A&E network has issued the inevitable statement saying that "“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,’” the company said. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Meanwhile the Sodomite lobby is rejoicing over its dominance of public discourse. GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz applauded the suspension, saying that it sends “a strong message.”“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” Cruz said. “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.”
Clearly Mr. Cruz,while no doubt an expert on "Christian and American values", doesn't seem to think that much of freedom of speech, at least freedom of speech for Christians. While I have never watched Duck Dynasty,
(or any "reality show"), I could not escape having heard Robertson was a professing Christian. Whatever the merits of his show I think it behooves us as Christians to speak out in behalf of his freedom to express his beliefs without being declared an unperson. This business raises several points:
- Does anyone believe that there would have been anywhere near the reaction if the interview had been with a Muslim or a Jew? Clearly only a Christian would have been an acceptable target.
- If Robertson had made statements "bashing" Christians, particularly regarding the subject of Homosexuality does anyone really believe he would have been censured?
- This affair demonstrates the domination the homosexual lobby has over American life. Like the History Channel where there is no history anymore, A&E has given up any illusion of being about the arts to chase the bucks in reality TV. That they would take one of their biggest hit shows and jeopardize it in this matter shows how subservient they are to the Gay political lobby.
Clearly in America Christians are becoming un-persons. We no longer have any rights that society is bound to respect. One prays that like so many who have come afoul of the official party line, that Mr. Robertson will not come out and make some crawling and craven apology. Also we should pray that God should bless him for having made a courageous stand for his beliefs.See you in the camps Phil.
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.prov 8;36