Tebow Cancels Church Appearance After Media Firestorm

Photo Credit: Jeffrey BeallTim Tebow announced on Twitter that he will no longer appear at First Baptist Church of Dallas after it caused a national uproar among journalists and gay marriage supporters. The announcement blindsided church officials and led some Christian leaders to wonder if Tebow was appeasing those who don’t support the biblical definition of marriage.

“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,” Tebow wrote in a series of tweets Thursday morning. “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 did not elaborate on what that “new information” might have been. But sources close to First Baptist Church tell Fox News the NFL quarterback cancelled his appearance in part over the uproar surrounding the church’s position on traditional marriage.

Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church, has been an outspoken leader in the nation’s culture wars – affirming from the pulpit traditional marriage and salvation through Jesus Christ.

The national media labeled Jeffress as anti-gay and anti-Semitic – charges that were vehemently denied by the pastor, the church and many national religious leaders. Tebow’s decision has been met with praise among the nation’s gay and lesbian community.

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  • Dempseycoleman

    For crying out loud if the Queers do not get it that they will burn in Hell
    what do they get but do do on a stick

    • lovely way to share the love of Christ there. im so tired of people parading around in the name of the Lord, yet doing mroe damage than good with their hateful, shameful ways. Christ himself opposed sin but he also truly loved the sinner. His love brought many to Him- somehow I dont think the majority of “Christians” today have any clue what real true Christian love is about.

  • Capt.America

    Maybe he should read about Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Rev. Irving Goldfarb

    He should read about Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Gash

    Tebow certainly seems to be the guy to look up to. I don’t know of many people that would have the courage to stand up to the media the way he does. Keep it up, Tebow!

  • Joseph Miller

    I’m sick of the homosexuals always bashing some one when they stand up for traditional and the only real marriage between a man and a woman! The homosexuals out there are a twisted and perverted bunch that don’t want to see or hear the truth! Just like Phil Roberson never said a discouraging thing about homosexuals except that their behavior is a sin, no worse than ANY other sin. If they return to Christ and seek forgiveness and repentance they will be saved like everybody else, regardless. Tebow was doing nothing wrong by giving a talk at that church. The problem is that the homosexuals do not want to recognize their behavior as a sin and want everybody else to go along with them.
    As for me, I am not perfect, and have to ask for forgiveness everyday, because I know enough from the Holy Bible to distinguish right from wrong. Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the bible and as a result it is a sin! To deny this is an outright lie by those that want to live that lifestyle. Frankly if individuals want to live like that then they will be responsible for their own eternal judgment just like I will for mine. But to demand that everyone follow them down that path when the truth is right in front of them and to deny this truth to the younger more vulnerable generation is pure evil and treachery.
    I will not be a part of this! Homosexuality IS A SIN! DO NOT ENCOURAGE IT!