Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is
being called on to join the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which urges
bullied gay teens to hang in there because life eventually gets
petition started by Broncos fan Andy Szekeres which asks the Broncos
to join the campaign has gathered more than 4,500 signatures.
The campaign singles out Tebow, a
devout Christian who has credited his faith for his success in the
year, Tebow and his mother starred in an anti-abortion ad for
Focus on the Family which aired during the Super Bowl.
The Colorado Springs-based Focus on the
Family has a long record fighting against gay rights.
Tebow has not made public his feelings
on gay rights, including whether he believes gay and lesbian couples
should be allowed to marry.
“It's the good Christian thing to
do,” Szekeres, a 28-year-old Denver-based political fundraiser,
told USA Today.
“The campaign is reaching people and
changing lives. Within the gay community and with a lot of straight
allies it's making a difference and raising critical issues.”
“It would really be an amazing thing
for Tebow and the Broncos to do. To really say, 'We may have
differences on abortion and gay marriage, but stopping kids from
killing themselves is an issue we can all get behind.”
Perry describes himself as the “Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses.”)