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.”
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 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.
Is HomoWood going to tolerate Christianity and the Bible now?
Pray America is Waking
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.
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.
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.
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.”