The latest leftist assault is the condemnation of Tim and Pam Tebow for their audacity to be part of a pro-life commercial scheduled to air during the Super Bowl. Sports pundits, political talking-heads, and news reporters are all over this story. Liberal “women’ s groups” have asked CBS to deny Focus on the Family the right to buy air time to broadcast the ad and sports analysts are denouncing the Tebow effort as damaging to his career. One writer likened Tim Tebow to a full-time evangelist moonlighting as a football player. Did he think that was insulting?
I could go on and on about what sort of false religion and destructive values are being exploited every day in pro-sports…. But I digress.
Apparently that writer has no idea the call on the life of the Tebow family and has no understanding of service to something greater than you. Tim Tebow could no more turn his back on the opportunity to tell the world the miraculous truth of his healthy birth than a sports writer could turn away the scoop of a lifetime. It is what he was put here to do. And he knows it. On Florida game days, the most frequent Google search is for whatever scripture Tebow has on his eye black.
With that said, all the hyperbole about this being a sporting event and not a religious venue is a distortion of the truth. The faulty premise is in the concept that the sanctity of life should be viewed only as a religious cause; it should be a humanitarian cause. Protecting the life of the unborn, giving hope to women and families who are facing odds they see as insurmountable, and telling the truth where a lie has been accepted is not religious. If there were a call for aid to the people of The Sudan, or any region were genocide is practiced, would it be religious or humanitarian? It may be the love of Christ that empowers them but since when is love a religious act not to be confused with the real world?
An unborn child is a life, a real person with a real soul. Life does not spontaneously occur and that which is not alive cannot become alive; it is formed and developed just as the unborn child is within the womb of the mother. We all grow, change and have different stages of our being. Such is the reality of life…and it starts at conception.