“Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson recently delivered a stirring speech during Mom’s March for America, a social and cultural event touting faith, family and freedom, during which she encouraged parents to teach their kids to “respect reality.”
Robertson left no stone unturned during her sweeping address, speaking about the importance of Christians showing love to their fellow man, while also balancing out that dynamic with living out truth in an increasingly complex culture.
“I’m here to make an announcement today … I, Missy Robertson, am a true feminist in every sense of the word,” she said at the start of the speech. “I am a woman, a female, in every sense of that word. I’m not ashamed of my body, I’m not ashamed that it can make and carry babies. I’m not ashamed of being a mom.”
She continued, “I stand for women’s rights, because there just so happens to be a thing called ‘woman’ and I am not ashamed to say that I was created by God Almighty to be a woman.”
Watch Robertson’s speech below:
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Robertson went on to describe some of the problems she sees in the current culture, noting that one of the biggest questions she received at the start of “Duck Dynasty” was how she and husband Jase Robertson were able to get their kids to be so respectful.
“Respect for the position of authority is what is failing in our country today,” she said. “Where there is no respect for authority, there is no respect for the rule of law.”
She then detailed many of the lessons that she and Jase have worked hard to instill in their children, predicating each one on the Bible and God.
“When the culture demands to turn against God’s wisdom, we teach our children to respect the law, but trust God as the ultimate authority and establisher of governments,” Robertson said, going on to lament a media culture that all too often demands that people choose sides based on “gender, race, sexual orientation or even gender confusion” rather than on facts.
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The central lesson, she said, is that “reality is reality” and that she and Jase teach their kids “to respect reality,” while also loving God, loving others and clinging to the Bible’s standards.
“In a culture that says you deserve everything, we teach our children it’s not about you. Respect reality,” she said. “In a culture that discards life for the sake of convenience, we tell our children that life is infinitely precious … we are all made in the image of the almighty God.”
And she wasn’t done there.
“God is pro-choice and he always chooses life. Respect reality,” she continued. “When society says you can bypass your genetic code and be whatever gender you want to be, we tell our children your gender is determined by DNA. That DNA was given specifically to you by the Almighty creator of the universe.”
In the end, Robertson said that, no matter what, God still offers grace and newness to those who have made negative decisions, but that it is important for people to realize and live out the Lord’s standards.
“We tell our children: there’s a God and you’re not him,” Robertson said.