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By David J. Theroux

Phil Robertson

Duck Dynasty And The Secular Theocracy

The Independent Institute

The Independent Institute

Washington, DC --( With A&E Network facing an avalanche of public protest and in just over one week of its decision to place family-patriarch Phil Robertson on “indefinite hiatus” from its megahit reality series Duck Dynasty, the network caved.

When the PC outrage industry went into high gear with an angry Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) demanding Robertson’s head regarding his comments on homosexuality in an article by Drew Magery in the January 2014 issue of GQ (the magazine commonly viewed as having branded the concept of “metrosexual”), A&E executives promptly suspended Robertson from the enormously popular, cable-TV program, and support for his suspension echoed throughout the conventional media with cries of his being “homophobic” and “antigay.”

In the article, when asked about his religious faith, Robertson noted that his own youthful debauchery was self-destructive and put his marriage on the rocks, and that these were reversed only by his conversion to Christianity. He added that he now considers sexual relations other than those between a man and woman in wedlock to be sinful. In so doing, Robertson did not support bans on homosexual advocacy or relations but instead paraphrased Corinthians:

“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

In subsequent comments, he included himself as a “sexual sinner”…

Read the rest of Duck Dynasty And The Secular Theocracy as well as part two Duck Dynasty And The Secular Theocracy, Part II

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  • 2 User comments to “Duck Dynasty And The Secular Theocracy”

    1. The gun rights should be taken away from all gun owners. Because they did not use their guns for their intended purpose and that is to defend the Constitution & free speech.

      It’s not about taking DuckDynasty off the air, or judging him for what he said, it’s about using your right to bear arms, to put a bullet to every person who doesn’t think he has a right to say what he said.

      Your right to bear arms is to defend the Constitution and when you did not defend free speech, you did not defend the Constitution, and you have absolutely no right to bear arms.

      The time will come when any TV executive doesn’t allow someone to go on the air and say “9/11 was an inside job” or “Jesus don’t heal injuries and industry does not have enough money to pay one injured worker, let alone the 70,000 were injured at the automobile plants every year” and that TV or media executive, reporter etc., who tried to stop their free speech, will be shot dead, by a patriotic American, using His right to bear arms to defend the Constitution.

      Furthermore that man will be the greatest hero on Earth.

    2. Gene Major on January 22, 2014 at 8:23 AM said:

      You go Phil. I back you 100%

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