CBS: Christian Ad Will Not Be Pulled During Super Bowl

Women's groups are calling on CBS to scrap a planned Super Bowl ad featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

A protest letter sent to CBS says the ad "uses sports to divide rather than to unite." The National Organization for Women is among the groups backing the protest.

A spokesman says CBS approved the script and gave no indication the protest would have an impact.

The Christian group Focus on the Family paid for the 30-second ad. It's expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987. After getting sick on a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored doctors' recommendations to have an abortion and gave birth to Tim.

The Heisman Trophy winner has led Florida to two BCS titles.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 at 05:41 AM
    All that hostility the Pro-Choicers felt at the thought of airing this commercial. It was a good commercial that probably would have gone unnoticed if not for the Pro-Choice movement-now that's ironic!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    Not innocent for long, you sound like you are straight out of Tom Cruise's movie "Minority Report"...that is scary thinking.
  • by Not innocent for long. Location: ENC on Feb 2, 2010 at 06:29 PM
    Many believe abortion is murder. Wouldn't it be neat if the mothers of the people on death row had decided to have an abortion instead having a baby that grew up to be a murderer or rapist? I guess an innocent victim would still be invloved, but they would only be innocent from a developmental standpoint. Once they were born and matured, they weren't innocent at all.
  • by amazed Location: NC on Feb 2, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Voice of reason, I don't know you and guess what, I'm so glad!!! I have never met a christian more rigid in their thinking than you have shown in your comments. If your way is the only way, God Help US All. Oh wait,that's right you said there is no god. You're the only all-knowing one!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 2, 2010 at 03:04 PM
    The Voice of Reason, really? There is no god? Thanks for sharing your mission and who you are......
  • by Data Man on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM
    His mom just believed GOD insead of man!! She heard from GOD and thats it!!! I dont think the video is anti-abortion but I think it will show that if you have a plan and GOD is in it then HE will make it happen!!
  • by Realistic Person Location: Greenville on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    Whoever has the money can buy the advertisement placement. Wrigleys sells chewing gum. Xtians sell Jesus. Same thing. Funny thing is, I have zero need of either salesman or product. But who cares? This is just a super bowl ad. Does everything need to be a controversy? Let it go people. Diversity is awesome.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    If you are reading this post, then you were allowed the 'Gift of Life'; thank God for your Mother. P.S. If you do not want to be 'inconvenienced' by that little unborn person, then think twice, three times, before allowing yourself to be impregnated. How's that for telling it like it should be? If you are tough enough to sport the hair/jewelry/nails/clothing, then sport your Responsibility also. Choose Life for your unborn child, or choose Death; it's your choice.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on Feb 2, 2010 at 11:19 AM
    So what if he conveys an anti-abortion message? So what? Isn't it his 'Freedom of Speech'? Yes, it is. Only the guilty-feeling women, who've committed abortion, or want it as their option, will take offense, as it will make them remember/or think ahead about what they have done, or may do; take an unborn, defenseless life in a horrible, painful, cruel way. Here is a link to show you just how serious this issue is: Hey! American Women who are pro-abortion; how about taking precautions before you have the 'fun'? If you have the 'fun' then, you should take the responsibility. That is the harsh truth, and the harsh truth should make you think before you 'trash yourself up', and kill that little Human Being.
  • by LTC-be-TC on Feb 2, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    Fanaticism or overt Ambition,is not a Christian virtue!All of us must endeavor to be,the very best we can with the talents and gifts that God has given us,only so that we glorify God.The truth is,being in front of people with a God-given gift and ability to express yourself in words,and given the position to expound God’s Word, is a seductively powerful force.People who seek to glorify God with their teaching,have a temptation of the sound of your own voice becoming the thing you are most in love with.There's the temptation to give into a subtle egoism which gives you elation at hearing yourself talk.The more you hear yourself, the less you can be taught by anyone,but yourself.Godly teachers are subject to this.It can become an intoxicating addiction to hear your voice,to see people respond!IF someone ever says that they are not affected,that they have never been speaking and filled with a desire to listen to themselves with approval–they’re lying.It should be JESUS not us they hear.

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