Tebow Super Bowl Ad Super Disappointing

Those of us who champion the social issues and are in the trenches everyday are just aching for leaders who take a stand outside of the 700 Club or TBN.  I’m not asking for a mere human being to save the world from moral decay because we know that there is only One who can do that, but just someone to be the forceful voice in the darkness, our Moses in the wilderness.  But maybe that is asking too much in a nation where Planned Parenthood is building their biggest baby killing factory in the same city as our nation’s largest church.  One would think that Joel Osteen’s church, which draws 43,500 people per service, could cause some uproar against  this factory.  Not so, but what would one expect from a Christian church that doesn’t even have a cross.

This lack of leadership is telling when the statement of a mere beauty queen captured the nation when she stated her belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.  No one has ever been so bold in the secular arena with millions watching.  While what Carrie Prejean did was full of conviction, she has proven to be a flawed vessel just like everyone else.  Not surprising since we are the ones who are flawed but not the One who we follow.

The next fervor to appear was the anticipation of Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl commercial featuring football great Tim Tebow and his mother who was to proclaim her pro-life message of not aborting Tim when it was deemed medically necessary.  Tim Tebow has never been shy about his faith and beliefs but to my knowledge I have never witnessed Focus on the Family pull something so bold.  It was inspiring and I thought, “Yes, finally!”  The left was in an uproar, Planned Parenthood was putting on their armor, and Women’s groups were fearing that their gender would now suffer needlessly from this ad (even though they were okay with the commercials of the girls in the skimpy clothes serving beer).

There was a lot of hoopla for nothing and even though I have gotten countless emails from pro-life and pro-family groups hailing the success of the Tebow commercial, I thought it was a missed opportunity since this Super Bowl broke all records in viewership with a total of 106.5 million people tuning in.  The ad merely showed that life is precious at all stages and all life has potential.  A great message but could there have been more?

Even though I was disappointed in the commercial that Focus on the Family chose to run, I still try to look at the bigger picture.  Perhaps it wasn’t the ad itself that was important but instead it was the weeks leading up to its debut.  What the nation witnessed was the irrational opposition of the pro-aborts to a harmless message that celebrated not only life but free speech.  Another fine representation of the tolerance they champion.  Perhaps those for abortion rights protested too much over this ad.  What were they really trying to hide from the nation?  Perhaps that women are important only if they aren’t in the womb and choice is only celebrated when it doesn’t result in another life.

Maybe they should just stick to protesting the beer commercials.


2 comments so far

  1. North Alabama on

    Mr. Huckabee,

    As one who voted for you and worked for your campaign here in North Alabama, I have to say, you don’t get a pass on this one. Not that I disagree with anything you have said, but that your inviting Parker Griffith on your show for a ten minute love fest cost you (in my view) the opportunity to say that anyone is not bold enough.

    Mr. Griffith donated financially to both Harry Reid and Howard Dean – voted with Pelosi 85% of the time, and you allowed the american public to think him a conservative. I will NEVER vote for you again – and quite honestly, have heard the same from at least 100 others here, who were staunch supporters, unless you and your huckpack regiment work to get the candidate you endorsed (remember – your friend, that you didn’t mention by name) elected.

    Only a man of his word can be trusted, and I would estimate there are literally thousands in Alabama District Five who don’t view you as a man of your word.

    Mr. Huckabee – remove thy log!

    • MRR on

      North Alabama,

      Do you think Gov. Huckabee is writing this? I’m flattered.

      Huck PAC will do all it can to see that Les Phillip is victorius.

      Calm down.

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