesaying he had been “terribly misquoted.”
A player for the Miami Dolphins was fined over the weekend for reacting negatively on Twitter to Sam’s selection. He eventually apologized.
mea_mark May 12th, 2014 at 11:27 am
Tebow comes across as a proselytizer sometimes. I have yet to see Michael Sam try and convince somebody they should be gay. Big difference.
Shades May 12th, 2014 at 11:49 am
Let’s wait and see if Mr. Sam writes anything into his eye black. Then we’ll talk about it.
fahvel May 12th, 2014 at 12:24 pm
xian crap is faith in nothing – being gay is simply life.
abbyjo2001 May 12th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Tebow forces his religious beliefs on everyone in the stadium and everyone watching on tv, Sam does not force his gayness on anyone.
Tom Ward May 12th, 2014 at 1:14 pm
Also a false equivalency because one is a choice and the other isn’t.
But, DeMarcus still kinda has a point.
granpa.usthai May 12th, 2014 at 8:16 pm
wasn’t aware that Sam showed his gayness in front of everyone, Tom?
fancypants May 12th, 2014 at 2:31 pm
No bronze statue for being over rated = no humiliation
arc99 May 12th, 2014 at 2:43 pm
I have to defend Tebow here a bit. From a football perspective, he was set up to fail and for that I blame the coaches and management. He is hardly the first Heisman winner who struggled when confronted with the realities of professional football.
UCLA quarterback Gary Beban won the Heisman Trophy in 1965. He too had skills which simply did not translate to the professional level. Beban even agreed to switch positions from quarterback to running back. It did not work. After two seasons, Beban was out of football. It happens.
Tebow got lucky in a couple of critical games. That along, with his unassuming personality made him popular. I do not begrudge him that at all. He is not the first Heisman winner to be a bust in the NFL and will likely not be the last. I do not think Tebow was overrated. His accomplishments at the University of Florida speak for themselves, as does the history of Heisman winners who were undeniably great in college, but unsuited for professional football.
granpa.usthai May 12th, 2014 at 8:13 pm
agreed. – going pro is a whole new ball game.
It’s not so much winning the game as it is making the right amount of money for the owners.
Bunya May 13th, 2014 at 2:29 pm
So let me un-defend Tim Tebow here a bit. He was nothing but a college player who thought his god was gonna make him “all that”. It didn’t happen and now he’s irrelevent.
fancypants May 12th, 2014 at 2:48 pm
like I said…over rated
arc99 May 12th, 2014 at 2:58 pm
those players have their opinions, I have mine.
and like I said, Tebow was not the first, nor will he be the last.
I have to wonder how many of those current players even know Gary Beban who retired a good 10-15 years before any of them were born.
fancypants May 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm
if the conservatives don’t know what a “bust” is in the NFL then they shouldn’t be commenting on religion either.
Dwendt44 May 13th, 2014 at 12:46 am
One displayed a private personal choice or opinion in public and in uniform, the other one did not do so. He kept his sexual preference to himself and didn’t display it in public or in uniform.
fancypants May 13th, 2014 at 6:23 pm
are you sure about that ?