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The Genuine Conflict Being Ignored
in the Duck Dynasty Debate

The Atlantic, by Larry Alex Taunton

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Posted By:darnright, 12/23/2013 10:59:09 AM

Until recently, I had never seen A&E’s hit series Duck Dynasty. Given their long beards and “Sharp Dressed Man” opening theme song, I had mistakenly assumed it to be a reality show about ZZ Top. Judging from the headlines, however, I am in a minority. According to A&E, the series is the highest-rated nonfiction program in cable history. The series focuses on a Louisiana family, the Robertsons, who have made a fortune manufacturing and selling products marketed to duck hunters. Pro-God and guns, the Robertsons make no bones about what they believe. They are unashamedly Christian, are seen attending church in several episodes, and have openly indicated that they see the show as a vehiclewith religious tolerance.

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This really put this all into a great perspective for me. I couldn´t agree more with this...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/23/2013 11:22:25 AM     (No. 9665499)

I´m surprised to see this in the Atlantic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/23/2013 11:25:20 AM     (No. 9665502)

Beautifully explained.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/23/2013 11:27:19 AM     (No. 9665505)

Poster #1 took the words right out of my mouth.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/23/2013 11:27:35 AM     (No. 9665506)

I´m not a great Rick Warren fan but his quote is amazing. It sums things up perfectly. Unfortunately it will have no meaning for liberals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/23/2013 11:28:08 AM     (No. 9665507)

Indeed, according to a June 2013 Pew Research Center survey, roughly half (45 percent) of Americans polled said they believe homosexual actions are a “sin.”

If you believe Natural Law was written by God, and that sin is an offense against the Law of God ... what other conclusion can you reach?

Even if you don´t believe it and Science is your God ... you are still defying evolution/nature.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/23/2013 11:31:44 AM     (No. 9665516)

Addendum to #5 ...

Maybe they aren´t defying Darwin´s theory of evolution.

They don´t reproduce ... theory of natural selection and survival of the fittest.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/23/2013 11:37:54 AM     (No. 9665527)

I don´t know.... I just find it odd that most writers on this subject are quick to say they have never seen this series; yet they are all quick to comment on the what is said to be the most popular series ever on cable? What´s up with that?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/23/2013 11:39:34 AM     (No. 9665528)

Phil might not mean this about ´bestiality´ but didn´t a Utah judge just extend the definition of marriage from just gays to multiple marriages (old age won´t let me find the right term) as was predicted?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 12/23/2013 11:40:29 AM     (No. 9665530)

It seems as if every MSM opinion piece I´ve read about DD vs. A&E, even those that support Phil Robertson, begins with the author saying they´ve never watched the show. And I believe it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 12/23/2013 11:45:38 AM     (No. 9665537)

This is an excellent article. Finally, someone states the correct Christian/Biblical position. Heterosexual sex outside of marriage is a sin, too.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/23/2013 11:46:22 AM     (No. 9665538)

Taking his point a step further, why does the secular Left even care what Christians believe? The fact the Muslims and other faiths have the same views on homosexual behavior does not faze them at all. The Left only goes ballistic over what Christians believe. Perhaps because they fear it is the truth?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/23/2013 11:57:27 AM     (No. 9665547)

#11 ... Fear and guilty consciences, whether they admit it or not.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/23/2013 12:05:13 PM     (No. 9665555)

This is an outstanding article. Like No. 1, I´m surprised to see this in The Atlantic.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lucky4, 12/23/2013 12:05:53 PM     (No. 9665556)

This is by far the best article I have read on this situation so far. Absolutely nails it.
Without making fun of Christians too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 12/23/2013 12:33:03 PM     (No. 9665586)

While I applaud that the subject people cannot breed, it really psses me off that they still vote.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/23/2013 1:17:51 PM     (No. 9665644)

": . . . pressuring for Robertson´s suspension tells orthodox Christians that their religion is no longer acceptable . . . "

The Communist Left has been telling us that for at least 50 years, and we´ve kow-towed. We have forgotten the old adage about Safety In Numbers. We´ve not banded together and stood up, fought back. As a result, we´ve seen the Christ in Christmas wiped out. We´ve seen the Ten Commandments wiped out. We´ve seen the rights of cheerleaders to print bible verses on cardboard and display them at football games wiped out. We´ve seen prayer at a high school graduation wiped out.

If we keep kow-towing, we´re going to be wiped out. All of us.

You don´t really have any doubt that the Communist Left would close the doors of every church of every faith in this nation, do you?

You don´t really have any doubt that the Communist Left would hang by the neck until dead, every Christian who professed his faith, do you? It´s what Communism and the Left has been pushing for in the nation since Madeline Murray O´Hair opened her ugly mouth.

We really are at a crossroads. Right here and right now.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dixie, 12/23/2013 6:58:03 PM     (No. 9665935)

The only reason I can see why the left-leaning A&E even picked this fight with Ducky Dynasty in the first place was to reduce the appeal of the Robertson family with the electorate in 2014.

This could be done by keeping them off TV for the major part of 2014. (The contractual agreement between A&E and Duck Dynasty could keep them from jumping to another network in the near future).




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Until recently, I had never seen A&E’s hit series Duck Dynasty. Given their long beards and “Sharp Dressed Man” opening theme song, I had mistakenly assumed it to be a reality show about ZZ Top. Judging from the headlines, however, I am in a minority. According to A&E, the series is the highest-rated nonfiction program in cable history. The series focuses on a Louisiana family, the Robertsons, who have made a fortune manufacturing and selling products marketed to duck hunters. Pro-God and guns, the Robertsons make no bones about what they believe. They are unashamedly Christian, are seen attending church in several episodes, and have openly indicated that they see the show as a vehiclewith religious tolerance.



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