I haven’t seen “Duck Dynasty” (2009-), which has gained 90 million viewers on A&E in the past four years. I’m not interested in duck hunting. Still, I admire the integrity and faith of the Robertson family, who lives in Louisiana. Their faith was put on trial when A&E suspended patriarch Phil Robertson after he made anti-homosexuality comments in an interview for the January issue of GQ Magazine.
Liberal reactions (CNN, MSNBC, etc) to Robertson’s suspension have been abhorrent. Organizations like GLAAD are the worst: “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.” Family Research Council rightly responded, “In the end, this is about a lot more than A&E’s hit show. It’s about who we’re going to let define Christianity: GLAAD or the Bible?”
These people refuse to admit that Christianity rightly condemns homosexuality. The fruit of this sin is death (Romans 6:23). Contrary to what the liberal media thinks, Christianity (Christians, Jesus Christ, and the Bible) is not the enemy. Sin is. Liberals are just using Christianity as a scapegoat. Like Jews in 1930s Germany, Christians in 21st-century America are being slowly cooked in a pot. Hitler’s Third Reich was just a dry run for the anti-Christ’s one-world government, which is coming soon. When will the cultural lies and leprosy end? When will the mass killing begin?
I’m angry but I shouldn’t be surprised that a liberal, LGBT-friendly television network would suspend a Christian for his beliefs. What does surprise me is that A&E hosted “Duck Dynasty” in the first place. Why did they bother since they’re anti-Christian? Anyone who watches the network knows where its true colors lie. Suspending Phil Robertson wasn’t a revelation. According to the National Catholic Register, “Duck Dynasty” was the show that got away.
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.”
When the producers saw the way the show was shaping up, different than they envisioned it, they tried to change course. They tried to get the Robertson’s to tone down their Christianity, but to their eternal credit they refused. They tried to add fake cussin’ to the show by inserting bleeps where no cussword was uttered. At best, they wanted to make the Robertson’s look like crass buffoons. At worst they wanted them to look like hypocrites.
They desperately wanted us to laugh at the Robertsons. Instead, we loved them.
“Duck Dynasty” may be a cash cow for A&E, but I don’t think the network chose special interest groups over money. Can A&E can thrive without the Robertson family? Maybe. Maybe LGBT-interest groups dwarf “Duck Dynasty” as a cash cow. They’re feeding not only A&E but many other television networks and media outlets. When A&E suspended Phil Robertson, the network chose to listen to its major sources of funding – larger than Christian “Duck Dynasty” viewers. A&E may have been pressured by LGBT-interest groups to dump the program because it’s Christian. I think the network suggested the GQ interview to Robertson as a trap, knowing he would be frank about homosexuality so they could suspend him. The hunters became the bait.
The “Duck Dynasty” controversy proves that Communism is alive and well in America and that their anti-Christian propaganda is effective, since so many brainwashed people under 50 accept it. Abortion is one agenda. Homosexuality is another. Atheism is a third. The list goes on. Through special interests groups, Communism is funding the media, government, education, entertainment, etc. I’m glad the Media Research Center follows the cash (George Soros) and lets people know. Can Christian groups ever dwarf Communist ones in money flow? I doubt it.
The “Duck Dynasty” controversy also proves that only people in power have free speech. They open the mouths of those who agree with them and censor those who don’t. Money talks and only liberals have it. Glenn Beck’s freedom of speech attempt at The Blaze – left and right, gay and straight, atheist and Christian, black and white – is admirable, but it’s an impractical utopia. It cannot exist alongside the Communist agenda. Christianity and Communism are now in a fight to the death. They cannot co-exist in peace. One or the other will be silenced. Free speech is vital to the Constitution, its Bill of Rights, but Communism wants to destroy it.
By molding public opinion, Communists can take America without firing a shot. Still, war is coming. I’ve just struggled with the necessity of fighting because I know that the church will be raptured before the anti-Christ reigns. This demon-filled person will initially tolerate all gods. At the height of his reign, the anti-Christ will call himself God. Those who fight and refuse to worship him will be executed (Daniel 8:24-25, Revelation 6:9-11, 13:7, 10, 15). They will not win. So should I fight? I don’t know. I just don’t want to be fatalistic anymore, telling myself, “Que sera sera. Whatever will be, will be.” Jesus is coming and sinners are dying. Those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits (Daniel 11:32).
Because Satan rules this fallen world, truth is often put on trial and often loses. Its final destiny on this earth is a cross. It wins in heaven but only through death. Jesus Christ knew all this when he came. The Truth was born to die but Jesus didn’t swerve from his destiny or duty. He stood his ground to save us from sin. Knowing this, will we choose a cross? If we call on the name of Jesus, we should expect persecution (John 15:18-21, 1 Peter 4:12-14). We shouldn’t marvel that the world hates us (1 John 3:13). It hated Jesus first (John 15:18).
I’m glad the Robertson family is standing behind their patriarch. My advice is simple: stand your ground. Don’t back down or ‘apologize’ to the liberal media. Don’t tell these sinners what they want to hear or conform to their distorted, anti-Christian worldview. They’re wrong.