GLAAD Attacks Tebow for Speaking at Liberty University

GLAAD, the gay rights organization, slammed New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow for speaking at Liberty University's commencement and Wildfire Weekend and not addressing gay rights issues.

Tebow spoke last Friday at the university's commencement and then addressed a conference of male students at the university on Saturday. 

According to GLAAD, though, Tebow was wrong to attend these events because they made "no mention of LGBT issues or acceptance." 

"There are a lot of people who are going to tell you that you can't, that you shouldn't, that you couldn't," Tebow said in his commencement address. "Most of the time those are the people that didn't, that couldn't, that wouldn't … But you can, because we serve a big God and your goals should be as big as the God we serve."

GLAAD also criticized reporters like Fox's Todd Starnes for daring to suggest that the organizations like GLAAD often bullies and intimidates athletes like Tebow who speak at religiously-affiliated universities and institutions. 

In his remarks on Friday, Tebow only spoke positively about life and God and made no mention of social issues whatsoever, but that is still not enough for organizations like GLAAD. 

"You don’t know when you are in your fourth quarter. You don’t know how much time you have left," Tebow said. "Are you ready? Are you willing to finish strong? Are you passionate about the Gospel? Are you willing to not be average but to be an example? Are you going to be great? Are you going to serve others? And are you willing to finish strong?"

Photo credit: Liberty University Facebook page


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