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Brit Hume Speaks Out about Tiger Woods

Brit Hume Speaks Out about Tiger Woods

I am amazed and encouraged by what I saw on National TV. But first, if you haven't seen the Youtube media piece where Brit Hume tells Tiger Woods to consider Christianity on the Bill O'Reilly show take the time to do that first.

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeRJ7euUShg&feature=popt00us08.

I have mixed feelings about whether someone should tell someone else on national TV to turn to Christianity, it feels like it needs to be a more personal message than that. However, I'm amazed and encouraged that Brit Hume would speak up for the Christian faith on national TV. It seems like it is almost impossible to even utter the name Jesus Christ unless it is a swear word but he did. I hope this kind of debate is embraced by the national media. Not the Tiger Woods part, I've heard more than enough about him lately, but the freedom to talk about faith. This is a breakthrough in my opinion. I don't know that it is a rule and I don't know who sets the rules but for some time you could talk about any faith but the Christian faith.

I'd like to hear what you think. Is this a good thing? I commend Fox, Brit and Bill O'Reilly for bringing a discussion like this into the open. I hope those of us who are looking for a chance to talk about Christ and the difference He can make will use this opportunity in a sensitive and personal way. My only regret is that it comes at Tiger's expense. I'd like to hear what you think.

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Mary Wishall wrote:
I saw the You Tube video and was happy to hear Brit speak out about the Christian faith. For some reason, most in the media and many of the public think that faith (especially the Christian faith) should be a private matter and not discussed at all. As a result, many public figures do not speak out about their Christianity. Brit has in fact come under criticism for what he said. What is sad is that had he used the Lord's name in vain, it would not have been controversial at all. Kudos, Brit!

Wed, January 6, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

2. Jon DeWitt wrote:
Brother. I must say that this has been a prayer of mine for a couple of years. Tiger is one of the most recognizable people on this planet. I never read or knew what his faith was. Still don't know. But I kept telling myself that what better person to spread the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ to all 4 corners of the Earth, today, that TIger Woods. When this all hit the fan, I really stepped up the prayers for Tiger. For Tiger to know, in a REAL and POWERFUL way, that he can change his ways and receive forgiveness from God, and not just his fans, but from his Maker, and then to experience that Grace and Spread the Good News, from where he is at now, would be "GINORMOUS".

Receive it Tiger...It's for you too!

Wed, January 6, 2010 @ 6:07 PM

3. Shana wrote:
Gary -- I love this discussion! I was thinking about it just yesterday when I first heard about this. You are totally right. Every other faith is "OK" to talk about and in fact, it doesn't matter what kind of "faith" it is, it could be something you just made up in your head, and the media embraces it. But if it is the Christian faith, then so many times we are denegrated to "bible-thumpers" and "extreme conservatives." It's as though although I'm a Christian, I'm supposed to set that aside to be considered a "good citizen" of our country. But that's just it --- because I'm a Christian I CAN'T just set it aside. It's for the good our country, the good of my fellow citizens, the good of my family that I have to always remember that Jesus Christ saves -- everybody.

Wed, January 6, 2010 @ 7:26 PM

4. Heidi wrote:
I'm not the biggest fan of golf, but have seen so much judgment made by the tabloids and media...with suggestions of vengeance from Tiger's wife and family...repeatedly. This is, obviously, a common response whenever a celebrity falls into a season of troubles. Perhaps I am close-minded, but the only theory that makes sense is that they are more concerned about making a buck on a story than bettering the lives of these individuals. It was refreshing to hear, not only the term 'Christian community' used in a positive manner, but the words that Hume used were intended, clearly, to encourage Tiger...not to judge. Per the first comment, I don't know why anyone would think that the Christian community is the one who needs to forgive Tiger so that he can move on...it is my experience, as someone who would be judged and placed into the category of a "pinheaded bible-thumper" that the reason I am in the Christian community is because someone imperfect, like myself, can only be judged by God himself. So, it's not my blood that can save a single soul, but, rather, the blood of Jesus Christ. I think it's also great that Hume's intentions were to better Tiger's relationships..to better his walk in life. I think he understands the freedom that this loving relationship brings. I commend him for putting Tiger's life ahead of the game of golf...for remembering that Tiger is a living, breathing human...imperfect like us all, who just needs help at this time in his life..not merely in his career. I experienced this, rather, as an opposite to what I've viewed in the tabloids and media. I would imagine that Hume was fully aware that this would get under the medias skin...but the truth often does. Thank you, Mr. Kendall, for bringing this discussion to light...I will continue to ponder on this one..

Wed, January 6, 2010 @ 9:51 PM

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