February 4th, 2010
02:25 PM ET
12 years ago

Tebow attends Washington prayer breakfast

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/04/art.tebow.file.gi.jpg caption="Tim Tebow attended the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning."]Washington (CNN) – College football's Tim Tebow, a Heisman trophy winner, attended the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama Thursday and delivered the closing prayer, continuing his foray into the political spotlight.

Tebow recently came under fire for appearing in an issues-oriented ad that will run during Sunday's Superbowl game. The ad will feature Tebow and his mother Pam recounting the decision to continue her pregnancy with Tim despite recommendations from doctors to do otherwise.

The prayer breakfast was organized by the group, Fellowship Foundation, which has been linked to a controversial anti-gay law in Uganda.

Introduced by Rep. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, Tebow joked, "It is rather incredible that a Georgia Bulldog invited a Florida Gator, so you can see the hand of God here."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who also attended the event, spoke of her own preference of adoption over abortion and told the story of opening a home for the children of unwanted pregnancies after a visit from Mother Teresa.

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soundoff (309 Responses)
  1. cjr

    don't know anything about him but after reading the above – I don't think he would be anyone I would care to know.

    February 4, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  2. José

    Too bad tebone's mother didn't take her doctor's advice. Now she has unleashed a man who has only ONE thing in his heart = HATE. Know this all who support him, you reveal the hate in you as well. And will be consumed by it. Just because someone hates everything you hate, doesn't make him a good man. Just because his faith is in a book that was mished mashed together by the preVatican 1000 years ago doesn't mean that he is worthy of injecting more division into our already partisan country. A TRUE man of God would have left these divisive issues where they belong, in CHURCH!

    February 4, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Charlie in Maine

    Tebow's mom made a courageous choice Thank God she was in a country where the choice was her's to make.

    February 4, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. short-changed (CNN doesn't post my comments...what's up with that??)

    In many discussions, the term 'health care' is synonymous with abortion.
    So let me get this right...
    'Health care' means that a women can kill her baby...Somehow that doesn't seem like a 'healthy' thing for the baby...who also needs health care...

    February 4, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Bob

    Wow!! Let the hatred train begin. So Tim and his mother are doing an ad during the Superbowl regarding life. By reading some of the comments here you would have thought they had committed genocide. Get a life people. If you don't like the message, don't listen. Very simple. Spewing hatred and anger towards someone that you disagree with immediately makes your argument mute. We can all be adults right? No need for the name calling. Try rational thought and common courtesy. It will be amazing what you will be able to accomplish.

    February 4, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    Illini February 4th, 2010 12:15 pm ET

    I don't understand these "Pro-Abortion" groups/people.

    They believe in abortion, but not the "waterboarding" of terrorist!

    Come on you nutheads.....explain that one!


    February 4, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  7. Dieter Zerressen

    The mother's story doesn't add up. Abortion was illegal in the Phillipines back then (might still be) so folks have come to doubt her story that doctors advised her to have an abortion. But we know conservatives don't bother with facts: just throw in the word, "God" and run with it.

    February 4, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Mike S. New Orleans

    My mother was pro-choice. But I don't feel like I should take a few million dollars and ram that fact in the face of millions of people trying to escape into the enjoyment of a sports event.

    When did the Superbowl start taking ads from religious fanatics?

    February 4, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  9. Henry

    I saw Tebow play in the Senior Bowl. If that's how he's going to play in the NFL, then God better help him.

    February 4, 2010 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
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