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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Let me give you a bit of sensitivity advice to avoid offending people. Don't make ridiculous and offensive over the top comparisons. For example, its ok for you to say that you believe homosexuality is a sin. It is offensive to compare it to bestiality. It is ok to say, I don't like the IRS. It is over the top to compare them to "jack booted thugs". It is ok to say, I don't like the EPA. It is over the top and offensive to compare them to the Gestapo.

    When people make over the top comparisons like that, it not only makes them look like a nutjob, it also is offensive because it compares the plight of people that were genuinely oppressed to something you just happen to not like. It compares what consenting adults do with other consenting adults, to the rape of animals. The offensiveness is not in your opinion, it is in the offensive comparisons that that the religious right and social conservatives seem to have a penchant for lately.
    agreed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    When did I call them inbred hicks?
    I'm not saying you did.

    but it has been said often in these threads today.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Just trying to help you out. I realize that the Empathy Gene seems to be missing with many social conservatives.
    Its generously applied...where appropriate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    it is ok to say you don't agree with these people.

    it is not ok to call them inbred hicks.
    So let me get this right... now suddenly its ok for them to say things at the national level that are hateful... but if somebody says something back to them on a forum its not ok?

    You are going into a dimension of hypocrite that science cannot explain.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Let me give you a bit of sensitivity advice to avoid offending people. Don't make ridiculous and offensive over the top comparisons. For example, its ok for you to say that you believe homosexuality is a sin. It is offensive to compare it to bestiality. It is ok to say, I don't like the IRS. It is over the top to compare them to "jack booted thugs". It is ok to say, I don't like the EPA. It is over the top and offensive to compare them to the Gestapo.

    When people make over the top comparisons like that, it not only makes them look like a nutjob, it also is offensive because it compares the plight of people that were genuinely oppressed to something you just happen to not like. It compares what consenting adults do with other consenting adults, to the rape of animals. The offensiveness is not in your opinion, it is in the offensive comparisons that that the religious right and social conservatives seem to have a penchant for lately.
    In what universe do you regulate language or personal beliefs?

    People can say and believe whatever they want... You progressives just believe you can regulate social behavior and you cant....

    The weird part is that you progressives tolerate such absolute disgusting nonsense like OWS but will cry over a few words some reality TV star said...

    You do realize you're just trying to regulate what is acceptable and what is not???

    Look in the mirror or look at your post.... You cant even value a personal opinion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post


    Sensitivity advice...

    Common sense.

    I see someone slamming gays by calling their sex acts equivalent to bestiality a good reason for A&E to rethink the contract. It's like saying Jews are Jesus killers. I mean, come on, everyone knows that if you are in entertainment, slamming gays or Jews is a quick ticket off the air.

    "Think before you speak."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I'm not saying you did.

    but it has been said often in these threads today.
    I think they look more like ZZ top than inbred hicks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Well, it does seem to be a general overreaction to what he said, and the fact anyone maintains the idea that everyone needs to agree with them or face civil consequences is pretty childish. And that applies regardless of issue or politics, short of it having some real implications (and no, some ass-hat on reality tv having a stupid opinion is not something that carries "real implications".

    In fact, at the end of the day, this will likely only push people away from issues like gay marriage, etc, and increase the perception that they are having a "pro-view" shoved down their throats
    Let's say I did an interview with the local paper where I said that as a Bible believing Christian, I believe interracial marriage to be a sin. Let's say I then went on to compare interracial marriage to whites marrying an ape. Would you think my employer was being intolerant if they suspended or fired me for that?

    How is such a comparison any different than comparing homosexuality to bestiality? How is that any less offensive?
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    So let me get this right... now suddenly its ok for them to say things at the national level that are hateful... but if somebody says something back to them on a forum its not ok?

    You are going into a dimension of hypocrite that science cannot explain.
    Hey, lets not forget it was progressive intolerance that created this singularity of irony.

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

    The biggest problem with the concept of tolerance is what is considered tolerant and what isn't. As for this guy, couldn't care less.

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