Well, as all of you (who haven’t been living underneath a rock for the last 24 hours) have heard, the A&E network has fired Phil Robertson for the things he said in an interview in Gentlemen’s Quarterly magazine.
Phil merely stated his convictions as a Christian, daring to quote what Scripture says in 1 Corinthians chapter 6, verses 9 and 10: “9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
What happened with all the tolerance (pronounced “tawwwww….lerance” as Chris Baker used to say) of the Left? What happened with freedom of speech?
Phil Robertson did not attack an individual; he simply shared his convictions, based upon his religious beliefs, beliefs which have proven valid for the last 2000 years. He has an amazing story of how God changed his life and I heartily recommend hearing it before casting judgment on him.
His Biblical convictions sound very similar to the pro-family plank of the Republican Party, as documented in the platform of the Republican Party of Texas. As Republicans, have traditionally stood up for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage, being between a natural man and a natural woman, this nuclear family has been the foundation of all successful cultures since Adam and Eve.
Those of us who follow the Judeo-Christian beliefs as documented in the Bible have come to place their faith in the wisdom and guidance of “the good book”. Now there are those who would like to forget parts of Scripture; e.g. to emphasize Gods love and ignore God’s judgment, but Scripture calls those individuals fools.
So, Phil Robertson dared to speak out what he believes to be true, and he gets fired for speaking this truth. He knew that A&E was proud of their support for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender crowd. He know that he was bucking a Hollywood culture that had no “tawwwww….lerance” for hearing Scriptural truth proclaimed. All he needed to do to continue to rake in riches was to just keep his mouth shut; to just go along with those that hate Christ and for what the Bible stands .
I suspect that the folks at A&E have begun to realize they have woken up a sleeping giant. Just as the homosexual lobby attempted to attack Chick- Fil-A last year, and the public overwhelmingly responded positively in support of the restaurant, hundreds of thousands of people are making their anger known to the A&E executives, advertisers, and the world via social media.
I’m proud of Phil for having the courage to state his convictions in the face of the Gay lobby and pop culture. Phil’s actions reminded me of a Houstonian Jared Woodfill, who, this week, stood up for Republican and Texas constitutional values against an illegal fiat given by the mayor of Houston, Annise Parker. The mayor decided that she was going to proclaim that Houston would provide benefits to those partners of same sex marriage, whose marriages were recognized in other states. This was in direct opposition to Texas law, and chairman Woodfill called her on it. Just like Phil Robertson, Jared Woodfill stood up for Texas conservative values, and as such I’m sure that the folks at A&E are displeased.
So it’s the Christmas season. How can we help out the executives at A&E? In Houston, we have a couple of folks that would fit right in with the values and lack of convictions portrayed by the A&E network.
Two that come to mind are Sarah Davis, and Paul Simpson. Sarah Davis, because she calls herself a Republican, but refuses to stand up for the pro-life position dear to most true Republicans. While she may be popular with the A&E crowd, she will never convince me that she is a true Republican, because she opposes pro-life legislation in her support of abortion on demand. She has turned her back time after time on the innocent lives that seeking protection from those in leadership, and has failed to live up to her Republican name .
Another great candidate for A&E is Paul Simpson, whose blatant pandering to the Libertarians and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender lobby has demonstrated time after time that he will not uphold the values so cherished in the Republican Party platform. In his desperate quest for power, he has shown, election season after election season, that he is willing to destroy the Party to wrest control from conservatives. He has failed to stand up for our convictions in the past, and his current attempt at “dividing and conquering” illustrates that he is not fit to lead the largest group of Republicans in the United States.
So, who knows, we may see some of our locals in “Duck Dynasty” down the line, as they try to convince the moderate and liberal Republican “ducks” that their “Duck call” is genuine. I won’t come anywhere near them, and I advise the same for you!