This Will Go Over Well with Tim Tebow’s Christian Fan Club

From GQ‘s September cover story on Tim Tebow:

(via Christian Nightmares)

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  • Rich Lane

    Why give this asshat any more publicity?

  • Tainda

    Ok, that is something I did NOT want to see!

  • mthrnite

    Somebody really needs to ‘shop a cross behind him.

    • Gus Snarp

      Surely this exists already…..

      But my Googling has led me to some very strange Tebow photoshops, but not that one.

  • Lev Trotsky

    Facepalm!

  • Julietdefarge

    Somebody ‘shop a bunch of arrows in his torso and make him St. Sebastian.

    • SphericalBunny

      Or just the one, to his knee. Just for the geeky lols.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078695333 David Kopp

    Isn’t there something in the Bible about idolatry? I seem to remember that…

  • Gus Snarp

    Much as I love to make fun of Tebow, I’m willing to bet he had no idea what the final image would look like. I can see him being dumb enough that with the context that’s been cropped out of the photo he never realized he looked like a crucifix. That seems more likely than that he thought it would be a good idea to make himself look like Jesus on the cross. Wonder if he’ll have a statement on this?

    • 3lemenope

      Or, even more charitably he was poking a bit of fun at his own public image as the proselytizing quarterback. 

      • Gus Snarp

        That would imply a level of intelligence, self-deprecating humor, and willingness to include his religion in a humorous statement that I am unwilling to grant him.

        • http://twitter.com/ftsor ftsor

          I share similar reservations. 

  • Guest

    What should go over well?  The picture? 

  • Annie

    I would expect that at least some Christians will get their panties in a twist over this one.  Someone more clever than me should really put this together with the one of Ricky Gervais!

  • LesterBallard

    If it was someone who isn’t a big time fundie Christian posing like that, we’d already be hearing the complaints from Christians. 

  • SeniorSkeptik

     I’ve got some long nails, anybody have a hammer?

    • http://twitter.com/TortugaSkeptic A secret red slider

      Thor does. (sorry, it was just there and…sorry)

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

     I think Jesus had a better forward pass, and could recognize a nickle blitz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mankysteve Stephen Rowley

    Looks a bit homo erotic. Which I think is ironic for a evangelic Christian.

    • Houndentenor

      Have you ever seen any interviews with him?  He does not come off all that heterosexual if you ask me.  And now with him so close to the Chelsea boys  I think a scandal (and announcement of entrance into some ex-gay “therapy” program) is inevitable.

    • Sindigo

      Ironic, yet so true-to-form. Which is ironic in itself.

  • houndies

    i’m surprised! he’s actually pretty fleshy for a star athlete.

  • MadSeamstress2000

    just reinforces my long time  observation of the  *ick*/sick  erotic nature of all those disgusting pics of Jayzus on the cross. All those lonely old folks with that picture in a place of honor in their living rooms. Shudder!

  • LesterBallard

    Do you think Tim would be bothered by knowing that there are probably a few, at least, homosexuals fantasizing about him now?

  • Corey

    WOW what a pompass ass

  • Margaret Whitestone

    They may not mind it.  They sure stuck by Carrie Prejean even when she posed with her silicone-enhanced ta-ta’s  out for the world to see, because she was a *Christian*, and she was defending “opposite marriage”.   They don’t seem to mind certain breaches of their alleged moral purity so long as others (Don’t be gay!!!! ) are still upheld. 

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

    Whoa. Eye candy.

  • Kindra

    This photo was taken years ago and he was probably holding weights which of course is cropped out to stir controversy, which it has. Another great way to divide our nation…black/white, gay/straight, Christian/atheist.

  • Xeon2000

    Huh… I would have thought a professional quarterback would have a better physique. I’ve a couple friends that are more cut than that and they work all day in the office.

    • Gus Snarp

      Cut != Fit, or strong, or whatever. A competitive distance runner needs to minimize fat so they’re not carrying any unnecessary weight. Same with a sprinter. But a quarterback doesn’t have to do that. As long as whatever body fat they have doesn’t interfere with they’re ability to throw the ball and run the little bit they need to, it’s not a problem. Tebow runs more than most QBs, but he doesn’t have to have the speed of a sprinter, and a little more body fat provides some extra cushioning on impact, which fits his running style perfectly.

      This is informative and related: http://ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/athletic-body-diversity-reference-for-artists/

  • Mandocommando23

    Wow, that’s the first time I’ve looked at Tim Tebow and not wanted to vomit. I’ve finally found something I appreciate in Tim Tebow–his abs. Don’t worry, it’s the only thing.

  • Heicart

    He’s more popular than Jesus!

  • Santiago Brin

    want to be nailed to that cross


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