Duck Dynasty Alert

Phil Robertson, star and patriarch of A&E reality show, Duck Dynasty, has been put on “indefinite suspension” by the Network. Why?  For sharing his personal views about homosexual behavior in an interview.

Among other comments, Robertson said, “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 than quoted the scripture that says, “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.” (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

Robertson went on to say, “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.”

The Network responded saying, “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,”

GLAAD rep Wilson Cruz responded to Robertson’s comments with the following statement:

“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. 

”Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”

This kind of inflammatory reaction actually encourages intolerance because it distorts what Robertson said and reads evil motives into his heart. It also demands that people take their  view of Christianity as the true view – even though Robertson quoted from the Bible itself.

This radical intolerance and violation of free speech has to stop.

Robertson didn’t say anything with malice or hate. Why isn’t he free to share his personal views? His direct and pointed style is a big part of what people like about him.

We cannot remain silent in the face of such radical intolerance toward anyone who dares to disagree with the sexual choices of homosexuals.

Enough is enough!

There is no safe zone for people to take a different view on homosexual sex. You are now required by the radical members of the gay community to take their view of sexuality. Evidently, you’re also required to accept their truncated view of Christianity.

How long will reasonable citizens allow this kind of intolerance and policing of speech from a small vocal group of radical gays? They don’t even represent the majority approach from the gay community.

We are being manipulated and coerced under fear of punishment for holding a different view of homosexual behavior. And people have been deceived into thinking that the kind of sex one prefers is equal to the ethnicity one is born with. This is an irrational and false comparison. When will the people say, “Enough is enough!”? When will we stand firmly against false accusations of hate and bigotry simply for disagreeing?

The people who are no longer free are those who choose to believe what most people throughout human history and what a majority of Americans still believe, that marriage is a relationship meant for male and female. Yet to openly say that you believe this is asking to be vilified and subject to verbal assault.

Who are we kidding? This non-sense has to stop!

Don’t misunderstand.

If we required treating all people with respect no matter their sexual preference, I would fully agree. And Robertson was unequivocally clear about his agreement with this. But this is not the what radical gays are demanding from all Americans.

The morality currently being imposed says that if you choose a different viewpoint on homosexual behavior, you’ll be treated as a social outcast and made the object of condescending ridicule or angry intolerance — you might even get fired from your job!

This is a strategy of social coercion to force everyone to approve the sexual preferences of a small number of people who want to engage same-sex behavior. We’re not being asked to tolerate but being forced to approve and celebrate homosexual preferences. In many places, you’re simply not permitted to have a different viewpoint.

This irrational insanity must end.

Is this the kind of tolerance we want for our Country? Why can’t we have mutual respect without coercion and control?

One of the greatest needs of this nation is promotion and modeling of the virtues of respect, honor and neighbor love. These qualities support the true virtue of tolerance. They’re also the qualities Robertson and his family teach and model.

Steve Cornell

See: Restore True Tolerance to America

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18 Responses to Duck Dynasty Alert

  1. D.E. Cantor says:

    Reblogged this on D.E. Cantor and commented:
    Steve, I don’t see a problem with this. Poppa Duck gets to say whatever he wants about gays, and gays get to say whatever they want about what Poppa Duck said about them. Since neither side is being silenced, I am happy to have them both able to speak about each other.

    • Tell this to A&E and countless radical reporters who slander and demonize Robertson for sharing his personal views.

    • Harold Sharp says:

      The problem is that Phil Roberson DOES NOT get to say what he wants. The network silenced him indefinitely.. If you don’t see the problem, you simply do not know what is going on, or you are in complete agreement with those who silenced Poippa Duck as you call him.

      • Sarah says:

        He never had the platform on that show to voice his views. He is, however, still free to voice his views, as he does, through his magazine interviews, conferences, books, and short films.

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  3. brendans2911 says:

    Actually D.E., “Poppa Duck” is being silenced by A&E, in that he may lose his job. “Poppa'” can still make his views known, but he may be out of work; and he did not apparently comment on Duck Dynasty, but in GQ magazine, so he towed the line, and spoke his mind, and still he was penalized.

  4. Sarah says:

    Actually, Phil Robertson is a famous millionaire temporarily suspended from his tv show after A&E made it clear during filming & with editing (as is shared in the GQ interview) that those views were not supported by their network. This is quite common in the dog-eat-dog media world. On the other hand, gays in the United States can still be fired from their jobs in many states simply for being born gay. (That would be why it is similar to racial discrimination.) That is true intolerance. Genuinely interested, I thought that the concurrent Christian view now was that much of the Old Testament was not meant to be taken literally, however Robertson clearly believes the Bible is literal all the way back to Genesis and the flood. So is the Bible generally considered to be literal in it’s completeness or not?

    • the human known as "Mark" says:

      Humans are neither born Homo or Hetero they are just born! Society, parents, family, abusers, the righteous and/or the unrighteous teach mold and shape that child’s life; then that child makes decisions and acts accordingly based upon their understanding of, or even lack of understanding of things. No baby has knowledge or understanding until that knowledge and understanding (or lack thereof) (and from all sources and influences) is imparted into their life. That is the the point of God’s Word. He is just letting us in on why we are in the mess we are in and also giving us the opportunity (if we want it ) to get out of the that mess and start over. Accept it… or not. That is your/our choice (all people who have the capacity to understand will be judged by it) Babies and those who do not have the capacity to understand will be judged fairly by God’s Word. Those who are innocent and will enter eternity as innocent just as those who are guilty of any and all sin, will enter eternity as guilty! They only exception to this, are those “Born again” according to God Word (not religion or even opinions about God’s Word). All are free to accept or reject it but it is clearly stated as it is. Attempting to modify it does not modify it. If you do not let Him be Lord and God in your life, then so be it. That makes you god or, whatever you believe or not believe: “god”! Good luck with that when you are done breathing. You will never go out of existence! You do not have anything to offer (you are not good enough nor rich enough) that allows you into eternal life (verses eternal death; i.e. eternal separation from God and His Heaven and His Earth). So… bottom line is: Train, nurture and teach children about the Truth, the Life and the Way and though they will sin and violate God’s Word (like everyone has since Adam and Eve with the exception of the human born named Jesus who is (according to God’s Word) the only name by which we can have eternal Life (verses eternal death)). Train them up and perhaps they will make good decisions and thus be spared some of the judgement, condemnation and rejection that comes on us when we violate God’s Word! (gravity always works, why? because God Word established it to be, and to work) Every time the truth is spoken you/we are held accountable to God in how you/we respond to it! Enough said.. Merry Christmas!
      From: the human known as Mark

    • Anonymous says:

      Sarah, there is no agreement anywhere amongst Christians that the OT should be taken figuratively. There are sections that might by stylistically poetic, but that does not imply that they should be thrown out or taken as a figurative piece of literature. It is also not only the OT that condemns homosexuality, but also many parts of the NT as well. Now part of the problem is that GLAAD is saying that someone who is quoting (or at least paraphrasing) scripture is lying about their faith. I don’t see how one who is quoting from the source of their belief is lying, but apparently GLAAD is now an expert on Christianity, the Bible, and orthodox Christian theology.

      Also, there are no proven studies showing that people are born gay. There may be genes that push them more in that direction, but there are still environmental factors and decisions that in the end cause one to be gay (there have been studies done on this on identical twins). In that sense it is not like racial discrimination since they are not gay when they are born but are rather pushed that way. The point is that sin is sin, wether it is homosexuality, lying, or dishonoring one’s parents. Everyone struggles with sin and anyone can overcome their struggles through Christ. However, people do not like being told that they are wrong or living in a sinful manner, or are told in a way that is not loving, and therefore distort the Bible so that they feel no guilt or shame about how they live their lives.

  5. merleliz says:

    “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.” (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

    How DARE he speak out against drunkards, slanderers, swindlers, the greedy, adulterers and prostitutes (illegal, BTW)…let’s call the ACLU and file suit on behalf of all the drunks and adulterers in Congress, the slanderers in the media and all the prostitutes in America!

    sarc off

    Really, people…why is it that Liberals want everyone to be “tolerant” of their beliefs when they refuse to be tolerant of anyone else’s? I disagree with his views on homosexuality…but I will defend to the death his right to believe in his religious faith.

  6. Sarah says:

    I think the overall message that everyone can take away from this is that it is clearly much better to fight for the civil rights of a white male millionaire living in the US than for the poor and those who are actually discriminated against. Also, it is not just gays that are infuriated by Robertson’s comments, if you read the whole article I hope you can see why. For example he actually stated that in his opinion Black Americans were happier before the civil rights movement. So I think there’s a bit more to it than people don’t like his Christian values. GLAAD is just the group who is responding the loudest.

  7. fishmatt says:

    I find it shocking that anyone who has ever watched the show would find that he holds these views on homosexuality surprising. It has always been obvious to me that he would hold this position due to his religious beliefs. However, what I do find surprising and objectionable are his views on race and race relations in the Jim Crow South. That is something that I never saw coming.

  8. josh says:

    Phil is right. And I do not believe in homosexuality and all of those that do can not say that they are Christians. If god agreed with homosexuality he wouldn’t have made a man and a woman. A&E is wrong for this and I dobt even watch this show and I agree that the stink that this has caused is ridiculous.

  9. Charles says:

    The uproar the gay community has raised over the remarks from this interview is ridiculous. If they have to viciously force Americans to be “tolerant” of their lifestyle it means they are insecure about their views of sexuality and the lives they’re leading. Have some respect for the viewpoints of those who don’t approve of homosexuality and who support traditional marriage!

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  11. Michael says:

    I think a&e was right to do what they did it is just a stupid redneck

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