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Women's soccer icon Megan Rapinoe made her latest headline over the weekend when she complained that her "f***ed-up" injury — which forced her early exit from her final game ever — is "proof" that God doesn't exist.
However, that same weekend, NFL rookie phenom C.J. Stroud, quarterback for the Houston Texans, was doing the opposite — proclaiming his faith in God in a very public way after his team's last-second 30-27 win over the Cincinnati Bengals:
Here's what he had to say after the Texans' last-minute, come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this month:
The Houston Chronicle noted that Stroud "has a rapidly growing platform on social media, where he identifies as a 'follower of Christ' and shares a Book of Proverbs passage that says, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.'" The paper added that Stroud has attracted more than 550,000 Instagram followers.
Even after the Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts in September, Stroud said there's something much bigger than football happening in his life, "and if I have to use football for my purpose — to spread the gospel and the life of Jesus Christ — then I'll do that. And I think that's what God wants."
As you can imagine, with Stroud's profile growing every day, a number of folks on social media took notice and contrasted his words with Rapinoe's:
- "Compare [Stroud's testimony] to the vapid and narcissistic Megan Rapinoe," one commenter wrote. "Give me Stroud every single time."
- "Rapinoe ... and other woketards ... have ruined professional sports with their kneeling and whining," another user said. "This football quarterback C.J. Stroud thanks God for his miraculous wins and gives the glory to God. I'd watch football again if we had more humble players like this."
- "C.J. Stroud testified the power of God that through him, he was able to overcome struggles. Then we heard Megan Rapinoe say and laugh that her injury was proof of no God," another commenter observed. "C.J. Stroud is the example today of what the Rev. Dr. [Martin Luther] King preached about."
- "C.J. Stroud > Rapinoe," another user concluded.
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Sr. Editor, News
Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.