In the past few days, you’ve probably heard that there was some unwanted editing on Duck Dynasty, but did you know it still might be going on? The August season premiere of the A & E mega hit reality show captured 11.8 million viewers, the highest rated reality show premiere ever. Viewers love the story of the Robertson family – a poor Louisiana family that finds God and has success making duck calls. The general consensus is that America was in need of a good, Christian show. These folks are “happy, happy, happy”, they believe in the American way and they’re not afraid to share their faith. In fact, that was part of the deal – no God, no Duck Dynasty. However, there are plenty of people speaking out against the show and the Robertson’s. To top it off, their very own network is messing with their proven formula!
Phil Robertson told * Sports Spectrum TV earlier this year (the video from it just went viral) that fake bleeps were inserted into the show where there was no cursing! Phil said, “If we’re not using profanity, why make it look like we’re using profanity? What is the point? Why don’t you just run it and say what we say?” Even more disturbing is that someone at A & E is breaking the Robertson’s Rule. The words, “in Jesus’ name, Amen” have been removed from the ending prayers on some of the episodes!
The very night I saw the video about this story, I watched the newest Duck Dynasty episode and guess what? No “in Jesus’ name”! Phil says he asked, “Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.’” Whatever the reason was, it seems it’s still an issue. It doesn’t sound like the family knows. “So I notice now they are … leaving it in there, but you got to remember, spiritual warfare,” Phil said. “I mean you have people with no moral compass, it ain’t there.”
If the Robertson’s knew about it earlier this year, why isn’t corrected in this episode (‘Scoot Along Si‘, Season 4, episode 7) played in October? I checked several episodes from this season and while most mentioned Jesus in their closing prayer, only one had the actual words, “in Jesus’ name”. The Robertson’s are good Southern folk, something this Southern born gal enjoys. But let’s face it, Hollywood has made fun of ‘rednecks’ for a long time. Sure, it’s awesome to see an actual redneck family that loves God, guns, business and family, but you know it really ticks off a lot of liberals!
Could it be that my service provider, Comcast–owned by NBC–is doing a little editing of their own? I’ll be paying close attention next time and if it’s missing once again, you bet I’ll be making some phone calls! In the meantime, the popularity of the show makes me wonder, where were all these viewers on Election Day! If the country can be so united over a television program about a Godly family, we can certainly unite to expel an ungodly president. Along with some honest, Christian prayer, that would make all us conservative rednecks happy, happy, happy!
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. ~John 14:13-14
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. ~John 15:16
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. ~John 16:23-24
* The comments below the video (on YouTube) contain a great deal of profanity, liberal anger and anti-Christian bigotry. YouTube generally refuses to remove anti-Christian rhetoric when flagged.