Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Love the sinner. Hate the sin.

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:

2013_12 18 Sadie's comment

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::

2013_12 19 I'm offended Let's fire you

BOOM

Sources:

Also of interest:

http://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/226/what-does-the-quran-say-about-homosexuality

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.

7 Comments

Filed under Al Sharpton, Christianity, First Amendment, Phil Robertson, Piers Morgan, Race Relations

PETE’S PAGE; THURSDAY EDITION

Posted by Pistol Pete

Don’t know how much time I have. We had to take the car to the dealership(about an hour away) yesterday for a repair issue. We’re driving a loaner and are waiting to see if they get it done today. I just have a backlog I need to thin out. I have some very special things planned for Christmastime next week. Stay tuned. I’m planning a special grumpy cat post Monday.

I’M GUESSING THESE….THINGS DON’T WATCH DUCK DYNASTY

APPARENTLY THIS GUY DIDN’T GET THE MEMO

GOT MY BACK SHAVED,READY TO HEAD FOR HAWAII.HAHAHAHAHAHA.

41 Comments

Filed under Funny Stuff

THE DUCK DYNASTY DRAMA CONTINUES

Posted by Pistol Pete

Modem pooped out Monday and I was almost 3 days without a phone or internet access. I’ve had no small amount of drama in that time,but I believe it’s getting better. I was going to post an article about Phil and Jase Robertson from DD snubbing Baba Wawa for her ‘most interesting people of the year’ extravaganza. DW watched last night and she did speak to Si,Willie,Jep,Miss Kay and the wives. Phil and Jase skipped the show to go hunting. Miss Kay said she prayed she didn’t die between November and February because Phil wouldn’t come to the funeral.

Note:I heard on the radio this morning that her ‘most interesting person of the year was….wait for it….TA DA! Cankles Klintoon,the Beastess of Benghazi.Who else would she pick?

Article here:

Duck Dynasty Star Ducks Barbara Walters Interview–to Go Hunting

‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Clears Up Why Two Stars Are Accused of Having ‘Snubbed’ Barbara Walters

I really wish at times like these I had Chrissy’s skills,but I’ll do the best I can.

GQ got an interview with Phil and,of course,had to goad him about his views on homosexuality.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “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.”

Robertson described in the interview how sin is becoming acceptable in America and that the country needs to turn back to its Christian values.

“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 told GQ. “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.”

Of course,the left went apoplectic and screamed at the A&E network,which quickly suspended the patriarch.

The leftards are famous for being tolerant of anyone’s views as long as they agree with them.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad Suspended Following Anti-Gay Remarks

On Wednesday afternoon, A&E, the cable network which airs “Duck Dynasty,” suspended Phil Robertson indefinitely from filming, issuing the following statement: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty.’ His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

GLAAD issued the following statement in response to A&E’s decision, attributed to GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz: “What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike. By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”

Pardon me while I throw up a little.

Who do you suppose is one of the first to come to the support of her friend?

Sarah Palin Blasts A&E: Free Speech Is ‘Endangered Species’

Sarah’s not alone

‘Stand With Phil’: See the Support Flooding the Internet for Suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star

They ran a DD marathon last night,so they’re still cashing in on the biggest hit they ever had without ever figuring out why it’s so popular.

How ’bout that? A&E still cashing in on suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

Phil explains why the network tried to get him to stop saying ‘in Jesus’ name,because he might offend some Muslims.

Christianity on trial in Duck Dynasty controversy

First of all, Robertson spoke of homosexual behavior – i.e., acts. He took care not to characterize homosexuality per se as sinful. This is quite consistent with Christian doctrine of loving the sinner while hating the sin. That crucial point obviously eludes The Hollywood Reporter. But there is a second serious distortion in the Hollywood Reporter summation:

The only comparison involved was that both are sins. As is adultery, as is swindling and a number of other sins mentioned by Robertson. THR might as well have stated “Roberson compared homosexuality to adultery,” but that would not have sparked the same level of outrage. And the goal here is to generate outrage, so as to make expression of disapproval of homosexual acts an absolute taboo.
Read more: Christianity on trial in Duck Dynasty controversy

‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Pajama Boy’: Two Americas?

Much of the criticism coming from conservatives (regarding A&E’s decision) has focused on the fact that a). Robertson was merely stating an orthodox Christian position, and b). that this is just his opinion — and he’s entitled to it (and besides, why are people so offended these days?).

But I’ll make another observation: This may be an attack on “unsophisticated” country folks as much as it is an attack on orthodox Christianity.

When you consider the more effete, cosmopolitan America that “Pajama Boy” represents, you’ll get a sense for why the Duck Dynasty folks are out of touch with today’s acceptable norms. There is a huge schism between red state America and blue state America, and these two stories seem to symbolize the yawning chasm.

Read more:  ‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Pajama Boy’: Two Americas?

What the left will never,ever understand is they could take everything away from Phil they possibly could,and he’d still be content with his family,his faith,and his shotgun. I cannot imagine a stupid network messing with the hottest show that’s ever been on cable to placate some pillow-biters and rose-sniffers. But that’s just me…and about 12 million other fans of the show. Again,my apologies for not having the skill to do some cool graphics,but it is what it is.

JUST ADDED:

DUCK STORM: 490,000 Sign A&E Boycott After Duck Dynasty Star Is Fired

From the boycott page: This page is to show support for the freedom of speech of Americans.
Unless Phil is reinstated to the show, we refuse to watch the A&E Channel!

5 Comments

Filed under Phil Robertson