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

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Michael Matthews
Omaha, NE

@ Momma

You shouldn't be offended. The comments aren't directed at non Utah Mormons. Nor are they all being made by Mormons in Utah. Perhaps Utahans, but not all are Mormon.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

They are all conservatives have left.

mid-state, TN

@sharrona --

"Others, though, were moral codes, and as such are timeless."

Stoning adulterers was a moral code. Is it timeless?

Killing children who talked back to their parents was a moral code. Is it timeless?

Levirate marriage was a moral code. Is it timeless?

"Honor your Father and Mother”[not significant Other]"

You are confusing parents with spouses here.

And of course they would have honored father and mother (as opposed to father and father or mother and mother). They had no reproductive technologies, and little in the way of adoption.

Circumstances change as society evolves. The Bible never talked about airplanes, either -- but that doesn't make them immoral.

Here, UT

patriot says:

"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?? "


Now who needs the "refresher course" on the bible? You do. The NT does NOT say that Mary was the "sinner" Jesus forgave.

Syracuse, UT

If many of you would just go back to the first commandment that was given by God, you would see that it was to Adan and Eve to Multiply and replenish the Earth. Good Luck with trying to do that with gay and leisbian couples.
This is not a left vs right thing. It is a right vs wrong thing. Even the animals know better than to be gay. You can say that this is all that conservatives have left all you want but, just look at the what the wrong side has left......nothing! They keep and will keep getting confused and chasing their tails and when they finally catch it, they do not know what to do with it. So they let it go and start chasing it again.

layton, UT

RE: Circumstances change as society evolves. The Bible never talked about airplanes, either -- but that doesn't make them immoral.

“…there is no new thing under the sun Ecc 1:9.” Per Solomon, ‘Human’s hearts’ and their corruptions are the same now as in former times.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:8-9)

(Jesus) said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I Am who I claim to be,[a] you will die in your sins.”(John 8:24)

Here, UT


Don't you mean the commandment god gave Adam and his SECOND wife? Eve was the consolation prize after Lilith refused to submit herself to Adam's controlling, masculine nature.

It's not like humanity has been around for over 200,000 years though.

mid-state, TN

@defibman --

" Good Luck with trying to do that with gay and leisbian couples. "

There are plenty of human beings on Earth already. Marriages in the 5% of the population that's LGBT aren't going to threaten anything.

"Even the animals know better than to be gay. "

Actually, many many species of nonhuman animals out in nature practice homosexual behaviors all the time. It's a perfectly natural thing to do.

@sharrona --
layton, UT

"“…there is no new thing under the sun Ecc 1:9.” "

Wait -- so the Bible DOES talk about airplanes???


Puyallup, WA

Well, back to Duck Dynasty, y'all!! ... I don't watch because the beards gag me. Really, I could lose weight by looking at the beards before every meal and picturing all the crumbs and junk caught in their beards. Gag! As for his opinions or observations, I don't care. It's only interesting. All kinds of people in this huge diverse country have all kinds of opinions. Does it hurt you? Has a crime been committed? Is it any more offensive that the Jersey Shore culture where many extreme opinions were also expressed by unusual looking people. So?

olivehurst, CA

i love duck dynastry, i couldnt wait to show it to my 27 year old, to show there other ways than just yuppy dumb stuff . i believe the Lord is using phil and others like him to seperate the good from the bad whose side will you be on?? i will serve the Lord

Big Joe V
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Sad. We believe in "spin" and not context. Hurt feelings are tantamount to reality. I like the country logic of Abraham Lincoln. "If you called the tail of a dog a leg, how many legs would a dog have"? This group is forcing the the world to accept a reality of five legged dogs. I will die for the right to free speech to state a dog has four legs and a tail and not be forced to accept the new reality of five legged dogs.

clearfield, UT


I'd never seen or heard of the show. Now I've watched it a few times, and I agree, those beards would be hard to eat with. I prefer to goonball characters on the auto restoration shows or Pawn Stars. In any case, I'm sure A&E Network is making a lot of money now that they have run a marathon of Duck Dynasty over the Christmas holiday. The viewership is bound to increase. And when it comes to money, liberal or conservative, money talks and you know what walks. It's money that matters in the USA. I think I heard that in a song once.

clearfield, UT


You and others continually explain why we need a living modern day prophet. Bible bashing, which is what I've been reading, is why there are so many Christian churches that teach different things. I'd be a member of none of them, as I was much of my life, until I found faith that God did not abandon us to trying to interpret ancient scripture to find the truth. He didn't and so I'm LDS. Otherwise my Sunday religion would be football and beer.

layton, UT

Contrariusiest,“…there is no new thing under the sun Ecc 1:9(man’s corruption). -- so the Bible DOES talk about airplanes???

Do airplanes sin?

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?(Jer 17:9)

Look, I was guilty of sin from birth ,a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.(Psalm 51:5)

For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander(Mt 15:19 NLT)

Romans 5:12…, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all people because all sinned.. V 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of one man many will be made righteous.

God is the ultimate author of all the books and letters in the Bible though it was spoken and/or written by the Prophets, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles as they were inspired and moved by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter1:20-21).

mid-state, TN

@sharrona --

"Do airplanes sin?"

A famous complaint from the early days of human flight goes like this: If God had meant for us to fly, he'd have given us wings.

Those folks thought that, since airplanes weren't mentioned in the Bible, they must be sinful.

See the parallel here?

clearfield, UT


You really believe that you sinned because you were born? Even though you were not capable of evil thoughts, murder, adultery, ect? How did that ever become Christian fundamentalist thinking? Talk about the need for a Prophet today. One thing I know about God is that he is just and reasonable. Condemning a baby to hell or anyplace else other than "heaven" because he is sinful and had not been baptized, is neither just or reasonable. My question is rehetorical sharrona, because I'm sure you will try to come back with all kinds of (interpreted) scripture to justify that belief. It won't help, because other interpreted reading of scrupture could just as easily refute your point. But if you want to defend God as being just with that doctrine, then I'd be interested why you would believe in such a God. To me that would be an evil God. Not a loving one.

layton, UT

RE: Contrariusiest"“… See the parallel here? No,

What do rocks dream about? Nothing.

RE: happy2bhere, God is love but he is also Just, •God justifies those who believe in Jesus (Rom. 3:26)

The fall: The serpent, directly contradicted God's word and impugns God's motives, ".you will be like God," 3:5. God tempts no one(James 1;13-14)

"But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds(LDS) should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus(exalted man) whom we have not preached, 2 Cor. 11:3-4.

“Saved “from what, what we are saved from is really a who—God Himself. That the glory of the gospel is that the One from whom we need to be saved is the very One who saves us.
…Liike the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. Eph 2:3

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s Wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies… (Romans 5:9-11)

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mid-state, TN

@sharrona --

"See the parallel here? No"

I bet everyone else does.

liberty or ...?
Ogden, UT

Ok, I can't stand the level of hypocrisy here from the LGBT community and their supporters. Phil expressed HIS PERSONAL OPINION. You oh so tolerant defenders of free speech should be ashamed of yoursevles for labeling someones opinion of morality being hateful or prejudice just because you disagree with their moral standards. Incidentaly if you don't accept traditional views of morality according to Judeo/Christian values just because you don't bel;ieve in them or are atheist you have no leg to stand on. Who says your definition of maorality is right and Phil's is wrong. If God doesn't exist then morality is irrelevant because its then what you want to believe and you have no leg to stand on because your morality has as much weight or validity as his. You people have a perverted definition of the word tolerance as well. Tolerance does not mean acceptance!! I may Tolerate what you believe that doesn't mean it is right just because it is legal or free to engage in. I tolerate Alcohol but oppose it, Do I hate Alcoholics?, I oppose drugs, do I hate drug addicts? I oppose sex outside of marriage..

mid-state, TN

@liberty or ...? --

"You oh so tolerant defenders of free speech should be ashamed of yoursevles for labeling someones opinion of morality being hateful or prejudice just because you disagree with their moral standards. "

Phil also said, in a previous sermon:

"Women with women. Men with men. They committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. They're full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant God haters. They are heartless. They are faithless. They are senseless. They are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil."

Do you still think he isn't hateful??

"If God doesn't exist then morality is irrelevant"

You need to do a little reading in moral philosophy. Morality does NOT depend on the existence of God.

"I may Tolerate what you believe that doesn't mean it is right just because it is legal or free to engage in."


You believe drinking alcohol is a sin -- yet it is legal.

Similarly, your belief that homosexuality is a sin -- has nothing to do with whether gay marriage should be legal.

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