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.

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ 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?

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg


    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.

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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..