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Thursday, December 19, 2013

'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson on hiatus for anti-gay comments


If someone criticized Christians, would they be suspended?   Probably not....that would be considered "Freedom of Speech"...why isn't this?

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been put on indefinite hiatus by A&E after making anti-gay remarks in the January issue of GQ.

"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," A&E said in a statement to USA TODAY. "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."

And in the story, titled "What the Duck?" Phil Robertson, founder of the Duck Commander company and patriarch at the heart of A&E's hit reality show, doesn't hold back in talking about his beliefs. Much to the dismay of GLAAD.

"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television. ... You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let's get on with it, and everything will turn around."


And on the subject of sin, he says:

"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."

He goes on to say, "It seems like, to me," a woman "would be more desirable ...That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."

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2 comments:

Nissa Annakindt said...

I am a (chaste, Catholic) Gay woman and I am appalled at A&E's stupidity. It must have been clear to them long ago that Duck Dynasty was a success because it's one of the few shows in which the Christian faith is not taboo. They DO know what Christianity teaches about sexual sin, don't they? They need to realize that when ALL cable channels marginalize 1/2 or more of the population it's not a good business decision.

Katy Anders said...

This whole media frenzy seems a little crazy to me. I'm proud to say I have no opinion on Duck Dynasty and I hope it remains like that.