First, my initial "offense": black people being "happy":
He said, "I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field. They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' -- not a word! Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."
|"Y'all look so incredibly happy!"|
What a tricky slope when it comes to the blacks and gays. Maybe this was a publicity stunt. You never know By him getting "fired" doesn't mean anything. The producers most likely said they fired him and most likely, you will see Phil Robertson back on the tube with his overalls and duck whistles.
Redundant homosexuality blabber from a bible thumpin' hillbilly Christian:
|Don't let the duck ruin your journey.|
Then he went on to say in his own colorful words, "It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."
(Now that's kind of funny!)
Asked what, in his mind, is sinful, Robertson replied: "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."
Romans 1:26-27: “Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved.”
Even before that verse, there’s another verse that clearly states what’s been happening in this book.
Romans 1:24 “So God let them go ahead and do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshipped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen.”
So all in all, I'm not offended in the least about his version of the Bible and his opinion about other men's a-holes. It's funny when you hear a bigot talk about homosexuality. They always reference to sex and never think about the loving relationship. If they talk about a straight couple, they think about marriage and kids --- "a family unit". Their ignorance is beyond their control because their exposure to anyone different is limited. So why be offended? I admit, I was a bit taken aback with the comment about black people because he was way off, as he was with homosexuality, however each person interprets homosexuality in the bible differently. It's all about how you understand the written word, what you believe and how tolerant you are with others who are different than you. Even if homosexuality was a sin, didn't Jesus hang around with the sinners? Didn't Jesus die on the cross for our sins? Doesn't God love all of us? We didn't even make it in the Ten Commandments.
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