OK, I know this is going to hit a nerve with people. But for some reason, I just do that a lot, lol. This topic is about the guy from Duck Dynasty. Shoot, I only watched it twice and not really too sure who he is or what the family is about. But there has been a lot about this guy in the news and how he voiced his opinion and beliefs.
From what I’m reading A&E had suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Louisiana family, over comments he made about homosexuality. I guess from reading different comments and articles Phil Robertson was asked in an interview what his thoughts were. Well, now this is a total setup when they are interviewing a Christian.
Phil basically paraphrased Paul’s letter to the Corinthians: “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 knew that the Robinson family were Christians from the little I know about them. But now I wish I would have watched them. I have nothing but respect for someone who is willing to speak up for what they believe. Even when they are backed into a corner and asked questions like this. As if the interviewer wouldn’t know what the answer would be to begin with.
Some people say they are happy that this guy got suspended and that they are racists and so on. I don’t see that. I think they were asked what they believe and since they are Bible-believing Christians, then that’s what they believe. And it isn’t like he just chose to talk about homosexuals, he also pointed out all sinners. I don’t see an ounce of hate for anyone here. I see him stating what the Bible says and that is what he believes.
On ABC this is what they posted- “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” he added. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus, whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later, you see what I’m saying?” Phil may have worded it this way and maybe not the way others would have. But he said it the way he did and that is that.
The media has a way of turning things around and targeting Christians. There is no way that A & E and GQ didn’t know what this family believed. And to make this into something so dark and hateful is terrible. All people have sinned and fallen. There is not one of us that is blameless. And thankfully Christ paid the price for our sins. God loves us all and that includes the sinners and that would include me and you. I don’t see where the things he said is vile or hate filled.
I have a problem when people turn something like this into something hate filled. As a Christian, I believe all of what the Bible says. I don’t agree with what other peoples choose and I don’t get it either. But that doesn’t mean that I hate them or have nothing to do with them. I respect their choices and have no room to judge others. What they choose is up to them, not me. And ultimately God is the only one to judge. Some of my best friends are gay or lesbian and they know how I feel and that I don’t hate them in any way, shape or form. But they know where I stand and love them just the same. Same thing goes for religion. I may not agree, but I respect. And on my good days, I’m pretty vocal.
This is a total setup by a magazine and the media. What better way to get readership then to get people fired up about a topic like this or abortion? When I see messages and people post about how hate filled this guys comments are, I see they don’t understand the bases of what the Bible says. We shouldn’t pick and choose what we want to believe in. If we believe in what the Bible says, that means we believe in ALL of what the Bible Says. I may not like certain parts of the Bible, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. It just means I don’t like it. The book of Job is my least favorite book of all in the Bible. But there is something we can all learn from it, even me.
This is no different than what they did to Kirk Cameron, Chick Fil A, Paula Deen and so many others. Do they think they are going to lie to them if asked a question. I can see that one now all over TV. They can’t ask a question and not want the answer. Total set up I say! And they do have a right to their opinion and beliefs just as much as anyone else. One of the things I do notice about his family is they tell it like they see it and they come from a place where they aren’t part of the main stream way of thinking. They live in the bayou and they are who they are.
Many groups say they respect what Christians believe, but I don’t think that is all the way true. If that was the truth, they wouldn’t be flying off the handle every-time a Christian said what they believe. They want to hear what they want to hear. They don’t want to really know what a person thinks it if doesn’t go along with what they believe. I also think that many groups target Christians in the media to increase the awareness for their own agenda. I’m not talking about individuals, but the media for the most part. Then everyone gets their panties in an uproar and then out comes the haters from this and that group. It’s garbage in my opinion.
Everyone should be respected and has the right to free speech. Eventually stars age going to stop doing interviews because of the way interviewers set them up. People want us to accept and respect them and their ways/choices and not want to accept/respect ours.