Speaking The Truth in Love

 

Speaking the truth in love

Although I don’t have a TV in the house, I know that millions of Americans are devoted to the Duck Dynasty series. They consider it more wholesome than much offered on television.

I was shocked and saddened by the announcement today (December 19) that Phil Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty, has been taken off the air indefinitely because he told the truth.

What do I mean? When asked what was sinful, Robertson replied, “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.” A+E Networks therefore rejected him. They stated, “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.”

Does this make sense? If God plainly said that fornicators, adulterers, and homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11), who am I and who is Robertson to deny this? If sodomy, bestiality, pedophilia, rape, and other sex sins are condemned, who am I to reject God’s declaration?

It’s a sad day when a sincere American can’t speak the truth without fear of rejection. Let’s speak the truth—always!

Richard Hollerman

(Carried in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dec. 21, 2013)

 

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