Getting my Panties in a Bunch over a Not-That-Innocent Super Bowl ad.

Yesterday I allowed myself to get riled up about the Tebow family's Focus on the Phallic - er Family - Anti-Choice- oops - Pro-Life Super Bowl ad. I try my best to avoid rants on my Hot-For-Jesus Former Fundie blog. Rants just polarize the issue and cause eyes to glaze over. Whenever something pops up worthy of an opinion with zingers - I usually walk away. But once in a while I am willing to drop everything, including a few f-bombs, to say my peace.

I celebrated the day James Dobson announced he was leaving his radio show. Now I wonder if we've only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the reach and legacy of the Jesus Movement 70s, the evangelical '80s, the neo-conservative 90s, the Turn-a-Blind-Eye 2000s. James Dobson's legacy is something we're going to be living with for a very long time.

The hypocrisy of the Tebow ad made me bite. That's what they want - atheist pro-choice nazi-feminists such as myself biting at something so innocent as a mother and son love-fest. And I bit hard.

Sometimes I just don't have it in me to walk away when they dangle that kind of meat out.

Here or at the blog site - what was your opinion about the Tebow ad?

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Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 9, 2010 at 6:35pm
I agree.
CBS revealed total douche baggery by rejecting gay friendly adds, but accepting anti-choice adds.
Hypocritical. Disgustingly hypocritical.
Comment by Christine Vyrnon on February 9, 2010 at 10:11pm
Graham - My understanding is that it was $$2.6-3 million - not $300 million. I would like to know more about the layoff too. Also - good point about FOX having the Super Bowl next year. Should be very interesting to see who gets the commercial breaks.

This is the first I've heard that CBS turned down gay friendly ads. But - it would fit the FOTF agenda - they are quite anti-GLBT - which adds another layer of irony/hypocrisy - because they would NOT be in support of children being adopted into by LGBT parents.

Shine - Thanks for posting the TYT video. I've seen them before - and appreciate the reminder that they are out there. I will definitely follow up on the layoff comment.

I don't agree that it is a detriment to their cause. The USAToday article suggested that the awareness it will bring to FOTF is $10million. I think a lot of Pro-Lifers will gladly support FOTF for 'putting it out there.' They'll probably see a surge in support - both $$ and ideology. Because it was so tame and vague, they can use this as an example of how reasonable and kosher they are about their message. I don't think this ad will hurt them at all. I may be wrong. I'm also pretty wary of the power of fundagelicals.

I felt it was not as much a confusing ad - as an extremely deceptive ad... in addition to the hypocrisy - the deception makes me sick. They dumbed down their message and misrepresented their cause - like most ads -- and misrepresentation and dumbing down can be very very effective.
Comment by Filippo on February 10, 2010 at 12:23am
That ad was so anti-climatic lol. Three responses occurred with the people I was watching the superbowl with: 1) What ad? 2) Why'd Tebow just tackle his mom? 3) Tebow is so gay
Comment by Robert E. O'Dell on February 25, 2010 at 10:14pm
Thanks Shine for the Young turks link. Its a right on perspective, I think!


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