Rockstar Gene Simmons Defends Tim Tebow Against Anti-Christian Attacks

Rockstar Gene Simmons Defends Tim Tebow Against Anti-Christian Attacks
FILE – Former Florida football player Tim Tebow speaks to fans after he was inducted in the Ring of Honor at Florida Field during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Gainesville, Fla., in this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, file photo. Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL. The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL Network reported Monday, May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Gene Simmons, the bassist and lead singer of the rock band Kiss, is coming to football player Tim Tebow’s defense, condemning those who have made fun of the athlete for his Christian faith.

“He was widely criticized and made fun of simply because he is a man of faith who believed in his Christian values,” Simmons said of Tebow. “Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low.”

In both his college and professional football career, Tebow has been mocked for his faith.

“Daily Show” comedian John Oliver infamously declared: “I dislike [Zimbabwe dictator] Robert Mugabe. I hate Tim Tebow. If I was in a room with Tim Tebow and [Osama] bin Laden, and I had a gun with one bullet, I’d shoot bin Laden. I’m not a monster. But if I had two bullets, I’d shoot Tim Tebow first.”

The cast of “SNL” dedicated a skit to making fun of Tebow for kneeling in prayer before games, a personal decision mocked by a handful of the former quarterback’s fellow football players.

Leftist talk radio host Bill Press made fun of Tebow for often crediting “my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” for his success in football, saying, “You know what I want to say? STFU,” an acronym for “shut the [expletive] up.”

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Source: Faithwire

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