'What the duck?' indeed
Not that you need another weigh-in on Phil Robertson being suspended from A&E Networks for comments he made in a recent GQ Magazine interview, but if we need to get discussion going I am in that industry.
If you've missed the last 24 hours, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, the one with the beard, was suspended from the network because of his voicing personal views on people who are gay.
There's a lot you can do with cliff notes or indirect quotes to make your case stronger, so be sure you get the quotes from the article. Actually, be sure you actually read the article!
Much confusion can be squashed when people read past a headline.
Robertson said in answering the interviewer's question about what he believe is a sin, that the word covers 'homosexual behavior and just morph out from there.'
From there, he added bestiality and sleeping around with men and women.
He also went on about vaginas as compared to a man's rear end.
That part's a matter of personal preference he was expressing, but as is often the case, homosexuality was being discussed in the context of Christianity.
A lot of Christians cannot stop talking about homosexuality. They just can't. It's a hot topic.
So is Duck Dynasty, and combining the two will throw the white south off its axis.
Here's my thought.
This Robertson guy opens up to an interviewer, which provides for some great reading. I think the softened bricks of butter and the insight that the guys had just come in from squirrel hunting gives us the proper atmosphere to introduce exactly what came next, a rather unmodern, unworldly and untouched view of human behavior.
Is this the setting for progressive thought? Or is it a Louisiana hunter's kitchen?
Not as much of the south is these days as the writer describes here, but I'm glad there are still a few people living in the woods, hunting, growing beards and reading their Bibles.
The world is a big and interesting place.
Every time someone spouts off an ignorant opinion, does an angel lose its wings?
I hope there was no element of surprise for anyone here, as you'll find many, many men with the same fashion sense as Robertson share similar views on the subject.
Robertson has his beliefs, and as it turns out, so does A&E.
Seems they're both expressing them in accordance to their freedoms.
As people protected by the First Amendment we should all tolerate falsehood and dissenting systems of belief, because it is a precious right to do so.
John Milton - Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.