Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson’s quote on black people being taken wildly out of context

My goodness. Phil Robertson can’t win for losing with the left. This time, the NAACP is taking a dump on him for his comments in the same GQ article for his comments on black people.

But here’s the problem – he didn’t say anything that should have caused any kind of anger. At all. Here’s the quote on his upbringing in the Jim Crow South.

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. 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.”

That may be where he got this phrase.

So the Human Rights Campaign and NAACP wrote a joint letter to A&E. Here’s some of that nonsense.

“We want to be clear why Phil Robertson’s remarks are not just dangerous but also inaccurate. Mr. Robertson claims that, from what he saw, African Americans were happier under Jim Crow. What he didn’t see were lynching and beatings of black men and women for attempting to vote or simply walking down the street.”

The true idiocy of that statement is that it really just parrots what the Duck Commander said. All he said was that where he was, he didn’t see it. Maybe they didn’t have a lot of racial strife in rural Louisiana like other places had.

Who are these people to say that the black people Robertson knew weren’t happy in the first place? They didn’t meet them.

Also, Robertson qualifies his statements that black people these days, on the whole, with a huge portion on welfare and entitlements, aren’t all that happy. Many of them are crammed in government housing, which is essentially a new Jim Crow that keeps them dependent on the dole. That’s just factual.

Finally, the biggest qualifier Robertson notes before he says they were happy is that they were godly. That sounds kind of familiar.

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:10-13

Ol’ Phil understands that Jesus is far more freeing than anything the government can do, even though the government was right to strike down Jim Crow laws (though Affirmative Action is just as much BS).

But for people who worship the state and believe all their rights come from such, they’re never going to understand this notion, and they’re always going to flip their shit over anyone who says that black people were anything but miserable in the South pre-civil rights movement.

They’ve obviously never been to a Third World country, where people have nothing and are ecstatic to give whatever they have to a guest.

Douchebags.

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Okay, Christians, let’s not drop the ball on the Phil Robertson thing

Dear Christians, Phil Robertson, GQ and A&E have given us the gift of a giant platform to tell people about Jesus. Let’s not screw it up.

Seriously.

Let’s not let the fact that we theological conservatives are, in fact, biblically accurate in saying homosexuality is wrong get in the fact that God is both love and just.

Let’s not turn people off by the fact that we’re correct by being assholes in our delivery. If they must be turned off by the Gospel, let it be because they can’t let go of their idols called Self and Sex.

Let’s not create more enemies than we must. Sometimes people will just become our enemies because the Gospel is an offensive message. Let’s treat them with the love Jesus commands.

Let’s also not pull any punches. Sin is sin. All of it. People should repent. All of them. Jesus had to die for the crap we do every day.

Most importantly, let’s stay true to all of the aspects of God. He’s not just love. He’s holy. He’s also wrathful against sin, but he’s so loving that he provided a way for us to not be stuck in it.

Seriously.

So remember, in your myriad Facebook discussions, don’t be pretentious, religious prick, as Paul warned in the second half of Romans 2. We’ll all thank you for it later.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson only said what the rest of us were thinking

Honestly, Duck Commander/Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson didn’t break any new ground in his “gay bashing” comments that got him suspended from the show indefinitely by A&E.

This was probably his reaction.

But his comments to GQ weren’t really that harsh. They were just truth. He even clarified that he loves everyone.

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” he told the magazine. “We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus — whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Here’s what Robertson said that pissed off everyone, including his paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

“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.”

“Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

“It seems 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.”

And he has a point. That’s where poop comes from, and poop is gross. For real, that junk is nasty, and it’s okay to say that, and it’s just factual. The biological function of the anus isn’t sex. It’s poop. It also just happens that I find other dudes’ junk gross as well.

But GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz had to go and try to tell Christians what they believe.

“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. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”

This was probably his reaction.

It just happens that Cruz has probably never read the Bible (here are some verses on the subject at hand, minus two that are in there for no good reason). It also happens that he doesn’t know science, which is clear that there is no gay gene (though they try to weasel their way into saying it’s epi-genetic, which still doesn’t make any sense in their Dawinian system).

So, in the name of their god called “Tolerance,” people are once again being, shockingly, intolerant. True tolerance be damned. If you don’t agree with them and affirm what they believe, then you’re not tolerant.

And this is the basis of what for now is verbal persecution, which we’re promised numerous times in the Bible. People love their sin (you know, that whole total depravity thing), and they’re not fond of the truth.

Until then, Phil will count it as happy, happy, happy.

This IS his happy face.