Oh my stars, run for the hills! The sky is falling! The sodomites and their lap dog media have their panties in a twist because someone said something they perceive as ‘offensive!’ This could cause all sorts of catastrophes; the stock market might crash or we might discover Justin Beiber really IS a boy! Oooooh the humanity…
As I’m sure you’ve heard Phil Robertson, the star of A&E show Duck Dynasty, made the following comments during a recent interview with GQ Magazine:
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television. You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
He continues, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine.” The interviewer asked him what he considered ‘sinful.’ Hang onto your hats here…it gets REALLY controversial.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. 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.”
He sums up his thoughts: “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. 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?”
Arrrrrgggghh! The nerve! Hate speech, hate speech! How mean and full of slander! Stop the presses! GLAAD is upset! Heaven help us!
Who is GLAAD, you ask? They are the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and they are really, really just SO upset! *sigh* Excuse me, can you pass me a tissue? Thank you. *sniff* When are people just going to accept and love us for who we are? Oh, I’m not talking about gays. I’m talking about loving and accepting Christians, the MOST maligned group of people on the planet! Check it out.
Here is what Wilson Cruz, Spokesman for this rabidly anti-Christian group, spewed about the benign statement by Mr. Robertson:
“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people of the majority of Louisianans—and Americans—who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”
Let’s all take a deep breath and look at these statements logically. GLAAD is against defamation. I’ll assume they’re referring to the defamation of homosexuals. What is the definition of ‘defamation?’ Webster’s says to defame is to give a “false and malicious statement injurious to another’s reputation.”
Hmm. Well, what does ‘malicious’ mean? Again, Webster’s defines this as the “desire to harm others; ill will. Intent to commit an unlawful act or injure another without just cause or reason.” OK. Let’s see if there is anything in Mr. Robertson’s statement that could be considered defamatory or malicious.
He said he and his family believe, “if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.” Is there ANYTHING in that statement that could be construed to be defamatory against LGBT people? No. He didn’t even mention LGBTs!
Let’s continue. He goes on to state that, “everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine.” Hmm. Anything malicious in that statement? Nope.
Then, GQ magazine BAITS Mr. Robertson by asking him what he considers ‘sinful.’ He answers honestly, and ends up paraphrasing Corinthians. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. 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.”
Ah, THIS must be what GLAAD is foaming at the mouth about. Well, what of it? Mr. Robertson answered the question by stating what the Word of God says is sinful behavior. BEHAVIOR. You know…how people act. What they DO. Funny thing is, Mr. Robertson isn’t stating his own self determined rules of morality. He’s reporting what GOD’s rules are.
And THAT’S the problem, isn’t it, GLAAD? That’s the whole issue. What your hissy fit, temper tantrum boils down to is, you don’t want to be reminded that your sodomite activities are a perversion of natural law. You carry within your heart the infantile attitude of “Don’t tell me what to do! I’ll do what I want!”
It’s a sinful arrogance against your Creator called REBELLION, and it’s the oldest sin on the books; a desire to be your own god. Satan wanted the same thing. He got caught up in his own pride, desire for independence from God’s rule, and wanted to be worshipped for the supposedly superior creature he was. What did it get him? He was sentenced to an eternity frying in the Lake of Fire. Is that really what YOU want?
So far, Mr. Robertson has yet to defame anyone. But let’s look at his final thought. He states, “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. 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?”
Gee. He said he doesn’t judge whether someone is going to heaven or hell. That’s God’s job, and indeed it is. Mr. Robertson lives by the creed of loving people and telling them the gospel of Jesus Christ—that He came and took the death penalty we as sinners deserve. He rose again the third day to secure eternal life for us, and returned to the Father. Wow. How offensive THAT message is! A heavenly ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card.
Fact is, nothing in Mr. Robertson’s words could possibly, not even in the most infinitesimal way, be considered defamatory or malicious. BUT, in the spirit of fair play, how about we look at what GLAAD said about Mr. Robertson, shall we?
Oh my. Oh, this is embarrassing. Not good. Looks like it’s GLAAD who is doing the malicious defaming. And with all the practice they’ve had over the years, they are DARN good at it! Check it out:
They state Mr. Robertson and his family only “claim to be Christian.” Are they really in a position to judge the Robertson family’s hearts? Are they experts on what a ‘Christian’ is supposed to be like?
They accuse him of speaking “lies about an entire community.” I’ll be danged if I can isolate any untruth in Robertson’s statements!
They maintain he “clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans and Americans, who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.” Well, that’s a rather difficult statement to prove. What precisely about sodomites does he not know? Is he supposedly unfamiliar with the overwhelming opposition the majority of Americans have against changing the legal definition of ‘marriage’; one that’s existed since time began? Seems to me that GLAAD are the ones who know nothing about Louisianans and Americans.
They accuse Robertson “pushing vile and extreme stereotypes.” And what, pray tell, ‘vile’ and ‘extreme stereotype’ would that be? If I remember correctly, he talked about all kinds of behavior: adultery, slandering, swindling, idolatry, homosexuality, drunkenness, prostitution…
Face it. NOTHING in his statements could possibly be considered vile or extreme. GLAAD just doesn’t want anyone to remind the general public about what used to be considered good, old-fashioned morality. They don’t want to be told what GOD considers to be “abominable” behavior, so they stamp their feet in mock rage and demand A&E executives take action against Robertson.
The gay community can malign, smear, mock, slander, libel, harass, persecute, ostracize and spit on Christians with impunity, but let a Christian remind gays what the Word of God says about their BEHAVIOR, and they lose all sense of reason, space and time.
Christians don’t condemn homosexuals. We simply tell what the Judge of all mankind thinks about that behavior. Unfortunately, it’s customary to shoot the messenger. We don’t walk around cramming our theology down your gullets; if you don’t want to know what we think, don’t ask! And that is exactly what GQ Magazine did. They asked Phil Robertson for his opinion, and you don’t like what he said. Well, boo-the-heck-hoo!
If you want to continue in your sin, knock yourselves out! But you need to understand that Christians actually care for you enough to warn you of the eventual consequences of your choices and actions. Would you rather we not tell you to get off the tracks when a train is coming? Would you actually like us to stand there and watch as you’re obliterated? Because, quite frankly, we’re sick and tired of you projecting your hatred of God and His precepts, onto us!
WE DIDN’T MAKE THE RULES! Got it?
The magnum opus of hypocrisy is that progressives scream themselves hoarse demanding tolerance from others, when that is the LAST thing they’re willing to grant. Phil Robertson is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, that he can freely express his opinion. I know this administration is salivating over the thought that eradicating that freedom is almost within reach, but for now, it still exists. I suggest GLAAD deal with it.
As for A&E putting Mr. Robertson on permanent hiatus from Duck Dynasty? Go ahead. Cut off your nose to spite your namby-pamby, politically correct face. Just remember: Robertson is fabulously wealthy—he doesn’t need you. YOU need him! I have every idea A&E will be boycotted until you issue Mr. Robertson a formal apology.