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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I wonder what the religious right bunch and other social conservatives would be saying today if Phil Robertson in his interview said something like:

    "The Bible says that homosexuality is a sin, but I believe that all these people that are so hung up on it and gay marriage are all a bunch of self loathing closeted gays. They want a male's anus but they are stuck with a vagina and thats why the supposed "gay and lesbian agenda" is such a big deal with them".

    If he had said something like that, every social conservative out there would be calling for him to be fired, for him to pay back the money A&E paid him for the show, and it would be non-stop talk about it on various right wing media outlets, Fox News, and conservative talk radio.
    probably.

    the difference? he would still be on the air.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    this part is a pretty dumb thing to say :

    "I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," he told GQ. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field. ... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people' -- not a word!

    "Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues," GQ quoted Robertson as saying.
    yeah, i'm sure Jim Crow Louisiana was a utopia for black people.

    either way, i don't watch the show, so i don't GAF other than being surprised that anyone with a huge audience would say stupid **** that pisses off a big chunk of their audience and results in the show possibly being scrapped. especially after what happened to Paula Dean.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Though I believe obviously A&E has a right to fire whoever they want to fire for any reason, I don't see why his views outside of the show, have any effect on his ability to do the show, nor do I see how that would be put on A&E.
    I believe most people in regular shows have imbedded in their contracts clauses that indicate they cannot bring any untoward attention to themselves in such a way as to harm viewership. It used to be called a morality clause, I think, though morality had little to do with it. Seems Charlie Sheen, that cooking lady and her n'word, and now this guy, probably more we haven't heard about.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How many times did Obama lump gays with drunks and terrorists? Saying it was a moral issue was not the issue I think most had with his comments.
    Come one...be honest. ANY comment he made that indicated less than a favorable stance on homosexuality would have been deemed an 'issue'.

    No...I have never heard Obama say..."homosexuals...they are just as bad as drunks and terrorists." But then...Phil Robinson did not sya they are 'just as bad'. He wasnt qualifying levels of good or bad or equating them. His comments were in response to the question "what is sin"...not "rank sins by activity, group, and participants."

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Point well taken. But it is reported that Robertson warned up front that he would bail if A&E tried to censor any part of the show pertaining comments about faith in God or guns and they agreed. So why are they now reprimanding him for his comments about his religious beliefs on sin in a magazine interview?

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    After that, A&E signed up Phil and the gang for another season of Duck Dynasty under Phil's terms.

    'Duck Dynasty' Star Vows to Quit if Network Bans Talk of God or Guns
    My guess is that the CEO of A & E received an immediate and strongly phrased phone call from the White House. Possibly hinting at either threats or bribery.

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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    1) I don't believe that it is intolerance. After all, Robertson DID do some gay bashing, and made some racist statements as well. Had A&E kept him on, it would have given an impression that they supported his racist and homophobic remarks.

    2) As for A&E being a bunch of Liberals, that is hogwash. After all, they DID put this knuckledragging savage on the air in the first place.

    3) However, it is not fair when Robertson can be fired for saying outrageous crap, but Miley Cyrus can be rewarded for being outrageous.
    Is Cyrus in some weekly show where this is even comparable? If so I was entirely unaware. Besides that she behaved sexually, she didn't racially or homophobically slam any group(s) as this moron did.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Come one...be honest. ANY comment he made that indicated less than a favorable stance on homosexuality would have been deemed an 'issue'.
    I doubt it. There are a lot of ways far less inflamatory he could have made his point.

    No...I have never heard Obama say..."homosexuals...they are just as bad as drunks and terrorists." But then...Phil Robinson did not sya they are 'just as bad'. He wasnt qualifying levels of good or bad or equating them. His comments were in response to the question "what is sin"...not "rank sins by activity, group, and participants."
    I never claimed Robertson said that, so there goes that straw man argument.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It makes no difference to me, but "true tollerance" is just that, true tollerance.
    I disagree. What you are arguing is nothing more than circular reasoning.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    His interview had with GQ had nothing to do with A&E,
    Except for the contract he signed with A&E which likely had a clause concerning bringing bad publicity to himself which would reflect badly on the show. They sign these contracts, surely they know what is in them. Not to mention, GQ wouldn't have even known or cared who he was if not for A&E.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. But that guy was a liberal, demorat and the darling of those that hated republicants. Besides, once the election was in the bag and public opinion had shifted, his position evolved.

    Obama is a man of strong moral character, an educated eleite, that evolves with the times, while Phil Robertson is a hillbilly, white trash piece of scum that deserves to suffer for his politically incorrect religious beliefs. Get with the program.
    Sorry...that is a very incorrect characterization of the 'evolution' of his opinion. The fact is his "evolution" came about 2 weeks after the New York Times issued a fairly large and damning article quoting many wealthy homosexuals as saying they were wiling to sit this election out and not contribute financially as Obama had not been more supportive of the gay community. Make of it what yoy will, but the fact is...he didnt 'evolve' until he wanted their money.

    AND...lets not forget...his position re government prevention of gay marriage 'evolved'...not his position re the immorality of homosexuality and gay marriage.

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