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The trials of Tebow, Part 107: Now Christians are mad at him

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He canceled an appearance at a church in Dallas whose pastor is known for his virulent anti-gay statements.



    "Tebow has established his street cred with the evangelical community by being unapologetic and unwavering in his faith," AFA spokesman Bryan Fisher said. "If his NFL career washes out, this street cred with the Christian community is all he has left. He is squandering that enormous reservoir of goodwill and admiration as we speak, by taking a knee rather than stepping up in the pocket."

    Dude can't win.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It's not just anti-gay. That's painting it a bit shallow. Jeffress is full of hate, and spews it about plenty of different groups.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Those people aren't Christians.
  4. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member


    (sorry but it needs to be said about Tebow sometime)
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Christians and street cred in the same sentence. That says it all.
  6. AtticusFinch

    AtticusFinch Member

    Good for Tebow.
  7. Good on him for not making an appearance after he was pressured not to. It takes guts to do that after not having your agent do his/her homework beforehand.
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I don't even think his fans want to read about him every day. But like the Captain said, his peeps needed to do their homework.
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Might he not be better off in public perception at the end of this? I mean, he'll win more fans for his principles than he'll lose for his stand.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The church sent out a press release that said Tebow wanted to speak at a later date, but he wanted to avoid controversy at this time.
  11. If Fred Phelps is the New York Yankees of vile bigotry cloaked in religion, Bryan Fischer is the St. Louis Cardinals.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    I think Tim can do without that kind of street cred. He doesn't know the favor he did himself by backing out on that appearance. The pastor of that church is about five minutes away from being Fred Phelps.
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