Originally Posted by Piobaire
As I'm in such a good mood today you're all getting extra musings.
CNN says one of those "Duck Dynasty" guys is getting suspended from his show due to comments he made about teh gayz. He apparently said it was a sin and put it in the same category as promiscuity. I want to know why he was suspended for saying that being gay is sinful but apparently he got away with talking smack about the lovely women that are willing to share their goods? I think A&E network needs feminism!
The show is about a bunch of redneck assholes who got rich. Who would have thought he could hold less than ideally progressive political views.
Here is how CNN describes what he said -
(CNN) -- Phil Robertson, a star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," has been suspended indefinitely after slamming gays in a magazine interview.
"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 Wednesday.
"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."
In an interview in the January issue of GQ, Robertson says homosexuality is a sin and puts it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity.
Here is Huffington Post's description -
A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments he made in a recent GQ profile, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with GQ's Drew Magary, the head of the family in the wildly popular A&E series expressed his view that homosexuality was immoral, likening it to bestiality. Some of the remarks were made using off-color language.
Here is what the redneck actually said -
"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," he's quoted as saying.
Asked what, in his mind, is sinful, Robertson replied: "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."
I see nothing "off-color" in that statement. Further, I do not know how that qualifies as "anti-gay." Expressing disapproval of someone else's life choices does not make one "anti-" anything. Now it may very well be that this redneck douche-bag alcoholic despises gays and wants them all thrown in prison, but that statement is not evidence of that. He is, presumably, some form of Southern or First Baptist asshole who actually believes that some mystical being created all life on Earth 7,000 years ago and that dinosaur bones were put in the ground by the Devil to test his faith. Accordingly he has a religious objection to the homosexual lifestyle. I think it is very intolerant of A&E to fire a man for his religious belief. Religious expression is protected under the 1st Amendment, and is not a valid reason to fire someone. I believe he has an excellent discrimination lawsuit on his hands.
A&E needs to check their lifestyle tolerance privilege.Edited by Harold falcon - 12/19/13 at 9:40am