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Grand Opening of 'Largest-Ever Church Building Project' Will No Longer Star Tim Tebow

(UPDATED) Robert Jeffress referred to Tebow as 'wimping out' on First Baptist Church of Dallas' grand opening.

Update (March 1): Pastor Robert Jeffress addressed Tim Tebow's cancellation in front of his Dallas congregation this week. He emphasized how the change of plans would not damper their grand opening celebrations and that the publicity has offered them further opportunities to discuss the gospel in the media. Then, he took a not-so-veiled swipe 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," said Jeffress, who received a standing ovation before he spoke. "God bless men like that."

Tebow has not offered further details on what caused him to cancel his speaking engagement at the church's upcoming Easter event, celebrating the opening of its $130 million building.

Al Mohler wrote for Christianity Today, "For now, the controversy is over Tebow's withdrawal from an invitation extended by an historic church. (Jeffress') statements have been ...

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