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Posted on 12/27/2013 7:15:40 PM PST by ReformationFan
Real America is understandably abuzz over the Phil Robertson Controversy. Robertson, the patriarch of the Arts and Entertainment Network series "Duck Dynasty," has been accused of every possible crime against humanity ever since word of his interview with GQ magazine, containing his blunt assessment of homosexuality as sin, became known to the public. According to the homosexual advocacy, along with their parakeets among the media elite, Robertson was expressing "hate and intolerance" (their standard characterization of any disagreement with their lifestyle choices). Furthermore, in a clear expression of their real regard for "tolerance," they insist that he and his kind should be banished from the public airwaves.
As if on cue, the rest of the entertainment industry stepped up to the plate and concurred with what was intended to be a universal condemnation of Robertson. In the initial hours after the controversy erupted, it looked as if the counterculture was going to score yet another grand-slam against any who would dare to contravene their twisted orthodoxy. To their dismay however, Americans are proving they have had quite enough of the sanctimony and hypocrisy of the left and the counterculture, and are not in the mood for any more of it.
Liberal calls for Robertson's ouster from Duck Dynasty, already the biggest hit series in the history of cable television, were quickly overwhelmed by an outcry from the general public, many of whom not only agree with Robertson's assessment of the homosexual lifestyle, they also recognize the horrendous danger posed by liberal activists who would forcibly stifle any opposition. Despite assertions that Robertson had operated out of personal malice towards the "gay" community, most of his commentary on the subject was merely a reflection of that which is plainly expressed in the Scriptures. And this is particularly telling, since on an increasing basis, it the writings of the prophets and Apostles which the counterculture seeks to marginalize and ultimately eradicate.
While this latest clash has received enormous attention, first because the left wrongly calculated that it could quickly deal a death blow to any opposition, and then because mainstream America so thoroughly and effectively rebuffed the assault, it is hardly an isolated case. Nor should its real ramifications be misinterpreted. On numerous fronts of the culture war, liberals have successfully employed their jaundiced version of "tolerance," or the bogus contention of "separation of Church and state," in their efforts to stamp out any belief system that might be adverse to their own. Worse yet, on far too many occasions, responses from Americans of traditional values and morality have been insipid at best, or even accommodating to the leftist worldview. Consequently, the onslaught has enjoyed successes that it never deserved, either from a strategic or philosophical standpoint.
It is perhaps appropriate that the Roberts/Duck Dynasty firestorm ensued shortly before Christmas, since it can then be weighed against the backdrop of annual caterwauling by leftist/countercultural forces seeking to erase the advent of the Savior from human recognition. Even a mild degree of scrutiny reveals a full fledged war on traditional America, seasonally centering on the observance that most Americans regard as among the holiest of the year.
Beginning with the 1962 Warren Court ban on prayer in public school, liberals have pressed relentlessly against the vast majority of the American population who ascribe in any sense to the Christian faith. Currently, Americans are regularly admonished that even the term "Merry Christmas" can be an unacceptable affront to those who do not recognize the event or its annual commemoration. On this basis, retailers have found themselves embroiled in debates of whether or not clerks should be allowed to exchange greetings with customers containing any mention of Christmas.
Among the most outlandish repercussions of this deliberately distorted mindset was an edict issued by an "equal opportunity officer" of the Camp Shelby Army Base in Mississippi, claiming that the annual "Christmas football tournament" must be renamed a "holiday tournament." According to the "equal opportunity" officer, the word "Christmas" might be offensive to some, and on that basis was prohibited. This sorry episode evokes numerous questions about the condition of the United States military, beginning with the purpose of an equal opportunity "officer" in a service that was once dedicated to fighting and winning wars in which the nation might be engaged. Secondly, that such an individual could, in an official position, deviate from the real needs of a military unit into the mire of "political correctness," exhibiting such ignorance of the Constitution and the First Amendment, suggests that the military is in great need of internal investigations in order to clear such muddled thinking from its ranks.
A similarly abhorrent episode occurred in the Charlie Norwood Veterans' Medical Center in Augusta Georgia, where Christmas carols mentioning the birth of Jesus were banned. Considering the spiritual needs of so many in hospitals, whose conditions vary from dire to terminal, can such a policy be justified on any reasonable basis? Across America in schools, government offices, and even in the private marketplace, this effort continues, disingenuously claiming the mantle of the Bill of Rights, while actually being far more reflective of the most ominous and oppressive anti-Christian and anti-American philosophies.
Despite initial expectations that Phil Robertson could be rendered into another example of the dangers of running afoul of the liberal orthodoxy, he is rising above all of the rancor, remaining on message and refusing to back down or accept any of the verdicts of his accusers. Duck Dynasty merchandise is flying off the shelves, vocal public support is resounding from coast to coast, and even in the event that A&E refuses to see the light, other avenues are opening for the Robertson family to continue their heartfelt connection with real America. Rather than becoming an unwitting tool of the left, to be invoked as a means of intimidating others into compliance, the Robertsons are emerging as role models for an American resiliency and resurgence.
This is beginning to be an "in your face" situation from the left. Even those of us who do not agree with the words that Phil said will stand by his right to say them. He was asked an opinion and gave his own personal opinion as an answer. He was honest, he was forthright, he was not yelling, vulgar or mean about it.
It is the LGBT and liberal communities who have demonstrated a total lack of tolerance in this situation.
The left may say they want tolerance but they sure fail to give it to anyone who does not agree with them.
Now we have Jesse Jackson the renowned racebater and corporate racial blackmail artist pushing his way in to this mess. Someone really needs to tell this racist instigator to go and find a real job and they might remind him that being faithful to ones wife is also considered the legitimate christian thing to do. If he can't be truthful and honorable with his own wife I don't know why anyone else would pay any attention to him.
Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record—Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Well done. Thank you.
The Marxist system that we so valiently fought in the cold war is rising up again to seek total domination of human beings. This time, the United States under Obama and the Left join the Marxists around the world to work for this cause.
The media are the watch dogs for the socialist state that is being formed to enslave America. They keep the dumb, uninformed voters totally hypnotized with visions of Utopia while planning enslavement and the total control of peoples property, money and lives. Whether it will come with the destruction of the family through queer marriage, the nationalization of energy or the socialization of medicine, these lap dogs for the Obama Syndicate will bring Marxism in hard and swiftly. They do not want the true nature of the transformation to be expressed and will shut down anyone who voices the truth.
The state is in the process of transforming the children of our society to the ideology of Communism. They dont want any interference from Christianity and are in a campaign to rid the Christian influence from our culture.
When America steps down from its humane role as a world power, there will no longer be that champion for human rights, liberty and freedom for the humans around the world. The world will be subject to the total enslavement of Communism with no beacon of light from a culture that believes that humans are endowed by their creator with life, liberty and freedom.
It is time We the People let these unAmerican networks know just where they stand in the culture war. They are just one channel click away from history just as we are one vote away from history.
Yep. I feel like we conservatives are like the Gromeko family in “Doctor Zhivago” except we don’t have a place to escape to after the revolution.
Good that we don't have an escape plan. People and animals fight harder when the fight is existential.