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Tim Tebow

CANCELS Speech

at Controversial Church

2/21/2013 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tim Tebow has officially yanked himself from a speaking engagement at a church in Dallas ... after reports surfaced that he'd be sharing the pulpit with a preacher who has denounced Jews and gays.

Tebow was slated to speak at the First Baptist Church of Dallas in April ... but moments ago, the NFL star tweeted:

 "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."

He continued, "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 made no specific references to the preacher who has made the homophobic and anti-Semitic statements -- Dr. Robert Jeffress -- but it's pretty obvious Tebow realized the negative PR implications of being photographed next to the guy.

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46.

Jennifer    

Tim Tebow is gay!!! He kisses dudes on the mouth and never ever has a girlfriend......GAY

611 days ago
47.

Thomas Jefferson    

Chicken ****!

611 days ago
48.

TheBestHeEverHad    

Well as the religious man tebow wants to be he should've showed up any way and stated that the beliefs of the pastor/preacher of the church aren't his and move on. This is why people should do their research before they make commitments. But, to each its own.

611 days ago
49.

Mrugowsky    

It was wise he declined if his public speaking skills parallel his playing.

611 days ago
50.

Areader    

Gov. Rick Perry...How'd that work out for ya?

611 days ago
51.

neil    

Good for Tiim Tebow. There are Baptist Churches he can speak at such as the Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth

606 days ago
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