If you are like many folks, you’ll have missed the beginning of the controversy over comments about homosexuality made by Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and you’ll have heard about it only after everyone started talking about it. So, you may have missed the meat of the matter by listening only to the commentators yammering about what Phil said. But if you want the whole story in one well written piece, check out David J. Theroux’s “Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy” because it’ll give you the whole story from the beginning.
In a two part posting, Theroux, founder and president and CEO of The Independent Institute, did a fantastic job relaying what Robertson said and the reaction it fostered.
In part one Theroux details Robertson’s December interview in GQ magazine where he paraphrased a Bible-based list of sins one of which is the act of homosexuality. Then the author goes on to review the initial reaction to those comments.
The reader does not have to take Theroux’s words as fact, either. The piece is filled with dozens of links to trace back the whole controversy so if readers want to do so, the resources are there.
In part two Theroux gives us a bit of the Robertson biography to show that the man is no backwoods halfwit and shows that Robertson garnered quite a lot of support from folks both liberal and conservative during this controversy.
After revealing in minute detail all the actions, counter actions and reactions to the December GQ interview not to mention the Duck Dynasty show itself, Theroux concludes that the reality show has “broken through” the left’s noice machine.
“In response, Duck Dynasty has remarkably broken through this Nanny-State malaise, connecting with many millions of people fed up with the absurdities and bullying of ‘liberal’ elites,” Theroux says.
This is the best one stop repository of all you need to know about what happened as a result of Phil Robertson’s GQ interview.