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A&E declares war on 'Duck Dynasty's' Christian values
Fox News ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 12/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PST by rhema

Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.

By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nothing says tolerance and diversity by silencing the Christians and shoving them in a closet.

Between you and me, I think Duck Dynasty ought to indefinitely suspend A&E.

Phil ran afoul of intolerant leftwing bullies after making comments about homosexuality to GQ magazine. When the writer asked Phil what he considered to be sinful behavior, he 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,” he says.

Then he paraphrases Paul’s letter to the 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.”

That comment went over about as well as a Chick-fil-A sandwich at a gay pride parade.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: ae; antichristian; blacklisted; celebrateperversity; culturewar; discrimination; duckdynasty; fauxnews; foxnewsbias; gayqueersgate; gaystapotactics; gotchajournalism; gqgate; hollywoodblacklist; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; liberalbigots; newscorpbias; philrobertson; pinklisted; politicalcorrectness; thoughtcrime; waronmarriage
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1 posted on 12/19/2013 8:48:56 AM PST by rhema
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To: rhema

send an encouraging email to Phil and crew

fanmail@duckcommander.com


2 posted on 12/19/2013 8:51:35 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: rhema; Revolting cat!
Day 2 of GayQueersGate, please continue to be distracted from Obama's own scandals and the debacle of Obamacare.

In the latest update on this braking news item, grass is still green and the sky is STILL blue.

3 posted on 12/19/2013 8:52:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhema

When you fire someone for his opinions out the work place you have crossed a line.

The fact is 98% of the world is not gay and could spend their entire lives and never meet one if not for the media sticking into peoples faces.

No wonder Russia now claims moral superiority.


4 posted on 12/19/2013 8:52:45 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Farnsworth
Was just going to post that suggestion.

Email the Robertson family; tell them to stand strong and united behind a father who spoke Biblical truth. “We love to hear from our fans! Drop us an email at fantail@duckcommander.com ."

Email A & E at feedbackaetv@aenetworks.com . Tell ‘em you’ll be happy to dump both the network and its sponsors for its craven cowardice in kowtowing to the hectoring “Free speech for me, but not for thee” whimperers.

Sign up for the “Faith, Family and Ducks” newsletter [ http://duckcommander.com/subscribe ]. Put a note on your calendar to buy something directly from DD [ http://duckcommander.com/store ].

5 posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:11 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
Facebook is at it again censoring what can be posted.

Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty This is Wayne Dupree Show, posting for the host of the page, Michael. Last night he received a BAN from facebook because of the page. Here is a photo of what was received. He got the page running again but cannot post for 12 hours. Please continue sharing and liking the page!

6 posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:20 AM PST by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: rhema; Revolting cat!; GeronL; wagglebee
Who watches Anuses&Esophaguses ANYHOW?
7 posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:26 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhema

The inside the A&E thinking probably goes like this...

The shooting for the next season is already in the can.

That can be used for cash flow purposes while the requisite character assassination takes place.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 8:54:53 AM PST by glorgau
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To: rhema

Duck Dynasty verses the crowd (maybe 2%) that wants to Die-nasty


9 posted on 12/19/2013 8:56:43 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: edcoil

When you ask someone for his opinion on something, you cannot attack him when he gives an honest answer.

It’s lavender mafia gotcha journalism as was the pecking party against the beauty pagaent contestant who gave Perez Hilton “the wrong answer”.


10 posted on 12/19/2013 8:57:33 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: glorgau

As most media worship god the almighty $$$ and DD being the highest rated cable show (and therefore richest), I somehow think all this will be worked out. (follow the money)...

Also, if they so desire I figure the Duck Dynasty guys (and gals) could launch their own network and find success... sending A&E back to the artsy-fartzy oblivion from whence it came. So I speculate.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 8:57:36 AM PST by FiddlePig
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To: Farnsworth

already did!


12 posted on 12/19/2013 8:58:48 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

outstanding! Pass it along


13 posted on 12/19/2013 8:59:20 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: rhema

Last night, on this web page, there was a counter. I went to bed when the counter reached 19000 in favor of Phil and 48 against. At one time it was changing so fast I could not keep up with the numbers.

I notice this morning the counter appears to be gone, but the comments are still there.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-indefinite-666808


14 posted on 12/19/2013 9:00:34 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rhema

Does Duck Dynasty really need A&E any more?


15 posted on 12/19/2013 9:01:12 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: rhema

A and R management can, and will...go to Hell.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 9:01:17 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: rhema

Isn’t Duck Dynasty their top money maker?

What happens to A&E if the whole famn damily walks off?


17 posted on 12/19/2013 9:02:37 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Nope, it’s still there: 31,169 v. 153.


18 posted on 12/19/2013 9:03:22 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: edcoil

I disagree. An employer should be allowed to fire a worker based on that worker’s opinions. Note that political opinion is NOT a protected class for discrimination. Are you saying you want to take away my right to fire an employer because he holds liberal views?

In a free society the right to terminate employment needs to reside with the employer and not with those in government.


19 posted on 12/19/2013 9:04:29 AM PST by impimp
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To: rhema

Right now, some pro fag woman is saying Phil should issue an apology and move on.

I see that as the Roman soldier who told Polycarp that, if he would not eat, then fake eating the sacrifice to Caesar.

Polycarp refused to even touch the sacrifice to Caesar and was burned to death.

Now Phil appears to be on that hot seat. To save his show, he is told to EAT THE HOMO SACRIFICE OR DIE!


20 posted on 12/19/2013 9:05:18 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: rhema

I would love to be there when the camera crew shows up to start filming. I have a feeling they will get an idea of what a duck sees when it comes in contact with the Robertsons. Wile I am sure all of his sons are pretty steamed, I would put my money on Jase grabbing his 1100 and waitng for them at the door.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:00 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: impimp

I don’t think Phil was an “employee”. I think Phil was likely a contract employee and they’re claiming he violated some clause in his contract.


22 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:01 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: rhema

Freep this poll, it’s been back and forth all morning:

Headline of the Day Poll
What do you think about Phil Robertson’s views on homosexuality?

I agree with him 100%. (37%)
I’m glad he was fired. (36%)
A&E was foolish to fire him. (10%)
He belongs in a re-education camp. (9%)
I don’t know. (8%)
Vote

Read more: http://www.headlineoftheday.com/#ixzz2nwQrpJvj


23 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:21 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Duck Dynasty vs. Dick Die-nasty


24 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:25 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: a fool in paradise

The war on Christianity in our schools and media is a vitally important component to Obama’s leftist agenda. Christians are the only thing that stand in the way of the internal communist takeover of this country. As Christianity has declined, leftism has increased in equal proportion and will continue to do so until it takes over if trends continue. The response to the firing of a huge national Christian star is front one in the war against Obama and the socialists. There is no difference in these issues. They are inextricably linked.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 9:07:33 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: impimp

political opinion is a protected class.

If you run an advertizement for a product that does something it does not, you have to pay a penalty.

No political ad are banned or fined for the same reason.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 9:08:20 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: JediJones

It is an example of the Hollywood Blacklist that does not get discussed in schools, art museums, or playhouses.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 9:08:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BlessedBeGod

I am guessing you can only see the counter if you register.


28 posted on 12/19/2013 9:09:07 AM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Phil has been at odds with the producers for some time. There have been rumors that he was going to walk off the show in past seasons. He’s a savy guy. If he walks, he damages his fan base of 18 million people. If he gets banned from the show for answering an extremely controversial and emotional question exactly like his fan base (and his own feelings) say.... the fan base will even increase. Phil and the family will be successful in the future. Time to move on to the next chapter of life.


29 posted on 12/19/2013 9:09:49 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: rhema

This is only a taste of the oppression we are about to face.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 9:10:46 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: JediJones

The left’s goal is to

CRIMINALIZE

Christianity.

More people need to be saying this. There are plenty of quotes from leftists to back that up.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 9:11:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: impimp; Revolting cat!

I don’t have a tel-lies-vision and don’t know much difference between a duck dynasty or a honey boo boo, but my understanding of the pop culture is that we are only a month or so since one of the DD guys got restricted in his speech for giving a Christian blessing at a meal on camera.

Does LavenderMafia teevee REALLY want to go down this path?


32 posted on 12/19/2013 9:11:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kjam22

A&E did nothing that they shouldn’t have the legal right to do.

Morally, however they are on the wrong side of God’s teaching so of course they are wrong to “suspend” Phil Robertson.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 9:11:58 AM PST by impimp
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To: kjam22

He was asked his views and he gave them. He didn’t take it upon himself to “lash out” at homosexuals. Metrosexuals at GQ put him up to it.


34 posted on 12/19/2013 9:12:27 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhema

35 posted on 12/19/2013 9:12:33 AM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: impimp
In a free society the right to terminate employment needs to reside with the employer and not with those in government.

That is true, and yet another indication of how far our current government has strayed from the intent of the founders. There is an entire federal and state bureaucracy devoted to litigating cases against employers who dare terminate someone for expressing a particular "protected" opinion.

36 posted on 12/19/2013 9:13:11 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: impimp

Can A&E fire him for endorsing Mitt Romney?

Or for saying “I agree with the Pope and 2008 Obama on this matter”?


37 posted on 12/19/2013 9:13:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: stinkerpot65

The left owns hollywood and television. This had to turn out the way it did, unless the Robertsons were willing to “fit in”. It has been heading toward this moment since about the second season. What other show on television shows frogs being prepared for dinner? Hogs being gutted? Hollywood can’t take this show. It is to real.


38 posted on 12/19/2013 9:13:45 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: a fool in paradise

It would be A&E’s free speech rights that would be violated if they were forbidden from censoring whatever they want. If the duck dynasty clan wants free speech then they need to buy their own television station.


39 posted on 12/19/2013 9:14:02 AM PST by impimp
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To: rhema

We all knew, or should have, that this was coming. It was only a matter of time.................


40 posted on 12/19/2013 9:14:33 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: rhema

From article: “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said GLAAD rep Wilson Cruz. “He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans – and Americans - who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.”

Translation: “We are so used to changing the meaning of everyday words that we are offended when someone takes those words and encourages the common understanding and is then critical or our “new and progressive understanding” of words.”


41 posted on 12/19/2013 9:14:52 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: impimp

If you believe that this employer can fire him for words said off work hours, then do you support your gay friendly workplace (virtually all except a few notable exceptions have their “gay pride month” set asides, their tolerance and diversity training political reeducation for employees, etc.) canning you for even posting on this forum?


42 posted on 12/19/2013 9:15:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: impimp

I’m sure A&E was within their contract rights. I agree... I’m sure Phil knows that. He is standing on principles.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 9:15:07 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: impimp

Wrong. Freedom of religion means you cannot be discriminated against by an employer for your religious views.


44 posted on 12/19/2013 9:15:34 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

They never did. They were already wealthy before the show. They need no one but God.....................


45 posted on 12/19/2013 9:15:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: impimp

He didn’t MAKE this remark on air, and he was ASKED.

If there can only be one answer that is “legal” then you have already surrendered to the Gaystapo. Heil Hysteria.


46 posted on 12/19/2013 9:16:00 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: rhema

Rush just said that Phil apologized. I sure hope he didn’t.


47 posted on 12/19/2013 9:16:20 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: edcoil

Watch for Phil to be airbrushed out.


48 posted on 12/19/2013 9:16:25 AM PST by Justa
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To: showme_the_Glory

:: (maybe 2%) that wants to Die-nasty ::

Odd, that is typically what the sodomites do...die nasty (around the age of 57 if I believe the actuarial tables)


49 posted on 12/19/2013 9:17:21 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: rhema
Just checked the Twitter feeds of two of our most stalwart defenders of free speech- Mr. "Politically Incorrect" himself, Bill Maher, and the ever high-larious Jon Stewart... and they're completely silent on this issue. Weird!!

It's almost as if these gentlemen only pretend to care about the First Amendment, and are really more interested in using their bigoted, stupid shows to preach anti-Christian hate....

50 posted on 12/19/2013 9:17:30 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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