Tim Tebow still wants to spread his word, but some churches are apparently too politically hot for him to handle.
Via USA Today, Tebow had been scheduled to appear April 28 at First Baptist Church Dallas, the megachurch of Robert Jeffress, whose views on other religions and homosexuality have drawn fire in recent years.
But rather than add fuel to the fire, Tebow sent out a stream of tweets this morning, stepping politely away from Jeffress and canceling the appearance without refuting any of his controversial positions.
“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!”
One of Tebow’s greatest gifts, greater than his football ability, is his way of making a point without making people uncomfortable. And in this instance, he recognized the rush and took the sack, rather than risking a turnover that could have sullied a pristine image.