By Bryan Fischer
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Phil Robertson has created a moment of historic opportunity
for evangelicals and social conservatives to reverse our cultural slide into
sexual deviancy and begin turning our ship of state back toward sexual
The only question that remains: will evangelicals and other
like-minded Americans seize the moment? Will we capture the energy Phil
Robertson has generated and draw on that energy to confront the entrenched
fortresses of error and sexual abnormality that right now dominate our social
The naked bigotry, intolerance and bullying demonstrated by
Big Gay in this setting has been revealing. By which I mean, homosexual
activists have been exposed for the mean, vicious schoolyard bullies they are.
Even uber-pro-sodomy advocate Dan Savage has realized this.
On Anderson Cooper’s program this week, he criticized Phil more for his
perceived racism than for his comments on homosexuality. Why? He knows, as Ann
Coulter told Steve Malzberg, “this is not good for the gays.”
The backlash against the bullies of Big Gay has been
overwhelming. Americans who still possess a moral compass have besieged
A&E’s Facebook page, website, and caller lines to express their support for
Phil and their outrage that A&E would cravenly capitulate to the Gaystapo
by firing a guy who only expressed the unvarnished truth about homosexuality,
marriage and salvation, opinions shared by the majority of Americans.
The Robertson family has said, "We cannot imagine the
show going forward without our patriarch at the helm." That means one
thing: A&E is toast. And Phil Robertson is not. Big Gay took aim at Phil
Robertson and took out A&E instead.
The intensely negative response to what A&E has done
means this is a potential turning point in American cultural history. It may be
that Phil’s remarks and his treatment at the hands of the deviancy cabal has
finally brought social conservatives to the point where they have just about
had it with being pushed around, insulted, demeaned, and deprived of their
basic American rights to freedom of religion and speech.
They know it’s time to throw caution to the wind and believe
with Solzhenitsyn that “one word of truth outweighs the whole world.” It’s time
to refuse to accept the premise that the truth is hate speech, and to recognize
the reality that the truth is only hate speech to those who hate the truth.
It’s time, in other words, to speak up.
As Shakespeare once said, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the
flood, leads on to fortune...And we must take the current when it serves, or
lose our ventures.”
point: we must seize the day, for if we do not, if that energy is not
harnessed, sustained, and directed at ruling deceptions and entrenched evil, it
will dissipate and be wasted and our cultural wasteland will remain a cultural
To repeat, what is most significant about this episode is
the way in which it has galvanized ordinary Americans who have had it with
being told to sit down and shut up. In Phil, they have found a true American
hero, someone who finally had the courage to tell it like it is. Inspired by
his example, they know the time has come to vocally defend the moral values
that have made the United States the freest, strongest and most prosperous
nation in the history of civilization.
This prospect sends shivers down the spines of every clear
thinking gay activist across the fruited plain. The last thing they want to see
is 100 million Phil Robertsons speaking the truth about the unnaturalness of
That’s why they are trying to shut him up and shut him down.
They wouldn’t unless he represented a clear and present danger to their entire
agenda of remaking America’s moral character into their own dark and twisted
They can’t shut him down if they can’t shut us down. It’s
time for Christian men to stop being wimps, and start telling the truth about
human sexuality without apology.
In Roman days, slaves protected one of their own by
identifying openly with him. It’s time for Christian men all across America to
stand to their feet and say with one voice, “I am Phil Robertson.”
noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect
the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)