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August 17, 2009
Tim Tebow may be like Bronko Nagurski now, but someday he'll be the next Billy Graham. Harry Spratlin, Columbia, S.C.
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August 17, 2009

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Tim Tebow may be like Bronko Nagurski now, but someday he'll be the next Billy Graham.
Harry Spratlin, Columbia, S.C.

I am an Oklahoma fan, and when I attended the BCS championship game in January, I said more than once, "I hate Tim #$%!#$% Tebow." After reading your article (You Gotta Love Tim Tebow, July 27) and knowing the impact that guys like him have had on my own life as a sometimes struggling Christian and recovering drug addict and alcoholic, all I can say is that this world needs more Tim Tebows—OU nemesis or not.
Jeremy Martin, Tulsa

You gotta love Tim Tebow? I sure don't! His message of literal Christian fundamentalism is wreaking havoc on women, gays and nonbelievers all over the world. How about spreading a message of redemption and hope without the religious intolerance? That would be a Tim Tebow I could love!
Michael Rozzen, San Diego

I am a Christian. However, I dislike it when athletes claim God is on their side, as Tebow did before the national championship game against Oklahoma. Does God really care about the outcome of a football game? I think this kind of belief diminishes my God and heaps inevitable ridicule on my faith.
Roberto Pacheco, Miami

On the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association website, it is estimated that 75% of Filipinos have never once heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Given that Filipinos are 80% Roman Catholic, the target of the ministry is obvious. And while Bob, Tim's father, may strike a warm, inclusive note in an interview, his own website does not, stating, "We reject the modern ecumenical movement." In other words, when it comes to salvation, Catholics need not apply. Tim is featured prominently on his father's website. So, no, I don't gotta love Tim Tebow.
Sean O'Brien, Milwaukee

Your story mentions "an embarrassing string of arrests" for the Florida football team. In fact, the team has had 24 arrests in the past four years. Until the Florida players' actions more closely reflect their leader's values, Tebow's exhortations ring hollow.
Kathryn Schuessler
Mishawaka, Ind.

Now we have another quarterback besides Kurt Warner telling us during postgame interviews that he owes every great thing that happens for him on a football field to his faith in Jesus. I knew there had to be a reason why the Almighty included a mute button on my remote control.
Arthur Troyer
Vancouver, Wash.

It was refreshing to see a Christian's faith chronicled so richly and without ridicule.
Lori Arnold, Santee, Calif.

Bring back Kenny Stabler!
Chris Dyer, San Francisco

Pulling for Ol' Tom

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