Did you see the Superbowl? There was some redeeming value in the commercials this year.
Thank you Dodge and Paul Harvey for this touching add during this year’s Superbowl. I paused. I reflected. I said, “yes, thanks you God!” “Thank you for all the farmers who supply me.” They exhibit so much of what I want to be: daring, courage, grit, tenacity, strength, true masculinity/femininity, grace, mercy, caring, love, faith, and more.
The media is covering the issue of sex trafficking in America–a little bit! Here is a fascinating story of
what Indiana and Indianapolis did for the Super Bowl.
BUT, you will not see this add because Fox well:
“Fox Broadcasting Company does not accept advertising from religious organizations for the purpose of advancing particular beliefs or practices.”
Update: The ad played during the Super Bowl. Not sure why some news sources said it would not play.
An ad will play tomorrow on many TV sets about a choice that many women face. That choice is made in an environment where health is at risk and a life seemingly has insurmountable problems. Many women today choose to end the life of a living baby. There is another word for that act which many do not want to hear. I’ll give you a hint, there is a Commandment–one of the Ten Commandments that says you should not do this.
Today we see many women committing abortion of babies. I earlier referred to health risks and insurmountable problems. Abortion has become so common place that today it occurs for the “convenience” of the mother. Can a “mother” really do that–end the life of another person because she may be inconvenienced.
Okay, off my soap box now and on with the story. America should realize that abortion has been the topic among football players before 2010. Here is one example:
A 9-minute pro-life video featuring six members of the New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI is similar to the ad expected from Tebow, without the surrounding firestorm.
Wellington Mara, the son of the Giants’ founder, was co-owner of the team until his death in 2005. Along the way, he became an iconic figure in the NFL and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Mara also was staunchly pro-life, serving on the board of the American Life League.
In 1989, Mara helped produce “Champions for Life,” which featured highlights from the Super Bowl matchup between the Giants and the Denver Broncos in 1986, the year before Tebow was born.
Former Giants quarterback and CBS analyst Phil Simms said Feb. 2 his appearance in the video was the right thing to do.
“You do what you believe in, and I respected Mara and had great faith in him. I thought the world of him, and he asked me to do something for him, and it was something I believed in at the time, so I did it,” Simms told Baptist Press during media day activities ahead of Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
Good for CBS!!! Watch the Focus on the Family add during the Super Bowl.
Says it will consider all “responsibly produced ads” for remaining slots in Super Bowl
By John Eggerton — Broadcasting & Cable, 1/26/2010 2:13:13 PM
CBS Tuesday (Jan. 26) stood behind its decision to take a Super Bowl ad from Focus on the Family that has drawn fire from reproductive choice organizations. The network said it does not reject advocacy ads out of hand, and added that it would consider “responsibly produced ads from all groups” for the “few” remaining spots in the broadcast.
“We have for some time moderated our approach to advocacy submissions after it became apparent that our stance did not reflect public sentiment or industry norms on the issue,” CBS said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. “In fact, most media outlets have accepted advocacy ads for some time. At CBS, our standards and practices process continues to adhere to a process that ensures all ads — on all sides of an issue — are appropriate for air.
“You know, when it comes to faith, you believe what you believe. I believe in Jesus. It makes all the difference in my life. Everything I do, everywhere I go, I’m trying to live up (to) or to represent Jesus. Having the faith that I have, believing what I believe, it’s the first and foremost thing in my life. Why do I always bring it up when I’m in interviews or when you’re on a stage like the Super Bowl or the NFC Championship game? Because it’s the most important thing in my life. It’s just like anything. Some people get up when they win an award and thank their wife or their kids. And as important as those things are in my life, the first thing I always want to do is thank my savior in Jesus because He’s the most important thing in my life. I know…some people get tired of hearing it, (or say), ‘How does it relate to football?’ It is who I am, and it will always be who I am, and it’s the most important thing in my life. So more times than not, it’s going to be the first thing I talk about.”
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