The A&E TV hit Duck Dynasty is the new darling of many Evangelical Christians. The Robertson clan, the focus of Duck Dynasty, are not ashamed to share their Evangelical Christian beliefs. Evangelicals are always looking for a new face for their movement, and right now the Robertson clan is that face.
Phil Robertson recently got himself in some hot water when he said:
“Everything is blurred in what’s right and 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.”
And in classic Evangelical talking out of both sides of your mouth, Robertson said:
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” he told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus — whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
Of course Phil Robertson is not judging anyone…God is…the Bible is, right? Did you notice his extra-biblical take on the Bible verse he loosely quoted, equating homosexuals and alcoholics with terrorists?
Robertson received a tremendous amount of backlash from his Evangelical homophobic statement about homosexuality. (he simply stated what Evangelicals believe) Robertson later released the following statement:
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today 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. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
Like many Evangelicals, he can not see that equating two people loving each other with murderers who fly planes into buildings is offensive. After all, he was just wants to give people the Word, right?
Here’s a word for Phil Robertson…well I won’t type it. Read my mind.
“Duck Dynasty” dad Phil Robertson has been placed on indefinite suspension by the A&E Network following his recent comments on homosexuality, the network announced Wednesday night.
“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 network said in a statement.
“His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Let the faux Evangelical Christian outrage begin. James Dobson is sure to see this as another sign of the evils of Obamacare and Glenn Beck is sure to see this as a sign of Christian persecution. Since this happened during the Christmas season, Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly surely will see this as another battle in the War on Christmas. Stay tuned, Sarah Palin will soon weigh in and tell us everything she doesn’t know.
Robertson will soon be back. A&E had to appease those who were calling for Robertson’s head. Personally, I hope they let Robertson keep quacking. The more he quacks the more he exposes the ugly underbelly of Evangelical Christianity.