J. Matt Barber
Mon. Dec, 23, 2013
Subject: Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Silenced Indefinitely
As widely reported, Phil Robertson, the patriarch in A&E’s breakaway hit “Duck Dynasty,” recently ran a-fowl of homosexual pressure groups, ruffling “progressive” feathers throughout concentrated pockets of deep blue America. He remains suspended “indefinitely” for candidly summarizing, in a recent interview with GQ Magazine, the millennia-long “Love the sinner, hate the sin” biblical stance on homosexual practice.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina as a man would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” he bluntly opined. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes!”
Dudes worldwide save self-styled “gays,” Pajama Boy and a few liberal men actually rumored to be heterosexual responded: “Eww! I know, right.”
“You know what I’m saying?” continued Robertson. “But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical,” he noted.
Robertson also addressed other sins, paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “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 would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me,” he later added. “We are all created by the Almighty, and like Him, I love all of humanity.”
Barring a handful of “progressive” revisionists, Christian theologians have since observed that, while Robertson’s position on sexual sin is 100 percent biblically, morally and biologically correct, it is, nonetheless, precisely 0 percent politically correct.
Furthermore, Robertson seems to have been quoting directly from the rare, though accurate, “Louisiana Revised Standard Living Translation.”
Even so, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) was outraged. GLAAD spokesman Francis Twinklebean offered a scathing, though typically insightful, analysis of Robertson’s opinion: “Quack quack quack bigot,” said Twinklebean. “Quack quack vile quack intolerance quack quack homophobia quack,” he added, finally demanding: “A&E must fire Phil Robertson.”
The “gay”-activist Human Rights Campaign (HRC) was no less distressed, as evidenced by HRC mouthpiece Randy Van Grindr: “The First Amendment? That’s so 1776,” he said. “This is 2013. Speech isn’t free, you know. Intolerance will not be tolerated. Give us our pound of flesh! A&E must fire Phil Robertson.”
A&E, which had already begun censoring the cast’s Christian speech with fake bleeps to cover words like “Jesus” and “Christ,” dutifully complied. “We’re just sick of all this redneck Jesusy stuff,” A&E representative Moe Ronic told reporters. “And besides, making truckloads of money is really overrated,” he added, referencing the show’s No. 1 all-time ranking.
“In fact,” he continued, “just the other day I was sharing an Appletini with Bob, our program director, and he was pining for the good ol’ days back when we had ratings like MSNBC’s ‘Winter Solstice Generic Holiday Special.’
“You know, more money means more work what, with the bookkeeping and all,” he pointed out. “Most of us at A&E are actually quite excited to get back to the utter irrelevance and obscurity from whence we came.”
Meanwhile, the Fox Network and a bevy of cable channels have reportedly lined up with drool bibs to pounce on the show should relations with A&E go deeper south.
A Fox source offered comment on condition of anonymity: “Remember that time someone disagreed with Christianity and got fired?” he asked. “Me neither. A&E needs the Robertsons more than they need A&E.”
Still, questions remained as to who’s got it right on homosexuality; GLAAD, HRC and other “progressives,” or Phil Robertson and Christianity. To get answers, we went straight to the Source: God, Author of all truth, sovereign Creator of the universe and Maker of mankind.
God said to relax. The issue has been long settled.
All sexual sin adultery, fornication, bestiality, incest and, yes, the practice of homosexuality is “contrary to sound doctrine,” He noted unequivocally (1 Timothy 1:10). “Guys, when I said, ‘You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination,’ I meant it,” He added (Leviticus 18:22).
The Creator then offered an urgent admonition to GLAAD, HRC and others living under both sexual deception and the unrepentant homosexual lifestyle. He warned that unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences: “Because of this, [I] gave [you] over to shameful lusts. Even [you ladies] exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way [you fellas] also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. [You’ve] committed shameful acts with other men, and [have] received in [yourselves] the due penalty for [your] error” (Romans 1:26-27).
Still, being both wholly righteous and merciful beyond measure, The Heavenly Father then offered hope for homosexuals, as well as for every other sinner on the planet (that would be all of us). He was quick to point out that no one person is better than another, and that He loves us all, not because of our sins to include the “intrinsically disordered” homosexual identity and lifestyle but in spite of them. “None is righteous, no, not one,” He said (Romans 3:10).
We are all lost and in need of the Savior, He further urged (especially yours truly), saying, with specific reference to homosexuality, adultery and other forms of sexual immorality: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by [My Spirit]” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
As untold thousands likely millions of former homosexuals will attest, through the unmatched grace of Christ, there can be freedom from all forms of bondage to sin even “LGBT” behavior.
Meanwhile, since the Duck flap hit, Jesus Himself has reportedly reached out to Phil Robertson with a Word of encouragement. He told him to keep fishing for souls and hunting for ducks. He said that Robertson shouldn’t sweat the small stuff like the ongoing assault for speaking truth in love.
“Phil,” He said, “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but [if you] stand firm to the end, [you] will be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
“Oh, and by the way,” Jesus added: “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional boxer, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war.
Mon. Dec, 23, 2013
Subject: Duck Dynasty Star Phil Robertson Silenced Indefinitely
I am sick and tired of hearing both sides of the gay rights argument argument; it makes me absolutely sick that we have to even discuss this subject. I have kept my mouth shut, but I will no longer.
For me, I really don’t care what gays do, but I have a huge problem with the push for “equality” that is going on right now in this country.
This country was founded on Christian principles, “In God We Trust”. The institution of marriage is a spiritual, and religious institution. Many gay rights advocates argue that those against the movement are trying to “make marriage a religious institution”, and that we need a “separation of church and state”.
In Malachi 2:14 we see that marriage is a holy covenant before God. In the Jewish custom, God's people signed a written agreement at the time of the marriage to seal the covenant. The marriage ceremony, therefore, is meant to be a public demonstration of a couple's commitment to a covenant relationship. It's not the "ceremony" that's important in a marriage; it's the couple's covenant commitment before God and men.
That being said, the movement to adjust the “marriage” laws in this country is contrary to the very root of the word.
The gay rights movement started with one thing in mind, equality. We were born unequal, we die unequal. Should also raise the minimum wage for those who have not made an effort to earn a better living? Should those at the bottom of the “food chain” have the same luxuries of someone who has taken the time, and put forth the expense of going to college? There is a large percentage of the population of college grads that don’t make the money that they deserve, but it’s fair to increase minimum wage for those who won’t make the effort to better their own lives?
There are too many people in this country on welfare. Many of them, refuse to do anything different. The definition of insanity “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Welfare is there for families who need it, and I know several families who need it. I also know other families who purposely not look for work, who purposely maintain the bare minimum employment levels so they don’t lose their benefits. It is entirely too easy for lazy people in this country to get things they don’t deserve.
I used to know a guy who was on welfare; he lived with his parents, girlfriend, and some other people under one roof. The father sold drugs as a way to make money, only because the income was not tracked. They got food stamp, and financial benefits which paid their bills. The son, who is my age, would go to 7/11 every day before work and load up on snacks. Not just for him, but for everyone at work. He would buy us each a 1-liter bottle of soda, donuts, and whatever else he desired.
Someone who earns his own living thinks very differently of money than someone who gets it handed to him each month. Just the same as some homeless people commit crimes so they will be imprisoned, many on welfare do the bare minimum because by doing so, they can have their essentials met.
The guy I am speaking of, owned a big screen tv, several gaming systems, always had new name brand clothing, and always had a wallet full of cash.
Shouldn’t I have the same six-figure income that a doctor has? Shouldn’t I get paid the same as an attorney, CPA, or Rocket Scientist? I want to live in that $3,000,000 house on the hill, shouldn’t I be able to go up there and demand the key? Of course not! We get paid based on our abilities!
Women who perform the same job, at the same capacity should get paid the same as men. That is where sexual equality should end. Over the years, I have heard many references to the statement “chivalry is dead”, and yes, it is dying. When I first started dating my wife, I tried opening up her door, and doing other things for her. She refused to have me do it, so many people I knew thought that I was simply a jerk. The gigantic movement towards total equality between men and women is killing chivalry. It is also killing the ideals of a great father. The mainstream media, movies, and TV shows in recent years have gone to great lengths to show men as idiots, lazy, and incompetent.
When a child makes a mistake, we teach by positive reinforcement right? Yet with television, the exemplary man/father is slowly dying and it makes me sick.
You may say that each one of these subjects is separate, but I beg you to truly think about it.
I am a man; I want to marry a woman. I am sure; women out there want to marry a man. Each tiny little step towards equality is one step closer to me marrying a man. I like my feminine wife. I like her dresses and skirts, I like the makeup, I like that she’s softer than I am. Why would anyone want anything else?
You’ve heard the saying “opposites attract”. Grab two magnets, each one has a north and a south pole. Point the south poles towards each other, try to push them towards each other. What happens? They repel each other. God knew what he was doing when he put us here on earth. He wanted us to be different.
Have you heard of Communism?
Communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order. This movement, in its Marxist–Leninist interpretations, significantly influenced the history of the 20th century, which saw intense rivalry between the "socialist world" (socialist states ruled by communist parties) and the "Western world" (countries with capitalist economies).
Each step towards “equality” is one step closer to COMMUNISM. It sounds extreme, but it’s a fact. One little thing today, something else tomorrow. Eventually, we’re a communist country with no morals and everyone lives in poverty.