reply to post by EverydayInVA
I hate to break it to you astrocyte, but I've heard much worse coming from the other side ON THE MSM. Christians being called Herpes, and much more.
This country was built on religious freedom.
And thats relevant because?
If I see either side making unjustified claims, I'll make an effort to point that out.
Why not, for a second, reflect on what he actually said in the youtube video I posted. Is it rational or fair to believe that gays are: "full of
murder, envy, strife, hatred...they are insolent, arrogant, God haters"? None of that makes sense. Nobody capable of rational thinking can read that
and not be disturbed by it.
In that youtube video I posted, I responded to the video itself - at Youtube - because I thought the claims (may have been facetiously said) that was
Phil was actually gay, because this could be the only reason for his vitriolic disapproval, were ridiculous and immature.
I don't think Phil's views make a shred of sense. And, since he works for a company who no doubt puts a clause in its contract - he has to abide by
its strictures. If not, they reserve the right to fire him.
Also, A&E was perfectly fine with the Robertson's views, as long as the cash kept coming
Ok. A&E has decided to make issue of Phil's remarks - and guess what? They did this despite the financial cost. Duck Dynasty is wildly successful,
and yes, A&E, in general, thinks money first, principles later. But when GLAAD made issue of the article, A&E clearly had a change of heart. They
censured Phil for his comments and decided to suspend him.
What exactly is the problem here? Should they continue being greedy bastards and ignoring the crap Phil and the rest of them say? Or does their
speaking up, making issue of it, strike you as hypocrisy?
Such changes of heart, changes in state, happen all the time in life. True, if GLAAD hadn't acted, A&E would have ignored the comments. But deep
down, you know A&E really doesn't like the comments; what they do like, is the wild success of Duck Dynasty and the money it brings in.
In anycase, contractually, Phil has to abide by the contract he signed. If he breaks contract, it's A&E's prerogative whether they apply penalties.
They can ignore it, as they've apparently done up until this moment. But if public awareness is raised as to the extremity of this mans views, again
"They're full of murder, envy, strife, hatred...they are insolent, arrogant, God haters" is an absolutely extreme view, than they have every right