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

'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Comments

Reality show patriarch made comments in GQ interview

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the A&E reality series, following anti-gay remarks he made in an interview with GQ magazine.

In a statement, A+E Networks said he had been placed on indefinite hiatus.

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“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series ‘Duck Dynasty,'” the company said. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz applauded the suspension, saying that it sends “a strong message.”

“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” Cruz said. “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”

Robertson (pictured above on the left) caused controversy with his comments, in which he grouped gays with “drunks” and “terrorists,” and said that they won't “inherit the kingdom of God.”

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Bashes Gays

Asked what he considered sinful, Robertson told the magazine, “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.”

Robertson has described himself as a product of the '60s who engaged in the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, but has since embraced Jesus Christ as his savior.

GLAAD excoriated Robertson for the interview, accusing him of pushing “vile and extreme stereotypes.”

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“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” Cruz said when the interview was made public. “He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”

“Duck Dynasty” has been a ratings smash for A&E, amassing 11.8 million total viewers with its Season 4 premiere in August.

  • Digitalrich

    Good decision! No one should be able to think or believe things others don't agree with.

    • marcmywrdz

      Yes, we DO have freedom of speech in this country. You may choose to think and believe anything you'd like. That's one of the many things that makes the USA great–I dare say the best country in the world. However, there are also consequences for our actions.

      You have the absolute right to call your boss an a-hole. S/He, in turn, has the right to fire you for it.

    • stacey

      boohoo another Paula Deen they took her off now lets take them off. . NO DIFFERENCE TO ME!!. YYYAAAH LETS KEEP THEM .they do SO much in teaching are kids ! banahaha

      • Ryan

        *our* I assume you're uneducated.

        • stacey

          oh lets make fun of spelling since we are such a high Christian we back in grade school?

        • terry208

          Is the word not our or am I the uneducated one?

    • disous

      This is absolutely the dumbest post I have ever read. I think the queers are out in force tonight.

    • Hal Watts

      Yes, we do have free speech in our country. However, this man is a star on a family-oriented TV show and is therefore expected to maintain a certain veneer of respectability; whether he likes it or not, his stardom places him as a role model for some. Anyone mouthing his hateful and bigoted views cannot be a positive influence on children. The whole show should be cancelled.

      • ItIsClear

        Most people GREATLY respect Phil and his opinions. And I respect this one too. He is absolutely RIGHT.. Would you rather someone tell you a truth that bothers you, or a lie that leads you to Hell?

        • Zaftiguana

          “Most people” have no idea who Phil Robertson is. Get a grip on yourself.

          • lovetherain

            Do you? I surely do not. But I do love watching them and also respect there weekly dinners, giving thanks to the Lord, Phil teaching his grandchildren to not be “citified” with love and humor is not a man or family who is full of hate. he is HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY. You get a grip!!! and relax.

          • Zaftiguana

            Since I understand that it's ludicrous to suggest that “most people GREATLY respect Phil and his opinions” when the vast majority of people have not a single clue who this basic cable reality TV personality even is, I'd say my grip is just fine.

          • cleos_mom

            Apparently saying grace before eating is all some people expect out of a reality show. Talk about low expectations…..

          • Zaftiguana

            Right? I don't know about you, but somehow I manage to be “happy” and love my family without publicly denigrating millions of people, but I guess that's just me and apparently too lofty a standard for anyone else's behavior.

        • Loretta Edwards

          Fantastic point!!

      • Ken Beaumont

        Let's be clear about this. Phil didn't say this during a show that children watch..He didn't say this while in front of children.. He was responding, in private, to a question asked of him by a reporter for a article in a magazine that is read by adults; not children.. If all the people who felt like the show was just some rednecks and should be canceled .. Do you really think your hurting or changing the opinion of the people that watched it? Do you really feel that having someone be punished for sharing an honest opinion when asked is a win? I imagine that all that this will do is spread Phil's opinion to a far greater audience then he could have ever imagined.. Congrats

        • Loretta Edwards

          This harks back to the interview with Kirk Cameron. The same tactic was used in both instances. This is the new way to make news against Christians and their beliefs. I call it baiting. They ask questions that they already know your response to so that they can then feign surprise and bewilderment that you would spread such hate and vile beliefs. This is all part of the attack on Christianity and the media's twisted use of manipulation to make Christians look bad. Remember, the government has already categorized evangelical Christians as terrorists so this is just more ammunition for their fodder. Hold strong!

      • bennny57

        people can choose to change the channel, I choose to watch and respect the way Phil has raised his family

      • Loretta Edwards

        Why should his opinions be any less pertinent that those of others? Why should he be expected to hold his opinions to himself simply because someone might be offended. I'm personally offended quite often when I watch TV these days yet, I do not demand that someone be removed from their show because of it….I CHANGE THE CHANEL. I can't tell you the number of conversations forced upon me by the things my children have heard on television about gays and homosexuality or the attacks I am seeing against Christians everywhere today. Who will be held accountable for that? HMMM?!?

        • herp

          i know its soooo hard being part of the 78% majority all those attacks and persecution!!!!!!

          oh wait a minute…………………….i think i have majority confused with minority silly me.

      • Elizabeth

        Its only “Hateful” and “bigoted” bc you don't agree with him. I read nothing hateful or bigoted in it he was only giving his honest opinion and Id rather have his influence on my children then people like you who stomp down anyone who disagrees with you. Despite what people try to tell others.. there is a right and a wrong in this world not a “do it cause it feels good and as long as you leave me alone I'll leave you alone” mentality that totally dismisses the meaning of having a conscious and morals

      • lovetherain

        Hal, were is Mr. Robertson being hateful or bigotry? Not one word out of his mouth was anything other than what he believes in. He has never said anything on the show, nor has any member of his family regarding homosexuality. Even at the end of his interview, he stated he would never treat anyone different from me. How is this hatred? Those who do not agree or like what he has said, are calling him uneducated, ignorant, bigot, hateful, man. It seems to me you are the intolerant, hateful, bigot, who needs to grow thicker skin. The world does not resolve around the fact that people like you cannot handle a difference in opinion.

  • jedclamppet

    Phil Robertson is right.Most ffaaagggots are pedafiles and rapeist and just sickos.I guess these sick sexual degenerates cant handle the truth that theyre sick vile unaccepted freaks.

  • CrustyB

    The Fecal Matter Mafia strikes again.

    • Sam_Handwich

      what? your mom's in the house?

      • CrustyB

        HUH HUH! A MOM JOKE! HUH HUH!
        Moron.

  • Stuart W

    RUMOR OUT that GQ “interview” a hatched job. Why not print article and have WRAP readers make their own judgements?

    • Lee Garen

      Did you mean a ‘hatchet job'? I'm sure you did….

    • Osowoofy

      Why is it a hatchet job? Was he misquoted?

  • Ned McFury

    Suspended from what? Letting A&E follow him around and film his life? Oh, the horror.

  • Sam_Handwich

    cue the whining from impotent old GOP white dudes…

    • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

      I'm staying away from Walmart for a few days so when the rednecks flood the place to grab up the last few icons of this great show. I won't have to smell them!

      • stacey

        now id like to video tape that !!!

      • ItIsClear

        You probably can't afford Walmart anyways!

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          I only go there when I have to…. buy something cheap that is..

          • Ken Beaumont

            Listen fozzy.. I am sure by your replies your (not particularly in this order)…
            1- admitting your a cheap bastard
            2-you manage inbred hillbillies that you have had to teach them how to use soap and you expect us to think that your “I'm in mgmnt” comment makes you some kind of better person?? You manage inbred hillbillies… End of discussion you, work at waffle house…you moved to Oklahoma because your family wouldn't approve if they knew you were gay (or at least not admitted it yet)..
            Stop hating on hetros man..

          • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

            1. Not cheap.. just dont waste money when I can get buy with something cheap.. as it.. people who buy Rolex watches are twats
            2.. I am management because there was a job opening because the idiot who had the job before didnt understand that transportation companies drug test people
            I moved to Oklahoma to tend to my ailing father.
            i do manage inbred hillbillies.. which example would satisfy you? the driver who stops and pick up road kill in the truck to eat later? The other redneck moron who had to have it explained (after being told the first time that he stunk) that yes, bathing was the first step, wearing the same clothes day after day for a month without washing them, was also not acceptable.
            And again… I am not remotely gay.. been married to the same wife for 27 years, have four kids etc etc etc.. they also are not gay.. but they also are thankfully not rednecks.. I;d prefer a gay kid to an ignorant redneck kid any day

      • Ken Beaumont

        Fozzy, how bout you and your born gay friends go picket Walmart for selling such items and all the other retailers too. See how far that gets you. I am also curious on how you know how a redneck smells? One break your heart and you can't bear the pain of smelling a real man?

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          Well first reason you inbred retard is the fact that I've not gay. I unfortunately wound up in Southern Oklahoma and am in management and have had to explain to more than a handful of these backwards pieces of shit how to use soap and that if they didn't learn how to bathe that I would fire their inbred hillbilly asses. I guess I dont really care what a “real man” smells like.. but find a lot of irony that you seem to.

    • Ben Welliver

      Spoken by an old queen with a nonfunctioning immune system.

  • murraydad

    Yep, a well known Christian voices Christian dogma and people are surprised? Getting so sick of this PC bull pucky. I hope the Robertsons pull all their rights from A&E and move to a network that isn't deathly afraid of Christianity.

    • rjsprint

      You're joking right? And you call yourself a Christian… That is too funny. I'm laughing hysterically at your ignorance. It's people like you that give Christianity a bad name you hypocrite.

      • murraydad

        Jokes on you, I'm not a Christian. Liberals on free speech: “We're all for the 1st amendment, as long as your comments don't offend us or differ from our views.”

        • TGoins

          would you feel differently if he was speaking about people of color rather than a gay person? Would it be okay if he said that brown skinned people will never go to heaven?

          • murraydad

            False equivalence.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Absolutely not. It's an exact equivalent unless you believe the absurd notion that people choose to be homosexual.

            I can also already smell your hypocrisy because I bet you were shouting from the rooftops for Martin Bashir's head after his comments about Sarah Palin.

          • murraydad

            Absurd? That's an open debate, even among scientists. But you are expressing the PC viewpoint, and trying to diminish my argument by through dissmissiveness and an appeal to popularity.

          • lovetherain

            If you are looking to defend the DNA that proves one is born homosexual, is still being debated. Back in the 90's, they (who knows) said you are born gay, however in early 2000, this was disproved. There is no DNA link that proves we are born gay. It is a choice!! Over and over, even as those who want to believe people are born gay, they are not. Again, it is a choice.

          • WingsThree

            So you decided to be straight exactly when?

          • RURIGHT

            Everyone is born Male and Female. And if you can't figure out what is straight and normal over what is evolutionary abnormal then your as dumb as the homo who thinks its Normal to screw another man in the butt!

          • cleos_mom

            Interesting, the preoccupation here with anal sex.

            Not to mention the assumption that lesbians don't exist. How many of the Outraged Citizens on this discussion sit up and take notice of “girl on girl action”?

          • HERP

            i love the “Dont persecute us, they have freedom blah blah blah”

            then you turn around “HOMO, YOU DO PEOPLE UP THE BUTT.”
            then your circle jerk yourself back to
            “ITS NOT CONFRONTATIONAL, ITS MY RIGHT, I DIDNT SAY ANYTHING OFFENSIVE. YOU GUYS ARE THE REAL INTOLERANT ONES BECAUSE YOU THINK IM AN ASSHOLE FOR WHAT I SAID!!!!!!!!!!”

            its only true ignorance if you reject something you know nothing about and you people prove it here today. As a gay women i didnt choose it.

          • WingsThree

            You're the idiot in the room. As a parent of a lesbian daughter, I'm far more knowledgeable on this topic than you. That's readily apparent by your grade school word choice. Conveniently, you dodge the question. If you claim people choose to be gay, how is it not logical that people choose their sexuality? So, Mr. smart ass, when did you choose to be straight?

          • yourmama

            when he decide to sleep with women instead of men

          • lovetherain

            I didn't, God did, when I was born.

          • WingsThree

            Okaaaay..? So if you're saying that God chose your sexuality (physical and emotional attraction to another person) how is it that very young children who believe they are attracted to the same sex is any different? I have a lesbian daughter, so I have personal experience on this topic. People who claim that homosexuality is a choice are sadly uninformed. After you wear my shoes, we can have an intelligent conversation.

          • lovetherain

            I am not how to respond, except to say, your are correct only in I have not walked in your shoes with a child who is a homosexual. But do not call me ignorant!! You do not know me other than this forum. Here is something I will tell you though. Best friend in high school 25 yrs ago came out. I was with her through thick and thin as she told her family and friends. She committed suicide in 2009, and not because she was a lesbian. I also knew all her girlfriends, dealt with break-ups, and physical abuse on her. Another great friend of mine is gay. Trust me when I say, they BOTH explained in full detail of their daily struggle. So before you start insulting my intelligence, just because I do not agree with you, shows how intolerable you are of others opinion.

          • WingsThree

            Anyone who claims that homosexuality is a choice in life is not in command of the facts. Please don't confuse bible based dogma with modern science. You, of all people, who apparently saw up close and personal all the problems your friend experienced – how did you feel toward her when she came out? Did you tell her to just snap out of it, she was a sinner, and stop behaving that way? Do you think she made a conscious decision to prefer women? Did she genuinely fall in love with another woman? How did you feel about that? Is your other friend gay because he wants to be? How does he feel when you tell him that he wasn't born gay? Does he agree with you?

            For one reason or another this comment board is full of gay hating people…are you one of them? Or do you just hate the sin but not the sinner?

          • lovetherain

            Wings, I had entire conversation in my head in response to
            your last comment. However, after I read it again, you just pissed me off. I
            regret having an open mind for you and I to have an intelligent conversation. Why? Because no matter what I say or how many homosexuals I have in my life and
            love, you will ALWAYS find a way to hate me. You are so full of anger, which I personal have no part of, however, you insult me, I defend myself with a personal life story, and yet, you continue to pick apart my lesbian friend or my gay friend.

            If you would like to re-read my prior post to understand
            where my feelings, you would not be questioning how “I felt”, or “snap out of it”. Do you really care if she “genuinely fell in love with another woman”? If so; WHY?? It is NONE of your business. And guess what Sir; I will not defend her or myself to you with her life. You simply called me ignorant because I have not walked in your shoes. I agreed with you on that. I defended my OWN personal experience because you challenged me on my intelligence.

            I could care less if anyone agrees with me or accepts what I
            believe. What I do care about is a person like YOU who is a man, father, husband etc, will decide to cut my own life experience down by questioning how “my lesbian and gay friends felt”. You are not respected enough to know.

            Definitions of Dogma: gives a charter to mistake, but the
            very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.

            Would you agree? Science has NOT determined whether you are born with a “gay gene”.

          • WingsThree

            I simply asked you relevant questions. You claim that homosexuality is a choice, yet you claim to have close friendships with gay people. I'll boil this down to its simplest terms. Do these friends of yours choose to be gay? If so, do they agree with you? Just wondering, because as a parent, it would impossible for me to “accuse” my daughter of “choosing” her “lifestyle” and expect any relationship to prosper. Your defensiveness, incidentally, speaks volumes.

          • lovetherain

            You did not have any relevant question. You are attempting to defend your defensiveness and acceptance for your homosexual daughterl. I DO NOT CARE IF SHE PREFERS WOMEN OVER MEN. Again, Wings, I do not care if they “agree” (not a term I would use) however, YES, they accept my belief, as I accepted theirs.
            You need to deal with your own daughter and her sexuality as well as your difficulty accepting her choice. Yes, I know you are going to attack me, but I am not the enemy. You are creating your own demons by insulting those who do not AGREE with you. Learn that definition.
            I am not defensive. I only become combative when I am personally attacked by those (YOU), who assume I am ignorant. Everyone has a life trial as you pointed out, as did I. But you decided to question my story, where I did not question yours.
            Tell me this, did you accept your daughter being a lesbian? Has she fell in love? Did you welcome her partner in your home? Are they married? Do they have children? How did you respond to her love of women? Do you have a wife who is accepting of this or other siblings?
            Beyond answering these questions, you define me as defensive, however aren't you? You decide to attack me and want me to defend myself, along with my gay and lesbian friends, still accuse me of hatred. Yes, I know you did not say that word, however when you state that I am defensive and this speaks volumes, is quite incorrect. You have become defensive by telling me that I do not understand because “I have not walked in your shoes”. You might want to back up, take a look in the mirror and understand no one needs to walk in the shoes of a father of a lesbian to understand what a person of homosexuality feels and went though.

          • WingsThree

            I've accepted my daughter for who she is. She is a loving person, has a committed partner, she is attempting pregnancy, and is otherwise a decent human being. I raised her – her sexuality is what it is.

            Once again, I am merely asking you questions, which you insist on not answering. I'm not defending a position as much as I am posing some pretty basic questions to you.

            Again, do you insist on believing that people choose their sexuality, and if so how does that comport with relationships you have with gay people? Do these people agree with your position that they choose to be who they are? I'm just wondering how you manage to get along with gay and lesbians while you hold on to your belief system. It's safe to say that they don't share your belief, right? As I repeatedly say, as a parent, that's an impossibility in my world. Pretty basic question here…note that I'm not defensive, just making a simple inquiry.

          • lovetherain

            I, sincerely think that accepting your daughter as she is, helped both of you as the struggling became so emotional and overwhelmingly difficult fostered your beautiful relationship today. It shows courage from a father, as well how much you love her. I truly believe that your daughter and her partner will be wonderful parents, as well as you being a grandpa. I am not saying this to sound sarcastic or anything. Just my honest feelings

            Now, I have not been “insisting” to not answer your questions. I did not understand why, however let's keep open and honest communications. Firstly, no one I ever had any friendship with (gay or lesbian) never questioned my Christian value and what I believed. The flipside was also the same. I never question their lifestyle. Honestly, we had the utmost respect for each other and we did not confront, belittle, insult, or judge on ones choices. Yes, I do believe it is a choice. However, no matter what I believe, we all have tremendous respect for ones belief. With that being said, I had some confrontations at lesbian bars, because I am straight. Some ladies did not like me in “their world” (yes, they said that). They automatically assumed I was full of hate because of my belief. Obviously, we never be came friends. Today, I don't hang with them as I used to. Not because of what I believe in, but due to my friends death.

          • WingsThree

            And just to clarify, I said that anyone who believes that homosexuality is not a life choice is not in command of the facts. I stand by that assertion. That's not meant to be insulting, it's just a statement reflecting reality.

            Young children and pre-teens begin to exhibit their sexuality at these young ages. These kids are not making “lifestyle” choices – they do have feelings that, in many cases, they don't understand yet. To assert otherwise flies square in the face of volumes of information available to you and me. You apparently chose to ignore or discount this information, ostensibly because it conflicts with your religiously based world view. That, bottom line, is the root of the dispute. A
            As a Christian (formerly), I've lived up close and personal the kind of BS exhibited, to varying degrees, by participants on the website. One of the reasons I pitched religion completely is precisely because of the hateful attitude that some people who professed to be Christian exhibited to both my daughter and her parents. It's truly a pathetic display of behavior toward fellow humans.

            I'm certain you will pop another cork over my comments. Whatever. I'm just wondering how you could possibly be friends with gay people, and they return the relationship, while they are aware of your apparent stance on this topic?

          • whyicare

            Good points. The current pope in the catholic church (Pope Francis) exhibits some traits of Jesus Christ. Upon becoming the Pope,he proclaimed that the Church should emphasize on love and caring of the poor, the underprivileged. The bashing of gay, abortion, and contraceptives should be secondary. Guess what, this man lived up to his word. At times, he took off his white robe and donned a black outfit of a priest, he then sneaked out of the Vatican gates and talked to the homeless. He drove a Renault with 180,000 miles inside the Vatican. He sacked the Bishop of Bling for renovating his mansion for $42mil. He converted the mansion into a soup kitchen. Thi man walks the walks and talks the talks. When was asked about gay, he said if the person is gay and he is a just man, that is all I can ask of him or her. Let God be the judge. proud to be a Catholic Even the atheists and agnostics say highly of the Holiness. When was the last time you hear atheists having anything positive to say about the pope.

          • kevv

            Black people cant choose their color, however a fag can choose to stab another dude with a meat knife….

          • leah

            He would not say that he speaks the truth and what the Bible says

        • Point of Clarification

          That's not actually how the 1st Amendment works for anyone, Conservative OR Liberal. “Freedom of speech” has NEVER meant “freedom to say whatever you want without reprimand,” and it usually doesn't even apply to what private people/organizations (like a TV network) do because it usually only applies to what the government can and cannot do. Yes, you have a right to speak your mind, but you do NOT have a “right” to participate in a reality TV show, nor to say whatever you want without reprimand from your employer.

          • lovetherain

            Actually, yes you do. Mr. Robertson did not sit on Duck Dynasty and speak his belief with homosexuality or anything. He was asked a questions in a magazine, GQ of all things, he answered honestly, without hostility, hatred, or anger. This is wrong by all accounts.
            We all should be able to speak the truth, when asked a question, without being hated and called names. Those who are saying Mr. Robertson is disgusting hateful, bigot, are also calling themselves the same thing. If you do not like agree or believe in what he said, you are the same!!!

          • madmatti

            Finally someone gets it. It does not take a real smart person to figure out what phil will say to those questions in the first place

          • Artteacher 31

            I hope the Robertsons don't disappoint and continue to walk the talk…without dad, the sons walk too! What has happened to freedom of speech and religion in this country? He is entitled to his beliefs….like it or not. Tolerance should be a 2-way road.

          • Heather

            I am appalled that we keep sending the message out that it is NOT ok to have your own personal thoughts and beliefs and that if you do not go along with the collective – you are punished. Unless there is stipulations in his contract, to me he is in true character for his show!
            While I do not agree with Phil's comments, I do believe in freedom of speech. His words merely reflect his own thinking status and do not and will not sum up the status of any whole group, whether it be religious or other…
            The last time I checked, we were allowed to speak our minds and to be honest with ourselves and others…..

        • Mb

          First amendment – “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” Notice it says Congress shouldn't prohibit free speech it says nothing about A&E. That's free market capitalism at work. You say something that your JOB objects to, then you can be fired by your employers, not so if you work for the government. Because the 1st amendment specifically says CONGRESS can't do that not your private market employer. So just get your facts straight (pun intended).

        • Zaftiguana

          Since being suspended by a cable company has absolutely nothing to do with legal ramifications from the government, no one's First Amendment rights have anything to do with this.

          • lovetherain

            Zaftiguana, you are correct. However, when one speaks of his beliefs in a non-confrontational way, non-aggressive, and no hatred or trying to demean others, results in a suspension is quite wrong and hindering one's right to speak openly.

          • Zaftiguana

            If you think linking homosexuality to terrorism and bestiality and saying they're damned to eternal hellfire isn't confrontational, aggressive, or most of all demeaning, then I don't know how you define those words, but I would have to guess that it's not in any of the generally accepted ways.

          • lovetherain

            When did Mr. Robertson compare homosexuality to terrorism and bestiality?
            He was asked a question. He answered it truthfully, BIBLICALLY, by his own beliefs. Prove to me, in his statements that he said “homosexuality is like (learn that word) bestiality. Then you can give me a factual basis on the word Terrorism. I would recommend breaking down each word, then finding those definitions in the bible, that will prove he has insulted you.

            Besides that you do not have any facts to back your belief up. But I will accept your opinion and what YOU CHOOSE to believe in. As I would accept your nod to my belief and what I have chosen to believe in.

          • Zaftiguana

            ‘Robertson (pictured above on the left) caused controversy with his comments, in which he grouped gays with “drunks” and “terrorists,” and said that they won’t “inherit the kingdom of God.”’

            How about now you find me the place in the bible where it says it's super Christian behavior to make grand public pronouncements about which other people (unlike you, who are living the righteous path) are damned to hell?

          • whyicare

            where in the bible did Jesus hate gays. 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish fed thousands of men. Keep in mind, this feast is only for men. Now I believe that there got to be some men who attended this feast were gays. Did Jesus post a sign that the feast is for non-gays only.

      • lovetherain

        rjsprint; who is ignorant here? Do you even know the definition of the word? As with any religion, you have degrees of intensity and taking God's word to far. However, in the simple terms of Christianity, there is not hatred, bigotry, or hypocrisy. But when others, like yourself, deem others ignorant and hypocrites, just to defend what you BELIEVE in is okay, right? Sure for you and your belief, as well as Mr. Robertson and his belief.

      • Loretta Edwards

        You are the ignorant one. How is what hew said in any way hypocritical or a problem with Christianity? The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is a sin. People who live freely in a gay lifestyle CHOOSE to do this each and every day. Christ said that the reason this was an abomination was because the sinner CHOOSES NOT tot repent of their known sin. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

        • WingsThree

          This bible thumping to justify modern-day bigotry is simply getting old and tired. I'm working on Sunday by the way, sure hope that doesn't piss Him off too much.

          • Angie T

            I am a Christian who works on Sunday. Your point is not valid.

          • WingsThree

            So how does Exodus 35:2 not apply? Christians are fond of conveniently ignoring scripture when it suits them, and conversely, invoking it to judge others. “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”

          • lovetherain

            Hi there Wings, do you even know the difference between a “bible thumper” or a person who lives and talks with Jesus? Probably not. As you call Loretta a bigot, as are you.
            Bigot used to mean discrimination against ones color of skin. Well not today. It means; a person or persons who does not agree with others believe. OR; a person or persons who hurts my feelings. OR; if someone does not agree with ones choices, and speaks out about it. OR; (and this is the most important) Person or persons, who stands on his OWN BELIEF, in his heart, mind, and soul, is condemned by those who do not LIKE what is said. And yes, this is my own experience and discrimination against my beliefs.

        • herpa

          Oh yea i certainly choose to be gay, be made fun of, kicked out of groups and harassed by ignorant people, it was all a choice.

          oh wait a minute……………….i didnt…………..i was born this way………….

    • Dawna

      Agree!!!!!

    • Shari Wedemeyer Wooten

      I totally agree. Another network should pick them up.

    • Zaftiguana

      Equating homosexuality to terrorism and bestiality is not “Christian dogma.”

      • lovetherain

        Stop looking at his statement literally. Terrorism is HATRED, wanting to kill. Bestiality, is just wrong and a sin, as is terrorism. Homosexuality is a sin, as is lying, cheating, stealing, murder, disobeying your parents, etc. If you believe in Jesus Christ teaching, and live your life to those teachings, that is your choice, as is homosexuality.

        • Zaftiguana

          You mean stop inconveniently holding people accountable for their own actual words? I'm sorry, but no. And Jesus Christ didn't teach a single thing about homosexuality.

          • RURIGHT

            Zaftiguana …Are you kidding us? You don't know a heap about what the Holy Bible says about homosexuality! Jesus did speak out against it…so why don't you start with Mathew and read through to Revelation's and then come back and tell us all what the Bible and Jesus says about it! It amazes me how people who never read the scriptures ,quote it as if they know what they're saying when they haven't read it!

          • cleos_mom

            No; Jesus said nothing about homosexuality; legalistic Christians understandably confuse Jesus with Paul. Paul was a limited, fallible human being who was a product of his culture and whose writings suggest that he may have been a gay man.

            And no, that quote about a man “cleaving” to his wife is not a rejection of same-sex relationships. Since Jesus healed the “pais” of a Roman centurion, he would have spoken out about the relationship at that time but he didn't.

          • RURIGHT

            “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality” As a Bible reader for the last 48 years and I'm now 63 I'm here to tell you that you haven't the slightest understanding about the Holy Bible! First when I stated that Jesus did say something about Homosexuality well for your information He did!! Let me explain this to you. First the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God and everything written in it was done so with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And Jesus said that it was expedient that He leave that the TEACHER and Comforter would come and HE would reveal to the world the words of Jesus. So when Paul who wrote Romans 1:26 he wasn't writing his words but the words of Jesus Christ inspired by the Holy Spirit!

            John 14: 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet
            present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,whatsoever I have said unto you.

            Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and our-footed beasts, and creeping things.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

            On Homosexuality…

            ROMANS 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

          • Zaftiguana

            No, sorry, fifth generation preacher's kid who grew up going to church 2-3 times a week and has read the book cover to cover multiple times. As anyone who really knows their scripture can tell you, Jesus does not mention homosexuality in the bible one single, solitary time. It is nowhere in his teachings. So until you know that basic fact, I'd refrain from trying to school others on their biblical scholarship.

          • RURIGHT

            “Jesus said nothing about homosexuality” As a Bible reader for the last 48 years and I'm now 63 I'm here to tell you that you haven't the slightest understanding about the Holy Bible! First when I stated that Jesus did say something about Homosexuality well for your information He did!! Let me explain this to you. First the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God and everything written in it was done so with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And Jesus said that it was expedient that He leave that the TEACHER and Comforter would come and HE would reveal to the world the words of Jesus. So when Paul who wrote Romans 1:26 he wasn't writing his words but the words of Jesus Christ inspired by the Holy Spirit!

            John 14: 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet
            present with you. 26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance,whatsoever I have said unto you.

            Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and our-footed beasts, and creeping things.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

            On Homosexuality…

            ROMANS 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them

          • Zaftiguana

            That's an extraordinarily intellectually and spiritually lazy argument, and unfortunately a very popular one for badly flawed Christians who think it's appropriate to make grand pronouncements about that states of other people's souls and salvations rather than working on their own and following the example of Christ's behavior and teachings here on earth.

          • lovetherain

            No (your are funny) Actually, I mean stop blaming EVERYONE for what you do not like. If someone hurt your feeling, they should be punished? Is that what you are referring to? Well, guess what, you are in the same shoes as those who offend you. Do you even realize this? Probably not. Why? Because, ones feelings are hurts, they are judging me, they hate me….blah, blah, blah. Well guess what Zaftiguana? I will always hold anyone accountable for calling me (personally) a name, wish me harm by; wishing death, hatred, bigot, and intolerable. But guess what sweetheart? I will NOT apologize for what I believe in, nor would I expect you to do the same. Can we agree on that?

          • Zaftiguana

            He didn't hurt my feelings because I”m not a gay man. What he did was say a bunch of hateful and frankly un-Christian things about a whole class of people, which lead to the private business that employs him suspending said employment because of the potential harm done to their business. He has neither a religious nor constitutional bit of ground to stand on.

  • Cylton Joe Mitchell

    I have several gay friends, we very close, they have told me they chose thier lifestyle and know the consequences, I will not judge them, they judge themselves and I respect their decision to live as they please, knowing they will never convince the Christian community their life reflects what the Scriptures teaches. But again Jesus forgives sins as long as one repents. At the same time any American should NEVER have fear of expressing one's Christian beliefs. I believe the networks is so wrong taking revenge on a good man!

    • Sam_Handwich

      Do you have friends who eat shrimp and pork? The scriptures have condemned those as abominations!

      • Cylton Joe Mitchell

        As we learned the do and don't we try to comply, that all any Christian can do!

      • stacey

        what you talking about Christians only think SOME of the bible is sin lol! they all line up at red lobster after church!!!

        • Ruta

          Everyone has a right to their own opinion and beliefs. As long as hate or harm are not the result. To be tolerant is a two way street.

        • ItIsClear

          No Stacey, we just UNDERSTAND what God calls sin and what He doesn't. And now Christians are not allowed to eat at Red Lobster??? Wow, ignorant.

      • Jcbuckstreet

        Read the bible in full my brother. Your talking about the law for Jews, not the new covenant established by the blood of Jesus. Of course it's easier to make blanket assumptions and generalizations though. Like saying those engaged in homosexuality are all degenerate perverts. Or that Phil Robertson is a hate mongerer because he thinks gay sex is an unhealthy life style choice…

        • Sam_Handwich

          Maybe you should read your bible more carefully. Jesus didn't say a damn thing about homosexuality. But he had lots to say about Pharisees like you.

          • Ashley

            Whiney hypocritical liberals…pathetic…good for phil for speaking the truth and not kissing gay peoples butts

          • ken keller

            that's right! kissing butts is Ashley's job!

          • disous

            Who is jesus, and how does this fit into this thread?

          • SkinnyDragon205

            You're so ignorant about the Bible, I almost don't know how to respond. First of all, the Bible does say that homosexuality is wrong. Second, your statement about the scriptures condemning the consumption of shrimp and pork isn't true because the blood of Jesus established a new covenant, which was already previously stated, so many but not all of the things stated in the Old Testament do not apply to modern Christians anymore. Third, Pharisees were a group of people who studied for years the Old Testament and tried to live by what it said. Not ALL Pharisees were bad, Jesus spoke against the ones who didn't live truthfully or justly and corrupted the meaning of being Pharisees and who spoke against Him. I'm starting to doubt that you have ever even opened a Bible in your life.

          • leah

            Yes it is in the Bible man not to lay with man or a woman with another woman need to study the Bible more then you would know

        • Christopher

          Leviticus has been quoted ad nauseum to the LGBT community for decades. So your point is invalid.

          • stacey

            Omg you really have a devil and jesus kissing or am I seeing stuff?

          • cleos_mom

            You're seeing stuff.

      • RURIGHT

        SAM_HANDWICH………You need to read the Book of Acts in the New Testament. The vision of the scroll that Paul had. I'll let you find it since you're so knowledgeable of scripture ?( Pun intended)!

    • rjsprint

      Taking revenge on this pretend hypocritical supposed Christian? People like you are ignorant pigs.

      • ItIsClear

        Grow up. Your comment looks like it was posted by a FIVE year old.

    • Dawna

      I agree with you.

    • Tim Goins

      Your friends are idiots if they tell you they “chose” that lifestyle. Honestly though, I don't know a single gay person that says that and I don't believe you have friends that honestly tell you that they “chose their lifestyle”. I have a feeling that you are hearing only what you want to hear, which is pretty much what Christians seem to do. Whatever works in your perfect world. As a gay man, I can safely tell you that I don't feel as though I ever had a choice. I can't remember ever, in my entire life, having the same feelings about women that I did about men. I prayed, I cried at night, I begged god to make me normal and it just never happened. I finally decided that I am Gods child and he made me the way that he wanted me to be. God certainly doesn't want me to be lonely and sad, not feeling love in my lifetime. I also don't believe that God wants me to pretend to love a woman and suffer my entire life feeling incomplete. That's just what you bible beating “Christians” would want. Only because it offends your sensibilities, not because God or Jesus spoke against it. As for you not judging your friends, your entire post was full of judgement. I'm sorry for your friends.

      • Voice of Reason

        What, exactly, is forcing you to have sex with people of the same gender? Just as people can choose celibacy, you choose who to have sex with. That is the reason we have sexual consent laws – it is a choice. I challenge you to provide medical/scientific evidence that shows you have absolutely no choice in who you have sex with.

        • Bill

          Idiot.

        • ItIsClear

          Just like people who want to have sex with young girls or boys, they only need to CHOOSE abstinence. And you know for a fact they will NEVER have any real scientific evidence unless it is mental.

        • herpa

          yes gays you should never love, or have emotions, become desitute and celibate, JUST STOP BEING FUCKING HUMAN THAT WILLLLLLLL SOOOOLVE ALL YOUR FUCKING PROBLEMS OBVIOUSLY!!!

          Yes gays here voice of reason now as he/she gives you ALLLLL THE ANSWERS just stop loving, stop having sex obviously that will make YOU NOT GAYYYYY!

        • WingsThree

          Sex is emotionless in your world. I almost feel sorry for you.

      • Hal Watts

        As a young man, I was raised in a born-again Christian environment. I almost committed suicide when I was 15 because I believed that I would never be loved by God. The Duck Dynasty folks and many Christians do not realize that they are harming some of their young children and grandchildren who suffer in silence because they know they are gay and can never fit in to the Teavangelical world.

        • cleos_mom

          I wonder if anyone on DD would throw a minor child out of the house to fend for him/herself on account of that child being gay — especially while the show is still on the air.

      • SkinnyDragon205

        Regardless, you knowingly go against what the Bible says is right. You can't change that, no matter how much you attempt to defend your own actions.

      • Ken Beaumont

        Make you normal? You actually admitted that your not normal ..lol can't wait to hear how its OK for you to say that being gay is normal (like being a hetrosexual isnt normal) and being able to publicly display this behavior is OK yet when a heterosexual stands up for what he or she believes in..were stupid, dumb, barbaric, racist… Or whatever else you feel points us as wrong for wanting to spread our beliefs…so who is right?

    • Shari Wedemeyer Wooten

      You are so right, Cylton.

    • Hal Watts

      I am from the segregated South, where racists would often preface their statements by saying, “Well I have many black friends.” What they meant was the black people they met often, out of politeness, were nice to them.

      I can assure you that anyone who calls my life a “lifestyle” does not understand me and could not be my friend.

    • Mike E

      With all due respect, I think you are choosing to put words in your friends mouths. Gay folks don't choose their “lifestyle”…they either choose to be truthful and live their life honestly, or they choose to be in the closet (and live their life dishonestly). Christ would want us to be honest. Don't project your thoughts/beliefs on your “friends”, as I'm sure you wouldn't want them to do the same to you.

      If they truly are friends, then perhaps you should get to know them a bit better before you slag them off to other folks. I don't know that they'd agree with what you are stating on their behalf.

      Gays are simply living their lives…not living a “lifestyle”. Folks who say that “gays chose their lifestyle”, don't truly have any gay friends. Now, that being said, Christians choose their lifestyle, as religion isn't innate…and Christians do have a lifestyle. But you sir….might consider that you might be a Christian in name only…as Christ never spoke against gays. And the rhetoric you spout may be popular in many Christian circles, but that doesn't mean that Christ would accept it as his own. You might consider that the Bible and Christ talk about not throwing stones and casting judgement against others many times over the few mentions of supposed links to homosexuality (try real translations of Greek and Aramaic passages into English)…and you may find that God and Jesus have other things that you should be focusing on rather than persecuting others.

    • cleos_mom

      LOL, more “gay friends” who know their place.

      A generation or two back, we would have been hearing pious declarations that “some of my guest friends are Jews (I just don't want them joining my club or living next door to me)”.

    • hera

      i am gay and i have several gay friends they and me can tell you they didnt choose it. So obviously your friends opinion mean squat in the real world and they are saying it to appease your christian beliefs.

  • scott

    I hope they all pull out of A&E and go to different network. who cares what he said anybody who does need to get over it

    • Caley McGuire

      Because they have such a huge future in show business? Their thirty minutes are about over and their fans will move on to the next bright, shiny object with absolutely no talent or intellect to speak of.

      • raygun

        Moron, their ratings are huge. They will be around for a loooong time.

        • billo

          Doubtful, raygun.

        • stacey

          you keep telling your self this!!!

        • Caley McGuire

          These phony reality shows have a shelf life, dear. The the novelty will fade and the trailer park appeal will be short-lived. Much like Jersey Shore, Honey Boo Boo, Miami Ink, The Amish Mafia and other, assorted carnival attractions by the side of the road, the easily entertained move on to laugh at the next ‘big thing’ with ‘huge ratings.’

      • Ken Beaumont

        Correct me if I am wrong but isn't it women and gay men that are attracted to bright and shiny objects? And as far as talent or intellect is concerned those “DD Redneck's” were millionaire's without a TV show .. I know, I know, your probably gonna say that becoming a millionaire doesn't require talent and intellect… What is the weather like up there on that horse your on

        • Caley McGuire

          You have me confused with someone that's impressed with how much money these talentless footnotes to show business have in the bank. We now live in a society that worships ANYone who is followed long enough by a camera crew . . and who believe the resulting television shows somehow represent reality.

  • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

    I'm heartbroken…. no really… *smirk

    • stacey

      Me to !!! bahahaha

  • dghatn

    did no one read what he said about the “happy” black people?

    • Hobbesnblue

      Whoooooa, that got buried, didn't it? How nice it must have been for him, growing up in Song of the South.

      • ken keller

        funny sh!t hobbesnblue!

  • Fredturn

    Step
    in line or be chastised as a heretic. Yep,
    either tow the LGBT rope or be branded as a bigot. It’s amazing how intolerant
    the “tolerant” people are. Anyone who watches
    Duck Dynasty shouldn’t be surprised by Phil’s comments. The show is about West Louisiana
    rednecks, which happen to have strong fundamental Christian streak too. What
    would you expect from a star which goes wild pig hunting during an episode and
    then closes the show by saying grace? You
    may not agree with Phil’s opinions or politics but you’ve got to admit he loves
    his family. He also seems like the type
    of man which wouldn’t cut and run, or push a divorce, when the tough times in
    a marriage arrive. That is saying a lot in
    the swap your partner atmosphere which permeates our society. Frankly he seems to be a simple man who has principals
    that may not be perfect but which more people should emulate. Watch the show or
    not; I like it and will continue to. Honestly it is refreshing, and seems
    strangely brave, to hear someone speak their mind in the hyper-politically
    correct environment we see today.

    • stacey

      oh but eating pork is just fine along with shrimp!! but its a sin in the bible but lets just call out the gay . if your a Christian damn believe the WHOLE BIBLE not just parts you want to believe

      • Fredturn

        Come on Stacey….

        Obviously you are not a Jew or Muslim. If you were, you wouldn’t have tried to come across as having knowledge of the Bible. Given
        this I assume you are agnostic. You should do a little research before spouting off. Go find an NIV Bible translation and read
        Acts chapter 10. So you know that’s in the New Testament.

        Big Smiles…

    • ken keller

      yeah, hitler loved his family too! and he had strong convictions and … drum roll please… he was a CHRISTIAN!!! so ,,,yeah… I guess those are the things that REALLY matter!

      • murraydad

        Trololololololol.

        • ken keller

          there you go again, short bus. speaking gibberish again.

      • 4trucks

        Ken,What really matters is that Phil has morals and you obviously do not.

        • ken keller

          yes! all that matters is that he has morals! the fact that he's a racist bigot homophobic gay bashing redneck moron is inconsequential! as far as me not having any morals… that reminds me… what time do you leave for work? I wanna stop by and visit your wife!

          • 4trucks

            Ken,
            Not a surprise that morals mean nothing to you(or Slick Willie).Phil is a Christian man of integrity who doesn,t agree with the queer lifestyle,Along with about 95% of other Louisianians.
            I usually leave for work about 7 a.m.Better wear your bulletproof vest if you want to make it out.Although,she could probably get you in the head.Good Luck!

          • ken keller

            well “getting” me in the “head” is a great start. then we can go from there.

          • 4trucks

            Well,looks like you're in the bottom 2 or 3 percent.Who is your favorite fag?You could get a fathead made of him so you can debate the evils of heterosexuals while you whack it.

          • ken keller

            oh gosh. I just love them all! I could NEVER pick just one! hey speaking of fat heads, tell your wife I said sorry about stretching her out so she won't be able to feel your tiny dick! wait… did I say your wife? I meant your sister. oh… that's right. your wife IS your sister.

      • Fredturn

        Really, you are truly comparing Phil Robertson to Adolf
        Hitler?

        Let’s review some of the things Phil didn’t say; shall we!

        He didn’t say let’s round up the LGBT community and put them
        all in concentration camps. He didn’t say let’s brand and tattoo the homos and then gas them to death. He didn’t say let’s discriminated against lesbians and transsexuals and make them wear yellow stars or a pink G in public. He didn’t say no one should hire a Gay man. He didn’t say a Gay man of Lesbian woman should make less money for the same job. He didn’t say the LGBT community has no right to civil unions or to server in the military.

        Now let’s somewhat paraphrase and review what Phil actually
        said. He said as part of his religious beliefs homosexuality is immoral and a sin. He followed this by suggesting heterosexual coitus was so good everyone should like it. Then after the uproar he then made a statement saying all homo-sapiens were like God and he couldn’t condone hurting anyone.

        So now this brings me to bigots like you. You rail with the
        tyranny of the mob spewing a liberal fascist mentality with indignant self-righteousness. People like you would deny Phil a livelihood, his liberty, and if allowed, his life. You would do this because he does not think or believe as you do. You smell of an Orwellian brown-shirt jack booting for control through the thought
        police.

        In a county founded for and on religious freedom, Phil
        voiced his beliefs. In a county willing to go to war for a stranger’s lack of civil liberty and one which has a fundamental belief in free speech, Phil voiced his opinion.

        Now how about getting off his back and crawling back in your hole.

        • ken keller

          yes! let's, fredTURD! hick boy said (and since you're such a fan of paraphrasing I will too): “duh, gawl dangit ah ain't never seed a black what was mistreated. why thay jes loved being called niggers and hanged and such!.”
          listen, BB brain, you and your cognitive dissonant ilk can sugar coat your shit for brains bigoted intolerance, in the guise of Christian values, all you want, but the only ones swallowing that shit are moronic cowards like you.
          your limp dicked attempt to spin what I said has all the intellectual credibility of a kindergarten coloring book. which judging by your the ineptitude of your impudent rant, is about the level of your IQ.
          news flash stephen hawking, I'm not a liberal. but people like you are too stupid to grasp any concept above “look, mommy! pee pee comes out my weenie!,” let alone something as complex as the evolution of consciousness beyond liberal v conservative mindsets. and that, my borderline retarded friend is why YOUR ilk is slowly going the way of the dodo bird.
          oh, and speaking of holes… say hi to your wife for me and tell her I said thanks!

    • Tim Goins

      Because gay people don't want to tolerate someone's intolerance, that's bad? The intolerance started with the person casting aspersions on another.

      • Fredturn

        Tim,

        Thank you for your civil tone.

        Let’s be clear about what happened. Phil Robertson did not say he wouldn’t tolerate Gay men. He didn’t say they should be discriminated against or be subject to public chastising.
        What he did was voice his religious beliefs that homosexuality was a sin. The last time I checked sin is between a person and their God.

        The intolerance comes when fascist of any strain shout-down others
        which express opinions that don’t match their own. I hope you’re not one of them…

  • Ashley R

    A&E wow what sellouts. Pathetic!!! Just because GLAAD cries that someone doesn't agree with their lifestyle..can't say I'm surprised..people especially celebrities suck up to gays and liberals to keep fans. Phil said nothing hateful and was just stating the truth. I am so proud of him!

    • ken keller

      I bet the other strippers where you work are too!

    • Dawna

      So true!!!!

    • Gene

      Lifestyle? what a trashy term. people choose lifestyles. Gay people are born gay. Only uneducated trash use the word “lifestyle”

      • Voice of Reason

        Link to this supposed proof that people are “born gay”. Oh, that's right, there isn't any. Just a bunch of bullies who would rather accuse people of being “haters” than tell homosexuals that they are wrong.

      • SkinnyDragon205

        People who practice bestiality must also be born loving animals instead of humans… in that way. I mean, it's the EXACT same logic that you gay-supporters use to defend gays. And yes, it IS their lifestyle because your sexual interests are not the only thing in life. What about guys that sleep around with lots of girls? That would be considered a lifestyle. So when a man sleeps with another man, there is no way that that should be considered anything but just personal preference and a lifestyle. Same with girls who supposedly fall in love with men who are old enough to be their dads, i mean, it's the “Same Love” right? Btw, when you call people “uneducated trash”, that is not relevant to your argument. No need to make petty insults just because you don't agree with someone else.

      • lovetherain

        Prove that they are born that way. I will prove they are not.

      • Loretta Edwards

        Where is the proof of that? There isn't any. You CHOOSE to have sex with people of the same sex. The Bible clearly says that is wrong. Until only recently the entire same sex ideation was considered a mental disorder. The Bible calls same sex relations a sin. The only way to be forgiven of sin is to repent of that sin. To repent means to turn away from the sin. People living a homosexual lifestyle choose daily to continue to commit the sin set forth in the Bible by God….not us.

        • WingsThree

          As a parent of a lesbian, your comments are 100% out of touch with reality. I suppose you think my daughter enjoys the kind of hateful trash being tossed at her? This tripe is pathetic to the core, and probably explains one of many reasons why religion's supposed relevancy is slowly fading into oblivion. God help you (pun intended) if you should ever find yourself parenting a gay kid.

          • herp

            hey hey now wings, obviously we gay people choose this shit, i mean emotions pshhh…only straight people have emotions!!!!! Only straight people know how to love correctly!!! We gay people should just not do anything and live our lives destitute and being lonely, maybe, and i mean MAYBE we can have a cat, but i dont know apparently being gay leads to having sex with animals.

          • WingsThree

            It's apparent to me that you struggled to get past the 6th grade, if you got even that far. Sad commentary on the human state, to be so profoundly uneducated.

          • Loretta Edwards

            My oldest son lived a gay lifestyle for 12 years. I prayed for him and his friends then and now. You are not understanding a couple things.
            1. Choice: to commit the act of homosexual sex is something each person CHOOSES to engage in. They may not be able to CHOOSE whom they are attracted to but they DO CHOOSE whom they have intercourse with.
            2. As for your daughter, and you “as the parent of a lesbian”, people ARE VERY CRUEL. I am sorry she, and by extension, you and your family, are having to deal with that kind of hatred. I am a Christian, therefore it is my duty and my honor to live “Christ-like” and I can assure you that Christ would have never condoned the actions such as those against your daughter. I am very sorry. I'm certain you don't need me to tell you this but just love her and help her understand the beauty of the person she is. However, the rest is between her and God. He will speak to her. Give Him time because as much as you love her, God created her and loves her infinitely more. Please do not take offense to my comments for they are intended to simply convey love and understanding on a basic human-to-human level, without judgment of any kind..
            Maybe I do know of what I speak?

          • WingsThree

            While I don't dispute your comments about loving my daughter just as she is, your credibility regarding this topic, on the whole, falls flat with your remark that your son “lived a gay lifestyle for 12 years.” When will Christians ever figure out they being gay or lesbian is not a “lifestyle?”

            Being gay is an existence that is no different than you or I being “straight.” Fundamentally, when people recognize that as fact, gays and lesbians won't be subject to the harassing and derogatory treatment from others.

            As to what gay people do behind closed doors, that is no one's business. The reality is that religious people just cannot stand the thought of homosexual activity only because a bronze-aged book that has been cherry picked ad nauseum tells them it's “wrong” or “sinful.” I don't buy it, nor should you, particularly as a similarly situated parent. Being in love offers what it does, for all humans. Denying people their natural right to express their very valid emotions is wrong. Leave people alone, and don't dictate what is right or wrong based on a book that doesn't even get consistent versions of Genesis right.

          • Loretta Edwards

            How old is your daughter?

          • Loretta Edwards

            How old is your daughter?

          • WingsThree

            30 – the relevance being?

          • Loretta Edwards

            None really, just a question.

    • Shari Wedemeyer Wooten

      Amen, Ashley.

  • murraydad

    So, Time magazine's person of the year and Phil Robertson both believe the same thing. How does that fit your narrative liberals?

    • ken keller

      first of all Einstein, Time doesn't have a “man” of the year. they have a “person” of the year. can your pea brain decipher the difference? and second, before you post idiotic dipsh!t comments that make you look even stupider than you are (if that is possible) you might want to check your facts. or in your case have someone that can read beyond a second grade leve, check them for you. … now get back to work greeting people at walmart..

      • murraydad

        That's not an answer, that's an ad hominem attack. I can see that it has you flummoxed. Don't try to think about it, you might get a headache. I edited it for you. Lord knows we don't want to offend the Pope by calling him a “man.”

        • ken keller

          nice try clown boy, but we both know you edited it in a feeble attempt to look less foolish. FAIL! hmmm… can't help but notice you didn't edit your asinine comment about the pope, maybe you can holler up from the basement at mommy and she can fact check it for you!

          • murraydad

            It's asinine to say that the pope is a Christian and holds Christian beliefs? You're quite stupid aren't you?

          • ken keller

            WOW! that BB brain of your's really doesn't function at a level much above amoeba, does it! (that's a rhetorical comment, jethro. have your mommy google “rhetorical” if you can pry your lips away from her teat) you try and FAIL to disguise your moronitude (copywrite: me) by attempting to change what you originally stated. foolish little school girl!

          • murraydad

            You're really this irate because I said “Time magazine's MAN of the year,” instead of PERSON? Okay, whatever dude. %-

          • ken keller

            if by irate, you mean laughing my ass of at your ignorance, then, yes! and just to illustrate my point… it has nothing to do with the man-o-the year thing. that was an honest mistake. but you're just not getting it even though I keep giving you the clues! no worries. I'm just fucking with you anyway. peace! :)

      • 2tall4u

        Now that, ladies and gentlemen, was a read!!

  • AJ

    Christ would hug Phil Robertson… then go and hug the nearest gay man, just the same. Phil's following his religion, under the whole ‘freedom of religion and freedom of speech’ thing.

    Phil's position won't affect my beliefs or decisions either way. And his beliefs shouldn't be a problem for anyone else who is strong in their own beliefs.

    • Sickofpc

      Amen!

    • BeaverTales

      Substitute “black” or “Jew” or “Christian” for “gay” in his nastiest statements, and it becomes pretty obvious why a network with a diverse viewership wouldn't tolerate this. That's why he was suspended.

      He didn't need to go there, yet he chose to insult millions of people (many of whom watch A&E) for no good reason. He learned today that words have consequences….and cruel, ignorant words have bad, serious consequences.

      End of story.

      • Ray Reha Jr

        Gays are not a race! You idiot! It is a choice!
        Period The End!

        • BeaverTales

          Being a hypocritical, bigoted Christian is a choice. Being gay is not.

          • Loretta Edwards

            Being Gay is a choice. You choose who to have sex with.

          • BeaverTales

            You are not an expert on human sexuality…you have no idea if it is a choice or not.

            Science says otherwise, but it seems most Christians don't believe science either, which is their choice. I personally don't believe in talking snakes or women being created out of ribs or being resurrected from the dead, but I don't go around insulting people about it either.

          • lovetherain

            Are you an expert? I would say 100% not. As I am not. I am a 100% expert on what I was born for (I did have many many lesbian experiences) which I chose, not to follow) BY CHOICE.
            The belief that we have a “gay gene” has been unfounded, many times. Comparing “talking to snakes” and a man's companion out of his ribs, is like comparing apples to oranges. It does not make sense, correct?

          • Jeff Simons

            The gay gene is actually disprove, The evidence points to chemistry, and environment, though some evidence also points to it being a certain grouping of genes as well (those have been found) Choice is not a factor in the least though.

          • WingsThree

            When did you choose to be straight (assuming you are…)

          • J

            when you don't choose to be gay

          • WingsThree

            I'm not, my 30 year daughter is. I know far more than you on this topic, as a parent. Aside from the point that you conveniently dodge the question. So what is it? When did you choose your sexuality?

          • Gary

            I chose my faith, God chose my sexuality

          • Jeff Simons

            And your proof god exists and chose it?

          • lovetherain

            His BELIEF, as well as my belief in the bible. You cannot dispute that. Can you?

          • Jeff Simons

            Since the burden of proof is on the person making a claim, I don't have to dispute it. Until you have evidence you do not have a rational belief. I'm mearly taking the default position.

          • Caley McGuire

            Some are born gay and some like you choose to be ignorant.

          • lovetherain

            Caley, you are as ignorant as you insulting those who do not agree with you.

          • Caley McGuire

            Congratulations! That was almost a sentence.

          • lovetherain

            Hi Caley, I deeply apologies if I did not complete my sentence for you. I so appreciate that you feel comfortable enough to point out, I did not have a complete sentence. Thank you very much for correcting me. Please let me know if I am not composing correct sentences for you. I would hate for you to interpret something different by my lack of sentence structure. You okay with that?
            Let me correctly state this for your understanding; CALEY, YOU ARE AS IGNORANT AS YOU ARE INSULTING. Complete sentence, yes?
            YOU ARE AS IGNORANT TOWARDS THOSE WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU.
            Complete sentence, yes?
            Give me a grade, because THIS IS WHAT MATTERS.

          • Loretta Edwards

            Can you back that up with a scientific study?

          • Caley McGuire

            A June 2006 Canadian study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said that nature, not nurture, explains the origins of homosexuality. The study’s author, Prof. Anthony F. Bogaert of Brock University in Ontario, explored the causes behind what is known as the fraternal birth order. The research showed a correlation between the number of biological older brothers a man has and his sexual orientation. Dividing his sample of more than 900 heterosexual and homosexual men into four groups, Bogaert examined the impact of all types of older brothers, including step and adopted siblings, and the amount of time brothers spent together while growing up. His research found that only the number of biological brothers had an impact on sexuality, regardless of whether the boys were raised together.
            A study released in May 2006 by Swedish scientists demonstrated that biology plays a key role in determining a person’ sexuality. The research showed that the area of the brain that helps regulate sexuality — the hypothalamus – reacted the exact same way in straight women and gay men when exposed to male pheromones, which are chemicals designed to provoke a behavior such as sexual arousal. The same area of the brain only became stimulated in heterosexual men when introduced to female pheromones.
            In 2005, Dr. Brian Mustanski of the University of Illinois at Chicago published a study in the esteemed biomedical journal Human Genetics, claiming he identified three chromosomal regions linked to sexual orientation in men: 7q36, 8p12 and 10q26.
            In 2003, University of Texas psychoacoustics specialist Dennis McFadden found that when measuring the way the brain reacts to sound, lesbians fell in between heterosexual men and straight women, suggesting they might be exposed to higher than normal levels of male hormones in utero.
            In 2003, University of Liverpool biologist John T. Manning found that the lesbians whom he studied have a hand pattern that “resembles a man’s more than a straight female.” Manning concluded from his study that this “strongly tells us that female homosexuals have had higher levels of exposure to testosterone before birth.”
            A 1991 study by Dr. Simon LeVay found that a specific region of the hypothalamus is twice as large in heterosexual men as it is in women or gay men. This strongly points to the role of biology in sexual orientation.
            Another 1991 study by scientists Richard Pillard and John M. Bailey studied homosexuality among brothers and found that 53 percent of identical twins were both gay. In adoptive brothers, 11 percent were both homosexual. Of non-twin biological siblings, 9 percent were gay. Again, this points to solid evidence that homosexuality is a matter of nature.
            The June/July 2006 issue of Seed Magazine points out that at least 450 vertebrate species engage in homosexual behavior.

          • Loretta Edwards

            Surprisingly a lot of people CHOOSE to be straight because they feel an attraction to both sexes but they CHOOSE to live one lifestyle or the other.

          • WingsThree

            And I suppose you can provide scientifically sound data to back up this absurd assertion? You insist on confusing “lifestyle” with biologically reality. Using the bible as a basis for analyzing human “behavior” is a non-starter. You are clearly hung up on homosexuality (or bi-sexuality) as a “lifestyle” a dead give away as to where and how you derive your “opinion.” You claim to have a son who is gay, but I'm thinking you're not telling the whole story, or it's simply a fabrication. Sorry, but if you are truly a parent of a child who is gay, you wouldn't be using the term “lifestyle” and insisting on a “choice.” How do you blithely explain away the fact that kids who are attracted to the same sex begin to exhibit these signs well before they can even consider it a “choice?” If you do have a son who is gay, I frankly feel sorry for him, if you are indeed clinging to these outmoded, unfounded assertions. He's already suffering enough without your lack of complete understanding and full support.

          • herptothederp

            As a gay woman Loretta its not a choice, its just what YOU WANT TO BELIEVE so you can treat us differently.

          • lovetherain

            Are you serious? Let me get this correct. Are you saying that people who believe that homosexuality is a choice, are just saying this to give them an okay to treat homosexuals differently?
            Well….huh? Not sure what to say. How about this. You are looking to call hatred, bigotry, intolerance because people do not accept what you “choose” to be, yes? Or are you simple-minded to not accept anyone who does not agree with your choice? That seems to me that YOU WANT TO BELIEVE being homosexual is a DNA trait, so we must all accept that.
            Maybe you want the acceptance of liking women vs. a man, so you can be treated superior? When in actuality, you are not.
            Get over it. You are a homosexual. Good for you. Fight….for whatever….and hate upon those who disagree with you. Nice way to bring tolerance and acceptance to homosexuals.

          • Loretta Edwards

            I feel a lot of anger and hate in your statement and that is your right but, I do not think homosexuality is a DNA trait, In fact, my comment was that homosexuals CHOOSE whom they have intercourse with. That is the opposite of it being a DNA trait.

            Surprisingly a lot of people CHOOSE to be straight because they feel an attraction to both sexes but they CHOOSE to live one lifestyle or the other.
            If it makes you feel better to say that I am treating you badly, spewing hatred, bigotry, or intolerance, then so be it. I am secure enough in myself to know exactly how I treat people so your accusations fall wanting and groundless because I have not portrayed any of the characteristics that you have chosen to assign to me.
            I find it interesting that you used the word “intolerant” because your statement seems EXTREMELY intolerant of me and we have never even met.

          • Loretta Edwards

            I don't treat anyone differently. People are people and I couldn't care less about your sexual preferences. That is simply between you and God. Now, THAT is my belief and I have as much right to speak about what I believe as you do. That is the beauty of America. You have the freedom to speak your point of view and everyone else has the same freedoms. I just happen to think there needs to be a little civility in it as well.
            You have accused me of “treating” people differently based on their sexual preference. On what basis do you make that comment? Have we met? No, we have not. Have I attacked you for your beliefs? No, I have not. Until you commented, I didn't even know you existed so I could not have treated you badly. Your reference to “us” implies that I treat lesbians and or gays differently by the simple virtue that they are lesbian or gay. Upon what do you base that statement? The actions of others you have met in the past? I have had very civil conversations and have purposefully made my case in a respectful manner. It appears to me that you, herptothederp, and lovetherain, have chosen to “treat me differently”. I think it would be a pleasant departure from the norm if people could be civil on these sites instead of acting as though they are all so full of hate and rage. The conversations end up being more meaningful too.
            There are things about me that have caused me severe emotional pain and loss all my life that relate directly to homosexuality, but I do not expect that you are going to continue that treatment of me simply by virtue of the fact that you are a gay woman. Maybe you could extend me the same courtesy? Just a thought.

          • joeyh

            yes it is a choice. Im gay and sometimes I want weanie really really bad and I know I don't have to stick it in my butt hole or in my mouth, but I choose to. Lets be real . Its a sin.
            I know I could stop being naughty and stop playing with balls and pocking buttholes just the same way a drunk quits drinking. I know as a gay man its not right but I choose to do it. Im planning on showing the Lord that I can give it up because I would rather go to heaven, but I know if I keep doing this Im bound for hell. Either you believe completely in the word or you don't .
            Plus another reason I want to stop is because my boyfriend farts a lot and he always farts in my face when im down you know where . its so yucky sometimes. ew PU .

          • cleos_mom

            Not a good impersonation, joe; that was about as believable as a Halloween mask.

          • J

            God would gladly take back a sincere heart and rejoice with zillions of angel, it takes courage to be honest, congrats and may God bless you joeyh

          • lovetherain

            Yes it is.

          • lovetherain

            Interesting that you brought up a choice to choose ones belief. We all have “free will”. We all have a choice in what we do. Whether you choose to believe in Jesus Christ or not. Whether you choose to be with the same sex. Whether you choose to commit adultery. Whether you choose to steal, disobey your parent, convent your neighbor (not literally by the way), take the Lord's name in anger, being dishonest; are all a sin. However, speaking your mind and believing in what you believe in, is not hypocritical. Do you know the definition of the word? Probably not. So let me enlighten you in simple terms: One who does one thing, then criticizes those who do the same thing.

        • cleos_mom

          **Gays are not a race! You idiot! It is a choice!**

          Religion is not a race! You idiot! It is time to revisit the First Amendment! After all, non-religious taxpayers shouldn't have to pony up to support anyone's voluntary lifestyle choice.

        • J

          you are right reha, its a choice, which God has giving every human a free will : )

        • jomby

          And when is it you YOU chose to be straight?

      • Clark Wilson Dixon

        Your such an idiot…how you can judge him just cause he has the balls to speak his beliefs….he only chose to “insult” the ones who go against what he believes. Your the shallow one for judging him for that…god did not pull a rib from Adam to make “Evan”…he did to make “Eve”…and if you don't believe that part of the holy word than may god have mercy on your soul…

        • Clark Wilson Dixon

          And all of you politically correct scared ass people just give a “screen” name!! And your proud?

          • cleos_mom

            That's “you're”.

            Don't be afraid of apostrophes. Even Sarah Palin uses them.

          • whyicare

            You mean Sarah Palin is proficient with the English language. Wow, that is an improvement.

        • BeaverTales

          So your answer is to start calling me names? Did Jesus call anyone an “idiot”? Is that typical Christian behavior? Because if it is, I don't want any part of it. You don't seem like a good Christian to me.

          And not everyone is a Christian either. Yet you folks get upset any time someone doesn't cater to you. You can't even say “Happy Holidays” without getting punched out by a “Christian”.

          • GoDuckGo

            what you just wrote is one of the most insanely idiotic things i have ever heard. at no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. everyone in this blog is not dummber for having read it. i award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

          • WingsThree

            I see hypocrisy alive and well around here.

          • lovetherain

            As I see hypocrisy alive and will around here, who are offended by one's CHOICE to believe in the word of the Bible.

          • Jeff Simons

            You're using that quote way wrong sir.

          • personnot

            Don't use your skewed view of Christians in your argument, you just show your ignorance AND YOUR HATRED FOR CHRISITANS…I thought YOU were defending non-haters, but you are one…just picked the wrong side. IDIOT

        • cleos_mom

          **god did not pull a rib from Adam to make “Evan”…he did to make “Eve”..**

          Actually that's one of two creation stories in Genesis; one that's been useful in promoting the idea that only males are created in the image of the Creator. The other version, which religious institutions generally ignore and hope no one will notice, just states that the biblical god created all the species including human men and women. No guidance one way or another on “Adam and Steve”, “Adam and Evan” or whatever cutesy-poo talking point is currently in vogue.

          • Dana L Jones

            Let me help you out if your going to quote the Bible It states Gen 2:21-24

            21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

            22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

            23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

            24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

            At no point in this Bible verses do I see “Adam & Steve” or “Adam & Evan”. As well as he created Adam and Eve then they had children. Also the Bible has some gaps in it. It does not depicte every day life from the Creation of Adam and Eve. I am not judging anyone for their lifestyle that is GODS job. And it also states in the Bible to love your fellow brothern. Please all Christians are not the “hypocrites” that people think. Phil Robertson has the FREEDOM OF SPEECH and his beliefs. Homosexuals have parades and movements that is seen on TV and internet and yet do you see anyone suspending them I do not see Christians having parades and movements. No we have Church! So please drop the double standards. If you are rooted into your beliefs and your values then his comments should not bother you. I would love to be able to as Christians have the same rights as everyone and get people in trouble for speaking your beliefs.

          • corinne

            Thumbs up , You said exactly what I wanted to say. He was asked “what HE felt was sin”, not what was the politically correct thing to say. Everyone should have the right to their beliefs and when asked what they are should be able to express them. No one has to agree and he certainly should not be suspended for expressing them.

          • J

            yup!!!

          • BeaverTales

            I do not see Christians having parades and movements.

            Wow, and i bet they don't have Christmas and Easter parades where you live in…Saudi Arabia?

          • Daniel Roberson

            Neither Christmas nor Easter Parades promote Christ. Unfortunately in this country bother promote the pagan side of the holidays.

          • BeaverTales

            Well, Dana is still a liar, because she's good at playing the victim. People in the US celebrate Christian holidays under Christian names.

            All over the USA, I might add.

            Try telling the next Christian you see at an Easter parade that it's not about Jesus and that they aren't really celebrating Easter….

          • Dana L Jones

            Do you know me? NO so how can you call me a liar? Or a victim? You are the perfect example of people taking things and turning them around to fit their needs at the time! I do celebrate Christmas, Easter, and all the other holidays, ohhh and Thanksgiving too!! Im probably a hypocrite on that holiday too cause im NATIVE AMERICAN!!!

          • BIG-D

            Most Christians that I know do their celebrating in church.

          • guest

            I love the bible thumping right wingers who quote that marriage is between a man and a woman. Therefore it is a law and gay marriage is a sin. On the other hand, the bible also said that one should not eat any sea animals that have no fins. No more shrimps, crabs, and lobsters. The bible then says one should not put on clothings that are made of multiple fabrics. Anyone wearing cotton-blend has sinned. Polyester clothings ought to be removed from the closet. The bible then continues and says, one should not touch the carcass of a swine (pig). No more pork on Sunday and football (pigskin) should not be played on Sunday. Bible then says one should not blemish his or her body with marks. No more tattoos. I am sure that Phil Robertson has a few tattoos on his body parts. Remember what Jesus said when he across a group of Jews who was about to stone to death of a woman who committed adultery. Jesus said that he who has not sinned should cast the first stone. What I am trying to point out is that if you have committed sins like those I just mentioned, then you are not much different from the one whom you are accusing. Oh, by the way, Jesus said to the woman, Sin no more. Can you stop eating shellfish, pork on Sunday, wearing clothes that are made from one fabric, and removed that tattoos from your body. If your answer is no, then you have no rights to criticize others.

          • Daniel Roberson

            If you knew your Bible you would know that some forbidden things such as eating and clothing rituals were about purity and keeping God people from mixing with impure people and things. Today because Christ lives in our hearts and purifies people from the inside. There is no more need for some of the old outer material and food signs of purification. But like the OT in the NT homosexuality is still mentioned as sin.

          • whyicare

            To Daniel Roberson, ladies and gentlemen, this is what I call cherry picking fundamentalist at its best. Daniel claimed that Christ lives in our hearts and purifies individuals from the inside. So therefore, it is no longer it is a sin to eat shellfish, wear cotton-blend clothings, tattoos your body like Dennis Rodman or eat pork on Sunday. By the same token, wouldn't Christ lives in the hearts and purifies gays, therefore their lifestyles are no longer a sin. Btw, by Daniel Roberson's analysis, my interpretation is that compliance with the ten commandments is optional.

          • albertabatchelor

            It's obvious that you have not read the bible or you read it while high or having homosexual sex because at 1John5:16 it states “there is a sin that does not incur death” so the things you mentioned about clothing, or tattoos or even eating certain foods will not get you killed, but you might have a better life if you stayed away from some of them.

          • whyicare

            So in other word, you accept the fact that eating pork on Sunday, tattooing your parts, wearing clothings made out of multiple fabrics or eating shellfish is a sin. But you continue to sin. By the way if you are married and have children, have you ever stoned to death your child(ren) for disobedience

          • albertabatchelor

            We could have more of an intelligent conversation if you would read the bible and not distort things because you don't want to obey God's commands.
            Under the old testament you very well would have stoned your children who were homosexual but now under grace God is telling us all everywhere to repent why do you wish to die? Sex is not something that you can't live without if you never had sex again another day in your life you would not die these are merely bad behaviors that Satan and his demons have cooked up to destroy God's creation but you can resist the Devil and he will flee from you go ahead and try it I dare you!

          • whyicare

            I read the bible and it was written that children who disobey their parents are punishable by stoning to death. It is in the old testament. Adultery is punishable by death. King Dave and Solomon have multiple wives not counting concubines. Shouldn't they be stoning to death. I know how the stories end for King David and Solomon. You don't need to tell me that. But these men have multiple wives prior to displeasing God. Is it because they were kings they could get away with adultery. Also, what I was talking about earlier that eating pork, shrimps, wearing clothings made from multiple fabrics and tattoing your body are sins like it was written in the bible. So you said if they repent after the facts they can get off scot free. Can gays apply the same logics you just mentioned after they finish engaing in homosexual acts.

          • albertabatchelor

            Before you engage in the act is when you want to pray and stay away from anything that would cause you to sin. For example if a person were dieting it would be foolish to tell them to eat everything you want then pray to god afterward. Or the mafia use to engage in what you are talking about they would go out and kill people 6 days a week then on sunday repent then go back and kill people for another 6 days this actually then is making a mockery of God's laws.
            You don't have to go out and have sex with anybody gay or straight sex is not a need like food, water or air it is something that you willfullly engage in doing and you can stop it if you want too, I don't know of anyone who was walking down the street and just had the urge to fall out in the middle of the street and start having sex so it is behavior that you can control

          • whyicare

            “Pray and stay way from anything that would cause you to sin” So by your analysis, if one now knows that he or she should not eat shellfish and pork, wear cotton-blend and polyester and put tattoos on your body because these acts are considered sin in the bible, then one should pray that he or she is not tempted to do such sinful acts.

          • Dana L Jones

            Well well since you want to quote the bible it was not just pork it was cloven hooved animals to be eaten smart one!! Not touching them. Then since you are so educated in the bible then you would also know that in the New Testament that was changed. Do not preach to me about all what you have said. Everyone sins and I am not casting any stones, BUT what you do in your life is between you and GOD!! I have tatoos and that is between me and GOD not anyone else.
            It was his opinion and everyone has one. Those are HIS beliefs not yours, not mine! And by the way i do not eat shellfish!! That is all

          • Diana robinett

            Well said Dana. I give you an A plus plus.

          • J

            please mom, read documents on Christianity and the bible and you will find many things that even some churches wont dare to speak. Is God real, yup!!! in creation was and there is a creator, in evolution everything was evolved from nothing?! well……

          • whyicare

            Actually, there are two versions of God creation of man and woman. The first version was that God created man and woman at the same time. In the talmud this woman was Lilith who would not submiss to Adam that he should be always on top when it comes to lovemaking. In doing so, she left for the “dark side”. Adam was alone, he pleaded with God to have a mate but would be submissive. God listened and took a rib from Adam and created Eve.

          • Daniel Roberson

            Even if that were true, it was still a woman.

          • whyicare

            then, you would agree that Eve is not the first woman.

          • Daniel Roberson

            The only reply I can give to these remarks is the story speaks of giving birth and children that pretty much cancels out Evan. 2 Cor. 4:4

        • J

          amen

        • frankspeakloud

          Hey Clark, what about the people who don't believe in God or even believe they have a soul… stop calling people idiots.

        • dannyjude63

          It's “you're” such an idiot…”, genius.

      • joey h

        I don't think he insulted millions. Anyone with common sense shouldn't be offended by another mans beliefs. He was probably asked and he didn't hold back.
        I myself love cock and getting jabbed up the ass til I bleed a little . However I know as a believer that it IS a sin . All us gays who believe KNOW this is a sin and are probably going to hell.
        Im trying very hard to quit cock and anal sex however I haven't been able to stop. Most of us gays know we have a sickness and would much rather be pussy loving strong confident men. However we are more like girls stuck with pulsating buttholes and these ugly hanging thing ew!! Im thinking of trying scientology since it worked for Tommy ” the ankle biter ” Cruise.
        Well , he would like you to think it did anyway , but my friend peter says hes still on the slong ( fell off the wagon. ). oh noooooo !! poor tommy!!

        • BeaverTales

          Live your life the way you want…live it for the bible thumpers, or live it for yourself…it's your choice because we are not a theocracy…isn't America great?

      • GoDuckGo

        HE DIDN'T INSULT ANYONE!!!! he was talking about the bible and expressed his opinion on a topic and just because it isn't the same as yours doesn't make it wrong.

        • https://agoldstardad.wordpress.com/ Fozzy

          Jim Crow was in the bible?

        • whyicare

          GoDuckGo, I read somewhere that Phil Robertson was a strong advocate of the Bible. Does he have tattoos on his body. Does Phil know that one should not blemish his body with markings. Does Phil know that eating shellfish is a sin. Does Phil know that one shoudl not wear any clothings made out of muliple fabrics. Is that shirt he is wearing 100% cotton or cotton blend. Remember what Jesus said he who has not sinned shall cast the first stone.

          • Molly Madigan

            I was thinking that all of those laws were for the Israelites so that they would be “set apart for God.” So that they wouldn't follow the customs of the other people around them. So that they wouldn't go to sacrificing their own children and temple prostitution and Asherah poles. So that they would truly love and obey the God who promised them an inheritance in Israel, many descendants, and a Savior. Maybe those laws were a test to see if they would really obey EVERYTHING God commanded them,,,,,,,,,,,,, Just some stuff to think about. : )

          • whyicare

            Molly if what you said is correct, then the ten commandments would not need to be followed by non jews. Then one man and one woman only applies to Jews. You can not cherry picking and saying that this law from the bible needs to be followed but that law only applies to the Jews.

          • whyicare

            Hey folks Molly Madigans believe that the old testaments are just bunch of laws for Jews to follow. If you are non- Jews then you do not need to follow the ten commandments, forget that marriage is between one man one woman.

          • Molly Madigan

            The Old Testament is a lot more than a bunch of rules – there is some amazing history in there!
            I was talking about the seemingly arbitrary laws that you had mentioned in your response to GoDuckGo. I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear.

          • whyicare

            Did you say arbitrary laws in the Bible. No kidding. Try to tell that to some freaking right wing fundamentalists. They will tell you that you need to take a remedial bible course. They claim that all the laws in the bible are right and just including stoning your children to death for disobedience. Women should not be attending church during their menstruation period. The Old testaments have hundreds of laws. If you think they are arbitrary, are you inclined to say that the ten commandments are arbitrary as well. Just because you don't comply with these laws, you have no right to claim they are arbitrary.

          • Molly Madigan

            That's the confusing part, because the Ten Commandments sum up the laws of human morality.
            I think that Jesus took on all the punishment that these “arbitrary” laws inflicted, so that they don't need to be used anymore – we're forgiven if we accept it. However, that would mean that we didn't have to follow any rules unless Jesus told us that following his teaching, which embraces the Ten Commandments, pleases Him. And He does.
            I know you won't agree with that, but that is what I believe. That's fine with me.
            What do you think A&E should have done concerning Phil Robertson? Do agree with their actions? : )

          • whyicare

            Molly, you don't mind if I make a suggestion. When you say “You think” Jesus took on all the punishment…….. In other word, you are not sure but it is based on your own gut feeling.
            In Matthew Chapter 5:17, “Do not think I came to abolish the law or the Prophets, I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”
            By your own analysis, Jesus took on all the punishments that these “arbitrary” laws inflicted, so that they don't need to be used anymore – We're forgiven if we accept it. So gay acts and a marriage is between a man and woman are laws in the old testament. One can debate that these are arbitrary laws which no longer binding once you accept Jesus Christ. Also, it is very clear that in the old testament that it is forbidden to engage in sex between two men. It never mentioned about lesbians engaging in sex acts. The old testament made it clear that what man and woman can or cannot do. Could it be possible that this was an oversight.

          • Molly Madigan

            Yes, thank you for the suggestion. I'll correct that and say that “I know that Jesus took on the punishment of these “arbitrary” laws because the Bible says so.”
            It is also very clear in the New Testament that marriage is between one man and one woman, and that homosexual acts are sin – that they displease and hurt God.
            Thank you for your perspective on the A&E deal.

          • whyicare

            A&E can care less what Phil Robertson said and done. A&E cares that corporations like P&G will pull their ads. A&E is a company driven by profits. Celebrities have to watch what they say or do. Remember Hank Williams JR who got dropped by ESPN for comparing Obama to Hilter.

      • Patricia Bonura

        He has the right to speak the word of God, the last time I check we still live in America which entitles us to have Freedom of speech. If someone is insulted by this then they are the ignorant ones. God has Phil's back, who has yours ????? If you don't believe in the WORD OF GOD then God have mercy on your soul.

        • cleos_mom

          **then God have mercy on your soul**

          Somehow, I have a hunch that most of the people here compulsively repeating that phrase would love it if they knew their god had said “no” to that.

        • derptotheherp

          He does the the freedom of speech and he used it, was he arrested?no. was he fined for it? no.

          A&E though has the right to suspend him, if they didnt like what he said, unless you want to take A&E right away to do so. In which case i would say your very much for freedom.

          Also people have the right to form there own opinion about these men after what they say, freedoms go both way, they are not just there for Christians.

          By the way i dont need anyone to have my back, im strong enough to stand on my own :)

          • Loretta Edwards

            So then, how do you feel about the private businesses that have refused to participate in homosexual events because it goes against their religious beliefs? Should they have the “freedom” to run their business as they see fit?

        • whyicare

          Yes, I agree with you that Phil has the freedom to speak his mind, but A&E also has the freedom to cancel his character on the show if it deems so.

      • cleos_mom

        Unfortunately, just as there are people who will obediently stand in line for whatever new electronic toy is up for sale, there are people who will assume that being “strong” in one's beliefs is automatically praiseworthy and deserving of respect. Of course that brings up the question of obligatory admiration for some repulsive humanoid monsters of history, but then again that requires some buk larnin'.

      • Steve Niemyer

        Those that feel insulted are those like you that didn't read the article, instead you read an internet article about the article-and you miss out on the context. If people like you are upset people when he said he does not understand how a man can be attracted to another mans anus, when a woman's vagina has so much more to offer then so be it-that is his belief and the belief of billions of other men worldwide. The other thing you fail to understand is the Christian Religion. In order to be a Christian you have to be a sinner-you can't be one without the other-all Christians sin. Phil is a sinner and he knows it. Being a homosexual is a sin and no different than any other sin in the bible-Phil is no better than any homosexual and he knows that too. Also as a Christian you do not judge. in the article Phil stated it was not up to him to judge but to pray for them-Christians pray for other sinners and pray for forgiveness for they sins they have committed themselves. Finally, Phil Robertson's role on the show is minimal at best-if those in charge at A&E were truly that upset they would cancel the show not suspend one character. There is no way they will do that because the show is a cash cow. This is A&E's way to shut people like you (that never watch the show) up. If you watched the show you would understand the Robertson Clan know two things-Duck Hunting and the Bible-you don't think Phil's beliefs are shared by his boys of the remainder of the cast?

        • BeaverTales

          I read the article, but I doubt you did. He had issues with gays, the civil rights movement, and in general was very coarse and insulting to people who didn't do anything to him personally.

          This is the part you don't understand: Duck Dynasty is not his show, it's A&E's. If they don't like how he represents them to a diverse, multi-cultural audience, that's their decision. That's the part that you don't get. I have watched A&E for years. I have watched his show but I don't enjoy it.

          I think his boys are smart enough to not insult A&Es viewers when A&E is signing the checks. There are plenty of people in the world who state their faith without insulting others in the process. Step out of your Christian bubble once in awhile.

          • Steve Niemyer

            Why is that when people are confronted with the truth they either take offense to it and find it insulting or insist that it is nothing more than a joke? He spoke of his personal experiences and to his interpretation of what the bible states-what he believes to be the truth. I guess if you find that insulting I cant argue that point.
            Thanks for proving my point-Of course Duck Dynasty is not his show but if A&E is so upset why not pull the plug on the entire thing? Like I stated A&E makes a ton of money off this show it is a cash cow. The show is called Duck Dynasty-because the Robertson family turned a duck call in to a $400 million dollar business. Phil Robertson will do just fine without A&E.
            His boys are preachers-They go all over the country preaching at different churches and church events as does Phil. In fact the oldest son's occupation is being a preacher. If you think they don't share the same ideology as their father you are mistaken.

          • BeaverTales

            Ok, please pay attention: I don't care what his ideology is….when fundamentalists talk to each other they can talk fundamentalism. No one cares. I think people should be able to believe what they want and live according to those beliefs when it comes to their own lives. That is what America is all about.

            Unfortunately, Christian fundamentalists don't believe that other people should follow their own beliefs. They think everyone should live according to the Bible…even people they've never met, people who aren't Christians, or people who have different life circumstances.

            In the wider secular world, people don't want to be preached to about religion, especially when they are living lives that are 100% legal by secular law and are also none of your business…not single mothers, not interracial couples, not gays, and not atheists. Phil will do fine catering to fundamentalists…he might even get richer than he is now. The rest of pluralistic America will do fine without him too on A&E. DD is not the entire A&E network…there are plenty of other good shows on A&E. Christians can watch CBN and let the rest of us watch what we want without hearing them mouth off about how we are going to Hell, etc.

          • Steve Niemyer

            First, He didn't mouth off on A&E he answered questions from a reporter from GQ magazine. If you didn't care about what Phil said in the GQ magazine you wouldn't be on this board commenting about it. I think your confused on what a Christian is. A Christian is a sinner. Let me say it again A Christian is a sinner-it is the fundamental principle of the religion. Christians believe in free will. They believe you can live your life as you see fit, you can live your life in sin or be saved from it-it is your choice. They believe the only one that can judge you is GOD-that's it. Do they preach to you when you don't want them too-absolutely. But to suggest Christians don't respect others because their beliefs or life circumstances are different goes against everything a Christian believes.

          • BeaverTales

            None of the Christians I have ever met thousands) fits the description you just gave me…especially about the ‘judgmental’ part.

            Either you are mistaken in your Pollyanna-ish definition, or the Christians I have met are not “real” Christians. I think the answer is probably both.

          • Loretta Edwards

            Why are you judging him and accusing him of “mouthing off” when he simply answered a question that he was asked.
            If the roles were reversed and you were up on that stage and asked a question about something you believe strongly in, would you feel that you should then keep your opinions to yourself? I don't know you but from what you have written in this blog, I would have to presume that you would feel free to give your honest opinion as well. That is all he did. He accepted an invitation to share his point of view. Some people would have been more tactful and others would have been less, but he answered the question because he was the one asked the question.
            The difference is that the host knew exactly what he/she was doing when the question was asked because in today's society, everyone is allowed to share their point of view, except the Christians or someone who feels that homosexuality is unnatural. How is that right? Are we humans and individuals or sheep?
            Whether I agree with your point of view on a given topic or not, I would MUCH prefer to live in a world where EVERYONE was able to speak their minds without fear of retaliation or attack. Dialogue and debate is what make for an interesting life. I learn more about you and you learn more about me and at the end of it all, when we treat each other as we would like to be treated, we come out of a discussion being able to appreciate each other as human beings, each worthy of their convictions.

      • personnot

        except replace with White Man or Christian, and watch A&E embrace those that hate.

      • Terry Jones

        He did need to go there. All you Homo's need to move to an island and wait for a hurricane to wash it away. You're all going to hell anyway.

        • BeaverTales

          As long as Homo Island isn't filled with hypocrites who wish everyone else could die while pretending to “love them as Christians”, and confuse civil rights with biblical gobbledygook, I'd happily go.

          • whyicare

            beaverTales. I am Catholics. What do you think of Pope Francis and what has he done so far.

        • herpaderp

          oh no we have a badass over here everyone, he called me a homo!!!!

      • BIG-D

        You sir and people like you who want to find a problem with everything that is not in your line of thinking. If a person cannot express his opinion however distasteful it may be to some then we have failed as a democracy! And to be clear he was suspended because of a weak kneed lesbian in Dudac that runs A&E which by by the way is now persona non Grata on my television until they make this right.

        • BeaverTales

          Great, I look forward to your impassioned speech about freedom at your next Christian Identity meeting. Perhaps A&E should give the KKK their own show too so that people like you can feel like we live in a “stronger democracy”.

          If the evil lesbians at A&E don't put it on, we can watch it on the channel that hires half-wit news anchors who know that both Santa Claus & Christ is white, and that you can show someone even more Christian Love TM by burning a cross on their lawn.

          • whyicare

            BeaverTales. you have me laughing out of my chair. Megyn Kelly believes that Santa is white. HO HO HO. How ignorance can she be. When I watched Living Colors, I thought Santa was black (African American).

      • albertabatchelor

        I hate it when gay people always try to associate being black with being a “freak”! as an African American woman I can mate with any man of another nationality I can reproduce, have children, but not one gay man or lesbian woman can reproduce themselves in their current relationship. You will have to “give an account Romans 14:12” before God himself and answer for whatever way you have lived on this earth.

        • BeaverTales

          I'm black as well, and the rhetoric of Hate justified by using the Bible is exactly the same used to deprive blacks of their civil rights barely 50 years ago. The civil rights movement was about the legal rights of ALL citizens, not just blacks or women like you.

          You are not better than the rest of the human race because you can spread your legs and get fertilized by “any man of another nationality”. A prostitute can do the same. Right now you don't even have to love each other and you'd still get more legal rights than a loving gay couple of many years.

          Unless gays don't have to pay taxes any longer, they should have the same rights as a bigot like you.

          What does your ability to get pregnant have to do with anything about me? Especially me being able to inherit my partner's estate or get added to his health care policy? This is about Ceasar's law, not the temple's law.

          As a black WOMAN (who only got suffrage less than 100 years ago), you should know better than to act like a bigot. Your religion tells you to be subservient to your husband, not be a Pharisee. You should be ashamed of yourself.

          • albertabatchelor

            Jesus told the prostitute woman to go and sin no more and as an ambassador for Christ I tell you the same thing.
            Whatever happened to you growing up (being molested or raped or not having a father as a good role model) has got you confused but if you give up this life style you will be much better off.
            But that would include not going to gay bars, watching homosexual acts online, buying magazines with gay sex or having friends who would encourage it. You can recover and fight the devil back.

          • BeaverTales

            Your religion has nothing to do with civil law. I don't believe in your religion, and I shouldn't be forced to follow it. That is for you and you alone.

            I noticed you are obsessed with gay sex. It seems that if I were to watch straight pornography, picky straight hookers and if I were to do any sin, we wouldn't having this exchange.

            Unless you want to take away the rights of single mothers, fornicators and all men who watch pornography online and feel lust in their hearts….you are being a hypocrite. I am sure you are only lecturing gays and no one else. You are simply a bigot.

          • albertabatchelor

            I really don't know where you got the idea that it was now okay to watch pornography or hookers you don't look at one bad behavior and point to another as a reason to justify you bad behavior.
            This sex thing is from the devil he doesn't care about you he just wants you to do anything that would destroy God's creation.
            This has nothing to do with religion it has everything to do with a relationship with God almighty he loves you but not the bad behavior that you perform on each other.

          • whyicare

            I always thought that prostitution is acceptable as long as it was not done on Sunday or anywhere close to the temples.

          • whyicare

            Albertabatchelor, Jesus said SIN NO MORE. Do you stop sinning like going to church during your menstruation cycle. The old testament forbids that. Are you going to stop wearing clothings made out of multiple fabrics. I read in the bible that marriage is between one man and one woman but if you adhere to that, you have to comply with ALL the laws in the bible. You cannot cherry pick.

          • whyicare

            Could you please reference in the bible what you said that Jesus told the prostitute woman to go and sin no more. I thought it was a woman caught in adultery that Jesus said woman sin no more. She is not a prostitute but a slut.

          • albertabatchelor

            The Greek word Pornea encompases all types of sex and at Matthew 5:17 Jesus stated “Do not think I came to destroy the law or the prophets I came not to destroy but to fulfill” and verse 19 states “Whoever therefore breaks one of these least commandments and teaches mankind to that effect he will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven”
            So anything outside of marriage is sin whether it's prostitituon, adultery or homosexuality, beastly.
            So it's not about how close you can come to wrong doing but how far away you can stay away from it because Jesus “did not call righteous people but sinful people to repent” Luke 5:32

    • dannyjude63

      It's statements like his that help to further discrimination and homophobia. My nephew committed suicide for being bullied and beat up for being gay before he ever even had a sexual experience with anybody. Comments that promote such hatred toward any large segment of the population should not be tolerated. The network has done the right thing.

      • BIG-D

        What hatred he was asked what he though was sinful and he stated not just gays but infidelity as well you are just looking for a fight. Well bring it on! I have a lot of respect for any person of diversity until they think that ANY comment they don't like is “RACIST OR HATEFUL” Dry your eyes and pull up your big kid diapers and move on!

        • James Wisecarver

          AMEN!!!

        • dannyjude63

          I have moved on. Your comment brought the subject back up.

        • dannyjude63

          I typed that he is promoting hatred. You can argue with that?

  • christians for christians

    I just can not understand the men spoke his mind and heart. He has the right to do that. What has happen to all the christians in this great country. This country was made on bible values not men. The bible says exactly what he said, he just quoted the bible not the duck part. Is this country ran by the LGBT OR are we free to speak our mind.

    • Sam_Handwich

      This country was built on slavery, which your precious Bible doesn't once condemn, in fact it celebrates it.

      • Ben Welliver

        You're a woman

    • Hobbesnblue

      And just as Phil's free to speak his mind, A&E is free to not do business with individuals whose publicly expressed values are contrary and/or abhorrent to their own. Given how popular this show is with conservatives (including the vast influx of commenters on this very thread–such as yourself, most likely–who've clearly never visited The Wrap before), it would probably be in A&E's best financial interest not to suspend him. I hope you can respect that for once a media conglomerate is making a decision on a moral basis rather than a financial one, even though their moral values obviously differ from your own.

    • PointOfClarification

      You're right, he absolutely has a right to voice his religious beliefs–three cheers for the Constitution! However, you know what the Constitution does not guarantee to individuals? The “right” to be on a reality TV show. So, he may certainly say what he likes, but he has absolutely no “right” not to be reprimanded if his “employer” doesn't approve of those comments. In a free country, you win some, you lose some.

    • cleos_mom

      That the h**l is the “duck” part of the Bible?

  • disous

    Right on Phil. Tell it like it is. What a bunch of skinny dipping dweeebs your producers are. I applaud you.

  • Boop ga

    A&E are wrong… freedom of speech we all have this right…

    • Sam_Handwich

      “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
      prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
      speech”

      The A&E Network isn't congress.

      • boop ga

        Your right just liberals that think they can say what they want but Christians can't..

  • Freedomofspeech

    WTF I guess freedom of speech is a thing of the past. Who cares what he thinks!!! More important is his right to say what he wants. So what!! Excellent example of how this Country is ruined. If they wouldn't have made such a big deal of this no one would even care.

  • murraydad

    For the sake of tolerance, we cannot tolerate your viewpoint.

    For the sake of inclusion, we will exclude your ideas from being aired.

    Out of respect for people with different opinions, we will silence your opinion.

    In the name of diversity, you will be punished for thinking differently.

    Thus sayeth the Guardians of Thought.

  • Special Ed

    i agree w murraydad. Im tierd of the PC BS. Im affended that the gays wont let us speak our true Chrstian beiliefs?

  • Maureen

    Amen!

  • T.j. Mack

    This is the new McCartyism.

  • murraydad

    Eh, bottom line is that The Robertsons don't need A&E. I do hope they walk. I'm done with this topic.

  • LuLu

    “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
    Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
    effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor
    revilers, swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of
    you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the
    name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.” (I CORINTHIANS
    6:9-11) It is what the Bible says! Why are you attacking the messenger? You do realize not everyone wants to hear about your sex lives right?

    • 2tall4u

      When did you choose to be straight? It's not a choice. And relying on a book of fairytales to back up bigotry is pathetic.

      • LuLu

        You have your opinion, I have mine. That's what makes America great. At least it use to be this way, now if a certain group disagrees, then your fired. If you are Bi then you do have a choice. When your time comes ask God for forgiveness, he's really fair and just like that. Time will tell who was right and who was wrong.

        • 2tall4u

          Seriously how do you remember to breathe? Smdh

          • LuLu

            God created me to breath naturally. I guess you think it was something you had to acquire from evolution, huh?

          • 2tall4u

            LOL!!! Ok I see you're not a critical thinker.

          • LuLu

            I see you think “critically” enough for the both of us! So you have yourself a very Merry Christmas now ya hear !

    • cleos_mom

      The Bible has nothing to say about reality TV.

      And you do know, don't you, that the Bible was not written in English?

      • LuLu

        Really? You don't say! Well I'll be! Here I thought it was written in a language that did not exist yet. Do you know what it was written in?

  • Voice of Reason

    Still waiting for someone to show actual scientific evidence that homosexuality is anything except how a person chooses to engage in intimacy. I have yet to find a single study proving a biological imperative for sexual behavior. Yet the incessant whining from the Left has convinced people that homosexuals deserve special treatment for being “born like that”. Next they'll be demanding free speech protection for the Flat Earth Society.

  • terry208

    Me thinks Phil doth protest to much, I can always smell a deep under cover closet case.

  • maddog22

    Everyone needs to call A&E and their sponser and tell them bring him back or we will not buy there products . Why is a comment about a gay any more important then that of a comment about anyone else.

    • ItIsClear

      I agree Maddog! They will hate making this stupid decision. This is their biggest show ever!

  • JJ

    He said homosexuality is a sin…the Christian church's stance exactly, and this is America where he can say anything he wants so everyone needs to chill.

    • BeaverTales

      No, he can't just “say anything he wants”. If a gay actor had said something equally vile about Christians, they'd be gone too. Free speech goes both ways…it's not just for hypocritical “Christians”.

      You can't insult the customers AND some of the people in management, then expect to keep your job. Guess what? He blew it, and now he's gone: Words have consequences.

  • Sherri

    This is total bs…I am so tired of this crap…what happens to Phils freedom of speech. This country is going to pot. GLADD needs to shut up…im offended that they are offended. A&E if you drop Duck Dynasty you will be making a big mistake. Finally a show that doesnt use foul language and belives in God and how families should be.

    • Point of Clarification

      I don't think you really understand how freedom of speech works. The Constitution guarantees him the right to speak about his religion. There is no Constitutional “right” to participate in a reality TV show, nor to say whatever you want without reprimand from your employer. In fact, “freedom of speech” generally only applies to actions that the government might take against individuals. Please at least do a 5 minute Google search before you spout this nonsense.

      • Sherri

        What a long list of bs…you google all you want. Who are you to tell me that I am spouting nonsence. I am standing by what I wrote but you have a wonderful night while you google. Me I am watching Duck Dynasty reruns.

        • Point of Clarification

          Good for you, Sherri, you deserve some mind-numbing entertainment! After all, it must've been hard for you to realize that you know next to nothing about your own constitutional rights! Seriously though, if you don't want to Google it, please pick up a book or SOMETHING. It's just depressing to see someone who not only won't admit they don't know anything about their own system of government, but also refuses to learn. Having a country full of people who don't know and don't care is the reason our rights get eroded more and more every day.

          • Sherri

            Yawn..you are very tiring and maybe I will go get a book with really big pictures in it so I can be as smart as you. It must be hard to be the only smart person in this world. FYI..you loose your creditability when you get to the point where you have to result to insults to make a point. Now where is that book with the really big pictures.

          • cleos_mom

            That's “lose” credibility.

            Someone who loosed their credibility must have had it tied up.

  • Dwarftosser

    These are the same redneck trash that say “nigger”, it's their right but if you're a reality star , keep your mouth shut if you want to take the networks money.

    • 4trucks

      What is wrong with nigger?Niggers say say it constantly.

  • Heather

    Free speach.. What happened to that?
    Shame on the network. Everyone has the right to have their own views and Duck Dynasty has certainly made their views clear. This PC stuff is ridiculous! Hypocritical Nonsence. Phil has the right to prefer women over men.. As Modern Family has the right to show men kissing. If you don't like it- change the channel! That's exercising your rights.. Instead of limiting the Robertsons!
    Clearly America has spoken with Duck Dynasty's ratings. We've embraced this family and appreciate their stand on their beliefs. Regardless of our beliefs.. Phil has the right to his as well!
    Disturbed to see this censorship in 2013.

    • Point of Clarification

      I don't think you fully understand how “freedom of speech” works. The Constitution guarantees him the right to speak about his religion. There is no Constitutional “right” to participate in a reality TV show, nor to say whatever you want without reprimand from your employer. Please at least do a 5 minute Google search before you spout this nonsense.

  • JJ

    He doesn't need their money; I think the family should quit and take their show to a new channel honestly.

  • Rusty

    Phil tells the truth & gets suspended & our President lies all day & keeps on going.

  • Point of Clarification

    To all of you complaining that A&E has “violated” his “rights” by suspending him: you're right, he absolutely has a right to voice his religious beliefs–three cheers for the Constitution! However, you know what the Constitution does NOT guarantee to people? The “right” to be on a reality TV show. I don't understand when/why people started equating “freedom of speech” with “freedom to say anything you want without punishment” because that's pretty much NEVER been the case. So anyway, he may certainly say what he likes, but he has absolutely no “right” not to be reprimanded if his “employer” doesn't approve of those comments. We live in a free country…you win some, you lose some, eh?

    • lynkar

      Stay in Canada please

      • Point of Clarification

        By golly, you're right, I guess there could never be ANY Americans that say “eh” eh? This news at 10: anonymous internet poster doesn't get internet sarcasm–unbelievable!

      • django3000

        Man, if this person really is Canadian, how much does it chap your ass that a Canuck knows your constitution better than you do?

    • Ken Beaumont

      Your absolutely right. he was punished for standing up for what he believes.. Sounds like brutal honesty an those who feel punishment was needed can go eat a d%$@! And I don't discriminate.. Gay or not, go eat a d%#%!!! Your standing up for your beliefs and cry foul when someone who's doing the same for Thiers offends you… Call me crazy but sounds like reverse discrimination to me..

  • lynkar

    Whatever…Hey Tim Kenneally how long did it take for you to find out you that “siad” is “said”? You fixed that “mighty quick”. And Phil go can bible hump in the swamp all day long and enjoy a nice fire later in life

  • lynkar

    He needs to be drug tested by Willie. I do believe he has slipped

  • ken keller

    what? a redneck hick with the IQ of a turd sandwich was stupid enough to bash someone not exactly like himself? SHOCKING!

    • lynkar

      Well he did have the option to go PRO NFL but chose the same things he “preached” about

  • Fiberton

    Who cares if he likes gays or not. Anyone think a bunch of gay people are watching a show of men in camouflage blowing on duck calls.. o wait..

  • Bert

    Race and Gender Benders, So that's what it's come to in this society. And don't let anyone think with their own mind as we can't allow free will either. Any of us can read the Bible, Non of us have the final judgement on anyone. I am no man or woman's judge nor do I wish to be. Don't ask me to judge you you mite not like the judgement.

  • Jim

    Congrats A&E. If this guy had said about Christians what he said about gays, people would be screaming from the church roofs. Strange how the religious demand civility for themselves yet feel free to inflict incivility on others.

  • Korrie

    Isnt this America with freedom of speech? Why can't Phil state what he believes? Isnt that what makes Duck Dynasty a favorite – they say what the mean and no sugar coating!! Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs – some of my best friends are gay, but doesn't mean I hold it against others who don't believe in it. Even A&E is going communist on us!

    • Point of Clarification

      I don't think you fully understand how freedom of speech works. The Constitution absolutely guarantees him the right to speak about his religion. There is no Constitutional “right” to participate in a reality TV show, nor to say whatever you want without reprimand from your employer. Please at least do a 5 minute Google search before you spout this nonsense.

  • lynkar

    I still cannot understand how a writer of an article cannot the word “said” straight. Oh, wait, that's because he is not and doesn't want Phil knocking on his back door

  • Sam Holland

    dont tell the gays you wont bake them a cake, that really piss's them off, how long did they let baldwin mouth off before someone complained

  • American Frank

    Be careful what you post apparently on this page we are NOT allowed to speak. Politicians are off limits apparently even though it's the truth. Cowards.

  • Dustin

    I applaud Phil Robertson for his comments and standing. Up for his beliefs and God if more Americans would do so then Maybe god would bless America more the founding fathers based this country on the bible and godly ways and we have gotten so far from it SO THANK YOU PHIL I WILL CONTINUE TO BE A SUPPORTER

    • Jim

      If he'd said that Christians were the equivalent of drunks and adulterers, would you still be cheering him? Can you spell hypocrite?

      • Ld

        You should ask would he have been suspended if he said if he Christians were the equivalent of drunk and adulterers. That's the real question. I'm fairly certain the answer is “no” he wouldn't have.

        • Jim

          Baloney. He wouldn't have be merely suspended. He'd have been booted off the show and out into the street and denounced from one end of the country to the other. Bigot Christians think they're special and don't have to extend to others the civility they demand for themselves. They've have been running their foul mouths in public for decades with nobody daring to oppose them. Finally people have started to stand up against them. It's about time.

    • django3000

      Umm…didn't the Founding Fathers create America to be a place where people of ALL religions could freely practice their moral and religious beliefs? Guess I must have missed something in elementary school…

  • weenerloverhater

    Buncha queers!

  • Qlixster

    Stop the ignorance! Stop using God to to promote your homophobic, sexist, bigoted ways! It's disgusting! God does not condone White male supremacy! You use his name to hate and oppress! That's the real sin! There is a special place in HELL for those who use God to justify their hate! I take satisfaction that all the oppressive bigots will die one day and get what they deserve! Man knows your actions but God knows your heart!

  • arthur p kaske

    Heterophobic Terrorists HATE it when you speak the truth about them, in fact, they just love to hate, period!

  • Chandra

    I thought we lived in America. This man did not “bash” gay rights. He is on a REALITY show. I thought you wanted to see a slice of America. Guess what? As long as the execs are making money, it's okay. “A slice of America” is fine, as long as no PC group puts their two cents in. This man has every right to explore what he considers true to his faith. As do you. You have an option…TURN THE FREAKIN’ CHANNEL! This man is NOT taking a stand for himself. He is just telling people what he was raised on and believes. He never had hate in his heart. That's the Cajun way. We don't have hate in our hearts. Our life began being ousted by the British in Nova Scotia. If any of you spent time in Louisiana, you would understand. But, that's okay, if that's how you feel. We don't judge. Take care and God Bless.

  • Shari Wedemeyer Wooten

    It's ridiculous to suspend him. He has a right to his opinion and he has a right to free speech. The ratings will go down without Phil. A&E is going to bite the hand that feeds them.

    • Point of Clarification

      I don't think you fully understand how freedom of speech works. The Constitution absolutely guarantees him the right to speak about his religion. However, there is no Constitutional “right” to participate in a reality TV show. So, he may certainly say what he likes, but he has absolutely no “right” not to be reprimanded if his “employer” doesn't approve of those comments.

  • Cindy Lewis

    Inbred bible-belt man-ape with more hair on his neck than most guys have on their entire bodies turns out to be a bigoted idiot. Gee, why am I not surprised?

  • ItIsClear

    A&E are completely stupid to make a mistake like this. Pressure from gay groups wanting to “terrorize” people into accepting homosexuality is at an all time high. Phil does not NEED A&E. He is a real man who is not afraid of these gay extremists. And A&E is going to hate the results!

  • curlyhoward

    make no mistake, the left wing is coming for you. It will happen. Your thoughts are not safe.

    • ken keller

      the sky is falling the sky is falling! better run and hide, chicken little

  • Jeremy

    I'm just wondering, what the fuck happened to people's freedom of speech. why aren't we allowed to say what we want. like Paula Deen for instance. it came out that she had said some racist things, not on live television or to someone's face, but privately. now her career is in ruins. I don't watch the show, and particularly don't like it, so I have no personal feelings for this guy. although as an American I'm pissed that people would react this way to someone using their rights to free speech. I'm slowly losing faith in this covet

  • JLaw

    Aren't we entitled to our own opinions? Hollywood needs to get over themselves… If someone has a firm belief in pro-gay or anti gay then one comment isn't going to shake them.

  • Karma Bongwadda

    Welcome to Paula Dean's nightmare. The truth is that as a representative of product funded by a production company one's personal opinion should remain just that!
    As a gay person I'm not offended by Mr. Robertson's comments. I defend his right to his faith and his opinions. As a citizen of this country he's entitled to his opinion and to express it. Corporations have become very fascist about this sort of thing.
    I hope there will be a day when we can look beyond our differences in this country and celebrate our right and gift to express ourselves without fear of retribution. Only at that point can we hope to begin real progress as Americans.

  • ACP123

    well said phil. us people living in reality appreciate your honesty

  • Mike

    Phil didn't seem to like being on TV anyway. Who knows maybe this was his way out and back to having a normal life again. Who cares what he said. Don't we have bigger problems in this country ??

  • Scott

    I wish someone would sue the heck out of one of these networks for their actions. These networks personal views do not reflect the views of the american public audience. Lol go ahead a&e ban phil if i was the cast of duck dynasty i would tell your network to go take a sugar frosted!

  • DBRWRIG

    boycott A and E I don't watch most sitcom be cause of the gay story lines I don't need it shoved down my throat I have a gay son and he know I love him because he is my son but he doesn't push his lifestyle on me and his father. can't understand what went wrong with his wiring but it did, I won't hate him but will hate his lifestyle. If A&E fires PHIL for his right to free speech then I will fire them with my freedom of chose. AMEN

  • BP

    You go Phil don't back down. That is your first amendment right, If people don't like Duck Dynsaty it don't watch it. Things I don't believe in or like I don't watch. God bless you Phil!

    • Point of Clarification

      I don't think you fully understand how freedom of speech works. The Constitution absolutely guarantees him the right to speak about his religion. However, there is no Constitutional “right” to participate in a reality TV show. So, he may certainly say what he likes, but he has absolutely no “right” not to be reprimanded if his “employer” doesn't approve of those comments.

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  • Jacob Phillips

    That's Phil's beliefs and religion and everyone has different beliefs then other people and just because he's famous dont mean people should talk about his beliefs and religion.

  • Melissa Ann Gross

    I think it is wrong to silence people. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Just because he is in the public eye shouldn't take that away. Instead of suspending him, they could have put out the disclaimer that's on many shows… the views expressed are not the views of the network… let the viewers make the decision if they want to continue to watch. Because not everyone has the same opinions, but we all have the ability to turn off a t.v. show we don't like.

  • Mark

    To HELL with GLAAD and the sooner the better!!

  • MegaJ

    Was Phil really wrong? Biblically speaking, can a gay person who has not asked forgiveness inherit the kingdom of heaven or not? If you are a true Christian, you know that no unrepentant sinner can be forgiven. The gays hate Christians because part of the reality of that religion is homosexuality is a sin, and I just don't think it is right that they are allowed to bash people's beliefs just because they don't support a homosexual lifestyle. What the hell has this country become?

  • GFuzz

    Phil Robertson is just being truthful. If the gays don't like it that's on them. I'm so tired of people being punished for speaking out on this subject matter

  • Loretta Edwards

    What has happened to Freedom of Speech? Why is it OK for the gays and liberals to bash Christ, Christians, and Christianity but there is no one demanding their indefinite dismissal. This is BS and this is one mad Christian. We, Christians, have allowed people to remove Christ and God from everything. They are making a mockery of the institution of marriage with gay marriages. Our children are no longer allowed to say Merry Christmas to their friends and we all know what they have done to Christmas. Without Christ there would be no Christmas. Why must they be allowed to destroy everything we believe in and we have no recourses except to be lambasted in the media because of our beliefs. This whole thing makes me sick. I just wonder how much more they think we are going to set back and take before we start fighting back.

  • bennny57

    suspend A&E!!

  • Yeah it's me

    So everyone hammers on being ‘tolerant’ of one another but ONLY when it suits our own agenda. He gave his opinion and viewpoint, he wasn't judging anyone and said exactly that in the interview but the media, true to form, has to make a bigger deal out of anything that might be cause controversy. He stands by what he believes and this world of so much puking political correctness that anyone who breathes a different opinion is considered ‘hateful'. I'm sick of it. I'm neither pro nor anti-gay, I simply couldn't care less but I'm sick of having the argument constantly jammed into my eyes and ears. My guess is Phil Robertson couldn't care less whether A&E ‘suspends’ him or not ~ he's going duck hunting and maybe finally kill that pesky beaver. Good for him.

  • Lisa Ostler

    We have to remember that … to have true freedom of speech means even fighting to support the rights of some ones opinions that you may even strongly disagree with… that is our responsibility!…. by not doing so we fail to understand the true weight and gravity of freedom and free speech…. how do we decide who's rights to defend? How are we defending our society if we take away one group's or individuals rights…. Under the guise of the defense of another's? That is not freedom…. and both parties loose

  • Jerry

    As it was said, Jesus would hug the man. If you stand on Gods word — you do it with 2 feet. You accept ALL of what the Bible says — not just the parts you like.

  • madmatti

    I may not believe how he does and I am for gay rights. I think everyone is missing the real problem here. Freedom of speech. It is not right that he has been fired for answering questions he was asked, by someone who already new what he was going to say.

  • Preston

    Poor decision A&E! I may or may not agree with Phil's comments but I do agree with his right to freedom of speech, he like all of us have the right to say and believe in what we want. The US as we know it is coming to a frightful end. The LGTBSARDF or whatever have the right to change the channel, there are millions of things to watch on TV. Hell they even have a channel just for them, is that offensive? When is it going to be enough, when will we jump out of the slowly boiling water? A&E I have a feeling there are more people that believe in freedom of speech that those that support taking it away due to someone or some group being offended. You should be more supportive of the right to speech then the LBG. They wouldn't be here without it.

  • John

    Any research that isn't 20 years old?

    • Mike E

      @John I know you're not a scientist…neither am I. But old research or new research really doesn't matter. It's a very valid scientific study which proves that being gay has some innate basis. And a speaker recently personal spoke about it during the public forums in Hawaii. You're welcome to look up the video.

      And while there is no gay “gene” there is chromosome and physical basis and traits for homosexuality. And just like there isn't necessarily a “cancer” gene, it does exist and comes about for a variety of reasons and wasn't created by choice.

  • Romans5:8

    WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT IT!!! Romans 1:22-32
    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
    Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    • Winston Booth

      AKIRA, Volume 3 “TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”

    • cleos_mom

      When your god has his own reality TV show, get back to us.

  • Hunter

    I totally agree with Phil and I think he and everyone should tell A&E to kiss their a$& and just go on with their business. Never bow to the libtard idiots out there. Rock On Robertsons!!!!

  • GoDuckGo

    ok, its not like he have a hate speech toward the gay community he just wrote what the bible says. next thing you know they're gonna take all the Christmas specials off air because Jesus doesn't support gay marriage.

  • rsunshinemom

    Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matthew 7:1

  • Hunter

    Yes gay is a choice but dont call yourself a christian if you are gay. The bible clearly states that is not permitted. So the Robertsons are christians and what he said is his Right!! A&E has lost my viewing. Better start showing fag shows now haha!!!

  • Karlee Brianne Brown

    Was he asked on how he veiwed homosexuality or did he just start talking about it?

  • American Patriot

    They should sue. Having your show cancelled over going public about your personal beliefs is a First Amendment rights violation. I thought we lived in America, the land of free speech. I thought that in America, you were allowed to freely speak your mind without getting in trouble.

  • bipolarclown

    I personally find it disgraceful that they would violate his freedom of speech and punish him for his religious beliefs and I am concerned about the moral values when homosexuals or queers fags whatever are allowed to force people to accept their lifestyle it is reverse discrimination and as for Mr. Phil Roberts you sir should have received nothing for what you said I am sorry your rights have been violated.

  • bipolarclown

    being queer is a choice don't try to make people accept you for it and don't violate his rights for what he said A and E was wrong

  • db

    What was the first amendant again???

    I cant believe all the ‘qualified people’ in this world that have declared the first amendant is now null and VOID !!! Since when does an opinion have to kept quiet and not spoken out loud?? There are plenty of others running their mouths w/their opinons wheither it be them saying abortion is okay, and any other act they decide is okay. Tearing down the flags, erecting beer can crosses, ‘sanitizing’ public surroundings by removing anything that can be construed to be part of Jesus.
    What are all of you all afraid of? Do you think if you sanitize everything that you wont be judged when you die? Do you think if you believe something long and hard enough you can make it happen? if thats the case, TRY THIS: Go sit on the floor of your garage, and wish and think and wish as hard as you can that you will have a new Lamborghini sitting there after you wish for it. How did that work for you? What color is your new car?
    Same thing goes. If you think you will destroy Christianity or Jesus Christ just by wishing all statements and examples of it all would disappear, or that hell isn't a real place and that eternity is just a joke, sorry but that wont work either.
    I bet Paul Walker who just died, and Mother Teresa, and many others would tell you if they could, that Heaven is real and they are glad they believed and that they got saved. I know one thing, eternity is a long long time and once it begins, it will not end. When you were created you were given a free will to live as you wish and to choose your lifestyle. You could have been created to do His will if He so wished, but God wanted you to do the choosing, Thereby in so choosing, your free will choice also included heaven or hell. Bottom line, reread what the Christians say or listen again. No one is telling you how to live, things are just being discussed, opinions stated, etc. Its called having an opinion, last time I heard everyone has one. I dont believe the lgbt people told Phil he needed to become gay did they??, So why is it being reported he told the gays they shouldnt be? He did not.
    His statement said according to the Bible and Gods word, that it is wrong. If you dont want to believe that thats fine. Dont!

    But get off his case, and anyone else who has an opinion, or makes a statement by saying God loves the sinner, not the sin.
    If your kid throws a ball, hits you in the eye and it hurts your vision, do you hate your kid from then on? NO. You love your kid, you just dont like what he did!
    It couldnt be any simpler!!!

  • the rock

    a guy should always speak his mind

  • Preston Mitchell

    I DISLIKE HOMOSEXUALS. I don't dislike homosexuals because of their homosexuality. I dislike homosexuals because they use their homosexuality to suppress the liberty of anyone who disagrees with them or their lifestyle: If you are not Gay, you are not right! This is wrong, because it is tyranny. Freedom of Speech means the right to express an unpopular belief. Firing a person for exercising that right is the true offense behind this story….this is what all People should passionatly protest here…because if one man's livelihood can be taken away for speaking his beliefs, all of us are in jeopardy of suffering the same fate. A&E, shame on you!

  • robman

    Yeah, after this, I'm so done with a&e. They blast Phil for his freedom of speech/religion. Pathetic, the media seems overtly biased towards gays expressing their beliefs, but when someone brings up the bible and their belief in it, they get slammed.. truly disgusting.

  • Nathan Frye

    For anyone who wonders why the opinion of some back woods bearded duck hunter matters…..they are now worth an estimated $80 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!! That means people listen to them and their STUPID ASS opinions as GOSPEL!!!! So yes, they get to be held accountable as long as those HUGE paychecks are being cashed.

  • 5thRobertsonson

    As an alcoholic I am deeply offended by these comments and I'm going to stop watching Duck Dynasty and tune into that other show about a hog hunting family.

  • HeavyMetal

    cant believe that Phil is going to be band for speaking his mind! I mean we let our kids grow with south part who says worse things about gays and god and everything else not to mention aduliswim and Howard Stern! so if we r going to band Phil for one statement then these others should be band as well because its not fair! Phil is a good man an doesn't deserve this I mean this is America free speak no bullshit he was only speaking his mind, and while these up tight asshole …are at it they can boot those Swamp people for showing and teaching their kids how to hunt and kill gators! HELLO1 poaching is against the law! i don't care who reads this or who like its or not! that not my problem! if gays didn't want to be made fun of they should have stayed in the closet! some of my bffs have life partner's but they don't go around like some go and really rub it in peoples faces! with bible thumbing berthas didn't want made fun of then maybe getting the cross out of their ass every once and while! I feel the same way about emo scene freaks. anime bullshit, druggies and so forth! now someone come say something or band me! fucking up tight assholes!

  • Epic23

    One of my best friends dad is gay and he said he holds nothing against Phil for what he said. He said all these organizations go after celebrities but when someone who isn't famous says something like this on the news they don't go after them. My friends dad said these organizations are only trying to make a name for themselves by going after famous people and that Phil Robertson is entitled to whatever he wants to say or think because he never said he hates gay people!

  • LocalCitizen

    A&E might as well sell the show to another network. People will continue to watch Duck Dynasty but they will boycott their other shows.

  • jamie

    way to go phil you the man these queers think they rule the world who cares about their feelings bunch of sissy polesmokers they going to burn in hell have fun with satan

  • LocalCitizen

    So if he was Moslem and expressed his religious beliefs would A&E suspend him?

    • FoxIsForRetards

      yes

  • Debbie

    Everyone is has a view on the gay community he did not call no one names he just stated his opinion in view of his belief leave the man alone it is his right

  • Ron Hollifield

    A&E you are full of cow dung… I will pull you off my TV since you have pulled Phil. All he did was speak his mind just like the gays when they all “Come Out”. Sad that in a supposedly free country this man cannot speak and not be punished. Phil Robinson for President…!

  • Michelle

    Homosexuality is a SIN and just because someone asked Phil a question and he answered with his america right to free speech does not constitute him being off the show. He hates gay acts but not the gay ppl. Why does everyone take things the wrong way? I m a christian and I will NOT hang around gays and I hate seeing such sinful affections in public. However, I do not hate homosexuals but I do hate their sin. I WILL witness to them about Christ and Pray for them for their soul's sake. A&E takes Phil off the show so their ratings will not go down. Phil is my favorite on the show and I will no longer watch it bc of their stupid decision to take him off.

    • Winston Booth

      Is there a right way to take “I hate gay acts but not gay ppl?” If you're so concerned about folks who are sinning I can point you towards several who are actually doing tangible harm to other people.

  • H8themedia

    Uh, whatever happened to freedom of speech? I love how the media can write what terrible things Phil said, but won't provide one quote so I could actually make a decision for myself. The media is the worst violator of our rights.

  • SunKernel

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  • SunKernel

    Yay Phil and boo on A and E,, those idiots that practice bad things, well if it wasn't bad they wouldn't be MAD about it. Its the homos own fault for being such idiots and they will have to reap the consequences of their actions. The network is absolutely wrong here. They are a business and most the world is wrong as well so they gonna go along with their worlds business interests, right or wrong.

  • 1question

    wow…censoring on a “reality show”???? What????

  • Tammey Buchanan

    Seriously people – why is it that when the ‘gays’ say something it is revered, but when another man states his beliefs it is considered slander/hate??? Mr. Robertson stated what he believes in, his thoughts, and so all the others go up in arms instead of having an ‘open mind’ and take his comments as something he wants to say, which is also what he believes. In this day and time – truth and faith are a rare commodity and those who are brave to come out and stand their ground are ‘flogged’ by everyone ‘tolerance'. This is why are country is going to ‘potty'. Mr. Robertson God bless you and yours; and keep being the child of Christ and warrior of God – because in the end we have only Him to account to… A&E shame on you, I will certainly be taking you off my viewing line up, unfortunately. :(

  • Callmefordinner

    If everyone insist on calling others names then I got one for ya

    The “idiot “is the dumbass who headlined this article on MSN. It stated,

    Gay-bashing comments by Phil Robertson in GQ magazine have created a backlash & prompted A&E to pull the actor from its popular reality TV series
    “Gay bashing” ???????????????? If what Phil said was gay bashing then I will eat my hat

  • Steve Niemyer

    What A&E and Wilson Cruz fail to realize is that 99.9% of the people that watch Duck Dynasty agree with what Phil Robertson said

  • jomamma

    Who took away our freedom of speech? I guess that anyone can say anything as long as you're not a Christian! I am offended and have to turn the channel frequently every night because of cussing and inappropriate subject matter, what's the difference? I stand by Phil and his family's beliefs.

  • SC

    I don't think Phil Robertson cares that he was suspended. And probably doesn't care if he ever is back on the show. He's the only REAL person on this show. A+E will feel the loss if anything. That man is already set and I am sure has already gone about his life like he normally does.

  • Wendy

    Pretty evident this was a set up………..I don't watch Duck Dynasty, in fact I don't watch any TV anymore, no time. I'm having to work my *ss off to pay for the taxes for Democrap care (Obama care) and to support all people that can't find a job because of this GREAT freaking economy. Point is…………DON'T WE HAVE ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO WORRY ABOUT THEN WHAT SOME GUY SAID?????? WHO FREAKING CARES!!!!!!!

  • john f stephenson

    Phil just said how it will be!! If you don't wont to go to hell change your heart and your ways will follow!1

  • Frank Kernan

    This IS America the last time I checked… He has a strong belief in God and the Bible..If You don't like to hear it change the channel….. that's what the button's for…GO PHIL

  • Ralph Tapp

    HANG IN THERE PHIL, I SUPPORT YOU 100%

  • Terry Jones

    OH Booooo F-n Hoooo. All you GAYS are going to h*ll anyway. All you B*tches need to grow a real set and quit bing so sensitive.

    • FoxIsForRetards

      I bet you dream about sucking P E N I S all day long!

  • Angie T

    To BeaverTales:
    So, no one is aloud to have their own opinion on homosexuality? Why is it o.k. for you to state your views on it openly and publicly but anyone else who disagrees with you is “hypocritical and bigoted”. Aren't you being intolerant of my viewpoint?

    “Yet you folks get upset any time someone doesn't cater to you.” …….really? Aren't you upset because Phil and others are not catering to you?

    “He didn't need to go there, yet he chose to insult millions of people”……….aren't you insulting millions of people? You want people to be tolerant of your beliefs but you are unwilling to be tolerant of anyone else's.
    Big deal if Phil spoke his opinion. Everyone has a right to their opinion- aren't you pushing your opinions on others?

  • Terry Jones

    I don't care much for Dick Dynasty but “Way to Go Phil” I applaud you in every way. That show is just plain stupid as well as every other “reality show” on TV. Wait…. Every other show on TV is a reality show. They all SUCK just as much. Who cares about watching people “Act” for the cameras to make money. Lets change the venue and put something educational on instead of all this BS.

  • Mary D.

    I hate the fact that a person tells people their beliefs and this are made to look like a monster. Phil's statements were not gay bashing it they were is beliefs. He didn't say anything mean or nasty at all. He actually said he doesn't condemn or judge them it's God's job to do that. I think we have gotten so wrapped up on this politically correct BS that we have begun to crucify people if they believe something contrary to our own beliefs. I love Phil and I think he is just a straight to the point person. This is America and that is our right to believe what we want and speak on it if we choose!

  • coachBB

    The question asked reached into an area of personal belief and for that he got an honest answer. I guess Phil could have bit is tongue on this one but, regardless of its PC status, a ‘good’ journalist, keeping PC in mind, will avoid asking a question that may lead to an unwelcome answer. I don't see him being gone for long.

  • MinnesotaMountainMan

    Not watching until he's back on.
    What have we come to when a man can't express his own opinion without getting backlash from those who oppose his beliefs.
    It's his opinion you don't have to accept it as your own, this suspension is bull.

  • Butch Romero

    WAY TO GO PHIL, YOU FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND CAN SAY WHATEVER YOU LIKE! SINCE WE ARE IN AFGANISTAN TO HELP THERE PEOPLE BE FREE , HAVE A CHANGE OF A FAIR TRIAL THERE, YOU'LL GET A FAIR TRIAL THERE! SHAME ON A&E FOR VIOLATING YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEACH! I HAVE SEEN THERE PROGRAM THAT SHOULD OF BEEN KICKED OFF TV THEMSELVES! GOD BLESS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR NOW CONFUSED COUNTRY! MY 20 YEAR OLD GRANDSON DIED IN A BATTLE IN AFGANISTAN! I SPEAK ON HIS BEHALF,TO BE FREE!

    • tatoo

      Yes, he should go to Afghanistan.

    • ken keller

      IF YOU LEARNED TO SPELL YOU MIGHT NOT COME OFF AS COMPLETELY STUPID!!! WAIT… NEVER MIND… YES you would.

  • Shery Talarico Sullivan

    What about the shows that are already taped. Or are they all live? I don't watch, so I don't know.

  • mcgyver

    It is most important, in fact necessary and vital, that we ALL remember that he is not condemning/judging anyone! The activity associated is being judged as a sin – as it should be. Just as God forgives the repentant sinner whose sin was to lie, or perhaps simply distort the truth, He will/does forgive the repentant sinner whose activity has been that of a gay person. It is VITAL that you read the word repentant! Being sorry, but then purposely going about the action/activities anyway is NOT repentant! Being repentant is being sorry, asking for forgiveness, seeking the help of the Holy Spirit to resist the temptation to take part in that activity, and seeking to learn from His Word , etc.! Again, the attack is not, and should not, be on a person – that would be judgmental – something reserver for God the Father, Son, and Holy Sprit alone! We are to judge sin itself, though.

  • donna

    he was asked what he tought sin was and he answered it. gays do not ca
    re to push their life styles and chocies on us and our tv shows. so why can he not say what he believes if he is asked.

  • Christian

    What has happened to Christian values and freedom of speech? Phil was asked a question and answered it honestly. He represented millions of Christians across America. It is the Christians who are discriminated against. We have had our rights taken away from us. We don't have freedom of speech any more. People need to start reading read their bibles and stand up for what it says and when asked a question about any subject, answer it honestly.

  • Richard Brat

    This is dumb. 20 years ago the majority of the U.S. population was against homosexuality. People who were born in the 80's and later did not grow up with it being commercialized like those born in the 90's and onward from there. That is the only reason they believe that there is nothing wrong with it, because everywhere they look it is being promoted like they are trying to build up their numbers. I do not think that he was in the wrong at all for making the comments he made. The homosexual community does not have any more rights as a U.S. citizen than normal heterosexuals do. They are entitled to nothing more than normal heterosexuals are entitled to. If we keep going this way it won't be long before they start building societies to protect the rights of people who have sexual relations with their own family, or societies to protect the rights of people who have sex with animals. Like I said, this is dumb. And guess what, if it was wrong 50 years ago, it's still wrong. Just like you can spray a smelly pile of dung with fabreeze and make it smell better, but it is still a smelly pile of dung no matter what.

    • FoxIsForRetards

      I bet you dream about PENIS all day long!

    • ken keller

      yeah… sorta like making black people sit in the back of the bus was OK 50 years ago! your argument shows the level of your stupidity!

    • 2tall4u

      That's because there's nothing wrong with being gay! There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a member of the LGBT community. Your statement

      ” If we keep going this way it won't be long before they start building societies to protect the rights of people who have sexual relations with their own family, or societies to protect the rights of people who have sex with animals.”
      This was the same crap they said about inter-racial marriage. Grow up and get with the times. Bigotry is wrong and will always be wrong.

  • For God's Glory

    As far as the article goes that a majority of Americans support gay rights is totally wrong. Love the sinner hate the sin. If Phil would have said that people still would have been angry. If you are a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ and know the word and are in his word every day then you know that gays will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. it has nothing to do with judging somebody it has to do with knowing his word and living by his laws. For God's Glory!!!!!!!!

    • 2tall4u

      It's called equal rights and yes, the marjority of Americans support gay rights. Just like there's quite a lot of us that don't believe in your God (or a God for that matter) doesn't make you or your elk the standard for what's wrong or right according to your book of fables.

      • For God's Glory

        No it's called SIN!!!!! I am a Christian woman and a true follower of Jesus Christ and it is my job to bring people to Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven. That is why I said love the sinner hate the sin. You need to open up the GOOD book and read and start building a relationship with your Heavenly Father before it is to late. God Bless You!!!!

        • 2tall4u

          I'll take reality as opposed to fairy tales every time. I suppose you believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny too? BOL! You need a book of fairy tales to back up your bigotry? How pathetic and sad.

          • RURIGHT

            Sounds to me like you're the hater here! ” For Gods Glory” only stated her beliefs and you state your bigotry and hatefulness by your comment about what she said! Hell's along time lady!!! FOREVER!!!!

          • 2tall4u

            What bigotry did I state? That fact you believe in hell says it all. How about instead of using a book of fables to back up your bigotry — why not beat your wife (it says so in the bible), own slaves (says so in the bible) — you “Christians” cherry pick what you want to follow in that book of yours. Hypocrites much?

        • ken keller

          yes 2tall! open up the bible and read all about owning and beating your slave, not wearing clothes made of two different types of cloth, having ten wives, killing your children, etc,!! it's a very entertaining work of fiction based on myths that existed 2000 years before the time christ was supposedly born! be sure to pick and chose which parts of it you decide to follow like for god's sake does! THAT'S the Christian way!

          • For God's Glory

            So sad to hear from all the non believers in this country…You will see how much a fairytale it is when you spend Eternity separated from your heavenly father. Back to the article stating the majority of Americans support gay rights….so not true…only 2% of the population is gay..let's see how much of the population is Christians….Mr. Robertson might have started a Christian Uprising and it is about time…..so be ready!!!!! God Bless you ALL!!

  • Sandra

    This DOES reflect the viewpoint of true Christians! There are plenty of ‘christians’ who go to church and get one passage a week but NEVER read the HOLY BIBLE!
    Wake up America… most folks aren't about to accept homosexuality as ‘normal'!!!
    In fact, the thought of it sends shivers down our spines.
    Ask any of the other men on the show how they feel and GUESS WHAT?! -> no more show bc they all feel the same.

  • JC

    You know he has a right to his beliefs just like they have a right to be attracted to the same sex. Why should we expect his rights for free speech to be suspended in favor of their rights. Just let people be who they are and stop being so quick to jump and say someone is wrong just because another group doesn't like it. All this political correctness has led to a country of people who wait to see what the world thinks before they state their own opinions for fear of not fitting in the right niche.

    • tatoo

      Free speech is his legal right, but that doesn't mean there aren't consequences.

  • Molly Madigan

    Wow. I've been reading a lot of the comments. It seems like there's a lot of angry people. I personally believe that gay behavior is definitely wrong, similar to Mr. Robertson. I am also a Bible-believing, evangelical Christian. However, the quotes attributed to him seem very strong, especially the one about terrorism. I think that I'll have to watch the full and actual interview before I draw any further conclusions.

  • a1949z

    I really don’t care what a Louisiana hillbilly thinks about
    ethics or morality.

    There is no accounting for taste. Still it is a mystery to
    me why these oddballs are so popular. Alligator hunters, moonshiners, and
    people with hick accents can stay in the backwoods and away from the camera as
    far as I’m concerned.

    That said — to each his own.

  • Make~up girl.com

    His beliefs are his beliefs. No one is trying to kick you out of A&E for your beliefs relax people A&E you guys are the actual haters. kicking him out. chill-out!! Stop trying to make him look bad.

    • tatoo

      They didn't make him look bad, he did that himself. Actually, if you are talking about looks…would you let your daughter go out with that guy?

      • Make~up girl.com

        I disagree with you, He was just stating the
        God honest truth. If they didn't want an honest answer they shouldn't of ask a controversial question and expect a true bible believing Christian to compromise and say other wise. It seems to me no one like to hear truth anymore they rather believe a lie. P.s. Looks aren't important it's a the heart.

        • ken keller

          that's right MUG! if some ignorant racist gay hating hick wants to believe in a fairytale about some wizard with a beard that lives up in the clouds, he has a right to. and the producers have the right to fire his ignorant hillbillie ass for being a hateful piece of shit if THEY want to!

  • KS

    Is the LGBT community so paranoid and insecure that they even have to say anything when ANYBODY says what they believe when asked? I don't go on a rampage when someone says they are gay, lesbian, or whatever. If you believe what you're doing is OK, and it doesn't break the law or infringe on anybody else's rights, fine! But, don't call others beliefs “bashing” or “anti” just because you don't agree. There are shows on TV that promote, or the very least mention, that they have gay, lesbian, etc cast members. I don't let that determine if I watch or not. Offended? I'm offended this is even an issue! Who can I get suspended, indefinitely, for that?!

  • leroe

    These is just another way for the rich to get richer. While all the poor sits and watches. And makes comments about it and in turn makes them even richer.

  • leroe

    Go MR Robertson speak your truth. And God will thank you later for it. And in God we trust.

  • leroe

    Yes, I read what he said about the black people being happy. And it is true, but so are white people. White people are just as good and if he thinks he is trash then mabe A&E should just drop the show and get an upper class family to follow. Not all white people are trash. Just because u make a lot of money doesn't mean your class changes. You can dress up a zibara but it want change his stripes.

  • frankspeakloud

    Phil has a right to say anything he wants. No problem there. But he can't say what he wants if his bosses at A & E say he can't. Simple as that. Just as most of you can't say anything you want about anybody that can be reflection on the company you work for.

  • Cogito Ergo Sum

    Discriminatory, divisive and hate-filled views have been disguised and supported with religious dogma for centuries. Slavery was once justified in pulpits across the South with Bible verses. Women's rights were trampled for centuries based on religious convictions. Sorry, but hiding behind your religiosity won't cut it anymore when it comes to hate-filled remarks such as this. It is no longer to be tolerated, just as racial and sex discrimination won't be. Whisper it in the pews or at Bible study if you must, but Americans are quickly dispensing with such bigotry.

  • debbie harney

    no one should be punished for their believes or opinions… put phil back on the show

    • ken keller

      great pic of your pet dog!

  • krista ryan

    OK well I'm not christian I'm wiccan but the bible states a man laying with another man is abomination… it is a sin to be gay… that said I have no problem with gays and I do not believe in heaven or hell, god or satan. I have my own set of beliefs that is more open to personal choice and no being gay is not a choice. If you knew your parents would never speak to you again if you were gay would you CHOOSE to be gay no but its not a choice there was a study done where MRIs were taken of homosexual brains and there was a small section larger than that of a straight person's brain so anyway all you Christians who slam your religion down my throat I find that offensive. Just like I find it offensive when gays and lesbians are overly affectionate

  • krista ryan

    In public… because I don't slam my religion down your throat and I don't do more than hold hands with my fiance in public its a respect thing

  • julie

    A&E will no longer be on my tv. How dare you infringe on freedom of speech. If you do not like Phil's comments then take it up with god!

    • 2tall4u

      Well since there is no god and you're backing up your bigotry with a book of fairy tales I don't think A&E will miss you.

  • Gary

    Wow I guess the true question to A&E would be count the number of Christians in the world vs the LGBT community and which number do you really want to attract.

  • Jennifer Bozman

    I this believe this is all bull! He shouldn't be suspended for his right of speech and his beliefs. Christians marched long before there was Gay/Lesbian parades and they all March for basically the same idea. To show their devotion and love for what they believe. All people have been persecuted for one thing or another.
    There's 1 thing we have now that no one had back then, like 50 yrs ago, a remote control, cause if you don't agree with what Phil or Si or Tammy Faye or Jessie Jackson or whoever has to say CHANGE THE CHANNEL!!! This message is brought to you proud Bi-sexual individual that practices Christianity! Imagine THAT!!!!

  • deb c

    Rather you are famous or not, you have the right to speak your mind. I am so tired of people making a big deal of Christians speaking their mind against what the bible clearly states is WRONG!!! I am also tired of it being ok to say slanderous comments about Christians and their beliefs.

  • savannah

    He didn't do anything wrong! he is just a fan of Adam and Eve ,not Adam and Steve

  • Derek Dunn

    For him to have made that remark the question may have been asked to him about his view on Gay or same sex relationships. So if you ask me Phil was setup. And A&E should not ask questions if there is a answer they wont like. Reality TV should be Reality not what the network wants you to believe. Just like most of the news being exaggerated.

  • Daniel Roberson

    This guy was asked his opinion and he did not give an anti- gay comment he gave a pro-bible comment. If he had been asked his opinion on fornication, adultery, bestiality incest, orgies, pedophilia or any other God dis-honoring sexual behavior he have had to also use the forbidden “s” word sin. Homosexuals claim to want to be treated like everyone else. That has been a lie since Genesis 19. Every other group comes to church and hears the bible's take on their sexual sin and deals with it. Either they repent or continue in sin. The homosexual community are the only people who have decided they want their sin taken of God's sin list. To bad if you want equality God gives it to you and calls all of the for-mentioned sexual behavior sin. One is no better than the other. If your on the Titanic whether your on the Toledo Deck or the Poop Deck when the ship goes down, your on it. The only way to be saved is to get in the life boat of repentance and get off the Titanic.

  • steve

    well more people are watching the showw that.s what they wanted can you people not tell this whole thing is scripted

  • maddog22

    If people really want to upset A&E send emails to your cable company asking them to remove A&E from your package . A&E gets paid by the cable companies base on the number of homes that want their shows .
    Second Email all the sponser of other shows that you will boycott there products do to them being on A&E . The boss will not keep her job long if sponser don't buy air time .
    Remeber CHICK FILA they made record profits when the majority stuck together againest the GAYS . Lets use this same method in reverse to get A&E , remeber in the corpate no profit no job ,stock holders run the company .
    You can also boycott the companies of the board of directors they all work for different companies E MAIL their companies .
    Why is a GAY right any more valueable then anyone eslse , ISN”T that the true defintion of prejudice

  • 1Christian 2Another

    If everyone would just read the Bible more specifically 1&2 Corinthians, 1&2 Timothy and Revelations You will see that What Phil Robertson said comes right out of the only history book that is 100% accurate!

  • citygal

    I hope the whole Robertson family quits A&E and gets picked up by another station.. Leave Phil alone !!!

  • jimbo

    if I hate everyone the same amount am I prejudice? if it all started with adam and eve we would all be tards. plain and simple….after reading all this bs about relgion you all are a bunch of tards……so way to go adam and eve…what color are adam and eve? are they black yellow red green white. its really just along story misunderstood by by many…………alien watcher out!

  • SlickRick

    Give ‘em hell Phil! Don't let the liberals diminish your religious beliefs.

  • chesty0351

    Leviticus
    18:22 – “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is
    detestable.”

    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 like 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!!!! You’re Godless anyways so what the f#ck does it
    matter right??…..LOL….so say you’re 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 you’re fate….Jesus
    Christ, before you freak out and type up some crazy rant read on…….I am just as
    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.

    • Clay Christopher Harris

      how do u know who is godless or who isnt. you're not god NOR or r u god's sole emissary on earth. there is room 4 context even when reading the Bible.the book of leviticus also regards stoning as a suitable punishment for disrespectful children…..your holy internet rant is debunked in 1 short parable from Christ himself :”judge not lest ye be judged more harshly”. remember mary magdalene?

  • James Wisecarver

    Phil does not need to know about the LGBT and their families he was asked a question as to what he thought and he answered it by his beliefs in the Bible not what some people in a company think. This is just one persons thoughts but A&E I won't turn on your channel and as for GLADD Like Phil's Bible and my Bible says I believe he has said Hate the sin but love the sinner.

  • EddieBear

    When God created man He created him in His image. A man should LOOK like a male, DO the things that males do, and FUNCTION within the capacity that is clearly and biologically intended for males to function in. A woman should LOOK like a female, DO the things that females do, and FUNCTION within the capacity that is clearly and biologically intended for females. When a male or female fails to function within the capacity for which they were created then they they no longer bear the image of the One that created them. A washing machine cannot decide to be a dryer, it must do the will of the one that created it. Christians are to do the will of God, but a malfunctioning creation that has a mind of its own is a monster much like something out of a Steven King movie. Unfortunately, it is the world we live in; humans have brains, and many have begun to use them against the the One that created them. You don't have to be a Christian to know this is chaos; even a satanist like Stephen King shows this in his books.

    Disclaimer: I do not read Stephen King's books nor like his material; but I know very well who he is.

  • ts

    What about Archie Bunker and the things he said on TV? They have been trying to get the show off the air because they pray at the end of it. I really don't know what this world is coming too. I think that taking Phil Robertson off the show may hurt it. I love to hear him talk. He is just a really religious person and speaks from the Bible.

  • Kevin

    I didn't hear any “hatred” towards homosexual people in what he said. He expressed his belief. Apparently we are not aloud to have our own opinion. We are supposed to bow our heads and follow wherever society leads us!

  • andy riley

    we should put all the faggets in a big hole (not there ass) and drop a bomb on them

  • R

    Sooo Phil, let me get this straight….you gave up sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll for what?

  • StSq99

    The Adam & Eve of ‘Genesis’ ate from the ‘tree of knowledge’ (the tree of life, …or is it ‘sin,’ since all of us are “sinners” in a world of dog must eat ‘dog'-meat just to only survive–have you watched PBS’ “Nature” recently–?). So, nowadays whose to say vegetarians aren't also themselves killing the living consciousness of vegetable matter, given recent research into the ‘consciousness’ of plants?? You can then begin to see: all of life is & must remain “in sin.”

    In the Bible, human-kind metaphorically was ‘originally’ expelled from the ‘Garden’ of a presumably once beneficent God, condemning everyone of us as ‘sinners’ to work ever-after for our meal-tickets…A fairy tale or unavoidable wise allegory??

    We are all condemned to work for bread in this life (it is not provided by ‘big government,’ which actually produces nothing and must take from virtually all those who actually do so).

    Genesis condemns the spilling of the seed of Onan as ‘hedonism’ without any redeeming child-rearing purpose within procreation. Catholics, along with all other parents up to my generation at age 65, have always discouraged if not always condemned masturbation (though everyone does it and cannot help but do so!). Is homosexuality then a kind of ‘masturbation’ (particularly when too frequently bouncing between many partners?)?? Such, Biblically and for eons, has been considered a wasteful & hedonistic path down which real addictions over unproductive pleasure principles can too often ensnare, and even spawn many further sins (such as of very real SLAVERY, which yet exists still today in the world!).

    I think what Duck Dynasty's Robertson most appropriately has been condemning is hedonism's encouragement of inevitably selfish & all too often exploitative sex, including inevitably with many multiple partners, just as he pointed this out, …all irrespective of any one, single, & loyal marriage partnership as meant for the very long-term raising of the next generation to carry on the vitality of life on our planet earth.

  • Allen Kidwell

    He is entitled to say what he likes and A&E is entitled to not be in business with someone . Their are always clauses in contracts that cover these things. Yet it was ok to ruin the career's of the Dixie Chicks. guess freedom of speech only applies to those conservatives agree with.