Will 'Duck Dynasty' star's anti-gay rant hurt Wal-Mart?
A&E has indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson after his recent comments. How will the nation's largest retailer handle the uproar?
When I wrote a story on the "Duck Dynasty" $400 million merchandise empire for a recent issue of Forbes, one quote stood out.
"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," he says. "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
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It is very apparent that the gay and lesbian community will NEVER stop b*tching, whining, and crying. (nor will the media stop stirring its cess-pool)
Grow up already! Tolerant my a**! If the so-called tolerant are soooooo tolerant, then why continually crucify those who express views that aren't fashionable and/or don't adhere to the sheep mentality????????
I think the real issue is that some groups have ceased to be the persecuted and have become the persecutors. Christianity does not fit this lifestyle so they'll destroy anything that resembles the faith.
This reminds me of McCarthyism. You will believe in what I believe or I will use fear to get everyone on my side.
Does anyone really think Christians are going to denounce their beliefs because someone gets mad about it? Not going to happen.
You call Phil's comments "horribly outdated, ignorant anti-gay rhetoric". Phil's comments are an accurate paraphrase of God's word. I would hesitate to call the Bible " horribly outdated, ignorant anti-gay rhetoric". Have you even read the referenced passage? Do you even care? Or do you always judge by you opinion without doing any research? If you really want to know what the Bible says about all forms of sexual behavior, take a concordance and look up the passages that deal with sexual behavior. You may not agree with what you find, but the Bible is very clear on the issue. Disagreeing with my opinion is one thing, calling the truth of God a lie is to take a very dangerous position indeed.
The only time you can voice your opinion is if it doesn't ruffle some duck feathers!
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