Phil Robertson Is Back on Duck Dynasty!
A few days ago, a Facebook friend asked my opinion on this video that was done by a black Christian in support of Duck Dynasty and the infamous statements made by Phil Robertson. I have less than zero interest in ever watching Duck Dynasty, so I had to do some research on Phil Robertson and the allegations of “racist and homophobic” statements made on the show before I responded. After watching the video and doing some research on some of the comments that were made during the taping of Duck Dynasty, I decided to make a video with my thoughts. Is Phil Robertson a “racist homophobe” or is he just ignorant- not that that is much better?
How Is Fantasy Football Relevant?
I recently finished second in a fantasy football league where I was the only woman. In the video this issue is brought up to highlight points made in the video about ism’s and America’s culture of ignorance.
To view the second and third installment of this unexpected series, you may access the videos at the links provided at the end of this post.
1.) God is not only found in the Bible.
People seriously need to start seeking the Holy Spirit and pay attention to how they use the Bible.
2.) The Sin is Sin versus Degrees of Sin debate among Christians misses the point.
All sin separates us from God- period. Repent.
3.) “Stop acting like a girl,” calling a man a girl, equating a man to a vulgar name for a female body party, and assuming the success of a woman had to be because of the brains of a man all have a basis in the assumption of female inferiority.
You may not be one who exploits women for financial gain or agrees with their social oppression, but comments such as these are ignorant- at best.
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4.) There is a difference between racism, sexism, prejudice, and ignorance.
These are all problematic for the progression of humanity, but we still should be mindful of the language we choose to use.
5.) Culture breeds ignorance.
People think making ignorant comments about race or gender is okay because that is what society has taught them. That will remain the case as long as we perpetuate this lie that ism’s no longer exist all because there are a few exceptions that make the rule. Denial is not the answer to this insidious problem nor should ignorance be used as a”get out of jail free” card. Purposeful ignorance is sometimes used by those who want to stay in their bubble and excuse their thoughts and behavior. Once you know better, you need to do better. People who prefer ignorance do not want to do better. This is why it is important to have these discussions, especially with the younger generation, so that maybe something real and lasting can be done to curtail the high incidence of these ism’s in society.
Please be sure to checkout the second and third installment of this video series, below: