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Phil Robertson & St. Paul Banned from A&E Network

A&E says it is a supporter of the LGBT community and will not tolerate a negative view about homosexuality.  Because of this, Phil Robertson is no longer welcome on the show “Duck Dynasty” and has been cast out from his television family.  But what the network is really saying is that upon this issue there can be no freedom of speech and that while gays are welcome, traditional Christians are NOT.

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We should not go out of our way to be mean-spirited or hateful; but the issue here is with inspired Scripture and Christianity.  The faith and God’s Word might challenge us on many subjects.  We might personally have hoped that Scripture or Church teaching were different on this or that subject.  But the creature cannot dictate to the Creator what should or should not be.

What the article should have been labeled is this:  “St. Paul Banned from A&E for His Homophobic Remarks!” Or, to take it one step forward,

MSN News – ‘Duck Dynasty’ star suspended over anti-gay comments

The Raw Story –  Conservatives rally around suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star

FOX News – A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson

NBC – Catholic Governor Defends Robertson

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the A&E reality series, following anti-gay remarks he made in an interview with GQ magazine.

Robertson caused controversy with his comments, in which he grouped gays with “drunks” and “terrorists,” and said that they won’t “inherit the kingdom of God.”

Asked what he considered sinful, Robertson told the magazine, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” he said in the interview. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

New American Bible (Catholic Translation):

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

“Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Romans 1:26-27

“Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.”

1 Timothy 1:8-11

“We know that the law is good, provided that one uses it as law, with the understanding that law is meant not for a righteous person but for the lawless and unruly, the godless and sinful, the unholy and profane, those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, the unchaste, sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is opposed to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.”

7 Responses

  1. FATHER JOE: Not sure what you are trying to say or to whom you are saying it?

    SAM: funny, that’s what I was going to say.

  2. Isn’t there freedom of speech? A&E is pathetic.

  3. So you offer living water to sinners to cure them from desires that spring up again and again?

    You came to call sinners to repentance and not the righteous?

    You would stay with outcasts and sexual offenders for two days?

    You have truly genuine gestures that aren’t caught up in heaps of legality or concerned with its status among your piers?

    There is truth to your actions?

    Christ’s love lives in your heart?

    FATHER JOE: Not sure what you are trying to say or to whom you are saying it?

  4. So much for the theory that the free market and private corporations can do no wrong.

  5. sorry… five partners

  6. Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman at Jacobs well, who had 5 husbands, and was willing to offer her living water for a drink. How should we treat those suffering from sexual perversions (I.e. six partners)? Offer them living water? People won’t worship at Jerusalem or Jacob’s well, they’ll worship in spirit and in truth? Whats that? He stayed with those people for two days?

    Just to be fair, Phil Robertson went on to talk about how he views female sex organs and how slaves enjoyed their slavery. What are your views on that?

    FATHER JOE: I have never seen his show. As for slavery, I have talked about that subject before. The issue is that he echoed St. Paul and some did not like it. The Samaritan woman at the well was called to repentance and conversion. The reference to “in spirit and truth” is a colloquialism that is found even in the Roman Missal. In means that an action is truly genuine and empowered by God. The Scriptures also make reference to this when our Lord speaks about the Eucharist, that Christ’s flesh is real food and his blood real drink.

  7. The word of GOD is all powerful, and right is right and sin is sin. I will stop watching A&E if this show is continued without Phil Robertson. Read your Bible people.

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