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All the latest on the “Duck Dynasty” fiasco

Sorry for the lack of fresh posts today, I’ve been plenty busy posting stuff over on Gay Star News.

One of the stories today is about the anti-gay venom coming out of the mouth of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson – all in the name of Christianity.

It is beyond the pale.

Some examples:

On Gays: ‘Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. … Gays and lesbians are ‘full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless.’

On Blacks: ‘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.’

And yet, Robertson has a sea of defenders – like Sarah Palin – who the Republicans nominated to be a heartbeat away from the presidency in 2008. She and others say it’s about free speech.

But it’s really about hate speech and whether or not a TV network like A&E, which airs Duck Dynasty, wants this kind of man on its airwaves.

Apparently they do not since he has been suspended “indefinitely” from the show.

Here is a LINK to today’s GSN article where you can also see a video of his anti-gay sermon.

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11 Remarks

  1. I am so tired of that white-trash show and glad it’s going down in flames.

  2. Yet another faux Christian bigot. The line never seems to end.

  3. In Sarah’s eyes a potential husband for her daughter? cCertainly the right attitude!

  4. That show, and most like it, is a piece of trailer trash crap, what has american television come to.

  5. If I call my boss a bitch she will not say oh you have the freedom of speech to call me a bitch, I’ll get fired. Duck dynasty need to learn about consequences to your actions.

  6. This incident has opened my eyes yet again as to who is and who is not a friend. I’ve unfriended people on facebook over their comments and support of this duck clown. It shocks me that so many people are jumping on the free speech bandwagon when this has nothing to do with free speech. What he said is bigotry, plain and simple, wrapped in the guise of religion. It also gives Palin and her ignorant daughter a chance to get back into the limelight. Ugh.

  7. I’m just shaking my head. I wish A&E would just give the show the axe. I’ve seen parts of the show, and can’t imagine why there’s any interest in the show in the first place.

  8. All this is is HATE against gays & blacks. Just cancel the show and let them move on. It is really hurtful to us gays the things this a–hole is saying. GOD is about LOVE, not HATE. These people need to get together with West Baptist Church–they both deserve each other!!!

  9. So A&E suspended the bigot indefinetly “so what” the show I understand was not going to air its shows till mid-January anyway. I am betting that they will air their so called high rated show including the so called suspended-indefinetly wingnut who will be back in fine form. In the mean time big box stores such as Walmart which are loaded up with “Duck” stuff see their merchandise flying off the shelves in so called support. While I agree what was said in the GQ interview was hurtful I believe that the whole free speech issue was a political move to make money on products related to that show. Those Christian Right Wingnuts love the notoriety as they have proven beyond a doubt that they are lacking in gray matter upstairs.

  10. I’m so glad Sarah Palin is such a brave and unstoppable supporter of freedom of speech. The way she stood up for Martin Bashir when he criticized her for comparing Obamacare to slavery, the way she constantly refuses to complain when the “lamestream” media calls her out on her ignorance, the way she…

    Oh wait, Sarah Palin is a used douche that believes only people who share her warped and malignant views should be able to talk in public.

    Never mind.

  11. A&E know better. Sad that they’ve lowered their principles for money.

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