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Tebow Madness and the Murder of Justice

Hi, my name is Ken, and I’m a recovering self-help junkie.
“…it cannot be denied that such a culture of death, taken as a whole, betrays a completely individualistic concept of freedom, which ends up by becoming the freedom of “the strong” against the weak who have no choice but to submit.” ~Pope John Paul II, 1995 
Hats off to quarterback Tim Tebow—a role model in a haystack. He could have been the poster boy for any one of a 1000 other things such as the distribution of free condoms for everybody, partying at South Beach, Nike, Gatorade or some other meaningless cause or product—and made bank. No one would have said squat. But instead he stands up for a message worth something and what’s he get?… head slammed! 
 
The recent Tebow madness all over the blogs and 24 hour news cycle merely highlights the legal slaughter of untold babies and the sale of body parts to industry for profit.  It isn’t a republican or democrat issue. I, for one, can’t stomach either party—both parties are dominated by greed, spin, deceit, hubris and corruption, with a few exceptions (and for the record, I don’t share the same views on several things with the group that produced the ad either, Focus on the Family).  The buzz is further proof of a predominant and growing throw away culture and a lot of the talk about social justice these days is just that, hot air—saving the polar bears is golden, but protecting humans is lunacy? 
 
Hey, I’m nice to animals, turn off lights I don’t need on, give clothes I no longer need to a local homeless shelter and I recycle. But when babies have no rights in a woman’s womb and are worthless enough to toss in the dumpster, I say it’s the murder of justice. 
 
The issue makes people uncomfortable, namely because they are too addicted to the approval of others and it’s easier to sit idly on the sidelines on our hands, unengaged and apathetic. Let’s call this issue it what it is—a human rights issue that isn’t politically correct. This is a “will we who value life stand up and ignore the blindness and cowardice of others and say something?” issue.  
 
Typically, I’m not the world’s biggest Palin fan, but I find myself 100% with her on her recent comments about the Tebow pro-life Super Bowl ad. She said on Greta Van Susteren’s show, “For a pro-life, pro-woman, pro-family ad to be seen as offensive and not empowering women is puzzling.”  But, in a sense, it is offensive Sarah.  It’s offensive because we’d like our consciences to remain numb and the Tebow ad isn’t going to sooth us, it’s more likely to irritate us, or maybe move us.  
 
Why is a pro-life position so threatening to people who are intellectually superior anyways, I ask?  If I said the moon was square there’d be no hate directed my way. Why do those of us who believe that a baby is a human before she enters the birth canal, made out to be nothing more than divisive bigots?  Oh, that’s right, there were and continue to remain those who erroneously maintain that the thirteenth amendment made law in 1865 and the abolition of slavery wasn’t necessary (take a trip to rural Tennessee if you don’t believe me).  The 1st amendment on the other hand, applies to positions not supported by everyone last I heard, and even those held by the minority—Pam and her son Tim included. It wouldn’t matter if the ad aired during the middle of the night on the least viewed local cable channel when no one was watching, the uproar would ensue. 
 
It boggles mind to consider the over 1 million babies who are legally aborted each year here in our country and barely no one says a thing—certainly no rational thinking person would do so. A cat gets stuck up in a tree and the world stops—where is the outrage over the real injustice?  Why do so many “hip” Christians bark about all the other issues (and many worthy… i.e., human trafficking, AIDS/HIV, etc.), but shut up and sit down on this one and let the enemy (not flesh and blood mind you) get his message out loud and clear without a peep. If there ever was an issue that’s about defending those who can’t defend themselves—this would be it. 
 
For those who argue (Donald Miller to name one, a favorite author of mine), that tackling “systemic social problems” among the poor and disadvantaged is necessary when comes to the issue of abortion… Yes, I agree for sure, but it doesn’t then stand to reason that being silent while doctors are authorized to “terminate pregnancies” at will, well, is okay.  Let’s support single moms and mentor kids without dads (and Miller does with his mentoring program), but we don’t have to put a muzzle on truth in the meantime. 
 
As to the issue of women involved in abortion, they suffer too, not just the unborn. I know this firsthand. And I’ve heard the stories of scores of women who were talked out of abortion by those willing to speak up. In many ways women end up being the victims of a defeatist approach on our part when it comes to abortion  (i.e. “we won’t win, so why try? … and we’re only alienating people by taking a stand on such a red hot issue). Adoption is one solution—and a wonderful one. I know couples (many Christians believe it or not) involved in taking on such a high calling.  
 
President Obama made it a point to set the record straight just days after taking office,”For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us… I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate.” 
 
The sanctity of life isn’t a political issue for me Mr. President—it’s not stale, it’s sickening.  And what is a fruitless debate is one that doesn’t take place. 
 
Human life is worth the fight.  
 
If a woman isn’t celebrated when she decides to keep her baby instead of exercising her “right to choose”—and that, amidst struggle, questions and under tremendous pressure to take the easy way out—we have become a very lost society.  
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