Sep 23, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) advances to third on a hit by shortstop Ian Desmond (not pictured) during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. St. Louis defeated Washington 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Bryce Harper on faith: ‘I’m not going to be Mr. Tim Tebow’

Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper is not shy about his Mormon faith. However, the young star doesn’t plan on being as outspoken as someone like Tim Tebow, preferring instead to spread his beliefs in his own way.

Here’s what Harper had to say to The Washington Times regarding the topic of his religion:

If somebody asks me about it, I’ll tell them about it, but I’m not going to be Mr. Tim Tebow.


My mom always told me, ‘You can touch a lot more lives playing baseball and doing good things than you would on a mission. It’s very true. Shoot, I’ll tweet about God and get 1,500 retweets and it’s like, that just went to 1,500 people or more.


I’m going to try to be the best person I can off the field [and promote my faith that way]. What I say is, ‘I try to be the best walking Book of Mormon as I can.’

Harper clarified that he doesn’t mean to insult Tebow, but rather just that the two have different styles of expressing their faith. Those more interested in learning about Harper and Mormonism should check out this excellent piece written by Evan Hall.

[Source: The Washington Times]

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