The Duck Commander, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, isn’t backing down and he is standing by his statements, while standing strong in his faith. Perhaps the Leftists could borrow his spine for a bit and maybe actually get in touch with what little soul they have left to experience what being a brave Christian actually feels like. Nope – too much to ask of a craven and cowardly Marxist. You see, Robertson can’t be brought into line. He doesn’t give a crap about the money, the fame, the trappings of Hollywood. His family won’t betray him, neither will his church nor will his hometown of Monroe. I believe he knew exactly what he was doing and that he planned the delivery of a message to Christians – grow a set and put on the armor of your faith and fight for it. Love thine enemy, while defeating them in the culture war.
I would like to know what is so very controversial about standing by your religious beliefs? The Left is hot to defend Islam. Hell, they’ll defend Satanists, Atheists, Wiccans and Druids, but Christians they would prefer to burn at the stake. The Christian faith has room for all and preaches love thy neighbor. It teaches tolerance, kindness and forgiveness. But it also states what is and what is not a sin. In the Bible, homosexuality is a sin. Phil Robertson is a lover, not a hater and has stated he will leave the judgment of others up to God. Which is more than Islam does — last time I looked they hanged, stoned and generally just murdered Gays. Seems to me that the Left attacks Christians so often and so much because they are threatened by them. Christians remind them that there is evil vs. good in the world and that there is wrong and right. That does not mesh with their world view, their agenda and their goals of Marxism and control. Go figure.
Robertson stated an opinion in a GQ interview with an A&E representative present. It was not on air and under the Constitution he has a right to say what he believes. Contractually, A&E can do what they are allowed and want to do. That is their right. And it would seem they have reconsidered. I love the smell of grovelling in the morning:
After the Robertson family announced publicly that it would be unthinkable for them to continue with the top rated show without their patriarch Phil Robertson, the suits at A&E and Disney, who owns them seem to have had a change of heart…especially after feeling the heat from their viewers, ( a ‘boycott A&E’ Facebook page received over 1.5 million likes in a matter of a couple of days) and very likely after consulting with their lawyers about what their violation of Robertson’s civil and First Amendment rights was likely to cost them in court.
Next up, Cracker Barrel:
Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:
When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.
You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.
Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.
And, we apologize for offending you.
We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.
We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.
Too late, we all saw you with your politically correct knickers around your ankles guys. Both A&E and Cracker Barrel evidently will follow the rainbow when it benefits them and revert to flyover country and the riffraff when it hurts their wallets. When you follow the applause and not your conscience, you wind up alone, broke and empty like the broken vessels you are. When you embrace political correctness, evil and tyranny, there is always a price to pay. Always.
Phil Robertson has a Master’s degree in Education. His family now is worth over 400 million. This is a man that has seen it all and changed his life. He is a Godly man and a good man. In short, he is everything the Left hates. Today, he spoke out in a defiant prayer at the end of his Bible study class: ‘I will not give or back off from my path because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions.’
Does that strike you as someone who gives a rip about what the Left thinks of him? He has no use for the elitists and for those who wish to control others. He answers to only one – God Himself. Let me share some of what Phil had to say today when speaking to his church (wearing camo I might add):
‘I have been immoral, drunk, high. I ran with the wicked people for 28 years and I have run with the Jesus people since and the contrast is astounding.
‘I tell people, “You are a sinner, we all are, do you want to hear my story before I give you the bottom line on your story?”
‘We murder each other and we steal from one another, sex and immorality goes ballistic. All the diseases that just so happen to follow sexual mischief… boy there are some microbes running around now.
‘Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself. So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there.
‘You can have fun, but one thing is for sure, as long as you are both healthy in the first place, you are not going to catch some debilitating illness, there is safety there.
‘Commonsense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, “It is a man and a woman.” Adam was made and Eve was made for this reason. They left their fathers and mothers and be united to become one flesh, that’s what marriage is all about.
‘But we looked at it and said it was an outdated stereotype. When you look back at the human race, the sins have always been the same, we get high, we get drunk, we get laid, we steal and kill.
‘Has this changed at all from the time God burnt up whole cities because their every thought was evil?’
‘The acts of the sinful nature are obvious. Sexual immorality, is number one on the list. How many ways can we sin sexually? My goodness. You open up that can of worms and people will be mad at you over it.
‘I am just reading what was written over 2000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it. Whether I said it, or they read it, what’s the difference? The sins are the same, humans haven’t changed.
‘If you give them the bad news, they’ll start kicking and screaming. But you love them more than you fear them, so you tell them.
‘A lot of times they don’t even wait for you to finish and say, ‘But there’s a way out, do you want to hear the rest of the story or what?
‘Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual he’ll take it away, if you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all.
‘If we lose our morality, we will lose our country. It will happen. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all walk around without stealing from each other and killing each other.
‘Why don’t we just love each other enough that we wouldn’t want to do these things to each other?’
‘We are a bunch of rednecks from Louisiana, but I am not uneducated, I have a degree from Louisiana Tech.
‘But this week I have been called an ignoramus. This week I have been asked, “Is this the first time you have brought up sin?” I said, “Are you kidding? I have been traveling to and fro spreading this message.”
‘Then he said, “Well do you invite yourself to go and get your Bible and tell people what you are now sharing with us.” I said, “No they are inviting me.”
‘I have made hundreds and hundreds of speeches and you can pick them apart and the centre has always been Jesus Christ.
‘Do many people get up and walk out? Yeah, all the time, do I hold it against them? No. Anybody can get up and stop listening. We are all just humans on this planet.’
‘Jesus Christ was the most perfect being to ever walk this planet and he was persecuted and nailed to the cross, so please don’t be surprised when we get a little static.’
It’s not just Phil… his whole family are Christians. In fact, the majority of Americans are Christians and those that are not weak-kneed are applauding Phil. We can feel a great awakening taking place and a resurgence among the faithful. The Left might do well to remember, that being a Christian does not equate with being weak. Just the opposite as history has proven over and over again.
Phil’s eldest son, Pastor Alan, spoke to the over 1,000 gathered in the church and he made reference to the nationwide attention the family has been under: ‘Well we’ve had a quite a quiet week, shot some ducks, done some shopping, ignited a national controversy,’ he said. I, for one, think the clash of culture is long overdue.
Phil with Wife Kay Robertson
My friend, Larry Correia, had this to say in an epic post on the subject:
Notice, no where in the article did Robertson urge persecution of gays in any way, shape, or form. He gave his honest answer about his personal religious belief. Disapproval of a particular behavior or choice should not be any skin off your nose. (you want to see real disapproval, be me and start talking about how Barack Obama has done a crappy job at a publishing industry dinner party in Manhattan. Good times.)
Of course, if you just listen to the internet and don’t read the article, you’d think the guy was in a white hood telling everybody to burn gay folks at the stake, but instead you get stuff like this:
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television,” he tells me. “You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
Or here is another quote from this vile hate monger.
“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 humanity. We would be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
Feel the hate. How it burns. Won’t somebody stand up to this madman and his cismale gendernormative fascism!
I’m willing to bet that Phil Robertson is nicer and more tolerant of homosexuals than the caring liberals who keep sending me death threats because I’m an outspoken conservative are. Yet I still realize that the vast majority of liberals are normal people who aren’t having screaming freak outs even if they disagree with my choices, so you guys need to realize that the vast majority of Christians are normal people who aren’t having screaming freak out even if they disagree with your choices. Everybody is a victim of someone’s disapproval, so grow the f**k up.
Agreed. These guys really need to get a life and stop being so emo.
The show had already taped the fourth season with Phil in it. A&E now says that Phil will be back for the fifth season. Then, I believe, their contract is up. I can hear TheBlaze calling… I would wager another network is in the future for the Duck Commander and family. One that embraces Constitutional rights, religious beliefs and true tolerance.
One thing can be said to A&E and Cracker Barrel though: verily, it is a clusterduck.