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Duck or Ostrich: What will you be serving this Christmas season?

ostrichComing home from Midway Airport yesterday, I turned on the Michael Medved Show to occupy my brain while I moved through the bumper-to-bumper Chicago rush hour traffic. While I don’t always agree with Medved, I appreciate his fair and forthright discussion of the hot button issues of our time. My ears perked up when the discussion centered around Phil Robertson, founder of the Duck Commander company and star of A & E’s Duck Dynasty. Evidently Robertson gave an interview to GQ Magazine in which he openly stated homosexuality was a sin. When asked by the interviewer to define sin, Robertson made the following statement:

“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,” he says. Then he goes on to offer a paraphrase of the Apostle Paul’s admonition 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.”

Robertson actually did a pretty good job of capturing the essence of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Robertson was simply stating the clear teaching of the Bible that homosexuality, and every other form of sexual expression outside of the bounds of monogamous marriage, is a sin.

This is why we should all be alarmed at the response from A & E to suspend him indefinitely for his comments. Have we really reached the place in American culture where we a publicly tarred and feathered for simply proclaiming God’s perspective on aberrant sexual behavior? All Americans, and especially those who call themselves Christians, should be expressing outrage for this trampling of religious liberty.

We need more Phil Robertson’s in the church today. Where are the men and women who will unashamedly stand for truth knowing the PC police will be knocking at your door? We need more “ducks” in the church instead of what we currently have – ostriches! It’s time to take our heads out of the sand and face the harsh reality. If we are not willing to make a stand for sexual purity now, it’s only a matter of time before our “collective goose” is cooked!

  1. Janet Jackson
    December 19th, 2013 at 20:44 | #1

    Today at 2:21 PM

    Whether I agree with Phil Robertson or not, it is WRONG to take away a man’s job for voicing his personal religious beliefs.

    God’s Truth trumps your truth any day of the week; Who are you to punish ANYBODY for speaking the Word of God! It is holy and He is sovereign. He is God and you, sirs, are not!

    You have exhibited the highest form of intolerance and bias! Prejudicial persecution of a persons religious beliefs is against his Human Rights!! He should sue you for a Human Rights violation!! Have you read the Constitution or Bill of Rights lately???

    I will no longer be watching A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, H2, HISTORY en Español, Military HISTORY, HISTORY Education or BIO until Phil’s suspension is lifted!

    BTW: We agree with Phil that homosexual activity is an abomination to God; God said it, argue with Him. Personally, I hope they refuse to work for you and choose another network to work for.

    Go ahead and be homosexual, if that is what you intend to do, but God does not agree with your doing it; He didn’t create men to be with men or women to be with women….Think about it, you would wipe out the human race in 80 years! It’s sin, and shaking your fist at God, mocking Him.

    Freedom of speech is a God given right, not man made right, even if it is a Human Rights issue! You people are way out of line by asking such a question and then not accepting an honest answer!! How stupid can you be???

    You owe them an apology…Now, not next week.

    A letter I sent via e-mail to aefeedback@aenetwork.com

  2. Frank and Ann Haight
    December 20th, 2013 at 01:53 | #2

    Love your articles. Keep those cards and letters coming. Merry christmas to you and your family auntie Ann and uncle frank

  3. Kerry Drake
    December 20th, 2013 at 15:17 | #3

    Couldn’t agree more. i listened to the same show after Rush went off the air. I didn’t expect the response from A%E that happened. I guess they will torpedo themselves and their ratings for doing this. Who do they think is watching the show, homosexuals and lesbians, militant Muslims and liberal activists? Why would they foolishly make a decision to alienate their base following of a show that is for the most part the only wholesome television show on the air? My wife and I made a conscious decision in our home to remove television input from any source, until our children grew to a mature age that they could make choices on their own. Over 30 years later, we have not missed it one bit, and still do not have a television input source ruining the peace of our home. This situation only confirms how right we were in our choice.

  4. Tab Spangler
    December 21st, 2013 at 15:12 | #4

    I’m not sure how A&E expected anything different given DD’s beliefs. Unfortunately the network advocates gay rights and is standing by their collective beliefs at the expense of a very profitable show. I don’t know if it’s a religious liberty or free speech issue as much as a reminder that there will be costs at times for speeking the truth to people who don’t want to hear it.

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