Skip to comments.‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson’s views common among Americans
Posted on 12/20/2013 6:20:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A&E has distanced itself from Phil Robertson, the patriarch in its enormously popular Duck Dynasty series, following his comments about homosexuality. Yet the opinion he expressed, that homosexuality is a sin, is shared by 45 percent of Americans, according to a recent poll.
Fully 78 percent of white evangelical Protestants agree with Robertson, according to the data. They are demographic group analyzed in the poll that is presumably most likely to watch Duck Dynasty.
Scott Collins compares A&E to other networks that have condemned the same traditional world views that make their shows so popular and so lucrative:
Once again, TV finds itself in another cultural hot zone. The Duck Dynasty situation recalls last summers uproar over celebrity chef Paula Deen, who lost her Food Network gig and many sponsorship deals after she admitted she had of course used a racial epithet in the past. . . .
These cases reflect larger rifts in American life call it a split between progressives and traditionalist values.
But the particular problem for the TV industry is that its trying to profit off the same cultural tensions its exploiting. That inevitably leads to problems such as the current one engulfing Duck Dynasty.
The reality programming trend in recent years has made stars out of everyone from bakers to pawnbrokers to catfish-wranglers. That these authentic people have opinions and values that dont always jibe with those of the media elite in New York and Los Angeles isnt necessarily surprising....
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I didn’t know the sponge was supposed to be wet...
>> Yet the opinion he expressed, that homosexuality is a sin, is shared by 45 percent of Americans, according to a recent poll.
Whatever... it’s YAHWEH’s rule. It’s not subject to a vote, a poll, or a popularity contest.
A&E thought they'd broadcast DD thinking that the audience would be effeminate leftists poking fun at them, not realizing that the majority of viewers would come from the heartland. Now the Robertsons dared expressed their beliefs and A&E is panicking over what to do with them.
This thing isn’t all bad. This means that I can now fire my employees for expressing their religious beliefs outside the workplace. You know who you are, say ‘goodbye!’
I thought well over 70% of Americans believe in God.
If so, then I love to see the breakdown of those persons to see where they attend, if at all.
I would believe that any Muslim you asked would say homosexuality was sinful. I’d love to start parading Muslims out to support Christian and Jewish causes.
Like I said on another one of your posts nailing it......BINGO!
The government-media-educational complex hates half the country
Of course its common. Next thing you know they’ll discover that barbecued meats are quite popular with carnivores.
I would say it is common for EVERY non-homosexual to think this way
Mhat non-gay male is not disgusted with the thought of a another man’s anus?
His views are common among normal people. And normal among common people.
What fascinates me is the propaganda mechanism which is brought to bear to make normal people think they are the ones who are wrong. Its set on auto and it has a hair-trigger.
Sounds like a good way to get rid of moslems, atheists and environmentalists.
Great example of how the left operates. Culture and society are constantly changing. In the past things have usually changed very slowly and gradually. The left figured out that they can use the mass media and the education system to make changes quicker. The problem though is these are only shallow, quasi-intellectual changes...they don't have deep roots nearly anywhere but they're widespread. Wide and thin . The left then demonizes anyone who dares to poke their head out of this shallow pool and point out just how little substance there is to it.
No, it means that you can fire your employees without reason in most states.
0bama voters, Hillary fans, ... Progressives in general.
But now I can state the reason loud and clear. Woo hoo!
Just so. I think the geniuses [sic] at A&E originally envisioned DD would be a show where people would gawk and laugh at the nouveau riche rednecks.
Surprisingly, the show was an enormous success, which brought A&E incredible revenue. However, it was successful, not because of the original concept, but because Americans identified with the Robertsons.
A&E was stuck. They loved the money, but hated what the Robertsons represented.
Always could but didn’t have to.