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Conservatives are thrilled that their favorite reality show Duck Dynasty will return in 2014, complete with Robertson family leader Phil, who was briefly suspended for suggesting that homosexuality leads to other sins — like bestiality and terrorism.

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Sarah Palin immediately cast A&E’s slight disciplinary action as an affront to free speech. Palin later, with the help of Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, figured out that speech wasn’t the real issue. Rather, Robertson should be protected for quoting the gospel in the comments she apparently hadn’t read.

Fundamentalist Christians have been among the reality star’s most fierce defenders. But have they “ducked” their responsibilities to speak out on behalf of saying bad things about homosexuality?

Reverend Franklin Graham has blasted some Christians for not defending Phil more aggressively. “If we Christians banded together and took a stand, perhaps we wouldn’t be losing so much ground in what the media is calling the ‘cultural war,'” he wrote. “However, it is not a cultural war—it is a religious war against Christians and the biblical truths we stand for. Some churches have fallen into the trap of being politically correct, under the disguise of tolerance.”

But don’t worry, Franklin.

There’s no tolerance going on at the Man Up God’s Way Facebook page, where this image has been “liked” over 150,000 times.

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And if sharing this image isn’t enough to show your devotion to Jesus, these Duck Dynasty firearms may do the trick.

(h/t Justin Green)

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