Tim Tebow (left) preaching the gospel - Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress says Tebow will ultimately make an appearance at his church, which shares the same values as Tebow's church
After Tim Tebow canceled his scheduled April appearance at anti-gay megachurch First Baptist Church of Dallas, pastor Robert Jeffress isn't going down without a fight; And he's actually making a lot of sense.
Jeffress has pointed out that Tebow's home church, the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, teaches the same anti-gay rhetoric as Jeffress. He told CNN:
They certainly believe what we do, that salvation is through Christ alone, and about homosexuality. Tim confirmed that to me last night, that they believe exactly what we do about homosexuality.
Just as Twitter was lighting up with the word that Tebow was taking a knee, Jeffress said the quarterback sent him another text message, telling the pastor that "some advisers around him had counseled him that he needed to go ahead and not come and he was going to stick with that decision."
Whatever ultimately happens, Jeffress said the controversy will not stop him from villifying gay people and the homosexual lifestyle.