Kurt Warner Defends Christian Athlete Lolo Jones From Disgusting Media Attacks

It’s no secret that “progressives” hate Christians.
The New York Times brought Olympic athlete Lolo Jones to tears after bashing her for being too religious. Jones is the US record holder in women’s hurdles and a vocal Christian.

Lolo Jones sat down with the “Today Show” after her fourth place run at the Olympics and broke into tears.

Yesterday, Kurt Warner jumped into the controversy defending the devout Christian from her liberal attackers. Kurt told FOX News that critics were “just waiting in the grass to pounce.”

FOX News reported:

Three days before Jones finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles last week, New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman charged that Jones — who has touted her virginity and admiration for Tebow — is a media-driven spectacle who has “decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim.” The Aug. 4 story generated a firestorm of criticism from outlets like Slate, Sports Illustrated and Reuters, and the Times’ public editor, Arthur Brisbane, said Longman was “particularly harsh,” even unnecessarily so.

Add Warner to that huddle of disapproval.

“It’s the world we live in,” Warner said. “Our culture has become a culture of, instead of looking at the positives, we’re always looking for the negatives. How do you disregard somebody who goes to the Olympics, especially someone who goes to the Olympics from the United States?”

Part of the appeal of sport, whether it be football or track and field, is its unpredictability, Warner said. And although Jones trained hard for four years, just like her counterparts, nothing is guaranteed once the gun goes off.

“The thing about sports is that you just get one shot,” he said. “Any given Sunday, as we say in football, can be anybody’s day. That’s the great thing about sports, you just never know. You can be great at what you do and have a rough day and not get a medal or win the game. In regards to Lolo, this was it.”

And Jones’ critics were already “waiting in the grass to pounce,” Warner said.

Warner — who played 12 NFL seasons, winning a Super Bowl and two MVP awards in the process — said he tried to win the respect of teammates and fans alike by both setting a Christian example and succeeding on the field. Jones, who has now failed to medal in the 2008 and 2012 Games, has not been as lucky.

“They could never deny my success based on the fact that I accomplished so much during that period of time,” Warner said of his years with the St. Louis Rams. “It’s part of the business, both good and bad. And as an athlete, you have to understand that that’s an aspect of it. People will look for you to fall or look for you to not live up to certain expectations.”

Warner — who, with his wife Brenda, runs the First Things First Foundation, a Phoenix-based organization promoting Christian values — retired after the 2009 season with the Arizona Cardinals.

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    The times is discgusting but Lolo Jones proves that one can be a whore and a virgin at the same time. So what if she hasn’t actually had sex with a man? She’s sold her body for provocative pictures in magazines and sold her image for commercial purposes. Other olympians, who have performed far better, have kept a more modest profile and exhibited more truly Christian behavior.

  • dwillmore

    Mr. Warner is a good man from everything I have seen and read bout him. I miss him and his family.

    Why do progressives and atheists hate Christianity so much more than all other belief systems? Christianity says it is your choice to believe or not. It does not even tell you to stop doing what you are doing if your a nonbeliever. What does a nonbeliever care if a Christian thinks you will spend eternity in hell? To a nonbeliever there is either no hell or that they won’t go there.

    Well I know that Christians have often forced their beliefs on nonbelievers, but so has believers in other faiths, and in many cases their belief systems require the action to take place.

    No, I think this is simply a case of darkness hating the light.

  • Granny

    @Lady Mondegreen –

    Those are exceedingly harsh words coming from someone I presume claims to also be Christian. What is that saying? Something about casting stones? I seem to recall something about motes in eyes too . . . just sayin’

    I read that Lolo was in tears for several days before her Olympics event over Longman’s screed in the NYSlimes. I wonder if that threw her off her game – and if it was intentional on Longman’s part . . .

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  • SoLongSong

    Whoa, “Lady” Whatever, shame on you. You’re just as bad as the Christian-hating left, imho.

  • SoLongSong

    I was so distracted by the first poster’s ugly words that I almost forgot to say: For some reason it has become the accepted norm to ridicule any sort of Christian display anywhere and it’s getting worse.

    So please, R & R, while you’re restoring America can we restore freedom OF (not from) religion too? And maybe even say a prayer or two or celebrate Christmas even during school hours if that’s what the majority wants rather than caving to a single cranky athiest?

    It’s nice to think about, the America of my childhood (WAY after kooky and his comb *har*).

  • Chet Hiatt

    “We will not have this Man to rule over us”….was the cry of those who crucified Jesus. Hatred today for the person who lives as a christian transcends the individual. It is most definitely directed toward the One Who died for us all.

  • listingstarboard

    I was extremely impressed with so many of the beautiful women representing the US in the Olympics–so many gave Glory to God, were humble ,thankful, and were so well spoken and genuine. The only bad behaviour I saw came from Serena WIlliams (again) and her homage to the Crips. If a NYT reporter had bashed Serena in the same way all hell would have broken loose.

  • obfuscatenot

    Lady Mondegreen#1-Methinks doth protest too much. Wow, jealous much? Maybe she could just run in a hijab? Did you ever consider that Lolo’s image is about what the press portrays, we know they are all upstanding, kind, considerate people, right? As a woman, I am upset at your attitude. My daughter is a cheerleader in college, perhaps as a Christian she should refuse to wear the uniform. The skirts are the same length for the 5′ girls and my 6′ daughter-yes she’s a base. Legs up to there, but when she does a shoulder stand, it’s awesome! She can see for miles!

    Kurt Warner is A-mazing, he’s right- certain people WANT you to fail. Brenda Warner is also a rock star. What a lovely family. Saw them apart from one another at the Galleria once. Pretty funny, how unassuming and normal the man is. Standing at the pretzel stand as my daughter and I walk up – all we knew was “what a tall drink of water!” We didn’t know who he was, only figured it out when we recognized Brenda halfway down the mall looking around, checking her phone, like someone wasn’t where they were supposed to be, cute. So very cute. Love the Warners.

    Isn’t it a sign of our times, that to be a good person, you are ridiculed? Sad.

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  • kato

    Yeah, those tattooed subprimates who shove a ball through a hoop and then make faces for the cameras, they represent what’s best about America. We should worship them.

  • Where’s the MF money Jon?

    Mr. Warner exudes dignity and class.
    My children are in college now but remember the time Mr. Warner took his time to sign his autograph for a couple of very young football players who admired him. We have a nice photo of the event.

  • MamaGriz68

    There is something to be said for modesty. As a Christian woman, I have become more aware of how the way we women dress can affect men and their thoughts. I wouldn’t call this young woman a whore, but would rather say she might need a mentor to help her make some better choices. Trumpeting your Christian beliefs while posing nude or provocatively does not seem to be “walking the walk,” and that is quite different from a cheerleading uniform. I don’t believe anyone would say she should be in a burqa, just think about how her actions might look to non-Christians and Christians alike.

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  • Sylvia Wright’s dementia

    Lady Mon-whatever is neither a lady nor a Christian. It is a bitter moonbat who’s proven by its unthoughtful remarks that Jim should ban this thing from the comment section of this blog.

  • bg

    ++

    oh no, not this “all to do about nothing”, but Christianity
    is involved, so lets make something out of it distraction..

    Lolo is a Lovely young Lady..

    anyone who cannot tell that from her photo shoot doesn’t have a clue
    as to the meaning of either or they are just plain Christianophobic.. 😛

    [now i shall read the previous (as well as post) posts and mentally
    separate the good from the 👿 (so to speak), (not that they don’t
    know who they are, just want them to know i know who they are)]

    ==

  • Have you seen the photo of Ms. Jones? Please link the photo that YOU feel is immodest or unChristian. The photo I saw does not show any genetalia or naughty bits(as it were). Quit making it out to be some Penthouse spread—it’s not!

    Question: Are all nude photos DIRTY?

  • bg

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    aah, now i know why Marxists (Porgressives by any other
    name) side with Islamists (terrorists by any other name)..

    they believe that any female who isn’t covered from head to toe is a
    sinner, go figure, the Godless criticizing believers, who’da thought..

    ==

  • Chris W.

    Warner is surprisingly good as a color commentator during NFL broadcasts.

    Lolo Jones got swept up in a bunch of hype and nonsense after answering a question honestly. She didn’t go around making a huge issue out of her beliefs, it was the press that made it such a “big” story. The MSM should be ashamed, but they have no shame anyway.

  • bg

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    dwillmore #2 August 14, 2012 at 6:21 am

    No, I think this is simply a case of darkness hating the light.

    and a simply profound thought it is..

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  • bg

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    SoLongSong #6 August 14, 2012 at 7:11 am

    re: can we restore freedom OF (not from) religion

    talk about nail hitters, wow, just wow..

    ==

  • Patty

    Lolo Jones Lashes Out on NBC’s TODAY: Fan Reaction

    “I think it was crazy, just because it was two days before I competed and the fact that it was from a U.S. media. They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds,” Jones said on TODAY. “I just thought that was crazy because, I worked six days a week, every day for four years for a 12-second race. And the fact that they tore me apart was just heartbreaking.”

    The article, which called attention to Jones’ seeming lack of international success, compared her to the Anna Kournikova of track and field. Jones’ is only popular for her beauty and off-track antics, the article said.

    “Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the London Games,” Jeré Longman wrote for The New York Times. “This was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/lolo-jones-lashes-nbcs-today-fan-reaction-154100305–oly.html

  • Paul A’Barge

    Look at the face of evil: Jere Longman

  • Paul A’Barge

    Had she been black, Longman would never have opened his pie hole.

  • bg

    ++

    August 14, 2012

    The Obamas Live What They Practice

    by Mychal Massie

    Sunday evening my son and I enjoyed a quiet dinner together. We talked about biblical prophecy and the ways it is often misinterpreted. We discussed travel and our friends in other countries. But it was when we discussed the deplorable public jealousy directed at Olympic track star Lo-Lo Jones by her black female teammates, that our conversation turned to blacks who embrace commonality – which turned the conversation to the Obamas.

    I should here mention that my son is a Christian and a conservative and he neither shrinks from nor apologizes for his positions, which are consistent with both.

    Obama, trying to be one of boyz – doing fist bumps and chest bumps and his ghetto swagger – offends him. And for the sake of decorum, I’ll not mention what was said about Michelle Obama, except to say that having her as First Lady is a stain on the office of President.

    The simple fact is that the Obamas can no more retreat from what they are than a leopard can change its spots. And I’m not talking about just their Marxist-Leninist political mindset – I’m talking about their public character.

    Commenting on my syndicated column “When Will Obama Crack In Public” (WND.com; 4/19/11) MissDairyGoodnessVT wrote on FreeRepublic.com: “One never sees the O’s publicly socializing with the Washington, D.C. society (even of their own peers or among the black elite of any known city in the U.S. [T]he ‘bamster plays golf [and] ‘chelle goes on vacay with her own entourage. You never see their pic with any one ‘social set’ even for a night out to the Kennedy Center or events held nation-wide unless they are campaigning for their own agenda. Where’s their press pics in the ‘Washingtonian’ or ‘Town and Country’ – lol. I guess the black elite were right when the O’s went to Oak Bluffs and [they] called ‘chelle ‘GHETTO.’

    I referenced this comment as we talked about them and my son perhaps more astutely than even he realized said, “Obama only wants to go where people think he’s cool.”

    Perhaps without knowing it, my son summed up another side of the Obamas. When was the last time we saw the two of them photographed as the President and First Lady at a gala society event with the Washington elite? I cannot recall same.

    I am now prepared to say that the photos of young Obama, appearing to be stoned out of his mind, the photos of him doing his best pimp look – wide-brimmed pimp hat cocked to the side with a cigarette in his hand – and the photos of him puffing on a cigarette as if it were a marijuana joint – speak to his commonality.

    The photos we see of him as a young man and a college student symbolize him as a pothead or trying to be ghetto-cool. The photos of Michelle show her with angry expressions or in the most unflattering clothing, trying to look sultry.

    My son and the FreeRepublic commenter bring important subject matter to the dialogue pursuant to the Obamas. My late grandmother used to say, “Water always seeks its own level.” Such is the case with the Obamas.

    I know leftist liberals and the media like to heap praise upon Michelle as being a fashion plate, but dressing up like a Soul Train dancer doesn’t make her Jackie Kennedyesque, as they opine her to be.

    There is a growing cacophony of complaint that Obama is removed and disinterested in recognizing those who are breaking their backs for him.

    The apparent truth is that the Obamas do not know how to behave or comport themselves outside of their insular cabal of like-minded associates. Of all the lavish vacations Michelle has taken, how many of them have been with the real power elites?

    If we take a close look, we begin to see that the Obamas are not only committed to waging class warfare and division – they are committed to living it out in their personal lives as well.

    ==

  • derpHoft

    #24 August 14, 2012 at 11:16 am
    Paul A’Barge commented:

    Had she been black, Longman would never have opened his pie hole.

    You do realize she is half-black don’t you?

  • bg

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    listingstarboard #8 August 14, 2012 at 7:32 am

    so many gave Glory to God, etc..

    oh yes, that really stood out..

    hmmm, wonder why the NYT & MSM et al paid no attention to all
    that good God stuff?? could it be because most were BLACK, and
    they’re RACIST?? /s/

    Earth to Christianophobics..

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..

    ==

  • Patty

    http://angrywhitedude.com/2012/08/barack-obama-americas-first-openly-communist-president/

    The above can be read at your leisure.

    I don’t understand how faith has become an issue for some in America other than the liberals feeling because of a president and his commitment to everything opposite for America could possibly be the answer to my question. HOW CAN AMERICANS AND THOSE IN PUBLIC EYE be so intend on damaging one’s beliefs in God and their strong love for Him.

    If Obama can call himself a Christian with a straight face, think about everything he has lied about with a straight face. It is puzzling and it gives others a push in the wrong direction. That is what I have deduced from the left.

    God is a big part of America’s foundation and I be damned if they will get away with their propaganda for long. Americans will vote for morals and Character and real hope and change in November. And even though the minds of haters aren’t going to change much, they will be a bit more silent. This I pray. The hate needs to stop before we can get on track.

  • Patty

    OT

    This will be a great convention.

    Christie, Rubio Given Prime Roles at Convention

    Two of the Republicans’ hottest stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, will get prime slots at the Republican convention, with Christie giving the keynote address and Rubio offering a speech introducing Mitt Romney, according to reports.

    Both were supposedly considered by Romney to be his vice presidential running mate.

    The appearance of the two conservative heroes should help assuage the disappointment some will feel that people like Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich other leading conservatives are being passed over for speaking spots.

    “I’ll try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we’re in and the fact that fixing those problems is not going to be easy for any of them,” Christie told USA Today. He’ll cite his experiences in New Jersey as evidence that “the American people are ready to confront those problems head-on and endure some sacrifice.”

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/08/14/christie-rubio-prime-roles-convention/

  • bg

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    Patty #28 August 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    they have a “plan” (#13)

    UN

    “The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will
    in fact become like the Ten Commandments”

    ~ Maurice Strong

    “We are moving toward a New World Order, the world
    of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”

    ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

    “The social experiment in China under Chairman Moa’s leadership
    is one of the most important and successful in human history.”

    ~ David Rockefeller]

    Islam

    “Today, the responsibility, which used to be laid at
    the door of God, is fastened on the shoulders of man.”

    ~ HADRAT MIRZA BASHIRUDDINMAHMUD AHMAD
    (Khalifatul Masih II)
    The Second Successor of the Promised Messiah]

    Obama

    A COVENANT FOR A NEW AMERICA

    “I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth.”

    ‘We are God’s partners in matters of life and death’

    ‘my individual salvation is not gonna come about
    without a collective salvation for the country’ ….

    well, that’s more or less outlines it anyways..

    [click & scroll or scroll & click for much more]

    ==

  • bg

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    Lolo Jones

    [Personal life

    Lolo was named Lori at birth, after her mother, but started going by “Lolo”, she says, in order to differentiate the two when telephone callers asking for “Lori” made the matter confusing. Though according to Lolo’s mother, “Lolo” is what she has called her daughter from birth.

    A 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University, she currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is sponsored by Asics and Oakley. She is an American of Native American, African, French and Norwegian descent. She is a devout Christian, and often prays before competitions, and talks about her faith on Twitter.

    In a 2012 segment on HBO’s Real Sports, Jones revealed that she is a virgin, dates online, and struggles to maintain her virginity. She said “If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life—harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”]

    [standard disclaimer: source Wikipedia]

    ==

  • Patty

    The erosion of our economy and our values. Both are intertwined.

    Trust me as I trust in the Lord. I won’t bet you but I will come close that because of the greed and our nation going in the opposite direction. A direction that is lead by a person with ties to terrorists, communists, radicals and those with ties to Muslim Brotherhood, our nation is failing and it will be no more if Obama is reelected.

    Without God, watch what continues to happen. Total Collapse of our Nation.

  • Blue Hen

    #1 August 14, 2012 at 6:17 am
    Lady Mondegreen commented:
    The times is discgusting but

    And this was an attempt at human communication but…………

  • Chris in N.Va.

    Man, only the fourth-fastest on the planet and fastest in the United States, you say? Harrumph!

    Well, if THAT is not a total failure, then I don’t know what is—

    Oh, wait, yes I do!

    The same armchair jockeys that are also slamming that 12-year-old whose huffing-and-puffing Nike commercial demonstrated more guts and energy expenditure than most of these pompous full-of-themselves “critics” ever did shuffling between their refrigerators their bathrooms as they tripped over their fluffy bunny sippers.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I would have hoped that Ms Jones would have been a little more resilient in the face of personal slights from idiot media writers…

  • bg

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    #35 August 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    so it’s her fault.. WTH??

    guess she just doesn’t meet with your standard of perfection..

    please, stop sniffing yourself, it’s affecting your brain..

    ==

  • I would bet that Longman has no girlfriend or is a homosexual.

    Homosexuals hate attractive women.

    I saw her interviewed the other day for the first time. WOW!

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  • if jones didn’t make anything of her faith she could run naked and the times wouldn’t say a word about it. it wasn’t her sexy image that bothered the writer it was her being open about her religious beliefs. maybe christians can borrow those unused closets from the homosexuals.