Plans for Tebow Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad May Irk QB's Critics
With his unconventional pass delivery and a physical style that seems just as comfortable running the ball anyway, some wonder if
If true, it would be just another example of Tebow annoying the secular left. The quarterback is as famous for wearing Bible passage citations on his game-day eye black as for winning an NCAA championship. As NewsBusters has detailed, that practice – and the faith it symbolizes – is irksome to some commentators.
Almost a year ago, CBSSports.com columnist Gregg Doyel wrote, “Tebow's religion is seen as good because it is the religion of the majority. But it's not the religion of everybody. It's exclusionary, and just because you share Tebow's faith, that doesn't mean you're right.”
As recently as mid-December, Mark Axelrod, a blogger at the liberal Huffington Post sneered, “So, am I to believe that
What I find rather disturbing is that he has to bring that religious faith onto the playing field as a way of testifying to it, as a way of letting people know just how deeply religious he is. The irony of making faith a kind of religious highlight reel is that belief in God isn't a spectator sport nor is a football field a venue for religious politicking.
The elite liberals at the Huffington Post and elsewhere in the media are embarrassed that Tebow insists on publicly testifying to his faith and using his high profile to exercise his Christian duty to evangelize.
Focus on the Family has refused to confirm whether it has purchased the space or produced the ad. Given the estimated $4 million price tag of a 30-second spot and NBC's rejection of a pro-life ad for its Super Bowl Broadcast last year, an ad featuring the football player's mother is no sure thing.
Given his character, courage and the consternation he whips up on the left, we hope the odds for Tebow's professional career are better.