This is an excellent article. Yes, it is on the sports page, and yes it is written by a feminist who will probably take some flak. She doesn’t agree with Tim Tebow, but she thinks the flak he is taking over a Super Bowl ad that hasn’t even aired yet is ludicrous.
Let me just quote a little bit, but you really have to read the whole article. Jenkins writes, “I’m pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I’ve heard in the past week, I’ll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the ‘National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time.'” And she goes on to write,
Let me be clear again: I couldn’t disagree with Tebow more. It’s my own belief that the state has no business putting its hand under skirts. But I don’t care that we differ. Some people will care that the ad is paid for by Focus on the Family, a group whose former spokesman, James Dobson, says loathsome things about gays. Some will care that Tebow is a creationist. Some will care that CBS has rejected a gay dating service ad. None of this is the point. CBS owns its broadcast and can run whatever advertising it wants, and Tebow has a right to express his beliefs publicly. Just as I have the right to reject or accept them after listening — or think a little more deeply about the issues. If the pro-choice stance is so precarious that a story about someone who chose to carry a risky pregnancy to term undermines it, then CBS is not the problem.
All I can say is, “Yes, you go girl!”