For those of you commenting without having ACTUALLY READ what he said, and how he said it… here it is :
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson told GQ. “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.”
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” he later added. “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.”
*** I love Phil and i love the show…. just to clarify… this isn’t about PHIL specifically, it’s about the DOUBLE STANDARDS- and about people who want to call themselves CHRISTIANS, while they themselves are bashing other people for sinning,… while they are sinners themselves.
Standing up for your beliefs, is one thing…
Quoting the bible is one thing…
Being intolerant of sin… is one thing…
Freedom of speech is one thing…
The bible says to love thy neighbor…. the bible also says that WE are not to judge one another, that’s GODS job. Jesus says to look within OURSELVES at OUR OWN sins, before we go ahead and JUDGE others for their sins. WHAT Phil said wasnt the issue, HOW he said it was the problem, degrading others and hurting people is a sin in and of itself. so why is it okay for him to sin,…. but not for the group of people he speaks of????? You can’t hurt other people (sin) while talking about how other people are sinning… and call yourself a christian…. that’s NOT the kind of christian I want to be…. and anyone who thinks that being kind to people or considerate of their feelings, is being tolerant of sin… needs to look within themselves. We all sin….does that mean no one should be kind and considerate to us??????? I had a child out of wedlock that makes me a sinner…. if someone chooses to be kind to me, does that make them “LESS OF A CHRISTIAN” or “TOLERANT OF SIN”…. no. it makes them a kind person. that doesn’t mean they need to follow in my footsteps. it doesn’t mean they have to condone what i did…. but being kind is what Jesus did. and being KIND to everyone…. is what i will do. Sinner or not. I will be kind to you.
NO ONE has said that Phil Robertson should not stand up for his religious beliefs…. NO ONE said that Phil Robertson doesn’t have the right to free speech, but as a public figure- he should understand the consequences of saying what he said, in such a distasteful way. A&E has a BUSINESS to run, and THAT is why Phil is suspended, A&E has allowed them to say and do a lot of things, that a lot of other networks wouldn’t have.
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