Not to be confused with Attorney General Eric Holder (about to get an contempt citation any day now for his role in the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal), Yahoo! Contributor Network writer Eric Holden brings up the valid point that should Tim Tebow go out on a “church date” with Lolo Jones, it might go a long way toward making interracial dating, especially between white men and black women, more acceptable.

English: Lolo Jones after winning the women's ...

English: Lolo Jones after winning the women’s invitational 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 26, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For those who don’t know Tim Tebow is essentially a star American football player who purports to be a devout Christian, while Lolo (or Lori) Jones is a bi-racial track star who recently gained a spot on the upcoming Olympics. Jones also claims to be a devout Christian and virgin.

Jones has mentioned that she’d like to date Tebow, and New York Jets football star Nick Mangold has also brought up his desire to see a “LoBow” date take place.

Holden states in his piece, rightfully so, that should the two super-jocks even consider a single date, it would be such a public event that it could only help to strengthen public perception and eventually greater approval of interracial dating, as it being “cool” and not the earth-shattering deviation so many people still see it as today.


Here’s a link to Holden’s thoughtful piece: