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Tim Tebow

Religious Leaders Pull for

Pats to Beat NFL's Chosen One

1/9/2012 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Tim Tebow
might have God on his side ... but he won't have the backing of some religious leaders in New England when the bible totin' QB takes on the Patriots in Foxboro Saturday.

TMZ spoke with a couple of holy men who are not only backing Tom Brady ... they're throwing jabs at Tebow's Broncos. Reverend Stephen Ayers from the Old North Church in Boston says, "I'm not sure God is a huge football fan but Tim Tebow is more than welcome to come worship with us on Sunday morning ... after hopefully losing to us."

Meanwhile, Reverend Amy Alletzhauser from Calvary United Methodist Church in Rhode Island tells us they'll be selling a Tebow sub sandwich at a church fundraiser this weekend. The catch? Rev Amy says it's a veggie sub "without meat, guts, or glory." Boom, God smack!

Tebow does have one brave soul backing him in the land of chowda heads -- Pastor Joseph Coppola went on TMZ Live today to explain why he's still praying for Tebow.
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Bad news, losers: religion is an even bigger waste of time than football.

997 days ago
2.

LAWRENCE    

The idea that any priest is praying for the outcome of a football game is just pathetic. Perhaps they should pray for all the children and young adults their peers raped and coverd up for years.

997 days ago
3.

BT    

Relgious is spelled Religious...

997 days ago
4.

Boondoggle    

TMZ, you spelled religious wrong. It's not "relgious."

997 days ago
5.

Tina    

Maybe God is a football fan since Timmy threw for (John) 316 yards yesterday!!!!!!!

997 days ago
6.

Polentical    

As I've said before
I totally buy the implication that God plays sports and is on Tebow’s team. What I don’t quite get is why God requires overtime in order to win 29-23 against the Steelers.

997 days ago
7.

The Love Sponge    

Oh Gosh! I'm a gay linebacker. I hope God's on my side.

997 days ago
8.

Kelly    

Down with zealots!

997 days ago
9.

nan    

This is ridiculous..Harvey talked to some pastor from the Boston area apparently with time on his hands .
I am from Boston area also and this is a non issue up here.
Everybody expects the Pats to win ...no one cares that the guy is praying or whatever..
Do they really think Foxboro is experiencing angst over this stuff..desperate for a story I guess..

996 days ago
10.

HTownGirl    

Just take it for what it is. Tim has a strong faith. He never expects that God will favor him over anyone else. He only gives credit to God for all his blessings. You don't have to slam religion. You don't have to think God wants Tebow to win. I know it's hard for the pundits to think anyone who has conviction is a fool. Much more interesting to talk about all the other sports stars who have three or four baby mommas or who are arrested for DUI, etc. It's just too much for the extremists pea brains to handle.

996 days ago
11.

Don't want     

I agree God is probably not a football fan so probably doesn't care who wins on Sunday, but the idiot who says Tebow has no guts has been hiding under a rock somewhere. There isn't a guy in the NFL who has more guts than Tebow. Just look at all the people making fun of him because of his Christian stand and he doesn't let that stop him from giving God the position He deserves, plus the guts to take on all defences persecuting him. Get a clue all you Pats fans. I'm not saying that the Broncos will beat the Pats, but shame on you who don't give Tebow the respect he deserves !!!

996 days ago
12.

brad    

For those of you who aren't big NFL football fans and are wondering what all the fuss is about with Tim Tebow, read this article.

"Tim Tebow Makes Life Stranger Than Fiction"

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ycn-10813197

There's been a ton of stuff written about him today if you want to do Google him.

"Tim Tebow’s Gospel of Optimism"

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/opinion/sunday/bruni-tim-tebows-gospel-of-optimism.html?_r=1

A musician that was popular in the 1980s even re-wrote the lyrics of one of hi***** songs to say a bunch of things about Tebow. Tebow manis ... it just gets bigger and bigger.

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-1980*****-st-elmos-fire-rerecorded-for-tim-tebow-20120109,0,2362633.story

996 days ago
13.

American Patriot    

God Bless T BOW! The Cowboys can go to hel! Broncos are now America's team.

America finally has a sports star to admire!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work...and all you sinners and "lifestyle" types...take heart and repent.

love,
America.

996 days ago
14.

goaway    

This is nuts! Really, what is the purpose of this story...religious leaders picking between different teams. Geezzz.

996 days ago
15.

The Situation    

Sorry, but Christians are against gay people. And TEBAG IS F***KING GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

996 days ago
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