Duck Dynasty Family Releases Statement In Support Of Phil Robertson
Phil Robertson of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality show took a stand and millions of Christians are standing with him. A&E hastily fired Robertson from his own show, over comments he made in GQ magazine stating he doesn't understand why men would prefer an anus over a vagina, referring to homosexuality. Millions share his view and are outraged A&E fired Robertson over these statements, due to pressure from the "gay mafia" in Hollywood.
Christians on social networking are now deliberately not watching A&E at all in protest. A&E is being very unwise in its conduct. "Duck Dynasty" is its top show and biggest hit it's ever had. It's also the top reality series in television history. In a nation that is 70% Christian, it's not a wise idea to offend such a large demographic who are now simply refusing to watch the entire network under a boycott.
99 percent of networks in the world only exist for advertising revenues, which is how they pay their bills and staff and turn a profit. With low ratings, advertisers will not pay to advertise on A&E (because who'd be watching - that's wasted money). This could likely lead to the network going under if this boycott goes on for an extended period of time. The network's cash reserves will run out and bankruptcy will hit.
What I find hypocritical about the "gay mafia" and their conduct in this matter is so many mainstream movies and television shows coming out of Hollywood contain scenes of gay men disparaging women's breasts and vaginas in degrading ways. Said items also contain scenes of gays mocking heterosexuals for being straight. There are Hollywood movies and shows with gay men calling women "fish" and "trash" among other names and trying to convince men they don't need vagina.
At the end of the day, straight people don't get their drawers in a knot and just chalk it up to gays not liking women. However, a straight man in Louisiana makes the same observation but in reverse, in a less crass manner and gay Hollywood gets vicious. That's called a double standard. That's called hypocrisy.
Christians need to stand up and send a very clear message to Hollywood that there will be serious financial consequences (boycott) for violating our right to free speech. The Constitution does not say Hollywood can say whatever it wants, but the rest of the country can't. The Constitution applies in Hollywood and Louisiana and every other state in America.
It's time for Hollywood and its fickle, thin skinned, hateful mouthpiece GLAAD to grow up. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Stop bullying people and trying to force folks into silence. For an industry and organization that often claims gays are bullied, you sure do your share of bullying and attacking everyone that doesn't share your opinion. That game is getting very tired and people have stopped listening.
A wise man once said choose your battles wisely. Well, you chose the wrong battle this time and you're going to get your butts handed to you, pardon the pun (What? gays in Hollywood can call women "fish" on screen and I can't make a butt joke).
STATEMENT FROM ROBERTSON FAMILY:
Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart" and "Love your neighbor as yourself." Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
'Duck Dynasty' Family Releases Statement on A&E's Suspension of Phil Robertson, Suggests Show Could Be Canceled If Not Reinstated