December 18, 2013 by gabnormal
Father of the Duck Dynasty clan, Phil Robertson, made anti-gay statements in a profile for January’s GQ.
Read through the comments section of the article and you’ll see numerous viewpoints being spouted without any regard for what anyone else has to say. Often people make comments about freedom of speech, and how Robertson has the right to his own opinion.
Freedom of speech is a great thing that not everyone has (I’ll leave it at that considering American’s right to freedom of speech is questionable at times). And yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, that’s part of being human and is part of our rights as being humans. However, it’s opinions that spawn hate and injury to others. Robertson’s statements reinforce the discrimination and hate spewed towards the LGBT community, regardless of the fact that he safeguards his statements with “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
The whole, “You’re a sinner – But I’m not going to judge” mantra is a farce. By labeling someones actions as sinful you are immediately passing judgement whether you like it or not. Robertson is not only passing judgement but creating an atmosphere that discriminates and hates gays. Now we’re just waiting to see what A&E has to say about this.