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Tim Tebow involved in Super Bowl commercial controversy?

Found this story in the New York Daily News this morning:

The Heisman Trophy winner will appear in a 30-
second spot for the Christian group Focus on the Family


Appearing with his mother, Pam, the former Florida Gators

quarterback will share a personal story in an
ad called “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.”

The ad is expected to focus on Pam Tebow's difficult
pregnancy and her decision to give birth to Tim
against doctors’ suggestions.

The Tebows are known for their Evangelist
association and missionary work in the Philippines.


“Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our
passion for helping families thrive,” said Jim Daly,

president and CEO of Focus on the Family.

The Tebows said they agreed to appear in the ad
because the issue of life is one they feel very
strongly about.

Focus on the Family said that funding for the spot,
which could run up to $2.8 million, came from “very
generous and committed friends.”

Tim Tebow will enter the NFL Draft in April where he
is expected to be a top 10 pick.

Today on the show we discussed the possibility of CBS airing this commercial. I'm torn on this subject.

I'm a firm believer that everyone should have an opportunity to express their beliefs.

On the other hand, I don't know how comfortable I feel about any advertising with a political or religious agenda airing during the Super Bowl? I feel like there are other outlets for that. Tough Call.

How do you feel about the matter?


Comments

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Michael

I too stand for free speech. Let those commercials air during the after school programming or touched by an angel

Charlie Dol-Fan

If CBS wants to run the ad, let them. The strange part of the story is Tebow being a top 10 pick. Did I miss something?

chris H

"Found this story in the New York Daily News this morning"

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you do realize that your coworker Joe Goodman reported on this yesterday. I'm pretty sure you're allowed to read your own newspaper, aren't you?

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