With hundreds of thousands of supportive petition signatures, emails, social media site complaints and millions of viewers supporting Phil Robertson, A&E seemingly caved in to the 1st Amendment and biblical values by ending the Duck Commander’s suspension, according to Fox News.
The A&E Network was raking in hundreds of millions of dollars and Wal-Mart which had been distributing Duck Dynasty products was making over $200 million from the show. So it seemed only a matter of time before the large green economic line gave into the hard biblical and constitutional line that had been drawn in the Louisiana red dirt by Phil Robertson.
The A&E Network released a statement affirming that it “would resume filming “Duck Dynasty” with Phil Robertson and the rest of his family next spring,” according to Fox News.
Robertson had been suspended from his number one rated cable show which drew in 12 million plus viewers. The network suspended Robertson due to alleged “anti-gay and racists” comments that were taken from his GQ magazine interview. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition organization as well as the LGBT organization GLAAD were offended and demanded Phil Robertson be relieved of his Duck Whistle and more.
So the battle which erupted across the social media landscape of the nation was waged on this battlefield between gay and civil rights leaders that attempted to hijack the right of a person of faith to speak about it openly and honestly. Phil Robertson spoke his mind on private matters in a GQ interview and not on his show. So if there was a conflict it was over the politically correct police being hell bent on eradicating him or anyone else from speaking their biblical beliefs anywhere in America.
In effect, this was a highly charged test case which the atheists and the gay and black civil rights community wanted to use to force Americans to accept and submit to their view of to their secular immoral and highly politicized version of religious beliefs by attacking Phil Robertson.
The politically correct police would have all Americans embrace their version of reality and their thoughts and words that bring comfort to their secular immoral and highly politicized version of anti- religious beliefs. Sorry, but this is not the way the millions of Robertson’s followers or the man himself think or feel.
Phil Robertson’s words were clear so see if you can locate racism or bias in these words, “We're going across the field.... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues,” reported the Wire.
Phil Robertson said that the black people that he knew were “Godly.” It seems that had Cracker Barrel could come to that understanding as well.
Even Cracker Barrel which has carried Duck Dynasty products had jumped the gun and for several days pulled the popular family show’s products from its shelves. It soon reversed course and saw the light as in the green money light that would have soured its overall customers who were threatening to boycott the restaurants.
Attempting to be all things to all people in order to recapture the popular biblically based family leader and his kin’s popularity, A&E said, “Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family, a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A&E Networks also feel strongly about,” according to Fox News.
So where does that leave the anti-Christian gay rights community or the Jesse Jacksons of the world who wanted to end the Duck Commander’s hold on America? It leaves them in the woodshed where misbehaving alarmists belong. In effect, A&E has given their hind quarters a tanning, and even snubbed Jackson’s demand that they end the Duck Dynasty saga.
In the words of A&E, “Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey,” said Fox News. It is that personal journey that does include is and all American’s right to speak their mind and their spiritual heart. The icing on the cake is the point which Phil said and A&E reinforced, “He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate. “
Phil and his family have shown the type of Christian dignity that some of the overly pious self serving civil rights hate groups have spewed before Phil Robertson’s reinstatement today. At the very core of Duck Dynasty is, “a show about family, a family that America has come to love, and they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness.”
Remember that the next time the civil rights hatchet men come a knocking on the door of biblical rights that define America. Jesse the reverend and GLAAD should take notes.
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