As I settled in front of my computer at work and read my daily Google news, I was informed that Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty has been banned indefinitely for his remarks in GQ about the LGBT community and something against black people. This is ridiculous. Laughable, almost. His opinions were just that, his opinions. Here is what he said in regards to homosexuality being sinful.
"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical,"
Hubby completely agrees with this and that's his opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'm sure he knew there would be repercussions of his words.From a Christian stand point, he is right. God frowns upon this, but God frowns upon a lot of things. Like Gluttony, for instance, and we all know America has a huge (no pun intended) issue with Gluttony. Pride, Envy, Anger, Greed, just to name a few, that we all have been guilty of a time or two. The cool thing about God is that He does forgive. He loves all His children. I have lesbian and gay friends, but honestly, I don't even see the sexuality in any of my dear friends. I don't care if they're gay, straight, or into crazy dominatrix shit. They are just my friends. And what they do in their life is not for me to judge whatsoever. They will have to answer to the "Man Upstairs" just like I will.
And then, good Ol' Phil went into his opinion on black people. Which I didn't find it offensive or even slanderous.
"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," he told GQ. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field. ... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' -- not a word! Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues," GQ quoted Robertson as saying.
The NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign wrote a letter to A&E together. Basically stating that Phil must have not been there when black people were "lynched" for simply walking down the street and that being LGBT is "not a choice." If Phil had acted a fool, like Dog the Bounty Hunter did in his N-word rant to his son, then I could understand the reason for the letter and for A&E actions. But, he didn't. He simply stated what he believed in and that doesn't mean that's what you believe in, and that's OK.
People need to get their panties out of a wad and stop pulling the race and rainbow card over everything that could maybe be offensive. I completely stand-by what was said by Phil Robertson.
What do you think? Do you think he was just speaking his mind or was he out of line?
Here is the link to the FaceBook page to "Bring Back Phil Robertson" and the change.org petition.