Just like Voltaire and Darwin, now Pat Tillman is being portrayed as Christian. Pat Tillman was openly an atheist soldier until his death in Afganistan. In the Congressional hearings after his death, his family was denigrated because they were nonreligious. But now it seems, courtesy of American Idol and Beliefnet, that Pat was a secret Christian. I think not.
The performances that really got people talking about her, though, were gigs at pro-life rallies she attended with her parents. She caught the eye of well-known Christian singer Michael W. Smith, with whom she performed, and she also sang at the funeral for Christian football player-turned-soldier Pat Tillman, a job she was rumored to have gotten thanks to a connection from her famous father, former NFL player Phillippi Sparks.
Replace the bolded word, Christian, with atheist and the story would be more accurate. Why are some Christians so insecure? What, only Christians can be good and do good things? I think not.
I sent an email to Beliefnet asking them to correct the story. Not very good fact checking by them.