It is refreshing to see a public figure with enough guts to take on the liberals in our society today. Most celebrities who are criticized for making a politically incorrect statement will fold like a tent and immediately issue an apology. The aim is to rebuild their reputation with the media elite and get back in their good graces.
Such pandering is not in the make-up of Phil Robertson, start of the TV reality show Duck Dynasty. In an interview with GQ published in December, Robertson ruffled feathers when he commented that homosexuality was sin. He quoted from the Bible, specifically, 1 Corinthians 6-9.
Robertson recited Paul’s biblical warnings, “Neither the sexual immoral, nor the idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor druggards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherent the kingdom of God.” For those comments, Robertson was suspended by the A&E network, which airs Duck Dynasty, for 9 days. The network distanced itself from the remarks and the resulting hoopla may have led to a ratings decline for the show.
The negative reaction obviously did not discourage Robertson from his mission of spreading the good news of the Bible. On Easter Sunday, he spoke to the Whites Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA. During his 42 minute sermon, Robertson addressed the media’s reaction to his interview and maintained his position that behavior such as homosexuality is sin.Read more at finance.townhall.com