Over the past week the media has been flooded with Phil Robertson’s comments on homosexuality, however, his comments on how he never witnessed the mistreatment of blacks before Civil Rights while he was growing up in Louisiana have not received much attention. I don’t have much to say about Robertson’s comments on homosexuality but I do have a few questions for all of my friends that have felt the need to have Facebook arguments and devote all of their time and energy to this.
Here are my questions:
- Why is this getting so much attention when there will be children without Christmas presents in a couple days?
- Why is this getting so much attention when there are families that will not eat dinner tonight?
- Why is this getting so much attention when there’s a homeless person sleeping in the rain tonight?
Does Phil Robertson’s beliefs really matter? There’s someone reading this post wondering why I find homelessness, children’s presents, and families without food important. Well I’m not sure why I think my thoughts carry more weight than Robertson’s; I know my thoughts will not storm social media and I won’t get removed from anything, but I do think Christ would be concerned more with the issues I listed and many others…
Link to Robertson’s interview with GQ: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/television/201401/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson