Focus on the Family Brings Its Sex-Obsessed Agenda to the Super Bowl

Last Updated Jan 20, 2010 12:57 PM EST

Focus on the Family will buy a Super Bowl commercial. Its 30-second spot, featuring college football star Tim Tebow on the theme of "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life," will be uncontroversial, according to Ad Age.

That's one prediction. Another might be that the commercial will introduce America to an organization with a controversial agenda regarding sex, homosexuality, and spanking. Ad Age describes FOF thus:

Focus on the Family is known for taking a pro-life stance and valuing marriage as an institution for opposite-sex couples.
Age's descriptor is remarkably bland, considering FOF's history. Here's a sampling of its positions:

Focus on the Family believes gay men and lesbians can be cured through therapy:

"If you as a parent have an effeminate boy or a masculinized girl, I urge you to ... seek immediate professional help. Be very careful whom you consult, however. Getting the wrong advice at this stage could be most unfortunate, solidifying the tendencies that are developing."
Focus on the Family encourages parents to interrogate teachers about sex education and to withdraw their kids from sex-ed classes:
"Talk with the teacher, and ask about his or her values regarding sex outside of marriage.

If you are not satisfied with the teacher's response, ask the same questions of the school principal.

Request to see all written curricula, handouts and videos to determine whether they reflect your family's values.

If you have concerns with the content, talk with other parents and form a group to voice concerns to the principal and school board. You may need to remove your child from the course or clearly tell your child why you disagree with the lessons.

Attend school board meetings regularly to assess their sex education standards and voice concerns, if warranted."

Focus on the Family has a "thing"about spanking:
"The spanking may be too gentle. If it doesn't hurt, it doesn't motivate a child to avoid the consequence next time. A slap with the hand on the bottom of a multidiapered thirty-month-old is not a deterrent to anything. Be sure the child gets the message -- while being careful not to go too far."
Focus on the Family doesn't believe in evolution, and wants the discredited "intelligent design" fiction taught in schools instead:
A Republican federal judge ruled that a plan to introduce intelligent design into the Dover, Pa., school curriculum was "ludicrous" and a "sham" (see pages 131 and 132).
Focus on the Family leader James Dobson has hinted -- while simultaneously denying -- that the Sept. 11 attacks were God's punishment for America:
"I certainly believe that God is displeased with America for its pride and arrogance, for killing 40 million unborn babies, for the universality of profanity and for other forms of immorality. However, rather than trying to forge a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the terrorist attacks and America's abandonment of biblical principles, which I think is wrong, we need to accept the truth that this nation will suffer in many ways for departing from the principles of righteousness. 'The wages of sin is death,' as it says in Romans 6 ..."
Expect to see Tebow, football's most famous alleged virgin, talk about none of these things in the ad.