Thursday, December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson For President

Before you go all crazy on me, I'm not actually saying we should vote ole' Phil into office. Just trying to catch your attention... did it work?

I read the interview, and while I can see how some might find it offensive, I don't see that any of it was hate speech or meant to cause such an uproar. Phil was simply stating his beliefs. His belief that homosexuality is a sin. Is this some new profound knowledge that the homosexual community as well as A&E were unaware of? That bible believing Christians disagree with homosexuality as a lifestyle?  I thought this was common knowledge, silly me. 

He didn't compare homosexuality to bestiality per say, he was simply stating, that it was a sin that didn't make sense to him. He also talked about promiscuity, in this same sentence, but of course bestiality is a much more offensive word so we should put that in the headlines. He said it wasn't logical to him, that he preferred women, and didn't understand how men preferred other men. (his language was a bit more colorful as he has been criticized for, but would you expect any less from a country boy?)

I didn't read any statement of Phil's saying that homosexual sin was unforgivable... but that seems to be what a lot of people are saying. If you read this somewhere (from a credible source), please forward me the link to show me that I am wrong. 

He quoted scripture, which is far from against the law, to back up his belief. I didn't see his remarks as anti-gay. Anti-gay remarks in my mind are more threatening more demeaning more something like "Gays are stupid and going to burn hell and I hate them all and they should die" (this was an example, please don't get offended and stop reading my blog).

Wilson Cruz, a spokesperson for GLAAD said,
 "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."

And what exactly do true Christians believe Mr.Cruz? I mean, since you are the expert. Obviously not the Bible. Because the Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin. And what exactly did he lie about? He stated his beliefs and quoted scripture, what part of that is a lie?

Sarah Palin said it best when she said..
"Free speech is an endangered species"

Isn't this the land of the the free? Don't we have the right to believe what we want? And if you are so secure in you beliefs, why are you letting some dumb redneck from a TV show put you into such a tizzy?

Here is the thing you need to know about Christians, we aren't all alike. The Bible should be our moral compass, but just like everyone else in the world we aren't perfect, we are simply forgiven.

And just because we don't agree with a lifestyle, doesn't mean we hate someone. I don't hate gay people! I have friends that are gay. I am not their friend because they are gay, and I am not not their friend because they are gay. Do I agree with them? No... but I think most people in the homosexual community get that. That we can genuinely love someone and care about them, even if we don't agree with the choices that they make. Maybe I am wrong. 

Maybe what this world is coming to is that everyone is able to have freedom of speech until that freedom slightly inconveniences someone else... and then you lose your job. But where does it stop? And why are we wasting our time attacking some old dude instead of crappy people like the Westboro Bapstist Church (now there is an offensive message). 

Why exactly does everyone have the freedom of speech except for Christians? I could write about this all day, but maybe that's a subject for a different blog. 

I think this was a manipulative interview that got blown way out of proportion. People love to hear Christians talk about homosexuality, because it gives them  something to be offended about and another reason to hate on Christians (Kirk Cameron anyone?). 

All I am asking is that you look at the facts... if its so easy to get suspended for stating your beliefs, then we are all in trouble. 

"If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." 
-George Washington

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