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reply to post by TheWrightWing
Phil equated homosexuallity with Beastiallity, (sp?). THAT'S the stupid thing he said.
I challenge any of you to go into work tomorrow, and say the most outrageous and disgusting things to your coworkers and your bosses/managers. And let's see how long your free speech will keep your job security. The fact is, you have your right to opinion. But those around you are not guaranteed to tolerate it. And you may see an unfavorable outcome from the words that you had spoken.
Mr. Robertson claims that, from what he saw, African Americans were happier under Jim Crow.
reply to post by burdman30ott6
When did the country become a population of cowards, afraid of offending even the smallest group?
I remember "SNL" offending everyone.
"In Living Color" offending everyone.
In my humble opinion, we've become a nation of sissies, drinking hot chocolate in our onesies, on our parents sofa.
When you can no longer laugh at yourself, then you have lost all rights to mock others.
Phil Robertson will probably release a sex tape which will resurrect his career.
reply to post by Lingweenie
the following quote used as a justification????
"If I bully someone (verbally) to the point of suicide. I was enacting my free speech."
i hope u don't think that if "killed with words",,don't count,,???
unless ive miss read your thoughts.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703] (a) Employer practices It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer - (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. - See more at: www.libertynews.com...
seems like a relevent part and this could complicate A and E decision and possibly have consequences for them.
As West defines the term, affirmative action "refers to both mandatory and voluntary programs intended to affirm the civil rights of designated classes of individuals by taking positive action to protect them" from discrimination. The issue for most Americans is fairness: Should the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment be used to advance the liberty of one class of individuals for good reasons when that action may infringe on the liberty of another?
reply to post by TheWrightWing
Phil equated homosexuallity with Beastiallity, (sp?). THAT'S the stupid thing he said. Then, he went on to talk about his impressions of the racial climate in the 60's. THAT'S the other stupid thig he said. Phil, and you, and I all have the right to say whatever we want, in most cases, (see my earlier example regarding yelling, 'Fire!', in a crowded movie theater). And, the rest of the world has the right to react to whatever someone says. You say something offensive, you're going to offend some people. It's a pretty easy equation. THINK what you want / watch what you SAY.
reply to post by intrepid
its not a first amendment issue its a civil rights issue,they are firing him for his religious views something the 1964 civil rights act expressly prohibits so hopefully he sues the crap out of them and takes the family show to a new network.
ex between 2 consenting adults, no matter their gender, is not a crime. Homosexuallity is not the same as beastiality. I guess I shouldn't be surprized that some of the folks on this site don't accept that.
The A&E is on indefinite hiatus until A&E decides to listen to the population and not the PC Police and O-Stupid.
When A&E stands beside pedophiles and perverts over normal US Citizens, that tells you something!