I usually try to hold myself above the fray on the pro-life/pro-choice debates. I consider myself more than a single issue voter. But on this one I have to give credit, a lot of credit to CBS for their decisions to hold above average standards about what will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday. Realizing that football is a social, and usually family time, especially this game I think their choices have been responsible. And those of us who would complain loudly at offense should praise the decision to support more traditional values. Which brings me to recommending Sally Jenkins article for the Washington Post. Well balanced and thoughtful, as well as insightful about the trends we’re witnessing, here is a small section of her article:
I’m pro-choice, and Tebow clearly is not. But based on what I’ve heard in the past week, I’ll take his side against the group-think, elitism and condescension of the “National Organization of Fewer and Fewer Women All The Time.” For one thing, Tebow seems smarter than they do. Tebow’s 30-second ad hasn’t even run yet, but it already has provoked “The National Organization for Women Who Only Think Like Us” to reveal something important about themselves: They aren’t actually “pro-choice” so much as they are pro-abortion.
It is comforting to see truth revealed in writing responsibly about complex issues. Thanks to Sally, and the people like her, who evaluate the messages being publicized from organizations who claim to represent them, I pray we will be a more life affirming society! A society that can see the truth in the value of life. Even messy, fallen, difficult lives that sometimes by the grace of God turn out to play good football.
Life as valuable is a very complex issue to affirm in practice, I think. It requires going past an affirmation of life beginning at conception to asking of ourselves the big questions of how to be involved in affirming the lives of the people around us. From the aging, retirees who meet regularly at a restaurant in the local mall to children whose home lives are so broken that their behavior makes them unable to follow even the simplest rules in school. As well as the responsibility to condemn vigilante justice that would affirm the murder of a doctor who performs abortions. Food for thought, and discussion, I hope. Blessings!