The homosexual propaganda machine got blindsided by Phil Robertson. They thought they had this gay thing all wrapped up. It remains to be seen how it’s all going to come down, but there is a great opportunity to take on the rhetorical tyrants and corporate bullies. There are more of us than them. They win because we are afraid to speak up. Hopefully we’ve come to a moral tipping point where we’re willing to say we’ve had enough of the bullying.
I came across an article by a self-admitted homosexual: “A gay guy’s perspective on Phil from Duck Dynasty.” First off, James is not “gay.” He is someone who practices same-sex sex. The homosexual community has used the “gay” moniker for a long time to obscure what Phil Robertson made very clear. The pro-abortion community did the same thing by calling themselves “pro-choice” rather than “pro-abortion.”
Today’s statists have done the same thing by describing themselves as “progressives,” even though their policies are anything but progressive. If you want to see consistent progressivism, take a trip to Cuba or North Korea.
James begins with a typical “consider the source” argument. “Phil is from Louisiana . . . and is a redneck.” I guess the argument is over, since anything or anyone that comes out of Louisiana must be wrong.
He goes on to ruin any case he might want to make with the following:
“[Phil Robertson] represents a group of people who are known for their phobias . . . of black people, showers, the English language, indoor plumbing . . . among other things . . . so why are we surprised he hates gays? If you are outraged that he is on tv after saying what he said, try watching Fox News for more than 3 minutes.”
When a person doesn’t have a case, he resorts to ridicule. It’s the first sign that he’s lost the debate.
But let me get to the meat of the argument that will make some people say, “Well, maybe this guy has a point.” He doesn’t.
James starts out on the wrong foot with this: “First and foremost, you are not to judge others … you are to love them as yourself.” In our love for everybody, are we to ignore everything they do and not speak up or act? You may love a thief or murderer, but I bet you’re not going to stand by while someone tries to rob your house and kill your children.
What about the judging part? His article is about judging. He is calling on people to make a judgment about the Duck Dynasty show by not supporting the sponsors or the show and Phil Robertson’s comments. This is making a judgment and calling people to judge and act in the same way.
There is nothing inherently wrong in judging. We couldn’t go through life without making judgments.
The Bible does not say we are not ever to judge. It’s says that we are to be consistent in judging: “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you” (Mt 7:1-2). Unless Phil is practicing same-sex sex, his judgment in the light of Scripture (1 Cor. 6:9-11) and nature (Rom. 1:27) is valid.
How is it possible not to make judgments? Homosexuals continually make judgments about people who object to their behavior. GLAAD judged Phil, his comments, and A&E. While the author makes some valid points (that have been made by others), too much of his article is built on standard clichés.
For example, “If Phil only knew someone who is gay.” I suspect that Phil would present the gospel to him and explain that his sexual behavior (like that of an adulterer) is separating him from God. Phil could point to his own life as an example. He is not the same man today as he was before He came to Christ.
When Jesus was confronted by the hypocrites who brought a woman caught in the act of adultery (John 8:4), she was redeemed but was told by Jesus to “go and sin no more” (v. 11; also see 5:14). What sin was Jesus talking about? The sexual sin of adultery. Instead of a woman caught in adultery, make it a man or a woman caught in the act of same-sex sex. What would Jesus have said?: “Go and sin no more.”
It’s important to note that the woman caught in adultery story fits perfectly with what Jesus said about judging in Matthew 7:1-2. If the woman was caught in the act of adultery, where was the man? Why wasn’t he brought before Jesus? There’s a good chance that the woman was set up by the very men who brought the charge against her, that even one of them was the man who was also caught.
There’s a lot of slopping thinking going around and it’s too bad that so many people fall for it. Critical thinking is nearly a lost art. That’s one of the reasons we’re in this message. It’s taken a bearded guy from Louisiana who loves hunting and fishing more than fame and fortune to wipe away the moral fog.