The danger of factions – or the tyranny of the minority – this is something that James Madison also warned about in Federalist #10:
“By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.”
That faction is not the LGBT community and their role in the attack on Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Even though they represent only about 4% of the total adult population of the country and likely a very small percentage of the 9-10 million people who watch the show every week, the true faction is the cabal of “progressives” who use groups like the LGBT community, blacks, illegal immigrants, Muslims, feminists and other individual aggrieved groups to achieve political gains.
It is undeniable that these factions make up a large percentage of the Democrat political base…and interestingly enough, all have conflicting political interests. For example, there are no gay or feminist rights in Islam, blacks fear Hispanic immigration as they supplant blacks as the largest “minority” and according to a poll done by NPR, the socially conservative and religious black community opposes gay marriage by a margin of 62% to 38% – just shy of 2:1. Islam is certainly no fan of Judeo-Christian tradition.
So Phil Robertson personally believes that homosexuality is wrong and even though he was very clear that he hates the sin and loves the sinner, he is still cast as a pariah.
Because there is political gain to be had by keeping the LGBT cabal angry – and the radical leadership of the LGBT “community” is determined to punish anyone who doesn’t enthusiastically promote a gay lifestyle, not just those who disagree…and the “progressives” are just fine and dandy with using them to leverage that into power.
How else can the constant and largely unpunished attacks (or if they are, it is with a wink and a nod) on Christianity and individuals like Sarah Palin be explained? Gay “activist” Dan Savage attacked Christian high-schoolers, Martin Bashir wants Sarah Palin to be force fed excrement, Ed Schultz attacks Christians on air and so on…
One day these minority groups should ask themselves this: “Have we really advanced due to our alliance with Democrats or are their “progressive” leaders merely using us as pawns or cannon fodder in their quest for power?”
If considered honestly, the answer should be revealing.
I have a distinctly libertarian streak where the LGBT community is concerned. I could care less what someone does, who they do or who they love. I’ve always believed that an individual’s relationship with God, or lack thereof, is between those two and subsequently none of my business. I do what I can to let folks know how God moves in my life and the joy I take in the prospect of everlasting life through Jesus Christ.
And actually, I do believe that my belief in God and the teachings of the Bible do make me better than others – because I adhere to a moral code that has withstood 2000 years of attacks and still tells me to love my neighbor as I love myself – but that does not mean that I have to approve of everything my neighbor does.
Believe or don’t, that is their business – I choose to because I believe that belief makes my life and the lives around me better – but when the judgment day comes, it is they who will answer to Him for their choices, not me. Love the person, hate the sin.
Christianity deserves a greater respect by A&E and Phil Robertson certainly deserves better treatment.