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Wednesday’s religion news roundup

Jesus now has a football jersey, and it is a tribute toTim Tebow. Some believers think that's getting it backwards: “Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another thing,” said Traci Yown, a mom Christmas shopping for her son. Others say it honors both Jesus and Tebow, the Denver Broncos QB who is famous, and controversial, for combining his evangelical faith with his on-field witness: “It's not saying that he is Christ, it's saying he's trying to demonstrate and live that out and as Christians that's what were supposed to do,” said Baptist pastor Marcus Buckley. As if that's not enough,Pamela Andersonis going to be the Virgin Mary.

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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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