Don’t believe the hype…
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been making headlines recently with a controversy involving remarks he made in a GQ magazine interview, now the detractors are out and his supporters are getting more rabid. Robertson’s got Kid Rock, Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, Fox News, Alex Jones, and more supporting in the name of freedom of speech. But who are they supporting?
Phil Robertson was a star college football quarterback turned-American business tycoon running the Duck Dynasty empire, his estimated net-worth is $15 million. He claims to be a follower of Christ and believer in the Bible. When the controversy hit Phil Robertson allegedly released his statement of clarification:
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.
However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
Although the statement reads partially as a born-again testimony, there’s a strong possibility that the seed fell on rocky ground or thorny weeds as the Duck Dynasty Empire is warned about in John 2:16
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
This controversy has been accused of using Bible-followers in a sly way to sell targeted merchandise. Duck Dynasty is a highly-rated reality TV series (on suspension by A&E Network) and Duck Commander is a duck call and hunting products related business, there are displays at Wal-Mart dedicated to Duck Dynasty:
When vendors like Cracker Barrel and Under Armour pulled some Duck Dynasty merchandise from the shelves they got bombarded with e-mail complaints from the Duck Dynasty faithful, who have been buying up any related products they can find. Forbes Magazine said Duck Dynasty merchandise will bring in $400 million for 2013 with half of that coming from Wal-Mart. The rest would be from other big-box type stores as well as gun and hunting stores.
I’ve seen this first hand in Toronto at a store called SAIL, right across from a giant wall of rifle guns is a section of Duck Dynasty merchandise and apparel. Thinking about these set-ups all across North America it’s easy to understand this family’s getting rich:
At least some media is catching on that this Duck Dynasty new story is a mainstream marketing scam. Check out Duck Dynasty Decoy Distracts Liberty Movement while the NDAA sits on Obamas desk segment on the Angry Beaver Radio show on Orion Talk Radio featuring Susanne Posel of Occupy Corporatism:
If you don’t believe that Duck Dynasty is a house of merchandise, check out these products available at a retailer near you:
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Matthew 21, King James Version
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 19:24, King James Version
And said vnto them that sold doues Take these things hence, make not my fathers house an house of merchandize.
John 2:16, King James Version
- Duck Dynasty: Phil Robertson’s Duck Media Obligation (endtimesprophecyreport.wordpress.com)
- Duck Dynasty’s multi-million payday: Walmart SELLS OUT of merchandise… (gopthedailydose.com)