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Tim Tebow Betrays a Christian Right

He gained a few astonishing fans in a happy community today, though notoriously God-fearing quarterback Tim Tebow might have frightened off a really supporters who saw him as a Christian luminary even as his NFL career has fizzled — they’re job his about-face on an anti-gay matrimony priest “disastrous,” and dogmatic “his travel cred with a evangelical community” all though gone.

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On Thursday morning, via a fibre of tweets, a backup QB for a New York Jets (for now, during least) cancelled an arriving coming during a First Baptist Church in Dallas. Tebow’s second-guessing followed reports that First Baptist priest Robert Jeffress pounded happy marriage, Islam, and Mormonism in several available sermons. The turnaround astounded many of Tebow’s critics — who have remarkable his support for a vehemently anti-gay organization Focus on a Family — and, in equal measure, left some of his some-more outspoken supporters on a Christian right some-more than gobsmacked. The influential conservative radio horde Bryan Fischer, for one, called Tebow a “coward”:

Does he remonstrate with him when he says that homosexuality is a sin? Does he remonstrate with him when he says that Islam is a fake religion? If Tebow does not in fact remonstrate with Jeffress on any of these points, afterwards his preference looks like zero some-more than weakling defeat to a nattering nabobs of negativism and intolerance.

The priest of First Baptist, Robert Jeffress, shared Fischer’s clarity of profanation — according to Fox News Radio, he interpreted Tebow’s termination as an aspersion to his church’s values:

“To me, a genuine emanate here is a debate this has generated,” Jeffress said. “It’s extraordinary that a church that believes faith alone in Christ is what saves a chairman and that sex should be between a male and a lady in a matrimony attribute – that somehow those beliefs are deliberate hatred speech? That is ancestral Christian doctrine for a past 2,000 years.”

Tebow has prolonged enjoyed a indifferent support of America’s flourishing devout village — a attribute cemented by on-the-field Tebowing and eye black with Bible verses, though also with a Super Bowl ad for Focus on a Family — for that Fischer serves as a prominent, if steadfastly controversial, mouthpiece. What’s more, Tebow has been indifferent with a press, a Christian superficial who frequency “flinches underneath pressure,” as Fischer accuses him of, and indeed keeps his attribute with God flattering private, notwithstanding external appearance. Well, during slightest he doesn’t wince underneath vigour in post-game interviews; on a margin is a whole apart story.

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Meanwhile, Tebow’s turnaround on a debate in Dallas has warranted him accolades from outlets like a gay-themed sports website OutSports, whose owner wrote today:

It’s tough to trust a preference comes from anything though a explanation about Jeffress’ anti-gay priesthood that flies in a face of Tebow’s (generally) some-more certain and thorough messages. Whatever a reason, good for Tebow for observant “No” to this anti-gay church.

None of this means that Tebow is stepping out of a spotlight. On Twitter, he vowed to continue his Christian method elsewhere:

While we was looking brazen to pity a summary of wish and Christ’s umbrella adore with a true members of a historic…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

… First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, we have motionless to cancel my…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

…upcoming appearance. we will continue to use a height God has sanctified me with to move Faith, Hope and Love to all those…

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

…needing a brighter day. Thank we for all of your adore and support. God Bless!

— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 21, 2013

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