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Tim Tebow To Speak At Republican Convention

| by Michael Allen
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Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and professional golfer Natalie Gulbis are two of the people slated to speak at the Republican National Convention, which is scheduled for July 18-21 in Cleveland.

According to The New York Times, tech billionaire Peter Thiel, who is openly gay, will also be speaking at the convention, which will likely approve a platform that opposes LGBT rights.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's wife Melania and his four adult children - Ivanka, Eric, Donald Jr. and Tiffany - are scheduled to speak as well.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who Trump often referred to as "Lyin' Ted" during the GOP primary, will also give a speech.

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More Republican speakers reportedly include Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Some of speeches are scheduled to focus on the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack, former President Bill Clinton's sexual past and immigration.

On July 12, POLITICO reported that Pastor Mark Burns will also speak at the convention.

Burns, an African-American evangelical from South Carolina, told the magazine, "I’d like to talk to the heart of Mr. Trump, the heart that he has for this country," adding "how it’s so important for the leader of our nation to be a voice for all Americans. Being a leader that’s not going to pander to a particular group. We want to bring people together — really deal with the issues without looking at all the polling."

According to some recently released NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls, Trump is at 0 percent among black voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Clinton led Trump in Ohio by 88 to 0 percent among African Americans, and 91 to 0 percent in Pennsylvania.

Burns told POLITICO:

I don’t think any one person can do it. But I think whoever is the leader of the free world and the biggest mouthpiece for America, they have a great job in influencing the country. I believe that Donald Trump could bring people together. ... We can bring people together if we focus on the issues that matter, like jobs. It has nothing to do with color. It has everything to with Americans as a whole.

Sources: The New York Times, POLITICO, NBC News / Photo Credit: White House/Wikimedia

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