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Should we all just leave Tim Tebow Alone?

He was boy wonder until his loss to the New England Patriots. Though the Denver Broncos nearly lost every game, Tim Tebow had the ability to win in overtime or in mere seconds, just by a point or two. As a devout Christian, who is in no way shy about his spirituality, comedians and America went to social networks saying it was a power from above that had Tebow’s back during the games.

Saturday Night Live joined in on the fun, mocking Tebow as an open Christian, with Jesus helping him prepare for the big game the next day. Televangelist Pat Robertson found the skit far from funny. In fact, he called the sketch (featuring Jason Sudeikis as Jesus) “anti-Christian bigotry.”

He points out that mocking Muhammad in a Muslim country would not be allowed, so why should it be okay to mock Jesus in America? "If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off!" Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "Tebow is an example, and I think he is a wonderful human being. We need more religious faith in our society. We're losing our moral compass in our nation and this man has been placed in a unique position and I applaud him. God bless him."

Did Saturday Night Live take it too far? If anything, calling the show out for being offensive is asking for more jokes, especially since Tebow lost his first game the following Sunday. Is it time we all give Tebow a break and let him just play football?

- Jason Sudeikis
- Saturday Night Live

Written by: mawarner
Dec 20th, 2011, 2:43 pm