Not to keep harping on this, but it’s current, so…
You would think that if there was one kind of person who wouldn’t need to give a thought-out defense of a biblical view of human sexuality, it would be a super-positive star athlete who’s spent his integrity-filled life being sacrificially helpful to people. But, as we’re seeing, this is the issue of the day.
Fox News ran this story yesterday, about Tebow and a speaking engagement he has this weekend at Liberty University:
Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.
Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire – a men’s conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public.
The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ – but in recent weeks he’s come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches that follow biblical teaching.
Huffington Post called Liberty a “notoriously conservative private college with an anti-gay reputation.” And more than 10,000 people have signed a petition launched by Faithful America calling on the quarterback to cancel his speech.
“Liberty University isn’t just another conservative Christian college,” the group stated. “It’s ground-zero for a global assault on the legal rights of gays and lesbians – and a symbol of everything that’s wrong with the religious right.”
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