Skip to comments.New Media Victory: A&E Lifts 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension
Posted on 12/27/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by This Just In
Phil Robertson can go back to work thanks, in part, to New Media outlets which rallied to the reality star's side.
A&E announced it will resume filming Duck Dynasty, along with family patriarch Phil Robertson, in the spring. The show had "indefinitely suspended" Robertson earlier this month after an interview he gave to GQ magazine hit the news cycle. The unabashed Christian called gay sex, along with greed and adultery, a sin and wondered how a man could prefer another man's anus to a woman's vagina.
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Oh good. Now I can quit worrying about him.
A&E BLINKED at the bottom line.
“But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one mans views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.”
Baloney. It was about the money. They already knew about Phil Robertson’s beliefs. After discussions with an activist group, they suspended Phil.
We see through your bull, A&E. You’re not fooling anyone.
“... We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”
So they’ll run free ads for homos during the show.
That ought to work out real well.
Cash registers ringing have more sway than gays a whining.
What happened to jesse james?
I hope they can leave A&E
... We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.
... because we think the majority of our viewers are racist-sexist-homophobes who need sensitivity training.
“We here at A&E will tolerate everything anyone out there throws at us, except Biblical values. We consider all believing Catholic and Protestant Preachers who speak the truth found in Scripture to be promoters of hate. Your intolerant views will not be respected at A&E. Or God’s.”
They’ve had offers from other networks. I hope they leave too.
Translation: Keep the eyeballs and the money coming to us, even though we hate everything you stand for”.
Be funny if they walked anyway - they don’t need the money after all. I can think of some “contractual obligation” themes to fill out the rest of this season if needed - how about the Robertsons sit around and read the Bible out loud for the remaining shows?
So A&E straddled the fence - they suspended Phil temporarily (when he wasn't actually working anyway) to mollify the gays, then put the show right back on the air.
The result of all this drama? Phil is more famous than ever. Lots of people will tune in to Duck Dynasty just to see what the fuss was all about. And more merch is being sold, lining the Robinsons' and A&E's pockets.
Oh good. Now I can quit worrying about him.
Yeah. I lost a lot of sleep worrying he'd get his feelings hurt.
A&E needs to learn tolerance of Christians... They’ve got ‘tolerance’ of elite liberals, gays, etc (every dem victim group) down pat...
Oh please, the suspension was never going to last, the weren’t going to kill the goose, they were just making a show. “New media” had nothing to do with it.
They didn’t blink, they were ALWAYS going to unsuspend him. Make sure you watch the show now, which was the point of the whole thing.
Whoops. I thought they were going to target the GLAAD types...
Is HomoWood going to tolerate Christianity and the Bible now?
Pray America is Waking
It seems that the Chick-fil-A boycott has been forgotten. The vast majority of the public do not buy in to the “gay” lifestyle.
They’re licking their wounds as best they can with a gayified tongue. Hoping to spin what the Robertsons do as pro-homo activity.
That said, it turned into a tempest in a country tea kettle. Let’s not beat up on A&E too much. Maybe they are, if reluctantly, on the path to learning that no, Christians aren’t being monsters for identifying homo behavior as beneath God’s blessed plan. Let us pray that this be the case. In the meantime — Phil is blessed to have not had his spirit so expurgated of goodness by Satan as to be like the Deliverance guy. Such behavior is nonsense to him. It doesn’t seem nonsense to those who have been expurgated of goodness in a particular way. The wish is a wish for an illusion. It’s a wish for a way that Satan punks the creation. And a healing for it can come through the supernatural power of Christ, which we otherwise know as the gospel. And I’ll fight anyone who claims it can’t.
Yeah, the “buycott” overwhelmed the grudgemeisters.
Another Chick Fil A type uprising against liberal censorship stopped the lib groups cold, beginning with GLAAD, intolerant of sincerely held religious christian beliefs, dead in their tracks. They are still trying to rationalize what happened to their tactics that have usually proved successful. This was a loss of “Biblical” proportion.
“By the loyal love of God above, the redneck gits ‘er done.”
(It’s a line from a song I wrote a few years ago, but I only want to brag on God for inspiring me with it. It was just strange how it came to me. [Sanctified] rednecks should not brag on themselves, but should brag on God.)
And so what, duck calls speak louder than... well I won’t write it, it looks crude.
Jesse left holding an empty bag, waiting for his “meeting.” Maybe he and Al should try to get together for a tag team shakedown.
I can just SEE al losing his temper and inadvisably calling Phil Robertson a “poofter” punk......as he called some talk show host some years ago
Id LIKE to see that as a matter of fact...
A&E and GQ will bank on this potential “manufactured” publicity stunt.
I was changing channels a little while ago. Came across Fox and the show with the lady mc. There was a bald guy on there who said that people who are critical of the homo lifestyle were gay themselves. I changed the station very quickly. Have no idea what his name was since I do not watch her show. Bless his little heart.
Apparently these idiots don’t know there are hundreds of other channels we can switch to when their gay commercial comes on.
If the commercials get too limp wristed they will shoo away Duck fans. They better be careful not to get too cutesy.
You mean like the tolerance that that GLAAD showed Phil?
If they get too cutesy they will drive off their redneck audience. And once more will have filled their feet with birdshot.
Which most will not see, thanks to DVRs.;o)
Well, at least we finally know how long “indefinitely” is: nine days. A&E should be nominated for a Fields Medal for finally resolving this age old puzzle.
“Christianity has taken a beating..”
Christians have been persecuted and murdered for centuries. As a matter of fact, brothers and sisters in Christ are being imprisoned and killed for their faith as we speak. So this is nothing new.
Continued prayers for the persecuted.
GLADDs national spokesman responded Friday night with the following brief statement of disapproval:
“Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African American and gay people especially its employees and viewers.”
Whining, hate-filled bullies should be ignored.
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