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Tim Tebow: I'm not preachy, deserve respect

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Tim Tebow has obviously been catching some heat for his taped Super Bowl ad for the anti-gay Focus on the Family, in which he talks (yet again) about how his mother was told she should abort him and didn't. Tebow spoke out about it:

"I know some people won't agree with it, but I think they can at least respect that I stand up for what I believe and I'm never shy about that," Tebow said Sunday. "I don't feel like I'm very preachy about it, but I do stand up for what I believe and at least you can respect that. Unfortunately in today's society not many athletes tend to do that, at least stand for something."

Is he kidding? Not preachy about it? He inscribes a Bible verse under his eyes every game, broadcast on national television of course. And he just cut a commercial for the most-watched TV program of the year! And that's not "preachy"? I can't tell if he's a complete idiot or he's joking.

When my mother was pregnant with me, she was 17. It was the height of the abortion debate and many people told her she should get an abortion. But she didn't. I don't tell this story a lot because it's irrelevant: Her decision and life situation has nothing to do with anyone else. Tim Tebow, on the other hand, feels the need to tell everyone that he wasn't aborted when people told his mom to abort him.

Guess what, Timmy, I don't respect people who affiliate themselves with hate groups like Focus on the Family. Why on earth would you say I should respect you for helping an organization whose focus is stripping me of civil rights?

NONE of us were aborted! I know you think you're special because your mom decided not to abort you, but you're kind of in the same boat with EVERYONE ELSE! So shut up about it. You're not as special as you think.

Hat tip to Towleroad.