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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    "Dear A&E,

    I read that you are indefinitely suspending Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after he quoted the Bible and said that the homosexual act is sinful. I get it, guys. I do. You punished the Christian guy for being a Christian because you got some angry emails from a bunch of whiny gay activists who lack the spine and maturity to deal with the fact that there are still people out there who have the guts to articulate opinions that they find disagreeable. In so doing, youíve kowtowed to a pushy minority of vocal bullies who donít even watch your channel, while alienating the fan base of the one show that keeps your entire network afloat.
    I just went looking at several boycotts called by talk radio, one million moms, bloggers or the far right-

    saying they are less than effective is being kind.

    But of course the radical right/religious ranters are free to TRY a boycott, letter writing campaign, or whatever. It is the American Way I guess.

    But I doubt this is the end of A&E. If the Jersey Shore taught us nothing is many Americans don't understand what the word 'reality' really means... Plenty more train wrecks and freak shows to put on air. How about more knocked up teens- that should appeal to the redneck crowd !!!! "Look there is Linda-Sue!!!!"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    "Dear A&E,

    I read that you are indefinitely suspending Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after he quoted the Bible and said that the homosexual act is sinful. I get it, guys. I do. You punished the Christian guy for being a Christian because you got some angry emails from a bunch of whiny gay activists who lack the spine and maturity to deal with the fact that there are still people out there who have the guts to articulate opinions that they find disagreeable. In so doing, youíve kowtowed to a pushy minority of vocal bullies who donít even watch your channel, while alienating the fan base of the one show that keeps your entire network afloat.

    Makes sense."
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    And christian groups have threatened companies with boycotts and picketed companies. Do you find them "thuggish" too?
    That is part of the freedom of speech thing. You can speak, I can speak, many can get together to speak with their wallets.
    Intellectual honesty and your reply just shut my mouth. Good point.

    I would, however, like to see the specifics on what motivated Christian groups to boycott; expressing opinions or things more direct? Fostering a culture where people are free to respectfully express their views is one thing. Supporting direct action that undermines people's deeply held values is something different.

    A. I am for (fill-in-the blank) and you might not be. It's my opinion and everybody has one. Lets sit down and talk about it because this is America and we value open dialog in our culture.

    --or--

    B. I am not only for (fill-in-the-blank) but I'm also announcing today that the profits generated by your support of my business will be used to finance tangible advancements in (fill-in-the-blank) despite your objections. Thank you for your support.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Bravo to Phil! Everyone should be able to say what they believe without worrying about their jobs.

    Of course the progressives will keep trying to sell us that homosexuality is orientation and not preference. It would be interesting to see a comparison of the brain of a homosexual and that of a serial killer. Both are born that way according to some of today's scientists.
    Really? You think that companies should not be able to fire some one who creates bad publicity for their company? Is this some new right?
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    Re: 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson suspended by A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Leftist intolerance is on full display this year....Merry Christmas.
    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.
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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.
    Good Morning Danarhea, I personally see it as intolerance and you make the point by showing the double standards between Miley Cyrus being rewarded when some found her being outrageous while Robertson is being fired because some found his comments outrageous. When people start to become afraid to say what they really think for fear of retribution, (as many do daily in public) its proof of oppression and evidence of free speech/expression being violated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Really? You think that companies should not be able to fire some one who creates bad publicity for their company? Is this some new right?
    His interview had with GQ had nothing to do with A&E,

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

    The civilized and intellectual world largely realizes that there is nothing wrong with being gay, and recognizes that they are just as human as the rest of us. Someday the people that have a problem with homosexuals will be seen as no better than intolerant racists. Sorry, but that's just the truth. Maybe they went overboard with their reaction to what he said, but they are mostly looking out for their ratings.
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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,
    Actually as a cast member on a show that A&E shows, yes his interview DOEs affect A&E. Therefore A&E has every right to suspend him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Intellectual honesty and your reply just shut my mouth. Good point.

    I would, however, like to see the specifics on what motivated Christian groups to boycott; expressing opinions or things more direct? Fostering a culture where people are free to respectfully express their views is one thing. Supporting direct action that undermines people's deeply held values is something different.
    For one thing, no one called for a boycott of Duck Dynasty

    As for your question about why christians have called for action against something they didn't like, here's an example
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