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Our founding editor’s wildly unsuccessful Mr. Mom tour last week included a stopover at a friendly neighborhood Walmart, where he couldn’t help but notice the faces of those Duck Dynasty guys plastered literally everywhere. Duck Dynasty is huge, people … With 14 million viewers per episode, it is easily the…

Our founding editor’s wildly unsuccessful Mr. Mom tour last week included a stopover at a friendly neighborhood Walmart, where he couldn’t help but notice the faces of those Duck Dynasty guys plastered literally everywhere.

Duck Dynasty is huge, people …

With 14 million viewers per episode, it is easily the biggest show cable network A&E has ever produced.  It’s also now the focus of a major controversy involving one of its bearded stars, Phil Robertson.

The 67-year-old patriarch of the program gave an interview to GQ in which he offered his personal beliefs on homosexuality, religion and other matters.

“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,” Robertson told GQ. “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.”

Robertson was just getting warmed up …

“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson continued. “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.”

According to Robertson, only one thing can save individuals – and America – from fire and brimstone: Jesus Christ.

“If you simply put your faith in Jesus coming down in flesh, through a human being, God becoming flesh living on the earth, dying on the cross for the sins of the world, being buried, and being raised from the dead—yours and mine and everybody else’s problems will be solved. And the next time we see you, we will say: ‘You are now a brother. Our brother.’ So then we look at you totally different then,” he said.

Wait … has he run that doctrine by Pope Francis?

Anyway …

Not surprisingly, A&E yanked Robertson as a result of his comments.

“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,'” the network said in a statement. “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 networks has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

Sheesh …

Like him or not, like his show or not (we don’t watch it, personally) … but that strikes us as kind of ridiculous.

Obviously as a private corporation it’s A&E’s prerogative to suspend Robertson, but imagine for a moment one of its personalities had condemned heterosexuality in the same manner?

Would that person have also been suspended?

We doubt it …

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94 comments

Liberace December 18, 2013 at 9:38 pm

““It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus”

There’s nothing I hate more than a populist.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Hey, Liberace. TBG heard that the only thing that you liked better than candelabra on the piano, was tulips on the organ.

*rimshot*

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tealhunter December 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Man speaks the truth and the Gay Reich Nazis
censor him….how intolerant and close-minded of A and E…their loss…he only speaks the truth

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm

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.

So…uhh female prostitutes are OK, then?

Wasn’t that guy in ZZ TOP?

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Rainbow Power December 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

“So…uhh female prostitutes are OK, then?”

Well, the Big J hung out with Mary…so implicitly I say “yes”. You didn’t hear of an apostle named Lance worshipping Liza Minnelli did ya?

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The Colonel December 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

Only the Catholic Church sticks with the view that Mary Magdalene was anything other than a virtuous woman – in fact Greek Orthodox tradition states just that. Most non Catholic theologians distinguish her
from the ‘Sinful Mary” who washed his feet (Luke 7:37-50) and Mary of Bethany of “Mary and Martha Fame” (Luke 10).

He clearly ministered to all walks of life but to suggest the fact that he associated with a prostitute means that he affirmed the lifestyle choice is laughable at best and heretical at worst.

Compare his response to your assertion when he met the “Woman at the Well” story told in John 4:4-26, Quoting 16-18 “He said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here”. The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”

He cut her no slack at all, divorced multiple times and living with a man at the present.

In dealing with the “Adulterous woman”, likely a prostitute, in Luke 9, his response was even clearer – “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” If adultery wasn’t a sin, why did she need forgiveness from it?

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euwe max December 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I am not bound by the law – there is no law to condemn me. I am not a party to it, since my father was not Abraham. If I were a party to it, the contract pretty much states that my end of the bargain, unfulfilled, constitutes a death sentence. So, there’s that.

HOWEVER, if I am justified by “faith” I am STILL not bound by the law. The law, whose contract ends with my death, was paid in full by the life (er.. blood) of Jesus, releasing me from ALL of its requirements.

From that salvation there is no law, save my conscience (uh, let’s see.. the technical term is “in those days the law will be written on your hearts”) – the only restriction being don’t eat pork in front of Messianic Jews… and shit like that, because it would tempt them to engage in stuff they’re too stupid to know isn’t a sin… and if they think it is.. it is.

This is all very interesting, but it distracts us from the main point – that Republicans will burn in hell for eternity.

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The Colonel December 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

A fascinating bit of exegesis and eschatology there Euwe…

euwe max December 19, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Exegantor, one of the new transformers.

The most important thing to remember, and never forget, is alucarD is Dracula spelled backwards.

Hey! I know! Let’s all spend one day a month volunteering to ladle out soup at the shelter! And then we can come on line all full of ourselves and contradict all the lazy hippies who want to call us fat, greedy foxhead rat bastards!

Actually I have a special mission.to the culvert at the base of the bridge in Columbia. Every year, I dispense blankets, Mad Dog, and laptops to Bez and all his roadies.

Jesus H. Christ! December 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

So you’re saying a person can have buttsex and still go to Heaven?
(Of course *I* know the answer to that, but I ask in the interests of stimulating theological discourse)

euwe max December 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Unless that’s a sin against the holy spirit or some shit like that, sure!

Rainbow Power December 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

“but to suggest the fact that he associated with a prostitute means that he affirmed the lifestyle choice is laughable at best”

And just think, you could’ve ended it there and been right and even thought, “Maybe you meant it to be a joke.”

:)

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The Colonel December 20, 2013 at 3:50 am

With Euwe, one can never tell, and why not tell the whole story when you have a chance.

William R. Murray December 19, 2013 at 2:39 am

You’re acting like a facetious little brat.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 19, 2013 at 7:45 am

Whatcha talkin’ bout, Willis?

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cuvinny December 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

Someone seems mad

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William R. Murray April 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

I guess Mr. Robertson is really in hot water now. So much so that he’s back on the show.

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CorruptionInColumbia December 19, 2013 at 3:37 am

I don’t have a problem with female jinas and anuses. If the chick is hot, they are all good.

As to what someone else might like, hey, to each his or her own. I respect their right to do what they like with whoever they like.

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idcydm December 18, 2013 at 9:54 pm

He just smiles when he goes to the bank.

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euwe max December 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Come ON!

How many of you don’t invite your crazy grampa to Thanksgiving dinner because he’s a racist or a homophobe?

They’re *SUPPOSED* to be that way! They were RAISED that way! Now, after all they stole to provide for us, we’re going to be ungrateful grandkids, and leave them to push shopping carts through the alleys as their reward?

We don’t PUNISH our old fuckers! We *respect* them. We can learn from their mistakes, and allow meta-evolution improve and straighten our course, without condemning them for their drunkenness and bad language.

It ain’t American!

Hell, in Japan, it’s not against the law for the elderly to jaywalk, but it is for everyone else.

Let’s grandfather in these old fucks, and as our founding fathers intended, let their unmolested presence stand as a testament to the correctness of our system.

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Thomas December 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Beam me up, Scotty. No intelligent life on this rock anymore.

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Bullgerbil December 18, 2013 at 10:41 pm

And not one fuck was given. I think Phil’s going to be ok

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upstate December 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

I’m thinking he was just scheming up a way to retire without having to ride out the 3-4 years that are left of the show. His opinion is formed, his money is made, and he is laughing all the way to the bank. By pulling this off, he has effectively retired, while garnering a Chick-Fil-A like frenzy of support to boost his family’s income. Towards the end of it all, they will sell off the company to Bass Pro or Cabelas while it is on top of it’s game, and hide out on their 20,000 acre spread. I’m guessing that they will high fence the thing before disappearing completely.

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bogart December 19, 2013 at 6:49 pm

If he really believes the Bible as he says he had better start giving his money away……just can’t see a camel going through the eye of a needle.

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mlittlejohn67 December 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

First, He is right on what he said, and secondly the eye of the needle referred to in the bible is not a literal needle. You see the walls to the cities were very high and very thick and the gates were very high and heavy and to keep from opening the gates every time someone came in or out of the city they made narrow passage way called the needles eye. In order for a camel to go through it with all the pack on his back it had to get down on all 4 knees and crawl through that 50ft narrow passage way on it’s knees, while it was very difficult it was not impossible. therefore a rich man can get into heaven it’s just not easy, he needs Jesus to help him through

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The Colonel December 20, 2013 at 5:13 am

I’m wondering if there would have been an outcry if noted secular humanist Lawrence Casler came out and said anal sex is obviously dangerous for humans because the rectum was not designed for it; it does not produce natural lubrication, the lining of the anus/rectum tears easily and the chance of transmitting blood born diseases if far greater when engaging in anal sex than vaginal sex.

Say he said something like this “I suggest for today’s prevailing neurotic climate it is precisely this climate of insisting that we do things your body wasn’t designed to do, that makes so difficult the acceptance of a healthier way of life.”

Would there have been this outcry? Or is this outcry more a tempest in a teapot focused on furthering an agenda than anything else?

From HuffPo: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Makes Shockingly Vile Anti-Gay
Comments goes the teaser tag.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson-gay_n_4465564.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

“Shockingly Vile” really? Thou doest protest to much me thinks.

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What about December 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm

He was factual in the scripture and then funny in the anus comparison. He even mentioned that he does not take on the burden of judging. He also iterates that he still treats all people with love.

What here is shocking? They are devout evangelicals. At some point we must stop laying down for gays.

They deserve equal protection under the law, but no more.

There will always be people who don’t like you, me, gays…whatever.

This march toward groupthink will be the end of all of us. The anus connoisseurs as well – probably first (since you don’t procreate and all).

The Robertsons should drop the mic and walk. Let A&E see economic pinch from that. They will be fine with their original business and even the fame from the bold move.

At what point, this site especially, do we reject the professional OUTRAGEOUSLY OUTRAGY OUTRAGED™

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The Colonel December 19, 2013 at 4:30 am

+5

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9" December 19, 2013 at 6:08 am

Most of the gay men I know have children.

The most shocking thing here,is how damn ugly this man is;inside and out.

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CL December 19, 2013 at 8:23 am

LOL. He is a devout family man and Christian who accurately related Christian doctrine. You are really just saying that Christianity is ugly inside and out. You are entitled to your opinion, as ill informed as I suspect it to be, just as I am entitled to mine that Christianity (or at least more broadly judeo-christian morality) has been the greatest force for good in human history.

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Smirks December 19, 2013 at 9:44 am

You are really just saying that Christianity is ugly inside and out.

Well, any religion or belief that demonizes or actively persecutes an individual or group of peoples over something that has no logical basis whatsoever is pretty much ugly on the inside and out. That isn’t limited to Christianity alone. I also find the belief that anyone not subscribing to a certain religion deserves eternal, unending torment and punishment, regardless of what kind of life they lived or anything. Even simply ending their existence would be considered a great leap towards a humane, more reasonable punishment, although still awkward that such a punishment hinges on something as simple as whether or not you believe in -one- religion’s deity, supposing you were even lucky enough to be told about that -one- religion within your lifetime.

And I’m of the firm belief that secularism has been the greatest force for good in human history. Not any overbearing religion, not any theocracy, not any government that actively censors religion, not any government that forcefully stifles or persecutes any religion, but an open and fair protection of religion without religion being able to drastically influence the laws. Just about every advancement of secular freedom came at a time when people followed religion less strictly.

When society finally writes a law permitting gays to have the same rights of being legally defined as married that straight couples have, again, it will be another force of good that came about not by religious intolerance, but by a secularist pursuit of fairness and equality for everyone.

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CL December 19, 2013 at 10:32 am

It has nothing to do with demonizing anyone.* It is a question of whether there is an objective morality in this world or just the subjective preferences as we float through existence as random atoms that combined by chance.

Just calling something illogical does not make it so. Set aside religion for a moment. There is a utilitarian, nonreligious logic for even secular societies to have determine that “aberrant” behavor (not using it in a judgmental sense, just noting that it is something engaged in by a small portion the population) or characteristics are undesirable and wrong. It is the same brutal logic that led many tribes to expose infants that were malformed or displayed recessive traits that made them stand out.**

From the religious perspective, it is wrong because it violates God’s design for us. Obviously you do not agree with the premise that a God exists who sets these moral laws, but disagreeing on a premise does not render a position illogical.

There is a lot of issues that would need to be fleshed out packed into your statements about religion. But from a starting point, if a creator did exist and did not want robots, but instead wanted to share his love with free creatures, that necessarily implies the choice to reject God’s love. He could have created a world populated by robots, but it would be a world without love. We could lobotomize every child to eliminate “bad” behavior, but that would be a sick, empty, twisted world I would not want to be a part of.

And the Christian perspective is not that nonbelievers deserve punishment, it is that none of us deserve God’s love. We are all fallen, sinful creaturs. It is only through accepting his grace that we can hope to experience it. I hope that for myself and my family and I hope it for you. I have the same desire for vengeance that anyone feels, but I hope for salvation for the worst monsters alive. If for no other reason than if there is hope for the Fidel Castros of the world, there might be hope for me.

And Paul wrote that those who had not heard the word could be saved:”They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.” I believe that it is hearing the word and rejecting it that puts your soul in jeopardy. You should read William Lane Craig on this and related issues.***

* Please point to anyone being persecuted by Christians for being homosexual. To the extent the word has any application, it is Christians who are being ostracized and attacked.

** I would call that immoral (I suppose you would too, but am at a loss as to your warrant for doing so without an objectively grounded morality), but it is not illogical.

*** One other point that, it is not really a valid objection to the argument for God’s existence to say that religions exclude from salvation those that never heard the message. God’s middle knowledge allows him to know all possible outcomes of all possibilities. He knows whether I would accept his grace being born in SC in the late 20th century in the circumstances I was born and he knows what choices I would make if I had been a contemporary of Jesus. If God’s plan is to maximize the number of those who will accept him from a world populated by free beings, it is certainly possible that those who lived without hearing the message would not have accepted God under any circumstance in any time. A depressing thought, but there is nothing illogical about it.

CL December 19, 2013 at 10:43 am

The 20th century put the lie to the notion that secularism is a great force for good. We saw what “progressive,” modern man divorced from objective moral laws was capable of in the USSR, China, Cambodia, et al.

This was the fallacy that Hitchens always made. If you think religion is a delusion, it makes no sense to blame religion for the evils you attribute to it (falsely, I believe, but that is beside the point here). If God does not exist, then the caricature of religion used by atheists is at best a channel for the evil within us. Clearing up the delusion would not make us good. We are the problem. And when you lose the restraining influence of religion, you get Mao and Stalin.

“Just about every advancement of secular freedom came at a time when people followed religion less strictly.”

At best that is a tautology. Of course “secular” freedom results in a reduction of religious adherence. But the advances in human freedom and human civilization are, I believe, inseparable from religion and religious morality. At the most basic level, you cannot even begin to talk about a system of government composed of citizens with rights until you start to accept that each person has worth and rights. But what objective basis do you have for making that assertion without God? Take the American Revolution, for example. You can try to edit God out of the Declaration of Independence, but you cannot change the fact that our founders acted out of a deep conviction that they possessed natural rights ordained by God. Take that out, and you end up with the anarchy and violence of the French Revolution.

CL December 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

On a lighter note, this is the same point Patton Oswalt makes here. “Sky cake!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55h1FO8V_3w

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

And I’m of the firm belief that secularism has been the greatest force for good in human history.

TBG, who could accurately be described as a secularist, disagrees with you on this one. As CL points out, (above or below…wherever DISQUS put it) , secularist governments/societies have had a pretty bad track record.

CL December 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

On a lighter note, this is the same point Patton Oswalt makes here. “Oh Sky cake, why are you so delicious?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55h1FO8V_3w

The Colonel December 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

“…any religion or belief that demonizes or actively persecutes an individual or group of peoples over something that has no logical basis whatsoever is pretty much ugly on the inside and out…
I might suggest that you try a new church, your experience with religion has obviously been a bad one.

TontoBubbaGoldstein December 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

… how damn ugly this man is…

C’mon 9″ …back in the day, when Terry Bradshaw was his backup at La Tech…Phil woulda put some lead in your pencil.

http://college-football.si.com/2012/03/22/duck-punt-how-phil-robertson-found-stardom-after-giving-up-football/

(scroll down for pic.)

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

So most gay men you know are liars, or are their children illegitimate…

Either way,.you are dis-honest or irresponsible…yet you run around telling the world how good and moral gays are…

So which are these gays….Liars or Deadbeat Dads???

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Padrepio December 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

Well said!!!!

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Smirks December 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

They deserve equal protection under the law, but no more.

Aaaand we’re not even at that point yet, buddy.

There will always be people who don’t like you, me, gays…whatever.

And society tends to deal with those persons accordingly, by essentially turning away from them, or even more, actively biting back. I remember reading about a huge number of bikers that surrounded a military funeral to block off WBC protesters from being seen. I’m pretty sure most of America applauds those efforts and shuns the WBC trolls. Do you think that is over-the-top outrage against people who just want to innocently put out their religious beliefs? Or do you think that is an appropriate response to what many people feel is hateful, ignorant speech?

It isn’t groupthink, it is society deciding that these kinds of beliefs or comments are not acceptable, mostly because people are starting to realize that there is no rational basis to negative beliefs regarding gays and lesbians.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Gays hate decent American people, and move to silence us, in any way they can.

You are a liar if you deny that.

The Gay Movement is not innocent as Obama and Co. are trying to present you as. You re a very aggressive, dangerous and indecent hate-group…

You are not a lot different from Hitler, in that you want to destroy all and any who are not like you, or in agreement with you.

What’s sad, you’ve perpetuated a lot of damage. And it’s time for you to stop attacking good people, and trying to corrupt any more children…

In other words: Keep you FILTHY Gay Pedophiles out of the church or off the college campus (see Sandusky)…you have no right to molest children..and you better NEVER get near mine…or Obama will not be able to save your lecherous @$$…

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Tea For Two Year Olds December 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Just read about a Tea Party redneck getting arrested for child porn.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Was it you?…

Tea For Two Year Olds December 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I’m socialist scum that hates right wing rednecks from Fla.

GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

But I bet you are an immoral Pervert too.

You think being American and loving freedom is more offensive than molesting defenseless children….

It’s just funny how yall march in the streets to engage in perverted activity..but then lie like H#!! when you are called on what you freely present yourselves as…

Brian Schwanke December 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Google me: Brian Schwanke. I’m a anti gay, anti liberal, Tea Party nut! See you in church if I can make bail…

Brian Schwanke December 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Yes, that’s right…A right wing preacher who is a true perv. Lol.

The Colonel December 20, 2013 at 8:43 am
Steve Hill December 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

I can believe that this is happening! Ungodly, wicked who do not even follow their own rules of “Toleration” for everybody-believe what you think is good for you-Ha! A&E is pushing the Lesbian, homosexual agenda down America’s throat! That is not “toleration.” That is an agenda to make everyone accept this agenda of everything is okay for me, but for you- you better accept MY WAY OF BELIEF or we come after you! I say to The network-No more of your show until you quit ramming down our throat YOur Agenda! Not everyone is homosexual or lesbian or accepts it! Sick of this subject!

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Where are gays allowed to be treated w/o equal protection under the law?

If any American has his or her right violated, prosecute. If you don’t you need to be prosecuted. This idea that they are not treated equally is a tactic used by liberals to manipulate Dumb@$$#$, who just believe what they are told, regardless of evidence.

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The Colonel December 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

What will be interesting here is to see if Phil Robertson tries to roll what he said back.
You know A&E would love for him to as Duck Dynasty is their number one money maker. One the other hand Duck Commander, the company owned by the Robertson family, was making money long before A&E showed up and Phil has already mentioned that the Dynasty fame had a definite shelf life.
I somehow doubt we’ll be getting a “Phil Robertson Apology Tour”.

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Jay Ellington December 19, 2013 at 8:49 am

There’s absolutely ZERO reasons for him to roll an damn thing back. He stated an opinion that I’m sure he’s held for some time and he did so without any hatred towards people who choose an unconventional relationship. His conscious should be clean.

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jedclamppet December 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

Phil Robertson is right.Most ffaaggots are pedafiles and rapeist and just sickos.I guess these sick sexual degenerates cant handle the truth that theyre sick vile unaccepted freaks.

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CL December 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

You’ll have to troll harder than that.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein December 19, 2013 at 8:33 am

pedafiles

Pro Tip:
TBG often wears flip flops moccasins, and the soles of his feet get stained where no amount soap and scrubbing will do the trick. One day his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, left one of those things in the shower…and TBG tried it and it works great!!

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CorruptionInColumbia December 19, 2013 at 3:34 am

Yawn…

So called “reality” TV has destroyed the good that once was cable in this country. Between that and the seemingly endless commercials shown during and between all programs, I wouldn’t have cable if TWC or whoever gave it to me for free. It just isn’t worth it.

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9" December 19, 2013 at 5:47 am

Personally,I prefer Hillbilly Handfishin’

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Buddy December 19, 2013 at 7:30 am

So much for religious tolerance in America!

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laughable December 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

Wow, A&E really got him there. What type of customer base do they think he had? I would be willing to guess that by doing this A&E just boosted his sales even more. Its bunch of crap. No I don’t agree with what the man said, but if the other channels are going to force crap like the everything the Kardasians say and do, or the Hills, or promote shows about gold-diggers (that one with the hot mom and daughter Gasteno girls or something) then WTF is up with this? He does have a very legally protected right to speak. they will just now lose 60% of their viewers to take a stand n something that wont matter in 2 weeks anyway. You showed him guys!

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Arlen Cooper December 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

laughable you posted, “No I don’t agree with what the man said, …” So do you believe that a man should lust after a man’s ass rather than a woman’s?

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Smirks December 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

Is it that hard to believe that “to each his own” and not give a fuck what decisions someone else makes or the preferences someone else has?

Willie likes shoes, I don’t. I hold no belief whatsoever that he’s a bad person because he likes them, or deserves any fewer rights for it, or deserves any kind of punishment for it for any length of time. I could really care less. Let him have at it and be happy and I’ll do what I want to do and be happy.

What is “shocking” to me is how difficult a concept this can be for some people.

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not fair December 19, 2013 at 8:38 am

These shows are heavily edited. I’m certain that he has made many statements along these lines that ended up on the cutting room floor, because he doesn’t seem the type to keep his opinions to himself during the show. The difference here is that his views appeared in a media venue over which A&E had no control. So I think it’s pretty hypocritical for A&E to get the vapors over this now. They had to have known all along. Really, who is surprised by this?

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whatgives? December 23, 2013 at 7:43 am

The family issued a statement that an A&E rep was present at the interview and did not seem to have any problems with what he said at the time. Makes me wonder how spontaneous this blow-up really is,

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Smirks December 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

Well, at least this moron doesn’t think God sends natural disasters and other shit to “punish” America for its gays, a la Westboro Baptist Church, Pat Robertson, etc.

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The Colonel December 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

The “moron” in question holds a couple of degrees including an MEd, revolutionized duck hunting by inventing the modern duck call (he holds the patents), is probably one of the most successful hunting guides in modern times and was a multi millionaire long before A&E came calling.

Since giving up alcohol and finding salvation, he has attempted to live out the Gospel – “My message is to get human beings to love God, love their neighbor and for the life of me I just don’t see the downside of human beings not being so mean to one another and actually care for one another and not steal from one another and not murder each other for their tennis shoes. That’s the message I have. …” He didn’t say gays should be stoned he said he believed homosexuality to be sin. Part of “living your faith” is speaking the truth in love – feel free to reject it.

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Religion Sucks December 19, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Yeah Colonel, anyone who holds an advanced degree must be smart; anyone who served in the military must be esteemed; and anyone who loves God must be just peachy.

Not saying you’re right or wrong on this case — I dunno — but your logic is lacking and to be blunt, damned high school level.

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The Colonel December 20, 2013 at 4:08 am

Neither a degree nor military service are necessarily a reason to esteem anyone, the names Ayers, Boudin, Calley and Manning come to mind here. However, combine the degrees with the success in multiple fields and the “moron moniker” Smirks wanted to hang doesn’t stick.
Lot’s of folks who “love god” are in the “what were you thinking” crowd as well, “Pastor Marvin” comes to mind here. When you find someone who “loves God” and lives out that love then maybe some esteem is due – not that it will matter to Phil Robertson. He routinely donates huge chunks of money to a variety of charities, speaks frequently and eloquently (he does have the degrees after all) on the importance of living a forthright life – he genuinely lives his faith. If you disagree with his beliefs, don’t watch or listen but the ad hominem attacks are easily refuted as I have easily done.

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9" December 19, 2013 at 9:29 am

‘imagine for a moment one of its personalities had condemned heterosexuality in the same manner?’

You are a fool.

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Jackie Chiles December 19, 2013 at 9:48 am

I’m shocked an old redneck who likes to hunt all the time did not express the current orthodoxy on homosexuality.

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idcydm December 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

Too bad he’s not a Muslim, this would be a non-story. Kinda looks like one in the picture.

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Arlen Cooper December 19, 2013 at 10:02 am

Phil is not in trouble. If God be with you who can be against you?

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jimlewisowb December 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a vagina

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CorruptionInColumbia December 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Jinas rule!

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tomstickler December 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Queefs like a duck. Fixed it for ya.

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Manray December 19, 2013 at 10:06 am

The folks at A&E are surprised? They want a TV show about goobers acting like goobers and then profess shock when one of their “stars” says something politically-incorrect? What? You mean backwoods rednecks are not paragons of enlightenment and tolerance?

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cuvinny December 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

The only problem I have with all this is what it did to my facebook feed

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shifty henry December 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

A hillbilly was giving a report to his family about his bride on their honeymoon. “That up-and-down motion was natural, but that round-and-round motion was learned!”

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shifty henry December 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

Some guy named Jeffrey Jena said it —–

“I went to see the Gay Parade. Now, gay is a sexual preference. I don’t know why they have their own parade. There’s not a Missionary-Position Parade, or a Woman-Superior Parade. How about a Doggie-Style Parade? I’d be on that float. I’d be leading that parade. Well, I’d be second….

But I would rather know fifty gays than one Jehovah’s Witness. You won’t ever see a gay guy at your front door trying to convert you.”

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CorruptionInColumbia December 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

How about a muff-diving parade?
:-D

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west_rhino December 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Well Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, with an obdurate endorsement of homosexuality, was allowed to die a natural death, as (most probably) a reality “let’s watch silly rednecks make duck calls” series doubtless will. He hasn’t called for anyone to defecate in Obama’s mouth and anyone seizing up with an apoplectic outrage (or willing to give someone else license to gore their ox) would do well to STFU and see the Ducks fade into triteness. Making more of the remarks on one keeps the issue of right and wrong on the table for Falwell and the Forced Baphomet Church of Protest for publicity’s sake.
PS, as a Protestant, he might agree with Farakhan regards Papal vestments lookin’ like a dress. Anyone ask him?

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Flaggot December 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

An upper management guy who works for one of my customers made a big deal about marrying his partner even if SC doesn’t recognize it. Now he has been caught having an affair with another guy and the first guy has kicked him out of their home. Funny thing is, they wanted to take vows and benefit from the recognition of being forever wed. Turns out it was a sham all along. Now they find themselves in a civil cat fight over who owns what. He said SC is screwed up in that they “should be entitled to a proper divorce like everyone else”. I know there is some irony in there somewhere but I just can’t put my finger on it.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Very typical…

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I feel pretty December 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I’ve never understood why homosexual men would want anything other than a civil union. Gay men don’t want commitment over sex.

Now Lesbos are a different story.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

FITS headline is indicative of how F*#kin out of touch FITS and the Pop Culture Idiots are…

Robertson is not in trouble. Our country is in trouble because of EXTREME Dumb@$$#$ like FITS, who are so weak of any true morality, that they immediately Jump into lockstep w/ the media cliche…

Robertson will be fine, It’s the spiritually lost like FITS, A&E and the hate-filled homosexual Gestapo. that will eventually reap what they sow.

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Ass, Gas, and Grassmasters December 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Hoss, I need a tree removed from my backyars when you get through preaching.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I’m a little surprised you can understand what I wrote. You present yourself as so F*#k!n’ stupid…it’s hard to believe you can read, or write.

Or did you just copy and paste your ignorant F*#kin post from some Gay-Nazi Website?

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Ass, Ass, Baby December 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Sure did, it’s called The Tea Party Rape Blog.

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Jesus H. Christ December 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Obviously as a private corporation it’s A&E’s prerogative to suspend Robertson, but imagine for a moment one of its personalities had condemned heterosexuality
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/12/18/duck-dynasty-trouble/#CZARDl15JBuXpfKe.99
A fact that is lost on your fellow wingnuts, who are screaming about the First Amendment right now.

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GrandTango December 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I think A&E has every right to attack Robertson, and fire him, no matter how D@*n stupid it is…It was the No. 1 show in all of cable history. What a bunch of F*#kin idiots they must be to let a gaggle of Hitler-Youth Gays bully them because Robertson may have a different opinion than Obama, and the rest of the pieces of $#!* destroying our country…….

But there is no law against Stupidity. If there was, voting democrat would be illegal, punishable by hanging…

And: the point is how Dangerous you homosexuals are to Silence any thought that does not march in lock-step with your hate speech, immorality and Gestapo tactics….

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really December 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

A and E seems to be a rather close- minded, insular, intolerant lot….

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roger dodger December 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm

You knew what Phills views were,, everyone but the idiots asking him those types of questions,knew what he was gonna say. I could have told you what he would say, with out even asking ,,next time ask him to go to a molly rave with you in NY City on his way to the Florida Keys where all the boy boys are…dont forget to stop by the old cat house “truck stop”in Santee S.C.,,,hey ask me ill go with you,,,but not Phil ,,we already know the answer shit starters…

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Same ol' Same ol' December 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

Here’s my take on it.

The entire show is set up, just like all “reality” shows.
A&E already knew his views.
It is a ploy to generate interest in the show.
It is a really stupid show.

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Sheila'sMommaFellates December 20, 2013 at 7:44 pm

sick and tired of evangelicals trying to impose their values on me…they can go get screwed. fuckin hypocrites.

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