Found February 21, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Tim Tebow
TEAMS: New York Jets
Earlier today Jets quarterback Tim Tebow announced that he’s canceled his speaking engagement with the First Baptist Church in Dallas. The church claims that Tebow was pressured into cancelling.  TMZ has the story. A rep for the church tells TMZ, “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.” Rev. Jeffress has been quoted as saying, “70 percent of the gay population” has AIDS — and has described Judaism, Islam and Mormonism as religions from the “pit of hell.” According to the church, Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening to say that for “personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy” … and would be canceling the appearance which was scheduled for April 28. The church claims Tebow says he’d still like to come speak at First Baptist Dallas at sometime in the future — and adds, “Dr. Jeffress shares a message of hope, not hate.” Tebow clearly canceled after the media reported that the church has a lot of controversy that surrounds it.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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