Phil Robertson Supporters Not Satisfied With ‘Duck Dynasty’ Return

Phil Robertson Supporters Not Satisfied With 'Duck Dynasty' Return

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Faith Driven Consumer, group behind petition, says questions are unanswered

The group behind a pro-Phil Robertson petition says A&E still has some explaining to do even after lifting the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch's suspension for anti-gay comments.

Faith Based Consumer created the IStandWithPhil.com website, which yielded 260,000 signatures in support of Robertson. He was suspended last Wednesday after a GQ interview in which he grouped gays with “drunks” and “terrorists” and said African-Americans were perfectly happy before Civil Rights.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty': A&E Reverses Suspension; Phil Robertson Won't Miss Any Episodes

The group welcomed A&E's decision Friday to lift Robertson's suspension, with him not missing any episodes. But it said it still had questions, particularly about A&E's insistence that its core values include “creativity, inclusion, and mutual respect.”

“Despite our celebration, we remain uncertain of A&E's true intent. Today, in the network's statement of their core values – centered on ‘creativity, inclusion, and mutual respect’ – Faith Driven Consumers are left wondering whether A&E considers us to be a part of America's rich rainbow of diversity,” said Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Reversal: What A&E Said Last Week – and Today

“Do they also now embrace the biblically based values and worldview held by the Robertson family and millions of Faith Driven Consumers?”

He noted that A&E said it had met with “numerous advocacy groups” and wondered if any included religious consumers.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Reversal: GLAAD Tells A&E Not to Put Profits Over People

“We eagerly anticipate A&E's naming of those groups to ensure that our community was included,” he said.

“Faith Driven Consumers will remain vigilant as we measure whether A&E's actions reflect true tolerance, diversity, and mutual respect – including their equal embrace of our biblically based values and deeply held beliefs,” he said.

GLAAD, meanwhile, said A&E should arrange for Robertson to sit down with gays and African-Americans.

“If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers,” GLAAD said.

  • Michael

    I wonder how the ‘Faith Driven Consumers’ feel when they go to A$E's facebook page and look at the tits on the woman riding the horse promoting the family oriented ‘Rodeo Girls?’ I'm sure even Phil would get a boner and have to go to the outhouse and comit a sin after watching an episode of that show. The ‘Faith Driven Consumers’ need to get over themselves if they think A$E's decision to bring Phil back had anything to do with anything other than money.

    • Larry Cousins

      Michael, I agree that Rodeo Girls show looks like a hot mess! Where are the women's groups protesting how they are depicting women?

      • AtomicFury

        Makes you wonder, eh?

      • Reggie Cody

        they are undercover lesbians,,,,didn't you read the book….damn!

    • georgiadeee

      You must be pretty lonely if you whack off to the rodeo girls

      • Reggie Cody

        lmao

  • Dani

    I am amazed by the victim mentality these people have. They can abuse everyone else and then whine like they were the ones who were wounded. And what is with these wacky Christians and their desperate need for everyone to believe what they believe? Shouldn't a Faith Based Consumer apply to ALL religions? Why is it only being used for Christianity? Muslims tend to hate gays too but I don't see them included in this. Christians in American seem to think that our freedom of religion only applies to Christianity and nothing else. These people choose to hide their bigotry behind the words of the bible but demand and expect that people “embrace” their beliefs? That's just insane! I suggest you practice what you demand and start embracing the gay community. All I keep hearing from these people is how they won't be forced to accept gays. Why then, do they think everyone must be forced to accept them and their message of hate? Sorry, doesn't work both ways.

    And I am disgusted that A&E buckled under over the money rather than take a stand against blind hate for others. Blacks and gays never watched this garbage in the first place so it's not like they're losing members of their key demographic. I was horrified to learn that hundreds of thousands of Americans are truly this hateful and ignorant. Not something to be proud of. And of all the things to fight for and take a stand against they're choosing to fight for a dumb tv show?? Heaven forbid you use that energy to help a child in need in your own community, for example. smh

    • MaryAnn

      WELL said !!

      • The Man In The Mirror

        Thanks MaryAnn

        • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

          she wasn't talking to you, reject.

      • troche565

        I agree.

    • The Man In The Mirror

      I am amazed by the victim
      mentality these people have. They can abuse everyone else and then
      whine like they were the ones who were wounded. And what is with these
      wacky gays and their desperate need for everyone to believe what
      they believe? Shouldn't a GLAAD apply to ALL beliefs?
      Why is it only being used for gays? Muslims tend to hate Christians
      too but I don't see them included in this. Gays in American seem
      to think that our freedoms only applies to gays and
      nothing else. These people choose to hide their bigotry behind the words like equality and tolorance but demand and expect that people “embrace” their beliefs?
      That's just insane! I suggest you practice what you demand and start
      embracing the Christian community. All I keep hearing from these people is
      how they won't be forced to accept Christians. Why then, do they think
      everyone must be forced to accept them and their message of hate?
      Sorry, doesn't work both ways.

      And I am disgusted that A&E buckled under over the fear of GLAAD rather
      than take a stand against blind hate for others. Some blacks and gays never
      watched this show in the first place so it's not like they're losing
      members of their key demographic. I was horrified to learn that hundreds
      of thousands of Americans are truly this hateful and ignorant. Not
      something to be proud of. And of all the things to fight for and take a
      stand against they're choosing to fight against one cast member of a reality tv show?? Heaven
      forbid you use that energy to help a child in need in your own
      community, for example. smh

      See what I did there?

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        So clever…..NOT last time I checked gays just want Christians to stop making laws against them and defending bigots who claim tolerance while bashing them in the next breath. Last time I checked its not gays that act benevolent and “Christ like” bashing gays while ignoring poor children, calling their parents welfare queens, in order to fight about where a gay dude is sticking his Peter in his own bedroom. Christians are the epitome of hypocrisy and no play on words is going to change that.

      • CaptainFabulous

        Oh I see it, but I can hardly believe it since it's so damned stupid. When was the last time you saw an LGBT person verbally or physically attack a Christian BEFORE they said something offensive? We are NEVER on the offensive, only the defensive. You want to think being gay is a sin? Fine, go ahead. You want to think we're all going to Hell? That's fine too, believe whatever you want. We're NEVER going to tell you otherwise and NEVER have.

        But when you come out and start saying that we're disgusting, that's we're all pedophiles, or bestialphiles, or that we shouldn't be allowed to get married, or raise children, or that we're unfit to be Boy Scouts, or teachers or be shown on television, in movies, or in advertising, that we're the greatest threat to civilization ever, or that we all have mental defects, or picket our funerals, no, then YOU'VE thrown the first stone and we will respond swiftly and aggressively to denounce you and your hateful words and ensure that whatever platform you have that allows you to publicly say or do such reprehensible things is taken from you.

        Gays do not have an anti-Christian agenda. But Christians certainly do have an anti-gay one. Remember that the next time you see someone from GLAAD speaking up. It's because one of YOU stirred the pot, not the other way around.

        • Matt

          I believe there is a reason why a man w/ a man or a woman w/ a woman cannot produce children. Wonder why ? Think about that.

          • CaptainFabulous

            There are many man/woman couples that cannot produce children. Should they not be allowed to marry? Wonder why? Think about that.

          • Lee_Lucas

            Same-sex marriage never will be widely accepted in America for a simple reason: It's based on a lie. But don't take my word on this; leading LGBT scholars and activists say as much.
            Take Masha Gessen, acclaimed author and former Russian director of Radio Liberty. “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there – because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change,” Gessen said last year.

            Last month, I was part of a debate at NYU Law School at which Judith Stacey, a sociology professor at the university, declared: “Children certainly do not need both a mother and a father.”
            Stacey went on to suggest that three parents might be better than two. In fact, while asserting she is in favor of same-sex marriage because of “equal justice,” Stacey admitted she isn't a fan of marriage. “Why should there be marriage at all?” she asked.
            I pointed out that marriage exists, and the government takes an interest in marriage, because the sexual union of a man and a woman produces children – and children need a mom and a dad.
            I quoted President Obama making a closely related point: “We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.”

          • ben dover

            Old lee lucas, had a lotta mucus,comin’ right outta its nose. It picked and picked, till it made you sick, but back again it grows.

          • gregorio

            Gee, you're deep. What a revelation!

        • Lee_Lucas

          Untrue. Gays have an agenda to undermine traditional family values and Christianity. No quesiton about that. They have to. It is their cause.

          • Yes

            Exactly

          • gregorio

            Lee Lucas, whoever she is, is an utter ignoramus. And a liar.

          • ben dover

            You sir are a complete idiot.

        • OldPizza

          Gays have an anti-Bible agenda. Morality doesn't change just because two guys decide they like getting it on.

          • ben dover

            Old pizza is a flaccid old fool

        • Reggie Cody

          so I guess thousands of years ago when the Law (bible) was written, the anti-gay agenda was set in motion??? GTFOH…..Sodom was destroyed for a reason….read it in the bible…or was that a misprint too….

    • Frank

      Just because a person doesnt agree with your position doesnt mean they hate you. Stop defending narcissism. He never spoke with hatred. That was just your projection.

      • AtomicFury

        Exactly. It ain't like he prefaced his commentary by saying that he speaks for everyone. As for the comment about the blacks, his comment can be taken in the context of HIS experience. It's merely a personal observation – not an attack like some are making it out to be.

        • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

          a asinine, idiotic, living under a fucking rock, opinion, perpetrated by racists whites who want to make racists white more benevolent than they EVER deserve credit for, but yes an opinion none the less.

          • AtomicFury

            Y'know, your attitude is why I have told people all my life that if you look for something to insult you, you'll no doubt find it. If you look at Robertson's comments with anger and hatred – even racism – you will find such. So change begins from within. Can't you just take his opinion for what it is – a reflection of what he has experienced rather than what you think he's trying to say about all blacks?

          • Matt

            Sounds like Nicole loves whites and isn't racist at all

          • Gordon Lincoln

            What a miserable hater you are.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            hater of whom? Whites? I don't hate whites. I hate mistruth and minimizing ugly harsh facts. That's the way it was for blacks. I love my husband and my son. My husband is white my son is half white. Truth is truth. He completely agrees. He just says trying to get people like you to see reality for someone other than yourself is pointless. I'm in

          • Gordon Lincoln

            Do you listen to yourself? Read what you write? Reality is objective – we don't live in separate realities, we live in one reality – how we interpret that one reality is what separates us.

            You minimize ugly hard facts all the time in your message.

            FACT blacks commit many more violent crimes against whites than whites commit against blacks even though there are nearly 5x as many whites as blacks in our country.

            FACT interracial black on white violence is the ONLY category of violent crime that is increasing.

            FACT: blacks commit so many nasty crimes against blacks that all I can do is shake my head and feel sorrow at what has happened to black culture in the USA.

            FACT: The aggrandizement of pimps and drug dealers as cultural heroes? For every hero of that sort, there are dozens of women being whored out – that's what pimps do you know? For every drug dealer, there are hundreds of junkies – because that is the result of local drug dealers running the hood.

            FACT: In my generation everybody felt ashamed if they were on welfare – blacks and white alike. Those who were collecting welfare checks would be anxious to let everyone know that this was just temporary, until I can get on my feet – and they usually DID find work and find ways to support themselves because welfare sucked – you could survive on it but nobody was partying, that's for sure. No food stamps, medical assistance and about half the amount of money it takes to live decently. No section 8 housing – you had to live with relatives or with a bunch of people in a sort of communal home with 4 people or more per bedroom. Minimum wage was way way better than welfare.

            FACT: I realize that reality (welfare being worse than minimum wage) is no longer true. Matter of fact, if I was a single mother – I'd find it hard NOT to take the welfare and assorted benefits, and plan to stay on it. Have to make over $15 an hour just to come close to the living standard of a single mother with 3 kids on welfare. It's screwed up – but every time someone tries to fix it – they are called racist stingy sob's – not very many Dr. Carters in the black community willing to recognize that the Democrat welfare state is the worst sort of racist conspiracy that has ever taken place.

            FACT the media is consciously not reporting the race when black perpetrators and white victims are involved.
            FACT: you express more hate directly aimed at white people who you disagree with in a few hundred words than Phil Robertson has expressed in a year towards *anyone*.

            FACT: Saying people like you (referring to me) is an example of how prejudiced you are without reasonable knowledge of who I am.

            FACT: You appear to expect people to cut you slack because your black – well girl friend, that isn't happening with me. I have nothing to be ashamed of where race relations are concerned. I have dealt with all races from early childhood on based on the character of the person, not the color of their skin. You don't believe me? That's on you – my conscience is clean.

            In the last decade – I've reluctantly began to think that maybe segregation is a concept that should be revisited. I have see so much attitude and hate and racist babble coming from black people that I'm totally sick of hearing this bull.

            All the time, over and over and over – white people this, white people that, oh poor oppressed me… whine, snivel, I gots a right to get my Obamaphone and my welfare check and my food stamps and my my my about stuff unearned because I'm black and my ancestors were slaves 150 years ago.

            People like ‘me’ are seen as hateful by people like ‘you’ because you think people like ‘me’ owe you something and I say no way – you want, go out and earn it for yourself. You need a hand? I can do that. You want a hand out… nope… but I will help you find a job, help you write a resume, help you fill out job apps, help you search for help wanted ads that you might have a chance of getting, loan you a computer – or even give you one if I have some extras (and I do from time to time).

            Some people who worked with me decades ago are still friends who stay in contact with me. However they are older (like me) and their nephews and grandchildren tend to make snide remarks when this ghost, this old cracker, is invited into grandpa's home.

            Times have changed and that is what Phil Robertson is reminiscing about – back in the 1950's and 1960's and even in the 1970's a lot of black people and white people DID get along and skin wasn't really an issue between us.
            If their children had disrespected their white friends (or black friends as the case may be) those kids would have had their asses paddled/whipped or whatever, and been schooled to respect their elders – regardless of race.

            I understand that you think you (and your race) are much better off now – but I disagree, I think we are ALL considerably poorer for the way things have been going in the last ten years.

            Perhaps segregation would be the answer? If you don't have whitey living in the hood, you go to black stores, shop with black merchants, go to black schools, associate with black communities – maybe you would be happier.
            I'm absolutely certain that this guy (me) is tired of being assumed to be a ‘creepy assed cracker’ by you and your peers. My black friends hear your kind of talk and shake their heads in sorrow.
            They know that this may be allegedly progress but there has surely been some things of value left behind. Courtesy and civility regardless of race, religion, whatever… is part of what has been tossed aside.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Wow. Nothing you just said as “fact is true of myself or anyone I know. I have never used the word cracker. My husband, who is white, I'm sure wouldn't approve. I've asked him to read my posts, because I don't want to seem racist just candid. What the general population of whites did to the general population of blacks was terrible. What Phil Robertsons said is verifiable untrue and insulting. Every “fact” you just named. Is it verifiable by a unbiased neutral group of data collectors. Oh wow five times as high. I read an article in 2012 that said the exact opposite. Are you a statistician? Have you gone out there and done the math? I ask only because earlier you stated that media doesn't report and in fact purposefully negates black on white crime. If this is true I wonder how you came upon the knowledge. If my source is biased, how biased is yours? My mother worked hard, she didn't get foodstamps. I went to college, I work as a social worker for the state of Texas. I'm very good at what I do. Why do you automatically assume I want slack from you? You are way off topic sadly in your failed rant to try and put me in my place. How dare you try and reprimand me for judging you in particular and then proceed to do the very thing to me? The people in my family, who are of many races, but primarily black work very hard and try to do the right thing everyday just like everyone else. You are trying to equate segregation, legal lynching while police watched and even participated, with modern day black on white crime? You can't compare them. To try is, well its just like what Phil Robertson would say or Ted Nugent. You all think you know an entire people just because of ginned up, questionable statistics. I am more successful than any of my white friends and many of my co worker in positions of power and influence such as psychologists and psychiatrists are African American. So I know you're wrong because I live it and see it every day. Of course there are lazy black people. Did I ever say there wasn't? I saw a white girl just tonight in Wal-mart with an entire grocery cart filled to the brim, lol her little self could barely push it. So what's your point. How about the meth epidemic sweeping white culture, especially here in Texas. I have lost count of how many of my white moms have failed drug test after drug test. Teeth falling out, just a pathetic shame with kids that desperately need them. I have seen the bottom of the barrel. The white people look just as bad as everyone else. Who are you to judge our success? Look to your own problems before you try to tell me about mine. I'm not a racist. My best friend of 14 years family hails from Norway, she is my tinker bell. My husband as I said earlier is very much Caucasian and my son is bi-racial. You don't know me. Don't pretend to. Racism and segregation was wrong to say it wasn't is wrong. Phil Robertson js wrong.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Once again why do you think I would say something like”creepy cracker” Have a laid out 1 racial slur toward you or any white person? No I have not. You just wrote a book containing questionable statistics. (I'd like to know your sources) that completely negates the topic. Phil Robertson said blacks were happy and no one mistreated them. It's insulting for him to say such a lie and its insulting for you to try and defend him. As far as the minor infarctions blacks may have done to you, when's the last time they dragged you to death behind a car? Ever heard of James Byrd? To try to compare jim crow with black on white crime is insulting. You got any reports of black mobs descending on a courthouse and dragging out an accused white person and castrating them, lynching them, burning their corpse and taking pictures with their children on their shoulders like their at a picnic? Has that happened? Ever??? Don't not try to compare the two. The biggest threat to white people has always been, remains, and will likely always be other white people. And again NONE of those crimes come close to comparing what blacks went through at the hands of whites who hated them for the simply being dark. My husband wholeheartedly agrees. He reads my text. That Gordon is verifiable hard, ugly, truth. Just goggle ‘Waco Texas Lynching'. If you would like to see what hate truly looks like. Just because I talk about that doesn't mean I hate white people. But I'm not going to sit here and let you act like it didn't happen! You don't know me either sir. Nothing I've said was untrue. Maybe you don't think like Phil. But if you're going to defend him what do you expect? As far as your generalizations about blacks. I will say we have an epidemic of methamphetamine users in Texas, overwhelmingly Caucasian. I'm a social worker. Graduated from Texas Tech and I work for the state. There are way too many whites willing to enslave other whites for money. Albeit a lot of money. I take children away from drug addicted white mothers who are molesting their children. If you look very very few women do that crime and yet this drug causes them to commit that atrocity. Who are you to pass judgment upon my people? You got any “facts” of how many whites are on drugs, in trailers, smoking their teeth out and beating their poor babies? I see it every day Gordon. Of course blacks do it to. Who said they didn't?

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Oh really Medgar Evers was not assassinated by whites because he was try to get blacks to vote. You look old enough to remember that. That church wasn't bombed by the KKK trying to dissuade blacks from civil rights? When Melba Brooks and eleven other black children tried to integrate a school in little rock Arkansas, they didn't need the national guard to protect them? They weren't constantly threatened by lynch mobs? These same people who you say lived besides blacks with no issues whipping their children's butts for being rude to black adults didn't know that was happening? If you google ‘Waco Texas lynching’ those pictures aren't true? The bailiff didn't let the mob in to lynch him? Is that all made up by Democrats? Are you comparing purse snatching and rape with lynchings and bombings, people trying to murder children for going to school? Don't more white men rape white women than black men? Don't most white crime occur by other whites? Why are you ignoring the fact I married a white man and my son is mixed? Just because I state facts doesn't mean I want “slack” from you? It also doesn't mean I hate whites. But I'm damn sure not going to sit by while a white person tries to basically say it wasn't that bad for blacks. I've lived in the south my whole life. I know what I'm talking about. History is NOT an opinion. It is what it is. Don't minimize it, like I said. That's what he did, and that offended me. You want to talk about facts? You want to talk about facts? FACT: Methamphetamine is an epidemic among whites, particularly in the south. Fact: as a social I myself have removed children from white mothers who have allegedly molested them. Very few women commit this crime in general regardless of race. Don't throw out all these half truths about blacks, assumptions really, and then spew some we are the world bit. The white population has a percentage that are on welfare, on drugs , and don't care about themselves that is comparable to every other ethnicity. So really white have to room to pass down judgments as if they have it all together. You don't need to shake your head in pity at African Americans shake your head in pity for the whites in Stephenville TX, smoking their teeth out right now on methamphetamine while their children go hungry. Oh they get food stamps but they sell them for money to buy drugs. Until they're caught of course. My point is for every black crack head there are three meth addicts which you would expect given our population who are suffering. Also they are causing the suffering of others. Many many crimes are committed by meth addicts, and as I mentioned earlier, many meth addicts are white. Don't get me wrong whites have accomplished a lot…. With the help of others of course. But get down off your pedestal.

          • Barneym

            I agree.

          • Barneym

            Tuen, I have read a lot of comments over the years, but you are one of the WORST I've ever heard.

      • CaptainFabulous

        See, I can slap your face and then tell you I love you. But does that slap hurt any less? I don't think so.

        His hatred, bigotry, and racism was made very clear by his own statements. Trying to cover his ass by saying “but I don't mean to offend anyone” or “but I never judge” is simply blowing smoke up people's asses because it's the exact opposite of what he said the paragraph before.

        If it's one thing psycho Christians are really good at is hypocrisy. And Phil appears to have mastered the skill quite well.

        • disqus_ApdHvDcdNP

          Dam!!!!! AMEN!!!!!! (smiles)

        • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

          AMEN brother, testify, I'm having the holy ghost up in here.

        • putmax

          He did not show hatred, racism or bigotry…..good grief….it amazes me how people have blown this whole thing out of proportion….

          • CaptainFabulous

            I think likening homosexuality to bestiality, terrorism, and murder, and saying African-Americans were better off as slaves/2nd class citizens pretty much covers the entire gamut of hatred, racism, and bigotry. I mean, did you even read what he said, or are you just going by what you've heard on Fox News or from Sarah Palin?

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Ha! You hot he nail on the head. They haven't read one word of the interview. Lmao they probably haven't even heard of GQ. Apparently their cable only offers 1 channel. Fox

          • AtomicFury

            Where did he say that blacks were better off as slaves? Did you even read the interview without reading anything INTO it?

          • Just the Truth

            He said that African American were better off under Jim Crow. That is almost an exact quote. Read the interview, because you obviously didn't.

          • Gary Shultz

            He did not say blacks were better off under Jim Crow. Thats just something you haters added

          • Lee_Lucas

            You're getting a little carried away fabulous. LOL

          • Reggie Cody

            with a name like fabulous….lmao….you got to be kidding!

          • Vibeguy

            It's obvious you did not read it. I think the point that you are missing is that you can disagree with the way other people live, but still love them and get along. We are all sinners and Phil was doing nothing but paraphrasing exactly what the Bible says. It appears that you are having trouble justifying your life style and are very insecure in it. Also, Phil never said that blacks were better off as slaves, he said in his life he never witnessed racism where he was from. I am just a few years younger than Phil and from South Carolina. I do remember when the schools were segregated and remember the first black person came to my class when I was in the 2nd grade. He turned out to be one of my best friends.

          • Just the Truth

            I recommend you pull out your Bible, that is if you even have one. Phil was supposedly quoting from Corinthians if you are going with the “quoting from the Bible” argument. No where in the verse does it mention homosexuality, bestiality, or the like. The actual quote from King James version is “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”

          • LovetheRobertsons

            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 recompence 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,

          • Reggie Cody

            I notice the Gay community is trying really hard to get blacks to side with them. Why don't they try the Chinese, Mexicans, Muslim….I mean the real Muslims, not the bootleg Muslims here in the USA!

        • AtomicFury

          A slap to the face is physical and the human body is wired to feel such an act one way. The mind however is malleable and opinions can hurt as much as you want them to. Quick to judge, quick to anger are words I heard in a song some decades ago and they are significant to this day. I have seen people fly off the handle at the sight of another person trying to state their opinion. Rather than engaging in a discussion, the conclusion-jumpers start stirring the stew of discord probably because they have an axe to grind. Well, grind it on your own time. Deal with the issues that trouble you in such a way as to not point fingers at others or trying to paint them as some sort of enemy. Don't obfuscate the real issue here which is our right to express ourselves without condemnation. This man – with or without his flaws – lost his television job (and since has been returned) because he offered his opinion WHEN ASKED. On a personal note, you need to resolve some personal issues. You carry much anger.

        • Lee_Lucas

          Why is it gays have to demonize the very things they are seeking acceptance from? Traditional marriage and Christianity have to be demonized as something requiring change for their sake and only for their sake because absent this upheaval gays will continue to be viewed for exactly what they are and have always been. We don't care how you live – just please do it out of out sight and leave us all the hell alone.

          • Yes

            Lee, you are awesome

          • Reggie Cody

            LMAO @ Cpt Fab….blowin’ smoke up people asses…..you are a pro at that ass technique stuff….eeeewww…y'all are some nasty individuals…perverted demons…..Obama opened hell gates when he lied just to get y'all votes.

    • Carl Schouten

      Muslims are the terrorists Phil was talking about Duh!

    • Mike259

      I support gays equal rights in our society. I support their right to live their lives without fear and realize their dreams. I respect them as my neighbors and fellow citizens. In short, I don't hate them nor fear them.

      However I will go to my grave agreeing with the Bible that homosexuality is a sin. As for the judging, I will leave that to God.

      Please respect my right to my own beliefs, just as I respect your rights as stated above. You can change laws, you can change hearts, but you will never succeed in having people renounce their faith.

      • CaptainFabulous

        And y'know what, that's 100% fine with us. No one is demanding you change your beliefs. What we demand is equal treatment under the law and freedom from words and acts of hatred along with attempts by anyone to deny us our rights or demean, belittle, or insult us.

        • jon

          HYPOCRITE!!!

        • AtomicFury

          Freedom from words and acts of hatred along with attempts by anyone to deny you your rights or demean, belittle, or insult you?
          Do you have any idea what planet you live on? And why should you be so privileged? Get in line baby, we all would like to hear less of the harsh language, persecution and removal of rights. Which, by the way, is being conducted with the unwritten approval of the Golden God of Progression currently holding down the top job in the White House.
          Did it ever occur to you that the homosexual community is just too sensitive for the world we live in? Can't adapt to it so you want to change it. The rules are the same for everyone. Grow some spine. Toughen that skin. You ain't the first to hear disparaging remarks. This ain't freaking Star Trek.

          • Reggie Cody

            i HEAR YA ATOMIC!! SEND THEM FAGS TO THE SUN…Don't pollute another good planet with them!!!

        • Lee_Lucas

          You have no “right” to same sex anything. Your views are not consisten with the equal protection clause any more than a polygamist's or other deviant's

          • Anita Bryant

            The views of the homos violate the laws of GOD and the laws of nature. Reality 101 for you homos and liberturds – same sex people cannot make babies!!! It takes 1 man + 1 woman for a baby to get made!!!

          • robert

            your just pissed nobody wants to fuck your washed up twat ya ditto head dirtbag

          • Darrell Hahn

            Hey, I'm a polygamist! you offended me, I demand someone fire you from your job this minute!! You just lumped me in with bestiality and lesbians!!
            I have rights and my whining will get much louder UNTIL you are fired!….and beat with a stick!

          • Lee_Lucas

            How courageous of you on coming out! LOL

          • Darrell Hahn

            Thank you……….But I'm hurt sooo bad by your words I'll never be able sleep or eat again until your fired from your job, that's the ONLY thing that will cure me……and I can claim my 15 wives on my taxes

          • Lee_Lucas

            Perhaps one of the many wives can help you through this period of suffering

        • fed up

          So Phil can not say homosexuality is a sin because that is spreading hate but Doug Ellin can say gays should be able to shoot at Phil Robertson and thats okay? Seems like there is two different levels of what is considered hate. And for Ms Cartright up there, Phil has a biracial grandson. He is not a racist. And since you were born in 1987 you know as much about slavery as the “whites” of your generation, what you read in history books. You are 26, what the heck do you know? Slavery has always been around and is still around. Jews owned slaves in biblical times and seemed to have gotten over it. Phil was simply saying people may have been repressed but they still had hope because they had God. How you turn that into a negative racist filled rant is beyond me.

          • Bob

            Good point; however, I guess it's okay for Duck Dynasty fanatics to phone in death threats… I would expect no less from peace loving Christians…

          • Barneym

            True Christians don't phone in death thrfeats.

      • putmax

        Very well said!!!!!!!

      • Sloopydrew

        Your faith is stupid, Mike. And so are you.

      • Edward Price

        I guess it depends onwhich Bible you follow..with so many different versions…how do you choose?

        • Bob

          Take your pick… It all depends on what flavor of Christianity you want to follow…

    • AtomicFury

      It's not a victim mentality. Your opinion is no doubt influenced by the liberal upbringing in school. The Christians are but one part of the social spectrum yet the progressives want nothing to do with them because Christianity has no tolerance for homosexual activity. Whether you, me, or anyone else upholds Christian belief doesn't matter because it is their doctrine. As such, it is neither a threat to our nation, society, or economic well-being until the homosexuals get wind of anything uttered by a Christian which doesn't paint them in a favorable light. That is called social censorship and it is wrong. I don't care if homosexuals want to live the way they want. I have a problem with them squelching the thoughts and/or the ability of someone who weighs in on the negative side of the subject of their lifestyle. That's all it is. Nothing more, nothing less. GLAAD has exceeded their bounds. They have to be tolerant of views which aren't in alignment with theirs. The Christian's have as much right to express their point of view as any other group. They happen to be in the right this time. Christianity has made room for the acceptance of all people, except for their activities which are deemed immoral. Is that any less a right than the homosexual community condemning Christianity for not supporting homosexuality?

      • CaptainFabulous

        No, the hypocrisy part is that you psycho Christians are quick to judge and condemn those you dislike but have zero tolerance for those that don't believe in your faith or dislike YOU. You can dish it, but you can't take it.

        You want to be able to bash gays left right up and down 24/7, but Heaven help someone that says Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas, and then all Hell breaks loose because it's an effrontery to your faith and your God.

        I wonder, do you have any idea how many rules in Leviticus you've broken just today? But we can't let those gays go a day without reminding them that God says in Leviticus, if a man lies with another man as he lies with a woman it's an abomination. Let those without sin cast the first stone. Did you forget that one? How about thou shalt not judge? Forget that too?

        Psycho Christian thy name is HYPOCRISY.

        • AtomicFury

          Who said I was a Christian? You did in order to simplify the discussion in service of the opportunity to unleash your rage upon someone who isn't against the homosexual community for religious reasons. That, or you are too narrow-minded to see the world in anything but black and white. I am a scientifically-minded pragmatist and religion just doesn't have a place in my decisions or feelings.

        • Lee_Lucas

          No, you're not anti-Christian. LOL

        • Lee_Lucas

          Unless you are wanting to be Christian, why do you care? Go on fabulous… love what or who you want and do it far away please – preferrably out of out sight

      • Just the Truth

        Have you given thought to the fact that Phil Robertson made racially offensive remarks about African Americans and there are African Americans at A&E that are Vice Presidents? If they found it offensive and it is their business to run they have every right to not want to deal with him. The idea that he is spewed this crap and the company doesn't have the right to remove him from their lineup because he may have personally offended them is wrong. Less than 5% of the viewers signed the petition supporting Phil. That should say something.

    • Alfonso Bergamo

      Dani

      You sure used a lot of words to say nothing

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        And you used very little and yet accomplished the same thing. Funny how that works.

    • disqus_ApdHvDcdNP

      Man! I am with you 100&1% DUMB!!!!!!!

    • MallardFriend

      Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only person who thought that way! We are so over-run by all this “Christian tolerance” and “love”. I am so sad that so many people supported this animal abuser and hailed him as a champion of free speech. His hatred is pure evil, smacks of Nazi sentiments, and Christians think he is wonderful! Shame on them!
      Frankly, I think it was a big publicity stunt and nothing more. Loving, Sweet Christian Phil has been spewing this evil hatred for many years, even did a “sermon” with a rope in his hand at a church in my town (it's on YouTube). Amen, praise the Lord and pile up the cash. A&E had to know his views.

      • Lee_Lucas

        Now Christians are Nazis because they don't bow to gay pressure and bigotry. Didn't take long for Godwin's law to come out. LOL

        • ben dover

          Lee lucas used its babble fer terlet paper in the outhouse.

        • Reggie Cody

          you ever notice that most serial killers are Homos…..check it mout…scary stuff.

          • Just the Truth

            You must be retarded…. Most serial killers are not homosexuals…. Do you want to start a list? Ariel Castro, Ripper Crew, Gary Ridgway, Ted Bundy, David Kuresh, Earl Nelson, Charles Manson… all straight and there are tons more, but you know what they all have in common? They are all men. I would say that is even scarier. Just saying!

    • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

      Amen Dani, Amen

    • Reggie Cody

      So Dani…you are basically saying that a person with strong religious beliefs should cast that aside and accept a sin that he is against, just because certain Demons wants to be acknowledge? You want to bring Muslims into the picture…they would just plainly kill them (homos) all.Just be real…they have a good reason for it too….IT'S AGAINST GOD LAW!!

  • Keyah

    Hmm, true tolerance, diversity, and mutual respect. I guess these words only apply to so-called Faith Driven Consumers and have nothing to do with the individual plights of gays and African-Americans, huh?

    • georgiadeee

      They had to add African Americans to the “offended by Phil's remarks” list because the gays weren't garnering any sympathy. GLAAD threw down the race card because they have no shame. Race had nothing to do with this and anyone with any sense knows it.

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        Let me guess you're white? Cause every black person I've talked was pretty offended by his words. That's like saying the whole time Christians were being persecuted and thrown to the lions by the Romans, I never heard one of the go, “you know what those darn Romans” not one. You ask were they happy? They were godly no one was singing the blues. How stupid of a statement is that? Blacks being lynched, shot, bombed by racist whites and we were “HAPPY”? That's more offensive than the N word will ever be. To negate our pain our struggle is INSIDIOUS. Yeah blacks were happy, so are molested children and beaten wives
        you don't hear much complaint about them either. Dumb ass.

        • Norman

          Every one in creed has been a slave.how about we just stoping talking about it.focuus what's on hand here.they really don't care they just want all of are money.GOD BLESS EVERY ONE.You me and all to come after us.long live phill

        • Anita Bryant

          I believe that Phil was talking about his ersonal observations in his neighborhood. While all of the negative things you mentioned did happen to blacks, jews and others in that time period, nowadays when a black neighborhood beats a 14 year old white girl, or a black man plays the knock out game and hits a 70 year old white lady that is NOT a hate crime but when a young white man plays the knock out game and hits a 79 year old black man, that is a ‘hate crime'. Which causes a lot of hostility and leads to more negativity on all sides. I would add that homosexuals consider themselves in a civil rights struggle “equal” to the real and actual suffering of blacks. Which I know is total bullsh*t. Being called names or not getting special treatment due to your lifestyle CHOICE, is not equal to lynching.

          • Just the Truth

            Stating that African Americans are better under Jim Crow is not talking about his neighborhood. Obviously you didn't read the article and are only going off bits and pieces you have picked up here and there. Homosexuals not having the same rights is very similar to the struggles of African Americans in many ways. Are you not familiar with the story of Matthew Shephard who was murdered because he was a homosexual? Children being bullied for being different because they are homosexual. Why is it bullshit that people in a homosexual relationship should not be able to leave property to their partner without being required to pay tax? Take out the homosexuality or sexual nature of the issue…. If you and another person live together for 10+ years, buy a house together, take out loans together, share bills, and share all finances…. Is it fair for the person to pay tax on that property when it is purchased and then when a partner dies have to pay tax on it again? or worse yet, have another family member say you don't have a right to anything including the home you shared because you are not family? Those rights are not fair and it shouldn't matter how you live. That is why we have separation of church and state. Just so you don't make any misconstrued judgments…. I am not a homosexual and I am a WASP, married, children, and a bible thumping Christian. I think it is people that hail themselves as Christians then place judgment and beat people with the Bible using it as a weapon is just disgusting and reprehensible.

          • rambo

            you sir are and idiot!!!!

          • Just the Truth

            I am sorry, but you sir are the idiot. This is a perfect example of placing judgment or assumptions without basing on facts…. I am a Ma'am, not a sir. I am female.

          • Ginger Holm

            You fail to recognize, Phil wasn't talking about Jim Crow, but God.

            He was relating what he saw when working side b side with blacks in the fields. He said Jim Crow failed to bring them happiness, as can be seen by how many blacks are unhappy with their circumstances today – even tho they have equal rights and opportunities they never had before – as compared with living in worse times and circumstances, yet singing their praises to God.

            Maybe non-Christians can't understand that…

          • chelleski

            I think you're confused. Jim Crow suppressed equality and therefore they were unhappy. Today they are far less unhappy. I'm sure they are equally religious now as they were then, but they certainly had reason to pray back then, didn't they? Not that they are treated as equals by all of society.

          • IamCURRENT

            BS

          • jhandini

            That's BS for one reason only, BLACKS of which i am one, are not a monolithic group no more than whites. And how you can say we are unhappy with our current circumstances shows just how misinformed, or racist, take your pick, you are. I for one and quite happy with my life and circumstances. I served eight years in the Air Force and now own my own taxi business. I don't allow Al or Jesse to speak for me, so I damn well won't allow someone like to do so either.

          • vincentmartin226

            THERE IS NO GOD STOP THE BS ..PLEASE YOUR EFFEN EXCUSE GOD THIS GOD THAT WELL YOU GOD SEEMS LIKE A REAL EFFED UPPED HATE FILLED AAROGANT IDIOT …REALLY ALIEN CREATED US NO GOD …NO ARROGANT HATE FILLED JOKE IN THE SKY ..ALIENS ….REALLY GOD THIS GOD THAT MAKES YOU ALL SO WEAK AND BE A MAN STAND UP BE A REAL MAN DON'T BE AFRAID WHEN YOU DIE THERE IS NOTHING …BE A MAN YOU SNIVELING COWARD WHO NEEDS TO HIDE HIS HATE BEHIND AN IMAGINARY CHARACTER ….YOU HAVE ISSUE SEE A DOCTOR

          • chelleski

            Thank you. I think people confuse being Christian with being a good person. You sound like both.

          • john awe

            You mean gay fake marriage

            Don't insult blacks again………you have equal rights to marry………not my fault you are afraid of the opposite sex.

          • chelleski

            Unless you're gay or black, you don't know what you're talking about. Second, how would he have been able to see anything from under that sheet anyhow?

          • IamCURRENT

            YOU are just REACHING for SOMETHING to justify you bigotry.

          • Jhandini

            Yes but those are only instances of brutality! The south that Phil and my father grew up in was totally different. There was an institutionalized brutal racist society. From the laws on the books that purposely subjugated to second class citizens, to how the average white could treat them. And let's not forget when black people did complain or stand up for themselves back in the day they're were either beaten or left hanging from a tree. If you can't see the difference i pity you. But I know you can you just don't want to.

        • Chuck Nor Peggy

          I agree 100%, Tuenesha. It would be like someone saying I knew some Jews back in WW2 and they were happy and never said anything bad about the Nazis. By implication, the Holocaust never happened. These statements were considered spreading hate literature and so should Phil's statement about black people

          • chelleski

            THANK YOU. How do people not get that? They obviously did very poorly in reading comprehension. READ BETWEEN THE LINES, PEOPLE! WOW!!

        • Gordon Lincoln

          You hate white people and think white people are your problem? Why complain about segregation – you should embrace it. Let's bring it back! Without whitey in your life, why – everything would be wonderful and you would have the lifestyle you want – without having to earn it. Perhaps we could work out a deal with South Africa – we send you there and they send us the Afrikaners. That would be a win-win for you, wouldn't it? You could live in a land ruled by blacks who hate whites as much as you do.

          • McMurphy

            Hey porky where is your pointed little cap?

          • Gordon Lincoln

            I gave it to you – it fit your pointy little head so well.

          • chelleski

            She probably only hates RACIST whites.

          • Gordon Lincoln

            She thinks all whites are racists – so it's a moot point.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            You're full of it. Then tell me why did I white man if I hate them so much? Why is my son mixed? That's my dad in my photo. You're a judgmental ass. She's right I DO only hate racist whites. I also hate racist blacks. This black guy is blocked from my Facebook page forever for disrespecting my husband and telling me he hoped my half breed and I died in child birth. :/

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Why did I marry a white man is what I meant if I'm so racist. I hate trying to write on my phone, but I can't find these emails on my laptop to respond.

        • disqus_NpViDkngrn

          Thank you!

        • Thomas

          All blacks get offended any ways no matter what they think they run the USA couse we now have one running this stupid country it used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave not now every ones afraid now days no back bone no balls to stand up for what they beleave in a bunch of cowards they let are government push them a round

          • ThruthBSED

            yeh i find that extremely all white people are racist crack heads who are so dumb they can't think for themselves. What's wrong with the statement ALL, you may think you know something about all blacks but you no well nothing clearly by your all statement. If you had half a brain which i can tell you don't you would think before you wrote, it's never all in any situation i am black and believe it or not i support Phil, and I'm not saying that I actually signed the petition why because I'm a Christian. Oh yeh black people are Christians to. I don't support everything he said but I do believe in freedom of speech however ignorant some people are. (You being the most ignorant of them all)

          • McMurphy

            Oh boo hoo little tommy is being pushed around by mean ole Uncle Sam.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Half your words are spelled wrong and have a strong hint of racism. My husband is white. You are wrong about me. You don't know me at all. So you're now dismissed. I have no wish to converse with you.

        • Andrew Lachance

          Your struggles? Your pain? Grow up you know nothing about racism just because your black. 50 years ago maybe but if anything u have the upper hand now. Free scholarships only black colleges minority crap is old. This country is now more minority than majority read a statistic or 2. You want respect and equal rights go out and earn like everyone else. To me you are the problem not Phil Robertson.
          That's a squeaky clean family and u know it, someone has been dying to drag them through the mud

          • McMurphy

            Hey dude when is the next clan meeting? I know Jeb and Willy Boy can't wait either for a good ole stompin time. Get back to me I can't wait either.

          • chelleski

            “This country is now more minority than majority.” Please take a basic math lesson. Or grab a dictionary. That's not possible. Also, you're wrong. Lol.

          • truthbtold

            Em your so wrong Andrew white people also get minority scholarships to if they go to a predominantly black University , just like black people going to a predominantly white University's

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            first of all I don't want anything from you. Did you graduate from college? I did, Texas Tech University alumni class of 2010 and on my dads dime not the government. Are you a professional in your field? I am. 3 years strong this May. You're entire rhetoric smacks of racism. Which is exactly how the Robertsons probably feel. Squeaky clean? How the hell would you know? My family, my husband, child is every bit as good as them or your family.

          • Shahhe

            “This country is now more minority than majority read a statistic or 2.”
            I hate to be the person to point this out, but that is statistically impossible.

        • Babs

          Speak for yourself, Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright, not all blacks were offended by Phil Robertson's comments. Stop trying to make this a black offense. I am tired of the whole witch-hunt against the man. This may come back to bite all of you in the butt. Even if you don't agree with something, people have the right to have an opinion. I am black and a Christian. I would not censor your need to voice your opinion.

          • chelleski

            And yet you just told her to stop expressing her belief that this belittles the struggles of black people. All you really had to say is that you personally disagree.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            First of all I never said all blacks did I? I said the blacks I spoke to. And honestly mam, I couldn't care less who and what you are sick of.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Oh and I have no problem speaking up for myself. My grandmother lived in the Jim Crow south, my mother drank from different fountains. This isnt a witch hunt this is an outcry about the mistruths he saying! so what youre basically saying is Phil Roberts has the right to say what he said, but I dont have the right to say he was wrong? You contradict yourself and you dont make me look bad as a black person, but you do make yourself look naive Christian or not.

        • chelleski

          WELL SAID. I'm white and I knew that…

        • Hitler

          Nigger

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        And it was the NAACP that threw down the race card because it was racist. What did he mean by”pre-entitlement” answer? He meant pre–civil rights because “welfare” had been going on since the 40s and the new deal. Bet his grandfather got some entitlement help from the government or I should say his dad since he's so old. “we” were godly, but what now we aren't? Did anyone ask him about blacks pre civil rights? No, no they didn't. It was his racism coming out, his chance to combat the “mistruths” about whites in the south. He never saw one of us get mistreated? I was born in 1987 and was the victim of malicious racism frequently when I lived in Alabama and trust me Louisiana is NO different as I had it happen to me there as well. Just like Phil Robertson, you need to shut the hell up about things you can NEVER understand.

        • pellehives

          Thank you, my friend. I'm straight, white & these Duck Dynasty dicks’ remarks pissed me off. Stupid pathetic passel of entitled morons.

        • AtomicFury

          So, let me get this straight. By piling all your interpretation upon Robertson's comments (you know, white, religious southern guy and all) you think you can lump him in with all the abusers you've encountered in your lifetime? It ain't that simple. I grew up in the City of Chester, PA just south of Philadelphia during the Sixties. Despite being mugged and robbed by a gang of five blacks while I was selling football programs for the Widener Pioneers football team (all 90 pounds of me at the age of 13) I never lumped all blacks in with that bunch of scum. I'll grant that many southern boys just have a hatred of blacks and have committed some grievous acts against them, but they don't represent every white man – nor those who are defending Robertson's right to express himself without fear of persecution. The issue shouldn't be what Robertson thinks or expresses. It should be about upholding his right to say what he feels without being banished from his television show. If that were the case, then how many black comedians can you count who don't put down whites? It's a two-way street.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            I have white religious southern friends atomic I LIVE IN TEXAS. However they are not bigots and racial oppression deniers. What whites did to black was horrible. Yes we should move on, my husband is white my child is mixed ok so I'm not some bitter black person who hates whites. But don't deny it. Don't add insult to injury. He knew exactly what the hell was going on or he's a moron. Every time he walked into a movie theater and those whistling and singing negroes couldn't go in the same door because of a. “Whites Only” sign glaring at them he saw blacks being mistreated. If you have a decent bone in your body there's no way you cam defend that. 2nd class citizen ship is equivalent to getting beat up by a bunch of stupid black boys just because you happen to be white. Having little white children snicker at you, alienate you in the class, call you nigger as you walk by causing the whole class to erupt in laughter day after day during elementary. School equates to one beat down? Somebody give me the worlds smallest violin…

          • AtomicFury

            I fail to see how Robertson is in any way promoting racism or bigotry even if his views are limited in experience. If he comes off sounding like a white, southern bigot, perhaps it's because he is being lumped in with a stereotype. There's no denying his comments skirt racism at minimum, but that doesn't mean that he was promoting the same. Even if he isn't aware of how he is received by anyone of color, that does not make him a bigot. Besides, my point in all this is that his right to express his views (whether I agree with them or not) is being encroached upon. As to where I think he stands on the issues mentioned in his interview, like I mentioned before, are close to the line and I'm not in the business of cutting anyone slack. It's just my feeling of where he stands and how close he came with his comments. Believe me, I'm not religious (non-affiliated spiritualist) and certainly intolerant of racism. But I try to be fair.

          • Bob

            Then we should simply conclude that he's an ignorant white boy…

          • AtomicFury

            Yes, I would agree to the ignorant part, but calling him a white boy is racist in tone.

          • Just the Truth

            If you read the interview he was promoting racism. He states he feels that African Americans are better off under Jim Crow. He is saying that African Americans are better off under the racial segregation laws that gave African Americans no rights. That is what the Jim Crow laws were all about. I agree he has the right to express his opinion, but A&E has customers that were offended and don't want to watch their channel because they don't support these views. A&E has African American executives running the company. Do you think they weren't offended? If I offended the person that paid me I don't think I would be getting anymore paychecks.

          • Koob

            Just, I assume that the people who are so offended by Phil's remarks would have produced any quotes of his that were in praise of Jim Crow. That they didn't shows me that there weren't any. And, Just, I haven't seen a black person yet who gave feedback to one of these articles who took your side of things. Every single one of them supported Phil.

          • chelleski

            Take the sheet off your head and reread then.

          • Koob

            I did read, chell. I just didn't have an agenda that I was willing to lie for, so I actually saw what the guy said. And if only a Klansman could miss the racism in Robertson's remarks, then why did so many black people miss them? I've seen one after another defend him on these pages.

          • george p whiner

            the black people on here complaining need to quit spreading their racism..all they are trying to do is interpret the things he said and twist them around just so they have a reason to hate white people

          • Just the Truth

            I am not “black”, I am white. A WASP to be more specific. I am not twisting what he said. It is there in black and white. There is nothing to twist. How about voting for a Mormon because he is from Salt Lake City? Romney is from Boston. Another example of his ignorance, stereotyping, and making assumptions without actually checking his facts.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Yep, you got black people figured out alright. Its really that simple. You can ignore “the black people” now…. Fuckin racist.

          • LovetheRobertsons

            Tuenesha, Your vulgar language just gave you up. You now have no opportunity, ever, for making a valid point.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Whatever. One curse word does not negate the fact he's a racist regardless off your prudishness.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            And what's more I find it poignant that you took offense to my one curse word more than the obvious racist rhetoric of the original poster. So much so, that you say absolutely nothing to them while using one word to seemingly discount my statement. I guess we can correctly guess who you agree with. Thank you for your input.

          • AtomicFury

            The Jim Crow laws gave African Americans “equal, but separate” status. In the context of the time, it was an improvement. When compared to today, it is outright unacceptable. If Robertson had added something to that effect, then it couldn't be so easily concluded that he though they were better off (in the current age) with the JCL's. He certainly left himself open for interpretation. You call it the promotion of racism. I call it the promotion of ignorance. But believe me, if I felt he was being a racist I would call him such.

          • chelleski

            I am extremely fair and I support his right to speak. What offended me were his words. He had the right to say them and I have the right to disagree. Gay people aren't terrorists and black people weren't treated equally in the 50's. For him to pass judgment on someone for who they love or to LIE about crimes committed against humanity is WRONG in my book. Everyone who supports what he said is wrong as well. There is nothing holy or sacred about it.

          • Chris

            Mrs Cartwright,
            You need to get some anger at those slave catchers in Africa too. Yes a group of WHITE people perpetuated slavery but by no means did all WHITE people practice slavery, so dont lump all WHITE people into that category.

          • chelleski

            But unfortunately it was an ignorant white man whose comment's started all this. I'm ashamed that so many of us still behave like animals.

          • Just the Truth

            I think I am going with moron…. He voted for Romney because he was a Mormon and all Mormons are from Salt Lake City, UT. For those who don't do their homework… Romney was from Mass.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            I heard he was born in Mexico!!! Anyway Black people will stand up when White people will not and wont when the time come,s when someone should!!!! Fact!!!

          • Bob

            Separate but equal…

          • D'Shawn

            On growing up in pre-civil-rights-era Louisiana
            “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field…. They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

            That is what he said. Quit trying to make it racist. He's answering a leading question from this guy who evidently was looking to destroy him and attack him. When they interview Eddie Murphy, Beyonce, Kanye, etc. do they ask these kinds of questions? NO!
            It's a Christian family with a popular show and now the attacks start coming. It happens to every Christian. You will be attacked and forced to defend your faith. Read your Bible.
            Nobody was being racist. He was answering a leading question as to what his experience was growing up.

          • Chuck Nor Peggy

            As for Phil's comments,it would be like someone saying I knew some Jews back in WW2 and they were happy and never said anything bad about the Nazis. By implication, the Holocaust never happened. These statements were considered spreading hate literature and so should Phil's statement about black people

          • Darrell Hahn

            Uh no…..it's a one way street, all the way

        • Anita Bryant

          NAACP is a disappointing organization that has embraced homosexuality because OBAMA and the liberturd homocrats (democrap party) has embraced homosexuality. I actualy support the Coalition of African American Pastors who oppose homo marriage. I will add that white pastors and other white people were murdered in the South for helping blacks in the civil rights struggle. I was a democrap b4 the homos took over the party.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Anita, you're a bigot. This is the one and only time I will talk to you. You aren't worth the time. I will just say there was a time the prejudiced majority made laws against blacks. The people yelling homo are also yelling niggers.

          • Jris1871

            Well said! We will be reading about these bigots in the history books in 20 years.

          • American& Proud

            Why do blacks call themselves African Americans ? Stop the segregation ! Your just American like everyone else that came to this country from another country. You need to look at your heart and be truthful, your a deep down inside hater of whitey. Your hatred of Christianity is down right disturbing also. The way you use old testament to make invalid points, just to keep the argument going ! Get a life in Africa or any other country if you think its unfair in America. Whitey has spoken !

          • Chuck Nor Peggy

            And now you are a republicunt

          • Reggie Cody

            Anita you are so right!….This man we have a president lie so much…one minute he is a christian, the next minute he don't even attend church. You Notice the minute he embraced that gay agenda, all the BLACK preachers distanced themselves from him. But what is sad, you don't hear A PEEP OUTTA THE BLACK preachers on it…mmmmmmm….wonder why? They good for SHOW!! Right Jesse and Al???

        • Vibeguy

          I guarantee you if you were born in 1987 you have not been mistreated. That stopped a long time before you were born. I was born in 1956 in South Carolina and a lot of my friends were black and they did not suffer like you are implying. I know that there was a lot of racism in the past in this country, but since the 1960s there are many more racist blacks than there are whites.

          • Just the Truth

            You must be white and male. I am also white, but at least I recognize that racism and mistreatment still exists. The fact that we even have to have this debate in 2013 shows that racism still exists. The fact that people like you can't admit that racism still exists is what breeds hate and ill feelings. I live in a small town that has little diversity. The first African American that came to this town in the 90s is still publicly referred to as Nigger Roger. He will be walking down the street and that is how people address him and refer to him in conversation. On another note I live in the poorest county in my state. The town I live in has the most people on public assistance per capita in the state, but they are all white. Something to think about before you pass more judgment or make assumptions.

          • Brian sempre fi

            Blacks in South Carolina in the 50s didnt suffer? Idiot and you dont have black freinds

        • Reggie Cody

          Ms. cartwright doesn't have a clue what it's like to grow up in the 50
          and 60's. She really need to stop looking at all those slave movies, and
          racially heated plays. The thing with our black folks is that they
          can't move forward because they hold on to the PAST. As a black man from
          the south (Georgia)…slavery is over…let it go! MLK is gone…X man
          is gone, who we got Jesse?…please ..he got his own damn problems. He
          don't speak for me. Truth be told…your own Africans sold their fellow
          Africans into slavery…..well we won't get into that! Baby girl…you
          got too much hate in your body and mind…let it go…..just let it
          go!!!

        • mlk

          Born in 1987? You are too young to know what Phil Robertson was talking about. In fact you are too young to know what you are talking about.

        • Gordon Lincoln

          Phil Robertson was talking about his preferences, his personal experiences growing up poor and white in Louisiana, his religious beliefs based on his understanding of the Bible.

          These are things that you can NEVER understand… because you are black and haven't a clue about the ‘white experience'.

          Don't like these remarks? They are a mirror-like reflection of your attitude…

    • AtomicFury

      How did that enter the picture? Oh, that's right, Phil wasn't espousing the homosexual pride effort or sportin’ any of their bling. God forbid should anyone have a differing opinion of homosexuals…..

    • Bob

      WTH is faith driven consumer anyway? Is that someone who hopes to God his next car purchase will last well beyond the warranty, or that that new boat purchase won't end up on the bottom of the lake?

    • Bob

      WTH is a faith driven consumer anyway? Is that someone who hopes to God his next car purchase will last well beyond the warranty, or that that new boat purchase won't end up on the bottom of the lake?

    • Darrell Hahn

      If it would have been against anyone but the gaystopo, it never would have even been printed
      What does GLAAD stand for? Gays and lesbians against American democracy? If words destroy you this bad, which happen every second of every day move to a Muslim country…they'll welcome you with open arms *cough*

    • sail

      Will you please stop putting African Americans in the pot with Gay Folks, out plight is not theirs and this is not a melting pot. Stop lumping us together.

  • James Hawkins

    Jesus… Should A&E also meet with the KKK and make sure THEIR views are embraced?

    • Larry Cousins

      Don't for get the Stamp Collectors of Montana.

      • The Man In The Mirror

        Hey Stamps have rights Larry!

        • MrTemple

          Philately is fun, Josh!

          • drbill1223

            Chicken farmers in Alabama should also be included

          • Jackelyn-Micah Hardin

            Christianity is not as popular as it once was but, a huge portion of the nation is Evangelical Christian and his views on the subject are close to the Catholic and Islamic cannon as well. Christians out numbering the LGBT community by a large margin. I think he should not have been so insulting but, the censoring(editing out religious content) could be construed as offensive to a far larger group than the LGBT community.

          • MrTemple

            It sounds like your argument is:

            1. Religious groups should be free to offer criticism to LGBT groups, because, while it is offensive, it is also traditional.

            2. Non-Religious groups should *not* be free to offer criticism to Religious groups, because it is offensive.

            If you stand for the persecution of any, you cannot play victim of persecution.

      • Skandar

        Biggest laugh today. Thank you

    • troche565

      Interesting point.

      • Bob

        What?

        • Claire Brouin

          Yep!

    • dur

      Taking our Lord and Savior's name in vein is not appreciated or wise James. I take your point, but you need to make it without cursing. Thanks.

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        You worry about your religion and its consequences. We can say whatever we damn well please remember? 1st amendment rights.

        • Mr James

          Nobody EVER remembers the freedom of speech right was created to protect us from being jailed for speaking out against the government NOT we can say whatever the f you feel like.

        • Ginger Holm

          That has never been true. Cursing in public used to be a crime. Yelling “fire” in a crowded movie theater is still a crime. Such speech is not protected under the First Ammendment.

          The First Ammendment was written to prevent government from punishing/ imprisoning people for speaking out against the government AND for not belonging to the correct religion.
          It was written so that people, like Phil Robertson and GLAAD reps could voice their opinions and views free from threat of persecution.

          GLAAD has a right to disagree with Robertson. They even have a right to boycott the show and its sponsors. What they don't have a right to do is prevent others from watching and buying.

          Their goal is to silence anyone who disagrees with them under pain of personal and financial ruin. That is NOT a Constitutional right, and neither is cussing.

          • chelleski

            Taking the lord's name in VAIN, ahem, isn't cursing. Sorry. It's just offensive to people who believe in mythical beings.

          • grapevine56

            You need to read your bible, like the 10 commandments for example, Thou shalt NOT take the Lord thy God's name in vain

          • James Donald Holsinger

            What about The Koran is it ok to read that?

          • jmack

            YES, i HAVE AN ACCOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            iT IS not ALREADY IN USE, IT IS MY EMAIL ADDRESS.

          • jmack

            James, you have disrespected your family, shame on you.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            My family what are you saying INFADEL?

          • Barneym

            It's people's views like James that prove their true character. Just keep listening to them and you'll see the hate and true meanness in them. Christians don't do this.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Christian,s are all about getting all the money they can and don't care how they do it,!!!!!!

          • Marcelino

            You have not disrespected your family and have not given into bullies and hate or idiotic things these are posting. Keep doing good work.

          • Barneym

            Marcelino, are you sure about that? James messed up. I hope you'll eventually see that.

          • Phantom

            Exactly which Commandment is that? The Bible isn't the law. Who's going to punish those who use a god's name in vain?

          • Barneym

            Phantom, God Almighty will punish them. And that's a fact. All who turn away from Him will always be punished.

          • Phantom

            Barneym—If God Almighty gets mad enough at me I'm guessing she'll straighten me out. That's a fact Jack.

          • John the revelator

            Grapevine, not everyone believes that the bible is the word of God. Nor does everyone believe that their is a God at all. Just saying, you are entitled to your beliefs but so is everyone else.

          • JJ

            as I tell my kids: life is full of choices and there are consequences for every choice you make: believe or not believe that is the choice

          • Barneym

            John, the Bible IS true, and someday EVERYONE will know the true GOD. That is a truth that everyone SHOULD know.

          • John Curtis

            Theres been over 2000 True religions, with over 2500 True Gods. Which one are you referring to?

          • John Curtis

            I never take Zeus's name in vain.

          • john awe

            Gay fake marriage

          • Marcelino

            What makes your marriage any more real? The fact that almost 75% end in divorce or that most people in so called real marriages cheat on their spouse! oh yeah those are real marriages that any one ahold aspire to or protect.

          • john awe

            Your stats are wrong Marcelino.
            The 50% divorce rate is fiction. And your 75% mark is delusional on your part.
            Do you even know how the 50% divorce rate number got started?? It's a lie.

          • Ginger Holm

            So, Chelleski, if a man called you a c#@!, you would not be offended, because you don't “believe in mythical beings”?

            FYI, the guy that would call you that is real and showing grave disrespect for you,
            A man who uses foul language in front of you has no respect for you, eith, even if the language is not directed at you.

            Then again, I don't think people like you have any respect for yourselves, so why should others respect you?

          • Marcelino

            Lords name in vain not a curse word.

          • chelleski

            How moronic, ginger. Please explain how a man who insults me is a mythical being. God is a mythical being. Therefore, someone “taking his name in vain” in my presence isn't insulting me. Nor are you with your feeble attempt to do so, lol.

          • Barneym

            Chelleski, you are SO wrong.

          • IamCURRENT

            Go READ what it REALLY says. Separation of Church and State is in there TOO.

          • Claire Brouin

            Actually separation of church and state is not explicitly in the Constitution

          • Lou 2800

            Of course it is in the Constitution, dumbass. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Though I'm sure the antique language is beyond your meager comprehension.

          • Barneym

            Oh, Lou how were you raised?

          • Shahhe

            He was raised good enough to understand basic constitutional law.

          • Shahhe

            Why is this upped?

            “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”

          • Tossaway

            “Separation of Church and State is in there TOO”. No, it isn't: *read* the Constitution and report back on the specific paragraph where the phrase “separation of church and state” appears.

          • Mike Stamper

            Apparently GLAAD has never read the Bible. Both Old and New Testament address homosexual behavior and the New Testament states clearly homosexuals will not inherit the Kingdom of God. That's not Phil talking , its God's words.

          • Mateo

            I am sorry, it is not “God's words”. Clearly, God did not pick up a pen and write the Bible. Nor, it seems, did He care enough about what was written in there to preserve it from being edited and mistranslated over and over the past few thousand years. It is FACT that books were left out, many many mistakes in translation were made, and groups have intentionally edited it for content. It was ordinary men in the Bronze age and before that wrote the Bible. Were they divinely inspired? Did they hear voices due to some chemical imbalance? Or more likely, were they attempting to explain the natural world in this pre-scientific era the only way they knew how–by inventing unseen spirits and forces? If there really were one powerful supernatural being that created and controls everything, he would exist outside the normal laws of science and physics, yes? In 2500 years, has there ever been one shred of measurable proof other then ‘eyewitnesses'? If He exists and exerts control outside the normal, understandable manner in which the world works, shouldn't we be able to see it? Or is He such a trickster that he merely works within natural laws and puts us on the naughty list for refusing to believe in Him with absolutely no evidence? If He is the most powerful force in the universe, he must also have the most powerful sense of self-restraint in the universe for not using that power for anything ever.

            Your Bible was written by good intentioned men trying to understand the natural world. Then it was edited over the years by men with certain agendas. It is not, can not be the pure, unedited word of God. Humanity must move on from this kind of nonsense in order to truly progress.

            Yes, the Bible says homosexuality is an abomination. But it also says that eating shellfish is an abomination. Who decided one is more an abomination over the other? it also says we shouldn't shave, we shouldn't wear clothes of multiple fabrics, should have our sons stoned if they disobey, and that we can sleep with our wives slaves once we are married. Why aren't these things just as important as hating on the gays? Lets drop it, and just live moral lives because we know it is the right thing to do?

          • Barneym

            Oh if you only knew! The Bible is true. You just don't understand it. Have you ever asked the author of this Bible (GOD) to show you the TRUTH?

          • Matt

            You're a goddamn nutter. GLAAD never prevented anyone from doing anything. They protested the goddamn bigot for fucking saying stupid shit. Then when the for-profit company chose profits over integrity (fucking SHOCKER) they protested that too.

            You have mistaken your point of view for something that matters in a court of law. Cursing and swearing are certainly protected speech and you can fuck right off if you think that your panty wad is reason enough for grown adults to stop doing as they please.

            In all seriousness, how can you possibly hold the dissonance in your head all at once?? You VOTE consistently to withhold innate rights and privileges from people who do nothing to affect you in the slightest, thereby using the strong arm of the government to enforce your own petty agenda upon your fellow citizens, and then you have the unmitigated GALL to cry foul when the citizens you oppress use the few rights you have not succeeded in denying them to merely SAY THINGS at someone who has also used the government against them.

            You're a coward and a fool and I have no sympathy for you and yours. When the histories look back at the world you and your kind created, it will not be kind.

          • Glad to be a Christian

            It saddens me to see so many people disrespect God and His Son, Jesus. True you don't have to believe in Him but it only shows your ignorance when you think it makes you so much better by disrespecting Him (both the Father and the Son) by using filthy language to describe Him. You don't have to believe in Hell (it is a very real place) to keep you from ending up there. I just pity those people who wait until it is too late and will spend eternity in Hell wishing that they had one more chance to make the right decision. Once you die you will finally find out whether you were right or whether the Christians were right, too bad you can't go back and change your mind. God loves you and Jesus died for you all you have to do is believe in His Son Jesus Christ and accept His free gift of eternal life – before it is too late.

          • Joyce

            Well said {glad to be a christian}Hope people will heed the word before it,s to late for them, Someone once said just 1 second in Hell will make a believer out of anybody, this is so true, Glad i made the right decision many years ago, Jesus is my Lord and saviour as well,, Amen!!

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Who has been there and returned and told about it?

          • Joyce

            Who has been to hell? Read the book ;A Divine Revelation of Hell by Mary k Baxter,, It,s a real eye opener, and a must read for Christians and non Christians alike.

          • Vic

            Thanks for the suggestion Joyce, another good read is “The Great Controversy” by Helen G. White. Again, good for anyone!

          • Joyce

            Thank you; I,ll be looking to see if i can get a copy on Ebay, i buy a lot of my books there.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            When did Mary Baxter get back from there?

          • Joyce

            She tells you in her book; It,s a must read trust me it,s hard to put it down you,ll probably get a good deal on it on Ebay.

          • Joe American

            Ebay or the Jim Jones Site.

          • Joyce

            Ebay.

          • Joe American

            Well said James !

          • Mike

            My hell would be spending eternity with you

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            That made me literally LOLA. Thanks, had a hard day at work and I needed that.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            So would mine having to see and listen to you!!!

          • Barneym

            Mike, Oh if you only knew about eternity you wouldn't say that.

          • James Donald Holsinger

            So Called Christians have Killed more people on this earth than anyone or thing!!!!

          • Tom Beam

            …obviously doesn't have the faintest idea what he's talking about…just saying things he WANTS to be true

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Have you ever read history books,dumbass or did you skip that!!! you only focused on the bible or Koran which was it!!!

          • Barneym

            James you like to curse don't you? Most who can't see the truth resort to cursing.

          • jim bennett

            government has killed more people on this earth than anyone or thing !!!! the bigger the government the smaller the citizen

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Everyone in Government are claiming they are a Christian of some sort,And I agree about the government!!!

          • Joe American

            Government in the name of religion has killed more than anyone or anything !

          • Phantom

            Where's your proof? Christians have only been around for a little over 2,000 years and mankind has been around for millennia?

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Was Noah a Christian,When was the FLOOD?

          • Barneym

            James, yes “So-called Christians”, but not true Christians.

          • scott steven

            the DARK AGES crusades if I remember my history 42 yrs ago lol

          • Cheryl Johnson Sugamele

            I spent 30 minutes writing a long reply to=good to be a Christian ==Matt.
            As soon as i hit share it went to Disqus and ask me to join i did and now i can't find my comment your subscription that i allowed=said glad you joined and said i had no comment yet//please explain?????????????

          • Tossaway

            when writing a long post, FIRST write it using notepad or a word processor, and when you are done copy and paste it. Wait until it successfully posts before closing or deleting it from notepad.

          • Phantom

            You're right, but what happens when one dies and finds out he was right and the Christians were wrong?

          • James Donald Holsinger

            If he is dead!how will he find out?

          • CripOwned

            you almost undoubtedly did not extend the same respect to anybody outside of your beliefs; Christianity

          • Lou 2800

            Must be great to live in a fairy tale.

          • Fallenangel

            So you are saying that because I am Jewish and do not believe Jesus is the son of G-d, that I will go to hell? Or that my religion is wrong?? SMH

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Hell yeow that's what he was saying!!!!

          • Barneym

            Yes

          • James Donald Holsinger

            Bull shit!!!!

          • Barneym

            I believe cursing is about all you can do. What kind of raising did you have?

          • Just me

            Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

          • Joe American

            Get off your pulpit, The only disrespect for Christianity is coming from the likes of Phil Robertson and his supporters !

          • Joe American

            IMO Phil Robertson is a low down pervert !

          • Peter Wilson

            I really don't think GLAAD has done anything that religious organization haven't done to programs on TV they object to.

          • Jeffrey

            Amen to that Peter.

          • really

            “Such speech is not protected under the First Amendment.” So it's only protected if you like the speech???????

          • lloydsev

            Ginger Holm:

            You are incorrect in saying that the 1st amendment is designed to prevent people from being persecuted against. (Except by the government)

            The 1st amendment is designed to prevent people from being prosecuted, with notable exceptions which cause direct public harm.

          • Tossaway

            “The 1st amendment is designed to prevent people from being prosecuted” *By the government*- it in no way prevents consequences from others. An employer, for example, CAN fire someone for what they say outside of work, except for a very short list of reasons, and even then the protection is slim. If I, for example, said something disparaging about my employer on my personal Facebook account, my employer *is legally entitled* to fire me for saying it, and the First Amendment does not apply. It would prevent *the government* from taking action against me if I said something disparaging about the government. The First Amendment is not absolute, and saying things that are clearly intended to cause harm may well be actionable, such as shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre, especially when there is no fire. If the First Amendment applied to non-government entities, then whenever a popular singer said something that offended his or her audience, they would not be allowed to boycott and would required to buy his or her albums at the same rate as before, since refusing to buy because of the offensive statement would be a form of action against the singer for that statement. With few exceptions, the rights spelled out in the Constitution restrict *government*, not private parties. The fact that there are laws about slander and libel show that, not only is the First Amendment NOT absolute, but some types of speech can in fact be prosecuted without violating it.

          • vicky

            Well said Ginger!!! A Christian myself!!!

          • jai

            Amen Ginger. Well stated.
            Real Christians have no need to force their religion on anyone. The visible peace in our soul and the joy in our hearts convince those whose heart is not hardened against it by GLADD, A&E, etc.
            We do not wish to silence their voice, nor will we be silenced.

          • Joe American

            Would your kind of Christians call someone advocating sex with children, marriage to minors and the molestation of small animals OK? If so you and Phil Robertson may have the same God.

          • Lou 2800

            Fuck you.

          • Barneym

            Lou, tsk, tsk, tsk. Such language. Were you raised in a barn?

          • Joe American

            You sound like a real Christian !

          • Barneym

            Ginger, you are “right on”.

          • Jeffrey

            No Ginger, it was written largely to protect people like me from the religious views of people like you. For your further edification, the history is replete with Christians forcing their beliefs on others. Often under the guise of “Missionaries”, Christians have unleashed unspeakable horrors coercing “non-believers” to accept their faith. Ever heard of “The Crusades”?

          • vertigo0923

            and on this same note, a&e was well within their rights to suspend phil.
            he had the freedom to say whatever he wanted, (and not be locked up) and a&e had the right to suspend him. THAT is how the 1st amendment works.

        • Koob

          Yeah, you can say what you please, and dur just did that. So did you.

        • McMurphy

          We can say whatever we want that's true however we must then be willing to except the consequences. Try calling your boss an Ahole as you have the right to do and then see what happens.

        • Cliff Reed

          This is true. It is 1st amendment rights to say what you wish, but it might cost you some income when the popularity of your show depends on what you say. An example is when the Dixie Chicks went to europe and they expressed their opinion on stage about their thoughts on politics. There sales went down and they lost money for the next year or two. They thought it was unfair to.

          • IamCURRENT

            Grammar POLICE here…TRY spell check and YOUR comments might become relevant.

          • bostonbean

            The chicks didn't have the nerve to voice their opinion in the state of texas. Instead they did it overseas, at a time when our nation was newly engaged in a war. I call that cowardly. I wish entertainers, actors, and singers would stick to what they do best, instead of thinking we all care to hear their positions on politics. I'm not saying they're not entitled to it, just for clarification. Simply that when I buy a ticket to see the Chicks, I don't want to have to listen to anything but their singing. There are other venues if they want to address their politics, like getting on the campaign train.

          • vincentmartin226

            The coward is you …..free speech only when you say it's allowed ,well eff you republican yellowbelly and draft dodger lover go eff ted nugent you lover ..how is that for free speech …its mine and I am allowed to say eff you ..oh one more thing they should have hung Reagan for a real act of treason for selling arms to terrorist bUT you were too busy on your knee's worshipping the traitor and real coward like you ……and frankly I have had enough of you phOnys you have pissed on this country long enough and its time we pissed on you all …..GOT ME !

          • youpplmakemelol

            wOw…somebody pissed in your cornflakes.

          • Phantom

            The same goes for Phil Robertson, right? BTW, I love the show. Uncle Si rules!

          • Tossaway

            “An example is when the Dixie Chicks went to europe and they expressed their opinion on stage about their thoughts on politics.” Exactly- and in fact, a lot of fans were not angry with what was said, but where it was said. If Natalie Maines really believed what she said, why did she say it in Europe and NOT while on tour in, say, Texas? Certainly, she was entitled to say what she said, just as her fans are entitled to decide whether or not to buy her music. Claiming that a boycott somehow violated her First Amendment rights means that she must somehow be legally entitled to a certain level of sales.The First Amendment means that the *government* could not restrict sales, not that private stores could not refuse to sell Dixie Chicks music or that individuals could not refuse to buy it.

        • john awe

          Gay fake marriage is laughable. How's that for 1st amendment rights Tuenesha??

          Step off!

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Ooh I got put in my place huh? lol. That is your right to say yep! But just like I can't create laws that say you can't worship in church because I think Christianity is laughable, you shouldn't be able to pass laws saying gays can't marry. Pursuit of happiness and all. Yes I'm discounting the freedom of religion clause of course. Although I would argue freedom of religion inherently means freedom from it. They're both in the said by our founding fathers written in our sacr.

          • john awe

            Yes you did Tuenesh.

          • Phantom

            Nuke The Gay Whales. Saw that on a bumper sticker back in the `60's.

        • Barneym

          Tuenesha, we Christians ALSO can say what we please. Do you understand?

      • Bob

        Oh Jesus!

        • Koob

          is Lord.

      • Ken Connolly

        Blow it out your ear hole Dur, this whole controversy was over freedom of speech and expression, now you tell someone not to say something that offends “you” but not everyone.

        • Ginger Holm

          He is saying that with the assumption James Hawkins is a Christian. Dur is looking out for James as we are instructed to do in the Bible. We are our brothers keeper.

          Of course, we don't know that. But the curtesy can be extended just the same.

          If James is a Christian, he won't be offended.

        • Koob

          Ken, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from being corrected. Dur corrected someone. That's part of free speech too.

        • Chris M

          Bullshit, idiot. Tell that to Fox news when they bitch about people deciding to say “Happy Holidays”. And tell me, how on earth is this a freedom of speech issue? When was he jailed? When did the mean ole government persecute him for it!? Liar. A private company can make a decision, jerk, which you agree with until you don't agree with it.

          • aknsummit

            Chris, what in your past life has brought you to such animosity. People who are poorly educated have to use foul words and attack, attack, attack. Please try to find some peace and happiness to replace your animosity.

          • Chris M

            Lol, really? Poor education = animosity? Wow, and what equals complete illogic? Aknsummit? You need to revisit your education, it did you no good. But if you are somehow correct, it definitely means that every single conservative in America is poorly educated, since all they do is spout racism and vile insults. You are fool to make assumptions about the entirety of people's lives based on a post on a website, but I imagine that you are using that hilarious GOP ESP you all have online!

          • jhandini

            That wasn't much of a rebuttal. He gave a specific instance, Fox news attacking people for saying happy holidays, “Oh the horror”, and all you did in return was attack him personally. Please lose the animosity within yourself too while your at it.

          • vincentmartin226

            YOU ARE AN IDIOT ..EFF YOU …IT'S CALLED FREE SPEECH AND EFF THE HORSE YOU RIGHT WING PIG RODE IN ON…WE HAVE ENOUGH OF ANTI AMERICAN IDIOTS LIKE YOU …AND WERE PISSSED ..IN FACT BRING ON THAT WAR YOU ALWAYS TALK ABOUT, I AM READY BECAUSE YOUR ILK HAS DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY AND PISSED ON IT LONG ENOUGH AND WE HAVE HAD IT WITH YOU UGLY SAD DISGUSTING ILK AND IT'S TIME WE GOT DOWN TO THE NITTY GRTTY ..AND I FEAR NO ONE

          • Barneym

            You'd better fear the Lord. Your life is quickly coming to a terrible end. God will punish you. Just wait.

          • Barneym

            I agree wholeheartedly.

          • Tricia

            That is because they are saying Happy Holidays because someone has decided that saying Merry Christmas is promoting religion.
            Tricia

          • Croaxleigh

            I think it's more that someone decided that saying “happy holidays” somehow constitutes an “attack” on religion because it doesn't exclude all other holidays during the season.

        • IamCURRENT

          It was all about the lagging sales @ WalMart of all of the DuckCrap that was not selling…due to everyone of a sane mind NOT shopping @ WalMart. Hell, the employees of WalMart cannot afford to shop @ WalMart.

          • Jackie

            I work at Walmart and the duck dynasty product sell very quickly it has to be restocked everyday.

          • jhandini

            Seems like all this fake controversy was good for business…hmmm. I wonder if A&E parent company has stock in walmart. :_)

        • Peter Wilson

          You have no understand of what the First Amendment is all about.

        • vincentmartin226

          NO IT WASNT….. YOU ARE AN IDIOT LIKE THE UNKEMPT SLOVENLY PIG……
          NO BODY ARRESTED HIM …..

      • Theo

        Maybe the lord and savior can spring for some English classes for you (ie) vain not vein.

        • vincentmartin226

          A MAKE BELIVE CHARACTER ON A CLOUD DOES NOT BRING ANYTHING …YOU PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID IT AMAZES ME ….THERE IS NO GOOD LORD ….ALIENS MAYBE BUT THERE IS NO MYSTICAL BS ‘ER IN THE SKY …WHO IS SO PETULANT IF HE DOESN'T GET YOUR LOVE HE PUNISHES YOU WHAT NONSENSE ..GOD IS A DRUG AND YOUR ADDICTED TO BULL SHIT

          • God's Girl

            “…that at the name of Jesus EVERY knee will bow, of those in heaven and of those on the earth, and of those under the earth, and that EVERY tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”….so you might want to change your attitude before that day. God bless you.

          • Phantom

            How do you know what's written in the Bible is correct? Recite passages all you want but that doesn't make them so.

          • Barneym

            Here's the answer to this “prove the Bible or even God”.: it's all about faith and a true gnawing in the gut that tells you it's true. I was once like all you non'believers, UNTIL I asked God to show me the truth. He did! The Bible is the True Inspiration of God, and God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit Is the ONE true God.

          • Barneym

            You go girl!!!

      • Chris M

        Lol, “vein.” Did he freebase your lord?

      • sickofgovwaste

        Relax, I think he was actually talking to Jesus…

        • vincentmartin226

          YESH JESUS EL FRESCO HIS GARDNER

      • Derpington_The_Third

        Your God is a child molesting murdering psychopath.

        • Barneym

          Derp, if you only knew God you wouldn't say that. Have mercy on your soul.

      • beachy1

        You spelled vain wrong. When your grammar is poor, it is easy for your message to be lost in your delivery. Just sayin'.

      • Lou 2800

        I thought Jesus was his gardener. When did the gardener's name become a curse?

      • Joe American

        Dur, James is only doing what Jesus would have done !

    • Chris M

      That would be including some more right wing groups!

    • Evangelist Roger Griffith

      Hahahaha, Good point”

    • john awe

      Nice to see that James believes in Jesus. But show more respect please.

    • DoomAndGloom

      Are you saying KKK and GLAAD are equivalent? I agree both GLAAD and the KKK are fringe groups, but I wouldn't say GLAAD is as bad as the KKK. I know they don't respect people who believe the Bible, but their form of hate is not as bad as the KKK. They only try to deprive a person from making a living, its not like they are burning crosses in Phils yard.

  • Sir_Cumference

    And the ignorant shall inherit the earth…

  • Larry Cousins

    Ok “Faith Driven Consumers” you won. Don't be a sore winner. Now is when you praise God and say you hope that members of all sides of this conflict can become a little wiser and more tolerant of opposing views and walk away. Don't try to become the kind of organization you rallied against. Oh, and change your name. Faith Driven Consumers sounds oddly creepy for some reason.

    • georgiadeee

      So does Organizing For America

    • AtomicFury

      And they say liberals don't try to control what other people do…..

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        NO ONE says that about conservatives, though do they? They try to control everyone and everything, then hide behind their faith as if it bears any basis in reality as a justifiable reason for the control. Funny how that works.

        • AtomicFury

          It's just their OPINION they are expressing. If the left didn't encroach upon the beliefs of the Christians, perhaps they wouldn't feel the need to defend their religion. Defending in the face of aggression from non-Christians doesn't mean they are trying to tell people how to live. If the GLAAD-handlers didn't spout off about someone who didn't agree with their sexual lifestyle, then we'd probably not be engaged in this discussion. But they can't leave well-enough alone. Everything has to be interpreted as an affront.

  • hwr1719

    A&E decision was money driven. The truth is not hate, but a fact and God's Word is the truth, don't care what the bigot Jesse Jackson has to say. Homosexuals have freedom to choose lifestyle but it still abomination in the sight of God. Some people believe freedom of speech is great until it contradict what they think and believe and then its terrible.

    • M

      A&E's problem is that they're trying to please everyone. What you end up doing is devaluing both sides.

      • AtomicFury

        And they look all the weaker for it.

    • Ringo

      I think your son is going to have sex with a gay black man. Then what?

  • AllissaUnder

    How does a petition with 260,000 signatures mean anything? Duck Dynasty averages 9-10 million viewers per episode. So people representing 2% of the show's audience now feel they have influence and can make demands?

    • Todd

      How ironic that you would use those statistics and reasoning since that is exactly what 5% of the worlds population (homosexuals) do on a daily basis. Wonder if you ever get ticked off at them too?

      • AllissaUnder

        How you chose use my comment to demean the bigotry that gays have to battle and equate it to the demands of a meaningless organization, I will never know. The point is A&E did not bow down to pressure from a group that amassed 200,000 signatures. They considered that they have 10 million people who watch the show every week they do want to lose and were motivated by that audience. But if they want to believe their little petition got Phil back on the air, they can continue to enjoy their 15 seconds of fame.

        • Todd

          You're making no sense.

          • AllissaUnder

            That's okay Todd. I don't think you are making any sense either. Agree to disagree.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            intelligence often doesn't make sense to the idiotic. So I understand where you're coming from.

        • georgiadeee

          Poor gays, have it so tough, if you don't bake them a wedding they'll put your bakery out of business. I have no sympathy, nor do I care about the lifestyle some people choose. You've spent too much time in the public school system.

          • Roy_Munson

            You sound very hateful
            If you have kids, I hope you don't raise them to be like you

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Ha! And you, you racist bigot haven't spent enough time in school period public or private. :/ That's obvious.

          • AllissaUnder

            Ivy League education Georgiadee. But go ahead and continue to spread your bigotry about the public school system. From the looks of your comment, you obviously didn't graduate from high school. At least emotionally.

        • AtomicFury

          Yeah, and when was that production meeting held?

        • Donnie

          Allissa im sure the 200K signed petition brought more power to the table then a phone call from and letter from Sarah Kate Ellis (ceo GLAAD). You do realise 70% of the population in this country are Christian based and only 2% of the population of this country are gay. How many gays do you think watch Duck Dynasty? Honestly…. A&E protected their asset MONEY!!!!

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            70% is that all? It used to be 95%
            hmmm It's falling rapidly and will continue hope. Can we have 0% by 2040? One can only hope.

          • AllissaUnder

            Let's be clear. My comment was never against Christians. And it never addressed Phil Robertson's comments. I was addressing the hubris of an organization that chose to believe that their 200,000 signatures were the reason that A&E chose to lift the suspension. They do not speak for all Christians. If anything, if 70% of the population is Christian, then their 200,000 petitioners represent just a drop in the bucket. GLAAD could no more keep Duck Dynasty off the air than this group could keep it on the air. You chose to overlook where I mentioned that it was the audience of 10 million viewers that influenced their decision. A&E doesn't care if that audience is Christian, gay or straight. Just as long as their money is green.

        • Lee_Lucas

          Bigotry that gays have to face? Talk about rubbish. If the Robertsons were not as popular as they were – they would have been fried alive by this contemptuous lot of deviant lovers

      • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

        You understand its not just gays that defend gays and by the way they make up more than 15%. However Christians are the only one defending themselves. Cause its hard to defend a bigot.

        • Gary Shultz

          Your the one who is a bigot,hater.

          • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

            Why do you keep texting me? Ok I'm a bigot hater. Got it. Move along.

    • Lee_Lucas

      The gays overplayed their hands at the behest of a few ignornat bigoted execs at A&E who thought they spoke for everyone including those that own A&E.

  • mamabear1966

    GLAAD is a horrible bunch of whiners! May they all find a hole to crawl into and cover themselves up with. Never to be heard whining again!

    • Roy_Munson

      Really? What about all the many, many people who whined when the guy got suspended?
      Oh, it's NOT whining when you agree with them? OK – got it

  • AtomicFury

    Trust me Faith Based Consumer, A&E is in bed with every special-interest group under the sun except for those which espouse traditional values. Anyone with conservative values are outcasts nowadays. In fact, the idea of tolerance doesn't exist in the vocabulary of the progressives – at least not as defined by the dictionary. Theirs is a selective tolerance, the kind where you are either in support of the homosexual community or you will be subjugated to scorn and vilification until you come around to their point of view. The artificial adoption of the homosexuals into mainstream society is just that – artificial, and may or may not enjoy a sustained stay. The point is that they want to force everyone to share their opinion without any alternative view. They never were right in the head and now it shows. I'm no conservative nor a liberal, there is a better position to take. One which includes a measure of both without resorting to extremism. However, much of the time I find myself agreeing with the right because the left appears to be anti-moralist – as in whatever goes, goes. To think that as we speak, there is a measure on the docket in Berkeley or San Francisco where sensitivity training is going to be required of people who will be teaching trans-gendered and transgender-curious students is not only frightening but anti-American. So, congrats to Phil, bravo to his supporters, shame on A&E and Cracker Barrel, and God help us in our effort to maintain a free society where one can express their views without fear of repercussions. You know, the sort of repercussions that exist in North Korea.

  • Shonta

    Wacky christians huh?? Well, you are doing the same thing you are complaining about. Its Christianity that keeps getting slammed by everyone since we see being homosexual as a sin and just like all sins, one is jyst as bad as the other. And its Christianity that is being pushed out of the way to make room for all the others. Do your research before running your mouth about us wacky Christians. We do not force our beliefs on anyone, we are just making sure they still remain and we will continue to fight for our faith just like everyone else.

    • jacksonm

      I have some questions about your faith:

      Exodus says I can sell my daughter into slavery…what do you think is a fair price these days?

      Leviticus says that I may possess slaves if purchased from neighboring nations…would Canadian slaves or Mexican slaves work harder?

      Leviticus says I am not allowed contact with a woman while she is in her menstrual cycle…how are we supposed to tell?

      Exodus says you should be put to death for working on the Sabbath…why aren't christians doing this????

      Leviticus says it is an abomination to eat shellfish….but christians do…why?

      Leviticus says I can't get my hair trimmed…but so many christians do…I am confused…..

      Leviticus says touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean.
      Yet, ultraconservative Limbaugh worked for Monday Night Football, an
      industry predicated on people touching the skin of a pig….why?

      Leviticus says you can't plant two different crops in the same field, or wear clothing of two different fibers, but so many christians do this….why?

      Care to respond to what your “faith” tells us?

      • Richard Vergis

        Just a great post…..

    • CaptainFabulous

      Wait, you mean it's ok to wish someone Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas without starting a “war on Christmas”???

      Your statement would be funny if it wasn't so pathetically sad because you actually believe it.

  • Alfonso Bergamo

    If we aiways stick together this politically correct BS will end..

    • Roy_Munson

      Stick together in bigotry?
      No thank you

      • disqus_ApdHvDcdNP

        RIGHT ON!!!!!! NOW GIVE ME MONEY,MONEY,MONEY!!!!! A&E!!!!!!!!! And I will FORGET ABOUT BIGOTRY!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!

  • Ron Rome

    This is why I don't use words like “fabulous” anymore…..gross. Never ate at cracker barrel, but I will now. Never been to Chick phill a but gonna go strait there on the twenty 21st, after a stop to army surplus for the camo”s iv never worn. This is way more important that worrying about some groups fillings getting hurt. fight back, freedom aint free. these people wont stop unless we check them. they want the cross to come down, then want that creepy peacock flag everywhere while they march in the street. they want the Nazi symbols gone, but given how many killed by people flying the Israeli flag they will surpass the “6 million.” the confederate flag is offensive to blacks but they wave the new black panther party flag while standing out side polling places to intimidate voters. Call each other the n word way more than da white man ever did, and butcher other blacks every single day 75 shot on 4th holiday weekend in Chicago like animals.

    • Veronica Moser

      I agreed with you on Israel doing more killing but the fact you still haven't gotten the ‘whys’ when it comes to the use of the ‘n word’ amongst Blacks today makes you just retarded.

      • Ron Rome

        iszat what you came here for? lookin for me to make comments that entertain your standards? I apologize…Iv given you the indication iv give a szhet what you think. wont happen again…… if you mind your own business. stop using your brothers picture.

        • Veronica Moser

          “stop using your brothers picture”

          • Ron Rome

            no the other brother

          • Veronica Moser

            “no the other brother”

  • A.L. Hern

    Robertson's suspension was just Round One.

    Now it's time to go after the sponsors and make it clear that there'll be a boycott of their products if they don't pull their advertising from “Duck.”

    An American tradition continues.

    • richardstarr

      Nope. They can offend/alienate some of the 10% (more or less) crowd
      or really make made the 90%. Not really a winning proposition for them.
      I doubt that the sponsors will bail if only because the words were in an
      interview and not on the show. Additionally, he did not state that people
      should mistreat gays, only that God was not letting them into heaven.

  • MallardFriend

    More of Bile than Bible!
    How does one equate bare-faced hatred, evil, and bigotry with being a good Christian? I think Phil's comments were more at place at KKK meetings and the Nazi party than any place remotely holy.

    Shame on Christians for supporting this guy! Shame on you for promoting hate and using your misinterpretations of you holy book as weapon against other people.

    Read Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan and the Skeptics Bible, which points out all the contradiction in the mess that is the Bible.

    • Donnie

      Im seriously not understanding where the gays are seeing “All this hate and bigotry”. Maybe you can explain it to me. I have no problems with gays. But i really would like to understand here. Where is all the hate and bigotry and evil in Phils statement?

  • Tuenesha Nicole Cartwright

    Answer: NO. You are not a part of the Rainbow of diversity. Because you are the ANTITHESIS of diversity. The ultimate enemy of tolerance and “mutual respect”. Your religion spews hatred, intolerance, bigotry and encourages no DEMANDS cruelty to anyone who disagrees with you. Its there for anyone to read its not like you hide it. Oh what? You're upset because people don't think you should be given free reign to discriminate against anyone you want whenever you want? Someone get out the world's smallest violin while you cry me a river.

  • putmax

    This whole thing has been so blown out of proportion it's ridiculous….

  • jlv

    All this over some stupid tv show?? Who cares.

  • aranthir

    Tim Malloy continues to state that Phil stated “blacks were happy” and “grouped” gays with drunks. This isnt truthful and Tim has no journalistic integrity since he appears to be deceitful purposely to support his point of view. Phil did discuss a nimber of different types of sinful behavior. He didnt equivocate between them. Tim is drawing conclusions that Phil didnt state. Phil did say that when he was “kid” that the black folks he knew “seemed” happy. So that observation make him a racist? Thats a pretty low standard. Tim Malloy seems to be familiar with low standards.

  • Mike Conner

    If you want to see some rude crude dumb Louisiana rednecks , you don't have to turn on the TV ,I will give you the address of my relatives .Heck they will let you move in with them . Fresh meat .

  • Philosopher

    These people would resort to violence in a heartbeat if they deemed it necessary – just like in Sodom. Some things never change. And they've been hoodwinkin’ the blacks for decades, or attempting to anyway, so that they'd have at least some “credibility” (however questionable) for their strange agenda. What on earth does the black issue have to do with homosexuality? What? You tell me… it's all so blatantly bizarre. The past fifty years have seen this country ‘s accelerated moral collapse. It all went into high gear with the greatest media coup in modern history during the 70's: when Fifth Avenue brilliantly succeeded in transforming the term pervert into gay.

  • JB

    The only way these people would be happy is if A&E let Phil kill a homosexual on tv. They want their pound of flesh.

  • troche565

    A&E opted to give in to money interest instead of taking a strong stand against hate and bigotry. I totally disagree with that approach, as far as the comments made by Mr. Robertson and do not approved of them, in my opinion they were made showing bad taste and total disregard for others preferences.

  • brando

    This is turning out to be an important story, but not because of Robertson or what he said, but what the story represents. It represents an epochal turning point in our society. We're at a point where half the country is ready for major change, and the other half is fighting that change with every breath in their bodies. Blacks, Hispanics, Women and Gays are taking their rightful place as equal members of society and the Duck Dynasty crowd cannot understand it or accept it. But just as when the horse-and-buggy crowd got left behind by the automobile, and the radio crowd got left behind by television, the Duck Dynasty crowd will also be left behind by this new era in Civil Rights. It won't be long before the DD crowd will be seen as hopeless anachronists, if not already.

    • richardstarr

      Nope. That's not it at all.
      Most people are offended because of GLAAD's attempt to silence someone
      who's religious views find them unacceptable in God's eyes. He did not promote mistreatment of them, just said they were not getting into heaven.
      So, GLAAD started to attack the show by going to the sponsors to remove
      him, despite the words coming in an interview off the show.

      Imagine if the religious folk had managed to suppress any positive image
      of gay people on TV. Do you really think we would have grown as a nation
      from the point where being gay got you kicked out of the military, but now you can openly serve? That you went from gay sex being illegal to it not only being legal but in many cases marriage is now sanctioned? That you now have the biggest fine ever in the NBA for calling someone a homophobic slur?

      You can make them accept your lifestyle and leave you alone, but you don't have the right to attack their livelihoods because they don't
      “embrace” you.

      I'm sure in time more generations, certainly less religious ones, will
      continue to be more tolerant as they should, but what GLAAD did was
      a dick move and Jesse Jackson is the absolutely least credible moral
      authority I can think of. A reverend who was only recently granted
      an honorary degree by the college only after his criminal son was on the
      board. A son who takes after his father by stealing campaign funds to
      use on himself, or in Jesses’ case, to support the child he had with a
      woman, not his wife. I guess Jesse figured adultery rules did not apply
      to him, but then again, he was not in seminary school long, so perhaps
      he did not make it to the 10 commandments,

  • runner_j

    Such hypocrisy. This faith group supports Robertson's views on gays and minorities, which are about as far from inclusive as you can get, and yet want A&E and America to include them in “America’s rich rainbow of diversity” – which they don't support.

  • Larry Proudfoot

    I´m sure I am not a sin free man, but I still want to be the first throwing that stone to the A&E offices.

  • Lee_Lucas

    I wish the Robertsons would leave A&E and possibly reality TV altogether, for their own sakes.

  • Joe Petrosky Jr.

    Happy Happy Happy Guess why?

  • George

    America can now rest easy at night as the National Nightmare is now over. The head Buffoon is back on A & E. To bad we can't get the same national outcry in getting our soldiers out of that cesspool called the middle east. Shows what America really cares about. Don't watch the show as it is as dumb as a box of rocks. Do wonder how this new quote of him encouraging 15yr old girls to be marrying older men is gonna work. Sounds like bunch of pedophiles in them swamps.

  • Mike Pullman

    i got no prob with gays blacks w/e but seriously phil had his own opinion… he didnt blurt it out randomly he was asked n he gave his answer big deal if hes not for any of that its his opinion besides you gotta take into consideration hes “old school” hes set in his own ways so his views are different from yours. as for what ever black comment he made maybe hes right maybe they were happier before since most black ppl love to bitch and complain about being poor n on the streets yet dont want to lift a finger to get a job “btw not speaking about all black ppl” leave the guy alone let him live his life all he wants to do is relax and hunt america is a pretty pathetic place since thats all that americans do is bitch and complain over the internet big woop get over it and go back to watching tv…

    • Just the Truth

      Did you ever do your research before opening your mouth? Do you know the difference between an opinion and placing judgment? A & E's executive vice presidents are African American, so I can only assume that he offended the executives of the network. It was only after A & E suspended him because he was clearly offensive that his supporters were the ones complaining. No one even knew anything until they cried because Phil, not the show was placed on hiatus. Based on your comments it is clear that you are a racist bigot in my opinion. Just so you can't make any accusations about myself, who you know nothing about. I am not a homosexual, I am a WASP, and I am not poor or on the streets and I am a Bible thumping Christian.

      • Mike Pullman

        Is being about your religious supposed to make you feel special? Blacks on the street meaning most not all and I don't care if you think I'm stupid or whatever least i don't go running my mouth on the web pretending to be a successful religious loser I'm no bigot I'm none of that shit I don't care about all your bull shit complaining my post was in hopes you ppl go do something with your lives instead of hating on some red neck from a tv show he said what he said grow some balls who cares they're are worse ppl out there then him like I said he's old school in no different then your old school grand parents being racist as fuck cause of their poor sad past with racist crackers yea I know nothing of it cause I don't spend my time dwelling on shit from tv and then bitching about it online go focus on your self and mind your own business pathetic ass posing like some glorified American Christian lol pfft

  • 916king

    Well since everyone else has a position, I'm going to take one as well. . EVERYBODY. . White, black, gay, straight, religious, etc. QUIT BEING SO DANG SENSITIVE! MOVE ON ALREADY!

  • Todd

    I feel good that American Greed finally won this fight. It's wonderful how all these “faith driven” people completely discount Christ's teachings yet have the audacity to call themselves Christians. You are missing the entire point why gay people were upset about what Phil said. It wasn't about the statements about the Bible. We all know what the Bible says. It was the demeaning way Phil summed up being gay by a few sentences about vulgarly described sexual acts. Since when is it OK for a “self-described Christian” to demean millions of loving, caring relationships. What ever happened to Christ's teachings declaring it is better to be humble? What ever happened to Christ's teachings about love, acceptance and tolerance? Why do self-described Christians refuse Christ's teachings for Old Testament style hateful God? God gave his only Son, Christ, to die for our sins. Being a Christian should focus on Christ's teachings, afterall, that's what being a Christian means. Jesus Christ is the new covenant between God and Man. Do not continue to use the Bible as a weapon to beat people with. I happen to love God, Jesus Christ and all other people as we have been created in God's image, yes, even gay people. Rest assured, I will demean every straight relationship I know of describing it as a few vulgar sexual acts if it's OK with those self-described Christians. Also, if anyone knows any black people that were happy under Jim Crow Laws, please let me know. All older black people I've talked to in my life that even mentioned the Jim Crow Laws era of our country definitely were not happy, it was the white people that were happy in that era.

    • jim

      you sound angry and judgmental in these comments…just saying. You say you are a Christian? You don't know nor understand your own faith if so. The Bible is direct and unflinching in it's condemnation of homosexuality. My guess? You are a homosexual. It is a sin, listen to Phil. He hates the sin. He (and no true Christian) hates you (the practitioner). We all love you and want you to have the best in life–and that is a Spirit-filled life,

      • Just the Truth

        Phil is a heretic. Phil's words and actions are in direct opposition of Pope Francis, so by all means follow Phil and not the Pope. The details is Phil's statements clearly show he was not quoting scripture and was placing direct judgment against several groups of people, which if I remember correctly the punishment is death by stoning. He was playing God in his statement. It is clearly stated in the Bible that no one but God can tell us who he will or will not inherit the kingdom of God. No where in the Bible does it state anything like hate the sin, but not the sinner.

        • Brian sempre fi

          Thats not true

  • Juanavich

    It has been said that the single thing that turns people away from Christanity are Christians to acknowledge Christ with their lips but deny him with their lifestyle. I believe that is the case in the U.S. where people will pick one part to interpret it to condemn others, yet
    Pass over others scriptures that step on their toes. Much like Mr. Phil's article. According to Christanity homosexuality is a sin. I do not see where he compares it to beastility, however if you choose to see it as that, guess what it's seen as the same sin to God. With the exception of denouncing the Holy Spirit all sins are equal. So unlike like people, God does not have degrees of sin lying, murder, adultery, homosexuality are all the same. So if he was to have compared the two he would have been correct biblically. That being said we all sin and fall short of the grace of God. I sin daily just as Phil. Although God does not see a difference in sin, there is a difference between sinning and living in sin. In order to be forgiven you have to repent ( turn away from) and ask for forgiveness.

  • Tracey

    And we now care what the Rednecks of America think…why?

  • SATAN

    jesus mother fucking christ!!!!!
    seige heil satan!!!!!

  • SATAN

    seige heil satan!!!!!

  • Melsrat

    Just be happy, happy, happy. Quit over analyzing everything. Find something to do

  • Charlotte Boeker-Burris

    Tough Glaad…..you should be happy happy happy

  • Blunderbuss

    Phil Robertson for President 2016!

  • Jim

    I see a future presidential candidate.

  • justme

    I dont hear these peter puffers saying god offended them when he wrote the bible…

    • Just the Truth

      Obviously you have not read the bible in quite awhile, but God did not write the Bible. The Bible is filled with the accounts from Matthew, Luke, Paul, etc.

    • Just the Truth

      Maybe because God didn't write the Bible. Go to the store and pick up a Bible and read it some time. It is a good book. It is a collection of teachings and stories from many people and their experiences with God and Christ.

  • OldPizza

    Let's stop the inaccurate reference to “African Americans”. If you were born in this country, you're American. Or shoud we start referring to Polish Americans, French Americans, Canadian Americans, Brazilian Americans, Russian Americans etc, etc. Get off the African American kick. They're Americans. If you want to differentiate by color, then call them Black Americans.

  • SFG

    Everyone is entitled to their views whether we like it or not. Otherwise we are 1944 Germany all over again. Gays feel that same sex marriage is ok and that is what many people feel because it is the politically correct thing to do because of inclusion. However, many people believe what the Bible teaches and feel G-d's Word is eternal. It is not always about gay bashing or personally “hating” gays. For many it is for being pro-Bible or pro G-d's Word.

  • joeeeee

    If he doesn't hold strong to his original statement, the show will have all the moral significance of Honey Bo Bo!

  • MrCek2

    I don't understand why we are still discussing a book that was written some 2,000 years ago in multibillion year old world? I mean can't you do the math? The bible is a bunch of bed time stories that have gotten way out of hand.. Religion is just a excuse to kill, mock, discriminate, and any other unmoral act but it was the “devil” and jesus saved me… get real, we have evolved as humans to believe in this crap.. Phil is just a redneck holy roller that can't remember what he did in the 60's because of all the drugs and what else so he now uses “god” to make him feel better.. shame on anyone that supports people like this.

  • Karl

    GLAAD…….you lost…..get over it.
    America 1: Peter Puffers 0

  • ben dover

    The Dork Dynastud crowd needs more dorks, so Fphil got out his dork call and called them all together…………they built 2 mosques, 15 burnable crosses and put together enough sheet and piller case with eyeholes outfits for the whole KKKlan. The Aryan brotherhood is alive and well on A&E.

  • Frank from CA

    Why are people from the South stupid. They should try to speak English and tolerate more than cousin sex. We should pay Mexico to take 5-6 states off our hands.Phil, being a racist isn't funny or godly.

  • Koob

    I'm sorry, Chris Stone–I'm on your side. But if you really wonder if Christians are included in A & E's “rich rainbow of diversity,” you are kind of oblivious. So let me spell it out for you: We are not.

  • Den Coelho

    As a gay Public Figure.. I just want to convey that I don't believe Phils conduct is out of line with 1. how he was raised 2. where he was raised etc. I remember having an affair with a guy who was from the Bayou of Louisiana, who puffed up about f– this that and the other,however he was great sex… Not to say Phil is gay, or that he is anything, just to convey that some people are inherently ignorant because of how they were reared. I am sure if he had a gay friend they would have great fun(Non-sexual) He has just never been exposed, so give him a break. I mean come on first we have Ms. Dean getting castrated over a word that is used by every white, hispanic, and black that I know , and again she is a deep southern woman who I am sure has black friends. Let us worry about the real issues in the world. Phil I still think your show is a hoot, and would come on and show you that Gay people aint no different than a redneck.

    Den Coelho
    American Listed Artist

  • CWO3

    Is Phil the Messiah now ???

  • Koob

    Another story that misrepresents what Phil Robertson said. Phil did not lump gays together with terrorists. I also don't think that he lumped them together with drunkards, but I do think that the lumping would be valid, as both groups are involved in debauchery. And he never talked about black people before civil rights. He talked about the ones he knew before there was widespread welfare and affirmative action.

    • Just the Truth

      Read the interview in its entirety. Don't be ignorant and make a decision or make a statement if you haven't done your homework.

      • Koob

        Just the Truth, I assume that the people who have been writing the articles against Phil are making their case as strong as the article allows–and then some. If they are quoting Phil accurately, then they are charging him INACCURATELY. These writers are not impartial observers. If there was more, they would give it to us. There's not so they haven't.

  • charlessgold

    A&E IS DODGING THE QUESTION. FAITH BASED CHRISTIANS ARE NOT CHANGING THEIR POSITION ON THE GAYS LIFE STYLE, AND WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THEIR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS SLANG.
    WE ARE NOT A RAINBOW GROUP OR COMMUNITY AS WITH THE GAYS.

    CHRISTIANS ONLY EMBRACE THE BIBLE BASED VALUES.

  • south bound

    GLAAD are just replaying the bully card that was played on them… they will make no new real headway doing it this way…

  • Susan Drilling

    Do groups have to be so damn picky all the time? give it a rest!!! geez..enough..I give phil kudos on stating what is right!!! That he did..ty Phil..Support you 100%

  • Susan Drilling

    Lets send this to the first graders to decide

  • DukeJW

    A&E is the battleground between gaydom and God. Pick your side. I am on the Phil side. He has no malice and chooses not to acquiesce to what he does not believe in against his Biblical beliefs. It is a war on Christianity. It’s time to defend Christianity. Hollywood and liberalism has torn down values, and what is left is more divorce, poverty, tempers, road rage, the thug life, dumbed down schools, and codependency on government.

  • justgo

    Funny how much prejudiced folks whine when they are not invited to the ‘diversity rainbow'… And JESUS CHRIST why don't Christians start focusing on being for people instead of against people? Think of how many families they could have helped with just half the resources they've invested in their war against gays. Sad that.

  • Leadman

    No way should Phil meet with glaad or jesse.He
    doesn't owe any explanations.They owe him an
    apology for blowing this way out of proportion,
    and trying to stifle his freedom of speech.

    • Reggie Cody

      wish they would ask me to meet with glaad or jesse…it would go like this
      GLAAD: Glad to meet you
      ME: F U
      Jesse:Good day my brother
      ME: FU TOO!

      Thank you for the interview

      • Leadman

        You'd be way nicer to them
        than I could ever be.

  • denny47

    Christians would be so much better off not judging who will enter the gates of heaven leave that too the creator worry about their own salvation and please gay hating evangelicals stay out of Africa or any other third world countries you evangelicals use as their pitre dish for the spreading of hate

  • Mr James

    I am done with A & E. They over reacted and pissed-off the redneck homophobes then based solely on money sold out blacks and gays. My remote skips that channel now.

  • Just the Truth

    I find it interesting that the show reportedly has 8.6 million viewers yet only received 260,000 signatures on the petition. I would have to say that is not even close to a consensus of the viewers. The other part I find interesting is that those “Christians” state he has a right to his opinion, but do not find fault in his judgment. He clearly states in his interview that a group of people will not inherit the kingdom of God, yet he is not God. He has no right stating he is a Christian and then telling people who will or will not be with the Father in the end. The bible clearly states this and there is no question about that interpretation in the bible. However, when this argument is brought up these same people state he was just quoting the bible. That also in not true, but in fact a bold face lie. The words he used or the stereotypes that he specifically name are not named in the bible nor are name in the verse in Romans he supposedly quoted. Let me point out beastiality is no where in any of my bibles and I own quite a few. The only sexual reference in that particular verse refers to fornicators, which is defined in the bible as sexual intercourse between a man and woman who are not married, or any form of sexual behavior considered to be immoral. This also includes sexual intercourse that is intended for pure enjoyment and not intended for procreation.
    The references to homosexuality seems to get the most recognition, but lets not forget the comments made in reference to African Americans being better off under Jim Crow. For those not in the know, Jim Crow were laws for racial segregation and didn't allow African Americans to have the same rights as “white” people. He also stereotypes Mormons assuming they all come from Salt Lake City, Utah.
    It is scary to think how that even 260,000 people would support this atrocity in the name of Christianity. The Pope even denounced this type of behavior. If you had to choose between the two as your shepherd, would you choose the teachings of the Robertson clan over the Pope? I sure wouldn't.

    • Brian sempre fi

      But it IS their choice to listen to whoever teachings they desire. Why is that wrong? I dont agree with everything phil said but to say that the bible doesn't say those things is really the bold face lie. Believe what you want. This is America, but there is no reason to lie

  • Mr James

    Yea!! Discrimination in the final days of white control wins a small victory. Whoop. Go eat a Chik Fillet, your on a roll bitches

  • TK

    This is so funny.. who cares what this man says or believes. We don't watch the show for moral truths and to get a better understanding about the universe.. I'm Black and I love the show. I watch it because it's funny. That's it. Do we censor or even care when family guy or the Cleveland show makes anti-gay or racist remarks. No. I will continue to watch this show.

  • Terry

    and said “African-Americans were perfectly happy before Civil Rights”.. He did not say that. Now you are lying to create your story

  • Ken Connolly

    If you don't like the program, what it stands for or the message turn the channel. You'll never please all of the people all of the time this is why they make vanilla and chocolate ice cream.

  • Donna

    People need to make up there mind's, either your with him or not. Frankly , I am with him from the beginning and still with him.And to be frank I don't really care what any one say's about it either, I have the right to speech being's I am a US born citizen.So spare me your nasty remark's, cause I could care less what you think or say.

  • Forgiven

    Sounds like to me your trying to put mankinds sins on a scale, saying that terrorism weighs more than a homosexual lifestyle kinda like big sin little sin. God doesn't see it that way the Bible plainly says in Romans 3:23 (KJV)
    ALL have sinned and come short of glory of God. So when we look at the word ALL how could mean any other thing other than ALL – everyone murders, rapist, wife beaters, even the sweet old lady across the street. Now that put us ALL on the same playing field, so to speak in the site of God. So according to that Phil Robertson is no better and no worse than the homosexuals, only difference is that Phil is sinner saved by grace the other is sinner that refuses to acknowledge his sin and repent. In Phil's defense, it's the message that offends not the messenger.

  • nite watchman

    Phil pissed off GLADD once already, and they want him to go face to face with someone he supposedly offended. Do you really think he is going to hold his tounge?
    Round 2! :-)

  • kathye62

    When GLAAD starts meeting with the people THEY have offended, THEN they can expect others to do the same. Does GLAAD expect A&E to meet with the Christians who were offended when their beliefs were attacked? A&E offended its viewers by caving in to an activist group who viciously attacks everyone who doesn't share their exact same views, and violating the civil rights of a Christian to state his beliefs without hate or judgment. Face it, people. Gays and lesbians don't understand the attraction of the opposite sex anymore than heterosexuals understand the attraction to the same sex. Bisexuals understand both, but the rest of us don't. That's just the way it is. GAAD can foam at the mouth until they die of dehydration, but it won't change that.

  • nite watchman

    now, here's an idea for a new reality show, Phil Robertson living with a couple of gay black men???

  • nite watchman

    Call it “GLADD GUYS withPHIL”

  • ogates

    yes–phil can say whatever he wants (no matter how a$$ backwards) but his employers don't have to like it–as phil's boss–that is their ”;right”…

  • April Garland

    Never once did Christ say all sin comes from homosexuals and goes from there. AND to heap such hatred upon them as Phil has… I find it sad that Christians say ‘we are no longer under OT laws” and yet, only that one law-homosexuality-was kept.Sound a little fishy to you? You bet. Man's prejudice, once again.

    All of the OT prohibitions were for health reasons:

    -no anal sex (I'm sure that went for m/f as well)
    -no shellfish (allergies)
    -no sex during a woman's period (blood was a known transmitter of disease even back then)
    -don't eat meat offerings after the 3rd day, it's probably rotten
    -keep separate after handling a dead body, to make sure you haven't caught a disease from it
    -keep cattle separate along with your fields-prevents cross/breeding, cross-sowing
    -don't sleep with this/that/or the other woman-keeps bloodlines pure/from being interbred

    The rest are ceremonial laws.

    So A&E caved & let Phil back on the show. It is better to not follow the word of God than to misrepresent it-and Mr. Robertson should remember Matthew 19:16-24

    16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

    17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One
    who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
    18“Which ones?” he inquired.
    Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,
    19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”
    20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
    21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and
    give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
    22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

    23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.

    24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

    Phil is on that show under false pretenses-he loves being paid by LGBT supporters & sponsors, a way of thumbing his nose at them. On his show Jesus is all love and light & what keeps the family together. Then he wanders from church to church in the name of “pastor”, preaching hate. <– Westboro Baptist material. Do you not see the hypocrisy? What charity he offers! Better than the millions he's worth, correct?

  • RealTruth

    These people are always quoting from the old testament. What about the new testament with Jesus. Love everyone….don't judge. Leave gay people alone. Leave Black people alone. If you are like me I have my own problems and they don't have anything to do with Black people or gays.

  • RealTruth

    Thomas you don't live in free times? Are you a slave…..do you live in Russia or china. You hate because you think everyone has a say. Just worry about your life. What you do. You are a very angry person.

  • RealTruth

    Pres. Obama took away all your rights. Name one? Stop watching Fox news and think for yourself.

  • misterdude

    A&E is wrong to defend gays. Gays are worse that drunks and terrorists because they are against the procreation of humanity that only occurs from a male+female union. Therefore gays endorse the destruction of the human race through their lifestyle.

  • RealTruth

    See you have a great deal of fear. That's why you hate and are so selfish. This Country will never go back to 1950 or before. So sit back and watch the good old days on TV and enjoy. That's all you are going to get.

  • RealTruth

    Reggie and Anita are so full of hate if they attend church it isn't working. You should be ashamed of yourself. Remember God is love.

  • Steve

    What I'd like to know is; When did Christians give up our rights to speak our minds. Just because we speak of things that are in God's Word, we are labeled as Anti Gay. Do I believe that lifestyle it's wrong…You Betcha! Do I go around bashing those that are living that way…NO. They are the ones that will stand before the White Throne Judgment…Can they be Saved…Yes! It's every Christians job to carry on what Jesus came to do as recorded in Luke 19:10 to seek and to save that which is lost, To lead them to Jesus Christ. Phil was just answering a question with what he believes. Like it or not he has that right to do so. Many places in God's Word tells us what actions will not inherit the kingdom of God. Here are a few 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10, Leviticus 18:6-24 and Revelations 21:8. Am I a Christian (Christ Like) as first called in Acts 11:26. I don't like the word, “religion” I am a Baptist and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is my Saviour.

  • Chris M

    Not surprising that a religious group defends a pedophile who is full of hate. All religious people are pedophiles or closeted, self-loathing gays.

    • Brian sempre fi

      No they are not

  • truthspeaks

    i am sick and tired of people comparing being African American to being gay. They have nothing to do with each other. Being gay is a sin, Being AA is just a race.

  • Paul Jones

    Apparently the United States public is quite stupid. Anyone following Duck Dynasty appears to be ultra conservative and of white trash origin. Freedom of speech does not involve discrimination and uncultured comments from uneducated skanks. It is apparent that the United States has no culture and needs to seriously find some kind of culture. A & E used to be a cultural venue, and apparently is supporting white trash and ultra conservatives.

    • Phillip Wade

      I support them and their right to freedom of speech and I assure you that I am not “white trash”! Change the channel and see what else is on. Nothing but shows supporting homosexuality! No one rises up about that! Although they should!

    • Brian sempre fi

      Uneducated skanks? Thats on par with the same bigotry you accuse

  • McMurphy

    The nation is turning into a Daffy Duck Dynasty cesspool of hate and intolerance. Not so much the daffy cast but it's moronic followers.

  • guest

    PR defenders, be real: This is not a free speech issue. No one's saying “Go To Jail.” You're just worried you won't have anything to watch in Mr. Robertson's timeslot. What makes this non-reading, historically inaccurate idiot any different from Paula Deen? She was wiped off the air within hours, practically–and for remarks that were milder, and certainly less ignorance-based.
    Notice, I said ignorance-based, not faith-based. If you want to be taken seriously as Christians, how about emulating Jesus? I don't think The Lord watches “Duck, Die-Nasty,” a program dedicated to the activities of the violently, stupidly uninformed.
    I've seen this phenomena before: some cretin achieves his sixty seconds of attention, only to astound us when he expounds upon the world according to himself. The wonder is that Mr. Robertson's wife didn't counsel him to Shut Up, and just rake in the unexpected money–what are wives for in Die-Nastyville, these days? If only he had kept quiet, we could have continued to THINK Mr. Robertson was a fool–now we have incontrovertible proof.
    As for the Arts and Entertainment Channel? Only in America could a show like this rub shoulders with ART or ENTERTAINMENT. How mortifyingly embarrassing. Believe it or not, in some countries, “the arts” refers to opera, museums, photography, ballet, ART–not Ducks Dyin’ Nasty.

    • Brian sempre fi

      Hateful comment

  • Rey T. Escalante

    Just keep throwing rocks….

  • IamCURRENT

    Typical …association with FOXNEWS…no wonder that A & E tried to distance.

  • Shane

    It's amazing how the Lords word causes people to feel convicted in the immoral ways they choose to live their life. If it's all B.S. then why do so many people get all up in arms over it. Why is it OK for people of all walks of life to express their disdain, but not Christ following people. I myself would rather live as if there is a God, die and find out there isn't one, rather than live as if there is no God, and die and find out there is. Who's up the creek then?

  • jamesq

    So, how many people read the interview? He pointed out his beliefs and what he experienced while growing up. It's a shame how what he said got read into what some groups interpreted as what they wanted it to be, Also sad how he is a man who loves all humanity but no mention of that from those groups!

  • Ronald Nelson

    This is a hollow victory… especially, if you read the retraction and supposed recantation of Mr. Robertson's suspension by A&E. A&E hardly apologized or made amends for their serious violation of Mr. Robertson's religious freedoms and speech. They clearly violated the spirit, if not the law, contained in the ‘Religious Freedoms Restoration Act'.

    In addition, millions of others who feel as Mr. Robertson but don't have his persona or national support will be intimidated by this whole affair… silencing many who ‘rightfully’ believe, if it were they who were suspended, they would never return to their job and with jobs being very scarce today, that puts a very chilling effect on ‘religious and free speech'.

    In order for this to be a victory… Mr. Robertson should decline any future relationship with A&E and bring a civil rights law suit against the network, for violating his ‘religious speech', under the ‘Religious Freedoms Restoration Act. Too , ignore the civil liabilities and greater social impact of this matter, amounts to a DEFEAT, not a victory. Such untoward conduct should result in a massive boycott of A&E and the resignation of their CEO… not some half baked NON-APOLOGY… apology… by a less than repentant network.

    • deez nuts

      Why do you people want to celebrate your ignorance so much and so publicly? The RFRA does not provide a civil remedy for an individual against a private business. This never was and never will be a free speech issue. No one limited his ability to speak his mind. However, because we all share a right to free speech other people spoke out against him and his views as it is their right to do. There is no constitutional right for him to be on TV on a privately owned network. Also, in his original comments on sin he was likening homosexuality to bestiality and making it out to be the worst affront to God possible. Thats pretty funny coming from a guy who is an admitted former drunk and adulterer himself not to mention that he makes a lot of money producing and selling a device that makes ducks think he wants to fuck them.

      • Ronald Nelson

        Of course, the leftist view is that there was no breech of Civil Liberties or the right of Mr. Robertson to express his ‘religious views'. However, A&E clearly disciplined, degraded and by inference of bigotry, slandered and publicly damaged Mr. Robertson's character.
        It has been clearly demonstrated that Employer bare both civil and potential criminal liability for exercising a pattern of behavior that denies their employees the free exercise of their ‘civil liberties’ including those enumerated in the Constitution, the Civil Rights Act, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Your views set aside are not the only view and a proper Court has not adjudicated the civil and possible criminal acts of A&E.
        A clear pattern of bigotry and intimidation is being directed at quelling the long held religious views of many Christian's, by the bigots on the left and specifically in the Gay Community. It is time too hold them to the same standards of civil conduct as those they are attempting to silence. Overt, patterns of discriminatory practices to include: firings and threats of economic punishment against Christians have become SYSTEMIC in our culture.
        Such conduct must not be tolerated and it is past time that the Courts recognize these patterns of discrimination and take the appropriate actions to sanction those who engage in them. No citizen regardless of their race, creed, color or religious affiliations should be subjected to THREATS and INTIMIDATION for their protected religious speech… certainly, not by their employers working in collusion with the gay rights activist community.

        • deez nuts

          Again, his rights were not violated. He said what he said and other people simply have a different opinion. If you say something in this country in public then you have to live with the fact that others may not share your opinion and that they may denounce you or call you names, etc.. That is the free exchange of ideas contemplated by the 1st amendment. Just because you have a right to an opinion under the 1st amendment doesn't guarantee that anyone has to respect that opinion. That is the beauty of America.

          • Ronald Nelson

            Again his civil rights were violated… he was intimidated, maligned and his job threatened as a direct result of his Christian views… this is no different than the tactics of the apartheid South, which not only used the law but also intimidation, threats and economic penalties to enforce their racial bias and hate against Blacks.
            Dial forward 50yrs and the targets of the latest apartheid bigots are Christian men and women like Mr. Robertson who simply want to be free to express their long held Christian views without being discriminated against for their speech. A&E is guilty of institutional bigotry and bias… prejudicial treatment, designed to intimidate the free exercise of Christian speech.

          • Ronald Nelson

            A&E went beyond voicing their opinion regarding Mr. Robertson's religious speech… They act to punish him for the exercise of his right to religious freedom and speech by suspending him… for his speech. They overtly attempted to squelch his religious speech, with an overt act that was aimed directly at him and ANY CHRISTIAN of like mind.

            This is a matter of public record… had A&E only reacted by stating, they did not agree… there would be no breech to his civil liberties. However, we know they did not simply state, they disagreed, they suspended him and probably would have fired him… if he were not so popular with their audience.

            A&E acted out of malice and forethought… designed too deny Mr. Robertson his right to free speech and his religious freedoms. They did so with the intent to discipline him and to SET AN EXAMPLE for others… chilling free religious speech for all Christians. They violated Mr. Robertson's civil rights and are open to a civil action for doing so… and they may well have acted in a criminal manner.

          • deez nuts

            Wow…you are really not grasping this concept. The 1st amendment only protects you from the censorship of the government. He works for A&E and as a private employer they are allowed to reprimand him for any actions that violate the terms of his employment agreement. Terms he agreed to abide by. Most contracts for people like this include clauses that do not allow the employee to make statements or engage in behavior that the employer or its customers may find questionable or distasteful. This is not a criminal matter or a constitutional matter. This is straight contract law.

  • WWJS

    I'm so sick of this “anything goes attitude”. Drugs, sexual immorality…..hiding behind the idea of tolerance is destroying this country. We must stand for something or this country will collapse. We must get back to basics…God and family….don't water it down.

    • Corporate Hack

      The first step is to outlaw Conservatism. It is the path of Satan.

  • Janet

    I support the Robertson's and their faith with God, and Phil is right about guy people and pray them.
    God is everything to get us through this crazy world will live in.

  • Jafo

    Guys, what it comes down to is that this
    country allows people to say whatever they want, whenever they want and
    where they want as along they do not incite a riot. In certain European
    countries, this is considered hate and not legal…I believe in
    that. What is important to know that in the USA theses comments do not fall
    under FREE Speech or in other words, not bound by anybody other than
    Congress.. Under the 1st amendment, a person's rights are only protected from
    Congress silencing some body’s right to their opinion. A&E and any other
    company are not bound by this. Am I going out and start rioting and wave
    flags…no. It is what it is and this man is not going to change the world by
    his comments. Anyway…we should all move on to more important things…I think we all said plenty.

  • Evangelist Roger Griffith

    I believe they all need to repent. Its so ignorant when a man stands for God, and the world blind as a bat. 2nd Corinthians 4:4, The god of this world has all their minds blinded, unless the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the image of God should shine unto them.”””’

  • James Shelton

    A&E is A&E.
    It is good that Phil Robertson is back on Duck Dynasty.
    For them that complain about it
    should be thankful that it happened.
    I am thankful.
    This is 2014.
    It is a new year and it is a new time.
    He is back on Duck Dynasty so he is getting to be on tv which is great.
    Why complain about it?
    A&E can have their values,it is their life.

  • carterfan

    My life at Tyson's chicken farm

  • InvisibleZombie

    I think I'm still a bit surprised that WOMEN haven't objected more to what he said concerning his preferences for, umm… “holes”. It sounded to me that he narrowed love and sex down to nothing but a hole to plug. I kept expecting some ladies to say, “Is that all that we are to you?!”

  • Stephen Bellinger

    Phil Roberston is ignorant, for as he said that “pre Civil Rights”, that blacks in the south were “happy” with there second class status, or the fact that the “whites only” signs, all over the place did not have an adverse effect on black people, or that the black people he was around were not smart enough to know that complaining about white people to a white person in the oppressed social climate of that era, Jim Crow, could have a real detrimental affect on their lives. That's why Phil Roberston is ignorant.

  • mars

    Iam Caucasian but there's no way any similarities between the black movement for civil rights n the homosexual crying session could hold any validity 1st i believe if u dnt like some thing u do something about it not cry until some one else does it blacks did some thing about it n in a way some still are.although I'd like to point out Jesse Jackson n al Sharpton aren't helping in fact they're making it worse but back to the homosexual community u whine about equal rights so why should u be treated special we cnt afford the rope to bring everyone to the top of the pedestal nor is there room news flash not everyone is gonna like everyone else it's in our nature

  • stuhuzz1981

    Yes, Duck Dynasty supporters demand that A&E execs offer their 15-16 year old daughters to Phil as child brides and offer him a dowry of $250,00 an episode.

  • Freddie

    I bet many people disrespecting others religious beliefs cannot make these criticisms & mockery against the Moslem religion. The attack on faith is seemingly directed only towards the tolerant Christians.
    I am yet to see Gay-rights activists criticise the Moslems’ beliefs, which also condemns homosexuality. Our times have shown that when free speech intrudes on the intolerant moslem's right to protecting his beliefs it yields irate jihadists.

    • Corporate Hack

      Muslim…..Muslim….

      Their Bible is very similar to the Old Testament. They have the same sinful people, Moses, Abraham, etc.

  • carnut476

    How long will it be before Chester the Child molester and all his Clan are marching for Equal rights – with the press and Hollywood supporting them – Just hang around ?

    • Corporate Hack

      Phil is called chester?

  • Seasugar

    Seems to me we got a country full of people with nothing to do but sit around and create different groups who spends all their time looking for something to whine about. Sad that the news consist of who's insulted who and people find that to be so important. A entire country of whiny school children. Seems people would realize that when we get tired of listening to the school drama and quit giving it space in our heads the tv channels might just see us as grownups and start giving us news that's important. People have real problems and our citizens are whining about who insulted who. I too am guilty or I wouldn't be responding to this. Seems I've found a new years resolution. Know more about whats going on in our country and stop giving the networks my time about who said what to who.

  • ed

    Why can't glaad just accept the fact that Phill did not attack anyone, he simply stated hi opinion based on his experience. I also can't see how a man would rather make love to another mans anus then a vargina.

    • Corporate Hack

      get over it. get educated. get happy. give happiness to others as your gift.

  • john awe

    Faith Driven is correct. Intolerance by the gay agenda will not stand.

    • Corporate Hack

      Faith Dribble is wrong, and God will judge then one day.

  • Mr. Jon

    GLAAD doesn't care about the African American comment, they are just trying to gain more steam for their cause… They're really trying hard to sabotage this man.

    • Corporate Hack

      they are trying to show that he follows Satan, while hiding behind the Bible.

  • Astro2014

    Lead and mercury levels found in duck have proven to make ducks have homosexual tendencies. You in turn eat duck. Therefore duck dynasty promotes homosexuals, boycott duck dynasty. Or is that why you back dd?

  • James Donald Holsinger

    Most at a&e are queer in my opinion!!!!!!!

  • elaine

    Faith driven consumers are a group of low earning, high school graduates, if that, Only…..and who cares what they think as THEY DON”T THINK!

  • geoffdingle

    walmart can't keep enough “duck shit” on the shelves. it keeps flying off

    • Corporate Hack

      SHOWS THE MENTALITY OF THE AVERAGE WALSMART SHOPPER….

  • Cheryl Johnson Sugamele

    I just replied to a comment and it can't be found took me 30 minutes to write it all and click to share –it is gone–how do i find the comment reply i wrote???????????????????

  • BJC

    Gays need to admit that what is against nature you will pay the price, look at the deadly diseases they are dying from

    • Corporate Hack

      like CONSERVATISM?

  • Corporate Hack

    Faith Based Consumer is a group that follows Satan.

    They are trying to lead people away from Jesus by manipulation and lies.

  • davedi85

    Go ahead and say what ever you want. Fact is most of the foul mouth people here are too young to remember how much quieter, more peaceful, compassionate, and just plain better this country was before the 90s and everyone decided to throw self control and morals out the window. And trade it a world where 8 year olds flip adults the bird and parents sit by and watch. I feel sorry for anyone under 35 because they never knew how people used to treat each other.

  • davedi85

    For example, I used to be able to talk on the cb radio for months and never hear one curse word. Now the f bombs fall like rain… Sad. The young people don't believe this makes any difference. But this attitude seeps into every part of our lives. and the effects are obvious to anyone who has seen the world without the erosion of morals we have today..

  • KELLY

    I WILL NEVER STOP WATCHING LOVE DUCK DYNASTY AND THERE FAMILY WAYS AND THE WAY THAY NEVER FOR GET JESUS

  • vicky

    I would like to see the Roberson walk away from A and E!!! I also would like NBC to get homosexuals off daytime soap operas. I don't watch them, I walked in and saw two men in a kissing scene at 1:00 in the evening!!!!! God have mercy on our country…we are in serious trouble…..

  • Tricia

    Just not enjoying all of the NEW people. I only want to see the interaction of the guys with occasional wives etc. It was just too different from the original shows.

  • Worker41 .

    These right wing nuts are never satisfied!!

  • whocares

    gays and everyone else who has a problem with his comment, should just quit watching and not ruin it for the rest of us. If one don't agree with being gay avoid places with gays. I don't push my opinion on others.

  • whocares

    I am a bit tired of these groups and their poor us. boo hoo

  • jm

    Hi, Was I the only one that thought the show wasn't one of their best and that's why the ratings fell?

  • whocares

    Tricia you have a point the main focus should me the show. Not what some groups are complaining about.

  • Warren

    I did not watch the new episode because of A&E and their homosexual believing ways, not because I don't support Phil and Christ's teaching. But they will not let us leave comments on their posts anymore. Go figure. If the show ever goes to another NON-A&E owned network, I'll watch all the time. Stick to your beliefs Phil.

  • Mike Conner

    I stopped watching the thought of my 14 year old niece getting married to some red neck at 15 or 16 like Robertson believes makes me ill .

  • Charles Pratt

    A &E does not have to explain anything to anyone.It is amazing that such a stupid, backwoods, redneck guy like Robertson is even on TV and making money. This rubbish is really the bottom of the barrel in American culture and reflects how ignorant and uneducated many people are in our country.

  • Phantom

    Does the Faith Driven Consumer Group equally embrace others non- biblically based values and deeply held beliefs?

  • jeefray .

    This show is on it's way out as it is. It's a lot of contrived bunk. This “Duck Dynasty” has only one real red neck in the bunch and that's Phil. The rest of the family are recently bearded, suffering yuppie snobs that have sucked up some 400 millions dollars from the brainless people that watch “reality television.”

  • Leigh Anne P

    I think it is interesting that SO many people worry about whether or not an actor gets to promote his religious views. Promoting religious views seems to be the whole point for some of these people….go out and promote views, but totally forget to act like the person you are supposed to be a disciple of. Let's promote believing in Jesus, but God-forbid we encourage acting like Jesus as in feeding the poor, and healing the sick.

  • jai

    People are not watching because A&E added the cute young Kardashian style sex bomb and the silly bearded no personality Kardashian brother, to the show.
    A&E wants another Kate's 8 and Kardashian calamity. That's the depth of their intellect. They will destroy these people if they get half a chance and they are already convinced that the public is no smarter than they are.

    Love the re-runs, but the new shows not so much. No longer just good down home people who got rich and can afford to have some outrageous fun. Willie is becoming another A&E slave. I hope Phil doesn't lose his touch with his God and Savior.

  • Kelly

    “Faith Driven Consumers are left wondering whether A&E considers us to be a part of America’s rich rainbow of diversity.” America's rich rainbow of diversity is based on mutual respect and tolerance. So no, you are not considered a part of it. Surprised?

  • Keep your standards high.

    I support this program but the new season's material is not as good as in the past.
    Not as funny. Please keep the potty humor out of your show. It detracts from your beliefs and the prayer at the closing.

  • Raymond Kelly

    here is for you gays and glaad read it in the bible Leviticus 18:22

  • Truly True

    I am absolutely sick of even getting a glimpse of anyone from Duck Dynasty on TV. (I don't like reality shows anyway…it's a waste of time). The characters on Duck Dynasty are hard to look at as well as Honey Boo Boo. I would like to see all of this trash taken off the air. Get some real shows on that have a real moral to them.

    • lumbee1

      The production costs are so very, very much less on a “reality” show than on ANY 1/2 or 1 hour drama/sitcom/documentary. It is simple economics.

  • Truly True

    All of you people need to know that everyone has a right to say what they want in the social media. Remember, that just because you exercise that liberty, doesn't mean it is best for you to say what you want. it may not be beneficial for you or other people, and it just junks everything up….In other words, there is no fix for “Stupid!”

  • lumbee1

    Sorry I don't tolerate your’ intolerance.

  • freetochoose

    I'm sorry, but I get so sick of all these alternate style life groups that say I must embrace their choices. I really don't give a damn if your gay, lesbian, or have a preference for animals, just stay out of my life decisions and don't tell me I need to agree with your choices. Just do your thing and shut up.

  • Jeffrey

    It seems we all agree that if you don't like what Phil Robertson has to say, don't watch the show. And, that appears to be exactly what has happened.

  • mart200

    All I can say is, I'm glad I'm from the Great State Of Ohio, and Proud of it. Because I would hate to think of what that creature,” Phil” will do or say next?????? And, He is not from Ohio. He's an idiot.

  • blindsheep

    Funny how this recent religous resurgence is extreme in their views and about as un-Jesus-like as you can get. It's based more in snobbery than it is any true faith. These newwave religion extremists are very likely the types who would have condemned Jesus.

    • earl rissler

      AMEN! X3! It truly was the Religious Right in all their Pride that crucified Jesus. This is a prime example of the same attitude yet , their eyes are blind!

    • whatever

      Unfortunately neither of you ever watched the show and know nothing about the Robertsons, but you are ready to “judge” them and then try and think you are better Christians then them. You believe what you are told by the media and don't bother to find out if it's true or not. Phil said: “if we could all just love each other we'd all be better off” and to “NEVER EVER judge, that's the Almighty's job.” Yet you have already judged and condemned him and do you really know why? How Christian of you.. Phil is not the one rushing to nail someone to the cross, but I cannot say the same for you.

  • e=mc2

    Hopefully all the religion weirdness brouhaha this season will sink the duckboat and spare us from another season of some backward redneck's views on spirituality.

    • whatever

      They don't do any religion “brouhaha” on the show.. You obviously don't watch the show and never have, so what do you care if it's on tv or not? Watch your shows and don't give DD another thought. I don't watch American Idol or the Voice, but I don't care if others do or how good or bad they do in the ratings, I don't care about any of the shows I don't watch, I never give them a second thought and I don't understand why you care so much about shows you don't watch and never did??

  • whatever

    It's sad how many people are judging the Robertsons and the show and they know nothing about either one.. They think just because the “media” prints something that it's 100% true and they don't bother to find out the truth, they just let the media rule their decisions and their minds. The media, lead by GLAAD, lied, twisted and manipulated the truth. but it's OK if you don't watch the show, never did and don't care. It's OK if you don't care, therefore don't want to or need to try to find the truth, but at least you shouldn't spread gossip, rumors and LIES about a really good family, that has good family values, good people that give to charity and help so many people and yes they are very religious, whether you think that's good or bad, it's something they don't push on the show at all.. Just so sad so many, many people are so judgmental about people they know nothing about, but think by condemning Phil makes them the better people..

  • not a commie

    Get real people. I do not intend to be always worrying about political correctness. What do you expect a person from the rural area of Louisiana to answer when asked his opinion. For a good take on our society, read a parable entitled “The ducks and the hens” by Rockwell. I think most of you will identify with either the ducks OR the hens. And quit being so self righteous and narrow minded. Yes I mean accept Phil's right (or anyone's ) to express an opinion even though it doesn't agree with your limited view of the world.

  • Guest

    The bible is like the internet. People wrote down shit they want you to believe.

  • David Waites

    This is a lie! We are 100% in support for Phil Robertson's return.