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Phil Robertson Refuses To Be Intimidated
Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 05/25/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT by Kaslin

It is refreshing to see a public figure with enough guts to take on the liberals in our society today. Most celebrities who are criticized for making a politically incorrect statement will fold like a tent and immediately issue an apology. The aim is to rebuild their reputation with the media elite and get back in their good graces.

Such pandering is not in the make-up of Phil Robertson, start of the TV reality show Duck Dynasty. In an interview with GQ published in December, Robertson ruffled feathers when he commented that homosexuality was sin. He quoted from the Bible, specifically, 1 Corinthians 6-9.

Robertson recited Paul’s biblical warnings, “Neither the sexual immoral, nor the idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor druggards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherent the kingdom of God.” For those comments, Robertson was suspended by the A&E network, which airs Duck Dynasty, for 9 days. The network distanced itself from the remarks and the resulting hoopla may have led to a ratings decline for the show.

The negative reaction obviously did not discourage Robertson from his mission of spreading the good news of the Bible. On Easter Sunday, he spoke to the Whites Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. During his 42 minute sermon, Robertson addressed the media’s reaction to his interview and maintained his position that behavior such as homosexuality is sin.

Robertson remarked with irony, “The news media didn’t even know it was a verse! They thought I was just mouthing off. Is homosexual behavior a sin? The guy asked me. I said do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived.”

If people have a problem with these comments, they have a problem with the Bible for all Robertson is doing is reiterating Paul’s message. Now that the sermon has been posted online, the familiar response from liberals is that Robertson is “anti-gay.” On the contrary, Robertson specifically told the audience that he “loves” everyone, including homosexuals.

Robertson is not being anti-gay; he is being true to his faith and consistent in his message. He obviously has a passion for his Christian faith and believes this country is headed down the wrong direction in many areas, not just the gay agenda.

As Robertson noted, he was once engaged in the behavior that, according to the Bible, will lead to damnation. He reformed his ways, turned his life around and dedicated himself to Jesus Christ. So, today, he is trying to convince Americans to follow his lead. Robertson admitted that the “list of sins covered me in my past life. We’ve all been there. The reason we’re here today is to remind us of the gospel that’s preached.”

This is a man who cares for his fellow citizens and the plight of his country, not someone who is filled with hate. Nevertheless, the media is jumping on this new story to whip up animosity toward Robertson. Radar Online, which publicized the new video, believes that this is a “new homophobia scandal,” which they hope will be the “final nail” in the coffin of the show.

It remains to be seen whether these new comments will hurt the program in the ratings or lead to more reprimands from A&E; however, Robertson has done nothing wrong. It is inspiring that in this suffocating climate of political correctness Robertson is willing to challenge the media elite and the liberals that try to stifle free speech.

Robertson has a right to air his views whether during an interview or at church. Thank goodness he is not bashful about exercising those God given rights.


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1 posted on 05/25/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
I stand with Phil


2 posted on 05/25/2014 8:40:53 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Kaslin

Amen to that.


3 posted on 05/25/2014 8:41:59 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: darkwing104

So do I!


4 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:00 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Kaslin

Homophobia is a term used by homosexuals to disparage decent people who object to the imprinting and devastating molestation of young children by vile homosexual men. Gays demand an”apology’ or the silencing of anyone with the courage to tell the truth. The apology they really want but can never get is from Charles Darwin.


5 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:10 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Kaslin

God Bless Phil Robertson!


6 posted on 05/25/2014 8:43:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

Yes, Phil is “anti-gay” .... just like God, Jesus, and any other God-fearing, Bible-believing Christ-follower ought to be. I am also anti-adultery, anti-murder, anti-lying, anti-stealing.....


7 posted on 05/25/2014 8:44:14 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: Kaslin

He is my favorite on the show. Go Phil!


8 posted on 05/25/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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9 posted on 05/25/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: darkwing104

I think it is great that he stands firm on his beliefs. They are paying a price though unfortunately. They had to cancel some Duck Dynasty personal shows (not TV shows, but concert types) recently due to not having enough tickets sold.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 8:47:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator
To paraphrase Paul in Acts 13. Just move on to another town where people will be glad to accept you.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 8:56:41 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: napscoordinator

LOL, really? Where was that, San Francisco?


12 posted on 05/25/2014 8:58:57 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: napscoordinator

The cancelling of personal shows has nothing to do Phil’s comments on fags. Most of the public totally agrees with him.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 9:00:21 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: allendale
There are some people who's toes you have to continue to step on until THEY apologize.
14 posted on 05/25/2014 9:02:05 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: McGavin999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK39Fuih4rY

You wish it was San Fan....it was in the Bible Belt of Missouri. I am sadden by this quite frankly.


15 posted on 05/25/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ohioman

Just not enough to buy tickets to see them. Not exactly positive endorsement really.


16 posted on 05/25/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Kaslin
The faggy media doesn't like masculine males. They are, and will remain, targets for destruction.

There's no doubt about Robertson's manliness, nor that of others in the show.

That's why he, the others AND the show have gotta go...till only twitty metrosexual and homosexual lead actors are left standing in the TV lineups.

Leni

17 posted on 05/25/2014 9:16:07 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: darkwing104
I stand with Phil

Ditto that!

18 posted on 05/25/2014 9:43:04 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Kaslin

I read something about duck call sales to “openly gay” homosexuals have fallen off a lot. LOL!


19 posted on 05/25/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Kaslin

“Most celebrities who are criticized for making a politically incorrect statement will fold like a tent and immediately issue an apology. The aim is to rebuild their reputation with the media elite and get back in their good graces.”

Like the owner of Chick-fil-A. Way to stab your supporters in the back.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: darkwing104; Kaslin
I stand with Phil

I stopped at the Duck Commander store recently. I bought two calls and a copy of Ms. Kay's cookbook.

The place was packed with people.

21 posted on 05/25/2014 9:52:42 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (No $#@t there I was...)
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To: Kaslin

That is Sy, not Phil in.the picture.


22 posted on 05/25/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Kaslin

That is Sy, not Phil in.the picture.

OOPS picture hadn’t loaded all the way yet haha.


23 posted on 05/25/2014 10:10:34 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: napscoordinator

Yes it has been positive for them. They are still very popular to all but the liberal scum of our society. Your reports of their demise is greatly exaggerated.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 10:26:15 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: allendale; sickoflibs
Homophobia is a term used by homosexuals to disparage decent people who object to the imprinting and devastating molestation of young children by vile homosexual men. Gays demand an”apology’ or the silencing of anyone with the courage to tell the truth. The apology they really want but can never get is from Charles Darwin.

i dont *fear* queers, well except for the terminal diseases that they may carry that could potentially infect others...

so 'phobia' isnt the issue, its a general disgust for the practice of ramming their junk in their buddys a$$, and the agenda to force me, at gubmint gunpoint to not only accept their perversion of Gods plumbing design, but to wholeheartedly praise their degeneracy and celebrate such by sacrificing my children to molech as well...

eff em, and not in the butt...

25 posted on 05/25/2014 10:55:02 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Kaslin

There is talk on the web of the Robert’s average IQ being very low. Well, I’ll tell you all, if you can match Phil Robertson’s IQ, you are probably the smartest person in the room. In fact, there are a couple other Robertson’s on the show that display commendable rational talent. I would not play poker with them.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 11:03:26 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Kaslin
Phil knows with confidence that they aren't rejecting him.

They are rejecting Him.

27 posted on 05/25/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Born to Conserve

We all know that claiming somebody has a low IQ is a desperate attempt to discredit the person when you ve run out of other things. They’ve done it with plenty of political figures, and our side does it too. There’s also a difference between wisdom and IQ and one sees evidence of that every day. IQ doesn’t say anything to character, morality or practical real-world experience, either.

I don’t watch TV any more and it’s unlikely that I’ll ever see Duck Dynasty or any other reality show, but I do admire him for standing by what he said, when so many won’t. The fact that its Biblical and his faith is probably the reason he stands by it. Christians have never, as far as I know, been promised that their path would always be easy or popular.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Kaslin

Specialist 5 Si Robertson during his Army career.

29 posted on 05/25/2014 12:38:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Gilbo_3; allendale; NFHale; Impy
RE:” so ‘phobia’ isnt the issue, its a general disgust for the practice of ramming their junk in their buddys a$$, and the agenda to force me, at gubmint gunpoint to not only accept their perversion of Gods plumbing design, but to wholeheartedly praise their degeneracy and celebrate such by sacrificing my children to molech as well...
eff em, and not in the butt...”

Yep, the liberals call that ‘Expressing their love”

And it sounds much prettier when put that way, with no explanation of what they mean by it(like of the bleeding it causes and blood transmission).

As always you have a way with words.

30 posted on 05/25/2014 8:59:36 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. I won. ')
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To: allendale; Kaslin; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; Gilbo_3; NFHale

“Molestation” is a euphemism that downplays the reality. Let’s call it what it is, RAPE.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 9:40:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; allendale; Kaslin; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; NFHale

You’re right!


32 posted on 05/26/2014 5:14:58 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; allendale; Impy

Brother Gilbo doesn’t mince words, God bless his rebel heart...

Same page, bro.


33 posted on 05/26/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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