Duck Dynasty: Entertainment Weekly Discovers the Bible Has Something to Do With the Homosexuality Debate

So for once it seems that Christians won over their cultural enemies in the entertainment world. Phil Robertson is un-suspended from Duck Dynasty. But the analysis in Entertainment Weekly reveals an insane level of ignorance about why people in America resist homosexual acceptance. But what probably helped turn the tide in the Robertsons’ favor was that the debate wasn’t as clear-cut as the network and many in the media initially assumed. Robertson and his supporters argued that his anti-gay Read more […]

Don’t Be Fooled … By the Duck Commanders

This past summer, I was invited to speak at an event to celebrate Southern heritage.  While there, I overheard a few friends talking about a show I had never watched, called “Duck Dynasty.”  They went on about a family with an outspoken character called “Uncle Si,” and how it was wonderful that they ended each show in a prayer.  I remember them saying that one of the show’s stars complained to the producers that they had cut out a segment when he prayed in Jesus’ name.  But this past Read more […]

Duck, Duck, Noose

A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson from the hit show “Duck Dynasty” has generated a lot of talk about the First Amendment. While technically it’s not a First Amendment issue because the government was not involved, the punishing of Robertson for expressing his well-known beliefs in an interview with GQ goes to the larger issue of free speech and tolerance for differing views. A&E has a right to fire anyone it chooses, however, this was not just a case of someone shooting his mouth off Read more […]

Why the Firing of Phil Robertson is a First-Amendment Issue (Though it Shouldn’t be)

A&E has First-Amendment right to fire Phil Robertson. Phil Robertson had a First-Amendment right to give an interview to GQ and a First-Amendment right to answer their questions honestly. GQ had a First-Amendment right to publish the interview. A&E had the First-Amendment right to fire Phil Robertson. And Duck Dynasty viewers have the First-Amendment right to find something better to do with their time than watch TV. Some might mistakenly think that Phil Robertson’s right to Free Read more […]

Christianity Is Not Allowed On The Networks: Duck Dynasty Smacked Down

A&E didn’t take long. 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 Read more […]