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Now he is getting heat from groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for racially insensitive comments he made in the same GQ interview.
I don't think we need another thread to P&M about the same old racial crap.
in the real world nothing would be offencive
The Bible says things like, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and, "Judge not lest ye be judged".
How is it that fundamentalist Christians don't see Phil Robertson's hateful and insensitive condemnation of sexual and racial minorities for the bigotry that it is?
He might call himself a Christian but there's nothing remotely Christ-like here.
Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men
What about his remarks on black people? That wasn't a personal opinion, that was a historical inaccuracy, this comment seemed far more offensive, I'm a staunch anti-PC person, but that comment seemed far, far worse than what was said about gays.
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Here are the racially insensitive comments, which suggest he believes that black people in pre-civil rights-era Louisiana were not treated badly, that have offended many:
The NAACP and HRC were offended by the remarks, and they sent a joint letter on Wednesday to A&E that is drawing wide attention for calling out both the racially insensitive and homophobic comments Robertson made in the article, calling them "racist, homophobic and ill-informed." Here's a portion of the letter:
"As you may know, Phil attacked both African Americans and LGBT people in a recent GQ interview (January 2014) – saying that African Americans were happier under Jim Crow laws, and equating being gay with bestiality and promiscuity," the groups wrote, adding, "These remarks go beyond being outlandishly inaccurate and offensive. They are dangerous and revisionist, appealing to those in our society who wish to repeat patterns of discrimination ... Mr. Robertson claims that, from what he saw, African Americans were happier under Jim Crow. What he didn’t see were lynching and beatings of black men and women for attempting to vote or simply walking down the street."
A&E has not set a timeline for deciding when or if Robertson will return to "Duck Dynasty," but it appears that he has a lot of explaining to do if he hopes to be back on TV anytime soon, though many of his fans and supporters have defended him and called for boycotts of A&E and signed petitions calling for him to be reinstated.
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The Bible says things like, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" and, "Judge not lest ye be judged". How is it that fundamentalist Christians don't see Phil Robertson's hateful and insensitive condemnation of sexual and racial minorities for the bigotry that it is? He might call himself a Christian but there's nothing remotely Christ-like here.