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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.''
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"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)
Desperate octave-level whining from feminist leftists who are rapidly becoming obsolete.
Sorry, but this is hilarious. Hypocrisy raised to yet another, higher level.
These same groups step forward every year bemoaning the Super Bowl because (allegedly) domestic violence increases as a result of the game.
And, God knows, there is NOTHING violent about abortion. Is there ?
If CBS caves on this for any reason whatsoever, the game and the network should be permanently boycotted.
How many doctors, ministers, school teachers and scientists have been aborted.
We wouldn’t know. We may have killed the next Albert Einstein or the next Abraham Lincoln.
I so pray.
MAY GOD ALWAYS BLESS TIM TEBOW AND HIS FAMILY!
I don't know about you but this family either hosts a SB party or we go to one....great time for getting with family and friends.
Its designed to make a great deal of money for two Sports teams and a lot of Gamblers.
You forgot a few things, like the network that shows the event, bars, the house usually makes the money, the companies that run their ads during the event, etc.
Wouldn't want to make them think about the deed they did in killing their unborn child.
Bad for business, you know.........
The publicity that this STUPID and BIASED request generates is accomplishing their goal of getting their name out to the public which, otherwise, they wouldn’t be able to do. As someone else so brightly pointed out, they could buy their own ad, but that would effect their smugness and probably salaries.
I'd MUCH rather see the Tebow ad than another Cialis/Viagra ad. Enough already with those things.
You mean like how feminist groups use the Super Bowl to divide men and women, by saying it is "the biggest day of the year for violence against women?"
“I think we just accidentally kissed!’
“Quick! Let’s do something manly!”
There are only two parts of "choose life". Choice, which she says she "respects" and then there is "life"--apparently the one which offends her.
they can’t stand the truth.
say it loud, say it proud...”the signature of God is Truth”
Messed up people. They are attacking Tim Tebow and his mother and then accuse them of creating “division.”
Yet we had to suffer Obama informercials during Thanksgiving? Deal with it Libs.
Where was the outrage from the female groups when Janet Jackson flashed her boobs during the Superbowl? How about the NFL being a organization that has high standards. really high standards, drug addicts, ex-convicts and so forth being paid multi millionaire dollar salries. Some professional football players are always getting in trouble. So tebow wants to say something that is personal to him, his mother choose life in spite of the obstacle of death. Yet the NFL was asking in the playoff games this past weekend to text Haiti for relief efforts, celebrating life.
If the women’s groups are upset, let them put up the $$$ and buy time for an ad of their own promoting abortion.
This is what was said about the Tebows - from someone who advocates the "right" to kill and dispose of an innocent child's life who is inconvenient to have around. Beyond incredible.
Okay, they’re not saying...go out and shoot abortion doctors. They’re not saying...go out and bomb abortion clinics. They’re not even saying...go out and yell in front of abortion clinics. They’re just saying...the other guys talk about choice, well, just remember you can choose the other way too. That’s controversial?
yea... who would ever use sports as a medium to convey social change?
sidenote: considering who has finally made it to the playoffs, does make you wonder about whether or not the NFL has gone the way of jai-alai... kind of like the pats in 2001 after 9-11
Very well said! Hypocrisy knows no bounds here.
>> A network spokesman, Dana McClintock, said CBS would ensure that any issue-oriented ad was ‘’appropriate for air.’’
Tebow, dude, your life story might be inappropriate.
I would let loose Tiger on her.
Were these the same women who claimed the Super Bowl was the time of year when men battered women the most? That was a claim repeated over and over based on dubious data. And they want to dominate the Super Bowl? Ads are cheap enough this year, women. Buy your own.
Imagine that. The faux women want to put a stop to the story of Tim Tebow. A true story that may actually hurt their position.