Florida Gator All American quarterback Tim Tebow will appear in a pair of commercials airing during this year’s Super Bowl that were paid for by a conservative Christian group.
According to the Huffington Post, the 30-second spots will feature Tebow and his mother Pam attempting to convey their belief, in so many words, that abortion is wrong. It’s expected that the ads will tell the story of Pam falling ill during a missionary trip to the Philippines while pregnant. Ignoring the advice of doctors to abort her pregnancy, Mrs. Tebow eventually gave birth to her 5th child, the eventual 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim.
Tebow on the ads:
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.
Focus on the Family is the group paying for the commercials.
To be fair, Tebow has never tried to hide his religious beliefs and he has done an incredible amount of missionary work on behalf of the disadvantaged, much of it in the Philippines (where he was born).
How does this jibe with videogames? Tebow has been rumored to be in negotiations with Electronic Arts to become the cover athlete for NCAA Football 2011, a natural progression for perhaps college football’s most well-known current player.
The question for our readers is—do you think Tebow’s public anti-abortion stance should preclude EA from signing him as the poster boy for the next NCAA Football game? Or, is it not that big of a deal?
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