Emma Kaplan

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FEBRUARY 7, 2010 11:52PM

Focus On The Family is a Group of Thugs and Theocrats

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So the much debated, highly controversial Tim Tebow ad aired today. The ad begins with Tim's mother entering, friendly music playing and talking about how happy she is that she had her son. She refers to Tebow as "her miracle baby" You see that the most precious thing about her is the fact that she is a mother. Then Tim Tebow tackles her and she laughs and says, " Timmy, I'm trying to tell a story from her." At the end of the ad, it says Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.

 

On twitter, people have been commenting that either the commercial was a dud or " I hope people feel silly for making such a big deal about the Tebow commercial."

The outrage over this commercial by women's organizations everywhere is legitimate and frankly should have been made more visible with the message abortion on demand and without apology.

 

Don't be fooled. Under the guise of love and family, the anti-abortion, anti-gay Christian Fascist movement has made great strides towards a theocracy. The hold power at the highest levels of government.... They have billion of dollars in funding from faith based initiaves... .. and when they have mobilized a facist, hateful base that thinks that women should be the property of men..... Where do they get their morality? Just look carefully at their website, from the literal interpretation of the bible. Let me give you a sample of some of the biblical scripture that these people take as the undisputed word of God. Go ahead, ask them if they believe that everything in the bible should be carried out literally and they will tell you yes. Show them these parts of the bible and they will say, yes they take it as the word of God. Make no mistake about it, this movement is dangerous and they need to be opposed.

For more on this watch this youtube clip with abortion provider  Dr. Susan Wicklund, who faces harrasment and threats from this movement daily  and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution Newspaper Abortion, Morality and The Liberation of Women

 

 

From the Focus on the Family website.

 

"Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry that helps build thriving marriages that reflect God’s design, and equips parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles. "

 

 

Here is where they take their morality about family:

 

Gen 3:16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in

childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will

be for your husband, and he will rule over you."

 

 

 

CO 7:2The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband"

 

 

 

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and

rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the

voice of his mother, and [that], when they have chastened him, will not

hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on

him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate

of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our

son [is] stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; [he is] a

glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him

with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you;

and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

 

This is not the kind of morality people need or should be forced to live by. And frankly, most people do not understand the truth of what these people are about. What kind of world do we want and need, one rooted in the liberation of women and the emancipation of humanity or one rooted in biblical  literalist morality ? You can't have both and so far, the only morality that is visible, mobilized and given a platform DURING THE FUCKING SUPERBOWL  is the later. The future is unwritten, which one we get is up to us. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Damn! This is a great rant! And, I so agree with you...
Emma,
Once again you're really putting it out there. I hope the tour takes off...a newer generation needs to take this on while the older generation steps back into the fight. Thanks.
I'm calling a technical foul here...

I'd like to point out that most of these quotes are from the Old Testament, the first 5 books of which are called The Torah, which is a Hebrew Holy Book, which *technically* makes anyone who believes these passages Jewish, not Christian.

Just sayin'
placebostudman,
Point taken. There are some who are orthodox, but there is not really the same movement of Jewish people who are saying that the Torah is the literal word of God and insisted that it be made the law of the land. They are not being built up as a politically and ideological driven force to destroy anybody that doesn't follow these beliefs.
I like to refer to these types of people as 'The Christian Taliban' - because that's what they are.