Hi you guys,
Before I make a few additional comments on this Duck Dynasty fiasco I wanted to say THANK YOU for all the traffic you all sent my way over the past few days. This has been such an incredible blessing, my followers are the best. ;)
After going through my comments I just have a few points to make that I see coming up a lot.
Here we go:
#1. Phil Robertson DID NOT say that being gay was the same as bestiality. He did NOT make a comparison between the two. Here is that exact quote from the interview, “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.” When you make a comparison you are saying something is “LIKE” something else. He clearly did not state that here; he did not say ‘homosexual behavior is like bestiality.’ Notice the PERIOD that separates his sentences. That’s important.
So for those of you who are flipping out about this apparent comparison, your comment isn’t exactly relevant. I’m not just saying that because I like him, but because it’s common sense. Read the transcripts before you argue your point. Educating yourself is an important part of making an argument.
#2. Phil also did not make any racist remarks. He just didn’t. Again, go READ the interview transcripts. (Read them with your own two eyes, don’t just listen to the “he said, she said”). This is the exact quote from the interview: “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field. … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word! Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Okay so let’s take this piece by piece. Simple.
-“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person.” Okay, so he never was an eye witness. That’s not racist.
-“Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers.” Okay, so the blacks worked on farms. That’s not racist.
-“I hoed cotton with them.” THEY WORKED TOGETHER. In UNITY.
-“I’m with the blacks, we’re white trash.” He refers to himself as “white trash.” Again, no racial slur against African Americans.
-“They’re singing and happy.” and “I never heard one of them say ‘These doggone white people!'” Here we have talk of happiness. Again, NOT racist.
-“Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.” Is this the racist part? Again, NO. He refers to them as happy and godly! He never said that African Americans as a whole had nothing to be angry about under Jim Crow laws. He simply said that the few of them that he was around were happy and never sang the blues.
#3. Final point. And this is my biggest one probably. I received A LOT of emails this past week. The one I will probably cherish the most however came from a man named Christopher, the subject read “As a member of the homosexual community, I want to apologize.” He had seen my blog, seen how horrible people were acting in the comments, and in turn felt the need to contact me personally to let me know that “we [homosexuals] aren’t all like that, I promise.” I told him that I wished others could discuss disagreements with kindness rather than hatred, if we could, we would get SO much farther. If you only take one thing from this post make it this: just because you may not agree with what someone has to say, that doesn’t give you a good reason for name calling. In fact, if all you can do is throw insults, you shouldn’t even be commenting because you have no argument. We’re adults here.
So that’s all I have for now. I wasn’t even going to write this second part but I kept seeing these topics come up in my comments, so here we are. :) Thank you guys again for the traffic. Have a beautiful Sunday, friends.