Duck Dynasty Star Compared To John The BaptistBy: Lacy Langley - July 28, 2014
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been in the news for what seems like forever now for speaking out on sensitive issues such as homosexuality. The Duck Commander has great faith and is not afraid to talk about spiritual things regardless of the consequences.
Phil Robertson has stirred up more than his share of major controversy for Duck Dynasty, starting with his remarks on homosexuality last year when he proclaimed,
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Then the world fell apart.
Even though Phil tried to clear up his stance for the media, the damage was already done. However, through the whole fiasco, the Duck Dynasty patriarch didn’t back down.
His son, Alan, who is a preacher and makes a few appearances on Duck Dynasty as the only non-bearded Robertson, has recently compared his father to biblical figure John the Baptist.
“How many people make their way out just to talk to my dad about the good news of Jesus Christ? And so he was a lot like John the Baptist. He is that guy. Now I’m often reminded when I tell people John the Baptist that he also lost his head, for speaking the truth, right? In a culture that really wasn’t prepared to hear truth, and yet, you know what, that doesn’t change my dad’s view at all.”
He said of the Duck Dynasty star, “Prophets tend to not care about their public image, they tend to talk about judgment as if it’s real, and they speak what God gives them to speak. And that’s what my dad does. So he is, in that sense, a 21st century prophet. What’s interesting is how it came to be is phenomenal. It really was just one prayer on a television show.”
This is true about Phil and the stance he took. He spoke about some very culturally sensitive topics despite the risk it held for Duck Dynasty and stood by his statements.
What do you think about Alan’s comparison of the Duck Dynasty star to John the Baptist?
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