Tebow Yanks Megachurch Gig

    FILE - This Nov. 11, 2012 file photo shows New York Jets' Tim Tebow on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawksin Seattle. Rex Ryan acknowledged Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 that he had higher expectations for the seldom-used Tebow in the Jets' wildcat-style offense. And, so did the NFL's most popular and maligned backup quarterback. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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    You don’t have to tell Tim Tebow twice to sit out. The formerly miraculous quarterback has canceled an appearance at the First Baptist Dallas Church, narrowly dodging certain public-image suicide. Pastor Robert Jeffress, who runs the megachurch, has had a few controversial opinions over the years: Muslims promote pedophilia, Mormonism is a cult, and homosexuality shows the degradation of a person’s mind. Tebow, who was slated to speak at the church’s new $130 million building, said that he’ll continue to use the “platform” God has blessed him with to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a “brighter day.” Which is great, because he really can’t do much while riding the New York Jets’ bench.

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