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185 days ago.
by asknot
Kendall78
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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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thegreek

Good grief. I dont know where you got that. Here is an exerp from the families and his statememnt. - While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.

Posted 215 days ago.

thegreek

Or text istandwithphil and your email address to 1 919 800 0751. The 171,000 signatures is slowing down the website. More people signing this than signed up for Obamacare heee heee.

Posted 216 days ago.

thegreek

w w w . I standwithphil. co m to sign the petition to reinstate him on the show and for A&E to apologize.

Posted 216 days ago.

thegreek

Kendall. The big deal is that Hollywierd (as Phil calls the) is a bunch of satanistic basterds that hate religion and despise the Robertsons. A&E has tried to get them to quit praying and quit shooting s hit on the show and they flatly refused both. The dang city people in this country does not understand the rural folks and despise us all and make fun of us at every chance. That is the deal here..Classic case of Beverly Hillbillies at best. If not for the money involved, you would never even know about them...

Posted 216 days ago.

thegreek

Phil said he wishes no harm to anyone, that is his opinion that he was asked to share and I must say more people agree with him than have the NERVE to admit. Rick Santorum said last night he has dealt with GLAAD when he was running for prez and he knows what they are about and they have threatened him and his family because he was on the other end of their wrath. DD sponsors are sticking with the Robertsons. Personally I hope they ditch A&E and go onto a Christian network with the show or a variation and make the network rich where they will use the money to worship God...

Posted 216 days ago.

thegreek

Kendall. You cannot get much out of any show just watching 30 seconds of one episode.

Posted 216 days ago.

thegreek

My opinion about the Robertson suspension is, GLAAD has been formed to insure and demand inclusion, acceptance and TOLERANCE of their members lifestyles and beliefs. Apparently as long as your views are similar to theirs and aling with them you are OK. But if you disagree, you are NOT included or TOLERATED which is wrong if you want what they are asking for. A and E knew what Phil was about when they hired him and his family as Reality show people. For heavens sake, there are videos of him preaching this theme years ago. His beard was black then so A&E knew what they were accepting millions of dollars for. People are fed up with these groups like GLAADs double standards !!!

Posted 216 days ago.

luvthesouth

i think Kim Jong Un could give you the "final" answer to your topic question.

Posted 216 days ago.

RANDOM21

K78 Would you rather allow youngsters to grow up believing food magically appears in supermarkets with a see thru plastic wrap? The Robinson know were food comes from and that knowledge might save their lives on day while the unknowledgable starve. If A&E were serious they would never show another episode ever. However, they plan on running a DD marathon on Christmas Day and the new season of already taped episodes starts in January. A&E wants to cash in on the chaos they themselves created. 2% of the population that probably never watched the show anyway, should sway such power. Just be vocal and in your face gives it to them, while now many straight people who are sick of them might just really raise up and set their cause back to what it once was. The gay agenda doesn't sit well the majority, but does well with liberal judges.

Posted 217 days ago.

Kendall78

No worries, I do not have any "up-rage" about this topic. It's merely a discussion about being punished for expressing an opinion.

There are many factors in this topic. If an elected official had said these statements, then the level of public punishment would be (and should be) great.

But a reality tv show personality is hardly that important. Unless GLAAD and other such organizations think this man wields such power that they need to come down hard on him.

Posted 217 days ago.

Kendall78

But then you have other groups that are so shocked and offended that they can't see straight. Didn't any of these people have any old men in their families as they grew up? I can't tell you how many times growing up that I heard inappropriate language toward African-Americans or other minorities. But in no way did a person ever ask, "What do you feel about...", get their answer and then say, "Well...I'm going to make sure you get fired or punished."

Phil said something stupid and predictably so. Should A&E pull him for that? No, but of course they didn't pull him for moral reasons anyway but for business reasons.

So anyway, what do you all think?

Posted 217 days ago.

Kendall78

Personally I do not watch the show. I think I saw a whole 30 seconds of it where they were skinning squirrels in front of the little girls in the family. Why should I watch this? My family already does this and it's hardly entertaining then.

But Duck Dynasty is a popular show and what those guys do seem to interest people. This alone makes me wonder what the big deal is. Is anything he really said that shocking to people that must watch the show? He doesn't strike me as the type of play nice in front of the camera and say things he doesn't mean.

Posted 217 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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