LGBT bigotry on parade in Duck Dynasty attack

What a Christmas present the embroilment over Phil Robertson's observation that homosexuality is a sin has been for the LGBT community. They stuck in their thumb and pulled out a plumb, confirming every stereotype harbored in the New Yorker, MoveOn.Org, Think Progress, and other boutiques of correct thinking. Robertson is the Bible-thumping, caked-in-mud, lower-life form that inhabits the South and other Red States.

Joy to the world.

Duck Commander Phil Robertson

Duck Commander Phil Robertson

So now, it is necessary to dispose of the despicable Mr. Robertson. Under pressure from gays and their allies, Robertson has been suspended from his job. As much as they might deny it, Robertson's bouncing is desired, actually the required, outcome. Unconvincing is their insistence that “we’re just exercising our own free speech to express displeasure with the free speech that Robertson spoke.” Nothing less will do than the eradication of Robertson.

Just as nothing short of the banning of a Chick-fil-a restaurant in Chicago was the goal of the outcry against the supposedly homophobic remarks of its owner.

Look, I don’t speak for God, nor do I receive the all the Bible’s written words as the literal truth. Judgment is an individual matter. Sin is the bailiwick of the theologian. Are Robertson's comments offensive? No doubt to some, but the truth to others.

But the question before us now, thanks to the hyper reaction of the LGBT community, is whether America is big enough for a diversity of beliefs. Is the LGBT community tolerant enough to avoid engaging in its own bigotry? Is it so narrow-minded that it needs to bring the full force of government down on a baker who, for reasons of faith and in his little corner of the world, wouldn’t bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Just move on.

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Tags: intolerance, LGBT, Phil Robertson

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  • Fascism comes in different forms.

  • Isn't God Single?

  • Craig Johnson, assuming you're not trying to pick up God, I think God has it covered. Rev. 1:8.

    I can't help but wonder if this wasn't a scripted moment, though success does breed hubris regardless of free speech.

  • Let's try this with different words. "But the question before us now, thanks to the hyper reaction of the (female) community, is whether America is big enough for a diversity of beliefs. Is the (female) community tolerant enough to avoid engaging in its own bigotry?"

    But the question before us now, thanks to the hyper reaction of the (black) community, is whether America is big enough for a diversity of beliefs. Is the (black) community tolerant enough to avoid engaging in its own bigotry?

    I'm trying to be clear on what you are saying. Are you saying, "Pipe down?" I'm just not sure....but I know that the movement for both of those communities towards equal rights did not come about by just letting those wild and crazy bigots just say what they felt... What happened to Robertson is a more organic democracy, one not orchestrated by ballots and voting machines. It's social evolution. Ignorant/Stupid/false Ideas die gruesome deaths.

  • Complain, crab and bitch all you want. That's not my problem. After all, that's what I do in more than 25 years of writing a newspaper column. My problem is the demand that someone be booted from his or her job for crabbing or making comments that offend people. That's whether it is a conservative from Fox or a liberal from MSNBC. Organic democracy? Let's be careful about that one when it comes to a majority punishing people for expressing their beliefs--as loathsome as you might think they are.

    Now for the religion part: If you read the full quote, you'll see that Robertson is stating a religious viewpoint. Do you still wish to exercise punishment for a constitutionally protected right? That's what they did at one time in Germany and the USSR.

    You don't find what I'm saying to be clear, but I think I'm clear on what you are saying.

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    --My problem is the demand that someone be booted from his or her job for crabbing or making comments that offend people. That's whether it is a conservative from Fox or a liberal from MSNBC. --

    Sure. Your columns of outrage over MSNBCs firings of Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir are duly noted.

    Robertson hasn't been fired. He and A&E are making tons of money in Christmas sales on DD merchandise from this ginned-up "controversy." The Chronically Outraged like yourself love this stuff.

    As far as the persecuted baker, you wouldn't have a problem with a Christian baker refusing service to a mixed-race couple, or Christian/Jew couple? A Jewish baker selling to a Christian/Jew couple, or a Christian/Muslim couple. A Muslim baker selling to a Christian/Muslim couple. Those are all religious beliefs,too.

    All kinds of religious beliefs out there. Maybe in the public square, we should stick to secular laws.

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