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Focus on the Family's Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad: Pro-lifers jumping on the bandwagon before they even see the commercial

Focus on the Family's decision to buy a Super Bowl ad featuring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom has generated a gusher of publicity due largely to protests from pro-choice groups presuming the spot will push an anti-abortion agenda. This extended segment from The O'Reilly Factor is a prime example.

No surprise, then, that individuals and groups ideologically in-tune with Focus are trumpeting the commercial, too. Witness the clip above, created by the conservative American Policy Roundtable and featuring veteran Christian musician Phil Keaggy, as well as video testimony by Jay Riemersma, a Congressional candidate from Michigan. See it below.

Of course, neither the APR folks nor Rimersma have actually seen the ad. Imagine how much run Focus on the Family will get once it actually airs...

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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