Tim Tebow’s Super Bowl ad, which hasn’t even been seen yet, is already the center of controversy. Read more about what this ad is about plus see photos and video below.
Tebow’s Super Bowl ad, which features himself and his mother, reportedly narrates Pam Tebow’s story of her becoming pregnant with Tim, having medical complications during that pregnancy and how she ignored the urging of doctors to abort.
The ad, which is funded by Focus on the Family, has come under fire and several women’s groups are requesting that CBS not air the spot during the Super Bowl.
Jehmu Greene, who is the President of Women’s Media Center, is protesting the ad and has the support of many, namely National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority, just to name a few. She said:
“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.”
The 30 second spot gained much publicity after Tebow spoke of the ad with reporters on Sunday.
“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. I’ve always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that’s the reason I’m here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.”
CBS is not backing down though, even amidst the flack they are receiving for their intent to air the ad as planned. A CBS official was a bit surprised by the controversial publicity that the spot has garnered and said, “There’s nothing political or controversial about it.”
What are your thoughts about the Tebow Super Bowl ad? Should CBS go ahead with their plan to air it or should they have rejected it in the first place? Leave me your thoughts. Meanwhile, check out some pictures and a video of Tim below.
Photos: Wikipedia.org/Jameskpoole, Craig O’Neal