Food, Family, and Football: Why I’m Watching the Super Bowl

By Hannah Carter, Director of Education

I have never been a fan of football. This year though I will be tuning in for two reasons. Reason number one: I’m from Louisiana and this is the first year the Saints have gone to the Super Bowl ever. When I was younger, my best friend’s dad would always tell her that she could have whatever she wanted: a car, a million dollars, a tattoo when the Saints won the Super Bowl. (I wonder how many dads in Louisiana are going to finally have to pay up after this Sunday’s game.)  The second reason I am tuning in is to watch Focus on the Family’s ad about the story of Tim Tebow.

If any of you have been following the PR buzz over the advertisement over the past few weeks, it has been frustrating at times, humorous at others, and ultimately a great display of the truth that pro-choicers are not pro-choice they are pro-abortion.

Today Focus on the Family released a news alert stating what the purpose behind the ad is: “So, why a Super Bowl commercial? With tens of millions watching, including husbands, wives and parents who are at their wit’s end, we want to offer a lifeline of hope. Because after the game is over, life still happens and Focus on the Family is here to help.”

It’s interesting how people became outraged over a message of hope and a true story that says yes to life may be scary at times, but you can still make the right decision.

The commercial tells the story of Pam Tebow’s 1987 pregnancy and how she chose to give birth even though the doctors were telling her to have an abortion because of potential complications.

Last week, the  Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that what Tim Tebow thought about the commercial,

“I don’t think it’s anything that’s negative or anything like that,” Tebow said Wednesday after the South team’s practice at the Senior Bowl.

“It’s a good time and place,” Tebow said. “There are a lot of people watching. It’s a great opportunity to share a very happy and special story about my mom fighting for me. There are a lot of great things in that.”

Notice those last few words: “It’s a great opportunity to share a very happy story of my mom fighting for me.”  I read today on a pro-choice blogger’s site that the Super Bowl was not the time to discuss politics.

However, what this pro-choice blogger did not understand was that for Pam Tebow being against abortion is not about being political. It is about having a conviction that God authors life and not man, and therefore man can not kill what God designates to live.

Ultimately, this ad will help further the discussion that every person is worth fighting for regardless of age, sex, race, or circumstances of conception.

So this Sunday, enjoy your family, food, and football and remember that your life is one that is worth fighting for also.

And as we say in Louisiana, Laissez les bon temps roulez!

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