Still Don't Think the Duck Dynasty Controversy was a Marketing Ploy?
And - just in time or Christmas! Because STUFF and selling LOTS OF STUFF is what Christmas is all about, especially for Walmart.
I don't really enjoy being cynical, but it just seems that there is an awful lot of press about this story.
And, rightly so - if it was really only about defending our First Amendment rights and our Christian beliefs.
Seems to be a whole lot more about Filthy Lucre: for the Duck Dynasty Clan, Walmart, and even A&E (bad press is better than no press at all!).
We have heard that Sex Sells! So does a good Controversy. All of the above players know it, too.
Take a good look at the pictures posted here of the Duck Dynasty clan and tell me if these photos really look 'Christian' to you.
Does 'Mrs. Duck' there have a nice Christian pose? Do the other family members (esp. the men) display a kind, Christian demeanor?
The answer, of course, is that the woman is in a provocative pose (and outfit). And, the men are displaying a very proud look.
Proverbs 6:17 speaks against a 'Proud Look' as being one of the 7 things that the Lord 'hates' as being an abomination to him.
Well, of course the Lord 'hates' a proud, evil, haughty look. But the 'world' loves it!
As true Christians, we are to only judge from God's word. Judge from the Bible therefore, the fruits of this very 'popular' show:
John 15:19 "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
Matthew 7:20-21 "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
1 Timothy 2:9-10 "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."
Just because the people on this show say the name of the Lord, and seem to support Christian values, please look just a little more closely at their 'fruits'.
Their actions (dress, accumulation of riches, haughty looks, a show on worldly TV, etc.) are speaking a lot louder than their words.
Submitted by Beth L.