Thursday, December 19, 2013


Media is ablaze over the anti-gay comments made by Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson.  With the show's rapid success to the world stage, we surely didn't see this battle coming.  Yet, we should have known it would.

Finally a favorable Christian based program which is neither in-your-face nor syruply anemic has hit the media with mega-welcoming viewers.  This sudden attack isn't targeting Duck Dynasty.  No, its aim zeroes in on fundamental Christianity.  

The gay community isn't the target of Christianity.  Trying to grow in Jesus is.  Our call is to strive to be like him.  He was straight-forward in labeling sin as being sin while dying upon the Cross to pay for the debts of every sinner which includes homosexuality.  To love the sinner is appropriate as well as essential.  To wink at sin is to waste the bloody and excruciatingly painful Cross.

That the unbelieving world would push frantically against Duck Dynasty's clan is both serious and encouraging.  Because there is a developing double standard---Christianity vs the world---I would doubt the ACLU will have interest in defending Phil's rights.  It seems, however, there are moments when God puts His men and women on public stage to dare deliver His message.

This is such a time.

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?”  Esther 4:14

A&E has every right to drop who it wants from any show.  And we have equal right to say, Shame on you, A&E for being so narrow and cowardly that you can't permit one of the best quality programs you have ever developed to continue.

We didn't see Duck Dynasty's success as becoming a major target of opponents, but we should have seen it coming.

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