I’m a big Duck Dynasty fan. The show is about a family who became wealthy by making and selling duck calls. The show celebrates entrepreneurship, family, hunting, and faith. Each episode ends with the family praying before a meal and Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson musing about the lessons learned from whatever the family was up to that week (cleaning the warehouse to hunting ducks, finding an appropriate dress for a daughter in high school to hunting beaver). The show has no offensive material, and in our family, all five kids (girls and boys aged six to 22), enjoy the program. I plan to review a number of the books that Duck Dynasty personalities have published: there’s a Duck Commander Devotional written by one of the sons, Duck Commander Family, The: How Faith, Family and Ducks Built a Dynasty by Willie Robertson, and Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by company founder Phil Robertson. The books, like the show, make frequent mention of faith and family. They don’t push it, but rather present it as a matter-of-fact part of life.
I was pleased to see that Phil Robertson is pro-life. He recently said of abortion:
“And we debate whether it’s a – some woman’s right to tear you out of there a piece at a time! C’mon! You have a God-given right to live. And of all places, inside your mother – what in the world happened to us?”
Some openly Christian TV personalities downplay or avoid the abortion issue. These ones haven’t. Good for them.
I highly recommend the show and books.