Right now I'm angry. I'm so tired of ridiculous discussions where no one listens to another perspective. I'm tired of being told: "Be careful what you read because people just want to paint this person in a bad light". I think we have some really skewed perspectives that need changing!
I admit it, I've never watched the show, we don't have cable. Frankly I don't really care what Phil Robertson has to say. Here's what blows me away... So many "Christians" are sticking up for a man saying he is being "persecuted for his religious beliefs" when that is not the case. His comments at best were incredibly rude and crass (NO it wasn't just quoting Bible). If A&E wanted to fire him, then so be it! That doesn't mean he is being persecuted.
Here is what is REALLY bothering me about this whole situation. "Christians" are outraged by him getting fired for what he said, and over 50,000 people have signed a petition in 24 hours. BUT these same people are NOT seemingly as bothered by the child abuse that goes on WITHIN the church (GRACE put together a petition for the church at large to address the issue of child sexual abuse going on within the church and in 4 months has only gotten 1,600 signatures). (Find it here) Someone please tell me why we care more about the argument between Phil Robertson and A&E than when an adult permanently scars a child by sexually abusing them!!!!!
I understand that he is entitled to his beliefs, everyone is. If he really wants to represent the God that I love and serve in a way that will cause others to want to know God, then he should be loving, not rude and crass. The Bible says that without love we are nothing, and I saw no love from him, and frankly see very little of it in all of the discussions going on in various places online.
I guess my challenge is to think about your perspective. We are so quick to jump on a bandwagon of a celebrity, but so painfully slow in speaking up about those who would hurt a child.