A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday.
The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being.
The network issued the following statement to EW: “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.”
I would love to know how many people who work in Republican politics are cheering right now.
The most notable thing about Phil Robertson’s comments was that 1) they simply communicated and appealed to what the Bible says about sex, 2) they offered Gospel hope, and 3) they included some common sense observations on the difficulty in treating a man’s anus the same as a woman’s vagina. Robertson never showed any disrespect and he didn’t scream and yell. He just explained what he believed and gave an introductory statement about why he believes it.
I know this is evidence of how so-called “liberalism” is intolerant and hateful. But there’s more to it. Society could be intolerant and hateful in lots of ways to Phil Robertson without barring him from the show. But they needed to immediately and publicly punish him because they want to make sure no one else speaks up. The reason for this is simple: our ruling classes pansexual culture cannot withstand free speech. Every time someone is allowed to open their mouths and speak about the natural “fit” between man and woman or about the lack of moral standards that results from rejecting heterosexual monogamy as the norm, the entire edifice of pansexual orthodoxy looks stupid and contrived.
Liberalism isn’t intolerant just for the sake of intolerance; it really can’t survive a culture where people are permitted to tell the truth.
Despite fake “hate-crime” stories, international White House pressure, and the introduction of a domesticated homosexual member in most TV shows, homosexual orthodoxy is always one statement away from being exposed as stupid. Its doctrine is a religious faith that can’t be justified from evidence, and that doesn’t even comport with current secular theory of evolution.
So no wonder anyone with any prominence must be immediately punished. Free and open discussion is liberalism’s doom.