“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson recently told GQ Magazine that in his opinion homosexuality is a sin. Gay rights activists were up in arms, and now A&E, which carries “Duck Dynasty,” has suspended Robertson:

Katie Pavlich thinks the entire cast should take a break in response:

https://twitter.com/KatiePavlich/status/413476270530654208

Reaction was swift. Here’s a sampling:

https://twitter.com/Richgeo62/status/413479090360836096

https://twitter.com/Colin_Perry/status/413479213338218496

How A&E could make it up to some of those who were angered by Robertson’s opinion:

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Related:

Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson comments following A&E’s suspension of her grandfather

@BoycottAETV gaining followers fast after A&E suspends Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

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Self awareness fail: Cable net that hired Alec Baldwin offended by ‘homophobic’ Phil Robertson

Editor’s note: In the original version of this story, Robertson’s name was misspelled in the title. The mistake has been corrected and Twitchy apologizes for the error.

  • Maximum Booger

    Not surprising. A&E has always struck me as… well, a network more aimed at pajamaboy than regular men.

  • Skigirl1689

    So unbelievably furious…betting the show is scraped by the family. So sad. So much for freedom of speech and religion.

    • Guest

      Oops, didn’t mean to leave a comment, but dunno how to delete. Sorry.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        happens to regulars too….

    • Jason Wade Prater

      scrapped has 2 p’s but with your ignorant opinion im not surprised u cant spell.

      • therain

        “Prancer” is not spelled “Prater”, but I guess you’re ignorant enough to not know the difference.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          thanks for proving what a bigot you are.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          yay for ignorant bigots like u

        • Chip Curry

          How do you spell pety and triffling?

      • Mar

        It’s spelled you, not u.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          say u out loud. spelling phonetically is easier

          • Bryan W

            No, it’s just plain lazy.

        • Spiny Norman

          Muphrey’s Law?

          Heh.

          • raycathode

            Hey Jason, can’t has an apostrophe, but then I guess you can’t spell because of the level of YOUR ignorance – so does “I’m”, by the way.

          • Jason Wade Prater

            hey gay ray, idiots use lame punctuation insults when they have no other valid points but im sure with your stupidity you don’t even understand what I am saying

          • Clete Torres

            Don’t be so hard on Prancer. He was the test subject for Common Core.

          • T.J.Bembenek

            He uses texter’s English. These shortcuts are going to be the downfall of human intellectuality.

          • chewinmule

            Back off, racists. Ebonics just might be his “native tongue”!

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            They teach stupid.. a generation that’ll be unable to read Call of The Wild, because are isn’t spelled r..

          • Jason Wade Prater

            Murphy’s Law says if something bad can happen it will. this really has no bearing on this conversation

          • Spiny Norman

            It’s Muphry’s Law, you dunce. Look it up.

            Wait, here I’ll do it for you:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law

            (ZOMG! I spelt it wrong the first time. Heh.)

      • ScottyB

        With your smart ass you think you’d know how to spell and punctuate…

      • Diane Rinaldi

        Y-o-u, and I-apostrophe-m, Jason, the wonderboy.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          im not concerned with ignorance such as this when dealing with hypocritical bigots.

        • jyearsley

          Jason can’t help him/herself. It’s the programming you see.

      • Mar

        It’s I’m, not im. Can’t, not cant.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          yea im almost concerned with what bigots think

      • TundraThunder

        You need to go back to school and learn English 101 before you start demeaning others . . . . and then . . . don’t type anything.

        • Nerdythings

          Ever again! Had to add to your statement.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          yea im the one demeaning others. you bigots are amusing

      • chewydog

        Scrapped has a capital S, I’m has a capital I puls apostrophe, can’t has an apostrophe, and we won’t talk about the “u”. But you’re going to diss some for spelling and call them ignorant??? Ha, ha, typical libtard.

        • Vinita Thonen

          Plus, not puls.

          • Dee

            How do you delete?

          • T.J.Bembenek

            Select the little down arrow in the upper right corner and select “Delete”.

            edit: You can only delete your own posts.

        • Jason Wade Prater

          thanks bigot for showing just how stupid you are. im not liberal. im a card carrying republican who has no tolerance for bigots like you

          • Darticus

            Just because you’re a republican doesn’t mean you’re not a progressive idiot…

          • labrtrv

            I Republican wouldn’t call other Republicans names, that’s a libs job.

          • Darticus

            I’m not a republican. I refuse to put myself in the same category as the likes of Lindsey Graham, John McCain, John Boehner, and Susan Collins

          • labrtrv

            Can you post your Republican “card”? I have a sense that you are as Republican as Nancy Pelosi.

        • Philip Lee

          The abbreviation for “disrespect” is “dis”, not “diss.” This is not an English class so you idiots should back off and learn some manners.

          • Thomas Darkvane

            Maybe you should have told that to the one who started with the English to begin with? Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.

      • ajiwac

        Jason, if you are going to correct someone’s spelling, you should proofread your own comment so you don’t look like a fool.

        • WilliamHolly Smith

          In jst gonna miss pell to pissy him on off ./

        • OpenTheDoor

          To, Too, two late.

        • ozconservative

          You’re not allowed to hold Jason to the same standard he sets for others. You’re a “bigot” and “act like a liberal” if you do.

      • Eric Shaw

        You forgot to capitalize Scrapped. In the English language we capitalize the first word that starts a new sentence. Also the basic rules of proper punctuation should apply here. You should work on this, and then try again later.

      • Vicki

        Yes, but you apparently can’t punctuate.

      • Dave

        He also spells jack*** as Jason.

      • bvicente

        The “p” isn’t possessive, and therefore doesn’t require an apostrophe (as in “p’s”). But with your ignorant opinion I’m not surprised that you don’t know proper grammar.

      • Praticalone

        Jason had a liberal troll coaching him..

        • Jason Wade Prater

          who needs a liberal troll when so many whack jobs like you are here trolling use your religion to spew hate some more bigot

      • ozconservative

        It’s “I’m” as in “I am” not “im”,

        • Jason Wade Prater

          congrats bigot ur the 12th person to use that same lame attack try something worthwhile next time

          excellent job showing people how to claim to be a conservative and act like a liberal

          • Spiny Norman

            You’re the one who started in with the insults over someone else’s spelling:

            scrapped has 2 p’s but with your ignorant opinion im not surprised u cant spell.

            Own it.

      • Jason Wade Prater

        im not the least bit surprised you phony people have nothing better to use than punctuation I could care less about a . or a ‘ I care that bigot hypocrites think they can use religion to insult and oppress other Americans you idiots need to learn that not everyone believes what you do and you have no right to judge anyone

        Jesus loved the sinner you hate mongers use vileness none of you are worthy of being called a Christian

        ps im the farthest thing from a liberal so try a valid point

      • neverbetty

        2 is spelled two and u is spelled you..now who’s the real ignorant one?

      • William Skrainski

        “u” r a dip shit!

      • Terry

        Hey Jason, it’s spelled Y-O-U for “you” not “u”,. Your ignorant ass talk about other people’s spelling, and you’re too damn stupid to type “YOU”. Also CAN’T has an apostrophe. So before you talk about other people’s spelling you better check your own spelling.

        Jason is like every other liberal. When liberals can’t refute the truth they use the race care or they criticize your spelling or call you names.

      • Laureen Acton

        So, I’m guessing by your ignorant comment that you’re against Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion? Wow, you would definitely be the ignorant one. Oh by the way, “u” is actually spelled “you” and “cant” is spelled “can’t”

      • Bill Steffen

        And I’m is spelled like this. I’M…. And u is spelled YOU. Genius.

      • Damien Bartee

        I’m and can’t are both contractions; however I am not surprised that YOU are unable to compose a complete sentence. Personally I do not share his views on the subject but I will defend to the death his right to espouse them. If you were the open minded and intelligent person that you delude yourself into believing that you are.. You would be working to protect free speech rather than bitching about it.

      • Guest

        It’s can’t not cant!

      • Jim L. Miller Jr.

        That’s all you got moron? SPELLING!!!! Another intellectual lightweight.

      • GlockG22shoots40s

        The first word in a sentence is supposed to be capitalized. I, I’m, and I am are always capitalized. Also, I’m has a little punctuation called an apostrophe. You is the proper spelling that you missed. Here’s a clue Jason. If you’re going to be a jack-wipe grammar Nazi, you better get your comment typed in correctly… Now crawl back into your mother’s basement and STFU.

      • NRPax

        Talking down to someone about their alleged ignorance while putting your own on vivid display. Bravo.

      • Drew Harmon

        You criticize her one spelling error with a comment that has FIVE? Ha ha ha! I’ll be laughing at your ignorance all day!

      • Erick

        Jason, for Pete’s sake, use proper spelling. That’s something we’re taught in primary school. If you’re so much smarter that everyone else here(This is sarcasm, just a heads up), the least you could do is try to prove it. But, then again, that may be asking too much of you.

      • Maxwell Potterdam

        You are going to knock someone else’s spelling error when your comment is a grammatical catastrophe?
        Sentences start with a capital letter. The letter I is capitalized when referring to yourself. There is an apostrophe in “I’m”. There is also an apostrophe in “can’t” Lastly you use the lazy, text-speak “u” instead of the correct spelling of “you”. Yet here you are going knocking someone else’s spelling error? That’s comical!

      • QueenB ✓

        So, you actually have no idea what Robinson said, huh? If you are aware, you have proven you are iintolerant of people who hold an opinion different from yours. Congrats.

      • Noonespecial

        Love it – you actually criticized someone’s spelling with a sentence that had several grmatical errors. Stupid is as stupid does.

      • Kevin Scott

        Jason: “Cant” is a contraction of two words, ‘can’ and ‘not’, so it needs what we educated people call an ‘apostrophe’ to note the shortening. Thus, it is spelled “can’t”. But you knew that when you criticized Skigirl’s comment, right? Otherwise, that would make you a fool.

      • Mitch

        “Hater” is spelled with an “H”, not a “Pr”. Disagreement does not mean hate, so why does it always come to that? I sense a lot of anger. Sorry for whatever made you that way.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        irony is when you criticize an opinion then rant on his spelling… when you make errors in yours.. (U does not spell you)…

        nothing ignorant about that opinion.. plenty in yours though..

        and do you really want a show down between the gay lobby and the millions of Duck fans out there?… A&E kicked a hornets nest with their kneejerk groveling to the gay lobby.. and they’ll be feeling the pain, long after the gay lobby has found a new nit to pick.

      • Chip Curry

        Why bother if this is the best you can do?

      • Peter Peltonen

        Umm, “you” is not spelled “u.” Just wanted to point that out. And the “s” in scrapped should be capitalized. Dolt.

    • nickdqwk

      Hoping to see it move to Blaze TV!

      • TundraThunder

        They could start their own TV network and include the likes of people from the Outdoor Channel.

        • nickdqwk

          Sure like that possibility, the more the merrier.

      • Skigirl1689

        Most people, including me, can’t afford it though.

        • nickdqwk

          I get it on Dish, it just showed up one day! Didn’t even know it was out there at the time. I dropped Bill Maher and HBO so my bill already was less.

        • Patriot077

          I don’t have television so no cable or dish cost anymore, so I figure it’s worth it to me to subscribe. It costs about 25 cents a day and is worth far more to me than that.

      • Patriot077

        That’s my first thought too. They wouldn’t have to censor “Jesus” out of their dialogue on Beck’s station.

    • Don Rosander

      I hope another network offers them a prime spot. They are the biggest show on cable right now. A&E can replace them with something the gay community will enjoy and see how that works out for them.

      • James N. Samples

        There are a few Christian channels on Direct TV that I think would be more than happy to have Duck Dynasty on their networks.

        The first one that comes to mind is the UP Network http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_%28TV_network%29

      • JustAnon

        I agree Don I bet A&E would try making a Broke Back Mountain series. That would not offend anyone, eh?

    • TomJB

      I know who wasn’t: Alec Baldwin. What he said truly was said in hate and he got a pass because of his overall politics.

    • Johnny Right

      It will take all of 30 minutes for another network to pick up the series. The Robertson’s aren’t going anywhere.

    • Phil R

      No Phil…No Show Yep

    • Tammy

      Freedom of speech is diff from Hate speech ffs! SMH

    • Chip Curry

      They don’t set a good example for young sportsmen with their sophomoric approach, lack of respect for nature, and poor conservation practices.

      • Marcy Cook

        And plus they don’t wear onesies. Disgusting

        • Chip Curry

          That explains the dandruff on their boots.

  • $19701396

    Ah, roasted Duck. Tastes delicious.

    • Chevypowered

      I would hold off on your happy dance. This will hurt A&E more than it will DD.

      • $19701396

        I couldn’t care less what happens to A&E.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          You think this will hurt the Robertsons? Ha ha.

          • $19701396

            I don’t think it’ll hurt them. In fact, it’ll just shore up their like-minded base.

          • Peculiar Person

            You are correct, GemmaDo.
            Every time the persecution ramps up against Jesus Christ, the Bible, and His true disciples, the Church expands and grows stronger.
            You might think that there is no way to defeat Christ and the Church.

          • Ritchie Destiny

            You are a handy dart. get your head out of the small box its in. The Church is a joke and your beliefs are as credible as Bugs bunny’s cartoon universe. Get a real, un-brainwashed head on your shoulders.

          • Jesus freak

            You will find out one day and change your mind. Hope it won’t be to late.

          • Eddie

            The people beating and banging on the side of the ark had an attitude adjustment ! Pharaoh had an attitude adjustment ! Judas Iscariat had a life changing attitude adjustment. It’s easy to shadow box God when He’s not punching back, but when he does I’m betting God will win. Ritchie Destiny…you’d better get your attitude adjusted before you wind up shoveling sulphur for eternity and you won’t even like that destiny !

          • nickdqwk

            Almost ready to let him have his sulfur! Almost!

          • BayushiZero

            Aww look, the cute little douchenozzle thinks it’s thoughts matter.

            Now be a good boy and go clean your room. You are grounded from the computer for life.

          • Dee

            I almost didn’t recognize him without the plaid flannel jammies

          • CarolinaGirl3

            First I think he has a date to have some hot cocoa and talk Healthcare with Pajama Boy.

          • therain

            hey goober boy, you’re an idiot

          • Diane Rinaldi

            Oh…you GO, Ritchie. What if you’re wrong?

          • nickdqwk

            Don’t you dare blaspheme Bugs Bunny!

          • Nerdythings

            Says’ the guy who hangs on obamas every word.

          • msubobcatpatriot

            There will be a day when EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD. Please don’t miss the boat.

          • Bill Seat

            82 thousand likes FOR Phil Robinson in ONE HOUR proves YOU are IGNORANT and WE are no joke for GOD is the ALLMIGHTY to YOUR small punkass group!!! ONWARD Christian Soldiers!!!

          • Vinita Thonen

            Explain that to Him when you face Him at the final reckoning when you are called before Him. You may not believe, but you will then.

          • Corey Dennison

            Irony–you should look it up, genius.

          • san rafael blue

            Ritchie will learn about Jesus in his own way, and in his own manner. I was like that a few decades ago, although, during my days as a “‘I’m Atheist, just ask me!” , I never felt the need to insult others for their personal beliefs.. Life is difficult, unpredictable, even dangerous at times. Each person has to decide what gives them enough faith to throw the blanket off and get out of bed each day, optimistic on the outcome of each day. I wish not to interfere with that personal belief system that encourages someone to take their next breath.

          • Suzanne Coffey Piercy

            @Ritchie D. When the time comes the joke will be on you. The Church wins in the end or haven’t you read the Bible enough to know what you’re saying? People who know nothing on the topic at hand have no real business in said discussion.

          • John 3:16

            Ritchie Destiny, have you ever been told that God loves you even as you mock and spit in His face. His love is real and it is written in the blood of His Son who died for you.

          • 29Victor

            Jesus said you’d say that. :)

          • loriaw07

            Obviously Ritchie, you are the one who has been “brainwashed”. So sad for you.

          • Erick

            … Really? Let me guess, you’re an Atheist right? I’m going to assume that is a yes, and let me ask you, what is so much more credible about the ‘Big Bang’ or Evolution that isn’t about Christianity? Let’s talk about the Big Bang. A giant cosmic explosion created everything you see today, am I right? Well that is AFTER the particles rearranged themselves, can’t forget that. So, fact check, when in the recorded history has an explosion created anything? Let alone a universe and a planet that sustains life like no…other…planet. I’m sorry if I’m moving too fast for you. I’ll slow down if you need me too. Yes, I’m being more vicious than I really should be. But every time I hear someone calling Christianity a joke, and then turning around and believing something as stupid as that, well, let’s just say it’s a little much. I wish I could have as much self-control as Jesus Freak.

          • raycathode

            I am an atheist, I don’t have a problem with gays; but the politically correct crowd really have their corsets on way too tight.- Phil Robertson has every right to say what he thinks, and the network execs with their hairdos on fire can go pound sand. I’ve just had way too much of one group trying to take away the rights of others to say what they think – I’m a Canadian, but for me the political correctness south of the border is downright un-American.

          • CarolinaGirl3

            I guess this crowd forgot about how people supported Chick-Fil-A when the pro-gay crowd went after them for their beliefs. Remind me – HOW many outlets ran out of food before closing time? I know mine did.

        • medivac

          It’s plain to read from your comments that you are a weiner loving male !!

          • $19701396

            LOL! You go with that.

      • CarolinaGirl3

        Highest rated show on A&E. I suggest Spike TV or Esquire TV develop a series with them instead. And by the way, A&E, most people watch this show BECAUSE of Phil.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Where was your Gaystopo when Baldwin went on his anti-gay tirade? He still advertises for Capital One.

      • $19701396

        And that’s why I don’t do business with Capital One.

        • It’s Obamasfault

          I know a Gemma in Calif. Are you from there?

        • chewydog

          Hard to deal with Capital One from mom’s basement.

          • $19701396

            1996 called. They’d like their joke back.

          • 29Victor

            2002 called. They’d like their “They’d like their [noun] back” joke back.

            But I do admire your consistency (in not doing business with Capital One).

          • $19701396

            Any liberal/progressive who has an issue with Robertson, but doesn’t have one with Baldwin is a hypocrite. That most definitely includes GLAAD.

    • journogal

      Why do you care? What do the Robertson’s have to do with you? How will this change your life? You agree that people are not allowed to voice their OWN opinion, unless it is in agreement with you? Did you cheer Bashir on when he said the vile things about Palin? What about what Alec Baldwin said? Did you support that as well? What makes you think you are in a protected class?

      • $19701396

        I’m not in a protected class, thought MSNBC should have fired Bashir the day he made the comments, and think Alec Baldwin is a pompous rage-a-holic. Next?

        • journogal

          Sure you did…still not sure why you are cheering the fact that someone can be silenced for giving their own OPINION. I guess in your little world, everyone is suppose to stay quiet unless they have opinions you agree with. Such tolerance! Such acceptance!

          • $19701396

            How did you feel about the Dixie Chicks being silenced for their opinion when they were banned from country radio?

          • AZGunslinger

            The market spoke regarding the Dixie Chicks just like it will speak regarding A&E’s anti-Christian move.

          • $19701396

            The Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio by Clear Channel. If you disagree with what A&E did on the basis of free speech grounds, you should disagree with what happened to the Chicks. But I’d bet the house that a whole lot of people here were “cheering the fact that someone can be silenced for giving their own OPINION.”

          • AZGunslinger

            First, Maines aired her opinion. Phil Robertson was quoting from the Bible. There’s a big difference there. Also, Clear Channel, the parent company, did not ban the DCs. Some Clear Channel stations did at the request of their listeners. Now, I am pretty certain that Duck Dynasty does not rate very high with the GLAAD crowd so all A&E is doing is cutting off their nose to spite their face. The mgmt at A&E will come to rue this decision.

          • Dennis E. Amnott

            I did not support radio stations banning the Dixie Chicks. I did support every music fan fir refusing to buy their music or turning to another channel. The Chicks have a right to free speech and us music fans have a right to not or make future purchases. Natalie Maines destroyed the Dixie Chicks and us Duck Dynasty fans will destroy the A & E network and hopefully ve the Robertson family intact to MC.
            WE control the remotes. I personally
            share Phils’ comments and really don’t care what others think. They are mine, go get your own. When someone can’t offer their opinion because it offends someone, well just another example of Political Correctness gone totally out of control. His remarks were made to a journalist and not offered as advice on the show. Since when in America can a person not share an opinion? Since the anti Christ Barak Obama crowned himself the posterchild of the Gay community.Birds of a feather and all that…..

          • Tana Davidson Stragalinos

            You should answer your own question. Why do you support the Dixie Chicks and not Phil?

          • tessaprn

            Maines did voice her opinion, that’s her right. But the problem was she make her comments in another country that had protested the US over Iraq. If those comments had been made in the states instead of a foreign country it might have went over better for her.

          • $19701396

            Good thing no other public figures have ever insulted the President of the United States while overseas…

          • David Atherton

            Clear Channel was responding to the demands of their listeners. This is quite the opposite.

          • Nan

            Freedom of speech has nothing to do with this as it relates to the governments inability to censor speech. Here, we have a contract issue and the legality of the suspension depends on the phrasing of the contract.

          • Bob Maddry

            The Dixie Chicks had fan problems and huge PR problems after that, prompting any business relationships to falter. I have no problem with that. That’s the market handing you your consequences. This??? Their market is EXPLODING with support, and so they can Phil for what he said? This is 100% baseless as a business decision and 100% based on PC and cowering to a small minority on the left. That is all. You are right though, consequences will be paid, but not by the Robertsons.

          • daniel yo

            The Dixie chicks were never Banned from Country radio,listeners chose not to buy their music.They chose to move from country radio and are now unimportant.

          • $19701396

            Yes, they were. Cumulus banned them from their country radio stations and admitted to doing so in 2003 during Congressional hearings into radio conglomerate mergers.

          • biker1952

            The Dixie chicks got in trouble with their fan base because they started bitching about Bush over in England. They have every right to say what they want, but have the guts to say it to Americans in our country. They also called people trailer trash. As Toby Keith said, ‘ there are a lot of good people living in trailers.” All they proved was how much better they think they are than their fan base. They weren’t banned. Their fans did not want to hear them anymore.

          • Corey Dennison

            They weren’t ‘silenced.’ Hell, they went on every damn tv show that would have them on. They pissed off their fan base and learned a valuable lesson in economics.

        • QueenB ✓

          You honestly don’t see the difference between Bashir and Baldwin’s comments compared to Robertson’s? He stated his opinion that homosexuality is a sin. Bashir said someone should defecate on Palin and Baldwin has gone all, “totally love the gays, but I’m going to scream f*g at someone as an insult” time and again. You really, honestly don’t see the difference?

          • Lyle Joseph Newiger

            Me1976 just totally owned this tread.
            WWGD, the Dixie Chicks did more than just state their opinion, they flat out insulted their audience, whom stopped buying their stuff and listening to their music. They didn’t get shut down by anyone. Their audience whom they insulted directly stopped coming to their concerts. They did it to themselves.
            Robertson just stated his personal opinion. He didn’t threaten, he didn’t incite violent action, nor did he say anything about Gay people being bad, only that he felt that the act of homosexuality is a sin and he quoted scripture…and A&E just shut them down while the overwhelming majority of their audience still wanted them to stay.
            Big difference there.

          • 29Victor

            The gay activists can’t let the people have their say. What if the audience didn’t care? That would be intolerable. That might threaten their power structure. That might give others the idea that it’s okay to state their Christian beliefs and oppose the gay agenda. And they just can’t have that. Everyone must fear them – no discussion is allowed.

    • Ritchie Destiny

      Finally someone stands up to the ALMIGHTY brainwashed religious nut jobs.

      • Laura Behnke

        How is it brainwashing to believe in Jesus? I don’t get it.. why so much hate from you..

        • BayushiZero

          Don’t feed the troll.

          • Nerdythings

            Don’t you mean Pajamaboy?

      • ztitans1

        I think you are in the wrong room pal.

      • Mama Bear

        I’m guessing the name Homosexual Destiny was already taken?

      • Corey Dennison

        You’re too stupid to see the irony in your posts, aren’t you?

      • Erick

        I have a question for you ‘Mr. Destiny’. What is your problem with Christians? I hear you knocking only Christians, but what about other religions? Last I checked, Christianity isn’t the only religion that worships a god. But for some reason, all Atheists knock only Christianity. I never hear any of you numb-skulls giving Muslims a hard time, or Hindus. So tell me, why is that? Do the other religions not have gods worth insulting? Why are you so offended and hateful towards a God you don’t even believe in? By all accounts you should be knocking all of the other religions as much as Christianity. But for some reason, you don’t. Do you have a reason for that? I’d like to know what the heck our God and Christians did to you that you have to act like such an @#!*% towards us all.

    • ztitans1

      Dumbass it is their #1 show. They are messing with the wrong audience.

      • $19701396

        It’s the biggest show on Cable TV. And?

        • ztitans1

          Read the douchebag’s original article in GQ. It is a hit piece. My point is from that A&E is going to remove the man who is the patriarch and the person who started the brand from the show? The family should say F A&E. http://www.gq.com/entertainment/television/201401/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson#ixzz2ntNrXl9g

        • Guest

          Do I need to spell it out for you? If the vast majority of the audience sides with Phil (#1 rated TV reality show), WTF are the A&E executives doing allowing their panties to be all tied up in a wad over? Just because some pro-gay advocacy people (who do not watch the show to begin with) are up in arms over a gotcha article is no reason for the network executives to pull the plug on the man who is the patriarch of the family and who started the business the show is all about. They rest of the family should tell A&E to F off. Read the original GQ article. The writer is a douche bag who sounds completely anti-Christian and appears to me that he had an agenda before he got the interview.

          • CarolinaGirl3

            There were five shows in my DVR scheduler on A&E. I just deleted all of them.

    • TRFjr

      about like a chick fil a

      • $19701396

        Best waffle fries on the planet.

  • Mike Gilkey

    Liberals are hypocrites, they “preach” tolerance, but they don’t practice it.

    • thetreyman

      to them “tolerance” means acceptance or even embracing.

      • kgelner

        Except anything they don’t like… they do not accept or embrace views different than the ones they hold.

      • Dee

        They make a living rewriting the English dictionary, don’t they?

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      To leftists, tolerance = do as I say or else.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Their “or else” is pretty specific: we will ruin you.

        • Thom Harris

          They can try. Every time I read a liberal post or article, i think of the scarecrow song from “Wizard of OZ”

        • medivac

          Only in their dreams !!

        • Orwellian_Dilemma

          Don’t forget, since 1917, liberals have killed more than 200 million people for disagreeing with them.

        • JeffyTheQuick

          I’d love to see this show on The Blaze.

          (repost from the other DD A&E posts)

      • medivac

        Malcolm, we are on the same team here and we’ll take the “or else” and shove it down their throats. It’s what a good Marine does !!
        Semper Fi !!

    • ztitans1

      Is this something you just figured out?

      • Mike Gilkey

        Actually I realized it when I studied the French Revolution and the Liberals Reign of Terror. The Liberals haven’t changed.

        • ztitans1

          Sorry did not mean to sound as though I was insulting you. This whole thing pisses me off.

        • http://www.noneofyourbusiness.net Arminius

          “France, after the Revolution resembled nothing so much as France before the Revolution.”

          –?Edmund Burke (I forget)

          And still, the liberal pseudo-intellectuals point to its stellar success.

    • Nerdythings

      Thank you Mike!

    • http://www.noneofyourbusiness.net Arminius

      “Everyone is entitled to the free expression of our opinion.
      Or else.”

      –Liberal Pseudo-intellectual Party Line

    • salvagesalvage

      A&E are liberals?

      Liberals make the duck show?

      Are you sure you know what you’re talking about?

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Good luck A&E. Ever hear of Chick-fil-A???

    • Happy Dragon

      Music to conservative ears… And to conservative stomachs.

  • Horatio Hornblower

    This could be a spark for a real push back against the cultural progressive war against Christianity.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Given the immediate and rabid reaction on Twitter, I think this may be the straw that broke the camels back.
      My T/L literally exploded (and still is) for the last hour. Folks are pissed off.

      • Clete Torres

        Follow me. @cletetorres

        Mine’s blowing up as well.

        • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Done.

          • Clete Torres

            :)

            Read my reply to BayushiZero, ipo.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Im not seeing it. Yesterday?

          • Clete Torres

            Lemme find it and i’ll copy/paste.

            EDIT for cut/paste: Saw you, ipo. and you as well, BZ.

            Disclaimer: I’m not real active on Twitter in original material (I tend to like message boards more so I can be a bit more verbose), but I will retweet like-minded tweets.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Well thanks! (puffs out chest filled with pride).
            I like both depending on my mood. Twitter is great for snark, MBs more for conversation.

        • BayushiZero

          Followed, Clete. Also, thanks to you, I discovered that Mr. T has a twitter, who I am now pleased to be following.

          • Clete Torres

            Saw you, ipo. and you as well, BZ.

            Disclaimer: I’m not real active on Twitter in original material (I tend to like message boards more so I can be a bit more verbose), but I will retweet like-minded tweets.

          • BayushiZero

            Hey, no worries man. I’m the same way. Though I’m more than happy to jump down a stupid lefty’s throat.

      • journogal

        I’ve been watching my feed as well all night…interesting.

        • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Its been hours and it is just starting to slow down a little.

    • Mama Bear

      Let’s hope so.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Merry Christmas!

  • descolada9

    I will not be watching any A&E show, either on cable or online, until such time as Phil is back and an apology has been issued to him.

    • sanfordandsons

      DD is the only program I watch on A$E.

      • BayushiZero

        I don’t even watch DD as I have a “no reality TV” rule.

    • Becky

      A “SINCERE” apology at that!!!

  • JBDestiny

    Because all those GLAAD members are avid Duck Dynasty fans, right?

  • MaloPericulosamLibertatem

    I don’t agree with what Mr. Robertson said, and am not a follower of this show, but to suspend him over an opinion is a bit over the top, for me. Something tells me that had one of their stars hit out in a similar fashion against, say, gun-rights/2nd amendment advocates/defenders and compared them to, say, the perpetrators of one of history’s genocides, any push-back or sanction from the network would be nonexistent.

    • Jay Stevens

      It doesn’t matter whether you agree or not. He was asked for his personal opinion. He gave his honest opinion – without an Alec Baldwin homophobic rant.

  • d1comment

    Anybody got a list of A&E sponsors…?

    • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

      Sponsors, schmonsors. You need to cut the cable. I did in ’08 and I wonder how I lived so long with that crap in my house. The only way they will pay attention is if you stop forking over your money to them every month.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        I haven’t had HBO or any “premium” channel in 30 years – it only took a couple of months to realize what filth they were bringing into my home. Never missed it.

        Last year I cut the cable completely. There are a few things I wish I could still see, but overall, I don’t regret it at all. I especially like the $100/month savings.

        • Catchance

          Haven’t had cable in 5 years, and the only thing I miss is Fox News, which I can see on the internet.

      • Mama Bear

        This!!! Get yourselves a ROKU box. Starve the cable beast.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Roku, antenna and, if you have a device that gets apps, you’re good!

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            I just have antenna. I get 30 channels (35 if I include the 5 Spanish channels) including 3 movie channels. I’d probably get more if I had a better antenna. For as much as I watch TV, it’s more than enough for me. I only watch the oldie re-runs anyway.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Isn’t it funny? I get channels on my antenna that I didn’t even get on my cable. Channels that I like.

        • Clete Torres

          Or AppleTV, or Netflix.

      • BayushiZero

        I’d cut the cable if it weren’t for my 8 roommates who want to watch television; and if Comcast weren’t the only broadband provider in my area.
        s’ok, though. I don’t watch anything on TV except football & NCIS.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Love NCIS!!!

        • Clete Torres

          8 roommates?

          Y’all must really go through the Charmin…

          • BayushiZero

            Not really. We all have our own. I’ve managed to make a 24-roll pack last me more than a year.
            It “pays” to not be wasteful.

      • JBDestiny

        It’s a nice fantasy that you can opt out of popular culture and still be able to change it. In fact, Ben Shapiro wrote an entire book called “Primetime Propaganda,” advocating just that; stop consuming the distasteful product. His next book, “Bullies,” was his mea culpa. He changes track; he admits that even during and after writing his book, he was just as avid a consumer of Hollywood as ever! Shapiro finally realized that TV/movies have an inexorable draw on most of society and is responsible for much of the changes within it. “Bullies” advocates co-opting the left’s tactics instead to reclaim the culture, just as the left did to change it in the first place. Both books are well worth reading, by the way, even if you have turned off the tube.

        The truth is that even though it’s not coming into your home, it’s still going into innumerable others whose viewers are absorbing it’s values and applying them to the larger society. It’s how gay marriage supporters have made such great strides towards their goal in such a short time; sitcoms now contain a happy gay couple, and a not-nearly-as-happy married/engaged couple. AIDS no longer exists in Hollywood products; every time a gay designer on Project Runway discloses that he’s HIV positive, it’s shown as a dramatic and stunning moment. There is now a small but vocal and growing movement to remove the Federal ban on gays donating blood since they believe the disease is rare, well managed and so the ban exists only as unjust discrimination. Coincidence? Just this week, a Utah judge reversed longstanding laws against polygamy. The success of the show Sister Wives was a primary reason for that.

        Unless you find a way to go back to a time before TV, cable, and movies, we need to use these mediums to advocate for what is beneficial to society, and not surrender this powerful force to the left.

  • Lucid_American

    So apparently, if you’re gay you can vocalize and promote your views and lifestyle without fear but if you are a citizen of faith and have a contrasting view and/or believe, and speak of it, you are prosecuted as a bigot. What happened to our rights to practice and believe as we so choose? With more and more of our private spaces becoming public with technology, how soon will it be until a person who holds Phil’s beliefs well inside their own home, is challenged or prohibited from speaking free from the fear of social retaliation? A&E is the true loser – good luck finding anything close to as good.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “vocalize and promote your views ”
      vocalize and promote hell, they get to FORCE their views on others.

    • BayushiZero

      As much as I dislike A&E’s decision (and detest the fakes at GLAAD), it is their right as well to suspend Mr Robertson & Duck Dynasty.

      They are, after all, a private entity.

      • Nan

        That depends on the contract language.

  • Republicanvet

    So do Christians employed by A&E also have to keep their faith to themselves for fear of losing their jobs?

    • Jay Stevens

      Looks like it.

  • sanfordandsons

    If I were A $ E I would be very careful not to piss off Phil. He would stop production in a heartbeat and would not have anything to do with those pinheads. I love Phil’s comparison between the vagina vs the butt. This is priceless country philosophy.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I agree with Katie, the whole family should refuse to do the show until Phil is reinstated.
    Really getting tired of this crap.

  • Maxx

    I’m not entirely sure this is what the founding fathers shed blood for nor what my military brothers and sisters shed blood for…freedom of speech should not come with an asterisk which states “freedom to express your conservative opinion ends when liberals do not support it.”

    Cue liberals who will say “his freedom of speech wasn’t infringed” but if penalties continually follow its practice, there most certainly is an infringement of it. I personally don’t agree with how Phil expressed his opinion but he most certainly has a right to it and I strongly disagree with A&E’s decision to penalize him because its articulation didn’t meet some arbitrary standard which apparently, appears to be written and judged by liberals and liberals only.

    • $19701396

      Robertson has a right to his opinion and A&E, as his employer, has a right to fire him for it. Free market, baby!

      • grais

        That’s right. And fans have a right to react however they will. A&E might end up very sorry that they’re pandering like they are. I wouldn’t be surprised if nobody there even read the actual article. They were probably inundated by the intolerant brigade’s outrage over what didn’t happen.

      • Michael Rice

        The difference, besides what has already been stated, is if someone was fired for promoting the gay lifestyle liberals would be lining up to sue.
        By the way, there is another “right” avenue you failed to drive down. It’s the “we have a right to voice our opinions and cease spending money at businesses who sponsor the network”…
        Remember, it was the faux outrage from GLAAD that did this. Maybe, you should preach to them about letting the network make it’s own decisions.

        • $19701396

          If GLAAD was responsible for A&E’s decision, then shame on A&E. They should make their own decisions.

      • Maxx

        They didn’t fire him, unless “suspension” now means termination, which of course, it doesn’t. Not even A&E are THAT stupid…

        …to date, anyways.

        • $19701396

          Drudge is saying he was fired. Could be a mixup.

          • Maxx

            I see that. Hmmmm. “Indefinite hiatus.” This could get interesting. Highest rated cable TV series in history could be looking for a new network. A&E are trying to serve two masters here. That usually doesn’t end well.

          • $19701396

            I bet there are more than a few network executives watching this very closely. The merchandising fees alone…

        • Tana Davidson Stragalinos

          What does the word “Indefinite” mean to you? “The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.” Indefinitely= a length of time that has no fixed or obvious end. forever.

          • Maxx

            “indefinite” in Hollywood means right up to the point where the network does a collective “oops” and offers up a worded apology for their “rush to judgment.”

          • Tana Davidson Stragalinos

            lol touché. I hope you are right!!

      • JBDestiny

        Would that be the employer that made boatloads of money off of the Robertson family, fully knowing their Christian devotion? The same employer that is now trying to pretend that they had no clue that Phil was so outspoken on his faith? Must we all pretend that A&E first found out about Phil’s beliefs this morning when the GQ article was published?

        • $19701396

          The very same. Of course they knew.

        • Antoinette Teolis Meyer

          Correct me if i am wrong, as i have only watched the show a few times, but don’t they end every show with them sitting around the dinner table offering up a prayer? I think their beliefs have been known from the very beginning!!!!!

      • Clete Torres

        I see your diatribe re the Dixie Chicks below:

        It wasn’t just their fans dropping them. Their sponsors fired them and their songs were banned from country radio.

        Who do you think the DC’s bosses are? Hint: it’s the people that buy their albums, pay to see them in concert, buy the sponsor’s products and tune in to the radio stations that play them – or did until they got stupid and the little fat girl ran her mouth in the UK.

        Free market, baby.

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

        And their 14 million DD viewers have a right to punish A&E for pandering to the gay gestapo.

        • $19701396

          Free market!

      • Kristi Walker

        If you think they “fired” him, you’re confused. He’ll be back in a week. He makes them a TON of money and let’s face it, LGBT members weren’t flocking to that show, anyway. They did this to sooth a few people for a minute and nothing more. Or, he can always take his show of over 11 million viewers to…well, any network out there.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    I watch A&E for two reasons. The First 48 and The Robertsons.

    I don’t give a sh!t if Duck Dynasty is mostly staged. It’s obvious from it’s continued multi-season christian/ family nature that the “stars” call the shots. Apologies if it reminds us 70% in “fly-over” why we love our families.

    And Phil’s comments about gays?

    Dear Pink Mafia,
    Tolerance does not equal acceptance. And, hell, acceptance does dot equal ALL GAY, ALL THE TIME.

    Those above are right. The Robertsons don’t need A&E. The First 48 and After The First 48 doesn’t need them either. Depending on contract AMC, TNT can buy ’em in 2 seconds.

  • Ntr

    Surprise, surprise GLAAD has disabled comments on their Duck Dynasty articles after receiving a massive amount of criticism. What egotistical, self-absorbed pieces of ish they are. There needs to be lawsuits against GLAAD reaching the level of having the anti-rights group close its doors.

    How many people, individuals without a voice and as much visibility as Phil Robertson, have been harassed by GLAAD for not-so-well-worded things they’ve said? Send GLAAD your messages, tweets, etcetera as much as you do A&E. Also, flag GLAAD’s Facebook as hate and get everyone else you know to do it too.

    What’s clear is that the mainstream media’s and GLAAD’s intents are to tear apart this family, in part, because of their faith and ‘class’ appearance. I think this society of ish is what needs tearing up.

    With that said, i’m not in agreement really with what Phil said but this reaction by A&E, on behalf of GLAAD, is just disgusting. The family doesn’t deserve this scorn.

    • Cmate

      “Surprise, surprise GLAAD has disabled comments on their Duck Dynasty articles after receiving a massive amount of criticism”

      How absolutely precious of them. Freaking hypocrites!

    • TheOriginalDonald

      GLAAD-#DumbAssGutterTrash

    • grais

      GLAAD has misrepresented what he said, too. They’ve got the usual folks all riled up by insinuating that he compared homosexuals to people who practice bestiality when he actually did no such thing.
      Now JoeMyGod is claiming that he also said homosexuals will burn in hellfire (or something), which he also didn’t say.
      disgusting.

      • Will B Good

        Par for the course, too. Libs don’t check out the truth for themselves–it’s much easier to be told what to think or be outraged over.

      • Ntr

        Well, there’s no surprise in any of that at all. There’s a reason why (along with this proof) they’re called libiots.

      • Patriot077

        I noticed that too. I actually went back and read his comments again to make sure he hadn’t said what they alleged. They have no scruples whatsoever. Makes me wonder if A&E believed their crap and didn’t check his actual statements before cowering and caving.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    My last is awaiting moderation?

    Well that’s a full plate of curious.

    • WilliamAmos

      Not sure why it got caught in the filters but I approved it.

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        Thank you.

      • IMPEACH_BOBO

        I really like the job you do William Amos, you even let the above commenter know you approved it for him, sometimes I think comments get lost & I’m not sure what happened to them !! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Williams & Thanks for weeding out the TROLLS, you have them on the run & we appreciate it !!! I have noticed in the last 2 months they seem to have almost disappeared, I say GOOD RIDDANCE TO THEM !!!!!

  • TheOriginalDonald

    I’m sure replacing Duck Dynasty with RollerGirls will REALLY bring in ratings [/sarc]

  • Cmate

    This guy’s crazy like a fox, he just guaranteed ratings into the
    stratosphere for season 4 and exposed GLADD for the thought police that
    they are. I’d love to get a peak at his contract!

    • Spiny Norman

      Who was it that said there’s no such thing as bad publicity?

  • MNWoman

    Does anyone have the A&E email address that we could send our opinions to? i don’t want to give their website more web traffic, so if I don’t have to go there, I would prefer not to.

  • Michael Rice

    A suspension? Translation….how can we appease the gay crowd and still make money fro the show? They don’t even have the stones to take a stand.

  • MNWoman

    The producers also did not watn them to use Jesus’ name in their prayers because they were afraid of offending muslims.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Same thing they pulled on Duane Chapman, suspending the Dog The Bounty Hunter show for “racist” remarks. Trust me on this, Ol’ Phil’s comin’ back quicker than it takes to lose a suntan, as they might say down in Monroe. This suspension is all a put-up job. Bet on it.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      You better be right, we hope…;)

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Wow. This family of marketing geniuses is having the commercially successful year of their lives, and A&E gives them the Paula Deen treatment?

    BUT two men will get “married” on a wedding cake float in the 125th annual Rose Parade on New Years Day this year.

    What a country.

    • grais

      It’s astoundingly like the Paula Deen treatment. People who haven’t paid attention are freaking out over misrepresented statements.

  • Will B Good

    Robertsons = 1; A&E = 0

    • fanofamerica

      More like Robertsons = 12,000,000

  • Michael Rice

    If contract prevent them from refusing to film, they should all make similar comments and get suspended…

  • MNWoman

    That is not a family who will sit back and take this.

  • greatunconformity

    This is not a first amendment issue. It’s just a disastrous business decision. One that’s filled with the most delicious schadenfreude in recent memory. Should be fun to watch play out.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    OMG, go look at this response supporting Phil. I’ve NEVER seen a disqus rating roll up like this. It’s still going….

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-indefinite-666808#comment-1169509251

    • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

      Holy cow, I’ve never seen a rolling upvote before.

      • Clete Torres

        Rolled past 12,000 while I was typing my comment.

        Never seen that before.

        • Republicanvet

          It went from roughly 11,300 to 12,182 when I refreshed the page.

          The down votes went from 48 to 49.

          • Clete Torres

            Unreal, huh?

          • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

            Looks like plenty of people disagree with A+E.

        • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

          It is jumping around 14,000 (the downvotes has actually dropped 14)

          • Spiny Norman

            It flew right past 15000. How long it will be before GLAAD demands the Hollywood Reporter delete the comment?

            Edit: 16000

          • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

            16,000! Good grief, I sincerely hope that commenter has email notifications turned off… there are new replies every few seconds.

          • Spiny Norman

            Heh. I hadn’t thought of that. Oh boy!

          • Spiny Norman

            17000, and showing no signs of slowing down.

            Comments are over 5700, and that Disqus thread is getting buggy (server straining under the load? If Disqus crashes here, we’ll know why).

          • QueenB ✓

            Watching it now….crazy! Almost 18600.

          • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

            19,000… Disqus is going to crash.

            Plus Phil Robertson and A+E are trending on Twitter’s US trends.

          • Lisa Dean

            It’s pushing up to 20,000 – I love a countinuous rolling up vote myself.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            Ha, 20,500 and I posted 10 mins. after you !

            Gotta LOVE it !

          • Spiny Norman

            25,000

            And nearly 10,000 comments in the thread. Disqus commenting system undergoing an unscheduled torture test, I’d say.

          • Patriot077

            I think Disqus is having a little trouble handling all the volume. I tried to post a comment over there and it may not take.

          • Patriot077

            And only 120 down votes to 25k ups for Phil.

          • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

            It is up to almost 26,000 but it is now listed as “this comment is awaiting moderation.”

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Huh! me either.

    • Duane_of_Dibbley

      10700+ when I clicked back.

      • Republicanvet

        I just looked, and the commenter who had that many clicks had his comment removed.

        • Duane_of_Dibbley

          I just checked again and I can see still see it rolling up. 11373 when I clicked back.

          • Republicanvet

            I see it again now.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        It was 4K about 30 minutes ago… THAT is the most amazing Disqus thing I’ve ever seen.

    • Will B Good

      Like a top!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Thank for this post Malcolm!
      Sure hope everyone goes and up votes. Rapid fire upvoting goin’ on!

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      13K now…. Still rolling like a slot machine.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      14.4K now…. STILLLLLL ROLLING!

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      17K now. Still rolling.

      • 0bamasnought

        That’s pretty damned impressive.

        I have never seen anything like it on Disqus.

  • Sean Hayes

    Devote Christian Phil said he thinks homosexuality is a sin ?? That’s weird , what crazy thing is he going to say next ? He likes ducks ?

  • Matt

    Who watched A&E before Duck Dynasty? I bet not 14 million.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Not here!

  • Phil R

    Hmmm…..No Phil No Show….Yep

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      We have the same sentiments!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      We like your Avatar. Does the R stand for Robertson?

      • Phil R

        Yep

  • TRONRADIO

    Another network might want to make a bid on ‘Duck’…Bet there are talks even now.

    @TRONSHOW

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    WOW, just absolute WOW! The Scum of the earth has no restraint and look what it is doing to us, and our 1st Amendment!?!?!?!
    Twitchy, got a venture question for you. Does Salem Communications have the ability/affiliations to bring the Robertson’s on board?

  • SNAPTIE ®#Soro’sRentORiot™

    The plumbing involved and the damage the activity can cause tells us it’s unnatural.

    • Clete Torres

      I think the Bible covers it as well…

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Yes. Yes sir Clete it does.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    This is what the left does. They can’t argue on the merits so they want to simply silence opposing opinion.

  • d1comment
    • Will B Good

      I did, and added my own! I’ve NEVER seen anything like that before! Almost 11500 and it’s STILL skyrocketing!

      • Chevypowered

        Up to 20k. The opposition is trying to down vote the best they can but is being overran! :-)

    • Matt

      That’s amazing.

    • d1comment

      It just topped 12000 and still going…Wow!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      over 12150, just now.

  • Clete Torres

    My tweet to them:

    @AETV By action against Phil Robertson, can we assume you find a male anus more desirable than a vagina? FYI: You’re suspended from my home.

  • $19701396

    Uh-oh. Facebook has dropped the Duck Dynasty stickers from their messenger service. Boycott!!

    • adam

      Boycott from all the people that never watched the show to begin with?

  • Diane Stephan

    Sounds like GQ set the trap by asking the question. Expect more of this from the truth league. Pretty soon we will all be asked what our stance is on certain issues.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      By our doctors. Count on it!

      • Clete Torres

        My doc won’t. Guaranteed.

    • Matt

      That was my thought. The GQ “reporter” was waiting for Phil to say something.

    • Patriot077

      I read the full article at GQ. The tone is so haughty and superior it’s hard to wade through it, but it’s pretty clear the author wanted to present the family in a negative light.
      http://www.gq.com/entertainment/television/201401/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson#ixzz2nticghio

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Sure would be great if we could all pitch in and produce the Show for the Robertson’s!

  • topbond101

    And liberals try to convince us that there is no war on religion. Bull freaking crap. I mean seriously, this is just pathetic in the highest form. So Dan Savage gets a pass for wanting “republicans to be f#*king dead,” referring to Christians as “zombie eyed followers of Jesus,” and calls heterosexuals “breeders” and what do mainstream media and friends say about his words? NOTHING. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. Because gay people can’t pronounce hate speech apparently. Only white heterosexual Christian men. Tolerance isn’t a one way street pal. It’s time to call out Dan Savage, GLAAD, FFRF and others on their Christiaphobic “Origin of Species” Thumpin’ hate. (I mean, I should start speaking their language right?)

  • The Donald

    Phil… He Gone!

    • $84598387

      Do you think the sons will go without Dad? Really? That is a fools game.

    • journogal

      You really think Robertson’s need A&E?

      • The Donald

        No. If you watch the show, the phrase “he gone” is often used. The Robertson’s don’t need A&E and I was saying basically “they gone”. And they are better off without A&E.

  • Sakemoto

    If he had said he supported Gay marriage and all of that blather, the ratings for that show would have plummeted.
    He’s probably against pedophilia too.
    Who knew?

  • LegalizeShemp

    Now you can see which political groups are truly intolerant, they do not tolerate anyone who does not support the radical left wing agenda. Despite their continual assertion that conservatives do not allow opposing views, it is they who immediately rid themselves of anyone who dares speak out against them.

  • Karey Jackson

    Am I the only one who sees the war on Christians? Outrageous. That is discrimination based on Religion. Law suit. Do it!

  • Terry_Jim
    • Duane_of_Dibbley

      Benson Bunnies?

    • Tana Davidson Stragalinos

      writing them right now!

  • $84598387

    Officially, we have lost our freedom of thought.

  • kim

    so am i.

  • $84598387

    If the rest of them continue to film they are sell outs and frauds! SHAME on them if thy go without Dad!

  • URGR82

    Hate sin….don’t hate the sinner

  • $84598387

    Some buttfkr is on the Kelly file saying Phil was spewing hate speech. Pure hate speech.

  • WhitewaterMkII

    What did they expect him to say?
    The intolerance of the gay community is astounding, and the brass at A&E are incredibly stoopid and intolerant as well.
    If anything, Phil comes out as the one with tolerance here, as he said repeatedly, he is not the judge, yet others are very quick to judge him
    I hope the whole Robertson clan tells A&E to piss up a rope, and take their show and all their re-runs off A&E immediately. There is no lack of other outlets that will pick them up, and put A&E in the also ran category

  • http://OccupyBawlStreet.com OccupyBawlStreet.com

    GLADD shows they are BEARDOPHOBES!!

  • conservativemomma

    I would say this is one of them there “tipping points” that Malcolm Gladwell talks about. At least all the progressives who read Gladwell will know what just hit them

  • fanofamerica

    I have to say, my first reaction was outrage that AETV would take this action. My second reaction was oh boy, stand by as God uses this to fire up believers and motivates us to not be lackadaisical any longer as the current culture tries to silence those with conservative beliefs.

    Something like this is a shot in the arm and something we’ve needed for quite some time now. Love how God works — endearing millions upon millions of us to a reality TV family with the end result being that we’re being brought together and to our feet to fight back. Well played, God, well played.

  • WhoDat

    He has all the free speech he wants. But, speech sometimes comes with consequences.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Of course, what you meant to say is
      he can talk all he wants but we will destroy him for it.

    • grais

      As long as those consequences are based on the ACTUAL speech and not what a buncha clowns say he said (which he didn’t).

      • WhoDat

        He put gays, bestialists, and terrorists into the same category.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          terrorists? liar.

          Don’t they belong in the same category?

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          So, when you leftists blamed Ted Cruz for the non-govt shutdown and called him a terrorist, that bothered you? Please post a link to your response indicating so.

          • WhoDat

            What Phil Robertson said is relevant to what people said during a government shutdown how?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            sure, I can type slowly.

            You just implied that Phil said something horrible and shocking putting gays, beastalists and terrorists into the same category. I missed where he included terrorist, but lets roll with that.
            Now, leftist assclowns called Ted Cruz a terrorist and all that other garbage for a non-govt shutdown. go…

        • Wild Bill Kinda

          Yes, the sexual deviant category.

        • grais

          He believes homosexuality and bestiality are in the ‘sin’ category. He did not compare the two to each other, like many are claiming. Nor did he say the sinners will burn in hell, like some are claiming.

        • QueenB ✓

          No, he doesn’t…come on. Did you read it? There’s more to it than that. But yes, I do think even mentioning bestiality was over the top. Which is surprising because those Robertsons are usually so subtle.

  • $84598387

    The destruction of Christians is not just happening in Egypt Iraq Syria Libya Nigeria Sudan and……

  • Mark Hammond

    Are you with Phil Robertson or not? Go to the comments section of this article and add your vote!

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-indefinite-666808#comment-1169509251

    The vote count FOR Phil is over 13500 and STILL racking them up. I have never seen the “up” vote spin like that before.

  • ashknothole

    “Phil Robertson suspended for making pro-Christian remarks” is my headline.

  • idesign2

    Hey Twitchy, why not post Palin’s tweet?

    @SarahPalinUSA: Free speech is an endangered species. Those “intolerants” hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for… http://t.co/yJXfwbsDLT

    • WhoDat

      There’s a whole post devoted to that.

      • idesign2

        Thanks, missed that…

        Sorry

  • medivac

    We have another American hero and his name is Phil Robertson !!

  • ICOYAR

    I don’t watch TV anymore, so I have not seen Duck Dynasty, and yet even if I plan to watch shows online, I would not want to deprive this man, his co-workers, or these producers of the show, or anybody else affiliated directly with it, of money.

    TV nowadays is not just sh!t, but sh!t that has clogged up the drain, and causing an overflow of sh!t throughout the house, all due to the sh!t that is Leftist propaganda keep on sh!tting in said toilet, making the clog bigger. Only shows like Duck Dynasty could unclog all the sh!t, but since it is only a small amount of drain cleaner, might not be enough to de-sh!tify the entire toilet.

  • calitexi

    This is crazy. And to think the media is all over this but are silent to the Russian that said that gays should be burned in an oven. To me that was a lot worse then what Phil said.

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      Those comments by Ivan Okhlobystin were covered by ALL the major networks. Not incidentally, he is a (recently) former priest with the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    According to my personal book of fables, anti-gay Christians are exactly like people who have sex with animals and are bound for an eternal agony in a lake of fire. Do I get a reality show on cable or do I get denounced and banned from TV?

    • Duane_of_Dibbley

      Your book of fables is pretty dumb.

    • JBDestiny

      You get your own show on MSNBC.

    • Wild Bill Kinda

      There are lots of gays that go to church. You can easily tell a gay church…only half of the congregation is kneeling.

    • journogal

      WHy do you care? he gave his OWN opinion – this is he view…why does that bother people. So what, he thinks/believes different than you. Guess what – the world keeps on spinning. Why is it okay for some to say vile, hurtful things to others (Bashir/Palin), and yet when someone gives their OPINION about something – they must be destroyed. Hypocritical, isn’t it?

    • Corey Dennison

      Again with the Christianity hatred.

      TOLERANCE! it’s the liberal way!

  • http://poeditservices.com Dan Abbett

    The reaction to this action by A&E has been swift and heated. There were over 3000 posts alone on one story covering this idiocy and none were in support of A&E. The left has pushed political correctness to its limit and it is about to coming crashing back on them in a very negative way. Good stuff Maynard.

    • Matthew Koch

      Is the good stuff Maynard remark, a reference to the character that Bob Denver played?

  • Chip

    C E N S O R S H I P through I N T I M I D A T I O N

  • ashknothole

    I’m suspending all my A&E viewing until further notice.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      That’s easy … DD has been the only show worth watching on A&E recently.

  • NRPax

    Al-Gayeda shall not be mocked! Burn the heretic of Duck Dynasty in a lavender scented fire!

  • HARP2

    A&E needs Duck Dynasty more than they need A&E.

  • Peculiar Person

    Those that hate Jesus Christ and His Bible are their own worst enemies.

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      The vast majority of the people on the planet and an even larger percentage of all the humans that have ever lived do not believe in your book of fables.

      • adam

        The vast majority of people on this planet and an even larger percentage of all the humans that have ever lived do not believe in evolution.

      • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

        Thank you for revealing yourself to be a member in good standing of the Cult of Human Omniscience … guess you didn’t take the advice of Dirty Harry: “A man’s got to know his limitations …”.

        Your faith is far more blind than Phil Robertson’s.

      • Duane_of_Dibbley

        Referring to the Bible as a “book of fables” reveals a childish and shallow intellect.

        • jeanbean14

          and a complete disconnection from reality.

      • Wild Bill Kinda

        Here’s a fable:
        Two gay men made a child.

      • Not True … JoeSatan

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          Satan is as real as the Jeebz.

          • Wild Bill Kinda

            More real than a gay gene.

          • journogal

            Wow- aren’t you intolerant to those that don’t believe like you. Thought liberals were above that…

          • Corey Dennison

            Your intolerance of Christianity is astounding.

      • grais

        How on earth do you come up with those numbers?

      • HARP2

        The vast majority of the people on the planet and an even larger
        percentage of all the humans that have ever lived do not believe in your
        book of Marx

      • JubaDoobai!

        The vast majority of all people on earth view homosexuality as a sin.

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          “Sin” is an invention designed to control the underclass. There’s no such thing,

          • JubaDoobai!

            Well, when you die you will find out.

      • Corey Dennison

        Sorry joe, the numbers say otherwise.

      • QueenB ✓

        Did you bother to read the part where he said that he wouldn’t treat anyone differently for being different? That we should all love eachother because we are all God’s creatures. (And if you don’t believe in God, why do you care if Robertson does? He doesn’t make law, he can’t force you to do anything, so why does it matter to you? That’s tolerance. Tolerating speech you hate, but defending his right to say it.

  • Rossi Herbert

    Duck Blind half full; reaction of @AETV will cause the nation and an even larger audience to read the story learning “fact history & modern opinion” about fad Human relations. American Free speech: learning from 1 Elder better than Common Core.

    • Rossi Herbert

      For the next reaction, replace next weeks DD slot with a 24 hr. Marathon * A&E Show “Modern LBGT Sexuality . . the End of 2013” for the USA Mob. that is if @AETV really cares . . . and has a 2nd testicle to lose !

  • IRAMARINE

    NOT a Duck Hunter but; I’m buying a Duck Call from you know who! http://duckcommander.com/ @Duck_Commander

  • $84598387

    DD got the highest cable television ratings in history. It is about a southern camo wearing bible clinging firearm owning bunch of rednecks who became successful before the TV show.
    They are the antithesis of what is politically correct, politically protected and what they want the populace to accept. It must be destroyed.

  • kssturgis62

    In August 2009, A&E Networks acquired Lifetime Entertainment Services. The new ownership ratio became Disney-ABC TV Group and Hearst both with 43% and NBCUniversal 16% with an agreement in place that allows NBCU to sell its share to Disney-ABC and Hearst over the next 15 years. In July 2012, NBCUniversal confirmed plans to sell its 15.8% stake in A+E Networks to Disney and Hearst, who will become 50-50 partners in the joint venture.

    Channels from A+E Networks include:
    A&E
    Bio
    Crime & Investigation Network
    History
    H2
    History en Español
    Lifetime
    LMN
    Lifetime Real Women
    Military History

    I watch none of this. Yep Crap tv. I don’t have Military history, but after looking at who owns them, I dont’ think they would tell the truth if I did have it. Now someone who has this station might be able to tell me differently. But Yep I can honestly say I dont’ watch these channels.

    • Clete Torres

      Only one I’ll miss is Military Channel. Most of their programming is produced by someone else.

      • kssturgis62

        Is the Military History Channel worth it? I have never had it, or had the chance to ever see it, so I am just wondering. Because out of all that is listed, that might be one I watch. I did watch History when they had the Bible series on. Oh and I just remembered I do watch it for the TV Show MASH. Sorry forgot about that.

        • JubaDoobai!

          It’s worth it, but someone else can do it when we break A&E.

          • kssturgis62

            Thank you – We will break them !!

        • Clete Torres

          I like it. In fact, it’s about the only one I care to have on during the day for background noise while I’m doing things. Much of their programming is bought from what seems to be Canadian or UK sources, and is really quite good and in-depth historic accountings of past and present military conflicts. Some of their programming is investigative (looking for Nazis and the like) and some is documentarian in nature (restoration of tanks, discussion of military aircraft, etc).

          But, if it’s part of the A&E family, it’s blocked until further notice.

  • fireandreamitchell

    A&E needs to suffer financially. They are owned by ABC/DIsney/ESPN. Time to organize a boycott like the left does against Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

    • Casca

      Gotta remember Disney has Gay Pride Day at EPCOT

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Completely untrue. Gay Days at Disney is a private event completely organized by non-Disney promoters. All that happens is that 100,000 or so gay people visit the Disney parks on the same day.

  • AmericanMom

    A&E can rot in hell. Punishing Phil Robertson is actually punishing the entire Christian and Conservative community residing in the USA. I hope the stars refuse to negotiate another contract with A&E and take away their profits and credibility.
    This is nothing more than pure BS on behalf of liberals who think the gay agenda is something that must be embraced by everyone. It isn’t and never will be.

  • Matthew Patrick Moore

    The telephone number for A&E is (212)210-1400.
    It would be great to bombard them with calls in support of the Biblical view of homosexuality and in support of Phil.

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      Will you also call to denounce the major right wing gay voices in the conservative media? I’m not allowed to name them here, their names trigger deleting by the mods.

      • JubaDoobai!

        Homosexuality is a sin. The political identity of the person doesn’t affect how homosexuality is in the sight of God. If God says it’s a sin then it is a sin. We would be remiss by not pointing out the sinful nature of the act to our fellow man; lest a man lose his eternal soul, we must declare homosexuality is sin and not encourage it.

        Is that clear enough for you, JoeNYC?

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          So you agree that the most popular blogger in the history of the internet is bound for an eternal lake of fire.(I can’t name him here or the mod will delete this post because they won’t acknowledge that a Tea Party hero is gay.)

          • Corey Dennison

            Gay Patriot? I read that blog all the time.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            Not Gay Patriot. Think MUCH much more popular.

          • Corey Dennison

            Frankly, I would bet a lot of readers here wouldn’t care one way or the other. The fact that a famous conservative might be gay is hardly shocking. Gays have been welcomed at TEA Party events.

            http://www.gaypatriot.net/2010/04/16/gay-patriots-welcomed-at-la-tea-party/

            http://www.texasgopvote.com/blog/gay-conservatives-feel-welcome-tea-party-movement-04172

            Whether or not one is gay seems to be more important to a lib’s personal identity than to conservatives. I hate to break it to you, but homosexuality has lost its 1950’s shock value.

            What’s at issue here is hypocrisy and double-standards.

          • Corey Dennison

            So, 24 hours later, and nothing from you. You apparently have this big bomb that would shake us poor intolerant conservatives to our very foundations…

            Put up or shut up, Joe.

          • JubaDoobai!

            Any practising homosexual is outside the gates of heaven, which is why Robertson is right to assert homosexuality is sin. If he saves the everlasting soul of one man, he has done his duty to his fellow man.

            I thought you didn’t believe in God, but you believe in hell.

          • JamesMc

            Probably because the practice of “outing” is pure douchebaggery and the person has already claimed he isn’t. So, you’re either a liar or a d-bag. Either way, STFU.

  • $84598387

    A&E will replace Duck Dynasty with the all new Butt Dynasty. Filmed on location in Key West Florida. It stars Richard, the old wise one always with the red chiffon headband covering his balding head. Stephon, the pool boy who is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala. Mr Paul, the apartment super with the pink tool belt on his waist.

    • Ntr

      Don’t give them any ideas…

    • Mark_Trail

      My thinking, too. See my comment above.

    • Msgtdubb

      Very funny, Great satire.

  • NRPax

    Shamelessly stolen from Adam Baldwin’s Twitter feed:

    • JT

      #LIBLOGIC indeed.

    • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      To be clear, the Pope said being homosexual isn’t a sin. ACTING on it is.

      And he’s also Person of the Year for The Advocate.

      • Corey Dennison

        Uhhh…

        Wow.

      • Justin Jurek

        They like what the Pope says about economic issues, but that’s about it, and they’ll happily ignore him until he starts smacking them over the head with the rest of the Gospel.

        • Guest

          I have quite a few liberal-leaning friends/acquaintances who are just in LOVE with this Pope. I just keep telling them, “umm, guys, he’s not changing anything. Nothing is different. Cool your infatuation”.

          Don’t know what it is about the Left that makes them just buy into empty words and completely ignore actions.

          They vote a guy into the Presidency, twice, who has zero governing experience, no practical, real world experience or knowledge–all because of pretty speeches. Zero substance. He doesn’t know how to manage anything.

          I am supremely baffled by those who refuse to see beyond the surface and would just prefer to be verbally seduced.

        • Guest

          Hmm. I just typed up a post in response, but it’s not showing up.

          I had said that I have quite a few liberal acquaintances who are completely in love with the new Pope. Thinks he’s all about reformation. I keep pointing out that he actually hasn’t changed anything of substance and has said there won’t be ANY changes when it comes to stances on things like abortion or women priests.

          But they just keep ignoring the facts in favor of pretty, empty speeches. Same thing with the president. They voted the guy in twice when he has zero governing experience, no practical/real world experience, and can’t manage a darn thing. All Obama can do is make pretty, worthless speeches.

          The left prefers the holographic wizard to the truth behind the curtain.

        • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I have quite a few liberal acquaintances who are completely in love with the new Pope. Thinks he’s all about reformation. I keep pointing out that he actually hasn’t changed anything of substance and has said there won’t be ANY changes when it comes to stances on things like abortion or women priests.

          But they just keep ignoring the facts in favor of pretty, empty speeches. Same thing with the president. They voted the guy in twice when he has zero governing experience, no practical/real world experience, and can’t manage a darn thing. All Obama can do is make pretty, worthless speeches.

          The left prefers the holographic wizard to the truth behind the curtain.

      • NRPax

        And neither of them have called for intolerance or any action against someone for being gay. Yet Phil is the one being targeted.

        • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          The double standards of liberals is just laughable. I just can’t even take this stuff seriously. It’s a joke.

          • NRPax

            Just pat them on their little heads and call them adorable. Works wonders.

  • John Ansell

    If you like your freedoms, you can keep your freedoms, so long as you tow OUR line. Odumbo and his admin.

  • Wild Bill Kinda

    The Robertsons could probably just buy the network.

  • WorldEvents

    Typical authoritarian liberal political correctness.

    http://harvestmoonnews.com/duck-dynasty-star-suspended-show/

  • ember

    Guess what….someone else can pick up the show and it will be an even bigger hit! So A&E just shot themselves in the foot for the sake of political correctness. DOAH!

  • Daniel Cartwright

    Can we agree that GLAAD has become what they used to fight against?

  • Ritchie Destiny

    GOOD! Fire the hater. I don’t care if his ridicules faith opposes Gays. Either accept people or get the off my TV. There is no room for Christians preaching the word of Heaven or hell. Keep the duck show on if you want, stop stop the spewing of religious garbage. Thank you A&E for standing up for the LGBT community, A&E rocks!

    • Corey Dennison

      “get off your tv?”

      So, what…yours didn’t come equipped with a channel changer function?

      By the way, the absence of any outrage for noted gay-hater Alec Baldwin is noted…

      • Msgtdubb

        Apparently little Ritchie can’t find his remote control where he’s looking.

    • jeanbean14

      …said the real hater.

    • $84598387

      Yu da h8r!

    • QueenB ✓

      “I don’t care if his ridicules faith opposes Gays.”
      Actually, it appears you care a great deal.

      “Either accept people or get the off my TV.”
      If you actually read what he said, you would have known that he said he doesn’t treat people different because of their differences and it is not he who does the judging. No one is forcing you to have him on your TV. Don’t watch his show and you don’t have to see him.

      “There is no room for Christians preaching the word of Heaven or hell.”

      Really? I thought that was what this country was supposed to be about, you know, tolerance? Guess not, huh?

      “Keep the duck show on if you want, stop stop the spewing of religious garbage.”

      That’s part of the show. Again, no one is forcing you to watch it, so if you don’t want to see “spewing of religious garbage” don’t watch it.

      “Thank you A&E for standing up for the LGBT community, A&E rocks!”
      lol If anything, A & E helped make the LGBT community look petty and intolerant.

    • Justin Jurek

      First Amendment to the United States Constitution, read it sometime, you might learn something.

    • Bob Maddry

      That’s the problem with you liberal loons. If you don’t like the damned show, CHANGE YOUR CHANNEL … or are you intelligent enough to figure out how? Leave the rest of us alone. In short, STFU

  • Wild Bill Kinda

    Some recently added A&E sponsors:
    GlaxoSmithKline, GEICO, Jeep, DirecTV, Match.com, 20th Century Fox:The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  • notenoughtime

    A&E has misjudged the audience of Duck Dynasty and will find the decision to cave to the bullying groups who do not want to hear any opposition to the agenda of the day the wrong decision.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    A&E has just alienated half their audience. They are *&%^ed forever.

    • Spiny Norman

      A lot more than half, I rather imagine.

      • RayOne

        They were becoming the new PBS, without the begging. Now A&E will need to fill air time with ‘enhancement’ commercials.

  • Ritchie Destiny

    Bible Thumping morons….

    • Corey Dennison

      Intolerant a-hole.

    • Justin Jurek

      How witty and intelligent of you.

  • Mike

    What happened to freedom of speech?

    • Chevypowered

      It had a run in with political correctness.

  • TJ

    Now will they stop showing the past shows in repeat or just the new ones. Let it sink in they suspend a reality TV star for being real.

  • Scottie G

    WTF

  • lissa

    Liberals – media on social media and their followers – are changing the story, too, saying he equated homosexuality with bestiality. It’s getting uglier and uglier. Whatever happened to 1st Amendment rights? But when Bashir makes THE most inappropriate, vile comments about Sarah Palin, no one lifted a finger to suspend or chastise him – no one except Fox News and Mark Levin. Double standard is alive and well.

  • Sandy Spakes Humphreys

    Why does A&E think tolerance is a one way street. Bunch of ding dongs.

  • joeschmo8675309

    Christianity is under attack. Soon, they will demand you to fire your Priests, Pastors etc… for saying it is a sin.

  • skinnydude

    You wont find a more hateful group of people in the United States than those for the Gay Movement. People of faith do requard it as a sin . The saying is Love thy sinner and hate thy sin. We all sin and the bible defines those sins for people of strong faith . Something tells me if this was a muslim group who actually have sentenced gays to death in the mid east this would be a non story. This is about publicity and another attack on Christians. I don’t care if people are gay or straight . But I do care if the think police and gay rights groups tell me what their view of the world is………… MUST be accepted. Because I don’t accept the gay lobbies hateful tactics or attacks on Christians. Those of course are sins as well.

  • annoyinglittletwerp

    As most of y’all know-I work for Walmart. While I mostly like working for the company,since I was hired almost 3 years ago(I’m a produce associate),’Bentonville’ has gone very PC. Don’t be surprised if Wally ends up dropping DD. Remember what Bentonville did to Paula Dean.

    • ToyZebra

      From what I have seen at Walmart lately, dropping Duck Dynasty would empty out half their merchandise.

  • Byron Shutt

    Some people believe ripping the unborn from the womb is a sin……suspensions all around untill you believe what A$E wants. Wait until the left butts heads with Islam, It will be epic.

  • Mark_Trail

    What does boycotting A&E do? It creates a big sucking vacuum into which A&E would be justified in putting out the gay message with as much skill as they put Phil Robertson’s Duck Dynasty out into the public’s attention. This thing isn’t over yet; DD has already got next season’s film in the can. Pretty sure Phil will be in most if not all the episodes. Keep your powder dry, is my suggestion. Or maybe, “Don’t retreat, reload.”

  • Nancy West White

    the one show I liked because god and family came first to bad I will drop A&E

  • Cannonball2014

    Reading all the outpour in support for Phil, it appears the sleeping giant wakes up to watch Duck Dynasty. Bravo Freedom loving Americans!

  • Observer

    To hell with A&E

  • kunner

    I bet there are 300 channels who will pick up the show,

  • Greg Greenlee

    Sometimes your opinion is offensive! I think my neighbor is fat, I am sure it would offend her or her husband. THe thing is that the “Gay” lobby has a huge footprint in TV media. They will push this till he is discredited. In fact, a vagina is more attractive than the other thing! My opinion, if your offended, sorry!

  • ltb01

    Aren’t those people billionaires (I never watch that show, though I hear it’s good)? If they are, I hope they buy the A&E network and fire everyone who kowtowed to the homoterrorists.

  • John Yoho

    Seems that freedom of speech is only for those with alternative lifestyles or liberals.

  • QueenB ✓

    His comments were a bit over the top at times, but gee….I’m shocked that Phil Robertson is over the top. Good thing they didn’t interview Cy, the world would have exploded. Anyway, seems Phil’s bottom line was hate the sin, but love the sinner. Don’t treat anyone differently for being different, as we are all God’s creatures. We should all love one another. These are things people find unacceptable?

    • Nancy Pickering Churchill

      Well put! I am sick of seeing the comments on this blog about gays! My daughter is gay and I love her no matter what she is. It is an insult to Gays to blather on like some or these people do online. They all act like they are saints, and believe me, i am positive they are not! My daughter didn’t choose this life, who would, just to be spit at and ridiculed all the time. It isn’t chosen, if is set at birth. So quite your judging people and take a look at your intolerance to others damn it!

  • Max Krieger

    Well, honestly, what do you expect? Christians use the teachings of Christ to be moral cowards who meekly roll over and accept that which should not be accepted. They forget what happened when Jesus came upon the money lenders in the temple. Time to stop being pussies, Christians, and time to take a damn stand and drive out the wicked, just like Jesus did. Tell me A&E wouldnt turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to an anti gay stance if this guy was a muslim.

  • Tony Mendoza

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…in today’s society EVERYBODY’S rights should be observed 100%!!! Unless you happen to be white, male, Christian or heterosexual, in which case your rights don’t matter squat! Very sad society we live in these days.

  • Kristi Walker

    Almost 70,000 like in less than 2 hours: https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport

  • Rbjk Rbjk

    The media has it’s protected groups. If you say anything negative about them, or state your opinion, you get the axe. Typical libs.

  • sludog

    Freedom of speech only exists for the “correct” speech. If you commit the cardinal sin of disagreeing with a protected class’ morals or activities, you immediately lose all rights. Fuk A&E and GLAAD

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT A FEDERALLY PROTECTED CLASS, IN THE HEARING THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AGAIN RE STATED THAT THEY ARE NOT BORN GAY, NO GAY GENE TO DATE, NO CLUMP OF GAY GENES, AND NO EPI GENETIC MARKERS CUTTING ON A GAY GENE, ALL STUDIES SHOW NO GAY GENE! THEY DID NOT GET PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, SO THE “HATE SPEECH” LAWS THAT WERE OVERTURNED, UPHOLDING OUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE THE ISSUE, AND ARGUE THE POINTS AGAINST SUCH ISSUES, WOULD HAVE NEVER PROTECTED HOMOSEXUALS ANYWAY, AS IT WAS ONLY FOR PROTECTED CLASSES SUCH AS CHRISTIANS ARE UNDER RELIGION. THE DEMOCRAT LIBERALS WERE SO SURE THAT THEY WOULD GAIN PROTECTED CLASS STATUS DUE TO NEW STUDIES ON THE HUMAN GENOME, IN HOPES OF PROOF OF THEIR BEING “BORN GAY,” THAT THEY WANTED THESE HATE SPEECH LAWS TO PROTECT THEM AS A PROTECTED CLASS, ONLY THE STUDIES PROVED THE OPPOSITE AND THEY DID NOT GET PROTECTED CLASS STATUS.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        5150 alert!

  • Cindi Spohn Markham

    So having a belief is ok, as long as it agrees with yours? Huh A&E? Well not everyone things your way. To suspend someone for having faith in God’s opinion rather than mans… it not wise. Not only that….they are one of the best things you have ever had going for you. Wow… your brain is out back farting somewhere.

  • Okie_pastor

    Sad. If GQ doesnt want someones opinion then they shouldn’t ask for it! Hope Duck Dynasty moves to Sportsman channel

  • Karen

    All right, AE, and every other network, if we’re going to suspend people for saying offensive things, you better get going with suspending all the liberals who say things every single day that are offensive and insulting to Christians and conservatives. Guess what: most people DO believe homosexual behavior is wrong, unnatural, and yes, even sinful. And supposedly in this country, we still have freedom to believe what every major world religion has taught for thousands of years.

    • Nancy Pickering Churchill

      You know what girl? You are an idiot! Don’t quote the bible and act like you are all saintly! Stop judging others, or as the bible says, Judge yourself first!

      • Bob Maddry

        Oh, don’t worry, Nancy … she’s not judging. God will do that. You need to bone up on your Bible before stepping off in it like you did.

      • Karen

        Nancy, how did calling me a name support your view? Re-read what I posted. Where did I quote the Bible? Where did I judge anyone? I made a statement that most people DO find homosexual acts wrong, unnatural, and sinful. This is a statement, not a judgment. When you have no answer but to call names, I think everyone sees you don’t have a leg to stand on.

  • Seth R Hazen

    Freedom of speech? Not when A&E is concerned.
    Just blocked the channel and am requesting a refund from my provider.

  • rikoshaprl

    The Times “Man of the Year” agrees with Phil.

  • Debi Crump

    Last time i checked this is america where yu can have an opinion. The christian bible states just what phil said, we do not need AE .

  • ztitans1

    F A&E is my new favorite acronym. Figure it out.

  • oh yeah

    A & E has lost a viewer and I am sure there will be many more. Their intolerance of Mr. Phil’s asked for opinion is no different than them expressing theirs with the exception they don’t shut their mouth just somebody that has a different opinion than theirs. Accept your revenue loss with a smile A & E.

  • Greg

    A&E should be ashamed of themselves, and should reinstate Phil if they know whats good for them, this with FULL ON- AIR SINCERE APOLOGY!! this or DD should go to another station that fully supports DD..A&E knew before that they were religious..So its 100% A&E that is in the wrong..

    • KIRK-NCC-1701

      If I were Phil I would not go back if the got down on their hands and knees!!! To heck with A&E !

  • Charlie Harrison

    Well I guess I just have to remove A&E from my viewing line up

  • oh yeah

    Nice going, my post just disappeared. Guess I struck a nerve.

  • Dale Schiff

    So A&E and other outlets can offend people of faith but the minute we stand up for what we believe it is vile..really. Good for Phil. The family should be proud of their dad. He made mistakes in life and caused pain in his family. He found healing in the Lord. And now he answers a question and because it differs with the culture’s latest trend he is the devil. He has a point, even animals know who to mate with for goodness sake!! The Bible is fulfilling itself with this movement. Romans 1:26-27

  • CMiller94

    HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN AND I’M NOT SORRY!

  • MacIndy

    You wonder sometimes if it isn’t a grandeur publicity stunt to increase the interest in the show. I believe in what Phil states, but it is so minor it’s not worthy of front page news. But because of the popularity of the show it is certainly being noted all over. Great time to push the envelope. We shall see!

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      SAYING HOMOSEXUALITY IS SIN IS NOT “PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, IT IS MAINSTREAM “CORE VALUES” OF CHRISTIANITY, ROMANS CHAP 1. IT IS A CHRISTIAN CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. THE HATE SPEECH LAWS WERE OVERTURNED IN THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT TO PREVENT THIS KIND IF ANTI CHRISTIAN DISCRIMINATION OVER CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS.

      • JoeMyGodNYC

        Banana fo fanna, me mi mo manna. – Shirley:Ellis 19:64

        • Corey Dennison

          You see Joe…this is why so many here think you’re a d-bag.

  • David

    I can’t stand duck dynasty. That being said I think a & e are stupid for suspending him. It seems that if you don’t agree with homosexuality your homophobic. Maybe glaad is just Hererophobic.

  • Carey Kennedy

    Did Obama buy some stock in A&E I thought this was still a free country. Freedom of Speech.

  • ramblin84

    Go Phil!!! We’re with you brother!

  • Dave

    I think knee jerk reactions will hurt A&E, seeme to me you can not be honest, why do we all have to think the same ? We are not allowed to have our own thoughts, or disagree with anything

  • Rossi Herbert

    Hey @AETV, how did “the opinions of Miley Cyres / Robin Thicke” influence your A&E review boards decision ? Look forward to transcript in next GQ . . .

  • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

    And he had the nerve to say he likes normal sex better.

  • porclain

    No amends required here for speaking your truth. A&E kiss my ass!!! Not giving you anymore of my time.

  • Cory

    A&E is a private company. What’s the big deal? Private companies suspend employees everyday. Stop with the ridiculous outrage.

    • Zach Smith

      And people boycott private companies everyday.

      • Cory

        I agree but people aren’t usually outraged like this and the Chik fil a thing. People are soft. I boycotted Abercrombie because I’m a grown man, but I don’t whine about it.

        • Bob Maddry

          Cory … but this isn’t a business decision. It’s being muscled by a group that represents maybe 8-9% of the country to begin with, and none of whom (I’ll guarantee you due to content) watch the show. So they cave, and fire the head of the #1 cable T.V. show in their lineup???? No this is an agenda, and it’s about damned time to stop this madness. This is BS.

    • HARP2

      Did you speak out against Baldwin or did your hypocrisy catch your tongue ?

      • Cory

        I didn’t speak out against this dude. He’s perfectly fine to think and say those things. I agree that homosexuality is a sin, but if I went and told my gay patients that I’d be suspended too. And that’s well within the rights of the company. This outrage is just stupid.

        • HARP2

          Then why did they let him go ?

          • Cory

            Because it’s a private company and they can do what they want. That’s the whole point of my statement. People are mad that private businesses are making business decisions. That doesn’t make sense.

          • Kristi Walker

            It doesn’t make sense that they’d give him a break because people who don’t watch the show anyway will get their feelings hurt by someone else’s faith. He’ll be back BECAUSE they’ll make a smart business decision. This is all just for show.

          • HARP2

            Agreed but A&E will be the loser in this. I`m more inclined to believe they received a phone call.

          • Cory

            I’m sure if they are they’ll make another business decision. I’m sure they’ll be ok. It’s not like they had huge ratings in the first place.

          • It’s just me again

            That comment about the ratings was sarcasm, correct?

          • Cory

            I was talking about the A&E channel.

          • It’s just me again

            Just clarifying, since the show itself gave A&E their highest ratings.

          • QueenB ✓

            Of course it does. People get mad about the decisions others make all the time. I agree that yes, A & E can do what they want. But if there are consequences to it, then that’s ok too.

          • Cory

            If people want to boycott that’s fine, but making a big deal out of this is stupid. Just don’t watch. I feel the same way about all these boycotts and phony outrage. If you don’t like it don’t subscribe to it.

          • QueenB ✓

            Well, people are pissed. They like watching Phil on DD. They feel he was suspended for a really stupid reason and that he didn’t really say anything wrong. I wouldn’t say I’m outraged, but I do think it was a stupid decision.

          • Cory

            Do you get pissed at all private businesses for their decisions? I don’t think anything he said was wrong, but that’s not what his employer wants his employee to espouse. If I owned a restaurant in the south and the employee was telling everyone God is evil I’d fire him, not only because I’d disagree with him, but it’s not good for the company.

          • QueenB ✓

            Sometimes I do, yes. As I said earlier, people get upset about different things all the time. If A & E didn’t want Phil Robertson to espouse his religious beliefs, perhaps the best idea would have been to now give him a show in the first place. Instead, they are expecting Phil, and by extension, his family, to just sit in the back of the bus and shut the hell up because there’s some people out there who disagree with what he said. As I say, stupid decision on the part of A & E.

          • KIRK-NCC-1701

            Yea it’s the company’s right to screw up any time they want ! If he had said I am all for being gay would we be talking about A&E letting Phil go? I think not ! Oh well their mistake!

          • Bob Maddry

            This isn’t a business decision. If it is, then if I’m CEO at A&E, whoever made it is fired and gone today. You don’t cave to a PC group that represents such a small minority that it won’t effect you either way on this. Really stupid.

    • Ya Dont Say?
      • Cory

        The guy isn’t being fired because he’s a Christian. They knew that when they hired him.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      A&E can do what they like. But if people don’t like it they don’t have to sit down and shut up.

      • Cory

        But were you saying this when Chik Fil a was boycotted? I’m sure you weren’t as upset. I have been consistent about the phony outrage.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          People responded freely to the Chick Fil A decision. On both sides. I recall a net profit for Chick Fil A.

          • Cory

            Yeah I’m glad it did because I love CFA and would’ve been upset if a persons personal beliefs caused them to close down.

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    When the Federal Supreme Court overturned the “hate speech,” laws Democrats Pelosi and Obama had made law, they upheld the Christians legal rights to “debate the issue,” of homosexuality, and other issues… Lawsuits against A and E should begin now for their discrimination against Duck Dynasty’s practice of their legal rights to voice their Christian viewpoints, and not be fired over adhering to Christian viewpoints, and “core values,” such as Romans chap 1. That is also a Federal Supreme Court precedent already set on the side of Christian free speech rights. BOYCOTT A AND E, WRITE ACLJ AND LIBERTY COUNSEL IN SUPPORT OF A DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST A AND E OVER ANTI CHRISTIAN POLICY MAKING!

    CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBILE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION
    HEAD OF TN LIBERTARIAN PARTY

  • TRFjr

    Phil give Glen Beck a call im sure he would love to have Duck Dynasty on Blaze TV
    and you can say what ever you want

  • Emily

    “…and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22

  • sako204

    Phil is welcome on my TV and in my home anytime he wishes. A&E, not so much.

    • TundraThunder

      Agreed! A&E lost any credibility they once had with me!

  • https://twitter.com/JakeTheCatholic joedaddy27

    Suspending Phil: Crappy, crappy, crappy

  • draysum1234

    Just when I finally found a TV show that My Son and I could enjoy together they pull this CRAP!! So long A&E I hope you will be Happy,Happy, Happy! when your network FAILS!!! And also Have a Very Merry CHRISTMAS!!! and remember Christ is the reason for the Season Amen!!!!!

  • sako204

    What’s A&E going to do now; replace Duck Dynasty with the Kanye West & Sarah Silverman Show?…….hahahahahahaha

  • William Hawley

    Hey guys, I’m an Atheist, and I love this show. There is absolutely no reason for all the hate mongering that is going on. What Phil said is his opinion, and everyone must respect that. You may not agree with it, but hey, just agree to disagree. Combative Christians and Atheists alike make this world an almost unbearable place, so let’s just live and let live, yeah? It’s sad that a seventeen year old who isn’t even out of high school yet has more maturity than you guys. Step it up, man.

    • sako204

      Combative Christians? Someone explain that phrase to the Coptic Christians in Egypt.

    • draysum1234

      A&E are the Hate Mongers and Remember there are no Atheist in a Foxhole , Amen!

      • William Hawley

        No Atheists in a foxhole? I don’t think I’ve ever heard that phrase before.

        • draysum1234

          Well I did not coin it! You seem to be a Smart young man Google it and God Bless!!

        • rivers

          The expression dates back to the Great War.
          (World War One, 1913-1917)

          • William Hawley

            I kind of figured it would be a military-based phrase. Good thing I’m going into the Navy.

          • nickdqwk

            Yeah good thing the Navy has absolutely nothing to do with the Military!

        • nickdqwk

          My translation we all believe in God at sometime.

        • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Wow, really? It’s a very, very old cliche. And untrue.

      • Guest

        Yup…no tolerance like lib tolerance.

  • NickGranite

    It could be worse lefties. He could be advocating stoning you to death for homosexuality, not letting women drive or dress in normal clothes and stoning you to death for infidelity buried up to your necks.

  • Kadja2

    If this network is not adult enough to grow a pair and run a disclaimer that says, “The views expressed on this show are not those of this network” and stop monkeying around with the First Amendment, they don’t deserve my patronage any longer.

  • Ben Dover √

    The truth shall not be spoken in Obamastan. You will not opine, you will not think, you will not ponder any thoughts or beliefs except those ordained by ME!! King Barack! I Hath Spake, and Thy Will Be Done!!

    • Jack Deth

      You”re channeling a LOT of R. Lee Ermey’s D.I. Gunny Hartman in ‘Full Metal Jacket’, there. King Barack.

      • Ben Dover √

        No, he channels ME!!! Sometimes, he thinks he’s King Barack!

  • Jack Deth

    I gave up on A&E after its final run of ‘The Nero Wolf Mysteries’ with Tim Hutton and Maury Chaykin.

    I’m not surprised, but ‘Duck Dynasty’ would be a windfall for an up and coming cable station.

  • Ken Tabor

    What kind of world do we live in where gays can bash any group that disagrees with their perverted lifestyle “choice” and whoever did the disagreeing is ostracized to hell and back. But you let one God fearing Christian man say something that HE believes in and he gets barred from a T.V. program? I pray to God all the Robertsons stick by Phil and dump A&E’s ass. There will be only every network in America competing for the chance to contract with them. No Phil no Duck Dynasty until another network picks em up …A&E suck it!

  • Benjamin McMillan

    It IS a sin…period!! Good for him! A&E can go pound sand!

  • Amanda Davis

    People, please stop squawking about freedom of speech.It makes you sound ignorant. Free speech does not entitle you to zero repercussions…. and I say this as Christian fundamentalist.

    • QueenB ✓

      I agree. However, there can also be repercussions to the repercussions.

      • Amanda Davis

        True….and I fully intend to boycott A&E….partially because I don’t like bullies, and partially because I disagree with their decisions.

    • draysum1234

      It seems to only apply to Christians though. Tell me the last time anyone got punished for Atheist, Homosexual, Liberal or Muslim expressions?

      • QueenB ✓

        There is a double standard, for sure. But, freedom of speech wasn’t really violated here. Political correctness struck again, which is of course, where the double standard comes from.

      • Amanda Davis

        Oh, you don’t…at least not in the media or on the world stage… It’s just irritating to see the same people that called for Alec Baldwin’s head on a platter angry about this situation. You have to be honest in your critiques, or you loose credibility.

        • draysum1234

          I never called for Alex’s head on a platter but I did wish for it. I think it a sign of WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH of the Double Standards!

          • Amanda Davis

            Agreed. So let’s not be a part of the problem by having our own double standards….you cannot take the moral high ground if you participate in the same behavior. And since we know we are not playing on a level field, for the love of G-d, stop giving liberals ammunition by reacting just like they want us to.

          • draysum1234

            Amanda, while your heart may be with GOD, I will not bow down to the liberal hate, I will not go quietly! I will not comply, BUT I will Stand for my GOD!!!. Be that as it may I will not judge you for how you feel either Amanda, God bless you!

        • beyond partisan

          Alec Baldwin threatened to physically harm a guy on Twitter and asked his followers to go hurt the “toxic little queen.” He’s also pushed people in person while hurling his slurs. Huge difference. What Baldwin did could land him in jail.

  • Titos Rando

    Phil is right and its our duty now as a fans and as fellow Christians to stand up for them. We Watch them and learn from them and we should now do the same for them. I will stand with Phil and anyone from the Robertson family.
    Enough with letting the minority go out crying and not getting what they want its time to stand up Who’s with me?

  • hmschlmom

    Suspended for his religious beliefs? That sounds like something that could result in a lawsuit…

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    REPLY TO SLUDOG:
    HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT A FEDERALLY PROTECTED CLASS, IN THE HEARING THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AGAIN RE STATED THAT THEY ARE NOT BORN GAY, NO GAY GENE TO DATE, NO CLUMP OF GAY GENES, AND NO EPI GENETIC MARKERS CUTTING ON A GAY GENE, ALL STUDIES SHOW NO GAY GENE! THEY DID NOT GET PROTECTED CLASS STATUS, SO THE “HATE SPEECH” LAWS THAT WERE OVERTURNED, UPHOLDING OUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE THE ISSUE, AND ARGUE THE POINTS AGAINST SUCH ISSUES, WOULD HAVE NEVER PROTECTED HOMOSEXUALS ANYWAY, AS IT WAS ONLY FOR PROTECTED CLASSES SUCH AS CHRISTIANS ARE UNDER RELIGION. THE DEMOCRAT LIBERALS WERE SO SURE THAT THEY WOULD GAIN PROTECTED CLASS STATUS DUE TO NEW STUDIES ON THE HUMAN GENOME, IN HOPES OF PROOF OF THEIR BEING “BORN GAY,” THAT THEY WANTED THESE HATE SPEECH LAWS TO PROTECT THEM AS A PROTECTED CLASS, ONLY THE STUDIES PROVED THE OPPOSITE AND THEY DID NOT GET PROTECTED CLASS STATUS.

  • lewis dunn

    the bible says for a man to lay with a man as with a woman is an abomination to god that means its a sin

  • Pat Livingston

    A&E just shot themselves in the foot!!! Your top place in the networks just took a big hit. Those of us who are Christians, are about fed up with the gay movement period. it is a lifestyle you choose to live. Don’t force it on the rest of us who don’t happen to like it. IT DOES NOT mean that these people are hated. It means we don’t condone what they do which is a big difference from hating someone.

  • Lana Egerdahl

    I am not vewing A&E until they bring him back,story ends

  • Tana Davidson Stragalinos
  • Jeff
  • Nick

    A&E just now realized Phil is a Christian after all this time.

  • michael s

    The same bunch of free speech defenders were salivating for Martin Bashir to be suspended or fired.

    • QueenB ✓

      As I said to the other guy who brought up Bashir (you forgot Baldwin), you honestly don’t see the difference?

      • rickg62

        Someone like Michael doesn’t possess the intelligence or understanding to see the difference between the two. They can’t distinguish a comment from one person based on religious and moral principles from a disgusting comment from a truly reprehensible human being.

      • Amanda Davis

        Yes, there is a difference in the content and presentation. There is a difference in on-air “reporting” and caught on camera rage bursts. But the “freedom of speech” argument gets trotted out by both sides whenever they agree with whatever was said….and that is dishonest.

        • beyond partisan

          It is not allowed “free speech” to threaten and incite people to physically harm someone like Baldwin did. Baldwin has committed both assault and battery.

  • Stephen Strecker

    well A&E has lost another viewer not that I watched much on A&E any way.What happened to freedom of speech?

  • bill_a_bob

    I’d pay for a pay per view special to see CNN’s Don Lemon’s interview of Louis Farakahn, Mike Tyson, Busta rhymes, Akon, T pain, Napoleon, Mos Def,Bizzy bone (rapper), Ghostface killah (another rapper),Yusuf Islam, Dave Chapelle, Lupe fiasco, Beanie Siegel, Freeway, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Jermaine Jackson, Wesely Snipes, Muhammad Ali their opinions on what Phil Robertson said . . . . And whether hey agree with his opinions or not.

  • Vernon Paul Murrer

    Robertson Only spoke the truth,Gay is evil and a sin,, Some day you will see for yourself, God loves him, Bring him back or lose my vote,,I think the whole crew should walk out, God bless the truth, God will bless Roberson.

  • Vernon Paul Murrer

    Vernon Paul Murrer
    • a few seconds ago

    Robertson Only spoke the truth,Gay is evil and a sin,, Some day you will see for yourself, God loves him, Bring him back or lose my vote,,I think the whole crew should walk out, God bless the truth, God will bless Roberson.

  • Candi Nordhagen

    What? You can only have an opinion if it’s “politically correct”? Done with A&E and all their channels.

  • Jerry Griffin

    HOW ABOUT WE BOYCOTT A&E

  • David Provine

    A&E will be the big looser in this action, the rest of the family will no longer do the show with out Phil, as if they need the money. I’m sure one of the other channels will pick them up in a heart beat. Just look at the crap that A?E puts on on the air and get rid of a show with some moriallty

  • sako204

    Which flannel guy would you rather watch. I’ll watch Phil.

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      I choose the guy who appears to bathe at least once a decade.

      • Corey Dennison

        So, a beard=no bathing? interesting.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Your just too superficial for words Joe.

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          “You’re.”

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re still just too superficial for words Joe.

      • therantinggeek

        Yeah, you *would* pick the beta male on the left, wouldn’t you…

  • Taxpayer1234

    Way to go A&E. You suck.

  • Thomas Larsen

    Think phil should run for president. Sounds like several million would vote for him and if he did win, oh crap, lookout a&e

  • TXKracker

    Adios A&E!! duck dynasty family and fans say gooooodbye. You can have all the GLAD folks and all their market share. You are even more stupid than most can imagine or believe. Priceless Hollywood and NYC loons!!

  • TDS

    A&E’s slogan for 2014: “Watch us! We used to have Duck Dynasty!”

    • Nerdythings

      Or “We used to Matter”

  • David Vankomen

    What the hell happened to freedom of speech? Personally I do not care which way you swing, however I believe in traditional Marriage. If A&E feel this way, then maybe they should do a poll on who watches most their movies, it sure the hell isn’t the Gay population as the majority. BOYCOTT them. For those who oppose freedom of religion and speech you can kiss my ass, or i can buy you a one way ticket to the middle east!

  • James Elliott

    A&E is just another example of society circling the bowl…I hope DD dumps them ( A&E ) They don’t need their stupid show…Stick to your guns Phil..Much respect.

  • David Vankomen

    Also people do not be afraid to speak you mind, do not hide your name, this is America and always will be, they can try and push socialistic and Tyranny BS all they want and in the end Freedom will be the outcome. If they have not learned from the past then they obviously have been hit with the “Stupid Stick”

  • Rennie Miller

    Good for a&e. I hate homophobes.

  • http://www.voices.com/people/bobjordan Bob Jordan

    Hey A&E, news flash! Phil’s just telling it like it is. He’s simply professing his faith and belief based on God’s word. If you don’t like it, take it up with God, I’m sure He would like to hear from you!

  • Phil R

    Katie is One Sweet Lady!

  • Jason Wade Prater

    When people use religion to insult, humiliate and otherwise oppress other Americans, they get what they deserve. The conservative movement has been completely tainted by ignorance of people like the ones posting here. I don’t care if you like it or not, but gay people are just as human as the next person, a lot of times (as in the case here with these homophobic hate mongers) they are more human. It is no wonder people hate conservatives with the type of hate speech being flung around on this post. I want the conservative movement to regain its former glory and respect and with these kind of idiots we are in trouble.

    I am no fan of PC or silencing others, but Robertson knew who he was talking to. He knew what they were trying to do, and he went ahead and stepped right into their trap. I have no sympathy for him. There were countless ways to speak his mind, stand by what he believes, and still not be offensive. Jesus loved the sinners. He embraced the whore and the adulterers. He didn’t use evil language or hate to judge others. Robertson is not going to be effected by this at all, they were rich before the show. They can walk away from it with absolutely no loss to them whatsoever. So you hypocrites can quit crying now. Your pathetic behavior only shows just how deep your ignorance runs.

  • Suzanne Coffey Piercy

    Duck Dynasty is a gold mine and if they ever go to a one hour show it will only grow more popular! A&E would be total idiots to dump them.. You mess with Phil you mess with them all! The Robertson’s might just dump A&E. Nothing was said on the show in the first place. Maybe people would rather Phil be a lying hypocrite than to stand by what he believes! “No weapon formed against then shall prosper” and neither will A&E. Certainly not the way to fight for ratings! If they drop Duck Dynasty I will boycott A&E. altogether. That’s a fact Jack.

  • Cajun69

    American Gays that hate him are the problem! They will Make shore that they destroy every one that has an Opinion until it is THEM and their Opinion then the Tables will turn because the gays hate every one but THEM!And then even the Sad GAYS THAT GET TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT WILL BE THE TARGET OF WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT OTHERS IT IS A VISCOUS CYCLE

  • Chaplain Frank L. Matek

    A&E, you should stick with arts and entertainment and leave politics and religion alone. Free speech is a right. What kind of message do you send when you take away that right from someone.

  • Cajun69

    ME I SUPPORT FREEDOM OF SPEECH EVERY TIME IT IS THE ONLY FAIR THING IF YOU CAN SAY THIS I CAN SAT THAT!!!!!

  • Tana Davidson Stragalinos
  • Cantbelieveyouthinkthis

    A&E so the a$$holes and erections network is showing their true colors. Hope the DD guys leave and find a new home. Maybe SPIKE!!!!

  • Tom

    A&E can just go off the air. i know my house hold and many others will never watch it again. I hope the producers of the show and who ever had a hand in this all loss their jobs and live under bridges. This is America people, I Know most of you forget that fact. but we are not the USSR or Burma or Iran. We have freedoms and we are a Christian nation started and founded by that. And God help anyone who tries to change it.

  • Debra Miller

    Who watches this crap anyway? Duckquacks really? They must be related to honey booboo? Rich or not. Who cares?

  • Debra Miller

    Furious over this? What do you do with real life?

  • Philip Lee

    I like Duck Dynasty. I hope all the Robertsons boycott anymore filming until A&E gets some smarts. If they cancel the show, I’m sure plenty of other ratings greedy networks would be glad to show it, so don’t worry. I’ll bet the show is around a long time….as long as the Robertsons agree to do it. We need more people like the Robertsons and more shows like their show. We should all boycott A&E until they wise up.

  • BigDogJunction

    My prediction…

    Willie Robertson tears up his contract, or A&E does a quick about-face.

    • therantinggeek

      They’ll probably wrap up filming their fourth(?) season, then tell A&E that they’re through.

  • gskeers

    HEY WHO GIVES A RATS ASS AQBOUT HOW TO SPELL AND ALL THIS OTHER SH*T

  • dpierce

    Radical leftist gay organizations like GLAAD and LBGT funded by government monies. are.the same people running human rights organizations they use as a platform and “cover” to lambast christians as “racist” and “bigots” and “homophobes”. Being in education I attended “human rights” training where all this happened. Their attacking Phil Robertson is no different than what they have done for the last fifty years to gain power: Ridicule all just criticism..mock christian values, call them “vile”, “hateful”. Only, it doesnt work anymore. People are tired of homosexuality shoved down their throats. They dont want it. It is no longer chic or vogue..nor is Hollywood, land of the aging and balding homosexual activists, socialists and communists -who brought us shows about transvestites and lewd humor. The revolution that the Robertsons started is not going away: The soul of the american male is being reborn, its concience, memory, wisdom, knowledge and emotion for family, nature and God.. by a bad boy redneck christian married to the same woman for forty years, a man who isnt afraid to be a male, a leader, a christian- in a christian hating world. We the people understand what is going on. We say: Gays need to feel the love- real love. The kind that loves responsibility for family over pleasure, the kind of love that puts God in His rightful place, the kind of humble love that says I cant help myself without God’s help. Phil’s God doesnt discriminate against gays..He lists all kinds of behavior that wont get man to heaven-and noone gets there on their own. But many are coming to the crossroad and taking the narrow road that leads to life instead of the broad road that leads to destruction. All have choice. All can choose life or death, purity (right relationships with God and man) or sin (separation from God and missing out ). We all were made in God’s image..It is up to us to change our behavior and if Phil says..”God can help you do it”, great!

  • Raymond Harvey

    the channel that shows swamp people and shows like that let them take on duck dynasty

  • Tammy

    He is a backwoods,hate speech spewing,asshat jackwagon! Under this logic its ok to call ppl the N word or retarded or crippled right? Its not first amendment its pure hate speech! Dump them. Let them use their duck money to get out of this one. No respect for homophobic assholes. You are on tv,say that in your own home with ppl who believe that crap not to millions on tv. I hope he enjoys the hate back.

  • Ang Chavez

    We are entitled to our opinions. He stated his beliefs and he wasnt rude about it. He shouldnt be punished for it. Just because he feels that way doesn’t mean we all have to so put him back on and get over it.

  • Debra Miller

    Redneck redneck redneck redneck lol how many got ticked by that? And I watch nascar lol. I dont get it. I have a lesbian daughter. Who cares right but she does defend your country. Two strikes,I know. Oh well, I have bigger fish to fry. Merry Christmas.

  • Becky A. Helms

    This was a knee jerk reaction just like the one for Paula Dean. this network wasn’t thinking. If he was a muslim and went on a rant he would have gotten a raise and praise from this dumb network.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I do enjoy Duck Dynasty. I was a late comer to the show, only started watching this past summer, but recorded all the marathons.

    I really couldn’t care less about his personal beliefs–he and I do not share a religion but that doesn’t stop me from watching the show. The before meal praying doesn’t phase me in the least. And his believing that homosexuality is a sin absolutely does NOT actually affect anyone else’s existence.

    Stupid move on the part of A&E, this is their most popular, highest rated show. Who exactly are they trying to impress? I HIGHLY doubt that a majority of gay people were even watching this show. So A&E has decided to ignore their viewing audience in a knee-jerk reaction to a made up controversy. They should have just kept quiet and let it all pass.

  • LochGates44

    A&E already got their hands on Duck Dynasty and it’s not the same show it was when it first went on the air. Best hope is the Robertsons can leave the network and move to a network that treats them with respect.

  • Guest

    Well I for one will not watch A7E shows. Duck Dynasty was the only reason I tuned in to that channel. So now there is no point in watching.

  • Ridgerunner99507

    Well I for one will not watch A&E shows. Duck Dynasty was the only
    reason I tuned in to that channel. So now there is no point in watching.

  • Whinerssuk

    I hope the rest of the family quits. I hate that show.

    • therantinggeek

      No one ever forced you to watch it, apparently, so why gripe?

      • Whinerssuk

        Just stating my personal opinion. No one forced you to read it, so why gripe ?

        • therantinggeek

          Okay, I’ll bite. Any particular reason why you don’t like Duck Dynasty?

          • Whinerssuk

            No reason in particular. It’s just boring. That is pretty much my opinion of all of those “reality” type shows.

          • therantinggeek

            Fair enough.

      • Whinerssuk

        I am just stating my personal opinion. No one forced you to read it, so why gripe ?

  • David Rodden

    A&E..AMF’s…

  • cynicrealist

    A&E MUST HAVE BEEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE FROM THE FUDGE PACKERS UNION!!!!! ONE DAY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO REVOLT AGAINST ALL THIS ALL THIS P.C. GARBAGE. AND IF THE DUCK DYNASTY FRANCHISE DOESN’T HAVE HIS BACK N THIS ISSUE SHAME ON THEM.. DID I SAY HAVE HIS BACK? IS THAT ANTI GAY TOO!!! SINCE WHEN HAS THE HOMO FACTION BECOME THE NEW LANGUAGE POLICE. ASSES ARE ALREADY TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORDS TO “DECK THE HALLS”. AND LYRICS OF A PARTICULAR WEST SIDE STORY SONG. WHATS NEXT, THE GAY NINETIES? NOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR FUDGE PACKED WITH OR WITHOUT NUTS!!!!

    • mcdeadsit .

      You are an idiot! Stop interrupting the adults while they are trying to have an intelligent discussion.

  • Chris

    Whats wrong with gay people? I mean a guy ramming his penis up another guys butt and then having him lick the crap and blood off his penis, that’s totally normal right? No wonder homosexual men are dying in groves with MRSA, HIV, Aids, ect. Then again its all about LOVE!!

  • George Agee

    A&E / Gay&E. When you don’t procreate your ratings go down too!

  • OingoBoingo

    This really makes you wonder – Why IS A&E homophobic? Why does A&E fear gays? Why does A&E give into demands by a gay group who is being both bigoted and intolerant by falsely accusing Phil Robertson of being bigoted and intolerant? I think A&E is confused…..

  • Billy Gramlin

    The last time I checked MURDER and ADULTERY were sins, too. Does that mean all the cable channels will stop promoting those life events? We ARE ALL sinners in the eyes of a Holy God. THAT is why He sent His son! To take our sin PENALTY so He wouldn’t see our filthy deeds and we wouldn’t have to be discarded for them. That is all Christianity is. It’s just that simple. Believing in Christ and the salvation redemption that He offers does not make you HATE people who are not saved. The mere fact that a saved person shares his or her faith IS an ACT OF LOVE! We’re not trying to MAKE anybody accept it. We’re just offering an opportunity. Ask any Christian how many times they turned God down before they realized there really IS something to it!

  • George Agee

    A&E/ Gay&E. When you don’t procreate ratings go down too!

  • R. Scott Stewart

    Wow…they are Christians. Of COURSE they think its a sin. People insult Christianity freely, but PC forbid some deviant sexual practice is called out.
    Cancel A&E. Go to another network.

  • bmgamblin

    a&e has lost the edge and we will dump them so fast it will make their head spin.

  • 29Victor

    But I thought that GLAAD never called celebrities on their “homophobia” (i.e. Baldwin) because they were “Star****ers.” I guess that just applies to liberal, non-Christian stars.

  • Damien Bartee

    Evidently Freedom of Speech is only for non-white, non-Christian
    non-heterosexuals. Just throw us to the lions and be done with it.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    Did Phil Robertson hated homosexuality? Think not.

  • Barney Agor

    If A&E thinks they can survive on gay viewership, let ’em! Boycott A&E and see how long they stay in the service provider line ups!

  • OpenTheDoor

    Hey A&E, two words, Chic Filet.
    You can have your turn, we can have ours.
    Wonder if your sponsors are as open to stifling a persons beliefs as you knee jerks are?

  • David Johnson

    Suspend A&E and every other liberal based business. It´s time to take back our country from the liberal mindset and erase their backwards ideology of ignorance.

  • Jarhead1992

    Definitely not watching anything A&E till Phil comes back. When a man says it is his opinion, don’t suspend him. Look at what garbage speils out of MSNBC and such and nothing happens to them.

  • Elaine C Drahushuk

    How do you suspend someone from the show that is about them???

  • Tumblindice58

    We live in an intolerable society where the fight is on to eradicate Christians beliefs and thats just wrong and Phil Robertson couldnt be more spot on,God is gonna have alot of room in Heaven when some folks start showing up thinking they have been acting right!

  • Herkpilot

    I agree with Phil, always have, always will be confused why people engage in same-gender sex. His comment was expressed in terms unique to the Duck Commander Community, A&E demonstrates their lack of loyalty to the Robertson family and their inability to adapt their public persona to accommodate the group of people tired of standing in the shadows while those who practice same-gender sex continue to grand stand by professing God doesn’t get it. Bad move A&E.

  • Robert Weiss

    Judgement/Discermment

    Don’t be ashamed to speak up for Godly values! God is on His judgement seat, not us! However, through His Holy Spirit, he gives us quite a dose of wisdom to discern right from wrong. We can’t allow the devil to cloud our Godly view, nor still our voices when his minions accuse us of being judgemental, when in truth we are discerning and sharing the truth which they may refuse to accept. We do this prayerfully, using God’s Word – definitely without malice. God willing, His Holy Spirit will instill in them hearts of His own, leading them to turn, repent and rejoice in His favor!

    Lord, embolden us to GO and make disciples of nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost… to stand up for Godliness in all things. Instill in us a deeper love for you and for others, increase our wisdom, fortify our discernment… Lord, rebuke evil doctrine. I pray the Holy Spirit moves people to believe, understand and heed the true gospel of Jesus Christ – He died for our sins, was buried and rose again! Jesus Christ is the Son of God! His blood cleanses us of our sin! Lord cause the lost to turn, repent and rejoice in Your favor!

    I pray we all hunger for God’s Word! We are all still “growing” up in your Son, Jesus Christ. We continue to be transformed, our wisdom increases when we place Your Word in our hearts and minds, applying it daily! Embrace us, Lord, your Holy Spirit is guiding us to all truth. Our hearts hunger and thirst for your Word. Nourish us, Lord, with the Bread of Life and Streams of Living Water. We praise and worship you! In Jesus name. Amen.

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    Life by the Spirit

    13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

    16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

    19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

  • Guest

    These guys should be off the air for the bad example they set with their lack of sound conservation practices, like . . .http://youtu.be/dfTIz_xN9oE The first rule of hunting is never shoot anything unless you eat it. Only immature idiots shoot just to hear the gun go off. These fools have spawned a rebirth of behavior we have spent 100 years of correcting in Florida.

  • Chip Curry

    Good riddance!

    These guys should be off the air for the bad example they set with their lack of sound conservation practices, like . . .http://youtu.be/dfTIz_xN9oE An important rule of hunting is never shoot anything unless you eat it. Only immature idiots shoot just to hear the gun go off. These fools have spawned a rebirth of irresponsible behavior that we have spent 100 years correcting in Florida.

    • therantinggeek

      Let me guess. “Conservation” to you would be defined as “animal rights”.

      • Chip Curry

        Animal rights? You are trying to pigeonhole me into your myopic system of stereotypes. A conservationist advocates for the protection, preservation, and restoration of natural habitat and wildlife. House cats are an exotic, invasive species that decimate wildlife. It is not a sound conservation practice to allow one to roam loose.

        Before I got my first firearm, my Dad made me take the NRA Safe Hunter’s Course and go all the way to Expert in the NRA Marksmanship program before I was allowed to carry my 22 Rifle and a 20 gauge shotgun. I am an avid fisherman, have hunted deer with a bow, and hogs with a pistol. I am from Florida, and stand my ground. It should be a requirement for every gun owner to complete the NRA program to secure a licensee so we don’t end up with reckless jackasses like these running around with weapons.

        • therantinggeek

          Allow me to go back over your original post again.

          These guys should be off the air for the bad example they set with their lack of sound conservation practices…The first rule of hunting is never shoot anything unless you eat it. Only immature idiots shoot just to hear the gun go off. These fools have spawned a rebirth of irresponsible behavior that we have spent 100 years correcting in Florida. Good riddance!

          So I guess keeping rattlesnakes out of duck blinds would fall under “lack of sound conservation practices”. I wouldn’t necessarily eat rattlesnake, mind you. But if that’s what floats your boat, by all means, have at it.

          Second point. Try doing your homework on Phil Robertson before you dub him as an “immature idiot.”

          Now, to go over your last post.

          Animal rights? You are trying to pigeonhole me into your myopic system of stereotypes.

          Speak for yourself. I already pointed out that fallacy in your original post, and I called you on it.

          A conservationist advocates for the protection, preservation, and restoration of the environment and wildlife. House cats are an exotic, invasive species that decimate wildlife. It is not a sound conservation practice to allow one to roam loose.

          So now we’ve gone from dubbing the Robertson family and their employees from “immature idiots” to “house cats”? Or are you trying to make a claim that there are far too many house cats roaming around in the swamps outside of Monroe, Louisiana? I really can’t tell. I’ll give you the bit about a conservationist advocating for the protection, preservation, and restoration of the environment and wildlife, but I’m sure that it’s crossed your mind a few times that sportsmen know there are legal limits in place when it comes to hunting to prevent “overharvesting”, for lack of a better term, of a particular animal species such as ducks. You mentioned that you’ve hunted before. I’m sure there are laws in the State of Louisiana that clearly define this; I would probably venture to say Florida has similar laws on the books.

          Before I got my first fire arm my Dad made me take the NRA Safe Hunter’s Course and go all the way to Expert in the NRA Marksmanship program before I got a 22 Rifle and a 20 gauge shotgun. I am an avid fisherman, have hunted deer with a bow, and hogs with a pistol. I am from Florida, and stand my ground. It should be a requirement for every gun owner to complete the NRA program to secure a license so we don’t end up with reckless jackasses like these running around with weapons.

          I’ll give you kudos for earning your expert status in the NRA Marksmanship program, and a second helping of kudos for being a sportsman. But as I stated before, do some research first. If you’re a member of the NRA, I’m sure they can tell you if the Robertson family or if any of their employees are current members.

          • Chip Curry

            You lost me at “rattlesnakes” with your rant. Look again, you didn’t quote my post accurately.

          • therantinggeek

            Oh, I quoted your post accurately, but you probably have never watched the episode where Willie decides to take his daughter’s new boyfriend rattlesnake hunting. (Season 1, Episode 11). Still want to make the case of your first rule of hunting as “never shoot anything unless you eat it,” and “only immature idiots shoot just to hear the gun go off”?

          • Chip Curry

            The only episode I saw was when they shot up the beavers. They are immature idiots with no respect. I don’t respect them as woodsmen at all. It is a testimony to the decline of our culture that they are so popular.

          • therantinggeek

            If that’s the only episode you’ve watched, then I would make the case that your opinion of them is very biased. Also, you’ve made the claim that a conservationist “advocates for the protection, preservation, and restoration of natural habitat and wildlife.” You’re a sportsman; you should know that beaver dams tend to disrupt the natural flow of rivers and streams. Especially when waterfowl downstream (or upstream) of said beaver dams are adversely affected because their ponds have dried up – or worse, their nests are flooded.

            http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/wdb/pub/wmh/13_4_7.pdf

            I’d also wager that wildlife management doesn’t fit your definition of “conservation”, either. Good day to you, sir.

          • Chip Curry

            I have seen bits and pieces of the show here and there. Their mentality doesn’t appeal to real sportsmen. They are like tourists who used to come down to Florida to ride on a steamboat down the St. John’s river and shoot from the bow at anything that moved. The sophomoric approach this family takes should be embarrassing to America.

    • Duane_of_Dibbley

      “The first rule of hunting is never shoot anything unless you eat it.”

      No it’s not.

      • Chip Curry

        Okay, the first rule of hunting is to assume every firearm is loaded and keep it pointed in a safe direction, preferably towards the ground. The second rule is never go hunting with Dick Cheney.

        • therantinggeek

          Hence, the “Dick Cheney” rule of hunting…

          Guns and alcohol don’t mix.

        • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          When did you get your wayback machine there Mr. Peabody?

          /fail

          • Chip Curry

            Way back before it was cool to cop an attitude with a beaver. He’s going to wipe a smile off that beaver’s face? Some wussy, tough guy fantasy. What a punk! Brother, pleeeeez.

        • Corey Dennison

          Actually, no–that’s the first rule of “Gun Safety” not “hunting.” You can’t do anything right, can you?

          • Chip Curry

            I see you haven’t taken the NRA course. Tell me . . . what is it in La La Land?

          • Corey Dennison

            Actually, yes I have taken an NRA course. You said rule of ‘hunting,’ whereas I was talking about bun safety. Is English your second language?

          • Chip Curry

            Bun safety? Is that when you wear oven mits before removing buns from a hot oven? I was talking about the NRA hunting course where they teach safe hunting. The first rule of safe hunting . . . firearms safety.

    • Mike

      Tree-hugging troll…

    • Wolfman

      Chip Curry, Good Riddance and have a nice libtarded day

    • Scott

      You really are too stupid to insult. BLESS YOUR HEART!!!

      • Chip Curry

        Stupid people resort to ad hominem attacks when they are at a loss for an intelligent response. You can see them blasting away at this beaver without the slightest hint of respect for nature. It is a terrible example to set for young people who idolize them. Save it for pro wrestling.

        • Scott

          Cheer up Chippy, you really need help. Your posts are as lame as your picture. Take a clue as NOBODY cares what you think about DD or their hunting habits.

          • Chip Curry

            Oh well, you don’t care what I think. When you are hunting just ask yourself, “What would Jesus do?”

          • Markward

            Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

          • Chip Curry

            Amen. Don’t waste any.

  • Donald Morrison

    The only reason this offended someone is because it’s the truth!! If men were meant to b with men, then they would b able to , get pregnant and give birth! Homosexualality is wrong and the ones that are , deep down they know it is wrong!!!

  • http://www.ourstory.com/larrytdoughty Larry T. Doughty

    Keep in mind folks, and this just certifies it, America is no longer a home for free speech. The country has gone down hill, and continues that way. Pretty sad place we live in today. Phil Robertson, will show up in Dynasty, in another place all together, we hope. Take that to the bank AETV.

  • Ricky Ring

    First they want him to stop praying ( in Jesus name we pray) and because he is Christian and be leaves that homosexuaity is a sin. And the Bible says it is! Now A&E wants to suspend him. Well guess what A&E iI will suspend you!

  • samazf

    What the heck happened to free speech? Oh that’s right, it’s only “free” if liberals
    agree with it. Got it. How stupid. I hope the rest of the family flips them the
    bird and refuses to film after their contract is done. That show makes alot of
    money for the network. And they are cutting off their nose to spite their
    face.

  • LWJ

    A and Who? after the DD Gang leaves

  • David

    I can watch the Duck Commander on any channel…or be content remembering the funny wholesome episodes that have already aired…say goodbye A&E

  • Marty

    What The;;; freedom of speech only applies to non Christian’s

  • singcanary

    I have the highest respect for Phil Robertson for standing by what he feels and believes. What ever happened to free speech and opinions? This is totally wrong taking him off the show…Phil you are a super guy and Christian. Either you believe in your faith or you don’t. You cannot compromise your beliefs just to suit the gay right community or the media. They are only here for a flicker of a moment on this Earth. Dis-functional is the word for these morons attacking free speech and your beliefs. They could always change the channel if they don’t like what you stand for. Just like many people do when the sitcom community and movie community force same sex kissing and sex on TV. Why is that shoved down our throats and nothing happens to them if we disagree or are offended? The answer is: We have become a fallen sinful world without values, morals and honesty anymore. Evil is good and good is evil now.

  • singcanary

    A&E will lose money over this…and its ALWAYS about MONEY …boycott A&E

  • Edward Bartoszuk

    Evil people adore evil things, and hate good things. Mr, Robertson’s comment was his personal and he has that right to say it. When vile things are said by the libs the libs are happy, but when truth is said they go bunkers, as I said they adore evil things.

  • orbearider66

    I hate to take a somewhat contrary position here (because this whole situation is ridiculous) but I think this is the perfect example of free speech. Freedom to speak your mind does not mean that you are free from the consequences of that speech. Let’s face it, it’s not like the government is coming to arrest him for what he said, it’s just that A&E has decided to suspend him.

    That said, there are consequences to A&E’s actions as well. If Robertson is, in fact, fired, we will be removing A&E from our cable box and will be letting them know (not that they care). I hope other people feel the same way. I will also suggest that A&E change its name to Logo2.

    But the thing that irritates me more than anything else is this … the day after they “suspend” Phil, they have a whole evening devoted to Duck Dynasty.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      You can’t remove a station from your cable box if it comes in your package. Just sayin.

      • orbearider66

        True … but I can remove the channel from displaying in my channel guide which will also prevent any A&E shows from showing up in searches or auto records that I have set up.

  • Stephanie Morrow

    Unbelievable. Why can’t a man state his opinion? There is no hatred there; he was merely stating his faith. This is wrong to punish a man for stating his belief. It violates Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion. They should be ashamed. I’m impressed that Phil Robertson had the guts to state his belief despite knowing it is unpopular in the media.

  • Amber Murphy

    It was only a matter of time…tv execs. are always trying to right the wrong of people who are just being honest. #hey,backingphil

  • baddog652

    A&E has messed with the wrong guy. Heck the wrong family. The Duck Dynasty folks sure don’t need the money and by not letting Phil have the same rights as everyone else is not only unconstitutional but wrong. By the way I agree with Phil. Don’t like it? Tough!

  • http://www.payatasmissionoutreach.org/ Jack Wilson

    Shristians and all others who believe in free speech. Boycott A/E

  • http://www.payatasmissionoutreach.org/ Jack Wilson

    One thing is really good. Twitchy is finally moderating itself. Perhaps we won’t hear all the repulsive words some people use.

  • Red Fred

    I don’t know if anyone remembers the recent interview on FOX with the atheist. He made this statement several times. “I don’t care if you’re offended!” We are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, or the teachings and restrictions in scripture. Christians aren’t backing off what is their core belief. Ever.

  • sailor

    No matter how you spell it…it is an attack on religious freedom.

  • Karen Burnap

    This is America and every person has a right to his own opinions. If you don’t like the answers then you shouldn’t be asking the questions!

    • Edward Traxler

      Actually Karen, that is untrue. You are only allowed to repeat the views of the left .. otherwise you are wrong.

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    I wonder whose boycott would hurt more, the LGBT community, or those peeved at the loss of freedom of speech.

  • rebekahhuang

    Beta males are so much easier to control than alpha males so I guess it’s to our brave new worlds advantage to be populated by betas

  • T.J.Bembenek

    The man was expressing a personal belief. Those who firmly believe the bible believe that homosexuality IS a sin because that is what the bible says. Every opinion expressed by every human is based upon a personal belief, regardless of upon whatever that belief is based.
    Everybody doesn’t hold to biblical folklore, legend, and fable-story telling. The bible was not written by any deity. It was written by humans who filled it with there own personal beliefs. That doesn’t mean it’s the absolute truth. That is just what those who told the story held to be their personal truth.
    I personally do not have that kind of faith in a book written by humans living in a primative world. I have little faith in biblical reports of events in the history of mankind because I find many of them to be totally unbelievable when one truly thinks about them.
    That said, I do not find fault nor am I offended by those who do have strong faith in that book. Many of my friends do have that faith. When they take to quoting biblical passages, it does not affect me nor offend me. It doesn’t change who I am or what I believe.
    The gay community has yet to learn and understand that they are their own worst enemy when they take offense from what people express to be their personal truth. The man simply stated what HE believes,
    Why should that affect you personally in any manner? It may be contrary to what you believe, but so what! It doesn’t actually affect anything with regard to you unless you choose to let it. Why does what HE believes and says offend you?
    Apparently, far too many chose that approach and did nothing but call attention to how thin skinned they are when someone expresses a personal belief that they do not share! Did they change anyone’s mind who holds that belief? It appears not!

  • Mike Gilkey

    The Duck show is my favorite show, other than sports, and it is disappointing that A&E is trying to split the family apart with their stratigic tactic.

  • bornfreeamerican

    Duck Dynasty put A&E on the map!

  • Frank W. Oddo

    I hope the entire family tells A&E to take a hike and moves to FOX

  • Al Gagnon

    A&E , teaches tolerance , untill you DISAGREE with them

  • TocksNedlog

    This is NOT a “freedom of speech” issue.
    This is NOT a “freedom of religion” issue.
    That said, as soon as the Robertson’s can get out of their contract they should take their show and their endorsements elsewhere.
    Why would anyone want to hang out at a club that doesn’t want them as a member?

  • Andrew Vernon

    Amazing. Guess freedom of speech doesn’t count. Also, stating that homosexuality is a sin is simply a quote off of Christian teaching. It doesn’t mean that you hate homosexuals. I have homosexual friends, just as I have friends that drink in excess and friends that have pre-marital sex. Just because someone is a sinner doesn’t mean that I hate them. I might try to change their outlook and I certainly won’t support/encourage them to sin, but I can still be friends with them. People claim to be tolerant, yet so many have such a limited, stereotyped view of Christians and how we act and what we stand for.

  • hashimoto

    BOYCOTT A&E

  • Mike Gilkey

    During the French “Reign of Terror” the liberals cut the heads off of 23 Ursuline nuns because they weren’t “tolerant” enough. The unsophisticated people at A&E don’t have the wisdom of history. They probably have cowardly personalities and are intimidated by GLAAD.

  • rebekahhuang

    Heads up GLAAD and A&E and whomever else it applies to… Part of me not caring about your sexuality IS me not having to care about your sexuality. Part of your acceptance into the norm is not being asked to be treated special. The entirety of my inclusion in the numbers that think you should be allowed to marry and be counted as a couple is my belief that if you pay taxes to the state you are entitled to all the benefits and that adult individuals get to make their own choices not bcos I am passing along my blessing… I’m still entitled to my beliefs my opinions and if I have to see and hear all the crap that comes with that than welcome to the real world! So do you. Grow up!

  • Mike

    Tolerance by the left only extends to opinions they support. Anything in opposition, they’ll make a scene about it being intolerant. What they don’t see is that the way they carry themselves and stand against what they don’t agree with is far more intolerant.

  • Sue C

    Duck Dynasty should go to another channel and A & E can go to blazes.

  • Wayne Willard

    I guess freedom of speech and religion don’t matter anymore, you are on the gay train or you are a bad person

  • Guest

    Does this mean that A&E must now suspend any on-air “talent” from its other shows if they go public with their opinions about homosexuality that run contrary to Mr. Robertson’s or face the possible legal consequences since Mr. Robertson’s suspension from the show would therefore have been a discriminatory practice on the part of A&E?

    • Onyx

      Bigots are not a federally-protected class. They don’t fall under non-discrimination law. Your right to express your religious beliefs ends where my right not to be called a pedophile or a dog-****er in the workplace begins.

  • jyearsley

    If there is a more INTOLERANT lobby in America than the GLBT movement, I have no idea what it might be. Mr. Robertson offered an opinion on sin. Big deal. This crud is out of control. By every legitimate standard of polling and research, the percentage of the population that self-identifies as GLBT is approximately 3%. But because they have unfettered access to the microphones and cameras of the morons in the media and Hollyweird , they get a pass. the hell with them.

  • Linda Phillips-Fordham

    It has come to the time to take a stand for OUR RIGHT to OUR OWN OPINION and OUR RIGHT TH FREE SPEACH ! This is SICKENING ! A&E you SUCK ! And I will NOT support you channel in anyway what so ever! Your ratings just took a nose dive for this one! This is only the tip of it! YOU RULE PHIL ROBERTSON ! STAND TALL STAND PROUD !!!

  • Bob Lester

    Boycott A&E for bashing Christian’s

  • Bob Lester

    Boycott A&E for bashing Christan’s

  • cloudshe

    absurd. if you believe sex before marriage is a sin does that mean you hate those who do? homos want others to be open minded, yet their hypocrisy does not seem to bother them

    • Onyx

      If you claimed that sex before marriage could easily morph into bestiality, or that it was often connected to pedophilia, or that it meant that the practitioner was suffering from a “mental distortion”, someone could make that case, yes.

      • cloudshe

        you’re reading too much into this imho. how are “things i wouldn’t do because they are a sin” all connected? if he said murder is a sin would you claim he thought gays were potential murderers? phil is coming out on top of all this, showing the intolerance of the big mouthed liberal crybabies who have thus totally lost the intolerance/hate issue

  • ScottieDont

    Just wondering if A&E has commissioned a study to determine the number of homosexuals that make up the ratings for DD. Methinks someone got some math SERIOUSLY wrong.

  • Wolfman

    Boycot A&E network

  • Justin

    Let’s see, why is this show so successful? Because they support family values and follow God’s principles. I’d look to change to a network who understands this programs audience. Certainly making a comment about the sanctity of marriage between a man and a women and not supporting gay’s should not be a reason to side line him. For far too long we as Christians have not sounded out against our fellow mans sinful acts. Good for Phil for being a man of god and standing for his principles.

  • paevo

    I’ll bet that GQ reporter looks a lot like a miscreant beaver to Phil right now!…

  • Scott Johnson

    This guy has also admitted to adultery many times over. I believe that’s also a sin. Did his sin of adultery also morph into bestiality? Is that what he’s doing out in the woods all the time?

    • Scott

      You resemble your avatar and it fits you well. A HEADLESS suit.

    • magic_beans

      Why do you care what his opinion is? He was asked a question. Should he have lied to protect your dainty feelings? Christianity preaches homosexuality and adultery are wrong. So does Islam. Get over it. If you disagree then that’s fine. This is still America, right? The problem is gays being tolerated has never been enough for them. They want everybody to think their life style is just as fabulous as heterosexuality. Seems obsessively needy to me. If you are happy to be gay and don’t care what Christianity thinks then good for you. If you are Christian and think homosexuality is an abomination but you should still love those people (which is what Phil said, in the interview) then that’s fine too. Grow up. Not everybody is going to like you.

  • Michael Vaught

    I don’t believe in god, or that being gay is wrong. But Phil’s comment are his beliefs and I’m not offended by his beliefs. This country was built on tolerance of others and the right to voice one’s opinion. Also A&E does have the right to suspend him from their show as they see fit. But suspending him for ticking off the gay activist? Really? Aren’t they the ones wanting equal rights and preaching understanding of others being different? So why are they hating on a man who disagrees with their sexual orientation but not hating or being violent towards them?

  • Jana Green

    A&E Do you really think Duck Dynasty needs you? It seems you may be getting the big head and trying to control things that is not yours to control.

  • Melissa Jaworowski

    People that believe in the Bible, its state its all wrong and it was forbidden…All the way back to Sadom and Gomorrah. Go and sin no more..

  • Melissa Jaworowski

    Sadom and Gomorrah the cities of terrible acts of sexual activity act and homosexuality in the Bible he who believes. He who find me one person without horrific sin I will save these cities. He would not save them and burned the cities and damned all them. Just my opinion and its not for me….so we all have a form of opinion, so do I. Like to see the gay activist raise cane of this of a church practices, that why most won’t attend church. Oh I forgot some don’t believe but consider themselves a christian…Oh lord help them…

  • Wolfman

    Boycott A&E Network

  • Pittsburgh_YaBish

    It is a Sin..Read the Bible “Sodom and Gomorrah smh He’s entitled to his beliefs

    • B E

      Your god is not my god. Don’t expect everyone to bow down to your mythical fairytales.

      • Pittsburgh_YaBish

        It’s His God and He made the comment..Didn’t say agree with it wierdo

      • Corey Dennison

        No one is asking you to. Get over yourself.

  • Dixie_Sugarbaker

    How dare Phil Robertson say he hates gay people! The way he threatens their lives and spits on them when he sees them is appalling. Just disgusting and I am glad A&E is giving these dispicable actions the proper punishment.

    Oh wait, he only said he could not understand why a man would be attracted to a man and that the Bible said it was a sin? He said that sin is a problem in this country and listed homosexuality as a sin along with adultery and the sexualization of this country. He quoted the Bible? He says God is love and he loves everybody? He merely expressed his opinion? There is no evidence of him ever harming and threatening to harm anyone?!

    Never mind.

  • Davie Banks Lloyd

    While I may not agree with some of his comments I do believe he has the right of FREE SPEECH.

    • Onyx

      Yes, he does. No one is keeping him from freely expressing his opinions. But A&E is not obliged to broadcast (and tacitly endorse) them to tens of millions of viewers, any more than they’re obliged to broadcast yours or mine. That’s *their* right to free speech.

  • Ginny

    This is an opportunity for the Robertson Family to have their show aired on another network! YEAH! Just what are we teaching our children and younger generation. Don’t voice your opinion unless the networks and politically correct police validate your principles and lifestyle. What’s wrong with tolerance and acceptance of others? Instead of demonizing beliefs and opinions lets agree not everyone will have the same views and that doesn’t make one opinion more important over another. Stop, breathe and enjoy the life! If you truly believe in who you are, any opposite opinion can NOT offend.

  • Adam Shulman

    My opinion differs from his personal opinion but still he has a right to speak his mind. Even if its televised wouldn’t that be considered free speech? They shows on tv about illegal activities like moon shining and growing pot….so he gets suspended for freedom of opinion?

  • Determined

    Phil has the right to his beliefs and the right of speech – as does A&E. And they both have the right to suffer the consequences of exercising those rights. Freedoms and rights all around. Phil has not lost the right to the free exercise of his beliefs or his right to free speech.

  • taralundrigan

    Good riddance?? I mean common…you are all talking about freedom of speech right now which I do agree with, but stating on national television that you believe being gay is a sin, is not only wrong but it is rude. Keep your beliefs to yourself if they are going to cause a serious amount of drama. A&E did the right thing. I personally hope I never hear about this stupid show again.

  • William Williams

    Liberals only believe in free speech when it’s what they want to hear!

  • R. Walter

    I thought being tolerant was a two way street.

    • B E

      He has every legal right to say what he did. A&E has every right to do what they did.

      He was not jailed, nor fined, nor beaten. But gay people experience ALL of those things just for being gay, and I bet you love when gay people get fired.

      The hypocrisy is right there. I can go more slowly if you’d like.

      • R. Walter

        This is exactly what I am talking about. You have no idea who my friends are or the people that I know both gay and straight. I don’t want to see anyone lose their job. You are the one being cruel now. Why would I love it when someone loses their job. As I said before I though being tolerant was a two way street and you certainly are not tolerant of someone elses beliefs.

  • rebecca raynor

    I think AE should reconsider the suspension of Phil Robertson is a crock of crap. Just like the food network suspension of Paula Dean. People are afra
    id to say anything anymore.

  • Vik

    A&E has every right to do what they did. He used his First Amendment Rights to say what he wanted (in this case, some rather foolishly misguided views). Now he has to deal with the consequences, aka his employer exercised their right to fire him because what he said hurt their brand. No sympathy on my part, his arguments were idiotic at best.

  • KayGee

    Sure, sure, it’s all about his freedom to express his “faith”, especially because there’s conveniently no mention here of the “bestiality” part of Phil’s rant. Meanwhile, in the wake of the Bashir v. Palin incident, we just got done hearing from the right about how forcing someone off of a show WASN’T an attack on the first amendment, how free speech DOESN’T apply to Bashir being forced to resign over reciting a first hand, historically accurate account of slavery while wondering aloud how that would apply to the golden rule after Sarah Palin went so far as to even goad the evil leftist media to “try it, try it anyways” about calling her out on it. Meanwhile, can someone point to the direct biblical reference that directly compares “lying with another man” to bestiality? No… but all of a sudden we have the Teaservatives pulling a nice big 180 and explaining how important Freedom of Speech on nat’l television is again.

    • B E

      You’re the most logical person here.

      • KayGee

        …sadly, logic has a known “liberal bias” in this circle. So join us next time for another exciting episode, when they bring up the new Pope again (and they will) and we get to learn about how this here freedom of “faith” argument REALLY works. Listen as we are lectured about how one shouldn’t “stand outside a church you don’t belong too” based on the ridiculous assumption that “liberals” =/= Catholics, and thus those that are must be an “outsider” (I.E. one that doesn’t share these fundamentalist views on society)…all that despite my being a baptized Catholic, switched to and confirmed Lutheran, with one half of my tightly knit family still devoutly following the Catholic faith IRL. Didja know that if you’re baptized in a Catholic Church, you’re catholic for LIFE in the eyes of the church? (unless, of course, you’re excommunicated…) @mark81150:disqus

        • B E

          Evangelicals, man.

  • RedSoloCup

    A&E has been put on “indefinite hiatus” in my house.

  • Patsplacepp

    WOW you read many of the comments here on Twichy and just have wonder if Conservatives actually want Gays to stand with them? Do Republican and Tea Party members really dislike Gays this much? And yes I’m not talking about freedom of speech rights since I’ve got zero knowledge of the contract he signed with A&E and if their was a clause about conduct outside of the show that he signed

  • cstrenio7

    Email sent.

  • B E

    Ok Conservatives, which is it? Is A&E a person? Do they have rights? If so, they’re just exercising their rights, too.

    You’re all for firing icky homos but you absolutely cannot stand the firing of a homophobe.

    Might want to make up yours minds. It’s getting obvious.

    • Karen

      The word ‘homophobe’ is meaningless. There is virtually nobody out there who is afraid of gays or hates them. To disagree with a BEHAVIOR has nothing to do with phobias. Are all the people who disagree with smoking smokeaphobes? Liberals really need to stop using that word, because throwing around insults only proves they don’t have any rational basis from which to push their position.

  • PAUL

    Way to go Phil you only speak the truth God made one man and one women not the same sex.GO DUCK DYNASTY

  • Rob Walz

    Dear, Robertson Family, start a new network, leave A&E and watch there ratings tank.

    Then enjoy your new found freedom of speech. It is really sad that a couple of words out of context can tarnish a good person. Before you get mad, get the facts, then A&E can suck it… lol

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    I’ve found this to be a useful lamp of liberty holding timeless truths for today’s course of human events: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Danny Wheeler

    Seriously, A&E needs to wake up and smell the Five Freedoms Coffee!

  • Nancy Sexton

    Thanks for standing up for God Phil Robertson. We need more people like you.

  • Peter Peltonen

    Thanks for the addresses. Mine too was sent!

  • Don McGuinness

    There is no good reason to ban anyone from a network for what they believe. Or for saying what they believe. Since when, in America, has it been wrong to say what you believe. Has there been a commandment written that say thou shalt not state what thou believest? Or has there been an amendment added to the Constitution or an abridgement to the first amendment that says we have free speech as long as we don’t say what we believe?
    Agree or disagree if you wish. But I believe, and I may be banned from the internet for saying this, a man should have a legal right to bring charges against A&E for discrimination, based upon our first amendment rights. By terminating the grandfather, they are in essence denying him his first amendment rights under the Constitution. This is as much a civil rights case as any other.

    • russedav

      But of course the Constitution has been effectively amended by lawless judges who make up whatever law they like and say it’s constitutional, whether it’s rational or not, much less anything to do with the actual text of the actual document called the Constitution in our lawless anarchy of black dresses vainly pretending to be a civilized nation.

      • Don McGuinness

        And lets not forget that if a case is brought before the Supreme Court, by the left, to consider if a law is constitutional or not . That the court will make the arguments before themselves on behalf of the left who don’t get the wording correct in their presentation before the court so that the court can then say it is Constitutional. Not only will the court hear the case, they will present the case. No need of lawyers to be present.

  • Valjean

    In the chilling world of Political Correctness, the right to free speech and expression runs only one way. Apparently, A & E, like most of the media and entertainment industry, believe the First Amendment applies only to those whose views are compatible with the Left. This is dangerous ground to tread.

  • Jason Bradley

    Dear A&E, you are in violation of the Civil Rights Act shown here:

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]

    (a) Employer practices

    It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer –

    (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    Phil could sue you and not work for you again. He doesn’t need you.