Christians Can Support 10 for Tebow Too

11 Jan

Hi. I’m a writer here at AbortionGang. I’m also a Christian. Nice to meet you!

It seems that a lot of press around our recent #10forTebow campaign is suggesting that we hate God, or Christians, or Jesus, or faith. This is simply not true.

If you take a second look at Sophia’s original post, you’ll see she never says a single bad thing about Christianity. She may laugh at Tebow’s excessive focus on his faith, but that is entirely about Tebow’s actions, not the religion he follows.

Some people may believe that being antichoice and Christian go hand in hand- to attack one is to attack the other. This also is untrue. Taking a stand against being antichoice is not taking a stand against Christianity.

Christianity has been separated into many different organized religions, and some Christians choose to create their own faith, outside of organized religion. I am not here to say which group or type is a/the True Christian, but I do want to point out that this diversity means there is a diversity of beliefs among Christians related to abortion.

One of the first abortion funds ever established was created by ministers, who were counseling women with problem pregnancies, and seeing the horrible effects of back-alley abortions. These ministers worked together to direct women to medically-safe abortion locations, and eventually they raised the money to fund an abortion clinic in their area. In this way, Christians were some of the first supporters of abortion funding, and keeping women safe.

Christians today continue to support a woman’s right to choose. There are many Christian organizations and denominations that have spoken up for women and their families: Catholics for Choice, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, The United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and more.

Christians have a long history of supporting choice, and we will continue to support choice in the future. Being prochoice does not mean one hates God, or is against faith. Donating to an abortion fund as part of the #10forTebow campaign is one more way that Christians can do good in their community and help their fellow human, as God has asked us to. This campaign is for everyone who disagrees with Tebow’s antichoice position, not just atheists or agnostics who disagree with him.

5 Responses to “Christians Can Support 10 for Tebow Too”

  1. Oubli January 13, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    FCC Loophole May Allow Graphic Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ads

    His current appeal for funds — he apparently hasn’t yet raised the money from the ads — is in the form of a fundraising letter Terry sent to supporters in which he goes after “The Abortion Gang,” a pro-choice group that gained some media attention when one of their bloggers called for supporters to make small donations to local pro-choice organizations every time Tim Tebow (who starred in a Focus On the Family-sponsored anti-abortion ad during the 2010 Super Bowl) scored a touchdown. Terry wants to retaliate by raising enough money to air graphic ads showing images of dead fetuses in 40 cities during this year’s big game.

    http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2012/01/11/randall_terry_graphic_anti_abortion_ads_during_super_bowl.html

  2. AnonymousAbortionMe January 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Activist exploits election law to have pro-life ads shown during Super Bowl

    Terry, who founded the Operation Rescue organisation that came to prominence by blockading abortion clinics and has been jailed for his activities, registered as a Democratic presidential candidate against Barack Obama in order to use a federal law that requires television stations to air political adverts uncensored within 45 days of a primary or general election.

    The ad he plans to run includes graphic pictures of a black man hanging from a tree, murdered victims of the Holocaust and of aborted babies. “The slaughter of babies by abortion. This is murder. President Obama perpetuates this massacre,” it says.

    Typically, television stations refuse to run such graphic content but are obliged to do so under election laws which forbid interference with the content of political adverts.

    Terry has sent out an appeal for donations to cover the cost of broadcasting the adverts in states with upcoming primaries, including Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma and Hawaii, during the Super Bowl on February 5.

    . . .

    Major pro-choice organisations declined to comment on Terry’s plan to broadcast the adverts. Some said they were relectutant to challenge his right to free speech and that they did not wish to give a man they regard as an extremist any more attention than he has already received.

    Terry’s move was in part prompted by an attempt by pro-choice activists to raise funds on the back of criticism of the deeply religious and hugely popular quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow, who prays on the field and appeared in an anti-abortion spot at the 2010 Super Bowl.

    Last month, a pro-choice blogger, Sophia Brugato – writing on The Abortion Gang site – called on activists to donate $10 every time the Denver Broncos quarterback scored a touchdown.

    Terry used electoral law to run a commercial, including pictures of aborted babies, on Boston television station WCVB during Sunday’s 6pm news. The station said it did not want to air the spot but that it was “strictly prohibited by federal law … to censor any ad placed by a political candidate for federal office even if it is libelous, inflammatory or otherwise offensive to the community”.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/13/anti-abortion-super-bowl-ads?newsfeed=true

  3. Sophie January 18, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    “Christians have a long history of supporting choice, and we will continue to support choice in the future.”
    It would nice if pro-choice Christians were more vocal in condemning their anti-choice counterparts. I never hear a peep.
    A website called christiannewswire.com has glorified Randall Terry’s campaign to air “aborted fetuses,” during the Super Bowl in some forty cities. This same website said that the Abortion Gang would “RUE THE DAY,” regarding their campaign, re Tebow touchdown contributions. Sounds like a threat to me. I let them know that was unacceptable.

  4. Serena January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Sorry to join this thread so late, but thank you for this post. I often feel frustrated because it’s hard to drop the “f bomb” in both the faith community, and the feminist community. If you say you’re a person of faith amongst feminist/pro-choice activists, a lot of people look at you funny. Same thing when you’re in a faith community and say you’re feminist/pro-choice.

    I really appreciate folks who acknowledge the connections and the strong history of faith communities supporting women’s rights. So thanks for making my day with your post. :)

  5. Lex January 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    This is addressed to Christians who are Pro-Choice:

    Sophia’s first sentence in her post mocks Tebow as a savior. So yeah for the majority of practicing Christians that would be offensive. Considering Jesus’ sacrifice for you on the cross I am a bit surprised you wouldn’t be offended. For the writer of this post you are more likely a “Believer of Christ” rather than a Christian who is a Follower of Christ, yes there is a difference. So let’s leave out religion and just focus on the term Christian. Can’t anyone who believes in Jesus Christ be considered a Christian? Here is another question for Pro-Choice “Christians”: Who are the majority on your side? Is Jesus there? I would seriously think about what side God stands on before you find your conviction behing Pro-abortion.

    You are fine to have your conviction in spreading your Pro-Choice agenda but don’t throw out the term Christian in your jargon. You are by far from the essence of a Christian. It is okay though. It takes a believer to become a disciple in Christ and to be a Christian. Read Ephesians 4:20-29 (NIV), that will give some great instructions for how a Christian should live. That’s coming from God alone, not me.

    I am forward to share this with you because you state you are a Christian, not because of your Pro-abortion stance. That stance is too big for me.

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