Unless you live under a rock, you know that reality star/pastor/duck hunter extraordinaire Phil Robertson has been suspended from the best show on television, Duck Dynasty, merely for preaching the gospel and speaking his mind. In an interview with GQ magazine, he spoke on the disgusting sin of homosexuality and the current plight of the blacks in America. Right on cue, liberals everywhere lost their minds, called him a bigot and threatened to boycott A&E. And, of course, spineless A&E caved and removed the elder statesman of rednecks everywhere from the airwaves. Sad? yes. Surprising? not at all.
Why isn’t it surprising? Because corporations are well known for kowtowing to loudmouth liberals and oppressing Christians. Because the entertainment world is filled with those people and hate anyone who points out their sinful ways. Because the militant neo-liberal thought police want to brainwash us into accepting this abomination and destroy the very fabric of our nation.
You may be wondering “What’s the big deal?” Here’s the big deal, this man is being persecuted for saying what Christians everywhere already know to be true. Does it matter that many Christians don’t agree with him? No, because if they don’t, they’re not really Christians. Does it matter that most biblical scholars think that his view is based on faulty translation and interpretation? Of course not, who cares about facts and scholarship when you’ve got gut feeling to go on.
The fact of the matter is that Christians should be allowed to speak up about their beliefs, no matter how offensive and stupid they may be. Otherwise, you’re guilty of violating my 1st Amendment rights. Does that extend to infidels like gays, Muslims and atheists? Don’t be silly. Those people have no rights to begin with. Fortunately, the true First Lady of this country, Sarah Palin, has spoken out on Phil’s behalf with a Facebook post that said:
“Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”
You might think this is odd since she was so adamant that MSNBC fire Martin Bashir for comments he made about her. There may be some extremely superficial similarities in these two cases, sure. But, Phil Robertson is a good, God-fearing white man while Bashir is
Ay-rab Pakistani English. While Bashir claims to be a Christian, I’m sure he’s a secret muslim like the man currently residing in the White House (I refuse to call him President). See? Huge difference.
Some people may point out that this isn’t really a 1st Amendment issue, that Robertson hasn’t been prevented from voicing his beliefs. They might say that he’s merely feeling the backlash from some offensive comments. At some point, some liberal pinhead is going to claim that holding Robertson, a public figure, responsible for things he said in a public forum isn’t persecution. To these people I say: STOP PERSECUTING ME!!!
Christians must stand up for our constitutional right to be as offensive, insensitive and bigoted as humanly possible. Otherwise, we’re just rolling over for our oppressors and complicit in our own persecution