Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) leads a prayer after the game against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance At Controversial Church


Tim Tebow was scheduled to appear at First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas on April 28th of this year. This announcement immediately sparked a back lash due to the church, and more importantly their leader’s anti-gay stance.

Over four different tweets Tim Tebow released a statement announcing that he was canceling the controversial appearance.

“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!”

Maybe a bright move on his part to avoid controversy as many speculate that he is fighting for his NFL life and career this offseason. After a nationally captivating run in Denver that include a playoff win he returned to the bottom of the NFL rungs with the New York Jets.

Some have speculated that he’ll either be released or traded, if a team wants him. Many teams though seem to be avoiding the popular star citing his throwing motion and slow delivery as reasoning. If he were willing to switch to another position there might be more life for him.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Gilbert/608125038 David Gilbert

    glad he has seen the light regarding speaking at this church. Any NFL team really needs to make sure they distance themselves from Tebow and all his religious ramblings. There is no place for that kind of thing in the NFL. Of course, this is my opinion.