Tim Tebow: Saving Babies More Important Than Winning Super Bowls
By Allyson Vannatta, Staff Writer
Tim Tebow attended the Kansans for Life Valentine’s Day banquet as the keynote speaker, where he touched on a hot topic issue in today’s world, abortion.
The theme for the banquet was “LIVing in Victory,” a play off the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LIV win. While speaking, Tebow said he would rather be remembered for saving babies rather than winning a Super Bowl, according to CBN News.
“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” Tebow said.
“One day, when you look back, and people are talking about you, and they say, ‘Oh my gosh what are you going to be known for? Are you going to say Super Bowl, or we saved a lot of babies?'”
He continued, detailing how the organization they were supporting, Kansans for Life, had a bigger job then just be a philanthropy group.
“It’s a rescue mission. You know why we call it a rescue mission? Because when we say that, it puts a timeline on it,” the football player said.
“When’s the last time you heard a rescue mission taking place in a month or a few years. No, a rescue mission means now. It gives you a sense of urgency. It says we have to go not because it’s our time, but because it’s their time…I have to live a sense of urgency because while I might have time, they don’t.”
Tebow reminded the audience that he himself was almost aborted because the doctor told his mother he was a tumor, not a baby.
In conclusion, Tebow posed a question,
“You’re fighting for life. You’re fighting for people that can’t fight for themselves. And, my question to you is: Are you willing to stand up in the face of persecution, in the face of adversity, in the face of criticism, when other people are going to say it’s not worth it, when other people won’t stand beside you? Maybe not everybody is going to be with you. Will you stand up for what’s right?”
Lamar Hunt Jr., who’s part of the family that own the Kansas City Chiefs, served as the master of ceremonies for the banquet. He also added his own thoughts on the topic.
“I do not think it is a cliché to say we are in a life and death battle for the truth and authentic dignity of the human person. We need your full attention. You need to drop what you’re doing and join us, and this can be in so many ways: prayer, assistance to those in need, emails, phone calls, in-person meetings. Get educated about what we’re fighting about here. Really listen-in and tune-in.”
He ended with this statement,
“Please do something about it. Pray. Take action. If you don’t know what to do, ask somebody. Place this as a major priority in your life,” Hunt said.
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