Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson hasn’t let the fact that their show is no longer on the air stop her from spreading her influence and Christian beliefs. Through her blog and social media accounts, Missy has been very active in spreading God’s word and her family-centered message. So, it didn’t surprise me when I heard that Missy was speaking last weekend at a conservative mom’s event in Omaha, the Mom’s March for America.
Missy used her speech to encourage mothers to stay strong in their Christian faith as they raise their kids, but also to reiterate some of her conservative and unpopular opinions. She started out with a little shock value, saying:
“Let me make an announcement here today. I, Missy Robertson, am a TRUE FEMINIST. I am a woman in every sense of the word. I am not ashamed of my body. I am not ashamed that it can make and carry babies. I am not ashamed of being a mom. I am not ashamed of being a help-mate to my husband. I stand for WOMEN’S rights because there just so happens to be this thing called a WOMAN! And I’m not ashamed to say that I was created by God Almighty to be a woman!”
Robertson goes on to talk about the many realities that, in her view, our society denies today: the reality that a conservative woman can also be a feminist, the reality that marriage is between a man and a woman, and the reality that an unborn child’s life is sacred. She says,
“Our culture convinced us that a life growing inside a woman’s belly is not yet human, yet DNA technology proved that an untruth. In a culture that discards life for the sake of convenience, we tell OUR children that life is infinitely precious, for the reality is that we are all made in the image of the Almighty God…Those who advocate Pro Choice have taken a gift from God, which is the freedom to choose, to justify the taking of the ultimate gift, which is life. Despite this, God still offers grace and newness to those who have made wrong choices. God is pro-choice, and He always chooses life.”
Breaking Robertson’s words down a bit, I have to admit I’ve never thought about it this way: God has given us the GIFT of choice, and taking the life of an unborn child (or any other sin we choose) is a misuse of that choice. When she says “God is pro-choice,” I think in this instance, she is correct.
If I am being completely, 100% honest, I don’t agree with every single word of Missy’s speech (which you can read here), but I am sure am thankful we live in a country where she was FREE to give it, and I admire and respect her for speaking out about her convictions in a way that doesn’t put anyone down or spread ill will.
What do you think of what Missy says about feminism and choice?