Nobody Bats An Eye at Condemnation of HETERO Sexual Sin – Observations from Duck Dynasty Controversy
Duck Dynasty is not a show I watch. I’ve only seen a few moments of it while channel surfing. It’s a reality show on cable channel A&E.
One of the show’s members, a Phil Robertson, got into hot water a few days ago when comments he made about sin in an interview for a magazine were published on the internet.
Here are some of Robertson’s quotes (Link): Source: LA TIMES
- “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,” he tells reporter Drew Magary.
“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.”
He also muses rather colorfully about his own sexual orientation: “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.”
Despite the fact the man named numerous sins, including sexual sins committed by HETERO-sexuals, as well as idolatry, greed, and swindling, most people have for some odd reason, decided to get selectively outraged primarily over his views about HOMOsexuality (a lesser number are upset over his comments about race relations, which I won’t be discussing).
Nobody seems to care that Robertson called out HETERO fornication or HETERO adultery as being sins. They’re only flipping out over his mention of homosexuality. I think that speaks volumes more about people making the criticisms and the overall culture than it does Robertson himself or his views.
I wonder if acceptance of hetero sexual sins has become so ingrained in our nation, that is why people can’t be bothered to get worked up over Robertson’s saying the Bible condemns hetero sins of the sexual variety?
Why do people only go up in arms over homosexuality being referred to as a sin, but nobody gets angry or offended over him mentioning that lying, greed, and idolatry, or hetero affairs are wrong?
It’s also interesting that homosexuals, and their hetero supporters, are choosing to perceive his comments as him equating homosexuality with bestiality and terrorism.
I am a HETERO myself, but despite the fact Robertson named greed, idolatry and bestiality along with HETERO sexual sins does not mean I choose to interpret that as meaning he was saying that all hetero sexuals have sex with animals, are greedy, or are idolaters.
Why do homosexuals choose to include homosexuals with bestiality, idolatry, drunkenness, and the other behaviors Robertson mentioned?
I think it may say something about your world view or morality that you mentally include yourself with others on a list of unrelated behaviors, or automatically assume that was what the commentator was doing.
There is a Bible passages which lists a set of of specific sins as prohibiting one from entering the kingdom of God:
- 1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
That list in the Bible is not even saying that those in ‘Group A’ are necessarily guilty of the sins of ‘Group B:’
For example, one can be a hetero fornicator but NOT also be an idolater. That verse is not saying that all idolaters are also fornicators, or vice versa.
That passage is not saying that ALL hetero fornicators are ALSO homosexuals or are idolaters. It’s not saying that ALL homosexuals are idolaters.
Here are various articles about Robertson’s comments:
Notice that many news outlets, like this one below (from E! Online), characterizes Robertson’s comments as being “anti-gay.”
Robertson’s comments were anti-homosexality (the sexual behavior), not anti-homosexual (person who engages in said behavior). There is a difference.
Secondly, Robertson also made ‘anti-HETERO sexual sin’ remarks, as well as anti-drunkard behavior remarks, anti-idolatry remarks, anti-greed, and anti- swindling remarks, but nobody but nobody is raising hackles over any of that. Most are fixating upon homosexuality alone.
Seeing what people are choosing to be offended by speaks volumes. Nobody cares that the guy spoke out against greed, dishonesty, or HETERO sexual sins. They only care he took an apparent swipe at homosexual sexual acts.
The Bible does in fact condemn homosexual sexual acts, despite the growing number of homosexual activists who twist and distort passages to say it does not – they usually like to argue that biblical passages mentioning homosexual sexual acts have been misunderstood, and the like.
✱ Additional News Stories About the Duck Dynasty Controversy
This next headline is misleading; if you read his quotes carefully, he did not equate bestiality with homosexuality – I actually understood the last half of his comments (after the mention of bestiality) to be referring to HETERO sexual sins; so if you are going to hold that view, it would be more accurate to say he was lumping in HETERO people with those who perform bestiality:
(Link): ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson suspended from show after equating homosexuality with bestiality
✦ Christian Apologetic Sites Countering Homosexual Propaganda ✦
- (I am not necessarily in agreement with all views on all sites I link to):
(Link): A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality by William Lane Craig
(Link): (audio file) Gay Christianity Refuted from James White’s Alpha and Omega Ministries
(Link): (audio file) Is Homosexuality Compatible with Authentic Christianity? vs Barry Lynn is posted from James White’s Alpha and Omega Ministries
✦ Related (off site):
- In the fallout over Wednesday’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash.
“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap.
- Those who oppose the leftist agenda are often subjected to threats, obscene anonymous phone calls, character assassination, and disturbing mischaracterizations in social media for having the courage to express their opinions.
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This page is also useful for HETERO singles and HETERO celibates:
(Link): New website launched to help Christians experiencing same-sex attraction / Editorial about Celibacy by Ed Shaw
(Link): False Christian Teaching: “Only A Few Are Called to Singleness and Celibacy” or (also false): God’s gifting of singleness is rare – More Accurate: God calls only a few to marriage and God gifts only the rare with the gift of Marriage