For Fox News, nothing says real America like the Duck Dynasty family who are raking in the "Benjamin's" whilst promoting their hirsute, backwoods, Christian patriarchy shtick. When the family patriarch, Phil Robertson, made his biblically based God hates fags comments, Fox News *jumped to his defense. Fox's own liaison with the homophobic religious right, Mike Huckabee, said that Robertson's values are America's values. So now that Willie and Korie Robertson are featured in a new Christian movie, "God's Not Dead," it's no surprise that Fox would join its Christian zealots pals, including the hate group, The Family Research Council, in endorsing the movie. This morning, Fox friend Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn't have been any more effusive in her praise for the movie and the family. She also couldn't have been any more disingenuous in her defense of patriarch Phil's ugly Christian homophobia
Hasselbeck opened with the patented Fox persecuted Christian message:
"Faith has come under fire in the world as of late and certainly we see persecution across the globe when it comes to Christianity...we saw, you guys got a big taste of it this year when your dad came out with faith based comments, the backlash was intense."
Her guests, Willie and Korie Robertson, spoke about how the movie reflects their faith in God and the unimportance of what "people on this earth say." Hasselbeck encouraged viewers to see the movie.
Just to refresh your memory, here are Phil's "faith based comments" made to a GC interviewer:
“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. 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."
Nothing to see here, just Christian "faith based" comments and "American values." Ya think!
Correction: Korie Robertson's name was misspelled in the original post.