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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truckstop View Post
    Just out of curiosity, do you think you should be able to fire someone that is gay or pro-gay then?
    Why would you be able to fire someone who is gay or pro-gay. Robertson could have been anti-gay or the straightest person on the planet and never been fired. Because he is not being fired for being anti-gay but for making anti-gay statements in the media.

    Just like this lady who risks being fired by IAC for tweeting:

    Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!
    If you make statements that violate the policies or image of the company you represent you can get fired.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    When you basically equate the two lesbian chicks down the road that have been living together for a decade to some sicko that rapes his dog, people will get offended.
    Both incidents are a disgrace to God; I'm not sure one is any worse than the other one. Both acts should be illegal in our society, but I suspect we will see more of this behavior in the future.

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    Damn.... 'Merika sure is a sad sack of poo poo ...............
    Actually, the popularity of "Duck Dynasty" gives me hope for the country. If the highest rated show were "Teen Mom" or "Hogan Knows Best" then I'd be worried. I can only deal with so much dysfunction.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Well, according to the republicans who support citizens united, corporations are people and this person (A&E) has made a moral choice not to work with Robertson.
    Like I said, the executives at A&E have a fiduciary duty to the owners of the company. If they can do that by tanking the highest rated nonfiction show in cable TV history then more power to them. Basically, the question is whom do you bet on coming out on top? God and family, or money? I'll bet on God and family.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Like I said, the executives at A&E have a fiduciary duty to the owners of the company. If they can do that by tanking the highest rated nonfiction show in cable TV history then more power to them. Basically, the question is whom do you bet on coming out on top? God and family, or money? I'll bet on God and family.
    I am sorry, but there is more than just money. I applaud A&E for deciding to choose their moral views over their pockets.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    You know if you don't know something about a subject, you can go to a search engine and look it up.
    I didn't realize a search engine could predict the future.... strange days indeed...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    Like I said, the executives at A&E have a fiduciary duty to the owners of the company. If they can do that by tanking the highest rated nonfiction show in cable TV history then more power to them. Basically, the question is whom do you bet on coming out on top? God and family, or money? I'll bet on God and family.
    Wait you are speaking in tongues. First you tut-tut the execs of A&E to do their duty to mammon, then claim a set of virtues trump money.

    Funny how many threads are devoted to how much ground Christianity is losing in this Grand and Glorious Republic but NOW it is all how powerful it is at such times. Again the bipolar nature of religion is in evidence.

    IF the owners of A&E have a problem with what the execs did they WILL step-in. The is ZERO reason for them not to if they so choose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Why would you be able to fire someone who is gay or pro-gay. Robertson could have been anti-gay or the straightest person on the planet and never been fired. Because he is not being fired for being anti-gay but for making anti-gay statements in the media.

    Just like this lady who risks being fired by IAC for tweeting:



    If you make statements that violate the policies or image of the company you represent you can get fired.
    That's not what you said. If say hobby lobby (the only place I actively boycott) finds they disagree with an employee about gays (they are anti and the employee is pro), you think they shouldn't have to work with someone they disagree with?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    No, that is not what is happening.
    Bs! That is exactly what is happening.
    You and others are being intolerant because he said it was a sin, which it is.
    And are making all kinds of excuses to be angry and justify your intolerance of it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Robertson can say his stupid stuff as much as he likes.
    He didn't say anything stupid.
    One, he stated what was sinful to a question asking him what was sinful. Nothing stupid there.
    Two, he spoke of his personal experience in regards to blacks. That also is not stupid. You want to say that his experience was isolated. Go ahead. But relaying a personal experience can not be defined as saying something stupid.
    Your saying such is bigoted.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But he will not be working for A&E (or be on their network with new episodes)
    D'oh! That remains to be seen.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    he is just getting the angry reactions that go hand in hand with saying inflammatory remarks.
    Apparently he is getting far more support from normal folks than angry reactions.



    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    No, you are of the opinion that A&E is wrong. I do not know what you are talking about when you say comparison. I did not say anything about him making a comparison in this post you are responding to.

    No.
    When it is reported that A&E made it's decision based on saying he made a comparison, when he did not, they are definitely in the wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    A&E is IMHO perfectly in their right to not work with someone who they disagree with about gays.
    Well that actually depends on the contract. As well as what they may or may not have known before signing him.


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    And yes, IMHO it is very bigoted.
    Accept that it isn't.
    It is a religious belief that was handed down supposedly from G_d. A belief that you can not prove to be untrue.
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    Re: 'boycott a&e' facebook support page for phil robertson gets over 1m likes

    Quote Originally Posted by Truckstop View Post
    That's not what you said. If say hobby lobby (the only place I actively boycott) finds they disagree with an employee about gays (they are anti and the employee is pro), you think they shouldn't have to work with someone they disagree with?
    I am sorry, but if this employee does not do thing that risks the work relation with his boss (like going on a sensational TV show in which he proclaims he has had sex with thousands upon thousands of men, or posting a tweet french kissing another man) than just being gay is not a reason to fire someone.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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