Tim Tebow and The Commercial

brandon nealCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Former Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow attends Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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All right, the Super Bowl and its commercials are now over and the dust has settled (great game by the way). Most of us couldn't care less but a few of us are now scratching our heads, wondering what the fuss was all about in regards to the "Tim Tebow anti-abortion commercial".

I must say that I've learned several things because of this situation. First thing I learned was it's amazing how many "Pro Choice" people are not pro choice when it comes to one being able to hear and see an opinion that opposes their own when it comes to the subject of abortion. Second thing I learned is how stupid it is for people to scream and cry about something that they haven't even seen.

I have heard multiple opinions as to why this commercial shouldn't air. The most common opposition I hear in regards to this commercial is that the Super Bowl is not the appropriate place to show this kind of commercial.

My question is what's the appropriate venue and who makes that determination?

Second common thing I hear is that this particular commercial is offensive and an invasion of one's privacy.

My response to that would be how? How is it any different than the Budweiser commercials? I mean both are basically trying to sell you something. Maybe one is a physical object which is beer. The other is a idea more of a idea which is don't kill your baby.

But again it's no more of an invasion of your privacy than that beer commercial. Just because you don't like the message being presented to you doesn't mean it's an invasion of one's privacy.

At the end of the day people who were threatening to protest and take legal action against CBS for playing this commercial look like total idiots today.

If you watched the commercial you realize that it doesn't at all come off as a ANTI-ABORTION commercial. It came off of a celebration of life. It wasn't forcing its message down anybody's throat. It wasn't confrontational in the slightest. It wasn't anything like all the pro choice people were claiming it would be like.  

If anything it was brilliant ploy from Focus On The Family. Who can now say "Look, we simply put out a nice message celebrating life and look how the pro choice people react." They threatened boycotts and legal action, etc. simply because we said look what happened because of her choosing life." 

What's funny is the people who were offended by this commercial were used as pawns by Focus on the Family. Focus on the Family didn't even have to discuss in its commercial the topic of abortion. They left that for the pro choice people and media to do. Which they did. 

I mean how many times did we here anti-abortion because of the pro life people and not Family First, who did a excellent job by the way. So Focus On The Family gets major publicity for its plight and never even mentions the word abortion. And now many of the pro abortion people have been exposed as what they are; which is a group of people that have no problem taking away my right to see what I want to see.

For what it's worth technically I'm pro choice. I know it might not have sounded that way after reading what I had to say. Nonetheless I believe that choice should be available for a woman to have. I just wish abortion was a very rare choice.

Abortion should not be a form of birth control in my opinion. I just don't like anybody trying to control what I see. Let me make that determination. If you don't like it change the channel. My friend was killed in a drinking and driving accident after a Super Bowl three years ago as a matter of fact. But you won't see me trying to ban alcohol commercials from Super Bowl adds. I'll just change the channel.