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Offline Rapunzel

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GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:33:07 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/12/27/Not-Very-GLAAD-Gay-Group-Responds-to-Robertson-s-Return-to-Duck-Dynasty

GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty


by Warner Todd Huston 28 Dec 2013, 8:16 AM PDT

At first, the gay advocacy group GLAAD successfully urged A&E network to punish Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson for comments about homosexuals he made in GQ. But now that the network has relented and returned the elder Robertson to his reality show, the advocacy group is not very happy at all.

"Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists," GLAAD said in a statement to the press. "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."

The cable network initially placed Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson on "indefinite suspension" for paraphrasing the Bible's listing of sins, one of which was the act of homosexuality. GLAAD immediately claimed that Robertson should be fired for "some of the vilest and most extreme statements uttered against LGBT people." The group also said that his comments were "littered with outdated stereotypes and blatant misinformation."

After the suspension, the gay advocacy group celebrated A&E's decision to punish the reality show patriarch, saying, "By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value."

It is interesting that GLAAD put Robertson's comments about African Americans first in its own statement about his comments on homosexuals. One might think that GLAAD feels it lost the battle on that issue and needed the cover of "racism" to add heft to its complaints.

Still, the statement takes Robertson's comments out of context and mischaracterizes them.

Robertson made no such claim that Jim Crow laws did not harm African Americans, nor did he "compare" homosexuals to terrorists.

In the end, the A&E network put itself in an untenable position with its hasty decision to place Robertson on "indefinite suspension."

Once network executives announced the suspension, the rest of the Robertson family put out a statement saying they couldn't see going on with the show without the head of their family being involved. Thus, A&E was stuck with either hewing to its original punishment and possibly losing the show entirely or relenting and making executives look like they have no principles.

In the end, A&E decided that it didn't want to lose the estimated $500 million empire Duck Dynasty has spawned, nor did it want to lose the highest-rated show in its entire history.
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Re: GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 03:52:08 PM »
"Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists,"
 
Kind of cute, really. Ok, if we unpack this latest insanity from the so called 'Gay' community, what we get is that being Black is the sam as being Gay. And a 'terrorist' apparently is something bad.
 
Man, some gay people are 'worse than Hitler'!
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 04:04:05 PM »
I'm sick of gays and their sob story.  We are to accept their lifestyle or we "hate" them.
They fling the word around as if I'm going to shake in my boots or something instead of being disgusted with their actions.
We're not supposed to have any kind of morale opinion that's contrary to what they want us to think.
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Re: GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 04:06:17 PM »
Gay Taliban  has its panties in a wad  :silly: :tongue2:
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Re: GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 04:25:44 PM »
Noeme Emery put this so elegantly yesterday:

"The issue today is gay marriage, which one can also oppose for two reasons: because one hates gays; or because one follows Biblical teachings about the nature of marriage and thinks the traditional male-female model has served mankind well.
 
Those in the second groups have always vastly outnumbered those in the first, but it has been the tactic of their opponents to link the two groups together and treat them as one, implying that all who oppose them are genuine bigots and outside the realm of acceptable discourse."

I hope people like that freaking mega-phony-- Kirsten Powers-- read this piece.  She was all over social media calling Robertson "a bigot" right after A&E suspended him.   Powers also said the traditional marriage argument was destroyed for all time, because --(wait for it)--- traditionalist Robertson used the word "anus" in his interview.  It was a thing of beauty, watching her get clobbered and mercilessly smacked around by hundreds of her "friends" over her moronic statements.  She seems to have disappeared since then.  :whistle: 

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Re: GLAAD Rages Against Phil Robertson's Return to Duck Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 04:34:28 PM »
Gay Taliban  has its panties in a wad  :silly: :tongue2:

Exactly right.  Let 'em bitch.  None of 'em watched the show in the first place, and A&E has made it clear whose side they are really on....



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