I feel compelled to write this morning after hearing that Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame gave a magazine interview where he said that being gay is wrong, and against God's teaching. He said other things too - not politically correct and rather hurtful to the show. In fact, I don't know if the producers will be able to "save" the TV show now. It's very sad that a person's personal belief can do such damage. But, it sure can.
I admit that it has changed my view of Phil and the Robertsons. I know the family is sticking together through this, and supporting Phil. He has been let go from the show...and I'm not really sure how it can continue on unless they totally write out Miss Kay too. The producers may just focus on the 4 boys and their families....and Uncle Si! He's a BIG part of the dynasty!! You got to know the producers are having major stress over it right now!!
Here's why I am writing this blog: I am a Christian and I feel that once again the differences in interpretations of the Word of the Bible has done damage - damage to all Christians. It happens. People stereotype groups. So, Phil's comments have been distressing to other believers in God and in Jesus's message of love and peace. It has given non-believers ammunition against God and his teachings. Unfortunately it's a "all in" or "all out" mentality. "Are you one of them? "
Am I wrong? I question why Phil spoke up. But then I think in his mind he was speaking his truth - and the one thing about the Robertsons: they say what they feel! It's usually very funny. Or endearing. This time it wasn't.
Perhaps the Robertsons will overcome it. Perhaps this is a way for them to step back from all the madness that "Duck Dynasty" has become. Maybe they need to lay low for awhile.
Freedom of speech is a foundation in our great country. But, that doesn't mean that speaking won't get you in trouble!
I fundamentally disagree with Phil Robertson's remarks. I believe God loves everyone - regardless of their sexuality, or race, or IQ, or status, or anything else. Viva la difference! God wants us all to love each other and to live together, honestly caring about each other. Every single one of us.
I am sad about what has happened. I enjoyed "Duck Dynasty". (I didn't like the hunting but over-looked it knowing it was their culture.) I am also sad that this came out just days before Christmas. Or, maybe it's a good thing... because hopefully we all stop and think a bit more about what the baby Jesus brought to the world. Love, peace, forgiveness, salvation.