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But if we shut Phil up, we are going to have to shut everyone else up too.
The point is, I may not like what people say, but I'll defend their right to say it.
Who are the viewers sticking with?
Just like the black culture the only people holding back the gay people is themselves.
But lets debate the finer points of nothing.
Personal truth is subjective. And that is all this is.
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Yet I disagree with you. If I had a picture of Springer having a salad lunch with Dick Cheney at Haliburton HQ and could force him (with exposure of the picture) to ban you, would that be fair?
So you're trying to say that it was blackmail and not someone forgetting to read the fine print of their contract?
It could be but you don't know that which debases the premis of your analogy.
And neither do you.
But it stands to reason that Phil's beliefs were already a matter of record prior to signing up with A&E. It is also a matter of record that they were a religious family.
So where is the surprise?
The issue came about because someone disagreed with Phil's beliefs.
If I don't subscribe to your ideology, and can force ATS to ban you, is that right?
If your opinion offends me, and I complain to ATS and they ban you because your opinion offended me (without you breaking T&C) then it's almost identical.
This should be GLAAD's slogan.
OH THE HYPOCRACY!
Except this is an example of it actually happening, only in real life where it actually matters.
Is it or are they all laughing about all the publicity that they are getting?
We don't have proof to come to that conclusion either.
That is all I'm saying.
GLAAD threatening Duck sponsors is not a publicity stunt. This is serious.
Wait a sec. What if it was meant to be a publicity stunt ... and then the poop hit the fan? Now we've got a CT!! Did A&E see this conclusion being drawn the whole time ... and expect to collect damages ... without employing the Ducks anymore?
Homosexuality is not bestiality or pedophilia. To be Gay or Lesbian (or Bisexual or Transgendered) does not equate with copulating with animals or abusing children. Such a statement is false. To claim or state such in the public arena, even if it is your heartfelt belief based on your religion, is defamation.
...B) the people on "phil's side" have done this kind of thing too (does the Bashir/Palin stuff ring a bell)
I believe that he has every right to speak his mind as well as A&E has a right to choose who they televise on their network. I don't think it has anything to do with free speech it's about an employers right to choose who they want to represent their product.