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Tebow cancels appearance at controversial Dallas church

Tim Tebow is interviewed before the Allstate Sugar

Tim Tebow is interviewed before the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals. (Jan. 2, 2013) (Credit: Getty)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tim Tebow has never been shy about his discussing religion, but the Jets backup quarterback has decided to cancel his upcoming appearance at a controversial Dallas church.

Tebow was scheduled to speak April 28 at First Baptist Church of Dallas, led by pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, who reportedly is vehemently against homosexuality, Jews, Catholics and Muslims.

Jeffress recently told the Dallas Morning News that Tebow would “share his story, the difference Jesus Christ has made in his life. It will be positive, not negative.”

But the NFL QB won’t be making that appearance anymore.

“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,” he tweeted. “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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