Perhaps one of the most under rated positions in football is the kicker. He only comes on the field for kickoffs and to kick field goals and extra points. The rest of the game, they sit on the bench and cheer their teammates on.
However, all of the top 29 all-time leading scorers in NFL history are kickers, except 2, but they also kicked as well as played other positions. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen an NFL game won or loss on the success or failure of the kicker and I think you have too.
When NFL teams scout college kickers, they look for accuracy and distance. They want kickers that they can rely on to make the difference in every game played. College kickers who only have an accuracy of less than 60% with making only one field goal over 40 yards out of 5 attempts are not considered to be pro material.
Such is the case of Alan Gendreau who kicked for Middle Tennessee State. During his senior year, his accuracy fell to only 57% and he only made one of five field goal attempts from 40 or more yards. After his graduation in 2011, no NFL team even gave him a glance with such a poor record.
Now all of a sudden, there is a media blitz that seems determined get Gendreau picked up by an NFL team. They’re not touting his mediocre record but his sinful lifestyle. Gendreau is gay and now gay activists and the liberal media are pushing for his acceptance into professional football for that reason.
Besides being gay, Gendreau also professes to be a Christian and says that the two are not exclusive. This is part of the story being picked up by the media as they continually refer to him as a ‘devout Christian.’ Their motive is simple – make homosexuality acceptable to Christians.
I have a huge problem with someone claiming to be both a homosexual and a devout Christian and claiming that there is no contradiction between the two. It’s no different than someone saying they are a devout pedophile or murderer or rapist and Christian and that there is no contradiction.
Anyone who claims to be a devout Christian must believe and accept the entire Bible as the inerrant Word of God. They can’t just pick and choose what sections to believe and what ones to not believe. The Bible is an all or nothing book. If just one word is untrue or rejectable, then how can you trust any of the rest of it? If Genesis 1-3 is not true, then how can you believe anything it says about Jesus, since the whole foundation of sin is laid out here? If you can’t trust what God says in the Old Testament, then how can you trust what He says in the New Testament? If you can’t trust any of that, then why bother being a Christian?
In Leviticus 18:22, God tells Moses:
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.”
And again in Leviticus 20:13, God tells Moses:
“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”
If these verses are not true, then how can the verses like John 3:16 be true? Where is God telling the truth and where is He lying? If the verses in Leviticus aren’t true, then God is a liar and if God is a liar, He can’t be God, for it is against His very nature.
But if the liberal media can use people like Alan Gendreau to convince marginal Christians that you can be a homosexual and a Christian, then they’ve succeeded in getting them to compromise their faith. Once their faith has been compromised, they end up accepting more and more sins as being normal and they lose all understanding of what a Christian is and who Jesus really is.
If you ask me, Gendreau should not be in the NFL because he’s gay and claims to be a Christian. It needs to be based solely on his ability to kick accurately and with distance, nothing more.