Two letters: Sitting duck with PC crowd

December 24, 2013 

The media maelstrom swirling around "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's comments about homosexuality illuminates the newest politically correct hate speech sweeping across America.

This bigoted prattle finds its voice in the liberal mainstream media, Hollywood, and liberal politicians who effortlessly indoctrinate America's couch potato pundits, entertainment junkies and political Kool-Aid drinkers with their new anti-biblical morality. Such morality was foreign to John Adams who said, "Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." These intolerant idealogues would raise the banner of gay civil rights in one hand and with the other, level the sword of anti-Christian Marxism on the necks of Christians to silence their protected First Amendment speech.

Much of this inane derision has centered on Phil's claim that homosexuality is a sin. I am baffled by the offense taken to this comment as it is far less Phil's subjective opinion than a factual statement of biblical theology. Homosexuality is sin according to the Bible. People who take exception to this find themselves opposed to God, not Phil Robertson.

Sadly, in America we now only accept biblical theologies that assuage the guilt of our sinful lives and are in harmony with the latest public opinion poll.

Jesus came on that first Christmas "to save his people from their sins." Calling a sin a sin and urging people to repent and have faith in Jesus is not hate speech, but the highest form of love.

James Groves

Belleville

Phil Robertson, the patron dad of the "Duck Dynasty" family, quotes the Bible to a GQ magazine reporter about his life and beliefs. He paraphrased 1st Corinthians 6:9-10 in which the Apostle Paul says: "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

And it then follows in verse 11 to show there is salvation and forgiveness for all of us. It says: "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God."

So, for saying what he believes and living a life that shows the fruits of good living, Robertson is banned from the "Duck Dynasty" show for offending the so-called gay population, which makes up no more than 2 percent of the entire population (UCLA study, 2013). It is branded "hate speech."

Well, dear gay nation, the truth for all of us is not a pretty thing at times and we all have or do belong to this large club Phil was speaking of and had been a member. Long live Phil Roberston and "Duck Dynasty."

Brent Rains

Collinsville

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