I usually do not discuss much on tabloid fodder here at Freedom’s Wings, but as more women pop out of the woodwork (was that a bad choice of words?) I find myself giving our society a hard look. It comes as no surprise that a rich, world-famous and good-looking athlete has been stepping out on his wife and at a pace that would make George Clooney jealous. What I take issue with is how our society seems to be dealing with an individual that appears to have the moral compass of pond scum. And I do believe that Tiger Woods is pond scum.
Our society bellows against gay marriage and yet seems to take no issue with an individual that does not value marriage. I have been faithful to my partner for over fifteen years now and that is without the benefit of a certificate or the embrace and support of society. And yet, I have heard interview after interview of local golfers here in Florida and people around the nation asking them their opinion on Mistresspalooza (I claim creation rights to that -ha) and these men and WOMEN just shrug their shoulders and claim that it does not change their opinion of him and that it is a private matter. I am sorry, this is not a private issue when this pond scum makes money off of endorsing products he wants me to buy and when he is world-famous and supposedly a person that kids look up to. Not to mention that he is the reason why golf has made such a comeback.
And speaking of endorsements, Nike, Gatorade and Gillette have all come forward and stated that they are sticking by their man. As if Tiger Woods is the victim?! Why do contracts have moral clauses anyway? I do not buy any of those products anyway, but I would think long and hard before I did as long as they continue to stick by their man. This kind of behavior should be shamed to the point that Tiger Woods would have a hard time ever playing golf again because of the letter A on his back. This man not only has no consideration for women, treating his wife this way and using mistresses like prostitutes (what would you call it if he had paid them immediately after having sex with them?) but he has no consideration for his children. Tiger’s father seems to have been a beautiful man whom Tiger proudly shared with all of us. His children sure are going to have a father to be proud of in the future when they learn the truth.
Unfortunately, the reaction to Tiger Woods’ infidelity reflects more on what America has become than on Woods himself. A society that pulls prayer, nativities, the Ten Commandments and God from the center square really should not have more expected of them I suppose. And although I do not support gay marriage, I guess I will have to continue to endure how my relationship is so sinful and dangerous to the family, while people like Tiger Woods are continued to be held up and forgiven even when they have not asked for it or done anything to deserve redemption.
Wonder how the One feels about that cover of Golf Digest he did with Tiger Woods? That comes out this week I believe.