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  •  Why is that so hard to believe? (5+ / 0-)

    I never heard of this joker in Texas before. Why is it assumed his reputation is known perfectly by all?

    •  Maybe I'm expecting too much (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, nota bene

      but I would think you'd google someone before agreeing to appear at an event with their person/product/cult/whatever.  Doesn't he have PR people and handlers and whatnot?

      •  Yes that's poosible (2+ / 0-)
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        wishingwell, a2nite

        It's also possible he was asked to appear at a church and he said yes.  I am not not sure religious people hire PR flacks to rate churches.

        Doesn't he have PR people and handlers and whatnot?
        I assume he has a sports agent. No, I do not assume he has a full-time staff other than that. He has a few years of football player money, not Donald Trump money.
      •  I wondered that too, Eric, as these sports agents (2+ / 0-)
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        Cassandra Waites, a2nite

        tend to be involved in these kind of decisions or at least know about when their athlete is scheduled to make an appearance. The only thing is maybe Tebow told no one else, thinking this was not an appearance as a football player but just as a christian. I am wondering if Tebow does not tell his agent and other handlers what he does in terms of church stuff.

        Most agents would not be happy that he planned to speak there in the first place.  I am thinking agent found out this was scheduled and had a long talk with Timmmy.

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        by wishingwell on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:56:35 PM PST

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    •  Unless someone is like Phelps, (1+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund

      it's even possible for some people in the community to not know which churches are virulently homophobic versus just not welcoming. It's not like they stick it out on the sign.

      If they don't post sermon audio online or broadcast on a local access channel, it can be pretty hard to get information about just what happens in the worship services without attending a few times.

      The church I grew up in was fairly homophobic, but it was all veiled digs in sermons about 'traditional families' and a passive assumption in Sunday School classes that well of course all Christians know gay folks are going to burn. The real nastiness - which was still fairly mild, as such things go - was in member-to-member talk in the halls and socialization moments before and after services and classes that a visitor would NEVER be a witness to. And even those were rare moments, because of the presumption that everyone present already thought that way anyway, same as hardly anyone ever discusses the sky being blue (one of the reasons it took so long for me to figure out how anti-gay that church really WAS at heart).

      But then, I left as a young woman. For all I know, the older adults and especially the men might have had even more virulently homophobic discussions a 'modest little SBC future-of-the-faith lady' like they thought I was would never have been exposed to because of gender-bias. And that was with years of membership.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 03:24:17 PM PST

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