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Is Tim Tebow right to distance himself from an anti-gay church?

L.A. Times 2013/02/21 19:00:00
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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has decided to cancel his appearance at a Dallas church that is led by a pastor, Robert Jeffress, who has been criticized for his remarks about gays and other faiths.

Tebow sent out a series of tweets Thursday announcing his decision: "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!"

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  • Dhawgg 2013/02/22 07:17:05
    No
    Dhawgg
    +10
    Being Christian is anti-gay and I'm getting sick to death of people decrying the Christian faith. It doesn't mean you hate gay people or want bad things for them, it means you have a different BELIEF about what is right and wrong. Stop being so effing intolerant of someone's faith, doucheholes.

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  • NickieSF 2013/04/14 19:47:38
    Yes
    NickieSF
    He has every right to take a stand against homophobia and bigotry. I applaud him.
  • Sig Sauer P220 2013/03/06 20:41:53
    Yes
    Sig Sauer P220
    Tim can do whatever he wants ... Gosh leave the guy alone ...
  • lkreu 2013/03/01 21:48:40
    Yes
    lkreu
    They are homophobic - I think he would be smart to do so. I also pick up a gay vibe from him. I don't know why just do.
  • Dick Nixon 2013/03/01 12:58:56 (edited)
    Yes
    Dick Nixon
    Let him do what he wants. I think he is a fake anyway.
  • buneter 2013/02/27 18:14:28
    Yes
    buneter
    If hes okay with homosexual marriage or just homosexual's in general he doens thave to show up
  • Nyne Fyve 2013/02/27 14:25:34
    Yes
    Nyne Fyve
    +1
    Pastor Robert Jeffress don't think his church is anti-gay, but a church for Chirst. I think Tim did what Christ would have done.
  • kgiexec 2013/02/27 02:08:22
    Yes
    kgiexec
    +1
    he was brought there to bring attention to the church. If he doesnt agree on how he is being used, of course he has the right to cancel. While christian religeon may not believe in being gay, sin is equal just like the sin of pride, lying, etc. but some churchs act like being gay is a bigger sin. Its not and it should recieve no more attention than other sins. And people should be careful judging others because no one is without sin, period.
  • Sig Sau... kgiexec 2013/03/06 20:43:02
    Sig Sauer P220
    Very well stated ... Thanks!
  • Mike 2013/02/26 20:15:24
    Yes
    Mike
    +2
    The pastor has the right to express himself how ever he wants....and so does Tim....only Tim can say what's right for him....I'm not to judge...
  • ★misfit★ 2013/02/26 05:40:37 (edited)
    Yes
    ★misfit★
    +1
    The pastor has the right to voice his beliefs, but Tebow also has the right to choose not to speak at that church if he doesn't feel comfortable with it. I tend to agree that stirring up controversy detracts from the gospel message we're supposed to be sharing. Had he spoken at this church, all people would have talked about is how he must be "anti-gay." The message would have gone right out the window.
  • GoingForTheJugular 2013/02/25 17:35:16
    Yes
    GoingForTheJugular
    +1
    His time, his money. Why shouldn't he be able to? Sure he should have looked into the church more closely before agreeing, but its still up to him to cancel.
  • Frank 2013/02/24 23:44:45
    Yes
    Frank
    +1
    Last I heard it was still a free Country.......... Of course that could change at any time...
  • Bunk11 Frank 2013/02/25 03:25:52
    Bunk11
    +1
    Well, your information is out of date. It is a semi-free country, though.
  • Sig Sau... Frank 2013/03/06 20:44:10
    Sig Sauer P220
    +1
    Our free country is rapidly slipping away ...
  • Natalie 2013/02/24 19:44:39
    Yes
    Natalie
    +1
    I would too
  • Paddington Frisk 2013/02/24 01:36:20
  • i don't care 2013/02/23 18:59:26
    Yes
    i don't care
    +3
    We should be talking about his football play not his religion views. When was the last time you saw a athlete point up and thank god after a loss.
  • P. Sturm 2013/02/23 16:30:11
    Yes
    P. Sturm
    +2
    Yes, it show he has real class.
  • Theresa 2013/02/23 10:28:40
    Yes
    Theresa
    +3
    It is his right to associate with whomever he chooses!
  • Alexander T Steward 2013/02/23 10:20:34
  • zeffiro.dulivo 2013/02/23 09:48:04
    No
    zeffiro.dulivo
    +1
    NO COMMENT...
  • Steve Boston 2013/02/23 07:57:40
    Yes
    Steve Boston
    +1
    Give it up LA times
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2013/02/23 05:08:59
    Yes
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +4
    Gays need God's love too. Is acting on homosexual urges a sin? Perhaps it is but if it is than it is equal to gluttony or any other sin for all sin is equal. We've also all sinned. Any church that is strongly anti-gay and condones the hate of gay people I wouldn't want anything to do with either. So he did the right thing.
  • Kozman 2013/02/23 04:41:09 (edited)
  • GoingFo... Kozman 2013/02/25 17:37:12
    GoingForTheJugular
    +1
    It's "their" not "there".
  • Kozman GoingFo... 2013/02/26 00:09:12
    Kozman
    You are correct. Thanks for the spell check. What ever.
  • piegirl333 2013/02/23 04:11:52 (edited)
    Yes
    piegirl333
    +2
    What the world is an anti-gay church!!? That is horrible!!! I don't really know what the heck is going on in these peoples minds. I know that God loves every one of us. He knows who His children are, and loves them all the same......but I guess that they must believe something different. Anyway back to the question: My opinion is yes, he is right. But it's really him who decides what he does and all that stuff....

    Edit: Just looked at the rest of the comments. Please don't respond saying "all churches are anti-gay". I dissagree, but respect your personal opinion, but I've read enough of that in the comments below.
    And PLEASE no one tell me that "Oh! but in -blank- they said all gays are -blank- or -blank something-" because while, yes, the bible is God's word it was written through human beings. I apoligize (a lot) if I just offended anyone, or if I'm wrong, but I was taught that the Lord is our father, and that He loves every single one of us.
  • debhead piegirl333 2013/02/23 12:20:36
    debhead
    +1
    You don't have to apologize for anything! Gods love has no boundaries. And the Bible was written by MAN who of coarse will writes what he perceives things to be
  • piegirl333 debhead 2013/02/23 18:52:02
    piegirl333
    +1
    Thanks =)
  • GoingFo... piegirl333 2013/02/25 17:38:43
    GoingForTheJugular
    +1
    The vast majority are in fact "anti-gay".
  • GoingFo... piegirl333 2013/02/25 17:40:25
    GoingForTheJugular
    Also, if "god" loves gays so much, why does he want you to kill them?
  • piegirl333 GoingFo... 2013/02/26 00:34:57
    piegirl333
    ......sorry what did you say?? Nevermind, I don't want to know....
  • GoingFo... piegirl333 2013/02/27 19:13:46
    GoingForTheJugular
    In the Bible it says that you should kill gays as commanded by god. Why kill something that you love?
  • Cn2012 2013/02/23 00:53:16
    Yes
    Cn2012
    +5
    He doesn't need that drama.
  • Kozman Cn2012 2013/02/23 04:43:13
    Kozman
    +2
    Good words. Drama!!! Dude doesn't need that crap.
  • Little Italy 2013/02/23 00:43:27
    No
    Little Italy
    +1
    Not trying to be mean or anything, but I thought all churches were anti-gay. (I feel slow now)
  • cynthia.johanson.7 2013/02/23 00:32:34
    Yes
    cynthia.johanson.7
    +5
    Christ said to love everyone! I am so sick of ignorant people it makes me want to vomit.
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2013/02/23 00:23:04 (edited)
  • Sin 2013/02/22 21:51:56 (edited)
    Yes
    Sin
    +3
    I, for one, am sick and tired of most religious people trying to make their age old beliefs law. Its ridiculous and psychotic to think the world should obey your beliefs because you think there is some magical being watching over every move you make during every minute of every day. Religion is for people who don't know or are afraid of knowing. We are at a time period, with all of our technology, where religions are useless and obsolete. ot just one of them, but all of them. people indoctrinate their kids into it, because they were brainwashed the same way as a child. It teaches us not to think or ask questions.

    Luckily, more and more people, each day, are turning to atheism and learning to use their brains.

    Doctors
  • rbeas Sin 2013/02/23 00:29:28
    rbeas
    +1
    Religions are useful, but not in the wrong hands.
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