Tim Tebow apparently consulted a higher power - Twitter - and decided not to speak at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas in April.
Tebow, still on the Jets’ roster until further notice, tweeted Thursday that he would cancel the appearance “due to new information that has been brought to my attention.”
From @TimTebow: “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, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my ... upcoming appearance. 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!”
Tebow was scheduled to speak at the mega-church on Sunday, April 28, but reports quickly surfaced, pointing out that the views of the church’s lead pastor, Robert Jeffress, didn’t exactly coincide with Tebow’s squeaky-clean image.
According to a statement from Jeffress, Tebow has told the pastor that he would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date.
Jeffress has spoken out in the past against Muslims, Jews, Mormons and homosexuals, claiming that Islam “promoted pedophila” and has said that "Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and virtually everyone else" are members of cults, according to reports. He has said Islam and Mormonism are “heresy from the pit of hell” and tied Catholicism to “a Babylonian mystery religion” that corrupted the early Christian church.
He makes no apologies for his comments.
“I think as pastors we have a duty to preach ‘the whole counsel of God,’ and not just discuss those that are politically correct,” Jeffress said. “It’s my role to speak clearly on the issues on which the Bible speaks clearly. It’s my role to preach what the Bible says, and that includes the controversial issues.


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