When Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL, the mainstream media embraced it and showered him with praise. Meanwhile, fans were trying to make sense of why Tim Tebow got very opposite treatment for publicly expressing his faith in God. Here are some of the tweets: (h/t Breitbart)
Tim Tebow: "I'm Christian." Society: "Keep that to yourself." Michael Sam: "I'm gay." Society: "You are a hero. Go tell the whole world!!!"
— Jamaica Robinson (@JamaicaR24) May 11, 2014
Tebow took a bigger stand for Christianity than Michael Sam did for homosexuals… but whatever.
— Holliday Season ⛄️ (@DHollidayy) May 10, 2014
— Mitch Behna (@MitchBehna) May 10, 2014
They can show Michael Sam and his boyfriend kissing on tv and encourage it but when Tim Tebow spreads the word everyone turns their head.
— Kendrick Williams (@KingKDUB_23) May 10, 2014
Tim Tebow can't openly praise God without being judged and ridiculed, but Michael Sam is looked up to and put on a pedestal for being gay..
— Michael Lyons (@michael_lyons49) May 10, 2014
So Tebow gets ridiculed for showing his love for God & he should leave faith out of football but what about Michael Sam? Doesn't make sense
— Habib Musa (@HMusaaa) May 10, 2014