There is a reality TV show that is super popular on A&E. It has more viewers than any other cable show in cable history! Why? I think because it centers on a group (the Robertson family) that puts God and Family First. They are good people---and just weird enough to be wildly interesting! I truly believe their show has been blessed by God and that God is using this show to spread reach His "lost sheep."
The patriarch of the the Robertson family, Phil, was interviewed for GQ magazine. They asked Phil for his opinion regarding homosexuality. To keep it simple, Phil said that he could not relate to a gay man's interest in another man (and any honest heterosexual would say the same) and that in his religious point of view it is a sin against God.
If you were not aware of the war on Christianity before, follow this story----both sides. Because you will see how Satan works in the media, Hollywood, and politics to push forward his agenda of separating us from God.
A&E has fired Phil Robertson. That is in their right to do so. They own the show, they can essentially do what they want. But here is what I mean when I say watch Satan at work.
Here is one example I came across on the site: hollywoodreporter.com
"GLAAD on Wednesday condemned his remarks as "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication" and said "his quote was littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation."
Vile?? Extreme?? I have searched the web over for vile and extreme content spoken by Phil against gays. I can't find it! All he said is that he doesn't understand it and he thinks it is a sin.
On that same site comes these lies: "Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. "He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans -- and Americans -- who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil's decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families."
Claim to be Christian? If you know what a Christian is, you will, without a shadow of a doubt, know that Phil IS a Christian.
What true Christians believe? A true Christian believes what the Bible teaches us, that homosexuality IS a sin. But it also teaches us to love the sinner.
The Majority of people support gay marriage? Poll after poll of American show otherwise, and when gay marriage is on the ballots they vote it down. The courts and state legislatures make laws against the wishes of the majority of their citizens.
Phil's decision to PUSH vile and extreme stereotypes? PUSH?? Really??? He was asked in an interview!! He did not march around in the public arena with a bull horn shouting obscenities regarding gays.
This is a clear example of Satan at work. The response to Phil's comments are over the top and hate filled. But Jesus has told us this would be the case. The more you support Christ and share His word and His love, the more you will be persecuted. (verses taken from: Click Here )
John 15:18 ESV
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
2 Timothy 3:12 ESV
Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
1 Peter 3:17 ESV
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
1 Peter 4:12-14 ESV
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
1 John 3:13 ESV
Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you.
Regardless of your beliefs, we, in the United States of America, have the constitutional right to speak our minds freely, without fear of retribution. We also have the constitutional right to practice our religion freely.
Satan, however, feels otherwise.
May God Bless and Protect the Robertsons.