While listening to the radio this morning I found the predominate discussion to be Duck Dynasty. Apparently one of the members of the Duck Dynasty family is being suspended from the show after sharing his thoughts on modern immorality which lead to an uproar in the homosexual community. (While listening to the banter on the radio I found myself behind a car with bumper stickers that read coexist and can’t we all just get along, in front of me, ironic right?!) The question is why are we making such a big deal out of this? Well, for one it sells…controversy sells. Shocker! And two, the comment was unfortunate, but that’s coming from me, a 30 something SAHM from the Midwest. In case you haven’t read or heard as of yet, this is the offensive comment….
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson told GQ. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Let’s be honest, this comment is not tasteful and could be repugnant to any female or male. But it is important to remember who the audience is at this magazine, per their media kit the median demographics for GQ is the 29 year old single male (75%male/25%female readers). Perhaps he should have just addressed the notion that sodomy is a sin and left gender and genitalia out of his comment. I am assuming this was his way of trying to make a heterosexual vs. homosexual joke, Kathy Griffin he is not. It should be noted that it was evident that his focus was on sin, not an attack on the homosexual community. He continued by stating….
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” he later added. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
It is very apparent that the Duck Dynasty family is Christian, thus have Christian beliefs, morals, and values. So why are we so surprised at his response on sin? He is simply stating that sin is a slippery slope, you allow one sin to become socially acceptable and slowly the rest follow. Perhaps he is now wishing he lead with, and focused more on, the legalization of Marijuana?
And now there is talk about removing him from the show. What? Seriously?! What is wrong with America? What happened to the days of being able to share opposing viewpoints? Why must every little thing be political these days? I am growing irritated with the preverbal toddler tantrum adults are throwing! Is this the future? The minute someone says something you don’t like you should attack them, destroy them, and then you will feel better? Has America officially become the ‘dysfunctional family’ of the world? Or did that ship already sail?