Phil Robertson on Cancel Culture: Why America’s Real Problem Isn’t Political or Religious

Phil Robertson on Cancel Culture: Why America’s Real Problem Isn’t Political or Religious by PHIL ROBERTSON for Charisma News

In the fall of 2013, it began innocently enough. A young writer for GQ magazine was quizzing me on my views about various topics. A quick glance around my living room should have been enough to tell him what I was about. Miss Kay’s Bible verses hung on slabs of wood and my well-worn Bible was held together with duct tape. It was obvious. We read and believe in God’s Word. If God speaks it, we always go with what He says.

So, when the reporter asked my opinion about homosexuality, I didn’t actually give my opinion. I simply gave him the Bible. From memory, I quoted:

“Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9–10, NIV).

That’s all there was to it. But he didn’t know it was Scripture. In the reporter’s mind, I immediately became a New Age Neanderthal. When his story broke, within a single hour I was in the national spotlight in a way I had never anticipated. It was all over the news and the internet.

The opinion of a minister on Fox News was something like, “What do you expect from some redneck living in the swamps of Louisiana? He’s certainly no theologian!”

He didn’t know I had quoted a Bible verse either. It would be at least two weeks before the media figured out where my words were from.

I had also included verse 11 in my response to the reporter:

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

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