I believe the outcry from the conservatives on this issue is oriented in a sudden public shift in opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality. And not just the lack of condemnation but the political movement towards SSM. I often hear about Gay activists pushing an agenda, which is probably true to some degree and this unsettles the traditionalists.
I live in the south and hear my redneck acquaintances saying "it's too much Gay, too fast". I've often preached in the forums for the pro LGBT supporters to slow their roll or there will be a social divide and organized blowback. Especially with the PC control over speech. Let people have the time to adjust and freedom to vocally resist, so that a happy middle can be achieved.
The Cracker Barrel has already gotten such a massive negative response that they put Phil's items back on the shelves.
Hating or preaching against homosexuality is not going to make it go away. It's been around since before biblical times. And trying to force others to accept your orientation on every level is not a realistic goal. Honey catches more flies and killing with kindness eventually works.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
You seem to think receiving consequences for one's actions is wrong; I do not.
Like I said, viewers aren't customers, they're product. A&E obviously thinks that their production would suffer if they gave a voice to a homophobic fundamentalist Christian. Who can say they're obliged to give the fundy a microphone?
He who knows the least obeys the best.
Oh well...it's his life.
Merry Xmas to you and your's Mac...