Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gene Simmons & Tim Tebow

I know that I am not the only Christian who feels like we are fair game for teasing and being made fun of. I know I am not alone in feeling that you are not allowed, in our society, to make fun of people based on race or ability or financial status. Why then, is it okay to make fun of a Christian?

However, if Christians say this, then we are, once again, bigots. But what if lead singer from KISS, says it? Bravo Gene for saying what Christians aren't allowed to say.

In discussion of Tim Tebow, Simmons told FoxNews: “All those pundits and the people in the peanut gallery who pick on him because he’s a devout Christian and proud of it, is the heinous thing of all sports reporting and journalism. Here’s a guy that believes in his God and people pick on him. If he was a Jew or a Muslim and you did that people would never dare. But for some reason when you are a Christian you are allowed to pick on him. I think it’s the height of lunacy and those journalists should be held accountable. They are never going to pick on a guy who tortures dogs or perhaps gone to jail for murder. But if he believes in Christ his Lord, then he’s open season. It’s like what country are we living in?"

You can watch the video here: Will Tim Tebow play for Gene Simmons?

Proof of this hypocrisy is the German family who has sought asylum in the USA because the German government will not allow them to homeschool their children. (You can read this article here: Gays, Muslims & Illegals Granted Asylum But Christian Family Denied)

"In 2008, the Romeike family fled to the US under threat of parental arrest in Germany and the threat of losing their children for good.  They sought asylum here in the US and in 2010, Judge Lawrence Burman, an immigration judge granted the family asylum saying that if the family returned to
Germany they would assuredly face persecution because of their religious beliefs."
The ruling was overturned.

“[T]he Romeikes [have] not shown that Germany’s enforcement of its general school-attendance law amounts to persecution against them, whether on grounds of religion or membership in a recognized social group.  There is a difference between the persecution of a discrete group and the prosecution of those who violate a generally applicable law.”

Russian homosexuals can have asylum in the USA. So can Muslims from other countries. But here is a Christian family being denied.

Not fair! And I think Gene Simmons would agree!


Anonymous said...

Hi - in your second paragraph you state that Gene Simmons is an openly homosexual man. I used to be a huge KISS fan and have never read where he states he is a homosexual. He has had numerous heterosexual relationships and is now married to a women. Can you please tell me where you have read that he is homosexual?? Just curious. Also, congratulations on your new baby!

Wendi Kitsteiner said...

I stand corrected! I misunderstood an article I read. Thanks for the correction!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for clarifying. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. Have a good day!