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posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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And would you say his free speech was being curtailed?




posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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WWJFKD
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Its worth mentioning not only does he believe this, he also believes that making people aware of their sins could help lead them to their salvation and I am not elaborating on that one - suffice it to say his comments however misunderstood were made out of good will.

This old hick is deeper than you might realize or believe.


And that is not what I believe however, I don't think he should be nailed for saying it...it's honestly what he believes and I don't I don't believe in salvation nor the need for it. But that's not given me the right to cry to the media about his beliefs. I believe a lot of unpopular stuff I couldn't imagine what would happen if the witch hunts came back (I would be hanged or burned at the stake!) Just for believing in a nature based religion and magical healing.

Unfortunately he did enter into the contract though regardless of it being an actual purposeful way to hang him and anyone who agrees to such a contract.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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But wouldn't that be punitive action taken against me expressing myself? How would a case like that be any different than the one we're currently discussing?



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Samuelis


It's my opinion that while holding a public position you can and should be fired for sharing views that are widely unpopular.


Unpopular.

So we're back to beauty pageants now. Just smile and look good.

But don't you DARE speak your mind!



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:23 PM
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Xcalibur254
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But wouldn't that be punitive action taken against me expressing myself? How would a case like that be any different than the one we're currently discussing?


As a business owner, I'd fire you because your actions are having a direct impact on my freedoms to make a buck.

You are infringing on my rights to earn a living.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Benevolent Heretic
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And would you say his free speech was being curtailed?


Yes.

Just talk pretty Phil, and smile and wave at the judges.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:25 PM
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Xcalibur254
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So I work in retail. Let's say I start calling my African American customers dumb n*****s and my Jewish customers shifty k***s. Do you think I should be fired?


No you shouldn't say those things, and yes you'd be fired, and none of this ever was said at all if you can find me a quote that made an actual remark near anything such as along those lines that he said then please link it here. What I did hear he say was what he thinks the Bible says about the act...of homosexuality which is one based on his interpretation and beliefs and two, millions of others' beliefs and interpretations but he did not call names. If he did please provide the link. Thanks.
edit on 2013/12/22 by ldyserenity because: clarification



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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ldyserenity

Xcalibur254
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So I work in retail. Let's say I start calling my African American customers dumb n*****s and my Jewish customers shifty k***s. Do you think I should be fired?


No you shouldn't say those things, and yes you'd be fired, and none of this ever was said at all if you can find me a quote that made an actual remark near anything such as along those lines that he said then please link it here. What I did hear he say was what he thinks the Bible says about the act...of homosexuality which is one based on his interpretation and beliefs and two, millions of others' beliefs and interpretations but he did not call names. If he did please provide the link. Thanks.
edit on 2013/12/22 by ldyserenity because: clarification


So we allow free speech in some cases, but not others? Maybe we should call it limited speech, that sounds more accurate.. Cause FREE should mean FREE, even if it's ignorant, racist, abusive, etc...
edit on 22-12-2013 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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As a business owner, I'd fire you because your actions are having a direct impact on my freedoms to make a buck.

You are infringing on my rights to earn a living.


This!!!!!

Yes, Beezzer - it's this!

Oh, thank god - we can all go home now

:-)

Night Beezze

edit on 12/22/2013 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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beezzer
As a business owner, I'd fire you because your actions are having a direct impact on my freedoms to make a buck.

You are infringing on my rights to earn a living.


And, as a business owner (A&E), they fired Phil because his actions would have a direct impact on A&E's freedoms to make a buck.

Phil was infringing on A&E's right to earn a living.

Glad you see A&E's position and agree with it.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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And how do you know that's not why A&E made their decision? Early analyses may have indicated a loss in profit if Phil was kept on the show. As a result they have suspended him until a more in depth analysis can be done.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:28 PM
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Free speech also helps us all to identify the racists, bigots, haters, morons, idiots.
Yup. It works!
He exercised his right.

edit on 12/22/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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beezzer

Samuelis


It's my opinion that while holding a public position you can and should be fired for sharing views that are widely unpopular.


Unpopular.

So we're back to beauty pageants now. Just smile and look good.

But don't you DARE speak your mind!


You CAN speak your mind, you won't be jailed, you won't be stoned to death. But you just might be taken off the payroll.

I think this is where you have confused FOS with the laws of capitalism.

edit on 22-12-2013 by Samuelis because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:31 PM
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Benevolent Heretic
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beezzer
As a business owner, I'd fire you because your actions are having a direct impact on my freedoms to make a buck.

You are infringing on my rights to earn a living.


And, as a business owner (A&E), they fired Phil because his actions would have a direct impact on A&E's freedoms to make a buck.

Phil was infringing on A&E's right to earn a living.

Glad you see A&E's position and agree with it.


And as a result they will likely lose oodles... Makes sense to me



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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Benevolent Heretic
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beezzer
As a business owner, I'd fire you because your actions are having a direct impact on my freedoms to make a buck.

You are infringing on my rights to earn a living.


And, as a business owner (A&E), they fired Phil because his actions would have a direct impact on A&E's freedoms to make a buck.

Phil was infringing on A&E's right to earn a living.

Glad you see A&E's position and agree with it.


I never said that A&E was at fault. I simply stated that they were cowards.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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Xcalibur254
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And how do you know that's not why A&E made their decision? Early analyses may have indicated a loss in profit if Phil was kept on the show. As a result they have suspended him until a more in depth analysis can be done.


I never said that A&E was to blame. I only called their move cowardly.

I placed the blame solely on GLAAD who wanted the Robertsons punished for expressing his beliefs.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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jhn7537

ldyserenity

Xcalibur254
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So I work in retail. Let's say I start calling my African American customers dumb n*****s and my Jewish customers shifty k***s. Do you think I should be fired?


No you shouldn't say those things, and yes you'd be fired, and none of this ever was said at all if you can find me a quote that made an actual remark near anything such as along those lines that he said then please link it here. What I did hear he say was what he thinks the Bible says about the act...of homosexuality which is one based on his interpretation and beliefs and two, millions of others' beliefs and interpretations but he did not call names. If he did please provide the link. Thanks.
edit on 2013/12/22 by ldyserenity because: clarification


So we allow free speech in some cases, but not others? Maybe we should call it limited speech, that sounds more accurate.. Cause FREE should mean FREE, even if it's ignorant, racist, abusive, etc...
edit on 22-12-2013 by jhn7537 because: (no reason given)


Well to me I agree with you, but a very large majority of the population doesn't have that line of thinking. So in a way I say pejorative, abusive and racist and obscene language should be limited only because there are others that are offended by it, but then you're right that's another slippery slope too. Language is funny that way. Although I'm of the mind words can never hurt me, not everyone is although that is how people should look at it, as long as physical abuse doesn't follow.But keeping it off the public airways should be procedure, as it does cause other issues as in breeding the same thought patterns. It's hard to say...Personally I believe that people should be allowed to say whatever whenever without crybabies nailing them to the cross for it.

I haven't got the answers but in the honor of civility some things you have to understand should be kept to yourself but if you don't have that common sense yes you should say whatever like Beezer says so that everyone knows who the dumb people are and can avoid them.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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beezzer

Xcalibur254
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And how do you know that's not why A&E made their decision? Early analyses may have indicated a loss in profit if Phil was kept on the show. As a result they have suspended him until a more in depth analysis can be done.


I never said that A&E was to blame. I only called their move cowardly.

I placed the blame solely on GLAAD who wanted the Robertsons punished for expressing his beliefs.


why not blame Phil? or is he not responsible for his own actions?



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:40 PM
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beezzer

Xcalibur254
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And how do you know that's not why A&E made their decision? Early analyses may have indicated a loss in profit if Phil was kept on the show. As a result they have suspended him until a more in depth analysis can be done.


I never said that A&E was to blame. I only called their move cowardly.

I placed the blame solely on GLAAD who wanted the Robertsons punished for expressing his beliefs.


why not blame Phil? or is he not responsible for his own actions?


Blame Phil for speaking on what he believes in?

Shame on you Phil! You stated that you believed something! And it doesn't conform to what is approved!



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:43 PM
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That's the exact thing i was thinking - He does not believe he has said anything offensive - quite to the contrary. He has a mission to plant seeds - it goes well above any contract. He used the venue of this magazine to plant seeds. His offense is others misunderstanding,

edit on 22-12-2013 by WWJFKD because: (no reason given)



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