Yesterday was a bad day for Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, Conservatives and Christians alike. It was released that Phil had made some statements and his disapproval of homosexuality and the contradictions it made with his religion. Later that same day, he was fired. After a clear violation of the freedom of speech and religion, Ted Cruz spoke out defending the man.
In a message posted on Facebook, Ted opens up about American’s history, rights and political correctness.
He starts out by discussing that the reason Duck Dynasty has become so popular is because it represents the America that a lot of people still hold dear to their hearts. An America where we can believe what we want to believe in without persecution. An America where we can say what we want—while displaying a bit of tactfulness and common courtesy—without being harassed by liberal “PC enforcers.”
Cruz goes on to express his concerns and conveys that all Americans should be concerned as well. Inferring that even if you don’t share the same beliefs of Robertson, you should be frightened by what has happened to him. After all, it could be your belief that is oppressed next because it is found to be in violation of political correctness.
He does go on to mention that anyone is free to oppose Robertson’s belief but no one has the right to condemn him for his ideals.
Phil Robertson released a statement regarding his previous comments saying:
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
It really is a shame that in the name of “tolerance” we are brought down to having to correct ourselves or make excuses. Freedom of speech means just that, plain and simple.
How do you guys feel the TV reality star is being treated?