UPDATE 12-19-2013 DUCK DYNASTY MAY BE IN DANGER
“We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm,” the Robertson family said in a prepared statement. “We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.” Source: Duck Dynasty: Can’t imagine show going on without Phil | Fox News
It appears that the progressive socialist democrats are all about tolerance and diversity -- but only when you agree with their views.
Original Post ...
Gay activists are doing everything in their power to promote the idea that being gay is just another mainstream lifestyle, even if it means attacking those of faith whose beliefs are based on the Christian bible …
Phil Robertson, repentant sinner and former hell-raiser has said on a number of occasions that it is not his job to judge other people, but merely to bring an awareness of Jesus into their lives. So why is the gay community attacking Phil Robertson and trying to deny him a platform for his beliefs? His comments were not made on Duck Dynasty and were comments made in GQ, a man’s magazine that many suspect, myself included, is read by more than a smattering of gays.
'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks -- The news comes after the reality star compared being gay to bestiality, drawing ire from LGBT groups including GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely." [Steve’s Note: This is where A&E should have stopped. In my opinion, no further action was required. But it is A&E’s program and platform they are protecting – so if they deem it necessary to suspend Phil for political reasons, it still is acceptable to me. ]
The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He'll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.
"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus," Robertson says in the January issue of the men's magazine. "That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."
During a discussion about repentance and God, Robertson is asked what he finds sinful. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," he says. "Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."
He goes on to paraphrase Corinthians: "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
GLAAD on Wednesday condemned his remarks as "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people in a mainstream publication" and said "his quote was littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation."
"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said. "He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans -- and Americans -- who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil's decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors, who now need to re-examine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families."
Robertson released his own statement in response to the flap early Wednesday: "I myself am a product of the '60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other."
Bottom line …
I stand with Phil Robertson – a man should not be condemned and denied a living because his remarks may be offensive to some. That is the basis of liberty and freedom. Those who would deny Phil Robertson’s right of free speech are often the same progressive socialist liberals that tell you how to live your life and promote legislation to compel you to follow their dictates.
Gays should have the right to civil commitment ceremonies and all of the privileges that are conferred by any legal commitment such as marriage. However, they do not have a right to re-define how marriage is interpreted or co-opt the definition of the word to make their own activities more acceptable to the mainstream. Gays should also have all of the legal and civil rights that govern us all – and not become some protected class with rights superior to ordinary citizens. The fact that someone could receive a harsher penalty for attacking a gay than for attacking anyone else on the street is unconstitutional and un-American.
Phil Robertson has the right to his opinion – an opinion shared with tens of millions of people – and should not be penalized for his free speech. His comments were not made on his public platform nor do they affect outrage the majority of his audience, so the pussies at A&E should grow a pair and simply say, “That’s Phil being Phil and part of the package. Watch his show or turn the dial.”
It bugs me no end that progressive socialist democrats and their coalition of various victims are becoming so malevolent and vicious as to present a clear and present danger to the American way of life. Forget the social engineering as perpetrated by the progressive socialist democrats and which has lead to decay, corruption, disease, illiteracy, and poverty in the areas they purport to govern with their enlightened policies.
I will continue to watch Duck Dynasty which I find hilarious – especially Phil’s son Willie, the CEO of Duck Dynasty, who wrangles a herd of characters through each episode. While the program has taken certain liberties with the lifestyle of the participants, they still remain Americans – more in the mainstream than not.
I think the scariest thing I learned about Phil is that we are the same age, only he appears much older.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius