November 18th, 2011
04:50 AM ET
Here's the Belief Blog’s morning rundown of the top faith-angle stories from around the United States and the world. Click the headlines for more.
CNN: Survey: 3 in 10 Americans identify with Occupy, Tea Party movements
CNN: Vatican pledges legal action against Benetton over doctored pope-kissing-imam ad
Tweet of the Day:
From @YAmericanMuslim: @andersoncooper #Islamophobi is real but we should keep in perspective. The same fear and prejudice existed w/ Irish, Jews, Catholics, etc.
@CNNBelief’s follow of the day: Though the tweets aren’t frequent enough, @MichaelPaulson is a great source for religion news with an occasional New York focus. Paulson is the Metro religion editor for the New York Times.
Al Arabiya News: Pope brings message of hope for Africa – the continent of religions
Christian Post: Alleged White House Shooter Believed He Was Sent by Jesus to Assassinate Obama 'The Antichrist'
The Jewish Daily Forward: Spielberg in Talks for Moses Biopic
LA Times: Crystal Cathedral: Judge approves sale to Diocese of Orange
Faith in Public Life: People of Faith Support Minimum Wage Raise
Where sports and religion meet:
Tim Tebow has become a lightning rod for attention due to both his play as quarterback of the Denver Broncos and his outspokenness on his religious beliefs. Before Thursday’s game between the Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow posted the bible verse “Colossians 3:15 GB2 “ to his Facebook.
The passage reads:
Tebow started a widely discussed Internet meme when he knelt in prayer instead of celebrating on the field after the Broncos October 23 win against the Miami Dolphins. The website www.tebowing.com was built and defined Tebowing as the act of getting “down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.”
Fans have even started to customize Tebow's number 15 jersey to read "Jesus" on the back.
And now fast forward to Thursday. The Bronco’s were marching down the field against the New York Jets. With less than two minutes left in the game, a situation arose that brings us our quote of the day:
Brad Nessler said that after a fan ran onto the field and apparently "Tebowed" in front of the quarterback before being stopped by security.
After the distraction Tebow went on to score the game-winning touchdown on a quarterback scramble. He was seen praying on the sideline after the game.
Huffington Post: A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
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