For Those Who Say the Duck Dynasty Controversy Doesn’t Affect Them

I’m reading posts and blogs that are trivializing the Duck Dynasty controversy as being just about a silly TV show. There are more important things in life to worry about.

Remember when people said that the homosexual marriage issue didn’t affect them, so why get involved in opposing it? “Live and let live,” people said. Tell that to bakeries and photographers who are being sued because of the stand they’ve taken against the ideological, political, and judicial bullies.

Then there’s the teacher who was fired by a lesbian athletic director at a private school because she “disapproved of his ‘traditional family status,’” the fired teacher claims in a lawsuit.

There’s more to come if we don’t take a stand against the bullying now. There won’t be any way to stop the bullies when they go after more of our freedoms.

It happened in Nazi Germany, and it CAN happen here.

The following was written by Jeremiah G. Dys, as he says,With apologies to Martin Niemoller”: Martin Niemoller_detail

“First they came for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, but I wasn’t a retreat center, so, I did nothing.

“When, they came for Tim Tebow, I wasn’t a Heisman-winning quarterback, so I did nothing.

“When they came for Craig James, I wasn’t a retired running back and sportscaster fired by a huge media conglomerate because I believed that marriage is between one man and one woman, so I did nothing.

“When they came for Elane Huguenin, I was not a wedding photographer who had a moral objection to lending her art to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony, so I did nothing.

“When they came for Staff Sgt. Monk, I was not a 19-year veteran of the US Air Force who was fired by his lesbian commanding officer for refusing to endorse same-sex marriage, so I did nothing.

“When they came for Pastor Scott Rainey, I wasn’t a pastor who prayed, ‘In Jesus name’ at a Memorial Day service, so I did nothing.

“When they came for Jonathan Morgan, I wasn’t a third-grader who gave my friends pencils with the phrase, ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’ written on it, so I did nothing.

When they came for Dr. Frank Turek, I wasn’t an employee of Cisco who kept my opinions to myself at work, but was fired after writing a book on my personal time about my personal belief in marriage between one man and one woman, so I did nothing.

You can read the rest of it here.