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'Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Suspended For Anti-Gay Remarks

 

'Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Suspended For Anti-Gay Remarks

 

After making anti-gay remarks in a recent interview with GQ, A&E has decided to suspend ‘Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson from the hit reality show.

In the January 2014 issue of the magazine, Robertson talks about his views on homosexualtiy, his strong Christian faith and sinning. As he tells GQ, “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 went on to paraphrase 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."

Robertson also adds, “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus. 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."

Well, Robertson’s comments didn’t go over well with A&E, as the network has placed him on suspension. A&E also released a group statement saying, “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.”

‘Duck Dynasty’s fifth season (most of it shot before Robertson's suspension) is set to air on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Did A&E make the right call?


Details
Network:
- A&E
Person:
- Phil Robertson
Show:
- Duck Dynasty

Written by: akoerner
Dec 18th, 2013, 11:00 pm

Images courtesy of A&E

Morning_Star
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Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 3:07 pm

The most frustrating part is the Bible gets quoted without any pause for thought on its validity. It's been proven fallacious historically, scientifically, and certainly morally. Hell, the fact that they omit the bit where the Bible sanctions the death penality for homosexuals proves they're not working entirely within God's guidelines. And while everyone has the right to believe whatever nonsense and even shout it from the mountain, I'm so sick of this facade that we have to walk on eggshells when it comes to religion. Any religion. If you believe in unsubstantiated things, you should be called on it. Especially when you're citing it as a moral basis. Anyone who abids by the rules of a God that would order the slaughter of an entire people, but keep the virgin girls (as if we have to be naive and pretend we don't know for what purposes) is fair game for criticism. But hey, religion: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 12:57 pm
Typical, isn't it? Homophobic remarks just get a slap on the wrist. If he had made a racist remark I am sure he would have been sacked on the spot. But it seems like any moron can have a swipe at gays and get away with it. Suspension? Sure, and in a few weeks he gets reinstated doesn't he? Then he gets to spread his vile prejudice all over TV again.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Why don't all you Christian haters go and live in Russia where you would fit right in with their Nazi views of gays?
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 12:14 pm
You do understand that religion is for superstitious idiots and children. GROW UP and stop defending Nazi-like views of gays. All you are doing is paying homage to the memory of Hitler - who was a Catholic.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 12:11 pm
You do understand what prejudice is don't you, dumbass? Homosexuality is as normal as heterosexuality.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 12:09 pm
"Heterosexuality is not a deviation" - You give yourself away as being prejudiced and bigot just like the jerk we are talking about. A + E should have SACKED HIM! He is scum and does their network no service whatsoever.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 11:06 am
If they didn't want to hear his opinion, they shouldn't have asked. This was an interview, And to the guy who says "No one is saying Heterosexuality leads to bestiality are they?" This is true, but Heterosexuality is not a sexual deviation, You understand "deviation", Right? Grow up! The question was. Did A&E make the right call? The show they are keeping him from, is a show about Christian views. If you don't like these views, don't buy his Duck Calls. You're not watching the show anyway! Just because he does not share your view does not mean, he should have the right to speak his.
MTQueenie
(Editor)

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Since: 15/Nov/08
Message Posted On Dec 20th, 2013, 2:22 am

Some people really need to get that free speech does not mean that you can say whatever you want without consequences, merely that you have the right to say those things. He has every right to voice his ignorant beliefs and noone has stopped him from doing so but everything comes with consequences it's that simple.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Dec 19th, 2013, 5:41 pm
The downside to your comment, Laurence, is that if being homophobic is okay; then it's also okay to be racist and sexist. You wouldn't want your wife or friends of a different color than you to miss out on all the fun of being belittled, would you?
Laurence

Message Posted On Dec 19th, 2013, 5:26 pm
So no one go hurt, no one died, the only downside to his interview was he proved how silly he looked and that is worthy of being suspended? Talk about everyone being butt hurt (pun intended
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