And now we have a national hero in Tim Tebow, because of his open Christianity on the football field. No wonder my husband often refers sarcastically to the "Church of Football" because in my neck of the woods, some churches hold Sunday services early, or not at all, to accommodate football fans.
Football fans and members of religious sects and political parties all share something in common. They are tribal. They are tribal because they form group ties characterized not only by strong loyalty to the groups they support, but also vehement hatred of opposing groups.
Bill Press who is the host of a nationally syndicated radio show and author of Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America's Airwaves" wrote an great article:
GOD DOESN'T CARE ABOUT POLITICS OR FOOTBALL.
God was also speaking to Mrs. Rick Santorum, who told the Christian Broadcasting Network: “We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.” But nobody played the God card more shamefully than Herman Cain...
Now, obviously, if we are to take these candidates seriously, God is either confused, forgetful, senile, or just playing with their heads. If he really cares about who wins the Republican primary, he wouldn’t have told four different candidates to run. And, notice, he didn’t tell any of the four they’d actually win...