If there is one thing I like about Gene Simmons, it’s his ability to cut through bulls**t. The man speaks his mind, and in this case, he’s making a lot of sense.
“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.” (H/T – Ace [Not Frehley])
Now, in fairness, Simmons recently offered Tebow a three-year contract to play for his Arena Football team – the LA Kiss – but I don’t think that’s why he made the statement. I think he, like a lot of us, is tired of seeing a good man taken down because of his faith.