Pete Townshend: Super Bowl Pariah?

Protect Our Children joins another organization, Child AbuseWatch, in condemning the NFL for this year's choice of half-time performers. Child AbuseWatch President Evin Daly published an open letter to the NFL in early December, writing, "Inviting Townsend to play is a blatant disregard to the values of American families and a slap in the face to victims of child sexual abuse."

Protect Our Children has distributed 1,500 of these flyers throughout Miami.

Daly added, "Even someone looking for a job as a groundskeeper at Land Shark Stadium wouldn't get hired with a sex offender status in his past -- why then does Townshend?"

Super Bowl Already Stirring Controversy

But the NFL isn't budging. While representatives for Townshend declined ABCNews.com's requests for comment, the organization behind the Super Bowl voiced its support for the guitarist.

"Scotland Yard looked into it; they never charged him," NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy told ABCNews.com. "He was put on a list as a formality. That list was from 2003 to 2008. They had investigated for four months, looked at 14 computers, and never found any porn material related to minors or children. That was the extent of it."

McCarthy noted that Child AbuseWatch's Daly is the only person who has written the NFL in protest, and that Townshend has performed in the US since the child porn controversy with little to no public outcry. Indeed, Child AbuseWatch appears to be the only American organization that has repeatedly voiced concern about Townshend -- Daly and Co. also spoke out against the rocker's participation in 2008's Kennedy Center Honors.

"We know the facts of the case," McCarthy added. "We have always looked to make sure that any part of the Super Bowl, including the half time show, is suitable for a mass audience."

That half time show has come under increased scrutiny following the 2004 scandal in which Justin Timberlake inadvertently revealed Janet Jackson's nipple on national television, resulting in the FCC levying a $550,000 fine against CBS.

This year's Super Bowl has stirred up another controversy in addition to the Townshend affair: during Feb. 7's game, CBS plans to air an anti-abortion ad starring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam.

Paid for by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, the ad tells the story of Bob and Pam Tebow, who was pregnant with their fifth child when the couple travelled to the Philippines on a missionary trip, where she suffered complications. While doctors advised her to abort the fetus, Pam Tebow refused, and on Aug. 14, 1987, gave birth to the future college football legend.

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