OK, so for the past couple of weeks, the outrage from the “pro-choice” left increasedA? in decibels and shrillness in anticipation of a 30-second commercial to air in the Superbowl from Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow and his mother, in support of life (when she was pregnant with Tim, as a missionary overseas, she was afflicted with a condition where the medical advice was to have an abortion – instead, she carried him to term).A? For example, Joy Behar on <em>The View</em> derided Pam Tebow’s decision, as Tim could just as easily turned out to be a “racist pedophile”.

And that was one of the nicer comments.

I have been critical of Focus on the Family in the past, and hearing that they were buying a Superbowl Spot made me cringe a little bit on the inside, just because of the ham-handed way they’ve handled political issues in the US in the past.A? In this case, though, I have to tip my hat to them.A? In the words of the Washington Post’s pro-choice sports columnist <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/01/AR2010020102067.html” target=”_blank”>Sally Jenkins</a>, to write last week:
<p style=”padding-left: 30px;”>Tebowa??s 30-second ad hasna??t even run yet, but it already has provoked a??The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Usa?? to reveal something important about themselves: They arena??t actually a??pro-choicea?? so much as they are pro-abortion.</p>

Indeed.A? FotF’s strategy of not releasing the video in advance now appears somewhat brilliant in its ripping the veneer off of much of the pro-abortion left, as their rage built with CBS over its’ willingness to air the ad.A? [Which is rather revealing that a group called the National Organization for Women went nuclear over CBS airing the Tebow ad, but had no similar outrage over the aired GoDaddy commercials, which - I would think - were far more offensive to women (and men).]

So, the game is over now [I really didn't want to see either team lose, though I was hoping for overtime instead of interception to end it], and the ad has aired.A? So, what was all the fuss over?A? Here you go…

Be prepared to be offended:

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Really offensive, right?A? Brilliantly played, <a href=”http://www.focusonthefamily.com/” target=”_blank”>Focus</a>. Brilliantly played, I say.

In watching this whole thing played out, it reminded me of how many times we (myself included) deride things, sight-unseen, simply because of the source or the anticipated message, only to be left with egg on our faces (and lots of “splainin’ to do” afterwards”.




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