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Focus on the Family airs John 3:16 commercial during Broncos-Patriots game

By: Neil Middleton
By: Neil Middleton

Focus on the Family shared the meaning of the Bible verse John 3:16 during the second quarter of Saturday’s AFC Divisional playoff game between Denver and New England. An estimated 50 million people saw the ad. You can watch the ad here.

 

Focus on the Family shared the meaning of the Bible verse John 3:16 during the second quarter of Saturday’s AFC Divisional playoff game between Denver and New England.

An estimated 50 million people saw the ad.

Here it is in case you missed it.

 

You might remember two years ago Focus on the Family and CBS were criticized for airing a 30 second Pro-Life commercial with Tim Tebow and his mom in Super Bowl XLV.

Click here to watch the ad on my blog: Tim Tebow Super Bowl Ad: Where’s the Controversy?

Last year Fox Sports rejected a John 3:16 themed commercial.

Click here to watch the ad on my blog: No Super Bowl Ticket for Jesus

 

I find it interesting to note that when Tim Tebow wore John 3:16 on his eye black for the 2009 BCS National Championship Game the verse generated more than 90 million searches in the next 24 hours. It was the highest-ranking Google search term for the time period.

Ironically, the very next year the NCAA banned players from wearing messages on their eye black in what’s known as the Tebow Rule. The NCAA denied the new rule was prompted by Tebow’s messages.  Several other college players also wore messages on their eye black.

The practice was already banned in the NFL.

So what do you think about the John 3:16 commercial?  Let me know your thoughts.

Here’s how the story is playing out across the country.  Just click on the headline to read the story.

Huffington Post: Focus On The Family Unveils Tim Tebow-Inspired John 3:16 Ad During Broncos-Patriots Game (VIDEO)

Denver Post:  Focus on the Family unveils John 3:16 ad during Broncos game

Washington Times: Tim Tebow and John 3:16

Huffington Post: The Problem with Tim Tebow

 

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