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American football star Tim Tebow backs out of speech at anti-gay Dallas church

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  1. I really repect Tim Tebow. Now more than ever. I think he represents all that is good with Christianity. I’m so glad he decided not to lend his support to such a divisive and intolerant pastor.
    Not sure how he feels about LGBT people but at least he’s smart enough not to publicly support haters.

    1. Then you know NOTHING about Tebow. He has appeared in a commercial for “Focus on the Family” in the past, during a Superbowl game. Now go and look up who they are and tell us again if he represents “good”.

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Feb 2013, 12:29pm

        The Family Research Council, one of those many American anti-gay hate groups has just denounced him accusing him of cowering to the ‘homosexual’ agenda, saying he will go to hell.

    2. He may not be wholly of the hellfire-and-damnation variety of Christian, but anyone who prays ostentatiously before or during a professional ball game and ascribes every good thing in his life to Gaad is more worthy of amused contempt than respect in my book.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 21 Feb 2013, 8:28pm

    Although I’m glad he decided against supporting the pastor, I remain sceptical. I dont imagine for a minute he supports equal marriage and may well believe we can be cured by prayer. I have a problem with people making a show of religion in public, as the bible said to beware of hypocrites shouting their religion from the rooftops. Most of the religious nutters are like that, cherry-picking or or dismissing those parts that would be incompatible with their chosen lifestyle and evangelical agenda.

  3. Marcwebbo3 21 Feb 2013, 8:53pm

    Bet he was told not to go by his bosses as it might look bad for the team….nothing to do with support of LGBT people

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Feb 2013, 12:30pm

      Exactly, and of course, it’s all about the money too.

  4. Liam the God 21 Feb 2013, 8:56pm

    The Jets are trying to trade him. I’d guess it was the thought of not getting a spot in an NFL team that brought about this change of mind, not conscience or morals.

  5. Dave Northx 21 Feb 2013, 10:09pm

    A Christian goon.

    I prefer the lions.

  6. We’ll never know the real “information” I would like to think a judgement call was made, and it was too much on par with WBC attitudes to be associated with..

    I think valor was the better part of discretion here and we will never hear the word “ultimatum” as the reason.

  7. Yep Robert I am suspicious of those who are too showy of their religion in public. Is it wrong of me not to want to sit next to someone sat on the tube reading the bible!

    1. I agree… I had to share a three seat compartment with a retired, Seventh Day Adventist minister…
      He was very proud of his two hundred year old bible. This wasn’t a short trip either… it was between, Sydney and Melbourne… fortunately he alighted a few hours after leaving Sydney. He just didn’t stop preaching!!!

    2. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Feb 2013, 12:38pm

      No, it wouldn’t be wrong. Personally, it wouldn’t bother me as long as they keep their mouths shut. I’ve seen catholics saying the rosary on the tube, in silence thankfully. It’s when they start to open their mouths about it that I strongly object to. I recall years ago when I visited a friend in County Cork, Ireland. I would see people making the sign of the cross or genuflecting when they passed a church. It struck me as religious hysteria, unnecessary in my view, wearing religion on their sleeves.

  8. Listen you giant douche bag , as you said you want to continue to spread Christs unconditional love, you massive ugly caveman, fuck off back to the dark ages…

  9. Listen you giant douche bag , as you said you want to continue to spread Christs unconditional love, you massive ugly caveman, fuck off back to the dark ages…

  10. Quote: “While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love ….” WTF?! ‘Unconditional love’? Does that just mean among heteros? If these people cannot see how mindless is their message, they are either mentally deranged or wilfully stupid. YOU CANNOT OFFER UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WHILE DENOUNCING GAY PEOPLE, YOU UTTER PRATTS!!!!

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