When Tim Tebow cancels a big speech at an anti-gay church in Texas, there is a lot of public attention surrounding the news. Yahoo News reported this Thursday, Feb. 21, that Tim Tebow is receiving both support and criticism after recently pulling out of a scheduled speech to talk at a Texas church that is known for an anti-gay, anti-Semitic pastor.
Tim Tebow earned himself many fans in the gay community this week, said the report, after he decided to cancel his appearance to speak at the First Baptist Church in Dallas this April. Yet Yahoo News added that now many of his Christian supporters are now angry at the NFL star, calling him out on “deserting” the anti-gay marriage pastor of the church and saying his “credibility” with the evangelicals is now gone.
Tim Tebow cancels has become a trending topic on major search engines after the backup NFL quarterback took to Twitter to report he will not be speaking at Dallas’ First Baptist Church (with over 10,000 churchgoers). The sudden turnaround on anti-gay pastor Robert Jeffress was a “shock” to both critics and supporters of the NFL star, the press release added.
Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer called Tebow a “coward” for cancelling the speech:
“Does he disagree with him when he says that homosexuality is a sin? Does he disagree with him when he says that Islam is a false religion? If Tebow does not in fact disagree with Jeffress on any of these points, then his decision looks like nothing more than craven capitulation to the nattering nabobs of negativism and intolerance.”
Robert Jeffress similarly feels betrayed, says the report, on the “Tim Tebow cancels” news.
“To me, the real issue here is the controversy this has generated,” said the dubbed anti-gay pastor. “It’s amazing that a church that believes faith alone in Christ is what saves a person and that sex should be between a man and a woman in a marriage relationship – that somehow those beliefs are considered hate speech? That is historic Christian doctrine for the past 2,000 years.”