Tim Tebow will be speaking at an anti-gay church later this year.
The popular NFL quarterback, who is known for his devout Christian beliefs, has made several church appearances in the past. His appearance at First Baptist Dallas on April 28 has caused controversy, however, since many believe that the church is “anti-gay” and “anti-semitic.”
According to the Huffington Post, Pastor Robert Jeffress has made several controversial comments. He said that President Obama’s re-election was “paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist,” he claimed that more than 70% of the gay community has AIDS and also said that Judaism and Mormonism are religions ‘from the pit of Hell.’
According to the Daily Mail, Jeffress said during a sermon in 2012:
“Homosexuality is perverse, it represents a degradation of a person’s mind and if a person will sink that low and there are no restraints from God’s law, then there is no telling to whatever sins he will commit as well.”
Of course, just because Tim Tebow is speaking at an anti-gay church doesn’t mean that the NFL quarterback holds Jeffress’ beliefs. Tebow, who is known for his conservative values, has remained relatively quiet on the subject.
But not all players have been quiet on the gay rights issue. The NFL found itself embroiled in a controversy before the Super Bowl this year when 49ers CB Chris Culliver said that he didn’t want gay players in the locker room.
Do you think Tim Tebow is endorsing Jeffress’ beliefs on homosexuality by speaking at the Dallas megachurch?