Tim Tebow Anti-Gay Church Speaking Gig Stirs Controversy

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Forget whether or not he can ever be a successful starting quarterback in the NFL.

Tim Tebow is now stirring up debate of a different kind.


The signal caller and devout Christian is scheduled to speak at First Baptist Dallas on April 28, a giant establishment in Texas whose pastor - Robert Jeffress - has received a lot of attention for anti-gay and anti-Semitic comments.

In October 2011, Jeffress said Islam and Mormonism are heretical religions "from the pit of hell," and added that "you can't be saved being a Jew."

He also warned his 11,000-member Dallas congregation in November that President Barack Obama's re-election would "lead to the rise of the Antichrist."

The Huffington Post and Think Progess also report that Jeffries doesn't believe gays should serve in the military because "70% of the gay population" has AIDS, while also connection homosexual sex with pedophilia.

Tebow has not made any public comments about the gig, but he is scheduled to speak at Sunday morning worship.

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