If Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. While America has become more inclusive since Jerry Falwell’s first political forays, a Tebow triumph could set those efforts back considerably.After that Tebow will bring plagues, pestilence and forty days and nights of non-stop rain.
Seriously, when did Christians become so scary? It isn't like we go around beheading people for depicting the Virgin Mary smeared with dung or dunking a crucifix in piss. At worst, some Christians annoy by knocking on doors at dinnertime or early on Saturday mornings (I really, really hate that). Otherwise we mainly live our lives like "normal" people.
Paranoia is never a pretty thing but fretting that Tebow winning the Super Bowl will result in mosques being burnt down is crazy ugly. My advice to the editors at The Jewish Week: up the dosage. Oh, and God bless.