“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong…Sin becomes fine. 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…It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” -Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty
I am blown away. Never in my life would I have thought that someone on cable television would have the guts to not only quote a very harsh bible verse, but to directly take on the cultural degradation of American society in a single paragraph. With astounding, and somewhat uncomfortable frankness, Robertson stood up for what he believes. The question is, will he be crushed by the pressure?
We live in a simple society. Many would beg to differ, but they would be wrong. We live in a culture in which anything Christian, or remotely related to Christianity is condemned as foul, cruel, bigoted, mean-spirited, racist, abominable garbage. On the other hand, anything condemning or mocking Christianity is praised as brave, inspired, enlightened, broad-minded, spiritual, humane, and wonderful. Correct me if I’m wrong, but by the 1000th time Jesus has been the butt of a joke in a sitcom, it no longer becomes “brave” to mock Christianity.
The Left, the Marxists, the Atheists all hold such an intense and burning hatred toward Christianity that they will stop at nothing to degrade it, and those who practice it. They will call an obviously poor film a masterpiece simply because it slices Christians. They do this—my pet theory, but it is correct—because deep within their consciousness, they are insulted by Christ. They feel morally condemned—and rightfully so, as we all are—and they cannot tolerate it. It burns their spirits with fire, which causes them to lash out. It is in this retaliation against their being judged that they take aim at Christians. And who’s a better Christian to harm than one in the spotlight?
Following Robertson’s interview with GQ, A&E has suspended him from Duck Dynasty, issuing a statement: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty.”
The “bravery” of Christian hating is on full display. There’s no telling how fans will react to this suspension. Actually there is: they will react badly. There will be backlash. The tolerant have shown themselves to be not so tolerant once again. Phil Robertson deserves to hold his beliefs just as anyone else would. The only difference is, he crossed the dominant cultural force, and now will pay the price. I hope he will gain strength from this.