Tim Tebow is all about being super Christian and he’s rarely one to stay quiet about it, even when the issue is one as controversial as abortion. But even Timmy T. has his limits.
The football player canceled his speaking appearance at the First Baptist Church of Dallas, once he learned that the preacher at the church hates the gays. Dr. Robert Jeffress is not a fan of homosexuality, or Judaism, apparently. He also compared Obama to the anti-Christ.
The former Gator star was scheduled to speak at the mega-church on April 28. “While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April,” tweeted Tebow, “Due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance.” He adds, “I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and Love to all those needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!”
The church was not too thrilled, although they seem to think Tebow is still coming at a later date. “Mr Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening saying that for personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy at this time, but would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date,” First Baptist said in a statement. “We are saddened that Mr. Tebow felt pressure to back out of his long-planned commitment to First Baptist Dallas from numerous New York and national sports and news media who grossly misrepresented past comments made by our pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress, specifically related to issues of homosexuality and AIDS, as well as Judaism.”
The statement reads, “As a Christian pastor, Dr. Jeffress takes a biblical approach to moral and social issues, closely following his duty to preach ’the whole counsel of God,’ and not just address issues that are politically correct. First Baptist is a church built on the truth of Scripture, even though at times that approach can be perceived as controversial or counter to the prevailing winds of culture.”
Those damn New Yorkers with their political correctness and winds of culture. Who died and made them king?