‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Suspended Over Remarks About Gay People
“It seems like, to me, a vagina–as a man–would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Humans do tons of things that aren't "logical." Getting tattoos...smoking...skydiving...gambling...praying...hating people because of their skin color...etc. And these are choices, unlike homosexuality. So you're saying you oppose homosexuality, but not an infinity of other human activities, because it's illogical? And you think that position is logical?!
The excrement really hit the fan when people began noting Robertson's racism:
Well, thanks for clearing that up. Out in the fields, with no businesses, schools, or voting booths around, Robertson didn't see any mistreatment. The crows and the flies treated everyone equally.
In related news, Megyn Kelly insisted that members of Duck Dynasty have been and always will be white.
Many people ripped Robertson for his homophobic and racist views. Here are a couple of them:
What The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Scandal Tells Us About Race, Homophobia, And The Media
By Alyssa Rosenberg
Many people of faith have rushed to denounce Phil Robertson's homophobia—but his racism is a different story
By Brittney Cooper
A reluctant evangelical, I reject conservative theological teachings on homosexuality; the violence that the Church does to gay people in the name of God is indeed one of the primary reasons for my reluctance. But I am also ambivalent about the Church because of its continued subjugation of women and its failure to be forthright about its continuing racism problem.
Conservatives love racists and homophobes
Did conservatives speak out against Robertson's repugnant views? If you've lived in America since the Reagan years, you know they did not.
Conservatives rally around suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson
Sarah Palin, a reality show star herself, also weighed in.
“Free speech is endangered species; those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ & taking on Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing personal opinion take on us all,” Palin tweeted.
With Phil Robertson, Paula Deen, Ted Nugent, Joe the Plumber, and George Zimmerman, Republicans don't need governors or senators. They've got a whole lineup of potential presidential candidates.
You want someone from outside the Beltway? These clowns are barely members of society.
Like mother, like daughter:
Bristol Palin explains how you should feel about freedom of speech about having not-vagina sex
Finally, this piece of garbage:
Camille Paglia: Duck Dynasty suspension 'utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist'
Same for A&E, morons. So conservatives are stupid and obvious hypocrites.
First time a conservative defends any of the speech examples I gave, please lemme know. It hasn't happened yet.
As for Paglia, I don't think it matters that Examiner.com published this. What matters is that Paglia is a "dissident feminist" turned right-wing loon. I'm not sure she has any credibility anymore, and who cares what one person thinks?
When she says:
If you don't like how America works, dumbasses, you can get the hell out of the country. Move to Saudi Arabia, Duck Dynasty and other friends of bigotry, where you can stone gays, women, and other "sinners" to your heart's content.
The right to be bigoted?
2013: The year in whiteness
From Phil Robertson to Megyn Kelly, peddling white grievance became a bigger, crazier, more lucrative racket
By Joan Walsh
The new hysteria and hypocrisy was crystallized by one surreal fact: While paranoid white righties were fighting for their allegedly endangered right to celebrate Christmas (with their white Santa), they could watch a “Duck Dynasty” Christmas marathon on A&E, underscoring that there’s neither a war on Christmas nor on bigoted pseudo-Christians like Robertson. But there’s a lot of cash to be made, and fear to be stoked, by claiming both.
Kelly and Robertson and kindred spirits like Sarah Palin charted a bold new civil rights frontier in 2013: fighting for the right of white people to say false, stupid and bigoted things without facing criticism, let alone paying any real penalty. Palin has long made herself out to be a victim of mean liberals, but this year her anger-mongering took on a more explicitly racial tinge. She bashed Jeb Bush for casting aspersions on the fertility of white people—Bush did make an admittedly stupid remark about immigrants being “more fertile,” but if you thought that would get him in trouble with immigrant groups, not whites, you thought wrong—and later in the year declared her inviolable right to equate the federal deficit she wrongly blames on our first black president with “slavery.” She closed the year announcing she stands with Phil Robertson, even though she had to confess to Fox’s Greta Van Susteren that she hadn’t read the GQ interview that got him in minor temporary trouble.
Not a single person would have protested if Robertson had talked about God, angels, Satan, hell, Genesis (creationism), the Flood, the Ten Commandments, the Immaculate Conception, the Resurrection, the Rapture, or any other Christian doctrine. We're objecting to his bigotry, not to the Bible.
Proving the point, we would've protested exactly the same way if he had based his homophobia on science--which he actually tried to do. If he hadn't mentioned the Bible at all.
Again, his bigotry is the issue, not the religion or the science from whence he got his bigoted beliefs. We've denounced many homophobes who did not invoke the Bible and we'll continue to do so.
More conservative bigotry
Robertson quickly proved that his racist and homophobic were not misquoted or taken out of context. In fact, the context is clear. He's a typical fundamentalist fanatic who thinks gays are evil and women are property.
Phil Robertson demonized LGBT people in 2010 sermon: ‘They invent ways of doing evil’
“Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions,” Robertson said. “They’re full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil. That’s what you have 235 years, roughly, after your forefathers founded the country.”
Duck Dynasty star: Girls should carry a Bible, cook and marry ‘when they are 15′
“Make sure that she can cook a meal, you need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out,” he said. “Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now, that’s a woman.”
“They got to where they’re getting hard to find,” Robertson remarked. “Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry ‘em. Look, you wait until they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket.”
The Duck Commander company founder added: “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16, they’ll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that of course.”
I wonder why not?
For more on LGBT issues, see Rick Perry Bashes Gays and All Bigotries Are Similar.