Alex Wire
12/19/13 at 07:24 PM 6 Comments

Richard Land: ‘Gay Thought and Speech Police Attack Reality Show Star for Paraphrasing Bible Verse!’

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Richard Land: ‘Gay Thought and Speech Police Attack Reality Show Star for Paraphrasing Bible Verse!’

Charlotte, N.C.— In the wake of this morning’s news that Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the reality television show on the A&E cable network, was dismissed from “Duck Dynasty” by the network for his comments about homosexuality and sexual sin in America, a backlash has begun that A&E never expected.

A&E put Robertson on an indefinite hiatus from the show after the family head talked about his beliefs on sexual sin in the January issue of the men’s magazine “GQ.” Robertson compared homosexuality to adultery and other sin.

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty,” the network said in a statement today. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, issued this statement in response to the news about Phil Robertson and the A&E Network:

“This confirms what I and others have said all along – this debate about homosexuality has never been about tolerance or ‘live and let live.’ It’s always been about the GLBT community wanting their lifestyles affirmed as healthy, normal, and moral, and ostracizing anyone who disagrees with them as the equivalent of supporters of the KKK.

“Now we have the gay thought and speech police attacking the star of a reality show for essentially paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 6. This is an assault on everyone with traditional religious beliefs whether they realize it yet or not. It is vital that everyone who holds traditional Christian beliefs about this subject, and everyone who believes in freedom of speech, and particularly religious speech, stands up and is counted.”

Land encourages Christians to call the A&E Network at (212) 210-1400 to express the desire to have Robertson put back on the show, and to respect the religious beliefs and the freedom of speech to which this reality show TV star, as well as each American citizen, has every right.

From the desk of Alex Murashko.

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