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Christian organization cancels
´Duck Dynasty´ event because
Robertsons have wine deal

Fox News, by Hollie McKay

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Posted By:drive, 11/13/2013 11:41:29 AM

LOS ANGELES – Despite his devotion to dinner time prayers and Christian values, "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson has been axed from speaking at a benefit in Bristol, Tenn. for the faith and bible-driven organization, Family Ministries. Why? Wine. The famous family announced its latest business venture last week: Duck Commander Wines. In conjunction with the winemakers of Trinchero Family Estates in Napa, the Robertsons´ own line of Red, Moscato and Chardonnay is slated to hit stores next month. According to the Ministries, Duck Commander Wines goes against the organization´s core values.

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well, that leaves Jesus out

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 11/13/2013 11:43:19 AM     (No. 9611296)

Well said #0. Jesus as well as about 99% of Christians.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 11/13/2013 11:44:48 AM     (No. 9611302)

Q: If Jews don´t recognize Jesus as the Savior, what does the Family Ministries organization not recognize?

A: The preacher at the liquor store on Saturday afternoon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/13/2013 11:50:12 AM     (No. 9611325)

So tiresome, honestly. And this is why we can´t seem to ever just concentrate on the common ground we share. Jots and tittles.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/13/2013 11:50:55 AM     (No. 9611327)

Holy rollers always crack me up. No wine? Unfathomable. Oh, and excellent one #2.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/13/2013 11:53:48 AM     (No. 9611332)

Considering their involvement with drug and alcohol rehabilitation this seems to be the right call for the organization. They are not saying that the Robertson´s are not acting in a Christian manner by being involved with wine distribution. They are merely saying that bringing in someone so involved to speak at an event attended by a large number of young people recovering from alcoholism and other drug dependencies is not a good idea.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Maryland_Patriot, 11/13/2013 12:06:53 PM     (No. 9611366)

Psalm 104:14-15
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 [a]He causes the grass to grow for the [b]cattle,
And vegetation for the [c]labor of man,
So that [d]he may bring forth [e]food from the earth,
15 And wine which makes man’s heart glad,
So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
And [f]food which sustains man’s heart.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Iconoclast, 11/13/2013 12:07:43 PM     (No. 9611368)

Thank you #5

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMom, 11/13/2013 12:07:48 PM     (No. 9611369)

Did anyone here see the DD episode where Willie purchased the winery? Perhaps that´s what this whole fooferaw is based upon. It was hilarious!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bob913, 11/13/2013 12:07:53 PM     (No. 9611371)

I believe Jesus had his own line of wine before the Romans took over his territory...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/13/2013 12:29:27 PM     (No. 9611409)

Nothing like attracting the attention of your critics by firing at insignificant stuff.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/13/2013 12:32:29 PM     (No. 9611422)

I never drink wine, but I know Jesus did. Moderation in all things is the way to go. That´s what I do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: youngtexan, 11/13/2013 12:32:53 PM     (No. 9611424)

Oh boy. This is stupid. White wine is good. And great for cooking too!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/13/2013 12:36:33 PM     (No. 9611436)

I´m not offended although I do not partake of the aged fruit of the vine (but I don´t care if you do, to each is own); however, I think any organization has a right to make it´s own choices and that includes whom they want to pay (and I am sure they would have been paid) to speak or appear at their events, for what ever reason they choose.

I did see DD wine glasses in the store and wondered how it would go over with some of their fans.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: msjena, 11/13/2013 12:44:58 PM     (No. 9611458)

The organization is actively trying to prevent teenage drinking and drug use, so having the owners of a wine company sends the wrong message. I think they were right to cancel. And while the Bible does not prohibit drinking wine, it does condemn drunkenness. Given the prevalence of alcohol abuse, I do not think churches or Christian organizations should promote drinking or allow it at their events.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/13/2013 12:47:25 PM     (No. 9611461)

Perhaps they ought to read their Bibles. Jesus first miracle was the turning of water into wine at the wedding feast in Canaan. That would make him ineligible to speak, by their way of thinking.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/13/2013 12:58:17 PM     (No. 9611482)

If you´re going to offer alcoholic beverages at your event, never invite just one fundamentalist.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2013 1:10:05 PM     (No. 9611513)

Is this because most of the ´preachers´ have wine and a cigar after the service?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/13/2013 1:22:09 PM     (No. 9611545)

I can´t wait for their face to face with Jesus as they explain this one. Evidently they are choosing to ignore the first miracle Jesus ever performed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: shamrock, 11/13/2013 1:25:04 PM     (No. 9611554)

Having a glass of wine with dinner is a simple pleasure. Sorry to see that #14 thinks that will lead us all to drunkenness. Self control is well heeded in all things. Including goofy fundamentalism.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tennman, 11/13/2013 1:27:57 PM     (No. 9611561)

The sin is not the drinking. The sin is the excess - being drunk. Church doctrine has, in many cases, made the drinking the sin. When I got married it was a Baptist ceremony and a Catholic reception.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/13/2013 1:30:28 PM     (No. 9611570)

Family Ministries is exercising it´s right to include, or exclude those that may not meld with their mission. No harm, no foul no need to explain.

We ARE a Conservative site, are we not?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/13/2013 2:08:40 PM     (No. 9611644)

What #15 and #18 both said. IMHO, Duck Dynasty has done more to attract young and old viewers back to Church and saying Prayers than a lot of Christian organizations have..."Temperance in all things" ´nuff said.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/13/2013 2:20:07 PM     (No. 9611659)

#9 - and you know what the Roman general said when he took over the vineyards?

I came to cease your grapes, not praise them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/13/2013 2:22:18 PM     (No. 9611661)

I messed up #10 ... (a senior moment)

I came to seize your berries, not to praise them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 11/13/2013 2:32:50 PM     (No. 9611675)

Well, some of you have had a good laugh, while missing the whole point of the situation. It isn´t about Jesus and wine, preachers´ and wine. It is about compromise of your position.
The Bible talks a lot about a little leaven spoiling the whole. If you take a stand and then look the other way or excuse sin in a situation, you no longer have a stand. #5 has it right.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: msjena, 11/13/2013 3:37:02 PM     (No. 9611801)

#19--where did anyone say you couldn´t have a glass of wine with dinner? For many people, however, drinking is a problem. Churches are therefore right not to promote or allow drinking at their events, even though they do not prohibit it. By the way, as I see it, the Bible, not a church, tells us what is prohibited or not.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 11/13/2013 3:53:16 PM     (No. 9611837)

#23, was that General Ceaser?

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