It amazes me that so many people, many purporting to be Christians seem to be shocked, dismayed, angry, and bedazzled over A and E's decision to "suspend" Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty."
Do these people ever read their bibles? If they did they would discover that mankind is sinful and depraved. Therefore, nothing that a human being does should surprise them. Secondly, Paul made it clear that before Christ returned men would grow far more sinful in behavior.
More importantly, Christ is still on the throne! God is still sovereign and is still working out His eternal purposes. A and E simply decided to exercise their "rights" and made a decision in-line with their practice, philosophy, programming, and promoters.
Most of you know that I am no fan of Duck Dynasty. I can't believe the support it has had in the so called Christian community since they practice and preach baptismal-regeneration. However, Mr. Robertson had a right to speak his convictions. He had to know the parameters in which he could make his opinions known. He had to know the consequences that he faced. I applaud him for his courage, for his convictions, and for his comments.
A and E demonstrated their "convictions." They had every right to do so. I don't know why so many "believers" think that this country should be so sanitized. We as Christians are strangers, pilgrims, and non-citizens traversing this world on the way to the kingdom of God. This world and this country will never be fully sanitized or for that matter "Christian" until Christ returns and roots out and destroys all evil and wickedness.
A and E's decision should not be of any surprise or dismay to any bible believing Christian. If anything it shows us how far behind we may be on preaching the gospel to every creature. Let's focus on being the salt and light we are called to be as ambassador's and witnesses for Christ.
Let me close this commentary with a quote from Terry Delaney:
"Query: How is A&E suspending Phil any different than a church not performing a same-sex marriage? Both are protecting their respective belief systems. Phil's freedom to express himself has not been infringed upon. His boss, A&E disagreed with what he said and therefore they disciplined him. If you don't like it, then speak with your remote and your money. We cannot expect the world to ever adhere to biblical principles."