Seems that University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will appear in a commercial during the 2010 Super Bowl.
What kind of commercial? In praise of beer? Vodka? Fast cars? Fast food?
Not so much. He's just glad he's alive, and wants to say so.
So you're thinking, "How is this newsworthy?" Well, turns out some people are very upset about the ad. So upset, that they demand that it be censored, removed, not shown.
Huh? What people? Women's groups.
Why? Use of scantily-clad females to sell products by sexual suggestion? Oh no, no no no, no problem there.
Well, was Tebow some powerful person who took advantage of his high and trusted office to use a subordinate woman as his sexual plaything, and then urge other subordinate women to perjure themselves to save his career?
No, but there is a connection I'll explain in a moment.
No, Tebow's crime is that he's specifically glad he is alive instead of having been aborted by his mother's choice.
There you have it. His very existence is an affront to the dark sacrament of our day: a woman's "right" to kill inconvenient, imperfect, or ill-fathered children.
If the Lord tarries, I anticipate the day when future generations look back on our culture's attitude towards abortion as we look back on slavery, exposure, "sacred" whores, and gladiatorial games. It is black ice in our national reasoning-process, an area of moral insanity where no amount of facts and logic can intrude.
It's why a man can embody and live out real contempt for women, and real abuse of them as soulless objects, yet be given a pass by all women's groups simply because he guards The Unholy Sacrament.
The moral black-ice of abortion is what gives birth to burbling, barking, retire-to-Bedlam stuff like this:
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."She really said that. I added the emphases, but did not make that up. Did Ms. O'Neill's brain explode after that feat of logicide? The narrative does not relate.
"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."
So if you watch the Super Bowl, prepare for one commercial unlike the others.
Thanks to our friends at FOTF, and some still-sane folks at CBS.