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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    What seems to be missing from this discussion, an omission not by atheists but especially by Christians, is the fact that Phil acted out of love, love for his fellow beings. "He has a funny way of showing it", you say?
    As a Christian, you are called to preach to Gospel, to speak the truth, to tell it to those who are still lost, so that they too will have eternal life.
    So his dilemma is this. Should he speak for the lost, to the lost, preaching repentance and biblical truth, or should he just look the other way, like so many do, and let them go straight to hell?
    Which is more loving, more compassionate?
    A good comparison for those who don't believe is this.
    If you see a kid by the side of the road, ready to cross, and you know the kid will be run over, would you stop the kid and guide it to a crosswalk so that the little one will reach the other side, or would you just let the kid go?

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Oh that is the biggie, throw in practice ALL the parts, not just a select few. Ol' Phil seemed quite selective, and apparently he has done this on more than one occasion, just the first time for so large an audience.

    Preach about YOUR OWN sin, not others... someone who has sinned as much as he should just stick to telling his story and not look into the lives of others.

    More than enough material there....
    From what I saw, he was speaking about sin, period. His or someone elses matters not.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Again, where were your cries of "Censorship" when Martin Brashir was being drummed off MSNBC?
    I don't remember having participated in any thread about Martin Bashir, and while I think what he said was very offensive...he shouldn't have been fired for it. In fact, if I remember right, he resigned...he wasn't fired.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I think A&E already bent over backwards here by only suspending him. It's pretty clear they are hoping it blows over. Had the moron simply stated a minimalist comment about him not agreeing with the gay lifestyle because it is a sin--and, also left alone that weird the Japanese have no Jesus and Blacks never sang the Blues until after MLK stirred em all up thang--he would have been back on the set next season.
    Well, he's obviously not a moron, despite his having a different opinion on some things than do you. Whether or not "A&E has bent over backwards for him" or not is, again, simply a guess on your part. I'll say this though, he'll be fine without A&E. A&E stands to lose a lot more than Phil.
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    And the cries of "censorship" for that PR woman who just got fired for her offensive tweet? where are they?

    Former IAC PR Director Justine Sacco Speaks Out About The Tweet That Got Her Fired - SFGate
    Yeah ripping Black people by poking fun at AIDS in Africa as the Public Relations person for a popular video channel...not such a bright idea.

    That Twitter...it's like holding a loaded gun and pointing it right at your own head.

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Anyone in the USA who thinks that they can say whatever they want to say and there will be no response or negative replies is living in a dream world.

    The man said what he wanted to say, now he's paying a price for that.
    Which doesn't change the fact that he was censored by "Arts&Entertainment".
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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, he's obviously not a moron, despite his having a different opinion on some things than do you. Whether or not "A&E has bent over backwards for him" or not is, again, simply a guess on your part. I'll say this though, he'll be fine without A&E. A&E stands to lose a lot more than Phil.
    I suspect he took one too many shots to the head while at LSU. But, hey, that's just my opinion. I have a hard time respecting anyone who takes the Bible literally and speaks ill of those who don't take those myths too serious.

    A&E may or may not care about alienating the rednecks. My guess is they have employees by the hundred who are neither Christian nor homophobic.

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Which doesn't change the fact that he was censored by "Arts&Entertainment".
    He was not "censored". He can go out today and say what he wants. A7E is not going to try to stop him. However, A&E has every right to distance themselves from him.

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I don't remember having participated in any thread about Martin Bashir, and while I think what he said was very offensive...he shouldn't have been fired for it. In fact, if I remember right, he resigned...he wasn't fired.
    Resigned under pressure. ANd, the poutrage from the Right over his comments was epic. They made GLAAD's complaints about Phil look like whispers of protestation coming from a fringe minority...which of course is all they are. Unless--Do you buy into the gay-agenda conspiracy?

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    re: 'Duck Dynasty': A&E warned Phil Robertson about speaking out too much [W:1111]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I beleive it's his intent to spread the word of god....his life is basically dedicated to that. That's proselytizing.
    He is not a priest, or a pastor, he is on a reality TV show, acting like a redneck hillbilly. He is not proselytizing when he is on that show, nor do I expect in his other business's. He is not dedicated to spreading the word of god.
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