Actually, I'm so pissed off about it already that I will be watching (while ranting, of course) the anti-abortion commercial featuring Tim Tebow and his mom.
The Super Bowl is neither the time nor the place for bullshit political ads. And don't give me your bullshit, Gary Schneeberger (really?), spokesman for the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family:
"There's nothing political and controversial about it," he said. "When the day arrives, and you sit down to watch the game on TV, those who oppose it will be quite surprised at what the ad is all about."
Do you really expect anyone to believe that? If it wasn't political or controversial, why would it be newsworthy nearly two weeks before the big game? Why would Tim Tebow be talking about his position on abortion? WHY WOULD THE AD TALK ABOUT ABORTION? You can't have a non-political, non-controversial discussion about abortion on a national scale. I'd love it if you could, but you can't. Trying to prompt that discussion on the biggest sports day of the year, where people will be gathered for drinking and having fun with their friends, is just plain dumb, I think.
Honest to fucking Christ. Do you think we're all a bunch of morons? Granted, Tebow clearly isn't the brightest bulb on the tree, given his stellar grasp of the English language: "I've always been very convicted of it (his views on abortion) because that's the reason I'm here, because my mom was a very courageous woman. So any way that I could help, I would do it." Buddy, there are lots of things I wish you could be convicted of, including your anti-choice views.
Given what we know thus far, the anti-choice message of the ad is transparent. Mom was advised to abort, but didn't and God graced us with Tim fucking Tebow. See, ladies? You could be knocked up with a Heisman Trophy winner. How could you possibly have an abortion when you might hit the fucking jackpot? You can call the theme of the ad celebrating family and life all you want, but it's still an anti-choice message.
In the interest of full disclosure (and if it wasn't already clear), I can't stand Tebow (sorry Jen, if you still read my blog). The Boy I Currently Like and I spent a good portion of a Saturday night during college football season looking up the bible verses Tebow put on his eye black patches and then mocking/interpreting them. It's fine that you love Jebus and that your mom didn't abort you, but shut the fuck up about it, already.