I’m sure it will come as a great relief to the 275 workers they laid off last year due to “declining donations” (translation: too much money poured into Prop8) that Focus on the Family will be spending upwards of $5mil for two(2) 30 second spots praising either bigotry, forced childbirth or the joys of theocracy (maybe all three!) in the Superbowl:
In between the Dr Pepper, Doritos and Bud Light commercials airing during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, one first-time advertiser will be pushing God’s product line.
Focus on the Family will air a 30-second “life- and family-affirming” television spot, featuring University of Florida star quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, during the coverage. [...]
Tebow and his mother will share one of their many positive personal stories, Schneeberger said, but he wouldn’t reveal which one. One contender is Pam Tebow’s decision to carry her son to term despite a life-threatening pregnancy in the Philippines, where she and her husband, Bob, were serving as Christian missionaries.
Things must have changed since the year CBS rejected commercials from both MoveOn.org and PETA on the grounds that they were “advocacy ads”. Oh wait — they were advocacy ads that CBS didn’t agree with. Big diff!
The Liberal Media strikes again. Religious right hypocrisy strikes… continuously.