Vote ‘biblically correct,’ urges Duck Dynasty’s Robertson
The reality TV celebrity was recently asked in a video question-and-answer session set up by former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s nonprofit organization My Faith Votes whether he thought rising secularism in the United States is the “greatest assault on Christianity” he has ever seen.
“Yes it is — no doubt about it,” the founder of Duck Commander responded to the question from an Illinois viewer.
Voting for good or evil …
The reality TV star was alluding to recent attacks on the Christian faith, including United States Armed Forces members being punished for expressing their religious beliefs and a high school football coach in Bremerton, Washington, who was fired for praying. But he noted that the attack on faith in the United States is the fault of every American citizen — not just politicians and national leaders.
“The people that get elected and are sent to Washington, D.C., to represent us, the United States citizens — we are the ones that put them in there,” Robertson insisted, according to The Christian Post. “The problem is not so much the ones that end up in there — the politicians — it is the people who put them in there.”
The reality TV personality said Americans must be wary about who they cast their ballot for.
“We elect people,” he continued. “Well, if you elect depraved souls, you are going to get depravity. That’s just the way it works.”
Robertson went on to address how there is an increasing resistance to Christians — who ascribe to a political worldview based on the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ on issues such as abortion and marriage — especially with local, state and federal governments pushing their secular agenda in virtually every venue of late. But he said pressures by the government will not sway his biblical mindset and convictions.
“Remember, everything I do is vetted through the Bible,” the devout Christian impressed. “When God says ‘don’t murder,’ I’m taking it for what He said. Therefore, don’t kill your children in their womb. It’s murder, so, don’t murder.”
After addressing the Christian stance on abortion, Robertson touched on marriage.
“Get married to someone of the opposite sex,” he advised. “Keep your sex right there. You’ll never get a sexually transmitted disease. I would vote for someone who believes that. And the list goes on and on and on.”
Robertson then suggested that the term “secularism” is merely a euphemism for something much darker that is designed to win the spiritual warfare going on in America for Satan.
“You call it secularism — I just call it ‘the evil one,’” the outspoken actor reasoned. “The evil one that controls human beings … That’s what I call it. So when you see a lot of murder and you see a lot of lies, you say, ‘According to Jesus, the Son of God, He said you can attribute that to the devil’s work.’”
Long at work
According to Robertson, the “Scopes Monkey Trial” — that ushered in the teaching of Darwinian evolution as fact in the public schools back in 1925 to start the current push that continues to remove God from the hearts and minds of American children — is also to blame for a godless America.
“Once they got Him all out, and we got rid of God, well, what you’re seeing in America now is the result,” Robertson argued. “How’s it going for you out there, America?”
A clear choice
The conversation then turned back to the November election when a caller phoned in wanting to know who Robertson would suggest Bible-believing Christians cast their vote for when picking between Trump and his competitor for the White House, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Even though Robertson would not outrightly tell the caller to vote for Trump, he encouraged Christians and other pro-family voters to choose the candidate who stands on the side of biblical values, implying that the billionaire businessman — who he began supporting after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dropped out of the presidential race — is the clear choice.
“I am going to leave that up to you to cast your vote,” he responded to the female caller. “I would say cast your vote for the one that we have a better chance to remain the republic that we are.”
The Christian TV icon implied that the decision basically comes down to voting for someone who chooses to follow the Bible … or someone who tries to please man.
“So, I would just simply say: You have political correctness on the one side … [and] biblical correctness on the other,” Robertson concluded. “I am on the biblically correct side. Therefore, I would tiptoe through the tulips, but you just have to vote your conscience, woman.”
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