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Published: Monday, Dec. 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Ranch
Here, UT

This should come as no surprise to anybody.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Phil Robertson for President. He certainly has more credentials than the one who is on a $4 million dollar tax payer funded vacation in Hawaii.

Esquire
Springville, UT

Who cares.

If Duck Dynasty is a symbol of our cultural values, we are in deep, deep trouble.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

South lost.

Racism is bad.

Discrimination is not christian.

I don't care how many 'rally' around it.

Lowonoil
Clearfield, UT

Was at a Walmart yesterday and wandered into the close-out aisle where unpopular merchandise goes to be gotten rid of quickly at give-away prices. It was full of Duck Dynasty merchandise. This is a sure sign that they are beyond over.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, he is the perfect tea party candidate. He can say what the far radical right want to hear.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

@Lowonoil

"they are beyond over"

I would say if you bet money on that you will be Lowonmoney

Lowonoil
Clearfield, UT

@mohokat "I would say if you bet money on that you will be Lowonmoney"

I would take that bet. Walmart doesn't dump merchandise to be politically correct, they dump it because it's not making money. They didn't become the world's highest revenue corporation for nothing.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I'm a Christian - I only believe the parts of the New Testament that I like. If I don't like a page from the bible I just tear it out. This seems to be the prevailing PC thought nationwide with many. Robertson quoted the Apostle Paul in Corinthians regarding homosexual sin....so what part of this is ambiguous? If you don't believe or accept the teachings of Paul how can you call yourself a Christian? Perhaps a 'buffet' Christian who likes to pick the parts of the bible he likes and throw out the rest. A buffet Christian is no Christian at all. This debate is really quite ridiculous. This isn't so much about a simple Christian man and his faith as it is punishing those who dare to quote from the New Testament in a public forum. Do we - as a society - want to live in fear for quoting scripture? Is freedom of speech now re-defined to be only that speech which the PC word police approve of? Where does this end? Is there going to be a state approved belief system which everyone must comply with...or else? This is NOT America.

momma7
Shreveport, LA

As a member of the church in the West Monroe, LA Ward, I am kind of offended with what I am reading. We members are just as spiritual as the "Utah Mormons." In fact, my ancestors, and my husband's ancestors, crossed the plains to the promised land of Salt Lake. We just so happen to live in the south. The south is full of good Christians, whether Mormon, (the Robertson's) Church of Christ, or wherever they go. We love all men & women!

mohokat
Ogden, UT

@Lowonoil

I would agree that Wal Mart is a business model not to be argued with. But because merchandise is not selling in Clearfield does not mean it is not elsewhere. And because merchandise in Utah is not moving does not spell done for the Ducksters. Apparantly they are no dummies either. Cracker Barrell pulled the merchadise off also but put it back on. Check WalMarts online shopping page it looks like most items are listed out of stock.

Lowonoil
Clearfield, UT

@mohokat

I was actually at the Walmart in Syracuse in an area near the lake where bird hunters abound. If it's not selling well there, where would it be? I could be wrong, maybe all those has-been boy band products sharing clearance shelf space with the Duck Dynasty stuff are also still selling like crazy elsewhere.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@patriot --

" If I don't like a page from the bible I just tear it out."

So do you.

Have you stoned any adulterers lately?

Eaten any shrimp lately?

Paul says that it's better to remain single than to marry. Are you married?

Everyone picks and chooses. Some of the reasons for doing so are better than others.

"If you don't believe or accept the teachings of Paul how can you call yourself a Christian?"

Paul taught that it is better to remain single than to marry.

Do you agree with him?

Do you call yourself a Christian?

"Is freedom of speech now re-defined "

There is no free speech issue here.

Clauses that restrict speech are very common in employee contracts, especially in the entertainment industry.

Robertson violated his contract, and he suffered the consequences.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:Contrarius

Your New Testament knowledge needs a bit of refreshing I'm afraid. Jesus said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone" at Mary. Remember?? He then told Mary to go thy way and "sin no more". As far as your misunderstanding of the teachings of the Apostle Paul... (Hebrews 13:4) Paul wrote, and “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord”. I would also refer you to "Paul’s Inspired Teachings on Marriage" by Kent R. Brooks. Just google it. As I said in my post - there is no such thing as a pick and choose Christian but there are many who like to quote there favorite scriptures which support there own personal bias and throw away the rest which either confuse them or perhaps disagree with their chosen lifestyle. Remember -Jesus gave us COMMANDMENTS not suggestions. Homosexual sex is a sin. Not my words but the words of the Savior and his apostles. Either you accept it or reject it but there is no pick and choose option I'm afraid. Commandments free us from the destructive nature of sin.

Dave Wilson
Phoenix, AZ

I am glad that he condemned the sin of practicing homosexual sex but I really do think he should apologize for the Jim Crow laws statement. He wasn't on the experiencing end of it so how can he say that Blacks were happy under it.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@patriot --

"As far as your misunderstanding of the teachings of the Apostle Paul... "

Tsk, Patriot.

1 Cor 7:1 -- "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”

1 Cor: 7:8 -- "Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do."

1 Cor 7:27 -- "Are you pledged to a woman? Do not seek to be released. Are you free from such a commitment? Do not look for a wife. "

1 Cor 7:28 -- "But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this."

1 Cor 7:38 -- "So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better."

" there is no such thing as a pick and choose Christian "

Do you eat shellfish?

Do you stone adulterers?

Are you married?

"Jesus gave us COMMANDMENTS not suggestions. "

There is no commandment which says "thou shalt not be homosexual".

Christ never said a single word against homosexuality. He did, however, specifically list three classes of men who should not marry women (Matthew 19:12).

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:Contrarius

Christians don't stone adulterers. That was the Jews and the law of Moses. Christ fulfilled the law of Moses. Go back and read about the story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus and hopefully that will help you at least understand the difference between the law of Moses and what Jesus taught. As far as your hang up on marriage and the Apostle Paul .. your confused and taking scripture out of context doesn't work. Again - read the article I suggested regarding Paul and marriage and then if you have further questions I would be happy to answer. Honestly guy - it is a REALLY good article and will help you understand so long as you have an open heart and mind and really 'want' to understand.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@patriot --

"That was the Jews and the law of Moses. "

That bit about homosexuality being an abomination was also the law of Moses.

Christ himself never said a single word against homosexuality.

" As far as your hang up on marriage and the Apostle Paul .. your confused and taking scripture out of context doesn't work. "

Suuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Of course, you haven't actually explained away Paul's multiple statements, as I quoted them.

"Again - read the article I suggested regarding Paul "

Nope, sorry. "Send me to the library" is a very old debating trick, and it doesn't work. If you have evidence to present that explains away Paul's statements, then present your evidence. Otherwise, you have nothing.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

Oh, Patriot --

I did take a quick look at the beginning of that article just now. Thanks, it gave me a great laugh.

One of the author's first claims is that Paul must have been married. Seriously, did he even read Corinthians??

Amongst other things, Paul very very specifically stated: "Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do." (1 Cor 7:8)

Does this author think Paul was lying, or what??

sharrona
layton, UT

RE: Contrariuserer, The Old Testament : The Holiness Code contained different types of commands. Some were related to dietary regulations or to ceremonial cleanliness, and these have been done away with in the New Testament (Col. 2:16-17; Rom. 14:1-3). Others, though, were moral codes, and as such are timeless.

Thus incest, child sacrifice, homosexuality, bestiality, adultery, and the like, are still abominations before God. E.g…

Ephs 6:2,3. Honor your Father and Mother”[not significant Other],which is the first commandment(Not a suggestion) with a promise. God distinguishes father and mother from all other persons on earth, chooses them and sets them next to Himself, occupying the highest place in our lives next to God. And
Mother Teresa(Celibate) loved those who had same-sex attractions, but she still called them to purity. In fact, it is precisely because she loved them that she called them to practice chastity.
It is a false form of compassion to lead others to think that they can find fulfillment by living outside the will of God.

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