It was never a question of “if”, it was only a question of “when.” Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the hugely popular “Duck Dynasty” show on A+E television, has been suspended indefinitely from the show for “anti-gay” remarks he made in an interview with GQ.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson says in the January issue of the men’s magazine. “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.”
“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 says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “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.”
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. 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?”
We knew something like this was coming: If wasn’t going to be about homosexuals, it would have been about an ethnic group or other segment of society. You can’t live a life that’s outside of what the coastal cultural mavens consider to be be “cool” and not cross a boundary they consider to be un-crossable.
Is there a Gay Mafia that sets a gay agenda? No, no more than there’s a conservative Christian mafia (although the concept of a Lutheran hit squad has me giggling right now… I digress). There are, however, cultural norms and those norms vary with things other than sexual orientation. Consider how Alec Baldwin (a man who espouses all the right causes for the Hollywood left) was treated for his first homophobic rant versus how Phil Robertson (a man the left abhors) is being treated. Acting the “right way” counts for a lot, not matter what your community is.
Lost in this hullabaloo was the total nothing-burger of Chris Cheng coming out of the closet. Chris was the champion of season four of “Top Shot” on the History Channel and is now a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops. Maybe there’s more tolerance out there than the people now calling for Phil Robertson’s head are aware of…
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em.” – Phil Robertson
“If all our sins were known to each other, the only shocking thing would be our lack of originality.” – Me
“It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.” – Bobby Jindal
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December 19th, 2013 by exurbankevin