Superbowl Ad Set to Run
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO - Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim
Tebow and his mother, Pam Tebow, are set to appear in a pro-life Super
Bowl ad run by Focus On The Family.
Focus on the Family has said the Tebows will share a personal story
centered on the theme "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life."
No details have been released regarding the content of the ad.
consider it likely, however, that the ad will be related to Pam Tebow's
decision to carry her son to term after she had contracted amoebic
dysentery while she was serving as a Christian missionary in the
Philippines. Doctors urged her to have an abortion because drugs she
took to combat the disease might have affected her baby's development;
she ignored their recommendation and gave birth a perfectly healthy
Tim Tebow, who was home schooled before becoming a college football
star and is well known for marking his eye black with scriptural
verses, has also been involved in his family's Christian
Last year he made headlines when, in response to a reporter asking him
if he was "saving himself" for marriage, he said that he was.
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the ad comes
in a time when "families need to be inspired."
"Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping
families thrive," Daly said. "They live what we see every day – that
the desire for family closeness is written on the hearts of every
generation. Focus on the Family is about nurturing that desire and
strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to
live lives rooted in morals and values."
The funds for the ad came from a handful of people who specifically
donated money for the ad; no money from Focus on the Family’s general
fund was used.
"Now that the ad has been shot, we're excited to tell people it's
coming because the Tebows' story is such an important one for our
culture to hear," Daly said. "You won't want to miss it."
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January 18, 2010
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