“This is the turning point, thanks to the courage of Phil Robertson,” Porter told CNSNews.com. “The tide has turned against the homosexual agenda, and the message is that the only way to keep our freedom is to use it.”
Porter’s group sent A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc thousands of postcards and rubber ducks to protest the cable channel’s Dec. 18th suspension of Robertson, a decision it reversed on Dec.27th.
Porter, author of "The Criminalization of Christianity,” is currently making a documentary about Christian bakers, florists and photographers who are being forced out of business for refusing to participate in same-sex weddings.
But she says the backlash against A&E has “given me more hope than I’ve seen in a very long while. The thing that makes this different is that this is the most popular cable show in history and this guy is not backing down under any circumstances. God bless him. People are fed up. They get it.
“What I saw happen for the first time in this debate is that Phil Roberston asserted his freedom and America stood with him. This was the biggest breath of fresh air since Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” she added, calling Robertson’s reinstatement “a real game-changer.”
“God uses the unlikely to confound the wise,” Porter added. “I love how God can use somebody – it doesn’t matter what area they are in. This guy chose duck hunting over professional football. He used his God-given talent to come up with a duck call that leads to the # 1 cable show and he suddenly has more prominence and influence and a bigger platform than any football star. And all America rises up to stand with him.”
Porter says that although A&E reversed Robertson’s suspension for financial reasons, the incident illustrates that Christians will follow a strong leader who unequivocally stands up for their beliefs.
“I believe it was purely a business decision. When you look at the numbers, there are millions and millions of people who believe what’s in the Bible. But I think that A&E underestimated the depth of people’s convictions,” she noted. “Americans are willing to stand with somebody who speaks what they believe.
“The biggest danger to Christianity is the spiral of silence,” Porter added. The homosexual lobby “seeks to silence us with name-calling and threats. If they are allowed to silence the truth, they will silence the Gospel. If you care about the Gospel, you need to speak up now.”