FREEDOM WATCH! Supreme Court delivers a knockout punch to the White House: Wednesday the United States Supreme Court delivered a knockout blow to the White House in the cause of religious liberty. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for a unanimous court swatted away the government’s claim that the Lutheran Church did not have the right to fire a “minister of religion” who, after six years of Lutheran religious training had been commissioned as a minister, upon election by her congregation.
Thank You, God, for Tim Tebow: I predict that Tebow is in for some serious controversy in the weeks and years ahead. Some say he does not deserve his fame. That he is an unorthodox passer and a terrible ball handler. I do not know what they think they know. He is as strong as a bull and his running and passing wins games. Yet his real problem is the religious angle. Many Americans do not like it. They prefer their own gestures of false piety. They need our prayers.
Does God Care Who Wins Football Games? Although faith has been a part of football so long, a player like Mr. Tebow can still be extremely controversial among fans and pundits. But seriously, isn't it refreshing that the chatter around the NFL is about a great athlete with great character who says and does all the right things and is a relentless leader for his team—and not about more arrests and bad behavior from our presumptive "heroes"? Tim Tebow is the story of this football season, and a great story it is.
Atheists Attack Tebow to Get Publicity: David Silverman, president of American Atheists, believes “Tebow is ‘full of crap’ when he publically displays his Christianity on the football field, and said his prayers are for publicity.’” And what’s Mr. Silverman doing? He’s using Tebow to drum up publicity for his tiny atheist organization. Christianity is all about publicity. Christians are not to hide their light under a bushel (Matt. 5:14–16).
Stephen Colbert tops Jon Huntsman in South Carolina – [I don’t know if this says more about our polling methods, our politics, or our intelligence! This is not a Huntsman endorsement!– JS]
Rick Santorum criticizes attacks on Mitt Romney: "It’s this hostile rhetoric, which unfortunately - I don't want to stand here and be a defender of Mitt Romney," Santorum said to a friendly crowd here tonight, "but unfortunately some in our party now, even some running for president will engage in with respect to capitalism. It is bad enough for Barack Obama to blame folks in business for causing problems in this country. Its one other thing for Republicans to join him." [Whodathunkit? GOPers attacking capitalism? –JS]