COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP)--Focus on the Family's Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother Pam won't air until Feb. 7, but it's already created plenty of buzz and even controversy.
Photo courtesy of the Tebow family
The subject of the ad won't be known until it is aired -- the Colorado organization is only saying the theme will be "celebrate family, celebrate life" -- but several pro-choice groups are assuming it will focus on the issue of abortion and are urging CBS to pull the ad.
On the flip side, fans of the former Florida Gator quarterback as well as Christians who align with the conservative beliefs of Focus on the Family are excited about the ad, even if they, too, are in the dark as to the specific topic.
It is common for an ad to be unveiled during the Super Bowl.
Speculation that it will touch on pro-life themes centers on the fact that Pam Tebow, when pregnant with her fifth child -- who turned out to be Tim -- was urged by a doctor to have an abortion. She was living in the Philippines with her family at the time and had a life-threatening infection from a pathogenic amoeba. She opted to keep the baby. The stirring story has been told previously on a national stage –- during the Heisman Trophy presentation -- but that TV audience pales in comparison to the 90-100 million who will tune in to watch Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. Read More