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435 days ago.
by asknot
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When should a person be punished for stating an opinion?

As many people might know, 'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson gave an interview to GQ Magazine and gave his colorful opinion on different social topics. The response from various groups made A&E pull him from the show. So the discussion is, if someone is asked for their opinion and gives it willingly, should they be punished afterward?

 
 

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BeRight

I watched the Duck Dynasty marathon yesterday and from what I saw; Phil did not mention gays or lesbians one time, not once.

All you people picking on old Phil: When is the last time you picked up an issue of GQ?

His interview has not even been published yes but somehow it got "leaked". LOL

Posted 461 days ago.

stickhauler

Let's try to stay on topic, ya' all! This outrage being thrown out by Robertson "haters" trumps what he said, even trumps what they're trying to conflate his comments to mean. But somehow Robertson supporters have resisted the urge to call for their dismissal from their jobs.

But, I expected no less! Folks who follow the gospel that our dear Freddie does tend to make it a sport to dismiss country folks as somehow inferior to them. Given the choice, I'd stand with the country folks, at least they're genuine. Those on the left have worked to demean the Robertson's and every family like them on television since the day their first episode aired. We've even seen the left claim that simply having facial hair, and treating their spouses with the respect we only pray our daughters will be treated by their husbands as somehow odd. Even going to to claim these guys feel looking the way they do means they're KKK members.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

So your going to go on denying the empirical evidence that "Gay" people can be both, at once, very talented artists, poets, performers (Michael Jackson) comes to mind there) and, simultaneously, be some of the most closed-minded, elitist and, yes, dangerous beings on this planet?

You've NOT dispelled ANY of the information I've provided, you'd just like to have us think that is so.

I'd say WE are done here. Others, that read up on our positions, will decide for themselves and I don't think that the very verbal 2% of the American public, that make up the Gay community, will ultimately prevail with their ultimate goals and ambitions.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

asknot - I don't have "a side". I just deplore Homosexuality because God considers it an abomination (and I'm not a Butt-monkey). In the lesser (animal) species, Homosexuality has been shown to be a reaction to pressures and stresses inflicted upon the populations. They don't know any better. Reasoning humans should.

I will also give you fair warning. If Obama continues to upset the American populace, with your vaunted Liberal causes, Conservative causes/platforms could 'catch on' to a degree far beyond those I would appreciate. Then, where would you be?

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

Revelations 3: 15-16 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

You defend your flawed position by citing what someone's reaction would be if we were discussing "the mentally handicapped, biracial couples, catholics, Jewish people, black people, etc etc.", instead of Homosexuals ??? hmmmmm!

It seems that very tact is often played by those deniers of the Holocaust...too. "It never happened", Right?

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

WHEW! I must have pushed the right (or is that "left") button that time.

Well, here's some more for you, asknot.

"The top six U.S. male serial killers were all gay:

• Donald Harvey claimed 37 victims in Kentucky;

• John Wayne Gacy raped and killed 33 boys in Chicago, burying them under his house and in his yard;

• Patrick Kearney accounted for 32, cutting his victims into small pieces after sex and leaving them in trash bags along the Los Angeles freeways;

• Bruce Davis molested and killed 27 young men and boys in Illinois;

• A gay sex-murder-torture ring (Corll-Henley-Brooks) sent 27 Texas men and boys to their grave; and

• Juan Corona was convicted of murdering 25 migrant workers (he “made love” with their corpses)." (continued)

Posted 462 days ago.

luvthesouth

asknot, it is as hard finding news reported without a slant. sensationalism attracts ones attention and the lure of the perverse keeps it.

Posted 462 days ago.

luvthesouth

someone must think his opinion is still relevant and represents a pillar of unrivaled truth.. he is the definition of an opportunist. thunder-stealing by association must be added to his resume as well.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

asknot - I didn't even go to capture Freud's opinion on the matter, until your comment back to me. I merely goggled "Homosexuality and Immaturity" and there's Freud's opinion supporting mine.

Most Homosexuals, I have know, besides being some of the most artistic folks you're likely to meet, could be the most mean-spirited, more so even then the others stratums of the Liberal rainbow.

Check out "The Pink Swastika" and study that essay.

h ttp://w ww.defendthefamily.c om/pfrc/books/pinkswastika/html/the_pinkswastika_4th_edition_-_final.htm

Posted 462 days ago.

luvthesouth

stop the presses.....THE Rev. Jesse "action" Jackson has now weighed in on "Robertson-Gate" (which is also known as free-speech, free-thought and religious-freedom gate). just when a Charlie Sheen admonishment just won't do! what a pair...fanning the flames of false indignation. beware the false prophet.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

You're welcome!

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

NO! Personal observations and connecting-the-dots.

Thirty years ago, while I was hospitalized, I heard an Orderly (that was obviously a little light in the loafers) explain to my roommate how s-ex with children didn't hurt them, but "taught them".

Over the past two/three months, I've noticed in our local paper how this state and that state has legalized same-s-ex marriages. Recently, it's been a torrent.

(IMO) The hammer's fixing to fall! Probably by nuclear fire originating from Iran. You don't really think the guy that lives in the WH, who despises America, will REALLY do ANYTHING to stand in the way of it, do you? After all, they recently built a new bunker under 'his' residence to protect him.

Posted 462 days ago.

Kunectdots

YEP! And, since (IMO) the average homosexual's psychological problem is he/she has never matured mentally to the point of maintaining successful hetero relationships (thusly not desiring them), after their nationwide accepted "coming out" prevails, the next station stop on our road to He!!,will be the promotion of their "accepted" practices will be with children.

Posted 462 days ago.

atlas2025

Beright no one is shoving homosexuality in your face. People want to be able to express themselves openly and without repercussion.

For that to happen people have to have the room to express themselves. Those things you mentioned is simply people putting the word out and making room for themselves.

You dont have to accept that. But in order to honor our collective love and respect for freedom if we disagree with it we need to parse our words and make sure we don't actively try to offend each other.

After all what does that accomplish?

It does a good job of dividing people though.

Posted 462 days ago.

BeRight

atlas2025: Gay pride day, national coming out day, and other such days flies in the face of your comment “no one is making anyone accept the lifestyle choices of homosexuals. Because I know someone is going to bring that up. Live and let live. Simple as that. “ It seems that these “gala” events are trying to make us accept the Gay lifestyle. If someone is gay so be it.

Just quit shoving it in my face.

Posted 463 days ago.

stickhauler

It's not absolution for pay, as you suggest. A divorced Catholic can fully practice their faith, but if they decide to remarry, they have to have their original marriage annulled. it doesn't change the legitimacy of children born of that marriage. And, yes, there is a minimal fee for processing the annulment. If I remember right, mine cost me maybe $20.00, and that would hardly substitute for the salaries of church employees time devoted to process it.

Posted 464 days ago.

moderation

stick- thanks for those definitions. I do know that,absolution,in a matter of divorce and remarriage in the Catholic Church, can be had for a sum.

Posted 464 days ago.

atlas2025

And before anyone starts going off about how persecuted Christians are please understand one thing.

Your religious choices are a personal matter.

Keep it to yourself.

Also no one is making anyone accept the lifestyle choices of homosexuals. Because I know someone is going to bring that up.

Live and let live. Simple as that.

No one group should have the ability to make the decision of what is and isn't permissible in the social sphere's of this nation.

If someone being gay hurts you. Then its because you made someone elses business..there life...your business.

Posted 464 days ago.

atlas2025

Here's how I look at this issue.

If given the ability to actively discriminate without any repercussions against persons they disagree with...would people like Phil Robertson do so willingly and without question?

Sadly I can't say that they wouldn't.

This is a free country. When people make comments that essentially denies a group of people the freedom to do as they wish within the boundaries of the laws that govern us it is a bad thing. That must be pushed back against.

Posted 464 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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