There is an uproar over a cable TV reality show entitled Duck Dynasty. The show features a Louisiana family, the Robertsons, who own and operate a very successful business making products for duck hunters. The men on the show are known for their long beards and traditional Protestant views. The show is one of the most successful on television.
The show's patriarch, Phil Robertson gave an interview to GQ magazine, in which he was asked what he thought was sinful. He said (in pertinent part), "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." The "Gaystapo" was quick to denounce Robertson as a "bigot" and demanded his job. On December 18, 2013, the network indefinitely suspended Robertson and apologized to the sodomites. This has become a showdown between the secular left and right over alleged bigotry and freedom of speech.
To put this in historical perspective, in 1990 there was a huge issue regarding federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). An "artist" Andres Serrano (a fallen away Catholic), made alleged works of art using his own blood, urine and semen. He took a picture of a beautiful traditional crucifix submerged in a glass vat filled with his own urine and named it "Piss Christ." This sacrilegious piece of garbage was funded with federal tax money. Congress rebuffed critics on grounds of First Amendment freedom of expression.
In the instant case, no one is forced to subsidize Duck Dynasty. While admitting that Mr. Robertson is not an articulate and erudite defender of traditional moral values, he expressed his religious belief and also clarified that he did not condone hatred or violence against anyone. Serrano was paid with our hard earned money and Robertson was suspended from his private job and faces permanent dismissal. I hope I'm not the only one who sees something seriously wrong.
The station claimed that his analogy of homosexuality to bestiality was "too much." Actually, Robertson was right on many counts. Both acts are unnatural. If sex isn't about procreation in Holy Matrimony, it comes down to "coupling" between any two or more people and not creating a family upon which civilization was built. Just this month:
- a federal judge in Utah declared there is a "right" to homosexual marriage in the US Constitution
- Canada struck down all laws against prostitution
- another judge in Utah struck down anti-polygamy laws
- a 39 year old man in Nebraska was sentenced to 35-45 years in prison for having sex with a 14 year old girl when he was 29. He is already serving time for another sex offense. He tried to have his conviction overturned by arguing, “This happens all the time in history. How can all of a sudden it be wrong? It can't be wrong. It is the position of the Legislature of Nebraska to say we're going to make a law about it. I don't have to agree with that.”
While Time and the (sodomite) Advocate's "Person of the Year" is lauded by the world for being "inclusive." "welcoming," and tells us "Who am I to judge" in regard to sodomites, he's quick to judge Traditionalists as wrong. He takes away from a small group of Vatican II friars the right to use the 1962 Missal. He denigrates us as "self-absorbed promethean neo-pelagians." In other words, Modernists, like the political left wing, want acceptance for anything EXCEPT THE TRUTH.
I'll wrap-up with a couple of "oldie but goodie" quotes:
For the detractors of Mr. Robertson: "The answer to speech with which we disagree is more speech, not enforced silence."--Associate Justice Louis Brandeis
For Antipope Francis: "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."--Isaiah 5:20
For Traditionalists in these times of near universal apostasy: "Dominus firmamentum meum, et refugium meum, et liberator meus: Deus meus adjutor meus." (The Lord is my firmament, and my refuge, and my deliverer, my God is my helper--Psalm 17:3)