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We Should Ridicule Duck Dynasty
Star’s Views on Homosexuality;
But Suspend Him? Come On.

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/18/2013 9:37:51 PM

Hours after we reported that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson dropped some illogical “logic” on homosexuality during his GQ interview, his home network A&E decided to indefinitely suspend him from the show. While Robertson’s comments were hilariously ignorant, they were predictable — especially given his family’s socially-conservative, Bible-loving image. Suspending the lead character for his wholly predictable comments is not only an overreaction but a gross misstep. To recap: The Duck Commander patriarch remarked to the men’s magazine that homosexuality is on par with bestiality, and used fifth-grade “logic” to imply that homosexual men should give up their ways of choosing a

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Even those at Mediaite can´t see the wisdom of this suspension, even though his arguments against Robinson are rather harsh and critical. It seems only leftists are correct in their opinions on homosexuality. "Social conservatism" is not allowed or condoned.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 9:40:24 PM     (No. 9659476)

Hope Duck Dynasty heads to the Blaze and A&E is defunded in 2015.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/18/2013 9:44:08 PM     (No. 9659482)

How about we ridicule Mediate. A media outlet that does not believe in Freedom of speech for Christians.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/18/2013 9:46:29 PM     (No. 9659486)

I agree with Phil Robertson. Gay sex isn´t natural.

It just isn´t. Get over it.

He is entitled to his opinion. But typical leftwing. When are Conservatives going to fight back and shut them down for once?

The left shames anyone who doesn´t agree with them and their freakish viewpoints.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cav160, 12/18/2013 9:51:09 PM     (No. 9659489)

Agree #3! Phil is spot on! Let the perverted left throw their little temper tantrum!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JimS, 12/18/2013 9:53:07 PM     (No. 9659494)

Just called my cable company to either cancel A&E from my subscription, or to cancel my cable.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 9:53:39 PM     (No. 9659495)

Below are the email addresses of A&E´s advertising department.

Brian.Joyce@aenetworks.com
david.desocio@aenetworks.com
Erica.Driscoll@aenetworks.com
Jim.Agius@aenetworks.com
john.doherty@aenetworks.com
Marcela.Tabares@aenetworks.com
Mel.Berning@aenetworks.com
Mona.Tropeano@aenetworks.com
Peter.Olsen@aenetworks.com
rick.basso@aenetworks.com
Sarah.Shriver@aenetworks.com
Stephen.Rhee@aenetworks.com

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/18/2013 9:57:37 PM     (No. 9659501)

Ridicule a man who quotes St. Paul? Who states the obvious?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2013 9:58:04 PM     (No. 9659502)

Why ridicule him? Free speech for me but not for thee?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/18/2013 9:59:02 PM     (No. 9659504)

What Mediaite sees is that this is going to backfire big time on leftists - that they have stepped way over the line, and that decent people may finally have had a craw full of their kind of "tolerance". The ignorant powers that be at A&E may have done all decent people a big favor by suspending Phil Robertson.

FTA: "All this A&E suspension does is give ammo to the culture warriors like Fox’s Todd Starnes or AFA’s Bryan Fischer who genuinely believe there is a “gay agenda” coming after “good Christians” in popular culture. While they inflate that so-called “war” to a hilarious degree, this sort of incident gives them unwarranted credibility for the next time they cry wolf."



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/18/2013 10:00:47 PM     (No. 9659506)

Hey Andrew, should we ridicule God? That never leads to a happy outcome.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: trapper, 12/18/2013 10:03:35 PM     (No. 9659510)

Hahahahahahahahaha

90% of the humor on DD is tongue in cheek and self-deprecating, taking a ludicrous point and arguing about it in fun. "Hilariously ignorant"? Uh, the operative word there is "hilariously." Mr. Kirell completely misses the joke, as does everyone else with absolutely no sense of humor about homosexuality, or sexuality in general for that matter. Who was it that commented that God must have one terrific sense of humor to have devised such a ridiculous way for us to reproduce?

My favorite is still the duck pond in the loading dock. I still laugh when I think about it, it is so stupid.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: happy conservative, 12/18/2013 10:07:28 PM     (No. 9659515)

Mr. Kirell considers himself enlightened because he condones homosexuality. So, that makes the rest of us who don´t Neanderthals in his eyes. What a tolerant, un judgmental man. I believe The book of Romans describes such people, "Professing to be wise, they became fools." He´s incredibly condescending. Why ridicule as that tends to make one think you can´t really argue against Phil´s points only, like a bully, belittle him.

Me thinks that this whole issue will blow up in the Left´s face.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 12/18/2013 10:11:00 PM     (No. 9659521)

This will not end well for the hetero-phobes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/18/2013 10:16:56 PM     (No. 9659530)

If we want to change attitudes about homosexuality, it’s probably best not to advocate for the silencing or suspension of every single backwards thinker. Instead, we should have a rigorous debate and allow rational, humanistic thought to prevail over the reductive, knee-jerked anti-gay rhetoric of social conservatism.

Why do they want to change attitudes? Why does it matter to them what we think/believe?

My guess is just the fact that we are here thinking and believing as we do - it´s a threat to them. They are afraid of us. We don´t have to say a word - our mere existence reminds them that what they are doing is against natural law.

If we weren´t a threat - they wouldn´t care.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 10:18:21 PM     (No. 9659531)

Dear A&E Management,

Please know that I support your right to handle your TV programming in a manner as you see fit. Similarly, Phil Robertson is also entitled to his views. I am quite weary of the bias on freedom of speech, religious liberty and of the media´s war on Christianity. I was hopeful that you were respectful to all views.

Please know that unless very significant acts of contrition soon come forth from you, I will not be supporting A&E for the foreseeable future.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/18/2013 10:31:20 PM     (No. 9659542)

Tomorrow I will be calling CBS and letting them know that I will not be watching any of their programming (psss I never watch them anyway).

Next we need to find their major sponsors and let them know we will not be buying their products, and why.

As for the GAY community,you are sick spiritually and physically. You are an abomination to God.

Folks please tie up the phone lines and emails to CBS and let them know you do not appreciate their Suspension of Phil. If I were the folks at Duck Dynasty, I would sue CBS for Breach of Contract and then take their highly rated reality series to another producer.

A Pox on the Gay Community we will push back against you unnatural acts and your design to become legitimate in American Culture, you are not.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/18/2013 10:40:24 PM     (No. 9659563)

David Burge (Iowahawk) on Twitter - Makes a valid point:

A&E should be free to choose their clientele as they see fit. The same rule should apply to people who bake wedding cakes.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: ufos4, 12/18/2013 10:42:03 PM     (No. 9659565)

Phil Robertson knows exactly what he is doing. He needs A&E as much as he needs a mani-pedi. Watching A&E squirm in their chinos is interesting to watch. The bosses must still be hyperventilating over their cash cow show...or cash duck show. I like Phil. He will have the last word.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/18/2013 10:47:00 PM     (No. 9659572)

I think A&E just acted out of concern they might otherwise lose large numbers of gay Duck Dynasty fans. /s

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Manitouman, 12/18/2013 10:48:32 PM     (No. 9659577)

I´ve never watched DD but have followed Phil´s business for many years.
You´ve not caused a hiccup in his life or in mine by your recent decision regarding Phil.
Phil embodies what should be celebrated in America. You do not.
Phil produces.
Your absence from American TV life would not even be noted.
Phil cares about people.
You care about opinions.
I´m less than impressed by those who think they are smarter than everyone else - perhaps TV producers come from some dimension secret from the rubes they throw their trash at?
I don´t watch TV so maybe I don´t get how cutting your own throat, stomping the golden goose, and throwing your greatest success into the burn barrel - is smart?


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Reply 21 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/18/2013 10:49:37 PM     (No. 9659579)



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Reply 22 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 12/18/2013 11:08:02 PM     (No. 9659595)

I truly hope that the Robinson´s pull their show from A&E. They don´t need A&E.

Gee, maybe A&E can replace it with a nice homosexual lovefest show, and see how it does in the ratings.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MelRae71, 12/18/2013 11:17:51 PM     (No. 9659604)

No Phil, no Duck Dynasty. DD is the only thing worth watching on A&E. Ergo, no Phil, no A&E. It really is that simple. Send that in a tweet or email to anyone and everyone you can find at A&E.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ChipThome, 12/18/2013 11:20:38 PM     (No. 9659608)

I think this IDIOT did to Mediaite what the Liberals at A&E did to themselves today.

Yes, I don´t need this IDIOT´S enlightened opinion of sin. This article proves to me that Mediaite is obviously full of the same Liberals, like the ones they would like us to think that they are out to expose.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Npcoach, 12/18/2013 11:26:35 PM     (No. 9659615)

It seems the author has embraced the queer lifestyle. Good for him. But why the hate towards a man because he follows the teachings in the Bible.

Since when is okay to fire someone for being a Christian? A & E will be groveling to Phil for him to come back. Three cheers for Alec Baldwin.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/19/2013 12:00:36 AM     (No. 9659649)

A&E is about to quack up...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 12/19/2013 12:18:53 AM     (No. 9659659)

There´s only one thing left to do: invite RuPaul to come down for a duck hunt.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dvc, 12/19/2013 12:40:54 AM     (No. 9659666)

Never have seen this show, but homosexuals are disgusting perverts whose lifestyle is abnormal and very unhealthy. No amount of fools running their mouths can change the fact that this is abnormal, dysfunctional behavior caused by mental illness.



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Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2013 1:11:28 AM     (No. 9659680)

Phil is entitled to his opinion.

I was in a store today, and they had oodles of Duck Dynasty merchandise of all sorts for, dare I say it, Christmas gift-giving. It was going pretty well.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: harper, 12/19/2013 2:07:53 AM     (No. 9659711)

There should be lots of ridicule. Sneering condescension, too. Also smug putdowns of exceptionally stupid, spineless people.

Meanwhile, Phil Robertson is and remains a four-square highly principled straight shooter that stands up like a real man and speaks the plain truth.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/19/2013 2:44:31 AM     (No. 9659722)

Laugh it off ok. Respect his right to hold his opinions and beliefs and defend his right to express his opinions and beliefs. This isn´t the America I used to know and believe in any more. Remember when Jimmy The Greek was fired for his comments about black athletes?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Tianne, 12/19/2013 2:50:01 AM     (No. 9659725)

While ostensibly disagreeing with his suspension, Mediaite nevertheless calls Mr. Robertson’s comments, ‘hilariously ignorant’ and ‘fifth-grade logic’, implies that he is a ‘backwards thinker’, and declares that he should be ridiculed.

It’s the left’s way of being open-minded and fair to Phil Robertson.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/19/2013 4:22:48 AM     (No. 9659735)

Phil just quoted what is written in the BIBLE. I do not judge or condemn anyone BUT I stand on the Word of God. I do not believe we should condemn anyone, and I do not believe Phil was condemning anyone either. Phil just said he prefers women over men in his PHIL ways. I am mature enough to appreciate that. But many are just arrogant and too stupid to see that.
BUT ultimately God will deal with each and every individual who has rejected Him and His Word. God´s Word states "Woe unto them who says good is evil and evil good" God will deal with all of it when the time of times comes and NO GOVERNMENT or pretended laws will stop GOD. In that, we can take comfort.

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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
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Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come


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