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Tebow: I Lost Endorsement Opportunities over Pro-Life Ad
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/19/10 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 04/19/2010 3:56:59 PM PDT by wagglebee

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Tim Tebow recently told a sold-out crowd at Lipscomb University that "multiple companies told him before the Super Bowl that they could not let him represent their products if he went ahead with his pro-life commercial at the Super Bowl," according to the Palm Beach Post.

However, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and pro-life celebrity went on to say that, "losing sponsors was a small price to pay for the ability to spread his message about family and faith."

The story of Tim and mother Pam Tebow, who was advised to abort Tim after she contracted amoebic dysentery while pregnant in the Philippines, was the center of a Focus on the Family-sponsored ad that ran during the Superbowl in February. The ad became the center of a nationwide uproar after top pro-abortion groups, without ever having seen the ad, drew massive attention to it by lobbying CBS to reject it.

However, while the ad ultimately made no mention of abortion, and essentially directed viewers to the Focus on the Family website to learn the real story behind Tim's birth, its impact was still significant: a study released in February suggested that as many as 1.7 million pro-abortion viewers may have reconsidered their stance after watching the short advertisement.

Despite the controversy over the ad, Palm Beach Post reporter Ben Volin notes that the former Florida Gators quarterback nonetheless enjoys ties with major brands such as EA Sports and Nike.

Because he has graduated and is no longer a member of the NCAA, Tebow is free to market endorsements. The football star has indicated that, as in other aspects of his career, he will let his beliefs define his path, and will therefore stay with companies whose message he agrees with, according to the Post.

"I'm very relational based," said Tebow. "So if I feel great with the people that I'm working with, if I feel that we're on the same page and that they have the same interests as me, that they're high character, that they're loyal and they believe in a positive message, then that's the type of people that I want to work with."

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Gentle Tebow Ad Has Big Impact
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10022213.html

Pro-Aborts Clash over Short, Sweet Tebow Ad
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10022213.html


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"I'm very relational based," said Tebow. "So if I feel great with the people that I'm working with, if I feel that we're on the same page and that they have the same interests as me, that they're high character, that they're loyal and they believe in a positive message, then that's the type of people that I want to work with."

There's no sense in taking money from those who want you to deny your faith.

1 posted on 04/19/2010 3:56:59 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 04/19/2010 3:57:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 04/19/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Tebow has an even greater endorsement from the Prince of Peace.


4 posted on 04/19/2010 3:58:16 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: wagglebee

He will do fine. I hope the Bucs get him. We are going to need him after this dismal upcoming season.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 3:58:29 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: wagglebee

Good for him. If a company thinks it would lose sales by having an endorser who is pro-life, they’re probably selling something a decent person doesn’t want to endorse.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 3:58:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: wagglebee

I wished he’d name names of these “multiple companies”.


7 posted on 04/19/2010 4:01:19 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: wagglebee

I wish he’d tell us which ones.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 4:01:39 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: wagglebee

Way to go Tim! Oh that there were more men in this world like Tim. (see my tag!)


9 posted on 04/19/2010 4:01:43 PM PDT by nfldgirl (Tim Tebow=our real life (Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love...) Michael!)
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To: screaminsunshine

I’d like the Saints to get him. What better place for him? Not just the name, but studying under Brees - the last quarterback who supposedly had the same defects that Tebow is supposed to have.

I would like to see names. Of course, if he releases those, he needs to be able to prove it.


10 posted on 04/19/2010 4:01:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (Obama's favorite carol: Hark The Herald Angels Sing About Me)
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To: wagglebee

Having integrity, values, a love of the true gift of life and a humble belief in God is a bitch, ain’t it?!


11 posted on 04/19/2010 4:03:06 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: wagglebee
There's no sense in taking money from those who want you to deny your faith.

I have a 17 yr old son that thinks this guy is the greatest. A Christian who doesn't just talk the talk, but walks the talk.

12 posted on 04/19/2010 4:04:59 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wagglebee

Two things:

1) The commercial was not anti-abortion. It was pro-family.

2) Obviously the “pro-choice” crowd doesn’t actually like choices.


13 posted on 04/19/2010 4:05:57 PM PDT by avacado
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To: screaminsunshine
Seems to me if he is successful in the NFL, sponsors will return.
14 posted on 04/19/2010 4:06:59 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: wagglebee

If he is lucky, on Draft Day we can call him Round Two Timmy.


15 posted on 04/19/2010 4:07:09 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Ingtar

No way we need him in Tampa. After this season we will be ready to rebuild. We will get more top draft picks and a new coaching staff. Tebow will be a big help in a couple years. We love the Gators around here and he would get people to go to the games.


16 posted on 04/19/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Tax-chick

“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?”

Mark 8:36


17 posted on 04/19/2010 4:16:37 PM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: El Cid

Right on. name them so we can ignore them.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 4:17:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: trumandogz

See you don’t like his throwing any better than the scouts. How do we know the sponsors aren’t there because he is not a top round pick?


19 posted on 04/19/2010 4:17:20 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: wagglebee

The only problem with this article:

I sure wish he’d name the names of all the companies that didn’t want to use him because of the ad.

I’m always looking for a few more names for my DO NOT BUY list.


20 posted on 04/19/2010 4:17:22 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: screaminsunshine
We are going to need him after this dismal upcoming season.

Him and a cast of dozens. 2002 seems so long ago, now.

21 posted on 04/19/2010 4:18:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Miss Gruden yet?


22 posted on 04/19/2010 4:20:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: wagglebee

The Media and Pop Culture Vilify Tebow while - in the same breath - they praise and adore Tiger Woods. It’s so depressing.


23 posted on 04/19/2010 4:21:09 PM PDT by Tunaofthemall
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To: wagglebee

I’d like to know more about those lost endorsements so I can abort their products.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 4:22:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: wagglebee

Good job saying “No” to them, Tim Tebow. Shows you have great character, may God bless you for it


25 posted on 04/19/2010 4:31:08 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: screaminsunshine
Miss Gruden yet?

Heck, I still miss Dungy.

26 posted on 04/19/2010 4:35:22 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: tutstar

GniP


27 posted on 04/19/2010 4:39:00 PM PDT by Nightshift (Faith is something everyone has. The question is faith in what?)
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To: El Cid

Ditto.


28 posted on 04/19/2010 4:39:37 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: avacado
Very well stated.

(And true.)

29 posted on 04/19/2010 4:42:20 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: wagglebee
I see SOOOOO many parallels between Tim Tebow and Sarah Palin. In the football world, particularly among fans, you either love him or hate him. And much of the hate is based on his unabashed faith and pro-life stance. Never thought I could see men hate so much but the vitriol toward Tebow from me rivals that of women toward Palin.

It is my wish that at some point, Tebow joins Sarah at a rally and multiple liberal heads explode.

30 posted on 04/19/2010 4:42:28 PM PDT by rintense
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To: PhiKapMom
His throwing motion is vastly improved in just a few short months. His segment on ESPN with Jon Gruden was really good. He tossed the ball in a hot potato drill and never once drifted from his new motion. At the end, the high school kids (Gruden's kid was one of them) huddled up and said, 'Tebow! On 3!' Tim quickly corrected them and said, 'Hard Word! On 3!'.

They listened.

Tim will make a fine NFL quarterback. And an even better ambassador for his faith.

31 posted on 04/19/2010 4:44:57 PM PDT by rintense
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To: wagglebee

I’m a UT Vols fan, but Tebow has my utmost respect, and I will follow his NFL career very closely.


32 posted on 04/19/2010 4:44:59 PM PDT by camp_steveo
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That should be Hard Work! On 3!


33 posted on 04/19/2010 4:46:13 PM PDT by rintense
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To: buccaneer81

I wish we could get him back. he helped Plant get the state title.


34 posted on 04/19/2010 4:47:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: verity
Seems to me if he is successful in the NFL, sponsors will return.

If he's successful, he won't need sponsors........

35 posted on 04/19/2010 4:48:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: PhiKapMom
In the NFL they don't care about your religion, your stance on abortion, your politics or your virginity, instead they only care about your skills.

And thus far Tim has not proved himself and if he does he will get endorsements like Peyton Manning. If he does not, he will get endorsements like Ryan Leif.

36 posted on 04/19/2010 4:48:16 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: wagglebee

I’m gonna go out on a limb here. I don’t know what kind of NFL career Mr. Tebow will have, but I predict that when that’s over, he will make a serious mark on the world in one or more of (a) coaching; (b) politics; or (c) the ministry.


37 posted on 04/19/2010 4:49:00 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed imposter")
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To: screaminsunshine

As long as the Glazers own the team, they’re simply going to use it as a cash flow cow for Manchester United. How sad is that?


38 posted on 04/19/2010 5:03:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: wagglebee

I certainly hope Tim isn’t sorry that he endorsed life first!


39 posted on 04/19/2010 5:04:09 PM PDT by Salvation ( "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wagglebee
he should name them so they don't get any more of our money...
40 posted on 04/19/2010 5:08:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: buccaneer81

Back to the Culverhouse method.


41 posted on 04/19/2010 5:13:23 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: screaminsunshine
Back to the Culverhouse method.

Yeah. No local TV for home games...

42 posted on 04/19/2010 5:18:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Right. You have to go to the bar with satellite and drown your sorrows in a tall cold draft. Or go to the stadium and buy cheap unused tickets. They might win 5 if they get some breaks.


43 posted on 04/19/2010 5:29:54 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: wagglebee

The world is turned upside down.


44 posted on 04/19/2010 5:36:55 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Bye bye Miss American Freedom. When did we vote for Communism?)
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To: Tax-chick; wagglebee

“Good for him. If a company thinks it would lose sales by having an endorser who is pro-life, they’re probably selling something a decent person doesn’t want to endorse.”

I wish I knew the company names, so that I could make sure not to buy them.


45 posted on 04/19/2010 5:43:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Salvation
Like everyone else, Tim needs to prove himself in the NFL before he gets endorsements.
46 posted on 04/19/2010 5:46:24 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: wagglebee
Tim Tebow recently told a sold-out crowd at Lipscomb University that "multiple companies told him before the Super Bowl that they could not let him represent their products if he went ahead with his pro-life commercial at the Super Bowl," according to the Palm Beach Post.

(Paraphrased) - What does it profit a man to gain the world should he lose his soul?

47 posted on 04/19/2010 5:58:06 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: wagglebee

bump


48 posted on 04/19/2010 6:01:22 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off..)
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To: wagglebee

We should all include him in our prayers. Because of his stand, he’s going to take a lot of flack from the REAL enemy!


49 posted on 04/19/2010 6:03:03 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: wagglebee

Tebow is the real deal. We just love him....obviously!


50 posted on 04/19/2010 6:04:09 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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