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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow made waves recently when he cancelled a scheduled appearance at a church in the Dallas area that was a bit controversial. With its views on homosexuality among other things it was clearly not the place for Tebow.
Religion aside, it would have polarized people even more when it came to their thoughts/views on him. From a business point of view that would have been disastrous.
After the close call you would think that he would have learned his lesson, right? Wrong. Barring any weather issues, Tebow is sceduled to speak at another controversial venue, Liberty University in Virginia.
The school was founded by former televangelist Jerry Falwell. He and the University have spoke out against homosexuality going as far as to support making it criminal in the country of Malawi (an issue that came up when Obama withheld aid from the country).
Mathew Staver, the school's vice president, has called homosexuality the "gravest threat to our freedom..."
After 9/11 Falwell and another televangelist, Pat Robertson claimed that gay people were partially to blame for the tragedy; that they helped it happen.
I have to wonder a little--what is the difference here compared to the Dallas church? That church had a pretty controversial opinion on homosexuality and even accused Islam of encouraging pedophiles.
Hmm...seems to me like Tebow traded one controversial church for another. So why isn't he cancelling this one?
Because he is his own person with his own beliefs and own spirituality.
Even if this school has certain beliefs he can have contradictory ones. His
attendance in no one should be taken as support for the school's beliefs.
It is a venue for him to speak in; that is it. Tebow is all about spreading his message so I don't think he will care too much about some past comments or beliefs different from his as long as they don't try to put words in his mouth
Now this theory could be proven wrong after he talks, but we may have a hard time finding out what he says. The event is closed to the public. In this day and age I would find it shocking if some enterprising young individual doesn't sneak a camera or recorder in...
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Tim Tebow has been one athlete open about his Christianity and by doing so has received his share of backlash. His comments on Friday at Liberty University is sure to raise more talk.
“In the end, football is just a silly game. Greatness comes from serving,” Tebow reportedly told the crowd.
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