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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Except he has not been re-instated, the TV shows all ready in the can (fourth season) will air but the head quacker is still suspended from further filming (fifth season).

    Should make the CONs who thought A&E was practicing poor business sense- the shows already bought and paid for will air.
    You haven't been paying attention, it was on the news a few days ago, it is almost like it never happened. I imagine they received a letter from a law firm, and they would have lost in court. Employers do not control your beliefs especially when it comes to religion, they would have lost miserably

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Because he was not on A&E time when giving the interview. It would be the same if a company decided to fire you for drinking if they were in fact against drinking while away from your job.
    That doesn't matter; his comments are still in the public eye. He doesn't stop being an A&E employee when he steps off the set.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    so lets say your company catches you drinking it public, it is against their wishes, think they should fire you?
    If you signed a contract saying you wouldn't, then yes. This guy was probably drinking:

    Fan who fell out of the upper deck at Bills stadium fired from job: Report - NY Daily News


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post

    what?



    what does that have to do with the discussion? No one's right's are impeded in anyway by the statements someone gives in a magazine interview, and as a hypothetical it couldn't have less bearing on the point of discussion



    Yeah, no ****. But what does that have to do with anything here?



    No one denied they did, but you are intentionally ignoring that A&E's actions were in response to a threatened commercial boycott



    Oh please, stfu with your usual moronic partisan bitching. I don't care what conservatives did in some totally vague and unrelated incident.



    I suggest you look up the term "guilt by association". Other than that, I don't need to validate or answer for what other conservatives do or say
    So you don't care about hypothetical, don't want to talk about A&E's rights, and suddenly are all about no "guilt by association." Because it leads to an inconvenient place for you politically.

    A&E is not bound by any law to put Phil Robertson on TV. End of story. They don't have to do that, and are well within their rights to say no.


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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That doesn't matter; his comments are still in the public eye. He doesn't stop being an A&E employee when he steps off the set.
    A courtroom says he does, unless that contract shows compensation for 24 hours/365 days per year.

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If you signed a contract saying you wouldn't, then yes. This guy was probably drinking:

    Fan who fell out of the upper deck at Bills stadium fired from job: Report - NY Daily News
    so you think A&E had in Phils contract he had to drop his religion because it goes against homesexuality?

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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They miscalculated what they stood to lose. It has nothing to do with "free speech" of course, just that A&E makes more money. It's the American way.
    It should have been obvious that offending very a large part of mainstream society in order to avoid offending a very tiny population of immoral freaks, is never going to be good for business.
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That doesn't matter; his comments are still in the public eye. He doesn't stop being an A&E employee when he steps off the set.
    He didn't stop being an A&E "employee" ever, except for a brief (rumor of a?) publicity "suspension", and now has the DD show's popularity at an all time high. Have you not been paying attention to the current situation? Have you ever seen Phil Robertson's contract with A&E or the written terms of his alleged suspension?
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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    so you think A&E had in Phils contract he had to drop his religion because it goes against homesexuality?
    It probably had something regarding what he said in interviews meant to promote the show.

    I went to a Catholic High School. It was specifically in the student handbook that if you did something detrimental to the public image of the school, even on your own time, that it could be grounds for expulsion. I don't know of anyone who was expelled for that, but it was right in there. In other words, such clauses are not unheard of.


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    Re: Phil Robertson returns to A&E

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It should have been obvious that offending very a large part of mainstream society in order to avoid offending a very tiny population of immoral freaks, is never going to be good for business.
    A large part of mainstream society actually thinks that we should treat gay people with respect. Not a "tiny population of immoral freaks." A majority of Minnesotans, for example, voted NOT to ban gay marriage. This wasn't just gays that voted that way. Regular, straight, mainstream folks out in the suburbs voted that way.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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