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Duck Dynasty Patriarch Fired for Religious Beliefs

19 Dec
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First of all let me say I am not a fan of the Duck Dynasty show, not because of any personal reason, but because I’ve never seen it, only what I’ve read and seen about them and what others have told me. Duck Dynasty is the biggest cable show in history with over 14 million viewers on the A&E Cable Network.  The show centers around the Robertson family in Louisiana who own a multi-million dollar duck call and hunting facility. They are of strong family values and deeply religious and not afraid to express their beliefs. Recently A&E set up an interview with the father, Phil Robertson with GQ magazine. After several questions the interviewer settled around the family’s religious beliefs and asked Phil what he considered sin was. Phil listed several topics he considered sinful among them beastiality, swindleing, cheating on one’s spouse and homosexuality. Well that was all that was needed and when word got out human rights groups and gay groups such as GLAAD immediately responded and complained and A&E folded like the proverbial cheap cameras and fired Phil. Phil even admitted he was a product of the 60’s with sex, drugs and rock‘n’roll  until he found Christ in his life.

 

“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.”

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.”

 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.”

 This immediately followed with a firestorm of complaints to A&E and a Boycott A&E page was set up on facebook with 500,000 likes in a matter of hours. A&E was foolish to  react so quickly and not stick up for their most hugely successful show in history. They could have taken a lesson from History’s  Patrick Henry who said, ”I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it,” but then again the producers at A&E probably went to government schools that don’t teach that history anymore. For all you liberals out there for your information your guy Barack Obama is a huge fan of the show.

 Whatever happened to freedom of expression. This was Phil’s personal belief and he said so. It’s not like he said it on the show and not as vile as like what Martin Bashir said about Sara Palin on MSNBC about urinating and defecating in her mouth which was vile and disgusting indeed. At no time during that or any of Alex Baldwin’s rantings and ravings did any conservative call the station and demand their firings, though it was right that they were, but have a conservative say something and it’s like the end of the world and they are immediately vilified in the media and fired. Yes there is an attack in this country on anything that is conservative and Christian and this incident proves it. Gays are only 2% of the population, but they control the media which is why you are seeing so many gays on TV now and in our faces.

The media blitz and in our faces by gays really annoys me It reminds me of that scene in Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver where Peter Boyle is telling other taxi drivers about two gays he picked up in his cab who started yelling and fighting in his cab. He tells them “Hey stop that. I realize this is a free country and we have a freedom of expression thing. I don’t care what you do in the privacy of your own home, but in my freakin’ cab (He doesn’t use the word freakin’ 😀) don’t go busting heads.” I agree. I’m all for what you do in private, but don’t go pushing your beliefs in my face. In Phil’s case he was just responding to a question about his religious beliefs that’s all and now we have all this turmoil.

 I understand A&E will air  the Duck Dynasty Marathon despite Robertson’s suspension and if you’re a fan sign the petition  below. See link below. 😉

 ‘My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ’…

FLASHBACK: Vowed to Quit A&E if Network Banned Talk of God or Guns…

A&E Tried to Cut ‘Jesus’ from Family Prayers…
Will Air Marathon Despite Suspension…
No. 1-rated in cable history…
PALIN DEFENDS…
CRUZ: ‘Represents the America Usually Ignored or Mocked by Liberal Elites’… 
JINDAL: ‘Messed Up Situation When Miley Cyrus Gets a Laugh, and Phil Robertson Gets Suspended’…
GAY WRITER: Fiasco says more about our bigotry than Phil’s…
‘Boycott A&E’ FACEBOOK Page Gets 500k ‘Likes’ in Hours…
Administrator BANNED For Generating Too Much Support…
Show Sponsor Backs Robertson…
PETITION: istandwithphil…

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