by Al Benson Jr.
Literally for decades many have sought to expose the anti-Christian bias and direction of the establishment media. Most people, Christians included, couldn’t have cared less. They had their heads firmly buried in the sand and they just didn’t want to be bothered with anything. “The Lord’s in control” they’d say, which translated into everyday language means “Let Him take care of all this stuff so I don’t have to do anything.” Unfortunately, this is where much of the church in our day is at. They have bought into the “Let the Lord handle it all syndrome.” That way there’s no personal action or responsibility required except to get mad at those who are willing to take some action and do something about our horrendous national situation.
Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty was recently interviewed by a magazine and during that interview he committed a horrendous error—he told the truth. He stated that sodomy/lesbianism was a sin—a position backed up by Holy Scripture. He didn’t do this in a hateful way. He just stated the truth. The fact that he had the courage to tell the truth was enough to unleash the Hounds of Hades that work for the “news” media upon him. When it comes to sodomy you just don’t tell the truth where it can be read or heard. That’s almost a capital offense. You just don’t do that. It’s alright to prattle endlessly on about how narrow and intolerant Christianity is, but you never tell the truth about sodomy—that it is a sin. That’s simply beyond the media pale and they will do everything in their power to destroy you if you do.
Phil Robertson told the truth. He didn’t try to make a big deal out of it—he just spoke the truth. Now A & E has suspended (or fired him) depending on which version you read, from his show. And it has created quite a fuss. There are petitions all over Facebook that people can sign showing their support for Phil. A & E may have opened a can of worms they would just as soon forget.
But, then, as you read a little about A & E you begin to get a picture of where they are really at. A post of http://conservativepost.com noted that “Phil Robertson Was Fired Because A & E Caters To The LGBT Mafia.” For those who may not know that stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. The post continued: “This man’s response reveals the real reason why Phil Robertson was fired from A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty.’ Finally someone has enough balls to call it like we see it. Why is it that when someone caters to the LGBT mafia they are praised all over the media, but when a conservative voices their opinion against such beliefs they are criticized and cut down by the media?” Simple answer to that—the media, at all levels, is so thoroughly anti-Christian that it can permit no expression of Christian truth at all—and I mean none! So A & E caters to the deviant sex crowd, a small but whiny minority of their viewing audience and to curry favor with this deviant crowd they are willing to sacrifice the majority of their viewing audience—hoping that most of them won’t bother to look at what’s going on.
From the same website we have another article about how the Duck Dynasty folks were told to stop praying in Jesus’ name so it would not offend Muslims. Apparently Phil was not willing to go along with this. Mind you, he is not out there trying to offend anyone, but he does take a stand for the truth and in this world there will always be many who will be offended at the truth. The question you have to ask yourself is—who would you rather offend—God or the anti-Christ leftists? Because you will offend someone either way. The pastor of our church states, quite forthrightly, that if no one at all is mad at you then you aren’t doing anything. Any Christian action you take will offend someone in the anti-Christ crowd so the idea is that Christians should just shut up and never do or say anything so they won’t “offend” anyone. Anyone who reads any of the stuff I write knows how I feel about that. If anti-Christ is offended by Christian truth and action, I’m sorry, that’s just tough. Christian truth and action will not cease.
Phil noted, during some of his programs, that there were fake bleeps inserted into some of the shows, giving the impression that he was using profanity. Phil said “They inserted face bleeps…like someone had used profanity, but no one had used profanity. I asked the guys that produce the show…What’s the point of the fake bleeps? If we are not using profanity, why make it look like we are using profanity?” Because you are Christian, that’s why, and they have got to work to make you look like less than what you profess to be.
There has even been such a fuss over this that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has come out and defended the Duck Dynasty. According to http://www.libertynews.com Governor Jindal said: “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the state of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints , except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of the stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive…It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson get suspended.”
My personal opinion is that either A & E should apologize to Phil Robertson for trying to punish him for telling the truth, or Christians should begin to cease to support or watch A & E. There is nothing in the world wrong with Christians boycotting something that is blatantly offensive and anti-Christian. In fact they should not consider doing anything less.