Notoriously conservative Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow makes headlines in sports, but now he’s also the subject of a petition for the It Gets Better Project.
More than 7,000 people have signed a petition asking Tebow and the Broncos to make an It Gets Better video for the nationwide anti-bullying campaign. A number of sports teams have already made videos for the campaign, but so far no NFL team has stepped up for It Gets Better.
If Tebow were to make or star in a video, it would definitely make waves, just like the quarterback did when he starred in a commercial for Focus on the Family, a pro-life, anti-gay organization. The Huffington Post reports:
“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,’” petition organizer and Broncos fan Andy Szekeres told USA Today.
Earlier this year, a video clip of Tebow smooching teammate Demaryius Thomas went viral after it was posted to YouTube, but Szekeres insists the quarterback’s gay admirers respect him primarily for his sportsmanship. “A lot of my gay and lesbian friends support him and think he’s doing a great job as a quarterback,” he said. “This is an easy way to show support for the LGBT community that is not divisive.”
They’re right - you don’t need to support gay marriage to support the end of bullying. If Tebow steps up and does this, it’ll be huge.