Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Should Fight ‘Religious Wars’?

Quoting Quiverfull: Christians Should Fight ‘Religious Wars’? January 5, 2014

Franklin Graham at Billy Graham Evangelical Association – Duck Dynasty and the Ducking Church

I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview. As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently “ducked” out on the issue (sin). Some were even quick to condemn Phil Robertson.

If we Christians banded together and took a stand, perhaps we wouldn’t be losing so much ground in what the media is calling the “cultural war.” However, it is not a cultural war—it is a religious war against Christians and the biblical truths we stand for. Some churches have fallen into the trap of being politically correct, under the disguise of tolerance.

God is not “politically correct,” and He is certainly not tolerant of sin. The Bible tells us that He is going to judge all sin one day; and anyone who is not found under the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, will face an eternity in hell separated from God. Scripture says, “So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 13:49-50). But today God is willing to forgive anyone who truly repents (is willing to turn from their sin), asks for His forgiveness, and believes on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” Romans 10:13).

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  • Allison the Great

    If God really does exist, he’s not so petty that he’ll send good people to an eternity of pain and torture just for being gay. Seriously, with all the really fucked up shit that people do to each other (and I’ve seen so many of these religious guys do just as many if not more fucked up things to people than the rest of the population, let’s be honest) God probably doesn’t give a flying fuck if two men or two women fall in love with each other. A being that can create such a magnificent universe would not be that petty and stupid. There’s genocide, there’s starvation, rape, people are brutally murdering each other, there’s abuse (there’s a ton of it perpetrated by religious fundamentalists who think they have God on their side), we’ve got greed, a serious lack of empathy and so many more fucked up things going on in this world, and God is flipping his lid over sexuality? REALLY?!?! Mr. Graham, I think you need to make an appointment to see your proctologist. Your ass is not a great place for your head.

  • Nea

    People don’t actually believe in a vengeful god. They believe in a god who will smack around their personal enemies. There’s a difference. If you really beloved that god will punish every sin, really, really believed, then you can’t lie about your enemies, hate the poor, wear blended fabrics, divorce, eat shellfish, etc., etc., etc. brad Hicks once wrote a fairly interesting set of posts titled “Christians in the Hands of an Angry God” listing all the reasons modern conservative Christianity has wandered off the biblical path in search of political power.

  • Trollface McGee

    I’m so sick of this Duck Dynasty crap. The man said a bunch of offensive things in an offensive manner and got called out on it – he’s not some beacon of free speech or religious scholarship.
    Pride is also a sin and Graham is full of it. Pride that his “enemies” are going to be tortured for eternity while he gets to watch and enjoy. Pride that he’s right and everyone who disagrees with him is wrong. Pride that he doesn’t really need to look at other interpretations of the Bible because he’s got the right and only one. Then again, in fundie land, their version of the Bible seems to have everything except for the sexist/racist/homophobic parts and “God’s going to torture everyone I don’t like,” bits cut out.

  • Saraquill

    I refuse to see bigotry as a “Christian” duty.

  • Serena763

    30 years I’ve had to listen to my mother go on and on about the “War on Christ” and we must stand up and fight because everyone and everything is again “us Christians” we are constantly “losing this war” every day and she was grooming us to be soldiers for Christ!!!! OMG how exhausting. The only thing out to get us is this “Christian agenda”. Our way or the highway..you are either with us or against us!! *gag* So embarrassing and yes she loves Phil and he was “just quoting the bible so that proves that everyone is out to ‘get us’ since it caused such an uproar.” Ahhhh!!

  • Bob the Lunatic

    That’s heavy. Would you mind elaborating?

  • texcee

    Do you know why the world is in the shape it’s in today? Because so many people are fighting “religious wars”. Look back to the dawn of civilization, when the first hunter-gatherers were beginning to scratch in the ground and drop some seeds. Religious wars were already going on then. Go back farther to barely-humans. It was going on then, too. Ugg was killing Ogg because Ogg thought the bear was god instead of the wolf. Count me out — and Franklin Graham can go you-know-what himself.

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Every October 1st, Christian activists mobilize against The Devil’s Holiday(TM).

    Every November 1st, suddenly Oceania has always been at peace with Eurasia and the activists mobilize for the War on Christmas(TM).

    Now with the War on Christmas over, it’s time to “RALLY ROUND THE BEARD, BOYS!”

    Mobilize, Mobilize, Mobilize.
    March, March, March.
    Boycott, Boycott, Boycott.
    Culture War Without End, Amen.

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Doesn’t that make God nothing more than your personal Hatchetman and Enforcer?

  • Headless Unicorn Guy

    Reality Show Celebrity with ZZ Top beard shoots off his mouth, says something dumb. (Take your pick: Gays, blacks, 15-year-old brides.)

    Perpetually-offended Kyle’s Moms at activist group called GLAAD overreact, get A&E to kick Weirdbeard one in the gonies.

    Perpetually-offended Christianese Kyle’s Moms “RALLY ROUND THE BEARD!” like they did at Chick-Fil-A two years ago. Big stink continues.

    I’m just waiting for Parker & Stone to put this all on South Park.

  • Nea

    Yeah, but that’s exactly how Falwell, Robertson, La Heye, et al treat/ed God, isn’t it?

  • Madame

    I know next to nothing (well, nothing) about Duck Dynasty. I’ve never watched the show and I hadn’t heard of it until Duck-gate.
    But I am familiar with the typical “support” of the conservative Church who thinks it’s their duty to “fight” every petty little squabble that may have the tiniest little bit to do with the Bible in some indirect way or another.
    So Phil opened his mouth and expressed his opinion in a rather crude manner, and I assume it was probably uncalled for. He got his wrist slapped for being so disrespectful and intolerant, and got temporarily banned from the TV show. Conservative Christians think they will get brownie points if they put pictures of themselves on facebook wearing camo clothing and silly fake beards on their faces in “support” of the Duck-cause. Conservative Christian leaders call the faithful to war.

    While all of this is happening, there have been homes destroyed by extreme weather conditions. A little further away, thousands of children have died of hunger.

    I don’t think the Christian war is about fighting petty fights over what so-and-so said. The Christian war is about loving. Jesus said “they will know you are my disciples by your love”. I think that being salt and light is about being true to what you believe in the face of opposition (persecution), being honest in the face of dishonesty, loving in the face of criticism or indifference. Loyal where others aren’t. It’s got nothing to do with being vociferous, crude or provocative. That’s not Christian.

    We need to separate our natural, “in the flesh” fights for our rights (which aren’t necessarily always wrong) from the “good fight”. Duck-gate doesn’t register on my “good fight-o-meter”. Sorry Franklin. You’re more useful doing the work of Samaritan`s Purse.