News broke over the weekend of a drive-by shooting at the West Monroe, Louisiana, property of Willie Robertson, the star of the “Duck Dynasty” franchise.
According to police reports, 8 shots were fired from a car outside the fence that surrounds the home. One of the bullets broke through the window of a house owned by son John Luke Robertson, who is married to Mary Kate and has an infant child.
Thankfully, nobody was injured, but the incident understandably rattled the family.
“We were pretty shook up,” Robertson told USA Today.
The outcome could have been much different had the shots been fired only 5 minutes earlier when much of the family was outside enjoying the Louisiana spring.
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Robertsons’ home and taping a Focus on the Family broadcast there. Television personalities can pose one way on camera and be very different off of it, but the owners of the Duck Commander company are consistent. What you see is what you get.
From Uncle Si to Phil and Miss Kay, Willie and Korie and Al and Lisa, to name just a few members of their tribe, the family are wonderfully sincere and committed believers in Jesus Christ.
At this point, although the suspect thought to be responsible for the incident has been arrested, no motive has been given. It would be too early to speculate, but we do want to give thanks that nobody was hurt – or worse – and that the damage to the Robertsons’ property was minimal.
Korie Robertson took to Facebook on Sunday evening and issued the following statement:
“Thank you so much for all of your prayers for our family,” she began. “We are all safe and sound and feeling profoundly grateful for God’s protection over us! Yes, the news reports are true, we had a drive-by shooting at our home on Friday, it was scary and dangerously close, but thanks to God no one was hurt.”
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for well-known personalities to take culturally unpopular positions. When criticized for their commentaries, the Robertsons often cite the Bible.
I appreciate their willingness to stand for ultimate truth in the face of a rising secular tide. As I often say, it’s not our job to edit God’s Word. Many will express animosity, frustration and disagreement with this approach, but it’s the only way to live faithful to the Gospel.
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