THE TIM TEBOW AD – THAT’S IT?
Posted by Andrew Roman on February 8, 2010
So, let me see if I got this straight…
All the controversy was over that?
That’s what all the rowdydow was about?
The much talked-about, hotly-debated, hyper-contentious Super Bowl ad featuring 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, that had pro-abortionists across the map frothing at the mouth did not contain the word “abortion.” It did not use the phrases “right to life” or “pro life.” Tim’s mom, Pam, who was the main focus of the ad, never talked about her decision to avoid terminating her pregnancy, never mentioned making the choice to “keep her baby,” and never even used the word “life.” In fact, this wonderfully sentimental, but thoroughly benign ad, couldn’t have been less controversial if it had to be. The only indication at all that this ad had anything to do with the “pro life” movement was when the final screen featuring the words “Focus On the Family.com – Celebrate family. Celebrate life.” appear.
Here is the exact text of the ad:
Mrs. Tebow: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I can 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. You know, with all our family’s been through, you have to be tough.
(Tim comes roaring in and “tackles” his Mom. Mom quickly pops back up).
Mrs. Tebow: Timmy, I’m trying to tell our story here.
Tim: Sorry about that, Mom.
(Focus On the Family Screen pops up).
Tim: “You still worry about me, Mom?”
Mrs. Tebow: “Well, yeah. You’re not nearly as tough as I am).
This is what the national panty-twisting was all about? Are you kidding me? Bugs Bunny wearing a bra to disguise himself from Elmer Fudd was more controversial than this.
See for yourself (if you haven’t already):
How shall America recover from this?