The Left Goes Quackers over Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson
People complain about the hold on the culture that Christians supposedly have. How about this hold on the culture? Look up the percentages of those who are homosexual, lesbian, transgender, etc. That is some amazing power coming from such a small group.
I could see trying to get him to apologize. I'm sure they could wrangle out of him an apology like, "Look, I'm not going to apologize for being a Christian or for believing the Bible and what it says about today's issues. However, I was insensitive and not gracious in my comments, and for that I sincerely apologize."
Shaking my head, friends. This is the gateway to persecution in the USA. Label those who believe what the Bible says as bigots, the equivalent of racists, etc. and then begin lowering the boom on those who dare to stand up for what they believe. Eventually, to hold and express those views will become illegal.
Tolerance, right! That's the biggest sham foisted on the American people in a very long time.
When the Chik-fil-A protests were going on and the supportive counter-effort led by Mike Huckabee, our local Chik-fil-A had two or more liberals who were supportive of gay marriage eating among the supporters on the support day. When asked why, they said that while not agreeing with what Cathy said, they support his right to say it and are against efforts to stifle his free speech.
So, to my liberal friends, I ask, do you support what A&E did and yet you claim to be tolerant and pluralistic or do you admit that you aren't truly those things? Perhaps you number among those who would disagree with A&E's reaction, in which you would be among the few who are truly tolerant. So, what say you?
Some Reactions from Christian Leaders and Political Leaders
He was on CNN and definitely the minority there as you can read the disdain on the host's face and then there was the fellow representing the other side. Loosely quoted here, I like that Al Mohler said that if you look at the Scriptures, you find lists of sins. Not one sin highlighted to the exception of others. And Phil Robertson and I, we are in that list of sinners needing Jesus. -- from CNN
Free Speech Matters
The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.
If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him--but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.
And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street.
From the liberal point of view, someone who may deserve the label tolerant/pluralist:
The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fiasco Says More About Our Bigotry Than Phil’s
Why is our go-to political strategy for beating our opponents to silence them? Why do we dismiss, rather than engage them?
By Brandon Ambrosino Dec. 19, 2013