SNL 'Tim Tebow' Sketch Draws Criticism

Wednesday December 21st, 2011

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow spent Tuesday getting support from all quarters.  On the football side of things, Broncos executive vice president John Elway gave the Associated Press his strongest endorsement yet of the unconventional quarterback.  And on the celebrity side, where Tebow continues a meteoric ascent, televangelist Pat Robertson took Saturday Night Live to task for airing a sketch depicting Jesus visiting  Tebow, a devout Christian given to public displays of his faith during games, in the locker room, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Robertson said that he believes Tebow is a role model to be celebrated. "The fact that he prays and seeks God, I think we ought to applaud him."

He added: "We need more religious faith in our society. We're losing our moral compass in our nation and this man has been placed in a unique position and I applaud him."

Tebow's Broncos lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday, the day after the SNL sketch aired, breaking a six-game winning streak.

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