ABG: Anything But God
What is it about a person making a public declaration of their faith in Christ that supposedly offends certain people? At least one professional baseball team has a “homosexual community night” at their ball park. Imagine you’re sitting in the stands surrounded by Barney’s and Frank’s who are holding hands, kissing, and whispering endearing pleasantries next to you and your family – if you are like me, when the announcement was made to have a homosexual night, you made a note to never again attend another Philadelphia Phillies game.
Why is it okay for schools in New York and Massachusetts to have homosexual training videos, homosexual friendly curriculums, and teachers teaching homosexual marriage in New York summer school classes – but not okay for a third grade little girl to openly give thanks for her meal at lunch? Why do certain of these schools forbid teachers to have a nativity scene on their desk at Christmas, and/or forbid grade school children to wear clothing that gives testimony to God? Why are Muslims stopping to pray multiple times a day looked upon as religious, but Christian teachers are not permitted to say Merry Christmas to their students?
Why is there such growing consternation about Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow make public declarations pursuant to his faith? Muslim boxers suffer no such criticism for public declarations of faith and Keith Ellison, (D-MN), used the Quran instead of the Bible to take his oath of office.
My point is that tolerance and acceptance is insisted upon for everyone and everything but Christians who are not ashamed of Christ. Of all the behavior by professional athletes that brings shame to their respective professions, people are upset by a young man who has spent most of his life involved in volunteer work in the name of Christ, a young man who is openly anti-abortion, and a young man who hasn’t a breath of scandal associated with his name – because he makes public declarations of Jesus Christ.
If Tebow had spent most of his life high on drugs, booze, fathering children out of wedlock, and after a couple trips to rehab, threw a few touchdowns, and gave ridiculous soundbites, the same people criticizing Tebow would be nowhere to be found. But Tim Tebow has spent his life high on Jesus and sharing the gift of salvation with others and the media goes apoplectic doing entire program segments asking the question, “should Tim Tebow display his faith on the field?”
The laughable thing is that these program hosts have secularists who masquerade as Christians and those who are not born-again Christians sitting in judgement of Tebow – at least it’s laughable to those of us who are Christians.
Here’s my take on it. Maybe if we had more people high on Jesus – filled with the Spirit of God, we wouldn’t have a lot of the things that are devolving society.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here