Tim Tebow may never have another chance to be associated with a Super Bowl, but why is he recording an ad for Focus on the Family? Yes, the James Dobson founded group announced today that they will air a 30 second commercial during the big game that will start former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother Pam, according to The Denver Post.
At face value Focus on the Family is just a humble Christian ministry that provides pro-family resources across America. Which would be nice and all if it wasn't also a radical right organization that promotes whack job theories, makes statements that border on hate speech and releases way over-the-line political propaganda.
Let's just take a little look at some of their proud history:
- Mailed out a shameless fictious "Letter from 2012 in Obama's America" that claimed terrorists would strike four US cities, that the Supreme Court would force the Boy Scouts of America to "hire homosexual scoutmasters and allow them to sleep in tents with young boys," and preventing people over 80 from going to hospitals amongst other ridiculous claims.
- Opposes gay marriage, while promoting the theory that homosexuals don't want to get married out of love, but because they want to destroy human civilization as we know it by undermining marriage.
- Founded the Love Won Out ministries which purports to turn gays straight using potentially harmful methods that have been criticized by most mainstream psychologists and medical experts.
- The group, obviously, is also anti-feminist, anti-choice and anti-evolution.
CBS, which will air this years Super Bowl, had in previous years banned advertisements from groups like MoveOn.Org and PETA telling the groups it would not air "controversial issues of public importance."
Tebow will most likely not talk about some of FotF's more controversial stances in the ad, but what this group stands for is certainly more controversial than, say, getting rid of President Bush or eating vegetables.
Oh, and by the way, FotF also promotes pre-marriage abstinence, and if you believe Jacory Harris, Tim Tebow ain't no virgin.