No 1st Amendment Rights For “Duck Dynasty” Star – Who’s Next?
Growing up in America for most of my life, homosexuality was accepted as wrong by the vast majority. When America began throwing off the the truth of God's Word that tethered this nation to its moral foundations, America became rudderless, a ship at sea being tossed to and fro with no direction and no way to get back on course.
Today the closest thing to truth we have in our culture is relative truth.
The media tells us what is right and wrong and rolls out examples on afternoon television and the evening "news" of men "loving" men and women "loving" women and how natural it is and wonderful and if you don't like it it is because of your religious upbringing that is just bigoted and certainly not smart and by the way they should have the right to adopt children and partake in holy matrimony and thankfully some of the churches agree so they can be smart like them because after all, mental health professionals now agree that lusting after the same sex is healthy and natural for people of all ages no matter that two thirds of all AIDS cases are due to homosexual relations.
We can all be happy and rich like Ellen if we would only throw off that old idea of God and that truth and get a new god, one that we just make up because it feels so much better, and is a lot more convenient! A god that doesn't have rules about sexual immorality or killing our children while in their mothers womb because there is nothing more sacred that doing what WE WANT, What WE DEMAND!
So we will shake our fists in God's face and have our way and if it means selling our soul to the devil, we will do that too.
A gaggle of pundits joined Sean Hannity on his show Thursday night and debated whether “Duck Dynasty”’s Phil Robertson had stepped over the great unseen line to insult the sensitivities of the LGBT, gays in general, and the newly forming army of last day’s reprobates in our nation of pop culture sleaze.
Robertson has been canned for correctly paraphrasing the contents of a book in the Bible written to the church of Corinth by the Apostle Paul. To wit:
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
(1Co 6: 9-10 NIV)
In the Hannity debate, one idea kept coming to the fore that seemed like a reasonable answer. The suggestion was made that rather than waiting for huge groups of “Dynasty” fans to boycott the A&E show, the entire “Dynasty” cast should walk out together in protest.
The Bible Robertson is so willing to stand on also covers the subject of quitting – that too is also not allowed among the faithful.
Believers are told to hold fast to God’s word and live out the examples Christ gave in the face of all sorts of adversity and resistance, which would include the loss of jobs and careers.
Have Phil Robertson’s First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech been violated? And is the suspension from the A&E show a violation of the law?
In fact, it is; and not even the LGBT with its emerging new favor among the fallen and fickle of the nation have the right to deny Robertson’s civil rights. This one should be tested in the courts, but not in the court of public opinion.
Should Phil turn over and die, or stand and fight this abuse of power fostered by the trends of the new left louses of lust and looseness?
Over nine million fans of “Duck Dynasty” will now have to submit to the collective spanking the LGBT (and others in the new school of law by sensitivities and trends) doles out for them until the matter is completely resolved.
Robertson’s comments were not made on his show, but were part of an interview with GQ magazine.
Phil is quoted for saying, “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. – 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.”
Robertson also said, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. 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.”
Let’s see. Robertson’s quoted the Bible accurately, he expressed a pretty logical analysis or exegesis of the scripture passage, and he was well within his First Amendment rights of expression.
For this, he is labeled a ‘homophobe’ and loses his job.
Did this happen in America?
Let’s rein this nonsense in. It is clearly time to admit that those throwing around the derogatory term ‘homophobe’ have become ‘truthophobes.’
The great moral decline the Bible warns about in the last days has a unique element to it. When homosexuality is addressed, it is followed by a warning that it is birthed by the effort to remove all the specifics about rampant immorality, not just from the scene, but from the very mind and consciences of all men.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Ro 1: 28)
The LGBT and GLAAD have done a marvelous job of indoctrinating this weak-minded, pop culture-driven generation; but even they should pause and take a look at the Constitution of the United States because even in this troubled hour, the First Amendment is still there.
The Bible is still here as well, and it does not agree that gays were born that way. It does, however, intimate that they have got themselves a good helping of last days devils to promote their position in the public.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Rev 16: 13-14)
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