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Gentleman’s Quarterly and Phil Robertson Revisited

Yesterday most of you know that I wrote a blog about the insane madness surrounding an interview with Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson. If you recall I also stated that I had many friends in the gay community who were supporting Phil’s interview who understood even though GLADD chose not to that Phil was only stating his opinion and not “gay bashing”. Well today I have read the entire interview, watched the representative from GLADD who started this insanity and talked to my very best friend who was also a character in my book The Pink Canary. Some of you may have known him as the character Penelope. His real name is Peter Fondura and yes I have his permission to write this blog. So with that being said let me just start by saying if one reads the entire article and not just pick and choose those things which meet with their agenda – yes GLADD I am talking about you- then one will see that Phil was not mean spirited nor was he ugly. He is just a true southern redneck albeit a very educated one who when asked a question answers it to his ability. He does not sugar coat his answers with platitudes and sweetness what you see is what you get. Unlike the minions in Washington and those like GLADD who have their own agenda and are proficient in double speak. With southerners like myself one always knows where one stands on issues. So if you don’t want to do not ask.

Okay now that we are straight on the lingo let me continue with the meat of the matter. The interview which by the way is Titled “What The Duck?” that in itself could be considered insulting because it is one of the double innuendos used in this article. The article written by Drew Magary appears on the surface to be genuine in that he appears to really want to understand the southern culture and the faith of this family. However, if one reads between the lines it is full of sarcasm and baiting. He wants to believe that Phil is not as smart as he is, that he is just an ignorant backwoods redneck with a bigoted philosophy. He can’t understand how this family lives off the land, loves their family and lives their faith.

Which not brings me to my next point. During this interview Mr. Magary appears to be agast at the hospitality afforded him at the Robertson’s home. They did not treat him like he was big interviewer he was treated like one of the family yes that is again southern hospitality. What did he expect? He had already assumed they were redneck uneducated backwoods gun toting, Bible Thumping men so why change the prospective. MR. Magary intentionally asked the question “What do you think is sin?” Again when someone asks a southerner a question be prepared for an answer and yes it will be mind jolting it is just part of our culture. Then when he had the nerve to ask about, how did he put it oh yes “growing up in the pre- civil rights era” Phil told him what he encountered – and now the left wants to nail him to the cross for that one. Well again, Phil was very honest- he was “poor white trash” and he worked and lived along side of the blacks in his area. They lived together, prayed together, laughed together, worshiped together and cried and sang together. Sorry Mr. Magary he couldn’t lie and tell you he saw anyone being mistreated. You see all of them including Phil’s family was trying to just survive they all worked those cotton fields just to get by. So before the NAACP and the REV up REVs get their panties in a wad- he didn’t say anything against blacks.

Okay moving on to the thing with GLADD- maybe they should change their name to something else. Another story for another time. This is where my friend Peter aka Penelope comes into the big picture. You see my friends he is gay and has been in a relationship for a long long time. He is one of those rare people who is comfortable being who he is. He doesn’t need GLADD or any of those other limp minded organizations to vilify him. We had a conversation this morning about this whole thing and this is what he said,

” I have nothing against Duck Dynasty.My nephew turned me on too them.
I’m offended by Homosexuals too Lol”

” I’ve been quiet about this because I just think it’s silly.I don’t see the big fuss over it.
I wasn’t offended one bit.He has his opinion.He never once said he hated gays.People need to get over it!!!”

This is just a few of the statements he made. The people in gay community who are comfortable in who they are do not need GLADD to hold their hand or speak out on their behalf. They have it covered. They are okay. Sadly the representative who spoke with Megan Kelly last night from GLADD apparently is not comfortable in his skin. His body language said it all.

So let us recap the bottom line comes down to this. Anyone who dares answer questions in an honest way- who has an opinion that goes against all the special interest groups the seek to sow discord, lives a life they feel is faithful to their God, loves their family, loves to live off the land (by the way where do you think you get your roast duck from) and loves humanity without conditions should be nailed to the cross for their beliefs.
There is something seriously wrong with this picture. I leave it for you to decide what it is.

December 20, 2013 - Posted by | Rants | , , ,


  1. Great article. Keep up the good writings.

    I do wonder what the response would have been if Phil had said he was in support of the homosexual lifestyle. Instead, you have those who do not understand true bible teachings once more taking a bit here and a bit there to form a completely wrong opinion about a fellow believer.

    Comment by J. Guest | December 20, 2013 | Reply

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