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Duck Dynasty guy, slippery slopes, and counting sins (Update – Family issues statement)

Duck Dynasty guy, slippery slopes, and counting sins (Update – Family issues statement)

I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty.

I don’t know what it is other than from a cursory review of headlines.

But the Duck Dynasty guy (whatever his name is) is suspended from his hit TV show because of these comments in an interview with GQ Magazine:

Out here in these woods, without any cameras around, Phil is free to say what he wants. Maybe a little too free. He’s got lots of thoughts on modern immorality, and there’s no stopping them from rushing out. Like this one:

“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.” …

What does repentance entail? Well, in Robertson’s worldview, America was a country founded upon Christian values (Thou shalt not kill, etc.), and he believes that the gradual removal of Christian symbolism from public spaces has diluted those founding principles. (He and Si take turns going on about why the Ten Commandments ought to be displayed outside courthouses.) He sees the popularity of Duck Dynasty as a small corrective to all that we have lost.

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong,” he says. “Sin becomes fine.”

What, in your mind, is sinful?

“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.”

The attacks on him are focused on the claims that he compared homosexuality to beastiality.  Professor Althouse argues that that is not true:

And the attacks are unfair. He didn’t compare “being gay to bestiality.” He put homosexual conduct — not the status of being gay — into a category of sins that included “sleeping around with this woman and that woman” as well as bestiality. We don’t see the heterosexual men who enjoy multiple sex partners getting hotheaded over Phil Robertson. Why not? They’re not organized to make political demands at the moment, but they haven’t had to fight for the right to fornicate recently. So those who are organized and in the middle of a movement are taking Robertson’s bait (or answering his duck call or whatever). It’s “anti-gay.” The “bestiality” business is forefronted.

This is the political game of the moment.

I think that’s right.

The question was “What, in your mind, is sinful?” The answer listed several things, one of them beastiality.  Is there anyone publicly arguing that beastiality is not sinful, whether religiously or not? The only ones making the connection between homosexuality and beastiality — at least from the quotes — are the ones who want the guy kicked off TV.

Also, he used the preface “just morph out from there.”  Not sure exactly what that means, but it sounds like the slippery slope.  We know that the slippery slope extends to polygamy, and a prominent academic supporter of gay marriage, Martha Nussbaum, argues that it extends to some levels of incestuous relationships as well:

“But then when you get to brothers and sisters, well, you know, now we know so much about the genes, and we certain don’t forbid people with Tay-Sachs [garbled] to get married. So I feel that it’s just bad faith to forbid the brother and sister on these putative health grounds. If one at one time states did think they had that interest, they don’t have that anymore.”

I don’t hear anyone screaming to fire Martha Nussbaum because she allegedly “equated” homosexuality to incest.  The slippery slope is not an equation of one to another, it’s seeing how far the logic can last before reaching moral absurdity.

What about beastiality?  Professor Eugene Kontorovish recently noted the debate in the terms of the arguments used to expand personal sexual privacy rights:

The Utah polygamy-rights decision is truly a courageous civil rights ruling. Most sexual liberties decisions going all the way back to Griswold v. Connecticut come at a time when the relevant practices have won very broad acceptance, especially among the educated elites. Not so with polygamy, which is quite far from the lives of the elites, and is opposed by a Baptists and bootleggers coalition of religious conservatives (bad for the “traditional family,” smacks of Mormonism) and secular liberals (bad for women, smacks of Mormonism). The judge will make few friends with his ruling. Editorialists will not liken it to great civil rights breakthroughs. It will surely be overturned, with conservative judges fearing an expansion of substantive due process, and liberal ones fearing a backlash. And that is what makes it brave, whether right or wrong.

Now seems like a good time to revisit a post on bestiality from earlier this year, which surely seems less radical now. Bestiality bans are [even?] less constitutionally defensible than polygamy bans because the purported harms associated with the practice are lower. It does not undermine families because it is not a substitute for traditional unions (though presumably limits one to unusually broad-minded spouses). Nor does it oppress women, the empirical claim behind bans on polygamy, as well as prostitution.

Professor Kontorovich didn’t take the pro-bestiality side, he just showed how the arguments which now are accepted legal foundations could be used on the slippery slope.

So what does all this have to do with the Duck Dynasty guy being kicked off TV?

Did he actually equate homosexuality to beastiality? Did he slip on the slope?

No, it appears that the Duck Dynasty guy committed what apparently is the worst sin of all.

Update: The family has issued this statement:

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.

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Comments

You can certainly count on a measurable backlash against A&E from the fans of this show. I am waiting to see what the other cast members have to say. I would be very surprised if the cast chooses the A&E dollars rather than support the patriarch of their family. The show supports a whopping $400 million in merchandise sales and monster ad revenue for A&E. A&E certainly has the right to suspend anyone they choose, Phil certainly has the right to express his beliefs, the cast and fans also have a right to punish A&E for their actions.

theduchessofkitty | December 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

Again, I don’t watch Duck Dynasty, or any “reality” show for that matter.

But this man has rights.

Go to your local hunting store and buy a Duck Commander duck call, and a bunch for your family and friends.

Again. You don’t have to be a hunter to own one – just a very p!$$ed off defender of the First Amendment.

    Donald Douglas in reply to theduchessofkitty. | December 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Frankly, I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty, but there’s nothing that pisses me off more than the depraved inverse morality of the homosexual left. Those people disgust me to no end, largely through their politics.

I predict blow back. The homo bullies picked a fight they aren’t going to win on this one.

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Andy. | December 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

    The “blow-back” will be loud and clear when millions buy one of these duck and buck calls from Duck Commander.

      Instead of buying a silly duck call you’ll never has a use for, how about these same millions start contacting A&E’s advertisers, regardless the show, and tell them you’re done buying their products. That will get results!

        theduchessofkitty in reply to MarkS. | December 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

        The Robertsons don’t need A&E. If anything, A&E needs them.

        The Robertsons are as fine as they were without a show. They can take their act anywhere else. They won’t be hurting at all. But A&E will.

        Already there are calls for The Blaze to offer them a gig.

        As for the duck calls, they may be “silly”, but if a woman made a strong impression of sitting at the front of the bus, and someone took the wholesome rainbow to signify something else completely…

        … then ANYONE can take anything “silly” and make it a SYMBOL of the defense of the First Amendment rights of religious exercise, speech and assembly. Just as a Chick-fil-A bag with food became one. (Remember?)

        snopercod in reply to MarkS. | December 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        I already contacted A&E at [email protected]

      Duck calls could become THE symbol of counter-demonstrations against these gaynazis, occupiers, and other radicals.

      “Honk if you love Jesus!” (on the duck call).

      A few dozen duck calls wins over a hundred “down-twinkles” any day.

    platypus in reply to Andy. | December 19, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Be careful with your metaphors, good buddy. 🙂

    BamaBubba in reply to Andy. | December 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    @Andy ‘Bunghole’
    wanna bet we win.. Disney is their parent company

    BamaBubba in reply to Andy. | December 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    you douche the gays didn’t do this.. they stayed out of it when this all came about A&E made this decision their self.
    but seeing how Disney owns half of A&E bet we do win you ignorant ahole

theduchessofkitty | December 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

Buy a Duck Commander duck call.

And make it your “Flip-off-the-bird” to A&E!

(Remember Chick-fil-A?)

In the comment sections on articles people were saying to send emails to [email protected]. I encourage you to as well if you felt so inclined. I did communicated my civil opinion on the matter.

Wrote A&E. Since I don’t watch this–who are the sponsors? I can write them.

Why do the immoral worry so about having their morality questioned? If they’re truly at ease with their life choices you’d think they’d have no problem ignoring criticism. Perhaps a seriously conflicted conscience is what drives this seemingly irrational fear of judgement. Tolerance for themselves, but not for others. Baffling.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Merlin. | December 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I will bet my last dime that the activist queers and their journalistiko minions are buried deeply in county, state and as many personal records and databases they can access, their furrowed brows reflecting the festering mental obsession in finding some dirt, any dirt, on the Robertsons.

    TruthOverPower in reply to Merlin. | December 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    As a Prodigal Daughter, I find my past actions in many of the ‘Thou Shalt Not’ lists of the Bible. Heck, I still sin a lot (but much less). You don’t see me carrying on!

    Merlin, I think deep down in their soul, homosexuals are not comfortable with their choice. Why else do they seek any opportunity to make a point that homosexual behavior is normal?

    That is their mission, after all, to show that their behavior is “normal”, and as such, should be acceptable.

I watch Duck Dynasty, it’s one of my favorite shows to watch. It’s full of great family/faith messages. It’s a great American success story.
I’m surprised it’s taking this long for the rest of the family to quit. Without Phil there would be no Duck Commander, and there would be no A&E show.

    snopercod in reply to philips66. | December 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I’m surprised it’s taking this long for the rest of the family to quit.

    I’m sure that decision has been made, but those ol’ country boys ain’t stupid. They’re negotiating for a new home at the moment. The announcement, when it comes, will be something like, “Due to the bigotry, intolerance, and disrespect for basic human rights displayed by the management of A&E, we’re moving the show to the __XYZ___network, effective immediately.”

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to philips66. | December 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    We used to be faithful viewers, but gave the show up because of too many silly, unbelievable antics from Si.

    But Phil Robertson – yeah, definitely a keeper. He is my favorite on that show, and seems like one helluva great guy.

    All around, it’s a great show. I think we’ll start watching again when they move to another station.

      I didn’t mean to thumbs down you, only trying to reply on this iPad sorry! Si is my favorite Robertson I love his antics. Mad respect for all Vietnam vets and all veterans, plus I find him very funny, Jack…

Whenever someone puts voice to the Christian doctrine “love the sinner, hate the sin”…

The Gay Gestapo mobilizes with “Well, we’re just going to have to do something about that!”

Da Duck guy didn’t attack homosexuals. He gave a pretty good…if woodsy…rendition of mainstream Christian theology. Hindu theology, too.

And it was not about A practice. He mentioned several.

The guy appears to walk the walk, too. Good on ‘im…!!!

They must have a contract of some sort … but they still have like a dozen shows “in the can”, from what I hear. It might be they don’t even film another show, or he is brought back before they do.

The Blaze would be a spot .. but there are not enough viewers. They could make more money and spread their “message” better from a more watched network. Networks should be clamoring to get them. They are the most watched non-fiction cable television show in history.

He did not compare homosexuality to beastiality, he mentioned various sins. I also do not conflate gay behavior to beastiality – they are different.

If some gay man had said something comparable, I’d defend him too – while I may disagree with anyone’s speech, I would not shut down their speech.

Free speech is just that – free. A&E has EVERY right to kick him off the show, but my issue is the double standard.

“But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” …

No, it sure isn’t. God through evolution didn’t make us that way. Yet folks, Obama “evolved” into accepting homosexual unions, accepting what isn’t natural.

I’m glad Phil speaks his mind. I’ve said the same things before and have received a lot of angry backlash in the process. I’m sure he will too.

We live in a time when we are told to not judge right from wrong. We are told to embrace difference and diversity (except Phil’s version, of course). That’s why it’s OK in the mind of a homosexual waitress to bear false witness against her neighbor by writing a nasty note on a receipt and pretending to be a victim.

“But it’s OK for A&E to air violent meth-drug dramas like Breaking Bad…among others.” A comment sent to me.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Rebel Pundit observed on twitter that he was marveling that the gay left are now fascists. Instapundit noted the correct word is gleichschaltung. I’m not sure if I’ve every read the word before, I suspect I have but just never bothered to understand the definition. I have to say, it sounds incredibly accurate to me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleichschaltung

This is all an elaborate distraction concocted to sweep under the rug the real, scandalous controversy which should outrage every multicultural American: MK saying Santa Claus is white.

“The whole idea of the show was to parade these nouveau riche Christian hillbillies around so that we could laugh at them. “Look at them,” we were supposed to say. “Look how backward they are! Look what they believe! Can you believe they really live this way and believe this stuff? See how they don’t fit in? HAHAHA” ”

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/pat-archbold/duck-dynasty-the-show-that-got-away-from-them#ixzz2nwgO1X6I

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to pakurilecz. | December 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Great article Pakurilecz.

    The quotes there make me more and more inclined to believe that Geezer’s Quarterly did an un-professional an un-ethical HIT job. I might be wrong, but no one can ever believe a 2nd hand report – especially when it comes from one’s Enemy.

    “Many magazines and interviewers have tried to get the Robertsons to trip up so they could pounce. When Phil backed the Christian viewpoint on homosexuality and added some personal asides about how he just couldn’t understand it, they had their moment.

    “But the progressives whose bank accounts were not growing fatter because of these backward rubes were never inclined to look the other way. They hate the show and they really hate the response to the show. They want it destroyed.

The best way to make an impact on A&E is NOT to contact the advertisers that show up during Duck Dynasty. It’s to go after the advertisers on OTHER shows, to let them know that you won’t spend your money on ANY company advertising on A&E because of the network’s biased, freedom-suppressing actions.

I would expect that the Robertson family will stand firmly behind Phil, and will tell A&E to take their show and stuff it. There have already been at least two controversies over A&E’s handling of the show; one for A&E inserting spurious “bleeps” implying the use of foul language, and the other for A&E cutting out “We pray in Jesus name” during the weekly dinner prayer. Apparently it’s OK for A&E to censor Jesus, but if Phil makes comments supporting his faith *in another forum (not on DD)* heads must roll!

A Piers Morgan tweet called Phil Roberston “a racist and a bigot.”

I didn’t know homosexuals are a race unto themselves. If you can’t procreate then how would this even be possible?

I’m surprised they lasted this long. I figured the leftist would attack the moment they hit No.1

Two quick points:

-Why would you ask/beg/demand A&E reinstate Phil? They’ve already shown themselves. Are you sure you want to give them back cable’s highest rated show?

-Phil wasn’t attacked for what he said. He was attacked for what he didn’t say*

He didn’t “rant”, he didn’t attack, it wasn’t some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people and Phil didn’t lie; “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz.

*This is attacking Palin for saying ‘I can see Russia from my house”‘

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to Browndog. | December 19, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Your first point asking if people really want Phil to be re-instated while the programming remains at A&E – at outfit that clearly does not respect his firmly held religious beliefs – is a good one. I think people were upset that he was fired and wanted to express that in some way, and their initial reaction was to demand he be reinstated.

    Your second point about GLAAD intentionally misrepresenting Phil’s comments is an easy one to understand. GLAAD exists to separate rich people from their money. They have every incentive to blow this thing out of proportion if it helps them get more money. I suspect the emails requesting donations went out yesterday, and the money is now starting to roll in.

“Free speech for all … except the Politically Incorrect!” Saying one’s mind hurts no one. I’m with Duchess and others above, go buy the Duck Dynasty gear and boycott A&E. That’s one way to fight the mentally ill Gaystopo. Also, I’m a native born southerner and an avid outdoorsman who does not watch these type of TV shows. I much prefer English comedies or mysteries. How’s that for blowing their libtard stereotype out the window!

I am tickled pink that finally a major liberal production of “mock the back woods Bubba” reality has backfired and a Bubba said what he thought, plain as day. Oh, my reality is tricky, eh? What does Honey Boo Boo and clan think?

I’ve worked with large numbers of gay males during my entertainment career decades. Many friends in there, as well. Male Homosexual sex practices have ALWAYS held a heavy EEUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…! Factor for this old ‘coot hetero guy. Ick…Gag…Patooey..! 100% of my gay male friends(and many colleagues)died dead as hammers in the AIDS Plague of the 80s & 90s’ Anybody got any questions about the BEHAVIOR which caused those deaths?? I miss the boyos, but they were mating like crazed gerbils long after it was well known what the deal wuz. ‘Nuff said.

**One Side Note on Disney: I worked for Disney Home Ent., housed in a 30+story office tower in Burbank, Ca., for 2-years in the ’03-’05. Roughly 50% Male & 50& Female employees. I’d estimate that 85% of the male employees were gay. Minimal.**

    had gay family member die of aids (full blown) and on his deathbed he made sure to let us know it was a choice. he warned us (this was 93 or so) that people would try to make it seem like it was not a choice.

      platypus in reply to dmacleo. | December 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      My sympathies for your loss. This has to be one of the saddest comments I’ve read in a long time. Bless you and yours for sharing it.

I recommend a super fun exercise of sitting on the Facebook support page and periodically refreshing to see how fast this thing is growing. I’ve seen it go up tens of thousands this afternoon.

Since when does the “gay community” have a problem with a guy that made a fortune making a product you put in your mouth and blow on?

Maybe if he put out a special line designed for those who choose non traditional sexual relationships shaped like a penis……. QUACK! QUACK!

Reading comments around the web, I’m reminded of the arguments presented by teh gay sex people that has always puzzled me-

There is no God

There is a God, and He’s cool with teh gay sex.

Christians are bigots–Christians are bad.

Bigots are not being Christian–Christians are good.

BTW- read through comments on Huffpo; seems a good majority are defending Phil’s right to say what he said without getting fired. It seems a line has been crossed, even with the Huffpo crowd…if that’s any consolation.

2nd Ammendment Mother | December 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Lots of irony here, considering that A&E had already been trying to censure the Robertson’s mentions of Jesus in order to avoid offending Muslim viewers. Phil’s comments regarding his views of certain sinful behavior was pretty much benign. Compare that to the punishments required by Islam for similar sins. Phil didn’t demand anyone be stoned to death or subjected to an honor killing.

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later.”

VILE!

HATRED!!

VILE HATRED!!!

BannedbytheGuardian | December 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I think we need to re read Freud . Yesterday I was visiting a family who have a 18 month old girl who has efficiently & non fussed toilet trained herself . The 3 year old boy is hanging in there having bottom issues.

Currently he is being denied diapers & having to walk around bare bottomed or underpants ( at home ) . Yesterday I saw him hide a pair of diapers under the sofa . He really does not want to ‘grow up ‘ .

America is having an anal retentive stage. Mr Robertson’s comment is being twisted & turned to cover for this. What is the plural of anus? Anii? Anii are for defect action & the other no problem is the sanctifying of the anus. Whilst they need to be clean ( animals manage this very well) the use of baby wipes ( oh the irony ) is clogging up sewerage systems everywhere. Special catchers have to be installed at junctions .

Where are the environmentalists? Some biodegradable tiliet tissue + pocket sized hand sanitiser would do the job . ( ok I am a hiker & deal with this ) .

Are we set up for vagina vs Anii wars?

Are we set up for vagina vs Anii wars?

I think that’s only skin deep. Deeper penetration of the issue may be necessary.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Browndog. | December 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hah . You can take the back end investigations. I have not recovered from the 70’s discussion of fibrous African poo.

The murderous adulterer with a fondness for sheep coalition is now officially incensed and calls for Christians to be condemned. 🙂 The Left-coasts have no clue how the big red center of this country works.

The family has responded, exactly as I (a regular viewer of the show) predicted!

“as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.”

F-U A&E and the rainbow mafia!

http://duckcommander.com/news/robertson-family-offical-statement

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Soon A&E will be like the O(zero)channel: Net Loss,
Net Loss, Net Loss…..and on and on….

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family has a Phd and played quarterback for I believe LSU. He was offered opportunities to continue to play even pro; but preferred going back to his roots. He seems like a very good man.

I don’t believe he was offensive to anyone and it seems like the gays and the straight think this is true. I think more than anything it is another form of propaganda designed by the powers that are.

If Phil Robertson is a Christian man, why is he talking about his sexual preferences to a liberal magazine? What kind of witness is THAT. What a mess this is, and it shames the church and Jesus Christ himself who said he who is without sin cast the first stone. Everyone here has missed it. Even if Christians hate the gay lifestyle-condemning gays is not in the gospel. Jesus hung out with SINNERS in order to win them over by connecting with their hearts. The pious religious stuff running through the conservative movement reeks of hypocrisy. Christians are supposed to love not judge, hate sin and love sinners. I think the gay community knows how much the American church hates them and how they are living. That is not going to bring them to repentance and win them over, which is the mission of the Church.

I have my radio and tv off today. I will not participate in this folly.

    Browndog in reply to djnfla. | December 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    TMZ – The pastor at White’s Ferry Road Church tells TMZ … while everyone went crazy last night over Phil’s suspension, Phil was in the pews with his prayer group, praying for a woman who had been diagnosed with cancer.

    Pastor Mike Kellett tells us … Robertson didn’t even MENTION the TV show or the suspension
    — it was all about the sick woman.
    _________________________________________
    That said, I’ll pray for you.

    Seriously.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to djnfla. | December 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    In talking about his sexual preferences, Robertson witnessed to the homosexuals. Homosexuality is sin. Thinking about having sex with another man or another woman is sin. Doing the act is sin.

    If, in plainly declaring homosexuality to be sin, Robertson helps one homosexual come to repentance and a celibate life, then he has fulfilled his mission. As Christians, we must tell them, whether they hear or they forbear.

    That is our charge and duty; that is Robinson’s. Had he failed in his duty to call homosexuality sin in the flesh, the weight of divine condemnation would have been upon him.

    So you turn off your TV and your radio, but know that the Word of God is immutable, like God Himself.

    iowan2 in reply to djnfla. | December 20, 2013 at 8:09 am

    You did not read Phil’s words and the context of his remarks.
    Sin
    Phil is talking about sin.
    And what PHIL did to get right with his higher power (his is Christ, your mileage may vary)
    What Phil is doing it telling people that there is a better more full filling life.
    You and everyone else can lead a hedonistic life. Amass possessions,and satisfy your baser instincts every waking moment. You can convince yourself that you are affecting no one and having a grand time.
    PHIL individually has taken that path. It lead to addiction.
    He got clean and sober. His goal was to get clean and sober. thats it gain freedom from addiction. Thats all he sought. In that journey he discovered that his addiction was a sympton of a life ruled by is baser instincts. When he turned his life over to Christ, those things that felt good, but were sin, were controling his life as much as his addiction. When he follows his higher power recognize where sin is ruling his life and turn those baser instincts over the Christ he is in fact a more content and happy man. It is an hourly,daily,weekly,etc. journey
    Being led around by your dick, getting it rubbed because if feels really, really, good is a sin. Sharing your love with your spouse is not. One leads to a life in the figurative, if not literal gutter.

    All Phil is doing is saying he found a better life, and is compelled to share his experiences to help other people find the same for themselves.
    Phil specifically says he does not judge any person. He walks with all, he accepts all.
    Phil would never track someone down and demand they change their actions. But, if you seek answers, he will share his experience.
    Disagree with Phil and his conclusions, ignore him and move on, he will never darken your door,…ever.

    Phil is invited where ever he goes

    Phil was invited to share his thoughts with GQ, Dont hate Phil for being invited to share his experience.

    If anything Phil said makes your uncomfortable, examine your lifes conclusions, not Phil’s

    SmokeVanThorn in reply to djnfla. | December 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    You don’t know what the mission of the church is or what Phil said.

    Poser.

One of the most powerful videos I have ever seen and heard! (2″:15′ clip) Please pass it on; this needs to go viral right now.

Senator Ted Cruz: “These are not typical times, the challenges facing this country are unlike any we have ever seen.”
http://youtu.be/fE6WkIKVLcQ

Given that the feminists and libs insist that gender roles are all socially constructed, that differences between males and females are attributable to social discrimination and learning, how is it then that they can insist that LBGTQETC sexuality is biological and not some kind of perversion that occurred because of environmental factors?

(And why is it that gay guys can insist that there is morally contemptible “hate” involved as far as some people’s — evolutionary? — disgust reaction to messing around with that area of the body that excretes bacteria-riddled waste? Wouldn’t disgust be the natural default normal?)

VetHusbandFather | December 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Anyone actually read Drew Magary’s article? Aside from the fact that he makes his total disgust for ‘flyover country’ very clear throughout the article. The supposed interview is completely lacking any context, most frequently missing are actual questions and complete answers. The guy makes it sound like he was sitting there listening to Mr. Roberston go on and on about Christianity, then he went back and just copied the ‘juicy’ bits off his iPhone 5 voice recorder. I mean even for the most controversial comments int he article (e.g. Mr. Robertsons like of undestanding of Man Anus preferences), we aren’t told what the question was. The article was 100% a hit piece. No different than what Michael Hastings did to General McChrystal. There is no reporting here, all he did was go down there act friendl to these people that generously accepted him into their home, then snip out little bits of their conversation that validate his elitist world view. Drew Magary, you are not a reporter, you are human trash.

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to VetHusbandFather. | December 20, 2013 at 12:46 am

    HIT JOB – is what I believe it is too.

    They can produce zero tape with those exact quotes – or they would have already.

    Time to pressure retail chains into dropping
    Goober’s Quarterly (GQ).

If you’d like to make your voice heard, you can contact A&E at: [email protected]

Phil Robertson aka The Duck Commander made a local visit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3MwBGsj7kw

The other family members involved with the show have let the A & E wimps know that “No Phil/No Family”. Baa-Daa-Bing.
Absolute Idiocy on the network’s part. All the man did was roughly quote a well known passage in 1st-Corinthians, for Godsake. Cammille Paglia, Lesbian-Feminist, said the A & E people are acting like Stalinists!! Love it!!

Hell, at Drudge it’s reported that the Obamas let their kids watch Duck Dynasty and The Boy King told the Robertsons that he enjoys it on Air Force One. (-:

BIGGEST HIT(by far)IN REALITY TELEVISION HISTORY.

[…] A&E was horrified (as it raked in the cash), and tried numerous times to bust the Duck Dynasty bubble . . . bizarre, really, since it was their own cash cow.  But they told the Robertson’s not to pray, they started “bleeping” randomly to make it seem that the Robertsons were cussing up a storm (and during prayer!), they edited and fudged and did everything they could to make that show about how low rent and laughable these apparently good-hearted people are.  This white trash, for goodness’ sake, we–goes the A&E logic–are better than them; they’re laughable with their provincial and quaint Christian values.  They have guns, for goodness’ sake!   They should be mocked!  And as far as A&E was concerned they WOULD be mocked.  No matter what it took. […]

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