Monday, February 08, 2010

Thanks for the free publicity NOW

The downright stupidity of NOW never ceases to amaze me. Even after Focus on Family’s incredibly subdued Tebow ads (pre-game ad and game ad) aired and anyone whose IQ isn’t two standard deviations below the norm realized the ads were nothing to get worked up about (they weren’t political or controversial), NOW is doubling down and acting like one of the ads, which jokingly shows Tim tackling his mother, was offensive.
NOW president Terry O'Neill said it glorified violence against women. "I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she said. "That's what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don't find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."

How messed up is the pro-choice movement when Frances Kissling seems like the lone voice of reason?
Not all abortion-rights supporters agreed. "It's absurd to claim that this is an endorsement of violence against women," said Frances Kissling, former president of Catholics for Choice. "These people came across as affectionate, loving, funny and happy."

But, Kissling said, Focus on the Family was lucky that abortion-rights groups raised objections. "If there had not been all of that publicity over the last two weeks, this ad could have passed almost unnoticed. Who would have known what they're talking about? It's so subtle."

It’s especially fun to read ignorant pre-Super Bowl columns like this one from NBC sports contributor Mike Celizic. Or this one from the New Republic’s Michelle Cottle who didn’t think CBS should air the ad because she’s a “protective parent.”

Oh yeah. Randall Terry is not part of the prolife movement as far as I am concerned. Please go away and never come back.

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