Hey, A&E, grow a pair!
For those of you who haven't heard yet, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Robertson family (Duck Dynasty) has been fired. Why, you ask? Because he was in an interview, where he was asked what he considers sin. He listed a few things that are considered sin according to the Bible. Among them was homosexuality.
Being Phil, of course he made a few off-color remarks on the subject. But that wasn't the issue. The issue was that Phil had the audacity to say homosexuality is a sin. Of course, a few butthurt people later, and A&E has fired Phil. (That's just crappy, crappy, crappy.)
I, for one, find this situation outrageous. Phil didn't even say anything discriminatory in his comments. He simply told what the Bible considers to be sin, and everything he said is in there. Look it up.
So, basically, people are offended by Phil telling the truth. Now, I agree that it isn't good to maliciously offend other people. If you get offended by the truth, that's your issue. The truth is supposed to offend you because that's how you know you don't have it!
The fact is that a select group of people in this country have become the self-appointed thought police. They have a specific agenda and won't TOLERATE anything else. Then they have the nerve to turn around and accuse us (the religion whose sole objective is to show love to everyone) of the same thing.
What if someday, I wanted to just go out and beat people I dislike? I mean, that's just natural instinct, right? Why would you deprive me of my right to express myself that way? You bunch of intolerant hate-mongers, you.
That may be an extreme example, but you know what I mean.
If you're with me on this, and you want Phil to be reinstated go to http://www.istandwithphil.com and sign the petition to bring him back.
While we're on the subject, what's the rest of the family doing? (I can hear Si now. "Hey, looky here, back in Nam, I fought people who wanted to take the same rights you want to take. Hey, you mess with my brother, you mess with me, Jack!")