“You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.” – Malcolm X
Ah, how lovely is a double standard, for it reveals all the evil in the world! A double standard is only ever set up for the purpose of security, to protect the creator of the rule. Why would someone need to be protected? There are two answers to that question. Either they are being targeted unfairly, or they are liars who need cover. If someone is being persecuted unfairly, however, they are often on the side of the righteous, and wouldn’t rely on trickery. Given that, the only other option is that the creator of a double standard is generally a liar in need of cover.
A more perfect example of double standard usage couldn’t have come along at a better time. As anyone who follows football or politics knows, openly gay football player Michael Sam was chosen in the NFL draft last week. Good for him. If he’s a stellar player, then there was no reason he shouldn’t have been picked, gay or not. That being said, the heaps of praise received by Sam was almost too much to bear when contrasted with the loads of contempt heaped upon Tim Tebow regarding his faith.
At every turn, Tim Tebow was mocked for his faith, and told to shut up. The football field is no place for preaching! Ha ha, Tebow hearts Jesus! It’s like he’s dumb or something! What a tool. Now Michael Sam is a hero. Oh, such courage! What a brave thing to do!
Ok, I understand. Being openly gay in a field dominated by stereotypical jocks, whose opinions of someone’s personhood often hinge on matters unrelated to someone’s actually humanity is probably difficult. However, when was that deference given to Tim Tebow? When was Tebow allowed to be a human being, and not a punching bag for the leftist media complex? Pretty much never, because the media (dominated by liberals) despises Christians, and Christianity.
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