December 18, 2013: GQ published its interview with Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson.
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. 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.”
Robertson then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “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.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – “Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
GLAAD (which had crickets to say about Alec Baldwin’s repeated use of homosexual slurs) went ballistic, A&E suspended Phil from appearing on Duck Dynasty, and the internet and twitterverse glowed with controversy.
Amidst all the snarking back and forth, the one thing I find most glaringly MISSING is the concept of “Love the sinner. Hate the sin.” The Left has somehow managed to con a large part of our culture into believing that one cannot do both, that if we name a behavior as sin (in line with the Scriptures), then we must hate the people who do that behavior.
But St. Paul, the author of the letters to the Corinthians also said, “All have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.” -Romans 3:23. And Phil himself has admitted that he was once a druggie, a drunk and a serial adulterer who neglected his wife and children. That’s part of the message of the Gospel, that we are only saved through faith in Jesus Christ.
Willie’s daughter, Sadie, took the high road:
Classy kid. 🙂 Bet she learned that from PawPaw who said: “We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus, whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists … let God sort ’em out.”
Geraldo “I’d spit on Michelle Malkin if I could” Rivera spoke for the not-classy Left: “Suspending Duck Dynasty guy for anti-gay remarks is ridiculous and excessive. It’s like suspending someone on South Park or Sponge Bob.”
Below are some other tweets and comments I thought worth mentioning:
- Hi @aetv, are you aware the Robertson’s don’t need you? You need them. Good luck digging yourself out of this one.
- I hope every member of @DuckDynastyAE boycotts & refuses to film.
- A&E, if any of your shows’ cast members quoted Corinthians 6:9-11 — automatic suspension, too?
- So the network that airs the series “The Killer Speaks,” which interviews convicted felons, draws the line on Bible quoting?
- The Christian cleansing of American television continues.
- Those preaching tolerance are often the most intolerant.
- What did they think @Duck_Commander would say when questioned about his personal beliefs?
- That’s precisely why GQ interviewed him and pushed this question. Controversy sells magazines.
- In the USA, a Christian cannot share his Biblically backed beliefs because it hurts feelings?
- “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” – George Orwell
- God-fearing men don’t care what A&E thinks of them.
- Quack, quack. #StandWithPhil.
- I love #DuckDynasty. A show without bad language and sex scenes? They honor the Bible and God too? Oh the nerve in today’s society. Bad bad.
- People who do watch “Duck Dynasty” will be more inclined to punish A&E for this move. Knee-jerkery rarely ends well.
- I disagree w/ Phil Robertson on gay issues but this is the left trying to silence those they don’t agree with, again. @BoycottAETV
- #StandWithPhil – whether you agree with him or not – because someday it will be YOUR beliefs that are punished/silenced.
- Diversity at @AETV only goes one way. As long as Phil is gone, so are we.
- Something tells me Miss Kay won’t be doing the show without Phil.
- AETV had a “DuckDynasty Quackback Marathon” last night. I guess their “outrage” is selective.
- All they care about are ratings. Most likely, they’re high-fiving each other over all this free publicity.
In other news, MSNBC (whose twitter feed gave a thumb’s up to Phil’s suspension) announced that their very own Al “you a punk faggot” Sharpton has scored an interview with FLOTUS.
Cuz in Leftie Land, it doesn’t matter if you are an adulterer, a homophobe, a racist hate-monger, a rich tax dodger who doesn’t pay his fair share to the tune of multiple millions, a serial slanderer who accuses others unjustly of rape and murder, a mob money launderer and/or a cocaine dealer … if you keep your sheeple base donating and voting Democrat, then you are A-OK.
Meanwhile, Piers “Musket” Morgan opined that “The 1st Amendment shouldn’t protect vile bigots.”
Cuz … yeah. It makes SO much sense that the Founders felt that POPULAR speech really needed protection. ::eyesrolling:: Plus, you know, vile bigotry is in the eyes of the beholder.
Two Loyal Lefties who did NOT get canned for statements I find vile and bigoted:
- Samuel L. Jackson (Capital One): The Tea Party “is not economics. It all boils down to pretty much to race.”
- James E. Jones (Sprint): “I think I figured out the Tea Party. I think I … I do understand racism.”
But hey … in Lefty Land, calling huge numbers of Americans “racists” is known as “speaking truth to power.” Not, you know, like QUOTING THE BIBLE which is like totes hateful … unless it’s a part you’ve taken out of context to support some Leftist agenda, in which case, it’s the Holy Book and so there, smack.
Oh and Piers also tweeted that Phil is a RAAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST, which I’m so sure totally explains why his son adopted a biracial baby who appears to be not only healthy and well-loved by the entire clan, but was also named after his adoptive father.
When tweeters objected to Morgan’s slander, Piers (who is not a U.S. citizen) claimed “his” First Amendment right to speak his opinion. Pot meet kettle. ::eyesgettingsorefromrolling::
Also of interest:
Hadith (pron həˈdēTH): A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad that, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran.