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Posted Friday, December 20, 2013
Pittsboro, NC - On Thursday, Bear Creek native and country music singer Charlie Daniels weighed in on the Duck Dynasty controversy. Daniels said it was a "sorry day in America" when A&E can indefinitely suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson and trample on his civil rights for "expressing heartfelt religious opinions."
It's a sorry day in America when a man speaks his mind and gets suspended from work for expressing heartfelt religious opinions. — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 19, 2013
A and E I think I think you trampled Phil Robertson's civil rights and ran off a significant bunch of viewers. Only time will tell. — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 19, 2013
TMZ editor Harvey Levin, who is himself gay, slammed A&E for its dishonesty after the network indefinitely suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson this week for remarks to GQ that were supposedly "anti-gay."
On Thursday's Laura Ingraham radio show, gay liberal feminist professor and columnist Camille Paglia slameds the backlash over the controversial remarks made by "Duck Dynasty" standout Phil Robertson:
"I speak with authority here because I was openly gay before the 'Stonewall Rebellion,' when it cost you something to be so," she said. "And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech. In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as they have the right to support homosexuality -- as I 100 percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right to religious freedom there … to express yourself in a magazine in an interview -– this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades. It's the whole legacy of the free speech 1960's that have been lost by my own party."
Absolutely nothing "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson said in the GQ magazine interview even comes close to bigotry, unless you want to claim that he is also bigoted against heterosexuals:
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. 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 then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “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.”
And if that wasn’t explicit enough, the “Duck Commander” added: “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.”
It is quite obvious that Robertson is only guilty of being anti-sin, not anti-gay.
Nothing Robertson said even comes close to being anti-gay, but the entire premise of GLAAD's attack is nothing but Christian-bashing. This is an extremist militant gay group and the mainstream media attacking Christianity as bigoted and playing the homophobe card to try and intimidate Christians into shutting up about their beliefs.
The militant GLAAD organization is currently researching companies who use Robertson as a spokesperson. Several sponsors, such as Under Armour and Skyjacker have already announced that they will be sticking by the Robertsons.
At least two Facebook pages went up on Wednesday in support of Phil Robertson, one called Stand with Phil Robertson that, as of this writing, had 1.2 million likes and another called Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson is Put Back on Duck Dynasty that has 1.3 million likes.
At petition page Change.org, several campaigns have exploded. Between two titled "A&E Network: Bring Phil Robertson back!" and "A&E Networks: End The Wrongful Suspension Of Phil Robertson," over 167,000 people have put their names to the petitions as of this writing.
This issue could prove to be a tipping point for people "sick and tired of being pushed around by a very small minority of leftists," talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday.
"There could be an effervescing tipping point taking place out there, below the surface, right now, that nobody's aware of, fed up with this," Limbaugh said on his radio show.
"I think a lot of people are sick and tired of being pushed around by a very small minority of leftists who use weapons, like political correctness and censorship, intimidation, and everything else, in order to shut up the people who say things they don't want to hear or disagree with," he added.
Michelle Malkin notes: "GLAAD has worked tirelessly to marginalize and suppress the free speech of Christian leaders, Christian businesses and conservative talk-radio hosts dating back to their infamous Dr. Laura boycott 13 years ago. The group's mission is not about equality or defending against "defamation." It's about silencing critics, making open debate radioactive, demonizing people of faith and making even the slightest perceived slight a hate crime. "
GLAAD, the left and media are losing this battle because they have only managed to reveal their own anti-Christian bigotry.
Of course, by midday Thursday, GLAAD was emailing supporters with a fundraising appeal tied to the controversy. "As a community, these are the moments we rise to," the bigoted anti-Christian group said in their pitch letter.
You can make your feeling know by contacting Rich Ferraro, GLAAD Director of Public Relations at (646) 871-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BTW, If the anti-Christian bigots at GLAAD are truly appalled at blatant homophobia, if they are truly interested in addressing genuine persecution of homosexuals, they ought to focus their attention on Islam's war on gays.
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