We knew it was coming. Tim Tebow is now being bullied by the media into conforming to our politically correct culture. They’re dictating that it’s unacceptable for Tim to associate with a Dallas pastor who believes homosexuality is sinful. And if Tim doesn’t fall in line, they’ll make him pay by irreparably damaging his market value.
It’s not just with Tim. The pressure is intensifying all over. Become pro-homosexual, or else! I feel for him.
Early this morning (Thursday, February 21), Mike Bianchi (seemingly a sincere supporter of Tim) wrote in the Orlando Sentinel:
On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, one of America’s most beloved presidents, was shockingly assassinated on the streets of Dallas.
Now, a half century later, Tim Tebow, one of America’s most beloved athletes, will assassinate his own character and reputation if he preaches at the First Baptist Church of Dallas on April 28, 2013.
Don’t do it, Timmy.
For all of your fans who are Catholic or Mormon or Muslim or gay or simply decent, diverse human beings, please don’t do it.
Just a few hours later, Tim decided to cancel his previously scheduled speaking engagement.
‘Due to new information,’ NFL quarterback Tim Tebow cancels First Baptist of Dallas appearance
In a series of tweets on his Twitter account (@TimTebow), Tim Tebow has announced on Twitter that he will no longer appear at First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, a scheduled visit that attracted national attention.
“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.” Tebow announced in over four tweets. “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!”
As was written Monday in The Dallas Morning News, Tebow was to appear April 28 at the Dallas church led by Dr. Robert Jeffress as part of First Baptist’s monthlong celebration of the $130 million expansion and renovation of its downtown campus.
In America’s ongoing cultural wars, Tebow’s very public faith and Jeffress’ strict-constructionist views on salvation and Christianity have generated enormous amounts of controversy.
Jeffress has been outspoken against homosexuality, said Islam and Mormonism are “heresy from the pit of hell” and tied Catholicism to “a Babylonian mystery religion” that corrupted the early Christian church.
Neither man makes any apology.
“I think as pastors we have a duty to preach ‘the whole counsel of God,’ and not just discuss those that are politically correct,” Jeffress said. “It’s my role to speak clearly on the issues on which the Bible speaks clearly. It’s my role to preach what the Bible says, and that includes the controversial issues.
“The reason for this firestorm is not because the word of God has changed. It’s because society has changed.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress endorsed Mormon candidate Mitt Romney for president.