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Posted on 01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST by Steelfish
CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.
''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women's Media Center.
The center was coordinating the protest with backing from the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other groups.
CBS said it has approved the script for the 30-second ad and has given no indication that the protest would have an impact. A network spokesman, Dana McClintock, said CBS would ensure that any issue-oriented ad was ''appropriate for air.''
The ad -- paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family -- is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987 with a theme of ''Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.'' The controversy over the ad was raised Sunday when Tebow met with reporters in Mobile, Ala., before beginning preparations for next weekend's Senior Bowl.
''I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe,'' Tebow said. ''I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it.''
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
"After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her fifth child and gave birth to Tim, who went on to win the 2007 Heisman Trophy while helping his Florida team to two BCS championships."
Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO
It’s designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.
The liberal facists have spoken.
It divides all right. It divides the humane from the human haters.
Let’s not have a guest appearance from Barry either - way too divisive.
CBS should air it anyways. To hell with special interest groups.
I truly despise these “women’s groups”. They don’t care about the ads that show women in bikinis or less, but are offended by a beautiful story about life?! Give me a break. Idiots!
most of these fembots have barren uteros anyhow or they use tools..
Hmmm...I didn’t realize that the pro-abortion position was “uniting”.....who knew?
Likely?? They don't even know and want to stop the ad. WTH God forbid people express thier views of something. Please save us from these morons.
If CBS does a “Roger Goodell” and backs down on this ad. they are chicken poop.
heck, Roger “no guts” Goodell would call Tim Tebow a great man and then give a lecture about standards and regulations. and then drop the add.
They're supposedly all about choice. Well, so is the ad. Someone chose to do the right thing, and they're furious about it.
I hope Tebow has a long NFL career and talks about the Truth of Christ and Life for 25 years.
Here’s prayers out for a long and outspoken career.
“Since when was the Superbowl designed to bring people together. LMAO. Its designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.”
Yeah, my jaw dropped when I read that. The banshees behind this protest have no clue at all what a sports event is.
Actually, a slight clarification...it's designed to make money for the TV station by selling ads, and the ads are purchased mostly by corporations so they can sell product to make lots of money...but placing an ad to celebrate life is only considered "divisive" by liberals who hate life.
I bet many, many men and women have missed out on all their financial dreams coming true because they aborted a genius, or star, or athlete, or . . .
Hey Jehmu, buy your own damn ad.
Liberal “D-Baggers” are generally fruits.
Fruits don’t get into football, ergo, you have nothing to lose by airing the “controversial” ad.
“An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year — an event designed to bring Americans together,’’ said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.”
So what’s your take “Jehmu” on Keithie Olberman’s involvement with the NFL?
(Ms. Greene on the left)
I'll bet she "advised" Hillary (and probably Huma, too)
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