Super Radical Feminism Rears its Ugly Head
January 29, 2010
FRONT ROYAL, Va., (christiansunite.com) -- Tim Tebow--one of the most talented college quarterbacks of all time. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is not shy about sharing his Christian faith. And some people find such openness quite offensive.
"Jewish celebrities often mention their religion in public," said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI). "But when someone dares to speak of his Christian faith, some seem to view it as a grave transgression."
"'Don't shove your religion down my throat,' people tell Christians. 'Keep your religion to yourself.' In other words, Christians are being intimidated and told to do exactly the opposite of what Jesus commanded them to do," Scott said. "How exactly does one 'shove' a religion down a person's throat? Is a shovel used for that? If Christians truly believe Scripture and love their fellow human beings, it would be cruel of them--and even sinful--to keep the life- and soul-saving truth from others."
Openly declaring one's Christian faith is bad enough, but it may be tolerated so long as it does not go too far. And what is an example of going "too far"? Christians who speak out against the killing of preborn human beings.
Enter some of the most radical "feminist" groups in the country. After hearing that Tebow and his mother will appear in a commercial that will air during Super Bowl XLIV, they demonstrated just how radical they really are--and they are very radical. Sponsored by the respected pro-family organization Focus on the Family, the ad presents a decidedly pro-life message.
In 1987, a pregnant Pam Tebow contracted an infection during a mission trip to the Philippines. Tebow's doctor said the pregnancy placed her at risk and recommended that she abort the "mass of fetal tissue," but she refused. "We didn't believe that he was a 'mass of fetal tissue' because we had prayed for Timothy by name so we believed that we would just trust him to God." In response, the football great said he is "really thankful" that his mother, whom he referred to as a "woman of courage," did not choose to kill him before birth.
"The ad tells the story of one family and it is a message of hope, life and faith. And groups like the National Organization for Women (NOW), Feminist Majority, and the Women's Media Center just cannot tolerate such a positive message," Scott said. "If the story does not end in death, they condemn it." The groups have started an online petition campaign (a common fund-raising gimmick) in an effort to convince CBS to pull the advertisement. "The groups want to impose a self-serving 'gag rule' by censoring the message."
"This ad is hate masquerading as love," said Erin Mattson, vice president of NOW. "By presenting only one option, um, for all women about when/how to have a family and not allow other viewpoints onto the air is really quite offensive."
"The ad is 'hate'?" Scott asked. "Sometimes one has just got to shake his head in disbelief at the depths of the ridiculous to which some extremists will sink to push their agenda. And why would both points of view be included in a paid advertisement? Will pro-abortion groups be doing so in their future ads? Will pro- abortion groups tell their celebrity supporters to be sure to mention both sides when they speak out?"
Scott said it is important to remember that the groups calling for censorship represent a fraction of the Feminist Movement. "Unfortunately, however, their outrageous extremism is casting a shadow over the entire cause."
Life Decisions International (LDI) is dedicated to challenging the Culture of Death, concentrating on exposing and fighting the agenda of Planned Parenthood. LDI's chief project is a boycott of corporations that fund the abortion-committing giant.