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Dear A&E, congratulations, you just committed suicide

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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Dear A&E,

I read that you are indefinitely suspending Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after he quoted the Bible and said that the homosexual act is sinful. I get it, guys. I do. You punished the Christian guy for being a Christian because you got some angry emails from a bunch of whiny gay activists who lack the spine and maturity to deal with the fact that there are still people out there who have the guts to articulate opinions that they find disagreeable. In so doing, you’ve kowtowed to a pushy minority of vocal bullies who don’t even watch your channel, while alienating the fan base of the one show that keeps your entire network afloat.

Makes sense.

You’ve got standards, after all. You wouldn’t want to be associated with tasteless and inappropriate things. The people on Duck Dynasty can’t be allowed to run around being all Christian-like. It might ruin the reputation of the network whose other shows include Hoarders and Intervention — programs that invite viewers to gawk at drug addicts and the mentally ill for their own amusement.

Disney-ABC Television Group owns 50 percent of your network, were they involved in this decision? They must have been. They’ve got a brand to protect. They can’t allow a bearded right winger to spout beliefs. BELIEFS, of all things. The horror! We must shutdown beliefs, opinions, and ideas, and get back to the serious business of selling sex and debauchery to children. They can’t deal with these distractions, don’t they have another season of The Bachelor or Desperate Housewives or Trophy Wife to produce?

Good Lord, these militant neo-liberal thought police are better at brainwashing than I ever realized. They just convinced you to torpedo your own network. You guys just kamikazed yourselves. You just pulled the pin on the grenade and then put it in your pocket. This is incredible. Didn’t you see what happened with Chic-fil-A when GLAAD crusaders tried to shutdown an entire business just because they disapproved of the owner’s opinions? Don’t you remember that? I’ll refresh your memory: their “boycott” resulted in an enormous sales spike for the company, as millions of people like myself went out of our way to eat there just to ensure that the anti-free speech fools on the left didn’t win. A week after the anti-Chic-fil-A campaign began, their restaurants across the country were overflowing. It was, officially, the least effective boycott in the history of mankind.

Now it’s all going to happen again, except it will be the opposite effect, and you’ll be on the losing end this time around.

If you don’t bring Phil back immediately, and publicly apologize to him and to his viewers for attempting to censor his Christian faith, Duck Dynasty will leave your network, find a new home, and all of those ratings will go somewhere else. Then you’ll be stuck with the stragglers who feel like spending a Saturday rubbernecking at mentally disturbed elderly women with compulsive hoarding addictions. That’s how this is going to play out. Congratulations.

Did you think the “gay rights” crowd would stick around and “support you” for meeting their ransom demands? No, silly A&E, that isn’t how this works. The speech-controllers on the left are like a black hole. They can only suck you in and obliterate you. They’re like the devil — they ask for your soul and offer nothing in return.

Am I coming on too strong?

Just wait.

Just you wait.

This is the worst decision you’ve ever made. Well, “Bonnie and Clyde” was the worst decision, but this is a close second. Speaking of which, just to make sure we’re clear, the violent mini-series glorifying a couple of thugs who robbed some banks and killed some people 80 years ago — OK. Wholesome family man quotes the Bible during an interview with GQ — UNACCEPTABLE. Is that the correct equation? Is that your business model?

Just to be doubly clear: you guys hate the Bible and find it to be offensive, right? Or is it just parts of the Bible? Or is it just Christians? Or is it just Christians who have the audacity to believe in the entire Bible, rather than a select few segments that pass the modern PC litmus test? Just let me know, and I’ll send the word along to my readers, many of whom are Christians who watch — I mean, used to watch –A&E. I’m sure they’ll be interested in finding out that you view their faith as so abhorrent that you’d fire a guy simply for quoting a passage from their Holy Book.

You made your bed. You decided to stand against free speech, against open expression of ideas, against Christians, against the Bible, against the views of a majority of humanity, against the most profitable show in the history of your network, and against almost all of your viewers. But, hey, at least you put a smile on GLAAD’s face. That must make it all worth it, right?

Sincerely,

Everyone who isn’t a left wing extremist (AKA your former customer base)

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pinkfairy0206
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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Although I support gay families, I agree with this. Every channel you turn to has sex, curses ect. But he can't quote from the bible.
UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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The level of fanaticism over this is disturbing.

 

romalove
by Roma on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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Quoting UpSheRises:

The level of fanaticism over this is disturbing.


I agree.

But I also think it's not about the Robertsons.

It's not about Duck Dynasty.

It is about Christians wanting to retain the ability to bash gay people at will without opposition.  

That's what they are rallying around.

candlegal
by Judy on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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I think he is right, A & E is going to regret this big time.

Quoting pinkfairy0206: Although I support gay families, I agree with this. Every channel you turn to has sex, curses ect. But he can't quote from the bible.


UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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Quoting romalove:


Quoting UpSheRises:

The level of fanaticism over this is disturbing.

 

I agree.

But I also think it's not about the Robertsons.

It's not about Duck Dynasty.

It is about Christians wanting to retain the ability to bash gay people at will without opposition.  

That's what they are rallying around.

 Nothing is more heartwarming during the christmas season than a bunch of rabid bigots hiding behind the cross.

bhow
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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Amen sister.

tanyainmizzou
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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Not everyone, in fact most of the people I know who think his firing is wrong, is fundamentalist Christian wanting to rant about homosexuality.  Especially considering he mentioned sleeping around as an equal sin. 

Quoting romalove:


Quoting UpSheRises:

The level of fanaticism over this is disturbing.


I agree.

But I also think it's not about the Robertsons.

It's not about Duck Dynasty.

It is about Christians wanting to retain the ability to bash gay people at will without opposition.  

That's what they are rallying around.


romalove
by Roma on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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Quoting tanyainmizzou:

Not everyone, in fact most of the people I know who think his firing is wrong, is fundamentalist Christians wanting to rant about homosexuality.  Especially considering he mentioned sleeping around as an equal sin. 

Quoting romalove:


Quoting UpSheRises:

The level of fanaticism over this is disturbing.


I agree.

But I also think it's not about the Robertsons.

It's not about Duck Dynasty.

It is about Christians wanting to retain the ability to bash gay people at will without opposition.  

That's what they are rallying around.


I didn't say anything about fundamentalists.

I stand by my statements.

Miller0305
by Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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Amen. 

KelliansMom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM
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I honestly don't think they will have any issues with putting up shows that people will watch or lose money at least not enough to ruin the network.
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