The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president blasted A&E Networks for "censorious cultural fundamentalism" after it suspended "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson for making comments critical of homosexuality.
In a post on his website, Russell D. Moore argued, "…I hardly think silencing him can be called open-minded. In fact, it's the sort of censorious cultural fundamentalism that is neither 'progressive' nor 'pluralistic.'"
A&E explained on Wednesday evening that that it has moved to indefinitely suspend Robertson from the popular reality show after reading his comments on homosexuality and sin in the latest issue of GQ magazine. more >>
The big news from this morning was the GQ interview with Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. In part of a very lengthy interview, Robertson uses rather straightforward language to describe his preferences as a heterosexual male. Part of this description includes reasons he is not a homosexual male. (Think body parts.)
Frankly I find concern about that particular section to be absurd. What do people think gay men do, hold hands, give shoulder massages and kiss each other on the cheek? Salty, perhaps, but erroneous, no.
The truly problematic part for Robertson in today's culture is that he called homosexuality sinful. Such talk has become the unpardonable sin in the religion of tolerance. Here is a quote from Phil: more >>
Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.
By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nothing says tolerance and diversity by silencing the Christians and shoving them in a closet.
Between you and me, I think Duck Dynasty ought to indefinitely suspend A&E. more >>
You knew it would happen sooner or later. An outspoken, wildly popular, conservative Christian who doesn't give a hoot – or in this case, a quack – about political correctness would air his views about homosexuality, and overnight, Hollywood hell would break loose.
To catch you up on the latest events, earlier this week, the text of Phil Robertson's interview with GQ Magazine was released online, containing controversial comments about homosexual practice, among other things. (For those who have been living under a rock, Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan, and he is a self-proclaimed "Bible thumper.")
Shortly after the interview was released, and quite predictably, GLAAD issued a statement condemning Robertson's remarks as "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication" and said "his quote was littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation." (Reminder: GLAAD officially stands for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, but I have long suggested that a more appropriate name would be the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Disagreement.) more >>
A pro-traditional marriage group has started a petition demanding that A&E reinstate Phil Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty' after his remarks on homosexuality.
The National Organization for Marriage announced on Thursday morning the creation of a petition demanding that A&E reverse its suspension of Robertson.
"The gay lobby bullies are at it again. This time they've attacked one of the most popular Christians in America – Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty's Robertson family," reads the announcement for the petition. more >>
The Florida 5th grader who last week was initially stripped of a prize because school officials found his speech on the history of religious wars to be "inappropriate" has since been allowed to deliver his speech, and was chosen to represent the entire 5th grade at the regional 4-H Tropicana Public Speech Contest.
"I was so nervous," Zachary Golob-Drake said after receiving another blue ribbon and gold medal, WFLA reported. "I'm so happy and excited."
The controversy broke out last week after he won a speech writing contest for his class at the Patel Partnership School in Tampa. But an assistant principal took his ribbon away because he found the speech to be "inappropriate." more >>