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What’s your problem?
That’s coming from talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh and directed toward those who are infuriated over comments from “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson about his belief in what the Bible teaches.
Limbaugh, addressing the growing controversy, called it another case of “mock outrage.”
If there is no God, he asked liberals, why worry about what “some backwoods hick on a duck show” says?
He also suggested the controversy might prove to be a positive for Christians, after Robertson was given trouble because he was “quoting the Bible.”
“It’s too soon to know, but I’m not sure this is a loss in the traditional sense,” Limbaugh said.
Instead, he mused, the incident could serve as “a tipping point” that will inspire conservatives to mobilize.
Limbaugh addressed the dispute that erupted with Robertson’s comments in an interview with GQ. The A&E Network responded with an announcement that Robertson had been suspended indefinitely.
As WND reported, Robertson championed biblical values and the battle against breaking God’s commandments in the interview.
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. … Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he said.
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Paraphrasing the book of I Corinthians, he said, “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.
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television,” he said of his family’s instant rise to fame. “You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
Homosexual activists were enraged and demanded that Robertson be punished.
“I think they essentially fired the guy,” said Limbaugh, “and as such have thrown away the largest audience on cable television.”
Limbaugh predicted that for that very reason, “another network will pick up this show.”
Earlier today, fellow talk radio giant Glenn Beck offered the Robertson family a place on his TheBlaze Internet television lineup.
Limbaugh wondered "who is being discriminated against except Phil Robertson, who just lost a job because of his religious beliefs?"
"Nothing happened to anybody at GLADD … or to any homosexual people," he said.
"Phil Robertson didn't make the choice of being heterosexual so why attack him for talking like one? If you turn this stuff around, it's an interesting perspective."
Limbaugh said that at some point, "the majority of people are going to get fed up with being lectured to and controlled by such a minority of the population … who use weapons like political correctness, censorship, intimidation and everything else in order to shut up people who say things they don’t want to hear."
Limbaugh wondered if the Robertson family's audience would "go to bat" for them.
"If that kind of relationship exists," Limbaugh said, "then there could be an effervescing tipping point out there.
"Maybe Phil Robertson's opened the door, but it's too soon to say."