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    Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Phil Robertson is no stranger to controversy. Just days after his anti-gay and racially insensitive comments appeared in GQ magazine, he was temporarily suspended from his popular A&E show "Duck Dynasty." When fans complained, the network reinstated him. Now, he's back in the headlines for a newly surfaced video.

    The 2009 footage, which was posted on Youtube, shows the 67-year-old reality TV star speaking at a Christian retreat in Georgia. During the speech, he tells a story about advising a young man to find a good Christian girl and marry her.

    “Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out. Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road," Robertson said.

    He then went on to say that men should wed girls who are young.

    “They got to where they're getting hard to find, mainly because these boys are waiting ‘til they get to be about 20 years old before they marry 'em,” Robertson said. “Look, you wait ‘til they get to be 20 years old the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks."
    'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls (VIDEO)


    I beg your pardon? Marry 'em young before they reach the ripe old age of 20 and come after your money?

    So 2 men/women having consensual sex while both being over 18 is a sin but statutory rape or marrying 15 year old girls is not a sin?

    The thing that isn't a crime is a sin and people should not do that but the thing that is a crime is promoted by this bible wielding preacher?

    Girls should not be getting married at age 15, men who commit sex with girls of 15 years should be jailed for pedophilia and people who promote such behavior should have their heads examined.

    But I am sure that even this kind of thinking will be defended by some because Phil Robertson is speaking from his own experience (marrying his wife when she was 16).
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

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    'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls (VIDEO)


    I beg your pardon? Marry 'em young before they reach the ripe old age of 20 and come after your money?

    So 2 men/women having consensual sex while both being over 18 is a sin but statutory rape or marrying 15 year old girls is not a sin?

    The thing that isn't a crime is a sin and people should not do that but the thing that is a crime is promoted by this bible wielding preacher?

    Girls should not be getting married at age 15, men who commit sex with girls of 15 years should be jailed for pedophilia and people who promote such behavior should have their heads examined.

    But I am sure that even this kind of thinking will be defended by some because Phil Robertson is speaking from his own experience (marrying his wife when she was 16).
    IIRC in Texas parental permission lets one wed at 15. Less than 100 years ago, it was common for a female to marry earlier than that.
    Also, IIRC, they (Robersons) didn't have sex until they were married.

    And YES it is sinful for 2 men or women....
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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    IIRC in Texas parental permission lets one wed at 15. Less than 100 years ago, it was common for a female to marry earlier than that.
    Also, IIRC, they (Robersons) didn't have sex until they were married.
    So? Marrying 15 year old girls might have been normal a 100 years ago but we are not living 100 years ago. Sex with underage girls is statutory rape and promoting this is sinful IMHO, way more sinful than gay people having sex.

    And again, even if they were married, she was only 16 and should have never been married at her age.

    Attitudes like Robertson about women are a trough back to centuries ago. Women have the right to not be classified as "barefoot and pregnant". Women are no longer just there for having babies but they have the right to have full lives with studying and working away from home if they should choose to do so.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls (VIDEO)


    I beg your pardon? Marry 'em young before they reach the ripe old age of 20 and come after your money?

    So 2 men/women having consensual sex while both being over 18 is a sin but statutory rape or marrying 15 year old girls is not a sin?

    The thing that isn't a crime is a sin and people should not do that but the thing that is a crime is promoted by this bible wielding preacher?

    Girls should not be getting married at age 15, men who commit sex with girls of 15 years should be jailed for pedophilia and people who promote such behavior should have their heads examined.

    But I am sure that even this kind of thinking will be defended by some because Phil Robertson is speaking from his own experience (marrying his wife when she was 16).
    I'm not all in a hubbub over this contrived controversy as many seem to be, BUT, there is some truth to his statements, even if he doesn't realize it himself. Of course, it needs pointing out that as usual, you (The left) misunderstood what Robertson was actually conveying in his message, but color me shocked that you read what you wanted to read.


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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    I'm not all in a hubbub over this contrived controversy as many seem to be, BUT, there is some truth to his statements, even if he doesn't realize it himself. Of course, it needs pointing out that as usual, you (The left) misunderstood what Robertson was actually conveying in his message, but color me shocked that you read what you wanted to read.


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    Sure, the great and wise Phil Robertson is always being misunderstood by the "left".

    IMHO, there is no misunderstanding the comment:

    “Look, you wait ‘til they get to be 20 years old the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sure, the great and wise Phil Robertson is always being misunderstood by the "left".

    IMHO, there is no misunderstanding the comment:
    Statistically, girls who marry younger (in their teens) have longer marriages than those who marry in their twenties. Not sure why, but it might have something to do with the prefrontal cortex not yet being hard wired? In Phil's time, men used to court girls, they asked permission to marry, and their "roles" were clearly defined. These days, courting is replaced with hooking up, and permission to marry is rarely required, not to mention, women today have no concept of being a home maker. (Note these are general statements and vary depending on region, but I'd wager they are mostly accurate).


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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sure, the great and wise Phil Robertson is always being misunderstood by the "left".

    IMHO, there is no misunderstanding the comment:
    I know perspective and context mean nothing when someone stumbles upon something like this, but I'll add some just the same.

    "Now, that's a joke, and a lot of people seem to laugh at it, but there is a certain amount of truth in it." --Phil Robertson
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Statistically, girls who marry younger (in their teens) have longer marriages than those who marry in their twenties. Not sure why, but it might have something to do with the prefrontal cortex not yet being hard wired? In Phil's time, men used to court girls, they asked permission to marry, and their "roles" were clearly defined. These days, courting is replaced with hooking up, and permission to marry is rarely required, not to mention, women today have no concept of being a home maker. (Note these are general statements and vary depending on region, but I'd wager they are mostly accurate).


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    You mean women have matured and wised up since his youth. Women do not have to have a concept of being a home maker, men and women should together create happy homes, some women may choose to take the majority of that role upon them but in our modern society that should not longer be necessary. Men should take just as big of a role in that, especially if they both work full time.
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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    You mean women have matured and wised up since his youth. Women do not have to have a concept of being a home maker, men and women should together create happy homes, some women may choose to take the majority of that role upon them but in our modern society that should not longer be necessary. Men should take just as big of a role in that, especially if they both work full time.
    A man and woman should structure their household however they choose.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Advises Men To Marry 15-Year-Old Girls

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    So? Marrying 15 year old girls might have been normal a 100 years ago but we are not living 100 years ago. Sex with underage girls is statutory rape and promoting this is sinful IMHO, way more sinful than gay people having sex.

    And again, even if they were married, she was only 16 and should have never been married at her age.

    Attitudes like Robertson about women are a trough back to centuries ago. Women have the right to not be classified as "barefoot and pregnant". Women are no longer just there for having babies but they have the right to have full lives with studying and working away from home if they should choose to do so.
    In 1997 the law changed in Texas .

    Licenses may be issued to anyone over eighteen. If you are between 16 & 18 you need either parental consent or a court order (you have to notify your parent or guardian to give them a chance to appear at the court hearing). If you are younger than 16 you must have a court order or some formal legal emanicipation (court order making you an adult for most purposes, including marriage).

    So, getting married at 15 isn't legal with just parents concent, but having parents consent might encourage a judge to allow the marriage. Of course I'd consider such parents nucking futz...

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