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Spiritual warfare and Phil Robertson of 'Duck Dynasty'

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Sarah Palin and Gov. Bobby Jindal told Fox News on Dec. 19 that Phil Robertson's first amendment rights are being violated because he dared to speak his mind about his spiritual views regarding homosexuality. But the popular A&E "Duck Dynasty" reality show personality thinks spiritual warfare is what is at play, and he began talking about it earlier this year with Sports Spectrum magazine.

Palin and Jindal do make valid points, especially about how the "politically correct" are tolerant of everything but anything (or anyone) who believes differently than they do.

Those "intolerants" hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us," Palin said.

It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended," Jindal added.

The Louisiana governor makes a valid point when he says that he doesn't agree with lots of things he reads in magazines or sees on TV, but everyone is entitled to express their views. So why is Phil Robertson not granted that right?

If you ask Phil, his interview in April with Sport Spectrum sums it up quite nicely--and long before the comments about homosexuality were even aired. Back then he was talking about the bleeping out of some of his families show words when it wasn't anything to bleep out, as no one was being profane. For example, they editors of the show bleeped out the name of Jesus from a dinner table prayer. And they did it more than once until he confronted them about it.

It's spiritual moral compass," according to Robertson in the interview back then. "They own the networks, and they film the show," so they have the ultimate control he said. And that control appears to be manipulated by which group of viewers argues the loudest to them.

Fans of Duck Dynasty obviously thinks so, taking to Facebook to voice their opposition to A&E for suspending the man that draws so many viewers each week and helped make that network have higher ratings than anyone else. And they are threatening to boycott the show if he isn't brought back.

So while Sarah Palin and Gov. Jindal might take to Fox News and other sites to voice how this is a first amendment violation, and the Duck family's fans take to Facebook to shout out their displeasure (or stop their cable subscription for A&E), Phil Robertson will continue to realize that this is a spiritual battle, and God is the one to fight it.



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