Why I Will Not Cheer for Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow once did a commercial on behalf of Focus on the Family.
Focus on the Family is known for their anti gay views. Focus on the Family believes that gay marriage is a threat against families. They also believe it is the intention of gays to destroy the concept of family altogether. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson has spoken at public forums encouraging people to vote against gay marriage. Focus on the Family also is against civil unions, and does not believe in any sort of legal unification between same sex individuals.
Many people argue “well, it’s not like he came outright and said he doesn’t agree with gay marriage”, and frankly that’s bullshit and a total cop out. If you expect to use your celebrity status for other causes (the commercial was for pro life) and get paid for doing so, you are responsible for your actions. It is not a secret that Focus on the Family is an anti-gay organization, and I will not let Tebow off the hook based on ignorance. He is an informed adult and should understand that by doing work for an organization, he is thereby condoning their beliefs and actions as an entire entity.
No, I will not cheer for Tim Tebow. No, I do not think he’s sexy, because working for an organization that does not want to see me get married one day makes him a very ugly person in my eyes. No, I do not think he’s cute when he bows in the middle of a field, or do I think he deserves the ample camera time he gets (seriously, he’s not that great of a quarterback, either).
Tim Tebow is bad for the gay rights movement. His fervent — and outspoken —religious beliefs encourage the very religious republican nomination candidates, such as Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, to continue their crusade against gay marriage on the back of Christianity. I respect his right to believe in whatever he wants, but I do not believe it is appropriate to consistently pander his beliefs in such a public way.
Oh, and I think it’s a joke that he claims he will always love Jesus more than his future wife. I think that speaks for itself.
I will not cheer for Tim Tebow, and I don’t think I should have to explain myself to every single person who guffaws at the idea I think he’s bad for this country and the gay rights movement.
Equality for all.