The Christian Coalition of America blasted the elite press for their double standard regarding Michael Sam, who embraced his sexual orientation, and Tim Tebow, who openly embraced his Christian faith.
Michele Combs, of Christian Coalition of America, told CBS St. Louis that “a lot of people wanted to see” Tebow “fail” while many in the elite media are cheering for Sam’s success.
“I just think it’s amazing when someone talks about his religion, especially being a Christian, they are not embraced by the media or the Hollywood elite,” Combs said. “I think it’s just a certain elite group that has a lot of power and gets a lot of media’s attention,” she said. “I think a majority of Americans would like to see someone like Tim Tebow get the same equal treatment (as Sam).”
As CBS St. Louis noted, Peter Roff, a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, wrote in April 2013 that the secular New York media treated Tebow like a “circus freak” because the liberal sportswriters and the secular crowd have “never forgiven him” for embracing his Christian and pro-life beliefs.