By James Tillman
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, January 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam Tebow, are set to appear in a pro-life Super Bowl ad run by Focus On The Family.
Focus on the Family has said the Tebows will share a personal story centered on the theme "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life."
No details have been released regarding the content of the ad. Many consider it likely, however, that the ad will be related to Pam Tebow's decision to carry her son to term after she had contracted amoebic dysentery while she was serving as a Christian missionary in the Philippines. Doctors urged her to have an abortion because drugs she took to combat the disease might have affected her baby's development; she ignored their recommendation and gave birth a perfectly healthy child.
Tim Tebow, who was home schooled before becoming a college football star and is well known for marking his eye black with scriptural verses, has also been involved in his family's Christian ministry. Last year he made headlines when, in response to a reporter asking him if he was "saving himself" for marriage, he said that he was.
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, said the ad comes in a time when "families need to be inspired." Full article.