I recently read on I Blame the Patriarchy about a Super Bowl commercial that noted right-wing fanatic group Focus on the Family is making with some football star whose name I gather is Tim Tebow (I think?) and his mom. The gist of the commercial is that this dude’s mommy dearest was told when she was pregnant with him that she should abort the fetus because of immediate danger to her health. She ignored her doctor’s advice and carried the parasite to term and actually survived the ordeal. Focus on the Family is using this story, which is not representative of seriously complicated pregnancies, to argue that evil doctors are tricking innocent women into killing babies. Ridiculous! I certainly hope no women listen to this trash. I know they will, though, and I only hope no one dies because of this ignorant filth.
In other news, I learned from a friend that this Tebow guy is a hardcore Christian and paints Bible verses on his face during football games. I love it when people think that they’re some sort of “chosen one” and that their talents are gifts from god. Even more hilarious is when sports stars or celebrities thank god for their winning some match/award. As if god actually has nothing better to do than pick its favorite celebs. God is not rooting for your team from heaven so shut up. God’s too busy causing an impoverished third-world country even more harm to take your call.