‘Duck Dynasty': Inside the Decision to Suspend Phil Robertson (Exclusive)

'Duck Dynasty': Inside the Decision to Suspend Phil Robertson (Exclusive)

Comparison to bestiality, gay employees’ offense helped lead to decision

A&E's top executive carefully considered whether to suspend “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson over his anti-gay remarks, and ultimately decided his comparison of homosexuality to “bestiality” was over-the-line, a network executive told TheWrap.

The executive said that Nancy Dubuc, the CEO of A&E Networks, ultimately reached the suspension decision because Robertson's remarks were in conflict with “the fundamental values of the company.” Dubuc was responding in part to the concern of employees within the company.

Also read: Sean Hannity, ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fans Target A&E Executives as Phil Robertson Fallout Gets Personal

“She gathered all the information, assessed it, thought seriously about this,” said the executive.

Dubuc is one of the most powerful television executives in Hollywood, overseeing A&E, Lifetime and History channels. Her dynasty is powered largely by “Duck Dynasty,” the highest-rated reality show on the air.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty': How Phil Robertson Became an Instant Conservative Martyr

The executive also said that arguments that A&E had somehow taken Robertson’s free speech away were ridiculous, as a suspension from a television show did not curtail his ability to speak out freely.

The executive said that any notion that A&E had a conflict with Christianity was also absurd, considering A&E's History just aired the hit miniseries, “The Bible.”

The decision to suspend Robertson came Wednesday night, hours after an early-morning phone call between A&E executives and GLAAD, the civil rights group told TheWrap. A GLAAD spokesman would not say which executives were on the call.

“They took this very seriously, as soon as the news broke,” said Rich Ferrraro, the spokesman.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Comments

A&E initially released a statement from Robertson in which he said he would “never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me.” But the network declined to comment itself until Wednesday night, when it announced the suspension.

“A&E decided to consider the company's brand and corporate values over that of the show's audience,” Eric Schiffer of Reputation Management Consultants told TheWrap. “It was a measure of deference to the larger company's demographic.”

Both the network and GLAAD have gotten heat for their stand: Talk show host Sean Hannity gave out the numbers on the air Thursday of Dubuc and A&E chairwoman Abbe Raven, and both received personal messages on Twitter. Some called for a boycott.

“Dear @AETV, congratulations, you just committed suicide,” one “Duck Dynasty” fan wrote.

GLAAD, meanwhile, said it has never received as many angry calls and emails about one of its positions as it did about “Duck Dynasty.”

“In the five-and-a-half years I've worked at GLAAD, I've never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the organization's vice president of communications, Rich Ferraro, told TheWrap.
  • freedomisgood

    “The executive said that Nancy Dubuc, the CEO of A&E Networks, ultimately reached the suspension decision because Robertson’s remarks were in conflict with “the fundamental values of the company.” Dubuc was responding in part to the concern of employees within the company, ” I really hope she knows she is breaking the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers with at least 15 employees, as well as employment agencies and unions, from discriminating in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. It also prohibits retaliation against persons who complain of discrimination or participate in an EEO investigation. With respect to religion, Title VII prohibits:

    treating applicants or employees differently based on their religious beliefs or practices – or lack thereof – in any aspect of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignments, discipline, promotion, and benefits (disparate treatment);

    subjecting employees to harassment because of their religious beliefs or practices – or lack thereof – or because of the religious practices or beliefs of people with whom they associate (e.g., relatives, friends, etc.);

    denying a requested reasonable accommodation of an applicant’s or employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices – or lack thereof – if an accommodation will not impose more than a de minimis cost or burden on business operations; 1 and,

    retaliating against an applicant or employee who has engaged in protected activity, including participation (e.g., filing an EEO charge or testifying as a witness in someone else’s EEO matter), or opposition to religious discrimination (e.g., complaining to human resources department about alleged religious discrimination)”

    • telast

      The Civil Rights Act protects his gay bashing…? Ridiculous twisting of the intent of good legislation.

      • freedomisgood

        Freedom of Religion “denying a requested reasonable accommodation of an applicant’s or employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices – or lack thereof”

      • David

        Since when is quoting or paraphrasing biblical scripture considered “gay bashing”? I don't think Mr. Robertson called for any persecution or discrimination of homosexuals – he merely gave his opinion based upon his religious beliefs. Diversity and free speech should work both ways.

        In the end, I think A&E will end up losing a lot of $ by this decision….

        • frelling_cute

          Humans have an insatiable need to create tribes, hierarchies and rules
          to cope with our fear of “other.” In the process we justify doing
          ignorant, nasty things to one another, often under the convenient cover
          of religion. I've always liked Thomas Jefferson's
          view of religious differences: “It does me no injury for my neighbor to
          say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket not
          breaks my leg.” In other words, live and let live. If only today's
          Christian Right Wing and the Taliban could get that simple, elegant idea
          through their insecure, bullying, addled heads.

          • David

            Bogus! I think Thomas Jefferson would take exception to one's freedom of speech being quelled by another group that happens to disagree. Comparing the Taliban to Christians shows your true ignorance.

          • B. Galbreath

            Oh, but literally equating gays with “drunks, sluts, people who have sex with animals, and terrorists” is the height of enlightenment?

          • David

            He was asked about sin. He gave examples and backed them up with biblical scripture. When did he make the association between homosexuality and bestiality or terrorists? You are looking for something that's not there!

          • B. Galbreath

            “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

            Because, you know, equating gay people with drunks and terrorists is no sign of disrespect.

          • David

            Again…he was talking about sin. In his personal and religious views, all of those are sins. He didn't associate being gay with being a terrorist. You are looking for something that is simply not there!

          • B. Galbreath

            Christians, pedophiles, terrorists—they're all sinners! Let Got sort ‘em out later, right man?

          • David

            We are all sinners! Hate the sin, not the sinner. Yes…according to the bible, one day, we will all be judged by God. Chose to believe or not, it's up to you but don't put a man down for his religious beliefs. That would be intolerant and un-American!

          • B. Galbreath

            Then take the log out of your own eye before attempting to take the speck out of your brother's. When asked about sin, lump the group you belong to with drunks, sluts, people who have sex with animals, and terrorists and leave gay people out of it.

          • David

            Okay….we'll re-write the Bible so it suits 3.8% of the population. We'll forget that God has said that homosexual acts are sinful just so we don't offend GLADD and the 3.8% of the population that are gay (whether by birth or by choice).

            What's sad is, eventually, the gays will be left out. If they keep pushing this agenda and attacking the majority (Christians) for their beliefs, they will eventually be left out!!!

            Get a clue!

          • B. Galbreath

            If Christians are so concerned about sin, then why are they so focused on the one that involves, by your own estimate, only 3.8% of the population?

            Why is it that when asked about sin, Christians do not list the myriad of sins that apply to them, and instead list the sins for which they can condemn others?

            The next time a Christian is asked about sin and lists themselves among drunks, pedophiles, people who have sex with animals, and terrorists, then maybe the “he was just talking about sin” argument will be believable.

            Until then, it is just a thinly-veiled excuse for anti-gay bigotry.

          • David

            I'm pretty sure I've already explained this but I'll try again. The man, who is a self proclaimed, born again, Bible Thumping Christian was asked a specific question; “What, in your mind, is sinful”? He provided a list and paraphrased biblical scripture. The sins he listed included greed, drunkenness, swindling, etc. – it wasn't just about homosexual acts. And Christians ARE among the sinners that commit these sins – they apply to EVERYONE. I'm sure there are Christians that have committed homosexual acts. Heck, I'll bet there are some men who don't identify as being “gay” at all that have committed homosexual acts.

            I'll admit (again), his language was coarse but consider the source. This is a backwoods redneck we're talking about here. There was no hatred nor bigotry. He didn't use derogatory slang in referencing homosexuals. As a matter of fact, he didn't mention any specific group of people; Christians, Pagans, Muslims, blacks, whites, homosexuals – he only spoke of the acts of sin.

            Christians are not “focused” on homosexuality. As Phil said in his statement, we don't judge! However it's becoming increasingly concerning that certain minority groups demand tolerance, equality, and free expression but then complain when a Christian speaks his mind about his religious beliefs!

            Let's flip the script; why is GLADD, gay rights groups, and homosexuals so concerned about what a Bible Thumping redneck has to say? I think their (your) overreaction is just an excuse to be anti-Christian!

          • B. Galbreath

            You did not answer the question: If Christians are so concerned about sin, then why are they so focused on the one sin that involves, by your own estimate, only 3.8% of the population?

            If it was simply a matter of being concerned about sin, then one would expect them to focus on the sins that involve the greatest number people, yet there is no organized movement to criminalize adultery or ban divorce. Their sole focus is on restricting the rights of people whose sin is not their sin.

            When asked to speak about sin, they do not list people who have premarital sex, adulterers, or people who divorce and remarry—groups that surely include them—among murderers, pedophiles, and terrorists. That privilege is reserved exclusively for gay people, whom they are always certain to list first.

            If Christians are not willing to list themselves first as equal to murderers, pedophiles, and terrorists, then they have no business listing anyone else there.

            Moreover, you continue to call gay people intolerant, but I do not think you know the meaning of the word. Tolerance means treating others as you would like to be treated. Tolerance means that if you do not want to be equated with murderers, pedophiles, and terrorists, that you do not do it to others. Tolerance does not mean that you accept the very treatment you are advocating against less you be considered intolerant for not tolerating intolerance.

          • David

            I have answered your question. Phil nor Christians are focused on any demographic, group, race, religion, sex, or even sexual preference. And ALL Christians know that we ALL sin. All of the sins you list; premarital sex, adultery, murder, pedophilia, terrorism, etc. – all sins committed by all walks of life. For the last time, Phil didn't mention any types of people – he only talked about acts he considered sinful. Therefore there was no correlation between homosexuals and terrorists, or murders or pedophiles.

            I'll remind you AGAIN…GLAAD was the group that brought the focus on this issue, not Christians.

            It is a double standard, and shows intolerance for gay rights groups (like GLAAD) to demand freedom of expression and equality and then try to squelch the religious freedom of expression of a Christian!

          • B. Galbreath

            No, you did not answer the question: If Christians are concerned with all sin, then where are the organized movements to criminalize adultery and ban divorce? Why are they disproportionately concerned with a sin that involves only a tiny percentage of the overall population? If Christians truly believe that they are not equating one sin with another when they list them together, then why do Christians not include themselves in the list? Why do they not say, “Christians are sinners, just like murderers, pedophiles, and terrorists”? The reason is that they do not want to be mentioned in the same sentence as murderers, pedophiles, and terrorists, but they have no problem doing it to others.

          • David

            And again, why do you keep saying they are so concerned with homosexuality? Phil didn't say they should be punished or discriminated against. He didn't call for the criminalization of homosexuality. Christians ARE “included in the list”. How many times must I say it? We are ALL sinners! Phil never said homosexuals, as a whole, are all terrible people and they are the only ones who sin and therefore the only ones who practice bestiality. Again, he was asked what he thought were sinful acts. According to the Bible, homosexual acts, adultery, murder, pedophilia, bestiality, greed, lust, etc. are sinful acts. Christianity condemns the sin, not the sinner. How else could God grant forgiveness?

          • Darrell Hahn

            Really, it isn't hard, go read the whole interview, he gave a list of what he considers sins, he never combined them all as one…if I could draw you a picture of it I would

          • noname

            Now here is a example of exactly what the producers wanted get you all to react like this so the show gains more popularity its all a marketing tactic is as simple as if you dont agree turn the channel, and it is not a rights issue is a moral issue. I watch them all the time and it is so funny because in reality ignorance is a virtue, in the long run is them whos company will suffer the consequences of his actions Mr. CEO

          • bambinoitaliano

            Actually Christians minions like you already rewrite the bible time and time again to suit your own agenda. It is precisely this hypocritical behavior that is causing more chaos in society than anything else.

          • David

            I'm no Christian minion. My main point and concern is that freedom of expression should include everyone, not just the minority groups. If a Christian wants to espouse his religious views about what is sinful, he should be allowed to do that without being attacked by a gay rights group – and being branded a bigot for his faith.

            What is hypocritical is when minority groups in this country demand their freedom of expression and equality and then cry bigotry when a Christian speaks his mind.

          • David

            BTW….I am not a Bible thumper – far from it. I don't really care what two consenting adults chose to do sexually – whether hetero or homosexual acts. I do not judge. But when asked about my interpretation of sin according to the Bible (which I did study in my youth), homosexual acts – along with adultery, blasphemy, lust, gluttony, envy, etc. – are sin. That's my biblical, religious belief. That doesn't mean that we, as a society, should persecute or discriminate against homosexuals. That's exactly why there is a separation between church and state. Our forefathers knew better than to let the religion rule. This man, Phil Robertson, was asked a question about his religious views on sin. He answered the question and backed it up with biblical scripture. Albeit, his choice of words may have been a bit coarse but that's his nature. I am most concerned with the lack of tolerance for his personal, religious views I hear coming from organizations like GLADD. They are simply exaggerating and twisting his words and this situation to fit their agenda. And their agenda is now becoming more clear to people who have traditionally supported their cause.

          • B. Galbreath

            What people mean when they advocate for tolerance is that people should treat others with dignity and respect regardless of their personal beliefs.

            The suggestion that if people who are advocating that they be treated with dignity and respect want to be treated with dignity and respect that they should accept being denigrated and disrespected is completely nonsensical.

            Furthermore, why should a civilized society accept bigotry on the basis of deeply-held religious beliefs as if the sincerity of a belief should insulate one from criticism?

            If he had said the same remarks about an ethnic or religious minority, his comments would be roundly condemned as immoral.

          • David

            The only people that I've seen / heard in this case being intolerant is GLADD and the gay community. It seems to me that some in the gay community don't just want tolerance or acceptance, they want complete assimilation to a lifestyle that some/most Christians deem as sinful. They want to change biblical scripture because it doesn't fit their lifestyle. They want to redefine a word (marriage) that has stood for thousands of years to mean the union of a man and a woman. Tolerance and acceptance is not the goal of GLADD. They don't want Christians to believe what the Bible says about homosexual acts. Your comment equating bigotry based on religious belief proves my point. It's way off base.

            This wasn't bigotry or hate speech. It was a mans opinion of sin based upon his Christian and biblical beliefs. If he made a racist remark and tried to tie it back to the Bible, then he would have no grounds.

            The vast majority of Christians are respectful and tolerant. Christians are taught to hate the sin, not the sinner.

          • B. Galbreath

            By all means, explain how a group of people not accepting being denigrated and disrespected equates to them being intolerant.

            Moreover, how self-important Christians must be to think that gay people care enough about what Christians and their biblical scriptures consider to be sin that they want their complete and total acquiescence!

            The only thing they want is to be treated with the dignity and respect that Christians apparently only reserve for one another.

          • David

            If gay people don't care, why the protest? Why the demand that Phil be punished for speaking of his religious views? Self-importance (pride) is a sin that most Christians try to avoid.

            You must be confusing Christians with Muslims. Christians only care when homosexuals want to redefine a word (marriage) that has stood for centuries to mean the union of a man and a woman. And Christians are the ones that are demonized for speaking out – not against homosexuality, but redefining a word. The larger concern is the government passing laws that require the church to recognize and perform same sex marriages. And if GLADD had their way, that's exactly what would happen.

            And yes…it is intolerance when gays protest against a Christian who is merely stating his religious position and definitions of sin. Liberals only champion free speech when if fits their ideals and agenda. Step out of line and you are immediately branded a bigot by the thought police!

          • B. Galbreath

            You did not answer the question: explain how a group of people not accepting being denigrated and disrespected equates to them being intolerant.

            If one group says “I believe Christians should be treated with the same dignity and respect as any decent citizen regardless of my personal beliefs” and another says “It is my sincere, deeply-held belief that Christians are no different than drunks, sluts, people who have sex with animals, and terrorists,” which is being intolerant?

            How is the first group saying, “You are free to believe what you like about Christians, but you should treat them in your words and deeds no less than the way you expect to be treated by others,” intolerant?

            You are effectively saying that the first group does not deserve tolerance unless they are willing to accept the intolerance from the second group.

            It is complete nonsense.

          • David

            Christians do believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. You are basing your analogy on the myth that Phil Robertson equated homosexuals with bestiality, terrorists, drunks, or whatever. That's not what he said but you seem incapable of wrapping your little mind around that. It's either that or you are too intolerant to accept the man's words for what they are. He never said, “homosexuals are this or queers are that”. He was asked what he thought was sinful – he provided a list of sinful acts and some scripture as examples. Those sinful acts can be committed by anyone – all walks of life. Until you can get past that, further debate is a waste of time.

          • B. Galbreath

            It is my sincere, deeply-held belief that praying to Jesus is immoral. People who pray to Jesus are no different than drunks, sluts, people who have sex with animals, and terrorists. Note, I never said “Christians are this” or “Christ-followers are that.” Praying to Jesus is an immoral act that can be committed by anyone from any walk of life. It just so happens that the one group that is almost exclusively involved in praying to Jesus are Christians. This is the absurdity of your argument.

          • David

            Fine! I have no problem with your opinion. I disagree that praying is an immoral act but I'm sure drunks, sluts, and maybe even some who practice bestiality pray to Jesus. As I've stated, we are all sinners. Phil wasn't referring to “the sinner” per say, he was talking about sinful acts. Therefore it's impossible to make a association between the sinners (people) who commit the sinful acts.

          • Wonder girl

            I just have to ask, from your judgement, why is praying to Jesus a sin?

          • Darrell Hahn

            Racism is going to start at a young age and it's going to start with the parents and/or siblings
            If this family is racist why did one of the sons adopt a black child?

          • David

            I didn't say they are racist. Read my post again…

          • Darrell Hahn

            Oops sorry David, I posted in the wrong spot, my apologies

          • David

            No worries. Is someone really crying racism now too? It's a full-on liberal attack!

            Have a good one!

          • cwat

            If bigotry is now defined as believing in scripture then so be it. Christ said we would be called that and worse. Simply means we're doing it right versus shutting up and saying sin is not sin and having everybody be happy with us – which means we're NOT doing it right.

      • FilmPunk

        It protects his comments more than it protects the gays who have tried desperately to co-op the legislation. As any black person who lived through the civil rights era what they think of people claiming civil rights issue because they're gay. The constitution gives every person the right to speak their mind, especially when it comes to religion. A&E can't claim they didn't know this was Phil's beliefs, they hired him knowing he was a Christian.

        Last thing- Phil made it clear that he wasn't disrespecting anyone for their lifestyle but he doesn't have to agree with it.

        • freedomisgood

          A lot of commonsense comments on here! Yours is some of them!

        • StraightGrandmother

          Yeah you missed the newly revealed news tonight. Oh he a Bigot alright, wrapping himself in the cloak of Religion but a Bigot non the less go read the Huffington Post Gay Voices section. They have video of him saying the most nasty things about sexual minorities, just making shit up off the top of his head.

      • dredd41

        And how is description of a gay sex act now “bashing”? Free Speech is for everyone, not just those you agree with. But liberals never see that. They think it's only for them.

      • http://www.plannedparenthood.org Abort Democrats

        In order to generate faux outrage you deliberately misstate what was said. If you have to lie to make your point, then you have no point worth making. What he said is a matter of public record. Show me where he is “gay bashing”. You, on the other hand, are trolling and spreading misinformation. You want to oppress him because he is religious and conservative, which makes you a hypocrite. Typical liberal.

      • David

        You'll have to point out the “gay bashing” part of the article. Or did you even take the time to read it??

    • msw

      Comparing a gay person to someone who has sex with animals is not a religious belief. It's stupidity. Being hateful by using the bible is also really against the bible's simple message – love and don't judge. It's not your place.

      The irony is that you'd use the civil rights act to protect your rights… I assume the civil rights act came about to protect people from people like yourself.

      You might want to thump that bible a little more since you never got the right message.

      • tbwil1

        He didnt compare gay sex with bestiality, he started naming off what he interprets as sin and thats not the same. There are MANY people who are pissed that A&E took such a popular person off the air because some organization decided that THEY are the arbiters of what is offensive and what is not.

        • msw

          They? A&E? Silly… Go change the world and stop putting your self worth in scripted, fake reality television.

        • Fat Sinners

          LMAO all the fat Christians crying over their favorite show. Time to get off the couch and put down the gravy you lazy gluttonous pigs. Phil is a pathetic human being, one of his grandsons tried to commit suicide over the show and they still keep on going with it… money comes before ALL in that family.

          • David Ehrenstein

            Hadn't heard about the grandson but not at all surprised.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Yup that's them using a reality show personality as away to vent their own bigotry and racism. These people never look into the mirror. Instead of self reflection they project their own deep seeded insecurity on towards others.

          • bladyblue

            Sadly, you believe the sewage coming out of your mouth. And you probably are ruining the minds of children in your family. Pathetic.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            He didn't use the show to express his opinion, that's the problem. Something tells me you haven't acquainted yourself with the basic facts before expressing your own opinion so strongly.

          • don

            What does deep seeded mean? Maybe you are trying to say deep seated?

          • p fordham

            Who tried to commit suicide? Where is that documentation?

          • rgreen

            you are so fucking stupid, what happened to freedom of speech. go a head take it away the we can become like Russia and take away your right to be gay dumb ass

          • tcouchman

            The article that contained his comments was published. I'm not sure how that infringes on his freedom of speech.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            He was fired for exercising his rights off company time. Are you just not able to grasp this quite obvious fact?

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Do you see your freedom to be a gay bashing Jesus Freak taken away you gay basning Jesus Freak. Do you see duckdyNASTYPhil being told he cannot say anything because he is saying plenty. You just think A&E CEO does not have the right to protect the profits of the tv station. Good thing that First Amendment protects all of our rights including the right of a free press
            Amendment I

            Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

            See how that wonderful amendment gives me the right to tell you to shove your gay bashing garbage down your tyrannical theocRAT throat and choke to death on your Jesus Freak ChristoFascist koolaid

            Ain't that first amendment GREAT you screwed up Jesus freak

          • Burn_the_Witch

            You cannot fire someone for expressing their religion in a lawful manner on their own time. If you're going to quote the Constitution, you should be able to apply it in its most basic form.

          • don

            So now that you have said some horrible things about Christians, you will encourage all us Christians who disagree with you to contact where you work and DEMAND you be fired, as you seem to agree with that type of action. In fact, you agree with groups having the right to do that so much, you will probably just go ahead and tell us your name, and where you work, right?

          • Brian Hebb

            Hey moron the grandson didnt try and commit suicide, he said he had thoughts of it….I am having thoughts of you jumping off a bridge with your Progressive BS!

          • QueeRevolutionary

            I am having thoughts of you shoving your gay bashing garbage down your tyrannical theocRAT throat and choking to death on your Jesus Freak koolaid.

            I am having thoughts of me leading a gay pride parade on your gay bashing ChristoFascist Jesus Freak grave.

          • bambinoitaliano

            So the ultimate wishing people to off themselves is the true christian value? So simple isnt it the teaching of Christ? Don't like it die!!!SMH.

          • Marg

            And all the Fags at Glaad crying over someone saying they should get over that screwing the Anus Crap! I am sure they like the after taste when it is out!

          • bambinoitaliano

            You mean Rich Santorum the frothy mix???

          • Ken Martin

            Why don't you just go to hell a**hole.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Hell on exist for sinners like you that believe in fantasy. Why do't you go and let us know if it actually exist!!!

          • Burn_the_Witch

            You're projecting, you slob.

        • thomascouchman

          By doing so he placed them on the same level, which to me seems a lot like comparing them. I just don't understand how having sex with animals and having sex with another human being can both send someone to hell.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Not to mention priests that molested millions of kids in the history of the Catholic churches. Yet it's a billion dollar industry today. How's that for irony.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            How does this apply? I'm fairly sure if you asked Phil how he felt about that, he would condemn it as well.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No, that's just your misreading of it. You're making the conflation, not Phil.

        • bladyblue

          He lumped homosexuality together with bestiality. And he did that purposely. You just aren't willing to admit it.

          • ganderdavis

            I guess if it followed right after a person could use the word lumped.But i didn't see where he said homosexuals love beastiality.There also other sins that followed beastiality so i guess in your mind he was using all those sins lumped into homosexuality.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No, he listed off a group of sins according to the bible. You need to learn to read.

      • FilmPunk

        Obviously you didn't read this comments. Phil wasn't comparing homosexuality to bestiality he was saying that there is an inevitability to sin. At some point people have to realize that wrong is wrong. What he didn't do was be disrespectful or rude, he expressed his beliefs in love and like a true man he didn't back off his beliefs to benefit himself or his career. He lived out what he believed and the culture at A&E found that intolerable.

        So here's my question. A few years from now when a pastor is asked about what the bible says regarding homosexuality should he fear that he will be jailed because he believes what God's word teaches? You say, “that's not going to happen.” And I say, it already is. The militant homosexual will never be satisfied until their lifestyle is accepted and they will do all they can to stop anyone from disagreeing with them.

        • msw

          Sin is sin, sinner.

          • bambinoitaliano

            You do not get to judge. Stop hiding behind the bible, stop assuming the position of god and pretend you are him. You would not be human if you are not a sinner yourself. Look into the mirror before you cast your stone!!!

          • QueeRevolutionary

            duckdyNASTYPhil just learned the truth about that old saying people who live in glass houses (on reality shows) should not throw stones

          • FilmPunk

            I don't think Phil ever worried about what people thought about him or if he has a show on A&E. Love him or hate him, he's a man who stands by he believes.

          • bladyblue

            Yeah. And he believes in bigotry.

          • kenny white

            no, he doesn't. Christianity is a voluntary belief system. You don't have to accept it. It holds out certain things that are sins such a homosexuality, and adultery for example. In their belief system, I'm a sinner, because I have sex with a female outside of marriage. That doesn't make him a bigot against me. It just makes me a sinner in the view of Christianity. If one is a christian, these are all sins. If one is not a christian. Their belief doesn't mean squat. The important thing he said is that it is NOT his place to judge sinners. That is God's Domain. He believes in respecting and loving other humans – No exception for sinners was noted. So, even though christianity says homosexuality is a sin, he still respects the individual. That should be applauded.

          • rcbarron

            The bible does not say people that are gay, as we know it today, are sinners. It simply does not say that. If you really read the area that Duck is quoting, it's a beautiful overview of jew and gentiles and how they judge each other when they themselves cannot merit worthiness before god because of their own judgement. It's not even about gays. If you look at an old bible and also study the background of the use of “homosexuality” there..it didn't exist. It's been made up as a supplement for “male prostitutes and those that abuse them” sex slaves…in other words. That is not what we know of today as a gay relationship.

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            I don't think it's bigotry to be offended by the deviate and immoral.

          • bladyblue

            However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46

            That's in the Bible. So you obviously agree with slavery also.

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            I speak from a secular point of view . I see homosexual behavior as anti-social and deviate . when I say immoral, I mean bad for the whole of society.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            I speak from a secular point of view. Shove your gay bashing garbage down your gay bashing nazi pig throat & choke to death

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            oh, I've upset the butt slammer. can't come up with a reasonable argument,you revert to name calling and victimization. the point is , that long after I'm sick and tired of arguing with you about your life style choice , you'll die of aids.

          • Karen169

            Liberals believe in hypocrisy. They criticize other people expressing their beliefs while yelling “censorship” and “freedom of thought” when anyone challenges their ideas. Then they resort to name calling when they can't come up with a rational argument.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            here's some freedom of speech for you – shove your gay bashing garbage down your tyrannical theocRAT throat & choke on it

            See how that freedom of speech works – you get to spew your gay bashing garbage & I get to tell you to drop dead

          • Karen169

            I'm sure you're an expert on shoving things down people's throats. But now that you have proven my point, do you feel better? After you start breathing again, we can talk.

          • Karen169

            I am sure you are an expert on shoving things down people's throats and other orifaces. But now that you have proven my point, do you feel better? Your rantings don't shame or intimidate me, but expose your desperate attempt for acceptance even if it is by coercion. If you were truly comfortable in who you are, what I believe wouldn't effect you. Instead of justifying your behavior that truly ends in loneliness, incurable diseases and death, look to the One-Jesus Christ-who truly loves you and wants to set you free. When you start suffering the consequences of your choice, remember to call upon His name for your salvation. That way after I drop dead, we will have a chance to meet.

          • FilmPunk

            I'm not sure you understand the definition of bigotry. Phil doesn't hate anyone or even wish evil on them, he simply believes that sin is sin and it's his job to warn people of those dangers and point them Christ. If you using a strict definition of bigotry then you could say GLAAD are bigots because they are fearful and intolerant of Phil's beliefs.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            So you think the only good gays are gay bashed gays gay bashed by a media whore on a reality show?

          • bambinoitaliano

            How is sexual orientation a believe system? Anyone can be Christian or Moslem or what ever religion, that's a believe system you can pick and choose. Can you tell me you can just switch to love a woman or man or both anytime you want? Can you be Black ? Can you be Jewish? If something in your life that you cannot be? There's nothing to stand behind!!!

          • myvotecounts

            Being gay and being black is not the same thing regardless of what you believe.. the Christian belief the Bible states that when the sinner turns to Jesus as his or her Lord that HE in turn empowers them to CHANGE by targeting the sinful condition of their soul that drives that action..God does not save us to leave us in our sinful condition..He saves us in order to change us from the inside out. He does not state our skin color is sinful but He does state homosexuality IS..we opt to believe HIM.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            You racist Nazi. There are African-American and African gay people. Or maybe you agree with the Ugandan and Nigerian governments that just passed the JAIL THE GAYS laws. Or do you agree with the African Muslim countries where BLACK Gays are KILLED.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            Strawman. He didn't say sexual orientation was a belief system.

          • Jose R Cobian

            There is an order to things, when you get things out of order what you have is a mess and this is why this is a mess. You are in the bunch that need to learn how to tell things from one another because you are messing things up by not knowing what has been told. Homosexuality is not a belief system, so there is no straw man, homosexuality is a sin under Catholic belief system which is a religion and there is a protection under the constitution for it….get it right the next time

          • Burn_the_Witch

            I didn't say homosexuality was a belief system. As a matter of fact, it's quite clear I was criticizing someone who mistakenly inferred that from someone else's comment and constructed their response around their mistake. Do you often wander into dead threads to write incoherent mush?

          • kenny white

            Anyone can choose to commit a homosexual act at any time. All those men committing same sex acts in ancient Rome and Greece were not all born homosexual. For those born homosexual, it can not be changed or turned off like a switch. Robertson specifically said that it was God's place to judge. No his, or any other human's. So, while the God of Christianity considers homosexuality a sin. He as the sole judge would know who chose to, and who was born that way, and had no choice. God could judge easily those born that way to be excluded from his laws. The important thing is that Robertson believes that man (himself) is not to judge or take action against the sinner.

          • monday morning quarterback

            From a scientific point of view, since only the physical union of a man and woman can create a baby to perpetuate the race, wouldn't the ‘gene’ for homosexuality have been eliminated thousands of years ago through natural selection?

            And, if there is truly a gene for homosexuality, which some argue make this practice acceptable, doesn't it follow that there are genes for pedophilia, beastiality, and necrophilia? And long that same line, if people cannot help certain behaviors since they ‘are born that way', why are the other sexual deviations considered criminal acts and ‘mental illness’ but homosexuality is not?

          • Ziggy

            I have been saying the same thing for years, I got to be honest this communication being expressed is the best thing that can happening from this fiasco. There litterly is no difference.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Where did you get your Nazi gene? From your Nazi parents?

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Anyone can choose to be a gay bashing nazi pig and you just made that choice you gay bashing nazi pig

          • Jose R Cobian

            Sin is defined by 3 things, thought, inaction and action. It is all part of a belief system which is religion and specifically Catholic, you can argue Christianity but that is larger issue so lets keep it in context. If you are having a gay relationship in that belief system it is a sin, there is no other way to see it if you are of that belief system and that is what Mr. Robertson was alluding to. You can equate a lot of things as being bad(movie,food,behavior,day,night) but that doesn't mean they are all the same, they just happen to fall under the “bad” brand. So if you don't know how to tell them apart I guess you need to learn how, so people don't condemn someone that is merely expressing his thoughts when being asked a question, especially if the question is rooted in regards to his religious belief system.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            All those books of genocide prove is that gay bashing has been happening for more than 5000 years and that the gay bashing gene continues until us GAYS end that gay bashing gene once and for all.

          • Jose R Cobian

            Good luck with that one, but I wouldn't say that opposing something is bashing, but if that is your departing point I can see why you are so out of place.

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            it's not orientation , but a free life style choice.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Gay bashing is a life style choice

          • EmmaLG3

            Bambi, YOUR problem is…. you don't care about the “beliefs” of other people…. YOU just want them to believe it is perfectly NATURAL for a man to put his 3rd leg into the #2 hole of another man….. (How painful does that have to be for the person on the RECEIVING end of that?… Can you imagine how bad that would be if you were constipated!)
            I don't have to believe in God to know that… the thought of a man doing that to another man makes me want to go…..”Eeeeewwwww….. that's disgusting”!

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Why are so obsessed with gay sex? Can't find anyone to suck your gay bashing cock or screw your gay bashing ass. Is that why you think about gay men screwing so much?

          • FilmPunk

            You can be born with certain proclivities but that doesn't mean you act on them. I will grant you that a person can be wired wrong from birth but that doesn't change the fact that sin is sin. That goes for anything not just homosexuality. I didn't make the rules but I sure do my best to live by them.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            I see you have chosen to act on your gay bashing Nazi pig proclivity

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Media whores who live in glass houses should not throw stones and if they do they better not complain when those stones they throw are thrown back at their DucksDieNASTYNazi heads

          • FilmPunk

            I don't think Phil was casting stones and he certainly isn't a media whore. He stated what he believed, you don't have to agree with it but he has a right to do it. You believe that homosexuality is not sinful if it's between two people who love each other. I believe that is counter to what the bible teaches. We disagree but that doesn't mean I hate you or gay people it only means I disagree with the lifestyle. Not agreeing with you is not disrespect nor is hate. I can only say I want to be consistent with my beliefs as you are with yours.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            DucksDieNASTYPhil is on a reality show that makes him a MEDIA WHORE. He has a right to his opinions because opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and you and Phil are one.

            Free speech includes my right to tell gay bashing media whores and gay bashing media whore fans to shove their gay bashing garbage down their tyrannical theocRAT ChristoFascist throats and choke to death on your Jesus Freak koolaid.

            See how that free speech stuff works you Nazi pig

          • jaystevens

            And A&E knew what they getting when they hired the Robinsons.

          • Mickey555

            I'd say he just learned how to make more money from merchandise that the show pays.

          • ken r

            duck dynasty learned how nasty perverted people can be

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            here ,here

          • QueeRevolutionary

            DucksDieNASTYPhil learned that media whores in glass houses should not throw stones DucksDieNASTYKKKen

          • bjohnson

            IF you read the bible you would see that it does say that it is a sin. You may want to educate yourself before you talk about casting stones friend.

          • bambinoitaliano

            I don't consider reading bible is an education.

          • myvotecounts

            bambinoitaliano..so you try to use scripture to accuse someone of violating it and then say you don't view actually reading the Bible as an education? Do you realize how ignorant that statement is? Christians accept that the Bible reveals the nature and will of God. You can opt to define him any way you choose but don't try to tell them they are defining him incorrectly by using scripture from a book you choose not to actually educate yourself on..that is like telling a math teacher their answer is wrong while refusing to study math.

          • bambinoitaliano

            The flaw in your logic is you equate bible with math. One is science the other is fiction. I'm just using your god words to reinterpret and misinterpret the same way the so call christians had and still are doing this day and age. The difference is you chose to believe it. It's all state of mind , there's no magical science defying shenanigan at work here.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            Wrong. The flaw here is that you apparently think only math is considered an educable subject. Obviously this is false. Have you heard of the subject of theology? Religious Studies? Creative writing? All of these can be considered “fiction,” yet all are clearly worthy of study as evidenced by degree programs built around them.

          • Duane Spurling

            Theology is the study of faith, not faith itself.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            I never claimed otherwise.

          • Darrell Roberts

            thats why your comment sounds so uneducated

          • Guest

            That's because you are uneducated.

          • Joseph Grace

            you dont
            read enought

          • Bobnews

            When you grow up to be

          • bistander

            Then you have already shown your ignorance and are not worthy of an intelligent conversation.

          • Asmodeus Belial

            You certainly write as though you could stand to do some more reading of SOMETHING that isn't a web page. Illiterate is no way to go through life, son.

          • inthe business

            so is eating pork- and touching the skin of a pig- WHAT THE HELL DO WE TELL THE NFL…and all the straight folks cheating on their wives and husbands…shall i go on?????

          • Muhjesbude

            BJ. specific chapter and verse, please, with the word sin?

          • Mickey555

            When you agree that a sin that is listed in the bible is sin that's not judging. That is a fact. The bible says not to tell a lie so if I tell a lie and someone points out that it's a sin they haven't judged me. When they judge me is when they say because I lied I couldn't possibly be a Christian. Judging is taking a fact or facts that you know and making a judgment based on the facts. Jesus said, among other things, “Go and sin no more” after pardoning a sinner. He didn't say pick and choose what you like since you are saved.

          • rcbarron

            But the area he quotes is not about homosexuality..and that's the problem. It's not about it at all. It's about sex slaves, gay and straight and those that abuse them.

          • don

            So who gets to decide what is right or wrong? Maybe you believe nothing is right or wrong???

          • ken r

            Only God judges but the gay market wants to force all of us to accept them and if we don't they want punishment

          • rbillyvols.forever

            Same with you GOD JESUS only Judge of all of Men's Sins? The Bible if You would read and understand it's Holy Words! The Bible condemns all sins? Restores fallen Men through Jesus Christ to be Saved forgiven of Sins? Each Christian is still a Sinner Saved by GRACE ! Even saved we commit Sins we never Achieve that Perfection but should Strive to do so? GOD Destroyed SODOM & GORMORAH for same Sexual SINS that all Gays are Openly Practicing? GOD MADE MAN & Woman next to be Sexual with Man to Produce Children! One Man and One Woman Joined in Marriage means a Marriage? Not FRED & JON or JONIE & BETTY NO MARRIAGE A UNHOLY UNION OF SATAN TRYING TO DESTROY FAMILES AS GOD CREATED? GAYS GET OVER IT REPENT AND BE FORGIVEN RECEIVE ETERNAL SALVATION AND HEAVEN! NOT HELL WHICH IS THE WAGES OF SIN YOU EARNED! GOD BLESS !

          • QueeRevolutionary

            Shove your gay bashing garbage down your tyrannical theocRAT throat & choke to death on your JesusFreak #DucksDieNASTY Koolaid & I will lead a gay pride parade on your DucksDieNASTYChristoFascist grave

          • Muhjesbude

            well said, bambino…
            Put another way, “…there, but for the grace of ‘god', go I, you, and all sinners!’

          • don

            yes and so is lying, and not helping someone when you see they need help, and lots of other things. And most Christians do not want to condone any of it, even if we are all guilty of some parts.

          • Don't Even Try It!

            Your still an Idiot…and probably a Queer, too!
            And no, Sh!thead, I do NOT do PC!

          • AngieJo

            Or grammar. It's “you're”. And thank goodness you capitalized Queer or we wouldn't have known just how hostile and ignorant you really are.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            STFU DucksDieNASTYNazi

          • Don't Even Try It!

            HAHAHA! Can't take the TRUTH pussy! You will live a pathetic life, and you know what? You deserve it, because you are still a STUPID IDIOT…AZZHOLE! And a DUMB
            Liberal bho (POS) azzkisser!

          • Don't Even Try It!

            Did you know…QUEERS SUCK! HAHAHA

          • Muhjesbude

            msw, what are you going to do when the sin you were doing in your private life that you thought was not a sin becomes a sin under some other theocratic authority and now you are a sinner and must be ‘lined up with the ducks'?
            Well, you can always say to them, ‘no, it's sin what you are doing to me'?
            And they'll say, well, not according to our interpretation of the bible's word of god. And because we have the high divinely inspired moral authority now, we'll have no problem being forgiven for our sins.’

        • frankspeakloud

          Phil has the right to say whatever he wants, just as A & E, who has Phil under contract, can dismiss him for saying it. Mixing religion into this debate is dangerous and self-serving. It's not personal, its business!

          • bambinoitaliano

            Well now he can speak as much as he want. When you are employ by a company, there are responsibilities to adhere to. You don't get paid millions of dollars and spew hate behind your show own by a company.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No one was “spewing hate.” Calm down.

          • bladyblue

            Yes he was – and ignorance. Saying African Americans were happy working in the fields and gay people are sinners is bigotry and ignorance.

          • ganderdavis

            Bladyblue reading your comments shows you only read part of what he said and the context of how it was presented.Learn to not speed read because you seem to be ignorant to subjects you try and read.

          • myvotecounts

            No bladyblue..you are slandering him. He was stating that when he worked along with them he heard them singing spirituals that expressed worship and love for God..hard work in the fields did NOT bother them because they understood there is pride, not shame in hard work..singing in worship while they worked gave them strength and joy of life despite our hard labor..SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE TRYING TO BE UNDERSTOOD.. you would be much wiser if you did..and a lot less of a bigot yourself against Christians…look up the term..and make sure you are not one before YOU cast YOUR stones..

          • bladyblue

            Of course, that is a nonsense statement. repressed African Americans weren't happily working in fields because of pride. The nonsense some bigots try to pass off as facts is amazing.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No he wasn't, and clearly you either didn't read what he actually said and are relying on someone else's poor reading, or you suffer from an impaired ability to read.

          • Ellis

            Was you in the fields with him, no is my guess. So you don't know. As far a gays he was stating what the Bible says.

          • bladyblue

            “Were you in the fields with him?” Have you read a history book? What rock have you people been hiding under? Ignorant bigoted nonsense. And you are passing it onto your offspring. People wave the Koran around and interpret it to fit their nefarious activities, but you don't think that is right.

          • Ellis

            Neither of us were there so maybe we will have to take his word for it and besides you probably don't even know what hoeing cotton is anyway. I can tell you went to the Jesse Jackson school of I've Been Wronged No Matter What You Say.

          • Ellis

            What the hell does a New Yorker know about what people in the fields in Louisiana did or did not do. Concrete babies know nothing about working in the fields along side of one another, so get off your bigot rampage

          • don

            He said from his experience, the black people he knew and worked alongside were hardworking, happy, and godly people and they all (black and white) treated each other with respect. How is that a racist thing to say????Maybe he should have said the exact opposite, that they were a lazy, miserable, and ungodly bunch and then he would NOT have been racist, according to your, and the liberal media's, way of thinking, right?

          • bladyblue

            From his experience as a bigot.

          • QueeRevolutionary

            where do you work DucksDieNASTYDon? Let's see what your employer thinks about what you just spewed

          • don

            What did I just spew?? I repeated what Phil said, not the distorted twisted thing this author SAID he said, and then said that if that was racist, then saying just the opposite must not be. Do I have to explain everything to you? It's good that you are actually trying to read things, maybe with a few more years practice, comprehension will come as well.

          • Jose R Cobian

            You don't know left from right or for that matter sin from not sin….that is why you can't even recognize bigotry and ignorance. What is sad about this is that the ignorant is you.

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            just because you don't want to hear the truth, doesn't mean there was any bigotry or ignorance. wheres your tolerance at?

          • joames

            You are the ignorance here.

            He worked in the fields, picking cotton with those African Americans. They were all poor – they were all happy – in faith.

            He's telling you exactly what he saw.

            How can you possibly deny the fact of his experience.

            He was also making a comment on the modern welfare state – that people can be happier when working, even if earning meager wages – than when on welfare.

            His comments about blacks were reasonable – it's you – and other southern-hating bigots that are the problem.

          • ganderdavis

            Companies can't restrict people from their religious beliefs anymore then they can restrict them from their sexual choices.Maybe if AE had check to see the article before it being put out they could have said something.But knowing the law and knowing they can't control Freedom of Expression they sat back and waited.Now that they have seen the backlash of support they will now have to skip the duck and settle for crow.

          • bambinoitaliano

            How is AE restricting someone sexuality? Was Phil force to have sex with another man? He has the freedom to express himself. America a free enterprise country, any company has the right to terminate an employee if it deem he/she violated the company policy. Have you ever work for any company? Have you ever read anything you sign before you are fully employed?

          • myvotecounts

            bambinoitaliano..you really need to work on your reading skills..ganderdavis was stating the facts of the anti-discrimination law tahat one can't be fired for their sexual orientation, their religious view or their race…so as A & E tries to cater to the homosexual community it discriminates against the Christian community..they should have stated they do not share Phil's views or beliefs but respect his legal right to hold those views..

          • Burn_the_Witch

            You keep spouting this line and it's nonsense. A company has no right to restrict someone's free expression of religion when they are not acting in any official capacity with the company.

          • Debbie

            But the company has the right to end their business relationship with the person! I am sure there are many sponsors who do not want to support the show anymore. Where do you think the money comes from to turn the ducks into a wealthy dynasty….duh

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No company in this country has the right to terminate a contract due to the contractor's religious beliefs. This area of law is fairly well settled. Sponsorship is completely irrelevant to basic legal matters…Duh.

          • Debbie

            Have you ever heard of creating a hostile work environment? I wonder how many gay people and African Americans work on the production of Duck Dynasty? But I guess you have it all figured out. Where I work you are not allowed to discuss religious views or political views while working. the interview was about his show ….so while not on company time…still if he did not have the stupid show no one would be interested in interviewing him

          • Burn_the_Witch

            Expressing one's personal opinion outside of the workplace does not fit into creating an hostile work environment by even broadest interpretation of that concept.

            The interview included material about his show, but it also asked for his personal opinion, which he is lawfully protected from reprisal upon freely expressing it.

            The fact that the show is how he became popular is perfectly irrelevant when talking about the law.

          • LA

            Debbie they were wealthy before the show, do some research before making comments so you don't look ignorant

          • myvotecounts

            bambino…you need to familiarize yourself of the antidiscrimination law..he is being discriminated against for his religious view by A & E. They suspended him because of his religious beliefs. He not only has the right to state them, he has the right to not be fired due to them. He was ASKED what he sees is sin and he answered the question..if someone asks me my views outside of work and I state them and my firm decides to fire me…that IS RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION…

          • AngieJo

            They didn't fire him because of religious views. If he would've simply said, “I don't believe in homosexuality; for me, being gay is a sin. I have nothing hateful to say, I just don't agree with or accept it.” – he would most likely be fine. Instead, he compared gays to terrorists, brought in bestiality, etc. That's what he was suspended for. Not for religion, but for derogatory remarks. He has the right to scream his beliefs from the rooftops, and A&E has the right to get rid of him.

          • Loran N Tricia Todd

            Read the whole interview and you will see that is exactly what he said. He also said that he respected all people and that it is Gods place to judge. READ THE WHOLE INTERVIEW and not just what the left-stream media puts out there.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            Companies can't fire you for expressing your opinion on your own time, no matter how much you may not agree with him.

          • fcw60@yahoo.com

            if I have stock in the company and duck dynasty is my number one show and money maker , I think I'd rather fire those in charge for losing money. only your type see speaking the truth as spewing hate.

          • Burn_the_Witch

            Wrong. Phil can be dismissed for expressing opinions contrary to the company's belief's while on the company's time, but not for what he does on his own time. There are laws that actually forbid this. Should Phil decide to sue, he has a strong case. But I doubt he'll sue.

          • Debbie

            Well I would think we would have to be aware of the language in Phil's contract…don't you think things like this are covered! Geez people educate yourself and use common sense

          • Burn_the_Witch

            We can deduce the language in the contract because no one can sign a contract which violates their constitutional rights. Considering Robertson was not acting in any company capacity when he was exercising his right to free speech, A&E is in clear violation of well-settled law.

            Please acquaint yourself with the basics before spouting off about people needing to educate themselves.

          • frankspeakloud

            Who do you work for?

          • Burn_the_Witch

            It took you three months to come up with an irrelevant question?

          • mike

            An employer cannot fire someone because of their religion. That is protected by law.

          • frankspeakloud

            They were not suspending him for his religious beliefs, but his homophobic comment. Now if being homophobic is part of his religion, then you might have something there.

        • Leah

          Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. He said what he said, he is welcome to believe what he wants, but he has to live with the repercussions.

          • myvotecounts

            Leah, yes, the show could have suffered from a boycott but I doubt many gays actually watch it :) But A & E have discriminated against Phil for his religious views and that is ILLEGAL..not a ‘natural consequence'. One can't be fired due to religion, sexual orientation or race…he was asked in an interview to state his belief and he did..

          • Burn_the_Witch

            No, Freedom of speech and religion means the freedom to exercise those rights legally (and he broke no law) without fear of repercussions. You have it exactly backwards.

        • QueeRevolutionary

          When did duckdyNASTYPhil get arrested? Gee i never saw that in the news. Oh wait – you made that up. Don't you know
          the 9th commandment Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.
          Hey Jesus Freak go and sin no more – STFU

          • FilmPunk

            I think you're confusing what I wrote, you may want take another stab at what I said. I never said Phil got a arrested I said, “years from now…”. It was a hypothetical question about freedom of speech. Now if you think defending a person's right to free speech makes me a ‘Jesus Freak’ then so be it but I rather you call me that because I had the same I actually acted like Christ rather than the person I usually am.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Because nature trumps believe system. Until you understand the basic human right without needing to quote bible or god, perhaps you can comprehend what the real issue is.

          • myvotecounts

            bambinotaliano..that is YOUR belief, your opinion..it has never been proven that homosexuality is genetic…God does determine what human ‘rights’ are as their creator and He determines what is sin and what is not..you have opted to formulate your own view apart from God's and we opt to formulate our view With God..this ‘real issue’ on Phil's statements are just that, the issue of discussion..you believe man determines his own right and wrong and we believe God does and in America both sides still have the legal right to do that and voice it…THAT is the REAL issue..

          • bambinoitaliano

            Funny they have no problem quoting their bible when it comes to others, yet not a peep when looking into the mirror.

        • bladyblue

          The problem with your stance is that homosexuality is not wrong. 80 years ago a black man would be murdered if he married a white woman in some parts of America. Bigots don't get to choose who is going to heaven.

          • bambinoitaliano

            That's the problem of these so call christians if in the true sense of the word they actually are can't seems to understand that being a believer, one can't uses and abuses so call god words. Instead of using the teaching of god to do good for the humanity and self improvement, they use it like the philosophy of ARA to shoot and kill whoever they want in the name of self protection. Shameless I tell ya.

          • myvotecount

            bladyblue..you are correct, God chooses who will enter His Heaven for eternity…but His Word gives some very clear indicaters that we believers can recognize..he states ‘By their FRUIT you shall know them'. We believe the Bible is God's recorded will for mankind so if someone reject what He says, that is a strong indicator they have rejected HIM and are choosing something else to rule their thinking and lifestyle.

        • Damon

          Allowing Phil to make those comments to the public is totally wrong. It's okay to have your own opinions but when one becomes popular everything you say will be scrutinized and should!

          • Stevon f. Nutt

            Yet you like it when homosexuals who are famous or hold positions of power step up to praise their Homosexuality in public forum!
            I am a white male Christian and I believe Phil Robertson spoke the truth the whole and nothing but the truth so help me God!

        • Debbie

          No a pastor has a right to discuss his religious view in church. However, a TV reality star making millions of dollars and engaged in a business relationship with sponsors who pay his salary and royalties should be careful what he says in public because he is a public personality. I could not and would not go around my workplace espousing my religious views-it would be inappropriate and has nothing to do with free speech. It is just common sense

        • chuck

          So the bible supports slavery, it was used to support it. Until laws of equality were passed god supported slavery, same with the gays. Progress of society leaves some behind, one of them is Phil Robertson.

        • inthebusiness

          its aples and oragges and you know it- he works for a compnay- and they have a right to uphold a standard- and if his humble (and bigoted)oponion differs- they can toss his ass to the curb- but dude- think we are stupid- he makes a lot of money for them- he'll be back…or maybe just replace him with alec baldwin…well, on second thought.

          • FilmPunk

            I completely agree. A&E is a private company and has every right to throw Phil to curb but the final arbiter of the situation is the public. I'm not asserting his free speech has been infringed upon I'm saying the market will decide if Phil stays on Television or leaves. He said what he thought was right and now the public get to decide what they want. If they want phil back on T.V., then he'll be back. A&E has everything to lose and nothing to gain from this exercise in futility.

        • rcbarron

          Filmpunk, you obviously haven't read what the bible says or does not say about gay, or for that matter what it says about sin. According to the bible, we are ALL sinners. The areas he was quoting in Romans is a beautifully written passage about ALL of mankind (Jew and Gentile) and their preference for judgement of others instead humility before God. You can't choose to take the bible literally unless you're willing to take it ALL literally. A few seconds of reading it and a ten year old will know this wonderful book has to be take in context to really learn what it has to teach us. If people are born to be gay..and they most certainly are, as surely as they are born to be straight, then your Duck Dynasty ruler was being a racist, judgmental, bigot about a people that have suffered extreme discrimination at the hands of the church and those that follow it. This is the opposite of what Christ called for his Church. And you might note, Christ said NOTHING about homosexuality..and no..you can't lump it in with “immorality” because there is nothing immoral about being whom you were formed in the womb to be.

        • Muhjesbude

          Filmpunk, good point, but let me ask you a question along the same track. By your definition of militant homosexuals, wouldn't the black activists for rights back in the days be considered similarly by your reasoning?
          I would bet novena candles to holy water that most religionists and bible intransigents would never believe that any hateful loathing of another's personal private proclivities is just a short climb over the slippery slope of violent repression throughout history. And the ‘bible', unless you're in delusional psychotic denial, was always major contributor to the horrors.
          Think of it like this. Homosexuals were persecuted at the whim of the church at one later point in history even though previously the church looked the other way during the quite acceptable sexual debauchery in Rome in which even priests participated.
          Ever since, gay people were persecuted and victimized for a victimless ‘crime’ which now is considered by many to be a mental illness.
          They are militant, they are defensive.
          Mental illness will become a future catch all under coming fascist regimes.
          Right now being an imbecilic bigot is not a crime. So Phil is still safe.
          But I'll also bet that in the convoluted ‘philosophical’ morass of the biblical ‘teachings', I could find a few ‘interpretations’ that condemn behavior like Phil's in the greater scheme of things like Jesus’ commandments of love and forgiveness?
          What would you think if other religionists and bible believers gained ultimate moral authority and decided that anybody who doesn't love one another like the ‘bible says’ will be lined up like ‘ducks in a row’ and killed in the name of the lord?
          You know, like they did back in the days?!

      • thereforRobertsons

        It was not compared he was naming off other sins. Their is a simple message in the Bible of loving and not judging others. But their is MUCH more in it than that one simple message. And you might want to actually thump that bible a bit more since all you got out of it was “one simple message.”

        • msw

          It's good to see that 12 years of government funded education paid off…

      • Stevon f. Nutt

        You can spout off all you want to, but there are groups already raising

        Their ugly heads wanting man-child relationships legalized. I have no doubt that sooner then later there will be those wishing to marry their pets!
        The Bible states that Homosexuality is a sin unto the eyes of your Lord. You might want to thump that a little!

        • msw

          You said man child and thumping in the same post. Freak!

          • Stevon f. Nutt

            What rock did you crawl out from under? If you hurry you can crawl back under before anyone notices you!

          • msw

            Nutt's, you've commented 545 times, but you have 0 followers – which proves you are nuts.

          • Stevon f. Nutt

            Moms Sorry Wuss- I do not need followers to tell the truth and I do not need anyone to tell me when I am dealing with an ass. By By

          • msw

            Sorry, Nutt's. I hate to be an a$$, but it's Bye Bye.

          • msw

            God help us. You're another person that wasted 12 years of government funded education. You should've tried harder and not assumed life would be handed to you just because you have a strong opinion.

          • Stevon f. Nutt

            Out here in the country you would be called a yap dog. A dog that sits around all day barking just to hear himself bark!

          • msw

            I live in the country and the word on the farm is even the chickens are sick of hearing you squawk your bs.

          • msw

            So you know, Nutt: Squawk is a verb which means to let out a harsh scream or screech.

          • bambinoitaliano

            you actually counting how many post someone did? How about do some painting on your walls and watch them dry?

        • frelling_cute

          Anyone
          who sets aside rational thought and accepts hook, line and sinker, a
          narrow interpretation of an old book, the Bible, or any religious text,
          needs to have their head examined. You are weak minded. YOU are the ONLY
          person who should be doing your thinking for you and you have CHECKED
          OUT.
          Humans have an insatiable need to create tribes, hierarchies and rules
          to cope with our fear of “other.” In the process we justify doing
          ignorant, nasty things to one another, often under the convenient cover
          of religion. I've always liked Thomas Jefferson's
          view of religious differences: “It does me no injury for my neighbor to
          say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket not
          breaks my leg.” In other words, live and let live. If only today's
          Christian Right Wing and the Taliban could get that simple, elegant idea
          through their insecure, bullying, addled heads.

          • garb67

            In other words, maybe you could convince the atheistic left wing to do the same. Both sides need to realize that when you are pointing a finger, there are 3 pointed back at you

          • p fordham

            So everyone has to be tolerant except you? Right?

          • ganderdavis

            Frelling you seem smart enough to understand that everyone has the right to speak.And when someone asks you a question and you give your answer someone somewhere might disagree with you.Both you and the other person can do these things.Yet when someone takes a portion of your answer and uses it to explain how you feel that to me is wrong.He said he followed the word of God and at no time did he judge anyone.Then after the firestorm has started you have many people who won't even take the time to read the whole article.They just judge by the small amount used without the whole content of the conversation.

          • kenny white

            There are plenty of ignorant people who are not religious. Being ignorant (in the way you mean it as an insult) seems to be a common human trait. I left religion in my early 20's. The very first thing i did was to stop believing in the devil. Then i left it all behind. But i found just as many ignorant people (% wise) who are not religions, and the non religious can be just as insecure and bullying as anyone else. Was the bullying of that cake maker really necessary? It probably made more anti-gay enemies than it was worth making the man make the cake. Being gay or a minority doesn't justify bullying people. I don't believe in religion, so Robertson's statements of sins is meaningless to me. All I care about is how he treats people. He said he treats different people (context sinners) with respect. so even though his religion said heterosexually is a sin, he said he would treat homosexuals with he same respect as anyone else. The Gay community should use him as an example of how religious people should treat gays even though God says it is a sin.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Bible is written by human not god. Get your head out of your ass. You dont get to pick and choose what you want to condemn on others. Let's look at yourself the way your hatred seeps out of your very pores.

          • Servant first

            It is too bad you feel that way because it was inspired by God and Jesus is human and guess what …He is ALL God too!! The entire tome of the Bible is based on love and fellowship in the spirit of love

        • Servant first

          Hallelujah!!!

        • bladyblue

          You think people should condemn their neighbors because some old bigoted book written by some old bigots claim someone else said something and they wrote it down. Get a grip on reality and stop blaming religion for your ignorant bigotry.

          • ganderdavis

            wow a person tell others not to judge and then proceed to judge and trash people who disagree.Maybe it's you blady who needs to look up what ignorant and bigotry really mean.

        • bambinoitaliano

          And it takes reading a bible to tell you that?

          • Stevon f. Nutt

            Maybe you should try it sometime.

      • FilmPunk

        Let me ask you the same question of Phil- what do you think is sin?

      • John55

        Mr. msw have you ever read the Bible? Phil is right when he said what he said that the gay life will lead to death and the sin of sex with animals will lead to death, that is the comparison. Read the transcript of the interview.

        • bambinoitaliano

          What ever animals do including human will lead to death! That's the circle of life. What twist it to make it seems like a punishment? What's your fear? Why do you care about the damnation of others instead of focusing on your own. If God exist you think he is stupid not to see through the charade that the sinners like you being playing? If you going to work on your own salvation, you better work hard try not to throw someone else under the bus to look good on judgement day in front of God. Not even Meryl Streep Oscar winning performances can fool god!

      • BigMac

        I reject a good deal of the so-called Bible, although not all.
        I am a free thinker, a Taoist.
        However, the lumping together of homosexuality with bestiality may seem far fetched until on considers statistics on pedophilia and bestiality and one has some life experience.
        Jeffrey Dahmer was a good case in point. Not only was he a killer, but also a cannibal and a homosexual, all in one.
        Perversions, unnatural deviations from nature's laws, while natural to the pervert often lead to other types of perversions. Something is missing in all these degenerates/deviates, whether homosexual, pedophile, cannibals, incest and bestiality and so on.

        • thomascouchman

          Wow, I can't even believe you can compare all gay people to Jeffrey Dahmer. Could you even keep a straight face while you were typing that? Who the hell are you to judge people like that? What makes you so special? What have you done with your life that allows you or anyone else for that matter to condemn other human beings for their preferences? These people aren't murderers, they aren't child molesters, they aren't psychopaths. They are humans beings just like you or me. In fact I would bet that 99.9% of them find the idea of sex with an animal to be just as disgusting as you

        • bambinoitaliano

          So does that mean the heterosexual are even worst with Charles Manson, Son of Sam, Boston Stranger and the list goes on and on. Seriously, stop posting and display your stupidity why religions are no good to people.

      • Russell Roberts

        have you read the article? NO…you have not. Go read the article for your self. He does NOT compare being gay with bestiality.

        • Darrell Hahn

          Exactly Russell, I don't think many of these people read the complete interview, they read the cherrypicked clips from it, he NEVER compared gay and beastiality as being the same, he was asked what he considers sins….gay and beastiality are two of his answers NOT gay and beastiality are the same
          If many of these morons read the WHOLE interview (if they can read) they probably wouldn't be on here spewing their gay police nonsense
          And yes, he does have the right to answer truthfully and not lie about his beliefs
          Be lucky some of you people weren't born muslim, you'd probably be 6 feet under for your beliefs

          • Russell Roberts

            Yeah Darrell…they would be on here, It's what some of the trolls are paid to do. All liberals.
            Sort of surprised to see so many gay folks taking up for the Ducks. Good for them….BTW: I think gays will get into heaven as quick as straight people….if they are good people….both of them.

          • Darrell Hahn

            Haha

      • ell

        msw, what is the right message in the Bible?

      • ganderdavis

        Like the lady in charge of AE you msw can't read.It was said in the context of listing sins. AE showed what hypocrites they really are when it comes to the facts that they knew all about the Robertson family and had a few problems with them before with AE trying to sway them away from using certain religious terms. If you read the article you can read the way the writer showed his ignorance with his rude side comments and use of swear words. Read the whole column from GQ and then decide if what he said was wrong.We now know this lady from AE didn't because she would have had the guts to stand up to GLADD and LGBT and told them to stop being so closeted with their closed minds.Just because people are gay won't make them right about all things in life.

      • 66

        Phil didn't compare homosexuality to beastiality. He listed what he believes to be sins. I haven't read where NAMBLA or OFA (organizing for F**king Around) complained. Why just GLAAD?

      • Jason

        Why don't you misquote a book you obviously know little about, msw? Phil was listing sexual deviancies that the Bible clearly condemns as sinful. If lumping the 2 sinful acts together as a sexual sin is comparing homosexuality to bestiality, then the Bible is guilty as charged. Yell at God, Phil was just passing along the message. Also, when the Bible talks about man not judging man, it is referring to an attitude that one would view homosexuals, or any sinner, as beyond salvation. Phil clearly did not do that. Christians are, however, called to condemn sin. Phil definitely did that. It is one thing to disagree with the Bible and determine you don't want to abide by what it teaches. It is a whole other vile and deceptive thing to misquote, misuse and outright lie about it's contents to try and fit what you want it to say. Was that enough thumping? If not, let me know, I enjoy defending God's absolute truth.

      • cwat

        Your reply actually demonstrates that you need to read your Bible more as you didn't get it the first time.

      • don

        I read what he said, and he never compared homosexuality to bestiality. That is another example of the misleading statements the media seem to insist on making. He said it is a sin just as the others are.

      • Guest

        Homosexuality and bestiality are both sexual perversions so it is legitimate. They are both disgusting.

      • Don't Even Try It!

        Idiot!

      • ken r

        Although many simpletons read the Bible, it is not a simple document. Many hold sex as part of their religion. Through love, Sex it to grow and perpetuate humanity. Homosexuality is biologically a dead end. Therefore for many it is a religious dead end, also. Phil Robertson had it correct. When you get away from one man and one woman you are traveling a slippery path that opens itself to many perversions. Already polygamist and child molesters are lining up to ride the coat tail of gay marriage.

      • bcmugger

        Do homos lack reading comprehension?

      • rbillyvols.forever

        Well any Men who MAKE Statements that a MENS ANAUS is better than Sex with a woman's Vagina is a SICK Homosexual ? You Make Reference that the BIBLE is not to Judge but of LOVE? Better read More of BIBLE ? Because GOD JUDGED SODOM & GORMORAH for Same SEXUAL SINS? FIRE & BRIMSTONE Rained Down from Heaven and Destroyed All Inhabitants never to be Restored??? GOD Judges All SINS but Christians have Every Right to Make Bible grounded Teachings about SINS and EFFECTS of SINS to ONE'S SALVATION? But GAY'S to be Offended about a STATEMENT that they are GAY and May Practice BEASTIALITY should NOT Hurt Gays FEELINGS? Marching as GAYS HOMOSEXUALS LISBIANS CROSSDRESSED SEXED CHANGED MEN TO WOMEN & WOMEN TO MEN? That's What I Would Be Ashamed Of Not Statements of Biblical Teachings? WHEN DO YOU THINK GOD HAS ENOUGH OF MEN KINDS SINS AND WILL BE PUNISHED???

      • vietnamvet

        msw, the irony is that you didn't read the GQ article for yourself. You are letting others tell you what it said … and telling you you should be mad about it.
        Do you also drop your shorts and bend over to be ‘the target’ whenever a butt dart tells you to?

      • Asmodeus Belial

        YOU think it's stupid, but when did YOU become the arbiter of such things? I happen to think YOU are stupid.

    • Someone

      Actually she isn't breaking any right. His homophobic therefor dismissing the right because he is discriminating agianst a group of people.

      • David

        Wow! Totally lacking logic, spelling, and grammar. A Trifecta!

    • bladyblue

      That's a lovely speech. But none of this has anything to do with what you are talking about. Anyone that compares homosexuals to bestiality will no longer be employed by an employer that employs dozens of homosexuals. He's not that stupid. He knew where he worked.

    • Ellis

      Freedom, I can see a law suit coming if things don't change soon, not for the money but to be released from A&E so they can move on. That is if they need to be released to move on. The '64 law pretty much says it all.

    • mike

      I do not believe that there is any mention of gender in the civil rights act. If there were there would have been no need for the ERA movement of a couple of decades ago.

    • Mark Woodrow Ellis

      AMEN! I am researching “gladd” & intend to boycott any and all associated with them! ENOUGH OF THE DEVIANTS AND THE ILK!

    • Don't Even Try It!

      I hope Phil takes A&ETV to court for unjust dismissal, character assassination, and more and sues the preverbal pants off of them!

    • ThouSaint

      Legally speaking, A&E did not take away Phil Robertson's free speech nor his right to practice religion. Robertson exercised his right to practice those constitutional rights while under a legal contract. That agreement gives A&E Productions the legal right to, without notice, cancel the show and suspend or fire any cast-member of the reality show for any reason including determining what content their programming will carry. That is their First Amendment right. This Duck Dynasty phenomena is just TV. Nothing more. Even Charlie Sheen was booted off his own TV series because they had the legal right as the employer to fire him. Some people are perceiving some wrong to Phil Robertson. In doing so they are disregarding the First Amendment right of the employer A&E. They as the producer have a constitutional right to decide what their company will say.

    • sam256

      Yep, her and that other woman executive need to spend some time in jail, and pay a HUGE fine for what they did (both from the corporation and also from her personal assets).
      That Glaad bunch just wants people to sit down and talk so that they can justify their position (no pun intended), to give it some legitimacy if you will, and just because Mr. Robertson doesn't believe like they do, they yell and scream that they are bigots and say they are discriminating against them.
      Mr Robertson did no such thing, he only expressed his belief that a man is naturally drawn to what woman offer and not to what men offer.. How else can you say it without hurting somebody's feelings?
      Worst yet, she gave in to her own employees hurt feelings. Well, too bad. I hope Mr. Robertson sues the hell out of them as I'm sure Obama's bunch will not bring federal charges against A&E for violation of the Civil Rights Act.

    • Muhjesbude

      No doubt this is a valuable and necessary law.
      I will always defend Phil's right to be a bigoted insufferable religionist holier-than-thou scrote wipe.
      Lets all hope and pray that whichever Theocracy finally ends our thought freedom at the outcome of inevitable future world ‘holy wars'– Royalist Vaticanists or Dynastic Islamists–
      that in their holier-than-thou divinely inspired ‘higher’ moral zeal they will somehow forget to cancel this law.
      But I have the historic feeling that if you are ‘holy enough’ to be of the inclination to wantonly kill small harmless flying ‘creatures of god’ for fun and profit, then it would be an easy leap of hate faith to find ‘spiritual’ cause to up the ante and someday also have the ‘protected’ free speech, and the new ‘god given’ morality to “…kill them all, and let god sort them out.”

  • A.L. Hern

    Free speech has nothing to do in matters between private parties, which include individuals and corporations, the latter having an absolute right to regulate speech and action by its employees where such speech and action have a material effect on the company's ability to do business, either with outside entities or in the working conditions within the company, or affect the company's reputation.

    Were the government to try to restrict the above rights of the corporation, then it WOULD be a violation of A & E's 1st Amendment rights.

    • freedomisgood

      But A&E has violated his rights under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

      denying a requested reasonable accommodation of an applicant’s or employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs or practices – or lack thereof

      • FrankC75

        At what point did it become someone's right to have a television career? If he has a grievance with his contract or networks decisions, he should negotiate out of his contract and see if another network would be willing to buy the rights to produce and air new episodes. Networks are not in business to make programming, they are in business to sell advertising. By alienating potential advertising customers, he is damaging A&E's ability to do business with customers who are interested in selling to the GLTG market segment, one of the fastest growing markets in the country. It is not a matter of his beliefs, but a sales company, in this case a television network making a business decision that protects their ability to generate revenue.

        • freedomisgood

          But the law is straight forward, these are his RELIGIOUS beliefs! Would this be the same if a person got fired for being for gay marriage? Do you think if the tables was turned he would be unemployed? How many gays watch Duck Dynasty? Not near as many as the Bible thumpers that watch it! This is A&E's Cash cow.

          • Nikki

            He's not an employee. He's an independent contractor. But also, you're kind of an idiot.

          • freedomisgood

            You must be a true Progressive! Nothing to add to the debate…………..so you use insults and name calling!
            FYI Employment is employment, they are breaking the law!

        • FilmPunk

          I think you underestimate the GLTG market size. Homosexuals make up less than 10% of the population yet they control an enormous about pull with the media. They do not make up the majority of A&E's advertising dollars and if this were truly about money A&E would never alienate that many viewers. Millions and millions of people what the show. The Robertsons will be find but A&E like most of the media pick the wrong dog to fight.

        • Stevon f. Nutt

          Then they should know that they risk losing the other 80 percent of the customer base do to their actions!

      • StraightGrandmother

        You are misstating the terms of the Civil Rights Act. Reasonable Accommodations would be to not interfer with a Muslim Praying 5 times a day. “Accommodation” would permit the prayers but then the Muslim would have to make up time spent.

        The Civil Rights Act does not give you permission under law of spouting off your religious beliefs in the workplace.

        • http://www.plannedparenthood.org Abort Democrats

          He made the statement during an interview for a magazine, not while he was at “work”. What is your point, other than being a troll? That only gay people deserve individual liberties?

          • StraightGrandmother

            I was merely correcting freedomisgood's characterization of the Civil Rights Act. He brought it up not me.

          • gessie

            At this point in time, only gay “slurs” are deemed worthy of negative attention. Slander the hell out of anybody else you want.

        • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

          A&E knew the Robertsons were evangelical Christians when they signed the contracts. They wanted them for a reality show and that's going to include the Robertsons talking about Jesus. We know they edited the shows and were inserting *bleeps* where there was no profanity and cut the words “In Jesus name” from some of the episodes, presumably to avoid “offending” non-Christians. How is that not discriminatory? They were censoring out religious speech and trying to pretend this family was a foul mouthed group of rednecks in order to pander to the progressive vision of anyone from the South. That's a hell of a lot more egregious than a man expressing his religious beliefs in an interview.

      • frelling_cute

        His racism is also biblically approved.

        • FilmPunk

          Did I miss something, did you say Phil was a racists? And from what do you draw that conclusion? Because the blacks he worked side-b-side with “were godly and happy.” Maybe Phil was such a racists that he raised his son to be one too, so much so that Willie adopted a bi-racial child.

    • Stevon f. Nutt

      A&E have added bleeps to the conversations and deleted references to Jesus on Duck Dynasty trying to fool the audience into believing they were using profanity and were less religious then portrayed. In doing so A&E proved they were willing to manipulate and lie about the show and the Robertson family. Why they would willing try to kill what is their cash cow is beyond me. But their willingness to lie and deceive to do so is to be expected from the Hollywood Liberals!

  • llllllllmmmmm

    Dear A&E,
    If it wasn't for the audience to watch shows on your channel like “Duck Dynasty” you would not be billionaires. Stop thinking about your brand and corporate values think about the audience.

    • freedomisgood

      I wonder how many gays watch Duck Dynasty?

      • Julia

        im gay and i actually used to watch duck dynasty all the time. but now, I am selling my merch and quitting it forever.

      • gessie

        0.0

  • FilmPunk

    Once again the ‘gay mafia’ get to decide what a person can and cannot say. Remember the good ol’ days when Hollywood only bowed to the almighty dollar. A&E will lose a lot of money because they're concerned with a minority of their audience and not the majority. It's sad that Phil is not allowed his opinion.

    • climate3

      You realize that you contradicted yourself. A&E did bow to the almighty dollar.

      • FilmPunk

        I'm not sure you understand the amount of money that this show represents and the demographic that watches. A&E was in no danger of losing money because Phil expressed his beliefs. The gay community does not represent enough money to make a difference to A&E. I'm quite familiar with he demo and the dollars that are flowing.

      • Darrell Hahn

        Climate3, they will, the almighty dollar reigns over all, this family will not do the show without him, here's how it will play out, they will cure him of his beliefs *cough* he'll hold hands with a gay family and sing songs, and declare him cured….again *COUGH* GLAAD will do the same (because of the backlash they're getting) A&E will continue to stuff their pockets with money…….OR the family will leave and be picked up by another channel

    • frelling_cute

      Gay Mafia? Whaaaaa?
      Phil is allowed his opinion but A&E has the right to say, buh-bye.

      • FilmPunk

        I agree completely that a company has the right to fire someone if they don't like how they represent their product. But don't be naive, if you live or work in Hollywood you quickly know there is a gay mafia and they are brilliantly exacting their retaliations. The bad news for A&E is their decision cost them ratings, millions of dollars and ultimately Dubuc her job.

        • bambinoitaliano

          And the gays had been fired left right and center by the bigots for centuries. One trailer trash get axed and here comes chicken little crying the sky is falling. Pfffft! Drama Queens!!!

      • gessie

        Alec Baldwin………… crickets. Phil Robertson explaining his religious beliefs……..moral indignation.

    • bambinoitaliano

      If you need a job from the gay mafia perhaps you shouldn't be spouting hate against your boss. Something about not biting the hand that feed you. Go look for other work! Freedom of speech is not freedom of guaranteed jobs.

  • FilmPunk

    I'm curious, what are the fundamental values of A&E? Would someone explain them to me.

    • freedomisgood

      A&E is owned by Disney and the Hearst Corp. That should say it all!

  • joeduffy2

    If Phil stated that pedophilia was perverted, and NAMBLA, the man-boy love association was offended and protested, would A&E remove Robertson for comments which offended some people? You ought to have the right to express your opinions without vindictive retaliation from the gay mafia. He expressed his
    personal views in a magazine article, not on the program, too.

    • dredd41

      And GLAAD, an alleged “civil rights group” has trampled on the true civil rights of an American citizen just because he graphically described something that their members do to each other with their “members”. How hate-filled, narrow-minded and impotent GLAAD has made themselves look… sad really.

      • StraightGrandmother

        Did you even read the article or are you so wrapped up in your haughtiness that you missed the Robertson slam comparing a loving gay couple to people who have sex with horses, dogs & sheep. You can't honestly agree that the two are equivalent.

        • http://www.plannedparenthood.org Abort Democrats

          You are simply a liar. Show us where he compared the two. He stated that both were sins. Are you too stupid to know the difference between a list and a comparison? In his religion homosexuality is a sin, and bestiality is a sin. All dogs are not Chihuahuas but all Chihuahuas are dogs. You are simply a troll who is willing to lie to promote intolerance and hatred of those you disagree with. You are doing exactly what you accuse him of doing, which makes you a complete hypocrite. Which makes you the perfect liberal.

          • telast

            You are a very frustrated joke.

          • frelling_cute

            Spreading Christianity this way is akin to spreading manure in a feed lot… we don't need more manure there

        • Stevon f. Nutt

          Yes, because Homosexuality is going to be the lead in for the rest of them! The left seems willing to promote whatever is vile and corrupt!

      • frelling_cute

        His racism is biblically approved

    • Stuart W

      Like your style Duffy!

    • StraightGrandmother

      You are attempting a false equivalency here. The sexual abuse of children is abhorent and turns children into victims. There are no victims between two men or two women who love each other. It may not be for you, and honeslty it isn't for me either, but there are no victims with sexual minorities who love each other as there is when a child is abused.

      Robertson can condemn pedophilia and we will all join in and A & E will support him, but denigrating loving gay couples, no, HELL No.

      • zman755

        While your statements are correct you are missing the point. In the bible sin is sin and what you are referencing is your belief outside of a biblical context. Gay in the bible is a sin irrelevant to what you or I believe.

        • Fat Sinners

          A sin is a sin, then you would think he would be worried about all the gluttonous pigs in his family and not obsessing over sex in the “anus”. Christians don't hate homosexuals because it's a sin, they were mentally abused as children and taught to hate them.

    • gessie

      Yes, they would.

  • Cabo

    As a gay man, I can't help but think that A&E / GLADD got this one wrong. I'm sure the Robertson's have at least one gay relative. What better place than reality tv to add him/her to the cast and continue the discussion. This is the demographic that we need to reach. He only said what a good portion of Americans already think.

    • StraightGrandmother

      Cabo look for my comment about what came out tonight, what he has said not previously reported. No people are not entitled to hide behind religion to denigrate, I mean completely denigrate, sexual minorities. You'll agree after you read my comment.

    • Fat Sinners

      The fattest son's wife has a feminine gay brother who attends family viewing parties for the show.

    • gessie

      Bravo Andy Cohen's got that one covered.

  • StraightGrandmother

    You can never go wrong when you stand on good decent values and Nancy Dubuc made the RIGHT decision. Look what came out tonight, He's on video saying,

    “Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions,” Robertson continued.
    They're full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent,
    arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are
    senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil.

    Gay sex turns people into MURDERERS
    THAT is NOT who you want on any decent television show. THAT is simple HATE SPEECH. It IS.

    Kudos for Nancy making the tough (because it was a popular show) but RIGHT decision.

    The video is on Huffington Post on the Gay Voices page, judge for yourself if this is Christianity or Hate speech. (I would give the link but I made this same comment with the link & it went to moderation so maybe they don't like comments with links?)

    • Stevon f. Nutt

      Good for Phil Robertson. Somebody willing to tell it like it really is!

      • Guest

        Yuck. There you go again. There is a similar theme amongst your 547 posts. Freak.

      • frelling_cute

        Yeah, that hate and bigotry is alive and well thanks to the Bible.

    • phil4president

      Its a quote from Romans… you know.. The Bible??? Pick it up, read it, understand it. If you don't believe in God, the Bible, or Christianity, then skip it. If that's Hate speech…. you are morally bankrupt and theres no hope.

      • Fat Sinners

        The bible is morally bankrupt. I think you need to re-read it. It compares women to cattle, it says dark skin is a curse from god, it justifies slavery, murder, rape, pedophilia, every heinous crime imaginable. There are no Christians in America, they don't know their own bible and ignore all the difficult parts. Phil is in a family full of gluttonous pigs and he's reading scripture about homosexuality, why so obsessed about one sin and ignores his own families?? Another faux Christian for you.

      • StraightGrandmother

        Kindly cite me chapter & verse where the Bible says that Gay Sex turns you into a MURDERER? Thank you.

      • frankspeakloud

        Stop cherry picking quotes in the bible to support YOUR argument. The bible is also full of violence and revenge. So, when “the walls of Jericho came tumbling down”, the Jewish warriors “enforced the ban on everything in the town: men and women, young and old, even the oxen and sheep and donkeys, massacring them all”.Joshua 6:21

    • FilmPunk

      I appreciate your attempt at painting Phil with the ‘haters’ brush but Phil was only quoting the bible. He's talking about what God saw in people's hearts not what he saw in just homosexual's hearts. Don't take him out of context to make a point. If you think wanting a person to miss hell and find heaven is hate then you've missed the entire point of his message.

      • StraightGrandmother

        No that is not an accurate description. There is no taking Phil out of context in the quote above. He is talking about Gay Men & Lesbians and what they are like, Murders, deceitful, etc.

        What Phil said is NOT Biblically based, it is Hate Speech, literally making shit up to completely and totally denigrate and demean gay men and lesbian women. This is not Christian Love, this is HATRED for Gay men and Lesbian women.

        Face it the man you are putting on a pedestal is a Hater.

        • gessie

          I wonder what you must think of the Mormans. Shall we string them up, too?

        • FilmPunk

          Who can know a person's heart but God? If asked the same question as Phil, what is sin, How would you respond? What separates us from God? The problem is Phil expressed what we all know but what is conflict with society. No one wants to think they are in conflict with God but all of us are because of sin. Does my sin separate me any further from God than your sin- the answer is simply no. The bible makes it clear that sin is sin and if not dealt with it leads to death. Would you rather I hate a person and not tell them that or would you prefer I share the simple message of forgiveness? I'm sorry that your belief is in conflict with scripture but that doesn't change what it says. Like a lot of people in Hollywood I have many gay friends that I care deeply for. I don't beat them over the head any more than they confront me on their belief. This isn't about hating it's about being honest with one's beliefs.

      • frankspeakloud

        Hey Film Punk. And who says the bible, written by man, is the only book to live by? If you can't make an argument without using the bible as your weapon, then you don't have an argument. The bible, is also full of violence and revenge.

        • FilmPunk

          I believe the bible is the only book to live by. It's God's word, so maybe you should read what it says about life, caring for others and warning them about the dangers of sin.

          • frankspeakloud

            And I say, Archie Comics is the only book to live by…please, don't try and stuff your theology down every one else's throat. “The dangers of sin”, like eating too much chocolate? Get off your high horse and go work at a food bank.

    • Fat Sinners

      Wow, you can't trust any human being who believes that dangerous hateful mythology. As a man I have always respected a womans gift and power of exceptional intuition. This woman definitely made the right call, she saw his inner hatred and inner beast and took him out.

  • good man

    weather nancy dubuc realizes it or not – homosexuality is just as filthy and degrading as bestiality – I am a born again Christian and the bible does not teach us to hate people because they choose to be gay but the bible is very clear that the homosexual lifestyle is an abomination that is just the facts – the plain and simple truth

    • StraightGrandmother

      Let's Go.All.The.Way then and reinstitute Biblically based human slavery. that is just the facts – the plain and simple truth

      • FilmPunk

        I must have missed that part of the bible, when did that get slipped in. I do know that it was a group of Christians that worked to free the slaves in America.

        • Fat Sinners

          The liberal half of the country did free the slaves. You must have missed a lot in the bible… it also says eating animals is an abomination and makes you “unclean”, oops. Probably also missed the part about god hating fat gluttonous pigs. God hates it when you eat pigs and when you look like one.

          • FilmPunk

            Again you re-write history to suit your point of view. The abolitionist were not liberals they were hard core Christ followers who took a stand against evil. I'm sure you believe that it was the democrats that freed the slaves and not the republicans. Remember Lincoln was no liberal he was a Christain.

        • StraightGrandmother

          In fact the Southern Baptist Conference was created specifically To MAINTAIN Southern Human Slavery.

          • FilmPunk

            I didn't ask about the southern baptist convention I asked about the bible. What did God say about slavery? Don't mix up man's twisting of religion with God's message.

      • gessie

        Yes, Let's fall back on that old cliche.

  • LouieLT

    Phil Robertson thinks it's wrong to be gay, but this company thinks its wrong for him to have his opinion. In reality, not a big difference. It's just a shame that this country has taught people to be such snitches. GLAAD is a media watchdog? Ridiculous!!! And then they run to A&E to snitch on him? And now they are going to snitch on him to any other sponsors. Bottom line is if you don't agree with Phil Robertson(which you are allowed to), then don't watch his show.

    • StraightGrandmother

      The era of denigrating and demeaning sexual minorities with impunity is officially O-Ver.

  • Sara

    Instead of reading articles about what Phil said & see how words got misinterpreted, how about everyone decides their own opinion after reading the article in question!
    “What, in your mind, is sinful?”

    “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

    Read More http://www.gq.com/entertainment/television/201401/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson#ixzz2nzp8EZ7A

  • Stevon f. Nutt

    i would like to correct the statements that A&E put out about defending their companies fundamental values. If submitting to the cult of Homosexuality is the right thing for you then you have no values left to defend!

    • msw

      Crazy, I saw you at the cult the other day. As you said, #yolo

    • http://www.libertariancomment.com/ Glenn

      “The cult of homosexuality” – the ignorance this statement telegraphs is simpy epic. Homosexuality occurs naturally in 3-4% of humans has so steadily for a long time. It emerges very early in toddlers, this has been scientifically proved in identical twin studies. The idea that it's a choice was debunked 20 years ago. So when you speak of homosexuality as a cult, one wonders what planet you live on? Care to join us in reality? I bet you believe in Intelligent Design too, yes?

      • Stevon f. Nutt

        Feel free to believe anything you want to if it makes you feel better. If you need to blame it on Genetics fine. It does not change anything!
        Apparently intelligent design does not exist or what we are talking about would not exist!

        • http://www.libertariancomment.com/ Glenn

          Listen dingbat, you are barely sentient. I don't “blame it on genetics” – the explanation I offered isn't based on genetics. That's how stupid you are. Fetal hormonal exposure while in the womb has nothing to do with genetics. – that's how you get identical twins with one being gay and one being straight.

          I want you to really get how idiotic you are. You read what I said and didn't even understand it. Okay, that happens to all of us. But what do you do? Nothing. Goggle is 5 seconds away from explaining all this to you. A couple of searches and you'll see some articles explaining it all – but nope, you just mistakenly call it genetics and then claim that doesn't change a thing. Again, your feral mind doesn't even stop to think. I mean, what kind of God would “design” men to be attracted to other men and then make that a sin? And of course, in Christian churches it's always pitched as a choice.

          Then you go on to claim so ignorantly that the fact that we are here proves ID exists. That is a nonsensical statement, and at odds with everything science has shown.

          On the off chance that you aren't completely closed to facts and evidence and reason, use Google to search the Dover Trial on Intelligent Design and read the Reagan appointed, conservative judge who had to evaluate the claims of ID. It's 30 pages and not scientific cuz he's a judge, not a scientist. But he's rational and judging is based on reason, and his analysis is impeccable. He was stunned by the utter lack of evidence for the ID case. He essentially states that the entire concept is utterly baseless scientifically and that all the claims the IDers made were patently false and without any merit. Fyi, the ID Christian community pitched this trial as the “grand showdown” where they would get their day in court and show everyone up. They had their best scientists and were excited to have a conservative Christian judge.

          Result? Epic fail. The Judge basically laughed them out of court. It's easy to find – you can be reading his opinion 5 seconds from now with a Google search. I wonder, do you actually care about the truth and reason and evidence? Try to use your head for something more than a hatholder.

  • frelling_cute

    I just hope that Phil and the rest of his clan come together to bathe and shave. They really need to “Rebrand” after this debacle of hate.

  • Fat Sinners

    Phil having sex with his gluttonous pig wife is much closer to bestiality than gay sex.. unless of course one of the men is one of his gluttonous pig sons.

  • Yes I am a snob

    Look at all this attention given to white trash…really????

  • A

    If you read his article, the sentence has homosexuality also listed with “drunkenness”, but you don't hear anyone who enjoys alcohol complaining that they are compared to bestiality. Some people read into the context way too much. No one statement in the article is false. The Bible translations for each edition translates sentences differently.

  • frankspeakloud

    I would like to see how long Sean Hannity would last on FOX if he started blurting out any degrading, racist or otherwise, considered to be gay bashing or anti-Christ comments or calling his Roger Ailes on air a big fat slob or Rupert Murdock an “old, limp dick, Aussie fart”. Hannity and his self-righteous ass would be on the street.
    A & E as a company, has the right to dismiss anyone under contract with them and anyone who denies a company a right to defend it's image or standards, that I'm sure were clearly spelled out in Phil's contract, is anti-business! So shut the F up!

  • Dorothy Robdau

    What about the fundamental values of ones own religion; Have we gone back to Natzi Germany? The executives making the Robinson decision are the very ones A&E should fire, America loves to see a decent show like Duck Dynasty who displays love of family, their religion, and yes guns. A great American story lifting all our hearts with the success of the Duck Commander.

  • diamond

    This media is a crap they doing the same thing like paula deen. People got the right to speak there mind. And about gay. Yes there was always gay in this world but gay that respect other people.now some gay people have no respect i”ve seen 2 grown men tongue kissing in front of little childrens. That got me upset and i told them of off. Not all people r the same.but since the gay law was approved gay people is getting out of hand. Have some respect for your self nd others. Now that i spoke my mind who is going to suspend me or fire me just because im telling the trust and speaking my mind. This is a country like everybody says.

  • chris

    it conflicts with the fundamental values of the company? a&e airs a show where peoples families are getting torn apart by zombies kids are getting shot in the head peoples heads are getting cut off, What are the stipulations to these values?

  • Bingobrain

    I know taste is subjective but DD is a really stupid show. I watched it once last Fall and it seems as though the producer/writers are having a difficult time coming up with silly situations to put the Ducklings in. What a waste of time. People's cultural standards are at an all time low. Who cares what this guy says anyway?

  • KeepChristInChristmas

    I understand why A&E did what they did, Nancy Dubuc made her decision very clear. However, Phil also made it very clear that these were his personal views and not that of the Network. There are many conservative right wing that probably feel the same way, but won't come out and directly say it. I love this show and it's Christian values. One of the few family shows the kids can watch. I feel that the network is making a grave mistake to keep Phil off the air for very long. This is their cash cow. Anyone who was offended can change the channel. He is not the type to concern himself with being politically correct. Frankly, I'm tired of always having worry about it myself, being politically correct I mean. He's the type to tell you how to find God. Get over it, move on. I bet he doesn't do it again. Kay will stand by her man, and you will loose her, and then the others might follow. What a shame that would be. I hope that this suspension is temporary.

  • Phillip Rose

    A & E just announced their newest series. In keeping with their stron support of GLADD and the LBGT community comes their new reality series based at a Chelsea gay bar. It's called “Butt Dynasty.”

    • Professor Fate

      Good one. LMAO

  • Les

    Violently angry phone calls from supposed Christians. Why am I not surprised. People like them make me feel embarrassed to be an actual Christian.

  • Grouchytoday

    BOYCOTT ALL of A&E advertisers until Phil is brought back.

  • Chesty0351

    Wow….the author of this article is a jack a$$.

    Being against the perversion of homosexuality is not and never
    should be compared to racism. These perverse humans have chosen their path, the
    reason they hate fundamentalist Christians speaking out is simple…..they are
    reminded of just how perverse they are and that they are accountable to their
    actions.

    The common argument you get from the “homo club” is
    that homosexual behavior is a natural occurrence in nature….they drag out animal
    after animal that may exhibit even the slightest bit of same sex attraction.
    Then they run the assumption up the flag pole that it is proof they are all
    born that way……WRONG……Animals were created by God without a soul, to
    less than human and when their time is done…..it's done. Humans were created
    above animals with an eternal soul to have an eternal life with God.

    If you want to frolic around with your same sex friend….knock
    yourself out and have a gay blast…..but regardless of what you say, how much
    of a hypocrite you act when you speak out against my right to my beliefs and
    the right to voice them or how loud you say it…….your existence is an
    abomination and you are just “flipping the bird” at God.

    But hey!!!! Your Godless anyways so what the f#ck does it matter
    right??…..LOL….so say your right and there is no God then we've all got
    nothing to worry about….BUT…..because I'm right, when he comes back and all
    of creation bows at his holiness……then I've got nothing to worry about
    because I’ve accepted the one gift that can save my soul from your fate. Jesus
    Christ, before you freak out and type up some crazy rant read on…….I am just a
    sinful and flawed as any human……..regardless of your type of sin…..sin is
    sin…..a lie, homosexual relations or any other sin…..it’s all the same. Find
    Christ and find the peace you seek.

  • Jay

    The Exec made a stupid call… got bullied buy some gay rights group and folded. Weak decision… the backlash of America is self evident we don't think like the Hollywood liberals and the biggest reason most people even watch that show is because we do have the same values as Phil… and we won't be bullied by people someone trying to shove their agenda down our throats… pun intended.

  • Thorswitch

    Robertson's grandson did not attempt suicide, he is reported to have stated that he contemplated suicide as pressures built from being exposed to 12 million viewers. The family stepped in after being contacted by the grandson's youth pastor, and they worked together to help him through this difficulty with God's help.

  • Maynard

    If this TOP executive thought Phil was comparing beastuality to homosexuality, he didn't, he said each of them are sins. So what was the TOP A&E executive smoking or drinking to confuse such a simple, understandable statement?

  • John

    The question remains… how many people really feel that way about gays… but rather not comment… to avoid defensive reactions… can laws really change people ?

  • Nighthawk 572

    A and E ….lets see….that is channel 60…..turn on Vchip system, block the channel. Now no one can watch the channel….

  • Roma Stewart

    THERE IS SOMETING GOING ON ALL THE TIME, THIS IS SOMETHING THE DEVIL WANTS TO DO TO GET AS MANY AS HE CAN TO SIN , BUT WHEN YOU SEE HIM THEN YOU WILL KNOW IT IS TOO LATE TO SAY GOD FORGIVE ME. IF WE AS CHRISTIAN PEOPLE NEEDS TO STAND TOGETHER IN WHAT IS SAID NO MATTER WHO DON'T WANT TO READ IT OR HEAR. YED IT IS A SIN, YOU WEREN'T BORN GAY. STOP LETTING THEM BOSS US AROUND & TELL US WHAT WE CAN DO & CAN'T DO. WE SURE DON'T WANT TO GO TO HELL, WHERE YOU WILL NEVER GET ANY PEACE. PUT PHIL BACK ON THE SHOW, IF YOU DON'T HOPE THEY WILL GO WHERE THEY CAN STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN & HOPE YOU LOSE ALOT OF RATINGS FOR YOUR NETWORK. SAME ON YOU ALL FOR DOING IT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

  • Mark james

    I love the conservative comments keeps my hopes up that we can get back to normal around here.

  • Ken

    I am not a lawyer, but if A&E suspends an employee it sounds as if A&E willfully just broke their contract with the Robertson's. Hopefully this is true and allow “Duck Dynasty” to move to another network. I'm sure someone would pick them up. It is just business. Right?

    • FilmPunk

      The issue is that A&E owns the name of the show but not he characters. They can only move to another network if A&E sells the network the rights. IF they are fired they are released from their appearance contract but that does not give them the rights to the name of the show. Of course they could have retained the name rights but I doubt it.

  • TWayne

    AE needs Phil. He does'nt need them. Thank you Phil for speaking your mind.

  • Bubba999945

    Funny how people who accuse others of spewing hate sometimes are the biggest haters in the land. What follows I copied from some of QueeRevolutionary's over 300 posts to this forum.

    After doing this I had a couple of thoughts

    First 301 comments… Really? Get a life!

    Second you seem to have an enormous amount of hate inside you and obviously a very small penis!

    Now the fun begins! A few quotes from QueeRevolutionary's keyboard that illustrate what all our mothers were talking about when they said if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all.

    Or

    “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”
    ― Mark Twain

    And now from QueeRevolutionary

    gay bashing Jesus Freak

    I am having thoughts of you shoving your gay bashing garbage down your tyrannical theocRAT throat and choking to death on your Jesus Freak koolaid.

    ChristoFascist Jesus Freak

    duckdyNASTYPhil

    Jesus Freak go and sin no more – STFU

    you heterosupremacist tyrannical theocRAT Jesus Freak.

    I will lead a gay pride parade on your nazi pig grave.

    And now all the gay bashing Nazi pigs will quote you on that letting everyone know that one gay jerkoff supports a Christofascist gay bashing jerkoff. STFU we do not care what you think you self loathing Nazi collaborator:

    Go spew your self loathing garbage on WTFUXUPNEWS. They will LOVE to see you defend a gay bashing Nazi pig to use against LGBT Americans.

    wow a gay bashing troll found Human Rights Watch, what a shock. Hey Jesus Freak go spew your gay bashing garbage on WTFUXUPNEWS where you belong

    Shove your ghost screwed a virgin who birthed a bastard son of a god jesus Freak garbage down your own tyrannical theocRAT genocidal gay bashing throat and choke to death Nazi loving PIG

    Shove yuor gay bashing garbage down your Nazi pig throat & choke to death your your jesus Freak koolaid ChristoFascist Hitler lover

    actually who gives a fuck

    QUalified Experienced Electable Reichwingnut

    you fascist pig

    You need to be locked up with the rest of the ChristoFascists

    You should learn about sticking to the subject you teabagging republischmuck

    Hey racist pig do you think the child was arrested because of his name you white cracker honky nazi pig

    I am glad you are not alone either since you too are a racist nazi pig

    How Jesus Fckn Freaky of you ho ho ho

    Shove that transgender bashing garbagh down your own throat & choke on it

    Do you know that this is an article about gluten intolerance you self absorbed troll?

    and where is your medical degree from FUXUPU?

    I know you are an idiot since I live with wheat allergy and gluten intolerance which makes me ill so shove that TROLL SH#T down your own throat and choke to death JERKOFF
    That's all I can stand!!!
    Maybe I shouldn't have made the small penis remark but it seemed so obvious I couldn't help it!!!

  • THE_REAL_PERSON

    GLAAD, I did not have a problem with
    gay people until you used your association to try to justify personal belief. I
    didn't walk away from your members trying to get support, until now. All you
    are is a bunch of crybaby simpletons who want everybody to feel sorry for you
    because you chose a different direction in life. Just so you know there are
    millions of people on this planet which do not agree with your direction in
    life and they never will and this is their right as well. What do you benefit
    from the suspension of Mr. Robertson? Well let's think about this, nothing but
    several million more people hating your association for what the end result
    delivered. Everyone whom hates gay people now, hates them more. The people whodidn't care which direction in life a person followed are also now a member of
    the hater's.

    The funny part of this escapade caused by GLAAD is they hate everyone that does not accept their lifestyle. Who is the actual hater??? That’s right it is the guy expressing that his beliefs are not the same.
    ” YOU CAN’T FORCE PEOPLE TO LIKE WHAT YOU STAND FOR”

    • racerxonthe8th

      Well said. I am tired of being told that my beliefs are invalid and bigoted for not agreeing with them. Since when did seeking a response from GLAAD become a logical choice for a rebuttal to someones statement. What kind of statement did one think they were going to have in response to anything other than their agenda? I think that this was just an attempt to try to legitimize them in the public eye.

  • JumpyGathers

    The gay community will live to regret the over-reach by the thug-like thought police of the in-your-face radical activists in their midst. Mainstream America has now drawn a line in the sand as far as how much more their going to take of the Bullyboy tactics of gay activists. You are less than 5% of the American population, but act as though they are the in the majority. You have crossed the line and turned back the clock on gay relations with the straight public.

  • Servant first

    Phil is the ‘bomb'!!! He certainly has a right to his opinion and we all should (some of us do) feel the same way. The Lord (JESUS) is clear about this subject in His Word. Acts that are not sanctioned in the Word are referred to as sodomy(read Genesis: the story about Lot) and that is a sin. Those of us that are walking with Jesus are doing our best not to sin against Him in any way. This is quite a challenge as none of us were created perfect as was Jesus but being educated Christians with the knowledge of right and wrong with cognizant action we can decide to strive toward righteousness.

  • James Milano

    Bitches. They are just a bunch of back woods rednecks. He ain't ain't no man just because he says what he thinks. He's an inbred. What is ashame is people buy their red neck products. Why is it encouraged for people to speak out against groups of people. Sexual preference does not hurt any fucken body but inbred bigots standing on the words of the bible and misinterpretingWhat Jesus was all about for their own gains do serve yo divide . Idiots.

    • eponymous1

      My, aren't we catty today?

  • James Milano

    Rednecks

    • eponymous1

      Bigot.

  • James Milano

    Same makeup as the idiots that fought for the south for slavery

  • ThaGreat Rebel

    U call can call a nfl player a n word on national television and keep your job! We live n a time that shows you money is power we dont feel gay is right they just own the majority of the air waves. Sadly tosay we have more important things thats going on then this. Just think we need guards at pre schools now. Bigger picture the world is sick

  • bjohnson

    I am getting a bit tired of being dictated at how I am a racist and a bad person if I speak out and say I don't agree with homosexuality. It seems funny that GLADD can make a call and get a person removed from a show over his beliefs and first amendment rights. But they expect and demand that everyone respect their rights and beliefs. PLEASE!!! I have gay friends and they know I don't agree with their choices when it come to homosexuality. But they respect my beliefs. I also respect their choice to be who they are. When I am standing before God and answer for my choices and actions no one else will be responsible for my actions. My friends will also answer for their actions and choices too. That is why we are friends because we can discuss and respect each others choices even if we don't agree. They are not trying to get me fired from my job because I don't agree with the lifestyle.

  • jorel

    Here is a fringe lunatic group that yells and scream and describe people as “homophobic” if you disagree with their lifestyle. This what liberal progressives do if they don't have any facts to make their case. It is amazing that the most racist and atheist groups will do to try to stifle any disagreement with their beliefs.

  • sceeter davis

    go phil go behind you all the way.They asked and you spoke your beliefs,f ” “k them.

  • soccertiss

    talk with twisted tongue in order to get by with people dominating around us today….

  • whatever

    “his comparison of homosexuality to “bestiality” was over-the-line,” She's an idiot and maybe she should have done a little better research and found out the truth about what he said before she made such a horrible mistake..

  • Bafromet

    Dear A&E “top exec” Nancy Dubuc

    Well sooner or later this furor was bound to happen. Any time a Christian
    stands up for the Light and the Truth the dark side comes to steal, kill and
    destroy.

    This show isn't about duck calls, beards and hunting. It is about
    modeling.

    Modeling a Christian family living by Gods word. And they have gotten
    the message out. A&E had to know this ultimately was a powder keg waiting
    to blow but you supported DD and didn't tamper too much with the Robertson's. You gave them some leeway not because you share the same values. Obviously far from it. You crave the ratings and in the end the advertising dollars they generate

    You must have a plan B, if you don't you aren't very competent are you?

    As Christians we have to take a stand. America, as we Christians know, is
    becoming a Sodom and Gomorrah. For there to even be a group (insert GLAAD) to have the podium to create chaos from a man proclaiming God's word is so sick
    and repulsive it is unfathomable. And you fell for it too Ms. Dubuc. They told you he compared homosexuality to bestiality and you fell for it hook line and sinker.

    I have tired head over political correctness. Wrong is wrong and A&E's, or should I say your decision is the epitome of the demise of America.

    I stand resolute in support of Phil Robertson and the message he is
    preaching, I stand in the gap for him and his family.

    I can only imagine that many late night meetings are underway attempting to salvage an exit strategy for the fiasco you Ms. Dubuc allowed GLAAD to create for A&E……..

    What are the odds you would like a do over?

  • dennis hamby

    phil never compared homosexuality to beastality!!!! you need to listen to it again… but then… you already know that don't you?? you are just twisting his words!!!

    • eponymous1

      The media has relentlessly characterized his remarks as homophobic and racist.

      He said three things. 1) he prefers women, and doesn't understand why any man wouldn't. 2) Listed a litany of what he considers generally sinful behavior (including heterosexual promiscuity) that he said was problematic.
      3) Said he worked in the fields with blacks (apparently before 1964) and found them to be godly people, happy, and not complainers.

      To stay politically correct, men must now 1) state a preference for other men, 2) disavow traditional moral tenets, and 3) accept that the existence of all black Americans was uniformly execrable and miserable until 1964, after which time — well, I'm not sure. What is the party line on that today? Racism still awful and pervasive? Everyone joyful and peaceful? I haven't got the official communique'.

  • JAFO

    This is how capitalism works folks, if you do or say something your employer doesn't like you can be fired. He wasn't jailed for his remarks. Remember the guy who said bad things abput Palin? Yeah they fired him, was he jailed? No. Those who do not understand the law shouldn't quote the law.

    • eponymous1

      If your employer doesn't like you going to a gay pride parade on your own time, should he be able to fire you?

  • EducatorOfLiberals

    “Dubuc was* one of the most powerful television executives in Hollywood…”

    Fixed.

  • dontcareeitherway

    Now this is funny as hell. I just read the comments and it seems the gays whining about tolerance are the ones bashing and insulting the ones that don't believe as they do. You would think that if ones chooses to live an alternate lifestyle they would have thick skin. I have a friend that is gay and she has the typical view as the others. I asked her if she read the article, she has not. She refuses to read the article and continues to take the liberal media's paraphrasing as what was said. If common sense could be applied it would be realized he didn't compare, he listed with other sins. I am guilty of 3 of those sins and I will answer for those. The argument that he is under contract doesn't hold up either. If it were a violation of the said contract then they would have fired him for breach of contract. That is a big difference. It a F'n shame that people and sheeple think the First Amendment applies until you are offended. I have nothing against gays, blacks, Jews or any other ethnicity in general but they sure are making it easy to stereotype and change minds by trying to suppress someones else's opinion because they aren't agree'd with. This is not the first time this family has been attacked for their beliefs. The same network that says:

    “The executive said that any notion that A&E had a conflict with Christianity was also absurd, considering A&E’s History just aired the hit miniseries, “The Bible.””

    Also tried to force them not to pray. I sure as hell didn't hear you screaming about that “discrimination” because they aren't gay? I don't just arbitrarily hate anyone but I have to say some of your comments, from both sides, would lead me to not piss on your if you were on fire. As far as stereotyping, I sure as hell have less desire to get to know a gay person! It seems to me they thrive on drama and scream at every little thing they don't get they're way about!

  • eponymous1

    The leftist effort to snuff out public expression of Christian morals has reached a “head” so to speak.

  • Sum1Lszfalt

    I believe in what the Bible commands so there, I'm a “Homophobic Bigot”!
    Sadly, people will not tune out A&E so the “cesspool society” continues it's march to victory. Pedophilia will be their next conquest.

  • pissed of veteran

    This is all bs. A country that now waits for someone to say something then pounce. We can no longer say the plege of allegence in school. We no longer have prayer in schools. We have to say holiday season. In fear if we say christmas someone is affended. We can't used the N word because its wrong. But the race the feels its offensive uses it everyday. We have people that are gay feel that everyone needs to support them or be damned.I guess we need to form a group and if anyone say anything about straight people or being white we need to call for them to be fired.What a said country this has become. Other country in this world think were a joke and they are right.

  • cwat

    I think it's funny that A & E would get rid of their highest rated show – serves therm right. Who's the smart one? Walk on down the road Roberstons!

  • James Crews

    My best friend is gay.. And I see nothing wrong with what Phil said.. he is just saying what he believes in and that is his right .. And yes a&e is taking his right to free speech away..bc the fired a man for saying what he believes in.. yall knew what Phil was all about from the beginning.. I know that a&e will not be on any tv in my house til Phil gets his job back and I use to watch a&e everyday

  • Ric Rude

    Im Down With Phil Fuck A@E I wont be watching them no more

  • re

    If she thought seriously she must have a delusional mind. and you are in charge. wake up fool.

  • mike

    I am gratified to note that GLADD and A&E do draw a line at bestiality!

  • Alborn

    It is time that Christians use the tactics that organizations like GLADD use to demonize people that disagree with them. Get on the phones and social media and call homosexuality a perversion of nature as it is. We have allowed these people to perpetuate the idea that this behavior should be accepted openly in society and that is wrong. I am not suggesting that harm come to anyone that is homosexual but they are not going to silence us anymore. Homosexual behavior is a sin, man does not get to decide this. GLADD your influence is ending, you are not a protected class of people. My feeling about acceptance of Homosexuals just changed for the negative. Before I was accepting but no more, you lifestyle is wrong. This event proves what you agenda really is all about.

  • mthomas

    Maybe through this the people in this country will rise up and say enough, is enough.. Dubac also needs to go or wake up to what Americans are trying to get back to. I have gay relatives, like Pill said he was speaking against what god calls a sin. Keep in mind God hates the sin, not the sinner. A Michigan viewer that will and can find something to watch on tv if need be. I for one have been very happy with A&E, with your selections over the years but remember your judgement should follow what is right for this country not for you to make choices on what we may believe. .

  • mmjmb

    What about A&E showing the next season without edit? Is this about principle or money? Never mind, it's obvious.

  • Jim Hise

    I have been looking for the person who more or less fired Phil Robertson. Now I know, Nancy Dubuc, If Her dynasty is powered largely by “Duck Dynasty,” the highest-rated reality show on the air. Does she understand what she has done. Squashing one dynasty will crumble the other.

  • don

    What I don't understand is how a group that is always preaching tolerance (GLAAD), could say ” He believes differently from us and we want him harmed financially and any other way legally possible, to teach him to be more tolerant of OUR beliefs, which are the only right way to believe”.

    • mmjmb

      touche

  • Mimi Simpson

    He did not say being gay leads to having sex with animals….Are you people stupid can you read? (Referring to GLAAD and the rest who keep saying he did) As for being a racist get real…All he said was he worked with them in the fields and they seemed happy because they were always singing…This has gotten way out of hand and it sickens me to think that stupidity and ignorance is alive and well….

  • Karen169

    GLAAD = The new face of McCarthyism, blacklisting and bigotry. Where is the ACLU now?

    • http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/ Solar

      Except for the fact that McCarthy was Right,

      • Karen169

        True, but a person needs to use language that liberals understand.

        • http://conservativepoliticalforum.com/ Solar

          Got it, and agree.

      • Kpar

        You're right, Solar, it's a darn shame that ol’ Tail Gunner Joe's name will be forever associated with a behavior that he personally would never have supported. When he was “asked” by the MSM of the time to prove his charges by naming the names of the Commie infiltrators, he refused- stating that those people were entitled to a presumption of innocence.

        That was all the proof the MSM needed to brand him a liar…

  • Phil fan

    I think that it is crazy that fags can't take someone else's opinion but they can take stuff in thier a××. Get over it or start liking chicks like the normal people in the world!

  • MustangShari

    it's never been proven that homosexuality is a choice, and it also has never been proven that it ISN'T. I am a so straight woman and have lived and breathed the gay community for 25 years. Folks-IT IS NOT A CHOICE!!!!! There is a continuum. We ALL fall on it somewhere, but why on God's earth with the vile hatred and anger spoken about homosexuality, would someone EVER choose to fall in love with someone of the same sex. These wonderful people have struggled most of their lives to wonder why they always felt different, didn't feel “the rush” from kissing a member of the opposite sex, never felt right in their own skin. And besides, when did it become our business who someone else has sex with? Think what you want, say want you want, because we do. I had NO, NO, NO idea who this dude was before this controversy. This was the biggest and most profitable publicity stunt of all time. The family was worth $80,000,000 before, now they'll probably be billionaires. They have us right where they want us. Who are the real stupid shits?

  • TT

    So funny that society would try to say it is racism when it's not. I think Phil is doing a good job as representing God and his beliefs. Why is it that Kenya West can go out and sell records called Yeshia making fun of Jesus but no one pulls his records from stores. I say Kudos to Phil and I don't think he should apologize for being who God has God him to be. Also it's very offensive to me as a african American to hear society say anti gay remarks are racist please look up the word racist before you go out using this word loosely. Anti gay remarks as you all say have nothing to with racism in Phil's case after all the King James Bible does state in the book of Gensis that God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. Homosexual is one of many sins in the bible along with adultery, coveting, stealing, fornicating, murdering, lieing, and idols. I love the lord and pray that God would continue to give Phil boldness and strength through it all. No weapon formed against him shall prosper.

  • Phil fan

    Fags are fags and that is the bottom line. I have friends and family that are gay and they wouldn't want the freedom of speech taken so they can such cock. Such it up buttercups or don't watch tv. Our country is falling down around us and all these GLAAD people can bitch about is Phil? Wow get a life and get your buddy out of your assistance and bitch about something real like the economy!

  • An_Angry_American

    A&E has the right to make poor business decisions that alienate and offend their viewers.
    I, for one, will boycott A&E, as is my right.
    Time to push back.

  • Paulie Boy

    That is one ugly dyke.

  • Jim Gray

    whats wrong with ” FREEDOM OF SPEECH ” and ” IN GOD WE TRUST ” there are laws and a book called the bible !!!

  • Hoot Hootie

    “A&E’s top executive carefully considered whether to suspend”??lol
    Must not have considered it very carefully, since she made the decision in the blink of an eye. A&E needs the Robertson's much more than the Robertson's need A&E.
    DD is A&E's cash cow. I wonder what will be MS Nancy Dubuc's position after the next board or shareholders meeting. This is when we find out if ideology outweighs A&E's bank account.

  • Tumbleweed

    A&E was probably leaned on by the gays to kick Phil off the show!

  • LeAnn Lipps Robertson

    Don't give a rat's a** why they did it, just furious that they did. It won't bode well for A&E.

  • Donna Hammonds

    Yeah, here's the thing A$E, in the bible the scripture teaches against men laying with other men as they would with women. The scripture is found in Leviticus 20:13 “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

    Two verses later Leviticus 20:15 “If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he must be put to death, and you must kill the animal.

    Certainly we do not kill people for sexual acts they commit anymore as it is deemed a barbaric practice. Kind of like the things that extremist of Islam do. But it it's okay to twist a verse in the bible to fit your desire, then is it okay to twist them all and claim that bestiality is o.k.?
    These were the laws that were spoken to Moses, there were hundreds of commandments, yet a solitary few were chosen to be put down as “law” in the bible. Why is it necessary to follow the ten, and not the rest?
    This is his preference of belief and his moral code, Is it okay to take away his rights of belief and freedom of speech? You allow many different kinds of shows or what have you allowing the homosexual to have their say. What he said is not hate speech. It's what the bible teaches. Are you so afraid of losing money that you will cave in and punish him for his beliefs? Why is it okay for people to bash Christians and Christianity but Christians are being punished for their beliefs? I wonder how many homosexual people go to church and read the same bible that teaches against it? Or how many homosexual people will be celebrating Christmas, which is “supposed” to be about celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, The son of our God Jehovah?
    Whatever his belief is, Christians also believe that you hate the sin, not the sinner. What's really sad is that people have lost Christ, period. They have turned their backs on him, and should not be surprised if or when he no longer hears their cries.

  • dry bean

    A redneck homophone hiding behind his religion!

    • David

      Ha! Who is hiding?

  • Bobnews

    A&E is toast. This backlash is evidence that the American people are fed up with the Gay bullies and their enablers.

  • ThouSaint

    If we accept God as Creator than we accept that His Hand was as such the Maker of all of us, regardless of sexual orientation. To question the Maker's design is to challenge God Himself.

    • feathers trimmed

      well said!

  • bcmugger

    FFS the man didnt compare homos to animal fuqrs. If you gonna report news at least do it truthfully.

  • Frank Toscano

    CRACKER BARREL 317,294,000 people don’t belong to GLAAD

    How many people does GLAAD represent? Who gives GLAAD the right to bully and intimidate? I don't care what consenting adults do but I hate when any one tries to bully people into not saying how they feel or what they believe in.

    How many gay people are there in the United States? The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a sexual orientation law and public policy think tank, estimates that 9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (2011). The institute also found that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the population, while 1.7% are gay or lesbian. Transgender adults make up 0.3% of the population.

    As of December 19, 2013, the United States has a total resident population of 317,294,000, making it the third-most populous country in the world.

    Really? 317,294,000 non gays have to tremble in fear of an organization that even prominent gays slap around. Camille Paglia, who called their “Anti-Duck Crusade utterly Fascist and Andrew Sullivan who called Phil Robert's suspension Preposterous and unfair.”

  • Feathers Trimmed

    Quack Loud God hears you and he is not impressed with the self righteous at all. The religious one's in the new testament were sternly chastised for the big show they put on. They loved to tell how Holy they were. They loved to stand around and brag about their life. Our battle is not with Flesh and Blood but our battle is against spiritual wickedness in High Places. The True Christian is tempered by Grace as soon as he receives Gods Grace and the True Christian has been humbled in a Gospel manner and the natural course is left behind and the new course is a Man who is seasoned in his manner and speech with grace and love and compassion with the lost sinner. No Man is able to lift himself above his fellow. We are all Sinners and as Christians are to be aware that it is Gods love that leads to repentance. Quack less and do not fly so high. The redeemed have no bragging rights at all. We are to follow Jesus and not embarrass the Sprit of Truth. Blaspheming the Holy Sprit is Serious. Our mission as Christians is to Love Mercy, Do Justice, and Walk Humbly before Our God and in doing so we express his Grace in our own Lives as Obedient Servants. The Devil comes off as a loud and roaring mouth piece and looks like a shinning star but the true sprit of the Anti Christ is in the mix. And now the Devil is pleased in the uproar and quacking. Lets stop the Quacking and give love a chance hey. Not every one who says to God Lord, Lord have I not given your word and earned my way to Heaven. Nay Trust and Obey and season all your words with divine Grace. The Human Heart is Deceitful and desperately wicked and now we all know it Mr.Quack. We all must look for mercy and not justice and those with the loudest Quack are least likely to hear anything but their own loud quacking. May the Lord bless the wicked with love and Grace forever and ever and in leisure and work and in laying down my he cause his light to shine on me. and you. May the feathers in your hat be made of grace and kindness and not of anger and self righteousness learn to take the lamp of the lord and make it a light onto your path. A righteous mans determines his path but the lord determines his steps. Walk like a man and give Gods love as he has loved you. Know this that he who thinks he is something when he is nothing is deceived of him self. The self Righteous and Proud of heart will be made to sorrow onto repentance if God Grants The Gift of Repentance and it is love that leads us to repentance. Quack less and fly a little lower.

    • LA

      Come on, go read the article. Phil is no saint and sins himself. He plainly stated its not his place to judge, God will sort all that out. I never once read where he said he was not without sin, he was asked what's sin to him.

  • bigcatdaddy76016

    When your hum-drum company bitch-slaps the most profitable Christian based family program that the people love, you've made a big mistake. The show is what America needs and wants….you brought it out for the world to see, and they love it, so stand by them and defend them with all your fiber. Tell the attackers to leave them alone because we are entitled to our own opinion as they are……

  • supered

    why did the ceo of a&e confer with glaad before making her decision? whether I disagree or agree with phil's comments isn't an issue here. as a boss, when an employee of mine made dumb statements or was caught doing something not in line with company policies I would talk to the employee first, not someone who was not directly involved in the situation. and btw, gq asked the questions they knew were controversial and they knew the response they would get. gq just made a mint off duck dynasty and they weren't afraid of offending anyone by printing the statements. why doesn't anyone complain about their actions?

  • rbillyvols.forever

    The A&E executive Nancy Dubuc has Lied about Freedom of Speech and Religious intolerance ? She Admitted most negative Feedback came from her Own Homosexual Gay Lesbians that work for A&E they should be Concerned about their Sinful Sexual Deviances that's against All Biblical Teachings from the Bible! As a Christian I'm fed up with A&E stance against Biblical Teachings and Freedom of Speech ? GAY'S and these Immoral individuals Spew Openly their Sexual Sins Openly and their Behaviors is not OK IS OFFENSEIVE to me my Family Children and they Should Be Ashamed of this Displays of Sex Kissing WOMEN on Women Men Kissing Men in Mouth is Not Ok to me and every Saved and Practicing Christian ! Nancy Debuc You made a Statement that the BIBLE series aired on A&E now tell Everyone how Roma Downing and her Producer Husband of the Survivor series Paid for the Entire Production Costs with their Own Monies! Since Network Shows like A&E wouldn't Fund the Project? But you Charged and Made Millions of Dollars for Airing The Bible Series? Are You a Homo Phobic or Gay yourself? Or just a Money Greedy Hypocrite like Judas after Thirty Pieces of Silver! If I were not a Christian I personally Would not Care if all the Gays got Aides Passed it among Each Other and All DIED Painful DEATHS in their SINS ? Drugs for Aides is a Waste of Good Resources and Medical time spent Treating these Immoral Sinful Sinners! The Bible in JESUS times STONED to Death these Type of Individuals and Groups ? God Destroyed SODOM & GORMORAH for this Same Openly Displayed Sexual SINS? I would Be More CONCERNED with what GOD thinks of All These Groups of Practicing GAYS Committing these SINS ??? Instead of some WORDS Offending My Openly GAY Life Styles That GAYS Practice Like GAY PRIDE PARADES? GAYS have no SHAME and are Flaunting These Sins in the FACE of GOD I Would Be Concerned OF a GOD WHO CAN DESTROY BOTH MY BODY & SOUL for SINS & not being SAVED BY JESUS CHRIST? This is my Concern for All GAYS NOT TO DIE LOST AND GO TO HELL? BUT to REPENT FROM SINS BE SAVED AND RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE AND GO TO HEAVEN? But GAYS Believe They Are Not Doing ANYTHING WRONG? HOW IS THIS NORMAL ????

  • Feathers Trimmed

    God is not deceived and so He and others know the sprit in which things are stated and the spirit in a mans heart is going to express the true sentiment. What does the spirit say, it says listen and I will give you truth and the sprit seeks to please God and in pleasing God we will cause even those who are in opposition will love Us and God. So be at peace with all. A Godly man will cause even his fellows who are in opposition to be a friend. Do not muzzle the Ox while he is grinding is a worthy thing but the Ox is still an Ox. Like Foxes will find a place to hide so let the sinner find his hiding place in the Grace of God thru believing that it is worthy saying that Jesus came into the world to save sinners among whom I am chief. Those who have no righteousness it is counted as Righteousness to those who have faith in Christ Jesus. So All Sinners it is Righteousness imputed to you who trust in the Lord Jesus and this include sinners of every hue and make and to those who have no good thing and to those who are the steeped in the deepest sin. He who is hard hearted and with no good thing and black as the deepest hell can find his peaceful shore in the Faith saying that God came into the world to save all, I said all Sinners who and whatever they may be if they will just believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. No Repentance and no good feeling and no experience of some religious thing and so all is of Grace and that is the Warrant Of Faith for all men Just Simple true belief in the Promise that Jesus Came to SAVE all people and that as Sinners as Sinners. Read the Great Gospel Sermon By Charles H. Spurgeon entitled “THE WARRANT OF FAITH” . If you feel that the Blasphemes of the Devil have you pinned down with no hope then Brothers and Sisters you can Trust in this on True Promise That God sent Jesus to Come into the World to SAVE Sinners as Sinners while they are Sinners. Just believe in the Faithfull Saying that Jesus came to save sinners as sinners and he will grant you abundant love, and grace and he will Grant you Repentance but never depend on your Repentance as reason to believe as this would be popish self righteousness. All God ask of us is to Trust him and that as a sinner. He will deliver you from the jaws of condemnation and you will know the Grace and love of the most high God and condemnation of some Quack will role off your back like water off of a Ducks Back.

  • Feathers Trimmed

    I am not Anti Gay, instead I know that in me no good thing abides and so I am for all people because all people are in the same boat and it is Gods Grace in Christ Jesus that keeps us all buoyant in the raging sea. To be against the Gay is to be against myself as we are all full to the brim with need and that is the full truth. We all need each other. When will the Christian learn that Jesus is Just and the Justifier of those who believe in the Lord Jesus. Most people know that they are sinners and so talk less about the sin and more about the King of Kings and His love of sinners as sinners. Help all to kick the prison doors open. He taught us to love one another, and chains he shall break for the slave is our brother and in his name all oppression shall cease. Someday the lion will lay down with the lamb but until then the lamb must be a lamb and keep his wool white and clean but he must never think falsely about his will being clean except in the Precious Blood of Jesus the loving Christ. Duck all serpents and deceivers as many false gods have come into the world to ruin and destroy. Lean not to your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge the Lord and He will make your paths straight. Money is the Root of All Evil because of the Love of Money over People translates into worship of the Golden Calve. Often the Devil come off as an angle of light and the Devil is an Accuser and finger pointer so shun the finger pointers and deceivers.

  • fcw60@yahoo.com

    by the looks of her, dubuc looks like a lesbian. that explains things . these deviates tend to network and infest the media which is leftist and immoral.

  • GuardUrGrill .

    It's just like President Obama said, people like him cling to their religion and guns, what I don't get is,if these conservatives believe in God so much,,why do they need so many guns ? I thought God had their backs, and why don't you see them praying for all the sinners instead of bashing them ? They say they believe in God and that he can do anything ,than why don't they all pray for him to get his job back,instead of crying the victim,in other words,let go,and let God.

  • joames

    “Her dynasty is powered largely by “Duck Dynasty,” the highest-rated reality show on the air.”

    She will lose that Dynasty very quickly.

  • Charity

    Nancy Dubuc is WRONG: the Bible clearly compares homosexuality with bestiality in Leviticus 18: 22, 23: ” Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: it is perversion.” Phil Robertson was CORRECT because he included both homosexuality and bestiality as well as other sinful behaviours in his beliefs based entirely on the Word of GOD Almighty! See also 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10. SHAME ON GLAAD, SHAME ON A & E!

  • Mike

    Employers can not discriminate against an employees religion. Employers can not
    discriminate because of race, religion or ethnicity. A&E did discriminated
    against Phil Robertson because of his religious beliefs. Phil did not equate homosexuals to bestiality other than they are both sins according to his religious beliefs. He also said adultery was a sin but he did not equate that with bestiality either, other than they are both sins. To say he compared the two is like saying because lying is wrong it's the same as murder. That is flawed logic.

  • Brad J Evans

    We are losing FREEDOM of Speech – if it is only one side – that is not free, – or freedom of, If you choose to think and be like this – Go and Live in the Middle East People, to where they will Stone you to Death, If you are ”Gay” No Real Jury – No True media – Go and tell the Middle East what you say Here, See if they Have the same Point of view.
    you Who think in a one way – Do think in a Dictator way of Mind – Gay Way or No way is a One way Direction to being in jail in mind and in this Wonderful USA – Gay – Ok – jI am Not Just do not try to Push that one way Minded thinking onto me,, we are both Human 1st – After that we fall on our faces.

  • James Fowler

    II CORINTHIANS 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

  • Wonetah Einfeldt

    He has the right to be wrong and he should not lose his job behind it, sexuality is an individual choice and his views are just that his red neck views so, go Phil go! And to AE you knew they were rednecks before you put them on TV so ugh what's the problem?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthTexasPrepper Raymond59

    “Dubuc is one of the most powerful television executives in Hollywood, overseeing A&E, Lifetime and History channels. Her dynasty is powered largely by “Duck Dynasty,” the highest-rated reality show on the air.” Nancy Dubuc maybe the “most powerful television executives in Hollywood,” but she obviously doesn't have the foresight to see when a controversy makes you look like a total moron! She obviously couldn't (or wouldn't) weigh the positive and negatives of that her decision would've brought upon her and A&E. Well, one “lives and learns.”

  • Freedom of speach

    Phil Robertson was only Quoting what is in every bible that is in print, what he said was the truth, the fact is the ones that it offended was feeling guilty of the life style in which they are living, the very same thing Phil Robertson told GQ is being preached through out the world from every Pulpit ,the very ones that are offended know it's wrong, that it's un natural for women to lie Down with another WOMAN AND Men TO LIE DOWN WITH ANOTHER MAN IS AN ABOMINATION TO God Therefore it is Sin unto God to do so, and what was supposedly said by Phil of comparing Homosexuals to Beasty allaty is equal in sin their is no gray area sin is sin in God's eye's and Phil is not judging them, God has already past judgment in reference to soddom and Gommora.

  • Jake

    I love how GLAAD said they never have received so many phone calls for them speaking out against people expressing their views AGAINST homosexuality. Apparently only they are allowed to speak out against things they don't agree with or believe in. As long as everyone is in line with their views and totally agree with their lifestyle and agree with their religious view on Christianity straight out of the NLT( new liberal translation) version of the bible they will be happy happy happy :)

  • Paul Agria

    Anybody doubt Nancy Dubuc is an anti-Christian lesbian and GLADD member? Just another Hollywood homosexual Democrat. Boycott A&E until they remove all the perverts from decision making positions.

  • Peggy Scott

    I bet Nancy Dubuc is gay

  • Dan Mac Gilvray

    Ms. Nancy Dubuc, where were TV CEO’s of A&E and other
    networks when GLADD publish the names and harass the people of Massachusetts
    who sign a petition to allow the decision from the courts for same sex marriage
    to go on the ballet and to be voted by the citizens. GLADD did not want the
    people of MA to exercise their fundamental right to vote. As of this day many
    people are leery or will not sigh a referendum petition, such as “tank the gas
    tax”, because of the Harassment the GLADD, fascist, lobby did to voters here.
    It is time for powerful television executives, such as yourself, to use your
    skills and power to stop fascist organization, such as GLADD, to stop punishing
    the public and many of your viewers.

  • Prof. T. Cullan. Unomaha

    Corporate values? Interesting, most consider the primary & often sole value of any corporation is capitalism. Making money. If executives in charge jettison. Their primary money maker, some other corperation in the industry is likely to pick it up and the viewers, ratings & related revenue. Seeing the trend other shows and or poducts may follow the same option. Without programs an entertainment network or higher media company, is dry as the sand dunes or the trees in autum. They may blow away to forgotten mediocrity like crumpled leaf shreds.

    Also one wonders why a ” smart” CEO Nancy Dubuc, and her exec board determined reality programming was Historial enough for The History Channel as opposed to their former programming featuring events more than a week to a month in the past? Some scholars depended on it as a teaching & research tool. While AxMen are curious culturally they are not the basis for academic scholarship or say much about the development of societies across the globe over the centuries. Correct me if I am mistaken but that is History defined…reight?

  • Alan Fryman

    listen, I am for all people's rights, but when they start thinking that their rights are more important than others, they become bigots, the next time they have a rally, I won't stand up for their right to do so. to get respect you must have respect for others. when you put yourself on a higher stage than others you think you become the group that suppress you and others. Phil has every right to say and think anything he feels.
    A&E should be a shame.

  • Freakonomics101

    Homosexuality is just as bad as bestiality. What's the difference? They are both stomach turning unnatural acts… What's next, are they going do say butt banging their pets is their right too and allow people to marry their barn yard animals? They have to respect every ones disgusting beliefs equally I guess because everyone is special and a winner. What about the kiddy boofers too, don't forget them and their,”It aint right if it aint tight” & “Nothing tighter then a newborn” philosophies! They have their rights too don't forget them! All this Elders of Zion based degradation of values and their divide and concur approach is working like Swiss clockwork! America is going down the sewer faster then a steaming load of diarrhea erupting from a 700 pound woman after gorging herself on salmonella contaminated Mexican food washed down with cups full of castor oil for a week! One good thing is all the homos are butt boofing and carpet munching themselves out of the gene pool. Lucky DR. Gallo's AIDs virus that he patented back in 1984 is speeding up the process a little. Meanwhile pot is still illegal even though not one person ever ODed on it yet shoving your shaft up a mans dirt pipe is governmentaly protected and ordained yet people are getting fired for pointing out how truly disgusting it is by telling people the truth that it is just as bad as bestiality. It's worse actually, at least the beast can't go around bragging about it rubbing normal peoples faces in it! THANK GOD for AIDs and Dr. Gallo is all I can say! Later
    Ps, I hope I didn't offend and dirt pipe pounders, baby bangers, carpet muchers, priests, Catholics, African Americans or especially the genocidal terrorist Zionists and their illegal state Israel that even the true Jewish people despise openly! I don't need my apartment in a steel frame sky scraper getting vaporized to fine powder with the minimal remains falling into a 100 meter void in the solid granite bedrock below its foundation that's for sure! LMAO