Journalism's Fear of Jesus; The Passion of the Tebow

America is succumbing to spiritual corruption. It's a corruption that ridicules anything masculine, anything representative of "father". It feminizes football. It dismisses the dad's central role in a family. And it tears down and attacks anything hinting of God and Jesus Christ. The implicit message of our modern day media is that if you need religion, turn to government. Need a personal savior? Bow at the throne of the true king, Barack Obama.    

The mainstream media leads this Trojan Horse attack. The nation's universities churn out these angry liberals who take up their roles in the nation's newsrooms and carry out the corrupted bidding. They attack anything having to do with God.  

Personal integrity is at an all-time low. Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are allowed to raid the nations' treasury and devalue the dollar.  

Meanwhile, all Americans are silently screaming for leadership. For those of the Christian faith, many worship anonymously and behind closed doors. They've been bullied into submission and are now fearful of referring to God by name in public. And given that Jesus is looked upon as the physical embodiment of the Heavenly Father, anything representative of Jesus strikes hatred into the hearts of those jackals known as journalists.   

Recently, a mediocre journeyman quarterback signed on as a third string backup for the New England Patriots. You'd think someone with a flawed throwing motion and a 46% career completion percentage wouldn't attract much attention at all.  

But when that journeyman is Tim Tebow, it's a game-changer. The result earlier this month was a media circus during New England's recent mini-camp. Never mind that New England is one of the premier teams in pro football and that its quarterback Tom Brady might be the league's best ever. No, the crush of reporters descending upon Tebow and head coach Bill Belichick, bordered on comical.

As a bemused Belichick stood at the podium, the first 4 1/2 minutes saw him fielding nothing but Tebow questions. The taciturn coach wasn't giving anything but pat, robotic answers. When he suggested reporters ask of other topics, someone asked about backup QB Ryan Mallett. But before long, the queries returned to Tebow. Wouldn't his presence on the team be a distraction? Why would they sign an underachieving QB to their roster? Wasn't Belichick concerned about Tebow's Christianity? Wasn't he concerned about Tebow offending people if he openly prayed on the field?

Of course, if Tebow were Muslim, or even homosexual, no reporter would dare ask if he was a terrible distraction.  

We live in an era when people are fearful of invoking the name Jesus. So Tim Tebow is a cheap and safe substitute, so to speak. He's handsome, athletic and won't compromise on his beliefs. He also won two national championship and a Heisman Trophy in college while playing for Florida. In fact, the NCAA created a rule back in 2010 banning messages on eye paint. This rule was dubbed "The Tebow Rule", because Tebow often wore references to biblical verses on his eye black. During the 2009 BCS Championship Game, he wore a reference to John 3:16. Over the next 24 hours, there were over 90 million Google searches for that term -- making it the highest-ranked search term for that day.

"It just goes to show you the influence and the platform that you have as a student-athlete and as a quarterback at Florida," Tebow said at the time.

Of course, it was much more than that. Fearful and even cowardly Christians saw someone unabashedly and proudly displaying their faith, and they felt desperately drawn to it. Because they wished they could possess such self-assurance and pride. Because they saw evidence of independent thinking in the face of our nation's group think mentality.

The suffocating attention Tebow receives is mere evidence of the media's sickness, and how cowardly that some Christians have become, in allowing themselves to be bullied. Until Christians start speaking up with a gentle, proud strength free of resentment, those jackals known as journalists will continue to render our society Godless.