A Suggestion for the Duck guys and The Wisdom of the Cross
Okay, so I wanted to say something tiny about Phil Robertson and the whole Duck Dynasty/A&E thingy too; even though I think everything that can be said, or that should be said has already been said way more than once online and everywhere else!
The issue, as has already been boisterously pointed out, has less to do with homosexuality (and its ethical-ness), and more to do with censorship, politicalism, and power. Given that this is the reality, my suggestion to the Duck guys is that they work from the power and logic of the cross of Christ, and simply accept what happened as part of a larger spiritual scheme that is intent on un-doing the capacity for people to speak words; whether true or not. What the cross argues for is that there is an act-speech (instead of speech-act), that has the potential to be more powerful than simply saying things. So my suggestion to the Duck guys is that they remove themselves from A&E, and use this as an occasion to promote Christ through living lives of integrity through growing deeper into the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ; and allow the example of this act, to be what stands out in this power struggle between what appears as power (the kind that A&E wields in our society), and the kind that flows from a life that looks foolish, the life of the cross (I Corinthians 1:17-25).
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