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Phil Robertson Just Being Himself

tcr! · Dec 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

phil robertson just being himself

Does the Bible Say What Phil Robertson Thinks It Says About Homosexuality?

In the relevant passage, Robertson has just waxed philosophical about America’s moral decline, saying: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine.” When asked to define sin, he replies:

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,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “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.

Part of the offense here is in his apparent comparison of homosexuality to a bunch of bad things: bestiality, adultery, greed, slander, and so on. And it’s probably little comfort to the offended to point out that listing things together doesn’t necessarily mean declaring them the same. If your shopping list contains cheese and eggs, that doesn’t mean you think cheese is just like eggs. They are both foods, however, and Robertson (and the Bible) places homosexuality along with bestiality and adultery in the same category of sinful and morally wrong.

I snipped what I thought was the most hideous anti-gay part. I’m not defending his beliefs by any means but he’s simply regurgitating, southern style, all the nonsense the Bible puts out there. Fun loving Christians do this all the time.

Maybe this is headline news because he’s a celebrity. Maybe A&E has a zero tolerance policy of their stars in 3rd party interviews. Maybe A&E should’ve known this was coming. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. I’ve never watched the show but have heard that sermons and prayers abound during every episode. It was only a matter of time before somebody probed him about controversial issues.

Searching the news for Phil and there’s story after story on his anti-gay views and the rallies people are having with and against. Hell, even Charlie Sheen weighed in.

But I liked The Atlantic’s piece the best.

The Real Duck Dynasty Scandal: Phil Robertson’s Comments on Race

But Robertson’s comments aren’t all that shocking. A broad swath of Americans—about 45 percent, according to Pew Research—agree with Robertson that homosexual behavior is “sin,” though they might not have expressed their beliefs in such a brash way. This is especially true of religious Americans, including a large number of Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, and Muslims.

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What is shocking are Robertson’s comments about race in the same interview. Buried under the firestorm of media and public outrage over Robertson’s comments on sexuality is his stunning insinuation that blacks were quite happy in the Jim Crow South.

#LGBT #religion

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Dec 23rd, 2013 at 10:18:07 pm

tcr! · Dec 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

2012 and 2013 were hard years for me and with the latter winding down, I’ve been doing my best to put my melancholy on hold. The emotional shards of glass still find their way to the surface but I just let them bleed out and continue on.

I’m suspicious of 2014 but do know that it will be nothing like the previous two. My tolerance has been broke and I will invoke change if “matters” don’t evolve for the better.

2009 thru 2011 took their alcoholic tolls on me…

frankenstein with a martini

…and those around me but I feel steady ground under me boots and a strong wind in me sails. Fuck all that, pirates suck in reality but you get my point.

if you dont chew big red

I don’t know what I was going for with this. Maybe just looking for personal closure.

#confessional

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm

just love your blog.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

Thankies, thankies!

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Dec 23rd, 2013 at 9:37:46 pm

tcr! · Dec 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm

space ship during the snowy holidays

I’m dreaming of a gray #Christmas.
#arts

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Dec 23rd, 2013 at 9:25:33 am

tcr! · Dec 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

The worst part of my day so far is that the sun is too bright. :)

#random

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Dec 22nd, 2013 at 9:55:05 pm

tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Don’t waste your days thinking of what’s wrong.

charlie brown nobody likes me

#protip #peanuts

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 23, 2013 at 11:12 pm

i have always loved and identified with charlie.

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Fat Cat is not Amused

tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm

fat cat is not amused

Fat Cat is not amused that I took his picture instead of letting him in.

#photos #cats

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:46 pm

you know what they call it in the Polish marines, fat cat?

toughski shitski.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Fat Cat would probably fight a German tank if it got in the way of hot meal.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

my dogs are the same way. e. is already gone for the holiday…i'll join her on tuesday,,,but she didn't take the livestock.
they don't recognize me for the first day she's gone, and then suddenly, when the food bowl is empty, i'm their best friend. cuddle-time. kneading me like a loaf a bread. i tried to explain that i don't have milk…they don't care. it's their way.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

One of the youngest cats here doesn't know that the tail attached to her rump is her own. She'll chase it for hours all through the house, under the dining room table, up on the chairs. The feline intelligence.. boy, it's not much to sneeze at.

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Dec 22nd, 2013 at 2:56:08 pm

tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love that Maggie is 8 and still reaches for my hand when we get out of the car. :)

#maggie

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

that's too cool.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:50 pm

For sure.. I'm crossing my fingers that she never grows out of this.

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Dec 22nd, 2013 at 9:19:30 am

tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

what are you talking about?

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 9:25 am

Theories on the zodiac killer and copycats. :-D

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

copious amounts of khat

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Dec 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

copy that?

no, no, you're too kind. i'll be here all week.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

khat man

I am the khat man.

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Let’s Do the Time Warp Instructional Graphic

tcr! · Dec 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

let's do the time warp instructional graphic

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John Beale’s Big Balls Exposed

tcr! · Dec 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

scene missing

I would think this would be a fulfilling career, one coveted by all of the warm-fuzzy environmentalists. Alas, it was held by a boob. The deception, the malaria, the undercover ops…all for a mediocre lifestyle.

I imagine he was yet another pawn of corruption, “Have your books and bikes and do nothing with climate change” said the shady politicians who “interviewed” him for the job.

In the end, the simple life was on his mind.

#climatechange

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