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Tebow Cancels Appearance at Megachurch Because of "New Information" About Pastor
Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/21/2013 4:30:32 PM PST by Coronal

On Thursday, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow canceled his appearance to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas next month after Tebow came under pressure from the sports media to do so.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christians; jeffress; megachurch; nfl; tebow

1 posted on 02/21/2013 4:30:48 PM PST by Coronal
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To: Coronal

Mr. Tebow, Please do not fall to media.
Do what God Almighty has directed you.


2 posted on 02/21/2013 4:33:20 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Coronal
a day of disappointments....Tebow

...and my turncoat Governor Rick Scott :(

3 posted on 02/21/2013 4:35:58 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Coronal

the media wins another one


4 posted on 02/21/2013 4:38:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw
I'm sure Jesus was under extreme pressure as well before the cross but did not back down from the appearance. Btw, what is so newly controversial about calling Mormonism a cult?
5 posted on 02/21/2013 4:40:21 PM PST by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Coronal

The “new information” may have been about the church’s pastor Robert Jeffress. Jeffress, in 2011, said Mormonism was a cult while praising failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Jeffress has also made controversial comments about Muslims, Catholics and Jews, and sports writers put pressure on Tebow by writing his appearance next month would be an endorsement of Jeffress’s views.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 4:41:09 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: svcw

Maybe God was directing him to avoid that church? Jeffress has made some anti-semitic remarks and has gone off on the Catholic church akin to a certain tract writer that can’t be named here.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 4:42:01 PM PST by mnehring
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To: wesagain

But Obama spent 20 years in Wright’s “church” and the press is okay with that.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 4:45:24 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: mnehring

Exactly, when you’re scrambling to make a team, this isn’t an appearance that would endear one to his future teammates. There are a fair number of Catholics and Mormons in the NFL and coaches have enough headaches.


9 posted on 02/21/2013 4:49:10 PM PST by wrcase
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To: jettester

mormonISM is a cult, and you are correct about the first part of your statement as well.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 4:54:22 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mnehring

If the pastor made anti-Semitic statements, I stand with Tebow for his decision not to speak at the church.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 4:59:18 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: wesagain
sports writers put pressure on Tebow by writing his appearance next month would be an endorsement of Jeffress’s views.

A remarkable opportunity, on a large national stage, for a popular Christian player to instruct the media that his endorsements will come from his own mouth, thank you very much.

Until Baraq issues an executive order to the contrary, we still have the right to state our own opinions and to differentiate those opinions from anyone else's we choose.

12 posted on 02/21/2013 4:59:29 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: svcw
Mr. Tebow had to know the controversies surrounding his appearance before he agreed to speak. I don't know all the facts but it seems Mr. Tebow took the road more traveled. In the end it is what Jesus thinks about it anyway. This sports hype we have today is out of control. . . .there are millions of role models out there not seeking notoriety that make differences in the lives of others. Let's identify the unsung heroes proclaiming their faith in Christ to those searching for answers and how the Lord can help them in their daily living. . .but then maybe not, those unidentified Samaritans will get their rewards later Where it counts.
13 posted on 02/21/2013 5:14:17 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: svcw

And what anti-Semitic statements do those who pontificate upon such things say Jeffress made? That Jews cannot be saved except through Jesus Christ? If this is anti-Semitic then I am an anti-Semite.


14 posted on 02/21/2013 5:20:17 PM PST by refreshed
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To: refreshed

You are not an anti-Semite . . you are a truth seeker.

In John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”


15 posted on 02/21/2013 5:34:00 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Maudeen

Agreed


16 posted on 02/21/2013 5:38:30 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Coronal

As Tebow’s attendance at the church in question would be read as an endorsement of the pastors views; I wonder if the “Divine One’s” attendance at the reverend Wright’s church can be read as an endorsement of Wright’s views?


17 posted on 02/21/2013 5:39:18 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: refreshed

I have know idea, that is why I said IF.


18 posted on 02/21/2013 5:39:46 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

Jeffress to me appears to be virulently anti-Catholic.
I for one applaud Tebow for taking a pass on this deal.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 5:45:00 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Coronal

Popular Culture always derides and hates the Truth. This labeling “anti” whatever——needs to be spelled out. It that Church just stating their religious beliefs-—which is a 1st Amendment Right.

We always allow “labeling” of groups that is a fault-—discourse and debate is always desired rather than the PC (Mao technique) of name-calling to shut-up the Truth— and it is usually a lie most times when done by MSM. They will label anyone who is pro-Jesus Christ as haters and bigots-—and they already are trying to destroy Tim Tebows popularity since day one just as they have been trying to destroy Catholicism.

Ideas matter-—some are not “provable”—they are based on Faith. So? No, one has the “Truth” on earth, —so it is necessary to have freedom of speech. If you think the Jewish faith has shortcomings or flaws? So what—that doesn’t make you anti-Semetic. You have the right to state it in this country and it doesn’t make you a “hater”—it makes you a thinker-—questioning-—wondering—which is GOOD and leads to Wisdom. The more you question and search for the Truth-—you may just decide you are wrong-—as easily as you may decide you were right. So what????? Freedom of Speech is the key!!! without being “punished” for your “belief”.

Now, if it is a Satanic belief-—where you can use humans as a “means to an end”-—then, it is actually against the Constitution of the US. That is not ok—as Socialism/Marxism/Progressivism is evil because it makes slaves of human beings and should be unconstitutional.

Tim Tebow should NOT be afraid of speaking the Truth-—and he should NOT cower at name-callers and the evil press. He has a right to his belief system and to express it without demonization. Jesus stated, anyhow, that all his followers would be loathed and unpopular, so why worry about it. The way of the cross is extremely difficult and NOT popular——maybe, Tim Tebow is getting cold feet. The press is vicious and can destroy a person easily. I don’t really blame him-—just disappointed in him. The Truth still should reign and if God called him to serve-—he should do it willingly regardless of his fear (which I am sure is great). God bless Tim Tebow. He needs God’s Grace more than most since he is in the eye of the Beast.


20 posted on 02/21/2013 5:45:20 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: All

A lot of brave people here. It’s just that you’re hiding behind an anonymous name on a website. I wonder how tough you’d all be in his position...


21 posted on 02/21/2013 5:49:47 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I would hope in my case, I wouldn’t be a compromiser.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 5:57:03 PM PST by refreshed
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To: jettester

Joan of ark. john the baptist. schindler. harriet tubman. rosa parks. all with backbones. If you dont stand for something you will fall for anything.
greatly disappointed in teebow. He falls into my joel osteen camp.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 6:00:37 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: nascarnation

Aren’t most Baptists anti-Catholic/?? Virulently so?? All that I know sure are....they don;t consider us CHRISTIANS even though ALL of the Bible shows we are the ORIGINALS!! Go figure.


24 posted on 02/21/2013 6:02:00 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: refreshed

We would all hope that. I don’t think his situation is so simple though. My beef is with the “tough guys” here that run their mouths about what they would do. It’s easy to say when you don’t have to do it.(not you personally)


25 posted on 02/21/2013 6:05:34 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Donnafrflorida

Are you really comparing Tebow and his decision to those people and their decisions?


26 posted on 02/21/2013 6:07:51 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Ann Archy

I live almost next door to a large Baptist congregation. They used to be that way, but over the last decade, and with a transition in leadership, have become far more ecumenical.

I think it’s because they realize we’re all in trouble from this federal govt. It’s a congregation with a lot of political activity.


27 posted on 02/21/2013 6:09:21 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Ann Archy
Aren’t most Baptists anti-Catholic

I've been going to a Baptist church for about 12 years now. I've observed much Catholic-bashing there. I'd say 75% of it is from former Catholics-turned-Baptist (there are a lot for some reason) and the other 25% from life-long Baptists doing the "Yeah - what he said!" thing with no actual experience in a Catholic church or any real knowledge of their traditions.

I have no explanation for why that was but I forbid Catholic bashing in the Sunday school class I teach and anyone who has tried it got a quick history lesson. I've also told them that there will be plenty of Catholics in Heaven as surely as there will be plenty of Baptists in Hell. That kind of freaks them out.

28 posted on 02/21/2013 6:22:40 PM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Ann Archy
even though ALL of the Bible shows we are the ORIGINALS!!

maybe it's that attitude which turns them off? sometimes "anti-Catholic" is mistranslated as "not thrilled with some Catholics' attitude".

29 posted on 02/21/2013 6:27:52 PM PST by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: nascarnation

I see where you are coming from and I agree that some Baptist churches are steeped in legalism; however for people to assume an ecumenical view is to join a world view which is not in keeping with the scripture.

Too many pastors and congregations are going along to get along. “Narrow is the gait” and often we must stand against the majority for our faith.

Jesus sets before each of us only two ways of life, and two ways only. He was not an ecumenical teacher.

Matthew 7:13-14 “The Narrow Way” 13)“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14)Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.


30 posted on 02/21/2013 6:52:37 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Ann Archy

According to the liberal media, it always depends on what kind of anti-Catholic one is-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87vo2jkmJUg


31 posted on 02/21/2013 6:55:31 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: nascarnation

I see where you are coming from and I agree that some Baptist churches are steeped in legalism; however for people to assume an ecumenical view is to join a world view which is not in keeping with the scripture.

Too many pastors and congregations are going along to get along. “Narrow is the gait” and often we must stand against the majority for our faith.

Jesus sets before each of us only two ways of life, and two ways only. He was not an ecumenical teacher.

Matthew 7:13-14 “The Narrow Way” 13)“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14)Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.


32 posted on 02/21/2013 6:57:49 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: meowmeow

Define the term “Catholic bashing” please. I find a lot of times, it is used to describe anyone who disagrees with Roman Catholic teaching. As a Protestant(and you be being a Baptist would be in this group), we could be called “Catholic bashers” for believing in such things as Sola Scriptura, justification by faith alone, and rejecting the doctrines of papal infallibility, transubstantiation, viewing Mary as a co-redemptrix with Christ, etc.. However, I have no trouble being friends and neighbors with Roman Catholic individuals or with working with them on common cause issues like life and the natural family. I’ve also supported and voted for Roman Catholics who share my views on issues. So in those cases, I don’t think that term applies to myself and fellow Protestants who think and act like me in these areas.


33 posted on 02/21/2013 7:06:49 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Coronal

Jeffress:

“I think part of the problem is we’re in this consumer mentality as a church where we have the idea that our job is to build as big of a church as we possible can. And if we get into that idea and fall into that trap, then we say then we can’t say anything that’s going to offend people, why, if we preach that homosexuality is an abomination to God we better not preach that because that’s going to offend the gays or people who know gay people, if we tell people what the Bible says that every other religion in the world is wrong: Islam is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell; Mormonism is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell; Judaism, you can’t be saved being a Jew, you know who said that by the way, the three greatest Jews in the New Testament, Peter, Paul, and Jesus Christ, they all said Judaism won’t do it, it’s faith in Jesus Christ.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/jeffress-jews-mormons-muslims-and-gays-are-going-hell

So...what is the problem?


34 posted on 02/21/2013 7:16:21 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Mr Rogers

The “problem” is that Jeffress believes the following:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%2014:6&version=GNV

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20timothy%203:16-17&version=GNV

and preaches accordingly.


35 posted on 02/21/2013 7:51:09 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: wesagain
Jeffress has also made controversial comments about Muslims, Catholics and Jews, and sports writers put pressure on Tebow by writing his appearance next month would be an endorsement of Jeffress’s views.

Can you cite the comments about Catholic and Jews? By the way, mormonism is indeed a cult.

36 posted on 02/21/2013 7:52:03 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

Just use a search engine on Jeffress comments.
He’s got many, many statements on the internet.
It’s not something that is difficult to find.


37 posted on 02/21/2013 7:57:38 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation; wesagain

wesagain made the comment, he can “look it up”.


38 posted on 02/21/2013 8:08:58 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: ReformationFan

I’m not a Baptist - only attending a Baptist church. And no one (life-Baptist or ex-Catholic) I’ve met there yet could even define any of the terms or discuss the topics you listed. No one in my class had ever heard of Sola Scriptura until I brought it up. Their “bashing” is very simplistic - Catholics are going to hell because they are Catholics. It’s not even based on any theological argument. From my perspective, as long as Jesus is Lord, the Bible is the Word of God, I can put up with most traditions. So I am comfortable with either Catholics or Protestants - but prefer ones who can at least explain their own doctrine.


39 posted on 02/22/2013 3:57:54 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Coronal

Our brother Tim has committed an unforced butt fumble. Invite RGIII instead. He fears God.


40 posted on 02/22/2013 10:53:43 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Theophilus

We still love him.

41 posted on 02/22/2013 10:57:42 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Theophilus

We still love him.

42 posted on 02/22/2013 10:57:57 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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