Phil Robertson…..Racist?

Racist according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is the belief of a person that one race should control all other races.  Racism according to Oxford Dictionary lays out the theory behind racism as prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

Phil Robertson, Duck Commander

Sullaway and Dunbar utilized a prejudice rating scale to see if there was a correlation between extremely prejudice individuals and indicators of psychopathology.  Sullaway and Dunbar used the DSM’s Delusional Disorder Scale subtype for prejudice type.  Alvin F. Poussaint in the January 2002, Volume 176 of The Western Journal of Medicine notes that individuals who scored on the extreme side of the prejudice scale may exhibit less acceptable behaviors and fears and project the same onto others as a way to scapegoat their own problems.

Prejudice type: A delusion whose theme is that a group of individuals, who share a defining characteristic, in one’s environment have a particular and unusual significance. These delusions are usually of a negative or pejorative nature, but also may be grandiose in content. When these delusions are extreme, the person may act out by attempting to harm, and even murder, members of the despised group(s).

The sad conclusion if the above information is correct indicates that the true racist and the true practice of racism is more displayed in individuals who are so quick to accuse others of being phobic, hateful, antagonistic and in conflict with Christian values.  Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil, that put darkness for light and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.  Another question that must be dealt with is the role of Scripture in today’s world.  What response do one have to the letter written to Christians in Rome and the text of Romans 1:18 – 32.  Just because a person choose to state what is written in the Bible does not make them phobic or a hater or one who treats others without Godly love.  

Mr. Robertson said nothing that I could read in the published articles that stated he hated others.  The “others” appear to feel entitled to say very direct things about Mr. Robertson even trying to negatively impact his character, faith, finances, ethics and whatever else that could be demeaning to him.  On the other hand, Mr. Robertson confined his comments exclusively to the one topic of sin.  Interesting, he continually stated “that’s just me”.   Mr. Robertson decided to choose to state what his values and convictions are and is being severely called out for doing so.  I wonder what our country would be like if some of the same individuals who so quickly cried out on this subject would with the same voice cry out against the lack of high levels of education in poor communities, the lack of equal pay for equal work between all men and women regardless of race, religion or sexual preference.  I wonder what our country would be like if some of these same individuals would with one voice cry out against drugs, crime, murder, the lack of jobs, the prisons being populated with so many young African American males who should be getting an education instead of 5 to 10 years in prison?

Final question, who appears to display more hate, more anger, more non Christian attitude in the things said?  Was it Mr. Robertson or those who responded to what he said?  

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One Response

  1. This post is great! I heard about this on the news this morning and was baffled about why what Mr. Robertson said was causing such a media frenzy. I guess there are some mirrors needed as Christmas gifts for all of those who are bashing Mr. Robertson. See ya…have a wonderful day!!

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