Controversy has erupted among Christian fans of the Denver Broncos over a jersey some fans are wearing to honor devout quarterback Tom,Tebow. Over Tebow’s number (15) the jersey has the name “Jesus.” Fan Traci Yown calls the jersey blasphemous, saying “Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another.” But the Rev. Marcus Buckley says objecting to displays of faith “just show a cultural bias against Christ and Christianity.”
“First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:
First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak out because I was Protestant.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
All that is necessary for evil to prevail in this country (or any other country for that matter) is to sit back and do nothing. With each passing day in this country, the ice we are standing on, gets a little thinner … The polar bears are not the only species in danger any more … We are at serious risk right here at home.
See you on Monday.
OOOThanks to Chopper Scott in NB for the idea.