Star of Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, has been suspended indefinitely by A&E for “offensive comments” during a GQ interview.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus…That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Asked what he finds sinful, Robertson answers,
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there… Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men…Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job…We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus — whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
The lamestream media headlined the story as: “Robertson Compares Homosexuality to Bestiality, Alcoholism, and Terrorism. (Or some such rendition.)
If that’s true, then Robertson also compared homosexuality to heterosexual promiscuity. They ask for equal treatment, get equal treatment, and still they complain. You can’t win.
Anyway, A&E has no problem with conservative Christian views so long as their moderated, subdued, and diluted by a production staff. In that case they’re able to create a nice sales pitch for the show. It’s precisely one of the reasons Duck Dynasty is so popular. My wife is one of their biggest fans and absolutely loves the closing prayer as the family sits around the table for dinner. It’s nice to see things like that on television these days. It’s nice to see a family act like a family, even if they are a bit goofy (in a good way) at times.
Since the nice varnish has begun to fade, however, and Robertson’s Christian views are revealed to be genuine, as opposed to being a writer’s creation, A&E runs for cover, fearing backlash from homosexual groups like GLAAD.
Yes, yes, They’ve already made a statement. They wasted no time. GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said,
“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe…He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans—and Americans—who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.”
Hate to break it to ya, Willy, but “true Christians” take the Bible at its word, so to speak. As Mr. Simpson from Eternity Matters writes,
”100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior describe it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms. 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman. 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children). [Meanwhile] 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions of any kind.”
So, why are Christians expected to moderate their views? The Bible clearly condemns homosexual behavior in both the Old and New Testament. Are Christians supposed to ignore this? Should Christians ignore everything pop culture finds objectionable? What happened to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion? Are they only available to those on the left, like Oprah Winfrey? You know, the lady who wants old white people to die.
You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still, there’s a whole generation – I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for apartheid South Africa, I said this for my own, you know, community in the south – there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.
Winfrey calls for the death of millions, like some crypto-Nazi, and receives adoration. Robertson factually states that homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible, like a true Christian, and receives his walking papers. Hmm. Somehow I’m not sure the outcome of these scenarios makes sense.
But that’s the New America, folks. Homosexuals are free to march up and down the streets making sexually provocative gestures; Planned Parenthood is free to enter our schools and indoctrinate our children into supporting child-murder; and courts are free to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs.
Welcome…to the New America.