Tim Tebow had been scheduled to speak at First Babtist Church in Dallas on April 28th but said today that he won’t anymore. ESPN reported that Tebow backed out of speaking at the church after it was reported that the church’s pastor made controversial remarks about homosexuals and other faiths.
On twitter earlier today, Tebow tweeted the following, ”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. 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.”
The Associated Press reported that the pastor, Reverend Robert Jeffress, received a call from Tebow on Wednesday night about his decision not to come anymore. Jeffress said that Tebow mentioned that he would like to speak at the church at some point in the future, but that it wasn’t appropriate for him to speak there right now.
Onlygators.com, a blog about University of Florida sports, reported two years ago that Tim Tebow charged anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 dollars to speak at an event. Whether that money goes to his charity or into his bank account, nobody knows.
During an Easter service last year, Tebow spoke to a group of about 15,000 people at a church north of Austin. Tebow is scheduled to give a speak at the Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, Alabama on April 18th and at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 19th.
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