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: January 17, 2010, 12:48:53 AM

Tebow and controversy, Super Bowl-style
Posted by John Taylor on January 16, 2010 2:09 PM ET

Tim Tebow's illustrious career on the collegiate football field is over. The former Florida quarterback's penchant for carrying a lightning rod off the field isn't.

According to a report on the Orlando Sentinel's website, Tebow will appear in a 30-second commercial that will run during this year's Super Bowl. And it won't be for Tostitos or Pepsi or Geico.

Rather, it will be on behalf of the pro-life group Focus on the Family. (Uh-oh, I can hear the keyboards pounding even before I'm finished typing this post.)

From the group's website announcing the high-profile Super Sunday partnership:

The 30-second spot from the international family-help organization will feature college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam. They will share a personal story centered on the theme of "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life."

Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the chance to partner with the Tebows and lift up a meaningful message about family and life comes at the right moment in the culture, because "families need to be inspired."

"Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive," Daly said. "They live what we see every day - that the desire for family closeness is written on the hearts of every generation. Focus on the Family is about nurturing that desire and strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values."

As the story goes, Tebow's parents -- who were on a religious mission to the Philippines in the late 80's -- were advised by doctors to have an abortion as Tebow's mother was going through medical issues connected to the pregnancy. She ignored the recommendations, and the baby that was delivered turned out to be one of the greatest football players in the history of the Florida football program.

While it's not known what the specific message of the ad will be, it's expected to be that personal story noted above as part of an overall anti-abortion stance.

Gee, I wonder if this post will get any comments or any type of "intelligent" discussion going...

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#1 : January 17, 2010, 12:50:11 AM

I personally am Pro-Life so I'm happy to see Tebow standing up for what he believes.

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#2 : January 17, 2010, 12:54:43 AM

I am pro choice, but I respect Tebow for standing up for his beliefs.   I sure wish the Bucs had some players like Tebow.

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#3 : January 17, 2010, 12:56:48 AM

Tesus has nads the size of grapefruits which can't be denied.

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#4 : January 17, 2010, 12:59:06 AM

Standing up for beliefs and pushing yours on others are two different things.

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#5 : January 17, 2010, 01:04:21 AM

Do you know the purpose of commercials?

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#6 : January 17, 2010, 01:03:10 AM

Standing up for beliefs and pushing yours on others are two different things.

So he's forcing you to believe like he does?   I don't see him blowing up any abortion clinics. 

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#7 : January 17, 2010, 01:13:42 AM

Do you know the purpose of commercials?

Does it have anything to do with ufo's, bigfoot, or the promotion of gay marriage?   If so, ufojoe will be interested.

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#8 : January 17, 2010, 01:18:44 AM

First of all, It's my belief as a man I have no say in what a woman does with her own body, even if they could be a part of my family or whatnot. I don't however, agree with late-term. That's my only beef with it really.

And secondly, I pity the persons who run these campains. Don't they think that the people who have done it before hurt enough mentally after such a thing? It's not like anyone smiles while doing so. These people would pretty much MAKE someone carry a rapists baby by government force if they could imo. But hey, Mexico's doctors need money too... An I suppose a dirty coat-hanger will do just as good, right?

And last, but not least. What kind of talk would his parents be doing if Tim was born completely retarded, and not a great college football player? Would they have been the "a- holes" (like they treat the people who have had abortions), if they knowingly brought a child in this world that could NOT function all because of their religious beliefs? It's not like she heeded the doctors words or anything in the first place. It was convenient for them, and no one REALLY wants to get one in the first place. It's not a bracelet or anything. They are no better of a person, than someone who has had an abortion, or considering one. Actually, they are worse for throwing it in people's faces imo.

But whatever helps them sleep at night... ::)


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#9 : January 17, 2010, 01:53:19 AM

I am pro choice, but I respect Tebow for standing up for his beliefs. I sure wish the Bucs had some players like Tebow.

I don't understand. Are you saying the Bucs would be a better team if they had more players who supported pro life?


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#10 : January 17, 2010, 02:51:08 AM

If abortion weren't legal (and free here in Canada, woo) my life would absolutely suck. Condoms aren't 100%, not like I use them all the time anyways, but I'm just saying.

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#11 : January 17, 2010, 03:02:31 AM

^^^ Reckless

Just because it's free, doesn't mean Canadian citizens aren't footing the bill.

Anyways, I think pro-choice/life has no business being near a football game, but I guess if they pay well... they'll allow it. I also dislike people who try and force their opinions down your throat.


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#12 : January 17, 2010, 03:08:37 AM

I am pro choice, but I respect Tebow for standing up for his beliefs. I sure wish the Bucs had some players like Tebow.

I don't understand. Are you saying the Bucs would be a better team if they had more players who supported pro life?

I'm saying it would be nice if they had more players who were "good guys".  Instead their players are choking cab drivers.

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#13 : January 17, 2010, 03:11:21 AM

I am pro choice, but I respect Tebow for standing up for his beliefs. I sure wish the Bucs had some players like Tebow.

I don't understand. Are you saying the Bucs would be a better team if they had more players who supported pro life?

I'm saying it would be nice if they had more players who were "good guys".  Instead their players are choking cab drivers.

*pummeling cab drivers
*choking their wives

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#14 : January 17, 2010, 03:11:54 AM

Sorry, my mistake.  ;)
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