I don’t care if you love the lord. I just don’t want to hear about it. And when I do see an athlete ramble on about God on a social network like Twitter, I politely keep scrolling and ignore it just like I would do when my dad starts quoting Fox News.
Mark Schlereth is a prime example. He’s a very religious person and occasionally veers off into the Jesus talk. But I like Schlereth, respect him as a person and appreciate his football knowledge. And as far as I can tell, he walks the walk regarding his bible thumping. But since I care about his views on religion about as much as his preferred sexual positions, I keep scrolling when he gets churchy. Still, I would never tell Schlereth he can’t have his opinion because as far as I can tell, he’s never done anything contrary to his Christian beliefs.
But Demaryius Thomas needs to drop the Jesus act because after what learned about him last week, it’s an embarrassment to Christians everywhere that this man claims the same beliefs.
Thomas’ testimony in the Perrish Cox trial let us know that he wasn’t into having sex with a woman who was passed out. That’s a positive for him. But it did point out that he likes to engage in some, how do I say, not-so-Christian activities with some suspect characters? And still he fires away with his empty religious platitudes on his Twitter feed.
This one from a recent post:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” - Mark 12:30
I don’t know if God would appreciate the dubious lifestyle Thomas is engaged in or the fact that he left a passed out girl on an air mattress after his buddy told him “I think she’s ready.” But I’m sure the “girl on girl action” that eventually helped acquit Cox is not a portion of Demaryius’ weekly bible study. I personally have no issue with “girl on girl action” but I don’t constantly quote the bible and pretend to be deeply religious like Thomas does.
I got a quote for Demaryius to use:
“Spirituality: the last refuge of a failed human. Just another way of distracting yourself from who you really are.” – George Carlin
The religious clichés have been coming fast and furious after Thomas was first linked to Cox in this very seedy and horrific tale of he said/she said. Alleged rape aside, if this is how someone chooses to live their life and it gets freaky with consenting adults, it’s fine by me. But his totally shallow and transparent shout outs to the man upstairs become offensive when you know how he conducts himself in his private life.
Looking through his timeline, Thomas also thought Michael Vick’s words of wisdom were inspiring enough to retweet:
“I pray that GoD continue to Bless me.....”
This from the same guy who went to federal prison for running a dog fighting ring, gave a woman herpes and used a fake name (Ron Mexico) while getting tested for it. But he’s a good, God fearing Christian and by retweeting him, Thomas lets us all know where he stands when Michael Vick is his spiritual role model. The God schtick employed by these sociopaths has become sadly comical. And if you are a Christian, you should be deeply offended.
Thomas wasn’t implicated of any wrongdoing in the Perrish Cox case but by simply being in the same zip code of those highly suspect shenanigans, his quoting of the bible is just as unsavory. Hopefully he’s learned a valuable lesson by exposing himself to such activities: he’s a hell of a talent and has a bright future ahead as an NFL star. But we all know what he’s about now and he needs to just drop the Jesus charade. He’s making the people who actually take that stuff to heart look like fools. And if Brady Quinn can complain about Tim Tebow’s praying, Christians should be able to keep God’s name out of Demaryius’ mouth.