NOW Joins NCAA, SEC As Things Tim Tebow Are Better Than
There’s two thing that you may or may not have heard. First, that Tim Tebow is going to be appearing in a pro-life advertisement that is to be aired during the Super Bowl. Second, that I have opinions on everything.
Hence, this post.
I’ve never been one to endear myself to the feminists that comprise the National Organization for Women. It just wasn’t ever destined to happen. And the upcoming statement probably won’t make any of them like me more. But it should.
Tim Tebow is one of the better things to happen to young women in recent times.
Is Tim Tebow’s commercial really a worse Super Bowl statement than Jim McMahon dropping his trousers in a response to a question? Society is always criticizing athletes for being more concerned about an extra million than educating themselves on cultural issues. Therefore, it’s extremely hypocritical to require intellectual opinions from these men and women only if their stance lines up with that of particular American activists.
Tebow is clearly pro-life, as am I. And based on what I’ve seen and read about Tebow’s ad, I’m taking his side and proudly. It’s got better grounds than the group-think, elitism and condescension offered by the radical women’s groups that oppose him. Heck, there’s even a petition demanding that CBS pull the ad making its way around the interwebs.
Tebow’s 30-second commercial hasn’t even been aired yet, and has already revealed something very telling about the National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us.
They aren’t pro-choice so much as they are pro-abortion.
Mrs. Tebow has a genuine pro-choice story to tell. She got pregnant in 1987, post-Roe v. Wade, and while on a Christian mission trip to the Philippines, she contracted a tropical ailment. Doctors advised her the pregnancy could be dangerous, but she exercised her freedom of choice and now, 20-some years later, the outcome of that choice is her Heisman Trophy winning, National Champion son.
The Tebows feel that they should tell people about the choice Mrs. Tebow made 22 years ago, but the National Organization for Women says otherwise. They think that it’s inappropriate for us to see, but drunk women in bikinis selling beer is fine.
I would wager a guess that both pro-choicers and pro-lifers wish the “need” for abortions wasn’t so great.
But there is something that this country does need more of.
Young men and women who choose not to spend their summers dabbling in debaucheries, but working to better the world. Young men and women who believe in something other than themselves and are willing put their hands and feet where their mouth is.
Tebow often makes America uncomfortable, whether it’s by writing Bible verses on his face for games or for advertising his chastity in a room full of reporters that feel ashamed for the young man because he isn’t bagging every young Florida co-ed.
The Super Bowl isn’t a place where one can escape from the facts of reality. Some individuals will be upset that the ad is paid for by Focus on the Family, a group whose former spokesman, James Dobson has some pretty unpleasant things to say about gays. Other people will hate the fact that Tim Tebow could dare to believe in something as preposterous as creationism. Still others will claim hypocrisy because CBS refused to air a gay dating service ad.
None of this matters. CBS owns its broadcast and is entitled to produce it any way that it deems appropriate, and Tebow has a right to express his beliefs publicly – just as everyone has the right to accept or reject them after having heard those beliefs.
If the pro-choice stance is so unstable that a story about someone who chose to continue a risky pregnancy undermine it, then CBS certainly isn’t the biggest problem.
The ad’s them is “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life”, and never expressly mentions abortion. And this is the ad that NOW has decided to call “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.”
But NOW’s suggestion that these aren’t real or pertinent questions and that the Super Bowl audience is to stupid to handle them is far more concerning than a young man who’s only fault is that he is a proud, intelligent and caring human being.
That, and he’s a Florida Gator.