The Tebow Commercial Controversy
This morning I heard an interview discussing the furor over CBS choosing to air a Focus on the Family commercial during the NFL Superbowl. Yes, it’s a Christian organization. Yes, the commercial is a pro-life commercial about Tim Tebow’s mother being advised to have an abortion when she was pregnant with him.
Tebow is a star athlete, a quarterback for the Florida Gators and two-time Heisman Trophy winner. His parents are Christian missionaries in the Philippines. While she was pregnant with Tim , Pam Tebow contracted dysentery and doctors advised her to abort the baby to save her life. She chose not to abort, and the world has been enriched by the life of a fine young man.
All over the country the pro-abortion spokespeople are up in arms. How dare they air this commercial trying to tell women what to do with their bodies? And one woman insisted that this commercial is inappropriate during the SuperBowl, it should have been chosen to air during the Oscars or something more fitting. What a bunch of loonies we have running around in this world! One woman telling her story and urging women to choose life is not telling anyone what to do, it is encouraging them to consider that option. We don’t blink an eye about beer commercials that peddle death and disease. And it’s okay to sell medicines that have side effects more terrifying than the illness they are supposed to treat. But life? We don’t want to promote THAT.
Think about the monumental impact abortion on demand has had on our world. Those millions of babies thrown into the garbage starting in the 1970’s would today be adults with kids of their own. Most of them would likely be productive citizens working and paying taxes and boosting our economy. Think of the talent we have lost, the inventors, the teachers, the artists and authors and musicians that MIGHT have been born. Most them were snuffed out before we ever had the chance to know what we were missing, largely because they were “inconvenient” for the mother.
In the days of the ancient religions, parents would sacrifice their children to their gods in order to guarantee good crops or prosperity. They would take their babies to the temples of Baal and Moloch and Chemosh where the priests, called Kahns, would offer the babies into the mouths of those idols. The live babies would drop into the fire below to be roasted alive…and later EATEN by the priests as an offering! That is the root of our modern word “cannibal” (Kahn of Baal). The motivation of those heathen parents was not really different from the motivation behind the vast majority of abortions. It’s not a good time, I need to pursue my career, I need to finish my education, I can’t afford to have a baby. All about self and nothing about the value of the unborn baby who has no say in the process. We would shudder at the thought of doing what those idol-worshpping people did centuries ago. But tell me how we are any better today? Because now we go into the womb months before the baby is ready for birth, and we cut it into pieces and toss it in the garbage. We kill the baby in a way that the mother doesn’t have to see what she has done. And somehow that is “humane”?
Makes me sick…