Thursday, January 28, 2010

Can Tim Tebow Really Be This Dumb?

In the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Tim Tebow is quoted saying this about the controversial Super Bowl ad that he is appearing in: "I don't think it's anything that's negative or anything like that."

No one is claiming that the advertisement is just 30 seconds of Tim Tebow and his mom calling for the beheading of dirty fucking atheists. The message can be "positive" whilst the effect can be negative, yeah? Tebow knows that, right?

Is it really not clear to Tim Tebow why sharing the story of his miracle birth (Mama Tebow, short version: the doctors said to abort, because of health issues, and I didn't, and now the baby my godless doctors wanted to kill is a Heismann Winning QB) might be dangerous to lots of women who are being told by doctors (with an extra 20 years of OB-Gyn science on their side) that their health is threatened by a pregnancy?

Tim Tebow knows that not every almost-aborted baby grows up to be a big time college athlete, right? He knows that some do in fact kill their mothers when they are born, and are stillborn themselves? Or has he simply not given any thought to the message behind the ad? Another quote suggests the very real possibility of that:

"It's a great opportunity to share a very happy and special story about my mom fighting for me."

Dear Tim: the Focus on the Family folks are not spending millions and millions of dollars just to share a happy and special story about One Mother's Love. They obviously have an agenda, and despite your "aw, shucks" bullshit, I think it is safe to assume you have one, too.

A very real consequence of this advertisement is that women who have doctors who tell them their health is at risk will ignore it, on the off-chance those doctors are wrong, and they have a superstar baby just waiting to burst forth and provide tons of money when they jump to the NFL. That's the problem, Tim. And I think you know that. Even a virgin football player at Florida can't be as stupid as your portray yourself. Which makes you, Bible Phrases on your cheeks or not, a bad person. Congrats, Mr. Pro-Life, your advertisement might kill some folks.

1 comment:

Muumuuman said...

Well in Focus/Family! Now that the supreme court has set a precedent of over-ruling precedent, anything's possible! Yay douchebag justices!