Saintly QB Tim Tebow To Give Talk At Rabidly Anti-Gay Megachurch

Florida Media Day FootballJets quarterback Tim Tebow is the friendly face of fundamentalist Christianity—devout and clean-cut, but seemingly free of the stench of bigotry. That could change as he heads to the First Baptist Dallas megachurch to give a speech on April 28.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, who leads the 11,000 member First Baptist, is extremist even among the religious right—lashing out at gays, non-Christians and the President with his foaming-at-the-mouth rhetoric. Right Wing Watch reports Jeffress claimed:

There are a disproportionate amount of assaults against children by homosexuals than by heterosexuals, you can’t deny that, and the reason is very clear: 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 what sins he will commit.

That must be especially alarming since, according to Jeffress, 70% of the gay population has AIDS.

This holy roller also called Islam, Mormonism and Judaism heretical religions that are “from the pit of hell” and warned that President Obama’s re-election would signal “the rise of the Antichrist.”

While Tebow has adopted a lower profile since joining the Jets, it’s not his first dalliance with hate groups. In 2010, he starred in an anti-choice ad produced by Focus on the Family.

At this rate, hes going to start writing “Leviticus 18:22” in his eye black.

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  • Cam

    Oh, Tebow is STILL too “Busy” for a girlfriend? Sounds like he has the same publicists that Clay Aiken, Riki Martin, and Rosie O’Donnell used to have.

    The thing a lot of people who didn’t grow up in very very religious households don’t realize about people like Tebow is this.

    If they REALLY are virgins until marriage, in those cultures they tend to marry EARLY. Strict Mormon guys dying to get laid often propose before their missions and get married right after they come home.

    Tebow is pushing 30…….yeah, he’s straight and just hasn’t found the right girl yet….him and Richard Simmons. (Eye Roll)

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Cam: Well, that’s odd. This article mentioned nothing about Tebow’s sexuality, and yet that’s what you’re obsessing on.
    Funny how you think the worst insult you can fling at him is being into other guys. Guess that qualifies you for self-loather status now, huh?

  • hf2hvit

    @BJ McFrisky: And what are you…a shill for the church?

  • Eric Auerbach

    Two points:

    1) As much as I hate to agree with BJ McFrisky, I think he’s right about this one. What’s the deal with suggesting this guy or that guy is gay as a way to undermine them? In a lot of ways, it’s like we’re still stuck with a Boys in the Band mentality.

    2) Tim Tebow is a douchebag. That is all.

  • Aidan8

    Christian jock + mega-church + ignorant pastor = P-U-K-E

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    If anyone were an anti-Christ, it would be Tim Tebow, plain and simple — Tebow exalts being an obeying and observant servant of Christ, while he blatantly snubs the Third Commandment to keep the Sabbath for observance to God. Yet, for his professional career, he chooses a profession where he must break the Sabbath. Tebow is just another fake Christian hypocrite.

    There is no commandment from God prohibiting one man to love another, but there most certainly are commandments prohibiting adultery, breaking the Sabbath, and being a hypocrite (using God’s name in vain, ie., claiming to be faithful to God’s decrees and violating those very decrees). Yep, Tebow = anti-Christ.

  • jamal49

    I must have missed that implication that Tebow is gay or might be gay in the above article. Regardless, Tebow is a lousy QB (Jets, are you hearing this?) and an evangelical christian, either one of which should be the kiss of death but Tebow seems to be thriving. I don’t care about his sexuality. I do care about his using his religion as a tool to hate on gay people.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @jamal49: And when, exactly, did Tebow use his religion as a tool to hate on gay people? Oh that’s right: You’re still sore that he didn’t rush out to make an “It Gets Better” video, so he’s a hater. I remember.

  • Spike

    And this would matter because why? He’s a religious nuttbag and a hater. Shock & awe.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @BJ McFrisky: Trolling BJ? Tebow preaches with, supports, and has pitched for in advertisements with horribly bigoted hate-group American Family Association.

  • BJ McFrisky

    @The Real Mike in Asheville: I’ve never been to AFA’s website, Mike, so I wouldn’t know what’s advertised there. And if you, in fact, are perusing their website, isn’t that the very definition of “trolling”?

  • RomanHans

    @BJ McFrisky: I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt and agree that you were trolling. You say you weren’t? Okay, then you’re dumb. How exactly are you interpreting Cam’s comment to be an insult? You’re the one saying it is. Cam is making the point that Tebow is closeted, and like many closeted religious homosexuals he’s protesting a little too much.

  • Eric Auerbach

    @RomanHans: And how do you know he’s closeted? Has he personally sucked your dick?

  • RomanHans

    @Eric Auerbach: Sigh. Okay, there are two trolls here. Because anybody with HALF a brain would realize I DIDN’T SAY TEBOW IS CLOSETED. Awaiting Mr. Auerbach’s explanation and/or apology starting . . . now.

  • Kieran

    Surprise! The Rev Jeffress doesn’t just hate gays, he hates those “statue-worshipping” Catholics too.

    Haters gonna Hate.

  • Ottoman

    @BJ McFrisky:

    Tebow’s AFA/Focus on the Family commercial was aired during the Super Bowl and extensively covered in the media. Plenty of proof that Tebow associates with anti-gay hatemongers. I mean, you’d have to live under a bridge not to remember that….

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @BJ McFrisky: Nor have I been to AFA and FoF web-sites — never claimed I did. Tebow’s advertisements were broadcast during last year’s Super Bowl — which I watched as I do every year as a football fan. That is not trolling, dude.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @Caleb in SC: Thanks Caleb, cheers.

  • jwrappaport

    Can Queerty have a “Hottest Homophobe” award?

  • Cam

    @BJ McFrisky:

    I think it shows a lot about you that you read my post and said that the biggest insult I could find against Tebow was that he was “Into other guys”.

    That isn’t what I said…but it IS interesting that YOU pulled that insult out of thin air. Sounds a bit self hating.

    MY insult to him, is the hypocrisy and support of a rabidly anti-gay organization. But then again, you were on here constantly attacking anybody who dared complain when Log Cabin was endorsing anti-gay politicians, so of course you wouldn’t want anybody to attack Tebow for supporting rabid homophobes.

    Oh, and lastly, if you are going to post under different names, try to vary your writing style so it isn’t so obvious.

  • Caleb in SC

    @The Real Mike in Asheville: Southern boys need to stick together! Love Asheville, by the way. Great art scene, great restaurants, great outdoors. If I had to leave Charleston, Asheville would likely be the place I go.

  • Will L

    Right now it’s all conjecture. It will be interesting to see if he avoids the subject and speaks of Christianity in general. In today’s climate, it’s especially dangerous to be to vocal one way or the other. I’m disappointed that he’s going, but let’s wait and see what he says.

    I tend to agree with both Cam and The Real Mike on their points. He’s WAY too old to be straight and single. And I think he plays the Christian card too often to be genuine.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @jwrappaport: No, they can’t, because ugly is so so much more than skin deep. There is a HUGE difference, JW, between finding a man attractive and finding him desirable. As also posted on Queerty, we old geezers say FUCK HATE!

  • AxelDC

    The biggest homophobes are the closet cases.

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