Neil Patrick Harris Super Bowl Ad: Does It Mock Christianity?

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Controversy is swirling over a new CBS ad for Super Bowl XLVII, which stars Neil Patrick Harris and features a shot of him wearing a football player's eye black with the date of the big game written across the front.

Because mediocre quarterback Tim Tebow is known to scrawl bible verse references across his eye black, a writer for believes CBS is clearly making fun of the religion with this spot.

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The site quotes a viewer of the commercial as saying the network is "pushing a gay agenda by using [Harris], and they’re mocking Christians at the same time.”

Harris, of course, stars on How I Met Your Mother and came out of the closet in 2006.

Do you agree with this connection? Is CBS making fun of Christians by having a famous gay person wearing eye black with letters across it?

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