In a series of tweets, Tebow, 25, who plays for the NFL’s new York Jets, noted he was “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. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!”
Pastor Robert Jeffress has drawn sharp criticism for his anti-Obama, anti-gay, anti-Islam, anti-Mormon, and even anti-Catholic comments.
“I want you to hear me tonight,” Jeffress said in November, just two days before the 2012 election. “I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all. One reason I know he’s not the Antichrist is the Antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes. President Obama is not the Antichrist. But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”
In November of 2008, Jeffress delivered a ermon titled, “Gay Is Not O.K.,” which drew protests and a great deal of media attention.
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