Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career is off to a troubling start.

In wordly terms, Tebow’s regular season professional baseball debut couldn’t have gone better. He hit a home run in his first at-bat, silencing even his loudest critics who hate him for his faith and use every incomplete pass or strikeout to attack him and his beliefs.

But when it comes to making a positive impact on the world, Tebow  — who so often makes the right choice — unfortunately fell short. And I don’t mean when he struck out three times later in the game.

The concept of “bases” in baseball has another connotation in the secular world, believe it or not. Now, at this point, if any children or young adults or even adults who have not yet entered into the blessing of marriage are reading, you should turn off your computer.

Adults only now? Okay. Among non-believers, the baseball “bases” have sexual meanings. Sad but true. Like most things in their world, they have corrupted something good, old-fashioned and pure — the great American sport of baseball — with sexual deviancy. In their world, the bases mean the following:

  • First base = kissing someone
  • Second base = touching a woman’s breasts under her shirt
  • Third base = fondling of the genitals
  • Home = the act of intercourse

Awful, I know. But just imagine what the national conversation would be like today if Tebow had refused to budge off of first base after his blast cleared the wall. He would’ve been asked after the game why he refused to circle the bases and he could have replied:

“I believe in respecting women and respecting myself and respecting God’s plan for me. I am not married to the baseball, the pitcher, my bat or anyone or anything on that field, and I wanted to show all the kids out there that you don’t have to give into temptation just because the bases are just out there, plump and spotless and waiting for you to touch them no questions asked.”

Sure, staying at first and denying his team a run may have been blasted by baseball diehards, but those people have already proven they’ll criticize Tebow for anything. But had Tebow made those comments, they would have led every news broadcast today and kids and young adults — and even those, like Tebow, who are nearly 30 and still have yet to give into sexual temptation — would have been inspired to also make the tough choice when it comes to sex and their bodies.

But he didn’t say that and he didn’t do that. Instead, Tebow rounded third (genitals) and touched home (intercourse) with great excitement, smiling and pumping his fists and then received full-throated congratulations from his team of non-believers.

The entire crowd cheered on his poor decision, too. This is the pressure believers face every day out in the wicked world and Tebow gave into it.

Chances are he’ll do it again and again, too, all summer long. Meanwhile, millions of teenagers will give into temptation and get to various “bases” under boardwalks and behind cabins in the woods on their summer vacations.

Tebow is trying to save his athletic career, but he could have saved an entire generation.

 


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  • Joshua Knepley

    Once again, another troubled young athlete who could use the guidance of someone like former SP / Goalie / Professional Bowler Steve Blankenhorne.