« Tina Brown's "Charity" Scooped Up Millions, Most of Which Was Spent on Lavish Parties in Her Honor | Main | Voting Present is the New Statesmanship: Jay Carney Says Americans Appreciate Obama's Unsteady and Incoherent Syria Positions Because They Respect a President Who Doesn't "Celebrate Decisiveness For the Sake of Decisiveness" »
September 13, 2013

Gene Simmons: If Tim Tebow Were Wearing a Burka, the Media Never Would Have Dared Joked About Him or Deemed Him "Controversial"

Now, this being Gene Simmons, of course he's got a business interest at play here: He and bandmate Starchild (right?) now co-own an arena football team called the LA KISS (good lord, they brand everything). And that team just offered Tim Tebow a three year contract. (Tebow hasn't responded but Simmons says Tebow's seriously considering the offer... which I don't know about. I suppose he'll seriously consider it after all NFL (and CFL and European Football) options are exhausted.)

That said, he's on the money.

“He’s got a religious passion, as well he should, we’re in America,” the KISS frontman told Radio.com earlier this week. ”He’s proud to be a Christian, what’s wrong with that? And yet, with sports media and pop culture media, they make fun of his religion. Really? In America? If he was wearing a burqa, they wouldn’t dare say anything [editor's note: only Muslim women wear burqas]. But if you’re a Christian, you get to be picked on? What the hell? The guy’s got family values. I never saw the media picking on Michael Vick for torturing dogs. Or this other football player, who’s alleged to have killed, committed murder. That’s ‘cool.’ But a guy who’s religious and has got family values isn’t ‘cool?’ He’s cool to me.”

He goes on to opine that broadcasters who attack Tebow should lose their license for slandering someone's religion, which is wrong and boy howdy could I see such a rule being abused, but hey, it's Gene Simmons. He's not going to make sense for long.

But he did have a great paragraph in him.

Below, KISS explained (Content Warning for Profanity and Obscene Language and KISS' "Love Gun").


digg this
posted by Ace at 02:16 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Weasel: "Posted by: butch at June 16, 2019 09:57 PM (hXu8T) ..."

next in line: "Question: I wear glasses for up close, so I need i ..."

Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Summer Savings on Nitwits, Dimwits, Lackwits, and Halfwits!: " Rain continues apace here in ETEX. Well sportsfa ..."

hogmartin: "[i]Somebody kicked in my front door last week desp ..."

OldTexan: "366 What's everyone's favorite .22 rimfire brand? ..."

Weasel: " Hey, Weasel, future gun thread idea: Old Guns Ha ..."

Grimaldi: "I got a muzzleloader this week to prep for deer se ..."

butch: "BTW, that covert furniture - in which you cab hide ..."

Shep: " I advance with my rear. ..."

Eromero: "Rain continues apace here in ETEX. Well sportsfans ..."

Weasel: "And - while this may be an unpopular opinion - you ..."

A.H. Lloyd: "I hope 3 stars isn't an 'ouch'. There's a lot of ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64