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Who Are You to Judge Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson?

Are Robertson's critics guilty of the very accusations they level against him?

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Paula Bolyard

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December 19, 2013 - 5:49 am
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In response to the “indefinite hiatus” of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for his straightforward (if inelegant) comments to GQ expressing his personal belief that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, Democrat Party political pollster Bernard Whitman appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show on Wednesday night. Whitman said, in essence, that Christians no longer have the right to publicly express their views on homosexuality unless they only express agreement with the homosexual lifestyle. Whitman made the following statements:

  1. “He is not entitled to be on TV spouting hate.”

  2. “It’s time that we stop agreeing that religion can be used as a weapon to spew hate and cause people to feel bad about themselves and who they are and who they love.”

  3. “If he wants to go out and have hate speech…if he wants to go out and have hate speech all over America — and hate speech conventions — by God, let him do it, but it shouldn’t have to be in the public square where people have to tune in and see that sort of thing.”

  4. “You can have your private beliefs but they don’t have to be aired on public networks.”

  5. “I think that he can’t hide behind the veil of Christianity or any religion and use that as a weapon to indict people, to condemn people or make them feel ‘less than.’”

  6. “I think it’s a matter of first understanding what the true meaning of spirituality is or Christianity is or Judaism is or Islam is and that is, ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’ As Pope Francis recently said about gay people, ‘Who am I to judge?’ Clearly, the Duck Dynasty guy, Robertson, is judging. There’s just no place for that in religion, I think.”

I have a few questions for Mr. Whitman and others who want to silence Phil Robertson and millions of other Americans who agree with his sincerely held and constitutionally protected religious beliefs:

  1. Why are you entitled to be on TV spouting hate toward the views of Robertson?

  2. When are you going to stop using your lifestyle as a weapon to spew hatred toward Christians, causing them to “feel bad about themselves and who they are” and the God they love?

  3. What gives you the right to determine that Robertson’s comments are “hate speech” while your accusations of bigotry are not? And if you shouldn’t “have to tune in and see” the sort of thing that Phil Robertson expressed (note: Robertson expressed his views on homosexuality in a magazine article, not on TV), why should Americans who disagree with your lifestyle have to tune in to Megyn Kelly’s show to see the “sort of thing” that they find offensive?

  4. Why should your beliefs alone be represented and permitted on the public airwaves and in the public square while the beliefs of Robertson are silenced? What makes your beliefs superior to or more correct than his?

  5. Why are you permitted to hide behind the veil of “no matter who they love” and use that as a weapon to condemn people and make them feel ‘less than’?

  6. Who are you to judge? What gives you the right to judge Phil Robertson or any other Christian — let alone define and decree what their personal religious beliefs should be. As a self-proclaimed Jew, I don’t think you really have a lot of jurisdiction over Mr. Robertson’s statements of faith and doctrine.

Do you not see that you are guilty of the very accusations you level against Roberson?

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"Robertson, is judging. There’s just no place for that in religion, I think.”

Well, that has to be one of the most ignorant liberal statements I've ever read.
44 weeks ago
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When did it become a "right" to be on A&E, a private cable network? If this episode has achieved nothing else, it has at least revealed the profound Constitutional ignorance of so many who profess to revere the Constitution.
44 weeks ago
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"I think it’s a matter of first understanding what the true meaning of spirituality is or Christianity is or Judaism is or Islam is and that is, ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’ As Pope Francis recently said about gay people, ‘Who am I to judge?’ Clearly, the Duck Dynasty guy, Robertson, is judging. There’s just no place for that in religion, I think.”

I've got news for you, Mr. Whitman, people who believe that the Bible is God's word, DO judge. The Bible provides rules for living a good life. Homosexuality is NOT one of the rules. People who live against those rules can be judged. I am so sick of lefties running around spouting off about how "judgmental" Christians are like it's a BAD thing to have some judgement. It has been my experience that those who yell the loudest against someone else "judging" are usually doing something they know is wrong and they don't want to be criticized for it. So instead they "judge" the rest of us and yell and throw a hissy and we're just supposed to shut up.

I, for one, have decided to STOP shutting up. I appreciate the courage of people like Robertson (even though I don't watch the show) who stand up for what they believe. I'm tired of having to tiptoe around the leftists in my life who rant and rave about conservatives being so "judgmental" when THEY are the ones who are so busy trying to shut conservatives down.

As for homosexuality, don't call me a homophobe. I'm not AFRAID of homosexuals. I know a lot of gay guys and a fair number of lesbians. I don't care what they want to do with their private lives, but you certainly can't pretend it's NORMAL. Biologically, it is not normal. And if it's some genetic abnormality that they can't help or control, then how do you explain the number of gay people who marry people of the opposite sex and manage to have sex and have children and live heterosexual lives and then suddenly down the road decide they're gay and just can't resist having sex with someone of the same sex? I just don't get it. And I'm sick of hearing about it!
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43 weeks ago
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In Matthew 7:6, Jesus said, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” When Jesus speaks of holiness he is speaking of two things: public assemblies and law or the law making powers of the legislature. When Jesus is speaking of dogs, he is referring to the Old Testament description of a homosexual or gay male prostitute who are called dogs in Hebrew. Jesus described sound government principles as pearls and treasure. Pigs can only be found outside of Israel in the heathen nations. In summery, Jesus is giving a warning. Don’t hand over sound principles of government (or the formation of government) to heathens because they will trample them under foot as they raise up a despotism, a tyranny. Don’t hand over the law making powers of the state to homosexuals because if you do they will use the law to tear you and society to pieces. Article VIII makes God’s law American law. visit: CHCAFE.WORDPRESS.com
Few Examples.
Portland bar owner fined $400,000 for excluding transsexual men who were using the women’s restroom

Wildflower Inn in Vermont pays settlement to lesbians and shuts down wedding reception business

California law allow boys in girls showers and restrooms





In Matthew 7:6, Jesus said, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” When Jesus speaks of holiness he is speaking of two things: public assemblies and law or the law making powers of the legislature. When Jesus is speaking of dogs, he is referring to the Old Testament description of a homosexual or gay male prostitute who are called dogs in Hebrew. Jesus described sound government principles as pearls and treasure. Pigs can only be found outside of Israel in the heathen nations. In summery, Jesus is giving a warning. Don’t hand over sound principles of government (or the formation of government) to heathens because they will trample them under foot as they raise up a despotism, a tyranny. Don’t hand over the law making powers of the state to homosexuals because if you do they will use the law to tear you and society to pieces. Article VIII makes God’s law American law. visit: CHCAFE.WORDPRESS.com
Few Examples.
Portland bar owner fined $400,000 for excluding transsexual men who were using the women’s restroom

Wildflower Inn in Vermont pays settlement to lesbians and shuts down wedding reception business

California law allow boys in girls showers and restrooms

Human Rights versus God Given Rights.
American law does not recognized human rights ! American law recognized ONLY "inalienable rights" as granted by the Creator, and a moral rectitude according to the Supreme Judge of the world. This according to America's founding document the Declaration of 1776. Those who counter America's constitutional mandate are an insurrection against the life, liberty, and happiness of the American people. They are threat to the American way of life. A danger to the American family. A threat that must be taken seriously and dealt with in the public forum as well as in the criminal and political process. Article VIII restores God given Rights. Read it: CHCAFE.WORDPRESS.com



44 weeks ago
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I am most curious to know where you derive the authority for your claim that "dog" refers to a male prostitute. Also, having followed your link, I'd be curious to know which of the many entries there you rely upon for your "Article VIII" claim.
44 weeks ago
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Is it verboten to comment on gays? Anyone that lives in a city that has a large gay population knows what the gay life style is all about, and it ain't marriage. Phil could have said a lot about the gay life style that he didn't say. I am all for everyone living like they want to, but facts are facts. The idea that something can't be commented on does not belong in the USA.
44 weeks ago
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A&E and the Ducks have been engaged in an ongoing contract dispute. A billion dollar company vs a multi-million dollar company. Happens all the time.

The questions is...who is behind starting the hullaballoo?

Answering that questions means asking the right questions...for example, who is Anne Sweeney and what does she have to do with all of this? The same goes for people like Kevin Brockman and others like them. iow, who owns A&E and sets it's agenda?

Follow the money, kids. Ask the right questions, for once, instead of 'Look! Squirrel!'
44 weeks ago
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Ok, if the people on the Left want to judge people in this way, so be it. I only ask they apply the same standard to themselves. I am pretty sure if they did then most of the staff at MSNBC would be unemployed. Am I right? Am I wrong?
44 weeks ago
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It amazes me that so many appear to think that Robertson expressed these views on the show that has made them so famous. He did not. He was quoted from an interview he gave to a magazine. Asked for an opinion, one was freely given. Ain't that America?
44 weeks ago
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I am still waiting for some news anchor to ask one of these guys the very simple question: "Does the Bible say homosexuality is a sin?" I'm sure the dancing not to answer that question would make Mikhail Baryshnikov jealous.
44 weeks ago
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Phil Robertson: I Will Not Back Down From Standing on Biblical Principles by Steven Ertelt 12/20/13

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/20/phil-robertson-i-will-not-back-down-from-standing-on-biblical-principles/
44 weeks ago
44 weeks ago Link To Comment
In Matthew 7:6, Jesus said, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” When Jesus speaks of holiness he is speaking of two things: public assemblies and law or the law making powers of the legislature. When Jesus is speaking of dogs, he is referring to the Old Testament description of a homosexual or gay male prostitute who are called dogs in Hebrew. Jesus described sound government principles as pearls and treasure. Pigs can only be found outside of Israel in the heathen nations. In summery, Jesus is giving a warning. Don’t hand over sound principles of government (or the formation of government) to heathens because they will trample them under foot as they raise up a despotism, a tyranny. Don’t hand over the law making powers of the state to homosexuals because if you do they will use the law to tear you to pieces. Article VIII makes God’s law American law. visit: CHCAFE.WORDPRESS.com
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