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Duck Dynasty Star Suspended Indefinitely For Anti-Gay and Racial Slurs, Bigots Run To Defend

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Due to the vocal outrage from individual members of the LGBT community along with  the NAACP, the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD A&E has  indefinitely suspended Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson due to homophobic and racially insensitive comments he made during a GQ magazine interview:

The network has released the following  statement:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community.  The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

Of course that’s not sitting well with the Tea Party and “Christian” right who are screaming about the First Amendment and Robertson’s right to say and believe as he wishes.

Freedom of speech is a protection from government intrusion into your right to express yourself. It is not freedom from the consequences of your speech, particularly not when it comes to your employment. When your speech is amplified with fame and celebrity, you should be aware of the consequences.

Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Russell Moore are outraged at Phil Robertson’s suspension. “It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended,” Jindal, the governor of Robertson’s home state of Louisiana, said in a press release adding: “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views”

So lets get this “bigoted” straight.   A gay person gets fired for being gay, that’s freedom! A Christian person is suspended for embarrassing their employer, that’s an attack on freedom!?”

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Duck Dynasty Star Suspended Indefinitely For Anti-Gay and Racial Slurs, Bigots Run To Defend”

  1. In reaction to the BigotTeaParty, so-called Christians and all others who feel they have the right to defend the DuckBigot;

    No doubt he has the right to have an opinion, and to speak his opinion, were and when he wants and feels fitting (unless of course he is prevented from doing so by law, injunction, or court order…..), but do not forget that the A&E is of course having the right to employ anyone they want, or to put on hold when and were they want… if what he stands for is not according to the values and norms of the A&E…

    The never recovered from a rockbottom hitting dive (probably induced by huge overdosis of all kinds of brain-mushing drugs) this man is a danger to any organization that holds and maintains values and norms that include everyone, and no one nor anything can be forced to employ dangerous creatures…..

    Also, to the same christians, with your background I think it would be wiser to stay far away from people who claim to have found jesus after they have been foul, rotten and stinking…… Honesty isn’t something that such creatures carry high! When they can profit form the other side tomorrow, they will switch position and leader…. as did the crowd when they found that hitler was winning………

    Just an advice, nothing more……..

  2. Was this suppose to be a reality show? The reality is – not everyone believes gays and lesbians should be embraced. Duck Dynasty told A&E they would not compromise their beliefs and values just for the glitz of a show. A&E agreed & signed them on. Dynasty stars speak how they truly think and feel. Too bad everyone can’t do that. It’s not about religion, freedom of speech or anything else. It is about being honest and true to self. They do not lie and put on false faces which is what society has come to demand. That is most sad. If you don’t like whats on TV, you have the freedom to change it. If you feel your environment treats you offensively – move!

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