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Tebow Yanks Megachurch Gig

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Tim Tebow on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawksin Seattle on Nov. 11, 2012.

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.