Football Player Tim Tebow on What Should Happen in Your Womb

Article excerpt from AlterNet.org By Tana Ganeva

“How stupid would you feel if you aborted the next Tim Tebow, leaving the world with only tens of thousands of other football players?

That’s the nightmare scenario presented in a Focus on the Family ad set to air during the Super Ball. The completely irreplacable Tebow (who’s also left his mark on the world by promoting abstinence till marriage) will appear in the ad with his mom, who ignored the advice of doctors to have an abortion after contracting amebic dysentery, and wants to tell you all about that wise decision. (Several organizations are launching letter-writing campaigns to get CBS execs to change their minds about running the ad.)

Strangely, CBS has rejected issue advertising in the past. In 2004, the network refused to run ads by both PETA and MoveOn.org. The MoveOn ad made the wildly controversial point that Bush had increased the national deficit; PETA’s involved scantily clad women.

Also too edgy for CBS: the notion that Jesus espoused universal. In 2004 the United Church of Christ submitted an ad showing a bouncer blocking a gay couple from entering a Church, with the tagline: Jesus Didn’t Turn People away. Neither do we.

The network rejected the Church’s ad because it “touches on and/or takes a position on one side of a current controversial issue of public importance.”

Read the rest of the article at AlterNet.org.

One Response to “Football Player Tim Tebow on What Should Happen in Your Womb”

  1. I just love this line of reasoning. I’m sure Tim and his mom would love to give the same advice to the proud parents of Hitler or Timothy McVeigh.

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