Tim Tebow announced on Twitter that he will no longer appear at First Baptist Church of Dallas after it caused a national uproar among homosexual activists. The announcement blindsided church officials and led some Christian leaders to wonder if Tebow was appeasing left-wing activists.

“While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ’s unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance,” Tebow wrote in a series of tweets Thursday morning. “I will continue to use the platform God has blessed me with to bring Faith, Hope and love to all those needing a brighter day. Thank you for all of your love and support. God Bless!”

Tebow did not elaborate on what that “new information” might have been.

But sources close to First Baptist Church tell Fox News the NFL quarterback cancelled his appearance in part over the uproar surrounding the church’s position on traditional marriage.

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