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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson a Stand-up Christian
THE CHRISTIAN DIARIST | JULY 28, 2013 | JP

Posted on 07/28/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I’d heard rumors that Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Louisiana family that stars in the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty,” was a faithful Christ follower.

I confess I wasn’t convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Not the least because there is always hearsay about this celebrity or that public figure, which, upon close scrutiny, turns out to be fiction.

(Indeed, it’s often been said that Barack Obama is a Christian. But no true Christ follower would undermine the institution of marriage, as Obama has. And only a false-hearted Christian, like Obama, would pledge allegiance to America’s unGodly abortion-industrial complex.).

Anyway, I went to see Robertson in person last weekend, to hear his testimony for myself. And after listening intently to his message, I am persuaded the anointing of God truly is upon him.

Robertson told a church congregation that he was unsaved when he famously invented the Duck Commander Duck Call back in 1973; that he was wasting his substance with riotous living.

Hard drinking. Whoremongering.

Indeed, a handsome young man, a college football quarterback – who actually played in front of Terry Bradshaw at Louisiana Tech – he would often meet a woman in some bar or another and tell her, “I think I love you. Now take off your britches.”

Then Robertson experienced a game-changing event in his young life. “I heard the good news of Jesus Christ,” he testified. And after stumbling along in darkness, he said, he finally saw the light.

He realized, “The devil had me by the throat and I didn’t even know it.”

And he spoke the truth – with love – to the unsaved souls in the congregation, many of whom wore camouflage in the Duck Commander’s honor. “You can run sex, drugs and rock and roll for a little while,” but there eventually is a price to pay.

He urged them to turn to the Lord, Who will forgive them their sins and cleanse them of all unrighteousness.

“The rarest commodity in the world is peace of mind,” said Robertson. “And you can only find that through Jesus Christ.”

What I found most disarming about Robertson’s testimony was his humility. “Don’t glorify me,” said the co-star of the A&E channel’s most popular show (which reached 9.6 million viewers for the final episode of its most recent season).

To God be the glory.

And Robertson has proven that he is not ashamed of the gospel, no matter how much fame and fortune “Duck Dynasty” has brought him.

Indeed, he confided that the producers of his A&E show took him aside at one point and asked if he would stop invoking the name of the Lord when the family prayed over supper. They worried that some of the show’s non-Christian viewers might be offended.

Well, after the chat with his producers, Robertson once again led his family in saying grace. “Lord,” he prayed, “give them (the show’s producers) the sense to repent before you burn them.”

That’s what I call a stand-up Christian. And I pray continued blessings upon Phil Robertson and his wonderful family.


TOPICS: Current Events; Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: aenetwork; christian; duckdynasty; hollywood; philrobertson
It never ceases to amaze how the Lord will find the seemingly unlikeliest messenger, like Phil Robertson, to deliver His gospel.
1 posted on 07/28/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I just finished reading Phil’s book “Happy, Happy, Happy” and highly recommend it. (My tagline was chosen before I knew he had a book by that name.)


2 posted on 07/28/2013 12:55:02 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Happy, happy,happy." Phil Robertson)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Duck Dynasty is one of my favorite shows. I have a massive crush on Jace, but they are all hilarious. Coming from Georgia, with hunters and fishermen surrounding me all my life, they remind me of my own family.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Thanks for posting this. "Duck Dynasty" has become one of my favorite shows--makes me laugh out loud without feeling the need to take a bath.

And I love that it has become so popular! Shows me most people do appreciate good, clean, and wholesome entertainment--if the TV producers would just have the GUTS to offer it! That's why I love PR's prayer for his producers!

4 posted on 07/28/2013 1:05:26 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.--or one's family--)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I also recommend reading his book, Happy Happy Happy.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Long before Phil got the Duck Dynasty show there was an article in the La Tech alumni about him. He said he could always find a way to connect ducks and Jesus in reaching out to men. So he is the real deal and has been at this for a long time.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 1:09:39 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I like the folks a lot and own some early calls

But they play up the cliches a bit much

And border on silly

But they damn sure all married well

Southern women

Worlds best


7 posted on 07/28/2013 1:11:57 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: milagro

I bought the DVD’s of the Duck Dynasty shows since we turned off Directv we don’t get any trash coming into the house.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 1:12:04 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

I that alcohol is rarely consumed on the show going counter to the redneck stereotype as seen on “Moonshiners”.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by AU72
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Duck Dynasty videos and items available on line many places, including Amazon.com. Buy stuff and stick it to the bastards who consider them racist.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by I want the USA back (We live in a fascist dictatorship, thanks to half the public having its head up its a$$.)
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To: autumnraine

Here you can see what they all looked like before the beards: http://fb-troublemakers.com/duck-dynasty-before-and-after-the-beards-25-pics-20192/


11 posted on 07/28/2013 2:04:11 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: fulltlt
The last chapter of Happy, Happy, Happy gives you insight to his political beliefs.

Won't give it away, but he quotes Ronald Reagan more than once.

12 posted on 07/28/2013 2:10:12 PM PDT by mware
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

The family is a Christian family. Phil has done video interviews giving his testimony (not sure where they are but you can probably find them with google.)


13 posted on 07/28/2013 2:15:15 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: mware

Someone bought me the book Happy,Happy,Happy a few days ago. I read it in a couple of hours (yea, I can do that) and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. Phil Robertson is a lot like my dad except for his misadventures at a younger age. Because of that I don’t think the Robertson family is a big deal because my family is a lot like them. What I do think is a big deal is that their ways and values are on television and THAT is a breath of fresh air.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 3:08:06 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

DD bump


15 posted on 07/28/2013 3:13:52 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: autumnraine

I don’t know which show is worse for society Honey Boo Boo or Duck Dynasty. I guess Duck Dynasty has some stupid humor with it.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 3:27:17 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Why is Duck Dynasty stupid?

They aren’t dumb rednecks, just rednecks.

The father and all but one son completed college. Willie has an MBA in business.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 4:20:17 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

I never said that Duck Dynasty was stupid. I said it was bad for society and that some of the scenes are stupid. Huge difference. Honey Boo Boo is about the same as this show. The only good thing is only about 4 million watch the show over various sources.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 4:22:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Phil's son {not shown on the series yet} will join the cast this season. He'll be without a beard. He is also a minister. The show does have some added scripting I imagine staged misadventures etc but so what? The biggest sport IMO is the uncle Phil's brother Si. A man who has been married to his wife over 40 years, has a grown daughter, and was an Army Lifer. He allows himself to be the target of a lot of pranks.

The company? Obviously many more persons work there as well. Thus they have time to make a show. Looking at the size of the building and inventory I'd guess about 15-25 not including the brothers. Is the family sincere in their beliefs? Yea I think so and thus they do the show for money and to provide a show which families can watch.

It certainly beats the bombardment of naked morons placing themselves in remote areas which seems to be a show both History and Discovery are competing with.

Tonight I'll watch Mountain Men. One person I consider a flat out phoney. He goes out of his way to make simple things difficult. He also took a pair of horses into a busy city. After that is Ice Road Truckers. I like Alex on that show. The guy with the cowboy hat who realizes his danger and prays. Later on in the week Deadliest Catch comes on and I'll watch it.

20 posted on 07/28/2013 5:01:49 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t know which show is worse for society Honey Boo Boo or Duck Dynasty.

Bless your heart.

21 posted on 07/28/2013 6:29:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Hit a nerve? Or do you like watching our society go down the drain. What next? You going on a pro-choice rally? Come on Windflier you are better than that.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator
do you like watching our society go down the drain. What next? You going on a pro-choice rally?

Naps, you really ought to explain what you find so objectionable about Duck Dynasty. Most folks around here think it's a wholesome show, featuring a real family of successful entrepreneurs who also happen to be honestly decent people.

On top of that, the father (at least) is a genuinely religious man.

Oh, and the show is actually funny. Humor is a good thing, and is sorely needed in such a dreary time as this.

23 posted on 07/28/2013 6:35:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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It makes white people look stupid. They are the stereotype that is negative to whites. Honey Boo Boo is the same way. Whenever blacks see whites, they think of those two shows. I don’t care if they are Christians. I am not impressed with Christian entertainment after seeing that horrid “American Carol” which I hated so badly and everyone on Free Republic was high fiving each other over it.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Are we even watching the same show? Honey Boo Boo ( which I could stand all of about five minutes of) is not even in the same realm as Duck Dynasty.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 6:58:43 PM PDT by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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To: napscoordinator
It makes white people look stupid. They are the stereotype that is negative to whites.

Well, I'm not white, and I don't see anything negative about the characters in Duck Dynasty.

Matter of fact, I love rednecks. I think they're the salt of the earth. Some of the best people I've ever known.

27 posted on 07/28/2013 7:35:28 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: napscoordinator

Now I know you are have never truly watched. I can agree some scenes are stupid, but bad for society? A family that the least of marriages number over 20 years? Other than you not liking beards is that bad for society?


28 posted on 07/28/2013 8:44:06 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: wardaddy

bttt


30 posted on 07/28/2013 9:47:54 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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32 posted on 07/29/2013 12:11:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: napscoordinator
There is miles of difference between Duck Dynasty and Honey Boo Boo. For one thing Duck Dynasty IF you bothered to pay attention the grandparents are indeed interacting with the grandkids giving them some very strong & serious moral values messages. I find quite a few parts of it I can relate too and find funny like Phil's wife who think her dogs can talk to her. They are Rat Terriers. We have two Rattys and yea my wife talks to them and the dogs react.

I've hunted and fished with both fundamental Christian Bircher friend my dad had and at other times with one of his Libertarian friends whom every hunting trip turned into some sort of misadventure finding us in now looking back on it good memories and hilarious circumstances. Ever tried to catch a half grown Coon with a jacket? LOL.

The guys in the show are good sports. They laugh at themselves. That is part of what makes hunting and fishing with friends fun. Phil for example tricked his son's into fishing a friends private pond {a local judge} and leaves the guys to deal with the game warden while he quietly slips away.

The one who is one of the funniest playing a stooge is Phil's brother Si. On the show you'd think he's single and never married never had kids. He's married to his wife of over 40 years and has a successful daughter. He had a successful Army career and is a Nam Vet. To protect their privacy neither wife nor daughter was ever mentioned except this past season. Si is also shown giving Willie who runs the company so very fatherly advice in dealing with his daughters Prom.

Of all the misadventures I had in my younger days I can related to the show. Like my dads Fundamental walk the straight and narrow friends quirk for dealing with black bears when w were hiking. He was trying to run off a Boar Bear as he called it when we were back country hiking. He tossed rocks at it yelling at the bear while we were eating lunch. Now normally with a black male bear that works. It does not work on a Sow Bear with two cubs she sent up a tree. LOL. Years later we still laugh. It's called life.

33 posted on 07/29/2013 1:06:31 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: autumnraine
Now I know you are have never truly watched. I can agree some scenes are stupid, but bad for society? A family that the least of marriages number over 20 years? Other than you not liking beards is that bad for society?

LOL Beards? I've had mine this time since 1985 for a lifetime total of 34 years now. It came off for a year long National Guard stint starting in 1984. Before that I grew it in the Navy in 1977 as soon as I got to my ship and it came off for a total of 9 months in my 4 year time on-board due to being assigned to Fire Department as a nozzle-man for two stints. My Chiefs had beards half the officers did as did half my shop. My wife of 28 years has not seen me without it nor does she want too LOL. It's a part of my physical appearance that's been there most of my life.

I do have some fun with it. I used to work in nursing homes and patients called me Santa a lot. My Sis is in a memory care facility and the patients there call me Santa. I've found out many years ago the beard doesn't matter. It's how I treat others that matters when I talk to people. IOW some basic manners. Oh yea when I grew a beard my dad did as well. We called it The Ugly Contest. I went on a six month deployment to the Med Sea and came home. We decided we was both winners of the contest.

34 posted on 07/29/2013 3:23:13 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

“Tonight I’ll watch Mountain Men. One person I consider a flat out phoney. He goes out of his way to make simple things difficult. He also took a pair of horses into a busy city”

Is that the one with Eustis? His hillbilly farm is eight miles from Burger King, Walmart, Lowes, etc.


35 posted on 09/20/2013 12:45:01 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rebelbase

I bet you missed the chanting episode. He gets a cold or something then goes into a sauna & starts chanting Mother Nature Mother Nature LOL.


36 posted on 09/20/2013 4:18:37 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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