Phil Robertson of the top rated reality show, Duck Dynasty, has been suspended from the show because he had the audacity to quote the Bible and call homosexuality a sin. This is certainly no surprise to me. Sodomy is the taboo topic throughout the mainstream media and you touch it at the risk and peril of losing your position. Our culture is in a moral free fall, anything goes, and there are no restraints. The Politically Correct (PC) mindset allows for no opinions except for the liberal. Freedom of speech is in name only. What Phil did was pleasing in the sight of God and that is really all that matters. There is absolutely nothing in our culture that has shock effect any longer. I have recently observed folks attempting to justify sexual sin within the church through pointing out the sins of others. This is convoluted logic. What is accepted in the world is attempting to come into the church as well. It is mind boggling to me how fast this out of control snow ball is moving down hill and continually gaining momentum. Think how fast we have plummeted in the last decades and generation. These noteworthy events bring to mind the rhetorical question of Jesus Christ: “When I return will I find faith on the earth?” [By the way, the article below quoted the wrong scripture address. It should be Galatians 5:19-21 rather than I Corinthians 6]. Note the comments from the populace after the article. Many of the comments are concerned about infringements upon our freedom of speech, whether they agree with Phil or not:
A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star over remarks on homosexuality – FOX5 Vegas – KVVU
A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star over remarks on homosexuality
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 8:27 PM EST Updated: Dec 19, 2013 12:28 AM EST
The show’s August premiere brought in 11.8 million viewers. (Source: A&E/MGN Online)The show’s August premiere brought in 11.8 million viewers. (Source: A&E/MGN Online)
(RNN) – A&E Television has suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, according to a statement from the network obtained by several media outlets.
The suspension comes after a profile piece appeared in GQ in which Robertson told the magazine that he does not support homosexuality, calling it illogical and a sin.
“[A woman has] 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.”
Robertson went on to say “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s 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,” he told the magazine before paraphrasing a portion of 1 Corinthians 6 from the Bible.
“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.”
A&E said Robertson is “under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
“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,” a statement from the network read.
GLAAD, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group, also released a statement saying “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”
Meanwhile, fans of the show flocked to A&E’s Facebook page threatening a boycott of the network until Robertson is reinstated.
“Agree or disagree with what Phil said, he had the right to say it. I’m disappointed with A&E. The only message A&E has sent by suspending Phil is that you have no right to your own opinion,” wrote one poster.
Another wrote, “While I do not agree with every single aspect of his beliefs, he is guaranteed the right to them, and to speak of them, in any way he sees fit.”
The show is the No. 1 reality show in cable. The August season premiere brought in 11.8 million viewers, according to A&E.
What do you think?
90% of you fall into the American average and lack any type of brain outside of the pieces of scripture that were read to you in church, and your television sets. We are simply an expression, expressing in billions of different ways at once. Right and wrong is circumstantial based on a person’s beliefs. People may see his comment as wrong which, in turn, will lose A&E some credibility. However, they may lose more canceling the show forever. It all comes down to money, not your petty comments. Get over it.
That what he believes and stands by it
7 hours ago
All he did was quote the bible and stick to his beliefs. If I could shake his hand I would be honored. A and E can do whatever they want. I’m sure a better deal will come along. And I’ll be waiting to watch the new show.
7 hours ago
GOD CREATED ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE
I THINK THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS. NOBODY CAN TALK ANYMORE BECAUSE YOU MIGHT HURT SOMEONE WELL THAT IS BS BECAUSE I AGREE WITH PHIL. FREEDOM OF SPEECH
8 hours ago
Anyone can say & have the beliefs they wish, but A&E also has the right to remove them from their network.Why are people on here saying that people “arent allowed to have differing opinions” and “he had the right to say what he did”? No one took away his rights, or said he couldn’t think that way……A&E simply exercised their same right by removing him from their network. GET OVER IT. People are so stupid sometimes
so much for freedom of speech
9 hours ago
I think some of you are extremely closed-minded, and fail to understand the backlash and repercussions these types of things can cause for a business. He’s free to say whatever he wants, just as you’re free to disagree with A&E’s position. Vote with your dollars: don’t watch their network. Also: I neither agree nor disagree with his stance.
He is 100% correct and has the right to say so.
Nobody stopped him from making the statement. Speech is still free. However, life has consequences, and Phil will face his for making statements that do not coincide with the standards and values of A&E, which holds an employment contract for him. He chose to speak his mind, A&E chose to hold him accountable. Period.
10 hours ago
Obviously freedom of speech no longer exists. This is just another example of that. Whether u agree with his statements or not he has the right to say them.
10 hours ago
everyone is entitled to a opinion, even if it makes them sound like a moron
10 hours ago
He can say what ever he wants its freedom of speech and ur idiots for removing him ill boycott a&e also till he is reinstated!!!!!