Nathan R. Jessup

Women's Media Group Trying To Ban Pro-Life Superbowl Ad Featuring Tim Tebow

In freedom, Health Care, Integrity, living free, morality, Religion on January 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

Imagine how damaging a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl might be? People all over the world would be forced to think twice before taking an innocent life-the horror. reports:

Tim Tebow hasn’t even made it to the NFL, but his Super Bowl ad is already creating controversy.

Several women’s groups have argued that the spot, which is believed to be a pro-life ad featuring Tebow and his mother, is an advocacy ad and is inappropriate for Super Sunday.

“An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year – an event designed to bring Americans together,” said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.

Also joining Women’s Media Center in the protest are the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority.

A CBS spokesman said the script for the 30-second ad has been approved and did not feel that any protest would have an impact.

The Tebow advertisement “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life” is sponsored by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, and is thought to revolve around the story of Pam Tebow.

Pam Tebow will likely recount how she became ill while pregnant with her fifth son during a mission in the Philippines. Ignoring doctors’ suggestions to abort the child, she gave birth to Tim who went on to become the celebrated Florida Gators quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner.

Tim Tebow was asked about the ad while preparing for the upcoming Senior Bowl.

“I know some people won’t agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,” Tebow said.

Thirty-second Super Bowl spots are selling for $2.5 million to $2.8 million.

Focus on the Family claims that the funding will not come from their general accounts, but instead was donated by a few “very generous friends.”

The Christian group says the furor over the ad is much ado about nothing.

“There’s nothing political and controversial about it,” said Gary Schneeberger, a spokesman for Focus on the Family. “When the day arrives, and you sit down to watch the game on TV, those who oppose it will be quite surprised at what the ad is all about.”

The Women’s Media Center saved much of the ire and protest specifically for the conservative group.

“By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers,” stated a letter from the women’s group.

UPDATE: HotAir reporting the story.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft covering the story.

UPDATE: (Source-Gateway Pundit)-Progressives say they wish Tim Tebow was never born.

  1. I sincerely hope that this ad would bring hope and healing to women and not the type of condemnation and ridicule that so many have cynically come to expect. That would be the kind of thing that could truly bring people together instead of politicizing this issue and dividing us further. Anything less would be a disappointment.

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