Thank You Mr. Phil Robertson

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It recently came to my attention that the famous Phil Robertson was suspended from "Duck Dynasty" because he shared his beliefs on homosexuality. 

Thank you Mr. Robertson. You have made me happy, happy, happy. 

Am I happy that Phil is indefinitely suspended? Absolutely not! I am, however, pleased with the reason why... NOT because I agree with the suspension, or think that his comment should have even been the grounds for the suspension in the first place... but because it shows me that in a world where FEW hold true to their beliefs, this man does. 

Thank you Mr. Robertson. You have done something that few are able to do.

When interview by the notorious GQ magazine, the Robertson family patriarch boldly uttered the words that would soon condemn him:

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.”
 
Okay so Phil Robertson does not believe it is right to participate in homosexuality. But he ALSO does not think it's right to sleep around, be a prostitute, be greedy, participate in beastiality, cheat on your spouse, slander, swindler, or be a drunk. 

However, the last I checked, Phil Robertson was not being suspended for expressing his belief that it's wrong to commit adultery. 

This is because we live in a world were it's okay to have opinions and beliefs, so long as they are "politically correct". 

So I Thank you Mr. Robertson. I thank you for not being politically correct. 

I thank you for teaching me to stand up for what I believe no matter the stakes. I thank you for every prayer uttered at the end of each and every episode of Duck Dynasty. I thank you for gathering your family together at the end of every day and thanking God for giving you all that you have, when the rest of the world seems to blame God for not giving them enough... At least those who still profess to even believe in God anymore. 

Thank you Mr. Robertson. 

Thank you for standing against the crowd that is constantly growing larger each day. The crowd that suspends you for believing something different than them, and then somehow considers you to be the "mean" one. 

Thank you Mr. Robertson for giving me hope that there are still people with integrity in this world. Thank you for putting religion at the center of your life. Thank you for showing me that your faith means more to you than a TV show, and that your bible is worth more to you than any amount of money. 

Thank you Mr. Robertson. 

As my life quickly becomes more and more polluted with filth, I am thankful for a show that I can watch all the way through without having to change the channel. 

I applaud Phil Robertson for being open and honest about his beliefs. And I very well may have a bunch of people upset with me for saying that. But the good news is that Phil Robertson and I live in a country where we are blessed with "freedom of speech". So... we can say what we want... 

Right? 

Oh wait. 

Welcome to 'Merica.