Phil Robertson always speaks his mind in a clear and concise way. He even does a good job of quoting Scripture where he can. He often is a great spokesman for the cause of Christ.
And in his interview comments recently with GQ, he made a statement regarding the illogical nature of the homosexual manner of living. He said that the homosexual lifestyle went against the Law of Nature. In the interview, Phil did use language that made many raise their eyebrows, yet he was technically and anatomically correct which was in accord with his beliefs. Instead of responding with wisdom, many shamelessly attacked Phil. What a sad state of affairs in our society.
Our society wants a tolerant environment to say and do anything it wants and not be open to any kind of examination of its lifestyle. Our society wants to be able to experience and push its immoral lifestyle on others and be accepted as normal. Our society will accept the views of anyone, except for Biblical Christians. In fact, some from those who reject the Bible will write about their ventures to harm those who stand for Christian principles.1
If a Christian voices his perspective, he will be scrutinized and held to an intolerant standard. It’s as if there is “open-season” on Christians. The Christian has one standard and it is his belief in Scripture. It is an absolute that God-haters reject. If there were no absolutes, then we could go along with anything, whether child porn, bestiality, or whatever is contrary to nature. Who is to decide what is normal? The Creator, who made us all, has the right to decide. He has revealed Himself and His purposes for man in Scripture – The Holy Bible.
When God superintended the writing of Scripture, He said what He meant and meant what He said. When Paul wrote Romans, he made the same argument in Romans 1:26, which is where Phil derived his perspective. Phil quoted in a paraphrase what the Apostle Paul wrote to Corinth, “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.”2 There was no media campaign raised against Paul in Rome or Corinth and it should not be raised today.
The Duck Dynasty crew will stand their ground in what they believe and not be browbeaten for the sake of a few. Are people so deceived to “let anything happen” that they think that kind of behavior is according to the Law of Nature? Paul doesn’t and as Phil Robertson said, “It is illogical.”
I appreciate the comments the Robertson clan has made and that there is a great unity in their family:
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.
While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.
We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.3
How many families in America have the unity that the Robertson family has?
Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II, stated, “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed in to political and economic decline.” America is seeing a decline both politically and economically and the moral decay to which MacArthur identifies is because of America’s rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ as presented in Holy Scripture.