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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: The Latest Victim of the PC Police

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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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I don't share his views on sex or morality...but to fire someone just for sharing his views is just the usual PC-Communistoid Tyranny the U.S. now lives in...cheered on by the majority Idiocracy.




posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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Benevolent Heretic

ChesterJohn
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.


Um why do you think the bill of rights was set up in the first place?

The bill of rights was not set up just to protect from the government but from those behind it (the rich) as well. The idea was to have a ratified bill of rights that protected men equally not just from govt but from the wealthy and powerful who run the govt.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:44 AM
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sepermeru
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.
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BUMPING.....BEST POST EVER! I would give you a thousand stars if I could!
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:47 AM
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Where does it stop?

If you can be punished for your opinion what next?

I don't like his hair, can him!



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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When you find who you cannot criticize, you find who rules over you.

homosexuals, jews, blacks, mexicans, cubans or any no-white person can say the nastiest, racist, untrue things about rural people AND NOT ONE WORD IS SAID ABOUT IT!!!!! But if a rural man says anything, then that rural person better watch because they will be hit from all sides, by many different races/religions. Maybe we should start marching in the streets? MAYBE WE SHOLD start surrounding the buildings where the attackers work from? Or maybe we should sit back a little longer and let them continue on the hypocritical road they are on, so that when there IS a backlash, then it will b justified an they cannot question it? I'm so sick of the attacks on rural people. I'm tired of the lies about inbreeding being spread around. I'm sick of them portraying country folk as dumb. I'm tired of turning on my TV and there no being anyone with a country accent on it, other than a couple acceptations to the rule, even though rural people make up for over half of America. Rural people have always been suppressed and even more so now. We are the enemy. They despise us, obviously. How many more 'Beverly Hillbillies' shows will be put out to further suppress us? I can see another north/south war. In fact, I pray for it everyday.

'They' can have opinions, but people like Phil will lose their job and life for theirs. isn't America great? Next, Duck Dynasty will be dropped from Wal-Mart and everywhere else. I guess won't step foot in their store again, which is a good thing, anyways. They can keep their Chinese poison junk. All people and places who attack the Robinson family need to be boycotted. Everyone needs to go against them as hard as they do us. This behavior of attacking anything good/pure s clearly satanic. The CNN morning crew were being very careful how they spoke this morning because they know the support that Phil has. I was disgusting watching them trying to control themselves. One anchor even insinuated that Phil was racist against blacks, and they she was raised in a Christian home and that it wasn't anything like that. They are trying to make Phil seem like a nut---TYPICAL LIBERAL MEDIA BEHAVIOR.

We need to build our own TV towers, make our own TV shows, have our own news medias. That way, we can keep our traditions and values, and we can expose the loons for what they are. There is no other way.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:57 AM
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First of all, I don't understand this generation's fascination with reality shows, especially this one. I always wanted entertainment from reality. Second, I was raised in Big Creek, Mississippi in the 50's and 60's. Do you guys know that most of the REAL hillbillys and swamp people have no idea there is indoor plumbing, a state called Idaho, and the earth revolves around the Sun? So these people are just entertainers and it is not a reality show.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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I predict a particular kind of duck call will be a big thing in the next political cycle!



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:59 AM
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Is being offended a choice? Two more questions....................What happened too us as a people? Cant people just go through life not caring what others think of them. As long as ones rights aren't being violated and no one is causing physical pain then doesn't the issues come back to you? Just a thought.
edit on 19-12-2013 by Tarzan the apeman. because: Clarified my what happened question.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:00 AM
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beezzer
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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.


My workplace (which shall remain unnamed) opted to not put up Christmas decorations anymore, because a foreign national employee got offended. 'Nuff said.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:02 AM
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My wife being from West Virginia gets a good dosage of those types of comments. It's all in good fun. Hillpeople are people too.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:05 AM
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ChesterJohn
If he did he would not be able to have the interview period.


So, you don't have any idea what his contract said. That's what I thought.


ChesterJohn
Um why do you think the bill of rights was set up in the first place?


I'm not going to argue this with you. You clearly have no idea what the Bill of Rights is...


Stormdancer777
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.


And how about when people use "homosexual" and "gay" in a derogatory manner? And compare them to people who have sex with animals.? Gay people suffer and have suffered with their lives because of the people who share the views of Phil Robertson.

As far as the astounding support he's receiving on Facebook and Twitter... People RUSH to defend what they see as a victim of society. When football players come out, they also get a surge of support from the public. It doesn't mean anything.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:07 AM
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Ah yes. The typical MSM spin to manufacture some controversy. I bet he is banished from the show until he apologizes to the world for his "hate-filled vitriol." I firmly believe the reason people in the spotlight are shamed for their beliefs because TPTB know that these people have influence. If the sheeple are shown instances of "unacceptable behavior" not to be tolerated, it conditions the people to change their alignments, morality, and thought processes. Makes their job easier...



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:10 AM
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Finally got through to A&E. Been trying for hours.

The email is: aefeedback@aenetworks.com
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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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 the whole "We've lost free speech" whine, no you didn't. This guy said what he wanted and people responded in kind. Free speech doesn't somehow absolve you of consequences. If you get on TV and say things that are offensive to large parts of the public they might get mad. If you happen to be on a famous TV show you might get sacked. Happened to Bill Maher and many others.

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.
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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This is just a simple matter of someone on TV who can influence a lot of people. Kinda like what Trump, Opera or w/e people spout.
With fame comes penalty....When you get fame, you are open to severe criticism.

On what he said.
He did in fact connect Bestiality with Heterosexually. No point in interpreting this any other way.. this is not bible. lol


A show catering to religious republicans? better stay away!



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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antonia
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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.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:21 AM
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It was real for me. I was given the tasks of emptying the pee pots underneath the beds in the winter. I was glad the government finally came along in 1963 and put indoor plumbing in my grandpa's house.

IMO, these people are entertainers so their political statements and moral judgements matter and should be criticized.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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Logarock


This sentiment keeps popping up.

How about a cake shop being able to do what it wants with its own business?


I'm fine with that too. I don't think they should have ruled the cake store had to serve them. If they want to be homophobes that's their 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.


That's stupid, what's next: If you bad mouth your boss on facebook you can't get fired?



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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MOMof3
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IMO, these people are entertainers so their political statements and moral judgements matter and should be criticized.


What?
Entertainer's political statements and moral judgements matter?

I tend to find that entertainer's political statements and moral judgements tend to the side of ignorance and they should just be ignored.

On the other hand, there are way too many people in America who consider themselves enlightened and progressive who are soo freaking ignorant it hurts. These are the people who listen to entertainers....as though entertainers have a clue: they have not been living in the "real world" for years.

And! there is a huge difference between criticized and ostracized.
If the A&E people disagreed with his opinions why did they not just issue their own official opinions/policy statement and then go about business as usual?

Because WE MUST PUNISH THOSE WHO DO NOT THINK AS WE DO!!!!
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