CBS responded to complaints over a conservative group's planned Super Bowl ad featuring football star Tim Tebow by saying that it had eased restrictions on advocacy ads and would consider "responsibly produced" ones for open spots in its Feb. 7 broadcast.
CBS said Tuesday it had received numerous e-mails — both critical and supportive — since a coalition of women's groups began a protest campaign Monday against the ad, which the critics say will use Tebow and his mother to convey an anti-abortion message.
Funded by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, the 30-second ad is expected to recount the story of Pam Tebow's pregnancy in 1987. After getting sick during a mission trip to the Philippines, she ignored a recommendation by doctors to abort her fifth child. She later gave birth to Tim, who won the 2007 Heisman Trophy and helped his Florida team win two BCS championships.
Obviously, Mrs. Tebow's testimony can hardly be conveyed in a 30-second ad. Suffice to say, she had an indelible faith and knew that the Lord would see her through Tim's birth as well as be with her while raising him. That is, if the Lord would allow Tim to be born healthy, Mrs. Tebow would never let Tim forget that his birth was a miracle of miracles. And given the way Tim carries himself today, he truly embraces each and every day of his life.
Which is why the objection expressed by The View
The only argument against any of it is, that, you know, he could just as easily become some kind of a rapist pedophile. I mean, you don't know what someone's going to be.
No, but it's amazing what a loving, faith-filled environment can do for a child. Pam Tebow allowed her son to live and may have put herself at risk in doing so. With that kind of start to his life, Tim's odds of becoming deviant were virtually non-existent.