The Catholic Defender: The A&E Boycott

Posted by John Benko - December 19th, 2013

As of this time I am beginning my personal boycott against A&E until  “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson is returned to the show.

He is being targeted because of his Christian beliefs which teaches that the practice of homosexuality is a sin.

The Magazine GQ’s Drew Magary interviewed Phil Robertson and asked him about homosexuality.

Because he responded from a Christian perspective which he implied homosexuality was sinful in the same sense as “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.”

I myself have refereed homosexual behavior as sin no less or no more than adultery, fornication, or any other sexual deviancy.  This is what the liberal media does, they ask questions hoping to stump those who are known as Christians and twist their words.  We have seen recently the same situation with the Pope Francis interviews. 

A&E made this statement:  “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty.’ His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The networks has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

(Why would GQ Magazine’s interviewer (Drew Magary) ask Mr. Robertson about Homosexuality in the first place? A&E didn’t need to respond here as the question and answer had nothing to do with “Duck Dynasty or A&E? Would A&E respond in the same way if the interview were being conducted by a Christian source? Is A&E basically saying that Phil Robertson could not speak publicly WHEN ASKED by any source?)

This is an issue of religious freedom and the right of free speech.! Pure and simple.  The Gay and Lesbian Task Force is really the intolerant ones. 

What A&E found so offensive was that Phil Robertson remarked that “homosexual offenders” would not “inherit the Kingdom of God.”  He also states, “But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man,” He repeats, “It’s just not logical.”

1 Timothy 1:8-11 states, “We know that the law is good, provided that one uses it as law, with the understanding that the law is meant not for a righteous person but for the lawless and unruly, the godless and the sinful, the unholy and profane, those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, the unchaste, sodomites (homosexuals), kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is opposed to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted”.

What Phil Robertson was defending was the teaching of the Church.

Galatians 5:21 St. Paul states, “I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God”.

Phil Robertson stated, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong.  That is the tactic of the progressive left.  Isaiah 5:20 states, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

With the current oppression of Christian beliefs by the liberal media, we are seeing a systematic breakdown of society.

The Gay Agenda attacks people of faith calling opposition to homosexual acts as hate speech.

Bernard Whitman, an analysis for Fox News, appeared on “The Kelly File” and defends a man’s right to love another man, (he claimed to be Jewish and Gay)? That is an oxymoron, that is incomparable.  He called Phil Robertson’s comments as hate speech because he implies homosexuality as sin.

It is getting more and more frustrating that the Christian voice is getting silenced and the left-far progressives are coming out with all authority of the State to lash out against Christians.  I have personally seen first hand progressives attacking Christians in the College classroom.  We are seeing the dismantle-ling of the Military who are now persecuting Christians who regard homosexuality as sinful.

The Bible and Church teaching is being silenced from being aired in the press and national television.

If the Media is so offended because of statements made in an interview, especially on homosexuality,  then don’t ask them about that issue! The real issue is that the progressives are out to attack people of faith.  That is the bottom line.

Notice in this report by CNN, how they give the Gay Agenda telling Christians they have to get in line to accept Gay sex. Is the Country changing? Are we that far gone? Heaven help us if that would be true. Does only 44% of Americans oppose homosexual behavior? I do not believe that the United States of America is that left of center. This is the goal of public school educators for years, to challenge our Christian foundations. We need to pray for our country.


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