Ahh…Superbowl Sunday. And at our house we have no idea who is even playing. We are not football fans, or really sports fans of any sort over here. All we know is that, unfortunately, it seems like church attendance is smaller on Superbowl Sunday on the years when we have the later time slot for church meetings.
We do know about Tim Tebow though, thanks to my mom. 😛 She just has to watch him whenever he plays because she loves rooting for the good guy. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the controversy surrounding the ad featuring Tim Tebow. Personally, I don’t get it. Why the controversy? What’s so bad about someone telling their story about their CHOICE that was made. Hello? Isn’t that what pro-choice is supposed to be for, choice? Oh, excuse me, apparently not if that choice means keeping life. I’ve already written my views on abortion so instead I’ll direct you to this article in the Washington Post written by Sally Jenkins.
My favorite lines from her article:
“Tebow’s 30-second ad hasn’t even run yet, but it already has provoked “The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us” to reveal something important about themselves: They aren’t actually “pro-choice” so much as they are pro-abortion.”
“Abortion doesn’t just involve serious issues of life, but of potential lives, Heisman trophy winners, scientists, doctors, artists, inventors, Little Leaguers — who would never come to be if their birth mothers had not wrestled with the stakes and chosen to carry those lives to term. And their stories are every bit as real and valid as the stories preferred by NOW.”
“Tebow’s ad, by the way, never mentions abortion; like the player himself, it’s apparently soft-spoken. It simply has the theme “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.” This is what NOW has labeled “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.”
So what do you think about all of this?
Thanks to Old-Fashioned Motherhood for linking to Sally Jenkin’s article.