Video Highlights: Tim Tebow, Focus on the Family and Super Bowl XLIV
By now, the buzz around the 30-second pro-life Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman winner Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, has spread well beyond the pro-life community. New stories and interviews are popping up online every day. Here are some of the video highlights.
The old guard takes offense Remember: this is an ad that no one, including Gloria Allred has even seen, yet.
There are so many things I could say about this. Pretty much every word that comes out of Gloria Allred’s mouth is a distortion of truth, irrelevant to the conversation or a flat out lie. I’m glad Megyn Kelly calls her out during this interview.
I know that Allred is a high-profile lawyer currently representing one of Tiger Woods’ mistresses, but what gives her the right to tell people in a free market society what they must or must not run in their ad that they bought with their $2 million? It would be different if the content was sexually explicit (inappropriate for children) or vulgar in some obvious demeaning way, but this is Focus on the Family. That’s just not what they do.
This is the United States of America, Gloria baby. Free speech is what we’re all about. You’re allowed to promote your rhetoric without so much as a shred of actual evidence to back any of it up, and nobody has silenced you in 30 years. So, why are you in such a tizzy about one woman telling her story?
The ad is only 30 seconds long. If you don’t want to watch it, take a bathroom break. Go get some nachos. Don’t try to pressure a network station to pull the ad so that everyone else who wants to watch won’t get the opportunity.
Planned Parenthood’s response
Hot Air had some good commentary about a lack of willing high-profile sports figures to take up Planned Parenthood’s cause, so you can read there if you’re interested.
This ad is so vague that if you didn’t know it was from the world’s largest abortion provider, it could pass for a “The More You Know: spend more special time with your daughter” public service announcement.
Since Planned Parenthood is notorious for leaving facts out of their public statements, I’m going to give Sean James and Al Joyner the benefit of the doubt and assume they don’t really know what they’re throwing their weight behind. I would hate to think that these two super star dads would support their daughters killing their potential grandchildren, not to mention increasing their chances at developing aggressive breast cancer, pumping themselves full of harmful contraceptive hormones and potentially dying at the hand of a legal abortionist.
“We celebrate family by supporting our mothers, by supporting our daughters, by trusting women.” By killing their offspring and your future family members? Yeah Joyner, that sounds like a real celebration to me—in crazy logic world.
I thought we celebrate families by protecting the people we love and celebrating life in times of crisis. But hey, that’s just me. Apparently it’s different over at the James and Joyner households.
How it all got started Focus on the Family lays out the back story on the Tebow ad and talks about the fire storm of reaction as the ad takes on a life of its own. At 15:30 minutes, the video is kind of long, but if you have the time, it shows how God takes control of a situation if you have a little faith in a big vision.