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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No civil rights have been violated. Remember, others have the right to react to what said. No law makes any hire him. Nor keep him hired.
    By this logic, any person who publicly states they are gay may be fired for the same reason.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by TML View Post
    The details of any contract are a big factor of course, but even still, to say that expressing ones religious moral opinions in an interview published by an unrelated company affects the bottom line (and therefore justify termination) would be as much a violation of the Civil Rights Act Title VII, as claiming the same thing regarding a person who makes a public statement about being gay or lesbian, and being fired for it.
    There is a big difference between making a positive statement (not expressing judgement) with a normative statement (expressing judgement). Duck Dynasty either needs a better PR/legal team, or needs to take the advice of the one(s) they have.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by TML View Post
    By this logic, any person who publicly states they are gay may be fired for the same reason.
    That is entirely different.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    yes, the bible advocates slavery ... and any variety of killing, among the odd things espoused
    that does not mean the civil rights act is going to protect you on religious grounds because you acted on the endorsements of the bible and took slaves and stoned those who the bible says deserve stoning
    but good luck with overcoming this suspension by a civil rights suit. a certain loser
    talk about your false equivalencies: regardless of what you make of his statements and how you view them legally, they were still just statements. Above you draw direct parallels to violent acts that cause direct harm to other individuals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Proof of claim please.
    You don't know? There's a thread on it on this site.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Did i ever associate him with Westboro? No. I simply stated that some more bigots are protesting in favor of him (another bigot).


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TML View Post
    The difference here is that a non-violent moral opinion was given. Not an act of taking slaves, killing, or even condoning it.
    The simple fact is the patriarch of the family was allowed to say what he wanted and A&E was free to suspend him for it. Freedom of speech doesn't mean you can call your boss an asshole and not be fired. Same thing here. There are certain things you don't do and when you put your employer in a bad light, you get suspended. Don't like it don't watch A&E.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Never said they serve as examples, just that they are protesting in favor of him.
    So, what's the point.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Did i ever associate him with Westboro?
    Yes

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