Religion

Video: Focus on the Family Airs 'John 3:16' Ad During Broncos-Patriots Game, Asking for Donations

| by Michael Allen

During the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots playoff game, the Christian non-profit organization Focus on the Family aired a 'John 3:16' ad featuring children reciting the famous bible verse (“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”).

At the end of the ad, there is a solicitation request from Focus on the Family to viewers to donate $5 via cell phone by punching in a numeric combination. This morning on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, the organization's CEO Jim Daly said the ad was a last minute idea and was inspired by Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow and his public displays of faith.