'Focus on the Family' buys Super Bowl ad...

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    Jan 16, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    "Focus buys Super Bowl spot featuring Tim Tebow" ...costing over $2.5 million.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14200240

    WWJD? The $2.5 million plus spent on the ad could sure help a whole lot of Haitians right now. Seems like the more Christian thing to do.

  • Webster666

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    Jan 16, 2010 11:55 AM GMT
    "Tim and Pam share our respect for life and our passion for helping families thrive," Daly said.

    "Focus on the Family is about ... strengthening families by empowering them with the tools they need to live lives rooted in morals and values."
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    Stupid cunts.

    How does that differ from all the people in the gay community ?

    We have a respect for life and have a passion for helping our families thrive.
    We are about strengthening our families by empowering them with the tools we need to live our lives rooted in morals and values.

    The problem is that THEIR values are hypocracy, ignorance, hatred and lies about the gay community.

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    Jan 16, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    Focus on the Family is exclusively christian and has more to do with homosexuality than family. If they were correctly named, they'd be called Focus on Homosexuality. James Dobson is every bit as psychotic from closetedness as is Pat Robertson. Nothing, not even christianity, could be as responsible for the pure lunacy that emodies these two and others like them, than repressed homosexuality.
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    Jan 16, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Kinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.

    What is it with people striving so hard to further their hateful points of view and their foolish superstitions that they will use stealth tactics such as this to draw the unsuspecting in?

    I've said it before and I"ll say it again, religion is unnatural. It is not exhibited anywhere in the natural world; it is a lifestyle choice, and it's members must either recruit or indoctrinate children in order to perpetuate their unnatural way of life.
  • Barricade

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    Jan 16, 2010 2:23 PM GMT
    Wow, what better way to draw some attention than to have Superman Tim in the ad.
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    Jan 16, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    NakedDevil said"Focus buys Super Bowl spot featuring Tim Tebow" ...costing over $2.5 million.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14200240

    WWJD? The $2.5 million plus spent on the ad could sure help a whole lot of Haitians right now. Seems like the more Christian thing to do.



    it's premature to judge that early
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    Jan 16, 2010 2:42 PM GMT
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    NakedDevil said"Focus buys Super Bowl spot featuring Tim Tebow" ...costing over $2.5 million.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14200240

    WWJD? The $2.5 million plus spent on the ad could sure help a whole lot of Haitians right now. Seems like the more Christian thing to do.



    it's premature to judge that early


    Not really. Focus on the Family has a long history in the US of being hateful, divisive, and of working very hard to ensure homosexual people are bereft of the same rights and protections that everyone else in the country enjoys. You should read some of the appalling things they've been saying since their creation.

    Believe me, if James Dobson had his way, homosexuals in the United States would be subjected to the punishments prescribed from them in the Bible, namely, execution. His advertisement is a stealth way to gain adherents. A wolf in sheep's clothing if you will.
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    CanadianSun said
    NakedDevil said"Focus buys Super Bowl spot featuring Tim Tebow" ...costing over $2.5 million.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14200240

    WWJD? The $2.5 million plus spent on the ad could sure help a whole lot of Haitians right now. Seems like the more Christian thing to do.



    it's premature to judge that early


    mmmm... inflame hate or feed the homeless... It´s a hard call, I agree.
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    NakedDevil said"Focus buys Super Bowl spot featuring Tim Tebow" ...costing over $2.5 million.

    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14200240

    WWJD? The $2.5 million plus spent on the ad could sure help a whole lot of Haitians right now. Seems like the more Christian thing to do.



    i thought they were laying off half of their staff and were in financial difficulties?
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    They did that over a year ago. I'll bet those employees will be so happy to see that SB ad.
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    You mean to tell me that these ignorant right wingers have been granted air time on the Superbowl to advertise their backward, primitive thinking and impose it upon the general public. Obviously the NFL is really desparate for more money like they don't have enough money already. This is disgusting. If the NFL and the other promoters of the Superbowl are really concerned about sensibilities and social issues, they would flatly reject Focus on the Family's request for air time and tell them to hit the road.
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidYou mean to tell me that these ignorant right wingers have been granted air time on the Superbowl to advertise their backward, primitive thinking and impose it upon the general public. Obviously the NFL is really desparate for more money like they don't have enough money already. This is disgusting. If the NFL and the other promoters of the Superbowl are really concerned about sensibilities and social issues, they would flatly reject Focus on the Family's request for air time and tell them to hit the road.


    and reject all that cash? cash trumps morals for most
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    Jan 16, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidKinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.

    What is it with people striving so hard to further their hateful points of view and their foolish superstitions that they will use stealth tactics such as this to draw the unsuspecting in?

    I've said it before and I"ll say it again, religion is unnatural. It is not exhibited anywhere in the natural world; it is a lifestyle choice, and it's members must either recruit or indoctrinate children in order to perpetuate their unnatural way of life.


    Amen! I knew I liked you for a reason!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 16, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    It is more accurate to call religion a bunch of ancient fairy tales. Calling it "unnatural" is a little bit of a stretch.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 16, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I grew up in Colorado Springs, CO where the "Focus on Family" is headquartered. Admittedly, they do a lot of good to help others, but the religious fanatical holier-than-thou judgmental mindset negates so much of the good they attempt.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidYou mean to tell me that these ignorant right wingers have been granted air time on the Superbowl to advertise their backward, primitive thinking and impose it upon the general public. Obviously the NFL is really desparate for more money like they don't have enough money already. This is disgusting. If the NFL and the other promoters of the Superbowl are really concerned about sensibilities and social issues, they would flatly reject Focus on the Family's request for air time and tell them to hit the road.


    I don't support James Dobson either (in fact I don't support any media evangelist because I have problems with every media evangelist). But the NFL will never refuse anyone from puttiing an ad on the Super Bowl as long as they got the money for the ad and the ad is not violating any federal, state, or city laws. The NFL does not censor free speech. If a gay organization also wants an ad and has the money for the ad, they will take anyone 's money. Good luck on trying to boycot the Super Bowl. America would rather die than miss a Super Bowl because its their god.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidYou mean to tell me that these ignorant right wingers have been granted air time on the Superbowl to advertise their backward, primitive thinking and impose it upon the general public. Obviously the NFL is really desparate for more money like they don't have enough money already. This is disgusting. If the NFL and the other promoters of the Superbowl are really concerned about sensibilities and social issues, they would flatly reject Focus on the Family's request for air time and tell them to hit the road.


    In this country, public radio, TV, media can not reject any paid time of religious ads or programing of any religion as long as that religion is not violating any federal, state, or city ordinance. Such a refusal would be called religious discrimination and the US Consitution protects this. I'm in favor of any organization or religion promoting its work in this country as long as they operate in obedience and compliance to all laws of the country. Because the moment you start restricting certain groups, you no longer have religious freedom or free speech.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidKinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.



    Actually, it's the network that sells the commercial air time. The NFL and the Superbowl have nothing to do with this.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    It would be great if the powers that be in the gay community leadership could put together a 30-second commercial showing real gay families and use the words "focus on the family" and show it immediately following the Tebow commercial. It would completely de-politicize the christian right's message.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    jimbobthedevil saidKinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.

    What is it with people striving so hard to further their hateful points of view and their foolish superstitions that they will use stealth tactics such as this to draw the unsuspecting in?

    I've said it before and I"ll say it again, religion is unnatural. It is not exhibited anywhere in the natural world; it is a lifestyle choice, and it's members must either recruit or indoctrinate children in order to perpetuate their unnatural way of life.


    I disagree. People are born with a natural belief in a higher power and this is called our human conscience. However, our conscience only tells us there is a higher power, but not how we are saved. That has to be revealed only by the higher power.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    I knew about this. Ick.
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
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    jimbobthedevil saidKinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.



    Actually, it's the network that sells the commercial air time. The NFL and the Superbowl have nothing to do with this.


    I think you are correct on this. The NFL does receive some profit from ads, but from the sponsoring network. It is just ungodly what they get for a 30 sec. spot., but when almost the entire world is watching, you can understand why some will spend the big bucks for such a worldwide audience. Because of terrorists, the high security is really high. When I was in Arizona, I just tried taking some pictures of the Stadium from miles away and I had security guards grabbing me, wondering what I was doing. The money that is spent on secuirit for this is MORE than all the paid ads combined. Now you know why they have to charge $500 for a seat to pay for all this security. Unless you have a ticket to the game, you are not allowed to be anywhers near the stadium. There is wall to wall security around the entire stadium and they are also watching from the air of any suspiscious activity. Helicopters were flying all around.
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    coolarmydude saidIt would be great if the powers that be in the gay community leadership could put together a 30-second commercial showing real gay families and use the words "focus on the family" and show it immediately following the Tebow commercial. It would completely de-politicize the christian right's message.


    Hmmm.... Yeah but why waste another $2.5 million just being pedantic

    I'd like to donate our $2.5 mil towards something better and see the government step in and make them raise $4 mil and pay taxes on spreading their hate... like coke and sprint and whoever else that advertises during the super bowel has to do.

    Plus the assholes of the world can fight the definition of marriage with all the lies they want but I don't think they will have much support trying to define what a family is and what one isn't
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    Jan 16, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
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    jimbobthedevil saidKinda makes you want to boycott the Superbowl.



    Actually, it's the network that sells the commercial air time. The NFL and the Superbowl have nothing to do with this.


    I think you are correct on this. The NFL does receive some profit from ads, but from the sponsoring network. It is just ungodly what they get for a 30 sec. spot., but when almost the entire world is watching, you can understand why some will spend the big bucks for such a worldwide audience. Because of terrorists, the high security is really high. When I was in Arizona, I just tried taking some pictures of the Stadium from miles away and I had security guards grabbing me, wondering what I was doing. The money that is spent on secuirit for this is MORE than all the paid ads combined. Now you know why they have to charge $500 for a seat to pay for all this security.


    Maybe they had just seen your previous attempts at "photography" and felt it in the interest of humanity to step in and put a stop to it icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 16, 2010 7:01 PM GMT
    Yes, but the whole point is about perception. People will perceive that family values/morals is only rooted in Christianity. Their whole target is to sway people away from their position in support of abortion. The same could be done with showing people what gay families are about and that values and morals don't have to come from religion. It's all about perception...