Watch: Tim Tebow 'Focus on the Family' Super Bowl Commercial


Here's the Tim Tebow spot produced by anti-gay, anti-choice evangelical group Focus on the Family (with help from CBS). It's not clear if this is the spot that will air during the Super Bowl or is one of the pre-game spots set to air four times before the game.

Tebow As reported, the message is delivered subtly.

Says Pam Tebow in the ad: "I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn't make it into this world. I remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well he's all grown up now, and I still worry about his health. Everybody treats him like he's different, but to me, he's just my baby. He's my Timmy, and I love him." 

Adds Tim: "Thanks mom. Love you too."


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  1. It's a shame you liberals are soooo lost! The ad sends a great message. If you knew the Lord you liberals would think differently about the sanctity of life.

    Posted by: Mary | Feb 7, 2010 6:40:16 PM

  2. You people are insane. Recovering alcoholics don't cry about all the beer commercials, what do you care if the mother of an amazing kid wants to express her joy that she didn't have the abortion that the doctors said she should? Get a life.

    Posted by: Kristy | Feb 7, 2010 6:53:42 PM

  3. I don't understand. What is the big deal?

    Posted by: Tell it like it is | Feb 7, 2010 7:10:25 PM

  4. Most importantly - his mother had a choice. Why doesn't she want to extend that right to other women?

    Posted by: steve | Feb 7, 2010 7:10:42 PM

  5. SHE should have been aboreted.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 7, 2010 7:13:34 PM

  6. @MARY: You mean we liberals should think more about the sanctity of life in the same manner as Scott Roeder who assassinated Dr. George Tiller in Dr. Tiller's own church?! Is that the sort of 'sanctitiy of life' to which you refer?

    @KRISTY: We care because we believe people should be able to do with their own bodies what they and their doctors deem acceptable--not what government and other people decide is acceptable. And we care because this ad is pushing Focus on the Family which is a hate group that targets homosexuals.

    Now, MARY and KRISTY, why don't you both trot on back to where you can be around troglodytes like yourself?

    Posted by: peterparker | Feb 7, 2010 7:18:35 PM

  7. Incest, the family ties that really bind, that's what comes to mind. Creepy. (There, I said it.)

    Posted by: jessejames | Feb 7, 2010 7:21:50 PM

  8. Mary, your bible couldn't care squat for the sanctity of life. If only you'd actually read it.

    Posted by: Gyeong Hwa Pak | Feb 7, 2010 7:27:51 PM

  9. OMG! The horror!! The horror!!!

    Posted by: Trot | Feb 7, 2010 7:41:56 PM

  10. That ad would have interested me a lot more if Tim had appeared fluffed in his jockstrap.

    Posted by: Tim TeHo | Feb 7, 2010 7:45:17 PM

  11. Mary, your "Lord" actually endorses abortion, quite often. Try actually reading the bible for a change, rather than listening to your "holy man"'s cherry picking.

    Kristen, it matters because these types of commercials rely upon emotional pleading rather than facts in order to push a dangerous agenda. Yes, any medical treatment should be given long thought before undergoing. More so, I'd say when your child's life is involved. However, what they conveniently leave out of these emotional wrenching stories of rainbows and fluff is that nearly 1 in 2 women in her position die. As in, they no longer exist. As in, not going to be around, ever again.

    Crap like this just serves to make the poorly educated believe that their doctors and those "evil liberals" are trying to make them kill their babies! It's unethical and deceitful, no matter how you try to pretty it up. No matter which way a woman might lean in her decision, she always deserves the truth. Period.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 7, 2010 8:11:32 PM

  12. So, that's it?

    FotF gets weeks of press, conservative AND liberal alike support its right to air the ad, and it's so benign that unless you know what FotF is about, it's just a feel good ad which makes the UCC ads look overly political and hateful.

    If you're a rep of FotF, looks like a 2.5 million well-spent.

    Posted by: DR | Feb 7, 2010 8:12:41 PM

  13. Yeah, DR. That's it. Go to the holocaust museum on a thursday, or whenever. Check out their propaganda section. It's an eye opener. I went with my uncle, and he could barely get through it given his upbringing. wholesome, family positive messages in the service of hate.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 7, 2010 8:16:55 PM

  14. I can see from your posts that you are anti-God, and liberals to boot. The good, will always win out over evil and your posts are pretty evil. Human Beings DO NOT have the right to make a decision to kill another human being, that is what the ad was about. Tim Tebow, was given life, instead of death. No one has the right to kill one of God's creations, not even you.

    Posted by: Kim | Feb 7, 2010 8:53:10 PM

  15. The ad should of had a disclaimer saying abortion is illegal in the Phillipines so the argument is moot in the advertisement.

    On the bright side Tim Tebow cant be US President.

    Posted by: Matt from California | Feb 7, 2010 9:31:45 PM

  16. Really Kim? Cause according to your bible, God seems pretty okay with people killing "his" creations, including children. Try reading. I know, it's a novel idea to actually study your own religion.

    And, btw, last i checked, Jesus was pretty much against judging others. Not to mention that claiming that being liberal makes one "godless" is pretty arrogant and, well, asinine.

    Posted by: LiamB | Feb 7, 2010 9:38:45 PM

  17. "On the bright side Tim Tebow cant be US President."

    Even though most of the birfers would be dead by then, I sure they wouldn't mind it.

    Posted by: Jane Roe | Feb 7, 2010 9:44:06 PM

  18. Tank, just because you don't agree with the ad doesn't make it propaganda, and you have a hell of a lot of nerve comparing an ad about a woman who chose to have a child to Nazi propaganda. That's just ignorant.

    Posted by: DR | Feb 7, 2010 10:01:14 PM

  19. Yes, it's disappointing that a group such as FOTH is very, VERY stupid concerning homosexuality, and some of the human condition in general.

    But what's the deal with this ad? Pro Life or Pro Choice - I have no problem with a group expressing a message not of hate, but love.

    My concern is... what's next? (To quote the right-wingers.) Will their next message of love point to the continued anti-gay misunderstanding?

    I assure you it will. Now, where's OUR expression of love? A dating service ad? Sigh.

    Posted by: TomJ | Feb 7, 2010 10:04:11 PM

  20. I'm almost sure I saw Tim at a gay bar in a face lock with another guy. I think Tim is gay!

    Posted by: Jeff in Florida | Feb 7, 2010 10:33:26 PM

  21. I looked at the second spot on their site. It was nearly identical to the first, except that it ends with Tim tackling his mom out of the camera's frame and then they giggle as she says, "I'm tough."

    I also watched their detailed discussion about this story, and it seems to me it is not what it is being mischaracterized as.

    It has been mentioned here that abortion was illegal in the Philippines, and she never says that anyone was knowingly suggesting that she have one. Instead, she says that the doctor in the Finipino town where she was living misdiagnosed her as not being pregnant with a baby but, rather, having a tumor that needed to be removed.

    The commercial's message really never says much more than "We're sure glad our Timmy survived." But the peculiar situation in which she found herself in a third-world country two decades ago would seem virtually non-applicable to the abortion debate in the developed world in 2010.
    Still, her husband looks into the camera at the end of the (internet-only) story, firmly telling girls "Don't. Kill. Your Baby."

    Posted by: GregV | Feb 7, 2010 10:52:55 PM

  22. well, they gay dating ad did not make it is a sad thing. FOF ad wasn't as bad as the other say it is.

    The worse part is now the Extream Right side will use our word to go against us say we are anti anything that is not gay. Are the movement getting so stupid? We should get all the fact before we attack!

    I think CBS might take that gay dating ad if they don't kiss. Hold hand and lock eyes is good enough, don't need the make out. They are not that handsome anyways. People watch the games want something relax in between, so offer something like that to them. Not selling 2 not so good looking guys kissing on TV. Come on. Too heavy tase in gay love. They should push for universal love between 2 human being not some special love between us.

    Universal love cannot be single out by the extream right group. It is more excepten by those don't understand what to be Gay. It is not sex but the emotion attachment between two human being regardless their sex. That the image we should sell to the the public.

    Posted by: Lawrence | Feb 7, 2010 11:30:27 PM

  23. "Tank, just because you don't agree with the ad doesn't make it propaganda,"

    No, the fact that they it was never explicitly mentioned that pro-choice is wrong makes it propaganda.

    "and you have a hell of a lot of nerve comparing an ad about a woman who chose to have a child to Nazi propaganda. That's just ignorant."

    You're a fool. If you can't see the parallel between the inhenret message of a desire to strip an entire demographic of a right to choose and the the stripping of all human rights of another demographic, you are a simple minded person. You are an agent of intolerance, and we are done.

    Posted by: TANK | Feb 8, 2010 12:03:50 AM

  24. I have no objections to the ad itself.

    It is an appropriate and tastefully done advertisement. But fundamentally, it does not change anything politically for me. Mrs. Tebow's belief that she made the right choice notwithstanding, I see no reason to legally prohibit others from making a different choice. While I don't doubt that she's earnest, the mere profession of faith does not give one the right to impose punitive sanctions against others. They have just as much right to be free from her faith as she does to practice it.

    That's the problem with the Republicans.

    They can never seem to separate their personal preferences from matters of public policy. There's no wall between the public and the private with them. There's no wall between church and state. There's no wall between means and ends. While there are plenty of racist, sexist, and homophobic scoundrels in the Democratic Party, at least they don't try to interject their bigotry into the penal code. More than anything, it is this sort of general pettiness that makes it impossible for minorities in particular - who know what arbitrary and unjust laws can do to a community - to justify voting for the GOP.

    Posted by: John | Feb 8, 2010 12:23:58 AM

  25. David Ehrensqueen was aborted by his mammy.

    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Feb 8, 2010 12:30:27 AM

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