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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    By the logic you are seemingly employing redheads, which only make up a small percentage of the population, would never sustain themselves genetically either. I would agree that obviously any genetic basis for it would have to be recessive, but there is no reason why such a genetic predisposition would not survive human evolution. Moreover, we see it in other species which would indicate that if there is a genetic component, it predates our genus.
    And I would argue that in other species, we see homosexual behavior, not necessarily homosexuality. We see homosexual behavior in human species as well, but not necessarily homosexuality. Interesting though that you're stipulating that your original argument that homosexuals themselves would be primarily responsible for their own propagation is ridiculous.

    No one is arguing that homosexual behavior does not exist, I think that would be silly to suggest, but whether one is inclined to be exclusively homosexual seems to lie mostly with humans. That suggests that it is a human thing that causes it to stick.. So why does it stick with us? That is the real question, and the answer, however unknown is an interesting one for debate, but it does not make one a bigot for expressing their opinion.


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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    I would really like to hear from our gay or gay supporting posters that think we all should lose our jobs because of our religious, political, or cultural views.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Really it should be "intellectual prowess", which would make more sense and then certainly an adj describing prowess, but I guess it's correct either way.
    No, it isn't "correct either way".

    And it's pretty f'n pathetic that you don't know that already.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    He was suspended because he compared it to beastiality which is highly offensive.
    Which is a false claim and something he didn't do.
    So I also doubt he will apologize for something he didn't do.


    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Here is the quote:

    “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he tells reporter Drew Magary. “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
    Figures! You left out the most important detail. He was responding to a question asking what he thought was sinful.
    Context is everything.
    He was not comparing gays to those who engage in bestiality.
    He was saying that those are sinful behaviors.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    A & E ****canned him in what they saw as their best interest. It was a business decision and they're looking out for their ratings.
    Yes and what a mistake that turned out to be.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    This is interesting. ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson appears to verbally attack gay people in newly emerged video - NY Daily News It is in A & E's best interest to sever ties with this individual.
    When was this video made?

    It just surfaced?

    I bet it was before the show was filmed.

    What makes you think A&E didn't know about it?

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Yep, it's time for them to give up on those folks, at least that one. It's hysterical to me that the CONS seem to forget that without A&E this man would be nothing and no one to anyone other than his clan. The presentation that somehow DuckDorks made A&E instead of the other way around is hysterical, or that A&E owes them anything more than they've already provided is ludicrous.
    And this man would be very happy about that.

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by csbrown28 View Post
    I don't see what all the hub-bub is about....

    My understanding:

    A&E felt that Phil's comments weren't in line with the image A&E wanted to portray for comments he made in an interview with GQ.

    The suspended him.

    My thoughts:

    Phil is entitled to his opinion.

    A&E took DD on their network knowing opinions of the people involved in DD.

    A&E shouldn't be surprised about the comments he made off the show.

    Phil shouldn't be surprised at A&E's reaction.

    A&E has profited from DD and that removing Phil is, at least somewhat, hypocritical.

    There will be some consequence for their decision to remove him in the form of public backlash, but a month from now most will have forgotten.

    Having said that, Phil knew there were going to be consequences to his actions and chose to make the statement he made anyway. Good for him for standing up for what he believes.

    A&E feels that Phil does not represent the image that they want to portray and they are fully within their right to remove him.

    As much as everyone wants to claim that this will hurt A&E in the end I think it's a wash at worst and I think the situation could be salvaged to A&E's benifit....

    First, for every Redneck Christian viewer they lose, they'll gain someone from the LGBT community who heard about what A&E did and will flock to the network to find programming that caters to them.

    I mean a Redneck show on Arts and Entertainment?

    My prediction is A&E will sell the rights to the show for mega bucks to a network that caters to rednecks like CMT (Country Music TV network). That's a match made in heaven and I bet CMT would fork out the bucks to get the rights. I would think anyone that watches DD will appreciate this as the members of the show are less likely to have their Christian references edited out of the show...

    A&E could take the bucks and make shows that cater to it's growing LGBT audience, thanks to this debacle.

    Other than this, did A&E really do something wrong?
    What makes you think A&E own the right to the show?

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    The bottom line is that is was in their best interest of a business to sever ties with a public figure that they employ who made bigoted and hateful statements. Maybe Chick fil a will hire him.
    They haven't severed anything. The put him on hiatus and are discussing what to do next.

    Season 4 is in the can so at least for one more year Phil will be on the show on that network.

    So now would you like to rethink that comment?

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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Seems there is always a backlash, no matter the issue, action, or people involved. THE 64 dollah question is to what effect this backlash of which we speak...

    Did the one million mom boycott of JC Penny over hiring a lesbian comic as a spokesperson have much affect?

    How about the boycott Chik-fil-a over the anti-gay remarks by the owner?

    No and NO

    As to a false assertion.... guess that is in the eye of the be-scolder....
    You know if you don't know something about a subject, you can go to a search engine and look it up.

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