More often lately it seems that people who do the right thing are the ones facing criticism and rejection. This week that person is pro-life athlete Tim Tebow.
CBS Tampa Bay reports that Tebow’s girlfriend, the former Miss USA Olivia Culpo, broke up with him because he is saving sex until marriage.
“She had to break up with him because she just couldn’t handle it,” a source told the New York Daily News. “He still hits her up, but she just can’t deal with the sex thing. He’s pretty adamant about it, I guess.”
News reports indicate that Tebow appeared to be very much in love with Culpo. They dated for about two months. He told her he is committed to saving sex for the woman who he marries, according to reports.
“He was really into her. He was sending her love letters and cute notes and professing his love for her,” the source told the Daily News.
Tebow, a former NFL quarterback and Heisman winner, has been very vocal about his Christian faith, the sanctity of life and abstinence. In 2009, he told reporters that he was a virgin and would remain so until marriage. Some celebrities mocked his commitment to abstinence, and one person even offered $1 million to anyone who could offer proof that Tebow was lying. No one did.
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As LifeNews previously reported, Tebow became a pro-life star when he shared how his mother, Pam, rejected abortion after doctors told her that killing her baby was the only way to save her life. At the time, Pam and her husband were on a mission trip in the Philippines when Pam suddenly became ill with dysentery. Tim says his mother’s doctors described him as a “fetal tumor” and “mass of cells” that had to be removed.
However, Tim’s mom courageously refused abortion and both Pam and Tim miraculously survived. In 2010, Tim and Pam partnered with Focus on the Family by sharing their story in a Superbowl commercial. The commercial was seen by millions of Americans and received high praise from pro-life groups.
Additionally, in 2014, the Tim Tebow Foundation announced in a press release that Tebow CURE Hospital has opened in Davao City, Philippines. Amazingly, in November 2013, the construction of Tebow’s hospital survived Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded in the Philippines. The hospital will treat children with the most critical orthopedic needs and who normally could not afford treatment.