The transgressions of Tiger Woods have proved too much to take for one of the golf superstar’s most fanatical fans who is now disbanding a church set up in praise of the sports icon.
John Ziegler, the pastor of the “First Church of Tiger Woods” — www.tigerwoodsisgod.com — has announced in a statement on the blog that the organization is being dissolved because of the golfer’s “personal sins.”
The church, whose home page has now been rechristened “The Damnation of Tiger Woods,”was launched by radio host Ziegler in 1996 to “celebrate the emergence of the ‘true messiah.'”
However the lurid revelations that have swirled around Woods since last week have left Ziegler so disenchanted that he is now ending his church, which has its own “Prayer for Tiger” and “Ten Tiger Commandments.”
“After several days of evaluation, I have decided to disband the First Church of Tiger Woods,” Ziegler wrote.
“Tiger is clearly no longer deserving of being seen as a role model or a hero and he has needlessly squandered his unique potential to be a positive force in our country and the world.
“While I am relatively sure that Tiger will make a comeback from this sad episode and that there will be great moments for him in the future, I personally am done with Tiger Woods.”
However Ziegler’s reaction appears to fly in the face of the 10th of the “Tiger commandments” — “Thou shall pay no attention to Tiger’s apparent flaws.”
WATCH: Video shows NYPD beating anti-police violence protesters with batons
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The protesters had marched to the Barclays Center, where they were met with a large police presence.
Heavy police presence posted outside of Barclays Center. If you’re protesting, please stay safe.
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"We know how a normal president responds when a white police officer ignites furious protests by killing a black man. It is the way President Barack Obama responded in 2014 after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer who had fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the National Guard had to be called in to deal with looting and fires," wrote Boot. "Obama expressed sympathy for the protesters — their anger, he noted, was 'rooted in realities that have existed in this country for a long time' — while making clear that he had no sympathy with violence: 'Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk — that’s destructive and there’s no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. And people should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal acts.'"
White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter
On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.
The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.
The White House is currently under lockdown orders. https://t.co/LasnCIjkum