Monday, February 8, 2010

Tim Tebow's Super Bowl Ad

So leading up to the Super Bowl, I heard lots about Tim Tebow's ad, how it was supposed to be very pro-life/anti-abortion. I don't know the full story, but my understanding is that his mom had some complications with his pregnancy, was told she might die if she went through with the pregnancy, but went through with it anyway.

Now I heard a lot about how it was very controversial that this commercial would air during the Super Bowl. I don't know how upset people actually were, or bothered by the idea, but I certainly saw lots of headlines about it.

Now that I've seen the ad, all I can think is, "Really? That's it?" I mean, I half expected him to be firebombing an abortion clinic or something the way people were carrying on about this. But the ad was very simple, with Tebow's mom telling a little story, and him running in to "tackle" her, adding a little humor to the scene.

I don't support "Focus on the Family," I do think a woman should have a right to decide what to do, especially in the case of her life being at risk as well, but really, this ad was no big deal. I don't know what the big deal is or was about it.
So good for Tim Tebow, standing up for what he believes in, even if some might find it controversial. And again, what was the big deal?

If you haven't seen the ad, here it is. This is the best copy I could find:

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