Former reality television personality Phil Robertson argues that cancel culture is in defiance of the Biblical commands to love one another.
- Phil Robertson said in a recent interview that he believes “cancel culture” goes against Christian culture, according to Christianity Daily.
- The Louisiana native said that he believed the trend of pulling up “mistakes” from someone’s past and attempting to get them fired is wrong, because of the sinful nature of all people.
- Robertson’s interview with The Christian Post pivoted toward the importance of forgiveness, saying that we should learn to love and forgive one another because of the love and forgiveness God gives us.
- Following his removal from the television show he wrote the book, “Uncanceled: Finding Meaning and Peace in a Culture of Accusations, Shame and Condemnation.”
IN ROBERTSON’S OWN WORDS:
- “The two greatest commandments in the Bible, according to Jesus, was to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor,” he told The Christian Post.
- “What’s happened is the so-called ‘cancel culture’ are digging up the past of individuals, finding out where they made a mistake, finding out where they sin, and they pile on, they try to get them fired, and they do get them fired. They attack people. The problem with that type of thinking is that all of us have made mistakes, and all of us have sinned,” Robertson further explained.
- “So we better learn how to love one another, love God. And we better learn how to forgive people that make mistakes around us, or we ourselves will be canceled,” Robertson said.
- Robertson was suspended from “Duck Dynasty,” a popular show that centered around his family’s business making duck calls and other outdoor gear, due to his comments on homosexuality.
- Robertson was condemned by public figures in the LGBT movement, as well as the movement’s allies. According to the patriarch of the family, however, he told the Christian Post that he simply quoted 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 when addressing a question about homosexual behavior.
- Robertson said that he has already forgiven those who “canceled” him and that he believes the event was useful in the conversion of many.