Piers Morgan: In another life I changed the king’s chamber pot — and loved it

Piers Morgan First Amendment

John Adams said that the American Revolution “connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” His cousin Sam said the passage of the Declaration was the day that the colonists “restored the Sovereign to Whom alone men ought to be obedient.”

These men and many of America’s founding fathers understood the important role Christianity played in shaping our nation at its inception. In fact, it’s a good bet that if they were transported in time to 2013 that Piers Morgan would call these men religious “bigots.”

Here is what Piers Morgan said of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson after reading the text of the interview the A&E star gave to GQ magazine:

Just as the 2nd Amendment shouldn’t protect assault rifle devotees, so the 1st Amendment shouldn’t protect vile bigots.

Here is what Mr. Robertson said:

“[Sin isn’t] logical, my man. It’s just not logical. […] Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. […] Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

The First Amendment does not exist to protect popular speech. Quite the contrary — it exists to protect unpopular speech. The fact that Piers Morgan doesn’t understand a concept that is so crucial to America’s identity indicates that in another life he probably cleaned the king’s chamber pot — and loved every second of it. He carries himself as if he once was a handmaiden to tyranny and it’s carried over into this lifetime. Sadly, he doesn’t even understand how he’s telegraphing for all the world to see that the seeds of an authoritarian monster are alive and well within him.

Americans once got to listen to Frenchmen like Charles de Montesquieu. Today, they get … Piers Morgan, who has now demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that he does not understand or respect the First or Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Americans once got to read the writings of Thomas Paine, who published ‘Common Sense’ on January 9, 1776. Today, they get to read the Twitter feed of men like Piers Morgan, who compensate for what they lack in common sense with blind faith in their own B.S.

What does it say about us that instead of finding this generation’s John Locke that CNN suits settled for the modern equivalent of King George III’s man-servant pooper scooper?

Those of the Morgan-mold are obsessed with banning things they do not like. Whether we are talking about physical objects like guns or something much more precious — like ideas — the modern man of the left has a never-ending “to do” list that involves using force to get you to comply with his vision for the world.

While conservatives believe that A&E viewers are smart enough to decide on their own whether Phil Robertson still belongs on the airwaves, the Piers Morgans of the world feel as though only they can be trusted to make the right call. They do not like talk of God because they see themselves as gods — elite masterminds who must mandate their great ideas to you when you do not accept them. The beatings will continue until morale improves…

Whether or not you think Phil Robertson is a “bigot” for his faith in the Bible, one thing is certain: Men like Piers Morgan are a greater threat to freedom and individual liberties than the Duck Dynasty family or their fans will ever be.

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” said Phil. “We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Piers Morgan? Not only is he filled with hate, but he believes he should have the moral authority to impose restrictions on the kinds of thoughts and feelings that disturb his sensibilities.

Related: Operation Mindcrime: Media take out Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

Operation Mindcrime: Media take out Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

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Think of all the violence, sex, debauchery, foul language and cultural rotgut that you see on television every day. Now, consider what got Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson put on “indefinite hiatus” from A&E.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. […] I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical. […] Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. […] Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

GLADD’s response:

“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. […] Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”

In the 1980s, Queensrÿche came out with ‘Operation Mindcrime.’ I can’t help but think that on some level that’s what Phil has been found guilty of. Once the media masters call up the right people and say the magic word — “mindcrime” — your career is over.

This whole episode is reminiscent of the time Christian ESPN contributor Chris Broussard was asked his opinion on gay people, and when he gave it he was raked over the coals. ESPN apologized for Mr. Broussard for saying the following: “Personally, I don’t agree with homosexuality. I think it’s a sin…as I think all sex outside of marriage is a sin.”

In the extended comments, Mr. Broussard went on to say that he ate, played sports and had many “good laughs” with a gay friend, but that the two held a fundamental disagreement over the spiritual ramifications of gay sex. The “bigot” chorus began almost immediately.

With Phil Robertson’s ouster, the backlash is even more bizarre. Everyone knows that his family holds strong Christian beliefs. GLADD might not like it, but billions of people agree with Phil’s underlying message (i.e., “neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God.”)

A&E is certainly within its right to fire any employee it feels as though tarnishes its reputation. No one has a “right” to air time on cable television. However, the road we’re going down is a scary one indeed where simply having an unpopular opinion on what constitutes “sin” can get you run out of town.

Want to watch a few dozen people get blown to pieces tonight? Turn on your television. Want to watch Miley Cyrus grind her butt against a married man’s crotch? MTV should have the video readily available. Want to see Phil Robertson say some silly stuff with the Ducky Dynasty crew in the years ahead? Sorry, he’s been given the boot because GLADD considers him a “stain” on the network. Gotcha.

Phil, just remember: You went out like a wreeeeeecking ball! … You never meant to start a war. You just wanted us to let you in…

Bonus via Colossus of Rhodey: The perception gay rights organizations want you to have a gay men is that they’re all itching to strip down to their underwear, prance around like fools and shove candy canes down their pants. Not insulting. Not insulting at all…