If the Reverend Jesse Jackson had his way, A&E TV’s Phil Robertson would never again be permitted to darken the television screens of American viewers. In an over-the-top diatribe Mr. Jackson likened the reality star’s comments to “Rosa Parks’ bus driver,” saying that Robertson’s view constituted an attitude of “white privilege.”
Rosa Parks is considered a civil rights icon for her refusal to sit in the “colored” section on a public transit bus in Montgomery Alabama, December of 1955. Robertson frankly told GQ magazine in the now-infamous article, that he personally lived harmoniously with blacks during that time (of Jim Crow Laws) playfully and self-effacingly referring to himself as “white trash.”
Interestingly Jackson, supposedly a Christian minister who alleges to uphold Christian values, has aligned his Rainbow PUSH Coalition with the militant homosexual group GLAAD. In opposition to A&E continuing the Duck Dynasty TV program (with Phil Robertson included), the alignment released a statement saying:
“It is unacceptable that a personality who has been given such a large platform would benefit from racist and anti-gay comments.”
The hypocrisy of the discourse, in light of the fact that Jackson and his group enjoy a considerably larger “platform,” the entire progressive media consistently promoting their anti-traditional-morality agenda, seems lost on these secularist pundits.
Moreover, the subtle inference attempts to wrongly cement people of color with homosexuals, in a manner that pigeonholes them both as ethnic minorities, deserving of special privileges and protections under American law.
This continues to be the top priority on the gay itinerary; having themselves recognized and classified as a singular faction of society in the selfsame manner as racial groups.
Perhaps former Secretary of State Colin Powell said it best concerning this effort when he remarked:
“Skin color is a benign, non-behavioral characteristic. Sexual orientation is perhaps the most profound of human behavioral characteristics. Comparison of the two is a convenient but invalid argument.”
Meanwhile radical publishing entities like AOL, Time Warner, Huffington Post, etc. continue to characterize the patriarch of the Robertson family’s remarks –which were actually direct, nearly word for word recitations from the Christian Bible as “gay slurs.”
Curiously, one of the first rerun episodes A&E aired pursuant to the conflagration of the GQ article was one in which Phil Robertson and his wife “Miss Kay” reaffirmed their traditional marriage vows.