Tim Tebow: Do his expressions of faith bother you?


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays in the end zone before the start of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

In her latest column, Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins wonders why so many people are bothered by the Denver Broncos quarterback’s enthusiastic show of faith on the football field.

Those bothered include comedian Bill Maher, who tossed a snark-filled tweet Tebow’s way on Christmas Eve, implying that perhaps Jesus wasn’t in the quarterback’s corner as his team lost to the Buffalo Bills.

So, are you on Team Maher or Team Tebow? Do Tebow’s (and other athletes’) public expressions of faith bother you?. Take the poll below and read on to see what other readers are saying about Tebow’s faith and Maher’s comments. Add your own thoughts in the comment section.

I just don't think God should be deciding the outcomes of football games. He's got better things to do, and it's not very sportsmanlike of him.

— Flip5

I thought Tebow was like Colbert. Isn't all this religousity his shtick, like Colbert's persona? You mean he really believes all that weird stuff? Too wierd.

— mcstowy

People are uncomfortable with religious expression (just taking a knee is pretty tame compared to some of the baseball players after hitting homers and pointing skyward), but, if you drop "F" bombs all over the place, do a dance (what happened to handing the ref the ball?), or pull out a Sharpie, you are a hero.

— kdsknows

Maher and his ilk would do better to just let people be...he is really more tiresome than funny.

—TerpfanMA

Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.

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