My parents raised me to be nonviolent, but today, I’m promoting violence against women -- a specific group of women -- those involved with NOW or National Organization of Women.
The Tim Tebow/Focus on the Family commercial has run its course. For all the build-up, the commercial was a letdown, but the pro-choice crowd is not willing to let it die, like they promote letting 115,000 children die every day through abortions. Their latest attack is to say that it was inappropriate for Tebow to “playfully” tackle his mom in the ad.
NOW President Terry O'Neill claimed the ad promoted violence against women. "I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she told the Los Angeles Times. "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."
I have not been a victim of domestic violence, but I know a victim when I see one and Terry O’Neill does not represent that crowd. After the tackle, Tebow’s mom is all smiles. I’ve never seen a victim of domestic violence smile immediately after being abused. Indeed, the only time they normally smile, after the abuse, is when the judge hands down a harsh sentence and sends the abuser to prison. Instead of helping the case against violence, O’Neill degrades it with her comments. I think we have reached a point where no one should take the NOW organization seriously.
Before the ad ran, O’Neill, without seeing it, called it “extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.” Regardless of whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, nothing about the ad is offensive or demeaning. What is extraordinarily offensive is O’Neill’s ploy to promote baby killings at all cost. And what is extraordinarily demeaning is her ability to degrade those who have truly been victims of domestic violence and inability to understand there is nothing playful about it.
Any one affiliated with NOW, at this point, should truly understand that NOW only believes in one choice – killing the innocent. O’Neill has proven that with her attempt to change the focus of the Tebow ad. Again, I’m a supporter of the non-violent movement, but at this point, I’m not opposed to beating some common sense, if at all possible, into any one affiliated with NOW.