Tim Tebow responds to backlash by canceling appearance at First Baptist Church of Dallas

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Tim Tebow was scheduled to speak at the First Baptist Church of Dallas in April. The mega church is home to controversial pastor Robert Jeffress, widely criticized for his views on Mormons, Jews and gays.

After drawing a flood of criticism about his speaking engagement, Tebow has canceled his appearance.

While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

… First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

…upcoming appearance. I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and Love to all those…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

…needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

Update:

For commenters seeking background on the controversy, see:

The Daily Mail | Tim Tebow to be star speaker at church of controversial ‘gay-hating and anti-Semitic pastor’

The Right Scoop | NBC Sports SMEARS Tim Tebow and the megachurch he’ll speak at in April

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/21/tim-tebow-responds-to-backlash-by-canceling-appearance-at-first-baptist-church-of-dallas/

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