The conservative Twitterverse exploded Wednesday over A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson for the oh-so-heinous act of answering GQ when the magazine solicited his opinion on sin. Many are not “happy, happy, happy” with A&E and are supporting the “Duck Dynasty patriarch with the #StandWithPhil hashtag.

https://twitter.com/katyabram/status/413487676634202114

https://twitter.com/TroothBooth/status/413495997084336128

https://twitter.com/cindimilam/status/413498870510129152

Looks like it’s A&E execs who won’t be “happy, happy, happy” after this decision.

  • Republicanvet

    A&E could bring him back saying the time away was appropriate but they also believe in his free speech when offering his opinion as he did.

    …or they could drive that bus right off a cliff and end up under it.

    • Orwellian_Dilemma
      • DallenH

        I think their switchboard is overloaded right now. Busy signal for the last hour of trying.

        • Turd Burglestein

          Try that area code/prefix, but use the range of 1401-1499 as the last 4 digits. Lots of large companies will reserve a block of numbers in that manner for employee extensions. It’s like roulette. You might even luck out and ring the CEO.

        • Yesiamapirate

          More likely they already know what people think and just don’t want to hear it. They’ve backed themselves into a corner and haven’t a clue about how to get out of it.

      • Enquiring_Minds

        Can’t call them. A&E turned off the phone lines.
        Flood them with email!!

        • Orwellian_Dilemma

          Hearst owns 50% and Disney owns 50%.

          The Disney Channel
          3800 W. Alameda Ave.
          Burbank, CA 91505
          (818) 569-7500

          I haven’t found Hearst yet.

          • EdKulzer

            Hearst is by me, at 58th & 8th in NYC. Good luck with that epic Derping.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            The phone number, Einstein. Not the building.

            But let’s see: a couple thousand pedophiles get A&E to dump it’s only profitable show.

            Maybe fifty million Christians may convince Hearst to dump A&E.

          • Calcat36

            derp derp twerk twerk SMURTEST derp twerk evah.

          • mugwumps

            What do you expect from Disney?

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          If they turned them off….

          It means they know now they did something stupid to appease left wing scolds who aren’t even their audience..

          Hope the CEO is forced to resign..

      • oconnellc

        So now not including a Christian on a reality TV program full of Christians is persecution? I have a feeling that the folks at A&E have a pretty good idea how to run a TV network, but I’m sure they will appreciate your advice when you send it to them.

        • Orwellian_Dilemma

          Punishing a Christian by attacking his livelihood for expressing uncontroversial orthodox beliefs is what is persecution.

          You’re pretty funny. Until A&E lucked into Duck Dynasty it was a complete failure of a network. So much for knowing hot to run a network.

          We’ll see how this works out for A&E. Destroying the show that makes up 80% of your revenue to appease pedophiles may or may not be profitable. They’ve already had to shut down the switchboard due to the backlash.

          • oconnellc

            His livelihood is working for a company that makes Duck calls. Your comment that homosexuality is equivalent to pedophilia shows how unintelligent you are.

            Again, not letting someone be on a reality TV show is not persecution. I’m frightened by the thought that many people think the same way you do.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Run along bigot. Those churches won’t burn themselves.

          • oconnellc

            The universe does have a sense of humor… Here we have a Christian who refers to homosexuals as pedophiles calling someone else a bigot. And their reason for calling someone else a bigot? Well, lets see… I said that his livelihood is working for a company that makes Duck calls and that not letting someone be on a Reality TV show is not persecution.

            Yep, bigot all over.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            so A&E doesn’t pay him for his time?

            and throwing him under the bus, BECAUSE he gave his heart felt Christian opinion is exactly why we’re even talking.. You seem to think suspension means nothing because he’s not poor.. means nothing, because there are other Christians on the show…

            Blind much?

            It’s only because he expressed those views he was pulled from the show.. no other reason.. and that is persecution..You seem to think that Hollywood can hire token Christians, but fire them if they DARE speak of those views..

            Sorry chump.. we aren’t shutting up, or going away.. you want to make it happen, that’s pretty clear.. except you can’t.. we’ll win this one, because the only ones like you are either raging leftist extremists, or gay hackivitists..

            Regular folks are pretty astonished at the brutal ham fisted way A&E reacted to a normal opinion..

          • oconnellc

            And your only way to discuss this is to invent strawmen and use ad-hom attacks (I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you know what that means).

            What I said is right there, so ‘inventing’ things doesn’t really get you to far. I said it doesn’t amount to persecution. I’m sure it matters to him. Too bad. He didn’t have to say what he said, but since he chose to say that, he has to live with the consequences. Just because they pay him doesn’t mean that it is his livelihood. He did pretty well before A&E came along and he’ll do ok after they are gone. Probably much better just because they were there.

            Are you saying that A&E is required to employ him, no matter what? Talk about raging activists. You want to give him a job on TV? Buy a network. In the meantime, the folks at A&E get to make their choices. And you get to make yours. You don’t like them, don’t watch their channel.

            Now, this will be a real test of the Christianity of the Dynasty clan… Will they just walk away from the show, given their treatment? Shouldn’t they? Why should they work for, and give legitimacy to, a group like A&E that persecutes them just for expressing their feelings. If they are real Christians, the show will go away because the cast will all just quit. I’m sure their religion is more important to them than a few bucks, right?

            I guess we’ll see just how Christian everyone is in the next few weeks, won’t we?

          • Joseph Bentz

            I agree A&E is not required to employ him. A&E is entitled to their choices. Duck Dynasty clan is free to make their choices and can pick up their marbles.and take their show to another network. I just do not think that A&E wants that to happen. Right now they have one of the most popular shows on TV. As such, TV ratings translate into money, lots of it, As such Robertson’s Christian beliefs will win out and you homosexual lovers will loose because you believe that the flagrant and aberrant fixation on homosexuality will somehow make it acceptable to Christians as a way of life. Never happen.

          • oconnellc

            You know, you started out sounding like a rational person. But what do you think the response of any rational person is to you saying ‘homosexual lovers’? Seriously. Honestly, I laughed when I read that. I mean, it is funny that you refer to me having an aberrant fixation on homosexuality, when we are talking about a guy who couldn’t get out of his own way and had to talk about homosexuals.

            I like Pope Francis’ recent remarks when he said: It’s a bad thing when one sees a Christian that does not want to come
            down, a Christian that uses everything to show off. Not nice, eh? That
            is not Christian, that is paganism

            Wouldn’t it have been quite Christian of Phil to respond to the question by saying something like: I’m a Christian and God made all of us and we all sin in one way or another, so I don’t think I need to be pointing out the sins of other people.

            Wouldn’t that have been refreshing? You know, to see a Christian actually act like one? You don’t see it much. Certainly not from people claiming to be Christian on the internet. Don’t you think the right response from the Dynasty clan should be to just take their show and go home. Go back to making Duck calls and living their simple life, without the godlessness of television and the evil people at A&E? Do you think we’ll see something like that happen?

          • Joseph Bentz

            I believe that Robertson meant what he said. Your incorrect interpretation of his remarks will not change his remarks. You have to be a Christian to know how to act like one. You don’t see it much because hanging with Christians does not seem to be your preference. Your caustic remarks suggesting that the Duck Clan should go back to making Duck calls and living the simple life. That life has made them quite wealthy and successful. What has your simplistic life done for you?

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Correct, there are two things in this world you can’t take back, words and bullets. So you had better mean what you say and hit what you shoot at. It appears Mr. Robertson is on target in both cases.

          • oconnellc

            Of course he meant what he said. I’m not sure what interpretation of mine you are talking about…

            As far as my preference goes, what the hell are you talking about? You see plenty about the way most Christians really are by listening to the stupid loud ones, like yourself. Lessons from Christ about humility and hypocrisy and throwing stones appear lost on most of them. Look at the outrage from the suggestion that Phil might have made some statement that reflects the humility of Christ has drawn. God forbid a Christian pass up the opportunity to call out someone else for a sin. And in an interview with GQ, to boot. Of all the godless liberal rags on earth, why would Phil even choose to do an interview with them in the first place? He might as well do one with Rolling Stone… No, I’m not too worried that Phil’s “godliness” is going to cause him any problems any time soon.

            Finally, though, I’m a little curious about your last question… As a Christian, are you really concerned about how much money I have made? Please, clarify how that might affect your perception of me. As a Christian, is how much money I might have made a critical part of your evaluation process? If I told you that I started a software business in the mid 90’s and now employ hundreds of people and have a net worth in 8 figures, would that give me some credibility? What if I told you that I have struggled with depression my entire life and that although I have recently begun treatment, I’m still dealing with a bankruptcy and divorce in my past that is really screwing up my current situation? Seriously, as a Christian, which of those makes me a better person? Your questions tell quite a story about your own hypocrisy…

          • Le Cajun du foux

            So essentially you are now telling Phil Robertson how to think and how speak and what he should say. No it would not have been refreshing to see watered down faith playing to worldly values.

          • oconnellc

            Wow. You’re an idiot. I’m not telling him anything. I just think it is funny that in a situation where there is more than one type of response, the loudest Christians seem to think that the appropriate one is the “douchebag, hypocrite, attack others for their sins” response, instead of the “humble, possibly actually paying some attention to anything Christ said” response. I mean, how in the world is it a watered down version of Christianity to say something humble that doesn’t call out the shortcomings of others? it is assholes like you that give decent Christians who actually want to improve themselves a bad name. Let’s hope Pope Francis continues to speak out, and maybe douchebags like you will at least experience a little shame, not that I expect it to affect your mouth in any way.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Wow, I must have touched a nerve. I am sorry you feel that way. You may freely call me anything you desire. I have been called much worse and am very used to such abusive language. Nothing new to me there. By your very opinionated responses which it appears you do not go back and proof read before submitting nor after a corresponding remark, it is evident that you do not realize you are making very strong implications that boarder on telling someone else how to live, speak, and think. Now I do have one question though, do you count yourself among “decent Christians” as you call them? If so you are making it very difficult to believe that you are. I will give the Biblical reference here as to why many will not believe it. Mat 7:16-20 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

            These are not my words, they are Jesus’. I just struggle to live by them as does Mr. Robertson. So I beseech you please if you are a Christian in heart and not just name understand that even saints are still sinners. Salvation is instantaneous but sanctification is a life long process to which many trials will come and many will end in disaster. The upside is that Jesus even forgave those and will lift up his failing saint, dust him off and put him on the righteous path yet again and as many times as it takes even 70 times 7.

            As for the present Pope, I am afraid you might want to look deeper into his works as well because the above scripture applies to him as well. He may not be all that you think him to be. After all Christians are called out of this world yet the Pope is bent on raising the RCC to the position to be the head of the coming one world religion.

            Now I fully expect a full blasting reply on this as it seems it is your nature to do such things. So please go right ahead. I just pray for you that you head the words of scripture given as well as all other scripture and that you actually go and research the personal past and works of the Pope. Your soul is important to Jesus and therefore it is also important to me. I pray your salvation is real and not just a go along to get along false pretense.

            Mat7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

          • oconnellc

            Not surprised by your reply. I see Christians like you every Sunday. You can quote scriptures that others are supposed to live by all day long, can’t you? You can even argue that the line ‘he who is without sin should cast the first stone’ means that as a Christian you should be calling attention to the sin of others, right?

            I’m not surprised you are used to abusive behavior. Everything you say attracts it from rational humans. You are like most of the vocal Christians. You dance around my point. Quote some scriptures that apply to other people. Make some vague accusations against someone, without being specific enough to either be defended or even discussed. Lots of honesty there, huh? Yep, Christians like you don’t like Francis. He talks about helping the poor and the helpless. You don’t like that, do you? I mean, the poor are poor because they are lazy, right. The stuff he says about economic inequality are just Marxist ramblings, right? And no specific accusations, just the implication that I need to do more research and if I do, I’ll certainly come around, won’t I?

            Your kind makes me sick and you are the type that gives good Christians a bad name. You know, the good hearted people who feel that trying to live a good life and raise their children to be decent people is enough for them. They don’t think they are good enough to just be calling out the sins of others. They just quietly work on their own, like Jesus wanted them to. They try to show their Christianity by the example of their lives. But that isn’t for you, is it? You want to get interviewed by GQ so you can really tell the people you don’t like that they are going to hell. Maybe imply that the next step is bestiality, right? You can’t trust homosexuals, they are deviant, disgusting people, right?

            Save your quotes for someone ignorant enough to be fooled by you. I don’t see Christ anywhere in anything you are doing or the views you are here supporting. Christ spent more then enough time attacking hypocrites to make your behavior transparent.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            I replied to you so you did cast the first stone. Congratulations I guess you are without sin. As for good hearted people there are none. I would quote that scripture to you but evidently it will do no good. Your heart is already hardened.

            Ok I am more than willing to let you live by your human wisdom. I still prefer to live by Godly wisdom and that only comes from His Word which came down from heaven and became man. He was crucified, died and was buried. On the third day he rose again according to the scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in Glory to judge the living and the dead. That is how I choose to live under that set of laws. Am I perfect at it? not in any way. I am but the clay and He shapes me daily till I become what He wants me to be.

            I don’t have a problem with homosexuals. I have known and worked with many, some of which I really admired but not for their sexual behavior. What I will not accept is the pushing of the lie that sexual preference is not a sin when it is clearly stated to be not only that but and abomination before the Lord. I will call the lie a lie. I know that may offend some but if they are never told the truth they will never know they are living a lie.

            Quite frankly I am sorry I ever tried to be a candle on the hill but, that is what I am called to do like it or not. It is called obedience. So if there is a problem it is not with me but the one who called me, Christ Jesus. You may make your case before him now or you may do it on judgment day. If you wait till then though it will be to late. I will pray for you in the mean time whether you desire to have me do that or not. Or will asking the Lord to have mercy on you also offend you?

          • oconnellc

            You’re an idiot. This is a thread about Phil Robertson, but I’m not surprised that you choose to make it about yourself. In your mind, the only one throwing stones is me, pointing out Phil’s hypocrisy (and then yours) and not Phil in the first place. He is getting suspended because he compared homosexuality with bestiality. Would you state that, face to face, with the homosexuals you work with? Will you really defend that? Only if you think it can make you look good, right? Wait, quote some more scripture that calls out my failings before deciding.

            Save your sanctimonious rantings. Your decision to ignore every point I make while calling me out for my perceived failings says everything about you that anyone needs to see.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            If they ask me about my views I would gladly state them. None of the ones I have ever worked with or work with now have asked. I love them dearly. I just know that their actions will lead to eternal damnation. I hate to see that happen to them. I did not make those rules, The Creator of the universe did. But you go ahead and believe what every you choose. You can explain it to Jesus on Judgment day. In short, whatever floats your boat. I am going to go enjoy the celebration of the birth of the Savior now. Merry Christmas!

          • oconnellc

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

            17“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

            18“Which ones?” he inquired.

            Jesus replied, “ ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19honor your father and mother,’c and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’d ”

            20“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

            21Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

            Now I tell you, that is weird. Jesus is pretty clear. When asked what you need to do to get into heaven, Jesus describes helping those who cannot help themselves. He doesn’t mention gays. Weird, huh? Yet despite what seems like a pretty clear set of instructions, you “know” that gay people are going to hell. Dod God possibly come to you and let you in on something that he kept from Jesus?

            God, your arrogance is disgusting. What you must be like in person must make the ‘internet you’ almost seem palatable in comparison.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Well I would post more scripture to explain why you do not understand scripture as it is hidden from the wise and prudent and made clear to the babes. But you would just get ticked off and scream and holler and call me more names and then probably have a stroke. Naaaah it is not worth it to mess with you like that. I will just knock the dust from my feet and wish you a very Merry CHRISTmas. After all it is not me you really hate. It is Jesus that you hate just as your father also hates Him.

          • oconnellc

            No, I’m pretty sure I hate you. People like you, too. The problem with the world is that there are too many like you. Now, I’m sure you’ll respond with more vague assertions, maybe another biblical verse that tells other people how they should live. People of intelligence aren’t fooled by you, though. Real Christians are going to start to get fed up being painted by the same brush you are painted with, and when that happens, it’s gonna get cold. People of faith are going to remember the real words of Jesus, love others, help the poor… Those who keep their power by victimization making ‘enemies’ of those who are different will eventually get what is coming to them. I don’t know if they’ll get it from God, but good hearted people will start to give them the kick in the ass that they deserve.

            So, keep up your tactics. There will be a change and the words of God will eventually win and we’ll all (well, maybe not you) be better off for it.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Fine hate me. I have been hated by better and more intelligent people than you. Now you are telling me about the real words of Jesus “love others, help the poor….” Looks like you are failing in that respect too. Nope don’t need to quote scripture to you. It is just beating a dead horse. Truth is you really know nothing about me. You are just attacking me because I put forth all the words of Jesus that you can’t stand because those words condemn you. Typical reaction to the Truth and Jesus is the truth as well as the way and the light. Love how you cherry pick what suits you so you can go on living the self life.

            What change might that be if I may be so bold as to ask.

            Sad you don’t even realize God has already won and you are not definitely better for it. By your fruits I know you sufficiently enough to know you are not saved by the grace of God through the blood of Christ. Actually you are just like the young man. You think you are good when no man is good. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Gee, isn’t that why Jesus became a man to be crucified to reconcile the world? That is what Jesus has said.

            Any way again have a very Merry CHRISTmas. I will be praying for you. Sorry I don’t do animal sacrafices to pagan gods and make my children to pass through the flames. All you get is prayers that the Lord will be merciful to you.

          • oconnellc

            Of course you are hated by smarter and better people than me. I know I’m not the smartest person, but any level of intelligence will cause a reasonable, rational person to be repelled by you.

            I’m beginning to suspect that the reason you aren’t quoting scripture to me any more is that you are starting to realize it isn’t playing well. I’m stating that Jesus said that we should love our neighbors and help the poor. Arguing with that isn’t a winning argument, and I suspect that you are (barely) smart enough to realize that.

            You know what is really funny? I haven’t really said anything about myself. You are arguing with me, but really only arguing with your own biases about what you assume I must be. You don’t know if I think homosexuality is a sin or not. You know why? Because I follow what Jesus says about casting stones and pretending to know the mind of God and judging people. You probably don’t quote the parts where Jesus says that only God knows what is in a persons heart and God judges based on what he finds there. Nope, no power for you in a Jesus like that, is there?

            You state that by ‘my fruits’ you know me. What are they? What have I said that you think you know about me. I’ve said that Jesus doesn’t like hypocrites. I’ve said that Jesus spent most of his time talking about helping poor people and didn’t spend much time talking about gays. You don’t like that I talk about those things and so you are sure I’m going to hell. Well, I guess we are both giving away a bit about ourselves, aren’t we? I keep talking about a generous, kind God that wants us to spend our lives helping others. And for that you refer to me as a pagan. Hmmmm… Be careful what you say, you don’t have many secrets left.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            I quit quoting it because it is a huge wast of time. All you know and all you care to know is one small snippet of what you think it says.

            So you follow what Jesus says about casting stones but do you also follow what he does when he attack the money changers in the temple. You don’t know anything about Jesus except what you have made up in your mind.

            Really, all that Jesus speaks of is touchy feely make you feel good issues. Look you don’t know the Bible or anything about Jesus. I know you will claim you do but all you know is what you want to know. Jesus will tell you in scripture that not only is he merciful, loving, and gentle but that he is also righteous, holy and just. He will also tell you if you open the eyes of your heart to the truth that you must give up your life to live eternal life. He will also tell you that sexual lust of man for man is a sin and if you do not repent from it, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

            So go ahead and spew some more hate filled half truths and show your lack of knowledge of Christ Jesus who you claim to know soooooo well. Again I tell you, you know only that part that makes you feel good about your sins. You my friend keep hardening your heart to the point even Jesus can no longer suffer your sins and will bring judgment on you. As for me, I have my judgment so there is no need to for you to go spouting off about it. Beside you don’t even know what I am talking about here. If you knew Jesus then you would know.

            So again have a very Merry CHRISTmas. Hope you get lots of toys to while away the rest of your life because that is all you will ever get. Again, if you knew Jesus then you would know what I am saying.

            So did you know that Jesus actually loves hypocrites. Did you also know since you have to keep bringing it up that Jesus is the one that said homosexual intercourse is an abomination. Nope I didn’t thinks so because you really don’t Jesus at all. I patiently wait your attempt to side step the conviction of sin so you can go on sinning as if doing so will bring you a greater weight of grace. Don’t know what I am talking about there do you?

            Your fruits are hate, not the love you claim which is also the fruit of lies,love of self above all others even though you claim by helping the poor as you imply you do but I doubt you ever have. Hypocrisy as you claim Jesus hates and yes you are a hypocrit because if you really understood the agape love that Jesus speaks of you would not be here constantly ridiculing people who believe in the Bible as the final authority on life, living, and salvation. None of which you make very obvious you know nothing about.

            Have a very Merry CHRISTmas and as I said before I will be praying for you.

          • oconnellc

            And again, you keep quoting your biases about me as though you actually know what I think or as though I’ve actually said the things you attribute to me. You still haven’t caught on yet that that is the point, have you?

            Do me a favor, can you tell me the chapter and verse where Jesus says that homosexuality is an abomination? I think your words were: Jesus is the one that said homosexual intercourse is an abomination.

            Thanks.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Sorry I could not resist. But the truth is the truth. “I am not an asshole.I am one of the nicest people you will ever meet. You are just pissed because I see through your bs.”

          • oconnellc

            Which truth? You are an asshole. An arrogant kind, which is the worst. You actually claim to know the mind of God, despite direct evidence to the contrary… I assume you know the last line of the verse I quoted for you.

          • 96leroy

            Just thought you should know:

            Definition of PERSECUTION
            1
            : the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook
            2
            : the condition of being persecuted, harassed, or annoyed
            See persecution defined for kids »

          • oconnellc

            So you used the word persecuting to define the word persecution. You are an idiot.

            Ok, lets say that any time anyone annoys someone, that is persecution. Other than the fact that you are currently persecuting me, so what? If it only means annoying someone, then who cares? If someone persecutes you, it just means that you are getting annoyed. I don’t see any reason for a backlash about that.

            And the fact that the word ‘religion’ shows up in the definition doesn’t mean anything. It also refers to ‘social outlook’, too. Assuming we both agree that the practice of persecuting actually means that someone is doing something more serious than annoying them, then you actually need to show that NOT LETTING SOMEONE ON YOUR REALITY TV SHOW IS ACTUALLY PERSECUTING THEM. You get it? Not being allowed on TV is not persecution. To imply that it is is insulting to Christians who are being beaten and arrested and killed for their faith. To put reality TV in the same context with that sort of treatment shows what an incredible moron you are.

          • Joseph Bentz

            Not allowing a Christian on his TV show for voicing his Christian beliefs is just another form of persecution. Christians do not have to be beaten, arrested or killed in order to fall under the definition of persecution. What we are defining here is selective persecution of Christians for their beliefs in whatever form that may take.. Now try to respond to this post without the caustic insults. It really belittles you

          • oconnellc

            The insults are supposed to belittle you. I wonder what I’m doing wrong? I mean, you are such an easy target, I must have lost my touch…

            You have successfully redefined ‘persecution’ in such a way that no one in the world cares any more if someone is persecuted. All anyone has to do is annoy someone and they can now cry ‘persecution’. And those Christians out there who are being beaten and killed for their faith, well, they fall into the same category as those who can’t appear on their reality TV show for a few weeks. Persecution really sucks, huh?

            You’re an idiot. He isn’t being persecuted for his beliefs. He is being suspended because he said something offensive to the intelligence of every rational person who heard it (which is why it doesn’t bother you). He said that bestiality is the next step for homosexuals. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl, you are an idiot. Guess what? We already knew that. Idiot.

          • Joseph Bentz

            You sir are a abject moron. You are totally incapable of understanding the history of persecution of Christians. I never implied that not letting someone on THEIR TV reality show was a form of prosecution. Robertson made many references to the bible as his source. You should study the bible. You would first have to overcome your short attention span; and that alone make take some time. Robertson probably has a claim against A&E for the tort of Tortuous Interference with contractual obligations. Robertson has an absolute right to voice his religious beliefs. He also enjoys the absolute right to freedom of speech. Bring it on show us some more of your educational shortcomings.

          • oconnellc

            I suppose you are now going to show how not being on a reality TV show keeps Robertson from voicing his beliefs or stating them to anyone who will listen. I suppose you will show how his freedom of speech has been abridged. He can still stand like the village idiot in the village square repeating himself until he is hoarse. I also suppose you understand that A&E can make a claim that an employee repeating his moronic statements hurts their brand and that they can break any contract with him given how his behavior has affected their business. Do you really claim that there is nothing he could say that would give them a valid reason to suspend or fire him? Is there really no circumstance at all where they could end his employment? Yeah, talk some more about my educational shortcomings…

            Also, when did I say that you referred to persecution. Don’t assume that every remark I ever make is directed to you. The voices in your head may be saying things, but you don’t always have to past listen.

            Finally, you didn’t answer my question… Just how does my financial success affect your opinion of me or my right to say something? Please, let me know. I think that as a Christian, your answer to this will speak volumes about yourself. Just asking the question in the first place has said quite a bit about your Christianity. Answering my questions will say even more. So please, enlighten me.

          • Joseph Bentz

            The Robertson’s are no backwoods bumpkins. Phil has a masters and his sons all have degrees. Phil was a star quarterback at college in Louisiana and Terry Bradshaw got the job after Phil left. He doesn’t work for the company he owns it. It amazes me why leftists spend their time insulting individual accomplishments. Yet fawn all over themselves over the questionable accomplishments of the New Guinea transplant now occasionally occupying the white house.

          • Calcat36

            Taking a page from the left, YOU oconnellc are a… BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT BIGOT…. Keep repeating the lie until it is believed.

          • oconnellc

            Interesting that you admit that it is a lie. You must be a Christian to come here and knowingly lie about someone. You are Christian, right? At least, you claim to be, right?

          • http://dsdcs.com/ Josh Wobbles

            There are many paths to hell, but in the end the destination is always the same.The Bible says the costs of homosexuality will be your soul, but thats Gods cost to exact on you, while you are of this earth it is the duty of God fearing Americans to love your neighbor regardless of his sins. Let Phil speak his beliefs.

          • oconnellc

            I’m not stopping Phil from stating his beliefs. Just stating mine. No true Christian would state what Phil stated. Jesus was pretty clear that the way to heaven was helping poor people. Sell everything you have and give it to the poor is the only way… But Phil is a rich man, so talking about what Jesus said might not be convenient. So, better to talk about the sins of others, right? Ignore that part where Jesus said that God judges based on what he finds in a mans heart and that only God knows what is truly in a mans heart. Odd that you never hear a ‘Christian’ stand up and quote that part, isn’t it? Nope, we only get ‘Christians’ that stand up and tell everyone else what they are doing wrong.

    • Orwellian_Dilemma

      My wife said that A&E has killed the Duck that laid the Golden Egg. . . .

      I wish I had thought of that.

      • Donald Smith

        More like laid the Goose Egg.

  • WhoDat

    Have your opinion, but don’t be surprised when you get pushback.

    • Calcat36

      Like all of the push back you get for posing your stupidity disguised as opinion?

      • WhoDat

        Whether it’s stupidity or not is an opinion.

        But, yes, I expect it.

        • Calcat36

          No, not in your case. You are a community agitating troll that presents no opinion. Instead, you spew talking points which are always wrong. When you are the subject of push back with facts, you tuck tail and run. Typical keyboard command with a burning love for for a flawed man that even Baba WaWa admitted that you clowns considered your one to be the ME-ssiah.

          • WhoDat

            The only burning love I have is for my family and my Savior. Barbara’s opinions are her own.

          • Clete Torres

            Why don’t you just come out and say it: your saviour is 0bama.

          • Calcat36

            And your vacation ME-ssiah.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            You really should not call Harvey Milk your savior. It’s offensive to people of faith.

            Now take your hateful atheism on back to Mother Jones.

          • WhoDat

            Heh.

            I’m not an atheist, never have been. Southern Baptist most of my life, and now a Latter-day Saint.

          • Calcat36

            Mormon? You must have been really upset at the religious attacks on Mitt-stake by your beloved leftist wing nuts then.

          • WhoDat

            Yep.

          • Calcat36

            Yet you allow it here. I did not know there were cafeteria Mormons out there.

          • EdKulzer

            Which might those have been?

          • Calcat36

            All of them.

          • EdKulzer

            Oooohhhh… Not just “some”, or “the first half” or “those cast on the 2nd Tuesday of every month”– but actually ALL of the “religious attacks on Mitt” that you’re too lazy to actually get off your ass and present as having existed.

          • Calcat36

            Ask Whodat, the person the question was posed to, who agreed with me, and is Mormon. You can get off of your lazy ass and look that sh*t up too, returd.

          • EdKulzer

            Thanks for solidifying that you can’t back it up. Much obliged.

          • Calcat36

            It was backed up you retard! And it was accepted y the LIBERAL that the question was posed to. Stick around a little and learn who is whom before you run off at the keyboard, little one! Why is your avatar Pat from SNL again? Oh yeah, that is your boyfriend, the obamapajamaboy!

          • EdKulzer

            My God. You truly are this dense. It was not “backed up by a liberal”— it was “backed up” by the LIBERTARIAN to whom it was addressed. Libertarians ARE CONSERVATIVES, Cat.

            WOW. And MORE awesome ad hom, showing the absolute nothing that’s your best.

          • Calcat36

            No idiot, libertarians are libertarians that infect the republican party. Rand Paul is a libertarian, that without the legalize now idiots, would have no following. Conservatives and libertarians have completely different views, isolationism being one of the main differences.

            Liberals are progressives and progressives are democrats and democrats are socialists. So, since this is the broken mold you came from, do not attempt to explain something to me that you have no knowledge of. You do not even know the religion you alleged;y belong to,moonbat fruit loop.

            You started the ad hominem attacks with the baseless avatar baiting. You type like a 12 year old pre-pubescent jack off or metro-sexual libtard. It was fun while it lasted, and now your aimless wanderings are no longer interesting. You should google Vatican II, Roman Catholic altar boy who was probably raped by a priest and now you project on others to soothe your guilt. It is all good. Type away and feel better about yourself.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            And you support the persecution of Christians. . . .

            Sorry, not buying it, Atheist.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            “persecution of Christians”

            I’d really love for you to go to Iran or Egypt and talk to Christians there. Tell them all about how persecuted you are in America. Watch them play the world’s tiniest violin for you from their prison cells.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            I’m sure you’re terribly worried about Christians in the Middle East. That’s why you support a president who has done everything in his power to support radical Islam.

            Persecution comes in many forms and levels of severity.

          • EdKulzer

            Wow. Just absolutely Wow. So THIS is you, unbound in wingnut idiocy, in the hellcaves of the fringe Right.

          • Calcat36

            Where are the unbound wingnut idiocy hellcaves of the left and the very fringe left?

          • EdKulzer

            I really wouldn’t know, not being one who trolls there, but I would imagine they’d start at Daily Kos, perhaps including Democratic Underground, I imagine they’d include Huffington Post & ThinkProgress…

            What’s the Left’s version of Godfather Politics, Chicks With Guns, RightScoop, World Net Daily, Daily Caller, InfoWars, Breitbart, The Blaze, & Twitchy?

            C’mon— I just KNOW you wanna say “New York Times”.

            What left-wing think tank hosts an online forum like Buckley’s masthead does for the Right? Does Brookings? Hell, no.

            Aaaah… MAN, I love it when pathetic juvenile Rightist wingnuts use “oh so clever” political insults as their avatars. Awesome maturity there, hero.

          • Calcat36

            So you tried to make a juvenile point, got called out, and like a typical left wing nut warm in his personal hellcave, you make a personal attack on me? How typical, MOONBAT. You know where the right is yet you are lost in your own ideology! Next time, just slap yourelf and avoid looking like the idiot that you are TROLL! You must just be getting up now, right troll?

            By the way, since you went there, why are you using your wife’s ugly mug as an avatar?

            You could not be more wrong on my avatar, young gun. It is Homey the Clown from an old show called In Living Color, retard! Yet there you go, off like a moonbat drawing racist conclusions!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g1e8dZM3MY

          • EdKulzer

            Ok— now if we peel the corroded onion of your narcissism and dissect THAT bit of putrid idiocy:

            1) “got called out”? Not at all. The conservative asked which sites would warrant being called “left wing hate havens”. That there may BE such sites doesn’t in any way address, rebut, or distract from all of YOUR scathing cases of resounding epistemic closure— whereby YOU flit like dizzy dust mites from fringe right wing hate palace to fringe right wing gutter.

            2) “Personal attack on you”? You’ve chosen as your avatar a vitriolic juvenile bit of idiocy. That’s not a personal attack: that’s a simple observation. That that EVIDENCES a petty idiocy— THAT is a judgment call.

            3) “Lost in your own ideology”? Really? Which ideological policy points have I advocated? Seriously. ?

            Thanks again for proving the empty-headed vacuum that is the crispy cicada shell of Conservatism.

            “Since I went there”— you would stoop to talk about the spouse of a commenter?

            And just like that, the charred embers of the legitimacy of Conservatism die a little bit more.

          • Calcat36

            You typed: I really wouldn’t know, not being one who trolls there, but I would imagine they’d start at Daily Kos, perhaps including Democratic Underground, I imagine they’d include Huffington Post & ThinkProgress…

            One cannot troll sites that one agrees with! Epic fail again, idiot! You are here community agitating because you are a left wing moonbat that found is way out of mommys hellcave basement. Your posts are proving it, yet you have been indoctrinated to believe that you are moderate. Keep tying asshat. When a liberal moonbat like you attacks my avatar, you open yourself up to the same criticism so try playing victim somewhere else.

            And just like that, the drivel of the left dries up just like that.

            Remember, you deflected by not answering my first question to your stupid statement. MMFA needs to provide you with better taking points/come backs, kid.

          • EdKulzer

            ? Dude. Seriously. I was asked what the hellcaves of the fringe Left would be. I offered several suggestions as to what they might be. ?

            “One cannot troll sites that one agrees with!” ?

            Ah— so it’s the verb you’re having a hissy over. So “Frequent”. I do not FREQUENT the sites of the purportedly “fringe Left”— while you and your— since you all seem to love the term— “ilk”— are cocooned in an echo chamber of fringe Right wing noise.

            “You are here community agitating”— no, I’m here because some douchebag had the temerity to astroturf OUT of this fringe Right hell cave and bring his arrogance into the bright hot sun of the real world. And I kicked his sorry ass back here under this fringe moldy rock where it belongs.

            “Keep tying asshat”? I wouldn’t know how to even if I were to try. And years back I ran the Scoutcraft department at camp, so that’s quite saying something.

            “Attacks your avatar”…. sigh… conservatives…

            Whining when called on your inflammatory vitriol, ever needing to be the victim…

            IOKIYAR. /faceplant

          • Calcat36

            Idiot, you are a liberal troll, and I am typing slowly so you an grasp the idea, as you swung for the fences twice and missed the ball.

            If this is a fringe right whatever you want to call it, where did you come from OFA? MSDNC?

            I am not whining retard. You simply do not comprehend that I can play your BS liberal game and throw your BS right back at you. You started with the personal attacks so I will oblige you in that gutter for a while, as you continue to post here and prove what you are for everyone to see.

            I called you the victim, sh*t for brains, and I even explained what my avatar is, which is not what you were ready to pounce on. By the way, you got one ugly feminazi wife. It looks like that pajama kid from OFA.

          • EdKulzer

            Oh, dear loving Christ. The arrogant ignorance is seeping off you in sheets.

            I ‘came here’ following the whackjob Rightist who’d emerged onto Politico from a crossposted article on Drudge. THIS IS the fringe frickin’ Right, guy.

            You are INDEED a whining retard— by your own estimation; I’d NEVER stoop to calling you so of my own volition.

            “You started with the personal attacks”? Really? Which? Electing to draw your attention to YOUR petulantly juvenile avatar that YOU chose? That’s not a personal attack— and I entreat you to climb from the gutter any time you feel you are capable.

            “You called me the victim”? Sorry— the only person victimized by your addiction to juvenility and disgrace is yourself; and, of course, the median prospects for the legitimacy of Conservatism, which wane ever dimmer, ever dimmer.

            And then there you go again, showing the true breadth of your character with an assault on my wife.

            : )

            May God bless you and your corroded little shriveled heart.

          • Calcat36

            Psycho babble? Hope you FEEL good, liberal troll.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            ok… the stupid you emit is breath taking..

            you want Hellcaves.. try kos, the dimwit underground Huff n Puff, the comment section at ThinkProgress MMA and the endless list of nutjob leftwingnut sites..

            You sell fear and hatred… then accuse us of the signature act of the left..

            projection 101… rob banks, beat up nuns, then loudly accuse somebody else of doing exactly that.

            and you suck even at that..

          • EdKulzer

            Jesus, pal— you bring that massive idiocy— wrap your arms around this: the difference is? I DON’T SPEND ALL MY TIME IN THE STALE AIR OF THOSE SITES.

            YOU DO SPEND ALL YOUR LIFE REBOUNDING AROUND THE WINGNUT RIGHT.

            “Sell fear and hatred”? MAN, you’re addicted to “hatred”— and projecting it onto they you despise.

            “Sell fear and hatred”? Naaah, pal: That’s Glenn Beck’s and Alex Jones’s job. And you’re THROWING cash at them and asking for more.

            Signature deflective idiocy of the templated copy of a copy of a copy of a lame-ass Rightist.

          • Calcat36

            They are just killing Christians in raghead lands. They burn bibles and currently have a Christian convert from izslum to Christian minister in jail.

          • Andy34

            So we have no right to complain about anything cause others have it worse?

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            as if you supported them hypocrite… Obama does NOTHING to help them..

            and because the government hasn’t joined in the secular left’s jihads to savage Christians whenever possible, you think it doesn’t exist? The guy who’s party Booed the word God at their convention….

            has the balls to say the left isn’t persecuting Christians..

            you’re an idiot.

          • 82d

            Mormons are not Christians. It is a cult founded by people with rose colored glasses.

          • conservative2012

            You know nothing about the LDS religion. We are Christian we follow the teachings of Christ. By the way if you downvote, no problem, free country.

          • Calcat36

            Can you show me archeological and historical proof from non-Mormon sources that prove that the peoples and places named in the Book of Mormon are true?

          • EdKulzer

            Who was Cain’s wife?

          • Calcat36

            You tell me, professor.

          • EdKulzer

            If you don’t get it, you don’t get it. Fegghedaboudit.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Cain-8217-s-Wife

          • Calcat36

            So, you cannot explain it? No Sagan around to give you more talking points?

            Where is the fossil record showing a bear evolving into a whale? Or a squirrel evolving into a bat?

          • EdKulzer

            ? Dude. If you cannot be bothered enough to comprehend the Biblical query quagmire that is “Who is Cain’s wife”— when the progeny of the first couple— and ONLY couple— went and married unknown “others”—- then that’s on you, dude.

            “Where is the fossil record showing a bear evolving into a whale? Or a squirrel evolving into a bat?”

            I can’t quite decide if that’s the Right’s inept War On Smurtness? or if you should be immediately inducted onto the Republican House Committee on Science.

          • Calcat36

            See that troll, you cannot know from where you came from! You were not asking a question. You were attempting to set a trap, yet you stepped in it!

            You are so delusional. Keep typing.

          • EdKulzer

            Oh, my God— it’s actually impossible not to converse with you and not lose IQ points trying to comprehend the gross bounds of your narcissistic ignorance.

            “You cannot know from where you came from”? I “from”ed twice?

          • 82d

            I don’t huh? I have a degree in Philo, with heavy emphasis on Religion. You don’t believe in the Trinity, which is a basic tenet of Christianity. You follow the teachings of Joseph Smith, not of Christ. You could say that Christians are a cult as well, if you only believe Christ is a man.

          • Calcat36

            Your savior Joseph Smith? Question, Mr. Troll, Why were the words “white and delightsome” in 2 Nephi 30:6 changed to “pure and delightsome” right on the heels of the Civil Rights campaign for blacks?

          • WhoDat

            Joseph Smith wasn’t able to save me, he was a mortal man.

            Because it would be viewed as racist. The changing of that word clarified that it wasn’t.

          • Calcat36

            Incoherent blabbering again? Why does the Book of Mormon state that Jesus was born in Jerusalem (Alma 7:10) when history and the Bible state that he was born outside of Jerusalem, in Bethlehem?

            Why then, do Mormons consider him (Smith) a prophet, equal to Jesus?

            Mormons were, and still are, white supremacists and a cult.

          • WhoDat

            I think you’re confusing Islam with Mormonism.

            Mormons revere Joseph Smith as a prophet, yes. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. No one compares to Him.

            White supremacists? Hardly. Smith ran for POTUS on an anti-slavery ticket in 1840(maybe 1844).

            On the birthplace of Christ difference:

            http://en.fairmormon.org/Book_of_Mormon/Anachronisms/Biblical/Jerusalem_vs_Bethlehem

          • Calcat36

            Yes, the Mormons are wrong and the book of Mormon is a lie. Do not think, it may kill the last few brain cells that you have left. I do not confuse dirty moo-slums with cultist Mormons.

            If the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on earth, as Joseph Smith said, why does it contain over 4000
            changes from the original 1830 edition?

          • WhoDat

            Corrections with use of languages. It was correct in his time, these minor changes do not change the whole meaning.

            But, I can see you’re only wanting to belittle my faith. You have a good day.

          • Calcat36

            Every day is a great day. It gets better when a cultist cannot defend the cultisms, so the troll bows out. I do not belittle any faith. I QUESTION it. It is funny to see the most religious zealots crack and fold. Like YOU. Especially you, after all of the agitating that you do here.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Calcat, while I agree that Mormonism is cultic in nature, arguing with them just gets into circle arguments. It is a lot like the Scottish Rite of Masonry. The low enders of the group are not fully aware of what the hierarchy is all about and what they hold to be truely sacred. The is a big difference between what Joe Everyday Mormon knows about his religion and what the the so called head Prophet knows. Sometimes it is best to do what Jesus said:Luke 9:5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

    • Billie Slash

      Pushback against the First Amendment? You’re an idiot.

      • WhoDat

        No one is denying Phil Robertson his freedom of speech, his freedom of religion, or his freedom of assembly.

        • Billie Slash

          A&E is penalizing Phil Robertson BECAUSE of his free speech.
          No matter, we’ll penalize A&E by not watching.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Do more than that, contact your cable provider. Contact sponsors. Let people know that you will not give your money to bigots like A&E or those who sponsor them.

          • Billie Slash

            OH, you bet I am!!!

          • rick

            Remember there is no war on Christianity…….Gays all over the news kissing each other and that’s their right but mention God or oppose sexual deviance and you must be destroyed!!! The Bible clearly states Gays go in the pit…..CLEARLY…

          • Billie Slash

            Amen, brother.

          • kinopio

            No one cares about the bible anymore. Its just an old book for dumb people. People have moved on to things like science, facts, tolerance, etc. Join us in the 21st century.

          • rick

            Traditionalist Christians still believe it’s just you liberals that have moved on to Socialism, sexual deviance, surrender of civil liberty, and next stop for you is Agenda 21. As for “DUMB” people….you libs have the market cornered…..

            http://www.youtube.com/embed/O0azojPPRhw?feature=player_embedded

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Sadly you are very wrong. Many more people than your realize care very much what the Bible says and they are alive now in the 21st century. It is these very people who care about your soul and speak the gospel to you even at the risk of persecution and death. Mr. Robertson is such a man. As for science, you might want to look more closely at real science and not just the psuedo science that illimnates that which it cannot understand. Real science is readily supporting the events of the Bible such as finding chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea or the finding of Noah’s Ark. Even historical records across the entirety of the world speak of the world wide flood which is supported by geogological records as well.

            Yet all of this back and forth is not only understandable but much expected. Mat 10:21-22 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

            May the peace of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rest upon all who post here.

          • Jerry G

            I could also CLEARLY quote your Bible about children who are disrespectful should be put to death. And verses on pro-slavery, and against the wearing of gold in church, and not wearing makeup or tattoos, and stoning your neighbor when they commit adultery.
            I will never believe a book written by men and then re-write it over and over again throughout history. Also, you have no argument whatsoever unless you have read the the book in it’s original languages of Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew to get the full meaning of the verses to be sure and not take anything out of context. of You may as well create a religion around “Moby Dick”.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            My sis in law who lives with us, loves Glee.. she’s a long time democrat.. she had it on and I walked in the living room just in time to catch the gay kiss scene.. I guess they do it a lot..

            As repulsive as that is to straight males.. religion aside, it’s nasty..

            We’re supposed to turn the other cheek and say nothing.. but a man of faith answers questions in a PRINT article.. and he gets fired over it?

            The hedonistic do anything cult has control of Hollywood and wonders why their numbers are falling across the board.. finally a show like DD comes around, and save A&E from bankruptcy.. a show on the Bible generates HUGE ratings..

            and they learned nothing.. toss the Christian guy under the bus..

            They aren’t even pretending to entertain us, they are openly trying to indoctrinate their views onto the younger viewers.. my son was watching the show, I said nothing.. and he went… “ewwwwwwww” did you see that”?

            so they aren’t even succeeding at that.. at 12 he knows what we do.. gays are not the normal lifestyle… (at 5%, they can’t be by definition),.. gays are free to be what they are, work, live love… and they fail to get.. we’re free not to have our noses rubbed in their lifestyle..

          • WhoDat

            And you have every right to do that.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            You’re tough to take measure of, you know that?

            Just when you seem to be a typical liberal, you say something libertarian.. I noted you said you were before, so social liberal, libertarian then?

            I define myself as socially conservative, with some, some libertarian leanings.. I do appreciate you seem to be a decent person, never hateful at all, in fact more even tempered than most people…

            now.. if I could nudge you just a tad to the right…:P

            I mean, I got my wife to drop the democrats, with serious help from Clinton and Obama..

          • WhoDat

            I used to be on the right, but with many of the social issues I became increasingly disillusioned with the GOP.

            I’m not a Democrat, by any means. Their fiscal policies leave me angry a lot of the time.

            I am a card carrying member of the Libertarian Party and my car has a Libertarian porcupine sticker on its back window.

          • EdKulzer

            An Alex Jones Libertarian or a Ron Paul Libertarian? Or merely an Ayn Rand-ian Luciferian Objectivist?

            And your take on its love/hate positioning in Conservatism?

            Ahhh— A Penn Jilette libertarian; I can appreciate that. I met him & Gilbert Godfrey a while back at a party at the apt of a friend who’s a head of a then-Shockwave interactivity company. Penn’s awesome. Love his cable specials (and his pacifism).

            I’m not familiar with the porcupine, though. Long-standing icon of the LP?

          • WhoDat

            A Penn Jilette libertarian. Minus the atheism.

          • Texan357

            A&E is penalizing Phil Robertson because they don’t agree with something he said. And? It’s their network and their show. I don’t recall such an outpouring of emotion, cries of “bigotry,” and errant invocations of the First here when Alec Baldwin was axed by MSNBC.

          • kayakingfatso

            Everyone knows the beliefs Christians have regarding homosexuality. GQ’s asking of the question was clearly a set up. Mr.Baldwin, on the other hand, claims to be accepting and tolerant of the gay/lesbian community, yet calls others gay slurs. Mr. Robertson is led by his faith. Mr. Robertson was not hateful in his reply. Mr. Baldwin? Well, he made it loud and clear that he is led by hate.

          • Texan357

            Please see my root level post.

          • mblack

            Actually, as much as I dislike Alec Baldwin, he was treated badly by MSNBC and should not have been fired for things he said on his free time. Unfortunately for Alec, however, his personality does not inspire fan loyalty, does it?

          • Texan357

            I agree with you unreservedly. And that’s the thing. Baldwin has his fans, and Robinson his. The difference in this equation is that Twitchy commenters like Robinson and hate Baldwin. This reaction screams of hypocrisy when the two situations are so close to identical.

          • Calcat36

            Not ALL Twitchy commentors believe that. The left runs boycotts and demands apologies then firing. Free speech works both ways, except the left only sees ONE SIDE. I boycott by supporting advertisers with my money and communications when I agree with the thought.

            Here, this will send you into a left wing moonbat spiral… RUSH LIMBAUGH! He called a woman a sl*t and the left exploded. They were silent when E.D. Shultzie said the same of Laura Ingraham way before that.

            Hypocrisy? Damn skippy!

          • Texan357

            Not ALL Twitchy commentors believe that.

            Please see my root level post. I never said that all Twitchy commentors were one or the other thing. Absolute characterization is an illogic of the left, as is hypocrisy. Let’s keep it that way.

          • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

            What we were demanding… which you didn’t grasp.. was they be even handed in deciding who they’d punish.

            It took them a month of pressure to finally deal with Baldwin and Bashier.. a month..

            A&E took a whole 30 seconds to decide to trash the Christian guy… wether you agree with him or not, that’s not right, because there are literally dozens of leftists and hedonists who say things offensive to the Christians, to the right, and the same groups demanding Phil be yanked… say nothing..

            as they said nothing about Baldwin’s gay bashing rants..

            seems his leftist pedigree was acceptable..

            same with Bashier..

            MSNBC had to be shamed into doing the right thing.. for weeks..

            Phil said nothing wrong.. the gay lobby can hate it, but it’s the mainstream view, so A&E just offended the very audience they depend on to appease the extremist gay lobby who doesn’t watch..

            not smart..

          • Calcat36

            The moonbat trolls are out in force! Full moon tonight?

          • Texan357

            Please see my root level comment. Your invocations of “we” and “didn’t grasp,” BTW, do you a disservice.

          • Billie Slash

            Are you truly that obtuse?
            The entire “DD” show is based on the Robertson Family and their Faith. They know full well who Phil Robertson is and what he is about. I find it particularly nefarious and hypocritical for A&E to capitalize on the show’s success because of its religious overtones, yet censure Phil Robertson because of his religious overtones.
            And you certainly didn’t hear any whining from the Christian community regarding Alec Baldwin (hint: free speech!)

          • Texan357

            Are you truly that obtuse?

            Are you truly unable to engage in civil and logical discourse? All you do is insult and rant.

            The entire “DD” show is based on the Robertson Family and their Faith.

            That’s your opinion. To me, they are lovable, salt-of-the-earth people. Their faith is not the only reason I love them, and – in my opinion – not the only reason A&E made them into stars. To me, the entertainment value has absolutely nothing to do with their faith. And, you admit:

            They know full well who Phil Robertson is and what he is about.

            EXACTLY. Upon premiering the show, A&E knew full well that Robertson was a devout Christian. Devout. As in, “knows Leviticus 18:22.” Yet they got a show anyway. Huh. So much for that religious persecution angle.

            I find it particularly nefarious and hypocritical for A&E to capitalize on the show’s success because of its religious overtones, yet censure Phil Robertson because of his religious overtones.

            You seem to think that people watch this show for the family’s devout Christianity. Please demonstrate this.

            Also: OVERTONES? Dude is talking about vag!nas and @nuses and calling homosexuals “illogical.” Come on.

            And you certainly didn’t hear any whining from the Christian community regarding Alec Baldwin (hint: free speech!)

            I’m not sure what this comment is intended to represent, except that Christians are hypocritical.

          • Billie Slash

            Sorry. You need to sum it up quickly. I don’t read laboriously long posts.

          • Calcat36

            Drones get paid by the character. Including spaces.

          • Scott Johnson

            Do you know what freedom of speech means? It doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want without any consequence whatsoever. Want proof? Go curse out your boss tomorrow. Just call him or her every name in the book. When you promptly get fired, just tell HR about your freedom of speech. See what happens. Morons.

          • Texan357

            I could not agree more with your comment.

          • Billie Slash

            False equivalent.

            Phil Robertson was asked a direct question in this GQ interview. He answered it directly, according to his beliefs. And now, he is being suspended from a show that is based solely on the Robertson Family and their very public faith, of which A&E is very well aware, because his answers are not politically correct. His free speech rights are being violated.

            Just who’s the moron now, Scottie?

          • Texan357

            False equivalent.

            Right back at you. Robertson was asked about “sin.” Not to extol the virtues of the vag!na over the @nus, nor to call homosexuals “illogical.”

          • Billie Slash

            >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
            This is my point going over your head.

          • Texan357

            Don’t blame me that you’re unable to explain yourself properly. That you still blame this on “free speech rights” shows that I am over your head. Read the text of the First Amendment rather than abusing it to support your illogic and ad hominem attacks.

          • Billie Slash

            And don’t blame me if you are unable to read ‘Scott’s’ post, then read my response and follow the logic (or lack thereof in Scott’s case). Debates are not your forte.

          • EdKulzer

            You have every right to freedom of speech. You do not have a “right” to a broadcast television program. Television stations go by what their sponsors & the public tell them to, &what the ratings are. Money is NOT free speech. Robertson AND the Duck Dude could stand on a soap box in the town square any damned time they’d like & say whatever the hell bigoted idiocy they desire. There’s no Constitutionally-protected right to a megaphone or a television audience.

          • Calcat36

            Except that, ONCE AGAIN, the comment was not made on an A&E broadcast. It was a comment to a magazine contributor who SOLICTED the answer. Are you advocating LYING?

          • EdKulzer

            No– I am advocating the end to moronic bigotry.

            The man was honest about his, and faces the business consequences of the decisions of a company that bears association with someone who’s publicly espoused bigotry— a company that faces a backlash from sponsors and the viewing public. Apparently, the chorus of wingnut Derp is screaming that bigotry is AWESOME-SAUCE and should be PROTECTED FROM CONSEQUENCE! Is that not suppression of the freedom of speech that denounces bigotry?

            Y’all are all too happy to go to the mattresses when it suits YOUR bigoted needs; but AGAINST them & it’s an insufferable wrong?

            If Honey BooBoo were to give an interview with Highlights magazine where she suddenly stood & shot a jackbooted Siel Heil— would there not be consequences?

            When Tiger Woods’ over-active putter made him into tabloid fodder– did that not reap effects on his corporate sponsorships?

            Did Buckley and National Review face backlash when they advocated against the end of segregation? Against civil rights in the ’60s?

            What the problem is?

          • Calcat36

            You are the problem. Your anti-God and anti-Heterosexual bigotry is the problem here.

            Where is the bigotry by Phil, you monkey spawn?

          • EdKulzer

            See? There we go again— you, belching hatred, shadowboxing on the cave walls with the monster that you’ve told yourself I must be in order to fit all the pigeonholes you’ve set for me.

            Lordy. There’s the persecution syndrome in full effect. sigh… conservatives…

            “Anti-God”? I’m a Roman Catholic, was an altar server and a CCD teacher who just put $600 into the kitty for the parish for Christmas.

            “Anti-Heterosexual”? Lordy. What the flipping hell is “anti-hetero” about being “pro-get-the-government-the-hell-out-of-the-business-of-persecuting-people-based-on-their-personal-sexual-orientation”? That’s not ANTI- anything except ANTI-bigotry and perhaps even ANTI- Big Brother. I’m a married hetero father, wingnut.

            You folk are seriously— seriously the death of Conservatism being taken more seriously than a 3 cent lump of plastic plucked from a Cracker Jacks box.

          • Calcat36

            A Roman Catholic? And that means what? Explain to me what Vicar of Christ means, oh holy one.

          • EdKulzer

            What’s a Roman Catholic? Seriously? WOWZA…

            http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/catholicism.htm

            If you’re talking about the Pope— do you REALLY wanna talk about the Pope? Rightists LOATHE the Pope right now, don’tchaknow.

          • Calcat36

            I never typed What’s a Roman Catholic? Did I? Slow down and read what I write, not what you think I am writing. Vicar of Christ does not mean pope, Roman Catholic.

          • Calcat36

            That is what I thought holy see, Mr. Roman Catholic. You have no idea what your beloved religion teaches, altar boy.

          • EdKulzer

            WHAT?! “A Roman Catholic? And that means what?”

            You take issue with the juxtaposition?

            WOW, Rightist. You’re emitting Derp like a power-hose now.

            Some odd phrase you pluck from your backside concerning the figurehead of the church doesn’t mean the figurehead of the church?

            http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15403b.htm

            Not exactly daily canon, there, wingnut.

            Graaaaand, Rightist. Here, troll: a cracker.

          • Calcat36

            Strike two, Roman Catholic. And you want to school me? You call me names? I you knew the truth, asshat, you would know it is no odd phrase, since it is a tenet of your Roman Catholic Church, one that obviously has not been taught to you. I can only wonder why that would be.

            Your comments read like you are 12 years old. When you are ready to have an adult conversation, let me know.

            Unlike you, I wear my extreme right Conservative views with pride, so if you believe that you are insulting me, you need to try again.

            As a Roman Catholic, do you vote democrat?

          • EdKulzer

            Oh dear loving God…. you continue to epically Derp your lunacy…

            How grand. You whine about “name-calling” while lurching “asshat”? You take issue with “Rightist”? Terrific.

            “it is no odd phrase? Really? OOooooookkkaaaaaayyyy… Where in the mass is it stated? Into which prayer is it tucked? This laissez faire “Vicar of Christ” “oh so very lahdy-dah” regular turn of phrase that of course eeeeeeeverybody’s talking about?

            Wow. “Let you know”? Let you KNOW when you’re capable of having an intellectual conversation? LEAGUES of ages will pass before that era dawns upon this world.

            OF COURSE you wear your extremism with pride— you’ve not evidenced any political positioning upon me AT ALL— save that I loathe and disrespect the destruction that you’ve done to the legitimacy of conservatism. That doesn’t position me with ANY ideological plot-point whatsoever, save for a healthy disrespect for right wing extremism.

            “As a Roman Catholic” do you vote Democrat”? -IC. Learn English. “Do you vote Democratic?”

            “Do I vote Democrat?” When the other option is such scathing ideological extremists as Paladino? Of course. Would I have voted for a Gary Johnson or a Jon Huntsman, Jr.? I sure as hell might have. But we’re in an age when right wing extremist John Birch Society types have capsized the legitimacy of conservatism and have slogged the GOP to the most ideologically extreme it’s been in a century. So the odds of that happening were nil.

          • Calcat36

            I did not ask for your sob story. The democrat party platform is abortion, so you are a cafeteria Roman Catholic, which is your choice. The democrat party removed God from their platform before they put it back in there, but that must be okay with Roman Catholics. Even if it is against the teachings of Jesus. Because the Roman Catholic church and the power come first! Interesting that you tried beating me up about religion and the republicans, as you chose science while proudly identifying yourself as a Roman Catholic. Remind me again of Galileo and Copernicus and their heresy.

            John Birch Society? As translated by the Southern Poverty Law Center that inspired Floyd Lee Corkins II? Surely you can try a better distraction than that Roman Catholic! The left has no ideological extremists who call elected congressmen and senators terrorists, anarchists, suicide bombers, and hostage takers? The vitriol lies on your side of the fence Roman Catholic.

            Still no answer for the Vicar of Christ huh? Please type with proper grammar as I do not understand your chive-like adolescent jibberish.

          • EdKulzer

            Oh, dear God. Another Rightist jackass who believes there’s something called “The Democrat Party”.

            Lordy…

            “Against the teachings of Jesus”.

            Hrmmm… What was it the Pope was saying was against the teachings of Jesus again? I can’t seem to recall…

            http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-pope-startles-rush-20131217,0,732437.story

            “The left has no ideological extremists who call elected congressmen and senators terrorists, anarchists, suicide bombers, and hostage takers? The vitriol lies on your side of the fence Roman Catholic.”

            What… the hell.. are you smoking… to make that seem as if it were logically coherent?

            Oh please, wise sage, present this “Vicar of Christ” dodecahedron of Christian faith that has you so aflutter.

          • Calcat36

            So, once again, you babble when engaged with coherent arguments.

            You are the holy Roman Catholic. You seek the meaning.

            Why do you keep posting like a 12 year old?

          • EdKulzer

            sigh… conservatives…

            “When engaged with coherent argument”?

            Dude— what “coherent argument” is it you’ve deluded yourself into believing you have EVER offered?

            You spouted some weird-ass term that’s been kicking ’round your cerebellum, and now brook offense at it being some kooky ass arcane title?

            Whhhehhh…

          • Calcat36

            One final question troll. Other than Barry Soetoro to the left wing moonbats, is there any man on Earth that is the equivalent of Jesus Christ?

          • EdKulzer

            Oh, dear loving God. Why that’s heresy, Rightist— for you to put anyone beside J.C. but your lord and savior Ronny Raygun.

          • Calcat36

            What is heresy? Reynauldus Maximus is dead. It was a yes or no question and you babble on?

          • EdKulzer

            /faceplant

            Sigh… conservatives…

            the answer to your idiotic gutter-sniping line of idiocy is of course that “No, no one is on par with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who sits at the Father’s right Hand, in triune power and glory with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever, amen”— with the exception of you Rightists, who demand that the 44th President is the “Messiah”.”

            Conservatives. Bloviating extremist idiots. But I repeat myself.

          • Calcat36

            the answer to your idiotic gutter-sniping line of idiocy is of course that “No, no one is on par with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who sits at the Father’s right Hand, in triune power and glory with the Holy Spirit, forever and ever, amen”

            YOU LOSE Roman Catholic altar boy! You need to read Vatican II which outlines Roman Catholic doctrine and beliefs. In Vatican II it declares the pope to be the Vicar of Christ and states that the pope is the equivalent to Jesus Christ here on Earth.

            That, my liberal indoctrinated, community agitator friend is GAME, SET, and MATCH. You declare your own religion a heresy absent proof they withhold from you! And you are correct, as that doctrine is BLASPHEMOUS.

            Now go away you raging lunatic moonbat! Give them more money idiot. What part of John 14:6 I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father but through ME do you fail to understand? Your religion dictates that you go through a priest and a pope first!

          • EdKulzer

            /faceplant

            sigh… conservatives…

            This? After you just got done Derping that the “Vicar of Christ” ISN’T the Pope?

            IOKIYAR….

            “The Pope is the equivalent of JC on Earth”? Nooooo, Rightist. The Pope is the equivalent of PETER, the First, on earth….

            once again… massive ignorance, arrogantly wielded…

            “Religion dictates that you go through a priest first”— too true; one of the many things I take issue with, and consider myself more a Franciscan, who held more to the contrary, that one should be able to go directly to God Himself w/o interlocutor.

            But, see, that’s an actual discussion, while all you’re doing is slouching in the gutter and spitting fire.

          • Calcat36

            Stop the BS ad read Vatican II, butthurt one. Peter was not the first pope that again, is Roman Catholic BS.

            Read John 14:6.

            Now go away troll. You lost, and condemned your own mis-beliefs.

          • EdKulzer

            Oh, my God— now you’re an absolute gushing waterfall of undue narcissistic hubris. “Butthurt”? From laughing at your arrogant ignorance?

            Didn’t you JUST get done idiotically lambasting me for indicating that the term of your obsession is the Pope?

            Lordy— never change, Rightist. You are a beautiful and unique snowflake: the death of Conservatism encapsulated. Crystalized. Golden. Perfect.

          • EdKulzer

            Hilarious. The fountain of hubris, the cornucopic narcissistic ignorance— it’s simply magnificent. My God: It’s full of stars!

          • Calcat36

            As you type… Of course, enlightened one!

          • Calcat36

            Translation: You lost so you use big words where a diminutive one would work better. YOU kind lady, are full of colossal ignorance on Vatican II and what your religion dictates, butthurt one.

            How colorful you are in trying to distract from your stupidity!

          • EdKulzer

            Conservative translation: persecution syndrome due to the Right’s War Against Smurtness. “Don’t use beeeg wordses! I can’tz readz morez than what fits on a postcard!”

          • Calcat36

            YAWN.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            I am sorry but you need to understand that asking the question of who is equivalent to Jesus Christ is not heresy as defined by Merriam-Webester

            her·e·sy : a belief or opinion that does not agree with the official belief or opinion of a particular religion

            Full Definition of HERESY
            1
            a : adherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogmab : denial of a revealed truth by a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Churchc : an opinion or doctrine contrary to church dogma
            2
            a : dissent or deviation from a dominant theory, opinion, or practiceb : an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs or standards

            Now please note the only church mentioned here is the RCC. It does not mention also Greek Orthodox, Methodist, etc.
            So my question is simple, how is it heresy to ask if any man past or present is equal to Christ Jesus? But before you answer, remember that Jesus was tried and crucified for that very thing. He was considered a heretic against the Jewish religion of His day when in fact he was actually clarifying the very scriptures they were using against Him.

            I mean no offense because I was raised in the Catholic church. I was sadly not a Christian even then except in name. When I truly turned to Jesus for Salvation I was made to realize by the Holy Spirit many of the false teaching of the RCC. Shoot even for a time after accepting the free gift of salvation I continued attending the Catholic church. I believe that was so that my eyes would be opened to what it was really about. Sadly it is about one of the greatest sins of Israel over the years, idolatry and false doctrine. Now don’t get me wrong, it did not start out that way. It was as Jesus said invaded by wolves in sheep’s clothing and slowly bit by bit turned away from the Gospel to a population control method. Yet I still many devout true Christians within the Catholic church. I believe Jesus leaves their to be examples for those deceived by its doctrines.

            So by the definition given above, even though I am so far removed from Jesus as I am the worst of sinners I am a heretic to the Catholic church the same as Jesus was a heretic to the Jewish doctrines of his day. It is only by the grace of God the Father through the redemptive work of His Son Jesus on the cross that I have the Blessed Hope of eternally serving Jesus. Yet still by man’s standards I am a heretic and by yours because I equated my so called heresy as you would see it to that of Jesus’ that cost Him his life but actually purchased my eternal soul. Thank you Lord for such love to one so undeserving of it.
            I realize I am just jousting at windmills here but none of this will ever really be resolved till the King of King, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Heaven and earth returns as He promised. As long as Satan holds the dominion given to him over the world there will be war, hate, and sin.
            Peace be with you.

          • EdKulzer

            By both definitions, it remains heresy: the Right’s need to lamely project that anyone equates to JC. Now. As to your seeming need to ascribe onto me perfect acceptance and bowed abeyance to Church dictates and dogma— dude, that-s on you.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Actually that is on you. You are calling heresy what is not except to the dogma of the RCC. I am neither right nor left nor even center. I am a child of God. I give to those in need, I struggle to obey the commandments Jesus offered and explained in Mat 22:35-40 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

            If I follow these two as Jesus says, I can obey all of them. This was called heresy in Jesus’ day and the reason they crucified him on the cross. Paul lived this life as a minister after being one of the chief persecutors of Christians. He two was branded as a heretic by his former religious leaders after he accepted Jesus’ pardon giving him salvation. It is only heretical in your mind by the decree of the RCC.

            You yourself stated that out right in your post, “Why that’s heresy, Rightist— for you to put anyone beside J.C” Brother please understand I don’t hold any animosity to you personally. I don’t even know you on that level. All I am doing is pointing out is the very words of Jesus of Nazareth that you claim to believe in. As I posted else and will redo again in hopes you come to realize, that claiming to be a Christian in word only does not make you a Christian. Mat 7:21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

            Now before you go blasting me for saying that you work iniquity, stop and read it carefully again. These are the words of Jesus, not mine.

          • EdKulzer

            “Except to the RCC”— Dude—- whose dictates is it you believe a heretical breach transgresses? McDonalds’? It is a breach of church doctrinal law. This isn’t controversial— it’s merely definitional.

            O.o?

            It’s not Left, Right or Center, or any ideological concern on that metric whatsoever. Though why you would be reading Malkin’s fringe Right rag is quite the quandary.

            As for: “This was called heresy in Jesus’ day and the reason they crucified him on the cross.”—- quite frankly, what the hell are you talking about? Of the MANIFOLD primarily political & regional reasons given for His crucifiction, that which you cited I’ve NEVER heard stipulated.

            Dude: you neednt blast ME for falsely posing as a goodie goodie Christian, bucko. Mine is not the politics of guys in white ten gallon hats wearing good guy badges and great big glow in the dark 24 carat gold crucifixes.

            Much like the present refreshing noises made by the new pontiff, I am a student and advocate for a more Franciscan humility in walking the footsteps of Christ.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            The only ones I believe are heretical are those that break from Biblical instruction. The Bible is first, foremost, and the only doctrine I believe in. I do not believe in man made religion which is nothing more than man’s attempt at works to find redemption and gain entrance into heaven. That will never work. Jesus explained that very clearly.John 14:16 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

            It is only through the Grace of God’s gift of His son that I have salvation, not by any rituals designed by man.

            I do not believe any breech of man’s religious rituals as being heretical save that his very rituals are heretical to the doctrine of Christ Jesus.

            As for Ms. Malkin, I have heard of her but do not read her work. I know none of it. It would behoove you to be careful in making blanket statements that you have know knowledge of. That is bearing false witness and therefore is a sin. Time for you to beat feet down to confess to your local priest. Go get your human absolution. I am afraid it will do you know good when you stand before the white thrown of Judgment on that last day.

            If you do not understand both the historical aspects of the life of Israel at the time of Jesus nor what Jesus was doing here and what he was teaching, I cannot help you. The time and resources to explain all that to you would be long and take ponderous tomes to do. I would suggest you start first with a Bible and a Concordance so you can actually learn what is behind the words that were translated from Aramaic and Greek.

            I am not blasting you. I am only providing for those that read the dribble you post an alternative view point. The mere fact that I counter you point for point is only because as I see a point that is anti Biblical I point it out and I support it with Scripture. You on the other hand have provided no documented support of your view. If you are taking it personally then that points to a simple fact that you think more highly of yourself than of the Lord Jesus Christ. Again that is sin against the first commandment and Jesus’ state second most important commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. You seem to love only yourself. I could be wrong as I have not seen you in daily life but if your words are a solid indication, then I have no other conclusion I can come to using human level logic.

            If the present Pontiff were even minutely a holy representative of Jesus on earth as Paul the Apostle was I might listen to what he has to say. On the other hand he may well have nefarious dealings in his past that dictate his words and actions of the present. Then again I could be wrong but since I can only go by what is published I do not have all the facts. What I do have is what foreknowledge that is provided in Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekial, and Revelation. I can only go by the information of the signs of the times and the nature of man during the time described in those books among others. As for walking in the footsteps of Christ, may he richly bless you in that. But your words betray a deeper deception to which appears you may not even be aware is happening. 2 Th 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

            Even so the Pontiff reside over a religious ritual system whose hands are stained in blood in the of righteousness. If knows this and does nothing to change it and that appears to be the case as the status quo continues then he is a contributor after the fact.

          • EdKulzer

            “Blanket statements”? This from you, the guy who’s painted a fresco of assertions concerning my religious faith wherein you lambaste Roman Catholicism—- IN A BOARD IN WHICH CONSERVATIVES ARE WHIMPERING ABOUT HOW VICTIMIZED AND PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ARE BY “LIBERALS”?!

            Your Activity History, stunted though it may be, shows readership of Twitchy (Malkin’s outfit), frickin’ InfoWars, & Liberty/Freedom somethingerother, a Tea Party outfit. No “blanket statements” from me save those evidenced by your own course of actions.

            “If the present Pontiff were even minutely a holy representative of Jesus on earth”—- great leaping lucifer on a pogo stick—- dude: I was stating that the position of Pope is that of PETER, not of Christ. You are AGREEING with me.

            And your presentation of scriptureafter scripture doesn’t accomplish squat, when the point of contention is “that which heresy is”.

            The rest was you going off on your delirious journey of whatever the hell you need to project that I am.

            “You seem to love only yourself. I could be wrong as I have not seen you in daily life but if your words are a solid indication, then I have no other conclusion I can come to using human level logic.”

            I could plumb the depth for passages about ill vapid judgment, but it would be unworthy of my time. Quite succinctly: Go screw yourself. You wanna spend your time on this fringe Right site, in the boards of an article devoted principally to the fringe Right delusion that Christian conservatives’ religion is persistently persecuted by liberals—- and you aim your vitriolic toxicity at lambasting my Roman Catholicism? Seriously?

            Hypocrite much? Or just phenomenally blind to the overwhelming hilarity in the juxtapositioning there? You know JACK about me save that I revealed that I am a supporter of St Francis of Assisi’s vision of humility and selfless service and devotion to God. All the rest? Is you working out your own issues and plastering them onto me.

            Merry Christmas.

            Seek help.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Ok enough. I am knocking the dust from my feet. You are spoiling for fight and all you can do is circle arguments. Sorry homie don’t play that game.

            As for scripture it is called documentation. For all of your bravado at how intelligent you are all I see from you is your words which seem to be nothing more than your memory of talking points I can get anytime on lame stream media. If you cannot research for yourself, I am not going to do it for you. Scripture is the point of this whole conversation in the first place because that is exactly what Mr. Robertson used to make his point and what his stand is. You my dear friend have nothing but hot air. I don’t plan on flying any balloons any time soon so I don’t need it.

            Now I know you will go carve the a win on your bed post and go ahead. The only person who may be impressed with it is Satan. I am not and never will be. I know a wolf in sheep’s clothing when I see one and i know because scripture gives us examples to use to see evil when it come slinking around to kill, steal, and destroy. Sorry you have failed in your assigned task. I am still alive and will always be, I still have my joy in Christ Jesus, and I am not destroyed.Hope you have a good life because it sure seems your eternity will not fare so well. Good bye.

          • EdKulzer

            Lordy. And there’s the whimpering about vocabulary. What the hell do Scriptural quotations have to do with the price of tea in China? Again: all you’ve done is show over and over that you are incapable of being capable of response to your simple mistake. Own it, attone, apologize, move on. But you can’t. Because you’re too busy belching anti Catholic bigotry.

            Sorry you’re so punch drunk in lunacy you are incapable of seeing that— and that you’re incapable of recognozing that your ridiculous judgment is based on YOU— and you alone—- has absolutely nothing to do with ANY of my “words”.

            What’s that part of St Francis’ s creed— “the wisdom to know the difference”? You’re unworthy of any further atte tion. Enjoy delusion.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            Thank you I will. That was the best compliment you could have given me. True Christians are highly considered insane by the blind sheeple being led down the prim rose path to destruction. You have honored me beyond measure. There is your brotherly love token for the day. Again thank you. Sorry I could not do the same for you. Now you have your apology. Still you have no concept that asking if any man is equal to Jesus is not heretical, which is what this conversation started out to be until your circle arguments derailed it. Again thank you for the compliment. I take joy in the fact that I to face the same persecution as my Master Christ Jesus.

          • EdKulzer

            See? There we go with that delusion again there pal. It is you who’ve persecuted me for MY Christianity there, guy. I’ve given ya both cheeks and a bird. You’ve done much much more than you could possibly fathom: literally— you are incapable of comprehending that you were persecuting me for my Roman Catholicisn in a conservative board spent in the delusion that liberals are persecuting conservatives on their Catholicism. This is no ‘cross to bear’: you are a gift.

            The only “persecution” you face us the shame of fallacious argumentand the rapt pursuit of that hounddog ‘hypocrisy’. Relish it. Relish it true.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            What ever good night. Again thank you for the compliment. It is truly an honor. I guess it is true what they say, you can lead a dunce to knowledge but you can’t make them think.

          • EdKulzer

            Honor’s mine. Wow. To be persecuted by conservatives for my Catholicism. Will wonders never cease.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            No they will not.

          • EdKulzer

            ByThe way thrre, matey. Putting one’s self on par with the high and mighty? Equating one with God Himself? That right there’s the principal sin of the Lightbringer: that’s the foundational conceit of Luciferianism— and nicely enough: the basis of Ayn Randian Objectivism. That it IS heresy— by the laws of the church— notwithstanding: it’s conservatism in a nutshell— the foundational rejection of Christ’s teachings: selflessness in service and devotion to God. Worshipping, rather, Self-ish-ness.

            Like I said: relish it.

          • Le Cajun du foux

            I do not deal in the laws of the church. I deal in the laws of God even to my own death. So what part of good night do you not understand. Again thank you for the compliment.

          • Texan357

            I wouldn’t say “[sigh] conservatives.” In my experience as a conservative, this thread has been illustrative – in that hypocrisy exists on both sides of the aisle – but still, that ad hominem and hypocrisy flourishes on the left, where it is important – not with thread commenters (though still, the Left “enjoys” a significant “advantage” in those categories), but with elected officials.

          • EdKulzer

            “”enjoys” a significant “advantage” in those categories”?

            Really?

            When conservative commenters aren’t merely ad homming against liberal commenters? Or insulting their spouses? Or venturing under the concrete assertion that “liberalism is a mental disease”?

            On The Hill, conservative commenters thieve the very identities of liberal commenters, and go around the site maliciously impersonating them, “confessing” to homosexuality, beastiality, racism, sexism, bigotry, Naziism, wishing death upon our troops & Christians & Caucasians. One guy the other day went around the web in 2 Disqus profiles he’d made just to “honor” me by going around in my name and soliciting minors for gay pedophiliac sex, publishing my name, email address, home address,

            That is, when they’re not outright issuing death & torture threats.

            “A significant advantage”?

            Not in your wildest dreams, my friend. Not in your wildest dreams.

          • Texan357

            Except that, ONCE AGAIN, the comment was not made on an A&E broadcast

            Except that, once again, that’s completely and utterly irrelevant.

          • Calcat36

            Says yo, and you have already proven your inability to perform conscious thought.

          • Billie Slash

            Baloney.
            Duck Dynasty’s audience are families with traditional Christian values. You don’t see the media pouncing on shows with gay characters, you don’t see them pouncing on TV hosts who want to defecate and urinate in conservative womens’ mouths. Who do they pounce on—Christians.

            Any degenerate these days can utter the most vile and offensive remarks, yet where are the Christians demanding they be fired?? …crickets….because we believe in free speech, even when we don’t agree.

            A&E is fully aware of the Faith of the Robertson Family. Yet they are censoring and censuring him because of the hypocritical whining of 2% of the population (gays).
            This violates his free speech because who is A&E TO arbitrarily and hypocritically suspending him from a show of which the premise is entirely BASED ON THE FAITH OF THE ROBERTSON FAMILY.

            And btw, SCOTUS declared in the Citizens United case that money IS free speech. #LectureFail

          • EdKulzer

            What the hell are you talking about?

            “Duck Dynasty’s audience are families with traditional Christian values”?

            “You don’t see the media pouncing on shows with gay characters”? Are those “gay characters” pimping bigoted remarks about we straights?

            MY GOD, the epic Conservative whimpering persecution syndrome’s in full effect.

            “Any degenerate these days can utter the most vile and offensive remarks”? And here on Malkin’s corner of the fringe Right blogosphere? They usually are.

            “because we believe in free speech, even when we don’t agree.”—- aaaaaaahhhh— so THAT’S why Conservatives are always screaming to shut up, and that if you’re not an ultra-conservative, you’re not a really “Real American” and should be deported or outright killed.

            Christian American virtue. Got it.

            BTW: SCOTUS most indeed did NOT declare that money is free speech.

            But please: go right ahead— where is money herein described? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/speech?s=t

            Your failed lecture is indeed sitting on the floor, waiting to be disposed of.

          • Billie Slash

            Ed, narrow it down to a 20- word-or-less direct rebuttal. I don’t have the time nor the inclination to read your ‘stream of consciousness’ ramblings.

          • Calcat36

            Unconscious ramblings. The drone is in full moonbat mode complete with drool and spittle while wearing a depends.

          • Billie Slash

            LOL. His ramblings plus 5 bucks will get him a Happy Meal. Maybe then he’ll shut up and go away.

          • EdKulzer

            There’s conservatives for ya… if it can’t on a postcard, y’haven’t the mind enough to comprehend it….

            1: you are whimpering pathetically that it’s Christian heteros that are so very very very very very hard put upon.
            Quite simply? F&ck that idiocy.

            Concise enough for ya?

            “Rebuttal”. HAH! As if you’d mounted any sort of argument beyond vitriolic spleen. As if you’re even capable of more than that.

          • Billie Slash

            Ed, you presume you are posting something that is comprehensible. Judging from your cumulative down votes, other agree with me. Have a lovely evening.

          • EdKulzer

            And there’s the ad populum fallacy. Hatemonger: this is Michele Malkin’s rag. This is a den of circle-jerking Rightists, lapping up lunacy and lauding their own. I don’t give a rat’s ass who “Likes” the filth that y’all mutter in here.

            McDonald’s has “Over 100 Billion” grease-patties served. Ain’t a god damned one of them’s filet mignon.

          • Calcat36

            Profound punditry from a piss poor performer. If it is so bad, leave.

          • Calcat36

            More brilliance from a left wing idiot. Preach on Roman Catholic. Liberals seem to take the long way around the point, as if to feel superior. You have proven that, professor altar boy!

          • Calcat36

            I believe that I broke it and it went away. What a rabid, foaming at the mouth liberal troll!

          • Billie Slash

            Their lack of reasoning is stunning. But I do get a kick out of shooting fish in a barrell.

          • Calcat36

            They always post themselves into a corner. It is amusing, especially when they scrap the failed talking point and go right for the personal attack based on false assumptions!

          • Billie Slash

            You know them well, my friend!

          • Texan357

            I believe that I broke it and it went away.

            Whatever helps you to sleep at night. You may live to insult people for a several-hour stretch for the sin of disagreeing with you, but some other people have lives. And jobs.

          • Calcat36

            Witty come back for a 12 year old. You are so stupid to make assumptions, as a good libtard does. The people I argue with for alleged several-hour stretches… well, according to you, they have no life or job, right, idiot? You have been here for several hours insulting people that disagree with you, right? Project much?

            Retirement has benefits.

        • rick

          What part of “suspended indefinitely” is unclear? The Socialist left is pushing sexual deviance hard! Robertson has every right to speak his mind and anyone who doesn’t want to hear it ……don’t listen……George Soros must own stock in A&E!

        • kayakingfatso

          What? Are you for real? Suspending him IS denying him his freedom of speech, his freedom of religion and his freedom of assembly.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            He can talk all he wants to. And they can choose to put him on their tv channel or not.

          • kayakingfatso

            No, apparently he cannot. Not without punishment. THAT is the issue.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Not being on a tv show is punishment? I’m not on A&E, you’re not on A&E, does that mean we’re being punished for something?

          • Calcat36

            Yes, it is his job, but that is a concept welfare chicks like you cannot grasp. The employer took away his job and income for talking all he wanted to.

            Now you throw straw dog arguments to agitate?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            LOL, conservatives usually spend their time crying for employer’s rights to hire and fire “you should be grateful to even have a job, go work somewhere else if you don’t like it!”

            Now all of a sudden it’s a human rights violation if one old bigot doesn’t get his own tv show.

          • Calcat36

            What did he say that was bigoted?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            What did he say that wasn’t?

          • Texan357

            That’s not the way it works. I would like you to answer the question.

            What did he say that was bigoted?

          • Justin Jurek

            Answer the question.

          • kinopio

            He said black people had it good in the Jim Crow South. He thinks gay people should have less rights than straight people. He thinks anyone who doesn’t worship some old book deserves to burn for eternity. He is crazy and intolerant.

          • Calcat36

            Democrats proposed Jim Crow Laws, and Woodrow Wilson enacted them in the White House and the post office. By definition, the democrats call him a conservative red neck, so you FAIL. Homosexuals deserve no more or less rights tan heterosexuals, and marriage is NOT A RIGHT, so you FAIL AGAIN. He believes that the old book is more truthful than the old Darwin book preaching unsubstatiated falsehoods about some evolution mumo jumbo that liberals happen to BELIEVE in which means YOU FAIL A THIRD TIME! So liberals are descendents of monkeys, that does not give them the right to throw poo all over everyone else. By you throwing your poo, YOU FAIL FOR THE LAST TIME.

            You kinopio are, by your post, the intolerant and nut job.

          • Texan357

            Yes, it is his job

            And?

            The employer took away his job and income for talking all he wanted to.

            And? He is a representative of the company.

          • Calcat36

            Point?

          • kayakingfatso

            Good grief. Now you’re just being ridiculous.

          • Texan357

            So likewise, it’s an “issue” (and apparently an outrage) if while attending a five-keg catered Superbowl party at my house, you say something I disagree with, and I “punish” you by removing you from my property?
            I have no pity for you.

            If I am at my workplace and launch into a shrill racist screed, and my employer fires me as a result, I’m not going to whine about “free speech” – and nobody should pity me.

          • Calcat36

            There was no shrill racist creed, idiot. He was asked for his opinion and stated it. Stop trying to make it something it is not to suit your prejudiced FEELINGS.

            Mr T pities you, fool.

          • Calcat36

            Only by voiding his contract. They are free to do that and reject the highest rated, largest ad revenue generator on tv. And again, you are wrong. He is not free to talk all he wants if the employer is going to punish him for saying something they disagree with. Again, a concept that you are unable to grasp.

          • kinopio

            Where is “A&E must pay hicks millions of dollars” in the constitution? You should read the constitution before you comment on it.

          • Calcat36

            Where did I type that idiot? Keep making sh*t up. Sh*t for brains. Unlike you, I have read the US Constitution once or twice, that is why I can b*tch slap you socialist pigs with it.

          • Jerry G

            Incorrect. He DID make those comments so he DID exercise his right to free speech but now he must face the consequences. It’s the same victimization that the majority of this country rallies around. “Hey, I just made a comment man”. If you made the same comment about African-Americans, women, Native Americans, or any other group, the same thing would have happened. Can’t have it both ways.

          • Calcat36

            Wrong. He made the comments to GQ, NOT his employer. If there is no contractual prohibition about speaking to GQ, he is good to go and A&E is a villain. A big CORPORATE VILLAIN THAT YOU LEFTISTS HATE!

          • Texan357

            Suspending him IS denying him his freedom of speech, his freedom of religion and his freedom of assembly.

            No, it most certainly is not. As Scott Johnson so brilliantly put it:

            Do you know what freedom of speech means? It doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want without any consequence whatsoever. Want proof? Go curse out your boss tomorrow. Just call him or her every name in the book. When you promptly get fired, just tell HR about your freedom of speech. See what happens.

            And, as the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States so brilliantly put it (emphasis added):

            Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

            Is A&E now Congress?

        • NRPax

          Actually, the Lavender Lobby is going after him and protesting against his employer for him exercising his freedom of speech as a private individual.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Aren’t all the people in this thread calling for a boycott of A&E over this doing the same thing to them?

          • NRPax

            *sigh* And once again, I have to break it down Barney style for the slow ones in the class.

            1. Phil Robertson gave an answer to a question regarding homosexuality.

            2. Said opinion was stated as a private individual representing only himself as opposed to his employer.

            3. LGBTOMGWTFBBQ community gets upset and protests said individual for exercising his rights.

            4. A&E suspends him for activities that have nothing to do with the network.

            5. We are reacting by telling his employer that they are in the wrong and we are protesting by taking our dollars elsewhere instead of using other methods.

            If you fail to understand after that list, you’re beyond help.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            So you’re upset and protesting A&E for exercising their rights…

          • NRPax

            Nope. I don’t have A&E and have never watched Duck Dynasty.

            You know what’s even funnier about this? You liberals love to screech about “right to privacy” and “freedom of speech” yet when someone says something on his time, you get offended.

            Here, have some more hypocrisy. It goes great on toast.

          • kayakingfatso

            I love you.

          • NRPax

            Thank you. I’m here all week. -:-)

          • Calcat36

            Religious persecution is not a right, here in America anyway.

          • Texan357

            Except that this has has about as much to do with religious persecution as my desire to have Obama impeached and removed from office has to do with racism.

          • skypilot77

            Ah, but A&E is a company/business and you progressive anarchists have argued for a long time that companies and businesses do not have constitutional rights — and they certainly should not voice their opinion by giving donations to political campaigns.

          • Texan357

            A&E suspends him for activities that have nothing to do with the network.

            I believe this is incorrect. His activities clearly have to do with the network as he appears on one of their shows; your point #3 illustrates this.

            I remain puzzled by the difference in reaction between this and MSNBC axing Alec Baldwin.

            Robinson was free to speak his beliefs. The LGBT (or whatever) “community” was free to register their dissatisfaction with A&E. A&E was free to suspend Robinson. And now, you are free to register your dissatisfaction with A&E.

            Which of these is “wrong” – and why?

          • NRPax

            I believe this is incorrect. His activities clearly have to do with the network as he appears on one of their shows

            I disagree with you. He’s not employed 24 hours a day by A&E and I’m willing to bet that the interview was not done during work hours.

          • Texan357

            He’s not employed 24 hours a day by A&E and I’m willing to bet that the interview was not done during work hours.

            That’s irrelevant. He represents A&E.

            How is this scenario different from MSNBC axing Alec Baldwin? How do you explain the lack of a similar hue and cry here over that event? Also, please provide your opinion on the following:

            Robinson was free to speak his beliefs. The LGBT (or whatever) “community” was free to register their dissatisfaction with A&E. A&E was free to suspend Robinson. And now, you are free to register your dissatisfaction with A&E.

            Which of these is “wrong” – and why?

          • NRPax

            That’s irrelevant. He represents A&E.

            No, he does not. He is employed by A&E on one of their shows. I don’t represent my employer when I post here. Now, if he had been on the job or he claimed that his opinions represented A&E, I would agree with you.

            How do you explain the lack of a similar hue and cry here over that event?

            Why am I under any obligation to explain anything about the event you mentioned?

            And none of the sentences in your last paragraph are wrong.

          • Calcat36

            Do you have a copy of the contract? Or are you just typing out of your pajama O hole?

          • FLirishPM59

            During the interview with GQ, Phil Robertson was not representing the views of A&E network. He was expressing his beliefs during the interview. It’s not that hard to figure out that the GLAAD and LGBT community is picking on A&E for all of the wrong reasons. If they had a beef about what Phil said during an interview with GQ, how come they’re not going after GQ for granting the interview?

          • Texan357

            Phil Robertson was not representing the views of A&E network.

            Nor did I say he was. Nor was Charlie Sheen, yet he got axed from 2.5 Men. Nor was Alec Baldwin, yet he got axed by MSNBC. I recall no raising of pitchforks and torches here on Twitchy when either of those events occurred. How is this any different?

            What I said, again, was that the employee is a representative of the employer. The employer – especially in the entertainment business – has an image to uphold.

            It’s not that hard to figure out that the GLAAD and LGBT community is picking on A&E for all of the wrong reasons.

            How are their motives relevant? Is motive what defends the hypocrisy in reactions here on Twitchy to this, vs. Sheen, vs. Baldwin?

            I would also like to ask you the same questions I asked NRPax, to wit:

            How is this scenario different from MSNBC axing Alec Baldwin? How would you explain the lack of a similar hue and cry here over that event? Also, please provide your opinion on the following:

            Robinson was free to speak his beliefs. The LGBT (or whatever) “community” was free to register their dissatisfaction with A&E. A&E was free to suspend Robinson. And now, you are free to register your dissatisfaction with A&E. Which of these is “wrong” – and why?

          • Calcat36

            You typed That’s irrelevant. He represents A&E.

            Sheen and Baldwin blrted racist remarks. Duck guy quoted the Bible. If you have a problem with that, go tell it to God.

            Your logic is flawed in that any service member who speaks out politically, religiously, or any other way, OUT OF UNIFORM is free to do so. In uniform, they are not. But then again, you probably HATE THE MILITARY as well.

          • Calcat36

            Actually, your blanket statement again is wrong. Not ALL. I have requested a list of the advertisers on the show so that I may REVERSE BOYCOTT and buy their products!

          • Texan357

            Aren’t all the people in this thread calling for a boycott of A&E over this doing the same thing to them?

            Yes. Exactly the same thing.

      • kinopio

        Put down the bible and pick up the constitution. How can you be so dumb to think that someone being suspended by a corporation is violating their 1st amendment?

        • Billie Slash

          Since your critical thinking skills are non-existent, I’ll be glad to educate you.
          The entire premise of “DD” is based on the Robertson Family and their FAITH. As this is an A&E production, they cannot silence him, knowing full well who he is, because he doesn’t give the politically correct answer in a magazine interview. This is hypocritical and self-serving on the part of A&E, who is assuming, incorrectly, the role of arbiter of another’s values.

    • Red Fred

      See, that’s just the thing, we’re accustomed to pushback, nothing new, been going on for centuries, read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.

    • hwy505

      Yeah – how’d that chick-fil-la boycott work out?

      • WhoDat

        Failed spectacularly.

        • Clete Torres

          First truly bright thing I’ve seen you say.

        • Calcat36

          If you mean failed miserably by lines so long that they ran out of food, you may be correct. BUT thee you go again, blasting a talking point, looking stupid, and concealing it as opinion.

          • WhoDat

            I was one who was in that line. Had to have my Spicy Chicken sandwich.

          • NRPax

            Speaking of which, how did that Cajun Fried Turkey you mentioned for Thanksgiving turn out?

          • WhoDat

            Ate until I couldn’t move.

        • Texan357

          I wonder how this A&E boycott is going to work out.

    • Orwellian_Dilemma
      • Billie Slash

        Thank you OD. I am calling and emailing them right now.

      • Clete Torres

        Sent them a ‘you’re blocked’ email last night after I saw your post with their email addy in another thread.

        Thanks for posting their contact info, OD.

    • Walt

      You’re right and I expect A&E will get a load of “pushback” for their opinion in this matter.

    • Texan357

      Agreed – emphatically. Robertson said what he said, and A&E pushed back. Now viewers are pushing back at A&E. It’s Chick-Fil-A in reverse.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      and being fired over it?

      So your boss can show you the door if your opinions are expressed and he doesn’t share them?….. just for speech, not even when you were on the job?

      This isn’t pushback, it’s the gay lobby persecuting a man because he holds a normal Christian view, that homosexuality is a sin.. it is… so’s adultery.. polygamy.. it doesn’t mean we judge them, but God does.. if that bothers them, I suggest they not go to church..

      You don’t fire people for holding mainstream Christian views..

      • Texan357

        You don’t fire people for holding mainstream Christian views..

        “Holding?”

    • 96leroy

      One could also say “Have your lifestyle, but don’t be surprised when you get pushback.” Correct?

  • Sovremennyy

    It’s not just A&E, I haven’t watched TV period, now this…

  • Jann Loyd

    Phil only stated what The Bible, The Torah and The Quaran all teach. I support his 1st Amendment rights. #StandWithPhil

    • Calcat36

      The queer-ann does not tolerate homosexuality. They kill them.

    • WhoDat

      As do I, but this isn’t about 1st Amendment rights. This is about an employer deeming what an employee said is out of bounds.

      • NRPax

        I’m still trying to figure out exactly what was “out of bounds” about what he said. Phil never called for anyone’s death, he never insulted anyone and he never condemned anyone for thinking differently than him. He was asked his opinion on something and as a free man, he gave it.

        Just because Al-Gayeda has its collective panties in a bunch doesn’t mean A&E has to bow before them.

        • WhoDat

          Insulting a group of your customers is always a great idea, right?

          • NRPax

            Who said anything about A&E insulting the LGBTOMGWTFBBQ community? They could have simply said that he was speaking as an individual and that he doesn’t represent the company’s viewpoint.

          • Darticus

            Laughing so hard at LGBTOMGWTFBBQ…hahaha

          • NRPax

            Thanks. I’ve been using that for a couple of years now. I figure since they keep adding letters, I’ll just make it easier on them.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            You’re right. A&E decided they wanted to persecute Christians. Let’s see if that proves to be a wise choice.

          • kayakingfatso

            Now we see the other side of the coin. Hollywood insults a group of its customers all the time. Hollywood liberals call a pretty large sized group of its customers terrorists, teahadists (or whatever the hell it is), and child killers because we own guns and support the 2nd amendment. We’re also racists because we oppose obamacare.
            But THAT kind of insult is ok, right?

          • WhoDat

            Nope.

      • Calcat36

        Does A&E hold all personalities to this standard? And nothing he said was out of bounds, so using your flawed theory, we have a right to push back and support only those advertisers that advertise during that show. Actions have consequences.

      • Red Fred

        Hahaha. Yea, this is about A&E cutting off their millions of viewers and killing their own network to make GLAAD happy,happy,happy.

        • Clete Torres

          Which will ultimately make A&E very unhappy.

      • Jay Jay

        A&E should only be worried about the effect on the show’s viewership. Since the bulk of his viewers don’t seem to mind the statement, A&E is being political. So if they want to be political, then political it is. They are infringing on his first amendment rights. They do not have to like what he said but THEY have no right to punish him for it. Mr. Robertson made those comments NOT ON BEHALF OF A&E. He made them on behalf of himself. THEY HAD NO NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION! Same with MSNBC, they did not NEED to fire Alec Baldwin. He made those comments personally. Now Mr. Bashir, on the other hand, he made those comments ON HIS SHOW. WITH FULL CONSENT from the production staff AT MSNBC. Very different, one implies indiviual feelings (Mr. Robertson and Mr. Baldwin) the other implies network complicity (Mr. Bashir). Mr. Bashir SHOULD have been fired and wasn’t. Which tells us that MSNBC supports Mr. Bashir’s abuse and threats to a woman ON AIR. Mr. Robertson’s comment was not threatening NOR abusive and since it was personally made with NO Impact on the show’s popularity A&E should step down and apologize.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        That’s fine. Let’s destroy the employer. If A&E wants to persecute Christians, let’s show them how we feel about bigots.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Remember a few years ago, when A&E was airing “The Sopranos?” Specificly, the episode where everyone wanted Vito “whacked” because he was Gay? Would that not make A&E hypocrites in their own right? #StandWithPhil #HappyHappyHappy Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Calcat36

          Whodat has not yet gotten the talking point for that one yet.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          You know that’s fiction, right? Tony Soprano is not actually a real guy employed by A&E.

          • NRPax

            And yet the Sopranos has an episode that talks about killing someone for being gay but Duck Dynasty doesn’t. But for some reason, the first example is not seen as objectionable.

            You liberals are adorable in your predictability.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            You conservatives are adorable in your inability to understand the difference between fiction and non-fiction.

            Actually, that probably explains why so many of you are so religious.

          • NRPax

            Oh, I understand the difference quite well. I’m just curious as to why people like you are being so hypocritical on this issue. It would stand to reason that the Lavender Lobby would be upset over this since airing a show like that means they endorse the viewpoint, right?

            Of course if it “stands to reason”, people like you aren’t going to understand that in the first place.

          • kayakingfatso

            I am a conservative, and I do not agree with Mr. Robertson’s views. I was raised Southern Baptist- I just have different views on homosexuality.
            You’re correct, I am quite adorable. OMG CAN YOU SEE ME?!

          • Calcat36

            So you agree with the fictional killing of homosexuals? Which means you must condone toin reality. Good muzzie.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            What? Are you saying that if I oppose something happening in real life, I have to oppose it ever being depicted in fiction?
            If I think murder is bad, I can’t read Hamlet?

      • Republicanvet

        BS! Are you suggesting employers should have the right to take any action they want when an employee says something OUTSIDE that place of employment?

        So if you were employed outside your mothers basement and you made a post here offering your opinion…your mythical employer should be able to fire you if they disagreed with your opinion?

        What is getting lost in this is Phil is being targeted for freely exercising his religious beliefs by stating what he believes based on his religion…and leftists like you are hypocritically whining and targeting him because you want to squash those beliefs.

        Don’t claim you would not complain if some leftist offered their opinion in some venue…then their employer…completely separate from the venue in which the opinion was offered, took action against them based on that opinion.

      • Republicanvet

        It is also about an employer being intimidated and pushed into taking action based on a minority militant group complaining no matter what a majority thinks or what rights the individual may have.

  • Calcat36

    I wonder when A&E is going to protest moo-slums who execute those Phil described.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Do they have a tv show? What’s it called?

      • Calcat36

        Algore-zirah.

  • waterytart

    They knew Phil was a Christian, that was no surprise. Knowing that, what would they have called him if he had answered the question differently? This was a trap, plain and simple. He was either going to get it from the gays, or those who would be after him for denying his beliefs.

  • chaga

    Wonder who the fag that made that decision is?? Very dumb move, IMO

  • Kimberly McKim Hall

    #standwithphil !!! What happened to freedom of speach as written in Article 19? What happed to the “one nation under God” as written in our declaration of independence? I stand with Phill on the grounds that his show is wholesome family TV. While it may be reality TV, it is so much more enjoyable to watch than hearing cuss words and seeing half dressed people prance around with no tallent. Furthermore, I am a christain and I am thankful that A&E had the good since to introduce us to the Robertson family. How unfortunate that they are bowing to the pressure of the fringe society that wants to push only to prove they can get their way, rather than push for something for the good of the people.

  • lrh

    Am I wrong? Heard that the new season has already wrapped and Phil is in the episodes. This suspension looks like an empty gesture and a PR bonanza. What will the ratings be now?

  • Calcat36

    Join the resistance! A&E Corporate 212-210-1400. Light em up!

  • $84598387

    A&E is run by fascists. It will not be long before even typing the word ‘homo’ will be a felony.

  • $84598387

    Duck dynasty is being replaced with Butt Dynasty filmed in Key West with Robert, Richard and Jimenez the undocumented immigrant and Snyder the apartment super whop wears a pink took belt.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      “Butt Dynasty”? Really? “Dick Dynasty” was the better option in every way. You disappoint me.

      • Calcat36

        You usually rant about people posting stuff like you just did. Hypocrite much?

        • Bathing Suit Area

          I do?

          • Calcat36

            You cannot remember yesterday?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        For once in your life, you’re right– but don’t let it go to your head. Crawl back into your hole, there’s a good little pillock…

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Here’s a thought: Why don’t we ask Silas (“Uncle Si”) Robertson what HE thinks about all this?

    I suspect it would be something along the lines of his favorite Biblical passage (according to his Wikipedia entry), John 3:17:

    “John 3:17 (KJV)
    17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.”

    Way too much finger-pointing going on, both on behalf of and against Phil. Phil has his beliefs. A&E knew what they were. They cannot claim to have been surprised. He has been vocal in the past about it– editing out “in Jesus’ name” when the family pray, for instance, prompted Phil to ask whether the show is syndicated to Muslim countries, or why else would A&E claim to be concerned on behalf of Muslims?

    By the same token, Phil is no dummy. No “Frog” making a deal with the “Scorpion” he. If he had NO idea by now that TV execs are craven pusillanimous namby-pambies, certainly Willie knows, and would have told him, you’d figure. Phil took a decision to go with the free publicity for the products he’s involved with by agreeing to appear on the show, “warts and all” perhaps, but you’d figure that he knew that as soon as A&E got sick of the family, it would drop them like a 500-lb weight.
    These are all adults, people– they knew what they were getting into by making the show. At this stage, it serves no purpose to do anything other than to do what Phil knows A&E could always do– drop watching A&E because you’re sick of them, and for you to make sure they know it. It’s THAT cold-blooded, people– just like the dealings each side engaged in when they wanted to make this show in the first place.

    Nobody ought to be shocked– SHOCKED!– that such a thing as this can take place, and all the outrage and condemnation in the world can’t mask that fact.

    • Calcat36

      Insinuating that I am shocked or surprised is a false insinuation. One of my favorite passages: “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” Luke 12:51

      We are indeed all adults here, as are the protagonists in the feud, which may all be a set up for MORE ratings by both as well. NO STATION would drop the hottest money maker and highest rated show because that is heir life blood. Until then, as a Christian that the left finds fashionable to mock, insult, and oppress, I choose to make a stand here for myself and my deeply held beliefs, and since it has a Constitutional aspect to it, I am twice concerned.

      Phil has a right to speak. As do we all, and I am sure that if there is no clause in his contract that forbids Phil to offer religious opinion outside of A&E, he is going to wipe the floor with them. Which gains me absolutely nothing, yet I get to peck away on a keyboard with like minded folks, and those who disagree.

      Back to the quote. The division means one must take a side, live to the standard set, and pray for the things we do to stray.

      Those of us Guy, who do believe. Wink wink.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        However, I think ol’ Phil mighta run afoul of another verse, since he is now embroiled in this controversy with A&E– Matt 7:6

        “Give not that which is holy to dogs, nor cast pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn again and rend you.”

        • Calcat36

          Not sure what you mean by that, because the verse you presented does not run a fowl (ha). Liberals do not want to know the Gospel because they consider the Gospel to be an insult to their dignity and pride. They will stomp you under their feet, as often as it takes, to shut your testimony of the Gospel down. They will “rend you;” that is, they will unleash their emotions of hatred, even to the point of physical harm or threatening it. Your passage says to avoid the Christ haters and do something more productive.

          Problem is, he did not make the comments on A&E. He was solicited for the opinion, albeit deceitfully by GQ (looking for free advertisement?), he was acting according to Matthew 28:19, which says, “Go ye therefore and TEACH all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Teach all nations, but bear in mind what he said to the disciples about teaching His message amongst those who, having heard it, reject it:

            Luke 10:10,11– “10 But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you…’ ”

            In other words, don’t wear out your welcome just because you believe you’re in the right– those who were meant to hear it heard it, but don’t waste time trying to convert everybody else.

          • Calcat36

            The reason for Luke 10:10-11 is found in II Peter 2:21 “For it had been better for them (the lost) not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they had known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

            Those (lost) are the same lost in the passage your first cited.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            “Cast not your pearls before swine, lest they turn on thee and trample thee.”

            Pearls: Word of God, words of His wisdom.

  • Red Fred

    Todd Starnes wants us to send photos of our families in camo to support Duck Dynasty tomorrow.

  • hwy505

    Shame on A&E. Allow the public to decide whether or not they agree with him based on quarterly ratings not by silencing him.

    • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

      And the liberals do not have a probłem with their intolerance on Espn, MSDNC . The hypocrisy by the left is legend.

  • chrissy

    If the gay community is so offended, they should have stayed in the closet.

    • WhoDat

      Yeah, it’s so intolerant of them to condemn your intolerance.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Uh..FIRST AMENDMENT!… Jawamax 8<{D}

        • $19701396

          The first amendment doesn’t guarantee you your own reality show.

          • chrissy

            Good thing the Robertson’s don’t need A&E. Seems like A&E needed them.

          • Calcat36

            No ratings and ad revenue does. It does not mean that A&E can persecute anyone for religious beliefs expressed via the First Amendment.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Similarly, the First Amendment doesn’t guarantee that you get to be bigoted against Christians and keep your network.

          • $19701396

            “Keep your network”? Unless y’all are planning a big corporate takeover of the Hearst corporation and ABC/Disney, A&E will get to keep their network.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Bankruptcy tends to strip assets out of their owners hands.

            As to larger entities, when subsidiary companies start hemorrhaging cash, their management is sacked and/or those divisions are sold.

          • $19701396

            A&E owns Duck Dynasty. Every time someone goes to the store and purchases Duck gear to support Phil, A&E is getting a piece of it. If you think they’re going to go bankrupt, you’re fooling yourself.

          • Orwellian_Dilemma

            Perhaps. But whatever we can do to hurt these bigots is fine by me.

          • ajsdaddie

            You do realize there’s a difference between Duck Dynasty (the show) and Duck Commander (the company), right? One is the highest rated cable TV show in history which is CURRENTLY owned by A&E (but that could change). The other is a multi-million dollar corporation owned by the Robertson family and which doesn’t pay a penny to A&E.

            So, while Duck Dynasty branded gear may (for now at least) benefit A&E, buying Duck Commander merchandise does not.

          • $19701396

            I realize that. But will the average consumer? Doubtful.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Anyone who’s that easily buffaloed is usually a Leftie. We people on the Right have had to up our game over the years just to overcome the stereotype that we’re ignorami who’ll fall prey to any mountebank who counts on us being stupid. That’s why all the internecine bloodbath in the GOP.

          • ajsdaddie

            I don’t know. The average conservative has a pretty good grasp of financials, whether it’s running their own company or supporting themselves and their family. They’ll probably understand the difference.

          • nickdqwk

            Too bad it doesn’t work that way in DC, we have to wait until November.

        • WhoDat

          “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

          The government isn’t involved in this, so it’s not a 1st Amendment issue.

          • Calcat36

            Your ignorance is astounding.

          • Duddioman

            Except for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to guarantee First Amendment Rights in the workplace…. and specifically lists religion as a protected status.

            Title VII. Read much?

      • chrissy

        I don’t tolerate perversion or deceivers or idolaters.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        Look, no one else airs their fetishes in public. Maybe gay people should take note and/or choose a more discrete fetish.

      • pappadave

        We are “tolerant” of them as long as they practice their perversions out of view and leave our kids alone. Other than that? Yes, we ARE “intolerant” of gays that have brought so much misery to the rest of us.

        • WhoDat

          Why should they have to live their lives according to what you think is the correct way to live?

          How are they messing with your kids?

          • pappadave

            Easy to answer. I don’t care HOW they live as long as they commit their acts of perversion in private (understand the word?) Secondly, some schools are allowing GLAAD and other groups into the classrooms to encourage our kids to think of the filth and degradation in which they engage as “natural” and “normal.” It isn’t and I don’t want MY kids taught that it is. One group of lesbians even BRAGS about “recruitment” efforts among the young and, have you ever heard of NAMBLA?

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    There goes A& E. This will backfire big time.
    They will be brining Phil back . If they want to keep viewers.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    “Something IS Rotten in Denmark”…#Shakespeare #Hamlet This sounds (to me) like a case of ENTRAPMENT on GQ’s part, as a branch of the Lame Mainstream Media, to “Frame” Phil for saying something Liberals don’t like to hear (but it’s TRUE!….Or at least his opinion, which he IS entitled to….). I think Phil and the Duck Commandos should SUE A&E and GQ for violation of his FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!
    #FirstAmendmentForDummies: “The exercise of FREE SPEECH shall NOT be Abridged…” ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jackie Brite Schell

    No more a&e for me!!! Duck dynasty was the only good show they had anyway. The rest of the family should tell a&e to shove it and that would make me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!!!!! Way to go Phil.

  • Guest

    So if I call the onesie wearing cocoa drinking fudge-packerin the Obamacare ads a peter puffer is that ok with all you GLAAD folks?

  • IRAMARINE

    Hey @AETV You Should watch the Lord of the Rings Movies before you decide to stand on the side of darkness! #StandWithPhil

  • Juan Pablo

    Who the hell watched A&E before that show?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      People who watched some of the films they used to have on like Pride And Prejudice (the miniseries that catapulted Colin Firth to international stardom). It really wasn’t all that bad– it was like watching PBS, but at least you could get up and take a piss during the commercials, and they didn’t interrupt every ten minutes to beg for money selling logo’d cheap-ass swag.

  • LPetrou

    Did you all read A&E’s statement announcing they were suspending Phil? In part it said…”His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have
    always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community” I also think that they are part of the Disney network which is also very LGBT friendly. But I wonder how many members of the LGBT community watch A&E and in particular Duck Dynasty. I guess we are about to find out.

    • Calcat36

      “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have
      always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community”

      They just forgot to write that if you like Phil you can keep Phil…

      A&E would not lie to back peddle on a mistake causing them pain, right?

  • FromMissourit2

    Here are the folks you want to call/email. It’s A&E’s ad department.

    http://www.aenetworks.com/advertise

  • FromMissourit2

    Put a parental lock on A&E so you don’t accidently go there.

  • AmericanMom

    The modern day persecution of Christians is worldwide, and quite evident at A&E via their management decisions. They picked the wrong person on the wrong show to showcase their support of gay activists and their contempt for a Christian family via Phil Robertson and his beliefs (shared by millions upon millions of us).

  • jyearsley

    I have the ability through parental controls on my cable system to block offensive networks/stations. A&E is now blocked. I commend this idea to everyone else who is deeply offended by A&E’s unconscionable censorship of free speech and freedom of religion.

    What a bunch of hosers.

  • Rev TJ Conwell

    I am always amazed at the reaction received when the TRUTH is spoken. Ever notice that it is the one(s) who are living opposite of the truth who always complain the loudest? The truth is never popular when it comes to sin, but it is still … the truth.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      So it’s the “TRUTH” that black people were all perfectly happy under segregation?

      • Rev TJ Conwell

        Actually, the real truth is that you are a troll hiding behind a user name …. probably from your mommy’s basement. Go away.

      • pappadave

        Nice try at a straw man argument, but no sale. Phil didn’t say “that black people were all perfectly happy under segregation.” He said that he never SAW OR HEARD the blacks that he knew, lived with and worked with whining and complaining about the ‘evil white people.'” BIG difference.

  • CLEmom

    A&E is a joint venture with Disney/ABC…whose executives are major Obama bundlers/donors.

    #NotShocked

    • 52mlt60

      Bingo! That is perhaps the major reason Phil Robertson got the Anita Bryant treatment…

      • CLEmom

        Exactly!
        This connection needs to be made loud and clear…

      • Andrew Curlutu

        Well, what can one say? A&E, along with Disney/ABC and the rest of the glitterati, haven’t learned their lesson. “Playboy Club” and “GCB” went over like the dead walrus in the middle of the living room that ceased to be a conversation piece. Now A&E is trying to sabotage their own show to score cheap political points by being PC and “hip”. Sigh.

  • Justplaythegame

    Phil had his right to free speech and used it, A&E has their right to, as per contract. Both got their rights and used them. Now let’s see if Phil’s family walks with Phil and show worldly Monies do not amount to anything compared to beliefs in their lord. Walk the walk or quack the quack..

    • HappyG

      They can walk right to another venue…and their viewing audience will forget A&E every existed…

  • Jenn Oates

    I suspect that A&E is about to find out that there are a lot more of us than there are of them, considerably more than they imagined possible.

  • DTM2131

    The truth might hurt sometimes; but, it must be told! I support Phil..

  • Calcat36

    “If I had a son that hunted ducks, he would look like Phil. Wearing a hoodie and eating skittles in the hunting blind.” ~ Barry the Shotgunner in mom jeans

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “Phil Robertson is a creepy-ass cracker.” — Rachel Jeantel

  • tomyj1

    What did GOD do to

    Sodom and Gomorrah

  • bbroome62

    I see the pack instinct, to gang up on one who doesn’t fall in line with the program is not only a liberal “quality”. Why all the hate thrown at WhoDat?

    • Newtie and the Beauty

      What “hate”? I see decent, civil discourse going on.

      If you want to see “hate” at a differing opinion, go to HuffPo, Mediaite or CNN.

      • bbroome62

        Been there done that. First of all either you are a big time BSer or you are willfully turning a blind eye to your fellow sheep’s behavior. Cons posting here are no different than Libs posting at HP.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    2 Duck, Duck’s here for the #standwithphil Hashtag!!!!

  • George Shaw

    Rabid Libtards pounce trying to intimidate people from exercising their God given rights. The man quoted the bible and they twist his meaning to suit their own devices to silence this real man. Boycott A&E!

  • JBDestiny

    A&E didn’t think they were putting out a hit show when they signed the Robertsons; they thought it was a freak show. “Look at these rednecks with wild hair and bad teeth and worse grammar, clinging to their guns and Bibles. They’re such rubes that they don’t understand that millionaires are supposed to hire a bunch of people to do the actual work making the duck calls while they party in Hollywood with the Beautiful People! Didn’t they watch The Beverly Hillbillies?” Everyone was supposed to have a good laugh at them, probably while drinking hot chocolate in flannel onesies.

    It was only after the family attracted such a large following so quickly that the network realized they had a gold mine and wanted to “cleanse” it, them being a hip and enlightened network, against the terms of their contract. The Robertsons have been quite vocal about A&E’s continued violations. Then BOOM! Along comes a “controversy” that the network thinks could put some pressure back on the Robertsons. Dumb move, A&E. All you did was tick off their fan base; you know, the ones who made the show such a cash cow for you.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2013/05/10/Duck-Dynasty-Star-If-We-Can-t-Mention-God-Or-Guns-Then-We-re-Done-Filming

  • socalcon

    Christ loves the prostitutes and tax collectors: Though He told them, “Go and sin no more.”

  • 53rdChapter

    The purveyors of perversion have overplayed their hand. The silent majority has found its voice.

    • dso1

      I hope you are right on this.

  • HappyG

    Surely he’ll be replaced by that icon of liberal tolerance…Alec Baldwin…

  • HappyG

    I might open a twitter account to vote up for Phil…liberal hypocrisy is destroying this nation…I wonder what Alec Baldwin has to say…

  • DallenH

    Anyone else think that those on the left who scream for tolerance “only” when it aligns with their beliefs just jumped the shark on the Phil Robertson story?

    I think those of us who believe in family, traditional marriage, the 1st and 2nd amendments, etc. might just have had enough of constantly being called a racist, homophobe, etc. all the time by the “intolerant” left!

  • Sgt_Rock

    Not a conspiracy theorist at all but I believe since the Robertsons’ Christianity became more widely known and since the show became so popular; I think the media and the Left have been gunning for the Robertsons and the show. It runs contrary to their hive mind thinking that a family that hunts, prays and supports one another would be so popular because they are not populate in the Left’s insulated little world.

    As someone else said to the Left these people are a walking freak show. Their belief system and that of their echo chamber, these people are a parody. In truth, the left and their enablers are the minority but they cannot bring themselves to entertain that prospect. Every time something offends them, they have to flap and squawk loudly so that they can perpetuate the illusion that their views are the mainstream views.

    I believe they’ve just been waiting for something like this so that they could pounce and run the show off the air. Welcome to the backlash.

  • kinopio

    Phil Robertson assaulted a woman and her husband and fled the state instead of facing the music. Only cowardly losers hit women. He tossed his wife and children on to the street. He voted for Romney because he is from Utah(he isn’t). He is intolerant and crazy. Anyone who supports him probably is as well.

    • Justin Jurek

      Which he paid the price for and has since repented for. But then again, that’s the Christian thing to do, which makes it anathema to the modern progressive, right?

      • Bathing Suit Area

        He’s still never even apologised to the people he beat up.

        • pappadave

          Actually, he HAS…in the only way that has any real meaning–personally and privately and before his God instead of on camera.

    • aliswell

      One can well imagine the skeletons in your closet.

  • Jerry G

    Yes,
    we all have the right to publicly state our opinions and beliefs, but
    when these statements and beliefs are used to degrade a segment of the
    human race, then we must accept the fallout and consequences of these
    statements. I can quote biblical verses that will inflame and offend
    most anyone, from men wearing long hair, to women wearing gold in
    church….from divorce , to promiscuity and sex outside of marriage, you
    can quote against tattoos being an abomination to disrespectful
    children deserving death. There are verses against the acquisition of
    wealth and material things and verses promoting slavery. The point is,
    this man made the comments knowing it would inflame, and offend…no
    other reason. He is a bigot and although i support his right to speak
    his mind and beliefs, I believe those who support such drivel are cut
    from the same cloth. Bigotry, shrouded in religion is still
    bigotry….no matter how you look at it.

    • pappadave

      The only “bigots” in this issue are the vile bigots at GLAAD and A&E. If you choose to wallow in filth and degradation, that’s your choice, but don’t expect the 98% of us who choose NOT to to embrace your perversions and celebrate your degradation. Oh, and while I’m at it….LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE!

  • cr

    Hmmm….apparently A&E isnt too offended, or they would have suspended the entire show. Oh…wait a minute…they make hundreds of millions of dollars on the show and merchandising, dont they? I fully #standwithphil! I hope they pick up and move to another neteork!

  • FLirishPM59

    Apparently in today’s society, it’s not ok to express your belief system and values you live by during an interview if it offends someone. After reading the interview Phil did with GQ, I’m trying to figure out what he said that was offensive. His interview said nothing about hating anyone…it was about hating the sin and if everyone would love one another the world would be a more peaceful place to live in. That’s a message of love, not hate. What the GLAAD and LGBT community is all up in arms about is the fact that a God fearing man who lives his life according to the teachings in the Bible described sin in a graphic context and that makes them uncomfortable. Phil’s message is that it’s the sin we should all hate, not the sinner.

  • $78666671

    Ellen Ratner is on fox news calling for phil to appolgize…Bull ShitTTT! He needs to make no apology! I cant believe these moonbats thinking Christians should apologize for their faith! Homosexual acts are sin! Thats just the way it is!
    I STAND WITH PHIL AND EVERY OTHER CHRISTIAN!

  • Scott Johnson

    How about #homophobe, #racist, # I support hate speech, #i base my life around a dumb book of mythology, #all-around terrible person? Any of those would be perfect to add next to #standwithphil.

    • CableNewsGuy

      You Tinker Bells crack me up. Won’t you be surprised when you learn that most people wrap their lips around a duck call to call in ducks and not to improve their gayness.

    • aliswell

      How about #Christophobe, #HaterOfFreeSpeech, #IServeSatan? All of these would be perfect to add in front of Scott Johnson.

  • J Dub

    Is Duck Dynasty like the Kardashians for rednecks?

  • Exodus2011

    Hey America! **__**

    Do you support Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, and his #FreeSpeech right to share his faith and beliefs? Here are some A&E contact details if you want to request he be reinstated:

    [email protected]

    A&E contact info Ms. Abbe Raven, CEO A&E Television Networks 235 East 45th St. New York, NY 10017

    ABBE RAVEN (CEO) [email protected]

    WHITNEY GOIT (SR. EVP) [email protected]

    ROBERT DEBITETTO (EVP) [email protected]

    COLLEEN CONWAY (Director of Non-Fiction Programming) [email protected]

    GENERAL EMAIL: [email protected]

    ABBE RAVEN (CEO) LINE: (212) 210-9007

    GENERAL TELEPHONE: (212) 210-1400

    Facebook: Duck Dynasty on A&E

    Twitter: @AETV @DuckDynastyAE

  • Spartandax

    God bless Phil for his honesty. I do not believe in harming others but I am sick of having their agenda pushed down my throat.

  • wyatt81

    The lefties trolling this site are anything but tolerant. Nasty, hyocritical, intolerant, smart asses-yes. Signposts that this culture has dropped into an ignorant, self centered hole-yes. But tolerant?-no way in hell.

    • NRPax

      The funny part is that Phil showed more courage explaining his beliefs than they could ever hope to match.

  • Linda Baudoin

    I don’t think the rest of the family will perform WITHOUT Phil…
    #standwithPhil

    • pappadave

      If I were them and they didn’t want to break their contract, I’d agree to do the shows–then all sit in their lawn chairs, sipping iced tea and staring at the cameras silently.

  • Dcp5674

    LGBT—do as I say, not as I do. The most intolerant group of so called people ever to invade a country.
    You go Phil! I’m sure fox would take the show in a minute. They are not nasty little hypocrites.

  • kathy

    I don’t understand why it is okay for people that aren’t religious to want God taken out of everything and not to say Merry Christmas you have to say Happy Holiday because it offends some people, but the minute a Good God fearing person like Mr. Robertson says what he believes in and A&E new what a good man he was right from the start, it wrong. He doesn’t say he hates anyone that is gay he is just answering a question truthfully and God Bless you Mr. Robertson for standing by what you believe in. I for one love your families show and I am sad to say that because of this I will not be watching it as long as it is on A&E nor will I watch any other program on that station and will be cancelling the station. God Bless you and your family and may you find piece in knowing that you have support from a lot of American. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • pappadave

      Baldwin lost his job because he used an offensive term to describe “gays”….f*g. Phil Robertson did no such thing. Maybe Texan357 doesn’t understand the different reactions, but WE do.

  • porgiefirefighter

    I am going to go out on a limb and wish Phil Robertson a Merry Christmas.

  • Texan357

    I apologize that I do not have the time to respond to everyone separately and in detail. As expected, I have had many detractors on this thread, and several have, in their own way, let me know that I asked the wrong questions. :)

    So let me boil it down:

    Personality A, who stars on a show hosted by Network B, says something during his off-time which is widely reported and then deemed offensive. Network B fires Personality A.
    Almost without exception, Conservatives cheer, jeer, and laugh. The First isn’t part of the discussion.

    Personality Y, who stars on a show hosted by Network Z, says something during his off-time which is widely reported and then deemed offensive. Network Z (effectively) fires Personality Y.
    Almost without exception, Conservatives erupt in outrageously outrageous outrage, erroneously invoking the First many times.

    This smacks of hypocrisy. Please, let’s keep hypocrisy a Leftist “virtue.”

    To recap:
    – Personalities A and Y were free to say what they wanted to say.
    – The public, or special-interest groups, were free to express outrageously outrageous outrage.
    – Networks B and Z were free to fire Personalities A and Y, respectively.
    – The public, or special-interest groups, were free to express outrageously outrageous outrage.

    Whether you agree or disagree depends on whether you like Personality A and hate Personality Y, or vice-versa.

    The distinctions I’ve seen amount to cherry-picking. In my opinion, what A&E did was within their rights. What MSNBC did was within their rights. What the creators of “2 1/2 Men” did was within their rights. And all of the responses by the public were within the public’s rights. Whether I agree or disagree with an autonomous entity’s decision is irrelevant; everyone’s actions were within their rights.
    That is all, except that I wish to extend a hearty “thank you” to Twitchy’s commentors for reminding me why I am neither right-wing nor left-wing, but sit in the plane (with, admittedly, a window seat to the Right of the aisle).

    • Calcat36

      You suck.

    • WhoDat

      Very well said.

  • Texan357

    For those erroneously invoking the First, here’s the actual text:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    To begin with… Is A&E now Congress?

    • Calcat36

      Do you support religious expression on public property? The 10 Commandments being displayed in court houses? Prayer in school?

      Or do you just read what you want to see? Public property- not Congress. Public school- not Congress. Court Houses- NOT CONGRESS.

      Are you aware of the Senate Chaplain that starts each day with a prayer at taxpayer expense? What say you, Constitutional professor?

  • Paratisi

    http://twitpic.com/dp992f #StandWithPhil

    God Bless America!

  • http://xirtamatrix.com yourmamatoo

    I bet A& E is already sorry.

  • John Rataski

    Here is the email addresses of A&E’s leadership. Please send them the message http://www.aenetworks.com/advertise

  • michael s

    #IdontstandwithPhil .

    • pappadave

      I’m sure he’s just heartbroken.

  • Paulette Avant

    Just emailed the network and called them morons.

  • JojoXray

    The gay mafia strikes again.

  • Bubbles

    Why is it ok that Miley objectifies and degrades herself, sexualizes Santa Claus at Christmas in front of thousands of children, debases the mentally ill and everyone in the entertainment industry praises her for being so bold but Phil says what he truly thinks and he gets punished? Miley can do whatever she wants and the cameras can’t get enough of her raunchy behavior but a guy on what is supposed to be a reality show is told he cannot express the reality of his beliefs. I completely detest Phil’s beliefs but he should have the freedom to say what he thinks.

  • http://rewinn.blogspot.com/ rewinn

    Do you feel the same way about Bashir?

    OR is it only homophobes who have the right to embarrass their employers?

    • pappadave

      Big difference. Bashir made HIS vile comments ON THE AIR. Mr. Robertson committed the cardinal sin of disparaging gays in an obscure magazine article–the interview for which was ARRANGED by A&E executives.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    A&E committed ratings suicide. They caved to a group of people that don’t watch the show.

  • Dave Infinger

    I’m with Phil…No more A&E in my home.

  • Anthony