March 20 2012; Englewood, CO, USA; General view of the official jersey of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) (not pictured) before the start of press conference at Broncos headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Evangelicals on Peyton Manning

On Thursday March 22, television evangelist Pat Robertson made several remarks regarding MVP Quarterback Peyton Manning that has fueled a lot of controversy. During a segment on the CBN news morning’s headlines, Pat Robertson expresses his thoughts to Christian reporter Lee Webb who discussed the recent moves the Denver Broncos have made, and the Tim Tebow trade to the Jets. As Lee discussed the trade Pat Robertson intervened and expressed his thoughts on the matter. Robertson indicated that the Denver Broncos treated Tim Tebow shabbily and an injury to Peyton Manning would serve him right.

(Pat Robertson) “I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, for heaven’s sake. They were a nothing team; he rallied them together with spectacular last minute passes. And you know, when they beat Buffalo –I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me—it was a tremendous victory. “And you just ask yourself, ‘Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right,’” Robertson stated emphatically as reporter Terry Meeuwsen quickly went into the next story, without responding to Robertson’s comments.

The question I have is: How is this Christian like? On the Bible it states “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Matthew 7:12. Even in the book of Luke a passage continues with Jusus answering a question, “Who is my neighbor?” By telling the parable of the Good Samaritan, indicating that “your neighbor” is anyone in need. So the Broncos wern’t in need? I don’t like the Broncos and that’s only because I’m a Charger fan but I don’t mind them getting better. Like I’ve said in prior post “We need the Challenge.”

Tim Tebow is not a good quarterback! He’s a great person and a great influence to just about anyone out there. Tebow saw that the Denver organization was in need of help, so he did the right thing and allow his organization to make improvements without talking down to them. So why are you (the people) and Pat Roberson going to sit there and judge the Broncos organization and Manning? The last time I checked football was a sport and the NFL was a business, or did something change while I was asleep? Manning is a great person too and a man of God. He might not be all in your face with his religious beliefs but still he’s a great person and a great role model.

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