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First Baptist Church

Tim Tebow Was

'Pressured' to Cancel Speech

2/21/2013 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tim Tebow was unjustly pressured by the media to back out of his speaking appearance at the controversial First Baptist Church in Dallas ... at least according to the church.

A rep for the church tells TMZ, "We are saddened that Mr. Tebow felt pressure to back out of his long-planned commitment 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."

Rev. Jeffress has been quoted as saying, "70 percent of the gay population" has AIDS -- and has described Judaism, Islam and Mormonism as religions from the "pit of hell."

According to the church, Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening to say that for "personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy" ... and would be canceling the appearance which was scheduled for April 28.

The church says Tebow told Rev. Jeffress he'd still like to come speak at First Baptist Dallas sometime in the future -- and adds, "Dr. Jeffress shares a message of hope, not hate."

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Pudding Tang    

In other words, Jeffrees is wacko

424 days ago
17.

Keepin' it Real    

...for "personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy"

So it would seem Mr. Tebow agrees with the intolerance and hate promoted by this"loving" hristian church but just doesn't want to publicize it with his appearance now that it has become known to the public.

424 days ago
18.

Melissa B    

Where were all of you complaining about Obama's preacher?

424 days ago
19.

Carl    

Things like this remind me of how nice it is to be an atheist.

424 days ago
20.

GonzoBigD    

This church and pastor and all of their supporters are yet another example why all organized religions are the bain of civilized society.

424 days ago
21.

bernergirl    

Rev. Jeffress should know you spew hatred, then it bites you in the a$$. What's the saying, an eye for an eye...

424 days ago
22.

amazinglybored    

He owes whoever 'pressured' him a thanks.

424 days ago
23.

His Prince Michael    

Firstly, while all the "messages" of "Love", "Hope", Ect. can be real "audience-pleaser", FIRST and FOREMOST must be, TRUTH.
I.E., Homosexuality, -not unlike other Sins of The Flesh- is an ABOMINATION, before The True and Living Yahweh....Repentence, ANYONE?....Reconciliation, ANYBODY?!
Whew.
Meanwhile, from airplane crashes in GA., to exploding restaurants in MO., to burning car-crashes in Las Vegas, to ANOTHER shooting-spree in GODLESS Orange County, CA:
The -LITERALLY- hourly-increasing epidemic of Death and Destruction relentlessly PUNISHES a once Godly-bless nation.
got "leadership"?


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NOW, The Most Holy Christ King Yeshua reigns!

424 days ago
24.

GetOverYourself    

Yet another Christian can man trying to get a little extra publicity thru a closeted, right wing religous wacko. Anyone with half a brain rejects organized religion. It is a pox on humanity.

424 days ago
25.

KHT    

The intolerant forcing those they accuse of being intolerant into a corner and not getting the hypocrisy or irony. Again.

424 days ago
26.

JDoors    

Did TMZ post video of Wright's Insane Rants? Just askin'.

424 days ago
27.

Liz    

He should have never scheduled to go there in the first place, but the only message of hope at that church is that they hope you will totally agree with them without thinking.

424 days ago
28.

Truth    

If you voted for Obama, you can stop whining about what some dopey preacher said. Obama sat in front of a racist anti-Semite preacher for two decades. You don't have a problem with that, hands off all other dopey preachers.

424 days ago
29.

alicia    

Ugh. Whenever I hear the incredibly stupid freak-shows hate on Judaism I want to scream, "You wouldn't even have your lunatic "religion" without us!"

424 days ago
30.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

Praised Be

424 days ago
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