Someone asked me the other day what my opinion is about Tim Tebow's upcoming Super Bowl ad. Here's my two cents worth:
1. I whole-heartedly support Tebow's right to say whatever he wants on national television. It's a free country last time I checked; live and let live. However, lest I be misunderstood on this issue, I should note that the necessary corollary to this position is that Mancrunch.com (the gay dating site that also applied) should've been allowed to purchase TV time as well. Fair is fair. Be careful what you ask for my conservative friends; you just might get it.
2. My personal preference is that "positions-based" advertising (from either side) not be aired during the Super Bowl. It's an American past-time for crying out loud. Must we use it as an opportunity to inflame those who disagree with us?
3. While I appreciate (and agree with) some Christians' desire to eliminate/minimize abortion, I'm not sure that this is/was the best way to accomplish that. I could be wrong, but I have a hard time believing that a highly controversial 30-second spot is going to suddenly cause 100's of women across America to call and cancel their appointments at their local abortion clinics. Why not take the obscenely large amount of money that's being spent on this, and put it towards something that we know reduces the chances of an abortion happening? May I suggest Option Ultrasound or your local crisis pregnancy care center instead?
4. Christians standing up for their "rights" in the public arena seems, to me, to be counter-intuitive to the message of Christ. Isn't that the whole point of Christianity, that we give up our rights? Why can't we Christians work on "changing America" one person and one heart at a time? It might just work better than the top-down approach that seems to be turning people away.
The random thoughts of a passionate moderate who is incurably addicted to music, practical philosophy, and learning new things.