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American Family Association accuses NFL’s Tim Tebow of losing Christian ‘street cred’ for shunning anti-gay church

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  1. Robert A. Cuthbertson, M.D. 22 Feb 2013, 5:19pm

    Mr. Fischer…they actually pay you to follow stories like this and write hateful, bigoted things?
    America…truly has lost its way.

    1. Of course they pay him, he and his ilk (Perkins for example) will be drawing salaries for the NPOs they represent, all neatly bundled up in donations for bigots and controlled by taxation law developed for charitable works but subverted by these “hate for hire” groups.

      Have no doubt, men like Fischer have a personal vested financial interest in resisting any change in federal law or the cultural zeitgeist regarding LGBT people.

  2. Christian Street Cred? That’s an oxymoron if ever I heard one.

    1. Liam the God 22 Feb 2013, 5:37pm

      Exactly what I thought, but you beat me to it :)

  3. They actually used threatening language regarding his job, once again they show their true colours.

  4. Lew Cooper 22 Feb 2013, 6:12pm

    I thought faith was about integrity not “Street Cred”.??!!! Just goes to show that the extreme right don’t know what they’re arguing about.

  5. GulliverUK 22 Feb 2013, 6:16pm

    Tebow should make up his own mind, in his own time, without undue outside influence from any side. He needs to look at the facts, that Pastor Jeffress, the AFA, and other related groups are very hateful, and if I got the gist of Tebow’s recent tweet on the matter, that is not who he is. Being Evangelical doesn’t mean being a right-wing lunatic bigot – Tim Montgomerie from ConservativeHome is an Evangelical, but pushing for and fully supporting equal marriage. Another UK top Evangelical, Rev Steve Chalke, a Baptist minister, highly regarded, just did the same.

    So I think he should be left alone to work through his own reasoning and decide just what sort of Evangelical he actually is.

    In this case I think the threatening behavior which drew considerable attack on the AFA, from its own, might be a clue that they’ve completely misjudged attaching him, and that they’ve strayed so far right as to be considered extremists.

  6. bryan fischer – another christian that jesus would give a sermon to in an attempt to explain what love is. Something fischer knows very little about.

    1. Wonder how closely Fischer follows his own faith? Does he only have sex to procreate?? Loves his neighbor?? Doesn’t take the Lords name in vain?? which of us has the problem here??

  7. Jock S. Trap 22 Feb 2013, 7:32pm

    Like extreme christians know anything about ‘street cred’…

    … though they know lot about being losers!

  8. The AFA has gotten so much negative reaction from its own members that it has posted an “update” without the Twitter campaign links. It shows a major lapse of judgment on their part — not that they’re noted for their judgment.

  9. friday jones 22 Feb 2013, 11:51pm

    This is why religionists can be so dangerous, they turn on their own so quickly that the hot-dog vendors can barely make it to the stonings on time.

    1. Liam the God 23 Feb 2013, 12:07am

      That just made me think of the Stoning scene from “Monty Python’s Life of Brian”: “Beard, madam?” :D

  10. Whatever pastor, the problem is that the historic Christian doctrine during the last 2000 years has been a pile of shite used to discriminate and marginalise.

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