Monday, February 8, 2010
So this is what all the fuss was about?
By Mary DeTurris Poust
I did not see the controversial Tim Tebow ad during the Super Bowl yesterday, so I had to call it up on YouTube this morning. My reaction: disappointment, confusion, boredom. I just didn't get it. There was nothing specifically pro-life about the ad, other than a mom showing a baby picture and saying the baby almost didn't make it. But that's certainly not some sort of over-the-head anti-abortion campaign.
After hearing abortion advocates rant about how this ad was inappropriate for family viewing and would require parents to explain abortion to young children, I was expecting to be shocked, or at least interested. Unfortunately I'm sure very few people took the next step to go to Focus on the Family's website to view the "full Tebow story" and hear the real pro-life, God-centered message this family has to share. I guess the point was to drum up so much controversy beforehand that it didn't matter if you saw the commercial, went to the website or slept through the entire game. In that sense, I guess the ad was a success.
What did you think of the ad? Tell us in the comment section.
Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust at 3:34 PM