PC, A&E, and Duck Dynasty

You would likely be living on another planet if you have not yet heard about Phil Robertson, A&E, and Duck Dynasty. For the ignorant and uninformed, Phil is one of the family members in the hit US TV show Duck Dynasty shown on the Arts & Entertainment network.

And he is now world famous because he has just been given the boot by A&E. His crime? Daring to publicly criticise homosexuality. Yep, the only crime in the West that will land you in real hot water every single time. Not even being a murderer or rapist is guaranteed to result in so much backlash as being willing to speak against the homosexual agenda.

This is unquestionably the greatest and most heinous sin imaginable in the West today. Nothing compares with it, and nothing meets a swifter and more hate-filled reaction. With thousands of such cases now at our disposal, we can safely say that there is no greater threat to freedom and democracy than the militant homosexual lobby.

There is no group which is more aligned to fascism, intolerance, hatred and repression than the radical homosexualists. Every single day we see the pink mafia in action, and it is getting uglier all the time. This episode is just one of far too many, and things will only get worse unless we resist the homosexual jihadists.

And let me say that I have never watched one second of Duck Dynasty. Without cable or satellite, I have never been able to see the show. But I try to keep informed about what is happening in the world, and the family sounds utterly fantastic: unashamed Christians who are also pro-family and pro-life.

They are courageous in standing up for their Christian convictions, and have spoken out boldly about issues such as abortion. For those still totally unaware of the family, let me cite Christina Martin:

“Duck Dynasty, A&E’s hit reality show made rating history when their fourth season premiere was the most watched non-fiction series telecast in cable history. The show focuses on the lives of the Robertsons who run a family operated business called Duck Commander which makes products for duck hunters. These bearded men have won a place in the hearts of American viewers with 11.8 million people showing their affection by tuning in for the premiere.

“The Robertsons made their fortune by creating great duck hunting products. They’re using their fame to stand for life, promote adoption awareness and boldly share the benefits of abstinence. I’m grateful for this family and I pray they’ll continue to be a positive influence in our world.”

But for daring to stand up to the homosexual militants and openly declare what the Bible says about this issue, all hell has broken loose. His shabby treatment by A&E however has created a firestorm of reaction, with millions of Americans – and others – demanding an end to fascist PC and homosexual thuggery.

Let me just mention a few of the many voices that have sprung to the defence of Phil Robertson and the family. First, Robertson himself issued a further 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.”

Matt Walsh put it this way: “I was just on CNN Headline News to discuss the Duck Dynasty drama. It was a short segment. Here’s how it ended (paraphrasing):
Anchor: So do you think it’s OK to hate homosexuals?
Matt: Robertson was fired for his Christian beliefs and HE’S the one who’s hateful? Do you hate Christianity?
Anchor: Well.. uh… I think there are parts of the Bible that have been used to discriminate against people and…
Matt: The teachings on sexual morality are an integral part of Christianity. If you hate that part of it, you hate Christianity. So do you hate Christianity?
Anchor: Alright, well we know you have to go, Matt. Thanks for coming on the show!”

Herman Cain was short and sweet and most accurate: “This crap is out of control.”

Todd Starnes wrote: “A&E is apparently run by a bunch of anti-Christian, bigots. Duck Dynasty worships God. A&E worships GLAAD. If Phil had been twerking with a duck the network probably would’ve given him a contract extension. But because he espoused beliefs held by many Christians, he’s been silenced.”

Gary DeMar put it this way: “Sarah Palin made a great comment about the dustup. Palin wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday shortly after the news that Robertson had been indefinitely suspended. ‘Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.’

“Freedom of expression is being denied. The First Amendment has become null and void because pop-culture and intense political and economic pressures have been put on politicians to pass laws protecting a particular sexual act.”

Alan Snyder was spot on: “Nothing he said in that statement was outside orthodox Christian belief. Millions of us—and I do mean ‘us’—believe the same thing and are distressed that our society has degenerated to the point where we have legalized a sexual act that will ultimately destroy not only the person caught up in it, but the families that will be decimated, the children growing up without a stable home, and a moral civilization overall.

“What is occurring in our society is an all-out attack on Biblical standards of morality. Those who say it’s a figment of evangelicals’ imagination are not paying attention. The goal will be to outlaw any public expression of Christian belief that directly contradicts newly accepted societal norms. I’ve heard words like ‘homofascist’ and ‘Gaystapo’ to describe the militant attitude of the homosexual activists. They seem apropos to me. Tolerance has taken a whole new twist, and it’s anything but tolerant.

“Christians who believe that homosexuality is sinful also hold out the hope that all sin can be repented of and forgiven. There’s nothing hateful about the proper Christian approach here: identify the sin so that we can help people get free of it. That will never happen if we refuse to acknowledge the sin in the first place.”

Ray Comfort said this: “Phil Robertson, the star of a A&E’s hit TV series quoted the Bible recently when talking about homosexuality. It stirred up the censorship police (A&E suspended him for stating what he believed), and it sure brought the verse to the public’s attention. That’s good news. Here is the passage: ‘Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God’ (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

“Homosexuals were deeply offended, and no wonder. The Scriptures clearly say that they are not going to make it to Heaven. However, it also says that fornicators (those who have had premarital sex), idolaters (those who make up false gods to suit themselves), adulterers, thieves, and the others mentioned in the list won’t make it either. So all these folks should be just as offended as homosexuals. But it gets worse. Jesus said that if we as much as lust, we commit adultery in our hearts (see Matthew 5:27-28), and who of us isn’t guilty of that?

“So the rest of humanity should be deeply offended by the message of Christianity…and they are. Despite this, God means what He says about Hell. He will have His Day of absolute justice, despite the offense. As Christians, we care enough to warn about Hell’s reality, and we care enough to tell this sinful world that God is rich in mercy, willing to forgive and grant everlasting life to all who repent of sin and trust alone in Jesus.”

Al Mohler said this: “So the controversy over Duck Dynasty sends a clear signal to anyone who has anything to risk in public life: Say nothing about the sinfulness of homosexual acts or risk sure and certain destruction by the revolutionaries of the new morality. You have been warned.”

Exactly right. Indeed, we have been warned many hundreds of times already. In the PC West, a Christian is at great risk if he or she dares to share biblical truth in the public arena. It is only a matter of time before they are fed to the lions as public entertainment. Perhaps on the A&E network.


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23 Replies to “PC, A&E, and Duck Dynasty”

  1. If you drill down a bit you will find out why….most people for that, I heard, are in favor of population control. Most of those people for this are the same people that say there are too many people in NA. I know, poor excuse, a cop out, especially when you look at the population of China, India, and Africa.

    Erik Ahlblad

  2. I have just arrived back from Mars and am no longer ignorant and ill-informed!

    David Morrison

  3. There has always been a war on Christian values, we just are seeing the fruits of it right now, when those who could have stood up for their values decades ago didn’t and thus we are in this situation. The sins of the Father are being wrought on the children, since there should have been more outcry from the beginning, but there wasn’t.

    Ian Nairn

  4. This part is fantastic and it sums it up: Christophobic bigotry

    “Matt Walsh put it this way: “I was just on CNN Headline News to discuss the Duck Dynasty drama. It was a short segment. Here’s how it ended (paraphrasing):
    Anchor: So do you think it’s OK to hate homosexuals?
    Matt: Robertson was fired for his Christian beliefs and HE’S the one who’s hateful? Do you hate Christianity?
    Anchor: Well.. uh… I think there are parts of the Bible that have been used to discriminate against people and…
    Matt: The teachings on sexual morality are an integral part of Christianity. If you hate that part of it, you hate Christianity. So do you hate Christianity?
    Anchor: Alright, well we know you have to go, Matt. Thanks for coming on the show!””

    Simon Fox

  5. I say good for Phil Robertson, for first creating the uproar and secondly for the backlash it has created. Now maybe the slumbering Christians might begin to fight back, because they are many in number, whereas the homosexualists are but few in number. It is well past time that good Men everywhere began to speak out in support of their spiritual and moral beliefs. We have plenty of examples to follow.

    Leigh D Stebbins

  6. An amazing piece Bill. Thank you so much for compiling all this evidence. Don’t know how you do it. It is also true what you say about the slightest hint of being a homophobe is worse than being accused of being a murderer. How many liars, cheats, thieves, adulterers, blasphemers and even murderers instantly become celebrities and invited to appear on TV and radio chat shows? One hint of committing the H crime and one is cast into the oubliette.

    David Skinner, UK

  7. Well I’m one who must live on another planet because I don’t watch TV so I’ve never heard about Phil Robertson, A&E, and Duck Dynasty.

    Antonia Feitz

  8. G’day Bill,

    I’m wondering why the Duck family can’t walk off the job in protest – but I suppose they have a contract with A & E. So they have to act/live on regardless, no doubt making money in the process. This may also be a salutatory tale about not being yoked with unbelievers.

    Andrew Campbell
    Wagga Wagga

  9. Dear Bill, I have no time for cable T.V. of any sort. I prefer to use that time reading good books. However perhaps the people who run “Duck Dynasty” should realise that homosexuality is not sacred at all,
    Regards, Franklin

  10. I read this morning that homosexuality is illegal in 37 nations in Africa and that a new law in Uganda prohibits the “promotion” of gay rights and punishes anyone who “funds”, “sponsors” or “abets” homosexuality:

    Unspecified internatonal human rights groups have criticized the new laws, and Germany has cut off aid. So where is their tolerance for Uganda’s sovereignty and self determination?

  11. This looks like the invasion of Poland, or maybe the attack on Pearl Harbour, after all the appeasement has been shown up as a wasted effort.

    Andrew Campbell, I believe the family has made a statement to the effect that without Phil there is no business, and therefore no show.

    No doubt the contracts have provisions for sacking them, but I doubt if they could make “bringing the show into disrepute” fly as a reasonable cause, now that there has been such public outcry in favour of the Robertsons.

    In fact, the family could claim that the sacking was what brought the show into disrepute.

  12. I actually was living on another planet, so all this is news to me. Remind me that I must catch the next rocket back to my homeland.

  13. Spot on Bill! I’m getting tired of this PC world that capitulates to the whims and demands of minority groups, that calls good evil and evil good, that feels the need to be ‘recklessly pacifist’ in the face of the degradation that is undermining our culture, killing our kids and destroying our families. I’m not sure people know how to think anymore…

  14. Eric Ahiblad, I agree with your comment wholeheartedly. Those forces which want to destroy the family are also provoking hatred against people unfortunate enough to be afflicted with same sex attraction. The neo-Malthusians, the pornography industry, those who push for acceptance of pedophilia and the satanists are all behind this ideology as well as some homosexuals.
    It’s time Christians showed true love to homosexuals by acknowledging their cross, encouraging them to practice chastity and bringing them into he family circle.

  15. Thanks Bill for all this background. I was watching Duck Dynasty the night before all this blew up. My husband and daughter love it. It’s just an ongoing drama about a family who happen to say their prayers together and are very close with real tongue in cheek and a kind of bag-out humour with it. Very laid back in it’s Christian impact. It’s basically the family prayer at the dinner table and the clean lifestyle that gives a clue. You could see why a lot of people love it. It really reflects a side of the grass roots American psyche that you don’t get from Hollywood. A&E have made a massive tactical blunder by pulling this stunt. They’ve pitted themselves against the heart of the US. But thank God it’s bringing more and more people out of the closet to unite against the fascists and forcing them to speak up. It’s also highlighting just how many people don’t like this rubbish. Their page on facebook sits at 1.4 million right now…and that’s obviously only reflective of those who know about it I believe that Phil Robertson has done more by this one commentary than he’s done by his whole program. God has His own strategies and reasons for doing things. The Apostle Paul had to stand before Cesar; Phil Robertson had to stand before the thought police of A&E.

  16. It’s time we were as brave and righteous as they have been in Uganda and Russia and India and say “enough is enough: we as Christians will not tolerate your perversion any longer”. Homosexuals have it too easy in the West. When they start calling the shots for the rest of us you know you’re in deep trouble and heading for hell in a handcart.

  17. That Nietzschean “revaluing of all values” which characterises the sexual revolution and much of what passes for political correctness, is built on the tragically suspect assumption that unbelievers with their crafty philosophies have actually “killed” God. The truth is quite the reverse: Without faith in God and His Christ, it is humanity that is effectively “dead”!

  18. Bill, you are a true Commander of the counter-cultural revolution. I hope you have a terrifically happy Christmas and that some prosperity comes your way, but the Lord probably wants you to enjoy holy poverty..

    The mass outrage against the sacking is one of a few signs of hope springing up around the world. In Russia there is a steady resurgence of Christianity and a prohibition against homosex propaganda. Socialist Spain is beginning to wind back the abortion free-for-all. Forty Days For Life is closing abortion mills steadily across the U.S.A.

    I recall reading some years ago but can’t remember who said it, that when homosex is officlal state policy, it is the death knell of a society.

    Perhaps it won’t quite take over the West. Perhaps the Lord has taken pity on us and stopped the tsunami of filth. Oremus.

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