Monday, February 8, 2010
Did you see the Super Bowl last night? My team (the Vikings) wasn't in it, but we watched on the edge of our seats all the same. Go Saints! I was hoping they'd win--such an awesome morale boost for a downtrodden city (and state).
Anyway, running a close second behind Bowl-fever is Tebow-buzz. And a lot of it isn't positive... Do you know Tim Tebow? The Heisman trophy winner, football phenom, and all-around spectacular guy? He's an outspoken Christian, a self-professed virgin until marriage, and a survivor of the pro-choice debate: his mom chose life. Great stuff. During the Super Bowl, Focus on the Family ran a 30-second ad featuring Tebow and his mom. It was cute, funny, and beautifully done. I loved it. But lots of people didn't. How dare they run an ad promoting life?
Though I could rant and rave about the controversy ad infinitum, I'm going to step back and let you check out this article. It's a sports feature in the Washington Post written by Sally Jenkins, a decidedly pro-choice woman--who just so happens to have the most honest, fair, and levelheaded assessment I've come across regarding Tebow's "offensive" ad. Do yourself a favor and read it! You'll come across gems like this:
"Pam Tebow and her son feel good enough about that choice (the choice of life) to want to tell people about it. Only, NOW says they shouldn't be allowed to. Apparently NOW feels this commercial is an inappropriate message for America to see for 30 seconds, but women in bikinis selling beer is the right one. I would like to meet the genius at NOW who made that decision. On second thought, no, I wouldn't."