Saturday, December 28, 2013

cathedral's speech and thought extortionists catch a richly deserved foot in the ass...,

WaPo | “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson will return to work on A&E’s reality show despite his comments about gay immorality, the channel said Friday, reversing its decision to suspend him after facing a backlash and threatened boycott.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it was bringing Robertson back after discussions with his Louisiana family featured in the reality series and “numerous advocacy groups.”

Last week, the channel had put Robertson on what it called an indefinite “hiatus” because of his comments in a GQ magazine article that the Bible views gays as sinners akin to adulterers, prostitutes and swindlers.

A&E said it decided to drop Robertson from the show about a wealthy family that makes duck calls because it is part of a company whose core values are “centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect.”

Robertson’s remarks were quickly slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay rights watchdog organization. But A&E’s move against Robertson provoked a flood of support from those who share his views and others who defended his freedom of speech.

A petition calling for A&E to bring him back reached 250,000 signatures and counting in about a week.

Robertson’s well-known supporters included former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who complained that his free-speech rights were being trampled. Bobby Jindal, governor of the state of Louisiana, complained that Miley Cyrus got a pass for twerking on TV while Phil got shown the door.

While reiterating that Robertson’s views are not those of the channel, A&E noted Friday that he has publicly said he would “never incite or encourage hate.” The show itself is more than one man’s views, it added.

“It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family, a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness,” A&E said.


Vic78 said...

Is this what people do now? Why is a professor in his 30s from Columbia talking about this shit on tv as if it's important? A&E knew what they were getting into when they signed them. All these assholes know is protest and outrage. The energy spent getting mad could've been used to show how everyone's being played. But then the GLAADs and "intellectuals" would have to out themselves. When does the perpetual outrage machine get kicked to the curb?

I know people are full of shit because Newt Gingrich is still on tv. He has a job at CNN right now. Where's the outrage? I remember when the St Louis Rams said fuck Rush Limbaugh. The guy from Duck Dynasty is what I'd call an easy target. GLAAD doesn't give a shit about gay people for real. They just saw how well the victim hustle worked for a particular group and ran with it.

Vic78 said...

My guess is when gay marriage is legal they are going to spend a lot of energy and bandwidth fighting homophobia and toxic masculinity. It won't do shit for gay people with real problems but it gives the advocacy groups something to do.

makheru bradley said...

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” -- Duck Commander

[There will be 112 LGBT characters in regular or recurring roles on scripted television shows across the United States in 2013-2014, and half are played by women, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said, adding that it indicates networks are making more effort to diversify storylines.] Seems to me that they're doing a helluva job projecting their lifestyle and getting their message out.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Basically the 1% and many of the rest of America are going straight to Hell.

[What does repentance entail? Well, in Robertson’s worldview, America was a country founded upon Christian values (Thou shalt not kill, etc.), and he believes that the gradual removal of Christian symbolism from public spaces has diluted those founding principles. He sees the popularity of Duck Dynasty as a small corrective to all that we have lost.] America is constructed on a foundation of theft and genocide, "values" which have never been lost.

[During Phil’s darkest days, in the early 1970s, he had to flee the state of Arkansas after he badly beat up a bar owner and the guy’s wife. Kay Robertson persuaded the bar owner not to press charges in exchange for most of the Robertsons’ life savings. I ask Phil if he ever repented for that, as he wants America to repent—if he ever tracked down the bar owner and his wife to apologize for the assault. He shakes his head. “I didn’t dredge anything back up. I just put it behind me.”] That's the American way.

makheru bradley said...

The Rev. Jackson exemplifies the sad state of the Black misleadership class. Responding to Robertson’s claim that Afrikan Americans were happy under apartheid, the Rev. said:

“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago. At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was white privilege.”

In other words the rantings of a redneck television personality are more powerful than institutionalized white supremacy. SMDH

CNu said...

lol, Phil let'em live and paid paid blood money?!?!?!?! He's a much kinder and gentler Christian than I'll ever be....,

makheru bradley said...

It will take more than a duck hunter to stem this tide.

makheru bradley said...

Following the footsteps of Rev. Jackson:

Michael Eric Dyson

Harris- Perry

Lamont Hill

Vic78 said...

Academians weren't always like this. William James is spinning in his grave.

makheru bradley said...

It's going to take more than the rantings of a duck hunter to stem this tide.

CNu said...

They've been like this since the Ford Foundation moved to use and to fund higher-ed as an instrumentality of counter-insurgency against black nationalism.

CNu said...

of course you recall what Malcolm had to say about Whitney Young, the Urban League, and how the Civil Rights Movement was co-opted.

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