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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:40 PM

Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance At Anti-Gay Megachurch

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/tebow-cancels-gig-controversial-dallas-church-article-1.1269712

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Tim Tebow apparently consulted a higher power - Twitter - and decided not to speak at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas in April.

Tebow, still on the Jets’ roster until further notice, tweeted Thursday that he would cancel the appearance “due to new information that has been brought to my attention.”

From @TimTebow: “While I 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!”

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Never thought I'd say, "Good decision, Tim..." ever.


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Reply Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance At Anti-Gay Megachurch (Original post)
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 OP
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #1
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #3
RZM Feb 2013 #18
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #21
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #4
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #10
Walk away Feb 2013 #2
Brother Buzz Feb 2013 #6
Walk away Feb 2013 #7
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #30
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #5
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #16
joeybee12 Feb 2013 #17
Taverner Feb 2013 #8
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #9
Blue4Texas Feb 2013 #11
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #12
Bake Feb 2013 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #14
RZM Feb 2013 #19
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #23
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #24
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #28
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #29
FarCenter Feb 2013 #15
TheMightyFavog Feb 2013 #31
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #20
dawg Feb 2013 #22
Initech Feb 2013 #25
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #27
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #26

Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. If only he exercised that kind of judgment when reading defenses. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:47 PM

3. There is a flaw in that statement.

It should read:

"I only he exercised that kind of judgment when reading defenses and still not have that look on his face as if they were written in Sumerian Linear B."

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:12 AM

18. Linear B is Greek, not Sumerian

 

Just sayin'.

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Response to RZM (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:52 PM

21. Wasn't thought to be at first, however. That's what puzzled them.

Ventris thought it to be a refinement of earlier Sumerian cueiform, when it was actually archaic Mycenaean Greek derived from pictographs.

He finally figured it out.


One thing Tebow never will.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. That's just mean...

Hilarious, but mean!

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:44 PM

10. Anybody ever ask you to play pro football, or did you just take your Heisman Trophy and fade away?

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:44 PM

2. It nice to see a christian whacko have to back down.

Go Social Network! Keep up the good work and marginalize assholes wherever they rear their ugly heads!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:54 PM

6. He hasn't backed down, he's just waiting for this storm to pass

Mr Tebow called Dr. Jeffress Wednesday evening saying that for personal and professional reasons he needed to avoid controversy at this time, but would like to come to First Baptist Dallas to speak at a future date.


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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:00 PM

7. I'm not shocked. Hopefully he end up a big loser. The right loves them some losers! nt

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:56 AM

30. Of course not!

He still opposes gays and lesbians. He still wants them to go to hell. He still wants to make life miserable for him.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:50 PM

5. One thing I'll say for Timmeh, he does have a quick-acting PR team...

Who knows how to do damage control.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:03 PM

16. Wasn't his brother in charge of that side of it all?

I think I remember reading that somewhere.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:10 AM

17. Not sure...but they really do keep a close eye on stuff like this...

That said, I doubt Timmeh cares this jackass pastor is a homophobe and anti-semite...he just doesn't want the bad pr.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:02 PM

8. Maybe he's joined "'Love Wins' Evangelical Christianity"

 

New wave in the Evangelical world that takes the anti out of Christianity

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:02 PM

9. ...

"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."

If he believes in an Omnipotent Benevolent Invisible Friend In The Sky then why doesn't this magical deity just bring Faith, Hope and Love directly to all instead of going through Lil' Timmy? I guess it's too busy smiting children with cancer and bringing famine to Africa and inflicting Real Housewives shows on us.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:07 PM

11. Too bad he didn't cancel his arrogance and hubris

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:55 PM

12. Tim Tebow gets something of a bum rap, both on and off the field.

Yes, he is relentlessly evangelical in his religious beliefs, but never has been overtly devisive about it the way some evangelicals can get.

And as a quarterback, well he did have one more playoff victory for the Broncos than the man who replaced him. For the life of me I didn't know why the Jets didn't at least try starting him for one game and seeing how that would work. Couldn't really get worse than Mark Sanchez, IMHO.

I'll go on record on saying I've got no real bone to pick with Tim Tebow. Good on him for doing the right thing here.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:09 PM

13. I agree, TC.

Tebow's not my favorite QB, but a lot of people (esp. here on DU) despise him just because of his religion. I don't. I don't always agree with him, but he worked his butt off in the college game, and if he lands with the right team, he'll be a good QB in the NFL. I say cut him some slack. And yes, he did the right thing in this case by cancelling his appearance at FBC Dallas.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:11 PM

14. I'm surprised he didn't go with the Jacksonville Jaguars when he had the chance.

His hometown and close by the University of Florida.

Don't think he would have done worse than Blaine Gabbert, at least.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:21 AM

19. I agree

 

He's not the greatest player to grace the field, but I think he does endure way more hatin' than he deserves. He seems like a decent person to me.

It's telling that few people here are praising this correct decision and instead spinning it so it doesn't challenge their preconceptions.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:09 PM

23. Because he's the world's crappiest Heisman Trophy winner

 

and for the life of me, I *still* don't understand why he won it.

He had excellent supporting cast that *made* him look good.

When he started in 2011 for Fox, Fox had to *adjust* his offense to meet Tebow's demand.

That's why we got Manning.

Now we need to fix the defense.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:51 PM

24. I thought the 2011 Broncos made it to the playoffs *because* of the defense.

And in spite of Tebow. At least according to the man's detractors.

In the interests of full disclosure, however, I'm a Ravens fan and the Broncos and Manning put up a tough show in the AFC Divisional Game. So I can't bash them too much. They just happened to fall victim to the NFL's newest elite quarterback, that's all.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:30 PM

28. Flacco is way overrated.

 

The Ravens without Lewis is going to be a very weak team., defenseively. Reed is about a year or so from retiring as well.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:39 AM

29. Disagree strongly.

First quarterback to win a playoff game in his first five seasons, winningnest quarterback in the NFL over the past five years, and in the 2012 postseason tied Joe Montana for the most touchdowns in a postseason without an interception, and tied Montana and Kurt Warner for the most touchdowns in a postseason, ending with a 117.2 passing rating.

I love Ray Lewis and I'll miss his energy, but other than the Wild Card game against Indy, he was pretty much a non-factor in the postseason and had long declined in his play. Ditto for Reed. The Ravens might never have another 2000 level offense, but they still have some solid D players (Ngata) and an extremely potent offense.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:13 PM

15. The Jets are shopping Tebow, but will likely not get anything for him and release him

Hard to say whether some other team will pick him up, but this is probably not a good time for him to have a high profile off the field.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:01 PM

31. Maybe they'll ship him off to the CFL.

But then again, what did Canada ever do to us to deserve the likes of Tebow?

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:39 AM

20. "Christ's unconditional love"?????!

Yeah, right, Tebow - like you XTians have any of that. What a fucking maroon.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:05 PM

22. We're supposed to have it, though.

Christians are supposed to be loving and willing to sacrifice our own needs for the needs of others. Most of us fall very far short of that ideal. Many are so far off the mark they no longer even acknowledge it.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:57 PM

25. Unless you're gay. Or anyone who that hateful bigot pastor doesn't agree with.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:01 PM

27. If you take the gospel's depiction of Jesus at its word, then that's how you are supposed to live.

It's not the fault of the entire Christian religion that some of its adherents fall way, way short of that goal.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:00 PM

26. Good for him.

Granted, I'm still glad he's no longer QB for my team, the Broncos, but today, at least, he made a good decision.

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