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  •  Celebs and professional atheletes often have their (13+ / 0-)

    schedules arranged by staff. So in all likelihood an unsuspecting staffer scheduled this thinking it was 'safe' given the name of the church.

    Once made aware, changes were obviously made.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:05:31 AM PST

    •  Yep. Tebow likely (15+ / 0-)

      had nothing to do with it, and probably didn't know who this guy was, until people raised a stink.

      From all accounts, Tim Tebow is a really nice guy, his lack of ability at the QB position notwithstanding. I've never heard of any of his teammates or coaches saying anything negative about him as a person.

      I think he deserves a little slack here.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:31:46 AM PST

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      •  Agreed (3+ / 0-)
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        Chitown Kev, nellgwen, happy camper

        --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

        by idbecrazyif on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 11:18:11 AM PST

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      •  I don't know what was in his mind (3+ / 0-)
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        But I prefer your call for a little slack over the  far more numerous knee-jerk condemnations of religion in general. And I've been agnostic since age 3, my earliest memory of someone trying to introduce Christianity to me.

      •  I have to disagree. (3+ / 0-)
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        Eric K, nota bene, ChurchofBruce

        A nice guy doesn't publicly align himself with an organization founded by a man who advocates whipping toddlers, when the organization hasn't repudiated everything the founder said.

        A nice guy doesn't do a harmless-looking bait-and-switch ad directing people to the website of that organization, where where people can learn that a woman should reject abortion, even if her doctor says it will kill her.  I'm a woman, so I have first-hand knowledge of this:  I'm a human being, not a disposable incubator.

        This is not a nice guy.

        And I keep seeing people suggesting that maybe he didn't know what this pastor is all about.  Why is it so hard to believe that an evangelical Christian would agree with this church?  

        BTW, this is from Tebow's father's ministry, before it got scrubbed:

        Looks to me like Tebow was raised and homeschooled by crackpots.

        I think he's a hateful little bastard with a good media team.  (I mean, come on -- was the last time a backup QB got a profile and photo shoot in Vogue?)  I don't buy his aw-shucks BS for one second.  He knows exactly what he's doing.  I think he's just ramping up the Christian preaching even more now because even he's starting to think that maybe his NFL career is really over.

        (I'm not sure it's clear that I'm not aiming venom at you.  I just can't stand this guy.  I hope it doesn't seem like I'm attacking you personally.)

      •  Yes as I said in an above post, my sister is good (1+ / 0-)
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        happy camper

        friends with a former coach of his. If anything, Tebow may be somewhat naive and has lived a sheltered life, being hiomeschooled by missionaries and living as a missionary kid with church being his social outlet for many years. College life also was spent with mostly christian campus groups and probably Fellowship of Christian Athletes which is a big group on large university campuses.  

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        by wishingwell on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:03:25 PM PST

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