Shortly after A&E announced it would suspend “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, the @BoycottAETV Twitter account was created, and it quickly grew to over 1,200 followers and counting.

May the free market decide!


https://twitter.com/vv197071/status/413488913932500992

Programming reminder: “The outrage is not retroactive”:

https://twitter.com/AK9TX/status/413520058933997569

  • jukin

    The are those on our side think we should not play by the rules of the left. However the rules of the left seemed to be winning in today’s society. I will not only boycott A & E I will let any of their advertisers know I will not buy anything from them. Since I actually buy things because I’m a productive member of society I think they’ll take notice.

    I’m tired of dealing with the tyranny of the minorities.

    • san rafael blue

      I’m done turning the other cheek,,, Oops! That was NOT a Freudian slip.

    • logicrules

      Ultimately, this might have been the best thing that could have happened. Issues that we “dance around” are inevitably issues we still have to deal with. Nobody woke up yesterday and decided, absent thought, that homosexuality ain’t ” just grand”. There are real objections to the idea that , as a speces, this is just some normative alternative to heterosexuality. To deny this is to be mulipliatively more intellectually dishonest than any “jus’ ‘caus” objector to the idea might be.

      • Alex

        I suggest before you start pretending that you know anything of homosexual interactions and ‘normative’ claims, you go away and look at statistics and case studies throughout history and in nature, not just whatever propaganda you lap up from the Family Research Council.

        • Calcat36

          2% of America is homosexual. Is that what you are crying about?

          • Alex

            Ever read the Kinsley Report? According to his findings, I believe 60% of the population are classified as a sexuality that is not 100% heterosexual. Try not to use Wikipedia when you argue next time?

          • Don Bracken

            Kinsey not Kinsley…

          • Deanne Graf

            Kinsey is evil.

        • logicrules

          Statistically, 100% of all people on earth are the result of heterosexual activity. That would seem to suggest something pretty “normative” about that activity. Propaganda is not needed to support that “position”.

          • Calcat36

            Dammit, that was pretty good! +10!

          • RL

            Actually, that’s not true at all. You excluded every single case of in vitro fertilization, which results in children being raised by both heterosexual and homosexual children. Even accounting for the activity, that doesn’t mean those humans were raised by heterosexual couples. Humans aren’t born and then left to fend for themselves; I’m fairly confident you’d agree that the parental role has a significant impact on that human. On that level, in addition to heterosexual couples, there are homosexual couples, bisexual couples, single parents, step-parents, the list goes on. So, the argument that a heterosexual household is the norm (which is ultimately what your argument was getting at) is untrue.

            Furthermore, just because something is “normative” doesn’t make it right. Slavery was statistically the norm at one point. The caucasian/white race is the “norm,” does that make other races abnormal? The example list goes on of things that may be the “norm,” but that doesn’t make it right. It doesn’t necessarily make one better than the other, it’s always situation-based. You seem to have forgotten historical examples, of which there are several, where the “norm” was where men openly had sex, often, with other men and many females, aka Greek/Roman history.

            You are welcome to have your own beliefs. But others should have the right to have their own beliefs as well. When the practicing of their beliefs doesn’t infringe on your rights, they should be allowed. In no way does a homosexual relationship personal impact you.

            Just in case, as a pre-empt, I am a heterosexual male that simply believes that others should have equal rights, regardless of their sexual orientation.

          • Allen Jackson

            Stop using big words my head hurt!

          • Byron Shutt

            Who says they shouldn’t have equal rights? But I don’t know who gave them or YOU the right to redifine marriage?

          • RL

            A lot of people have said that. The way laws are written, they often don’t have equal rights in most states. They can’t be on a healthcare plan with their partner via work. They aren’t allowed into hospital rooms because they aren’t a spouse. They aren’t allowed inheritance in the same way a married couple can be. The list goes on.

            There’s problem with not “redefining” marriage who defined it and why is it the right definition? Just because it’s a legal definition doesn’t make it right. All black citizens were once defined as 3/5 of a person; that doesn’t make it okay to keep that definition. I’m guessing that you will say that the church has the right to define. The problem with that is when the legal definition is adopted by the church and not all churches. There are churches that marry and accept homosexual couples. So, why do we allow ONE branch of faith to define marriage for an entire country made up of separate faiths?

            This might be a surprising solution coming from me, but I’m actually completely in favor of allowing any church to define marriage as they see fit, as long as the government has absolutely no involvement in marriage. So if a church wants to denounce homosexual relationships, they have every right to do so; if they want to embrace them, they can. However, there would be no reward (via taxes, items mentioned above) for being married nor any punishment based on “which church” you belonged to.

          • Calcat36

            Religion and churches are established in the morality and values written in a Bible. No church can claim to support homosexuality and the redefinition of marriage while claiming to be Christian or a church of God, since what is written cannot be added to or taken away from, as the militant homosexuals do to fit God into their perversion.

            Deuteronomy 4:1-3 1″Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to perform, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2″You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3″Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.…

          • RL

            1. You’re assuming a Christian version, excluding EVERY other religion. Christianity is fine as a faith, but it shouldn’t be embedded in law

            2. As your quote says, you shall not take away from the word of the lord. So, you’re saying you follow Leviticus 11:4, Leviticus 11:10, Leviticus 10:6, Leviticus 19:19, Leviticus 19:27, Leviticus 19:27, Leviticus 19:19, Leviticus 5:2, or Leviticus 23:3, amongst many others.

            3. Also, several churches do make that claim, teach people to be good people overall, and they seem to be doing just fine.

          • Calcat36

            Specifically, you made the statement about THE POPE ummm NOT JUDGING, which according to HIS DOCTRINE is WRONG. What does any other religion have to do with this? Judge not is the most misquoted and misunderstood verse in any Bible. Jesus was warning about being a HYPOCRITE. What I quoted to you are passages that demand that we judge other Christian brothers according to the faith.

            Because they make the claim, does not mean they are correct, look at yourself for example. One cannot teach any other person how to be a good peep, especially with flawed doctrines.

            Let us talk about Islam then, and their beliefs, teachings, and writings about homosexuality. Speaking of which, where are the militant homosexuals going after bigot Muslims? Afraid of a Fatwa?

            Just pointing out YOUR Biggit-Tree because you only FEEL comfortable attacking a belief that will not cut your head off for simply being homosexual.

          • RL

            1. You didn’t respond to the central question that I had, which is if you follow every aspect of Leviticus or not. If you follow scripture to the T, leaving no part out, you’d have to do so, right?

            2. Christianity still shouldn’t be embedded in law. Not one thing you said responds to this.

            3. You’re rambling. If you write in a coherent fashion, it’s a lot easier to address issues.

            4. Again, you claimed you were planting your “biggit-tree” first, I never even used the term until after that. It couldn’t be clearer than looking at time stamps.

          • Calcat36
          • RL

            So when faced with logical questions and evidence…great response.

          • Calcat36

            When you present logic and provide actual evidence, I will respond. You are incapable of honest debate because like your Zero Hero, Compromise is NOT an option. I see all of your points, but I also can see that you blatantly are more interested in shooting down what I post because you consider yourself superior. So I reply to you in the fashion you post to me. You are hostile in your agenda push. Until then Plankton, see ya!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOgaN-gM-Jw

          • RL

            1. Presented several studies. You provided none.
            2. Asked if you followed the doctrines of Leviticus. No response.
            3. Christianity shouldn’t be embedded in law. You didn’t agree nor respond.

            When you can’t make an actual argument, you respond with memes and youtube clips.

          • Calcat36

            Memes and youtube clips that fit you perfectly. I also typed that you are hostile to debate, as this last post now shows.

            1: Studies on what? Homosexual parents being equal to natural parents? I do not need a study to prove common sense that natural parents are far superior, no matter what you militants deem. I presented TWO of many suppressed MSM stories of abusive, child rapist, homosexual parent who really loved each other. Too bad the government broke down the black family and chased fathers off, right? You would agree that that is wrong, surely you would, right?

            2: What specifically would you like my input on about Leviticus?

            3: You will have to clarify this for me, as you are a liberal, and like question 2 there is more to it than the simple questions you pose.

            You are not even honest in a debate! You have already proven your willingness to dismiss anything presented that you do not like according to your agenda.

            Be specific in your questions, please.

          • Nancy Christopulos

            I’ll respond.
            Christians do not follow the doctrines of Leviticus. Those doctrines were meant for the Hebrews (specifically the Levite Priests) approx. 1200 BC. The Jews of today don’t even follow most of those doctrines.
            Like it or not, this country’s laws were based on Judeochristian values. So in effect, Christianity is already embedded in the law. People are now trying to change that which is why Tradionalists are getting upset.
            In response to part of your other post, All Black citizens were NOT counted as 3/5 of a person. 3/5 of the total amount of slaves was counted towards population. Free blacks were counted in with the general population. This was done so that slave States would have less representaton in Congress.
            I don’t know where you live but I’m a nurse in Florida and Homosexuals are most certainly allowed in hospital rooms as are any other significant other heterosexual, homosexual, married or unmarried..

          • God Loves You

            I am praying for you, RL. If you understand the New Testament teachings that Paul wrote in several of his books like Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philipians, Ephesians or if you read/understood Hebrews I think you would understand how the laws in Leviticus apply to use today. I pray God allows you to see and understand clearly the almost too good to be true Gospel that Jesus brought into this world and His amazing grace, love and peace. If you know anyone that is living the homosexual lifestyle please have them look into the medical statistics that have been done on people that live that life style. There really is a cost associated with it, not only spiritually, but also physically. God bless you and may God open your eyes to show you His wonderful plan of salvation and His tremendous plan He has for you if you will just come to Him. God truly loves you so much that He sent His son down from Heaven to Earth to be born as a human so that He could pay for our sins, which all man are guilty of! . Now that my friend, is a level of love like we can not even imagine!

          • RL

            In all honesty, it’s appreciated. I am not homosexual, never contemplated it, but yes, I do know people that are and one that has AIDS. I also know straight people that have been afflicted by the disease. Rather than pray for me, although appreciated, I’m in relatively good health and have a happy life. I’d ask that you pray for them, or pray for them as well.

            The funny part is that several people on here have assumed I don’t have faith and that I’m a far leaning liberal. I’m about as pro-gun and anti-tax as they come. I believe in God, maybe not the same teachings to 100%, but that one exists. I believe in loving each other regardless. You’re a great demonstration of this.

            You made my point exactly regarding Leviticus. That there are portions that we should not take literally today, which apply to other components as well.

            Again, thank you for your kind words and have a fantastic weekend.

          • drw

            Please stop trying to co-opt the term marriage. I couldn’t care less how one would define civil union or any other of a number of equally suitable terms. Marriage has a historically deep and significant meaning to the vast majority of the populous of this planet and to dilute its sincerity in order to legitimize a small group who’s only requirement appears to be a need for validation is unreasonable.

          • RL

            1. I’m not attempting to co-opt the word.
            2. Your definition is not necessarily mine or that of others. You reference historical roots, yet historically, it has shifted. For example
            a. The Future of Marriage in Western Civilization (1936), he rejected his earlier definition, instead provisionally defining marriage as “a relation of one or more men to one or more women that is recognized by custom or law”

            b. The definition is culturally dependent.

          • drw

            My definition is obviously not yours or there would have been no need for my post. I would also admit that there are others who fail to hold it in the same regard. This also is obvious. I would further admit that some terms are culturally dependent and even to the necessity of the revision of some, at times, to be expedient. The fact that it holds small meaning to you and a minority of others does not justify it being disregarded. You may hold no beliefs closely or sacredly but others do and to disregard their motives as archaic or without merit is offensive in the extreme. If the true intent of the gay community was equality, they would be content with adopting their own phrase to describe their intent. They have had no problem making-up their own terms in the past when it suits them. What is not obvious to some is that the co-opting of that specific term is the biggest reason this issue is so volatile and resisted by the majority. Or perhaps that’s the reason they insist on its use, they seem to enjoy celebrity and the most vociferous appear to thrive on controversy.

          • RL

            I understand why you would feel that the term is being co-opted and that it is something held sacred to you.

            I believe one of the major reasons the homosexual community wishes to use the term is because at present, it’s the only way to be viewed as equal, especially from a legal standing. A “civil union” may hold for federal governmental policy, but it doesn’t hold for insurance, death benefits, etc.

            So, if civil union and marriage were equitable on all footings, I think your idea is more likely to happen, that it would be accepted.

            I’m not saying this is the intent, but this is similar to the “separate but equal” doctrine, which we know didn’t work. I think that might be another reason there is resistance to accepting other terms.

          • drw

            The legitimacy of the term civil union is not relevant to the conversation. If the argument is that it lacks sufficient weight to meet their requirements, I would suggest they petition their respective state governments to revise its meaning. This, however, could only be expected of a rational and reasonable group who’s stated intent was their actual intent.

          • Byron Shutt

            You make sound arguments. I actually belong to a church that supports gay marriage. Does not mean I have to. I do believe gay couple should be given the same advantages,or disadvantages as hetro couples. I have said it before that if you requested gay couples to marry they never would but if it can undermine what is ‘traditional marriage’ they do. I suggest they call their union the ‘Supreme coupling of the star people’. It has a certain flair and offends nobody.

          • lardnk

            You are wrong about the impact of homosexuality on others… It makes me SICK!!!

          • RL

            That could be said about a lot of things; PDA, short dresses, sandals with socks. Yet it doesn’t give me the right to legislate against those actions just because I don’t personally like it.

          • ldenton

            in vitro? You mean the newly-discovered scientific breakthrough? HaHaHa. So lame. Greek/Roman history. Hmmm. And please tell us – what exactly was it that destroyed those two civilizations, or don’t you know? Since you seem to know so much, why don’t you just inform us as to what type of family is considered to be the best for children. Please, let’s hear it. Or, don’t you know that either? Tool.

          • RL

            What you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

          • Joseph Bentz

            Eventually it all goes back to a heterosexual act that requires sperm and an egg. Homosexuality can only produce one aspect, but not the other, This proves that homosexuality was not in God’s master plan for the continuation of the human race.

          • RL

            So wouldn’t that mean that those that cannot reproduce are abominations? That they are not part of God’s master plan?

          • Joseph Bentz

            It was you that characterized those that cannot reproduce as abominations. If they cannot propagate they simply will die out. And should, because they are a unintended aberration on the backside of humanity.

          • RL

            Actually, I was saying that using that sort of logic (the kind of logic you used), that homosexuality was not in God’s master plan because it couldn’t lead to reproduction, would mean that those people would have to be considered abominations. I’m assuming your last comment was tongue n cheek and that you aren’t just a terrible human being.

            Secondarily, that sort of logic doesn’t explain why in nature some creatures are able to produce asexually. Does this mean that God then intended for some to be able to be homosexual but not others? There’s no consistent principle that you’ve been able to use thus far.

            The principle that I would say is present is pretty simple: Love equally. Let those that are in heterosexual relationships love each other and let those in homosexual relationships love each other. Treat everyone equally, regardless of sexual orientation.

          • Joseph Bentz

            Your tongue in check was correct. It continually amuses me at how simple it is to tweak some who go completely bonkers in their responses. I notice that your responses are at least sequential and follow logical conclusions.

          • drw

            Nice deflective obfuscation there RL. I’ll presume your response was to Logicrules’ statement and not Calcat36’s response since it was merely an agreement of someone else’s post. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
            Your beginning paragraph has absolutely no bearing on the statement made. You deliberately misdirected the posters statement to justify your perceived outrage at (his) erroneous statement. Your further ramblings seem intended to showcase your “superior” intellect and fair-mindedness but, to be truthful, it does more to prove your ignorance.
            If you actually read Logicrules’ post and then your own, I’m sure you’ll understand.

          • RL

            You’re right, it was to Logicrules’ statement (new to this forum clearly).
            I’m not sure how it has no bearing. His claim was that 100% of the population is born from heterosexual activity. To be more specific, by the inclusion of that word, it would require sexual activity, which does not happen with in vitro. That alone proves the statement false.
            Further arguments were made against what I believed Logicrules was actually trying to get at, that a couple should exist to procreate and raise a family. Along with that, I assumed that they would argue that the best format to raise a family would be a heterosexual couple.

            The rest of the arguments were based on the “normative” argument, which was left pretty ambiguous by Logicrules. The thesis of my response was pretty simple: just because it’s a norm, it doesn’t make it the right thing. I structure arguments as thesis followed by examples. Historically, those are just true.

          • drw

            I read his statement to mean there can be no procreation without contribution from both male and female donors. Regardless the “miracles” of current science, that statement is 100% true and irrefutable. As evidenced from (his) prior posts I presume (his) reasoning to be sound and in any case of ambiguity I afford (him) the benefit of the doubt.
            Your arguments regarding the “normative” upbringing of children was unrelated to this statement and therefore a null rebuttal.
            By the way, although I have no idea what Logicrules believes, I do sincerely believe that the best format to raise children is a traditional setting where both natural parents are present and involved.

          • RL

            Why is the best format to have both natural parents? Wouldn’t the best format be two people that love and care for each other? I personally know parents that have been alcoholics, drug abusers, physically abusive. I don’t think you’re claiming that they are the best parents, but based on the language you used to set a standard, that would have to be true. If you’re going to defend that the parameters for best parenting are “both natural parents are present and involved,” that doesn’t exclude those that beat their children.

            Wouldn’t a better definition be two people that love each other, regardless of their orientation? Maybe I’m not aware of the study, but I don’t know of research that has been done that isolated sexual orientation as a determinant factor for whom is a better parent/parental unit.

          • Calcat36

            You forgot to mention this:

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305125/Gay-couple-accused-molesting-9-adopted-children-withdraw-guilty-plea-decide-trial-fight-allegations.html

            Oh YEAH, and THIS:

            h.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9959950/My-gay-fathers-sexual-abuse-was-swept-under-the-carpet-says-victim.html

            Your PREMISE that homosexuals provide safe environments is full of holes and NOT REPORTED on in this Country in order to keep the agenda alive! You sick liberals sacrifice CHILDREN to push that agenda!

          • RL

            This is an idiotic statement. It’s not even an argument. You provided an example of a homosexual couple that abused a child. The act is atrocious. Are you saying that heterosexual couples have never been convicted of the same crime? Really? EVERY example of a male abusing a female is a heterosexual crime.

            I could play this ridiculous game and provide example after example of heterosexual individuals that have committed those crimes, but that doesn’t actually prove anything unless you look at things as a WHOLE.

            I don’t know, like say, this: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/winter/10-myths
            You know, from an actual research institution, full of people that have degrees in statistics and are paid to do one thing, research.

            Or maybe this, which says that children raised by homosexuals end up no different than their heterosexual counterparts: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_gay/f_gayb.cfm

            Also, let’s not forget that the largest case of institutionally supported rape has been by the Catholic Church. I’m not saying Catholics are bad people; I’m not saying that the Church itself is bad. I’m just saying if you want to look at specific “examples,” that’s kind of a big one to ignore.

            When the Pope himself is declaring that we should not judge those that are gay, that’s kind of a big deal. Whether or not you’re Catholic, the leader of one of the world’s largest religious institutions is saying not to judge.

          • Calcat36

            I am not saying that at all. You made statements that left out homosexual loving couples abusing children. You were merely one sided, as are most agenda driven liberal comments.

            The pope is not following Christ with such a stupid statement. He is believed to be the Vicar of Christ in Roman Catholicism, which means that he is equal to Christ and the head of the church here on earth. One problem with that, it is not biblical. And no pope has been sent from God to die on a Cross to save all of mankind.

            If the pope is indeed the equivalent of Jesus here on Earth, IT IS HIS JOB TO JUDGE! Yet militant homosexuals, and now the pope, often misquote Matthew.

            Here are a few more, but I do not want to bore you with facts and truth.

            JOHN 7:24: “Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

            LUKE 12:57: “Yea, and why not even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?”

            PSALM 37:30: “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.”

            PROVERBS 31:9: “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”

            LUKE 17:3: “Take heed… If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.”

            The pope is no authority, yet it is amusing to see militants like you embrace him.

          • RL

            I NEVER said that homosexual couples were better, just equal.

            By the way, great job ignoring every single piece of evidence that was provided that statistically proves that heterosexual couples and homosexual couples are equally as competent at raising children.

            You also just dismissed an entire faith, followed by over a billion people. Right.

            Biblical scripture is not “fact.” You have every right to believe that it is true, that does not make it verifiable evidence.

          • Calcat36

            By the way, thank you for ignoring the fact that homosexual marriage/couples raising children are by no means equal in the amount of time that proper studies could be done to prove the theory. But as all good libs do, you deem it so.

            Should the pope not follow the bible, and te FACTS as the Catholic church professes them to be, and the doctrine of his church? Faith, fool, is one thing. Religion is something totally different. Funny that Christ came to Earth and said that He was the Way, the Light, and the Truth. No one comes to the Father but through me.

            So men set up religions around the existence or non-existence of Christ and then proceeded to kill each other in His name. Maybe you should stop assuming and pigeon holing what you do not know or understand. But like a good lib again, talking points help you FEEL better.

            So far, the Catholic church is still against homosexuality. They still detest liberals forcing them to provide abortion/birth control against their RELIGIOUS VIEWS, and the still have not opened hospitals because of that direct assault by the left, nor have they provided adoptive services, because they still believe homosexuals are not capable of raising children properly. Yeah, that is the pope you admire. So go ahead, take it out on me for remind you.

          • RL

            Please, I’d love to know your credibility when it comes to methodologies and statistical models. After that, please let me know what the proper time would be for studies to be able to be verified.

            I’d say 1. I have an MA and have produced work using statistical models and 2. That since the studies have started since at least 2000, it provides more than enough time to measure a child’s development over a 13 year period.

            Furthermore, these studies are usually based on a variety of figures such as surveys of the children regarding emotional health, education, illnesses, etc. Those are easily measurable.

            Again, the point was that if the Pope, the leader of a religion with over a billion followers, can accept the idea of not condemning homosexuals, maybe others should consider that option.

          • Calcat36

            For such a smartie, you sure do lack common sense, and I do not need your resume! I will type slowly for you. The pope has no authority to make that statement. God Himself has condemned sodomites and even destroyed a city to catch the attention of the sinners and the saints!

            1 Corinthians 6:9-10 9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

            Pretty simple to understand, even for an elite like you, huh? The pope you now love is corrupt. As are all popes.

          • drw

            Your argument is confusing. You exhibit sufficient intelligence to understand the issue and yet your post suggests a refusal to allow another’s opinion to have merit. The best format is as I stated, period. The term does not allow for variation or what-ifs. The vast majority of American homes consists, and has historically consisted, of a couple united in a common goal. Specifically, one man and one woman who love and respect each other and wish to raise a family to carry on a tradition as old as civilization itself. I cannot comprehend that the quantity of people you have personally experienced that fail to meet these criteria are a sufficient amount to change the ratio. Your argument regarding the suitability of gay “couples”, regardless their commitment to each other, is specious at best. There is no data to suggest that any union of other than “normative” (ie one man and one woman united in common goals) criteria could approach, much less equal the historical success of same. Your commitment to your beliefs is commendable however misplaced it is.

          • RL

            Thanks for your civil approach!

            I did include two specific sets of data that holistically compare children from heterosexual couples and homosexual couples.

            Maybe the links didn’t come through. The first was from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a research institution: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/winter/10-myths

            Myth #2 has 3 separate studies that confirm that homosexual partners are no worse nor better than heterosexual couples.

            The second was from a government document created by the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_gay/f_gay.pdf

            On page 4 of that document, it states: “The studies conclude that children of gay or lesbian parents are no different than their counterparts raised by heterosexual parents.”

          • drw

            I understand the need or tendency for some to rely on or hold “sacred” studies or research conducted as scientific “proof” of one theory or another. I’ve personally done enough research to know there are always questions unasked and/or results sought. The questions that immediately come to mind when someone quotes the results of studies are numerous and usually unanswerable. Who felt a need to undertake said research, why, specifically, did they feel said research was necessary, what was the intent of said research, what life experience did any related researchers have that may have skewed or otherwise affected their interpretation of the data collected, how was the data analyzed, what were the criteria of the test subjects, how inclusive was the data, when said research involves the behavior of humans how did they treat intangibles such as deeply held beliefs/superstitions, when children are involved how do you guarantee their stated views are informed and/or truthful and not merely their interpretation of what they believe you want to hear (the same question applies to some adults), the list goes on. That said, there can be no research that changes the fact that a normal family unit of historical definition can, in any tangible way, be improved by modification. You seem intent on convincing others that gay couples are equal or superior to “normal” couples. I would agree that there are “normal” couples that should not be, I
            personally know a few. Further, there are “couples” that should not procreate, I know a few of those as well. To justify the superiority of gay couples as regards raising children by citing this minority as examples is misleading and dishonest. Unless, of course, you can prove that there are no gay unions that suffer from the same or similar failings. I think your friends would be better served if you/they would take a more reasoned approach to attain their goals. I believe you’d find a lot more understanding than you expect.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “You excluded every single case of in vitro fertilization”
            Which is still just a scientific recreation of heterosexual activity.

          • Calcat36

            Welcome aboard!

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Permission to come aboard, Sir!
            (Apologies if assumed gender is wrong)

          • Calcat36

            Permission granted. And it is male civilian now. I planted my biggit-tree and I am ready for some nuts to fall…

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “planted my biggit-tree and I am ready for some nuts to fall”

            LMAO!

          • Calcat36

            You gotta keep it in the dark and feed it moonbat crap dropped by trolls on Twitchy.

          • RL

            At least you both admit your bigoted. Which seemingly wouldn’t be the most ethical/Christian way to approach life. But props for being upfront about it (I mean this seriously, not sarcastically). It doesn’t mean I agree with you being a bigot, but at least you’re honest about it.

          • Calcat36

            No, you accuse anyone that disagrees with you as a biggit practicing biggit-tree. It is the new race card, which has finally worn itself out so much that we can see you trying to play it.

            You are an intolerant bigot.

          • RL

            I never once used the word bigot/biggot, nor indicated it, until after you used the term biggit-tree. Check the order of posts.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Don’t preach at me you sanctimonious piece of bat sh!t.
            Nowhere outside of your libwit head does anything I or Phil said equal bigotry. You should prolly look up the term because you’re making yourself look like an utter illiterate.
            BTW, you moron, I’m in an interracial marriage with a brown woman who is not a citizen and I was a very close friend of the gay brother of the girlfriend I had before my wife. I’ve even been to the freak show gay bars in Hollyweird.
            I’m the most tolerant person you’ll ever come across, except when it comes to idiotic leftists – who happen to come in every stripe and flavor. What can I say, I don’t like stupid.

          • RL

            When you support a statement where someone says that they’ve planted their “bigot tree” and you ask if you can too, it’s a logical conclusion that you agree with bigotry.

          • Calcat36

            Or, professor, it may be mocking the liberal as*holes who keep throwing it at us, right Mr Smartie pants? Learn to type, it was a BIGGIT-TREE. And as I predicted, you are one of the nuts that fell off of it! Moonbat crap crazy troll! Thanks for your fertilizer!

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Sorry, the statement was just funny. Especially when the nut is you yammering incoherently about what constitutes bigotry.
            Calcat wasn’t claiming the mantle of bigot and neither of us was supporting bigotry.
            I guess the statement ranks up there with needing the /sarc flag to fly for the lesser intuitive amongst us. We all make mistakes. I’m a forgiving person. I promise to never call you a buffoon for making that mistake.

          • RL

            I did respond to that argument, although it was buried. There is no sexual activity with in vitro fertilization. By definition, in vitro cannot be included in “heterosexual activity.”
            Additionally, a separate and less compelling argument, although still true, is that it would imply that the sperm donor was attracted to females and that the egg recipient was attracted to males. There’s no way to know this and statistically, that’s just not true.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Utter tripe. Sorry, your lying.

            There is no homosexual activity that includes fertilizing an egg with sperm. NONE.

            It is a recreation of heterosexual activity.

          • Calcat36

            When that argument fails, they will then say that a kid once knew an uncle who was a homosexual, and that is how the homosexual gene fits into the flawed Darwin claim of survival of the fittest.

            That is a no BS claim by evolutionist militant homosexuals.

          • RL

            Please identify to me the “sexual activity” that is involved in taking a set of sperm, with a needle, injecting it into an egg that’s inside of a petrie dish, then placing that egg into a womb.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            ** GOAL POST MOVING ALERT***
            Fing liar.
            I clearly said h.e.t.e.r.o.s.e.x.u.a.l. activity TWICE. And Also a s.c.i.e.n.t.i.f.i.c r.e.c.r.e.a.t.i.o.n. thereof.

            I’ll be happy to spell it out for you, because you are indeed a lying moron..

            You know. Tappin’ that ass.
            And when I say ass in this context, it’s according to the common usage of that euphemism for 1 man and 1 woman gettin’ freaky. No buttholes were harmed in the actual tappin’ of dat ass.

          • Calcat36

            When challenged, move the goal!

          • RL

            Putting a sperm into an egg is not a recreation of a sexual activity. If you missed the 5th grade lecture, putting a penis into a vagina is a recreation of a sexual activity.

            Putting a sperm into an egg is a recreation of a reproductive activity.

            BTW, in case you forgot, here was the original argument that I responded to: “Statistically, 100% of all people on earth are the result of heterosexual activity”

            In vitro is not a sexual activity, at all. Therefore, it can’t be a heterosexual activity.

            It could be the result of a homosexual male’s sperm being inserted into a homosexual female’s egg.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “Putting a sperm into an egg is not a recreation of a sexual activity”
            That’s all I needed to hear. You’re just utterly stupid. You’re lying. You’re moving the goal post. You’re a d!ck. Consider your argument lost. Go away. I’m done with you.

          • RL

            It’s a reproductive process, not sexual. In order for your “argument” to be true, every time you engaged in sex, sperm would have to enter the egg. Hate to break it to ya, but that’s not how it works.

            Can a sexual activity lead to a reproductive process? Absolutely. That doesn’t mean the two aren’t separate.

            If you look back at the initial argument, the “goal post,” that’s a direct response to it.

            Childish people are able to resort to names when they cannot articulate a coherent statement.

          • logicrules

            Actually, it is true. In-vitro fertilization, and all other such machinations that avoid the actual act of “in-person” sex, nevertheless rely on the combination of a female egg, and a male sperm. Done, Period. Fine’.
            And to compare to slavery…. you must be joking. Slavery was never “normative” in a comparative sense, Heterosexuality is the sine qua non of human existance…. no matter the subsequent or alternative behavior of the humans involved, parentally or otherwise. “Right” or “wrong” becomes a rather meaningless argument when there simply is not an alternative…. and homosexuality is NOT an “alternative” to heterosexuality, One cannot replace one with the other, with concommitantly equal results.
            Historically, cannibals existed. Should we therefore assume that this is a “normal” desire of humanity? We may indeed take much good from ancient Rome…. but no obvious reason exists to support the claim that since Romans (or other cultures) engaged in a certain activity, we must therefore conclude such activity to be “normal”, or “desirable”.

          • Tyler Christoff

            Gotta agree, “that was pretty good!”

          • RVNMike

            I want to see the argument to that one. :-)

        • lardnk

          Alex, it doesn’t matter about “homosexual interactions” you might be referring too, HOMOSEXUALITY is a SIN…an abomination, as Christ Himself decried. All the homosexuals in the world will NEVER change the mind of GOD…it’s NOT about “hate or phobia” it’s about what Christ said is wrong… It’s as simple as that, and quite frankly, I’m sick to death of homosexuals ramming their agenda down my throat… It’s deviant behavior, period, like it or not…I didn’t write the Bible, GOD did, and thousands of years haven’t changed His mind and the GLAAD community isn’t going to change it either. End of story.

          • cardnut

            Sorry, homosexuality and other sexual “deviations” are biological facts of life. A person is born with his or her gender identity and sexual orientation. Although some gays try to argue against this, one doesn’t “choose” to be homosexual. Also, homosexuality is fairly common in the animal kingdom.

          • ldenton

            To quote Joe Wilson, “you lie”! Homosexuality is not fairly common in the animal kingdom. However, rape is. So, since the animals practice it, it must be all right with you. There is no scientific proof whatsoever that homosexuals are born that way, despite the myriad attempts to prove it.

          • cardnut

            You are wrong — and ignorant.

          • RL

            Technically, humans wrote the bible. Additionally, you’re taking piecemeal from the Old Testament, at least at this point. Do you embrace all components of the Old Testament? If so, then you’re being consistent, but that clearly presents a lot of other issues to be discussed.

            I also don’t know what agenda is being pushed down your throat. What legislation was passed, or was attempted to be passed, that infringed on your rights or ability to act? Perhaps there’s something in your state where this was the case, but I don’t know of any.

          • Calcat36

            Technically humans were inspired by God to put His words to papyrus… But facts… silly facts…

          • Alex

            I’m a Christian, a Conservative, and gay. If you think Jesus decried homosexuality, then I am afraid you misread your bible. What Jesus does do is spend his time with the fallen of society, prostitutes, tax collectors- the people who were abhorred by an overly pious society, people who that society turns their back on- sinners, if you will. Christianity teaches you compassion for your fellow man, not the hatred that you area speaking now. Remove the plank from your eye, before pointing to the speck in your brothers.

            Additionally, if you think the LGBT+ community has any sort of agenda than to be treated like a human being by ignorant people like you, then you are so very, very wrong.

          • Calcat36

            Obviously, you cannot comprehend 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. If you know Christ, you would know what he told all sinners. You are forgiven. Sin no more. You, by your life style choice, and continuing to sin, have turned your back on the Christ you portend to follow. He told the whore t turn from her sin and be saved. She did. Why won’t you?

            You misquote and misunderstand the whole plank thing as well. Especially since you condemn others by calling those who disagree with you as IGNORANT.

            “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against one another, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law” (Luke 12:49-53)

          • Alex

            Excuse me, Mr Hellfire and Brimstone, but I don’t condemn anybody. Chastising my fellow Christians when they slip up and condemn others is done out of compassion for my fellow human being. You are ignorant. I do not condemn you for it, but it does not stop it being the case. By all means call me a sinner, my life and relationship is with God and his eternal love for me, not this distorted verse and dogma that people like you fail in your faith by spouting.

            Do you think it is ironic that you condemn me in your comment for so say condemning others?

          • Calcat36

            Keep twisting. Hellfire and Brimstone? Quoting Jesus is what you all hellfire and brimstone? That was reigned down on Sodom and Gomorrah, right? Keep typing. When you reject the Word of God, you reject God, and that is worse than sin because you have NO RELATIONSHIP with God when you reject His Word. NOWHERE did I condemn you. I do not have that power. I merely pointed to scripture to refute your jibberish, and you cannot accept it.

            Show me in scripture where your life style choice is condoned by God or Jesus. Until then, ponder this:

            Matthew 7:20-22 …20″So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21″Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22″Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’…

          • Alex

            oh, I think I touched a nerve. You cannot understand God if you ever think that you are better than another person, because none of us are without sin. Do not pertain to speak for my relationship with God because you will never comprehend what you cannot see.

            Theologically, the rule of law (Leviticus) is, if you believe in the Gospels, something that mankind is redeemed from when we fail to adhere. Frankly, you don’t understand your bible. I don’t care to continue a theological debate with you because frankly it is like talking to a brick wall.

            Allow me to be unchristian here and condemn you: You are ignorant. You are a bigot. If you actually talked to any person who was LGBT+ without your prejudice and ignorance, perhaps you might see things for how they truly are. But you won’t. You won’t because you are close minded and filled for hatred for what you don’t understand. You epitomise everything wrong with American Conservatism, you give us all a bad name. I don’t care for you precious freedom of speech, if I had my way, the sort of people and sentiments expressed on here would be prosecuted for hate speech.

          • Calcat36

            I reject your premise. Keep your paw on your own nerve, homosexual. Frankly, you are now a liar, and you refuse to engage in debate because it is YOU who does not understand what you are typing.

            I do not have to talk to any deviant because I can read what is written by a higher authority. You have finally admitted your true agenda:

            “I don’t care for you precious freedom of speech, if I had my way, the sort of people and sentiments expressed on here would be prosecuted for hate speech.” THERE IT IS!

            You are trying to be accepted, which will never happen. If you consider me a bigot because I quote scripture, then you have lost the argument as you resort to distracting name calling.

            Read the Unclean Man in Leviticus.

            Allow you to be un-Christian? Not in my power, however you have already proven your own claim.

            No specific proof in the Gospels to back up your FEELINGS about your sinning against the Word of God?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “I don’t condemn anybody”
            “not the hatred that you area speaking now”
            “You are ignorant”

            “my fellow Christians”
            “not this distorted verse (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) ”

            One of these things is not like the others,
            One of these things just doesn’t belong,
            Can you tell which thing is not like the others
            By the time I finish my song?

          • Amy Witchek

            Well Alex, that is not true. The OT, or The Law, was established and Jesus did speak to His being here to keep The Law not break it…and He did specifically mention sexual immorality which does fall under The Law. As well, Paul speaking in the NT specifically mentions homosexuality as sin that is to be washed away for those that practice it will not inherit the kingdom of God. One of the most direct and telling scriptures in the NT is Romans 1:25-27

            They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator– who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

            So obviously the Bible and Biblical law says there is penalty for perverse and homosexual behavior.

            That all being said…and while Christians should call sin and perversion for what it is…we are not to harm. In other words, while you can tell someone that their behavior separates them from the grace of God…you must also tell them of His mercy and that repentance is a path to His glory. That through the blood of Christ redemption is as much theirs as anyone else…the door has been opened for them.

            I’m sorry Alex, but you or others like you, cannot continue to waterdown the Bible and classify yourselves as followers. And I am not just speaking to homosexuality. Abortion is also a non-starter re Biblical law. Lying, those who live gluttonous lives, murderers, all perverse behavior (typically classified, I believe, in behaviors harmful to the individual or society on a whole), adultery, etc. Try as you might to backpat yourself and get others to backpat you for your choice of sexual commission, it remains an abomination before Him. Does He hate you? Certainly not. His hope for you (and all of us) is to share in His the Kingdom…He gave His son to that end. Jesus carried the burden of all sin to the cross…but that does not preclude us from living responsible lives where we repent from sin and live in grace. To say otherwise is a lie, another sin.

            I don’t think the life you have chosen is an easy one, and for that I am saddened. But that there are those that try to force acceptance and the diminishing of The Word I find even more disheartening. I don’t know if you are purposefully deluding yourself or it is a blinding by the enemy…but it is not truth and if you know anything at all about God, then you know truth is means for love, and love the means to the only path to Him.

            In any case, Alex, no Christian should nor can determine the final destination of your soul or any soul…we cannot usurp His dominion over such things. While we must remain hopeful for all people, ourselves included, we must also carry truth with us regarding His law. Recognizing something as sin is not bigotry nor is it hate and if you feel it is that is due to your own knowledge you are in fact participating in wrong behavior and are compelled to defend yourself.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “and gay” “not the hatred that you [are] speaking now”

            There it is. The nut fell from the biggit-tree

          • Calcat36

            The dude cannot even b honest with himself. He is not gay. In fact, he is a self-loathing homosexual full of hat crying out for acceptance.

            The way this fool writes gives away the fact that he is no conservative. By any means. And that is a ploy deployed by these militants as if I give their deviant behavior credibility because it types that it is conservative.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “The way this fool writes gives away the fact that he is no conservative.”
            Most definitely.

        • Jack Williams

          Alex, everybody can see that you’re gay. The sad and most pathetic thing about you is the audacity to try and throw a “Kinsley report” wrench. First, you think because you read about Kinsey that your anauthoritative figure on the subject. He was a homosexual himself who’s subjects were male prostitutes and other gay men. Right there the empirical evidence is flawed. There are several other things that were wrong with the report but that’s the basis of it. Secondly, I truly believe that if gays would just conduct themselves like regular people then I think that alot more people would be more accepting. And what really pisses me off about your little crap was the statement that you made regarding freedom of speech. Something that you don’t give a rats butt about unless it serving your agenda. You look ridiculous making statements that pertain to hate speech. You obviously are not that educated although you try to use big words in your attacks. You are a “poster child” of why people do not and will not accept gayness. I once was told by my a friend of mine that was gay and incidently, has passed due to AIDS that just because you’re gay doesn’t mean that you have to act queer which I never really thought of but then you look around and you see the putrid way that gay’s conduct themselves…prancing around and being very flamboyant. It’s just disturbing…and in my eyes you just want attention…prancing around screaming I’m gay! Nobody gives a hoot that you’re gay but when you start acting like that be prepared for a serious backlash from hetrosexual people. I do not know anyone at least guys that are over 30 that want to go and hang out with gays in a gay bar…also, by your picture you maybe are 21 if that and this is what is being taught in school today and probably since you were in elementary school it’s been instilled that being gay is a healthy normal alternative…and you call yourself a christian. I’m a christian and I don’t know what bible you read but the king james version shows nowhere in the bible that a man bedding with another man is an acceptable practice and I know that you hate this but the bible has been around for a lot longer than you’ve been breathing but oh my god the LGBT and GLAAD (which incidently has been around since the 90’s) you think that your way is the only way and that everybody needs to be trained into your way of thinking…that’s not going to ever happen…If you think I’m wrong then you need to look at the backlash that A&E has gotten for the persecution of Phil Roberts. Ever read revelations or do you just read what is acceptable for your own interpretation? America is sick of having their rights infringed upon…you understand? I don’t care if you call me a bigot because I know the truth and the truth will set YOU free…and again, gays force this on people and if you don’t comply…nifty little words are thrown out like homophobic and bigot…homophobic…what a d/azz word. If someone doesn’t like chocolate they’re not a chocophobe…that’s just dumb…you want to launch personal attacks on anyone who doesn’t agree with your arena…how childish…but look who I’m speaking to…a child trying to be a man. Hetrosexual marriages have been around since the beginning and homosexuality has and always will be a sexually deviate behavior. The people in this country are sick of having this crap shoved down their throats…and I do promise you this…you start trying to trample on peoples right to free speech and I’ve got a strong feeling that you’ll be introduced to another amendment…the 2nd amendment. I don’t really care to hear what you have to say in regard to my comments directed entirely at you…a pseudo intellect…and again, quit bringing up kinsley report…it was from 1948 and I will tell you this…if being gay was normal then we would’ve accepted it along time ago…long before you were ever born…oh, by the way…read the fall of Rome and you’ll find startling similarities to Rome and what is going on today…deviate sexual behavior becomes the norm…you need to read it for yourself.
          God Bless America

          • Alex

            bigot. <3

      • Stuck_in_Ca

        It’s gross, sorry it’s just gross. Call me a bigot, call me hater, call me a caveman, call me whatever. Dudes going at it, just gross.

      • Joseph Bentz

        How can this be “just some normal alternative to heterosexuality”; Your answer suggests that homosexuality is a normal societal progression. Homosexuals cannot propagate. No part of those relationships can be considered normal.

    • thetroll01

      The aggressor sets the rules….either play by them, or get run over. #Philisright

      • Calcat36

        Run the aggressor over, as Newt did during the debates,was cheered, than went back to being Newt.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To_g23JkXnU#t=22

        • BayushiZero

          Just makes me wish they had gone with Newt instead of Romney.

          A lot of people (libs) hate Newt because he’s outspoken and refuses to accept their crap. THAT is what is needed in the White House, not this milque toast Marxist whiner.

    • Calcat36

      It is also time to no longer allow the left to control the argument with politically correct doublespeak. First, gay is a false term. It is homosexual. Second, it is not anti-homosexual comments it is pro-heterosexual comments/thoughts. This is still America, there is still freedom of speech, but words do matter and it is time to start accurately destroying the left with them.

      All the man did was state his beliefs when asked and backed it up with 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. That is why the democrats hate God.

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        Yes but if you are pro something that is not aligned with the left’s agenda you’re automatically against it. There is no middle. As I said before, tolerance doesn’t mean merely tolerating something/someone anymore, you have to actively like it in order to not be labeled all kinds of crap.

        The notion that you can be pro something and not hate the opposing side somehow never manages to register because THE SKY IS FALLING

        • Calcat36

          Understood, but my point is and always has been, the perversion of the language which usually ends up with the conservative chasing a shadow because the left controls the argument with false terms… set up to allow for the democrat to dismiss the conservative with RACISM, INTOLERANT, BIGOT, HOMOPHOBE…

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Totally. Moving the linguistic goalposts as you go. Words are simply assigned new meanings willy nilly. Racism used to mean actively hating/having negative thoughts/considering inferior of another race/ethnicity and seeking to or wanting to do harm to them. Nowadays merely disliking rap is gonna get you labeled in a hurry. “To each his own” is gone. Well unless you’re a liberal. Then self righteousness allows you to hate and say unspeakable things to whoever you want.

          • Calcat36

            They are deliberately redefined. Orwell wrote about it in 1984. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is strength.

          • Andrea

            I haven’t read 1984 yet, but it’s up next!

          • Clete Torres

            It’ll scare the crap out of you with it’s parallels to this administration’s actions.

          • Calcat36

            As would Aldous Huxley, “Brave New World”

          • Clete Torres

            Absolutely.

          • Lonnie L Wimble

            Take your soma!

          • Andrea

            That’s what I’ve heard Clete…that’s why I want to read it. Animal Farm is another on my list.

          • Calcat36

            Animal Farm? Lord of the flies? Those used to be required reading in middle school until the agenda changed to leftist indoctrination!

          • Andrea

            I remember having to read Lord of the Flies. Animal Farm is another on my list of “must reads”. I have a lot of other books on my list as well.

          • RL

            Actually, it was Bush’s introduction of No Child Left Behind which changed the curriculum to focus on the hard sciences more and liberal arts less. I’m not saying it’s better or worse, but it was a Republican president that provided the legislation which moved those books out of many schools’ curriculum.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You’re assuming (or just outright making up) a hell of a lot to say that. Unless of course you have a link that bears out the specifics of what you just asserted.

            Coincidentally, JUST YESTERDAY I shot down version 1 of my son’s essay on Lord of the Flies.

          • RL

            I mean, there are tons of literature on how this has changed the curriculum. I’m not saying ALL school’s cut those books/that part of the program. It’s often an individual school district’s choice what to cut. But in general, in order to make more time for math and science, less time is spent on the arts, including language arts.

            This by the National Education Association:
            http://www.nea.org/home/17993.htm

            This in an Education Journal:

            http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ876130.pdf

            This from the Center on Education Policy: http://advocacy.nafme.org/files/2012/07/cepstudyjuly2007.pdf

            As someone that coaches a debate team where the topic is K-12 education reform, I’m glad to hear that not all schools have had to make that cut. Also, great to hear that you are actively involved in helping your son to improve his writing.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Not once, but twice, your first link indicates MORE time for “language arts”

            “cutting time from … science … to devote more time to reading”.

            “To make room for the added time for English”

            It figures that you’re a teacher. and an illiterate one at that. You’re prolly abusing some poor conservative’s child at this very moment.

            Ya know, I woulda been nicer but your last post pissed me right off.

          • Calcat36

            I found a clip of professor smartie pants! He bent his WOOKIE!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j_G6lvZ8GI

          • Calcat36
          • RL

            1. Individual school districts still have a choice, that was the point
            2. This was in response to the original post which claimed that these books were being cut due to the “leftist agenda.” I’d be happy as hell to hear that the rate at which these books and others are being read is actually increasing. So if I’m wrong, that more students are reading these books, I’m glad to be wrong in this case. I think you’d agree as well that it’s great if indeed students are reading more of these types of texts.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            I’d like to see a lot of things. Yes, I’d like to see Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, 1984, the real US Constitution (which is lied about and not taught due to the leftist agenda) all taught in our schools .
            Mostly I’d like to see the death grip of leftism on this nation’s schools and political system murdered most unceremoniously.
            I’ll pay PREMIUM money for front row seats

          • Calcat36

            Or how about progressive teachers brainwashing kids that democrats freed the slaves, democrats fought for women’s suffrage? Currently, a mighty college/university proudly proclaims that Lincoln was…wait for it… A DEMOCRAT! They ignore that the first congresswoman was a republican, and the only one to vote against WWI and WWII! Susan B. Anthony– REPUBLICAN! They will not teach that Woodrow Wilson was a racist who got us into WWI against our will with the help of Churchill, and intervened in a Russian civil war ILLEGALLY? FDR really did put Japanese Americans in concentration camps and antagonized the Japanese to drag us into another WW to fight HITLER, not Japan. Truman dropped the bomb on Japan.

            They teach that the US Constitution is an OLD document, unless they want o get rid of the Second Amendment, ten it is a living and breathing document. Abortion is not in the Constitution, and as certain trolls here claim, neither is the separation clause!

            Want a laugh? Help your kids out with History homework, if they get any at all! Because jane has 2 mommies is way more important!

          • Marlo Miller Ricciardi

            It is an easy read. Animal Farm is, too. The judge who ruled on the NS meta data gathering yesterday referred to it as Orwellian (author of both books).

          • Steve Cox

            unless you are a black liberal Noble peace or Freedom medal recipient

          • Richard Glynn

            And Liberals are, idiots, morons, imbecils and just plain ignorant.. I agree with you

          • Calcat36

            Some of them are quite intelligent. They actively subvert the US Constitution to bring about what they truly seek, socialism under a dear liberal leader. The drones who swallow the bilge spewed by the democrats are just lost and are only happy when fighting made up causes such as the War on Women.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Tiny correction: “Tolerance” means more than just actively liking it, it means promoting it.

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

            Tolerance means enduring. Like when your kids are playing loud and you allow it. It is not sucking up to any degenerate who wants to push their valueless lack of morals down your throat.

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Yes, quite so.

          • Lonnie L Wimble

            Tolerance means to forbear, to allow something even though it is not palatable. I believe that the 2% requires that you do more than that so that they feel validated. I don’t have to validate another person’s belief system, I just need to tolerate it. And that means the same for me.

        • James Kevin Linderman

          I’ve been labelled all kinds of things in my life, labels the libtards could hang on me are the least of my worries. Live a right life, If you must, die for those beliefs. Deny the son, and he will deny you before the Father. Do unto others as you would have done to you. Don’t lie, don’t cheat, keep yer business at home where it belongs, If you ain’t bought the cow, quit trying to get the milk for free. Don’t murder nobody. But kill all that try to do harm to you, your family, or your people. Love God your Father more than you love your self. These are the rules to live by. Christian does not mean pussy. It means to be Christ like. This does also include throwing tables and chasing people with a whip. If you have no sword, sell your cloak and buy a sword. If being homosexual is more important to you than eternity, according to my bible homosexuality is wrong. But if it is more important to you then have at it. But, as for me and my house we shall worship the Lord. You do your thing and I advise those opposed to this idea just leave us alone. Kick a beehive and you will get stung.

      • William Arthur

        Very Well Said Calcat36. Right on, Right on, Right on.

      • disqus_AVDYxhWaoU

        I never know which term is right anymore. If you say homosexual, you can be accused of being homophobic. If you say gay the same might happen.

    • Pat

      “Tyranny of the minorities”—AMEN! Couldn’t be stated better! The tail is definitely wagging the dog!

    • SueLHSchneider

      I totally agree with you! Our lives are being totally oppressed by the tyranny of the minorities!

    • JeffyTheQuick

      I would love to see this show over on The Blaze.

      (repeated from the other Duck Dynasty threads)

      • Marlo Miller Ricciardi

        I can’t afford the premium channels to get the Blaze.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          You may subscribe and view directly from your interwebs connection or view thru Roku.
          The left wing cable outfitters like Comcast don’t allow The Blaze to be viewed.

          • Calcat36

            Nor does Verizon, and that is biggit-tree!

    • Marlo Miller Ricciardi

      I have been calling their sponsors everytime a new one appears, a few you can stsrt with are Kmart, McDonalds, Subway, Clear Blue, Sensodyne, 877-cash now, Peaschtree lendind 800-708-0451

    • Joseph Bentz

      I suggest that you use the term boycott gingerly because some boycotts are illegal. I suggest you use terms such as “I personally choose not to buy such and such product”, and I suggest that others use the same approach.

  • richardd2013

    freedom of speech is dead in the liberal eyes…

    • supplyguy

      It always has been. Read a history of Wilson or any other “liberal” president and you’ll find a tyrant wannabe.

    • Newtie and the Beauty

      And, where the left can not stifle speech, it performs character assassination.

    • jukin

      You can have as much free speech as you want as long as the leftist agree with it.

  • greatunconformity

    Prediction: the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty.” facebook page will gain more likes than the actual A&E facebook page by the weekend.

  • Cannonball2014

    Order from Phil and NOT from A&E
    http://duckcommander.com/

    • BayushiZero

      Already did. Their “Mister Lid Shotshell Ammo storage system” was relatively cheap for what I needed.

      Just hope it works for long rifle ammo as well as it does for shotshell. I live in the Pacific NorthWET, so anything that keeps my ammo dry is helpful!

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Ya know, Im not a DD fan, and Im not a deeply religious person but even I can see that there is a dangerous war on Christians starting in this country. If we dont stop it now there is no hope for society IMHO.
    Im tired of the destructive PC crap. enough is enough. The answer to bad speech is more speech not destruction and censorship.

    • Phil R

      You really should be a Duck Dynasty Fan. Try us…You may like us

      • thetreyman

        right on faux Phil. glad for the support but everybody knows Phil doesn’t use computers.

      • Beth Hodge

        I’m not a DD fan, and I always thought how crazy it is for people to go on about a family and buy into all the Duck Dynasty products..I never buy into products of advertisement.”” But I plan today to buy me a Duck Dynasty hat and hopefully it will have Phil face on it, for I stand with Phil!!!”” Liberals isn’t the only one with voices to be heard!! And the last time I looked at the Constitution’s First Amendment, Freedom of Speech was a right to all Americans, not to everyone EXCEPT white Christian heterosexuals!!!!!!!!

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        ;’)’s to you Mr. Robertson! You make us ever so Happy Happy Happy!!! We love you and your family!

        Up Vote for God and You and Your Family into infinite!

        • Dianne Graffia

          yes he does make people happy and shame on the network but I don’t think mr. Phil gives a hoot.He had some rough times but now he is a christian and a real one not a phony..Love you Phil

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Thanks Phil, I did and I didnt care for the show. Just not my thing. Did enjoy the concepts and the family aspect tho. Its refreshing to see real folks on TV for a change.

      • Kevin R Vezina

        its funny and family oriented..Its a family working together..A&E will be announcing by tomorrow afternoon ,I bet..that suspension is lifted…20 million viewers a week…they are nuts,duck dynasty will end up on discovery channel or HBO…where they will be looked after and appreciated…all this crap with Phil is bull,,,the hoarder,and intervention shows suck..I will be boycotting..kevin from Canada!!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Heck, I’m Jewish and I can see the War On Christians as plain as day. Makes me sick.

      • pdigaudio

        The Left’s ideological brethren in 1930s Germany did it to you while the world remained silent. Thank you for speaking up.

      • Calcat36

        First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
        Because I was not a Socialist.

        Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
        Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

        Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
        Because I was not a Jew.

        Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

        ~Martin Niemöller

        EDIT: Thanks nc for that comment. Profound.

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          We were just discussing whether to post what you just posted, and we are very glad that you did!
          Love is the universal language written on our hearts and souls! Thanks! OLLPOH -Our Life Liberty Pursuit Of Happiness

      • Barbara Stefano

        As an atheist, I concur.

        • Calcat36

          You forgot a word between “an atheist.”

          From what you post, I would say that word is “honorable.”

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I think at this point, youd have to be incredibly obtuse not to see it.
        And I type this with the full knowledge and understanding that I am not always the sharpest tack in the box! 😉

    • blackhawkdown

      Blackhawkdown
      Your right first its your freedom of speech next it will be your freedom period. Stand up to this crap America every American has freedom of speech whether you like what they say or not. First they control your words next it will be your actions. So much in God we trust, its only there for the convinces of politicians when they need a go to for natural disasters or try to get the Christians votes at time. First its your religion than its your rights watch out America you way life is disappearing right before your eyes.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Were you involved in that op? I was on a ship in the Indian Ocean when that went down. Was in Mogadishu within days.
        Place is a frakking nightmare.

    • BayushiZero

      It’s too bad that Duck Dynasty is a reality TV show. I have long since made it a personal rule to NEVER watch Reality Television. Sadly, I’ve known people to get obsessed with reality TV and it impacts their lives in a very negative fashion.

      Not saying that the Robertsons would affect me in a negative fashion, but if I make one exception… what will be excepted next?

      Regardless, I support the Robertsons & Phil and their beliefs. I may not entirely agree with everything they believe in (I don’t know if I do or don’t), but by damn they have the right to believe how they choose. GLAAD can suck it.

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh the smartypoop things your last paragraph inspires… Since I don’t know you, Ill just say I agree and forget the thing about GLAAD already does suck it.

        • BayushiZero

          That thought hadn’t occurred to me when I wrote that post.

          Oi! >_<

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Not your fault, this time of night, my mind starts to work in mysterious ways…..;)

  • TDS
    • supplyguy

      Wow, they can’t even take something that mild?

      • Newtie and the Beauty

        The left isn’t all that swift in accurately reporting comments made by those who do not believe in the same things said left does.

      • TDS

        To a liberal, that’s “H8” speech…

        • Johnny Right

          Disagreeing with them is h8 speech and agreeing with them is suicide. I’ll go with “h8 speech.”

      • SWohio

        If you say something they don’t like, they will shut you down and destroy you – except that it won’t work for PHil, he doesn’t give a darn and is just as happy going hunting –

        • bear

          uncle cy fought in Vietnam for phil and all of us to have freedom.of speech..

    • Phil R

      They obviously don’t know what they’re talkin’ about….that’s only an honest statement….Nothing but Honesty

      • bear

        first the gays didn.t like not be included.now they cry about beng mentioned..he didn.t say they were drunk terrorist homosexuals,,those gays are so sensitive..and phil,s right..god will sort it all out..have fun while your on earth..well your here..in heaven god word is what goes..not ours.

        • bear

          with that lieingsack of shit homosexual in our white house.making being honest a bad thing no wonder..it says in the bible.evil,wrong and dishonesty will be praised..the righteous will be persecuted…END OF TIMES.like simon and gamorra.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        Absolutely Honesty.

    • Gwamma

      He did say vaginas were better than a man’s anus.

    • Alex

      Actually, he said quite a few things, you can check out all the comments
      From the Toronto Sun:
      /2013/12/19/phil-robertson-removed-from-duck-dynasty-following-homophobic-remarks

      I would also be concerned about the levels of misogyny towards women also expressed.
      Frankly the entire interview smacks of ignorance, its horrendously offensive to LGBT+ people, and he got what was coming to him. I’m a Conservative, and I can tell you that the gay-bashing that still exists in this side of the political spectrum will of died out and you all will be on the wrong side of history.

      • Calcat36

        Stay away from shotguns, Floyd Lee Corkins. If the conservative party is so awful, why do you claim to be one? There is a new troll technique being employed called seminar trolling. If you do not understand what I mean by that, you are no Conservative!

    • Walter Harvey

      Exactly. Phil says we love em all. God is the final arbiter. I try to live the Salvation Army motto of “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” The world doesn’t think that is possible.

  • CR

    Does anyone actually watch anything on this channel other than Duck Dynasty anyway?

    And can someone make me a list of the Amendments that the left actually is in favor of? Because so far, they seem to be against:
    1. Freedom of religion and speech (first amendment)
    2. Right to bear arms
    3. Fourth Amendment (NSA)
    4. 10th amendment

    I’m sure there are probably others. Seems like the liberal Bill of Rights includes only two rights:
    1. The right to get gay married (probably not straight married though)
    2. The right to abort your baby through age 4.

    • richardd2013

      pretty sure they want to toss the 5th amendment too. they keep calling for zimmerman to be put on trial again

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        That “deprivation of life, liberty or property w/o due process” part of the Fifth ain’t standin’ up too tough, neither, nor that part about taking of property for just compensation.

        • Calcat36

          Shhhh… You may get droned!

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          You are talkin’ the truth, just like Phil. And you know we are all suppose to get in trouble for that…;’)

    • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

      I haven’t watched A+E since it was an actual Arts & Entertainment channel.

    • Newtie and the Beauty

      That whole concept behind the Ninth Amendment confuses the dog-poo out of the left:

      The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    • bear

      that,s fuuny age four..takes em that long to decide,the kids in head start already..i only watch a & pee,for duck dynasty..the whole Robertson family should quit in protest,they don.t need a & pee,s money.god sent this family to save America..i watch there show because they pray..i don.t think any where in their contract.that it says…no praying and will be censoring every aspect of what they say..even off the show..

    • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

      Specifically the right to free expression thereof (regarding religion), which is the single most oft-abridged of our rights.

    • Cheryl Johnson

      The left has a 3rd Bill of Rights called Amnesty.

  • Maxx

    If the left can boycott conservative advertisers each time Limbaugh ruffles a liberal feather (IOW, exposes their lies), I sure as hell can boycott A&E.

    Done.

    • aztectrumpet

      I don’t even watch anything on A&E. If I did, i’d boycott it though.

  • Rossi Herbert

    YOU can be certain, the State of Louisiana is ALL OUT of viewing @AETV
    ( except those who think TV: Arts & Entertainment is NOT FREE SPEECH )

  • AmericanMom

    Boycott sponsors of A&E as well. They are supporting the punishment of a Christian conservative man and endorsing an immoral perverse agenda via A&E.

  • AmericanMom

    Here you go A&E bigwigs – think about this (these are the people you are pissing off):

    http://christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.htm
    Christianity is ranked the largest religion in the world today. US adherents 247 million in 2010

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/159548/identify-christian.aspx
    In U.S., 77% Identify as Christian

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-conservatives-outnumber-liberals-47-out-50-states
    Gallup: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals in 47 Out of 50 States – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-conservatives-outnumber-liberals-47-out-50-states#sthash.dDFXbWSd.dpuf

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Makes you think about what kind of pressure groups like GLAAD are exerting on networks like A&E to make them react like this.

      • AmericanMom

        I’m not certain it takes much pressure for groups like GLAAD to influence A&E. The people who run these networks are liberal democrats intent upon imprinting their agenda upon each and every one of us – like it or not.

      • Spanky

        I doubt this is just GLAAD exerting pressure. There may be some higher-government scheme to feminize all men and the propaganda is just one part of it. Just look at the BPA they are jamming into us, which is know to feminize boys and even turn people gay.

    • iluvbooks

      Thanks for sharing!

  • TJ

    Unless A&E pulls all repeats of Duck Dynasty it is useless to call it a suspension. The shows are recorded months in advance and they might not even shot any more until March for an August release as the all the shows for January are recorded and in the editing room.

    • Chevypowered

      So A&E basically tossed GLAAD a bone with no marrow. Just to say ‘hey we did something!”

      • Calcat36

        Tossed them a bone! Ha that is funny!

        • Chevypowered

          Ha, I paid no mind to what I said….. o.O

          • Calcat36

            Bigot.
            (sarc)

      • WhoDatGirl

        Well IMO they should have just ignored GLAAD on this one. There was no reason to cause a stir because a small factor of people got themselves all worked up over nothing. I support gay rights, but they are overstepping on this one.

  • Kristi Segovia

    GQ magazine ASKED the question, knowing his religious belief. Socialists will ALWAYS try the “got’cha” scam and then ‘punish’ people for asserting their FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT…how convenient!

    • WhoDatGirl

      In this case, it isn’t a constitutional issue. I like what a previous commenter termed it: corporate tyranny. “If you don’t agree with us, we will attempt to financially ruin you.”

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    I never watch A&E. The channel collects dust. I also don’t watch the show, either, because it doesn’t catch my interest. Still, they screwed up big time. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter who likes it or doesn’t like it.

    • Electradivine

      Except for bashir, Baldwin , podesta, Dixie chicks, so on and so on

      • Prodius

        Robertson he was going to crap in people’s mouths because of their beliefs or political ideology?
        No, what you are doing is using real examples of hate speech to equate free speech as the same, you’re a failure.

      • Michael Rice

        The Dixie Chicks were not fired. There is a difference between losing fans and being fired or suspended.
        Baldwin was hired by MSNBC AFTER his first round of slurs.
        Bashir’s comments were vile and disgusting. If you can’t see the difference between what he said and what Phil said you are a fool.
        As well, the official announcement was he resigned. The “resignation” didn’t occur within hours, either..
        Look at the Paula D/Oprah comparisons. One makes a statement years ago and when it comes to light gets fired. The other is hailed as the leftist Princess.
        Also, with Bashir you fail tog rasp he is supposed to be a “news personality”. All that unbiased news and stuff….
        Look, if they want to fire him, that is their right. But imagine the Robertsons fired someone because that person spoke out against Chrisitanity…how many leftist groups would try to sue them?

        • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

          Yesssssssssssss! Duckcall meet Duck!

      • journogal

        Do you even know what Bashir said? Do you know what Baldwin said? I know, they are liberals, so they are excused, accepted and celebrated.

      • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

        There’s a difference between opinion and being a douche looking to harass people on purpose, that you disagree with. Try again.

  • seemorejustice

    There needs to be a call for A&E to change their name. The heck with Redskins… I’m offended by name A&E. How many times has Christianity been degraded in the name of ‘Art’ and mocked by sitcom ‘Entertainment’?!

  • Phil R

    Katie is One Sweet Lady! Again

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      We be standing with you!

  • Phil R

    I’m gonna’ Boycott..

  • ember
    • OingoBoingo

      It 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.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Bingo OingoBoingo!

      • Calcat36

        It would appear that A&E is heterophobic and Christ-ophobic.

    • Carrie1912

      It is absolutely time for Christians to start fighting back. We’ve been pushed around long enough by the vulgar, immoral and uncivilized left. Hey GLAAD, why not go after Islam since they want to execute all homosexuals? Oh right, because they will cut your head off with a dull butter knife. Christians don’t fight back and are easy to bully but it’s time for that to stop. Stand strong, fellow Christians. Don’t let the scum of society win.

  • TheSharpenedPen

    Boycotted!

  • Shegma Futility

    Can someone put out the advertisers names?

  • ljm4

    I’ve already written to A&E to say I’m not watching any A&E programing until Phil is back in his place leading the table prayer.

  • James Paul Thompson Sr.

    I believe they did something they are going to regret… a man speaks his opinion, and they want to ban him from a family program…dumb idea.
    GOD BLESS YOU PHIL…&the rest of the family.

  • Tuffenough1952

    I bet A&E just might be surprised to see the fan base this man has. I sure hope Phil himself sees it. This action is uncalled for and unforgiveable — he has the right to express himself –

    • JP

      I just don’t understand liberal logic. Phil thinks homosexuality is a sin. He also says he loves all people and that he leaves the judging to God. The left reads that and says he’s persecuting people. If a Muslim person was on TV saying that in their opinion it is a sin not to wear a burka, I’d think well, that’s their opinion and I don’t agree. I wouldn’t think they were persecuting me. Same thing if an Orthodox Jewish person said it was sinful not to keep a kosher diet, etc., etc. I guess I just wouldn’t want to live like that, always angry at anyone who felt differently then I did, always looking for a fight, always assuming the worst about people. Life is short and precious, why spend your time here trying to convince yourself how much the world hates you?

      • scootr1295

        The problem with PC and especially the issue of “tolerance” is the misdefining of the word. Before tolerance meant that “I will respect you even though I disagree with you.” That is called “negative tolerance”. We can’t have that today. Now the definition of tolerance is “positive tolerance”. This means that a tolerant person not only agrees but EMBRACES and CELEBRATES every other point of view. If I say anything disparaging against any other point of view at all, then I’m being, by their new definition “intolerant” and therefore I am a bigot. That is how liberals look at life. (Thanks Josh McDowell for your incredible insight into present culture!)

  • Barney Agor

    Boycott A&E! Freedom of Speech is not based upon whether you agree or disagree with another’s point of view! It is a “principal” that we protect for all Americans!

  • JGHB

    (https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport ) amassed 200,000 LIKES in less than 6 hours.

    • WhoDatGirl

      I just Liked it and Shared it!

      • JGHB

        1.3 million in 30 hours. Good work WhoDatGirl.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    @BoycottAETV #PhilRobertson H’wood Reporter has a discussion vote going – look how it’s trending… pic.twitter.com/sMTmUTGXbn

    • MindYourOwn

      I almost missed it because it was in moderation. CNN’s website did the same thing for all the top comments. Hmmmmm, Weird?

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        When I first saw that post, it was around 4K up votes and was spinning like a slot machine. I’d never seen anything like it on Disqus
        Oh, and it wasn’t ‘in moderation’ then or for the rest of the day when I signed off at about 17.5K up votes… When I came back in the morn to check it out, they had moved it to moderation so you had to click it to see it…..
        Subversive leftists???

        • MindYourOwn

          That’s what I thought. Leftist didn’t like the content and flag it to hide it. Sneaky little bast&rds. It was around 35k the last I check yesterday and I too, have never seen anything like it on Disqus. It gave me a warm fuzzy feeling though :-)

  • John Howard

    Can’t boycott. Never watch anyway.

  • John Yells

    They can get on the Glenn Beck Network.

  • Jay Sands

    “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

  • Calcat36

    REVERSE BOYCOTT. Anyone know who runs commercials in that time slot? Ever think of SUPPORTING them by either buying the product or contacting the companies to thank them for having the courage to stand up for freedom of speech and Christianity? Both of which the left is trying to oppress?

    • WhoDatGirl

      The problem with this is if I want to know who the advertisers are, I would have to watch the network. I’m not planning to do that.

      • Calcat36

        That is why I asked! I do not watch DD, but those who do should let us know…

  • janjeffus

    Just as free speech has been demonized so has being free thinkers and thinking for yourself. Phil has a right to voice his opinion.

    • Calcat36

      Phil was ASKED for his opinion because the questioner wanted to start a flame war.

      • WhoDatGirl

        Absolutely 100% agree with you. The interviewer was baiting a trap. He/she wanted to get people up in arms about the viewpoints he/she already knew Phil, as a Christian, possessed. I am sure the interviewer was hoping it would spurn action by the network to have his beliefs voiced in print like that.

  • Jerry Fletcher

    Check out the FB pages also , its crazy. Its getting like 1000 likes every 4 seconds. Crazy traffic.

    https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport

  • bornagain710

    This is outrageous. Just because he is a Christian!!! Yes, that is why. Anti-Christian Bias.

  • Jay Sands

    Seems everyone is so damned worried about homosexual and lesbian rights and allow them to spout all of their “beliefs” and yet Phil cannot have his? Homosexuals and lesbians need to realize that their CHOICE is a sexual preference. Period. They are not special and I don’t give a crap to look at, listen to or acknowledge any of them. I simply pray for them.

  • Debra Collins Bernard

    I do not necessarily go along with his comments, but I believe he has the right to them, and will be boycotting all A&E programming until he is reinstated

  • waterytart

    Interesting approach GLBT, where there were 14 million or so (viewers of the program) people willing to ignore your antics, and abide by live and let live, you’ve now created a solid base of 14 million people who are against your cause. Not thinking that’s what you had in mind with your tantrum.

  • clocker1

    the gay community is getting what it wants. Freedom to marry, health insurance, life ins. benefits…but that isn’t enough…what they really want is acceptance of their lifestyle and that is the one thing they cannot ‘force’ on individuals no matter how hard they try.

    • Calcat36

      +10. So the demonize and attempt to assassinate the character of anyone, especially prominent TV folks, that speak up for their religious beliefs.

  • Influence Freedom

    I am not gay, nor am I Christian. However, I fully support both as an American it is my DUTY to support peoples right to freedom of speech even if I disagree with it. What bothers me most here is that THEY ASKED him his opinion. He offered it very politely, tactfully, and in no way shape or form did he bash anyone either. Freedom of speech has another avenue too though. That is a station can fire someone. However, then the station will have to deal with another Freedom of speech, and that is to loose millions of viewers. Which of course they will. What bothers me with television is the PC police, and this attitude that we as Americans cannot handle being offended. This is something I cannot support, because ultimately it stifles freedom of speech, it does not enhance it. Here is a quote I posted on my blog in response to PC awhile back “I think it is better to support the expression of, rather than supporting the removal of expression. The previous is true tolerance, the latter is playing the part of victim.” I see this as quite relevant in this case. With that said I must stand by Phil because he was asked a question and he answered it honestly, and with great care and kindness, and his reward was a slap in his face.

  • Johnny_Drama

    There is no violation of Phil’s right to free speech. the first amendment applies to government agencies, which A&E is not, so they can do whatever they like. that being said, what they have done is a load of duck s. h ! t. It may cost them to break their contract with A&E, but A,&E will lose more in ad revenues in the long run.

    • Spanky

      That is dangerous thinking to believe a corporation should be allowed to censor you and be able to punish or fire you for speaking your opinion or beliefs. In the future, everyone will likely work for a corporation and we will have no recourse other than being censored or losing our job.

      • Johnny_Drama

        Maybe so, but he bottom line is A&E is a private corporation and can do what they like. They most likely had some type of morality clause in his contract which would have covered something like this.

    • WhoDatGirl

      I agree. This isn’t a constitutional issue. It’s a right and wrong issue. There should be no public or private retribution on anyone for speaking their mind. He didn’t volunteer the information. His opinion was requested. He was baited. Should he have waffled on his beliefs because of some people disagreeing? Should he have to worry that what he said will be used against him in his professional life? He has never been one to toe the line on his opinion. That is what people like about him. As I have stated on this thread before, I don’t agree with him. I do however, think he should be allowed to speak his mind and say what he believes. Disagree with him fine. Punish him because you disagree with him, wrong.

      • Calcat36

        Free speech, and freedom to exercize our religious views are indeed, Constitutional issues.

        • WhoDatGirl

          Yes, Calcat36 in instances where the government is trying to infringe on your right to free speech through arrests and harassment. This is not being done to Phil by the government. This is a private company that does business with Phil suspending their relationship with him because of voicing his personal views with regard to homosexuality. While it is wrong, unethical, and ludicrous, it isn’t infringing on his Constitutionally protected right to free speech. Now, if A&E called the police and they issued a warrant for Phil’s arrest because of voicing his personal views with regard to homosexuality, THEN there would be infringement. See the difference? This comes down to corporate tyranny. It’s a large corporation using it’s monetary muscle to shake down one of their own for the purpose of “good publicity” and they are doing it under the guise of “tolerance”. It’s not a Constitutional issue, though.

      • Johnny_Drama

        Bingo

    • Calcat36

      …the first amendment applies to government agencies… You will have to explain what that means. When I was a Marine, my 1st Amendment Rights were totally null and void. Only while in uniform.

      I am quite sure any good lawyer will blow this illegal action out of the water if there is no clause in the contract specifically stating he cannot express his beliefs to GQ magazine.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        …the first amendment applies to gov’t agencies… you will have to explain what that means,

        Re-read it – I’m pretty sure it says “CONGRESS shall make no law”, not “A&E shall not…”

        When I was a Marine, my 1st Amendment Rights were totally null and void.

        Twaddle. UCMJ limitations 1st Amendment violation

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #NoBrainerAlert!! The Constitution is the law for ALL AMERICANS! Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Johnny_Drama

        The Constitution sure is the law for all Americans; however, Robertson’s boss punished him for his remarks, not the government. A&E is a private company that can do what they like if one of their employees makes a statement they don’t like. Doesn’t mean I agree with what A&E did, but for people saying it’s a violation of his first amendment rights, it’s not. It’s particularly funny to hear politicians jumping on the first amendment bandwagon. They run our country but don’t understand constitutional law? Scary.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    We stand with God and The Robertson’s!

  • Jason McGuffin

    GLAAD is the Westboro Baptist of liberals.

  • poppy

    All the Duck Dynasty guys should say to A&E… Listen, you put Phil on hiatus and we won’t do our show on your network. How’s that? Oh and one more thing. We’ll only have our show on your network if you allow us to say In Jesus name after the end of our prayers on your network. Got it? Good.

  • Gary Long

    ahh straight people and gay people civil war,
    the battle field A&E
    the General A Cast member of a Duck Show
    and A Station on Cable t.v.
    We all knew sooner or later it would come to this.
    Eating popcorn let the games begin.

  • patroy75

    Never seen the show but crazy that the left can spew hate on the tea party and yet no one can say anything about gays.

  • patroy75

    You heard of the latest budget bill passed yesterday, Here’s the real story (hat tip Mark Levin)

    The bill Cuts COMBAT veteran cost of living benefits. This bill was written by REPUBLICANS Paul Ryan and championed by John Boehner in the House.

    In the Senate:

    9 Republicans voted for this (I’ll find the list but of course McCain tops that list)
    ALL DEMOCRATS voted for this (they hate the military)

    ALSO IN THE SENATE:
    An amendment to cut the 4.2 BILLION in fraud by eliminating the child credit for ILLEGAL aliens (THEY ARE ILLEGAL) and keeping the Cost of Living benefits unchanged for COMBAT VETERANS was not allowed to progress by HARRY REED DEMOCRAT..Note that Lindsey Graham is keeping his head down cause he’s up for re-election. He would be all for NOT cutting benefits to ILLEGAL Aliens ahead of American Citizens.…

  • Calcat36

    The comments were made in GQ magazine! I do not buy that because it is published by liberals for liberals, but they will be getting a call…

    A&E is totally, full on moonbat for doing this! Are ALL A&E personalities held to this standard?

  • steveebenroth

    Geraldo just went on Foxnews and said that he supports Phil Robertson even though he’s misguided. Misguided? He quotes the 2000+ year old book of Christ and he’s misguided?? Someone needs to hit geraldo in the face with a chair again.

  • Barbara Stefano

    His comments weren’t even that bad. He said they were sinners, and he stated a preference for vajayjay. He also pointed out that sluts and swindlers were sinners. Congress should be outraged.

  • WhoDatGirl

    My thoughts on homosexuality do not align with Phil Robertson’s, however I don’t believe he should be punished for having a belief system that isn’t my own. Everyone should be allowed to speak their mind without fear of retribution, whether it is in the public or private sector. Diversity and discourse are some of the things that are unique to our species and should be celebrated not maligned.

  • TexasGirl

    So the next article I read is going to be GLAAD jumping on Alec Baldwin, right? Oh … not right? Hmm?

  • Gerald James

    I’ll give up watching their other shows such as Longmire, The Glades and the First 48. Duck Dynasty can easily move to another network such as a Christian Network or one like Fox that won’t Oppress People who make Righteous Comments.

  • $84598387

    One day the homopromo crowd will offer the same tolerance they demand of others.

    • RGlenCheek

      No, no they wont. They will end any semblance of tolerance because they will think that they have total control.

      • WhoDatGirl

        I think that is what SandyH20 was implying, RGlenCheek…

    • Calcat36

      Only when there is no one left to disagree with them. +10 for homopromo!

  • Gator Girl

    freedom of speech, freedom of religion, tired of people deciding what is right for me. Freedom period.

  • Noonespecial

    He actually said he loves Homosexuals, but thinks their lifestyle is sinful. He isn’t allowed to express that, apparently. I find it interesting that the Left calls themselves “Liberal” – the correct term is Fascist.

  • American Girl

    I think this describes A&E’S policies. Let Phil speak and the rest of America can just pull up their big boy/girl panties and deal with it!

    Full Definition of FASCISM
    1
    often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralizedautocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
    2
    : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
    — fas·cist noun or adjective often capitalized

  • disqus_Rj4GJtu4Gg

    We need to stop the corporate tyranny now.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Noticed that TMZ has had a headline or two saying this:

    TMZ [email protected] 8h

    Earlier: Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Goes on Homophobic Rant … Man Ass Can’t Compare to Vagina http://tmz.me/JBOEOr

    …………..
    We have a couple of questions for TMZ:
    Did you read the GQ interview?
    If you did read the GQ interview, what qualifies TMZ to make a statement such as “Phil Robertson Goes on Homophobic Rant … Man Ass Can’t Compare to Vagina”?
    When first, you need to know the definition of phobic.
    And second, a man’s ass is not his anus.

  • Alex

    I think it’s important here to realise the bigger picture. It’s A+E’s prerogative to employ whoever they want, and if they think that these remarks were too inflammatory and go against the beliefs of the station, then they can feel free to give him the boot. If I was in the same position, I would of done just the same. It’s important here to remember that this is a company choosing to take action against a star of one of their shows by suspending him, this is nothing to do with the ‘Liberal Agenda’. In fact, Conservatives should be supporting the autonomy of the company to take a stand. I suspect all you here talking about ‘freedom of speech’ are only using this as a reason to defend making frankly unacceptable comments in GQ. If he is stupid enough to sound so ignorant, then he should get whats coming to him. End of.

  • Heather Banks

    He didn’t use religion as a weapon he simply told the truth about what was in there. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what’s right!

  • George Murrey

    When A & E first came out, they actually showed some great concerts, architectural buildings, and paintings. DD is just as much of a reality as the aforementioned. Now they show reruns I can watch on other cable networks. I’ve just taken them off as being beyond naughty. What happened to free speech and freedom of religion? Nothing like appeasing to a few, but losing out in the end.

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      Were they to cancel DD, they’d just go into reruns.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        e.g. A&E saying, “Screw those ‘Duck Dynasty’ “extremists,” we’ll still make millions off their show…” Uh, not if you don’t have any viewers… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Ansari Umpar

    In my stand every problems has a good solution, the issue is only misunderstanding with regards of gay – & i suggest to arrange such productive dialogue btween the two party inorder to settle the small differences into best way for the common interest of all American people through happy safe living towards right direction for the social welfare & benefit of the next generation to come against the threats of disunification that UNITED STATE OF AMERICA is always remain strong & united till the end of time, In sha Allah, Allah bls & guide us more to become loveble righteous citizen of the country, we love u all more than u think, long live America.

  • Jen Solomon

    Arts and Entertainment has turned into Arrogant and Elitist. Glad I dumped cable. Now I will find a bottle of Duck Commander and drink to Phil’s right to free speech.

  • Heather Banks

    Since when are only certain people allowed to voice their opinions and others arn’t. I thought we all had freedom of speech and the right to voice our opinion

  • Dennis E. Amnott

    I totally support Phil Robertson’s RIGHT to speak his opinion and beliefs. I guess we have a freedom of religion and expression just so long as it agrees with the Progressive Liberal Left. BULLCRAP!
    It’s been a long time coming but the time is upon us to stand up and speak up. What I believe in is my business and I will use my God given Right to express them any way or time I please. Those who disagree also have the Right to offer their opinions but if you try to silence me or attempt to take away or deny my Rights be prepared for war. I will not go down quietly…….or alone!

    I will join any attempt to get A & E to relinquish their contracts with the Robertson family and cast members of Duck Dynasty.

    BOYCOTT A & E!!!!!

  • RGlenCheek

    AnE is dead to me.

  • Bridgett Colleen Browning

    AETV chose him-he speaks his mind-leave him alone! He has a right to feel what he wants to feel and believe! Stop trying to force people to agree with politically correctness!!!! I’m sick to death of it! Phil seems to be a good person. Please don’t take him off!!!

  • MichaelG23

    I have nothing against gay’s but their issues is with those that turned them that way. Democrat bullies and Radical Liberals, who then lie and spin a new tail of woe.

  • http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/ living for truth

    This Phil Robertson SAYING something is all over the internet, while a homosexual father and his homosexual lover filming themselves molesting his five year old son gets very little attention

    • WhoDatGirl

      Details? I have heard nothing of this. Cite a new source or link, if possible.

      • ajsdaddie

        As is typical, you often have to go to papers in the UK to get stories that don’t fit “the narrative”.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525016/Father-partner-imprisoned-abused-son-9-used-child-porn.html

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Someone left a link, above, via the Daily Mail… BTW are you WhoDat’s GF? Jawamax 8<{D} #Curious

        • WhoDatGirl

          Nope :) And I read the story. I am actually still sick to my stomach, and it’s been about an hour since I finished reading.

      • http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/ living for truth
        • WhoDatGirl

          Someone else shared it, and I did read it. It was a horrible story, and I am even more horrified by the fact that the only major news outlet that I have seen running the story is from the UK (The Daily Mail). I shared the article to my FB to get the word out on the story. Everyone who reads it should do the same. There is power in social networking sites if we are willing to use it. If the story spreads like wildfire on the social network sites, the MSM will HAVE to cover it. Remember the Kermit Gosnell story? Had it not been for Twitter and FB, that story may never have seen the light of day on the national news networks.

  • Delilah50

    Do I have to buy GQ magazine to find out what the question was that led, and I mean led, Phil to answer as he did?

  • chrissy

    A&E needs Duck Dynasty more than the Robertson’s need A&E.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      My guess is the Robertsons have pretty much all they “need.”

  • VeeDub57

    If we are all equal, then why do they demand we celebrate diversity?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      #MyPhilosophy(ies) That’s a keeper… Thanx! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What Hypocrites!

    You can’t turn on a show on the ‘Disney Network’ without hearing someone mock, belittle, insults, ridicule Christianity or religion.

  • notenoughtime

    Don’t think the Robertson’s should come back to A&E. Not sure what they are committed too contractually but would seem with the suspension of Phil, it must be null and void. The family can write their own ticket; and if they were not supported by A&E that has lined their pockets quite handsomely courtesy of this family, why continue. For those who are purchasing items from this family, look for products marketed under Duck Commander which is the family business and not Duck Dynasty which will allow A&E to continue to profit from the family which is not acceptable. Cannot have it both ways – profiting while being hypocrites, is the way libs work but not this time!

  • Wolfman

    Libtards do not like free speach

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    When A& E begs Phil back because of the backlash, I hope Phil tells them no thanks.
    Another TV station will pick them up.

  • Justin Hogan

    A&E apparently forgot what happened with Chik-fil-A. Looks like Phil will be getting his own network soon.

  • Iron Lady

    Unbelievable! The radical left is waging war on Freedom of Speech. I never thought I would see this in America.

  • Robert Cobb

    if he had said something agenst Christians nothing would have ever been said. he just said what he believes did not bash anyone but sadly the liberal people of this world have taken over, its ok for them to bash Christ and to take god out of everything. and they wonder why their is shootings in or schools uncontrolled crime in our streets and more and more natural disasters, they cry out to god and wonder he is ,well all you foolish people have chosen to take him out of America and attack everything that is good and as far as phil goes if you want his truth dont ask him you just set him up for all this. as for me and my house i will serve the lord i try to love all and understand them but we have to stand up for the right. homosexuality is sin but i dont hate or mistreat anyone but i do pray for them as i do for myself because im nowhere near perfect but i am forgiven and know i need gods forgiveness and grace.

  • Thomas

    I have never watched Duck Dynasty, but I did read the article in GQ. Mr Robertson did not go on an anti-gay rant as many are claiming, nor did he compare it to bestiality. He merely stated an opinion and in doing so also stated that homosexuality is sinful as is adultery and bestiality. I am far from being a biblical scholar, however does not the bible say that all sins are equally sinful with the greatest being a sin being against the innocent (a child)? With that said why is it that their is all of this outrage against Mr. Robertson and none toward the gay father in Alabama along with his lover holding his son captive and sodomizing the same son as they filmed it? Why doesn’t GLAAD and The Human Rights Group march down to the local Mosque and protest there, after all they do much worse to gays in their communities?

    • ajsdaddie
      • ajsdaddie

        This is Jon Benet Ramsey level horror, and yet you probably won’t hear a word about it on the MSM.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Crickets…

      • Calcat36

        Thanks for the link. Much obliged.

      • WhoDatGirl

        I was sickened and disgusted by that story. How horrible a person can you be to do this to a child, and what’s worse, to do it to YOUR child? IMO there is no punishment severe or gruesome enough for people such as this.

        • ajsdaddie

          I’m even more sickened that this story isn’t front page on every TV show and news outlet in the country. We need to know how this happened, what the signs were, and how to prevent it from happening again.

  • Pamela

    A&E. Can duck off

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Good one, “Smurfette!” Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Clete Torres

    Followed. I’m number 999.

  • Filomena M Johnson

    This is so utterly ridiculous, the man has a right to his opinion and his religion..if you don’t want to know don’t ask!!! My best friends is GAY, and I was Not offended. Phil repeated over and over it was his belief and opinion, last I checked we had freedom of speech(unless China owns that too now), and this was obviously a set up by A&E why would YOU (A&E, YOUR FAULT) ask that QUESTION in the FIRST PLACE!!!! anticipating his answer as a Christian what his response would be. Gays should actually be aiming their disgust on A& E not Phil, I am sure Gay have their own opinions and we wouldn’t or shouldn’t judge them for it. A&E cause the problem they should be apologizing to the GAY COMMUNITY and leaving Phil ALONE….That’s the problem in this state everyone thinks they are entitled, they are right and everyone else is wrong, their view is the only view, and hate others that don’t agree with them ridiculous, this would be a very boring place if we all were the same. Go to the SOURCE of THE ISSUE and PUNISH THEM (A&E) they get away with this and people and stations. and business, TEENS that kill people all get away with this behavior, because we do nothing about it. If you child shoots someone, bullies someone, steals something, you punish them, you don’t punish the person that urged, asked, or forced, them to do it, you punish the one that said they saw it, or told on them….REALLY PEOPLE….this is what is wrong with USA today….Take responsibility in what we do, say, or cause…and it would be right…..A&E should do press conference and admit to asking the question was wrong and Apologize to the GAY Community, and quit asking stupid questions like that, their are enough other stupid questions you can ask.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Actually, Both A&E AND GQ should be at fault here… Just saying… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Sandra Buchna

    Its about time these networks take a stand. How these people ever got a show surprises me. Once they get popular they think they can say and do what ever they please well congrats to the network. Hope they kick him off all together. He should keep his personal thoughts to himself.

  • Hunter Passe

    Welcome to liberal America. It’s okay for the gay & lesy community to speak ill of straight honest G-d fearing Americans, but it’s not okay for a devout Christian, father, grandfather, businessman, and icon to many to speak his mind.

    Thank you!!! I hadn’t realized I now live in the United Socialist Republic of Liberal America! I’m not one to get bent out of shape about what goes on in other peoples lives, particularly celebrities.

    However, in this case, the entire gay & lezzy community can GO F**K YOUSELVES!!! PHIL, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!

  • Johnny Reyes

    I agree 100% with Phil Robertson. If you are a Christian you know that the Bible says that being gay is a sin. I don’t get how people can stand up for gay rights but as soon as a Christian gives his or her opinion it’s wrong! What happen to freedom of speech? God will reward Phil for standing up for what he believes in. America is goin to Hell faster everyday. God teaches to love the sinner not the sin.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    As I said on another thread, “Something is Rotten in Denmark” #WilliamShakespeare #Hamlet When a Network hires these people, because of their EXCELLENT values and Ethics, then punishes one of them for speaking his mind in another form of Media…..In SPITE of the FIRST AMENDMENT of the CONSTITUTION!
    Thank GOD i barely watch them anymore… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • jdog777

    Have you seen the Disney/ABC corporation? boycotting A&E is a joke. Boycott Disney, A&E, ABC, ESPN, and….. Marvel. They have more tentacles than an octopus.

  • AmericanMom

    A&E has outed itself – in more ways than one.

  • Crappie

    GQ fell to Phil Robertson’s marketing genius…Brilliant, Mr Phil… #DuckCommander’

  • Michael Yarnall

    A&E
    needs the Robertsons much more than The Robertsons need A&E. I hope
    that the network enjoys the price of their cowardly acquiesance to the
    PC-Thugs.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Homosexuals hate everything about “real” men, because they are so confused about who they are, so they project that hatred on everyone.

  • Jack Williams

    Go to Change.org to sign a petition to reinstate Phil Robertson

  • Lee

    God bless you Phil.

  • Michelle C

    The simple fact is…A&E has no right to suspend Phil for quoting from the Christian Bible what he believes to be his God’s will. Phil has the right not to like Gays PERIOD! There is no exception. You can not force someone to like people PERIOD! A&E pull you head out of your ass PERIOD!! How about those left leaning PERIODS for you…do I tell lies?

  • http://batman-news.com BuckSnort1967

    Does A&E actually believe that the rest of the Robertson family is going to WANT to continue making the show without their patriarch? These are honorable people-and they certainly don’t need the money. You made a big mistake, A&E-You’ve ostracized every member of the cast of the only show on your network that gets any market share. I wonder what content my cable provider will be offering on the channel currently occupied by the soon-to-be-defunct A&E?

    • WhoDatGirl

      They have disrespected this family on more than one occasion as it is. When their contract with the network was re-negotiated, they tried to have the prayer at the end of the show pulled because of “negative feedback” they were receiving. Then, they started adding the cursing bleeps to the audio on the show to make it sound as though someone somewhere in the shot was cursing, but no one was. Phil called them out on it. THEN it was pulling “in Jesus’ name” from the prayer at the end of the show because it offended some of the viewers. Basically, the network has always behaved as though they are tolerating the Robertsons and their way of life because it is their only successful show. They have never been kind to them or shown any empathy for who they are as people. I really don’t understand why the Robertsons even bothered to re-sign with this network for their second season. They should have gone to another cable network with their show. They could have had their pick due to the success of the show in its first season.

  • Clete Torres

    All:

    Here are the people you need to contact at A&E Networks to voice your displeasure in their actions against Phil. Simply copy/paste into your To: line.

    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

    Here is a sample email (the one I sent):

    Mr Berning:

    A&E and it’s corporate affiliates are blocked from viewing in my home until such time as Phil Robertson is reinstated, and a public apology is made to Phil.

    No person should have to hide his or her Christian belief and silence their opinion on the unnatural act of homosexual sex.

    It’s your choice. Reinstate Phil Robertson and issue a public apology, or remain blocked in my home, and the homes of many Americans who share Phil’s beliefs in God and His teachings.

    • WhoDatGirl

      Email sent!

      Copy of email letter below:

      I am a fan of Duck Dynasty. I have watched all episodes of the shows that have aired from the beginning. I am a fan of Phil Robertson. I admire his courage to stand up and be counted for his beliefs, even when they fly in the face of the modern mindset. I don’t always agree with him, but I do respect him and his right to feel the way he does about any topic.

      It has come to my attention that your network has suspended Phil for the very reason I admire and respect him. He was asked his opinion on a sensitive matter. He gave it, and he did so with eloquence and grace. Your response was to villify him and his actions with a suspension simply because a small but vocal minority expressed displeasure with his answer. This is unacceptable to me.

      Be it known that although it will pain me greatly, I will be boycotting Duck Dynasty on A & E and anything else that your network airs until this egregious error has been corrected on your part through the reinstatement of Phil Robertson. Furthermore, a heartfelt apology from the executives at your network will also be required before I switch my TV back to your network. What you have done is shameful and wrong, and I cannot support any network that acts in this fashion, nor can I support those companies who pay for advertising on that network.

      I hope you swiftly resolve this matter and resolve it to the public’s satisfaction. After all, we are the engine that drives your network’s success.

      Sincerely,

      Joy Dragland

      Winter Springs, Florida

      • Clete Torres

        Excellent letter, Joy.

        • WhoDatGirl

          Thanks. No responses as yet…

  • Mike Santino

    DAMN HOMO’S THEY RUN A&E AND MOST OF THE NY & HOLLYWOOD CRAP

  • forgetyoutooo

    Take the show to the country music station. All of the cable stations are making zillions for making fun of “hillbilly” and “rednecks”.

  • remoke

    If A&E shows reruns of DD it won’t do any good if no one is watching and also boycotting their sponsors.

  • Larry Marshall

    GOD CREATED ADAM AND EVE ….NOT …ADAM AND STEVE
    NEED I SAY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jack comeaux

    I hope A&E knows by now that Phil Robertson has a LOT of support. The Robertson’s don’t need A&E but A&E needs the Robertson’s. Their popularity is through the roof and A&E is only hurting themselves by suspending Phil Robertson. He probably doesn’t care, he doesn’t like this “yuppie” stuff anyway! Do we have a repeat of Chik-Fil-A with Phil’s suspension? Beginning to look that way! I honestly wish the whole Robertson family would quit the show. I’m sure there is another network in the wings waiting to sign them up!! All networks need to understand that there are a lot of people that believe the same as Phil Robertson does and they need to stop caving in to the demands of the homosexuals. Hollywood used to have a moral standard but that is long gone!! I borrowed this comment from another viewer and i agree completely!

  • Larry Nutter

    The inequity of this situation calls for a boycott. If a homosexual actor stated hetrosexuals were engaging in aberrant behavior and were sinners, there would be no sanctions.. There is a tightly scripted storyline that everyone must follow or they will be shunned. Freedom of speech is an absolute thing of the past in the face of political correctness. We have to stand up this bullying by the far left; this is a good starting point.

  • Guy Stewart

    No Phil no show

  • wvobiwan

    I’m sure Phil could move his show to another network, call it Duck Commander – Freedom!

  • James Birchfield

    I’ve deleted A&E from my channel lineup and will wait until DD lands on another network that doesn’t pander to the gay and lesbian community’s lobby.

  • http://livingfortruth.wordpress.com/ living for truth

    Call their advertising departments, be nice, here is the link to their numbers: http://www.aenetworks.com/advertise

  • Ron Eagle

    “The gay and lesbian rights group GLAAD was quick to criticize Robertson for his comments and called on A&E to take action. “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” Sorry GLAAD but True Christians follow the Bible which is against homosexuality. we can love the person but hate the Sin. call it what it is SIN SIN SIN. No where in the constitution does it say freedom of sexual preference only “Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

  • Zack

    Whats upsetting to me is that what he said is not an opinion but a statement made in the bible, if you ask someone with strong faith what there opinion of sin is, this is going to come up. Them trying to abolish our rights and the lack of religion is what is wrong with this country today. What ever happened to the old saying “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it”? A&E, you just committed suicide.

  • James Mabe

    I support Phil and I believe in freedom of speech. So many Americans today, have giving up their freedom to stand up to what they believe. Phil is a man of moral courage….I applaud him. I think it is a shame that we as American’s have gotten so far away from the very simple principles that this country was founded upon. As Christians we have the right to express our views….as do all people/organizations in this country….so what is good for the goose…should also be good for the Duck Commander…its call tolerance!!!

  • Barb Stefano

    I honestly don’t think progressives can discern the difference between disagreeing with something and hating someone who’s different. The concept of being able to have a difference of opinion without hate is completely foreign to haters, so they assume the worst.
    I can remember plenty of times speaking out for someone’s right to speak freely, while simultaneously wishing they would stop using that freedom to say such infernally stupid things. But trying to stifle someone’s right to speak their mind doesn’t actually change their mind. Preventing them from expressing their displeasure at your lifestyle doesn’t change their heart. It just comes back to bite you in the ass. You only have as much freedom as you give to others, so the progressives who want to clamp down on Robertson ought to be careful what they wish for.

  • john

    In my opinion I think the Robertson should fight a&e to get control of show and reruns then take it to new net work

  • Huck Finn

    We live in a nation where free speech is gauranteed, but we also have an insidious Left-Wing, who are trying to silence The Majority in favor of the Minority!! It’s the,”Squeaking Wheel Gets The Grease,” mentality of minority fringe groups trying to ruin our freedoms and taking advantage by fiat!! If you don’t understand the meaning of fiat, look it up in the dictionary!

  • Huck Finn

    There are several comments about reading books by George Orwell, William Golding and Aldous Huxley, which are fine to read!
    But amazingly it is all discussed in one great book and it’s called,”The Bible!!” It is amazing what God’s word has to say and yet, if you read it like a normal book, without spiritual insight from God, you will not understand His meaning, but yet,everything about life is covered in it!!

    If you decide to read it, pray for The Lord to give you new insight into what it says. I don’t mean to be preachy here, just from my own experience in reading it!

  • John Coats

    Phil only spoke the truth as it says in the bible and it was his thought on the matter and I agree with him. Boycott AETV. GOD still rules this planet weather or AETV likes it or not.

  • Susan Lyons

    The network had previously tried to stop them from praying and using their guns on their show. Pretty dumb I’m trying to be “kind” in just calling the network dumb) to try to tell a religious family from praying. Not to mention telling them less guns on the show. The family members are hunters! They use guns. The left is just stuck on stupid!

  • right_on

    A&E is still airing DD marathons AFTER suspending Phil? That’s pure and simple, Duckocrisy!

    C’mon A&E…show America how you stand by YOUR convictions! Cancel the DD re-runs, and run programs more supportive of the Robertson family’s naysayers, like:

    “I have two mommies!”
    “Why I love anal sex”, with Poke E. Mann
    “Gay parents who bear no children.”
    “The closet was my salvation.”
    “Outted: My family ruined my life.”

    Or, run some that your Muslim viewers would like:
    “Mo said ‘no.'”
    “The Little Mahoudi who couldn’t.”
    “Iran is a pure country” with Mahmoud Abadmanindrag
    “Stoning gay’s~One man’s devotion to Allah”

  • Vicki Thomas

    This isn’t about gays, this is about conservatives freedom of speech! The man was asked a question which he answered honestly! Stand up for our constitution and for Phil….who did nothing wrong!!! Boycott!!!

    • Calcat36

      It is about the tyranny of the minority. America currently has a mere 2% of homosexuals ho are trying to force the other 98% to ACCEPT them and their perversions.

      Think homosexual pride parade. Then think of a heterosexual pride parade. Which one would the media cover, and which one would the media deem as INTOLERANT?

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He was asked a question in a publication unrelated to the show. I think thats important when looking at A&Es actions.
      Lots of pundits are incorrectly saying that he expressed his opinion on the show.
      Either way, A&E blew it.

  • Snap N McGarrett

    No, no, no – Phil was not quoting Corinthians 6:9-11, he was quoting the Koran! That makes him a courageous figure with marvelous insight into a peaceful culture.

    Qur’an (7:80-84) – “…For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds…. And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)”

    /sarc

    • Calcat36

      That would be 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10— 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived : neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate[homosexuals like pajama boy], nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

      I get the boot from libtard sites for posting this. And for reminding the ignorant that mohammered had a favored wife. Who was 9 years old. And they forget that sodomy of women is deemed good…

    • Gavain McDonald

      Actually, if you have read the Koran, then you know that much of what is in the Koran is an adaptation of what was in the Coptic scriptures of the time (7th century).

      1 Corinthians 6: 9-11 actually says (NIV):
      ” Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed,you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

      That’s pretty much exactly what Phil said. Nice try, but you have to know there are actually people out there who have studied both texts.

      The passage you “quote” from the Koran is actually a retelling of the story of Lot. Kuran 7 (Surat Al-‘Araf): 80-84 (Sahih International) actually reads:

      “And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, ‘Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.’ But the answer of his people was only that they said, ‘Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure.’ So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers]. And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.”

      The two passages are completely distinct. Both detail that homosexuality is a sin, but one tells of the redemption found in Christ and the other is of the destruction found in Allah for such acts. Nice try though.

      • Snap N McGarrett

        Wow. I defer to your superior display of knowledge! You win. I have no business here for you copied and pasted many more words than I did making my point entirely invalid.

        Good job. Have a cookie.

        • Gavain McDonald

          Actually, I was eating a cookie when I posted that (Christmas time is awesome).

          I appreciate the sarcasm, and agree that if Phil were to come out and say he was actually quoting the Koran, he would probably be welcomed back into the A&E fold with great fanfare.

          /nosarc

  • Gavain McDonald

    In the GQ article, Jase pointed out that there was a trinity of protected areas of their lives that they were unwilling to compromise on. One was their faith. The second was duck season. The third was the betrayal of family members. I think the network may have forgotten that part, or at least overlooked it in the name of placating a group of activists representing roughly 1 percent of the American population. Unfortunately for them, the Robertson clan shares a faith with more than 78% of the American population.

    I read the article. While I will agree that Phil is not always the most eloquent man, what he said is absolutely true from a scriptural perspective. And the one comment he made that has been called out as “hate speech” is his questioning of the desire for same sex intimacy … which is something I think many straight men question. His statement was the apparent lack of logic in a man choosing sex with a man over sex with a woman. He doesn’t get it … and for that he has been removed from the show. Well, I don’t get it either.

    I don’t understand why a group of people who profess that it is about love go to such great lengths to make it about appearance. If I were a man, truly attracted to other men, my assumption is that I would apply the same kind of logic in that attraction that I do to my attraction to women. In women, straight men seek out the aspect of femininity that are appealing about women. But most homosexual couples seem to go the other way. Lesbian couples (at least in my experience) seem to always look as masculine as physically possible. Homosexual male couples (again, in my experience) seem to always accentuate distinctly feminine characteristics. This is the disconnect for many people in this country … that a group of people work so hard to seemingly replace the opposite sex with the closest approximation they can find within their same gender. I am not judging the character or value of any such person, I just find it a little confusing and incongruent. Phil voiced that in an honest interview, and how he’s guilty of hate speech according to A&E and GLAAD.

    Well, I don’t duck hunt, and I rarely watch Duck Dynasty. However, I will guarantee that this time next week I’ll own a Duck Commander duck call or two, and will make it a point to watch the show (and nothing else on A&E) as long as the family is willing to make it.

    This really puts the family in a difficult spot. If they stand by Phil and shut the show down, GLAAD gets to claim victory for shutting them down. If they stay on the air to keep the message out there, they will be accused of betraying one of the three uncompromisable pillars they insisted on when starting the show.

    I think there are dozens of networks that would be happy to have them and would find a way to quickly replace Duck Dynasty with a new show that is the same formula. A&E has no more watched show. The show’s regular ratings are higher than were the rating for the series finale of Breaking Bad. This family can take this model anywhere they choose.

    I am looking to them now to stand by Phil, and I will support them wherever it leads. I am so tired of the far left in this country vilifying every viewpoint they don’t like while insisting everyone has to respect every viewpoint the do. Enough. We either have freedom of thought and expression or we don’t. I think GLAAD and A&E are about to find out how unpopular their ideas really are.

  • $59154503

    Meanwhile, no one blinks an eye at this:

    Black student stages fake lynching of white people in highly offensive art stunt
    A black student at Sacramento State University staged a fake lynching of two white people as part of an art project exploring racism.

    Earlier this month, students at the public university campus saw two white people hanging from a tree with nooses around their necks. They were actors who had been hired by Christina Edwards, an artist and senior at the college.
    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/18/black-student-stages-fake-lynching-of-white-people-in-highly-offensive-art-stunt/#ixzz2nwmG6mCG

    • Calcat36

      CORRECTION: Main stream liberal left wing hate mongers fail to report on a story that proves them to be the real raaaaaaaacists! Thanks for the link. The DC, like the Blaze, shoots too many ads for me to stick around those sites.

  • Darlene

    I want to know why Phil is being suspended by A&E for his views of the anti-gay. the first amendment allows ALL of us free speech, and I his God given right to voice his opinions. A&E and all other networks are allowed free speech and are allowed to put anything they want to show us. Well I say this Freedom of Speech comes with a price, and that price is going to be that we will not support A&E network and I will not be buying anything from that station until they correct the wrong done to Phil and his family.

    • Calcat36

      His beliefs are pro-heterosexual according to the Bible he follows. Please stop using politically correct liberal terminology. Gay means happy. Homosexual means a man who practices sodomy.

      Remember when Soddomy Hussein brought that wall down on homosexuals? A&E is targeting the wrong religion. They should crusade against homosexual killers like the m00-slums.

      • Darlene

        I know the correct wording and I am a bible believing Christian. Like Phil, I too have a right to speak my opinions and if I want to use the wording I did use then I am allowed. I also know what gay means, and what homosexual means. Every religion is being targeted, we just do not hear about any other except the true word of God. I am against homosexuality and I know it is a sin, but I was also taught to hate the SIN not the Sinner and I have friends and family who are with same sex people. It is not my place to judge them, just accept them and love them back.
        Again thank you for correcting me but I know what I was referring to.

  • Jeff Schultz

    I for one support the Robertson family. The freedom of speech is NOT a one way street. Phil said nothing wrong, quoting from the bible is refreshing to see and hear. Phil used gays and lesbians as an example from a biblical quote. As for referring to beastiality Phil again made no connection to gay or lesbian people to that, The news media is sure trying to connect things though which is a flat out lie! A&E can rot in hell for all I care there done with people like myself, I’d love to see the show move to Discovery channel. A&E you opened a real can of worms over this let me know how it feels to hang yourself for surely you have over this.

  • Gavain McDonald

    I think we are finally at a point where conservatives and Christians need to stop accepting the (il)logic of the left that to be for one thing is to hate something else. Just because I am for God and for Biblical truth, doesn’t mean I hate homosexuals. Just because I am for freedom and limited government doesn’t mean I hate the poor. Just because I know that Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster and forcing every American to carry health insurance will drive up the cost of healthcare doesn’t mean I want sick people to die.

    To stand for limited government and individual liberty (and responsibility) in today’s culture of political correctness is to be accused of hate crimes … it’s time to stand up as Americans and stop this nonsense. Even if we disagree with each other, this kind of animosity has got to stop. If you have an argument of merit to present, then present it, if not stop try to assassinate the character of the person whose opinion you don’t like. This goes for both sides. Stop calling patriotic Americans who want lower taxes and less government “extremists.” Stop calling secular progressives “Socialists.” We need a higher level of discourse, and unfortunately our “post partisan” President and his administration have only exacerbated this divide. It’s time we as the citizenry of this nation take it back. There was a time when we disagreed respectfully, without going after someone’s livelihood. There was a time when we answered a statement that offended us with an attempt to discourse with the source of that statement rather than wage a war in the press. What we need as a nation is maturity, and the only one in this whole stupid story with the maturity to be honest is Phil Robertson. Anyone who disagrees with him or thinks he is hateful needs to read the entire article before making comments, because even the article’s author (no matter how poorly he may write) gives Phil credit for being the man that he is, not the man that GLAAD needs everyone to see him as.

  • Kiji

    They take hi off i’m not watching ANY A&E

  • Jeff Schlip

    It is a reality show. Viewers want to know what their reality is. It appears to me that A &E wishes to hinder free speech. Regardless, he was just quoting the Bible. Is that off limits now?

  • Kirk Billingsley

    We should be boycotting the products/companies on AETV as well as their affiliates. Letting the companies that advertise

    on AETV know that you will be boycotting THEIR products or services is the much EFFECTIVE way to make a stand. Hit them where it hurts, in the wallet! Investors will then put pressure on AETV. They obviously do not care about how people feel. Feelings do not hurt, less that favorable ratings and pressure from advertisers do.

  • Kirk Billingsley

    Why is our country run by a minority?

    • Snap N McGarrett

      Because the majority has been whipped into a state of self loathing to avoid being called bad names.

  • Andy Einsamer Wolf

    Not only should we Boycott A & E, but all their sponsors as well.

  • WhoDatGirl

    BTW folks, a very smart FB commenter on the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” posted the following item, and it would be interesting to hear a legal point of view using this angle. Any lawyers want to respond? See below:

    Robert Allen – A&E forgot a little something: 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.

    • Snap N McGarrett

      Yeah – I’m sure that the DOJ is serving A&E papers as we speak.

      • WhoDatGirl

        The Robertsons could have the ACLJ take on their case. The Sekulow family lives for moments like these.

        • Snap N McGarrett

          …and the “Reverend” Jesse Jackson will gas up his private jet, fly to A&E HQ and demand justice for this attack on religious expression, too.

          • WhoDatGirl

            I said the ACLJ, not the ACLU. Jay Sekulow runs the ACLJ to combat the idiocy that comes from the ACLU and takes on cases of civil rights infringements and unethical treatments of people/companies who don’t follow the mainstream narrative.

          • Snap N McGarrett

            I’m with you re: the ACLJ thing. What the pop culture feeds us is worse than the Bread and Circuses that mollified the populace as the Roman empire fell upon itself.

            Indeed, the majority of folks have allowed themselves to be whipped into a state of self loathing to avoid being called bad names.

            carpe diem, Phil. It’s time.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I was just having a convo about this. It is an excellent question and I would really be interested to hear some legal opinions about this.

  • Renee Cain-Rojo

    Tired of the tyranny. I will not sit down, I will not be quiet, I will not comply!!! Screw you A&E…

  • WhoDatGirl

    Also to everyone in on the boycott, TADA! A list of A&E sponsors! They are as follows:

    Sensodyne: 1-866-844-2797

    T-Mobile: Twitter @TMobile / 1-877-453-1304

    Samsung: (PR department) [email protected] / Twitter @samsungtweets / 1-800-726-7864

    Motorola: Twitter @motorola / 1-800-734-5870 / 1-847-523-5000

    Walgreens: Twitter @walgreens / 1-800-925-4733 (option 4)

    IHOP: 1-866-444-5144 / 1-818-240-6055 / Twitter @IHOP

    Macy’s: (PR Department) [email protected], 212-705-2434 / @Macys

    Nokia: Twitter @Nokia / 1-888-665-4228

    Microsoft: @microsoft / 1-800-642-7676

    Verizon: Twitter @verizonwireless / 1 (800) 837-4966

    Bass Pro Shops: Twitter @Bass_Pro-Shops / 1-800-494-1300 or 1-800-227-7776

    Progressive Insurance: 1-440-461-5000 / [email protected]

  • Mary B.

    No more A&E for me or any of the businesses who advertise on A&E until Phil is “allowed” to return to DD. This is ridiculous, just like the Paula Dean thing. Give me a break! MOney talks and A&E should feel the pain of stupid thinking. I am going to ask my like-minded friends to follow me on this, in case they have not heard about it.

  • Rita Rae

    gay people Are Ignorant ,,, no earth-bound crime in that ,,, oh ,, course now there should be comfort for them ,, knowing they will have a TV channel to watch in Hell while they wait for the “Lake Of Fire” ride to start ,,, by the Grace of GOD ,, maybe a few of them will see and come to the Light of the World ,, nn that’s JESUS ,, oh ,,, did I just say that ,,, well ,, get over it

  • Mama Jay

    I wonder if part of this goes back to the request of A & E to stop praying and stop the killing of animals because PETA and the atheist had complained. He told the network that this is who they are and they were not going to change.. If the network didn’t want their show it was fine.. Now here is another complaint from a faction of our society that doesn’t agree with the values of Phil and his family. I wonder if this was just another way for the network to satisfy all three complaints to get back at Phil & family. As long as there is a button on the remote or tv….and this program is as popular as it is, they ought to be able to ,maintain their family values. The network has the right to cancel the program but I think they would be shooting themselves in the foot… however,LOL the gun activist ,might not like the shooting part and then they would have to take another action. LOL

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      No doubt in my mind that was the plan, they couldnt manipulate the family, so they set them up.
      Backfired on them tho.

  • Rick Frazier

    how do we flood A&E with demands to reinstate?

  • fitzy94

    I don’t tweet. Is there a way to send a boycott or sign a petition on facebook?

    • aeroguy48

      boycott A&E and bring phil back; is the facebook page

  • Wolverine

    Molon Labe

  • Shane Studer

    I think not only we should boycott A&E but all the members of duck dynasty should boycott the show. They should stand up for what they believe in. ..as it is stated.. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your soul.If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

  • stoney

    I will join the boycott i think it jus crazy that a man of faith would get shot down like but i am not surprised cuz like in Jesus’s day folk’s was stoned to death if they spoke of the lord folk’s are always afaid of what they dont know so keep strong Phil stand up for what you belive dont change who you are cause of some closed minded people that is all

  • Granny W

    I know I am preaching to a portion of the
    choir, but we all need to stop and think about our rights… All
    rights…..Religion, freedom of speech, the right to breath, live, and
    be a person… Good or bad….
    The problem is we (as people) have
    gone to A far far far ‘politically correct left’!! There is no known
    leader of the ‘left group’ you can not attack a single entity of the far
    far left… because you are then not politically correct…..but anyone
    from the left can attack any single group of any area, and call it
    ‘whatever they want’ and get away with it, and force their opinions on
    others!!

    Just like this situation, the spokesperson’s on the
    ‘politically correct left’ are not being tolerant of the ‘Christian man’
    and ‘his religious belief’s’, but if this same spokesperson from the
    left were being targeted, for not allowing the christian to have his
    belief’s there is no recourse against the leftist!! In other words
    nobody an tell this spokesperson they are wrong…..Like they are doing
    to every one else.

    This spokesperson is forcing his believes
    about his rights being the only right on everyone because after all he
    is politically correct and that therefore is taking my rights away.
    Don’t you know that only the “Politically correct” people are right???

    We cannot have 1 side be all right and everyone else all wrong. We have
    the right to express ourselves (Freedom of Speech) and if you don’t
    like what Phil has to say don’t watch his show!!!

    A & E
    you can say your speech about this is not our stance blah blah blah, but
    stop telling me the viewer I have no right to see Phil (that you are
    pulling him off the show) or anyone else for what they say or think or
    do. It should be my choice to watch or listen, not yours to tell me what
    I can watch. Yours is not the only channel on TV.

  • Far Right

    We support Phil Robertson – Boycott A&E

    https://www.facebook.com/WeSupportPhilRobertson

  • Dawna

    May it turn out for Phil as it did for Chick filet! Let it back fire back all over these A&E’s liberal jackasses faces. I’ll even give up watching the Walking Dead if I have to. I have my priorities properly set!

  • Mrs. Weaver

    Screw A&E how can you suspend someone from their own show?

  • stangbanger49

    Phil is right and I support what he said 100%

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    DD was the only show I watched on A&E, it is now blocked, no probs.

  • Bill Catz

    I want him returned and, I want a SINCERE PUBLIC APOLOGY from the CEO of A&E.

    During World War II, Hitler and the Nazi Party virtually eliminated free speech in Germany. If you were caught saying something that did not line up with, or was critical of, the Nazi Party you were imprisoned and/or killed. Is that what we want in this country? The idea of free speech carries with it that from time to time you may hear something you don’t agree with. Deal with it! Either the Constitution lives, or this country dies.

  • Micha’el Colleen Tallant

    I am personally extremely sick of the P.C. garbage and the fact that these days only the deviants or terrorists seem to have freedom of speech!!

  • RVNMike

    A&E is a dying network. They are about to lose their best show. The only one they have that is worth watching every night.

  • David Wasmer Sr.

    McCarthyism is alive and well at A&E and FB only they aren’t blacklisting communists. They are blacklisting Christians.

  • Roxann Huffman

    I never watched the show in the first place, but it ain’t no reality show if the producers are stifling reality because they don’t agree with the reality. Really! How lame is that? NO wonder I never watch T.V.!

  • Todd

    Please grab a brain A&E! You are punishing someone who accepts all people, but not the actions they do, and yet you allow anyone who is not Caucasian and practices any religion except Christianity to scream racism or religious intolerance! Because he is white and practices his version of Christianity, he is your target and your actions are politically incorrect. You wanna see backlash? How about boycotting those who advertise on A&E’s other shows!!!!! Please take action against A&E. Email the companies who advertise on other programs on A&E and let them know you are boycotting their products because A&E’s actions are racially intolerant and malicious and bigoted.

  • Jo River

    Great for Phil Robertson and his stand against Pink Terrorist, I wish more Christians would take a strong stand against the queers.
    General Jim and Deborah Green ACMTC