Have you heard about the sex bounty on Tim Tebow? The website AshleyMadison.com, which specializes in arranging extramarital affairs, has made a one million dollar offer to anyone who can give proof they have had sex with the NFL quarterback. This is wrong, as they say, at so many levels. Here are a few thoughts.
- The very idea of a website devoted to arranging adulterous relationships is a frightening commentary not only on the moral bankruptcy of those who run the site but also on our society. The website boasts nearly 14 million “anonymous members.” But then again, the site also declares that they don’t encourage anyone to have an affair. Uh huh. I suppose we shouldn’t expect that such folks would care about truth either.
- The website ignores how their service is impacting the children of those whom they are tempting into adultery. If what they do for the adults involved is evil, what they are doing to “the least of these” is even worse.
- And then there is the way this will impact Tim Tebow. Here is guy who does nothing but good for his community, constantly reaching out to people in need (especially through the Tim Tebow Foundation). Yet the AshleyMadison.com folks want to destroy him. Not only is this a striking case of darkness hating the light, it’s blatant hypocrisy. These are people who justify their sexual ethic (or lack thereof) in the name of freedom. Well, what about Tim Tebow’s freedom to abstain? They clearly don’t care about interfering with that.
- Finally, a few psalmist prayers come to mind. I suppose Tebow is now praying something like this: “The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path” (Ps. 140:5). But he would also be warranted in praying this about his tempters: “May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap” (Ps. 69:22). And may we all pray for Tim Tebow.
Seriously, in love: Can you allow your blog to let dumb phones comment? It hard for this uninformed dumb-phone user.
Let’s hope his wife collects.
Yes, if Tebow got married, his wife collected, and they donated the funds to an organization that strengthens couples’ marriages, that’d be poetic justice!
(That probably won’t happen given the bounty’s expiration date. The whole thing smells of a publicity stunt, meant to lure and ensnare more users. Tebow is most likely a secondary target.)
Speaking of publicity, it might not be a good idea to link directly to the affair site, especially since the linked page (the front gate of that dungeon) doesn’t provide any additional information helpful to the discussion. Even just mentioning the site’s name can have unintended consequences (like giving it free publicity among readers who would like to avoid such a site). Unfortunately, mentioning the site’s name is almost unavoidable and probably necessary from a journalistic point of view.