John Ziegler — an LA talk-show commentator — has been running the First Church of Tiger Woods since 1996 (and the website since 2000) — he was a huge fan of the golfer. But after learning about Woods’ recent shenanigans, he feels he cannot keep the site going any longer:
As I have documented in my columns below, Tiger is clearly no longer deserving of being seen as a role model or a hero and he has needlessly squandered his unique potential to be a positive force in our country and the world. While I am relatively sure that Tiger will make a comeback from this sad episode and that there will be great moments for him in the future, I personally am done with Tiger Woods and I doubt that I will even care very much about whatever else he might achieve on the golf course (for someone who once vowed to make sure he lived until he saw Tiger get to 19 major championships, I have a hard time believing I can write those words with such ease).
AFP does mention one problem with the disassociation:
… Ziegler’s reaction appears to fly in the face of the 10th of the “Tiger commandments” — “Thou shall pay no attention to Tiger’s apparent flaws.”
It may not be a religion story, but no doubt a lot of people treated Woods as a deity.
(Thanks to Lagunatic for the link!)