Friday, August 23, 2013

Duck Dynasty: Pro-Life, Pro-Abstinence, Pro-Adoption = Pro-GOD


“Duck Dynasty: Fighting the Culture Wars
By Onan Coca / 22 August 2013

One of the guys from Duck Dynasty is at it again, making conservatives proud and reminding us about the values we should stand for. Patriarch of the Dynasty clan, Phil Robertson, was giving a speech in Pennsylvania to a crowd of men on the virtues of a nation founded on Biblical principles, when he said these words:

‘Listen, from the time you started inside your mother’s womb, Thomas Jefferson had it right, you have the God-given right to live for crying out loud.’

The video of his speech from 2010 has gone viral, and it has the pro-life movement energized. Robertson’s straightforward approach to defending everyone’s right to life is refreshing, and his connection to the popular A&E reality series, Duck Dynasty, gives him a platform to speak and be heard.


(The full speech from Phil Robertson to the men of Berean Bible Church can be found here, split into segments.)

For the last forty years, we have sought government solutions to stopping the abortion genocide, and for the last forty years, the government has continued to defy our will. In fact, the liberal media and the Democrat Party continue to paint the pro-life movement as ‘extreme,’ when reality tells us that it’s the abortion supporters who hold the extreme position. A recent poll by the liberal flagship website, The Huffington Post, found that 59% of Americans believe abortion should be outlawed after twenty weeks. In fact, most of the world believes abortion should be illegal after just 12 weeks. The only nations in the world to allow abortion after 20 weeks are China, North Korea, Canada, and the USA (You will know them by the company they keep!my addition). Abortion rights activists are the extreme ones.

Perhaps the better path to seeing abortion banned is more of what Phil Robertson gives us in this speech. Men and women with influence standing up and speaking truth to power about what abortion really isthe legal murder of a child.(My use of bold. We need to identify abortion for what it is every time it is addressed. It is the legal murder of a child!my addition). While the states have begun to heed our voices, the federal government continues to fail us at every turn. I think it’s time to turn our full efforts to changing local and state government laws and regulations, and bypass the federal government altogether (I think we should continue pounding both!my addition).

However, the only real chance we have of fixing our abortion problem comes by way of a national revival similar to what Phil Robertson calls for in his speech. We must return to the values of our founders: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. A worldview that is not God-centered will drive us to destruction. We must RISE UP and return our nation to its Christo-centric foundation (Absolutely true!my addition).”


“Duck Dynasty stars use their fame to speak on abstinence, abortion and adoption
Published: August 18, 2013

Duck Dynasty, A&E’s hit reality show, made ratings history when its fourth season premiere was the most-watched nonfiction series telecast in cable history. The show focuses on the lives of the Robertsons, who run a family-operated business called Duck Commander, which makes products for duck hunters. These bearded men have won a place in the hearts of American viewers, with 11.8 million people showing their affection by tuning in for the premiere.

David McKillop, Executive Vice President of A&E, told Inside TV, ‘Thanks to its authentic and engaging characters Duck Dynasty has become more than just a reality show, it is a cultural phenomenon.’

In a culture that promotes quick hookups, scandals, and vulgarity, Duck Dynasty is a refreshing change. The Robertsons have good morals, family values, and strong faith. Whether on screen or off camera, the Robertsons aren’t afraid to talk about things that matter.

The Abstinence Clearinghouse website recently posted a video of Jase and Missy, a couple on the show. Jase is one of Phil (the patriarch of the family)’s four sons. Jase has a life motto: God, family, ducks, in that order. During this interview, Jase and his wife unashamedly admitted they chose to wait till marriage to have sex.

Jase told reporters, ‘We were both virgins when we got married until our wedding night. We decided to do it God’s way and basically had a godly agreement that we would help each other get to heaven.’

Abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy and STDs. Jase said in his interview that some people think it’s foolish to talk about abstinence or encourage people to wait. I’m glad Jase isn’t concerned about what others think when it comes to sharing his story.

Along with abstinence, the Robertsons address the issue of abortion. Phil Robertson made these remarks about the hippie generation at a benefit for the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center in Dallas, Texas. He said, ‘You can only run sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll so far. The bottom line is, what came out of that movement is what you’re now witnessing. They had little innocent names; they called us ‘hippies’ and ‘flower children.’ That movement lured 60 million babies out of their mothers’ wombs. What came out of that are universities that take our children and warp their mindsthe ungodliness is literally rampant (True!my addition). All of the diseases that go with immorality, all of that stuff came out of my generation.’

Phil is a strong supporter of the pro-life movement. Phil’s son Willie shows his love for children by being an adoptive father. Willie has a video clip posted on YouTube in which he speaks about the benefits of being an adoptive father. The video has over a quarter of a million views. I was personally touched by the fact that they chose to adopt a bi-racial son, Will. Recently Willie and his wife Korie took in an exchange student from Taiwan named Rebecca. They fell in love with her, and Rebecca is now part of the Robertson family.

[the video]

KNOE 8 News reported on an event this August in Louisiana called ‘Over the Edge for Adoption.’ The event, put on by the Louisiana Family Forum, is an initiative to connect willing church families with foster children. Their goal is one hundred churches with 100 families who will open their homes and hearts to foster children. Willie Robertson spoke at the event, asking people to make the same choice his family made. Robertson said watching his son grow every day is like a miracle. He told the crowd, ‘Before, you know, all the fame and fortune was there, we made the commitment to do it, and it has really changed our lives and helped reshape at least one life in a kid’s life. And any chance I get to promote that, I am going to help out.’

The Robertsons made their fortune by creating great duck hunting products. They’re using their fame to stand for life, promote adoption awareness, and boldly share the benefits of abstinence. I’m grateful for this family, and I pray they’ll continue to be a positive influence in our world.

About Christina Martin
Christina Martin has been a pro-life voice for eight years. Her work began after her mother confessed she paid a doctor to abort her, but walked out before he could. Knowing she was saved from death, she wanted to fight for others. After graduating college in 2005, Christina spent 2 years at the Justice House of Prayer in D.C. praying at the Supreme Court daily for the ending of abortion. Then 3 years with the Atlanta chapter of the international grassroots pro-life movement Bound4Life. Christina seeks to love Jesus in word and deed. She has a burden for the black community and longs to see them free from the genocide of abortion.

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