Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Stupidest Comment Of This New Year

By now, you've probably heard that Tim Tebow is going to appear in a pro-life ad during the SuperBowl. This makes sense given that his mom was advised by doctors to murder him in the womb.

What you might not have heard is that folks from the pro-abortion crowd are crapping their pants about it. Per CBS:

A national coalition of women’s groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

Let's take a look at some of the genius rationale behind this uproar:

“An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year—an event designed to bring Americans together,” said Jemhu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.

This one is pretty basic. Ms. Greene, the entire nature of sports divides people. Somebody wins. Somebody loses. Perhaps you could look on YouTube for some of the reactions to the Vikings loss this past Sunday. Granted, Ms. Greene might be one of those people who thinks the Olympics is about sitting around and buying the other nations of the world a Coke whilst we all sing Kumbaya.

Is this enough to get upset about an ad, though? Where is the famed left-wing concern for free speech and tolerance of alternative viewpoints?


The protest letter from the Women’s Media Center suggested that CBS should have turned down the ad in part because it was conceived by Focus on the Family.

“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 letter said.

Over a SuperBowl commercial? Holy smokes. I wonder what the Women's Media Center reaction would be if they aired an abortion procedure. It's not a good reflection on society that a TV commercial during a football game praising a mother's decision not to kill her unborn child can generate this sort of animosity. They must have really hate Juno.

All this is merely a prelude, though, to what is undoubtedly the most idiotic thing I have heard in this freshly sprouted 2010. I daresay it has the potential to go wire to wire and keep that status secure all the way until 2011.

Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, said she had respect for the private choices made by women such as Pam Tebow but condemned the planned ad as “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.”

“That’s not being respectful of other people’s lives,” O’Neill said. “It is offensive to hold one way out as being a superior way over everybody else’s.”

Wow. With comments like this, can I get Godwin's Law out of the way here and speculate on Terry's view about the Holocaust? Geez, Terry, at least give yourself the wiggle room to claim that SOMETHING might be good or bad, better or worse. Still, this is a good peek into the minds behind the culture of death. One can't make judgments about the virtue or depravity of anything. The best you can do is say that the moral weight of actions are equivalent. Unless, oddly enough, you assert that life is entitled to the same rights as death, in which case you are branded as a lunatic.

1 comment:

Roisin said...

Someone else said it best when they suggested that NOW and/or NARAL could raise their own money and present their own ad. Which will never happen because I can't imagine they'd make an ad in direct opposition to the Tebow one. Namely, one that very openly states "Abort your unborn child. It's your choice." Any other way that they'd try to spin it would unintentionally (on their part) suggest that you could make a choice other than abortion. And we can't have that, now can we?