By Chris Graham
Duck Dynasty, the most popular TV show in America, chronicles a family of rednecks who made their fortune selling duck calls for duck hunters.
From the five minutes I’ve ever seen of the show I gathered that the Robertson family members are each very charismatic. And it makes sense why conservatives in particular love the show so much: the Robertsons are hunters, Christians, and they’re self-made entrepreneurs.
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family, expressed his Christian belief that homosexuality is wrong.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” he said. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
Liberals with poor reading-comprehension skills say that Robertson was comparing homosexuality to bestiality. He was not making any comparisons at all, though. He was simply saying that as society becomes permissive toward one sexual abnormality, it will become permissive toward another. He wasn’t saying they are alike or that one was better or worse.
Of course Robertson has been put on "indefinite hiatus” from the reality show by A&E for these remarks. (Here’s a Facebook page titled "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty,” which, as of this writing, has over 700,000 "Likes.&rdquo
You have to respect people who publicly say things they know are unpopular with the powers that be. You have to further respect someone who doesn’t apologize for speaking the truth. Robertson did clarify his words, but he did not apologize.
“My mission today,” he said in response to the media backlash against him, “is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity.”
Really, what was so bad about what he said? They were opinions. He could have said “I don’t like gay people” and it still shouldn’t matter. It’s his opinion! There is harm in acting out of hate, but there is no harm in stating opinions. As long as he’s not hurting anybody, why should it matter if he’s a homophobe, a racist, or any other sort of bigot? His opinions aren’t affecting anybody.
Celebrated homosexual and homosexual-rights activist Dan Savage, on the other hand, does go out of his way to harm others, and Democrats pat him on the back. Savage once detailed how he tried to give the flu to Gary Bauer, who campaigned for President in 2000 and who said, “Our society will be destroyed if we say it’s okay for a man to marry a man or a woman to marry a woman.”
Voicing an opinion? Horrible! Savage, who at the time had come down with severe influenza, was visiting Bauer’s campaign headquarters in Iowa. Here’s what he did while there, in his own words:
I go around the room licking doorknobs. They are filthy, no doubt, but there isn’t time to find a rag to spit on. If for some reason I don’t manage to get a pen from my mouth to Gary’s hands at the conference, I want to seed his office with germs, get as many of his people sick as I can, and hopefully one of them will infect the candidate. I lick office doorknobs, bathroom doorknobs. When that’s done, I start on the staplers, phones, and computer keyboards. Then I stand in the kitchen and lick the rims of all the clean coffee cups drying in the rack. I grab my coat and head out.
But merely believing that women and men belong together is bad?
President Obama himself has not only uttered unpopular opinions, but has enacted policies that have directly and indirectly harmed people. Why has Phil Robertson been fired and Barack Obama not?
Good for Robertson for not backing down, as most do when they find themselves in his situation. Nobody wants to see a man falsely grovel. Self-respect goes a long way.
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This post was modified from its original form on 22 Dec, 10:41
Savage is a sack of excrement. I cannot imagine ANYONE being that cruel to other people. And for what? Just because someone disagrees with his opinion or his personal idea of life. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks this whole thing just absolutely stinks! The petition to the network has grown to 700,000 people. If you haven't signed yet, please do so. And, even if you don't agree with Robertson on everything he said there is still "Freedom of Speech." Strange but the Libs can tear someone and their life apart like Sarah Palin and others and no one screams and there are no apologies. Remember they went after Paula Deen and she is doing just fine thsnk you. I have a feeling that Robertson will also be fine. He doesn't have anything to be sorry for. Neither did Paula Deen. Again, perhaps there are things we don't agree with but it's still a free country, at least the last time I looked. When are we, in this country, going to tell the press and a small group of people in this country that enough is enough! Going around spreading the flu germs - licking items in an office - what is this creature made of? Indeed, Barack Obama has shown himself to be one of the biggest liars to come down the pike and, at one time, talked about "marriage is between and man and a woman", well, at least until he changed his mind. Libs are nauseating people and Savage is their leader. Or perhaps Barack Obama!!
Can I get an Amen for Sistah Tara Jane?