Pastor Robert Jeffress spoke to his congregation at First Baptist Dallas Church on Sunday about “a wild week,” in which quarterback Tim Tebow canceled his April 28 appearance at the church (video below).
Last week on Twitter, Tebow cited “new information” as the reason he canceled the date.
In the past, Pastor Jeffress has claimed that Catholicism is Satanic, Mormonism and Islam are from the “pit of Hell" and said President Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the anti-christ.”
According to CBS New York, Jeffress thanked his supporters on Sunday and appeared to take a shot at Tebow: “I am grateful for men of God like these who are willing to stand up and act like men rather than wimping out when it gets a little controversial and an inconvenient thing to stand for the truth. God bless men like that.”
Last week on the American Family Association's radio show, Pastor Jeffress said: “Tim, what he said to me was, ‘Because of personal reasons and professional reasons, I need to steer clear of controversy right now, but I would love to come back to your church at some time in the future.’“
Jeffress added that Tebow was “under incredible pressure” and his church “would never condemn” the Jets quarterback.
Source: CBS New York