I was going to stay away from this topic since it has been so saturated in the media the last few days but thought I had better chime in once and for all. As a Bible-believing Christian I am opposed to the gay life style. I think the Word of God is clear on this. But, having said that, I also think it is important for we Christians to love the sinner and hate the sin. After all we are all sinners. So here's my take on the Phil Robertson issue.
I support him. Phil in his statement said exactly the same thing as I just wrote only in slightly different terms. And while I probably wouldn't have been quite so graphic, if you watch Phil on Duck Dynasty you know that he is very direct, which is just what he was in this case. But Phil has the right and, actually, as an evangelical he has the responsibility to witness for Christ in all that he does. And remember, Phil was asked the question, he didn't initiate it and I'm sure that the GQ interviewer knew exactly what he would say. A&E likely knew what he would say as well when the interview was scheduled, but then they come out with all of the phony outrage which was so expected and so obvious. Perhaps this was nothing more than a set up.
Now compare Phil to Martin Bashir, Ed Schultz, Alec Baldwin and so many on the Left who continually bash conservatives in vile and often filthy terms while everyone looks the other way. By comparison Phil's comments were respectful and calm; he merely stated his point of view as a Bible-loving Christian. He didn't judge, he didn't condemn, in fact he did just the opposite. He stated that he loves all mankind while at the same time knowing that all of mankind, including himself, is subject to sin for which forgiveness must be sought. So there really is nothing to be outraged about here except the phony efforts to exploit it and make something out of nothing. Or is it because when a Christian quotes the Bible it makes others fearful because they don't want to hear the truth?
When you look at the beautiful picture above of Mary with the Baby Jesus and the little lamb, you have to see it from the light of reality. Man was born into sin, constantly fights the battle of that sin within himself against the Fallen Angel, and ultimately must turn to that little baby who grew into a man and died on the Cross in order to receive forgiveness for that sin. And man must also make every effort to avoid future sin, knowing at the same time that he will falter. This applies to all of us, gays, straights, blacks, whites, Americans and other nationalities and any other category you can think of. We can run and hide from it if we want and try and ignore it, but it is a universal truth in a unverse created by God.
So Phil, you stand strong with your beliefs while always trying to live a life of love as God wishes. I know what you said and it didn't bother me at all. You were preaching love, not hate, as it should be. And for all of you out there who either took offense or tried to use this episode for your own other purpose, review the exact words of what Phil said and take a look at what the Bible says about sin of all types. If you are honest with yourselves you will reach the same conclusion.
Now let's go and have a Merry Christmas, devoting the center stage to the birth of the One who offers us Salvation, Jesus Christ. Happy Birthday, Jesus. God bless you all.