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Tebow in the Lion’s Den

Can you imagine being the sort of person who has a soul as corrupt as Noel Biderman’s? Look:

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has steadfastly maintained he is a virgin living the high-profile life of a professional athlete.

Well, controversial website AshleyMadison.com apparently wants to challenge one of Tebow’s core beliefs. They’re offering up big money to any woman who can prove she has slept with the NFL sensation.

… Ashley Madison provides matches for those seeking an extramarital affair. The company is described on its homepage as the “most recognized name in infidelity.”

… “Sports and sex (and of course, infidelity) go hand in hand,” site founder Noel Biderman said in a statement, according to Rovell. “If Mr. Tebow is indeed abstaining from adult relationships, I would encourage him to find a nice lady or two and enjoy his youth and fame as much as possible.”

The offer will run through Tebow’s first season in New York, Rovell reported.

“I guarantee that no man of Tebow’s stature could survive a season in New York without succumbing to the temptations of the city,” said Biderman.

Catholic blogger A.G. Harmon at Image Journal writes:

And for that reason I admire Tim Tebow, for the joy he takes in being what he is, for the joy with which he loves his savior. It doesn’t seem a burden to him. He wears his belief proudly and bears it lightly. He tells people without blush that he doesn’t do all of the things that the world says a man of his age—let alone his size, success, talent—should do. That takes real courage, to defy—however politely—the conventional stand.

So in Tebow we see the example of a true rebel, a real iconoclast, one set against mainstream critics who are pathetically conformist in their opinions of him, and who operate under a hilarious lack of self-awareness.

It is they who march in lock-step to the permissible orthodoxies of their age. They are the establishment; he the outlier. They risk nothing; he risks all.

Keep going Tim. Be brave. Be brave.

Amen. Amen!

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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