Ted Cruz comes out in support of 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson
POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:39pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 3:39pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — After news broke the patriarch of the "Duck Commander" family, Phil Robertson, was being suspended from A&E's number one show, "Duck Dynasty," after making what some say are "controversial remarks" to GQ magazine, Texas senator, Ted Cruz, came out with a statement supporting Robertson:
The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith.
If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him--but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.
And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street. Here's what Phil himself had to say about accepting and loving everybody:
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”