Bryan Fischer of the Christian conservative American Family Association (AFA) has claimed that Tim Tebow has put his eternal salvation in jeopardy over his decision to cancel a speaking appearance at an anti-gay church.

Tebow, the 25-year-old NFL quarterback known for sharing his Christian faith with fans, had agreed to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas, the megachurch lead by Robert Jeffress.

Right Wing Watch has documented Jeffress as describing “gay and lesbians as 'perverse,' 'miserable' and 'abnormal' people who engage in an 'unnatural' and 'filthy practice' that will lead to the 'implosion of our country.' Jeffress argues that the gay community employs Chinese 'brainwashing techniques' in order to have homosexuality 'crammed down our throats.'”

In a series of tweets, Tebow announced that he was backing out of the gig.

“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. 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 your love and support. God Bless!”

In a column published Thursday, Fischer said Tebow has put his eternal salvation in jeopardy.

And during his Focal Point radio program, he accused Tebow of caving to the “bigoted bullies at Big Gay.”

“Homosexual activists,” Fischer said, now have “another scalp to hang on the wall; they got another notch in the belt.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)