Phil Robertson of the hit A&E series Duck Dynasty is no stranger to controversy. In 2014, he was derided by much of the mainstream media and gay rights activists for controversial remarks concerning the “gay lifestyle.”
The comments didn’t really shock his supporters, who were familiar with the family’s set of Christian beliefs, but it turned off a lot of viewers who were passingly familiar with the clan and found their antics on the reality series amusing. As a result, Phil Robertson was temporarily suspended and ratings fell off (though it’s still a strong performer.)
Following those remarks, he was in the hot seat again after telling Sean Hannity that there were only two effective methods for dealing with radical Islam: “convert them or kill them.” In another recent sit-down with Hannity, he once again said something that is sure to get people talking. When “diagnosing” the biggest problem that exists in the world today, he had this to say.
Hannity’s question was, why does everyone “walk on eggshells” with “radical Islam,” but that isn’t the question Robertson answered. Instead, he drew comparisons of Islam to political correctness/atheism, Nazism, Shintoism, and Communism, identifying that each doesn’t have a place for Jesus, the historical figure that many Christians — Phil Robertson included — believe is the one true Savior of mankind.
The big thing these “five ideologies” have in common, Robertson noted, are “No Jesus” and “murder” with “political correctism” accounting for the deaths of “about 55 million of their own children over the last 30 years” (presumably referring to abortion).
“America is now experiencing ‘No Jesus,'” Robertson said. “That’s why, when you have ‘No Jesus’ your morality disappears and the third thing that goes is your freedom.”
But with so many different sects of Christianity out there, how can one be sure they have the “right one,” and how is it different from Islam? For this, Phil Robertson simplifies.
“‘Love God and love your neighbor,’ he says, which is different from Islam, which states, ‘Submit to Muhammed, or we will kill you’ (his words).”
Mediaite contends that this statement goes in opposition to the “convert them or kill them” statement, and that it makes Phil sound, by his own standards, “more Muslim than Christian.”
But what do you think, readers? Does Phil Robertson give a fair assessment of Islam, and is “No Jesus” really the major problem that our world faces today? Share your thoughts in our comments section.