Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is outspoken and unapologetic about his beliefs. His latest book, unPHILtered: The Way I See It, candidly describes his philosophy and outlook. On radio this morning, Robertson joined Glenn to discuss a myriad of topics including his – surprise, surprise – disdain of political correctness.
As Robertson explained, the mainstream media and progressives in both parties have coopted the term ‘political correctness’ to demonize those who disagree with them. What they haven’t done, however, is actually define the term.
“[W]hen is the last time you heard someone actually define political correctness,” he asked. “So I looked [it] up [in] old Noah Webster’s – the father of public education – dictionary… Listen to what his definition of political correctness said… 'Conforming to what is regarded as orthodox, liberal opinion... on matters of sexuality, on matters of race, on matters of gender, usually used disparagingly to connote dogmatism, excessive sensitivity to minority causes.'”
Robertson blames his generation for propagating the political correctness concept because of the lifestyle many of them adhered to. Robertson admitted he, like so many others, was “caught up with” the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll culture. That culture minimized the role of God and caused errors in judgment and reasoning.
“So basically what [you] ended up [with] is: Political correctness, in my humble opinion, is in fact idolatry. Or you could say idolatry is political correctness,” Robertson explained. “The definition for idolatry is ‘a false and fake notion or idea that causes errors in thinking or reasoning.’ It's a fallacious notion. It's excessive devotion to a thing, an idea, other than God.”
“Here's a news flash, America,” he continued. “[T]his political correct cesspool we're swimming around in [goes] against God on every point.”
Because of political correctness, we have become a society obsessed with race and class and groups, which, according to Robertson, is not in line with the biblical understanding of humanity.
“The Bible says there's one race. It's the human race,” he said. “We're all made in His image. We're all sinners, and the One who came down 2014 years ago ended up dying on a cross to forgive us of our sins and guaranteed we could be raised from the dead.”
Instead of living a politically correct life, Robertson has chosen to live what he refers to as a “biblically correct” life. The American media and politicians in Washington D.C., however, fail to live a biblically based life - instead kowtowing to political correctness.
“I hold to biblical correctness because all political correctness is, in a word, sin,” Robertson concluded. “Have you ever heard anyone on ABC or anywhere else just mention breaking the law, which is what sin is? For ISIS, murder, hate, you [should] say sin. Our culture and morality, sin. Murdering human fetuses, for crying out loud, in the womb. What is that? That's called sin. But they just rephrase it. And it's all under the guise of political correctness.”