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242 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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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 269 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 269 days ago.

Kunectdots

You're welcome!

Posted 269 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 269 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 269 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 269 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 270 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 271 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 271 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 271 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 271 days ago.

stickhauler

You surely don't expect Protestants to start listening to what the Pope says, do you? That's why they split away from Catholicism. And, yes, I'm Catholic. More than one Protestant minister I know of teaches his "flock" that Catholics aren't Christians.

You know the difference between Jews, Catholics and Baptists don't you?

Jews don't recognize Jesus as the son of God.

Catholics don't recognize divorce.

Baptists don't recognize each other when they pass each other going into or out of the liquor store.

Posted 271 days ago.

Tiredofit

Some will call him the antichrist

Posted 272 days ago.

Tiredofit

It's selective outrage but I have not seen his contract so I dont know of there is cause.

Posted 272 days ago.

Tiredofit

Asknot, I am not defending what he said, but would you not agree that far worse is said by comedians and rappers? Where is the call for the label to fire them

Posted 272 days ago.

thegreek

A&E knew what they had with him. He is a reality star. The didn't mind when they cashed the check that his family and him made for them. His harshness was/is the appeal to some people, as is the fact that he rose from nothing to where he is now.

Posted 272 days ago.

Tiredofit

I despise liberal group think and selective outrage. Paula Dean says the N word 30 years ago yet rappers and comedians say it almost daily. I guess if you are a protected class you can do what you want. I do however think A&E may have a right to fire him depending on the contract, however, Mr Robinson will laugh all the way to the bank as Spike or some other network will pick up the show with an increased viewership. Aint America great.

Posted 272 days ago.

thegreek

None of those comments were the reason A&E suspended him. It was because of his comments that offended GLAAD.

Posted 272 days ago.

luvthesouth

yep...the Warlock had to contribute his two cents of moral ineptitude.

Posted 272 days ago.

luvthesouth

headline: "Charlie Sheen Blasts ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson for ‘Unforgivable’ Comments' " i guess a life of coke and hookers will give one a unique perspective in which to view or criticize anothers thought without action.

Posted 272 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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