And history is going to be on my side Bonita. Just like how the vast majority of people now disagree with Jim Crow laws (but not this guy, apparently! He didn't JUST say terrible things about gay people, he also said black people were happier under Jim Crow!!!!) some day the vast majority of people will support equal rights for gay people, because that is the only position that is kind, and logical, and fair. Try to make a coherent argument about how it is fair to deny any group equal rights in this country. It doesn't work. That's not "just my opinion."
Laurie- I get what you're saying, and maybe it is a dumb business move on their part (and ultimately an empty gesture if they were done filming anyway!)
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This isn't a religious issue or a freedom of speech issue. It's really a business issue, in terms of what the network decides to do. Otherwise I'm not sure why it matters what Phil Robertson says. He's a self-proclaimed redneck hick, of course he's ignorant when it comes to gays and black people (even though he has a black grandson).
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I didn't read a lot of the replies yet because I'm too excited to post, haha.
Freedom of speech equals freedom of consequences at times. If I was to go picket in front of my place of employment and say that healthcare costs too much and doctor's are money hungry, hell yes I would lose my job (I'm not saying I really think those things, it's just an example). Or if someone in the military says something inapropriate, then they will also suffer consequences. No place of employment should ever tolerate bigotry, and there should never be an excuse for bigotry.
Didn't he group homosexuals to bestiality as well? Absolutely disgusting. And anyone who can support someone that speaks like that is just as disgusting.
Nope, sorry. It's different. Saying I'm an atheist is not an attack on any other group. Clearly, equating gays (or anyone else) to people who have sex with animals or murderers, or any of the gross things he said IS an attack on another group. If I say "Christians are like murderers" I'm attacking them. If I say "I'm not a Christian" I am not. People may be offended that I'm not a Christian, but that's their own deal that they need to work out for themselves. A simple statement of not being a Christian or of being an atheist is not an attack on anyone.