Monday, December 23, 2013

Open Season on Duck Dynasty -- Where Is the Tolerance?

Duck hunting season runs from Nov. 28, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014, which makes sense because apparently it is open season on Phil Robertson of Duck Commander and "Duck Dynasty" fame. While I have never seen the show and am therefore neither a fan of the show nor of Robertson, the recent bruhaha over his comments has made me question a few things.
Here are my thoughts on some of the reactions from the Christian community to Phil Robertson's statements and why I think perhaps the Pot is calling the Kettle black.
Why is it that if Christians speak out against greed or pride or intolerance, there is no great contingency of fellow Christians who rise up to criticize us for our lack of tolerance and compassion toward the greedy, the prideful and the intolerant? Why are we only expected to be tolerant about certain sins in the 21st century? And why is rebuking greed or pride or intolerance usually perceived as righteous, but quoting a scripture about another sin is considered bashing and/or hating? 
Complete article at: Open Season on Duck Commander Phil Robertson

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