Can I ask you something?
by MA Bellamy - Posted Thu December 29, 2011 @ 2:31 PM
You are very clearly passionate about your religion and moral fortitude. That's very commendable.
However, not everyone feels the same way as you and just as you don't want to be told NOT to believe or think or speak about what matters to you, neither does anyone else. Can you see why telling all your friends, family and associates to stop watching HBO based on this incident might be a little short-sighted here?
Tim Tebow, while an amazing athlete (my fiance is a HUGE Florida Gators fan and goes ON AND ON about how great he is! UGH!) but the truth be told, no one would give a fig about Tebow's "character" had he not painted a giant red bullseye on his own back by going on and on about how grateful he was that his mother opted not to have an abortion.
You know what, that kind of information is fine in private discussion. I don't need, nor do I want to know that much information about that man or his family situation. I like my football players to shut their mouths and play the game. That's what they are, in fact, paid to do - not philosophize or explain the meaning of life.
This man that you are writing off an entire network over is an ENTERTAINER. He has no skill other than mouthing off and is about as credible talking about others as Tim Tebow was as an anti-abortion advocate.
So while Bill Maher, IMHO, is an idiot and is barely credible in the entertainment sense he's presented, I know that I'm sure not going to cut off MY HBO just because one person was offended ON BEHALF OF someone else. (and I'd be willing to bet that Tim Tebow could care less what a washed-up hack like Bill Maher has to say about him! An NFL starting quarterback salary beats what Bill Maher gets from HBO any day!)