Tim Tebow has turned down an invitation to appear at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, which is led by pastor Robert Jeffress, after initially agreeing to appear last week.
Tebow said in a series of tweets the reason for his cancellation:
“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!”
Earlier in the week reports surfaced that Tebow would appear at the church on April 28th to make an appearance with the controversial pastor. The fallout from the announcement was met by some derision from the NY media, according to Jeffress.
Jeffress has been involved in controversy after making comments about regarding gays and other faiths.
The, for now, Jets QB has always had his share of controversy involving his faith. From appearing in anti-abortion commercial with his mother to “Tebowing” his career and perception has always been tied back to his religion.
The issue is not all but dead as Jeffres said that Tebow, “would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date”. Until then, I’m sure you will here a thing or two about Tebow in the press.Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed