Political Cartoonist Rick McKee nails the truth about A&E censorship of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for sticking with the Bible that homosexuality sin.
John R. Houk
© December 20, 2013
The A&E television network showed its Left Wing allegiance to New World Order Secular Humanist transformation for suspending (“indefinite hiatus”) Phil Robertson for comments agreeing with the Bible that homosexuality is a sin. I was listening to Fox News this morning and this network with the reputation of a Conservative bastion against the predominantly Leftist Mainstream Media (MSM) had a mixed bag commentary on A&E’s actions. I say a blurb from someone (I can’t remember who) being upset with Robertson for placing homosexuality in the same category of sin as adultery, liars, and so on but be especially upset about placing bestiality as an equal opportunity sin as homosexuality.
So was Phil lying about the Bible, homosexuality and sin?
20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion. (Bold Print added – Leviticus 18: 20-23 NKJV)
22 Now Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree. 24 And there were also perverted persons[a] in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. (Bold Print added – I Kings 14: 22-24 NKJV)
[If you click on the superscript note “a” you will discover “perverted persons” had a better translation:
a. 1 Kings 14:24 Hebrew qadesh, that is, one practicing sodomy and prostitution in religious rituals]
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[b]unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Bold Print added – Romans 1: 18-20; 24-32 NKJV)
Trust me this is only a sampling of the Word of God on sex-sins. Homosexuality is included but not singled out. Just as much as adultery, fornication, bestiality, orgies and so on is concerned they are all sins. Phil Robertson is correct!
I sympathize with Phil Robertson because I experienced the same kind of experience. I used to primarily blog on the independent website SlantRight.com. The owner of the server that this blog was upon told me my views that homosexuality was a sinful abomination meant I could no longer blog on his server. The owner was going to remove SlantRight.com but we managed to reach a deal that the old SlantRight.com would remain up as an archive site. If you visit there sometimes you might notice that a bandwidth exceeded message might pop. In which case you would need to wait until the beginning of the next month. Also there is always the chance the server owner may arbitrarily to remove the archive site. My point is the Homosexual Agenda in America has successfully waged a war to bring Americans to view homosexuality as natural and normal rather than an abominable sin. If you stick with the Biblical explanation you will be labeled a bigot. Frankly it is my opinion this but another sign that the Last Days are about to begin or perhaps it has already begun and we Christians have not woke up.
Get ready for a load of Homosexual bull manure vilifying Christianity. You will some Christian truths being twisted and warped to justify sympathy for homosexuality. An example might be something like – Christians believe in the Golden Rule which is roughly treat others as you would have them treat you. For a homosexual the Golden Rule principle is a point of hypocrisy because Biblical Christian Believers are bigoted toward same-sex gender people. Of course such a homosexual incendiary comment is misguided. Christians should indeed treat all people as they would have them treat them. BUT that does not mean Christians accept and promote living in sin! That is just twisted homosexual propaganda.
Placing the shoe on the other foot though. Taking a stand for Biblical Morality does not mean going out and beat up a man or woman living in homosexual sin. Thank God Almighty that He sent His only Begotten Son (God incarnated as a man) to Redeem humanity from the sinful nature that had bound humanity for ages to the kingdom of darkness created at Adam’s Fall. By accepting the Redemptive act of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Resurrection ANY person is set free from the penalty of sin. Humanity is not fully Redeemed yet. That will not happen until the Second Coming of Christ at the end of the Last Days. At that time not only is our human spirit Redeemed but also our soul and body thus defeating the effects of darkness in totality. UNTIL that day of Full Redemption a Christian might find himself susceptible to sin. I John 1:9 is the way back to God’s Kingdom when a Christian allows himself to succumb to sin.
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. (Bold Print Added – I John 1: 5-10 NKJV)
Just as an aside I feel compelled to point out that human beings should be warned that I John 1: 9 is not a magic wand to sin whenever one desires deluding themselves that the constant confession of sin will bring forgiveness and open the door to sin again and again. You have to realize that repetitive sin callouses your human spirit and as such you will find yourself separate from God with no desire to truly seek forgiveness of sins. AND you should realize a human being cannot fool God Almighty. God knows the reality of what is in a person’s heart with it is the darkness of Satan’s age or the Kingdom of Light made available by the Redemptive Blood of Christ.
Below I am excerpting the part of the Patriot Post’s December 20th Friday Digest pertaining to the A&E network and Phil Robertson. You should begin to load yourself with information about how the criminalizing of Christianity is about to happen.
Dec. 20, 2013
“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” –James Madison
CULTURE, SCIENCE & FAITH
A&E Fires Phil
Last May, the network requested that the #1 show in cable TV history eliminate its references to God and guns, but Phil said no: “God and guns are part of our everyday lives [and] to remove either of them from the show is unacceptable. If we can’t pray to God on the show, then we will not do the show.”
Responding to a question about sin in the current edition of GQ, Phil replied in his colloquial manner, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there.” He then paraphrased 1 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.”
The reaction from the two most infamous proponents of gender confusion and homosexual normalization was swift and predictable. The so-called “Human Rights” Campaign protested, “Phil Robertson’s remarks are not consistent with the values of our faith communities or the scientific findings of leading medical organizations. We also know that Americans of faith follow the Golden Rule – treating others with the respect and dignity you’d wish to be treated with. 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.”
Well, we think Phil did set a positive example for young Americans!
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation complained, “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans … who support [them].” They accused Robertson of “vile and extreme stereotypes” and “hateful anti-gay comments.”
If you want a good resource for “what true Christians believe,” don’t start with GLAAD, start with Scripture. Both the Old and New Testaments are crystal clear on the subject, as Mark Alexander outlined in detail in his commentary, “Gender Identity, the Homosexual Agenda and the Christian Response.”
As for “the majority of Louisianans,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal clarified, “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 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. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
Indeed, A&E immediately surrendered: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments. The A&E Networks have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Phil responded, “My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
The Robertson family responded, “We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. Phil’s … beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith. As a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.”
In other words, they just put A&E on notice.
When it comes to opposing the homosexual agenda, Christians are now routinely condemned for speaking their beliefs. But the tyranny of political correctness is anathema to America itself, and enslaving all of us to a particular code of thought deemed acceptable to leftists is no different from any other kind of slavery.
If you’d like to let A&E know what you think, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Keep it clean.)
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Homosexuality is a Sin – Are you Ashamed to say so?
John R. Houk
© December 20, 2013
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