Dear Tim Tebow, All the “Special Needs Proms” and Prayers in the World will not Actually Improve…
Rachel KallemWhitman
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I like to think of Tim Tebow as the character Jimmy Bond in the short-lived X-Files spin-off Lone Gunmen; well intentioned, very dumb. Almost sad. I was impressed he lasted as long as he did, wasn’t automatically deemed a typical racist douche-bag, seemed to, at first, pay his dues and fit into the culture of the locker room (a closed-system, probably hiding a prison rape culture under the surface, with its own mores and normative behavior) before being roundly rejected, laughed out as outcast. I do not feel badly for him, but I do think there is more to the story.

I am glad, due to his beliefs, he is no longer a celebrity, nor in a position as a role model, but that simply shows my own prejudice. I do still fear, however, some day he will run for office. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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