Feb. 8, 2010
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Tebows pro-life commercial during the Superbowl, I have to admit that my immediate reaction when it finally aired was: Really? What was all the hype about?
Let me be clear that I was very impressed by the Tebow ad. Rather, my reaction was in response to the numerous op-eds written about this short little spot in addition to the major campaign waged by pro-abortion groups against CBS and the Tebows over the last few weeks. Perhaps the most humorous (and disturbing) comment about the Tebow commercial yet is Terry ONeill of NOW accusing the Tebows and CBS of promoting violence against women. "I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she said. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."
Why the hype?
I thought the Tebow commercial was beautiful, simple and understated. It was attractive in its simplicity and deep message. It definitely was not aggressive, ugly or manipulative:
Perhaps the greatest threat against abortion-rights has nothing to do with people like Pam Tebow or Focus on the Family, but is simply the message itself: truth. Truth is inherently attractive and has no need for sensationalizing
On that, in response to Terry ONeills comment about the ad promoting violence against women, I might suggest that she would consider watching a little unborn girl undergo the medical procedure that abortion is. Indeed, in doing so she will witness firsthand the reality that abortion is one of the most heinous acts of violence that could ever occur to a little girl (or little boy).