There has been a lot of hooplah over Phil Robertson’s opinions in GQ. First the twisting of Phil’s words to say something he didn’t. A&E suspending Phil from future shows only to find out that most of the next season is already “in the can” (completed) and Phil is in all of them. Cracker Barrel taking down all Duck Dynasty products and then less than 48 hours later apologizing to their customers and putting them back up. The flurry of opinions on Facebook over every aspect of the ordeal. It has been a crazy week leading up to Christmas.
But a great video was recently released by the group at “I Am Second” which gives you a fuller picture of the patriarch of Duck Dynasty. I was told to watch the first 3 minutes…which were good…but the entire video was even better. It shows three generations (Phil, Jep, Reed) who have struggled with drugs and alcohol and suicide.
I’m thankful that I too can acknowledge and proclaim that “I am secont.”
After graduating from Mizzou with Computer and Electrical Engineering degrees in 1985, Brian Becker spent a decade singing Christian Rock and being a labeled artist with Benson Music Group of Nashville. In 1995, he and several investors started the area's first Internet Service called PBMO.net and by 2000 the company was serviing Internet access in over 50 communities throughout Southeast Missouri as SEMO.net. In July 2014, Becker again made a major pivot and became Publisher of the SEMO TIMES: a weekly print and daily online news and entertainment source for the region.