An Open Letter to Phil Robertson

phil-robertson-aeDear Phil Robertson,

On many a Wednesday night, we’ll flip on over to “Duck Dynasty” on A&E during dinner – but no more. You see, while I’m a Southerner who owns guns and loves the outdoors, I’m also a firm believer in gay rights and oppose hate speech. While I’m sure most members of the gay community (other than the ones who might wear camouflage and watch your show) probably couldn’t give a flying mallard’s rear end about what your opinion of them is, I do. You see, when you make national news as both a Southerner and a resident of Louisiana for statements like your recent homophobic diatribe, you reflect badly on the rest of us who live here.

Now I can go to just about any of our local news station’s Facebook pages and see remarks far worse than what you said, but these are individuals who aren’t on cable television representing our state. I get that West Monroe, Louisiana is about 20 years behind the rest of the modern world, but I mean seriously, come on Phil.


Look, I know you’re an older guy who grew up in a different era, but I’d like to think with all that fame and money, you could at least buy a clue – or perhaps get someone to craft an apology that was actually an apology instead of this half-assed excuse:

โ€œI myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.โ€

I’m sure this won’t be enough for people who were truly taken aback by your remarks (which you could have really just have kept to yourself, especially considering your old lifestyle) and it will certainly be seen as “bending to the liberal media and the gay lobby” by many of the people who lined up to see you guys this past summer at the local outdoors show. However, let me give you a bit of free advice: it’s the year 2013. Outside of the circle of people who really believe that everything said on Fox News is gospel, and that Sarah Palin is a legitimate 2016 candidate for the White House – pretty much everyone else has come to terms with the fact that being gay is no big deal. Even I used to be a homophobe, but guess what? I got over it and so can you. You could have simply stated that you were a heterosexual Christian (which is quite obvious to everyone) and what other people did was none of your business, and I think you could have saved yourself and your family a lot of grief – but you didn’t


Look Phil, I like you and “Duck Dynasty.” It’s actually the only “reality show” I will even watch, but until you issue a full apology for a hateful statement that had nothing to do with your show, you can count on me not tuning in every Wednesday night going forward. I enjoy your program, I love guns and the outdoors – but one thing I cannot accept is homophobia.

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  • johnvandermyde

    Well said.

  • tl cox

    He doesn’t represent his state.

    He doesn’t represent the south.

    He doesn’t represent anything what-so-ever but himself.

    I my not agree with what some people say, but they should be free to say it.

    Should he be fired ? No.

    Does the network have the right to do so ? Yes

    • HermeticallySealed

      And others should be free to condemn him. THAT is how free speech works. It’s not Freedom From Consequence.

      • tl cox

        True

      • Matthew Jackson

        My problem is there are to many that scream,”You can’t say that”, but turn around and do the exact same thing. Do you really think it matters to Phil that he no longer will be included, nope. If that’s what he believes there is no one that can say he can’t. For instance, PETA contains some of the most wacked out people on the planet and you can’t convince me of that no matter what.

      • republicans are EVIL

        I know right, protecting helpless animals….how silly (sarcasm). Lets not forget he is an “employee” paid millions of dollars. If you agree that he should be able to say whatever he wishes, then feel free to g into work tomorrow and start spouting the same shit, then come back here and let us know how your firing went.

      • J Taylor

        His millions come from “his” company, not this show. If he was worried about money he wouldn’t have said anything.

      • Si Gung

        The press he is getting is worth more than millions.

      • AMR

        Go look up ‘religious discrimination’ and then try looking at what A&E did. You’re an idiot.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        I think that discrimination against an individual or a group of individuals, trumps your “religious discrimination” argument. Though I agree that he was specifically asked about his thoughts on the topic, he could have shared his opinion in a more “delicate” way that would not have offended so many people.

        It’s disgusting that some people feel like it’s okay to pretend they arent bigots, despite the hatred they spew, by saying “it’s not me, it’s God”. Your God is supposedly a God of love, you wouldn’t know it though, listening to many of His believers.

      • strayaway

        Pajama Boy could have shared his opinion in a more “delicate” way. A&E should have a reality show about Pajama Boy.

      • EndlessRepetition

        I mentioned that point last week to friend in local media and received a harsh correction. Apparently when you sign a contract as a public figure representing a media company’s interests, you don’t get to have personal thoughts on any topic that might reflect badly on your employer. You become part of their public image and they expect you to act accordingly.

      • talktothe hand

        The Bible is not the law of this land and please do not forget it. Religious people are not discriminated against, many people do not like the religious pushing their agenda on them. You are free to pray to your God in your church but you cannot force me or anyone else to accept the Bible and its teachings.

      • MRGNPRR116

        That’s where the problem lies…The Bible SHOULD be the law, we would all be way better off.

      • Frank

        Who’s bible and who’s interpretation should we follow?

      • talktothe hand

        No, no, no we would not. We would have a society just like all of the Baptist churches that get mad at each other and split and form new churches. We would have all kinds of problems and total anarchy.

      • Sophie Lemus

        nobody was pushing it on you…………..

      • Charlene Scott

        Regardless of what you think of the Bible…EVERY Christian has a right to pursue Christianity, AND to abide by its rules AND to speak in public about it.

      • Charlene Scott

        Civil rights act of 1964….U. S. Government Manual of 1998-99, the EEOC enforces laws
        that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national
        origin, disability, or age in hiring, promoting, firing, setting wages,
        testing,
        training, apprenticeship, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
        Race, color, sex, creed, and age are now protected classes

      • talktothe hand

        Then stop discriminating against people of the LGBT community. It seems that the ones screaming about their religious beliefs are also the ones discriminating against the LGBT community. Your religious beliefs do not belong in public schools, government or sporting events. They do not belong in the workplace. You do know that if I worked with you and you tried to convert me, you would have a federal case on your hands. If you want to scream in public, go ahead. But by all means follow the proper procedure. You go to city hall and get permission to speak on public land and I will stand on the sidewalk and heckle you. No one is discriminating against your right to free speech.

      • EndlessRepetition

        You’re overplaying that card. Phil can’t be fired for being a Christian. He can be fired for making public statements encouraging discrimination even when the statements are consistent with the tenants of his faith. Imagine he’d said, for instance, that slavery is justified on the basis of scripture. A charge of religious discrimination can’t be levied effectively unless he was punished for a necessary practice of his faith which did not conflict with his required duties of the job. Evangelizing discrimination against gay folk is neither a necessary practice of his faith nor one of his duties on the job.

      • Charlene Scott

        He WASN’T AT WORK. Read it again.

      • talktothe hand

        If you and I and several other opinionated people worked together in an office and we all had extremely diverse opinions and we all felt that our opinion was the only “right” opinion how long do you think we would be employed? Expressing your opinion in the workplace is extremely disruptive and unprofessional. We all have an opinion and when one person spouts their opinion and someone disagrees, you will have chaos! A&E has every right to fire him. End of story!

      • Lulu

        How was he “at work” when he was doing the interview? If he said it on TV while filming? Yes. His own time, NO! And he was quoting the Bible. That book has been around a long time. I agree he could have used discretion, but he is entitled to say what he feels, as we all do.

      • Jay

        Really, genius??? Opinions are sometimes disruptive when people argue about it…but positive opinions exist in search of peace and harmony…I would rather hear others’ suggestions if it helps arrive at solutions…you sound like someone who has no opinion of herself!

      • talktothe hand

        I am talking about politics and religion in the workplace and they should not come up and create a hostile workplace because I might disagree with you. Put away your gun and settle down, cowboy!.

      • Charlene Scott

        Big deal if you don’t agree with me. I STILL have my rights wither you agree or not. Not walking on egg shells to appease all these sissy over sensitive people. Grow up.

      • talktothe hand

        I don’t care what you think, period. I don’t give a rat’s a$$ about your opinion. I am telling you that if you start spouting off at a place where we are both employed and I don’t agree with you, I won’t argue with you, I will contact HR in you will be in a heap of trouble. Get it? You are entitled to your opinion. I am entitled to my opinion and the workplace is not the for either of us to voice it. If you don’t like it, you may just get fired or you may just get a warning. If it continues, you may get another warning. If you still don’t get it, you will probably get fired. If you don’t get fired, I could file suit against my employer for religious discrimination. Do you understand?

      • Charlene Scott

        A) He “wasn’t at work”. B) Americans have freedom of speech and civil rights to be Christians and to NOT have to hide it. The interview was done at GQ, not A&E. Get your facts straight.

      • talktothe hand

        This was not a free speech issue. Also, free speech only protects you when you are railing against the govt., it doesn’t protect your from getting fired by your employer. Can you really imagine if everyone was allowed free speech at work?

      • EndlessRepetition

        Matt, you make a good point. I can only offer that it’s a lot harder to envision a time when the PETA people have any real influence. Older gay folk, on the other hand, can remember a time when expressing contempt for gays was the norm. That America could return to that culture seems a lot more plausible, perhaps even inevitable, to us.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Thank you for pointing that out! So many people seem to feel like freedom of speech means you can say whatever you want without any kind of repercussions. Don’t get angry when people exercise their free speech to castigate you after you exercise your right.

      • AMR

        Freedom of speech has NOTHING TO DO with discrimination against Christians.

      • Jim Wetherell

        WAhh wahh wahh, poor little christian not being allowed to spread biblical hate.

      • Si Gung

        What a kind and loving way to put that thought forward.

      • Charlene Scott

        I guess you missed the part in his statement where he said he hated no one, and loved everyone. He doesn’t hate the sinner, just the sin. And he will let God settle the rest.

      • Jim Wetherell

        Charlene, I grew up listening to this “love the sinner, hate the sin” gobblydgook. That is fundamentalist double speak and is not endorsed by Jesus, it is man’s way of justifying his own hatred. Jesus said to love thy neighbor , no where does he mention hating anything about him, that is a carnal idea. No one can love someone and harbor hatred at the same time.

      • EndlessRepetition

        I think if you ever got an honest answer to that last statement, it would be: who cares?

      • EndlessRepetition

        Charlene, what Phil or anyone else says has nothing to do with God. Phil spoke for mens’ ears and sent a clear message: gays are bad people who offend god. Since gay people are defined in society by a difference which Phil states is “sin”, he leaves no room gay people in his world. The net effect of his message was to encourage others to discriminate against gays..

        OK. Lots of people like that message. Anti-gay feeling runs high and may be as natural as homosexuality itself. Nobody really cares whether homosexuality is immutable. And few people worry about their own sins so long as they can say their neighbors are no better. So don’t kid yourself. When men like Phil speak against gay people for simply being homosexual they are expressing a desire to be rid of them. Any reference to God, scripture, or the beliefs of a particular church are an excuse. And everyone who wants to drive gay folk back into the closet knows that they have a friend in Phil. That’s not God settling the rest. That’s men rallying to prey.

        Maybe you’re OK with that. Lots of people are. Still, don’t blame gays for seeing Phil’s message for what it is.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        I sincerely hope you’re joking! Discrimination against Christians? I suppose you never “discriminate” against people of other faiths. I highly doubt that! What some people don’t seem to understand is people of many religions feel like they and only they are right.

        I don’t care what religion you are. If you’re a bigot, you’re a bigot! Too many feel that saying, “my holy book says it’s okay to hate you” makes it okay to be an asshole.

        If your beliefs are the one and only truth, then doesn’t it make sense that God will deal with the “sinners”? Seems to me some of you try to usurp His authority and castigate those who don’t believe the same things you do.

      • V.S.

        Bible makes lots of people stupider than they are and only some of them wiser. W/o bible, seems like people woudnt know what is right or what is wrong, it’s hard to use own brains ๐Ÿ™‚

      • samantha

        He never once said he “hated” homosexuals. He simply said that he believes it is a sin.

      • lisa

        /Ya Know if he had simply said he thinks it a sin… it would be done with… He said way to much!!! NOTHING SIMPLE ABOUT WHAT HE SAID!!

      • Charlene Scott

        Bigot doesn’t sound like an endearing word. Although frequently utilized in the homosexual world. He has every right to quote verses from his Bible, Churches do it all the time, that’s what a christian does. If you don’t like it don’t listen. He has just as many rights to do that as you do to continue cramming homosexuality down our throats. What do you have your panties in a wad about? Homo’s are the ONLY ones with rights.

      • Si Gung

        Tolerance is such an anti-hypocritical thing.

      • Jack Barnaby

        He did not condem homosexuals, he simply stated he believed it was illogical, just as you argue that it is. In fact, in the rest of the interview he stated: “I do not judge the gays, I leave that up to the lord, because it is not my place to decide. In fact, what the world needs to do is start loving one another…” Do not judge, and love one another that is what life is supposed to be.

      • Jim Wetherell

        Well , Jack, i guess people believe what they want to and 13 people agree with you. Having said that , what Phil said sounded very condemning and judgmental to my former bible thumping ears. I hope for his sake he is not judging, otherwise his god is going to say to him, “who in hell gave you authority to speak for me?”

      • EndlessRepetition

        He did condemn homosexuals and he did judge them. Furthermore the folks encouraged by his words may want to “help” the lord in his judgement.

      • Si Gung

        His ploy to get a bunch of people talking about him just earned him a few more millions. That is one smart fellow.

    • SLP

      He represents the TV show and the company that writes his checks.

      • strayaway

        Wouldn’t it matter what he agreed to in any contract? I haven’t seen the wording of the contract that requires Mr. Robertson to self-censure himself. While there is a probably an explicit or general clause restricting his speech, I just haven’t seen the wording. If there was no such clause in his contracts than the first Amendment and possibly the Civil Rights Acts of 1961, title 3, regarding religious rights might apply.

      • SLP

        Nor would you see the wording. Why would you? Doesn’t the First Amendment apply to a government censure? This is a private company doing what it wants. He has the right to say what he wants and A & E can fire his ugly ass if they want. Simple.

      • strayaway

        I suppose I wouldn’t see the wording in the contract if it didn’t exist. I agree that someone can yell “fire” in a theater constitutionally but that anyone doing so would be liable to the owner or people injured in a stampede. I’m not against the guy being fired for violating his contract if that’s the case. If, however, there was no such employment clause as everyone assumes, then perhaps Title 3 of the Civil Rights Act of 1961 forbidding religious discrimination might apply. The Civil Rights Act of 1961 makes restaurant owners serve black people. Similarly, religious freedom is pretty useless if it only applies to one hour on Sunday and the rest of the time religious people are expelled from the figurative lunch counter; something else that Act dealt with. It’s odd that one provision of that Act staunchly is upheld while another isn’t.

      • talktothe hand

        Censor……

    • Rita M Nicholson

      Free speech protects you from the Government, it does not allow you to go to work and say things that are not reflective of your company policy without repercussions from said company. I dare you to go to work and bad mouth the company and say things that are not of your company policy and not expect to be reprimanded.

      • AMR

        Too bad this has nothing to do with free speech and everything to do with religious discrimination.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Bullshit!

      • TerriP

        It would be religious discrimination if he were fired simply for being a Christian. You can’t say that what he did say was Christian because there are a lot of Christians who do not agree with you.

      • Sophie Lemus

        Bullshit all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • talktothe hand

        Nope, it’s called the law. Put down your bibles and read an actual book.

      • Rita M Nicholson

        Oh, I see you are of the same simpleton mind that this man is. That is, you lack the intelligence to see just what he said was wrong. This has absolutely nothing to do with his religion when he is on “company time.” A&E is not a “Christian” nor a religious network nor does it have a policy that contains religion being taught in it’s employee policy manual. Stop trying to make this a religious discrimination issue. It is not. It is a man using the Bible to spread hate and he even goes further to misrepresent the struggles of Black Americans to some simplistic B.S. that he has convinced his simpleton mind into believing.

      • Tom

        and it is ur bullsht that lacks people to actually read this just sayin

      • Charlene Scott

        You obviously lack a few important FACTS. He wasn’t at work, he was quoting his Bible in response to a QUESTION from an interviewer and he took the answer straight out of his Bible. One can not be treated differently, discriminated against fired or disciplined based on his religious beliefs. There….in a nut shell. THAT is what the fuss is about.

      • talktothe hand

        Do you not realize that if I said something inflammatory about Christians in my workplace that I might get suspended or fired? I am entitled to an opinion and free speech also. My guess that the story identified him as the star of “Duck Dynasty”.

      • Charlene Scott

        There are still exceptions to the rule. Civil rights act for one. Ever hear of an EEO?? And he WASN’T at work! Do you people just make it up in your head and not read the articles at all??

      • Rita M Nicholson

        Again, M. Scott, Freedom of Speech protects you from repercussions from the government, it does not offer protection about comments you make whether you are physically at a job site or whether you are representing the A & E brand to a magazine (which he clearly was). A & E owns the show. He is am employee of A & E thus they have the right to act as they did. EEO has nothing to do with this, they aren’t discriminating against him based on his age, color or religion. He was given warning prior to the interview to keep his beliefs in check. He violated that warning.

        Now, you have a Merry Christmas. I’ve got more shopping to do, friends and family to “cheer” and have no more time for this “nonsense.”

  • Tanner

    Manny, you are a certifiable retard.
    That is all.
    Sincerely,
    MY OPINION

    • Lynn

      Your opinion is fuckin’ stupid then, lol

      • Tanner

        Auh, yes. The one who uses curse words to show their intelligence. Bravo, bravo.

      • Jani M

        Auh, yes. The one who uses the word ‘retard’ to show their intelligence. Bravo, bravo.

    • LindsayCA

      Obviously you have no idea that he who curses tells the truth more than he who doesn’t. Why you may ask? Cuz they obviously don’t give a rats ass! By the way if you think of yourself highly then don’t use the word “retard”!

  • Michael Dunn

    So he stated his opinion! Quit whining about it and get over it. I am sure you have never deigned to put ANYONE down or give a negative opinion of someone. He was asked his opinion and how he felt about homosexuality and he answered honestly. There was no hate in what he said. He mostly said he doesn’t understand or like it. Too many people are taking things way out of context and going too far with their intolerance. I do not agree with his opinion. I am a serious advocate for gay rights, hell, human rights in general. If he had said to discriminate against, hate, or hurt homosexuals in any way I would be right there with protesting him and his speech. However, he didn’t. There is never going to be a world where we all like the same things so if someone doesn’t like a group, fine! As long as they don’t do harm I don’t really care who or what they like. Grow up and maybe go buy yourself that clue you mentioned.

    • nsindiana

      The simple fact that he assimilated homosexuality with bestiality is enough for ANYONE to be up in arms. Yes, those are his ignorant opinions. However, the television network, for which he works, has every right to reprimand him for creating a negative public move that will have repercussions on their business.

    • R. M. Pence III

      He hates gays; he hates black people; he hates Japanese people; he hates people who “don’t have Jesus.” He’s ignorant of the fact that white people have killed millions of people in Christ’s name. I’m glad he was fired. He should never have been allowed on television in the first place. I don’t give a damn about his freedom of speech–he gave that up when he abused that right.

    • Meagan Monroe Carlson

      I AGREE!!

    • Cpt_Justice

      Yes, he stated his opinion. And his “At Will” employers stated their intention to be disassociated from his remarks. Quit whining & get over it! Grow up and maybe go buy yourself that clue you mentioned.

    • SLP

      For the record, he was asked what he considers sin, not what he thought about homosexuality. He brought that up and then proceeded to spew his ridiculous garbage.

  • Justin_Wright

    I hardly watch TV, but I am sure to tune in to this show now! It is great to hear a TV personality speak the truth for a change! There is no such thing as “gay” and “lesbian” (or any other derivative there of) and science doesn’t support the ‘born that way’ claim either. Those ideas of are fictional constructs based only on anecdotal information (personal stories) and they are designed to create a fictional special class of people and move the focus and conversation away from motive, behavior and responsibility.
    Homosexuality is not about love but a dysfunctional attempt to meet ones distorted needs. Homosexuals can and do change and leave that whole scene behind them. That is where the focus needs to be; helping those in that SSA&B trap, get out of it and on the road toward (at least reasonably) healthy relationships = heterosexuality.

    • LindsayCA

      You obviously don’t know anything about biology! I suggest you take a course in human sexuality and biology, you sound outdated!

      • Justin_Wright

        I have advanced degrees and post-graduate education in medicine and psychology and practice both professionally. The truth derived from such education and professional practice isn’t PC, nor can truth be outdated. Your divisive old-thinking fed to you by Cultural Marxists who have you thinking it is new, has no facts to back it up, only manipulative emotions.

      • LindsayCA

        Yes, psychology can be outdated, and so can medicine, that’s why every two years there are updated practices and seminars…you obviously lie on your profession because I am a psych major and one in human sexuality! Careful in your lies!

      • Justin_Wright

        Sadly you will most likely learn PC (Cultural Marxist) nonsense rather than scientific truth. Even rational judgment and critical thinking are treated with disdain by the Cultural Marxists who dominate in numbers in most of America’s colleges and Universities today.
        While it is true that all of us in medical and mental health professions are required to attend continuing education, to keep our licences current, without the necessary rational judgment and critical thinking skills (taught less and less these days), to ‘weed-out’ all the PC driven nonsense like the emotional bias’ in the text book you suggested, the positions of the medical and mental health professionals will likely suffer weak and questionable scientific foundations from many (including yourself Lindsay) entering the professions in the decade to come. But I do hope you learn to look at things more objectively, scientifically and critically and separate yourself from the emoted, unscientific positions you now hold.

      • Frank

        Pick your favorite food… now just don’t like it. simple right? Pick the food you like the least now like that. Now prove that you like or don’t like any food… It can’t be done the same is true about attraction. Why are you attracted to some women and not others? Now prove that you like a woman any woman… the chemical reaction that happens in your brain isn’t a choice it’s just how your mind works. Why is it so hard to believe that the same is true of homosexuals and why is it your business that they should change the process if they don’t wish too? You claim to research but to me it sounds like you only read arguments that try and support your preconceived views and disregard any that don’t.

      • Justin_Wright

        That is a rather jumbled attempt at an analogy Frank but I will address it as best as I can decipher it. Clams and mussels are an example of a food I wouldn’t eat after having dissected them in invertebrate zoology. I used to pick them out of seafood chowder and anything else they were in. But after living on the coast for may years and encountering them more and more I became desensitized to their presence in food dishes I had. I decided, after sometime considering my opposition to eating them, that since when properly prepared and already in the food I was eating, they were not taking away from the taste or nutrition of the meal, they were not hamful in any way (as is homosexuality in so many ways) and pulling them all out was just reducing the amount of the meal that I ate while I paid for it all. So after a couple of trials I chose to eat and enjoy – my previously least favorite food.
        We (most of us any way) are not automatons directed by random chemical reactions Frank. We are conscious beings that can have our decisions influenced by brain chemistry, and external conditioning, but at least for the more self-aware of us, We make considered, well reasoned choices, maybe not all the time are they considered or well reasoned but still, again for the more self aware of us, We make choices, We (most of us any way) are not automatons.
        As far as reading research goes, I base my understanding on scientifically sound design, methodology, data, and conclusions consistent with the data.

      • Cpt_Justice

        Come on, now – I am sure Oral Roberts University will give out degrees like those for these sorts of beliefs…

      • Doc Marten

        From where? Name this fictional university you got your so-called degree from. I suspect it’s from a Cracker Jack box.

      • Justin_Wright

        How about I just give you all my home and business phone numbers and addresses so all of you who would like, can come and make all your personal attacks against me before my family, friends, and patients. Would you like that too?

      • Daisy

        No, just where you got your degree/degrees and the Scientific research you mention. Something up to date please.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        HAHAHA!

    • Sarah Leona Ramsey

      Wow. Someone is uninformed in reality. Just wow.

    • Mari Lair

      I agree Justin. God intended it to be man and woman. Not man and man or woman and woman. Just one man and one woman. That is it. It is sad that people do not know this.

      • LindsayCA

        And God never said to bash on others! He said to love one another not force them to convert, if you can’t accept people you’re obviously not the Christian you say you are! But biologically some are born that way, you cannot change the way a hypothalamus in the brain is! And science shows us that some homosexuals have it similar to one another which is a bit different than ours! So yes, it’s starting to look like they ARE born that way!! Accept what is in front of you just as i accept that you may not change your mind, but i will let you know this, the times are changing and so is the next generation!

      • Justin_Wright

        No one is born to engage in sexualized behavior with members of their own sex. The hypothalamus has nothing to do with sexual behavior or attraction. Nor has any other brain morphology, gestational hormonal influences, genetics or any other biological factor been found to be the cause of homosexuality or same-sex sexual attraction.
        It is a learned, dysfunctional attempt and satisfying biological procreative dives.

      • LindsayCA

        Wipedia doesn’t count as a class by the way! Enroll in your local community college next semester and do us a all favor to enroll in human sexuality! Not your straight camp talk!

      • Justin_Wright

        I see a remedial English class in your future Lindsay, for your own sake, and for those of us who have to decipher your attempts at expressing your jumbled thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • LindsayCA

        I see that you’ve realized that I am on my phone using Swype. Obviously your old brain is too incompetent to realize any situation and how pages don’t ld well, but yet I’ve taken my time to out of mobile Web to show you proof of which to read! And sadly i took advanced English 4 years ago at UC Santa Cruz a goal which seems you never did reach, oh and i mean college if you don’t understand! Of which by the way this is my last reply to you, you’ve shown your sad foolishness around the comments.

      • Justin_Wright

        the method of your input to this site or any other never occurred to me, nor that I do care.
        It is funny that you keep referring to me as one way or another as “old” ie old brain, old views (implied) etc. That is the idea that Marxists (communists, socialists, progressives, Liberals what ever they call their selves) put into the unwitting heads of the inexperienced as they try to separate them from the wisdom of more experienced people that their culture provides. Whether in the case of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, The Stalinist and Leninist rein in the Communist USSR, The Maoist “Cultural Revolution” in China or “Progressiveness” in America, the destruction of, and separation from, the established wisdom and value system by the Activists of the less experienced, more gullible and yes younger (often experiencing adolescent angst) has been and continues to be the strategy of choice by proponents of all forms of Marxism, the theory of choice of malcontents.

        And Really, that you attended UC Santa Cruz, says all I need to know. I have know literally dozens that attended both undergrad and grad school there and you, as with everyone I have known, have become thoroughly indoctrinated into the Marxist, delusional view of the world. But there is hope for you. Many have survived and escaped from the trap of that world view, read some of David Horowitz’s writings even though he was raised by parents who were members of the Communist Party USA, who thought very much as you do today, he was able to see beyond the Progressive BS and on to a life based on facts and truth. Good luck to you Lindsay.

      • Love conquers hate

        Mr. Wright: This kind of talk is not what God preaches to us. Love is love, and you do not have the right to judge gay people just because you think your education gives you that right. I am the mother of a gay son, and I know with absolute certainty that he did not make a choice to be with a man. He is who he is, and he is comfortable with who he is, and he is certain he was born this way, and said he knew he was gay by the 7th grade. He also wants to be with one man and has never been a player, as so many people think all homosexuals are, and that is definitely not true. He is not making a “dysfunctional attempt to meet ones distorted needs”, as you state in your post. You don’t know how he was created, only God does. I pray all the time for this world to become a more loving, tolerant and compassionate place, and I think we are getting there. However, your kind of thinking is holding us back and I hope you will take a less judgmental stance in the future.

      • Justin_Wright

        The “love is love” defense and promotion of sexualized behavior between people of the same sex is possibly the weakest and most vapid made. “Love” is a word that has as many meanings as it does people using it and many different meanings base on when and where it is used. So it has no fixed meaning and one use can not be equated to another. It is certainly not, nor should it be, the basis of important legal decisions.
        I am sorry to be the one who tells you the truth, but your son as with all other individuals, did with absolute certainty make a choice to be with another male and continues to do so every day he continues to be with another male. Sadly early puberty (around 7th grade) is when many boys and girls are drawn into that behavior whether molested directly by an adult or a friend that was molested by an adult (though there are other causes such as those that cause repulsion of members of their opposite sex).
        Regardless of your son’s sexual desires and behavior, he will no doubt be more likely tell you what he thinks you want to hear (“wants to be with one man and has never been a player”) than the truth, when they differ, so don’t believe everything he tells you. He still has a male nature which includes the desire for multiple partners – something that is exaggerated in same-sex sexualized behavior circles.
        I know you will disagree as many here will, however, I am a very loving, tolerant and compassionate person. I speak the truth and help others accept the Facts based truth. You and many others may not like to hear it, and would rather and enable others dysfunctional attempts to meet their distorted needs, and tell yourself that you are helping them, but you are in fact holding them back, denying – that they even have a choice about their desires and behavior.
        I hope you and other here can overcome your emotionally judgmental ways and learn to make judgments based on well reasoned, dispassionate facts. Peace, and Clarity to you.

      • STR8 AGAINST HATE

        You are absolutely 100% WRONG in your assumptions about gays. How dare you challenge this mother in regards to her son. You need some serious psychological help. You are the most judgmental person I have ever seen on here and God help your wretched soul. Stop preaching judgment and hate, and start taking a good long look in the mirror. Love is love, and you are not in a position to judge anyone. You are CLEARLY the one who should “overcome your emotionally judgmental ways”. Are you gay? Do you have a close relationship/relative who is gay? You speak from nothing but your own obvious bigotry. Get some help for your wretched soul, before it’s too late for your wretched soul. Signed: STR8 AGAINST HATE.

      • Amy Butler

        You really need to read the Bible–one man, one woman is not the only form of marriage. Educate yourself.

      • Jani M

        God also said you can sell your daughter. He also said a woman should be murdered if she’s not a virgin on her wedding day. The bible is full of God’s nasty rules. Do you follow them all, or just pick and choose the ones that most reflect your ignorance?

      • tiredofit

        Wow, “God
        intended it to be one man and one woman?” Based on confidence in that remark, I must believe that you have met and spoken directly to God about his/her intentions
        when creating the world and the people on it. I do wonder why you asked to have this specific topic from the bible clarified though. Why didnโ€™t you ask about divorce, eating pork, eating shellfish or the myriad of other discrepancies
        between what the bible states and the way people live their life today. Perhaps during your next meeting you can ask why, if this rule against homosexuality was so important, he/she neglected to include it in the list of commandments
        presented to Moses. I see that all of the other โ€œbig onesโ€ were included i.e murder, adultery, worship of other gods,
        etc. but for some reason, homosexuality was left out. And if God is omniscient,clearly he knew that this would be an issue in the future (today) why did he/she not clarify 100% in the book rather than have this grey area now causing
        so much trouble. Please let me know what you find out from that discussion.
        Perhaps you could post a Youtube video?

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Have you read the bible? Look at the multiple examples of polygamy. One man and one woman, indeed! It’s just pure buffoonery to say something like that.

      • Doc Marten

        You’re just as stupid as Justin is.

    • JamieHaman

      King of Denial. Science is indeed providing some evidence of “born that way.”
      Calling everyone else a liar because they have done some research and some listening when you are looking for justification of you view doesn’t help anyone including yourself.

      • Justin_Wright

        I regularly review the research in this and many other areas, and all scientific evidence shows no biological cause for sexualized behavior or attraction toward ones own sex. If you think I’ve overlooked actual research proving your position (not an opinion piece) feel free to link it here.

      • Jani M

        Would you provide the links you used for your research?

      • LindsayCA

        Isbn #9781133943419
        Our Sexuality…look for it in Amazon and read it! If your so well informed you’ll do us all a favor to do it! I’m pretty sure that if you’re as advanced as you make yourself out to be you don’t need a link to go Amazon!

      • Justin_Wright

        That is not a scientific source, but rather one pushing the Cultural Marxist view on sexuality. No doubt, one popular in some form of divisive (Feminist, Homosexualist, Racist) studies classes.

      • Why5ks

        Actually there is a biological component to sexual identity, and biologists have known about it for years. There are numerous species in the animal kingdom that display same sex attractions. You as most people do confuse the drive to procreate with the attraction element of interpersonal connections. Many homosexuals maintain the desire to procreate even though they are attracted to someone of the same sex. In the animal kingdom one of the factors that seems to be a trigger for increased same sex partnering in over population. There is a basic need in many animals to mate and partner, but there is an even stronger need to survive.

      • Justin_Wright

        That is all very funny Cultural Marxist fantasy, that is so often repeated that Some less educated people actually believe it. Again no facts, no scientific studies to substantiate the claims, just repeated also-ran, all so tired Cultural Marxist (PC) assertions.
        A homosexual activist whose area of study is in linguistics made the “many animals” nonsense popular, but anybody with animal behavior training would recognize and avoid the two very basic mistakes he and others like him make, that is anthropomorphication and intentional misinterpretation of animal behaviors like shows of dominance or affection to further an agenda.

      • Why5ks

        You seem to have quite the passion in labeling anyone that doesn’t agree with your BS as a Marxist of some sort. I laugh at all your education and degrees being proof of your point. I need only look at all the idiots with degrees that believe in gay conversion. It is also humorous considering people like Michelle Bachman have law degrees, which brings me to my next point. Isn’t her husband one of those conversion people? Educated people have the ability to use their education to prove whatever point they already believe.

      • Justin_Wright

        Some get degrees, some get educated some get both. A person’s opinion on on another’s degree/education depends on whether they agree with them. That being said, I only once (other than this) referred to my education/degrees while have many times asked for Any Credible Research to support the “born that way” claims or any such biological cause for sexualized behavior with, or attraction to, members of one’s own sex.
        As far as those seeking to overcome their unwanted same-sex attractions, such therapy is geared toward not converting anybody, but repairing the damage the individual received during their young sensitive developmental sages of life, often due to abuse and or neglect.
        No responsible person would try to force someone to change something the subject does not see needs to be changed, nor would any responsible person try to deny a subject such assistance and therapy when they so desire it.

    • Gary McMahan

      You’re an ignorant person Justin Wright

    • stimlin

      Umm…Justin, just wondering if you made a conscience decision to choose to be heterosexual or were you just born that way?

      • Justin_Wright

        I decided long ago and reaffirm it every day. Who in their right mind would want to engage in that sort of behavior??? For a guy to even see other guys’ butt-holes as an acceptable substitute for a woman’s vagina, is down right Crazy!

      • Keith

        Definitely a homophobe. It is so obvious people.

    • Doc Marten

      You’re lying, just like ALL ‘christians’ do to support YOUR claims. Science supports GAY men and LESBIANS (and we DO EXIST) being “born this way”. It’s not a fucking choice, you ignorant asshole. Get over it.

      • Justin_Wright

        link even one scientifically credible, peer reviewed (and accepted), published research paper that supports the “born this way” fantasy. Link even any published Research that is of scientifically sound design, methodology, data, with conclusions consistent with The Data and not the researchers’ personal opinions, hopes and dreams.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Quit telling people to provide links. I haven’t seen one link from you.

      • Justin_Wright

        Hey moron any and all links to creditable research support no biological cause for sexualizing behavior with one’s own sex.

      • Keith

        Gay people know their feelings, and the ones I know are positive they were BORN THAT WAY. So, you and your educators are incorrect. Gay people are the only ones that can make that call, so you can stop now with your arrogance and self-righteousness. Why have you spent hours and hours trying to convince everyone that they are not born gay? You are extremely homophobic. Get some help, dude.

    • Cpt_Justice

      Well, you just lost all those point I gave you earlier. SO VERY wrong…

  • LindsayCA

    I never watched that crap show after the first episode…. I knew it was another crap reality show and i still think so!!! And people, stop buying all the crap merchandise!!! I see people fight for it like it was water!!! Grow up America!!! You act like kids! And maybe if there was more educated shows on America instead of this ridiculous cluster if reality ignorant shows Mr. Justin Wright / under me, would be more educated in biology with the little T.V. time he has!

    • Cinda

      Oh the irony!!!

    • Justin_Wright

      As I have stated be for Lindsay, I have yet to watch the show, but I do plan to set aside time to watch it given his courage to speak the truth as he has about this subject. I have though, recently seen a commercial that has me buying many stocking-stuffers . . . Cha, Cha, Cha Cha, Chia! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Justin_Wright

        *before

      • talktothe hand

        Truth??? Are you so arrogant to say what he said is the truth? This is NOT my truth! Why can’t religious zealots understand that.

  • Mari Lair

    I do not think Phil was wrong at all. So many christians are so afraid to stand up for what they believe in because they are scared of what might happen. Christians do not let anyone silence you. Speak up! God has instructions for us and you know what they are. Do what you know is right! You cannot pick and choose what you want out of the bible. It doesn’t work that way.

    • Pretty Little Ballcrusher

      If we can’t pick and choose what we want out of the bible, are you leading the rest of the villagers in stoning to death any among you who blaspheme? Leviticus 24:16. The bible is filled with beautiful and terrifying verse, it seems to me those who rail against homosexuality are the ones picking and choosing what they want out of the Bible.

    • Amy Butler

      Do you wear mixed fiber clothing? Eat Seafood? Have a tattoo? If you do any of the above, you are as guilty in God’s eyes as you believe a homosexual to be. Maybe we should deny you basic rights too since you don’t follow God’s word. Either that, or admit that you cherry pick the Bible for whoever you choose to fear and hate.

      • Justin_Wright

        Educate yourself. The Bible has two sets of rules, one for Jews (to separate them from others,ie not eating, pork and seafood and the like) and those for everyone, do not murder, engage in sexualized behavior with members of your own sex, etc..

      • Cpt_Justice

        I am glad that you actually noted that Torah says *nothing* about *homosexuality*, but only about *sexual behavior*. Torah is even more specific than that, but you totally get points for that much accuracy – hardly anyone else ever notices that!

      • Justin_Wright

        *homosexuality* and *sexual[ized] behavior* with members of one’s own sex, are one in the same.

      • Espain

        Glad you’re here to tell us what everyone meant when they wrote a 2000 year old book.

      • Espain

        The Jews are the only group that will inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Are you not a Jew? Too bad…

    • tiredofit

      I agree! You can’t pick and choose from the bible. Thank you! SO, do you eat shellfish? DO you know anyone who has divorced and then remaired? DO you know any woman who had sex before marriage? If so, I assume you will be punishing them as it says in the Bible. After all, we can’t “Pick and choose.” Great point you made.

      • Justin_Wright

        Educate yourself. The Bible, nor Catholicism prohibits divorce or remarriage. The Bible has two sets of rules, one for Jews (to separate them from others,ie not eating, pork and seafood and the like) and those for everyone, do not murder, engage in sexualized behavior with members of your own sex, etc.. It is only sexualized behavior with members of one’s own sex that is an abomination.

      • Joan Brown

        Matthew 5:31-32; It hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him giver her a writing of divorcement. But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. When it comes to the Catholic religion, they can get divorced and remarry, however, if they want to remain in good standing in the church, they have to do paper work asking that the marriage be annulled, therefore nullifying the divorce. By having the marriage annulled, that means that any of the kids a couple has become illegitimate. The people that want an annulment also have to have a certain number of other people that they know fill out paper work telling what they know about the marriage, etc. I have known a few people that have been through this process, and a few people that have been asked to fill out the paperwork for somebody.

    • Jani M

      Maybe you should sell one of your daughters into slavery. God says you can. He also says to stone a women if she’s not a virgin on her wedding day.

      • Cpt_Justice

        Well, it says to stone a woman who is *proven* not to be so, or, indeed, *proven* to be unfit to be married (“not a virgin” is understood to be a general statement, because, even back then, there was never any real way of knowing). Tell me what you know about “proof” as defined by Torah & you’ll see a very different story. But what is *also* much more openly stated is that if a husband is found to have lied about his wife (in order to get rid of her), he’s beaten nearly to death (39 “stripes” instead of 40)

    • Bruce Chapman

      There is a difference between free speech and hate speech. Drawing inferences between gay men and bestiality is totally like drawing inference between black folks and laziness or Jews and greed. How does that make you feel? Gay people are who they are because your god made them- just like people of African descent and- I guess- people of the Jewish faith (who are also the chosen people. Not sure how you all work that one out). I applaud that TV network for its zero tolerance of hate speech. Impacting on a popular and money making show indicates more ethics on their part than 10 mega churches full of followers of Jesus. Shame on people who call themselves Christian who contribute intolerance and hate into the world. But, since you are saved you don’t have to worry about that since you are extra special in God’s eyes. What hooey.

      • Justin_Wright

        homosexuality and bestiality are both examples of chosen behavior to engage in sexualized behavior with biologically incompatible partners.
        That is in no way similar to people attributing behavior tendencies to someone based on their race (??)
        People who choose to engage in sexualized behavior with biologically incompatible partners do so in response to disrupted and derailed developmental stages not because of any inborn trait.
        A common trait of those on the Left is to, in a totalitarian attempt to control others, work to silence those that don’t share their views, and you Bruce Chapman have show your self to be consistent in this regard ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Bruce Chapman

        Justin – you reduce the love between same sex members that develops from an orientation often observable from a very young age – often in very well balanced and supportive families – to “sexualized behavior.” Your take on “disrupted and derailed development” has been discredited for a generation. That’s why homosexual “cures” only cause damage. I am a straight man who values my gay friends for who they are. They have no more interest in my sex life than I theirs. My only interest is to help protect and defend them from people like you when you get into positions that can hurt them. It is not a left or right issue, it is a human rights issue. Nothing will change your mind, l so I am not going to discuss it further. Merry Christmas.

      • Justin_Wright

        Nothing you have said above is in any way factual.
        Disrupted and derailed development leading to sexualized behavior with members of one’s own sex has always been and continues to be a common cause for their dysfunctional attempt to meet distorted needs (it has never been disproved). Sadly many are so disturbed after many years of their dysfunctional attempts to meet their distorted needs that they are too damaged and any attempts to leave that behavior behind, including therapy, is wrongfully blamed and becomes the scapegoat for the damage rather than recognizing the damage as having existed prior to such therapeutic attempts. No responsible person would try to force someone to change something the subject does not see needs to be changed, nor would any responsible person try to deny a subject such assistance and therapy when they so desire it.
        There are may who have successfully left that dysfunctional behavior and desires behind who have made available videoed testimonies of their experiences. you can find them on many sites including youtube and hear them in their own words. I suspect neither scientific facts or the testimonies of former homosexuals will lead you to change you mind. Society endorsing perverse, destructive behaviors of sexual or any other type is not a “human rights” issue, but rather one of public health, both medical (physical) and psychological health.
        My only interest in this issue is telling the truth so that children are not misled and pulled into the destructive, damaging, even deadly scene and for those in it, to know, that with work, desire and support ,they can get out of it and leave it behind.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Why do you care so much what others are doing in their bedrooms? Those on the LEFT trying to control others? Really? You’re funny ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Justin_Wright

        You once again, like so many others show yourself to be a True Moron!!!! Homosex activists and advocates like you are pushing this into the public, grade school children’s lives, privately owned business, churches, you name it you are pushing this perversion on society well beyond your bedrooms. And then you wine and attack others when they don’t go along with your pathetic agenda ha ha ha ha!!

    • Matt N Jen Stewart

      Give us one example from the bible of Jesus speaking out against homosexuality. Anything attributed to your “personal savior” that says anything about homosexuals would help your credibility. People pick and choose the parts of the bible they want to follow all the time!

      • Joan Brown

        I agree about people picking and choosing the parts of the Bible they want to follow and I would be willing to bet most of these people haven’t read the Bible, cover to cover. I have, twice. The people that pick and choose, it’s kind of do like I say, not like I do. They expect people to live differently than they do. Other people shouldn’t go out and party or whatever, but it is OK for them to do so.

    • SLP

      Honey, no one is silencing Christians. He was put on hiatus because he said things that, while they are his opinions, are not what a PRIVATE COMPANY wants associated with their network. If he can speak up, then so can those who disagree, right?

  • Pipercat

    Reality is an incorrect word. Morbid fascination would be a better description.

  • tiredofit

    Manny, you said you won’t accept Homophobia but you also said you were one. I understand you “got over it” but what was the catalyist for your change of heart? Did you just wake one day and say “that’s it, i get it now. no more homophpbia?” or was there a specific instance that caused you to rethink your bigotry? Perhaps you should afford this man the same luxury of “getting over it.” before you condem his words. Though I find Phil’s remarks repugnant and his belifs to be as antiquated as his lifestyle, it is his right to think, say and behave as he feels best as long as he is not hurting anyone. And let us not forget that he was asked point blank to give his opinion. Perhaps the reporter should not have asked questions to which he did not want the answer. I would rather he be honest and say what was in his heart then be dishonest and hide his true feelings. I myself am a gay man. I did not come out of the closet until I was 24. If it took me 24 years to accept something I already knew and understood, how can we expect people like this man to accept something he clearly knows NOTHING about? Your piety regarding your new found desire to accept all people is as repugnant as Phill’s disgustiing ranking of homosexuals as equal to murders and drunks. The difference between Phills remarks and yours is that he was asked to give his opinion. You were not.

    • LindsayCA

      Thank you!

    • Pretty Little Ballcrusher

      Oh please. Manny’s wanting to embrace acceptance of all people, even homosexuals, is as repugnant as Phil’s insistence that homosexuality leads to bestiality? Troll on, soldier. Troll on.

      • tiredofit

        Really?
        “Troll on?” Is that the best you can do? Clearly you are not adept atusing adult language to express yourself. Yes, as a gay man, I find Manny’s remarks equally repugnant.

      • Cpt_Justice

        Yes, I was fine until that bit. That was weird.

    • JamieHaman

      The problem with Phil’s remarks for me is that he basically says if a person is a homosexual, the next step or two is going to be bestiality. That’s some serious bs.
      He has a right to say his piece. He then has the responsibility to accept the consequences of that same speech.
      He knows something about homosexuality. He may be a product of the 60’s and all that, but he never lived under a rock.

      • tiredofit

        I absolutely agree with you. He must accept the consequences.

  • Pretty Little Ballcrusher

    Countdown until this comment thread has 500 people racing to defend Phil Robertson and his right to ‘freedom of speech’ as if he were being threatened with jail time instead of having his high-paying contract suspended. ‘At Will Employment,’ angry rioters. That’s what it’s called.

  • R. M. Pence III

    Hey folks, looks like Mr Robertson is the go-to guy for Secretary of Health and Human Services in the next Republican Presidential administration! Quack Quack!

  • R. M. Pence III

    Once again, the victimizers are playing the victims and Mr. Robertson is their latest martyr. A multimillionaire who also happens to be a bigoted, hateful, stupid, dangerous fool. What a role model, with his condemnations of gay people, of Asian people, of black people. No wonder so many people are turning away from religion–the conservatives love this scumbag, and they hate Pope Francis.

  • EatMe

    By his own admission he ran to his crutch in jesus because he couldn’t handle the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. As a gay man who also lived that life, unscathed, I am not angry with him for being weak or for being so overwhelmed by life that he holed up in the swamps, embracing the fantastical. His show is popular, not for his intellectual prowess certainly, but for its spectacle; like a train wreck, ya just can’t not look at the backwards hicks livin’ the deliverance dream. He has no power, he has no political influence, and quite frankly, he lives in Louisiana, which other than the two or three cities that attract thinking people really is an intellectual wasteland, so there is no surprise here. He is a weak, little man who genuinely believes that somehow he has the capacity to understand a cosmic entity because he was able to read, or have read to him, a book. The entire thing from start to finish is sad. Understand he is a broken man, and love him, even with with his faults.

    • Guest

      As you’ve declared your self to be a “gay” man, you are far from unscathed, and in fact are deeply scarred by Your experiences with perverted sex and drugs. Your collapse into them has shown any lack of strength on your part as has your childish attacks on those who have the strength to pull them self (with the great example of God as described in the Bible) out of the hell hole you wallow in. One last point, Phil Robertson is now of by and enjoyed my millions of people, you however are a nobody that will die in total obscurity.

      • Espain

        And you, Guest, can cordially get fucked by something hard and sandpapery. No one gives a shit what you think, just like the original author. Too bad you will die in obscurity, and probably disdain by many others, as well.

      • Grazel

        You could have left out the gay part, even though he put it in there, or do you (like a pastor I tried to have a reasonable discussion about faith and belief but he was blinded by his own prejudices) believe that all gays are drugged out sex addicts? I ask because I am gay, and other than medications prescribed to me or some cold remedies when sick, I’ve never taken a drug beyond cigarettes and some alcohol when younger (and only got drunk once and that was enough to know I never wanted to do it again). As for ‘perverted sex’ that’s a matter for debate and I wouldn’t classify gay sex as perverted just as I wouldn’t consider straight sex perverted.

      • disqus_BT68PJqA20

        and YOU guest are a very LITTLE person who I CERTAINLY hope does NOT consider yourself a christian as you are far from that w/ your statements. just another homophobe….DO PLEASE join this century…

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Coward! Posting under “guest” instead of using your name and profile pic. Your belifs are so backward and archaic. Such a chickenshit. Tsk, tsk, tsk!

    • Justin_Wright

      As you’ve declared your self to be a “gay” man, you are far from unscathed, and in fact are deeply scarred by Your experiences with perverted sex and drugs. Your collapse into them has shown a lack of strength on your part as has your childish attacks on those who have the strength to pull them self (with the great example of God as described in the Bible) out of the hell-hole within which you wallow. One last point, Phil Robertson is known of by and enjoyed my millions of people, you however are a nobody that will die in total obscurity

      • LindsayCA

        Wow, i love how your Christian faith shows so brightly to love one another and not to bash! Because you know only God condemns.

      • Justin_Wright

        Lindsay you AssUme I have “Christian faith”. While I respect that of Phil Robertson and that of many others, my positions are not based on such faith, but rather on fact that I sometimes choose to express rather bluntly ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Espain

        You pretty clearly have an Abrahamic religious based background. Who exactly are you trying to fool here?

      • Justin_Wright

        I am well studied in all the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism,Taoism as well as the Abrahamic 3), several denominations or sub-schools and many of the minor religions as well. The topic here concerns Christian perspectives so going off on views from other religious traditions would be going off topic. Don’t you think?

      • Lisa Hepler Cook

        I’ll tell what I think. You copied your comment from the one above you, the commentor named guest, so you are one of 2 things:

        1.) too lazy to write your own response

        Or

        2.) or a conservative troll tolling progressive sights with your pre-printed given to you from some stupid Tea Party site.

        Either one makes you irrelevant and just plain pathetic.

      • Justin_Wright

        You are a moron like so many others here ha ha ha! I typed the comment deleted it and retyped it. For some reason this site keeps my deleted version posted as by “Guest” and You and your fellow morons attack a deleted comment ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

      • Cinda

        Judge not lest ye be judged.

      • Diane

        There is no hateful statement Phil made regarding homosexuals. He lives in the real world where the beliefs he has are shared by millions. They are beliefs that are as relivant today as they were the day they were written. Sin is sin – you can’t turn away from it because society has decided that it’s “OK” to do it. Phil is not a man of judgement or condemnation. He is a man of faith who is not afraid to speak the work of God BUT let God be the judge. He speaks the truth – not judgement or condemnation – he speak his beliefs and has a right to. He is not a homophobic because to be homophobic that would mean he (me and others) would be afraid of homosexuals and he (I) am not afraid of those choices. Let’s get technical here…I’m am totally offended by what you have said. I am totally upset and offended by the fact that you think WE have to change our opinions and beliefs because society says I have to. You are being judgemental on us. You are being narrow minded and hateful to my religious beliefs. We preach the word of God without fear of condemnation. If you don’t like what Phil Robertson or any other Christian has to say – so be it. But I don’t like what you have said and I have every right to feel just the same. I do not judge homosexuals for their choice because I don’t want them judgeing me for my choices. But stating the very word of God is neither judgemental or hateful. God said hate the sin not the sinner and THAT is exactly what Phil was speaking of

      • Espain

        Those who espouse their religion to the world already have their reward. In other words, your evangelist BS doesn’t mean shit to God. Re-read the bible.

      • Espain

        “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        When did Jesus say anything about homosexuals? Aren’t you Christian? Isn’t Jesus your peraonal savior? Did He not preach love?

        I don’t expext people to accept what they find abhorrent. He CAN say what he wants, having fredom of speech and all. That doesn’t mean he should expect everybody to be cool with it.

        But, you are incorrect. He was personally attacking EatMe. “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” You people and your delusional cherrypicking. When will you follow your own religon?

        I know plenty of good Christians.And, you and people like you, are not good Christians.

      • bcmugger

        Read the bible idiot.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        I have, several times. Provide me with one scripture, that speaks out against homosexuality, that is attributed to Jesus…that’s what I thought, “idiot”.

      • talktothe hand

        Listen, I am not a Christian and I don’t believe in saints or sinners or anything else. BTW, God is not whispering in your ear. Your statement means nothing to many people. You are trying to push your beliefs down our throats and we don’t want it! If you want to believe, go for it. Leave me out!

      • Steve Reaves

        Justin, Phil is an ignorant superstitious redneck who lives his life according to a book written by people so primitive that they would faint at the sight of a Bic lighter. They thought the world was flat. They thought that the Sun revolved around the Earth. They tried to cure open wounds with human feces. Not really a competent source for information to base your life on. You’re no more enlightened than ancient civilizations who once threw virgins into volcanoes to keep them from erupting.

      • Espain

        And you, Guest, can cordially get fucked by something hard and sandpapery. No one gives a shit what you think, just like the original author. Too bad you will die in obscurity, and probably disdain by many others. Hopefully your children will love you no matter what.

      • Espain

        “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

    • Matthew Jackson

      Are you kidding me? You calling him a weak man because of the things he said but yet have the nerve to call him and his lifestyle a backwoods hick with deliverance dream. Pot meet Kettle.

    • Chaduke

      I was born and raised in Louisiana and couldn’t agree with you more.

    • bcmugger

      Nice backhanded compliment there sissy.

  • Meagan Monroe Carlson

    Here is a quote from a good friend of mine and I think he hit the nail on the head!
    ” Um…did anyone actually read his statement? Because all he did was paraphrase the bible. It wasn’t anti-gay, it was how he understands the bible. He doesn’t go on TV and end every episode with, “go to hell gay boy”. In fact, his message includes me in his comments. But I don’t see A&E standing up for me because I sleep around with women and from time to time am a drunkard.”

    • Jani

      Is your friend an employee of A&E?

  • LindsayCA

    Everybody just ignore Justin Wrights’comments, he is an obvious fool and liar attempting to fuel up a fire. Has been proven wrong many times but i think is too senile to understand. To this i say good bye, we’ve left the topic eons ago on something that many cannot understand.

    • Justin_Wright

      An attempt to silence opposing views with personal attacks from one claiming to be studying to enter the mental health field shows you to be lacking in any real creditable arguments to my points and position Lindsay.

      • Jani

        Still waiting for the links to your research…

      • Justin_Wright

        Do your own research. All credible, scientific research shows no biological cause for sexualized behavior or attraction to one’s own sex. One tip though, look at what the actual data shows, not the researchers’ personal opinions, hopes and dreams.

      • Guest

        *your

      • Jani M

        I do my own research. Still waiting for those links to your research. Unbiased sources I’m sure.

      • Justin_Wright

        It’s not “My” research. it is ALL creditable, peer reviewed, published research ALL of it! Look at what the actual data shows, not the researchers’ personal opinions, hopes and dreams.

      • Matt N Jen Stewart

        Don’t you think it’s wise, when you make an assertion based upon research you’ve perused, that you have some hard evidence to support what you’ve said?

      • Justin_Wright

        What part don’t you understand Matt N Jen Stewart, ALL creditable, peer reviewed, published research ALL of it Shows no biological cause for sexualized behavior or sexualized attraction to members of one’s own sex! Any link to any credible research will do, just look at what the actual data shows, not the researchers’ personal opinions, hopes and dreams.

  • Julia

    I didn’t get to the “homophobia” part……I dumped the show when they held out for more money , making them just another “greedy” redneck and not the simple, moral people they tried to portray. They have all become a little to full of their own importance.

  • Angela Chambers

    I think that the interviewer was told to ask this question, because they knew where he stood with his beliefs, and that it would cause controversy. This is the way the media is. I don’t care for the media, and I don’t watch this show either. I don’t believe he is saying homosexuality and bestiality are similar or the same. I think he’s saying if we, our society, accepts one form of sexual “perversion” then other sexual perversions will be accepted in the future. I am stating what I think he meant, not what I believe! Gays should have rights just like anyone else. Now I have very close gay friends, I love them as they are. I have had gay friends my whole life, and they are no different to me than my straight friends, and most of them are Christians BTW. It’s not my lifestyle choice, but they are people just like the rest of us and what they do in the bedroom is none of my business, just like mine is not theirs. Jesus taught love, not judgement and hypocrisy and hate. So me, being a Christian, try and treat and love all people equally. Although it is hard, especially with enemies. I think he was cornered into this, and gave them exactly what they wanted, controversy and something to bitch about. He is an employee of A & E and if they fire him, well if it’s a hire and fire at will state and in his contract, he violated an agreement. If not a hire and fire at will state or stated within a signed contract, they will be violating his first amendment rights. It does not reflect well on A&E with certain civil rights groups though. So I imagine he’s in deep crap. He has the right to say exactly how he believes and feels, although when you’re in the public eye, if you don’t say the correct PC answer, you’re going to get attacked, he could have worded things differently. I see how it could be misconstrued as it was. I don’t, however, think he was being hateful, or malicious, but stating how he believes. I hear horrible things said about Christians and God everyday, yet that seems socially acceptable. It’s a double standard. Our society is so backwards! All people should be respected and treated kindly.

  • Tess

    MORAL OF THE STORY: When representing the company you work for you must, by law, adhere to the Ethics Policies set to and agreed to, by your signature, of that company.

    He is a public figure being paid for the interviews as an employee, thus he is representing a company during that time. Yes, I have my personal opinions on things but when representing my company I am required to follow the ethics training and standards set forth by my company, it is a sign contractual document. I am sure that the employees of A&E have done the same, like all corporations. With said he can give his personal opinions, like you and I when we aren’t on the clock!

  • Cpt_Justice

    There is no cloud without a silver lining. This reaction is certainly that silver lining. It’s one thing for all the “usual suspects” to raise their voices in complaint, but when someone of the target demographic of the show says something? Golden. Thank you!

  • Adidas101

    and do we really care what you think?? Who are you anyway? No one important in my opinion. Phil said nothing wrong. Why should we all just look the other way and not comment on things we believe in. He didn’t hate on anyone, just expressed his values and belief. We are tiptoeing around them anyway?

  • Muleman15

    Where is the celebration of diversity, and the tolerance for others. That said, I think this “open letter” is not from a Louisiana Duck Dynasty fan, but from a liberal blogger. Believe half of what your hear, and half of what you see. Please do not flame my post, I am not hurling any personal insults. I also could care less about Duck Dynasty, but care more about the attack on free speech.

    • SLP

      So Phil Robertson can say repugnant things and those that are offended shouldn’t be because they should just tolerate it? Is that what you are saying? Everyone should just look away and let it be instead of standing up for what THEY believe? Free speech does NOT mean you can say whatever you want, whenever you want and then be surprised when those intended remarks hit the mark and people react. A & E is a private enterprise and not the government and as such can do whatever they want with the guy who defames entire groups of people with no regard.

  • David

    Haha people mad over this are nuts. All he said was that he didnt agree with that lifestyle, but will love them like brothers and sisters, pray for them, and not judge. How is that an being an “ignorant, foolish, biggot?” And for all the people calling him these crude names, that backwoods redneck, is richer, wealthier, and happier, than any of you. Good for him for speaking his beliefs in an unjudgemental way. “We want religious tolerance and tolerance for all lifestyles, except Christian one’s.” Liberals

  • Daine

    There is no hateful statement Phil made regarding homosexuals. He lives in the real world where the beliefs he has are shared by millions. They are beliefs that are as relivant today as they were the day they were written. Sin is sin – you can’t turn away from it because society has decided that it’s “OK” to do it. Phil is not a man of judgement or condemnation. He is a man of faith who is not afraid to speak the work of God BUT let God be the judge. He speaks the truth – not judgement or condemnation – he speak his beliefs and has a right to. He is not a homophobic because to be homophobic that would mean he (me and others) would be afraid of homosexuals and he (I) am not afraid of those choices. Let’s get technical here…I’m am totally offended by what you have said. I am totally upset and offended by the fact that you think WE have to change our opinions and beliefs because society says I have to. You are being judgemental on us. You are being narrow minded and hateful to my religious beliefs. We preach the word of God without fear of condemnation. If you don’t like what Phil Robertson or any other Christian has to say – so be it. But I don’t like what you have said and I have every right to feel just the same. I do not judge homosexuals for their choice because I don’t want them judgeing me for my choices. But stating the very word of God is neither judgemental or hateful. God said hate the sin not the sinner and THAT is exactly what Phil was speaking of.

  • Matthew Jackson

    Did you also write a letter also, concerning comments made by Oprah regarding that all old white people must die? I’m pretty sure that you won’t be the one that will shut down the episodes.

    • Justin_Wright

      Great point Matthew!

    • Edward Krebbs

      Nice misquote. Look up what she said and it **WASN’t** a call for white people to die. But rather, that there are people who are so steeped in racism that racism won’t die until they die off. Please be more accurate in your quotes, that is unless your intention is to misrepresent and spread hate.

  • Chris Hunt

    I’m just curious, Manny, what part of what Phil Robertson said was hate speech? Just curious–because what I heard was a man expressing his opinion. Not that he wasn’t crass about it. I think he would’ve served himself better by not being crass. But I saw it as a crass way of expressing his opinion. Where was the hate?

  • Donna

    People speak their mind everyday. On ANY topic! If Mr. Phil Robertson wants to voice his opinion on gays, that’s fine with me. For one, I am sick and tired of seeing almost nude people on television shows, people openly acting gay on television, using my Lords name in vein on television. But you don’t see me having a hissy fit and trying to get them fired! I am all for what Mr. Robertson said. I have not seen anyone try yo have preachers taken off the air for preaching the truth about the Bible so why should he be taken off the air? Grow up people and act like the adults you are suppose to and stop your whining! You all act like little children pouting because things do not go your way. Get over it!

    • Matt N Jen Stewart

      Vain*

  • Chuck Doe

    dear dumbass that wrote this, you could have wrote your congressman, state representative so forth, you could have taken the time to write this and done something worth a fuck. but you didnt because your part of the problem more concerned with the idiot box then the country going to shit around you. more concerned with this guys opinion then the fact this country is sending millions of dollars daily to isreal, drone bombing wedding’s, and yes killing people on its own land in a psychological war for control of it’s people. so while your busy telling phil here how much your disgusted with him and about your southern guns. your slowly losing those southern gun’s and many of your other liberty’s. and phil well thats the best part. he’s a millionaire and could give two shits about your opinion rendering this “open letter” fucking meaningless. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  • Wayne Keeton

    Good be gone…your missing the point anyway.

  • RedNeck Bible

    I would just say that, the person who created this is gay. lol. I mean come on, it’s hist freedom to say that. like it’s you fucking freedom to like dicks

  • Knows better

    And
    just a couple of notes to point out the IMMEASURABLE Hypocrisy of The
    MANUFACTURED Outrage for “poor” Phil Robertson. Where was their defense
    of free speech when they were all calling for Martin Bashir’s head, and
    lest we forget (because I know that most of their memories are
    non-functioning) How many of them railed against The Dixie Chicks, for
    their shame for being from the same State as G.W. Bush?

    • Justin_Wright

      The Ditsy Chicks went over seas and publicly trashed the (then current) American President in war-time who was from Texas and was liked by most Country music fans. That doesn’t go over well with the majority of Country music fans. Bashir’s stupidity involved targeting a specific and very popular individual, and were to say in very poor taste. Two very specific attacks vs. a general statement not targeting any individual. Can you see a difference??

  • Sarrah Nunyabidniz

    There’s freedom of speech and then there’s the ABUSE of one’s right to freedom of speech. Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Ageism etc are ALL abuses of freedom of speech and should be discouraged, not encouraged.

  • Tammi Smith

    So he should only answer a question when it is the answer you want to hear. You label him like he is a danger to gays. He said he didn’t hate them, just doesn’t believe in the way they live. How many times have you answered a question with an opinion of your own and others didn’t agree with you. Cry me a river,,,just because he doesn’t agree with it. They shouldn’t have asked him a stupid question. They just want to see how they can stir up trouble.

    • Matt N Jen Stewart

      That’s possible. The media loves controversy. It’s disgusting!

  • AMR

    When a dumbass doesn’t even understand what hate speech really is. Manny, stfu, and please don’t speak for my south anymore.

  • KK

    SO, THATS YOUR OPINION AND PHIL DESERVES HIS OPINION!!!!!! GET OVER IT!!!!

  • J

    How can people ‘love’ guns? Weird. To love an instrument of death and proclaim it repeatedly has me worried.

  • Ct Joe

    Please don’t equate his statements with Christianity. Christianity implies Christ. Do you know what He said about homosexuality? NOTHING.

  • Vic

    Why you people need Bibble to understand that we would be better off just if we loved eachother. I dont need Bibble to understand simple things what is bad or what is wrong. What about atheists? Theres no Sin notion for them. Im glad living 21 century n do not need Bibble for my education.

    • Matthew

      Bibble….. Open that thing, or look at the cover and see its shelled bible.

  • Var Enyo

    Remember when these same morons like Palin complained because the Geico Gecko voice over guy was fired for insulting the baggers? Neither do I.

  • Tasha Grant

    I posted this on my FB pageโ€ฆ.I’ll share it here as well.

    After the first season of ‘Duck Dynasty’ I felt like the Robinson family shouldn’t do reality tv anymore. They seem so down home and wholesome,
    I knew that eventually the media would try to tarnish that image. Good people don’t belong on reality tv. It’s unfortunate, but it’s an unfortunate truth. I truly don’t think that Mr. Phil Robinson is a bigamist. Nor do I think that his opinions came from a malicious place. My mom taught me from a young age, if you don’t want to hear the truth, then don’t ask for it. I think that we have allowed the media to imprision our thought process to so called sensitive subjects. Now we are offended by almost anything and everything. When words have no power until we breath life into them.

    Not everyone is going to like the fact that I’m black
    Nor will everyone like the fact that a person is gay.
    Own it!!!
    I will always love being black and a gay person should love being gay.
    The end.
    There’s nothing sensitive about it
    Unless you give power to people’s thoughts of you

    You can’t censor people for their thoughts and opinions. Especially if you ask them for it. At the end of the dayโ€ฆ.we typically get offended by things that we find some truth in.

  • 12obama12

    Everyone should quit the crying and hand-wringing about Phil Robertson. This is NOT a “constitutional free speech” issue. He was NOT arrested and thrown in jail by police or the gov’t.
    It’s a private sector issue, and an employer suspended an employee for potentially damaging the business that hired him. Mr. Robertson did have every right in a free country to speak his mind, deplorable as it is, and A&E also had every right to sack him.

  • InMyOpinion

    Is this the kind of stuff that keeps you up at night. Are you really going to lose sleep over something so trivial? Who cares about what Phil Robertson has to say? All the controversy serves to just empower him to think what he says actually makes a difference. It’s like Paula Deen with all the controversy she got from saying the N word, and it didn’t change anyone’s views. Give it a month and it’ll be old news and nothing will be different

  • therealMachoman

    Manny, you are a hate full person who at no time even referenced what Phil said. I will go as far as saying that you didn’t even read what he said. Yes you posted his rebuttal. I thank you for that, but nothing he said should offend anyone. He didn’t say anything about hate.

  • Matthew

    Why would they ask the question if they didn’t want his opinion? We all have opinions and with the Internet and different sects in society we can’t all agree. I’m sure phil is sleeping a good sleep, and before that he prayed to God for what he has and his family. FUCK all the haters. A woman’s hoo-ha is way more pleasurable… Hahah

  • Jeannie Wood-Ramberg

    How is what he said, Hate speech? He told his opinion and his beliefs..I dont see any hate involved in what he said.

  • I’m for Phil

    All he said was according to the bible that was a sin. He also said he doesn’t hate anyone, and that he was living according to the bible. If you are literate enough to understand what he said maybe you should ask someone to explain it to you. He did NOT try to start a war with these people and you calling him a homophobe is more racist than what he said because you are directing it towards someone personally. He said that it was a sin, The bible says its a sin and if he is living according to the Bible he is just telling the truth. If you don’t want to hear the answer then don’t ask the question!!!

  • samantha

    He doesn’t need to apologize for his opinion unless you would like to sit down and say that you’re sorry for supporting homosexuals. Just a thought.

  • Aarin

    I think people are missing the point entirely. It isn’t just about religion as he says ” However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.โ€ He clearly has respect for humans as humans and it doesn’t matter what sexuality they have. Just because he is a Christian doesn’t mean he should be put down for it. I myself am an atheist and also bi-sexual but! I will respect his opinion. I do not agree with his views but that does not make me nor him wrong. He gets my respect because he isn’t spewing hate he just see’s things differently. It’s like some are comparing him to those of let’s say the Westboro Baptists…He does not come across as a man who would go out and cause harm to another due to their sexuality.. let him believe what he wants as long as he’s not causing anyone harm.. :S You all have your own beliefs as well.

  • shuteme

    Well said.

  • Michael Davis

    The things he said were during an interview with a magazine for an article. This article had nothing to do with his “job”. It was about him, his family, and the company. If he wasn’t on TV it wouldn’t be such a big deal. Let’s face it, he believes certain things.

  • K mom

    So now he’s a homophobe for stating his own personal beliefs? This whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. He even says I would never disrespect anyone for being different from me. Everyone needs to get a grip, this world is very diverse, cultured and different no one has the right to judge another and that’s not at all what he did in my opinion. They asked him his view on the matter and he gave it. How would it be any different from a gay person stating their opinion on it being who they are and how it’s beautiful to them? Is a straight person supposed to be offended? I doubt that someone being gay personally offends or affects Phil Robertson’s life, it’s just not his way of living. To each their own. You asked a very conservative southern Christian man his beliefs and then OMG big shocker at his response!

  • Answers

    This article is your opinion and assumption. It’s not a freedom of speech issue, it’s a differing of moral values. It is best you do something else with your time while this program is on.

  • Reasonable

    Liked your take on this but calling it “hate speech” is bit over the top IMO. They asked him what he thought was a sin and he pretty much grabbed things from the Bible. The Bible is near impossible to interpret correctly but you can argue for and against homosexuality using it and he choice the side most Bible thumpers choose. Is that hate? Not in my opinion. Is it outdated and ignorant? Maybe. What Fred Phelps would say is hate and this pales in comparison.

  • kim

    I think everyone should read the article first and then form an opinion, don’t sheepishly rely on someone else’s interpretation…

  • Andrew

    You are all just hypocrites, why can’t he just say what he believes and voice his opinion, the gay community does it all the time, so why is it so bad that someone disagrees with your option everyone freaks out, it’s ridiculous that a man can’t disagree with being punished. A&E should be ashamed of suspending him, he said what he believes there is nothing wrong with that and just because they don’t agree they do that, just shameful.

  • NiteInJail

    The love wins …. excellent!

  • Duane Blythe

    Why is it many, when we don’t agree with what is said by homosexuals we should just keep it to ourselves. However, when you have a thought about what you believe it should be shouted out on the rooftops of our houses. That’s a double standard. Your never going to forward your cause if you show hostility to every comment said by someone that does not agree with yours. Learn to be accepting of others Manny, and they may be accepting of you…..

  • sandi

    No, Robertson’s freedom of speech wasn’t legally abused and there was nothing homophobic ( maybe some should look up what phobic means) nor anything that could have been seen as “hate speech” in anything that Robertson said. He was asked a question and he answered it. He did not say he wished anything bad happen to anyone, he said what he believed would happen. He didn’t say that people should stay away or be afraid of anyone gay. Look again at his response and then read the response of those that are in opposition. Who are the hateful one?

  • MRGNPRR116

    And btw…his family had a multi-million dollar company BEFORE they did the Duck Dynasty show. I highly doubt this has caused them grief!

  • bcmugger

    What a completely BS article, you liberal commies will lie about everything.

  • chaddster

    Hey phil simply answered a question that was asked to him and he gave a answer,don’t blame phil blame the person who asked the question that’s the one who got it statred!

  • RealGetter

    Apology? No one, ever you Manny, should ever apologize for their beliefs. I honestly think Phil will grow tired of all this and the Robertson family will completely halt the show altogether, also including going to another station. You are nothing but a hate-breeder that represents the worst of Americans.

  • Sam Iam

    if you gays don’t like what others have to say then don’t flaunt it in public I am not homophobic but was raised in the 60’s and I sure don’t want to see that shit you fought for your rights and as you have your rights to express your opinion so do those who were raised that it was not ok just the generation we came from and the morals and values that were instilled in us so quit bitching about his beliefs when you have beliefs we don’t believe in either.

  • Bobby

    First off homosexuality is fine by me,people have the right to live however they choose and to persue what makes them happy. A&E put this family on tv because of who they were and they wanted to capitilize on their popularity. Now their punishing the patriarch because of those very same reasons ,minus the fact that A&E has already made their money. Tolerance goes both ways ,if we are forced to tolerate what we disagree with,then shouldnt they be forced to tolerate us ? You dont like him? Dont watch or in A&E s case,stop making money off of him and his family !! But to want him fired ,shows that you have a double standard,tolerate me but dont dare ask that i tolerate you ?

  • J=C

    You know as a man I believe gays and their whole “Give us marriage shit”, I think he has every damn right to say what he believes and shouldn’t be told he can’t. If you think he can’t say what he feels then why should gays get their marriage rights? if he can’t speak freely under the rights of the constitution, then this isn’t fucking America.

  • Si Gung

    I might not agree with his words, but will defend his right to say them.

  • Steve Ogle

    What exactly is homophobia? Does this mean that if I dont agree with your lifestyle that I now have a personal problem? Does this mean that I am forced to accept your lifestyle in order for me not to carry this label around? Is this not a form of bullying? I’m confused.

  • Charlene Scott

    Nothing to apologize for. He quoted verses in his bible. He’s a Christian and has every right to do so.

  • BerettaStorm

    The liberal elitist coined the term “homophobic”. Do yourselves and the nation a favor and stop using that term. The more appropriate term would be “homoaversion”. A true phobia – a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational. Further more the sufferer will endure the situation or object with marked distress and significant interference in social or occupational activities. Real phobias are such as Acrophobia- Fear of heights, Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders, Ophidiophobia-Fear of Snakes etc. How many times has anyone actually witnessed a person in distress over being in the presence of a gay person?

    The GLAAD/LGTB community need to realized there are people who do not FEAR your sexual choices, but are rather repulsed by the fact that men want to perform anal sex, oral sex with each other and the same with women with women. People have that right to be so aversed at such acts. But since GLAAD/LGTB want to shove their lifestyle choices down every person throat does not make it acceptable.

    Get over your phobias of free speech.