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(Think Progress)   Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) says you can tell American civilization is eroding because President Obama called Jason Collins and not Tim Tebow   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 74
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2013-05-13 02:55:07 PM  
I could see it happening.  "Hello Tim?  It's Trollbama.  I heard that you're having a hard time finding work.  Why do you think that is?"


www.techi.com
 
2013-05-13 02:58:41 PM  
And Steve King can call someone who gives a fark
 
2013-05-13 03:06:33 PM  
What the hell is he going to say to Tebow? 

"Sorry you're so shiatty at your chosen profession.  Might be time to consider a career change."
 
2013-05-13 03:08:53 PM  

GleeUnit: What the hell is he going to say to Tebow?


WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
 
2013-05-13 03:09:13 PM  

GleeUnit: What the hell is he going to say to Tebow?


"Submit to the will of Allah, Christian pig-dog."
 
2013-05-13 03:16:05 PM  
American civilization, American culture, western civilization, western Judeo-Christiandom - White Heterosexuals Only.

All others need not apply.
 
2013-05-13 03:38:30 PM  
I thought American civilization  was eroding because twits like  Rep Steve King (Real farkwad-Iowa) keep getting elected
 
2013-05-13 04:23:47 PM  
To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.
 
2013-05-13 04:31:12 PM  

kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.


So all of the others who huddle up for a pre-game prayer don't count then
 
2013-05-13 04:31:25 PM  
i sure hope steve king wins the GOP nomination for senate in 2014. he'll find that iowa is considerably bluer than his little district.
 
2013-05-13 04:59:11 PM  
why would be call Tim Tebow?
 
2013-05-13 05:07:45 PM  

El_Frijole_Blanco: kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.

So all of the others who huddle up for a pre-game prayer don't count then


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-05-13 05:13:38 PM  
Here's the thing about Tim Tebow:

By the words of the Bible itself, he is a hypocrite who should not be looked to as any sort of role model. nd yet, evangelical Christians seem to hold him up as some sort of model to emulate.


"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
- Matthew 6:1

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
- Matthew 6:5
 
2013-05-13 05:23:35 PM  
Tim Tebow is gay? Who knew.
 
2013-05-13 05:23:51 PM  
It just makes me smile each day knowing Tebow can't be president.
 
2013-05-13 05:32:22 PM  

RexTalionis: Here's the thing about Tim Tebow:

By the words of the Bible itself, he is a hypocrite who should not be looked to as any sort of role model. nd yet, evangelical Christians seem to hold him up as some sort of model to emulate.


"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
- Matthew 6:1

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
- Matthew 6:5


America Fark Yeah Jesus laughs at your quaint concept of scriptural fidelity.
 
2013-05-13 05:36:13 PM  
I really am okay with a large asteroid coming down and killing us all. We totally deserve it.
 
2013-05-13 05:43:47 PM  
From Iowa to Steve King, sincerely shut up you farkwit.
 
2013-05-13 05:58:28 PM  

johnryan51: Tim Tebow is gay? Who knew.


Well, he is a white christian republican.

They're all gay. They just don't to come out and say it.
 
2013-05-13 05:59:25 PM  

ManateeGag: why would be call Tim Tebow?


Someone should. Nobody else is calling him.
 
2013-05-13 06:00:17 PM  
Farker Zmog (W-Hatever) says you can tell American civilization is eroding because  Rep Steve King (R-Iowa) says you can tell American civilization is eroding because President Obama called Jason Collins and not Tim Tebow
 
2013-05-13 06:00:35 PM  
Yeah, because an athlete ostentatiously proclaiming his faith is SUCH a rare thing.

And fark Steve "Dog fighting is OK because we let humans fight" King.
 
2013-05-13 06:00:40 PM  

kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.


This.
 
2013-05-13 06:02:07 PM  

ManateeGag: why would be call Tim Tebow?


At least wait until he officially comes out.
 
2013-05-13 06:02:36 PM  
 
2013-05-13 06:03:12 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I really am okay with a large asteroid coming down and killing us all. We totally deserve it.


What did I do?
 
2013-05-13 06:08:43 PM  

Lando Lincoln: I really am okay with a large asteroid coming down and killing us all. We totally deserve it.


What he said! This planet needs an enema of epic proportions.
 
2013-05-13 06:10:17 PM  

nmrsnr: Remember, Steve King is the guy who said it's not illegal to impregnate a teenage girl, abduct her from a playground, and drive her across state lines to force her to have an abortion.

Stephen Colbert has the best take on that episode.


i don't generally watch colbert, but that is farking funny, ya'll
 
2013-05-13 06:11:07 PM  
Why would anyone call Tim Tebow to congratulate him on being a Christian?
 
2013-05-13 06:12:26 PM  
didn't Tebow kinda soil the Lords good name with his loss?  don't all politicians to the same with theirs?
 
2013-05-13 06:12:56 PM  

RexTalionis: Here's the thing about Tim Tebow:

By the words of the Bible itself, he is a hypocrite who should not be looked to as any sort of role model. nd yet, evangelical Christians seem to hold him up as some sort of model to emulate.


"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
- Matthew 6:1

5"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.
- Matthew 6:5


If they promise to wear gloves can the Washington Redskins still play football?
 
2013-05-13 06:13:01 PM  
Ugh, as if that crap isn't bad enough on its own, he plagiarized that from Rush Limbaugh

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT (April 30, 2013)

RUSH: Folks, I grew up in a family where people's sexual orientation, preferences, whatever, weren't even discussed. Why can't everybody just put your sexual preferences on Facebook and call it a day? What do we need to stop everything and have a national day of celebration, or mourning (depending on your point of view), or recognition or whatever about this? This tolerance, it only goes one way. So Person X of some national stature announces his sexual orientation as gay, and applause!

It's a great day for America. We're really taking giant leaps ahead. If anybody says, "You know, I'm not big on that," it's, "You bigot! You racist! You extremist. You homophobe." There is no tolerance at all here. Not only do these people have to publicly announce it, but everybody else has to applaud and accept it. It was my point the other day about how it's only us conservatives who are "divisive."
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I have a question, maybe an idea. As you know, Tim Tebow, quarterback of the New York Jets, was released. Is it too late for Tim Tebow to come out as gay? If Tim Tebow were to announce that he is gay, wouldn't the NFL be forced to find a team for him to play on? David Stern, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, is really feeling his oats, because they beat the NFL at something. The NBA is on top, in a manner of speaking.

The NFL could reclaim their perch atop the sports world if somebody famous came out and said they're gay. Why not Tebow? (New Castrati impression) "Mr. Limbaugh, that is absurd! The player has to be gay in order to announce he is!" Well, are you gonna say he isn't if he comes out and says that he is? Is there a test? "Mr. Limbaugh, he cannot possibly be a homosexual! Tim Tebow is too Christian." Oh, really, Mr. New Castrati? He's too Christian to be gay?

"That's right, Mr. Limbaugh. Nobody would ever believe that Tim Tebow is gay." What if he were? I'll bet it still wouldn't be enough. He's so Christian, he's so identified as a Christian, that even being gay couldn't overcome the burden of being a Christian in our culture or our society today. (laughs) Yeah, he's a flaming Christian. And that -- that wouldn't help him, I think, if he were gay. I'm just saying, folks.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/04/30/suddenly_an_nba_player_ s_ sex_life_is_the_only_thing_that_matters_in_america
 
2013-05-13 06:17:27 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Lando Lincoln: I really am okay with a large asteroid coming down and killing us all. We totally deserve it.

What did I do?


You know what you did.
 
2013-05-13 06:18:57 PM  

Lord_Baull: Why would anyone call Tim Tebow to congratulate him on being a Christian?


Because Christians are the great persecuted masses.  Duh.  The fact he's managed to live this long without having been thrown into an atheist reeducation camp shows he's a shining beacon of hope to all the other persecuted Christians currently in hiding.
 
2013-05-13 06:22:06 PM  
Yeah, it's terrible that the President called an NBA player who decided to live his life in the open, as opposed to staying in the closet like a Congresscritter. Truly, he is America's greatest monster...

What stuns me, are the closeted Congresscritters who haven't the courage to simply say, "Hey, I'm gay, I'm a Republican, get used to it." I'm stunned, because they openly vote against the interests of not just themselves, but those around them. They live a lie, and then vote to keep that lie alive. Theirs are lives to be pitied, not just because they are terrible humans, who would rather be nothing but projections of what they imagine a straight man must be, but because they can't even connect with a lover, a real lover, someone to share their lives with, because they have committed themselves to these lies.

I pity them, because they can't simply face what they are, because they imagine themselves to be something of horror, when in fact, they're just human. Just people. Billions have lived and died, and a good number of them were gay, had lovers, had wives and husbands, folks who shared their lives, and loved them dearly. They cut themselves off from that, in order to get a modicum of power and wealth.

You know what happened in Mass when we recognized marriage equality? Not a lot. Folks got homes together. They bought a few more dogs and cats. They joined a church, so that they could get married within one. They got caterers and rented halls and had weddings. They settled down, they settled into their communities, and while there are still a few folks up in arms, the Yankee conditioning to keep your nose out of other folks' business is still strong. Fire didn't rain from the sky, no showers of frogs and lizards and blood, just folks who got married, and had their friends and families with them. Celebrating their love.

Not every relationship winds up in marriage. Not straight nor gay. But to be able to openly say, "Hey, this is my girlfriend" or "meet my boyfriend" is a simple thing, it opens folks up to be a part of your lives. It is a simple statement, that some folks today don't feel comfortable with, because there are idiots who get off in judging those relationships. Hiding a big part of yourself means you cut folks off from you. You have a "secret" that alienates you from human experience.

I'm glad that Tim Tebow feels comfortable in sharing not just his faith, but also is looking to "save" himself until marriage. Mind you, I am not sure how well that's going to work out, considering his "ideal" wife seems to be a bit of a caricature, but good luck to him in finding that woman. I don't agree with many of his views, especially on reproductive rights, but he's open about it, and has never apologized for that. His work with the Focus on the Family folks, I am less thrilled by, because of their work to undermine marriage equality and reproductive rights for women. But at least he's open about that.

Jason Collins got his call, because he was being true to himself. In a sport that hasn't had a lot of folks admitting to their sexuality. He isn't the first gay player, he's the first to say, "I'm gay, get used to it." Tebow isn't the first Christian football player. He's made a brand out of himself for being the sort of Christian who ignores Matthew's admonishment to not pray to be seen, as do the hypocrites. His own brand of "open" Christianity flies in the face of the very teachings of his faith. That isn't so much of a heroic thing, but a way to get press. His is a brand of "open" Christianity that presses up against the edge of vainglory. Less about God, than being seen as a proud Christian. It is about branding.

In the end, Tebow isn't about being "brave" but about distinguishing himself from the pack. It isn't about being true to himself and his faith, as opposed to branding. Collins on the other hand is doing something far different. And far more important for young men and women who are coming up, and have now a role model to look to and say, "Hey, if Collins can be out, so can I." And maybe if more folks, Congresscritters included, could just say, "Yeah, I'm gay. What of it?" we'd all be better off.
 
2013-05-13 06:24:06 PM  

encyclopediaplushuman: From Iowa to Steve King, sincerely shut up you farkwit.


At least he's decided to spare Iowa the shame of an attempt at taking Harkin's Senate seat.

Very very glad I'm not in King's House district.
 
2013-05-13 06:28:34 PM  
www.techi.com Hello, Tim, it's Trollbama.  I'm really impressed with your Judeo-Christian heritage so I've called in a personal favor to the Bears to have you for practice.  Their stadium is located at 1060 W. Addison.  Don't be late.
 
2013-05-13 06:53:18 PM  

Xanadone: encyclopediaplushuman: From Iowa to Steve King, sincerely shut up you farkwit.

At least he's decided to spare Iowa the shame of an attempt at taking Harkin's Senate seat.

Very very glad I'm not in King's House district.


King's district is like the lineup of shiattiest towns in Iowa.  Siouxer City? Check.  Ft. Dodge? Check.  Mason City? Check.  Ames?  Check

When you make an entire district full of degenerates, you get a Representative who is a degenerate.
 
2013-05-13 07:00:52 PM  

kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.


What a "closeted" Christian athlete who can actually play football looks like:

upload.wikimedia.org

/legit note, AR is much more a practice what you preach person
//basically, show your faith through actions, don't shove it down the throat kind of guy
 
2013-05-13 07:10:11 PM  

Xanadone: encyclopediaplushuman: From Iowa to Steve King, sincerely shut up you farkwit.

At least he's decided to spare Iowa the shame of an attempt at taking Harkin's Senate seat.

Very very glad I'm not in King's House district.


King was never going to run, he's too chickenshiat to run for a statewide position because he knows that he will lose.
 
2013-05-13 07:13:12 PM  
Tebow also came out, did he?  Well, of COURSE Obama would call the black guy and not the white guy, it's not like he's white at all, or even half.  Screw you, Obama!  Keeping the Evangelical white gay man down!
 
2013-05-13 07:18:12 PM  

kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.


6/10. As subtle as The Onion, and yet you got a few bites!
 
2013-05-13 07:18:52 PM  
Dear Mr. King;
You see, Tebow's actions or status aren't unusual.  There are, literally, hundreds of "openly Christian" professional athletes currently playing, much less ones from the past.  However, the reason Jason Collins is "such a big deal" is precisely due to people like you freaking out about him.  This is WHY he's the *first* and *only* openly gay athlete.
 
2013-05-13 07:28:46 PM  
I didn't realize Timmy was out!
 
2013-05-13 07:32:17 PM  
At least I had the decency to drop out of Iowa, Congressman King, and not Northwest Missouri State like youuuuuuuuuu, you freaky loser
 
2013-05-13 07:34:45 PM  

Diogenes: American civilization, American culture, western civilization, western Judeo-Christiandom - White Heterosexuals Only.

All others need not apply.


Anything not explicitly conformed to his (and his ilk's) idea of moral is an affront to America. The basis of his argument is to frighten people into believing that anything they don't like will bring America to her knees (giggity). Because the basis of his hate or fear of others who don't resemble him is on its face a defenseless position, he appeals to people's fear of being persecuted, and wraps it in a flag made of the thin papers from portable Bibles.

I don't get this. I'm straight. Hell, I embody nearly every negative straight male stereotype there is. Yet I don't care what my downstairs neighbors do. Isn't this what America really stands for? Aren't these the same assholes always ranting about "personal liberty?" My ass. "Personal liberty" and "get the government out of our lives" is cheap talk masking the real intent - "Keep the government out of corporations I carry water for."

All others will bow to my personal take on Right and Wrong.
 
2013-05-13 07:35:03 PM  

kronicfeld: To be fair, he's right that it's hypocritical. Tim Tebow may not be as good a player in his own sport as Jason Collins is in his, but he is the first openly Christian athlete, and that is a huge barrier to break through.


Well done. I almost fell for that one.
 
2013-05-13 07:36:18 PM  
Funny I don't recall Nixon calling Landry or Staubach.
 
2013-05-13 07:40:57 PM  
Well, it's not like Tebow has come out of the closet.

Yet.
 
2013-05-13 08:07:08 PM  

BilltheThrill: Xanadone: encyclopediaplushuman: From Iowa to Steve King, sincerely shut up you farkwit.

At least he's decided to spare Iowa the shame of an attempt at taking Harkin's Senate seat.

Very very glad I'm not in King's House district.

King's district is like the lineup of shiattiest towns in Iowa.  Siouxer City? Check.  Ft. Dodge? Check.  Mason City? Check.   Ames?  Check

When you make an entire district full of degenerates, you get a Representative who is a degenerate.


With you on the rest... but what the hell is wrong with Ames? It's the town that might rid us of that blathering farksquid once and for all.
 
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