posted on Dec, 21 2013 @ 09:43 PM
Somehow, I'm guessing this isn't going the way GLAAD thought it would. Instead of the usual kowtowing to the PC constabulary, or whining about being
misquoted or taken out of context or the like, the response from the Robertson camp has been unapologetic, yet respectful and consistent, while the
support for him has been overwhelmingly positive and their sliming of him doesn't seem to have much traction.
“I myself am a product of the ’60s,” Robertson said. “I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom
and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part
of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different
from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
The family's response:
We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want
you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s
unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the
Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never
incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected
right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the
helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our
Meanwhile, GLAAD went straight to slime:
GLAAD slammed Robertson’s comments, calling them “vile.” “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire
community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said in a statement. “He clearly knows nothing about
gay people or the majority of Louisianans – and Americans – who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.
Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such
public disdain for LGBT people and families.”
First, they go no true Scotsman and say the Phil isn't a real
Christians and that he knows nothing about the majority of Louisianans or
Americans or gays. (Hyperventilate much?) Then they characterizes his comments as vile and extreme stereotypes when he didn't stereotype or
exaggerate anything. He said homosexuality was a sin and stated his preference for female plumbing, and that's about it.
But the key is what else GLAAD tucked in there, the bit about going after the sponsors and how they will have to reexamine their ties with DD and
Phil, which they reiterated in another
The organization is also currently researching companies who use Robertson as a spokesperson. “Silence is agreement in this case,” he
said. “With such egregious anti-gay and racist comments, those companies that choose to be affiliated with this family need to speak
This overheated garbage about egregious anti-gay comments with a side of racist (why not go for the triple-header and throw anti-semite in there for
good measure) along with the threatening of going after sponsors who don't speak out is a straight out smear and a sign of PC madness run amok.
The reaction in support of Robertson has been overwhelming. Love the bit about 4 times more people signing up to support Phil than signing up for
Obamacare. Ouch. That sure is a shot in the pajamas, ain't it? And no crashes to boot.
Is it possible that this is more than a tempest in a teapot, that it hit a national nerve and is a tipping point in the culture wars?
Did GLAAD mess with the wrong duck?
Please Do Not Evade the Automatic Censors
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