I'm sure the gay community is in an uproar over the statements made by Phil from "Duck Dynasty" and they have the right to be. In an interview with GQ magazine Phil exercised not only his Christian beliefs but also his right to have have freedom of speech by saying, "It seems like to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me." He went on to say that America is becoming to accepting of sin. It doesn't surprise me that A&E suspended Phil indefinitely for his actions, which in my opinion is more about business than defending those within the gay community. Which I think violates his human rights. The same way gays have the right to be upset when someone criticizes their way of life, straight people or those of Christian faith should have the right to express their discomfort. I thought that was the whole point of the first amendment.
I want to make it clear that I believe every human being has the right to be whatever they choose to be. I love everyone and me and my wife are teaching our kids to love people of every walk of life. Also, in no way am I defending Phil personally, because in the same breath he said black people were happy during the Jim Crow era and were better off prior to the Civil Rights Movement which is nuts. So i think this dude is a racist prick. However, the one thing I think is totally unfair when it comes to the gay rights movement is the way straight people or people of any spiritual faith who disagree with homosexuality are being forced to censor their thoughts.
For example, catholic charities had to shut down their adoption centers so they wouldn't be forced to violate their spiritual beliefs after Illinois passed laws allowing gay couples to adopt. Many people were outraged, but why? Now I'm sure some will bring up the controversy with priests and young boys and say well they contradict themselves, but a few incidents doesn't mean the entire catholic community is behaving that way. Do I think gay couples should be allowed to raise a child? I really don't give a fuck. Do whatever you want to do. I just don't believe everyone has to agree or should be forced to agree.
I don't agree with the vulgarity of Phil's statement, but why is it wrong for a person of Christian belief to say he doesn't agree with homosexuality? I wonder would there be the same reaction if someone within the gay community made a vulgar statement against heterosexuality or what was written in the bible forbidding the act of homosexuality? In my opinion if a gay person did so they have the right to do it and it shouldn't be a problem. I'm a vegetarian so I guess it would be cool if America forced every restaurant to have a vegetarian menu. Or if someone expressed how everyone should eat meat and vegetarianism is stupid, they should lose their job. I don't know I think this shit is ridiculous.
On the flip side Phil should understand that everything you think or believe doesn't have to be said, especially when you have the number one show on television. He should've kept his thoughts to himself. Or at least he should've said it in a way that was far less offensive. The first amendment is a very edgy human right because we also have the right to be as dumb as we choose to be with our choice of words. There are many things being said that are offensive, yet no one cares. Have you read these "Niggaz be like" memes lately? No one is rallying against those. People are reposting them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media websites. I think any one of homosexuality should take on the "I don't give a fuck what you think attitude." People will always have something to say. Brush that shit off and keep it moving.
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