“Duck Dynasty” Suspension

DUCKWhat discouraging news – the patriarch of the #1 cable network show was suspended for simply stating his Christian viewpoint in a magazine interview?

Really, what is the world coming to – or really, what is America morphing into?

I was born and raised a proud Texan. Cowboy boots, horses and hunting were not distant concepts. They were a reality and a way of life.

I didn’t blink twice seeing churches on every corner and camouflage in the grocery stores. ‘Hey, y’all’ is a common greeting in the Lone Star State and belting out a country tune, with windows rolled down, is seen as normal.

Even though I am not a faithful Duck Dynasty watcher {I have only seen a few episodes}. It really is a breath of fresh air to see the popularity of this show surge –simply because they embrace family, faith and good clean fun. That is the America that I know and love.

These burly men, draped in American flag apparel, have given me a new sense of patriotism. And, I would think they provide hope to a lot of other freedom loving men and women out there– especially in a time when so many Americans feel like their freedoms are being taken away from them.

Working and living in Washington, DC {a politically correct mixing bowl} can get overwhelming to a native Texas girl. It’s refreshing to see a TV show embrace dinner prayers and Bible reading.

It makes me think on the Normal Rockwall painting, ‘Saying Grace’ that was plastered on The Saturday Evening Post in 1951. {This would never happen today}. However, I see this show as a picture of what returning to our roots looks like.

Everyone has the right to express their own opinion. That is promised to us in the U.S. Constitution.

Yet, Gov. Jindal (R-LA) does have a point when he says, “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with…It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

A&E has made a lot of money off of the Robertson family’s ‘beliefs.” The network knew their religious and moral stances before the show began. This decision to kick Phil off the show is absurd and another example of the double standard placed on Christianity. A&E does not have to agree with the family or Christianity for that matter; but, it’s simply wrong to punish someone who has a different belief than you.

Does this sound like a less than tolerant person to you?

“I myself am a product of the ’60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me.” – Phil Robertson

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