Tim Tebow Told Controversial Pastor He Had to Cancel Appearance to Avoid Controversy
I have no problem with Tebow canceling his appearance at the controversial First Baptist Church in Dallas. It was the smart and prudent thing to do.
What I don’t like, is him acting like he didn’t know Pastor Robert Jeffress had said some very disturbing things in the past. That simply isn’t true, his PR people and Tebow were well aware what church they were going to, but didn’t think the media would catch on until it was too late.
The Church itself has released a statement backing up those claims.
“We are saddened that Mr. Tebow felt pressure to back out of his long-planned commitment from numerous New York and national sports and news media who grossly misrepresented past comments made by our pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress, specifically related to issues of homosexuality and AIDS, as well as Judaism.”
According to the church, Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening to say “personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy” … and would be canceling the appearance which was scheduled for April 28.
The key words in that statement are “Long-Planned Commitment”, which is another way of saying Tebow knew all of this when he made the original plans.
Tebow needs to decide right now, if he wants to be a quarterback or just a random celebrity, can’t be both at this present moment.