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Duck Dynasty stars make adoption theme during Nascar race

Posted in Adoption, Duck Dynasty with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2016 by saynsumthn

Texas Motor Speedway Drive Adoption

Adoption will be the theme during NASCAR’s third-largest paying race slated for April 9, 2016 in Fort Worth. Texas. During the Duck Commander 500, the stars of the famous A+E Duck Dynasty show are partnering with Texas Motor Speedway to launch an adoption awareness campaign. “Drive Adoption” as the campaign has been dubbed by Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway has partnered with race entitlement sponsor Duck Commander to raise awareness and funds for adoption in conjunction with the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, April 9.

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A press release on the company website reads:

Adoption has touched the family of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie. The family, from the popular reality show “Duck Dynasty,” has welcomed three children into their family through adoption and continues to be advocates for the process. The most recent addition was Rowdy, who they met at last year’s Duck Commander 500 through a local adoption agency.

Robertsons of Duck Dynasty

Adoption has touched our family in profound ways since the moment our son Will came into our family at just five weeks old. Will continues to bless our lives daily as we watch him grow and become the man God calls him to be.

“There shouldn’t be kids without homes. It just shouldn’t happen,” Korie told PEOPLE a few years ago.

The couple said that when they approached the adoption agency for their first adopted son, Will they did not have the money for the adoption. But they were committed it and came up with what they needed.

Will Robertson Image Credit: AETV.com

Will Robertson Image Credit: AETV.com

During an award ceremony at the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption Gala, Korie broke down when she recounted that moment when Will became their son. Telling the audience:

From the moment we found out about him, he was ours. I swear, I had labor pains the night before I went and picked him up at the foster home he was living at. He’s our child, just like our biological children.

Rebecca Robertson

In 2004, the Robertsons welcomed Rebecca Lo who came to the Duck Dynasty couple as an exchange student from Taiwan. Then, last year another child won their hearts. Korie explains:

Last year at the Duck Commander 500 – in between the hectic rush of press conferences, riding in pace cars, and announcing, “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines” – Willie and I walked into a quiet, little room and our lives were forever changed when we met the 12-year-old boy who would soon become ours.

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The newly adopted member of the Robertson family, 12-year-old Rowdy Robertson, who is from Texas, will be a co-Grand Marshals at the race.

Adoption is something more than one Duck Dynasty family member has taken part in. Recently brother Jep and his wife Jessica adopted little Jules Augustus. Jessica said that after some health risks that kept her from having another child, Jep came on board, “He was like, ‘You know what, it’s a God thing. If it’s so heavy on your heart, this is something we need to do.‘”

Duck Dynesty Adoption

“We went to the adoption agency and we said, ‘We don’t care what race, what gender. We just want to have a baby, so whatever happens, happens.’ So we got us a little Gus,” Jep told US Magazine.

Baby Gus Robertson Credit: screen grab from A+E Duck Dynasty Show

Baby Gus Robertson Credit: screen grab from A+E Duck Dynasty Show

Willie Robertson told Sports Spectrum that he and Korie had talked about adopting a child when they were dating.

Take a kid and put them in a good home, a Christian home…We just thought it would be great. We tried to pursue it and got a few road blocks and the Lord provided. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done on this earth.

Drive Adoption Nascar

The Duck Commander race in Texas will help launch what the Robertsons hope will be a way to drive families to consider adoption.

Our theme for the 2016 Duck Commander 500 is Drive Adoption and we plan to do just that. It is our hope and dream that this race will drive families to consider adoption, connect people in need of adoption resources with organizations that can help, and bring to light the beautiful children around the world in need of a loving, caring family.

Texas Motor Speedway Drive Adoption Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson

Willie and Korie Robertson plan to be at the Texas Motor Speedway to reinforce their adoption message:

Adoption is rarely easy, but it is ALWAYS worth it. We hope to make the adoption process easier by providing a platform for awareness, resources, and education, with the ultimate goal of uniting children with forever families.

It is in honor of that special meeting and the millions of children around the world who are still waiting to find a family to call their own that we have decided to dedicate this race to the cause of adoption.

Texas Motor Speedway Facebook Pic

To help generate adoption awareness, Texas Motor Speedway and Duck Commander have established a special Drive Adoptionticket package for NASCAR’s first points-paying Saturday night race of the 2016 Sprint Cup season. The package consists of two frontstretch tickets for the Duck Commander 500 – NASCAR’s third-largest paying race – and a pair of special Uncle Si Duck Commander duck calls for $150.

Lisa Robertson: I am totally pro-life, pro God, pro babies

Posted in Duck Dynasty with tags , , , , , , , on January 8, 2015 by saynsumthn

After mistakenly calling herself saying “pro-choice” in a interview with the Huffington Post, Duck Dynasty family member, Lisa Robertson is trying desperately to clarify her words.

Lisa Robertson abortion Huffo

I blogged about the interview yesterday (read here) after I located this statement by Lisa on her Facebook page shortly after it aired.

Dear Friends, please be in prayer for me today. I am fretful over the interview with HuffPostLive yesterday. I am pro-choice only when it’s Gods choice. I was so flustered over her questions & just wasn’t aware that she was trying to trap me. Call me naive. I had an abortion @ 16 & I clearly stated that it was a decision that I’ve regretted all my life. I also stated that I thought God was the only person qualified to take a life because he made the life. Maybe I will get to minister to people who otherwise would shut me out but I am clearly pro-God & pro-life. I hate entrapment but failed to see it happening.”

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Today, Lisa went on the Christian Broadcasting Network to speak about the book she wrote with her husband Al. She was asked up front to clarify what her honest and true feelings were when she was asked about her belief on abortion.

Lisa told CBN host, Terry Meeuwsen, that she was definitely pro-life and pro-babies.

Lisa Robertson abortion CBN

Well, I was 16 years-old,” Lisa said, “and whenever we were talking um with the interviewer she just was saying, well you know, your life has turned out great since you had and abortion. I mean, you got the man that you always wanted and I said- yeah- but my life didn’t turn out great. There’s been many years since then where I have really struggled with that decision. I know that that decision was not the right decision. Um…we do have a choice, in this world whether or not we do that or not. But I am totally pro-life! I am pro-God. I am pro-Babies. You know? The time of conception is when that life begins. And I believe that we should honor that life. And, so, I just kinda got a little mixed up whenever we were talking. Uh, but, I’m definitely pro-life but, like I said, we all do have a choice as to whether or not we want to go there. And, I want people to know that you can be forgiven whenever you’ve done those things in your past.”

Lisa Robertson “I am pro-choice only when it’s God’s choice”

Posted in Duck Dynasty with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2015 by saynsumthn

A HuffPo interview with Duck Dynasty couple Al and Lisa Robertson has gone viral after the TV family member said that she was pro-choice, but regrets her abortion at 16 years-old.

Lisa now says that her words are being taken the wrong way because, she says, she opposes abortion and is, “pro-choice only when it’s God’s choice.”

Lisa and Al Robertson abortion

Nancy Redd spoke with the couple about their book, A New Season: A Robertson Family Love Story of Brokenness and Redemption and specifically covered the section of the book where Lisa speaks about her abortion.

Lisa Robertson abortion Huffo

The questions were no doubt leading. Lisa appears to regret her abortion and even Redd acknowledged that she had repented of the abortion.

Redd asked Lisa, “When you look at that choice and that option don’t you think that every woman should have that choice and that ability?”

Lisa responded by telling Redd that not a day goes by that she doesn’t think about her baby, “At the time that was the answer that I sought. As I sit here today, that’s not the answer I would have chosen had I known better, had I been more mature in my thinking.”

Lisa told Redd that she doesn’t feel like she should have had that “choice” and that, “God is the only Person that has the choice to take a life, or to bring into the world a life.”

It was after that statement that Redd asked her if she would consider herself “pro-choice.

Lisa paused for a few seconds and then responded, “Yes, I would.”

If you watch the entire interview you will scratch your head on how a woman who so adamantly regretted her abortion could call herself pro-choice.

For pro-lifers this is puzzling. Her words do not match what she actually stated. But, one has to take her at her word. Unless, of course, you realize that most people are not that media savvy. HuffPo on the other hand drives an abortion agenda. So anything they can grasp to make a Duck Dynasty woman appear pro-choice is a win win for their ideology.

The question haunted me for hours, until I did some checking online.

I discovered that Lisa felt she was entrapped by the HuffPo interviewer and what Lisa meant by saying she was pro-choice was that she was for God’s choice, at least that is what she said in clarification on her Facebook page.

Dear Friends, please be in prayer for me today. I am fretful over the interview with HuffPostLive yesterday. I am pro-choice only when it’s Gods choice. I was so flustered over her questions & just wasn’t aware that she was trying to trap me. Call me naive. I had an abortion @ 16 & I clearly stated that it was a decision that I’ve regretted all my life. I also stated that I thought God was the only person qualified to take a life because he made the life. Maybe I will get to minister to people who otherwise would shut me out but I am clearly pro-God & pro-life. I hate entrapment but failed to see it happening.”

Lisa Robertson abortion

Watch the interview here and judge for yourself.