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CBS Accused of Mocking Tim Tebow, Christians by Using 'Homosexual Actor' Neil Patrick Harris in Super Bowl Ad


Conservative web publication World Net Daily is accusing CBS of "pushing a gay agenda" and "mocking Christians" with its new Super Bowl ad, which features Neil Patrick Harris wearing eyeblack in which is written the dates of the game.

Writes WND:

CBS, the television network airing the big game this year, is now using an outspoken homosexual actor to mimic Tim Tebow’s style of trumpeting messages in eyeblack on his face.

During Sunday’s matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens, the network broadcast several spots promoting the network’s upcoming Super Bowl coverage in New Orleans...

...Tim Tebow, known for his Christian faith as well as football, became world famous for proclaiming Bible verses such as John 3:16 on his eyeblack, especially when he played for the University of Florida Gators before going pro.

One football fan who watched the CBS promo Sunday made the connection between Harris and Tebow, saying, “They’re pushing a gay agenda by using him, and they’re mocking Christians at the same time.”

The rag then goes on to note that Harris "makes no secret" of his homosexuality, has received awards from the Trevor Project, and is raising sons with David Burtka they had via surrogate.

Tim Tebow, of course, is no stranger to controversy over his religious eyeblack, nor is he unfamiliar with being drawn into Super Bowl controversy. And eyeblack has been part of at least one controversial sports incident this year, when Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took the field with a gay slur ("maricon") dabbed in his, and was later suspended and fined.


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  1. Variations of this ad use actors from many CBS shows, not just Doogie Howser. They ran over the weekend during the wild card games. I'm sure they will run during the divisional playoffs and the conference championships as well. CBS is broadcasting the Super Bowl and they are promoting that event.

    These alleged Christians think everything is about them.

    Posted by: Gimme a break | Jan 7, 2013 10:34:50 AM

  2. Last time I checked Tebow doesn't have a patent on this type of messaging.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jan 7, 2013 11:04:13 AM

  3. Apples and oranges. Tim Tebow uses his eye black to put specific pro-christian messages via bible verses. Neil Patrick Harris is NOT promoting anything anti-christian or pro-gay. He's simply advertising the superbowl date.

    I think they should insist that Tebow stop putting any kind of messages that non-christians might find offensive.

    Posted by: sparks | Jan 7, 2013 11:25:42 AM

  4. Satire is sadly, something only liberals comprehend.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 7, 2013 12:17:35 PM

  5. so, Beyonce Knowles advert for her show at the halftime of the SuperBowl is trying to encourage people to want TT to be a black man? i'm a bit confused.

    Posted by: vwdavy | Jan 7, 2013 12:33:32 PM

  6. oh come on you sad lil'Christards. yeah. we're mocking you. boohoo.

    and when y'all start offing yourselves at a rate of 1 in 4 then we'll start taking your cries seriously.

    ugh. first world white christian problems.....

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 7, 2013 12:41:23 PM

  7. They can't be that clueless since Tebows vid of him being a huge Nelly queen has like 400,000 views.

    Posted by: Michael | Jan 7, 2013 12:47:02 PM

  8. World New Daily is pretty darn hilarious, though.

    hey, folks! while you're out with your fine-tooth comb looking for gay things to complain about, a bunch of crazymen are loading up on guns and ammo and they're gonna shoot your children in the next few months.

    but don't worry. they don't do anything gay while they're murdering your children. they'll be totes traditionally masculine as they do it. so, yeah.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 7, 2013 12:48:22 PM

  9. Is it just me or does Tebow look a little special needs in that photo

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jan 7, 2013 1:40:58 PM

  10. Oh my word! This is so scandalous, I'm clutching my pearls right now! I simply must get to my fainting couch before I succumb to the vapors!

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 7, 2013 1:50:31 PM

  11. tebow is more of a nelly than Neil

    Posted by: Moz's | Jan 7, 2013 3:14:04 PM

  12. Why is WND even being spared a moment of our time? It is the craziest conservative site out there. Please do not even pretend what they write about is even misguided. They have to work their way UP to misguided. All they actually seem to do is pander to the extreme right in order to sell their weirdo books. It isn't news or is a scam.

    Posted by: dig | Jan 7, 2013 6:47:25 PM

  13. I am not quite sure where/how/why these folks see what they see......yes, NPH is definitely pushing a gay agenda......what an assinine stretch of a crazy imagination..

    Posted by: Bernie | Jan 7, 2013 7:26:13 PM

  14. I love all the followers on here. Form your own identity and stop searching for warm fuzzy feelings in a robustly rediculous way.

    Posted by: phrnfghllkxt | Jan 7, 2013 9:25:18 PM

  15. Both Beyonce and Tim Tebow piss me off to no end. I'm not a big fan of NPH, and I'd rather look at his face than those of Miss 1 Percent and Mr. Football Jeebus.

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Jan 7, 2013 10:44:50 PM

  16. "and when y'all start offing yourselves at a rate of 1 in 4 then we'll start taking your cries seriously."

    Yes, because you see that unless a group has a high suicide rate, its maltreatment is really of no concern. And that's how it goes in Kiwiland.

    I don't see that CBS or NPH did anything anti-Christian here. Sometimes culture warriors get too much adrenaline and see insults where none were intended.

    But I do take issue with the way Kiwi keeps using the gay suicide rate to act as if no one has any right to complain about mistreatment from a particular gay individual. Did WND claim that this alleged case of anti-Christian bigotry came at the request of the entire gay community of America?

    Posted by: Mary | Jan 7, 2013 11:16:41 PM

  17. And yes, that picture DOES make Tebow look sort of special-needs.

    Posted by: Mary | Jan 7, 2013 11:19:56 PM

  18. No one is being "mocked". This is just more of the same cross hogging martyrdom religious nuts are soooo good at.

    Posted by: Natamaxxx | Jan 8, 2013 9:35:00 AM

  19. Is it possible that this was just a clever way of advertising
    I'm getting so tired of everything being thought and over thought and dissected.
    Let's worry about things that matter

    Posted by: Darren | Jan 8, 2013 10:20:51 AM

  20. Once again, someone stole my copy of the gay agenda.

    If christians get this offended by Neil Patrick Harris, then next year the NFL should use Perez Hilton...and then they should keep him. :)

    Posted by: FreeRangeRadical | Jan 8, 2013 9:30:44 PM

  21. Making fun of a fake Christian isn't the same as making fun of a real one.
    (nor is making fun of a closeted gay football player the same as making fun of an out one...)

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 8, 2013 10:36:30 PM

  22. You'd think the eye-black said "Butt-Sex" the way they are overreacting. There is no gay message so the fact the NPH is gay and in the ad, all by itself, is the offense? Well, feck them!

    Posted by: SteveP | Jan 15, 2013 8:40:01 PM

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