In Light of Tim Tebow Invitation Baptist Church Answers Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic Charges

Todd Starnes at Fox News documents anti-Christian attitudes against First Baptist Dallas in light of Tim Tebow’s upcoming appearance in his article Southern Baptists Defend Church Smeared by NBC.

Starnes gives details about First Baptist Dallas being labeled as anti-gay and anti-Semitic. Because of these improper anti labels some have called on Tebow to cancel his appearance.

Starnes also published the church’s response which I’ve quoted below.

Recent media reports regarding an appearance by New York Jets’ Quarterback Tim Tebow at First Baptist Church of Dallas have grossly misrepresented past comments made by First Baptist’s pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress, specifically related to issues of homosexuality and AIDS as well as Judaism.While Dr. Jeffress did attend the Voter’s Values Summit in 2011, he did so in order to introduce then-presidential candidate, Governor Rick Perry. In an interview following the event, Dr. Jeffress responded to a question about homosexuals within the military during which he referred to a quote by Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, who at their 2008 national conference said, “70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi (sexual), we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease.”

Dr. Jeffress mentioned this quote in his answer, which he clearly attributed to Foreman. Further, statements about Judaism allegedly attributed to Dr. Jeffress in recent media reporters are patently false.

Dr. Jeffress is committed to preaching the bold biblical truth of God’s Word. He has regularly stated the mainstream Evangelical Christian belief that Christ is the only way a person can escape Hell and that God’s provision of salvation is necessary for everyone, as found in John 14:6. Dr. Jeffress leads First Baptist under the mandates of Scripture and teaches its members to share God’s truth at all costs, even when it requires going against the mainstream, popular view.

We are saddened that this truth can no longer be communicated without being reported as “hate speech.”

Essentially, Tim Tebow, a Christian, is being called upon to cancel his appearance with other Christians for expressing Christian beliefs.

From where did all of these anti-Christians come?

For what it’s worth…



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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dr. james willingham February 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

What we are witnessing is the opening salvos of a militant offensive against the Church and the Christian Faith, and there will be more to come. Why? At stake is the control of the richest and greatest country in world history. We have been brainwashed into thinking that there can be no conspiracy so large that it can take down a nation. We would be utterly shocked, if we knew the extent and age of this one. It has been centuries in the making, and it is backed by great wealth. However, there are sources on this thing, and one can study its methods, etc. What it most fears, as Carroll Quigley’s Tragedy and Hope ( NY: Macmillan Pubs., 196?) has indicated is the theology it opposes, the determinism (read calvinism) and the ethical nature of the Christian Faith.

2 jmart760 February 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Well, it’s a fallacy to think that all Christians believe that gay people are going to hell, so it’s not anti-Christian to suggest that Tebow shouldn’t support this message. Not all Christians are fundamentalists that believe that the Bible should be interpreted and followed word for word because some of us believe that in doing that the imperfection of being human would come out and then the Bible could be used to hate those that we don’t like. Sounds like exactly what’s happening here. If I’m not mistaken, I believe this preacher has also said anti semitic things as well, which makes no sense to me whatsoever. He has alluded to Jewish people going to hell, but this seems asinine. That would mean that Jesus went to hell? It’s very convenient for men like this to simply forget that the subject of their worship was actually a Jew, but HE WAS! Tebow would make a terrible mistake by aligning himself in any way with this guy and this church. Most people in this country don’t feel this way and I thank God that is the case.

3 Christiane February 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

What was the ‘new information’?

4 dr. james willingham February 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Baloney! I have listened to that pastor often on Sunday afternoons on tv. He worships Jesus just as all Southern Baptists do, and they know that Jesus was a Jew. They also believe that the Lord can and does save a homosexual just like He can and does save drunkards, adulterers, fornicators, thieves, murderers, idolaters, and etc. Having lived in Hell as a child and having seen the Gospel change that house of Hell into a Heavenly kind of home, I repeat this is a militant offensive against the cause of Christ, designed to take this whole nation from the folks who founded it. The aim is to utterly subvert its foundations, using immorality and perversion as well as education and science to utterly undermine the moral foundations of civilization. Once the economy collapses, then the slaughter can begin, the getting rid of the excess population of which H.G. Wells wrote in his The Open Conspiracy. They expect folks to just submit passively to being slaughtered. The works that cover this probably amount to a quarter of a million volumes. Any one willing to spend the time can find this out and learn about reality, a grim, bloody, and deadly future coming at us like an express train. A Third Great Awakening is the one thing that will stop such a visitation in its tracks…just as the First saved Great Britain from a French-like Revolution.

5 Mark February 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Dr. Willingham, baloney is right!

6 Mark February 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Christian, we don’t know yet.


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