Friday, December 20, 2013

I have a few quacks to give

At this point, every one and there brother has heard of the whole Duck Dynasty debacle.  Normally, I try to keep my mouth shut when it comes to controversial topics like this, simply because I don't like the drama.  However, every once in a while I get so annoyed that I just can't keep my mouth shut any longer, this would be one of those times.

First of all, it is a well known fact that the whole Robinson clan is full of conservative Christians.  So, is it really any surprise to anyone what his answer was when a secular magazine asks him what his stance is on homosexuality?  (Kinda like the time people boycotted a fast food restaurant that isn't even open on Sundays... but that's old news by now)  We all knew that he would be anti-gay.  So, stop acting so shocked.
With that being said, I am not here to argue semantics as to weather or not a lifestyle is right or wrong.  I have my convictions, but that is not what this post is about.  Phil has every right to express his beliefs.  However, he could have done so in a more loving manner.  So, that's where my support for him ends.  When it comes to a topic as personal and sensitive as homosexuality, it should be approached with more care than just saying "so where would I put my junk?".

The thing that upsets me the most about a lot of Christians these days, is that they are always crying about being persecuted.  Maybe we are reading different Bibles, but I am pretty sure that no where does it say that being a Christian will be loads of fun and every one will love you for you beliefs.  In fact, my Bible say the exact opposite.  So, maybe instead of making all the "AMEN Phil!" memes, and boycotting A&E, we should be doing things that will actually express the love of Christ.  Like working in a soup kitchen on Christmas (how glamours!), or participating in Angel Tree (yes, inmates would like their kids to get a gift from them on Christmas morning, too), or even just inviting an "outcast" over to join your family for dinner (don't worry if they stain the table cloth, that's what washers are for). To me that's really what being a Christian and sharing the gospel is all about.

 You know what else my Bible says?  To speak the truth in love.  So many miss those last two words. I've been guilty of it myself.  I think Phil missed it, too.  Like I said, I am all for Phil expressing his beliefs.  But, an evangelistic agenda spoken with offensive statements is not love.  It is not glorifying God, and it certainly will not bring any non-believers to your side.  Think about it, who in their right mind would want to become a Christian if that is how they treat people?  If Phil (and any other Christian out there) really wants to bring people to Christ, than love needs to be brought back into his message.

And with that, I believe I am done with blogging in 2013.


  1. Hey Katie I didn't know you have a blog...very cool! Amen to "in love"!

  2. YES. I agree 100%. He definitely could have said what he said SO much better, but let's look at this family. Grace and tact isn't really their forte. And like you said, I can't wrap my mind around the fact that people are shocked on his views. HELLO. Look at his life and his faith! What were you expecting?