March 22, 2019

Stop Trying to Rehab Phil Robertson’s Comments

duck_dynasty_Phil_RobinsonA&E recently attempted to censor Phil Robertson by kicking him off of the hit television show ‘Duck Dynasty.’ A viewer revolt threatened to bankrupt the network if he was not immediately returned to the show, and A&E was forced to choose between its loyalty to a boisterous LGBT lobby or the regular Americans who make up the vast majority of its viewers.

What was the controversy that launched the tempest?  Phil Robertson revealed in an interview with GQ magazine that he believes that many indulge in sinful practices, among which are sexual promiscuity including homosexual sex. It was the homosexual act being considered a sin that sparked the hailstorm, because censors on the left have gone to extraordinary lengths to make homosexuality a ‘normal’ practice–in the eyes of society, anyway, and hound and criticize anyone who dares remind us that homosexual acts are an abomination in the eyes of our God–and fairly disgusting to anyone who stops to recall exactly what homosexuals do in the privacy of their own homes.

Most disturbing, perhaps, are comments that we have read from family and supporters of Phil Robertson suggesting that his comments were ‘crude’ or otherwise skewed out of context. We at Federalist Press beg to differ, and time will support our stance as Phil Robertson continues to speak out publicly on issues he believes are important. If no one has noticed, he is not a mealy mouthed man who shrinks from the truth just because it may affect his popularity or pocketbook–one could say that he is the anti-leftist in that regard.

What was Phil’s basis for this spoken belief? God’s specific condemnation of homosexual sex as recorded in the Bible, plus many thousands of years of human moral agreement. Does God specifically say that homosexual acts are sin? As He gave His law to the lawgiver, Moses, He specified: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13

Is there any ambiguity in God’s statement? Is there any wiggle room for those who believe you can believe in God, or the Bible, and still engage in homosexual practices with impunity?

This was not merely an Old Testament commandment intended only for the disobedient children of Israel, but a warning to men who for whatever reason bedded other men. The very word sodomy is derived from Sodom, a city in which men openly practiced homosexual sex, and God sent angels to remove the pure people before raining down destruction on what He considered to be a wasteland of humanity. Even as Abraham pleaded for the city, the homosexuals therein demanded that Lot’s male visitors be sent out that they may “know” them–and Lot preferred to send his virtuous daughters out before subjecting messengers of God to that kind of abominable activity. Of course, those wicked men turned down the suggestion, and insisted that the ‘men’ be sent out to them. The city was soon after wiped off the face of the earth, for that specific behavior–for anyone wondering what God thinks about homosexual sex.

In our national debate about what is moral, and what is marriage, a false debate staged by those who hope to entirely undermine morality and marriage, American’s cannot fall prey to political correctness and leftist amorality arguments. Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, direct revelations from God, which provide us with our moral compass. Our nation prospered more than any in the history of the earth under that mantle. Those who are steering the nation away from morality find the belief in God to be unacceptable. As with all leftist arguments, they couch their campaign in terms of ‘fairness,’ which has been their method of destroying every concept of goodness and prosperity enjoyed by humanity through the millennia.

It is time that moral, free Americans stand up for what is right.  It is also time for us to say what is wrong–and demand that it not be allowed to flourish in our neighborhoods.  Does that mean that a constitutional society will force its governments to enforce the decrees of God with regard to sinful conduct–not to the extreme that Moses did. But it does mean that we need not have homosexuality flaunted in our streets and on our television screens as though it was a normal and virtuous practice. Men sodomizing men is neither virtuous, nor normal, and it is not unfair of us to request that anyone who indulges those types of urges do so in the privacy of their own homes–out of the sight of our children.


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