Alternative media outlets continue to grow in popularity as traditional American values are being pushed out of the mainstream.
Conservative Review TV (CRTV) has bagged Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for a new show taking aim at political correctness, according to The Washington Times.
The final episode of Duck Dynasty aired on A&E on March 29, 2017. In 2013, Phil Robertson was suspended from his own show after a GQ article was published where he made supposedly “anti-gay” comments.
CRTV is a subscription-based streaming service that costs $99 per year. The network does not rely on advertising. Robertson says the CRTV platform will allow him to speak more candidly, unlike when he worked for A&E.
Robertson’s new show, In the Woods With Phil, will be a departure from the Duck Dynasty, reality TV style. The title of the show represents heading into the woods to escape political correctness, as the great outdoors is the only place Robertson is free of censorship.
“What does a man do when they try to run him out of town for quoting a Bible verse?” Robertson said, referring to the GQ article. “I tell you what he does; he goes deep in the woods.”
In the GQ article, Robertson said, “[e]verything 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,” as reported by Breitbart.
Robertson continued by paraphrasing a verse from Corinthians. “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.”
While these statements have been widely reported as “anti-gay,” Robertson maintains that he was discussing the sin, and not the sinner. Robertson referred to homosexuality as a sin, but he also referred to swindling, gluttony, and deceit as sins. For some reason, the media only focused on the statements related to sexuality.
During the same interview, Robertson also explained that our, “culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” This undermines the notion that the statements were homophobic or anti-homosexual.
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson says the media is ashamed of America. Do you agree?
Luckily, Robertson will not need to watch his tongue over at CRTV.
“For far too long we have been told to shut up. No more. Here’s the deal, America. These are my woods. Out here, I call the shots. Out here, we reject political correctness, or as I like to say, ‘pontificated crap,’” Robertson said. “Most media are ashamed of America, its values, and just has an aversion to plain old common sense.”
“If liberals and Hollywood elites are going to pressure a network and advertisers to abandon me for saying something that is common sense as ‘you need to be a boy to be a Boy Scout,’ then I am going to go where they can’t silence me,” he added. “I have never been one to shut up.”