Two days ago, the left was apoplectic over Megyn Kelly’s scurrilous allegation that Santa Claus is white. (A white Santa?! What a crazy woman!) Not since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door has our nation suffered such an assault on racial harmony.
Yesterday, the pretty blonde elf ethnologist was relieved to learn that the offense furies had found a new mortal to torment. In an interview with GQ (that’s still around?), "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson revealed the shocking secret that he’s an old-school, Bible-believing Christian. Maybe Esquire will report that he has a beard and likes hunting.
Resembling a figure from the Old Testament, Robertson paraphrased a verse from the New: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
The PR wing of GLAAD eventually sprung from their king-size fainting couch and bitterly denounced Robertson’s orthodox views. Their virtual flash mob so intimidated A&E that the network suspended the show’s star indefinitely. Because he said something GLAAD didn’t agree with
When did we as a culture get so panicked about words? As a child I learned that sticks and stones may break your bones, but now I know that words will really hurt you.
People in the media consistently insult my beliefs and lifestyle, yet I never demand they be censored or fired. I’m not afraid of different perspectives; the more the merrier. But in today’s hypersensitive environment, the first response isn’t “I disagree,” but “FIRE HIM!”
Unlike GLAAD and other closed-minded agitators, I celebrate diversity. My social and family gatherings are filled with liberals, conservatives, gays, straights, Christians, atheists & agnostics. We trade barbs, some which occasionally go too far, but we still get along famously. Our differences and our flaws is what keeps it interesting.
I can’t imagine living in a world where everyone agreed with me. How tedious. But that is apparently what progressives demand.
The Left started the culture war, won it resoundingly, and now they're roaming the country shooting the wounded survivors. Instead of allowing dissent, they conduct blasphemy trials demanding public recantations and penance. They accuse conservatives of being Puritans, but they’re the ones with the torches and buckled hats.
I don’t agree with everything said by Phil Robertson or Penn Jillette or Neil Patrick Harris or Patton Oswalt or anyone else. And I’m fine with that. I still would love to share a meal with any one of them.
So, lefties, give Phil Robertson a break. It's not like he said Santa was white.