The irony of this is breathtaking. According the social conservatives and the religious right, one should be able to say anything they want, no matter how offensive it is, without repercussion from their employer. For example, you should be able to equate homosexuality to beastiality, the former being a consensual relationship between adults, the latter an adult raping an animal. You should be able to publicly equate the two, but if you face any reproductions from your employer because they believe your statement to be offensive and bigoted, then its an example of "liberal intolerance"..... This coming from the crowd that will boycott a retailer if the cashier tells them "Happy Holidays".
Phil Robertson seems to be a nice and decent man. He is obviously religious. I don't think he is a bad person, but he did say something that is hateful and offensive by comparing homosexuality to beastiality, and decent people do not have to simply tolerate bigotry.