Tim Tebow announced he would rather be known for saving babies from abortion than for this achievement

Despite all the media attention of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, there was a lot more going on with the Kansas City Chiefs.

And pro-life advocates were thrilled at the pro-life dinner hosted by Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt.

That’s where Tim Tebow announced he would rather be known for saving babies from abortion than for this achievement.

The theme for this year’s annual Kansans for Life Valentine’s Day banquet was “LIV-ing in Victory,” a reference to Super Bowl LIV.

A life and death battle

The banquet was held at the Overland Park Convention Center on February 11 and nearly 1,200 people attended the event.

Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt served as master of ceremonies, and offered the opening remarks, during which, he said:

“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.”

And later, Hunt said, “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.”

The remarks by Hunt were in stark contrast to the antics of pro-abortion Chiefs groupie Taylor Swift who got almost as much coverage as the Super Bowl itself.

Hunt also said he often heard the phrase “Live in victory” from a resident at the assisted living facility where he visits his mother.

One day, Hunt said, the woman came up to him and said, “Super Bowl LIV. Live In Victory.”

“Think about that tonight. Living in victory. That’s what we’re here for tonight.”

The fight isn’t over 

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the chairman of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Committee on Prolife Activities also spoke and said, “I think the Chiefs are an inspiration for us. They came from behind several times. The game is not over in terms of the legislature this year. It’s not over until the fourth quarter, and I think we’re here tonight to kind of encourage each other, to support each other, to win this victory for the unborn, and it’s this victory for really the soul of our state and nation.”

Naumann was referring to the current fight to pass the “Value Them Both” state constitutional amendment in Kansas. 

The amendment is an effort to correct the April 2019 decision of the Kansas Supreme Court, a ruling being used to try to overturn decades of pro-life laws which have reduced abortions by half in Kansas.

The highlight of the evening for many in attendance was the keynote address by Tim Tebow, former quarterback for the Denver Broncos and Heisman Trophy winner.

“It is such an honor to be here,” Tebow said. 

Tebow also thanked Hunt for “having courage in the face of a lot of other people who don’t have it and for your willingness to be up here and support this organization.”

It means more than winning the Super Bowl

“It really does mean a lot more than winning the Super Bowl,” Tebow said. 

He then added, “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?”

“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.”

“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.”

Later, Tebow turned to Hunt and Chiefs punter, Dustin Colquitt, who was also in attendance, and told them it was “awesome they won the Super Bowl.”

“It’s amazing. What an accomplishment! But you know the best part of that accomplishment is that it gets you an even bigger platform.” 

Tebow said that platform can be used to support causes such as the prolife movement.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.