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Cue Faux “Christian” Handwringing No Christian Should Apologize for Phil Robertson or What He Said

We are just into the first full day of the A&E / Duck Commander controversy and already weak-kneed “Christian leaders” are lining up to apologize for Phil Robertson and what he said.  These perfectly manicured, soft-spoken, self-appointed Christian spokesmen – often with hair that can withstand gale force winds – are only too happy to jump in front of a camera or on the radio waves to soften the plainspoken Word of God.  These well-groomed and often academically titled men almost seem offended that a mere rustic – more resembling of John the Baptist or an Old Testament prophet than the hipster pastors and bloggers of today – would dare to boldly proclaim the Word of God to the liberal media complex.  Thus, instead of supporting Mr. Robertson and boldly proclaiming the Word of God, they scuttle about and curry favor with the press by attacking the messenger, the message, or both.  It is worth taking a look at some of their arguments because we need more boldness, not less.

First, there are those who think that Mr. Robertson went too far by using words like “vagina” and “anus.”  They allow that Mr. Robertson sounds like the Apostle Paul but that one did not have to cover the ears of young children listening to the epistles of Paul.  They seem to forget that God often utilized even more graphic language and actions in confronting His people with their sins.  They forget or ignore the fact that God instructed Hosea to marry a harlot as a visual demonstration of the spiritual adultery committed by Israel or that Isaiah was told to walk naked and barefoot for three years as a visual image of future judgment.  Besides the prophets, certain portions of Scripture are a little uncomfortable to read in mixed company.  My personal favorite is how Rachel sat upon the household idols of Laban in the middle of her menstrual period.  Did that passage in Genesis leave any doubt about how God feels about idols?  I still blush when reading the Song of Solomon and discussing what is actually meant by the “Hills of Incense” or tending your wife’s vineyard.  So, while Mr. Robertson might be a little risque for the church tea social, his use of physically descriptive terms is not outside of Biblical norm.

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