Skip to comments.‘Duck Dynasty’: Unreal outrage
Posted on 12/20/2013 5:30:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
So rednecks need to be politically correct now?
Wait, before the National Association of Rednecked Persons attacks me, let me be clear that I dont mean redneck as an insult. Indeed, Redneck Pride has been on the rise ever since Jeff Foxworthy got rich informing people they might be a redneck.
Redneck reality shows have been all the rage: Rocket City Rednecks, Hillbilly Handfishin and, of course, Swamp People. But the gold standard is Duck Dynasty, which follows the Robertsons, a family that struck it rich selling duck calls. Its like a real-life version of The Beverly Hillbillies. All of the men look like they stepped out of the Hatfield-McCoy conflict to smoke a corncob pipe.
What all of these reality shows have in common is their shock value. And guess what? Sometimes the shock is manufactured. If the cameras werent on, the silicone life forms on the various Real Housewives shows probably wouldnt be throwing wine in each others faces as much as they do.
But heres a twist. Phil Robertson (who shhh! has a masters degree from Louisiana Tech) gave an interview to GQ in which he said that, as a Christian, he has problems with homosexuality. He got a bit too detailed with his anatomical analysis. But his real sin was calling homosexuality a sin comparable with bestiality.
In response, A&E suspended him from the reality show about his own family. Which should give you a sense of how real this reality show is. If its about the family, some producer in New York cant decide whos in or out of the family. If NBC News decided it simply didnt like the Republican Party anymore...
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
OH yeah all of the family really smart I not suprising at all
Did you know Phil play football at Lousiana Tech guess who was back QB at the time
One Teddy Bradshaw
How about a redneck show where all the rednecks act an overtly political correct way? The sarcasm would say everything.
They’re the number one show in the history of cable television, Dozens of networks will be bidding to give them another forum.
I’m with old Phil all the way. Hell, I’ll go him one farther:
I support gay marriage, as long as both chicks are HAWT!!!
If I was their agent I be telling the family okay pick a network any network LOL!
I think reason why A&E are all tick off they are partly own by Disney Corp the Mouse hate to say been friendly gays going way back in da day
They were first company in Cali give health benfits to same sex company workers and their so called families
One company that tick off with A&E other company partly own by hearst corp they pretty conservative that same company that was founded by Citzien Kane inspiration himself
William Randolph Hearst
BTW did you hear on another thread just saw this
Wal mart can’t keep DD merchainze on the shelf fast enough they selling out that QUICK
Yes, I support people being happy at weddings.
Since A&E is still showing the show, their outrage is pure BS.
The point everyone seem to be missing is, the show is the #1 cable program because of the Robertson clan, not because it happens to be on the A&E Channel. A&E was the accidental beneficiary of a guy whose beliefs and values they despise. It’s as if a Christian network aired soft-core porn movies.
The Robertsons should take their bat, ball, and TV show somewhere else where they will not be mocked and punished for expressing their first amendment rights. If they do not, anyone who professes to admire, trust, and beleive in them ought to take a second look.
Yes I know “it’s a business decision”, but it would also be the height of hypocrisy for them to stay on A&E now.
If they were REALLY offended, the show would not be running. They’re cashing in on this - what should we call them?
And even if they were offended, so what?
OK, I quit rolling on the floor guffawing, awesome comment!
Remember when Coca Cola decided that their customers REALLY wanted a different soft drink instead of the product that made them #1?
A&E has just had their “New Coke moment” and alienated their loyal customer base who made their product #1.
To Coca Cola’s benefit, in less than 3 months, Coke Classic was back in production.
This will go down in lists of history’s most stupid business decisions. Stubborn ideology vs pragmatic business. What’s it gonna be A&E?
I don’t know, from 8.5 million viewers last week to 2.6 this week.
I’d call them stupid.
But his real sin was calling homosexuality a sin comparable with bestiality.
He never compared the two. What a shame Goldberg follows gay activists talking points
Every state and region has it’s own “brand” of redneck.
Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindahl and Ted Cruz come out early with supportive, non-judgmental statements about Phil’s comments. Not so with the so-called conservative media.
In this case Goldberg lays out the redneck premise probably to try to insulate himself from Phil’s conventional religious views. Virtually all of the talking heads on Fox News seem compelled to castigate Phil’s “vile” comments before they support his right to blah blah blah
Interesting comment by BOR tonight after an interview with Howard Kurtz and Bernie Goldberg...enjoy your email, you’re going to get plenty of it
Unbelievable article. Hits it on the nail.
I think this whole thing is great. It is separating the PC idiots from the rest in a big way. 0’Reilly is making a complete fool of himself tonight. I especially liked hearing that buffoon say “no one has been a bigger defender of Judeo-Christian values than me!”
BOR and Bernie really showed their ignorance of the Bible tonight. Bernie actually said the Bible was wrong on a number of issues. With him being Jewish I understand him thinking that way. But BOR is supposed to be a good little catholic boy. He should know better.
Have the bestialists been heard from yet?
Phil said “”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.””
So yes he did sort of associate homosexuality with bestiality. It was the next sin he listed after homosexuality. It was likely intentional. Many of us have asked what is next after acceptance of homosexuality - bestiality?
So I think that is the key item they are all jumping on. On can say all they want he did not directly associate the two but the inference is there ... by design. I have no problem with the association and cheer him for saying what many of us are thinking.
You’re right! I was there yesterday morning... it seemed like every other aisle has some type of DD merchandise. As I headed for the Christmas wrap, they were moving more beard and camo-laden merchandise on to the shelves, where - you guessed it - I saw a lady carrying rolls of DD wrapping paper to her cart!
PETA: Ignore Sarah Palin’s Defense, Cancel Duck Dynasty
It’d be a good line to throw into an otherwise “serious” conversation among some moonbat panty-wastes.
Lots of speculation on these threads pretty much amounting to what freepers think the family should do.
I know bumpus about the nature of the contract they have with A&E. That will, in some fashion, determine the family’s next steps.
Would be interested in knowing the terms of their deal.
It also sounds remarkably like the GOPe with conservatives.
Yep, even New Jersey, Florida and California.
A Country Boy Can Survive
Is the indignation because he put homosexuality on the same list with homosexuality or because he disapproved of bestiality? Yall know that legalized paedophilia and bestiality ARE on the agenda. They will come. By that time saying that homosexuality is a sin will get you sent to a FEMA camp and than time may be soon.
Only as an assumption.
I saw UNCLE Si Chia pet at Walgreens I saw it close up it really cute
While anti-gays have been whining about A&E firing the anti-gay loser, New Mexico's State Supreme Court has established statewide marriage equality there, and in Utah, a federal judge has revoked that state's anti-gay Hate Vote and some jurisdictions there are already issuing marriage licenses to same gender couples. That makes US State #19 to establish marriage equality. Go ahead and whine about this week's first defeat to your anti-gay agenda, anti-gays, Americans have handed you two additional defeats since then.In other words, they're not just winning. They've won. And in the name of "America," they're going to wipe the rest of us out at their earliest opportunity.
And A&E? They have demographics studies that show them how unpoplar the fired anti-gay's lies are.
Ah, gee, I'm bloody terrified.
I just listened to the Bill Oreilly show. Him and his buddies Howard Kurtz and Bernie Goldberg were taking turns calling Phil Robertsons ideas ignorant. Bernie and Howard were both for kicking him off the show. Bernie said there was a lot of things in the Bible including what Jesus said that was untrue. These northeast elitists are no friend of ours. Lets stick with Phil and the Old Time Religion that will save us all from Hell. I dread to think where these relativistic pontificators will end up..
Have you ever seen Terry Bradshaw in a teddy ?
(yes I’m trying to ‘egg’ you on, or egg foo yung, whatever works)
No. I heard he was naked in a movie once.... *mind bleach*
So is “sleeping around with this woman and that woman” worse than bestiality? Better than homosexuality? There is nothing in his statement that equates one act with the other. He is just listing off examples of sinful behavior, all sex-related in this case. The word “morph” even implies these sins are NOT equated, because morph means change. For all we know he thinks homosexuality is more sinful than bestiality...or less. You can infer either way from his statement because it’s totally ambiguous as to any “comparison” between the sins. All he says is that they’re all examples of sin.
“Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.
Maybe what he meant was that those women were real dogs.
LOL! You know, I’ve never been particularly attracted to big merchandising campaigns, but I’m mightily happy to see these strong-minded, fearless believers influencing people. Whenever I say, “Merry Christmas,” I receive a big, almost conspiratorial grin and “Merry CHRISTmas!” right back at me... from store clerks, too!
Jesus is getting around, SevenofNine... He never left us, but now, many young people are running to Him and clearly are joyful when they smile and say, “Merry CHRISTmas!”
I think the Congress and Senate already left for Christmas vacation.
Not saying you should be terrified, but you sure ought to be apprehensive. It's not just characters on reality TV who face loss of incomes if these folks get their way; it's everybody who told anybody else something that these people do not want anybody thinking. Just yesterday, the bigwigs at Lockheed declared the Boy Scouts a hate group. If you were an employee with a kid in Scouts, I expect you'd be sending out resumes.
What's a shame is how much he got paid to ensure he snuck that in to an article that moral conservative Americans would read.
When monkeys and apes want something, they exhibit “sham rage”.
Yes but he listed bestiality right after homosexuality. And I am glad he did it.
They’ve not won demographically, but they have sold the influential set that loves to believe lies. The devil makes like he is much bigger than he really is.
Especially when the beer is free.
“Nobody is outraged. Nobody is offended. The Left just wants to shut down dissenting voices from its relentless gay agenda. It’s about quashing opposition, not true offendedness.
And even if they were offended, so what?”
As “darkness” rolls upon us.....
1 John 3:1-10
1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are Gods children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for Gods seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.
“An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” Proverbs 29:27
So, LET US NOT BE DECEIVED! It is what it is. So....Love One Another, while there is time. Believe, and Trust in God, as He IS in Control of EVERYTHING.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.