American Thinker: Tebow, Palin, and the Pain of Remorse (Update: Broncos Win in OT)

Tim Tebow has been called the Palin of the NFL. He certainly generates strong emotions whenever his name is mentioned, just like the Guv. (He also sells a lot of jerseys and merchandise … just like the Guv.) I’ve enjoyed watching Tebow defy his critics by powering the Broncos to a 4-1 record since he took over the starting job five weeks ago.

Here’s a Sunday palate cleanser courtesy of Jeannie DeAngelis at American Thinker:

Tim Tebow is really annoying to certain people in a Sarah Palin sort of way.  Whenever Tim or Sarah shows up, an uncomfortable feeling accompanies him or her, and it’s called conviction.  One definition for “convict” is “to impress with a sense of guilt.”  That is precisely what Tim Tebow and Sarah Palin are guilty of: impressing shame and remorse upon America that it would prefer to avoid.

The Palin family has been mocked and derided for many reasons, including baby boy Trig, born with Down Syndrome.  This past spring, after former Gov. Palin posted a birthday tribute to her son, former Wonkette writer Jack Stuef called Trig a “magic intellectually disabled baby prop.”  Stuef questioned “Trig’s parentage, implying he was conceived in incest, and used the R word.”

Stuef has since apologized and said he regretted using the word “retarded,” but he stands by his criticism of Palin.

By approving of and promoting policies that destroy innocent human life, the left is hateful enough.  However, when a conservative public figure “chooses” life, what emanates from hate-spewing liberals amounts to a new level of vitriol.

That rage is evidenced by liberal reactions to Sarah Palin, who celebrates the life of a child whom some liberals would deem a disposable burden on society.  Palin said it so well in a 2011 Thanksgiving tribute to Trig when she shared:

Through Trig, I see firsthand that there is man’s standard of perfection, and then there is God’s.  Man’s standard is flawed, temporary, and shallow.  God’s standard lasts an eternity.  At the end of the day, His is what matters.

And what about that pesky Tim Tebow?  In 1987, Tim’s mother Pam chose to grant her son the gift of life.  Pregnant and suffering from a life-threatening infection, Pam Tebow, a missionary with her husband Robert to the Philippines, was told that her and Robert’s child would be stillborn.  Rather than take the advice of her doctor and abort, Pam Tebow chose to trust God.

Both mother and baby survived, and today, much like Sarah and Trig Palin, Pam and Tim Tebow both pose a problematic contradiction to one of the strongest arguments abortion advocates use when arguing to justify disposing of the unborn.

To this day, 24 years after proving the doctor wrong, starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos Tim Tebow remains downright annoying.  Every time he makes an appearance on the football field, without opening his mouth, the abortion survivor takes all the fun out of the sport.  Why?  Because pro-choice America is forced to look into the face of a strapping miracle child whose mother put his life ahead of her own.

To make matters worse, not only did the Tebow family allow the child to be born, but they then did the unthinkable and raised him to
be a devout Christian.

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Based on the left’s reaction, seems Trig Palin and Tim Tebow are huge thorns in the side of pro-choice America.  So are their mothers, who, if they’d only exercised the right to choose, would have made life a lot more comfortable for those who would rather avoid dredging up past mistakes.

Read the whole thing here

Update: It’s Tebow Time. The Broncos are driving late in the 4th quarter against San Diego with a chance to tie or take the lead.

Update II: Broncos win in OT. 16-13. Tebow is now 5-1, and has the Broncos in the hunt for the AFC West lead.



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