Posted by guest blogger, BroKen.
Did you catch the Super Bowl? Did you see the ad with Tim Tebow and his mom? There was quite a bit of publicity before the ad ran. Pro-choice groups wanted CBS to pull it from the Super Bowl. They felt it would be too controversial to present a point of view different from theirs. Amazing! What is wrong with these people?
Some facts: in 1987 Pam Tebow was pregnant. But there were difficulties and doctors recommended that she abort the child. She refused. Twenty years later her little Timmy wins the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore quarterback for the University of Florida.
The ad features Mrs. Tebow expressing how hard it was back then. But, of course, it also expresses great joy in what is now. It never mentions the trophy, just the relationship of mother and son.
The consternation over this feel-good ad reminds me of an old sketch from Saturday Night Live. Gilda Radner played a TV personality who interviews another woman (Jane Curtin) whose choices were for home and family rather than career. The Radner character tries to expose some hidden sickness in the family but the answers of Curtin’s character continue to reveal a wholesome joy and fulfillment. Finally, in frustration, realizing her own life choices cannot measure up, Radner’s character resorts to twisted defamation of her lovely guest.
The criticism of the Tebow ad was leveled before any of the critics had even seen the ad. This baseless, knee-jerk attack by those who still support abortion, reveals a deep bitterness and envy in their hearts . They call themselves Pro-choice. But if that were the case, then wouldn’t they support this choice of carrying the child through adversity? No, they are NOT pro-choice. They are hopeless.
These attacks also remind me of another ad. This one never made it to the public. It was a magazine ad for Volvos. The Swedish car maker prides itself on the safety of its vehicles. They created an ad which would remind people of that. It showed a black and white, very grainy image which was the best ultrasound technology had a few years back. But the image was clearly a fetus in the womb. The caption was simply, “Is something inside you telling you to buy a Volvo?”
How sweet! Of course a young growing family is concerned about safety. But the hopeless pro-abortion forces pressured Volvo to can the ad. So, they did.
What is wrong with these people? It’s a rhetorical question. We know what‘s wrong. They support the unsupportable. They defend the indefensible. In order to do so, they have literally twisted their consciences nearly to the breaking point. To them a wholesome message about love and sacrifice which leads to joy, is sinister and wicked. Good is bad. Light is dark to them.
Thank you Mrs. Tebow for your example twenty years ago and your continuing courage today. Shine the Light and may the twisted ones open their eyes.