Well, Superbowl Sunday has come and gone. Did the Tim and Pam Tebow ad live up to all the hype?
As Robin Abcarian of the Los Angeles Times put it this morning, “Boy tackles mom. That was about it…a lighthearted take on a mother-son relationship.”
The Tebow’s ad spots, which lasted about 30 seconds each, and featured a loving and humorous moment between Pam Tebow and her son, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, “Timmy.”
As Pam Tebow describes her “miracle baby” and ambiguously recounts of the “many times she almost lost him,” suddenly Pam Tebow is tackled by her son. Popping right back up she scolds him for interrupting. After he lovingly apologizes asks, ” You still worry about me, mom?” she says, “Well yeah, you’re not nearly as tough as I am.”
As reported in the LA Times, reaction from pro-life and pro-abortion leaders:
“Wow, this is so benign. It’s a story of a mother’s strength. That is the message that I saw.” –Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
“What you see is the increasing sophistication of the pro-life movement. Focus on the Family has really been strategic. They went with the old adage ‘Less is more,’ and they put a positive message out there.”–Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
“I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it. That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.” –Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women
Not all pro-abortion groups agree with O’Neill. In response, former president of Catholics for Choice Frances Kissling said, “It’s absurd to claim that this is an endorsement of violence against women. These people came across as affectionate, loving, funny and happy.”
Ehem, the tackling in line with the football theme of the Superbowl, must have been the humor Focus on the Family president Jim Daly was referring too a few weeks ago. Indeed, the notion that a pro-life ad might be funny sent pro-abortion bloggers into fits of rage.
Laura Martin over at rhrealitycheck.org said, “I’m here to tell you, Jim Daly, that there is nothing funny about abortion or your vicious campaign to control women. And there never will be.”
Newsflash for all you pro-aborts. You’re right, there is nothing funny about abortion. Life, on the other hand, is full wonder, surprise, humor, and love. The Tebow ad wasn’t about abortion, it was about family, and the joy that Pam Tebow has received through the life of her son.
To watch the ads, visit: www.focusonthefamily.com