Friday, January 29, 2010

Tebow Super Bowl Ad Controversy.




Tim Tebow OPENSports.com
Let me explain to you how it is possible for absolutely everyone to be so wrong on an issue as to invalidate their own existence. I have decided that there is an alarmingly large portion of the population that is so mind numbingly stupid that they couldn't argue their way out of a wet paper sack. This seems to hold true for every news organization and blogger who has touched on this story so far. There were a few exceptions of course. One blog that I enjoy reading Queer Conservative has a story on this and really hit the nail on thead.

The keyword in this debate is 'choice'. Tim Tebow's mother made a choice. Despite the doctors warning about her ill health she decided to have her child anyways, and he grew up to be a famous football player. How many aborted children could have grown up and been someone who shaped and changed our world. Conversely they could have grown up to become serial killers but that isn't a justification for abortion. Womens' rights groups are furious over this TV ad.

“By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers,” 

The group in question 'Focus on the Family' is Christian Organization. They are listed as anti-equality because of their views on homosexuality I'm sure. So it's only logical that they will be labeled homophobic as well. This of course is not a correct assumption. The definition of a phobia is 'an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation.' I have never seen a Christian cower in fear at the site of a gay person. It is the belief of most Christians that homosexuality is wrong and therefore they do not prescribe to it. True Christians do not go 'gay bashing', nor do they set fire to gay nightclubs, etc. They simply choose not to associate with such things and also make impassioned please for people to not favor something they believe is morally wrong. That is their right. There are some sects of Christianity that even embrace homosexuality which makes them highly controversial with the rest of the Christian community.

 To quote something from an earlier post
"Until you can prove to me that there is some sort of cosmic law that forces a person to like a particular group or thing for the sole reason that it exists and any inclination to the contrary constitutes a violation of said law than Homophobe is not a real condition."

I really hate pink polo shirts. So I choose not to wear them. That is my choice. If these so called 'womens' rights groups are so offended why don't they put up their own commercial? Probably because a commerical depicting a woman talking about how she made the choice to kill her baby so she didn't have to ruin her life by taking care of it and providing for it would probably look really stupid. My opinion may be slightly skewed. When we were pregnant with our daughter I was skeptical at first. I was actually leaning toward abortion because of my fears that we would be left destitute at the costs of raising a baby. We made the choice to keep the child. I am now a very proud father of an amazing girl. Her name is Una Lynn Grace and she is the most amazing thing I have ever encountered. At this point meeting aliens would probably bore me.

The point of all this is that it's perfectly normal to see commercials for gay interests, there are ads for planned parenthood, etc. Yet someone who espouses the opposite of their ideals is immediately vilified. The saddest part of this whole affair is that regardless of what side you choose, the woman is the one who loses. This commercial illustrates something important. The strength of the mother. A mother is the strongest person on earth. They make decisions that will affect their children even before they are born. Mothers have and continue to put their lives at risk, and in some cases die to protect their children.

I now consider my self pro-life. I disagree with the Republicans approach to the issue. I have my own reasons for being against abortion. You should have the right to abort for medical reasons. I disagree with the idea that abortion is a form of birth control. Men and women continue to do amazingly stupid things and than look for a quick way to solve their mistakes. If you are incapable to taking precautions to ensure pregnancy does not occur than you should keep your pants on. There is a lot of talk about choice in this debate. The 'choice' that is most important is the choice you make before you have sex in the first place.

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