No Diversity On TV Allowed: Christians Need Not Apply

A show like Duck Dynasty is a rarity in reality TV or on any kind of TV. If you look at your shows you find very few that present a Christian or conservative character in a positive light. What you do find are plenty of adulterers or fornicators of some kind. The idea that sexual morality would mean not having sex outside of marriage is a foreign concept to most of the TV shows that are broadcast. Furthermore, if there is someone who is portrayed as having that belief, that character is often Read more […]

Duck Dynasty: Entertainment Weekly Discovers the Bible Has Something to Do With the Homosexuality Debate

So for once it seems that Christians won over their cultural enemies in the entertainment world. Phil Robertson is un-suspended from Duck Dynasty. But the analysis in Entertainment Weekly reveals an insane level of ignorance about why people in America resist homosexual acceptance. But what probably helped turn the tide in the Robertsons’ favor was that the debate wasn’t as clear-cut as the network and many in the media initially assumed. Robertson and his supporters argued that his anti-gay Read more […]

Don’t Be Fooled … By the Duck Commanders

This past summer, I was invited to speak at an event to celebrate Southern heritage.  While there, I overheard a few friends talking about a show I had never watched, called “Duck Dynasty.”  They went on about a family with an outspoken character called “Uncle Si,” and how it was wonderful that they ended each show in a prayer.  I remember them saying that one of the show’s stars complained to the producers that they had cut out a segment when he prayed in Jesus’ name.  But this past Read more […]

Duck, Duck, Noose

A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” has generated a lot of talk about the First Amendment. While technically it’s not a First Amendment issue because the government was not involved, the punishing of Robertson for expressing his well-known beliefs in an interview with GQ goes to the larger issue of free speech and tolerance for differing views. A&E has a right to fire anyone it chooses, however, this was not just a case of someone shooting his mouth off Read more […]

BREAKING: Robertson Family Threatens to Pull Out of Duck Dynasty Over Phil Robertson’s Suspension

The Robertson family has issued a statement saying: We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.  While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible Read more […]

Why the Firing of Phil Robertson is a First-Amendment Issue (Though it Shouldn’t be)

A&E has First-Amendment right to fire Phil Robertson. Phil Robertson had a First-Amendment right to give an interview to GQ and a First-Amendment right to answer their questions honestly. GQ had a First-Amendment right to publish the interview. A&E had the First-Amendment right to fire Phil Robertson. And Duck Dynasty viewers have the First-Amendment right to find something better to do with their time than watch TV. Some might mistakenly think that Phil Robertson’s right to Free Read more […]

Christianity Is Not Allowed On The Networks: Duck Dynasty Smacked Down

A&E didn’t take long. A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday. The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being. The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have Read more […]

The Real Message of Duck Dynasty

The entertainment hit from out of nowhere, Duck Dynasty, is now in its third season on A&E. The Robertsons—the family the show is based around—appear to be as unchanged by their newfound fame as is humanly possible. While the show is largely about the men and their daily escapades through Louisiana marshes and swamps, a strong domestic foundation is consistently present thanks to the Robertson women. A recent interview with Missy Robertson, wife of Jase, is an interesting and informative Read more […]