Friday, December 20, 2013

A Lesbian's Support For Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson

I have been observing, yet remaining hesitant to comment upon, 
the ongoing controversy swirling around 
Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.

In a GQ magazine interview, Robertson essentially said he didn't understand why men would choose other men over women, couched in Biblical reference.  I agree with Robertson.
And I support his right to express his opinions there and anywhere. 
also back his trust in God's word to be The Truth.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10: 
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men , nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

As the fire rages, and while everyone who thinks they're anyone chimes in, condemning Robertson, or supports him, I have found one voice, one opinion which best defines the matter, in my opinion. It belongs to Camille Paglia, whoever she is.

Despite Camille Paglia being a lesbian, liberal Progressive,
her response is well, 
normal and thoughtful.
From The Daily Caller, via Drudge, Ms. Paglia says, 

"The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia.

“I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.

Here is the salient point, the hypocritical nexus of the matter:

“In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right of religious freedom there,” she added.

“To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” Paglia said. 
This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.
I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility.

There is hope, small though it is~


Anonymous said...

Camille has the distinction of being one of the last honest liberals, someone who has thought these things through -- and understands what makes her freedom possible isn't merely her assertion of it, but a general ethos of real tolerance that the Stalinists of today's Left hate with the heat of a thousand suns.

Leticia said...

This is quite refreshing to hear someone from the Left support a Christian on free speech.