15 Quotes About The Duck Dynasty Controversy That Every American Should See
By Michael Snyder
December 23rd, 2013
What is being done to Phil Robertson shows just how far America has fallen. The thought police are waging an all-out campaign to take down one of the biggest names in the United States, and if they are successful none of us will ever be safe again. We are becoming a nation that is governed by bullying, intimidation and unwritten speech codes, and if you happen to say the “wrong thing” you could lose everything. Liberal pundits are gleefully declaring that making statements such as Robertson made “should get you fired from most jobs“. That means that they believe that unless you conform to their version of morality (or keep your mouth shut forever) you should lose your job. So are you ready to lose your job for what you believe? Because that is where we are heading. In the future, if you do not conform to their politically correct Big Brother speech code, you will be unemployable and you and your entire family will be outcasts from society. That is why the Duck Dynasty controversy is so important. This is a “line in the sand” moment, and if the thought police are successful than those that refuse to abandon Biblical morality will soon be forced underground. Do you really want to live in a country where a large percentage of the population can no longer express what they believe to be right and wrong?
According to a Pew Research survey that was conducted earlier this year, 45 percent of all Americans believe that homosexual actions are a “sin” and 45 percent of all Americans do not. So this is an issue that the country is pretty evenly divided on.
A&E certainly has a right to fire anyone that they want. And they certainly have a right to air whatever programming they wish.
In response, supporters of Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty certainly have the right to stop watching A&E permanently.
But this controversy goes far beyond that. It is being suggested that Phil Robertson should not be employable by anyone because of what his personal religious convictions are. Since this uproar began, we have heard over and over about how anyone who thinks this way should be permanently banned from television. The vitriol directed toward Phil Robertson has been overwhelming.
And of course there is a purpose for this. The truth is that they are trying to make an example out of him in order to chill the free speech of all the rest of us. They want to intimidate all of us into either changing our beliefs or shutting up.
Is this really what America has degenerated into?
Somewhere along the way, our nation has chosen to believe some very serious lies. First of all, disagreement is not the same thing as hate. If I disagree with what someone else is doing, that does not mean that I “fear” or “hate” them.
Secondly, to love someone does not mean that you have to approve of everything that they do. In fact, I can love someone else very much and still disapprove of what they are doing. Most parents know exactly what I am talking about.
And that is exactly the case with Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. He is not a “homophobe” and he certainly does not hate the gay community. Phil just believes that sexual morality is governed by the Bible, and that is how he chooses to live his life. Sadly, it has become extremely unacceptable to the power elite in this country for a high profile television star to do that.
This is a very important moment in American history. The way that the nation responds to this controversy is going to heavily influence the direction that we are going to go next. Below are 15 quotes about the Duck Dynasty controversy that every American should see. Included are quotes from Americans that are both gay and straight, liberal and conservative, non-religious and Christian. All throughout society, Americans are rising up and objecting to the use of bullying, intimidation and unwritten speech codes to force people to conform to a specific agenda…