Skip to comments.Phil Robertson Refuses To Be Intimidated
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 Pauls 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 medias reaction to his interview and maintained his position that behavior such as homosexuality is sin.
Robertson remarked with irony, The news media didnt 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? Dont be deceived.
If people have a problem with these comments, they have a problem with the Bible for all Robertson is doing is reiterating Pauls 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. Weve all been there. The reason were here today is to remind us of the gospel thats 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.
Amen to that.
So do I!
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.
God Bless Phil Robertson!
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.....
He is my favorite on the show. Go Phil!
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.
LOL, really? Where was that, San Francisco?
The cancelling of personal shows has nothing to do Phil’s comments on fags. Most of the public totally agrees with him.
You wish it was San Fan....it was in the Bible Belt of Missouri. I am sadden by this quite frankly.
Just not enough to buy tickets to see them. Not exactly positive endorsement really.
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.
I read something about duck call sales to “openly gay” homosexuals have fallen off a lot. LOL!
“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.