Phil Robertson: America's Moral Core Is Collapsing
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson spoke at an Iowa rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday, calling gay marriage "evil" and "wicked," and warning that America's moral core is collapsing.
"When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion â€“ redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Robertson said in Iowa City, according to CNN.
"It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," he added. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there."...
Duck Dynasty is a hit on A&E. Even if you donâ€™t watch the show, youâ€™ve heard of it somehow. The Robertson Family is too funny. They speak their mind, and it just comes out like a comic strip.
They donâ€™t mind calling themselves rednecks. Phil Robertson, father of Willie and Jase, is proud to be outside in the yard all the time.
He doesnâ€™t believe in that high tech stuff. He blames the Internet and Nintendo(and TV) for kids being fat these days.
Check out what he has to say about cell phones and texting at my first link. You guys still don't get that it isn't HIS show- it is his son's. That is who is CEO of the Duck Company. Makes a good commercial for excellent duck calls.
Phil puts in a few minutes on most shows - but I find funny the "I know nothing about the show but here's what I think of it.
They are just a funny family to see once in a while. Or better yet , don't if you have better things to do, like hog hunting.
...was going to ignore "i will answer" because their reasoning failed any way. First,I did call sodomy sexual immorality. Secondly,I have spoken against many "Christians" who may happen to be correct in their assessment of the ills of abortion,for example,but have always taken issue with their profession of Christianity based on their statements or actions which run contrary to said profession. Many of the high profile "Christian" celebrities come to mind here. Ex: While gambling is wrong in the Bible,one who professes Christianity and takes issue against it yet plays the lottery while pointing the finger at gamblers has a beam in their eye to remove and is no position to be an endorsement for Christianity until they repent of their sin in the same area. Robertson may be correct in his view on sodomy but his own immorality disqualifies him as a Christian spokesperson against perverseness. As such,he would appear to be a hypocrite just as the lotto player against casinos. One may only effectively speak against those things which they are not party to.
I will answer you wrote: if the article had been on how Phil Robertson was coming out against the Super Bowl. sc might have put out a caveat about not liking Duck Dynasty but she would not have called him a him a hypocrite but a needed voice of reason that should be heeded.
Sorry, may it be stated that as threads deviate in focus due to personal twists, the intention of the comment was to refocus a seemly misleading point. Humans can go wrong at any time, yet truth remains straight. Standing for objective truth is always commendable. Misrepresentation should not be part of dialogue, neither assumptions or preconceived ideas about personal intention. These distort logic, and character. Regretfully, such phenomena is quite common here.
On a different note, failing to perceive the ethical inconsistences of Duck Dynasty, represents a gross lack of spiritual discernement. One does not need to 'watch' it, a simple research may suffice to verify this.
sf from TX wrote: Mike your testimony brought Matthew 10:37 to mind. Very encouraging to read of your trip out of Rome despite how hard it was. And so glad your relationship wasn't ruined with your dad. God is gracious to us when we obey Him. Will add your dad to my prayers.
I thank you for your kind words, sf. But pray not for my Dad, he has passed on.
B. McCausland wrote: My apologies for this intervention, but it is not sure that the core of your premise above formed part of SC's original remarks. The original statements pointed to larger accountability/responsibility/guilt on a believer associating with amoral practice, than from an unconverted involved in inmorality. The reason is that the believer by reason of his new nature in Christ is accountable to godliness; the unregenerated is not. Actually, the remarks did not intent to state exclusion or admitance into heaven by any practice, as this would be a salvation by works. They rather centered on personal accountability. The line of thought revolved around the principle stated in Luk 12:48 "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." The believer is called unto holiness, not the unregenerated. So, there is not need to provide a verse to support the conclusion stated above. Just trying to be fair.
if the article had been on how Phil Robertson was coming out against the Super Bowl. sc might have put out a caveat about not liking Duck Dynasty but she would not have called him a him a hypocrite but a needed voice of reason that should be heeded.
Phil's wife: "What I didnâ€™t know when I found the man who filled my dreams was that I had found a diamond in the rough. It would take a lifetime to perfect that diamond on the long journey of life. Phil and I have had many good years, some hard years, a few sad years, and a lot of struggling years to get where we are now. God put us in each otherâ€™s paths. It has always been a wonderful ride for me. I have a husband who is my best buddy and friend, my lover, my Christian brother, my champion, and the person who will always be there through thick and thin. There is no greater love than your love for God, but right under that is your love for your husband, your partner in life. One of the greatest tragedies I see is people not putting every effort into the foundation of their marriage. My grandmother told me that itâ€™s one man and one woman for life and that your marriage is worth fighting for. We had a few hard and bumpy years, but prayer, patience, and some suffering and hope-plus remembering an old ladyâ€™s words-were what got me through the difficult times. We have given it our all for our marriage and family, and my dreams did come true. Phil is and will always be my hero!"
This is the "mare's mouth' - better than getting it from the horse's mouth.
Thanks Mike and John. I know there was a time when everyone believed leaving the Roman system meant eternal suffering. I believe the older crowd still believes this but some doubt has crept in with the more recent generations and the fear of eternal punishment has been greatly diminished. What I see now isn't a fear of leaving and commiting a mortal sin, but rather, the fear of what family and friends would think. Being Roman Catholic has become robotic and most answers to the question, "Why are you Roman Catholic", are met with, "That's how I was raised", and "because my parents are". These are the same answers one would get from most Muslims, Mormons, and JW's, etc. Everyone is more afraid of what friends and family will think instead of the eternal repercussions of not caring what God Himself thinks and has to say on the matter.
"Our founding fathers started this country and built it on God and His Word, and this country sure would be a better place to live and raise our children if we still followed their ideals and beliefs." "Iâ€™m not going askew from the principles on which the United States was built; Iâ€™m right there with our founding fathers. Iâ€™m a patriot and a Christian, and Iâ€™m moving forth with what they started. But now itâ€™s gotten to where Iâ€™m some kind of nut or Bible beater. I say, so be it. Iâ€™ll still go across the country spreading Godâ€™s Word, like Iâ€™ve done since I was twenty-eight. I may be only one man reading Scripture and quotes, carrying his Bible, and blowing duck calls to crowds, but, hey, it has to start somewhere. Itâ€™s what makes me happy, happy, happy."
"If you want kindness, love, peace, patience, goodness, and faithfulnessâ€”the characteristics you will find in godly men and womenâ€”you better get godly in a hurry and elect as many godly politicians as you can." "Everywhere my sons and I go, we're telling people the good news about Jesus, blowing duck calls, and making people, happy, happyâ€“ then down the road we go." "...I'm here to talk about the King of Kings. I know I might look like a preacher, but I'm not. ...This if free of charge, which proves I'm not a preacher."
Mike your testimony brought Matthew 10:37 to mind. Very encouraging to read of your trip out of Rome despite how hard it was. And so glad your relationship wasn't ruined with your dad. God is gracious to us when we obey Him. Will add your dad to my prayers.
Mike wrote: Thanks, bro John. The worst part was the hurt it brought my Dad, perhaps the kindest, hardest working, most honest man I ever knew, and a rock in my growing up years. We talked about it, and I think it was because he had integrity, that the bond we had never got broken.
Ah, it is difficult with parents, brother. God has put a love and honour for them in our heart. When I told my late mother I was converted and being baptised and would she like to come along, she said, "What? We had you christened when you were a baby at the Methodist church!" I had to tell her about what the Bible teaches, even as a new Christian, but it was sooooo difficult.