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The Anti-choice, Anti-woman, Homophobic Superbowl Video from Focus on the Family

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Seriously. This is part of an email I received as SPAM from the Woman’s Media Center in regard to the 30 second spot sponsored by Focus on the Family: “With 200,000 of your letters in hand, the WMC is not backing down. Join [us] as we continue to hold CBS  and the NFL accountable for their biased policy reversal in favor of Focus on the Family’s anti-choice, anti-woman, homophobic agenda.”

Now watch the video and see what the fuss was all about. Any explanation would be helpful.

16 Comments

  1. I have no problem with the commercial, or it being aired during the Super Bowl.

  2. I didn’t get a chance to see the commercial on TV.

    That was it? That’s what all the fuss was about?

    Talk about over blown hype from pro-abortion groups!

  3. Wayne Dawg, what “pro-abortion” (and you KNOW that they don’t call themselves that) groups had overblown hype about this?

    I saw hype by the media, but not by any pro-choice groups.

  4. The headline says “The Anti-choice, Anti-woman, Homophobic Superbowl Video from Focus on the Family”

    The quoted email says “in favor of Focus on the Family’s anti-choice, anti-woman, homophobic agenda.”

    Those are not the same thing.

    Everyone at Focus on the Family must have broken arms by now from patting themselves on the back. This PR campaign must have generated more publicity for them than they could possibly have imagined.

  5. “…their biased policy reversal in favor of Focus on the Family’s…”

    The policy reversal was that they allowed Focus to show their ad; apparently, they must have refused it at first. The women didn’t want the ad shown. And for good reason: It’s so damaging and provocative.

    My title is meant to be ironic, which seems to cause problems for some readers of this blog. The ad is obviously not anti-anything when taken at face value.

    You’d be right in assuming that Focus got great PR. They did.

  6. You see Steve when you’ve been around religious people of a certain nature for a while you just assume that they really do believe every far out thing that they say.

    Case and point. Have you read anything by Terry Burton?

  7. The policy reversal was that they allowed Focus to show their ad; apparently, they must have refused it at first.

    No, the policy reversal is that, in the past, the NFL has refused to display ads that deal with politics and/or religion.

    They reversed that policy by showing this ad.

    This means that they’re liable if, in the future, they refuse to display ads for, say, a gay dating site, or a pro-choice organization.

    The floodgates… they have been opened now.

    Personally, I don’t really care. I watch the game for the game, not for the commercials. It’s unlikely that a commercial would change any particular religious or political stance I might hold.

  8. For me living in Vol. Nation. I give Thumbs up and praise to the Lord for the Florida gator and his momma. Funny how the NOW and Planned Parenthood don’t throw a fit everytime a TV Ad campaign for saving animals like PETA ads. Sad to see when people devalue human life and wonder why so many kids are on meds and shoot one another in school when they see women Preventing Parenthood and act like savages by killing their young in their tummies like rabbits may eat their kids if handled by humans. Sad and sick world we live in.

  9. Steve,

    How is the title ‘ironic’. I’m one of the readers on your blog who, apparently, has trouble parsing the difference between you being ironic and you being incorrect.

    Please enlighten us.

    Cheers,

  10. Robert Moss wrote:

    Sad to see when people devalue human life and wonder why so many kids are on meds and shoot one another in school when they see women Preventing Parenthood and act like savages by killing their young in their tummies like rabbits may eat their kids if handled by humans. Sad and sick world we live in.

    No, Robert; that’s a sad and sick world that you imagine we live in.

    What? No complaints about the worldwide Satanic conspiracy of international bankers?

  11. Nohm, Hello!

    “An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year – an event designed to bring Americans together,” said Jehmu Greene, president of the New York-based Women’s Media Center.”

    “Also joining Women’s Media Center in the protest are the National Organization for Women and the Feminist Majority.”

    ““By offering one of the most coveted advertising spots of the year to an anti-equality, anti-choice, homophobic organization, CBS is aligning itself with a political stance that will damage its reputation, alienate viewers, and discourage consumers from supporting its shows and advertisers,” stated a letter from the women’s group.”

    “The controversy over the ad was slow to build but ignited on Jan. 25 when the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and other liberal women’s groups launched a protest campaign aimed at pressuring CBS to scrap the ad. Abortion-rights advocates joined in.”

    “We support every woman’s ability to make the decisions that are best for her and her family,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “But Focus on the Family wants to take options away from women.”

    Cut and pasted from:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/2010/01/26/2010-01-26_womens_groups_protest_tim_tebows_prolife_super_bowl_ad_for_focus_on_the_family.html#ixzz0f2gNqjjg

    and

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?prov=ap&slug=ap-tebow-superbowlad&type=lgns

    These groups are either directly or indirectly involved in the pro-abortion movement.

  12. Wayne Dawg,

    1. Those are pro-choice groups, not “pro-abortion” groups. You and I both know that there is a difference.

    2. You call *that* “overblown hype”?

  13. Nohm: Please read this, too. Overblown hype #2 from http://www.redstate.com/jeff_emanuel/2010/02/08/focus-on-the-family-and-pam-tebow-play-the-pro-abortion-left-like-a-stradivarius/

    When CBS refused to pull the ad, pro-abortion activists ratcheted up their alert level to DEFCON 1, and went into full character-assassination mode (for evidence, just peruse the 284,000 results of a Google search for “Pam Tebow liar”) while defending the decision to abort a baby as every bit “as tough and courageous a decision as is the decision to continue a pregnancy” in the pages of the Washington Post.

    Needless to say, these tactics — in the face of silence from anybody at Focus or in the Tebow family — rubbed a good portion of the American population the wrong way. A good example of this was Sally Jenkins, the self-described pro-choice sports columnist at the Washington Post who wrote, “Tebow’s 30-second ad hasn’t even run yet, but it already has provoked “The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us” to reveal something important about themselves: They aren’t actually “pro-choice” so much as they are pro-abortion.”

  14. They all go to Heaven though, don’t they? Aborted babies. They all go to Heaven.

    The pro-abortion lobby have directed more souls towards Heaven than any evangelist ever has (and many evangelists have been critical in sending souls to Hell).

    So really, in the grand scheme of things, who’s really in the wrong?

    /stirring

  15. Steve,

    If you see absolutely nothing wrong with the “reporting” done in those two URLs you presented (for example, the claim of “284,000 Google results”), then I’m just going to drop this issue completely, because I now see a far bigger issue.

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