Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Suspension: Two Things Liberals Hate (Facts And Freedom) And The One Thing Liberals Love (Fascism)

We live in a world where Phil Robertson has no right to express his views on homosexuality, but where homosexuals have every right to express their rabid, frothing hatred of Christianity and evangelical Christians.  We live in a world where Phil Robertson gets suspended for basically just saying what the BIBLE says but Miley Cyrus doesn’t get suspended for performing a simulated sex act on television.  We live in a crazy, morally depraved world, in other words.

I mean, just try to get your head around: Phil Robertson is being suspended from a “reality program” for actually being “real.”  And A & E wants to take Phil Robertson out of a show that is actually mostly about HIM (he was the inventor of the duck lures of “Duck Dynasty,” you know) and is entirely about his family of which he is the patriarch.  And since A & E wants the family to continue with the show that they just banned the family’s patriarch from, A & E literally is attempting to “suspend” Phil Robertson from his very own family.

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson allegedly just got suspended from his own television program for saying that homosexuality was next to bestiality:

Not only does “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson fail to understand what it’s like to be gay, but he also thinks homosexuality is a sin comparable to bestiality.

In a shocking new interview with GQ’s Drew Magary, Robertson — the 67-year-old patriarch of the Duck Commander kingdom that earned his Louisiana family a fortune and a hit A&E series — opened up about “modern immorality” and the gay community.

It doesn’t matter that Robertson didn’t actually do that.  Read his quote (and it would have been nice and, well, HONEST had GQ provided the context OF the quote – unless you think Phil Robertson just started popping off about homosexuality without any prompting whatsoever):

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” he later added. “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. 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.”

Notice that you “START from homosexuality” and then you “morph out from there.”  One is NOT necessarily the same as the other in Robertson’s description any more than a nasty kid starts with pulling the wings off of insects and morphs out to killing other children means that children and winged insects are the same thing.

It also doesn’t matter if the Bible confirms the view that, yes, homosexuality really IS next to bestiality:

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.  Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.  Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.” — Leviticus 18:21-23

In blatant fact, not only is homosexuality next to bestiality, but it is actually sandwiched in between bestiality and child sacrifice (which liberals also love: we call it “abortion” today and 55 million innocent children have been sacrificed to the gods of convenient liberal demonism).

And, no, homosexuals will NOT inherit the kingdom of God.  Don’t take my word, don’t even take Phil Robertson’s word, take the Word of God’s word:

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” — 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

And it’s not just the Book of Leviticus or 1 Corinthians.  Go to Romans Chapter One.  In fact, go to ANY passage of God’s Word and see if it EVER says a positive word about homosexuality (hint: it DOESN’T).

Liberals are pathologically opposed to the Bible.  And their hatred for the Word of God literally begins with the very first words of the Word of God and pervert more from there.

Liberals have “fundamentally transformed” morality by replacing God’s morality with their own perverted version of it.  And now they sit in rabid judgment of God and the Christians whose crime is believing the Word of God which had been the source of the moral backbone of Western Civilization for 2,000 years.

I’ve pointed this out so many times: liberals have a fundamental and profound hostility toward the Bible and toward everything about the Bible and the God of the Bible.  That hostility permeates their entire worldview.  God wanted us to be stones – individuals free to choose as individuals.  But liberals want us to become government-stamped bricks where one is identical to all the others.  It has been so from the very beginning of human civilization and it is so today.

As a Christian, Phil Robertson ought to have the right to accurately express the content of his faith – particularly when he is virtually quoting the Bible when he does it.  But “Christianity” now has to bow down before political correctness.  And the factual content of the Bible and the Christianity it expresses be damned.

Facts are anathema to the left.  They utterly despise them.  And therefore they utterly despise anyone who disagrees with them.

You need to understand how liberals, secular humanists, et al view “truth.”  I wrote about this a long time back (see part I, part II and part III).  Basically, liberals reject the classic philosophical position of foundationalism and believe instead in postmodernist coherentism.  Under coherentism, knowledge does not require any foundation and rather can be established by the interlocking strength of its components like a puzzle.  Which is to say liberals parted with “truth” long, long ago.

I stumbled across a great expression of this liberal “philosophy”:

The only difference between an opinion and a fact is the way you look at it.

In many ways, there are no facts. There are just different ways of looking at things.

With that in mind, I think it’s important to think of your opinions as facts.

Don’t tell me what you think. Tell me what you know, and if you don’t feel passionately enough about something to think you “know” it, then you should probably save your breath.

A good argument is when two people take two competing facts and let them battle it out.

The truth is created when an opinion beats out all other opinions.

Don’t say what you think is true. Decide what is true and then try to be right.

Like I said, liberals HATE truth.  They don’t even accept the possibility that there could be something called “the truth.”  They despise facts as irrelevant whenever they become inconvenient.  What they love is perverting discussion about truth into opinion polls.  And then relying upon their propaganda control over the media to slant the debate by creating straw men regarding the view they despise versus a celebrity culture regarding the view they cherish.

On my view as a foundationalist, our ultimate foundation for being able to know truth and have genuine knowledge of the external world rests with Creator God who made man in His own image and created the world for the man whom He created in His own image.  Because of the Fall and sin, we do not know truth perfectly, but because we are the result of a special creation by a truth-knowing God and because He created the world around us for us, we can reliably know things about the world.  That is the ultimate foundation upon which human epistemology rests.

Let’s hear what evolution logically entails:

Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with mechanistic principles. There is no purposive principle whatsoever in nature. There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable…

Second, modern science directly implies that there are no inherent moral or ethical laws, no absolute guiding principles for human society.

Third…the individual human becomes an ethical person by means of two primary mechanisms: heredity and environmental influences. That is all there is.

Fourth, we must conclude that when we die, we die and that is the end of us…

Finally, free will as it is traditionally conceived…simply does not exist. — William Provine, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University

To put it in Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty terms, if you are a man and you prefer another man’s anus to what God intended for you, you are a biological meat puppet insect who cannot help but prefer the anus to the vagina. And since there is no possibility of “morality” in the world your love/lust for the anus is simply a brute fact that cannot be questioned in any way, any shape or any form.  And it is for some mysterious reason only those who hold any other view who must be suppressed as ruthlessly as necessary.

Contrast that with the view that necessarily stems from the philosophy atheism and evolution:

“But it should be pointed out that consistent atheism, which represents itself to be the most rational and logical of all approaches to reality, is in actuality completely self-defeating and incapable of logical defense. That is to say, if indeed all matter has combined by mere chance, unguided by any Higher Power of Transcendental Intelligence, then it necessarily follows that the molecules of the human brain are also the product of mere chance. In other words, we think the way we do simply because the atoms and molecules of our brain tissue happen to have combined in the way they have, totally without transcendental guidance or control. So then even the philosophies of men, their system of logic and all their approaches to reality are the result of mere fortuity. There is no absolute validity to any argument advanced by the atheist against the position of theism.

On the basis of his own presuppositions, the atheist completely cancels himself out, for on his own premises his arguments are without any absolute validity. By his own confession he thinks the way he does simply because the atoms in his brain happen to combine the way they do. If this is so, he cannot honestly say that his view is any more valid than the contrary view of his opponent. His basic postulates are self-contradictory and self-defeating; for when he asserts that there are no absolutes, he thereby is asserting a very dogmatic absolute. Nor can he logically disprove the existence of God without resorting to a logic that depends on the existence of God for its validity. Apart from such a transcendent guarantor of the validity of logic, any attempts at logic or argumentation are simply manifestations of the behavior of the collocation of molecules that make up the thinker’s brain.”  — Gleason Archer, Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, 1982, pp. 55-56

As a result of my view, I can know the truth and I can have free will and freely choose.  And I therefore have the right to express my beliefs.  Versus anyone who believes in evolution, who necessarily is a biological meat puppet entirely conditioned by DNA and environment and by definition can have nothing the Bible calls a “soul.”  Whereas such humanity is utterly and completely impossible to liberals BY DEFINITION.

Anyone who believes in evolution is according to their own view basically an insect who crawls a certain way merely because they were either hard-wired to so crawl or because their parents crawled that way once and didn’t happen to get eaten as a result.  That is what you are and that is all you are.  It is scientifically impossible for you to ever be anything more.

Ooops.  Did I say “free”???

Liberals also viscerally and viciously despise human freedom.  And as I believe you ought to see, that hatred stems from their views on human origin itself which result from their radical hatred of the God of the Bible.

Do I have the right to my beliefs?  Absolutely, says the liberal.  As long as your beliefs accord with mine.  Otherwise, as Khrushchev boasted, “We will bury you!”

Liberals, secular humanists, atheists and evolutionists (basically one and the same group, for the record) exploited the view of their enemies regarding individuality and freedom to make their public case.  Conservatives opposed what they said, of course, but they did not oppose their right to say it because they believed in freedom.  But the moment the left got their way, they shut the door.  They use a device called “political correctness” to shape society and therefore shape reality to their point of view.

Being politically correct is not just an attempt to make people feel better. It’s a large, coordinated effort to change Western culture as we know it by  redefining it. Early Marxists designed their game plan long ago and continue to execute it today — and now liberals are picking up the same tactic: to control the argument by controlling the “acceptable” language. Those with radical agendas understand the game plan and are taking advantage of an oversensitive and frankly overly gullible public.

We’re told that “political correctness” is about being sensitive to people.  But we already have the template for that; it’s called “good manners.”  Political correctness is not at all about anything other than power.

You need to understand how this has worked its way into our government: huge, sweeping government that has the power to intrude into virtually every component of our lives.  A giant welfare state.  A giant ObamaCare bureaucracy.  Stifling regulations.  The belief that “you didn’t build that” and therefore the government has the right to whatever it demands from the fruit of your hard work.

What you end up with is “Government is God” from the people who first rejected the God of the Bible.  And you end up with the battle between: Paul Ryan: ‘Our Rights Come From Nature And From God.’  Barack Obama: ‘Our Rights Come From Government And To Hell With God.’

Obama openly mocked the Bible as a book that should have anything whatsoever to do with modern life or the modern world.   I explore Obama’s demon-possessed misunderstanding of Scripture.

And instead of any worldview informed by Christianity in any way, shape or form, we have this demonism:

Liberals are fascists.  They are intrinsically and pathologically fascist.  I wrote an article two years ago that went on and on and on documenting Obama’s fascism.  And note that I predated Obama’s NSA scandals, Obama’s criminal abuse of the IRS as a weapon to target conservatives or anyone who used “anti-Obama rhetoric,” and the latest ObamaCare meltdown.  Note that I predated a Clinton-appointed judge who denounced Obama as a fascist who rules by “secret law.”  Another judge described Obama’s policy as “almost Orwellian.”

Let’s consider these statements from these judges, first from Clinton-appointed Judge Ellen Seal Huvelle:

In a Freedom of Information Act victory, a federal judge has slapped the Obama administration for its secretive ways and ordered officials to turn over a bland-sounding foreign policy document.

Chastising what she called “the government’s unwarranted expansion of the presidential communications privilege at the expense of the public’s interest in disclosure,” U.S. District Judge Ellen Seal Huvelle ruled the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development is not exempt from FOIA.

Judge Huvelle’s 20-page decision took a shot or two, or three, at the Obama administration’s penchant for secrecy.

The government appears to adopt the cavalier attitude that the President should be permitted to convey orders throughout the Executive Branch without public oversight, to engage in what is in effect governance by ‘secret law,'” Huvelle wrote.

Now by Judge Richard Leon:

A federal judge ruled Monday the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records “almost certainly” violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon described the NSA’s activities as “almost Orwellian.” He wrote, “I cannot imagine a more ‘indiscriminate’ and ‘arbitrary invasion’ than this systematic and high-tech collection and retention of personal data on virtually every single citizen.”

This from the administration of “The Liar of the Year” (by both überliberal Politifact and by the überüberliberal Washington Post) who made a career dishonestly and deceitfully boasting that his was “the most transparent administration in history.”

Note: when I called Obama a FASCIST and pointed out that it is the pathological nature of the left to BE fascist, I WAS RIGHT.

In all of human history, we have NEVER had a man as stridently revealed as a complete and utter liar as Barack Obama has now been.  More human beings have seen his lies played out before them than any other liar who ever lived.  And this dishonest man is a fascist.

And the same damn people – and “damn” being a technical term for those who are one day surely going to burn in hell – are out to get Phil Robertson.  Because as I describe above, they are biological meat puppet insects and it is their nature as slave-beings who by definition have no free will and therefore do whatever their hateful slave ideology compels them to do.

You can be the random evolution meat puppet or you can get off your ass and not stand for what the left is trying to do to a man just for expressing his opinion and exercising his freedom of religion.

I mean, stop and think about it: “marriage” has meant a particular thing for the entirety of human civilization and certainly the entirety of the Judeo-Christian-based Western Civilization upon which our society was formed.  Liberals believe they have the right to redefine marriage to mean something that it never meant before as they “fundamentally transform” America.  But it gets worse, because these fascists literally believe that no one has the right to oppose them or stand for the sum entirely of previous human civilization as they pervert and distort reality to suit their demonic ideology.

In the same manner, a damn liberal judge just imposed POLYGAMY on America.  Nothing is more alive in America than the slippery slope that conservatives have been warning about.  The claim to polygamy logically follows the claim to homosexuality: who are YOU to tell me I can’t marry the man – or men – of my dreams???  And that same “logic” will necessarily ultimately see the imposition of the very bestiality that Phil Robertson talks about, because who are YOU to tell me I can’t marry my canary???  And again, that same logic will also ultimately spill over to children having the “right” to be sodomized by some adult pervert.  Because if a kid is old enough to choose abortion – which all kids are by definition according to the “logic” of liberalism – then who are you to tell them they can’t have sexual relationships with the people they choose to have them with???  It either all logically follows or NONE of it does (another free hint: NONE of it does).

Liberals can say whatever the hell they want and nobody boycotts them because conservatives believe that people have a right to say what they think.  But the liberals who believe THEY have such freedom are fascists who would NEVER grant that freedom to anybody who doesn’t think just like they think.

I update this to note that Mark Steyn wrote:

Most Christian opponents of gay marriage oppose gay marriage; they don’t oppose the right of gays to advocate it. Yet thug groups like GLAAD increasingly oppose the right of Christians even to argue their corner. It’s quicker and more effective to silence them.

That is precisely right: Christians who dominated society allowed gays and other radical leftists to have free speech because it is our nature as conservatives to allow freedom.  But the left is truly fascist and the moment they were allowed in the door they slammed it shut because genuine freedom is anathema to them.

I update again to add Bristol Palin – who apparently has her mother’s way of expressing herself – to the mix:

“I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great — people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.

“I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about ‘love’ and ‘equality,'” she added. “However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn.”

I demand the left defend it’s “tolerance” when they are so radically INTOLERANT with anybody who doesn’t precisely march to their goose step it is beyond ridiculous.

Take a stand against that fascism while you still have a little bit of your country left.

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30 Responses to “Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Suspension: Two Things Liberals Hate (Facts And Freedom) And The One Thing Liberals Love (Fascism)”

  1. Jason Says:

    Love you writings and appreciate how you express everything so eloquently.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Jason,

    Thanks for saying that.

  3. HL Says:

    Great insight, analysis and commentary as usual, Michael. I was so infuriated by A & E’s mistreatment of Phil Robertson, I wrote them yesterday. One of the things I noticed while following this story is that no matter where I read, the support and agreement for Phil Robertson and his freedom to express his religious viewpoint was overwhelming in the comment section of the posts. I think Phil Robertson had the courage to speak the truth that the MAJORITY of American think!

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,

    I’ve never actually watched the show “Duck Dynasty” (I don’t generally care for “reality TV”), but I’ve seen interviews of Phil Robertson and his wife and they show through as decent and sincere people. I think that a lot of people saw that decency and sincerity on the #1 show on cable television and just aren’t willing to buy the mainstream media argument that Robertson is the source of all that is evil and intolerant and bigoted and hateful.

    That, and people are thinking, “Wait a damn minute. Duck Dynasty is a “reality” show – and they’re going after this guy for actually being “real”???

    Maybe they targeted the wrong guy. I sure hope so.

    Let’s pray so.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I’ll pray for your soul, for you are not living the life Jesus taught us to live. Please note that WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD – EQUALLY! Galatians 3:28.

  6. HL Says:

    I tried to watch a Duck Dynasty episode some time ago, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. However, I appreciated that the Robertson family were true to their Christian convictions, industrious, creative entrepreneurs and making a fortune doing it! My outrage and response is !00% to the bullying of the intolerant Left and their attempt to silence Christians.

  7. Penumbra Says:

    Well said Michael, as always. I agree to the letter.

    The Bible is crystal clear regarding prohibition on homo-sex and it is equating it with bestiality and incest. The liberals want to create a new, much dirtier world, and are on the way to succeeding. We cannot do much more than vote for the right politicians (if there are any!) and describe the decadence in our blogs hoping that it may open someone’s eyes.

    I’m disappointed in the United States which has sunken down to such an extent because the U.S. has a tremendous cultural influence in the world. But you have yet a way to go to Europe’s low levels of morals. Actually I wonder whether the demoralization flow has changed direction, from Europe to the U.S. Or maybe we have mutually “inspired” each other. Our worlds have become so liberal that half of it is more than enough to destroy our nations in the future.

    And we must not forget that the liberals are buying votes and peoples’ sympathy with nonexistent money and by legalizing all sorts of perversities.

    The fact is that the decay started already in the late 60-s, and it took barely 10-12 years to contaminate our world with HIV; just taking one example of many. Nothing, absolutely nothing seems to stop the madness. The devil is too smart for most of us.

    However, let us forget about this dirt for a few days time and rejoice in our savior Jesus Christ’s birth. I wish you a happy Christmas with dear ones and friends.

    God bless you, Michael!

  8. Dog Walker Says:

    I don’t know. I should start everything I say with I don’t know. I don’t know that I am a Christian. I know that I am sympathetic to that heritage and those values. So when it comes to homosexuality I don’t suppose that my antipathy derives from my minuscule, vestigial Christianity. I think homosexuality is unnatural. I doesn’t exist in nature. I made that argument in a blog some years ago and the homos countered with barnyard examples. “haven’t you ever seen what goes on in a barnyard with those animals.”

    Barnyard isn’t nature. Barnyard is confinement, same as prison. Those behaviors don’t exist in nature. The slam dunk to my argument with the homos back then was, oh you mean you get your behavioral justification from farm animals?

    Animals. When I was barely old enough to reason I remember my grandma remarking on the subject of someone’s sex outside of marriage or cohabitation or some such. She said “that’s what animals do.” or “that is how animals do it.”

    It made sense to me then it makes sense to me now even though I have been an animal. I look at the wreck and ruin of some of my acquaintances and family members and their children and it confirms that “animals do it” philosophy.

    In my disdain and contempt I say that homos haven’t even risen to the level of animal. Animals don’t even do it that way. At least animals in nature don’t.

    Some years age I picked up a book off of a book store shelf. It was titled “Christianity Must Change or Die.” I read the prolog and it indicated that the author felt that Christianity should either endorse homosex or it should die. More or less said that.

    I see a lot of Christianity capitulating to that. A relative of mine is the liberal wife of a liberal pastor. Methinks that in their world Jesus didn’t die for the forgiveness of sin. Maybe he died for the reclassification of sin or the endorsement of sin or the celebration of sin. Who knows how that pans out.

    They would argue, well, Jesus hung out with tax collectors, prostitutes and lepers and such. He probably hung out with homos it is just that the homophobes that either wrote or published the Bible edited that part out.

  9. FMC Says:

    In all my years and time in the outdoors, never once have I seen two bucks (male deer for liberals) going at it. I’ve seen them fight each other, usually over some female or territorial dispute or who has the biggest rack or whatever, but never attempt to mate one another. Nature is but a reflection of God, proving creation and His existence and homosexuality goes against everything in nature. Anyone wonder why the average life expectancy of a male homosexual is forty something: it’s because it is not natural.

    Recently, a cousin of mine came out of the closet. He is a full fledged homo. I always knew something was not quite right with him, so this was no shock. He invited everyone to dinner so that we could meet his sodomite partner. I declined. I received some flack over this, but I was not going to be apart of this or support it in any way. Most of my family is under the delusion that he was born this way and can’t help it. My stance is straight out of the Bible and it was not well received. When this deal about Robertson came out, my mother was quick to point out that what he said was something that I would say. Of course she said it with sarcasm.

    I’ve read sources that state Obama has engaged in homosexuality and frequented the bath houses while a senator in Chicago. I am not sure if this is true, but it would not surprise me….He is a nasty liberal, after all.

    America will be judged. If God doesn’t, then He will owe Sodom and Gomorra an apology.

  10. Michael Eden Says:

    Anonymous,

    If you want to put Stalin, Hitler, murderers, serial rapists and pedophiles in your “WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF GOD – EQUALLY!” claim along with homosexuals, fine. But the Bible is pretty clear that some of God’s “children” are going to burn in hell for all eternity. And Jesus talked more about that hell than ANYONE in the Bible and probably more than everyone ELSE in the Bible COMBINED.

    You are spiritually ignorant and spiritually deceitful and spiritually dangerous.

    There is a passage of the Bible that seems to have been written just to describe you and those who teach like you:

    “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear” (2 Tim 4:3).

    I say to you, get thee hence, Satan.

    What was Jesus’ view of the Old Testament that called homosexuality an “abomination” and a “detestable thing”??? I actually just wrote about it:

    What was Jesus’ view of the OT? Jesus accorded complete divine authority of the OT Scriptures. 1) He quoted the OT in a manner in which He clearly viewed it as the divine Word of God (Matt 4:4; Mark 14:27) and 2) even referred to it as “the Word of God” (Mark 7:11-13; John 10:34-36). 3) He spoke of its divine inspiration (Mark 12:36). 4) Jesus indicated His ministry was in complete accordance with the Scriptures (Luke 24:25-27, 44). 5) He accepted OT history as completely true (Matt 22:29, 32; John 8:56; Mark 12:26; Luke 11:30-31; Matt 25:35: Matt 12:3; Luke 17:26-28; John 3:14). 6) Jesus assumed the normative character – applying to all people throughout all time – of OT ethics (Matt 5:27-48; 19:3-6; Mark 10:9). 7) Jesus rebuked those who did not believe the Scriptures (Matt 22:29-32; Luke 24:25-25; Matt 15:3). And crucially, 8) Jesus viewed the OT Scriptures as previsioning His own unique mission (Matt 5:17,19; Luke 24:46-47; John 5:46-47).

    Jesus said of the Old Testament:

    “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” — Matthew 5:18

    “But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail.” — Luke 16:17

    “The Scripture cannot be broken” — John 10:35

    “Thy Word is truth.” — John 17:17

    Mind you, Jesus is referring to the SAME Old Testament that said homosexuality was an “abomination” (Leviticus 18:22) and “a detestable act” (Lev 20:13). Read further: Genesis 19:1-11 and see Jude 1:7; Read Judges chapters 19:22ff and 20. There is absolutely NO question that these passages are more than mere “strokes of the letter of the Law.” But you would make Christ a liar and a bigot because your heart is black and blasphemous.

    And again, THERE IS NOT A SINGLE PASSAGE IN ALL OF SCRIPTURE THAT CONTRADICTS THOSE TWO PASSAGES OF THE WORD OF GOD. What did Jesus say in Matthew 19:4-5?

    “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”

    That is the ONLY way to have sexual relations without falling under condemnation.

    And what was Jesus’ view of the apostles whom He commissioned?

    Jesus gave His apostles special authority. Jesus deliberately chose certain men to be His disciples and gave them a special endowment of the Holy Spirit (John 20:22 cf. Acts 1:5). He commanded them to go and teach in His name ((Matt 28:18-20; John 20:21; Acts 1:8). And He promised the Holy Spirit would guide their teaching and their witness of Christ (John 14:26; 15:26-27; 16:13-16).

    The apostles claimed direct experience of this unique authority and divine insight (1 Cor 2:9-13). They proclaimed the gospel in the boldness and confidence that they spoke “by the Holy Sprit” (1 Pet 1:12), to whom they attributed both the content and the form of their message (1 Cor 2:13). We also note the special concern in the Book of Acts for the apostles’ role as specially appointed witnesses (Acts 1:21-26; 2:32; 4:26,33; 5:32; 10:41-42; 13:31). And thus they were authoritative proclaimers with the corroborative witness of the Spirit (Acts 2:32) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They spoke with complete assurance (Gal 1:6-8) and issued commands with authority (2 Thess 3:6, 12). In fact, a person’s claim to have the Holy Spirit was measured by whether he or she recognized this divine authority of the apostles teaching (1 Cor 14:37). Peter actually classifies Paul’s letters as “Scripture” (2 Pet 3:16) and Paul commanded that the letter to Colossae be “read in the church” (Col 4:16).

    Now read the New Testament passages on homosexuality: Romans 1:20-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:8-15.

    You are very far from the heart of God and you know NOTHING about Jesus Christ. Jesus taught me to cherish His Word. He cannot teach one who despises His Word and cherishes what God has called an abomination instead anything.

  11. Michael Eden Says:

    I tried to watch a Duck Dynasty episode some time ago, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

    HL,

    I’ll make a promise to watch it if A & E releases the show to a decent network that won’t hate God and demonize His Word as hateful.

  12. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    Merry Christmas, my Swedish brother!

    Francis Schaeffer coined the term “moral velocitization” to describe the process by which a depraved culture would rot faster and faster and faster as it broke down. He saw the destructive engine of postmodernism in the 1960s and realized that cultural and moral suicide was right around the corner. And the man spake as a prophet.

    Which culture is more depraved? Europe abandoned Christianity and became a “post-Christian culture” first. But you have to consider that America is a proud nation that doesn’t want to be “second best” in anything – including perversion and depravity. So obviously we are a people who catch up fast.

    I do know that the beast is coming – and Europeans and Americans will join hands in worship of the Antichrist.

    Fortunately, you and I will be in heaven with our Lord Jesus when that happens, I believe.

    When I celebrate His coming into the world as a lowly child born to die for our sins, I can’t help but also celebrate that He will soon be coming again as King of kings and Lord of lords!!! And 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 will be a beautiful present from Christ to His Church.

    May God richly bless you also, Penumbra.

  13. Michael Eden Says:

    Dog Walker,

    That is very insightful.

    That’s the thing about evolution: according to Christianity, I am the image of a holy God whereas according to evolution, I am a randomly mutated soulless animal.

    Pardon me, but I like being in the image of God better. And those who prefer to be randomly mutated soulless animals tend to act like what they think they are.

    Christianity makes a great deal of sense when you just let the Bible say what it says and mean what it means. Which is why liberals will do everything they possibly can to keep that from happening.

  14. Michael Eden Says:

    In all my years and time in the outdoors, never once have I seen two bucks (male deer for liberals) going at it. I’ve seen them fight each other, usually over some female or territorial dispute or who has the biggest rack or whatever, but never attempt to mate one another.

    Cf. Dog Walker’s “I think homosexuality is unnatural. I doesn’t exist in nature. I made that argument in a blog some years ago and the homos countered with barnyard examples. “haven’t you ever seen what goes on in a barnyard with those animals.” Barnyard isn’t nature. Barnyard is confinement, same as prison. Those behaviors don’t exist in nature.

    FMC,

    That means I can relax over worrying about whether Sasquatches take turns sodomizing each other then? Thank God!!! I always worried that I’d be hiking in the woods and come across the sight of two Sasquatches buggering each other and be completely grossed out. It is a good thing to know that shouldn’t happen.

    Unless they’re put in a cage for awhile and made nuts, at least.

    (Does this also explain why so many inmates in our prisons turn homosexual??? Because either they a) embrace an unnatural act because they are taken OUT of nature and put into an insane environment where they proceed to do insane things or b) homosexuals ARE truly evil people judging by their massive representation in prison. Which way do you want to “take it,” homosexual???)

    It never ceases to amaze me how “tolerance” can get so turned on its head. And that those who profess to be the most “tolerant” can be utterly rabidly INTOLERANT of everybody who disagrees with them and still call themselves “tolerant.”

    But I read my Bible, and so I knew that “in the last days, perilous times will come…” (2 Timothy 3:1).

  15. Michael Eden Says:

    Oh, I also just wanted to say that I hope to be seeing a lot more of THIS: http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=844664

  16. HL Says:

    Crackle Barrel wants to stay in business!

  17. Michael Eden Says:

    I liked the way they phrased their letter of APOLOGY:

    “Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:

    When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.

    You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.

    We listened.

    Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.

    And, we apologize for offending you.

    We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.

    We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.”

    Similarly, there was a very heavily attended Duck Dynasty event today that Fox News featured. The interesting thing about it was it wasn’t attended by the Christian evangelical types as much as it was just people who liked the show (the #1 show on cable TV). In the interviews, people said they weren’t bothered by what Phil Robertson said. Do you know why??? Because they felt the man was just expressing his opinion and that everyone ought to have the right to express their opinion.

    That is what liberalism WOULD say if it wasn’t quintessentially hypocritical and dishonest.

    Homosexuals in the 1970s demanded the right to speak their views without discrimination. And those who valued the right of free speech allowed them to do so. But the moment the homosexual rights groups got their feet in the door, they slammed the “free speech door” shut and have practiced a rabid policy of intolerance through threats and vandalism and attack ever since.

    At the moment, it appears that A & E wants to continue to suspend Phil while forcing the rest of the cast (who just happen to be the FAMILY of the man A & E is demonizing and punishing) to live up to their contracts by FORCING them to appear on future episodes. But I wonder if A & E’s contract with Phil Robertson allowed A & E to suspend a man for speaking his mind on a so-called “reality” television program. I wonder if his contract states “You cannot state what the Bible says.” In other words, I hope if it comes to this, Phil and the family sue, sue, sue.

    What I’d most love is if A & E cut off its nose to spite its face and let Duck Dynasty go to a cable channel like Fox News that would take off with it. That way A & E could cherish their sodomy values and keep despising God and His Word and Fox could be all the more successful.

  18. truthunites Says:

    “The liberals want to create a new, much dirtier world, and are on the way to succeeding.”

    I actually laughed out loud. That’s a good one, Penumbra.

    ——

    Dog Walker, I hope that you reading Michael Eden’s posts about Jesus inspires you to trust and love and obey Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

  19. Michael Eden Says:

    The liberals want to create a new, much dirtier world

    truthunites,

    Yeah, but Barry Sotero says it’s really Bush’s fault:

    “That’s my plan. Then you’ve got their plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance. So far at least, I feel better about my plan.”

    You see, on Obama’s view, it’s like the nuclear arms race where the side that creates the most dirt wins. And since Obama officially demonized and slandered the GOP for literally WANTING dirtier air and dirtier water, what else could he then do but upstage them by demanding a far dirtier world altogether???

  20. Penumbra Says:

    Thank you Michael for the tip about Francis Schaeffer. I did not know of him. I see that many of his books have been translated into Swedish, among others a very interesting title – “A Christian Manifesto” – from 1981. I will take a closer look at it.

  21. Penumbra Says:

    @FMC

    Homosexuals argue that homosexuality occurs in nature among mammals, thus it should be considered as “normal”. There is a simple explanation to that. Nobody wants to be seen as abnormal. Homosexuals are desperately looking for arguments to justify the normalization of homosexuality. But the argument is incorrect.

    Firstly, sexuality of animals and humans are two completely different things. The animals are only controlled by hormones and instincts. Human sexuality is a lot more complicated than that and we are informed of what is right and what is wrong by God almighty.

    Secondly, a lot of animal behavior is unthinkable for humans regardless of religious beliefs. For example, a male lion can kill another’s male cubs so that he can mate with the female and have his own offspring.

    Thirdly, you are certainly right that there is a big difference between animal behavior in the wild and in captivity.

    The claim that homosexuality is normal, because it occurs in nature, is not only inaccurate but also a desperate attempt to legitimize the normalization of homosexuality that socialists and liberals are implementing in our world. But it is not more than an experiment that will surely have tragic consequences for our civilization.

  22. Penumbra Says:

    Thanks truthunites. One may both laugh weep about that, at the same time.

  23. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    Happy New Year, and I know that you had a Merry Christmas, just because you deserved one!

    Yeah, Francis Schaeffer was a Christian pioneer in several ways. One the one hand, he was someone who preceded the “Jesus Movement” of the 1970s, with its emphasis on a deeper, more New Testament-like spirituality. But I revere him because he also saw the clear and present danger of postmodernism and wrote at length about what it would do to culture and to Christianity as spiritually-weak “Christians” began to embrace elements of postmod thought. To unite these two above issues together, Schaeffer’s project on my view was to refute the postmodern view that there was no objective reality/truth on the one hand, but emphasize that Christians could have the existential feelings of being part of Christ based on the objective reality of the Christian faith on the other.

    Francis Schaeffer was either writing as a prophet or else simply saw things happening and with incredible precision identified the trend and prescribed the Christian solution to that trend.

  24. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    Now THAT’S why I keep you on the payroll (at least, I wish).

    Magnificent analysis.

    You provide three things regarding citing nature to justify homosexuality and how that argument fails. And of course the three lead to a fourth: that the secular humanist “ethics” justifying homosexuality are in fact not “ethics” at all. THERE IS NO MORALITY APART FROM RELIGION. And religions across the board condemn homosexuality for the depraved and soul-diseased lifestyle that it is.

    So, yeah, if I can be homosexual because I saw a bull mount another bull in a farmer’s field once, then I should be able to kill that girl’s children so I can father her next batch because I saw a TOM CAT do that once. Or me and my friends ought to be able to go hunt people down and kill them because don’t wolves hunt things down and kill them???

    But, oh, wait: liberal “ethics” are highly subjective and arbitrary. So it’s just the parts they like that matter. And if they take a little tiny bit from nature and disregard the rest and take a little tiny bit from the Holy Bible and disregard the rest, so what as long as they get their way and get to impose their subjective and arbitrary version of “morality” upon the universe around them???

    I never cease to be stunned and amazed at the incredible abject hypocrisy implicit in liberalism. I still remember Obama lecturing Republicans on their “social Darwinism.” WHEN IT IS OBAMA AND HIS DAMN LIBERALS WHO EMBRACE DARWIN – WITH SOCIAL DARWINISM BEING AN EXPLICIT ELEMENT OF DARWINISM BECAUSE IF DARWINISM IS TRUE AS LIBERALS BELIEVE IT IS THEN WHY SHOULDN’T THEIR DARWINISM ALSO BE TRUE OF SOCIETY??? “Social Darwinism” only becomes false if the Darwinism that surrounds it and justifies it is ALSO false. But only CONSERVATIVES believe that Darwinism and thus the social Darwinism entailed by Darwinism is false. Liberals are people who want to use the Bible when it is convenient to them and ban it when it is not convenient to them. They are people who claim nature is on their side and then demonize the very nature that they claimed to be on their side. They are hypocrites without shame, without honor, without integrity and without virtue.

  25. Penumbra Says:

    Thanks Michael. Happy new year to you too, dear friend!

  26. Penumbra Says:

    Michael, I really believe that liberals want to do some good for people and society, but are constantly wrong because they do not understand the true nature of humanity. Only God understands the true nature of man and He has given us His guidelines. Liberals are often atheists or religiously indifferent and do not care about neither God nor the Bible.

    For liberals, homosexuals are a minority equal to ethnic minorities, and liberals therefore believe that all means are permitted to protect the homosexual “culture” – including becoming fascists themselves and censuring or suppressing all criticism.

    Well, we do not buy that!

    Of course, the same argument applies to many other things, resulting in the continuous constraints in our freedom of speech and the decay of our civilization.

  27. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    And of course we know that happiness is a state of mind, and we’ve got all the grounds for all the happiness in the world because we’ve got Jesus Christ in our minds and in our hearts!

  28. Michael Eden Says:

    Penumbra,

    I’m of the school of thought that we cannot put all of anybody into a box and brand them all either “well-intentioned” or “evil-intentioned.”

    I believe that there are many liberals with good intentions. Just as I believe the proverb that the road to hell is PAVED with good liberal intentions.

    But I also believe that there are many liberals who know that people don’t want the crap they’re selling, which is why they constantly lie – as Obama lied – and masquerade behind lies to sell things that would never pass if they had been honest. I also believe that there are liberals out there who want power and power ALONE. And the moment they get their way, watch the fangs come out.

    Such people as I describe above are no different than the Nazis or the Stalinists. They will say ANYTHING to get power. And once they get power the devil comes out and plays. And they will play as nasty as necessary to keep imposing more and more and more of their demonic agenda.

    But, yes, I agree with you that there are your “useful idiot” liberals who drank the Kool-Aid and naively believe everything they’ve been told to believe.

    I watch the Military History Channel frequently. And I always enjoy the occasional programs where Nazi soldiers who fought to the bitter end for Hitler later say, “We were just good decent people who were deceived.”

  29. Penumbra Says:

    Michael,

    Jesus Christ is our joy, our love, our hope, our everything. Those who do not believe in Him are losers.

    It has been a great pleasure discussing with you again. I will try to doing that more often.

  30. Michael Eden Says:

    It has been a great pleasure discussing with you again. I will try to doing that more often.

    Penumbra,

    That sounds like a TERRIFIC New Year’s Resolution.

    The best thing about Jesus, I suppose, is that the worse things get, the better HE is. That and the fact that ultimately He’s prepared a place for us that we will enjoy for all eternity, making even all the treasures of this world as nothing by comparison.

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