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Tim Tebow Shoots Super Bowl Ad for Anti-Gay Focus on the Family

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Tim Tebow, the University of Florida quarterback known to inscribe Bible verses into his eye black, has shot a commercial for anti-gay Christian group Focus on the Family set to air during the Super Bowl. The likely message of the ad, which he shot with his mother, is anti-abortion:

"Pam Tebow contacted amoebic dysentery while on a Philippines mission, and the bacterial infection sent her into a coma. Upon recovery, doctors urged Pam to have an abortion because of the damage to her body. Tebow was born healthy on Aug. 14, 1987... Jim Daly, Focus on the Family president and chief executive officer, said in a statement that the Tebows’ message about family comes at the right moment in the culture because 'families need to be inspired.' The commercial was shot in Orlando. 'Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive,' Daly said. 'Focus on the Family is about … strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values.' Super Bowl ads are expected to run around $2.8 million dollars for the 100 million viewers. But the Tebows produce financial draw."

Focus on the Family donated $727,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California. Its founder, James Dobson, has been outspoken against gay issues, most recently the federal hate crimes bill.

The ad is the first Super Bowl ad in FoF's history.

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  1. Are steroid injections also part of God's plan?

    Posted by: Denis | Jan 16, 2010 7:59:35 PM


  2. Fuck this douche. NO tolerance, no acceptance, and no forgiveness. Hate to say it, but this guy is the stereotype. Dumb scum.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 16, 2010 8:12:34 PM


  3. Hebrews 8:4.

    They cannot explain it away as much as they'd like too.

    Posted by: New jersey Girl | Jan 16, 2010 8:23:39 PM


  4. What can be done to induce the media arm of the NFL to drop this add?

    Posted by: James Parmley | Jan 16, 2010 8:27:48 PM


  5. disgusting

    Posted by: KFLO | Jan 16, 2010 8:33:08 PM


  6. The point all these folks are missing is that abortion is a personal choice. It's great their story turned out this way, but it could have just as easily turned out very very bad. Bottom line, they should stop trying to impose their beliefs on others. What is wrong with these people?

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 16, 2010 8:36:24 PM


  7. And Hebrews 8:11...

    Posted by: James Parmley | Jan 16, 2010 8:36:52 PM


  8. Didn't the NFL reject an anti-bush ad from Moveon to air during the superbowl a couple years ago because they said they don't allow advocacy during the game?

    WTF

    Posted by: Cory | Jan 16, 2010 8:39:50 PM


  9. Damn! I wish this bigoted hypocrite would have his embarrassing Jimmy Swagart moment sooner rather than later so that he can proclaim to all who idolize him that he has sinned and beg forgiveness.

    The sooner it happens the sooner we can forget one more phony.

    Posted by: rwvaughn | Jan 16, 2010 8:46:04 PM


  10. While I strongly disagree with his position on the subject, I have very little problem with Tim Tebow shooting an ad to advocate for the anti-choice position--everyone is entitled to an opinion after all. The problem is that he partnered with Focus On The Family. *That* is the truly disgusting part of this story.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 16, 2010 8:46:51 PM


  11. I'd still fuck him! ....just much more ruthlessly than I'd've otherwise done before.

    Posted by: Blake | Jan 16, 2010 8:52:17 PM


  12. Blake, thanks for putting things into perspective.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 16, 2010 8:56:03 PM


  13. If somebody wants to pay to put the story of my poor son, that lived through 14 days of pain and hell only to die, I can show these people the other side of the story. If I knew he would be born with a disease that no child has ever survived early in the pregnancy would we have had an abortion and saved him, our family and our surrogates family all that pain? Hell yes.

    Fuck these people and their lucky story. Where was their loving god in our circumstance? Nobody wants abortion, but to abolish it is to deny the intellectual core of our humanity.

    Posted by: James | Jan 16, 2010 8:56:38 PM


  14. Agree with Cory. These type of ads aren't allowed per the NFL's own rules. What gives? Complain to CBS about this ad buy!

    Posted by: unruly | Jan 16, 2010 9:12:48 PM


  15. And he wears a purity ring. Really? A virgin? When he gets drafted maybe it be to a city above the mason dixon line so he can learn a thing or two about the real world.

    Posted by: Tim | Jan 16, 2010 9:17:38 PM


  16. ^ It doesn't count if it's in the ass and you pull out before you blow your load, or so a devout Christian once told me.

    Posted by: Blake | Jan 16, 2010 9:29:43 PM


  17. HEY! Focus on Family. How about you spend that $2.8 million dollars HELPING families in need???

    Aside from my constant rant about the money they could be spending on the needy, what's their target audience with the Super Bowl ad? People who get drunk watching the game, hook up with their girlfriend (or their friend's girlfriend), then get her pregnant and not have an abortion because they saw this ad?

    Posted by: Ray | Jan 16, 2010 9:33:08 PM


  18. If they want to waste a couple of million dollars on this dribble, I say more power to them. At least they're not using it for something more insidious.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 16, 2010 9:46:41 PM


  19. Its even worse, Cory, they rejected an ad from the Unitarian Church once that *gasp* showed a gay couple being accepted into a religious organization.

    They only reject political ads that will upset the fundies.

    Posted by: Scott | Jan 16, 2010 9:46:45 PM


  20. Well, it can't be anti-gay...http://www.towleroad.com/2007/09/a-kiss-between-.html

    Posted by: Cameron Johnson | Jan 16, 2010 9:51:46 PM


  21. If they ever actually do find a genetic cause for homosexuality, and expectant parents start aborting fetuses that test positive for the "gay gene", how much you want to bet a lot of gay people start becoming "pro life."

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscume | Jan 16, 2010 9:58:38 PM


  22. Look at it this way: It's $2.8 million they won't have to promote their next Marriage Inequality initiative.

    Posted by: HW In SoCal | Jan 16, 2010 9:58:50 PM


  23. How much do you want to bet a lot of christian conservatives start becoming pro-abortion far faster? You simpleminded trolling shitbag.

    Posted by: Blake | Jan 16, 2010 10:03:34 PM


  24. Disappointing, but he's still hot, so it's a push.

    Posted by: Mark in ATL | Jan 16, 2010 10:07:46 PM


  25. Okay, he and his birth mother have chosen sides. They have chosen to help fund one of the most heinous and hateful organizations in America that wants you all dead. Oh, but so what he's hot, right?

    Posted by: niles | Jan 16, 2010 10:22:20 PM


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