I find it odd that people still use religion to justify their stance on homosexuality. It has nothing to do with religion, it has nothing to do with choice. It's part of you who you are at the DNA level. To say "well I believe being gay is wrong" when it isn't a choice at all of those who are... in my eyes it is extremely similar to racisim. Which Im fairly confident the majority of folks would agree is wrong.
Really now? Do you have a source I could see?
In my humble opinion a "belief" that is clearly debunked by fact has no place in matters of opinion.
I don't see how it's "clearly debunked". There's numerous apologetic debates on it still.
He should file a suit for religious discrimination and breach of contract. Solid open and close.
They put him on suspension for doing the same thing in life that A&E themselves ask him to do at the end of every single episode in the series, which is express his religious beliefs.
Actually A and E asked them to not do the prayer and the entire family said "No Prayer, no show"
I read about it and now I cant find the article for you Sorry man.
However you do have a point on both religious discrimination and breach of contract!
Those quotes don't read like a joke to me. Saying someone's lifestyle isn't "Right" because of who they choose to sleep with seems pretty hateful to me.
As for his punishment, he represents A&E as long as he has a TV Show under contract with them just like we represent our employers out in public. His comments draw negative attention to himself, his TV show and through that, his bosses (A&E). They're trying to save face, instead of appearing as Anti-Gay sympathizers. The guy simply should have chosen his words more wisely.
Nobody said they were a joke. ( I was talking about the state of the media as a whole if that's what you're referring)
But saying something isn't "right" doesn't make it "hate" either.
I mean really. Who do these people think they are? Getting up in arms and saying he should be suspended for speaking his mind? The world we live in is so backwards, where you have to censor yourself so you don't get on the bad side of a vocal minority.
How...sad. Though I suppose you're right, I mean it WAS a GQ interview... HA, who reads that after all? Gays and women primarily. He should have known better.
The issue isn't that he thinks its not right, its the fact that he compared homosexuality to bestiality. That statement changes the playing field and takes the comments to another level.
Though Phil has the right to say what he feels, A&E sets its own standards for what it expects from its employees. It did the right thing when it gave phil this Indefinite Hiatus, and the LGBT community has the right to comdem his comments as a hateful andt-gay slur.
The world is far from backworks. The US government and big banks, the rich-poor divide constandly growing, syria, north korea, these things are the relic of a backwards world. People defending themselves from hateful and hurtful speech is a step in the right direction of ridding the world and backwards thinkers like Phil Robertson.
This was all scripted people Lol
They are making money, as we speak of this. Lol. Kill the thread please!
Your probobly right. I think all reality tv is scripted, hell, I know it is.
Its funny that his comment was right in line with what the veiwership of that show also believe.
And he gets "punished" for it.
I do believe that this was a planned event meant to increase veiwership by both fans and people who are looking for sensationalism.