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´Duck Dynasty´ star suspended
for anti-gay comments

Entertainment Weekly, by James Hibberd

Original Article

Posted By:cjjeepercreeper, 12/18/2013 8:06:51 PM

A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday. The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being. The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

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This is the most idiotic business decision I have seen in a long time.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 12/18/2013 8:08:38 PM     (No. 9659331)

Perversion wins another temporary victory.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2013 8:08:58 PM     (No. 9659332)

What a huge pant load of poop.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/18/2013 8:09:06 PM     (No. 9659333)

If Phil Robertson is off the show then I will take the show off of my Tivo and never watch again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 12/18/2013 8:09:56 PM     (No. 9659335)

Phil just tell them you´ll shut down their #1 show. Screw ´em, you don´t need the money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2013 8:11:56 PM     (No. 9659338)

If the rest of the family decides to support Phil, what then, A&E?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RPool, 12/18/2013 8:15:41 PM     (No. 9659339)

So his opinion does not meet with some else´s opinion so that´s it - right? A&E, you have sounded your own death knell. What fools. Do you think another channel will not take up their success? Hahahahahahahahaha.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/18/2013 8:19:17 PM     (No. 9659342)

One hopes their ratings nosedive. This constant whining by minorities has gotten real, REAL old. I have nothing against them. Neither do I have anything against this guy for thinking what he thinks. It´s his mind and his business. Now if the network would grow a pair and tell the gay world to grow up and quit crying.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2013 8:22:03 PM     (No. 9659345)

When a person states their beliefs, why is it anti anything?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kayjaymac, 12/18/2013 8:24:13 PM     (No. 9659347)

They should all walk away from the show. Why would they want to stay?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/18/2013 8:24:54 PM     (No. 9659348)

UNbelieveable

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Reply 11 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/18/2013 8:25:01 PM     (No. 9659349)

a & e delendo est..

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Calamity kate, 12/18/2013 8:26:01 PM     (No. 9659354)

This is not going to end well....for A&E.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nimby, 12/18/2013 8:26:12 PM     (No. 9659355)

So its OK for the jerk in the administration Podesta can call republicans as Jonestown cult?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/18/2013 8:27:57 PM     (No. 9659356)

That didnt take them long, especially since he said this in a magazine interview and not on the air , unlike Bashir who took weeks to punish for his on the air comments. Double standard ?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 12/18/2013 8:29:27 PM     (No. 9659359)

If you don´t like what he says, don´t watch the show. That seems pretty simple.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: harper, 12/18/2013 8:29:51 PM     (No. 9659360)

Considering that Phil Robertson is probably the finest person on A&E and the twinklobby, is, well, a bunch of silly twinks used to screaming and getting their way, I´m thinking it will be an easy choice to block A&E forever after the DD brigade walks.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/18/2013 8:30:37 PM     (No. 9659363)

Duck Dynasty fans need to call and write A&E and let them know what they think about their decision. Notice that "A&E" said through "a spokesperson" that "the cable network announced" that Phil is off the show for the time being.

Nobody stepped up to put a face and name behind the suspension of Phil Robertson, who only paraphrased 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, btw. Can´t say I blame them. I´d be ashamed to show my face for suspending an honest man for speaking the truth as written in the inspired word of God, too, especially for the sake of political correctness.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: uno, 12/18/2013 8:30:57 PM     (No. 9659364)

He did say "that´s just me". If he is not entitled to an opinion then replace him with a half hour of hairy male buttocks and see where your ratings go you dummies!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JAN, 12/18/2013 8:31:38 PM     (No. 9659366)

Bssher is a dirty filthy pig, this man was stating his religious beliefs which comport with a majority of Americans.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tearza, 12/18/2013 8:33:25 PM     (No. 9659369)

It´s owned by NBC Universal so that tells you everything...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: John c, 12/18/2013 8:35:10 PM     (No. 9659371)

Drudge is now reporting that he was fired!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Southern Oracle, 12/18/2013 8:35:38 PM     (No. 9659372)

Here´s hoping that the rest of the Robertson´s decide to stay off-camera for that period of time as well.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/18/2013 8:35:56 PM     (No. 9659374)

I didn´t see anything he said in the interview that was not factual. Is it not true that a vagina is not intended for the same purpose as an anus? It´s biology, not opinion. Perhaps someone needs to send those making decisions at A&E a diagram of the human reproductive system.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/18/2013 8:36:30 PM     (No. 9659375)

I´m sure some other network would jump at the chance to air a show attracting millions of viewers every week.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/18/2013 8:38:38 PM     (No. 9659379)

The entire cast should walk away.
The gays demand acceptance of their lifestyle, nothing less. Anyone who refuses to accept it must be punished.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: dwa, 12/18/2013 8:41:20 PM     (No. 9659384)

Just sent this to A&E:
Today, I heard that A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his comments to GQ during an interview. There was nothing wrong with his comments and he clearly stated that they were his opinions, not A&E´s. The fact that A&E is pandering to the LGBT community says so much about your network, and it is not positive. Apparently, A&E doesn´t believe in the First Amendment. While Phil´s comments may have offended the LGBT community, who by the way are offended by any comment that does not wholeheartedly embrace their lifestyle, your actions are despicable and fly in the face of free speech. I only hope that the rest of the Robertsons take their program to another network, one that is not so politically correct. You would seriously sink in the ratings, which you would deserve. Your network lacks integrity and character, and I for one, and my extended family will not be watching A&E any more. Your values are apparently so different than ours that I see no reason to support you with our viewership.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/18/2013 8:41:23 PM     (No. 9659385)

Kind of sounds like A&E does not believe in free speech. Time to cancel. If the family follows Phil A&E has a real problem on their hands. Looks like anal sex is now a protected category.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/18/2013 8:41:26 PM     (No. 9659386)

I found Phil Robertson´s comments somewhat amusing even though I don´t agree with all that he said. In any case, this was a set-up by GQ magazine. This magazine is owned by a Democrat-voting liberal media establishment with links to the Obama administration.

Even A&E, on which Duck Dynasty airs, is owned by people with links to the Obama administration. The whole thing smells of a set-up designed to get those who don´t abide 100% by the liberal doctrine.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 12/18/2013 8:44:18 PM     (No. 9659389)

feedbackaetv@aenetworks.com

Contact them now!!! Overwhelm them with how we, real Americans, are sick of spineless companies cutting their own throat to appease the homosexual gestapo!!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 12/18/2013 8:47:42 PM     (No. 9659390)

Drudge calls what Phil said a "rant." A rant? Give me a break. Check your biases, Drudge. If A&E doesn´t bring Phil back we will not be patronizing their channel. Period.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 12/18/2013 8:48:02 PM     (No. 9659391)

If A & E thinks that Ms. Kay will continue on the show, they have another think coming. Here´s how I see this developing. A & E probably have individual contracts with each member of the family. There are probably clauses in those contracts about how they are to conduct themselves. How long before the rest of the family makes statements that forces A & E to fire them all? Winners and losers..Winners-the Roberstson family. Losers- A & E and their sponsors...Get real A & E, y´all are a bunch of morons and so are your lawyers.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: GoDeacs79, 12/18/2013 8:48:08 PM     (No. 9659392)

It´s time to form an activist group to protect the rights of normal decent moral people. Every immoral bunch of deviants has one so why shouldn´t we?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: spincut, 12/18/2013 8:49:27 PM     (No. 9659394)

Unfortunately, the gay mafia is so strong in Hollywood I doubt if anyone else will pick up Duck Dynasty. Hopefully everyone will quit watching any A&E, and let them know why.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/18/2013 8:52:21 PM     (No. 9659398)

Thanks #29 have followed through.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 12/18/2013 8:52:27 PM     (No. 9659399)

A&E was only one of the few networks I watch on cable TV. One more reason to stop my cable service. I don´t watch Duck Dynasty, I think it is stupid. But I like their family and their values. My big thing is that Chelsea Handler has a show on the E channel that seems to cater to openly gay values and mocks Christians with every chance. I think it is nasty, and I don´t watch it. Don´t like a show; don´t watch it. Simple.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: artsy, 12/18/2013 8:52:44 PM     (No. 9659400)

OK, if this is about who is offended, it´s time for a poll that shows the percentage of the population that is offended by homosexuality and the opinions of GLADD, vs the percentage that is offended by Phil Robertson´s opinion.(I wouldn´t consider it a rant.)

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Reply 37 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 12/18/2013 8:53:08 PM     (No. 9659403)

All he did was make a valid point of human physiology. You don´t drink with your ear do you?.....

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Reply 38 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/18/2013 8:57:56 PM     (No. 9659408)

Liberals want successful conservatives to be caught by the "gay trap". This trap is used to ensnare and destroy those who might also have opinions on issues such as abortion that run counter to the liberal doctrine. It´s how liberals manage to neutralize all opposition to the liberal doctrine.

The sad thing is that there are some conservatives who will fail to see this as a free speech issue. Instead, they will view it as a discussion about morality. Ultimately, it is not about morality. Nobody is going to change Phil Robertson´s moral views, not even a suspension.

However, he will be financially penalized for expressing his views, and that´s where the real concern should lie.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/18/2013 8:58:09 PM     (No. 9659409)

I knew something like this was going to happen.

We all know that the left hates this show because of the reference to God, Family, hunting, and fun.

Phil should have known better than to grant an interview to anyone in the media.

We all MUST fight back and contact A&E.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 8:58:16 PM     (No. 9659410)

A&E is about to learn the difference between a christianette and a Christian.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: reddfroge, 12/18/2013 8:58:49 PM     (No. 9659411)

You can have an opinion if it´s a Liberal opinion...right???
I am sick and tired of this c++p...WE are the majority...stop taking this c++p!!!!!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/18/2013 9:00:28 PM     (No. 9659417)

I was just thinking that maybe I shouldn´t watch A&E for awhile ... but then I remembered - I don´t watch anything on A&E.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: chillijilli, 12/18/2013 9:00:45 PM     (No. 9659418)

Yes! WE have the power! BOYCOTT A&E and their SPONSORS and LET THEM KNOW WHY. If we DON´T do this, WE are part of the problem. DO IT NOW. Get involved! Activate and quit rolling over for this nonsense!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: arcady, 12/18/2013 9:01:56 PM     (No. 9659421)

They should take their show to the internet directly. They don´t need A&E any longer.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/18/2013 9:03:30 PM     (No. 9659423)

A&E has a facebook page and the comments are all in support of Phil.

https://www.facebook.com/AETV

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Reply 46 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/18/2013 9:03:55 PM     (No. 9659424)

They were wealthy before the show, and as principled as they appear to be, this is matters little. They are probably better off not being associated with a pro-gay agenda driven week-kneed network. They can find a better venue where their values are appreciated. Put them on the Blaze, their fans will follow.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/18/2013 9:04:43 PM     (No. 9659425)

Well, I hope the people who stop watching Duck Dynasty let the network know why too, #33. If not they will claim it´s because everybody was as "offended" as "the network" was about what Phil said.

They need to know that Duck Dynasty fans support Phil´s (and everyone else´s) right to free speech. There is a lot of filth being shoved in our faces in the name of free speech. It´s high time decency is represented and heard. Thank you Phil Robertson. I hope the rest of your family joins you and takes the American Family Robertson to a network that allows them to be who they are.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/18/2013 9:09:19 PM     (No. 9659434)

Here´s A&E´s email

feedbackaetv@aenetworks.com

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Reply 49 - Posted by: bubby, 12/18/2013 9:09:59 PM     (No. 9659436)

I´m going to buy one of their duck calls even though I don´t hunt ducks any more. Look Phil said what many of us have thought for years but never said. I believe he is a Godly man and is being persecuted for his Christian beliefs. Christ told us the world would hate us but we are to remember the world hated Him first. Phil will overcome this with his faith.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 9:10:48 PM     (No. 9659438)

Have sent A&E my thoughts as well.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/18/2013 9:13:56 PM     (No. 9659441)

Duck Dynasty has their products everywhere-from towels
to t shirts.
Robertson´s comments now jeopardize their entire dynasty, including two books on the best seller list.
All Robertson had to say was no comment.
His remarks offended a lot of people and advertisers,
not just the gay community.
When you are selling products , like the Robertsons are,
it always makes good business sense to avoid any kind of controversy .




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Reply 52 - Posted by: David Key, 12/18/2013 9:15:38 PM     (No. 9659442)

The vile and objectionable things said daily by pro-homosexual activists and websites about anybody who disagrees, for any reason, never carry any consequences. Their "constitutional right" to speak their mind apparently doesn´t extend to any critic, however mild and innocuous. For thousands of years in virtually every culture and society, homosexual acts have been regarded as perversion. Look up the definition of perversion, consider biological facts. Man and woman were,whether evolutionarily, or deliberately designed, sexually compatible, for the continuance of the human race biologically, in ways that no other sexual activity can or will every match. Choosing any other sexual activity will not change that truth.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/18/2013 9:20:45 PM     (No. 9659445)

#51 Yes cut and run. They don´t need their book deal more that their need to speak honestly, which apparently is another value we must give up to get along with the new Book burners.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/18/2013 9:21:55 PM     (No. 9659447)

To those that think this is about money, you are gravely mistaken. This is about Christ. If someone has something that they can´t talk about, they need to get themselves something that they can talk about. You go, Phil!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: dcomd, 12/18/2013 9:33:41 PM     (No. 9659467)

Thanks #29! Just let them know I´ll not be watching A&E in the future.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/18/2013 9:34:06 PM     (No. 9659469)

Show the Robertson´s your support by contacting them [http://duckcommander.com/]
and letting them know that you are contacting A&E with the same message.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/18/2013 9:34:58 PM     (No. 9659470)

This is all so precious. Duck Dynasty is a #1 cable show, something new & novel for A&E. How many openly gay individuals watch "Duck Dynasty"? 200 nationwide?

Does anyone on the planet think the rest of the Robertsons will continue with the show after A&E fired their founding patriarch over speaking his mind honestly in a hit-job magazine interview, making comments with which the rest of the family surely agree?

Now A&E can have no #1 show, in order to save face with its minuscule gay audience. Good luck with that.

Phil Robertson can´t back down and withdraw his comments without losing face and losing the respect of his audience. A&E can´t back down without risking howls of protest from the leftists who never watched the show. John Kerry and Her Thighness put together couldn´t resolve this impasse. Okay, that´s a low standard, but still....

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/18/2013 10:13:49 PM     (No. 9659525)

In Galatians is says "God is not mocked"/

Phil Robertson is like a modern day redneck "John the Baptist" preparing the way for the One who is to come, and it sure ain´t Zippy!!!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/18/2013 10:20:08 PM     (No. 9659533)

Maybe A&E should create a new show called, Chiffon Dynasty instead?

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Reply 60 - Posted by: annie xango, 12/18/2013 10:55:11 PM     (No. 9659582)

sending my emails now..and ordering a duck call...and I don´t hunt!! I think they were skating on thin ice with Phil anyway..they kept fake bleeping them and wanted to stop referring to Jesus at the dinner prayer..
Phil did not become a multimillionaire and I think has an MBA..by being a pushover.
Sic ´em.Phil!!! they have messed with the wrong guy!!!!

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Reply 61 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/18/2013 11:05:44 PM     (No. 9659594)

Get a list of the show´s advertisers and let THEM know. It´s obvious A&E doesn´t care about the fallout. But without advertisers, they´ll feel the pinch in a real hurry.



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Reply 62 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/18/2013 11:23:56 PM     (No. 9659611)

The Robertson family didn´t build a multi-million dollar empire by being stupid.

They will drop A & E like a hot potato and just produce their own relacement show.

A & E´s competition will be happy, happy, happy to pay big bucks for the rights to air a Robertson family show.



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Reply 63 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/19/2013 1:41:40 AM     (No. 9659697)

Phil had to have known what he was doing, especially giving an interview to GQ.

He´s entitled to his opinion, and I believe in free speech. He´s following his own conscience.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: Tianne, 12/19/2013 2:15:04 AM     (No. 9659713)

Phil Robertson: “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job.”

Pope Francis: “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?”

Response from GLAAD: “"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil´s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe."

Response from ‘The Advocate’: Names Pope Francis their man of the year.

Response from A&E: Places Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus.

Response from Viewers: Unbridled and almost universal support for Phil Robertson.


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Reply 65 - Posted by: deaddog, 12/19/2013 4:05:21 AM     (No. 9659729)

So Alec Baldwin has Alec Baldwin been fired from Capital one?

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Reply 66 - Posted by: deaddog, 12/19/2013 4:08:46 AM     (No. 9659730)

So Alec Baldwin has been fired from Capital One?

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A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas´ tough abortion restrictions that have led to the closure of nearly 20 clinics around the state, saying the new rules don´t jeopardize women´s health. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge who said the rules violate the U.S. Constitution and served no medical purpose. Despite the lower court´s ruling, the appeals court already had allowed some rules to go into effect while it considered the case. The latest decision means more regulations will begin later this year, as scheduled, and sets

Farmington police order ammunition
farther in advance since people
began stockpiling bullets in 2013
Daily Times (NM), by Dan Schwartz    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 3/21/2014 1:40:38 PM     Post Reply
The Farmington Police Department now orders its ammunition about a year in advance after retail stocks nationally began running low due to greater demand. Trade officials say the shortages largely began in 2013 when gun owners began stockpiling bullets...(snip)The source of the fear that drove ammunition hoarding is President Barack Obama, said Erich Pratt, director of communications for Gun Owners of America, a firearms advocacy lobbying group. "You could give him the gun-salesman of the year award," he said.

Gold Treasure Trove Shocker:
Coins Likely Stolen from Mint in
1899; Finders of $10 Million Must
Return It ALL to the Federal
Government
PJMedia.com, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 3/4/2014 10:39:19 AM     Post Reply
Remember the California couple who found $10 million in gold coins on their property? They’re probably going to end up with NOTHING in the final analysis, as breaking news from San Francisco reveals that the source of the mystery gold has been discovered: A story that describes a gold heist from the San Francisco Mint at the turn of the century could explain the source of the gold coins worth $10 million that were found last month in California’s Mother Lode country. The published news item was discovered in the Haithi Trust Digital Library and was provided by Northern California

If He Believes It, It Must Be So
The Weekly Standard, by Elliot Abrams    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 3/3/2014 12:18:22 PM     Post Reply
On the eve of the Netanyahu visit to Washington, President Obama gave a lengthy interview to Jeffrey Goldberg that shows a chief executive who has learned next to nothing about the world in his five years in office. First, kudos to Goldberg: he pressed Obama repeatedly, challenging vague formulations and seeking clarity. Goldberg pushed Obama hard, especially on Iran and Syria. Obama isn’t good off the cuff, especially when challenged; he is far better with a prepared speech. And what emerged is an awful portrait of the president and his conception of the world.

Police charge 29 people in
connection to San Juan County
meth dealing ring
The Daily Times (NM), by Ryan Boetel    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/27/2014 12:53:10 PM     Post Reply
FARMINGTON — Local and federal law enforcement officials charged 29 people Wednesday on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamine in San Juan County. The charges came after a year-long investigation into a meth dealing ring in northwestern New Mexico that investigators called "Brown ICE," law enforcement officials said at a press conference in Farmington on Wednesday evening. The meth dealing network was allegedly headed by Isaac Anaya, a 30-year-old Farmington man, said San Juan County Sheriff´s Office Lt. Neil Haws, the director of the Region II Narcotics Task Force.

Do Christians care if ‘Noah’
movie jibes with the Bible?
Survey says … yep
Fox News, by Hollie McKay    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/21/2014 11:43:29 AM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of “Noah,” casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office. Faith Driven Consumer – a movement connecting Christian consumers with companies compatible with a biblical worldview – issued the results of an online survey, first published in Variety, that indicated a whopping 98 percent of faith-driven consumers are “unsatisfied with (the) Bible-themed

Navajo Nation Human Rights
Commission listens to gender
discrimination testimony at
Shiprock hearing
The Daily Times (NM), by Noel Lyn Smith    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/20/2014 11:36:24 AM     Post Reply
Shiprock — When Myk Redhouse spoke to the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission, he shared a story about the night his transgender friend was attacked in Waterflow while traveling home from Farmington. "They basically beat her up ... and left her to die in the median of the road," Redhouse told the commission. The commission on Wednesday met at the Shiprock Chapter House to hear accounts of violence perpetrated against Navajo women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer tribal members. Redhouse, who is gay, said being homosexual on the reservation is not easy, especially when there is no support

Immigration and Customs
Enforcement tries to deport man
acquitted of sex assault against
Aztec 3-year-old
The Daily Times (NM), by Ryan Boetel    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/13/2014 12:59:50 PM     Post Reply
FARMINGTON — A federal agency is attempting to deport an undocumented immigrant who was acquitted of criminal sexual penetration against a 3-year-old Aztec girl. David Kantun-Vera, 31, was arrested in February 2012 on suspicion of criminal sexual penetration against the child, who Kantun-Vera was babysitting at her father´s home on Light Plant Road in Aztec. In January, Kantun-Vera was found not guilty of lesser charges after a jury trial. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Kantun-Vera while he was still at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center after his trial.

Mann vs. Steyn: The Trial of the Century
Real Clear Politics, by Robert Tracinski    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 2/13/2014 12:45:16 PM     Post Reply
The global warming hysteria is disastrous enough in its intended goal, which is to ban the use of our cheapest and most abundant fuels and force us to limp along on "alternative energy" sources that are insufficient to support an industrial civilization. But along the way, the global warming campaign is already wrecking our science and politics by seeking to establish a dogma that cannot legally be questioned. The critical point in this campaign is a defamation lawsuit by global warming promoter Michael Mann against Mark Steyn, National Review, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.



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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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