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
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?