Phil Robertson, a star of the duck hunting reality series “Duck Dynasty,” was recently suspended from his show for being a Christian. Specifically, he was suspended for stating out loud in a GQ interview what anyone who believes in the Bible (or any other major religion) thinks—that homosexual sex is a sin, and that gays and other sinners will not inherit the kingdom of God. He didn’t physically harm any gay person, or even, as far as anyone knows, treat any gay person differently or disrespectfully because of their orientation. He didn’t even say that he disliked gays—he just said what he believed as a Christian.
But he was attacked viciously for his beliefs. Wilson Cruz, a spokesman for GLAAD (a gay lobbying group) said, “Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.” Saying that gays don’t go to heaven is a “vile and extreme” stereotype now? Next they’ll be calling for the Bible to be banned for the hate speech in Leviticus.
Cruz also said, “He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.” That’s funny, I don’t remember Robertson ever saying anything about gay marriage in the interview. For all we know, he does think that gay couples should be given legal recognition. Liberals try to frame the argument as one about equality and rights. But Robertson never denied anyone their equal rights—he just said something that Cruz and other liberals disagreed with.
Another gay lobbyist, Chad Griffin, said, “As a role model on a show that attracts millions of viewers, Phil Robertson has a responsibility to set a positive example for young Americans – not shame and ridicule them because of who they are.” That’s the real agenda. It’s no longer enough to not hurt gay people, you have to be a “role model” and set a “positive example”–that is, promote homosexuality. Phil Robertson isn’t shaming anyone—they’re shaming him, because liberals hate people like him. Backwards “white-trash” rednecks, homophobic Bible thumpers, etc—those types of people are just inferior to enlightened liberal Yankees, and so they must be exterminated.
Listen to any liberal talk about homophobes or conservative Christians. They speak with more disgust and hatred than I’ve heard any “homophobe” talking about homosexuals use. They know the right way to think and live. Alternative lifestyles are evil, and must be stopped by any means necessary. Think the Bible is true, and homosexual sex is a sin? Better not say so out loud, or you’re kicked off your own show. Own a bakery, and think baking a cake for a gay wedding is against your religious beliefs? Bake it anyway or lose your business. Don’t want to marry a gay couple in your church, because your church teaches that it’s a sin? Too bad—you have to. This isn’t about equal rights–it’s about punishing thoughtcrime.