By now you’ve heard that in the latest edition of Gentleman’s Quarterly, GQ, Duck Dynasty TV show patriarch Phil Robertson remarked on the biblical view of sin and sexual immorality. He’s been suspended from his own TV show for the comments. Here’s the excerpt,
“During a discussion about repentance and God, Robertson is asked what he finds sinful.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” he says. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
He goes on to paraphrase Corinthians: “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.
Photo nearby is by Parade Magazine.
Immediately, the gay lawfare crowd from GLADD weighed in, claiming moral authority, knowledge of Christian beliefs and said what Robertson said was a pack of lies,
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,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. “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. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.
As the story was breaking (via Hollywood Reporter and Drudge), Fox news assembled a panel to discuss it. This is where you hear from a Democrat Party strategist Bernard Whitman, who said he applauded A&E for removing Robertson for his “disgusting, reprehensible, hateful” comments saying that Robertson isn’t entitled to be on TV “spewing hate.”
Phil Robertson offered this explanation,
Robertson released his own statement in response: “I myself am a product of the ’60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.
These leftists, as usual, are engaging in projection. They’re fine with the vilest, basest, X rated rantings of gay celebureporter, Dan Savage.They don’t call what he says hate speech. I haven’t heard them complain about the sister wives show (how come that guy isn’t married to any men? Call GLAAD!). No, they’re just upset that someone dares say what the Bible says about sexual immorality. Where are the groups representing adulterers, drunks and the rest that Phil also said were committing sin? He called them out, too.
We knew, of course, that one day we would get to the place where the biblical viewpoint would be considered hate speech. It has happened in the Netherlands and the UK where preachers have been put on trial for speaking biblical values from the pulpit and in the public square. Now this nation’s left wants that speech shut up too. The problem is, when one group is silenced then others follow. Pretty soon, there will be no one left to speak for you.