Sarah Palin Defended ‘Duck Dynasty's’ Phil Robertson Without Even Reading His GQ Interview (Video)

The former Alaska governor was quick to label the controversy a free speech issue without knowing what, exactly, the reality star said

Sarah Palin almost immediately went on the record to defend “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson's comments about homosexuality, but then admitted days later during an appearance on Fox News' “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” that she had not yet even bothered to read the GQ interview that ignited the controversy.

“I haven't read the article,” Palin told Susteren on Monday (see video above) when asked if she was bothered by Robertson's “graphic” description of homosexuality. “I don't know exactly how he said it, but what he was doing was in response to a question about a lifestyle that he disagrees with.”

Also read: Jesse Jackson Calls ‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad ‘More Offensive’ Than Rosa Parks’ Bus Driver

Palin began weighing in on the issue over Facebook last week the same day A&E suspended Robertson indefinitely for comments GLAAD described as “hateful” and “anti-gay.”

“Free speech is an endangered species,” Palin wrote. “Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”

When Robertson was asked what he considers sinful, the born-again Christian TV star told GQ “homosexual offenders” won't inherit the kingdom of God because “it's not right.”

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Flap: Bristol Palin Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ Gays

Palin initially appeared on Fox News last Thursday to talk about the issue with Sean Hannity, and stated it was “all about freedom, free speech.”

“You know, so many American families have spilled blood and treasure to guarantee Phil Robertson and everybody else’s right to voice their personal opinions and once that freedom is lost, everything is lost in our country,” Palin said.

When Susteren mentioned that “people loosely use the term ‘free speech'” when discussing Robertson's troubles with A&E, Palin clarified attorneys can decide whether it’s a “legal free speech issue or not.”

  • American Pancake

    Sarah Palin is an idiot. Robertson's free speech rights were not in jeopardy, in fact, this controversy (if you want to call it that) is an example of how freely we can speak in this country. I think some people in this country, Sarah Palin included, need to read our constitution.

    • JaJ

      You are an idiot. Free speech is defended. That is why I am telling you how it is.

      • cyclingjnkee

        moron, explain how Robertson's free speech rights have been violated. Damn, the ignorance of Palin and the conservatives weighing in on this issue is mind blowing. (Did these people get past the 8th grade?) Unless I'm missing something, Robertson hasn't been detained by the government for his comments. No one has taken his money, property or freedom. How the F have his free speech rights been violated? And as for his employment at A&E, last time I checked free speech doesn't guarantee employment.

        • TiredOfTheBS

          So, most of us have a 9-5 job working for some company. If you get quoted in the paper as saying something – that has nothing to do with the company you work for – is it legal for you to get fired because your bosses do not agree with your point of view? That's what Palin's point was. Believe me, I'm no supporter of Palin, but her point was valid. If you lost your job because of something you said outside of work (assuming it wasn't slamming your employer or divulging company secrets), you'd rightfully have the ACLU all over your former employers.

          • Jim

            Yes, it is legal to do so. Free speech means you can't be thrown in jail, not that you can't be fired.

          • cyclingjnkee

            Sorry dude. You're wrong. This happens all of the time, especially with the advent of social media. Do a search for “fired after facebook post” and you will come up with dozens of stories for people being fired over bigoted remarks, many of which are much less overt than Robertson's. Like it or not, when it comes to bigotry, free speech isn't going to protect your employment. “is it legal?” Yes it is, which is probably why no one was bringing up the possibility of a lawsuit over this issue. My guess would be that this is the case because such views negatively affect one's ability to work with minorities in the work environment be they co workers or clients.

          • Dee

            Nope. You would not.

          • Ranger Dan Parsons

            How much you wanna bet ole Phil has a clause in his contract that allows A&E to question any public actions he might take that could adversely affect the standing of the show? Professional athletes all have them in their contracts, and I'm sure they exist in TV land too.

    • Ronald Nelson

      No, his free speech was not impinged… A&E and the bigots in the Gay movement each called for his firing and would have continued with there acts had the public remained silent.. Phil's Free Speech was in fact jeopardized thru coercion and the direct assault following his comments on his livelihood.
      Using the twisted logic of the gay activist and A&E… it could be argued that Rosa Parks civil rights were not jeopardized by the bus driver asking her to comply with the law… She could have taken a cab or walked if she didn't want to follow the then existing law or she could have ignored the driver as she did and remained seated… bringing the case before the courts for the ultimate relief of the wrong being forced upon the black community.
      It is commonly understood that if one champions the Judeo/Christian ethic in a public forum today, that they may well be penalized for their public speech and that is a violation of ones civil rights. Too, disagree is one thing but to punish one for their speech is a violation of ones constitutional right to free speech. Action was taken by A&E to punish Phil for his speech in an attempt to sensor others by example… an overt attempt to deny one their right to free speech.
      If I were Phil and his family… I would leave A&E and bring a law suit against them for several millions. I would hope that most Christian's will boycott A&E and any other network that uses such coercive conduct to deny their employees access to free speech.

      • American Pancake

        Dude, to compare an act of civil disobedience by a black woman in 1943 of a patently racist law that was in place by the city of Montgomery Alabama and a rich celebrity being suspended by a show because the show deemed that his remarks may offend their audience and thus cause their rating to diminish is, in and of itself. offensive and stupid. Phil Robertson's free speech was no impinged at all by the government as Rosa Parks rights to equal protection under the laws was. Phil Robertson was not arrested as Rosa Parks was. A and E is a business for God sake and while Robertson may end up suing for whatever reason, businesses of all sorts do draw up morality clauses that allow them to suspend or fire their employees when they break their rules. If A and E's suspension was inappropriate that is for lawyers to argue but it is clearly does not have the historical or legal gravitas of a woman not being able to sit on a bus because of the color of her skin, AGAIN- Phil Robertson has never had his free speech impinged upon in the least. Even he would tell you that.

        • TireOfTheBS

          Based on your example, one could argue the bus company that Rosa Parks used was a business too. They could have argued that scared white people won't ride the bus if black people sit up front. How is that different from A&E's argument? “Our viewers are intolerant of different points of view, they may not watch our shows even though this didn't even happen on any of our shows.”
          Leave Rosa Parks out of this, on both sides of the argument. I agree there is no comparison. May she rest in peace, comparing this to her plight is an offense to her memory.

          • American Pancake

            Again, Rosa Parks action was against a GOVERNMENT statute imposed on the buses, not a private bus company. Robertson's speech was and will always be free. If anything, with the internet, Free speech has never had a larger audience. To argue at all that Robertson's speech was impinged in any way by his suspension is utterly false. Adios.

          • Ronald Nelson

            Again… learn to read, no one is arguing that Rosa Parks actions were not focused on a Government statute… in fact, I argue that they were focused on an unjust law. I was using the Rosa Parks example too highlight how obtuse the author's logic was and how the left manages to drag in race to support their arguments, as if it race had anything to do with this event… Read what I said, if you can read.
            The attempt by the leftist MSM and A&E to crush Robertson's ‘speech’ and with it too intimidate others, who hold the same views, should be obvious. However, the left, the hate mongers, and bigots in the Gay movement, have never been tolerant of free speech, when it exposes their immoral life styles.

          • American Pancake

            My initial comment was that Robertson's “Free Speech” was not stifled- he has free speech, that in fact this whole so called controversy highlights what a wonderful country we live in. What you say in the public arena can come back and bit you in the ass. Just ask Justine Sacco, director of corporate communications for IAC who recently lost her job over some ill advised tweets about AIDS.

            Robertson's Free Speech has not been crushed in the least by anyone. Furthermore, I don't purport to know if those on the left or right, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic, Christian or Jewish or whatever have immoral life styles like you do because I do not know them. I suppose only their God and those close to them know what is in their heart and minds. I also personally know gay republicans and straight members of GLAAD. America is not a theocracy, (thank God)- and the founders of this great country understood the importance of the separation of Church and state. I thank God that I was not born in a country like Iran which does not have free speech and incidentally execute homosexuals. How thankful am I that I live in a country that is progressive in their thinking and who are not tied to ancient religious texts. Free thought and Free Speech is a beautiful thing.

        • Ronald Nelson

          Dude… it was a hypothetical example and it started out with the caveat..”.Using the twisted logic of the gay activist and A&E… it could be argued that Rosa Parks civil rights were not jeopardized by the bus driver …” I didn't inject Rosa into the discussion A&E did, I didn't offer a direct comparison as A&E did… but what can be expected from the reading impaired.

          • WhosaidWhat

            Perhaps it's your acceptance that the gay activist is twisted that offends people. In this day and age, if you call a child fat, you're a bully, if you use the n word, you're a racist. If you compare a black person to a monkey, that is OVERLY racist, so why shouldn't gays be offended when they are compared to the ” acts of bestiality and other perversions”? As a celebrity, you would hope that people would use tact to convey their sentiments or at least be a bit more tactful than the Westboro Baptist Church, it's members being no better or worse than Robertson. However, Robertson is only conveying his feelings, and THAT part of free speech is necessary so that people can challenge an opinion via debate and social networks to attempt to change that opinion. FYI, my gay friends cook better than anyone on that DD show, keep a neater house and yard, they are much better educated, and more socially acceptable in just about ANY social setting. Perhaps it is the extreme conservatism of my gay friends NOT bashing rednecks that is so appealing… So I'll do it for them… For Phil to say he is educated because he has a flybynight education at a Hick School is like saying my neighbor is educated because she bought a degree online from an accredited college….lol Your actions and words speak volumes about your education…

          • Ronald Nelson

            Mr. Robertson and 80% of the Evangelical Christians in America hold the Scriptural position that Gay life styles are sinful and harm society… hence, it is not my opinion or that of Mr. Robertson that is being expressed… it is the infallible word of God. The truth is the Word of God is being maligned and Christian's are excepted to accept the bigoted and hateful speech of those who oppose their faith without speaking out..

            The idea that the mainstream Christian faith is being attacked doesn't seem to bother anyone… the bigots and intolerant abound on the left. The comments made were clear… Christian's don't hate the sinner, the homosexual, what they dislike is the sinful conduct and that is what Christian's condemn.

            However, the left and the Gay community refuse to acknowledge our disgust for their conduct and attempt too rub their life style in our proverbial noses… and when the Christian responds to that hate with statements as to why the Christian will never approve of their life style; they respond with more hate. That hate is now being transformed by the gay activist in ways that attempt to use the LAW of MEN to force the Christian community to be silent or too acquiesce to their abnormal and sinful life style… in ways that require the Christian to violate his faith.

            Make no mistake… the true Christian understands that it is better to obey God than man; too, keep God's laws rather than man's laws. Any attempts to silence the voice of the believer will fail and the Truth will always win out; the bigotry and hate by the Left and gay community for the Christian life style will not change God's Word. If there is any intolerance today, it is for the Christian and a Godly life style.

          • Josh

            So Ronald, if you owned a business and one of your employers said, in a public forum, how bad he believed christianity is and how disgusting it is and how all christians are going to hell for their beliefs, would you let them keep working for you? Be honest!

          • Ronald Nelson

            Yes, I would allow him to work as I have no right to regulate his private speech; unless, his speech is meant to harm my business or to slander me or his fellow employees… which would then directly effect my business. I am not a hypocrite and it is difficult for me to understand those who hold double standards for their conduct.
            I might discuss his remarks on a personal level … too determine why he is angry and upset with the Christian faith. It is my Christian duty too warn the sinner of his sin; the scripture declares the sinner's blood will be on my hands if I fail to warn them of their sin.

          • WhosaidWhat

            lol and You Sir are just a liar liar pants on fire…

          • Ronald Nelson

            As I stated before: resorting to name calling is a sign of weakness and the lack of a viable argument… or both.

          • WhosaidWhat

            oh… so when Christians can call gays faggots like Westboro, and people like Robertson equate gays to bestiality and other perversions, that ISN'T name calling. Pick your poison loser… You can't convince a christian how wrong and misguided their cult is, until after they're dead…lol

          • Ronald Nelson

            You need to get your facts straight… first Robertson did not equate homosexuality with bestiality… he said that all sin is sin and paraphrased scripture too support his claim. As to what Westboro may or may not have said I am unaware… however, I can tell you that scripture doesn't tell the Christian to insult even his enemies. Like all human beings Christian's are not perfect… they are on a journey to perfection and along the way they will stubmble. The major difference between the Christian and the sinner is that the Christian doesn't justify his sin nor does he reveil in sin… he is forgiven and understands that but by the grace of God there goes he… in other words it is God's Grace that makes him the righteousness of God in Christ… not his works. This promise by the way is available to everyone… homosexuals as well… if they will simply believe in the Name of Jesus Christ and make Him Lord of over their lives… repenting of their sins and living by faith daily eschewing evil as evil.

          • WhosaidWhat

            Read it any way you want.. The implication is that IF you are homosexual, it will lead to things like bestiality etc… The moral police (Christians) should keep their own flock in order and let the rest of us alone. It is you who want to poison young minds with fear from a book of stories that weak willed people choose to follow because they cannot accept the inevitability of death without some mystical magical afterlife… The only difference between Christians and Muslims is that.. uhmm.. well.. let's see.. They both kill in the name of their God, it is a sin to put any other God before them.. hmm yeah.. No difference. Religion was invented as a methodology to control people. You will never convince those of us who do not believe or want to believe your fairy tales,any more than we can convince you otherwise. But as I've stated before, you religious kooks prefer to pick and choose the scriptures that suit your needs for the moment and ignore all else… The bible has a hundred times more contradictions than entire ACA health law, IRS tax code, and the Judicial laws governing motor vehicles combined.. The only thing that us non-believers ask is to let us out of your cult of religion, and preach to your flock who wants to listen,and don't put your morality on the rest of us who don't need it. I also find it most amazing that the harshest of criminals are christians or muslims… The non-believing atheists seem to be lowest amount of criminals because we choose to set our own moral codes and by that, they are easier to follow. There is nothing wrong with Do Unto Others…. because that is how I live my life. But it had nothing to do with the bible… It was just common sense…

          • Ronald Nelson

            If you can't tell the difference between Islam and Christianity I pity you. For one thing Islam requires the Homosexual to be stoned or beheaded. Islam means submission and their religion is all about submitting to Sharia Law.

            Women are treated as chattel and sinners of all types are harshly dealt with by Islamic law… the sinner is often punished publicly, being subject to everything from beating to beheading. Christianity focuses on forgiveness and restoration; while, Islam focuses on punishment and submission.

            Perhaps the gay community would prefer to practice their abnormal sexual conduct in Islam; while, attacking their Muslim brothers for condemning their homosexual life style? See how that works. However, the open, practicing homosexual, won't be around to see how his life style works in an Islamic culture, because they will be murdered for their life style.

            It is amazing how bigotry and hate blind one too reality and the love of God. God so loved the world that He died for the homosexual, as well as the heterosexual. God is not a respecter of persons; He wants us all to repent of our sins, that He may forgive us and cleans us from all unrighteousness… sin.

            Anger and frustration… hate and bigotry will only compound the sinner's struggle to be free from sin. Love and a forgiving heart, soon replaces the need to insult others and their life style, with compassion for their soul and the need to provide for their eternal well being.

            Christian's are not weak, nor do they focus on or fear death … They embrace life, and a world in pain, with a message of hope and love. They extend a welcome too every man, woman and child, regardless of their sins; for they know that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of their Creator.

            I would invite you to consider your ways… and too seek the answers to life in Christ. He is the way, the Truth and the Life; no other has the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven and no other was willing to take the penalty of our sins, upon Himself… the righteous to dying for the unrighteous.

            Come drink of the water of life and eat of Christ's Word that you may be made whole… Be fulfilled, end the ever incessant search for happiness and contentment… be born again. Let the old man of sin and the lust of the flesh die in Christ and be born again.

            Have a great day… and think upon those things which are pure, just, and of a good report… On those things that bring contentment and joy too a lost and dying world. Be separated from the things of this world and the lust of the flesh be born again in Jesus Christ.

          • freegrrl

            And Christianity (the Bible) says you should stone your child if your child curses you out!!

          • Ronald Nelson

            Scripture taken out of context can be made to infer just about anything… we are to discipline our children and that includes using the rod… stoning was at one time reserved for the total reprobate, rebellious and unredeemable among society.
            That of course is not found in the New Testament of Jesus Christ… we are now under GRACE and the LAW or the penalty for sin is no longer extracted in kind… thru physical application in the sinner.
            Before you try to lecture or accuse you may want to investigate what you are talking about. You are simply wrong in the inference you are attempting to make concerning Christianity and God in general. Something the Devil did in the Garden… was too twist the Word of God to mean something it did not.

          • 20to1Devotchka

            There you go again, weaving in and out of scripture that suits you or doesnt, like a porpoise in a ships wake…. you Christians find an excuse for everything….

          • 20to1Devotchka

            Isn't it amazing how these believers think they have to have a god to have morality…..atheists are among the most moral people I've ever met….and not because a supposed “god” instructed it…because they have empathy for fellow human beings. Atheism really is liberating…. it's a shame more people don't cast off the suffocating ideologies of faith…. there is hope though….as the world progresses and science continues to give us answers…their numbers are dwindling….Thank God! <—that was meant to be ironic :P

          • freegrrl

            The thing you just DON'T GET is that we could care less abut what you people think!! Just dont affect me and my way of life in a country which was built upon Liberty, Freedom, and EQUALITY FOR ALL, as demonstrated by the Constitution of the United States of America!! If your views or religion do not jive with that , THAT is YOUR Problem! This is MY country and I will not Allow you,or any other over-zealous religion trump the Constitution of the USA try as you might!!

          • 20to1Devotchka

            lolzzzzz

          • Duck Hunter

            So if we used that same logic…did a&e not remove him because his speech could harm their business or the fellow employees…which would then directly effect their business. Everyone talks about Phil's freedom of speech, which I'm all for, what about a&e's freedom of speech. No one is saying Phil can't buy his own network and produce his own content.

          • freegrrl

            Christians need to concern themselves with themselves. The rest of us could care less what you believe of what your “holy book” does or does not say as it is YOUR “holy Book,” and not Ours so keep your Holy books laws and opinions to yourself. We Americans follow our country's guidelines which include the American Constitution.No body really cares what your god tells YOU to do- just do not Infringe on other Americans rights, and that is exactly what “Evangelical Christians ” do day in and day out. Keep your and your gods hateful ideals out of the way of other Americans rights!! We are not a Theocracy!!! We are a Democracy and the sooner Evangelical Christians understand this the better it will be for the rest of the country!!

          • Ronald Nelson

            Ditto Freegirl… The leftist and bigoted gay movement needs to stop dictating what is and is not free speech. They need to stop there activist attacks on our nations heritage, religious roots, and long held cultural norms. The left and gay's need to stop their attacks on Christian speech or their attempts to label them as hate speech or hate crimes.
            Our Nation was founded by Christians and over 80 percent of the today's public profess faith in God. It is a minority of bigots and hate mongers that continually raise allegations of hate speech when it comes to Christian's verbally defending their faith… there would be no issued here if you followed your own advice.
            For your information we are not a Democracy… America is a Constitutional Republic… You may want to research what that means. In brief it means that the rights of every individual is protected by law and that a MAJORITY doesn't trump the Constitution or the laws. In fact it takes 3/4ths of the States and to ratify changes to our Constitution… a SUPER MAJORITY to change our fundamental law. Our President is not elected by majority vote… it is by electoral vote which was created to secure the minority States rights in selecting our President. Every State has 2 Senators regardless of their populations, also to protect the minority States rights. We are not a Democracy.
            Our Constitution was drafted and ratified by a Christian Nation its values and precepts are Christian in their ideology. The left and many in the gay community are biased and bigoted against the facts concerning our religious history and this Nations unique relationship with the God of Creation..

          • freegrrl

            Yeah; you just keep on thinking that. Truth is you are delusional, It really does not matter what the faith the persons who founded this country was. The fact is that their intent was for it not to dissolve into a theocracy as it had in their previous country (England), that there be a clear and solid distinction between church and state, and that this would be a place for all peoples of all faiths of all races. Constitutional republic, Democracy, one and the same. Fact is that the founders of this country were not even of the same beliefs of the Evangelical Christians of today. If you actually did research this you would know that they were all Deists, which is a far cry from the “Christians ” of today in this country.If our founding fathers came back today they would throw the lot of you Evangelical Christians out!! They fled Europe to come to this country to get away form those of your ilk. Once again the supposed 80% you cite? Please provide the documentation from which this has been confirmed. It is also a problem that those like yourself refer to “God” as the “christian god.” there very may well be 80 % of the general public that believe in a god, but do not mistake that to mean the god you bow down to…it most likely is not.”Our Constitution was drafted and ratified by a Christian Nation its values and precepts are Christian in their ideology.” I am well aware that many of those like yourself desperately need to believe that statement of yours though not only is it historically untrue, but factually as well. If you do believe this to be true; please provide for us the factual information you have based this statement on. As the American public continues to evolve and move forward in society your world continues to shrink and you political power continues to wain as well. I know this is terrifying for many of the radical right, but the fact is….your time is over…the rest of the world will continue forward without you if need be. Your fear and terror tactics no longer work in current American society it only confirms the truth as to where you stand and from where you come from.

          • 20to1Devotchka

            Freegirl…you are awesome :)

          • Newsman57

            Do you remember the reason given for the pilgrims coming over? It wasn't to establish a one religion government was it? In your view, the US should be a Christian theocracy, correct?

          • Ronald Nelson

            No, I have a Constitutional view regarding Church and State… the two should not become one. That doesn't mean religion should be barred from the public forum; it means the State should not mandate a State Religion.
            The practice of religion should not be barred from government; government should be kept out medaling with Religion.

          • 20to1Devotchka

            Christ almighty…your ignorance is driving me crazy…learn how to spell…its meddling…not medaling!

          • Memo

            No they came here to escape oppression from someone telling them what they had to believe like GLAAD saying anyone with a different view should be silenced. They believed in freedom to believe what ever you want remember freedom of not freedom from

          • Ranger Dan Parsons

            So what you're saying is that I have to sit here and listen to your beliefs, and then I have to listen to Satanists, and then Wiccans, etc. etc. etc. No thanks. I have my beliefs, I'll keep them to myself. Please do likewise.

          • dc4tazz

            Hi Freegirl I'm a Christian, I love the God you speak so lowly of and I'm so grateful to Him for sending Jesus Christ to atone for us so we can go back home when this mortal life is over. I know you will probably slam me for my belief, but whether you are Gay or Christian I don't know, but I cry inside when I hear someone bring God into any discussion and demean His character, one of love, compassion and tolerance for all who would repent and come unto Him. Whether you agree or not, those who wrote the Constitution were all inspired by the God you dismiss as irrellevent , did so with their wright hand on the Bible (which, if I understand you correctly, would throw in the garbage) petitioning God to lead an direct them in their service to the America people, and to God bless Americsa All Major events in American History(the Oath of all Presidents and all offices of the Government, all government meeting, wars and in times of disasters, our leaders turn to God. IN GOD WE TRUST on our currency, This Country was found ONE NATION UNDER GOD !!! My prayer is that God will forgive you for you statements about Him and His words of Salvation ( the Bible)

          • USGIRL

            I'm not one to blog, but wow, I liked your comments dc4tzz. I wonder freegirl if you understand waht not being a “freegirl” will mean. I served my country in other nations that are not so pretty and free. If as Americans we do not defend our rights,guns liberty etc..we have nothing . I recenlty removed my daughter from a public school that was taken over by a woman who has no belief in God, she changed the pledge to delete the word GOD and sent home fylers that we would change Easter the day the Lord rose again, to bunny day. These are just a few examples, anyway slowly we are loosing ground as Americans and chrsitians. people wonder why there is so much school shootings and young violent people. When i went to school we prayed and were diciplined, not anymore. We are raising our children in a society that condones immoral behavior so it wont offend anyone, I'm offended. I spent nights falling asleep to morter rounds, sewing up soldiers for sometimes 18 hours sraight. I know what free is….find faith free girl before its too late.

          • Nemo

            Please git off your high horse and remember it was GQ that asked Phil what sin was and it's had to be the christens that have had to educate you on why he said it.GLAAD and A&E wanted it to be a surprise Phil just a stated a biblical principle

          • freegrrl

            YES; and the rest of America that does not agree with him has the freedom to not only disagree with him, but to also destabilize the platform that he has been paid large amounts of money to appear on from which he is proclaiming a view that significantly affects other Americans lives in a negative way. We have that right !! He is PAID to appear on national TV. Anything he has to say will have a national impact and if a majority of the nation has something to say, they will!! I do not expect to see “Duck Dynasty” 10 years from now….. They can believe what they want, but if their opinions they express on National TV are hurtful they will financially pay for it. Perhaps these people were not meant for a TV career.

          • 20to1Devotchka

            “Christens” that had to educate….hahahaha…that's the funniest statement Iv'e seen written on here…you can't even spell your own religion correctly.

          • vic

            Christians have every right to state what God says in the bible weather you like it or not. Every american has the right to fruit it up with each other all they want, but it will NEVER change what the bible says about it and Christians have every right to voice and stand on the truths they hold to be sacred

          • sameasyou

            Dear freegrrl, I'm sorry that you feel the way that you feel… but this is supposed to be “One nation under God” isn't? Maybe we need to bring that quality back so that this country will stop falling apart. Have you ever heard of Sodom and Gomorra? If not, please look it up, and find out what happened to those two corrupt cities who thought and acted the same way that many people in this country are acting today. We are all sinners and have done bad things, but some of us have also accepted the TRUTH…. God sent Jesus to dye on a cross for you as well as me. God loves you just as much as he loves me. He loves all people including homosexuals, murders and anyone who does bad things…. What he hates is the bad things (sin) that we do. Satin wants to take us away from God and many people are letting him. My challenge to you is that you go to some Christian sermons and try to learn about God and understand what he did for us all. I believe that you'll do a 180, just like me – who once did very bad things – and many others who are now Christians, and will look at this ridiculous issue in a totally different perspective. You have free will…. are you willing to meet this challenge? God will help you if you let him. And when you have a downfall or don't get what you want don't blame God. He wants to help us, but many won't let him. Let's try to be that “One nation under God.”

          • 20to1Devotchka

            oh my god…you Christians are so unintelligent…if you've read the Bible you should know that it's spelled DIE not DYE…. sheesh…seriously….the grammar and spelling of all you believers is atrocious…read a book other than the Bible for once in your lives!

          • 20to1Devotchka

            Lol..the intellectual bankruptcy in the comments that oppose your own comment is rampant in the obvious lack of spelling and grammar…time and time again these god believers prove their ignorance is abound….

          • WhosaidWhat

            You are entitled to what we consider your own misguided opinion, especially with your incorrectly assumed numbers that you got from the gallup poll. Those idiots are the same ones who predicted Romney would lead us to victory. Anyway, my own mother, who was asked in poll, states that she is Christian, that she is a luthern, because her mother was. My mother hasn't been to church in 60 years, and Loves her gay son.. Most parents do.. Maybe if the shoe were on the other foot you might understand something other than your infallible god… Read your bible and live by it. Stone your children they disobey you. Sell your daughters into slavery when they reach 13 years old. When your wife is on the rag, let her sleep in the garage for she is unclean.. Yeah.. You retards can try to pick and choose the lies you want to believe from a Book that was written by MAN INTERPRETING the will of God.. Do I believe in God, yes i do, but I also know that kings and pharohs and other high priests and all alike in positions of authority like pedophilia priests lied and lied and lied.. When I meet my maker, it will be on his terms for sure, but not based upon the lies imprinted in those pages… Intertwining lies with facts have controlled the flocks of sheep for centuries.. That is coming to an end… Science is winning and will continue. Your “73-80%” Christian population is extremely skewed. They asked only adults, over a certain age, in specific regions. I have about 100 friends, which I think is a lot. 2 of them go to Church, and they go because they just always have. It looks good in the community… They are all professional people with careers, no history of crime, kids do well in school… Some are gay with a couple kids.. Yet I can point out the trouble makers whose parents condemn gays, all the while defending their kids vandalism acts (spray painting FAGGOT on someone's car or side of the house). Yeah gotta love a great christian. While you're at condemning what you don't like to see, I find it appalling that a 17 year old boy and 16 year old girl are allowed to make out, with their hands in each other's pants in the back of a pickup truck in the public park, but when you report it, the response is, well that's kids nowadays. It's disgusting even to me… Maybe gays don't like to see that… AND just an FYI, here in Bible Belt Lancaster county, there is a growing gay population and…oh my.. for some reason many of them go to church? I haven't asked anyone why they do it; maybe it's faith, maybe it;s just trying to fit in.. For whatever reason…

          • 20to1Devotchka

            Finally a believer with an intelligent voice…you've given me hope that not all believers are stuck under a veil of ignorance…for that, I thank you

          • Pat Del Monte

            Ronald nelson said it perfect. People that don't believe in gods word in the bible hate to hear the truth .

          • Roberta1962

            He went to Louisiana Tech, Idiot. Not exactly a “Hick School”,- do a little googling before you spout. I'm not sure what you meant by that, but you obviously don't have a clue. – LOL.

          • FreddieJenkins

            WHAT!!! Rosa Parks civil rights were not jeopardized by the bus driver? I would love to hear your argument on why it wasn't, if possible

          • Ronald Nelson

            My it statement was a hypothetical one and it started out with the caveat..”.Using the twisted logic of the gay activist and A&E… it could be argued that Rosa Parks civil rights were not jeopardized by the bus driver …” Of course her civil rights were violated. The point I was making is that injecting Rosa Parks into the discussion, A&E attempted to inject race into the argument even though it had nothing to do with it., I didn't offer a direct comparison between Rosa Parks and Mr. Robertson's case, A&E did… Please read what is written without bias and the writers points may become clear..

      • WhosaidWhat

        Dude your a dick, and that's my free speech. I wish Christians would boycott A& E because then the world would see what kind of hypocrites there are in the world…lol While I don't agree that A/E should have suspended him, THEY are his employers and THEY can do what THEY choose… The government on the other hand cannot suppress him. Your Rosa Parks comparison shows just how much you are out of touch with reality… I can tell you're a white redneck Christian boy so go back to church tomorrow and tell the congregation that you helped all of us readers to get closer to god. That will make you a hero…lol and for those train wrecks who watch Duck Dynasty and anything to do with Sarah Palin, you are what's wrong with the country… These reality shows, scripted of course to obtain the best possible ratings, are nothing LIKE reality, and those who follow them have begun to earn my disgust. That includes the Kardashian whores…

      • Learn to spell, illiterate ass

        You are a moron. The First Amendment to the Constitution binds the U.S. Government, period. Private people — and private companies like A&E — are simply not bound by the First Amendment. End of discussion. There is no lawsuit here; any claim would be dismissed in a millisecond by a court.

        • Ronald Nelson

          resorting to name calling is a sign of ones weakness and lack of argument. The Constitution applies both to the government and the actions of the people… who are in fact the government.
          Civil rights laws are focused on both the actions of public institutions as well as private businesses. Separate but equal public restrooms, drinking fountains, schools (private as well as public) are prohibited by law… there is a growing body of Hate Speech and Hate Crime laws which apply directly to individuals and their businesses.
          So, don't tell us that the Constitution and the laws which are promulgated in our Republic are not Constitutional… or that they only apply to the Government… there exist an entire body of law which regulates individual and businesses conduct. As for a law suite there certainly are grounds to bring a civil action and possibly a civil rights case under the religious breech of contract, with regard to Mr. Robertson's suspension and the references that malign his character… bigotry.

          • Ranger Dan Parsons

            So are you saying that if a McDonalds employee wore a T-shirt saying “I Hate Fags” while taking your order, they would not be within their rights to suspend him?

          • Ronald Nelson

            Are you reading impaired… or challenged. No, of course McDonalds has the right to require certain dress codes and standards of conduct while one is at work… or representing them to the public.
            Mr. Robertson was not at work and did not express anything that was not already publicly known with regard to a Christian's view on Homosexual life styles… it is sin. The hyperbola surrounding what is said doesn't mean Mr. Robertson actually made such statements… Example, he did not compare bestiality with homosexuality… he said they were both sin and so is lying.

          • Ranger Dan Parsons

            Why do you complain about name callers, and then proceed to insult me? You seem confused. My guess is that Phil's contract with A&E, or whomever he is contracted with, bears a “Morals” clause that holds him accountable for ANY actions by him that might adversely reflect on the standings of the TV show. Which by reports of their season premier his actions obviously did.

          • 20to1Devotchka

            actually his argument was pretty sound…..the name calling comes with the frustration of trying to illustrate a point to a person of lesser intelligence as yourself…

          • Ronald Nelson

            Name calling is the result of one's inability to clearly express themselves using the English Language…. if anything it is an expression of ones lack of intelligence not frustration. There are thousands of words available to adequately express ones frustration without resorting to GUTTER LANAGUAGE. However, the liberal often resorts a guttural discourse based on their IQ.

      • ben

        Ronald, you're right. Don't argue with idiots man.

        • Ronald Nelson

          For evil to prosper good men need do nothing… we must not let the voice of our nation be dominated by such bigotry and evil… outright hate and twisted logic needs to be opposed. The silent majority has in fact been silent for too long.

          We must not abandon the Public Square to evil men and women… our place is and must be in the center of the square.

      • Ranger Dan Parsons

        The First Amendment guarantees your right to say whatever you please. Nowhere does it say you get to say it and bear no responsibility from adverse reaction by other private citizens. Sorry, but you just don't get it. The First Amendment worked the way the Constitutional authors intended it. He was protected from prosecution but not from the opinion of others expressing their First Amendment right, including A&E.

        • Ronald Nelson

          The opinion of others is in civil breech when it slanders or seeks to cause harm to another. A&E did both by claiming Mr. Robertson was a bigot and that his conduct breeched acceptable standards. A&E then proceeded to PUNISH Mr. Robertson for exercising his free speech… it is one thing to disagree and it becomes another to use your power over others to punish and by so doing damage their civil rights and unalienable right to free speech. One can not by contract give away their right to an unalienable right nor can an Employer legally take away or punish one for exercising that right by contract or any other method… it is an unalienable right.

          • Ranger Dan Parsons

            Ever hear of a “Morals” clause? Pro athletes are punished for violating them every day.

          • Ronald Nelson

            There is a great deal of difference between what Mr. Robertson is being punished for an getting high or drunk… or engaging in other CRIMINAL CONDUCT. Ever hear of stupid?

            It is amazing how a liberal attempts to compare immoral conduct with ‘religious speech'. Is it any wonder our nation is in trouble… when the people can't separate criminal conduct and immoral behavior from exercising ones free and/or religious speech.

    • Rik Isaac

      Not too much of an idiot, if you ask me….Odds are, she's sitting prettier than you American pancake, in all aspects of life….Physically,mentally,financially,spiritually, and mostly morally..I doubt she's ever referred to YOU as an IDIOT…So whose ass is blackest now???

    • Tangledweb1027

      Really??? I suggest you reread the Constitution do suspend Robertson for what he said is clearly a form of censorship. According to you it's perfectly alright to restrict comments about morality, but pornography is free speech. What variety of idiot are you?

      • American Pancake

        The first Amendment (in regards to Free Speech) clearly prohibits our government from creating laws that stifles speech, That's it. It has nothing to do with how a company deals with an employee. We have not seen what contractual agreements were signed by the cast members of Duck Dynasty and A & E. He may of been fired with out legal cause but that is for the courts to decide.

        Look at it this way. If Robertson advocated that elementary school kids should be able to carry weapons on their person at school to protect them from mass shooting, that kids should be able to smoke cigarettes and that he agrees with the KKK, don't you think A & E would of also suspended him? I contend that not only would he of been suspended but Walmart would of started pulling Duck Dynasty products.

        Don't get me wrong, I don't agree with A & E's suspension but they had the freedom to do this. In reality all they care about is how much money they make. As I predicted they are dropping the suspension. I think they knew that the controversy would make everyone talk about the show and in the end they would make more ad revenue. This has become a cause celeb for advocacy groups and politicians on the left and right so they can further their agenda and put money in their political coffers. Take for example this e-mail blast by Arkansas State Attorney General candidate David Sterling:

        “Did you read about the liberal media attack on Duck Dynasty's
        Phil Robertson for exercising his First Amendment rights? The
        “politically correct” police are at it again! The left wing media
        believes freedom of speech only applies to liberals.

        “We must stand up for our right to express our beliefs,
        especially ones so fundamental to the freedoms and liberties we enjoy as
        Americans.

        “As Attorney General I will always defend Arkansans’ freedom of speech. If you stand with Phil Robertson and me, will you donate $25 or even $10 to help defend our constitutional rights?”

        Sterling and others are using this to make more money just like A & E is. Same old story.

      • Dee

        He's right. You're wrong. Doesn't help to call people idiots when you clearly don't understand the First Amendment which has NOTHING
        to do with employers and only deals with the government.
        Geezuz.

  • jeff

    Ugandan Homosexuals Risk Life Imprisonment

    • Islamgays

      Well in the Muslim countries they just shoot the Homoes, so what are they complaining about in America? They would be put to death by their own family in the Muslim world!

  • uwish

    Every time we think we're rid of her like an un-welcomed season she comes back.
    What a moron but then what can one expect from a right wing kook.
    This bunch would like nothing better then their opinion being the only one.

    • TiredOfTheBS

      She's like the Jesse Jackson of the Right. No one asked for him/her to show, and now they've made it a bigger deal than the most offended people even cared to. :)

  • Arthur Axelman

    We know from experience that Palin NEVER READS anything. But that isn't the biggest story of this televised interview. Greta outed her friend of 20 years Harvey Levin. That's the bigger story.

    • Randy

      I thought she told Katie Couric that she reads, you know, all of the newspapers.

      • RobFromLoveland

        Actually, like George W Bush, she has people who do all that for her.

      • Stupid liberals go to hell

        Katie is an even bigger idiot than all you Libs! Not a fan of hers!

  • Strong Bad

    It is a good idea to actually read an article before defending it.

    • Randy

      I listen to Fox news on my XM radio for entertainment. I laughed out loud when she admitted that she didn't even read the article!

    • vmikid

      Really did you read the full article? What was the reporters answer to Phil's question “You been hunting yet this year?.

      • Strong Bad

        She didn't read a word of the GQ article…

    • azgal602

      And the obamacare bill? Can't have it both ways bro.

      • Strong Bad

        That was bad too. You seem to be excusing Palin though.

  • John

    I think these liberal views are wearing thin in the public's eyes from reading comments on this story. I personally just see it as bully tactics by the media to make everyone conform to their way of thinking so we become easy to make products for. Pigs don't care where their slop comes from, they all just show up to eat the same way.

    • RobFromLoveland

      Well, it's true, liberals usually think, then speak. Ms. Palin speaks, then … well, speaks again.

      • Richard Canary

        None of you libtards seem to be interested in lies and double standards, but those things are the bedrocks of modern liberal politics. You people are too easy. We just push a button and get the predictable BS that your fearless leaders pass down to you for you to repeat. You are like high school freshmen nerds trying to be as cool as your upper class men.

        • RobFromLoveland

          Whatever you may believe, politics isn't some kind of a war game where it is necessary to hate everyone who doesn't agree with you. Oh, and try to get a vocabulary using real words, not ones you make up.

  • TruthIsAbsolute

    Wait, what?? Someone commented and defended something without reading it?? Not even congress is that stupid…

  • khinmn59

    It's a good idea to read an article completely before vilifying it as well. Nothing that Phil Robertson said was “shocking”. He honestly expressed his beliefs as a Christian man.

    • cyclingjnkee

      Really? One of the comments he made was basically that ending segregation was a mistake.

  • st8ment

    I am sure that all of you posting negatively here hold your representatives to a much higher standard on all of the important decisions they make for you. Like the “Affordable Health Care Act” that they all read before voting on or commenting on.

    • RobFromLoveland

      That's the one they are for, right? It's Obamacare that they all hate.

    • Newsman57

      Did you read it?

  • RobFromLoveland

    Uh – this isn't news. Diane Sawyer determined that Sarah Palin can't read some years ago.

    • azgal602

      And Diane Sawyer reads a script, can't think for herself, just and ugly mug on the screen? If that is where you get your news, then I guess I understand why you are so uninformed.

      • WhosaidWhat

        Yet another GOP ultra Tard to the rescue to slam Diane Sawyer. Honey, ANYONE who tried to interview Sarah Palin came away with the same impression that ALL OF AMERICA had.. SHE'S a wackjob.. If you didn't figure that out, you're a tard..

      • RobFromLoveland

        Your hostility is noted and forgiven, in the spirit of the season.

  • Gary Rankin

    Why would this surprise anyone knowing that Sarah is not really sure which periodicals she reads . She has stated to the media that she isn't sure which ones she reads or what she reads about. This all coming from a person who surprisingly cannot read and was a stroke or heart attack away from being the leader of the free world. We should never forget however that she keeps a 24-7 pulse on the activity in Russia from her front yard . I think Bugs Bunny said it best ,what a MAROON

    • azgal602

      At least she reads! It is funny how I cannot find one person now that voted for the idiot in the WH. No one wants to admit it, lol. We would have been so much better off with Sarah and if the heart attack happened then we would have been much much better off. John McCain is an fence rider. so many splinters in his ASS he can't walk.

      • Gary Rankin

        I voted twice for him and could not be prouder ,you racist A-Holes have blocked every attempt to bring you retardlicans out of the dark ages . I will weep for your kind while you wait to wing your way to heaven with your hypocritical Christian ideals.

      • Newsman57

        I voted for him twice and am happy I did. He's done a great job given the problems he came into office facing and the opposition that started from day one that I can only assume is due to his race as a lot of the opposition comes from the South. Reminds me of when Harold Washington became mayor of Chicago and all the white South Side Democrats suddenly became republicans and fought everything he did. Thought we should have learned from that, but sad to say we have not.

        • Roberta1962

          I know this is old but please pick me up off the floor – I am in stitches :”He's done a great job” LOL !! You poor pitiful naive child! I hope you make better decisions on you own life that that one!

      • 20to1Devotchka

        I also voted for him twice and would again.

  • Tom Sanders

    Idiot, bafoon, there is no word for the stupidity of this woman. Can you even imagine her if she had been our VP? She would have been discussing and possibly in a decision making situation without reading and knowing anything about the subject..let alone our country.

    • Richard Canary

      Admit it, woos. She scares you to death. You know it. We all know it. But the difference is, we know why.

    • Boo

      If you voted for BO you're the idiot! Maybe you'll get your Obamacare & like Nazi Germany they can Gas you like they did to the Jews! Do you know what this Gov did to the Native Americans? You say you know history… Read up on what they did to the Cherokees! “Indians”(so offensive to us,= to the N word!) which the real ones from the Middle East are now over immigrating from their filthy disgusting land to try to take over the U.S.

      • Newsman57

        Boo you seem to have an anger issue. You may want to shut off Fox news and seek counseling.

  • Ronald Nelson

    The issue is not complicated… Phil was ostracized for expressing his Christian views regarding sin and addressed the specific sin of homosexuality as an abomination, which is exactly how the scriptures classify homosexuality. He related just how serious God feels about the homosexual by letting them know that they will not inherit the Kingdom of God… unless the repent (turn away) from this grievous sin.

    A &E rapidly and without talking with Phil suspended him… they clearly are the bigots in this matter… their conduct not only attacked Phil it offended an insulted tens of millions of Christian's who are no longer simply going to turn the other cheek for such abusive and unnecessary conduct. The true bigotry and bias in this matter rests with A&E…
    I for one am upset that Phil would consider working for such a biased, bigoted, and Anti-Christian net work… Let the gay and lesbain community support A&E, I most certainly will not, not even to watch Duck Dynasty… A&E made their bed and now they can sleep in it.

    • Hey

      Of course if there were more real men, patriarch fathers like Phil, there wouldn't be as many homosexual men & boys in the world today! Most are that way from being fondled, molested & not having male role models to teach a boy how to be a man! And if a dam Arab Muslim were to criticize gays- nobody would say anything!

    • Newsman57

      Based on the same scripture, divorce is an abomination also, but you don't hear the Christian outrage over it. Why is that? I can only hope one day supposed Christians stop using their religion to hate and instead follow the words and actions of Jesus.

      • Ronald Nelson

        Wrong… and before you suddenly become an expert on scripture you might try reading the Bible first. Divorce is never called an ‘abomination’ very few sins are called ‘abominations’ by God. Homosexual conduct is called an ‘abomination’ that leads to a reprobate mind… I'll let you look up what a ‘reprobate’ mind entails.

    • 20to1Devotchka

      Do you even realize what a hypocrite you are? Seriously,your posts are absolutely bat sh*t crazy.

  • Dee

    I'm a 47 year old black female. and I support Phil Robertson. My father who was born in 1906 in Rocky Mount, NC and my mother who was born in 1926 in Baltimore, MD. Also told me how much they loved living back in the day. things was so much easier meaning cost of living, bring up kids. they didn't have much money but they was always happy with everything they had. Living off the land, no running water no electricity. they always smiled when ever they talked about living back in the day as they called it. people are always looking for something to be negative about because they don't understand the next person. Because they didn't understand what Phil Robertson was saying the assume what he was thinking and you know what happens when you assume. you make a ass out of u and me. Wake up American people don't fall for the okeydoke

  • Richard Canary

    Hey! Get over it. It's not like she's passing ObamaCare without reading it, you know.

    It was good enough for the corrupt democrat party to saddle America with a bunch of lies and buy-offs, but let a conservative give one inch of room for a knife to slip into their backs, and there you are… YOU and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

    Don't you folks even realize how ridiculous you look when you act like such morons?

    • WhosaidWhat

      All politics are retarded and corrupt. It's not just the GOP or the DEMs. They ALL have their hand out… I stay out of politics anymore because they ALL screw up a good thing. I wanted McCain, and he had my vote, until that wackjob came along. SHE SINGLEHANDEDLY handed the election to bamaboy. Then, they ran Mitt. Thought he was okay until the press did a lot of digging.. I just plain old stayed out of that one too… Maybe Chris Christie will run in 2016 and show people what a REAL president can do, one who liked by all three parties (yes I'm a swing independent). WE will control the next election, that is, the swing voters. My philosophy has always been ‘Can't we all just get along”. I have no regard for religion in ANY form, and I have total disregard for the giving away of all this foreign aid to other countries while we Americans are struggling…. Clinton F'd up the economy when he signed the NAFTA bullcrap, even though he handed a $5B surplus to Bush… Those of us who knew what Nafta was about knew it was for the corporations. Cheap outsourced labor, cheap goods imported, everyone was happy except the Americans who lost their jobs and continue. And this article ISN'T about Robertson, it's about Palin, the wackjob White Jesse Jackson. Even I can't stand him… She is, to the GOP party, what the KoolAid was to Jonestown…

    • The Guy that doesn't Offend

      You shouldn't call people morons when you cry about Obamacare in a forum about free speech. Want to sell internet common sense.

    • Newsman57

      Richard, have you ever said America needs to take care of it's own people first? That's what ObamaCare is doing. Since most of it is exactly what was suggested and implemented by Mitt Romney himself why are you so against it?

  • Y2K

    Then again the militant homosexuals groups who have complained so shrilly didn’t read the article either did they?

    GLADD claimed that Phil compared homosexuality to bestiality when what he actually said was that according to his beliefs they and other acts were all sins. He never said that they were the same sin. He also went on to say that he didn’t judge anyone and he wished that we all loved each other but that didn’t get quoted did it?

    Are you going to set the record straight, Greg?

    • Newsman57

      Curious why he didn't mention the sins of those who are divorced since that is repeated 3 times in the same verse.

  • Atlasshruggedmyass

    This dumb broad(Palin) who has had more failed and cancelled reality
    shows than any other family thinks she is in a position to give
    reality show business advice?! Haaaahhh!!

    First of all there is no way that the sportsman channel would be able
    to pay the Duck Dynasty cast anywhere near the salaries that A&E
    is currently giving them nor can they provide the same production
    budget and expensive marketing campaign like A&E can.

    In addition to that i think they have a non-compete clause in there
    contract forbids them from moving to another network and gives
    A&E full title, Brand, property, and international Distribution rights
    to the series and the castmates. Shut up Sarah, before you make
    yourself sound even more stupid!

    • Frizzle

      As for Sarah Palins “failed and cancelled reality shows” she was merely
      taking advantage of the subsidies which were put in place under her
      leadership to illustrate to networks the many benefits of shootings
      shows in her home state. As a result of her policies and her stupid (but
      interesting, in a trainwreck sort of way) programs, there are 20+
      reality shows being aired this season and a huge influx of cash into a
      state that could use it. She may be a bit daft when it comes to national
      politics (and quite a few other things) but she knows reality tv inside and out.

  • Frizzle

    Isn't that sort of the point? He didn't threaten anyone or reveal any national secrets. It doesn't matter what he said, they were his religious beliefs, he expressed them outside the workplace, and it was illegal to discipline him for it; that's a lawsuit no contract could waive. I find his comments and religious beliefs detestable, but I support his rights to make them in his personal rights without employer retaliation.

    As for Sarah Palins “failed and cancelled reality shows” she was merely taking advantage of the subsidies which were put in place under her leadership to illustrate to networks the many benefits of shootings shows in her home state. As a result of her policies and her stupid (but interesting, in a trainwreck sort of way) programs, there are 20+ reality shows being aired this season and a huge influx of cash into a state that could use it. She may be a bit daft when it comes to national politics (and quite a few other things) but that's a solid win in her court.

  • Rik Isaac

    The former Alaska governor was quick to label the controversy a free speech issue without knowing what, exactly, the reality star said….SO !! !!!???…Most folks formed their opinions based on various snippets, and audio/videos, from multiple news sources, without ever having read the article in GQ mag…I for one wasnt present during the interview,nor did i read the GQ mag…But i still managed to from my own opinion based on the available info; just like the majority if Americans…Cut some slack; Sarah Palin has that same right,? YES ??..

  • csquared

    Figures She (Palin) has never finished anything.

  • azgal602

    Why does it matter that Sarah Palin didn't read the article. It was just an article folks, she has her beliefs and she has a right to express them. What you should really be pissed about is that all the Democrats that passed a law (ombamacare) that takes 6-7 percent of our national finances, and THEY DIDN'T READ THE DAMN BILL! That should irritate you more than Sarah not reading a GC article. That magazine only reflects the views of the gay community, the elites and the crazies on the far east coast and west coast. Middle America doesn't read that crap.

    • Logical

      Seriously, try to stay on topic. Second the article was in GQ, one of the most popular magazines across the entire country. The problem with Sarah Palin not reading the article, and you not reading the magazine, and then wanting to comment on them, is that you end up believing that GQ in any way supports any individual community. The fact that you throw out such ridiculous ideas is the problem with not reading…lack of knowledge. The voters on your side of the aisle think reading isn't important.

      AND ps…. The elites which you throw in among the people who aren't relevant in middle America, are the people who benefit from having Republicans in government, not you. That isn't an accident either, its by design, but then, if you did some reading, you'd know that.

      • azgal602

        Bull, I read, research, and analyze all kinds of information. Unlike you, I realized in 2008 that Obummer was bad for our country. He is an evil, vile tyrant. And for the statement to stay on topic: it is all connected, you dumbass. The Government and the liberal magazines are trying to change our way of life. We do not need the terrorists to get us, people like you are destroying our country. GQ is not one of the most popular magazines in the county. It is a gay oriented, elitist stupid magazine that does not represent the majority of the county. Get your head out of your ……

        • Logical

          You read, research, and analyze only the information which makes you feel like your beliefs are correct. If you did real research you might have some comprehension of things beyond “FOX News and Rush Limbaugh told me this is how it is, so this is how it is”. Claiming that “the government and liberal magazines are trying to change our way of life” is one hell of a statement coming from someone whose way of life has obviously been laid out for them by conservative media. Obama… an evil, vile tyrant? Seriously? I shouldn't address that, but I will. You do realize that if Obamacare was billed as McCainCare, you'd love it. See they would spin it differently to make sure you would. Because the part that idiots like you don't understand is that it CAN fix problems. See your party is so worried about freeloaders right? Well those freeloaders were receiving free medical care on your dollar because they could go into hospitals and get care, and never pay their bill, thus driving up the cost for everyone else. Whereas under Obamacare they will be required to pay their own way in with affordable insurance. If you actually READ what I posted above you might not think its so bad, but I'm realistic.

          Also… Middle America… it sucks. Where are drugs the biggest problem? Middle America. Where are people more likely to be racist than to be able to spell their own name? Middle America. I'm tired of the right wingers thinking they know what REAL America is. You don't understand what America is about and you never will. You're intolerant and useless.

        • 20to1Devotchka

          I call your bluff on that you read,research and analyze all kinds of “information”…your ignorance is evidence of that…Obama is a tyrant? Im not sure you even understans the definition of tyranny…

          • azgal602

            Read all the information you can of Germany in the 1930's. Then you will see where we are going. If that isn't enough for you read Obummers books. He spells it out for you. Once again dumbass!

  • Logical

    Has anyone considered that firing Robertson and cancelling the show would have simply been A&E making use of their own right to free speech? There is no need to argue about free speech here. Especially coming from conservatives who fall right in line with the general Republican consensus that businesses should be treated with the same rights as individuals. Hence A&E can express their free speech in disagreement with Robertson's, now stop trying to defend his free speech simply because you like the show and/or agree with what he said.

  • David Hill

    A & E is a company that will do what is best to make money. It's not about whether they're against homosexuality or they support their rights as individuals of the United States. I'm sure several high ranking officials at A&E are gay, but they're adults and don't care what some hillbilly from Louisiana says, and if they themselves make money from the 2nd highest rated show they're more than happy to cash the checks.

  • Juliofrippo

    Sarah Palin actually reads???

  • congacowboy

    I would have been surprised if she HAD read it, I didn't know she COULD read.

  • Mike Hogan

    And there have been Hundred of people Attacking him Without Even Reading His GQ Interview!

  • Doug

    Just because we have freedom of speech doesn't mean everyone has to like what is said.
    I'm sure that if we didn't have freedom of speech, Sarah would be one of the first to be censored by a lot of people.

  • Hl

    Hey Sara,

    You can flip back now, the coast is clear!

  • Nikita63

    Anyone who thinks Robertson's Freedom of speech was not at risk is an idiot. His opinions were his own and he is entitled to speak them without threats of retribution for holding them as they were strictly his own views. Those happen to be shared by millions in this country and so sanctions such as suspension or termination for holding and expressing them in the free society of our Constitutional republic most certainly ARE an issue. As far as Palin's failure to read or witness Robertson's comments, she is no more guilty than Nancy Pelosi in her position as Speaker of the House in the 11th congress FORCED Obamacare into law without ever reading it, as did few of her congressional cohorts and stating we “had to pass it to see what was in it.” If you wish to talk stupidity and blatant incompetence, try THAT on for size and take a look today at he operational reality of the biggest fiasco ever perpetrated on the American public.

    • Newsman57

      I wonder how many Congress people read the Patriot Act before it was implemented.

      • Nikita63

        What is more troubling to me than ever is the fact that I for one , do not believe that those cretins much CARE about what was in it initially, during the renewal of in the extension of the Patriot Act or the the NDAA and THAT is why we should ALL be worried about just who the devil we have in government that we CAN trust! Personally, I trust NO ONE in government at any level since like respect, trust is EARNED!

  • ben

    And Nancy Pelosi pushed a disasterous health care bill through without reading it.
    WHAT'S WORSE ?????????????????

    • Newsman57

      Ben, what disaster has the ACA caused? Not what you think it will cause, but what disaster has it actually caused up to this point? My other question to you is do you think America should take care of it's own first? Because that's what the ACA does, it takes care of Americans first. Why is that a bad thing Ben?

  • Stephen Bradley

    Sarah Palin, poor girl, dumb as a box of rocks.

  • haulthis1

    It seems to me that all of you posters out there didn't read just whom said what because it was the biggest goof of all Jessie Jackson which made the comparison to Rosa Parks. If you really read what the bible has to say on the issue of men lying with men then all would know that God did in fact write they would not come into the Kingdom of God. This person still has the right to his beliefs and to be fired for so stating them and them get fired for this was wrong. I don't the acts of Gays or Lesbians either and know That God hates the acts as well and the Bible tells us to hate What God hates and we all are under the power of the wicked one so what ever Satan promotes is grounds for hating evil. I'M JUST SAYING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Newsman57

      Actually Jesus died for all of our sins, so technically we all go to heaven.

      • haulthis1

        Technically speaking the bible states as fact only 144,000 will go that way the rest have a hope of living on earth and that comes with requirements as well!

  • lastcan51

    Freedom of Speech is the cornerstone of our great nation. Those of you who never read the Constitution should do so. In America we have the right to say what we feel and while I do not agree with Phil I will defend his right to say it. We have the right to express our opinions, If I had his money and fame I'd think about what I say to the media as it could cost me dollars. Aside that he has convictions and feels that he had to say what he said. So What. I don't agree with him and I do not watch his show. You out there can choose not to buy a Duck Dynesty Chia pet or watch the show. So you have a choice. This is what freedom is. So if we start to sensor fee speech. We have lost our freedom. We all have a right to our opinions and that is what makes America free, so educate yourself about what makes us free and stop getting all uptight because someone said something you do not agree with.

  • The Leo

    Interesting that Palin mentioned her dis-appointment about the possibility/probability of people getting FIRED for using their rights to free speech. Her political party are the ones who fire people for speaking freely in the workplace and are the first to point out that free speech ends at the door of your employer.

  • Tangledweb1027

    Never watch Duck Dynasty. I think it's a ridiculous show. I also never heard what Robertson said. Regardless any time an organization tries to suspend someone for expressing an opinion, clearly it is an attack on free speech. To argue otherwise is simply a protest about what they said. To which my comment is” Grow up!

  • Steve

    Are they ripping her for it? I think the fact of the matter is 99% of the people who are “offended” by it only read 1/2 of it at best. The people who were “outraged” by it only saw what the liberal media told them, and never even realized that he quoted the bible.

  • redneckwhitetrash

    They are all over Palin about a comment that affects no-one. Where is the outrage over legislators who signed off on the ACA without reading it?

  • camerondatzker

    Is Sarah palin nervous? I can't believe that Sarah Palin can form an opinion on anything. Didn't she quit her job as Governor of Alaska. Sarah I feel that you have a speech defect. I was analyzing your speech and you look like you have no clue where you are at. Did a Moose go after you? Was your martial affairs causing you to judge people on your version of the bible.

  • dosguy

    Palin is an idiot. Who even listens to that bimbo , and why is she even in the news?

  • karenlou

    what is most funny though is that Sarah Palin criticizes the Pope because he is too liberal and she disagrees with his family values; but then she chooses to defend Robertson because she likes his family values and says he has a right to freedom of speech. She demands that Obama staff members be fired because of the vulgar language they have used in public; but then her own speeches are riddled with sexual innuendo and potty mouth references to male anatomy. Seems like she is nothing but a paid hypocrite–she feels like God has told her that she is the Judge of all people who get to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only problem is that her actions and nasty comments will not open any doors for her–she is the devil in disguise. It seems like Robertson would be a better choice than Sarah to be hired by FOX.

  • THE TRUTH WILL SHUT YOUR MOUTH

    first of all these arguments are silly to begin with because god did not pen the bible himself nor did Jesus and it was changed at a council meeting (council of nicea in 325 A.D.) where a bunch of (politically motivated men) 220 bishops, WERE ORDERED by emperor Constantine to gather in a room locked the doors and voted on what was acceptable or excluded or included in the bible. As for faith you don’t need a book to justify it or prove you have it its a simple you do or you don’t have it and as for god until I see the memo signed with gods signature in (your) hand or the papers saying you spent your time in seminary school and your papal sanction saying you’ve been given permission to speak for god everything you post here is opinion or (your personal point of view) which I doubt god would support if were here you should remember freedom of speech is mans law when god meets you I’m sure he will ask you why you chose to criticize and judge others to feel better about your own sins instead of spending your energy trying to do better yourself.

  • Moma in Arkansas

    I wake every morning and thank the good lord he did not make me the judge or jury. I have all I can tend to with myself.