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Tim Tebow scheduled to address another anti-gay venue: Liberty University

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Monday, March 4, 2013

Recently, New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow pulled out of a scheduled appearance at Robert Jeffress’ megachurch “due to new information” he received regarding Jeffress’ view. While he never specified what the “new information” was, Tebow was almost certainly referring to Jeffress’ virulent attacks on gays and lesbians, Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Islam and President Obama.

Tim Tebow

Yet just weeks after withdrawing from speaking at Jeffress’s church, Tebow is now set to address Liberty University later this month at a conference geared towards men’s issues in a speech that is closed to the public.

The school was founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell — it is now run by his son — who has blamed gays and liberals for the September 11 attacks, supported racist laws in the U.S. and abroad and attacked the Teletubbies for “modeling the gay life style.”

Liberty University bans gay students and shut down its College Democrats chapter over the party’s views on gay rights. The university has hosted multiple anti-gay conferences and their law school is being sued over its alleged role in helping Lisa Miller disobey a court order and kidnap her daughter to Central America in order to avoid transferring custody to the girl’s other mother, her former partner.

Liberty University’s Vice President and law school dean Mathew Staver has defended the criminalization of homosexuality in Malawi, promoted the dangerous ex-gay therapy and warned that President Obama supports “forced homosexuality.” Furthermore, Staver has claimed that gay rights laws are part of an Antichrist spirit that lead to crime, child molestation and death, along with the destruction of America.

Staver’s fellow Liberty University dean Matt Barber has defended a Nigerian law outlawing homosexual relationships, described the gay rights movement as “Satanic,” claimed that gay youth who committed suicide took their own lives because they “know what they are doing is unnatural,” accused gay rights advocates of supporting pedophilia (along with fascism and Communism) and defined homosexuality as “one man violently cramming his penis into another man’s lower intestine and calling it ‘love.’”

He has also maintained that liberals are like Baal worshippers who hate God and are working with Islamists to destroy Christianity and that Obama should be impeached for backing same-sex domestic partner benefits.

Another professor, Rena Lindevaldsen, has claimed that Satan makes people gay and is behind the LGBT rights movement .

If Jeffress’ anti-gay remarks were too extreme for Tebow, they pale in comparison to the things regularly said by representatives of Liberty University.

Perhaps it is time for Tebow to take another look at some of this “new information” about Liberty.

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27 more reader comments:

  1. :poop:

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:34pm
  2. Haters gonna hate.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:37pm
  3. doesn’t he have a football field to pose at?

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:37pm
  4. Okay, let him speak where he pleases, just don’t support his team or buy his or his team’s crap.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:37pm
  5. Timbow, get with the program.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:38pm
  6. Febow Tucks!

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:39pm
  7. He’s a LOSER….. but we knew that already.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:43pm
  8. You know what “they” say about homophobes……

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:45pm
  9. Who?

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:45pm
  10. Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:47pm
  11. he addressed my alma matter Cincinnati Christian University… the dude isn’t going to end up being an ally… unless he’s in the closet and we just haven’t seen that side of him yet.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:47pm
  12. Well damn! Timmy should just stick with throwing a football and running up and down a field.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:47pm
  13. Who’s still paying attention to this f*cker?

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 1:49pm
  14. hes a sucky football player and hes a piece of shizz human being. i refuse to give this fairy queen any further publicity

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:00pm
  15. see why he’s not in Colorado, people like him will get their day in Hell

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:01pm
  16. His insincere knee drop is shameful and not a great player.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:12pm
  17. If Timbow was truly a decent person, and cared about youth, he wouldn’t have refused to do the video for IT GETS BETTER.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:13pm
  18. Why are we paying any attention to this bigot. I guess he has the right to be a hateful religious ass hole if he wants to be. After all God helps he make touch downs or what ever it is he does with his pathetic life.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:16pm
  19. This is all by a guy who runs around in tights that show off his most masculine parts, and then during and after the game is seen slapping men on their asses…

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:18pm
  20. Didn’t he learn anything from the LAST TIME?

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:27pm
  21. Oh just imagine my surprise…

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:46pm
  22. May the stud will do the same thing that he did at the OTHER hater-school!

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 2:58pm
  23. Tebow can do whatever he wants. He shouldn’t be surprised when people refer to him as a bigot if he’s going to keep bigoted company.

    Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 3:53pm
  24. Im sensing a theme!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 12:13am
  25. Beware. He’s being groomed for politics, and his handlers chose a more “mainstream” evangelical venue. All for show, but this choice of ‘Christian Taliban Lite’ isn’t gonna fly, either. Phobes are phobes.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:28am
  26. So sad since Liberty has many gay graduates – Too bad they don’t step up and demand tolerance.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:45am
  27. Tebow is a bigoted piece of shit and his mother is a whore.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:52am