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This is what the bill of rights is set up for so rich political entities cannot punish people for their opinions.
WHAT??? Where do you get the idea that the Bill of Rights has ANYTHING to do with preventing rich political entities for punishing people for their opinions???
The Bill of Rights protects Mr. Robertson's rights to express his opinions without government interference, which he did. Since he's not in prison or under arrest, his rights are intact.
I quite like the show, and I like Phil. I don't agree with him about everything, but he's a good guy. I don't mind one bit if his religion thinks me being queer is a choice and wrong. I don't mind at all that he said so -- I'm glad he did. I like people who speak honestly about what they believe without implying force, physical or political, should be used against others. He didn't call for anything that would hurt anybody. He also thinks sex outside of marriage is a sin. Almost nobody having sex outside of marriage cares that people think they're sinning because they don't think they are. They don't believe in that so it's meaningless to them. Very few queer people care about this in the same way.
I think the network is totally wrong to bench him. Most LGBTQIIETC people I know cringe when this kind of thing happens because we really don't care and we know folks will assume we do. But "I don't care" isn't really a sign anybody marches under. We just get on with our lives. And keep on filling up the DVR with DD reruns. Like I thought maybe Phil would have a high opinion of anything about me. I tell you one thing, he'd treat me with kindness if he found me lying by the side of the road regardless of how gay I somehow manage to seem even when unconscious, and I'm sure of that. I am completely sure of that. What more can be asked of anyone?
Phil is a good guy. He wants everyone to live a happy life and go to Heaven. I don't believe in his religion, but I honestly think it's nice that he cares. And he wants people to be thoughtful and responsible when they have sex and relationships. I agree with that even if we dispute the terms.
I just explained this to my partner, also a fan, and when I said the network put Phil on ice just for these remarks, he said "Are you SERIOUS?!" Honestly, the "gay community" seems to be like fifty people who just spend their time making life stupider for the bazillions of us who are way more concerned about other things.edit on 19-12-2013 by sepermeru because: edit button is my best friendedit on 19-12-2013 by sepermeru because: (no reason given)
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.
If he did he would not be able to have the interview period.
Um why do you think the bill of rights was set up in the first place?
It just really bugs me when people use the term redneck and hillbilly in a derogatory manor, without any knowledge of the rich history of these people, my mom came out of Appalachia , and her family.
These people suffer and have suffered perhaps more than any others in America.
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Free speech in a Free Market. He can say what he wants and A&E has every right to fire him if they don't like it.
As for his comments, if God meant for me to have sex with people like that I would be happy to never get laid again. Gross.
This sentiment keeps popping up.
How about a cake shop being able to do what it wants with its own business?
Maybe the courts need to rule that a person cannot be fired from a tv program for comments they make to unrelated media sources.
reply to post by JackSparrow17
IMO, these people are entertainers so their political statements and moral judgements matter and should be criticized.