The Duck Dynasty Fiasco… Lets just call it what it is.

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.

9 thoughts on “The Duck Dynasty Fiasco… Lets just call it what it is.

  1. I agree with your idea that Christians shouldn’t be judging those outside of the church. This is a Biblical precept. But Phil wasn’t judging anyone outside of the church, he was making a statement of belief in God’s word. He didn’t once point fingers at anybody saying they were damned, and he didn’t say “if your gay your going to hell”. He Simply stated that he didn’t understand the sin, he then clarified that sin is illogical so that makes sense that he doesn’t understand, and then he went on to quote scripture supporting his statement. The real tragedy here is the intolerance. When someone who is gay or supports gays says Christians are horrible people, they don’t get fired, but when a Christian says he believes the Bible condemns homosexuality, everyone loses their minds! I mean come on, the LGBT community can express their opinions but the Christians cannot? Who is being intolerant?

    Regarding the way a Christian should live, no they shouldn’t point fingers at unsaved people and yell “sinner!”. Of course this is the opposite of what Christ did. But we are dealing with an age in which people living in sexual perversion believe they have the right to be leaders in the church, member’s, or people of authority that will teach our children (politicians, teachers, pastors, whatever). So back to the topic oh Phil Robertson, he was making a statement of faith in the teachings of the Bible, and clarifying that people of sexual immorality cannot inherit the kingdom of Heaven. This is what the Bible says, and this is what he was voicing. I would say the same thing about Adultery, Fornication, Murder, Steeling, Lying, etc… We shouldn’t shut out mouths as Christians and just pretend like society is ok when its not. We need to cause people to get angry when we call sin sin, and stand up for the principals of the Bible. My children are growing up in this world, and I will strive to let my voice be heard, to impact society, to reinstate God as the foundation of this Nation as He was long ago.

    • You are missing the point of my post. I am a christian myself, and have christian beliefs…

      i am not upset with Phil for stating his beliefs, i am not upset that he called being gay a sin, i am not upset that he stood up for what he believed in….

      im upset, that he did it in such a distasteful way, i am upset that he said it in such a crude manner….. he could have had his point and beliefs understood by saying simply “i hold firm to my christian beliefs” but he didnt… he made all of those other remarks that were unclled for… im not defending the “cry babies” who dont likie to hear anyones beliefs or opinions. i truly believe everyone is entitled to their own OPINION. wholeheartedly. BUT, i still dont think it makes it okay for someone to use gods word in such a dustasteful way. im also not implying that he needs to sugarcoat…. he could have made a very blatant statment quoting the bible, and saying that is what he believes…. but if you read those quotes… he CLEARLY did not simply quote the bible- im not upset with his opinion, or beliefs, im upset with his lack of respect for another human being… and this isnt about PHIL sepcifically, – i would be upset and defensive of any human being, being disrespected by others.-

      • I see. So you think him putting a little bit of his own understanding in there was distasteful? I think it is distasteful that homosexuality is propagated as such a good thing. Using blunt language about what IT IS is not distasteful, its being REAL. I mean, he was talking about how he just didn’t understand how a man could prefer another man over a woman. I wouldn’t say that is disrespecting any PERSON, but I would say that he was disrespecting the act of sodomy IMHO. Maybe I am way off, or maybe I have seen too many Christians lay down their convictions quietly to prevent unrest. In either case, I stand with Phil Robertson. He didn’t say anything hateful. Him being fired was the act of bigotry, not him explaining his thoughts on homosexuality. If differing opinion is hate, then every exclusive religion in the world propagates hate.

      • Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m saying, he could have said the same thing, and gotten a non sugar coated point across without using that kind of “verbage” and furthermore A&E has a business to run, Phil is an employee of that network, his “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean squat to them- they have ratings and viewers to protect, that’s why he got fired. They may or may not disagree with him, but from a strictly business standpoint….. They have more to worry about than Phil’s right to speak like a hillbilly.

      • ANY little old lady who heard someone speak like that would have popped him on the mouth, regardless of their beliefs. His wording was distasteful. If you think he used tact in that interview then we will just have to agree to disagree. I appreciate my readers and their input- and you seem like a really well-spoken person, and I would be shocked if you yourself spoke like that to a group of people. I think you could quote your beliefs and find a much more appropriate way to get the same point across.

  2. True, it was “crass”. Now as for business, I have been reading that the ratings for A&E are projected to plumit, at least in the immediate, due to this fiasco. The whole Robertson family is sticking with Phil so it looks like the show is dead. Anyways, we will see what happens! God bless.

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