Champions have always been hated on.
Syndicated columnist, and CNN contributor, Roland Martin, believes that Ray Lewis and other Christian athletes should keep sharing their faith with the world in spite of haters, according to BCNN1, Feb. 3, 2013.
Athletes like Lewis and Tim Tebow have gotten a bad rap from the public, for speaking and praying opening about their Christian faith. Their sincerity is questioned.
In Ray Lewis' case, he was arrested for a murder. – The murder occurred after the Super Bowl in 2000 in Atlanta at a party, and Ray Lewis and his friends were at the scene of the crime. The case was eventually dismissed.
Now Lewis prays before games, quotes scripture and gives God glory for his new life which has been redeemed. He is a member of charismatic leader, Dr. Jamal Bryant's church, Empowerment Temple A.M.E. in Baltimore, MD, and has spoken to the congregation a couple times.
Even as a young boy, Lewis remembers growing up rooted and grounded in the church. His mother taught him to love God.
Roland Martin is a devout Christian himself, and says the following: It doesn't bother me one bit to see an athlete choose to be public with their faith. God bless 'em. And if another player makes the decision to not be as public, God bless them, too.
Read Roland’s entire content on BCNN1 to get the full run down.
Now that Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens have won the Super Bowl Championship for a second time - their is no dispute who's a winner. Lewis quoted a scripture after the big win, "When God is for you, who can be against you," and that settles it.