Leave Phil Robertson Alone!

Everyone needs to leave Phil Robertson alone for expressing his beliefs. I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style.  This flies in the face of what makes America great — people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.

Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love.  

It goes both ways.

I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about “love” and “equality.” However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality and gay marriage is homophobic.

They take the easy way out every time anyone speaks out about their beliefs on the Bible.

If I were Duck Dynasty, I would take my show to another channel.

So much disrespect.

This homosexual writer has a lot right about this incident in Time Magazine.

For the record, I’m undecided on whether or not I think Phil actually is homophobic, although I certainly think his statement was offensive, and not only to the LGBT community. But I also think that if I were to spend a day calling ducks with Phil, I’d probably end up liking him — even in spite of his position on gay men. It’s quite possible to throw one’s political support behind traditional, heterosexual marriage, and yet not be bigoted.

I’m reminded of something Bill Maher said during the height of the Paula Deen controversy: “Do we always have to make people go away?” I think the question applies in this situation too.

Why is our go-to political strategy for beating our opponents to silence them? Why do we dismiss, rather than engage them? One of the biggest pop-culture icons of today just took center stage to “educate” us about sexuality. I see this as an opportunity to further the discussion, to challenge his limited understanding of human desire, to engage with him and his rather sizable audience — most of whom, by the way, probably share his views — and to rise above the endless sea of tweet-hate to help move our LGBT conversations to where they need to go.

G.K. Chesterton said that bigotry is “an incapacity to conceive seriously the alternative to a proposition.” If he is right — and he usually is — then I wonder if the Duck Dynasty fiasco says more about our bigotry than Phil’s.

Of course, I don’t agree with everything he writes, but I do think we should elevate the conversation, stand for free speech, and let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable.

It’s what freedom sometimes feels like.

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  • CRT

    Your argument lost from the getgo by calling homosexuality a ” lifestyle”.

    Furthermore, he is free to voice his objections to homosexuality, however misguided they are. And A&E is free to tell him they dont want him on their network.

    It’s what freedom sometimes looks like.

    PS and for the record, I wouldn’t be surprised if all this, just like the rest of Duck Dynasty, is nothing more than part of the whole make believe image they project to gain an audience and make money. Sound familiar?

    • ToesInTheSand

      From day one this was nothing more than a publicity stunt, pulling this off right before Christmas. ($$$) Marketing 101. Stir up the fan base, sell more merch, get them fired up to watch the next season airing in Jan 2014, get the DD fans to start all the online petitions (which gives more DD & A&E advertisers access to your personal info/email addys so they can sell you more of THEIR stuff via online marketing) and even boost A&E’s rep for “being the good guy” now and “allowing him back”. So, I ask the fans of Duck Dynasty this: Did this orchestrated publicity stunt spur you to run out and buy more “Duck Dynasty” products? Or did you run out and buy “Duck Commander” products? There IS a difference. I’m betting the DD merchandise saw a huge increase, but not so much Duck Commander.

  • Kim LaCapria

    Bristol, I’m confused. Last month when Martin Bashir was fired for making unkind statements about your mother, she was pleased about it and believed it was a satisfactory resolution.

    But when this guy is suspended, it’s a free speech issue? Can you please explain to me why Martin Bashir’s vulgar words are not free speech but Phil Robertson’s vulgar words are? I cannot for the life of me understand why you guys are fine with one person being fired for an opinion but not another.

    I’d love to “get” this.

    [Edited: Bashir was FIRED, Robertson has been SUSPENDED.]

    • excopconservative

      It is not free speech to advocate sadistic violence on someone. Phil made no gay slurs and he specifically said that his job was to love his fellow man and not to judge him. His comments were based on his religious views and were about homosexual conduct, not about people.. He was asked what he considered to be sin and he answered based on his religious views. Using his religious views against him in a personnel decision is unlawful.

      • CRT

        Sounds pretty much like judging to me when he lumps homosexuals in with drunkards and terrorists and homosexuality with beastiality. He said vile things about homosexuals.

        • http://hrh40.wordpress.com hrh40

          Did he say that homosexuals should have people urinate and deficate in their mouths?

          Did he advocate for this violence in scripted, on-air remarks on his show?

          I repeat what I typed to Kim: Only for people who live in the Everything-Palin-Does-Is-Wrong universe are these situations even remotely equivalent.

          Why don’t you and Kim come on out and join us in the real world where the rest of us live?

        • excopconservative

          He also included heterosexual adultery as a sin. He admitted he grew up in the age of sex, drugs and rock and roll and as a sinner he sought salvation. He knows that the same salvation is available to today’s “sinners”.

      • Little Lulu

        I suppose this is the sort of logic one would expect to find here with regularity. And, btw Bristol, Doll Baby, you have this to say in your column above: “It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn.” Bristol, a PLOW couldn’t turn your stomach.

    • http://hrh40.wordpress.com hrh40

      Even your edit is wrong.

      Bashir RESIGNED. After almost THREE Weeks. And when he resigned, his network put out a statement about what a great guy he is.

      Robertson was SUSPENDED after about THREE hours. And the network put a statement about how wrong he was.

      Also:

      Bashir advocated in scripted remarks on-air on his show that violent, vulgar acts be committed against Palin.

      Robertson answered a question in a magazine interview about his beliefs.

      These are not equivalent situations in any universe but the one where Everything-Palin-Does-Is-Wrong residents, such as yourself, live.

  • AJ

    Bristol,

    Unlike many other people in America it seems I COMPLETELY understand where you are coming from. Every time I turn around, it’s “Respect my beliefs” yadda yadda yadda BUT like you say the minute someone disagrees with the “new acceptable norm” they are labeled as not being “politically correct”. It just burns me up how you are supposed to conform to what is now considered “right and moral” and not have your own beliefs.
    I myself don’t condone this “Adam and Steve” business. I just choose not to associate myself with events or “pro-gay” things because though it’s said that there is no sound “proof” about how the bible does not specifically say (like word for word) throughout it that homosexuality is wrong—FYI I read a blog that said that homosexuality is mentioned 7 times in the bible but idolatry, adultery, theft and etc are mentioned in the double and triple digits—-it still stands to reason that if everyone believed in being with same sex partners how is the world supposed to procreate? Sure, someone can say “sperm donors” and all that but why then would God make Eve out of Adam’s rib if he didn’t want us to be “one flesh” with our mate in terms of a heterosexual partnership?

    I don’t know. I could go on all day. But Bristol, I love you and your family. I believe in what you believe in and please Palin’s…..keep fighting the good fight. I believe in you.

  • lee gary

    Every time those people pull a hypocritical stunt like this they erode what support they do have. In fact I urge them to keep in up on that basis.

    • CRT

      I’m assuming you mean Sarah Palin? Unfortunately, the hypocrisy is lost on her supporters

  • otlset

    Homosexual acts are a perversion of human physiological design.

    And Phil Robertson has a right to express his opinion as well — without being censored. Of course A&E has the right to bow to special-interest pressure and can him for it, but doing so shows how utterly stupid and out of touch with their viewers they are.

    • CRT

      Special interest groups? Really otlset? When the majority of Americans support gay marriage? You wish!

      And if homosexual acts are a perversion or physiological design, why is the body stimulated by them just as it is by heterosexual acts? Explain away…..

      • otlset

        Contrast the definition of physiology and psychology and you might get a clue.

        • CRT

          No, you said physiological . So lets deal with that. Explain how it is a perversion of physiological design if it generates pleasure just as sex between heterosexuals does

          • otlset

            The physiological design as set up intends humans to procreate by means of male-female physical intercourse. But the psychology (conscious or unconscious) of individuals pervert the design to gain sexual pleasure.

          • otlset

            You can do what you want. I stand with my posting above.

          • MouseFanSal

            otlset may care, but we do not. Sarah has never imposed her judgment on people she doesn’t agree with. She states a belief and lets people live their lives. She doesn’t protest marriages, weddings, states that support gay marriage. THAT is how you act and think maturely. Bristol is no different. They dont disrespect people and treat everyone well. Which so SO much more than I can say for their attackers. It really is a mark of supreme courtesy and good character for Sarah to be able to walk around towns in US cities and not want to punch random people as a result of her anonymous troll haters attacking her and spreading lies. She’s a very gracious person who lives a normal life and is kind to everyone she meets.

            People think that just because states are okaying gay marriage people are ALL going to and must change their minds, minds that were programed for years and decades to think one way. The same with our oldest generation and racism. My grandfather is the sweetest man you will meet. He helps everyone regardless of race, gender whatever, but because he grew up in N Mississippi, he still has a prejudiced remark when a black person comes on tv. It’s hard to erase that.

            Changing how we view marriage is the same thing; it may even be a bigger change considering it involves a specific act of love.

            But really, people are people. We love a person for whom they are and what they bring to our lives. NO ONE can define that for us.

          • otlset

            But I don’t care. I only stated the fact that homosexual behavior is a perversion of human physiological design.

          • MouseFanSal

            In terms of procreation, yes it’s different. But pleasure is pleasure and a hole is a hole. 😉 yeah sorry for the crassness but it’s true. Homosexuality is not only not new, but has been around since the beginning. We as humans are the only species who don’t view it as natural still.

          • otlset

            The ‘pleasure’ is nature’s device (lure) to stimulate procreation.

          • cj

            so is beastality ok? i mean a hole is a hole is it not? it gives the same feeling as any other kind of sex right?

          • DR

            Sarah has never imposed her judgment on people she doesn’t agree with.>>>

            Except of course, to vote against GLBT rights every single opportunity she had which impacted millions of lives.

          • sodakhic

            What idiots are giving thumbs up to this bs?

          • CRT

            Otlset,, sexual pleasure is a physiological response to sexual acts. There is no perversion of physiological design in this. And btw, are you not aware that “homosexual acts” to generate sexual pleasure are performed by heterosexuals as well ?

          • knockoutajournalist

            Crt I just saw you in the spirit . You are one evil thing. I will pray for your swift destruction.

          • CRT

            Wow, that’s a whole lot of love knockout. Glad I don’t share your beliefs.

          • knockoutajournalist

            so am I so am I. You must be a pedophile. I see no other reason why you would be camped out in a Christian site for young people.

          • CRT

            Pedophile?? On that’s an awesome leap! Worthy of Sarah Palin. And FYI, this isn’t a site for young people. It isn’t even written by a young person . And I doubt very much the majority ( or even a large minority ) of its readers are young, and even less are prepubescent.

          • knockoutajournalist

            homosexuality is a devastating psychosexual disorder.

          • CRT

            Hmmm…. I better tell that to my happily married brother in law knockout

          • knockoutajournalist

            would that be your sodomite brother in law?

          • CRT

            That would be my brother in law who is a loving and commited relations as are my husband and I. The specific sexual acts they engage in do not define their relationship or them just as they don’t for my husband and me. Careful knockout, your judgement and hatred are showing

          • knockoutajournalist

            Crt: God will strike you dead unless you turn from your sin.

          • CRT

            Actually I don’t believe in god , so if you are trying to scare me, it’s not working.

          • knockoutajournalist

            No kidding

          • WorshipTheMirrorBall

            I’m sure He’ll get right on it. He’s got nothing else to do.

    • otlset

      And you play your role of modern-day Roman persecutor well too. Perhaps a few decades will soften your antagonistic attitude.

      • otlset

        Does it stink down there in the gutter Redmeat?

        • otlset

          Here I might agree with you — “pretend Christians.”

    • knockoutajournalist

      PHIL cited the word of God. God deems homosexuality a terrific sin .

      • WorshipTheMirrorBall

        And yet his Son (Self) doesn’t. hmmm…

  • otlset

    Some day hopefully for your sake you’ll gradually abandon your counter-productive mean-spirited attitude.

    • CRT

      So you realize what you said is ridiculous otlset. I doubt you’ll try to claim homosexuality is a perversion of physiological design again. Better come up with a new argument….

      • CRT

        At least you learned something in this otlset. And that is what the TIME quote this blog writer posted is all about …. Furthering the conversation to challenge limited understanding of human sexuality. Bravo!

        • otlset

          ? ?

      • otlset

        See above, You’re too hasty in posting your condemnations.

        • CRT

          I have read it and my reply stands.

  • Austin

    Mean spirited attitude? You are insulting everyone who doesn’t share your views. It’s okay to disagree with each other but when your means of debate is filled with toxic rhetoric honestly you don’t get to be right about anything. Instead of yelling at people about their “perversion” why not try to connect with them and understand why they feel the way that they do? Healthy debate requires mutual respect. Without mutual respect two sides are merely yelling at each other at a level where neither side hears what is being said. You are just slinging word-shit at those opposite of you.

    • MouseFanSal

      She’s not insulting anyone. She’s saying how wrong it is to think so hatefully at people who have different views. You can disagree AND remain civil. Bristol is a good example of that.

      In my opinion, music is a great example of showing hypocrisy and double standard. There is so much music made and cast out to the masses that demeans, degrades, insults, and offends the ears, or as the potential to do all that.

      How can we malign people like Phil and even Paula Deen, who never publicly attacked a single person, yet not voice any outrage over musicians, comedians?????????

      mind-boggling.

      Last I heard, people arent picketing states that approve gay marriage laws.

      You choose whom you listen to. I highly doubt some of Phils’ critics watch DD but I will refrain from making that an assumption official.

      If people who oppose gay marriage were bad people or hated them, every time they see a gay couple, they’d confront them in an uncivil manner.

      I see none of this. Not from this woman on this blog, not in my life. Though most people are bullied just for existing. People will find a way to attack anyone regardless of gender, race, orientation.

      And attacking one man on tv, Phil, while ignoring all the others (music, comedy) is approaching it wrong.

      You’re not going to change anyone’s mind by attacking them. You’re just going to prove you are unfit for rational argument as well.

      • Austin

        It is hard following your logic even though I think you mean well. I wasn’t commenting on Bristol but rather some of the people in here who insult others for simply having a different opinion. My overarching opinion is that there is a debate worth having here but few here are making the most of their opportunity. .

        • MouseFanSal

          Oh I’m sorry. We probably are saying the same thing. Im on my tablet and really can rattle out a long-winded comment.

          I think that people should just refrain from asserting an opinion that involves another’s personal choices. As long as people are free to love and walk down the street hand in hand, that is all that matters. But words really should affect them, though it’s hard. Bullying on the net is just bad and not just in anti-gay sites. No one is immune. Gossip blogs are just nasty. How anyone can seriously support sites like TMZ, i have no words. Where’s the petition to take that site down?

        • otlset

          Join in the debate then, this is your opportunity.

    • otlset

      Who’s yelling?

  • Fred Fuchs

    “Treat everybody like God would – with love.”

    Was that BEFORE or AFTER he sent 2 bears to rip apart 42 children for insulting a bald man’s head? (2 Kings 2:23-24)

    • knockoutajournalist

      We live under a new covenant .

      • CRT

        Thankfully

        • knockoutajournalist

          Yep. I would have already been stone to death.

  • http://yahoo.com john norton

    Take Sarah’s advice Phil and go elsewhere,its their loss…:)

    • http://yahoo.com john norton

      **__** … !!!-)

  • otlset

    This is not correct. A person’s psychological state determines what arouses sexual interest. But human physiology is designed for male-female union for procreation. And by the way, any sexual desire can be ignored and not acted upon — by psychological determination.

    • CRT

      Otlset, sexual arousal, pleasure and orgasm or physiological responses.

      • otlset

        Responses in accordance with psychological states.

        • CRT

          Are you disputing that they are physiological responses?

          • otlset

            Individual psychology inspires physiological responses.

          • CRT

            Again, are you disputing they are physiological responses otlset? You do know what physiological means, do you not?

          • otlset

            Yes, they are physiological responses determined by psychological state, not by physiological state (the intent of our physiological male/female design).

          • CRT

            They are physiological responses They are not a perversion of physiological design. They by physiological design. Thank you.

          • otlset

            They are psychologically induced physiological responses that pervert, or go against, the physiological design, or procreative intent of the sex organs themselves. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that”, culturally speaking of course.

  • susiepuma

    My question is: why do we allow a tiny, tiny, minority to dictate to the majority what we, the majority, should say, should believe, should do, etc. – this is complete BS and is foisted upon us by the Progs who have always sponsored hate and like to create make believe situations to get the pot boiling – just go away, fade away into the background or whatever, wherever – I’m tired of hearing about you, you, you and what you want………… and btw, if that makes me a racist, homophobe and whatever else the progs say – so be it – ask me if I care………………..

    • CRT

      Actually susiepuma, it’s not a tiny, tiny minority. It is estimated that 1 in 10 us homosexual. And the growing majority go do far as to support gay marriage.

      And FYI, homosexuals and those that support them are not dictating what you do…….

      • MouseFanSal

        We are bisexual. People are people.

  • otlset

    Homosexual pleasure is a reproductive dead-end though, and that is my point — it goes against human physiological design.

    • MouseFanSal

      ??? You never experimented in college huh?
      lol

      Stimulation is stimulation. Love is love. People are people.

      • otlset

        Nope! The thought repulses me.

    • CRT

      So is sex between two heterosexuals who can’t procreate. But it still generates physiological responses.

      • otlset

        Yes, in accordance with human physiological design in this case.

        • CRT

          The physiological design that generates this response is the same as in homosexuals.

          • otlset

            No, the individual psychology generates the physiological response, which in homosexuals is counter to the design ‘goal’ of human physiology — male/female union, which is undeniable.

          • CRT

            The ” goal”? Sex has physiological responses of pleasure and procreation. Our physiological design is not such that procreation is necessary for pleasure.

  • otlset

    You acted in accordance with human physiological design then. Hope your wife liked it too.

  • otlset

    This is a valid point, although auto-erotic behavior based on fantasy can also be overcome, which in the end we should strive for in exerting the spirit over the flesh.

  • tomocohio

    Ms. Palin, did you ever stop to think that, for A&E, this is strictly a business decision? You, presumably, worship the “free market” like most conservatives, correct? Well, A&E has decided, as a free market company in business to make money on their television programs, that Mr. Robertson’s comments and continued presence on Duck Dynasty may adversely affect that ability to make money. You talk about liberty…what about A&E’s liberty to have the Duck Dynasty remain profitable and have the freedom to make decisions to enhance that profitability?

    • MouseFanSal

      I agree with your point. I believe they could have handled this better. I hope there was a formal meeting involving the company and Phil and that a decision wasn’t decided without his knowledge and without understanding and talks between the two. Thing is, A&E had to know who they were hiring when they greenlighted the show. This family has been famous in their state long before DD. I kind of blame GQ as well. They too had to know whom they were interviewing when they drew up questions to ask.

    • Donna

      A&E made their decision based on the demands of GLAAD and (the so-called) Human Rights group, because they included in their statement that they have always been “champions” of the LGBT community. Which of course should be clear to everyone since they have been making tons of money off of this Christian family and the show. Hypocrites!

  • otlset

    Yet unbeknownst to most, intentional avoidance of such behavior (and other pleasures) strengthens the spirit, and is the basis for the practice of self-denial inherent in most religions and spiritual pursuits (including the celibacy of Catholic priesthood — despite the many recent publicized failings of individuals within that body).

    • CRT

      Again, we are talking about physiology here….

      • otlset

        Yes, and acting contrary to physiological design.

    • DR

      You aren’t suggesting that pedophiles commit sex crimes against children because of celibacy, are you?

  • knockoutajournalist

    All is well! God is using Phil to Judge the Nation.

    Luke 2 v 8-14

    “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

    9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

    10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

    11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

    12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

    14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

  • JessieJones

    How, exactly, did the LGBT community “spread their hate”. I have read their statement and it seems quite civil. Free Speech and a Private employers right to discipline their employees are two different things. If I walked into my place of employment and cursed at boss I would likely be fired. Should I too start howling about my right to Free Speech? Martin Bashir, technically, had the same rights to Free Speech that some are now complaining about. For the record, I personally think that Bashir got exactly what he deserved! A&E made the decision that they saw fit.

    • MouseFanSal

      Well, I’ve heard a few gays trash anti-gay people. It’s easy to see online hate toward people who voice opinions and call that the LGBTcommunity. The point of posts like these is to remind people hate begets hate. And opinions don’t equal intolerance for people. you can disagree with Phil, but maligning him, as Paula Deen was maligned helps no one and makes the “good intentioned” look petty.

    • Joe Misuraca

      The problem with your argument, is that Mr. Robertson didn’t say any of
      these things at his “place of work”. It was during an interview with GQ.
      He gave his opinion on a matter. So if I give my opinion to a news
      group, should my work fire me? Doesn’t seem right to me.

    • Joe Misuraca

      Martin Bashir WAS at work when he made those remarks… Phil was not.

    • Donna

      So many people keep trying to use this argument! He did not make his statement unsolicited. If I went in to work and my boss asked me a direct question about my beliefs and I answered honestly, and then was reprimanded, you can bet I would be tripping over lawyers who wanted to represent me when I sued. That is just not what happened here so please stop trying to twist this into something it wasn’t.

  • tomocohio

    What the supporters of Mr. Robertson apparently want is for free speech to be consequence-free. It isn’t. Go into your place of employment, distribute a memo with the language that Mr. Robertson used, and your employer has every right to terminate your employment. Say anything you want, but it isn’t free from possible repercussions.

    • Joe Misuraca

      The problem with your argument, is that Mr. Robertson didn’t say any of these things at his “place of work”. It was during an interview with GQ. He gave his opinion on a matter. So if I give my opinion to a news group, should my work fire me?

      • tomocohio

        And that interview is inextricably linked to his notoriety on that television show. Any publicity he does reflects on that show.

        • Joe Misuraca

          And the elephant in the room you keep trying to ignore??? You really are trying to avoid the FACT, that A&E is still running re-runs, with Phil, and will run even more as we approach Xmas??? Just turn on your tv guide…you are smart enough to do that, right? So where’s A&E’s sense of right? Nowhere…they are all about cash, and Phil brings it. But just keep ignoring this. Just keep telling everyone how A&E has done right by the lgbt community. Fool.

      • JessieJones

        When you become a television star, and accept the Millions of Dollars that come with it, you are representing your show (thus your employer) when you give public interviews. Unless the GQ interview never mentioned Duck Dynasty, which I seriously doubt, than he was functioning as an A&E Employee, not just as Phil Robertson. I have seen people get fired for things they did completely outside of the workplace. They were involved in public scandals which made the entire business look bad.

        • Joe Misuraca

          “Unless the GQ interview never mentioned Duck Dynasty, which I seriously doubt,”

          This statement by you, points very clearly to the fact, that you didn’t even read the GQ interview, yet are all knowing, when it comes to critique. lol

          • JessieJones

            No, I don’t read GQ. I think that ANY intelligent person would assume that when a T.V. star gives any interview, that the show is frequently mentioned n the interview.

            http://www.gq.com/entertainment/television/201401/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson

            I was right.

          • Joe Misuraca

            LOL, you are a fool. GQ mentioned DD in their lead up to the actual interview. Mr. Robertson never mentions DD at all.
            See how you rejects try to twist a situation to fit your narrative. But most people aren’t as mentally challenged as you are, and see right threw your charade.

          • LoveJoyPeace

            You’re using “mentally challenged” as an insult to someone you disagree with, on Bristol Palin’s blog? Seriously?

          • Joe Misuraca

            Dear LoveJoyPeace, Don’t expect me to be pc for your sake either.

          • LoveJoyPeace

            There’s a difference between being PC and being kind. And there’s a difference between being frank and being mean.

          • Joe Misuraca

            Sorry to pop your little bubble princess, but I don’t suffer fools very well. I also won’t fall for your simple minded attempt to distract from my original point, which none of the leftards on this string, and many others, care to address. And that is the elephant in the room…. the simple truth that A&E will continue to air re-runs of DD, with Phil, and are even running more of the re-runs as we get closer to Xmas. So where’s A&E sense of moral right? No where…they are in it for the money, and Phil brings it. If they were really so concerned about the perverts aka LGBT, they would pull them all, but they won’t. What does that tell you princess? Fool

          • LoveJoyPeace

            Correct, I was not addressing your point about A&E making money off the show. I happen to agree with you about that. I also agree with what Phil said, and I think A&E has been nothing but hypocritical. All that said, I still think it was inappropriate for you to insult someone who disagreed with you by calling them “mentally challenged.” Especially given that Bristol’s little brother has Down Syndrome and it is hurtful to families of those with intellectual disabilities for such terms to be used in a derogatory manner. You are probably a decent and caring human being in person, Joe. But your online persona could use some work.

          • Joe Misuraca

            My mistake regarding your reply. As far as my persona, it went out the window after years of listening to leftwing nut jobs go on and on and on. Get’s old and as I stated, I don’t suffer fools very well. Watching our country destroyed by these clowns has caused me to lose all respect for them and their ilk.

          • Joe Misuraca

            Would your prefer “Stupid” instead?

          • Joe Misuraca

            Good luck in the re-education camp.

      • MouseFanSal

        If you brought negative attention that affected sales, advertisements, and/or whatever your business needs to thrive, yes, they may have right to fire you. But it’s ALL in the contracts. Thing is, does Phil’s words hurt the network financially? I mean, they are still going to air episodes, maybe?

        Personally, the better action would have been to issue a company statement saying “one of out employees gave an interview with a publication unconnected to A&E. He said things in said interview we as A&E do not agree with…”

        This statement could have come before or after a meeting with Phil. They didn’t have to start a media war inciting two sides and strong opinions.

      • Joe Misuraca

        Scandal? LOL. Yes, A&E are so upset about this, that they’ve ramped up re-runs (with Phil) and will run even more the closer we get to Xmas…. Just look at your tv guide. LMAO.

        You leftwing rejects are all for stifling free speech now…but wait until the tables get turned.

        • MouseFanSal

          This is a very valid point. When people throw daggers, nothing gets accomplished. EVERYONE has a right to an opinion. People have a right to remain prejudiced like they were 50 years ago. Doesn’t make them uncivil, malicious, or incapable of mingling with the race/type of person they harbor old ill feelings toward. When you live in one area your whole life, it’s so hard to see a bigger picture. If that makes sense. I have an uncle who, like my grandfather, was raised by black people in the deep south. He’s about Phil’s age. They both see people as people. They live their lives in their way. They’ve been through hard times and have found a better way, through faith.

    • Donna

      Mr. Robertson did not give his opinion unsolicited. He was asked the question in the interview and he answered with honesty. You are trying to compare apples and oranges and it’s not working.

  • tomocohio

    “As for the networks condoning those types of statements, because
    there’s been no punishment of the fella who said these words, that’s
    hypocrisy.” –Sarah Palin, on the Martin Bashir incident.

    • Guest

      Robertson does not single out any individual, he talks about his faith priavtely and what it tells him. He did not attack anyone personally.

      Bashir on national television singled out Palin and encouraged the use of violence against her. Bashir attacked Sarah Palin saying someone should deficate in her mouth.

      Phil Roberston expressed his opinion in print and not on public airwaves as did Bashir

      • tomocohio

        Ah, so are you saying that there is such a thing as good free speech and bad free speech, that this isn’t just some sort of general free speech issue like Mr. Roberston’s supporters portray it? And are you saying that free speech in print should be consequence-free, whereas free speech on TV should not?

        • MouseFanSal

          I get what Guest is saying. And believe phil would never be uncivil or rude to any one person for his beliefs.

          MY question is, will A&E air old episodes still? I mean, it’s one thing to stand by principles (even though they HAD To know his beliefs. He’s never been shy) but quite another to continue making money off the man they fired because of beliefs.

          • Daniel Krause

            He’s been suspended, not fired.

    • MouseFanSal

      Does A&E still air episodes of DD? Are there marathons? If yes, THAT is hypocrisy.

  • Guest

    The requisite plea of the LGBT s that all people should be “all inclusive,” meaning everyone should embrace all others regardless of their particular beliefs or persuasions.

    They preach “tolerance” meaning all should be tolerant of the beliefs of all others, especially theirs.

    Curiously, these very same people have no tolerance for those who disagree with their lifestyle and ironically, they appear to be a group which recommends exclusion and intolerance of those who criticize their sexual preferences and sexual behaviors.

    • CRT

      It’s not a ” lifestyle”.

      • MouseFanSal

        Correct. You don’t choose who you love.

        • Tricia Harvey

          Yes you do, love is a choice.

          • Schlukitz

            Yes. Just like hating.

    • Dave

      The LGBTQ population didn’t suspend Phil from his job. A cable network did.

      • boogsmama

        If they had acted like MATURE ADULTS, and applied the principle of “Live and let live” and realize we are not robots programmed to believe in ONE universal way…none of this would have blown up the way it has. Wilson Cruz and his GLAAD minions “marched” to Asses & Elitists and DEMANDED action be taken…but it’s NOT quite working out the way they figured it would.

      • WorshipTheMirrorBall

        Suspended BEFORE any outcry.

  • $9684311

    Bristol, I appreciate your passion and your defense of the first amendment, but what you’re wrong about is that the LGBT doesn’t care if YOU agree with us or not. We just want to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. To be treated as a human being without Christians constantly telling us that we’re going to hell. But we also do not support people who say negative and offensive things either. (Just like I do not support that Michael guy from MSNBC. What a dbag! Who says that!?) You can share your views without being offensive and still be in line with Christian doctrine.

    For instance the Pope recently said “who am I to judge” when asked about gays and he has been praised and applauded by the LGBT community for one simple reason: his message wasn’t another reminder that he thinks I’m going to hell. If Phil Robertson had said something similar and moved on to the next question I guarantee all this discussion about Duck Dynasty would be one of positivity instead of people throwing insults at each other.

    P.S. You have the right to say whatever you want, unless you sign a contract. You of all people should know this.

  • CRT

    Oh looky looky…. Naancy..freench is censoring my comments on this ( her) blog!

    • MouseFanSal

      Or the mod is attempting to establish decency

      • Bnh

        Nope. The writer is censoring.

  • Bnh

    Oooh, now what did I say to upset naaancy frrrench? She is censoring me. So cute.

  • Bnh

    Haha! Well at least she gets paid to be a hypocrit!

  • Richard Smit

    Palin haters are hypocrits!

  • Rob Hart

    Great balance, Bristol.

  • JuVen Luis

    I stand with you 100% Bristol…Great blog… 😉

  • Laura Shelton

    The LGBT community didn’t expect this man to agree with their beliefs. His employer expected him to reflect their ideas and values. The LGBT community didn’t put him on leave. His employer did.

    No worries…I’m sure they will land on their little webbed feet with another station (employer) who supports his views on gays and blacks.

  • wrestlefan01

    liberals preach tolerance..but are a very intolerant bunch.your article was great.i can tell by the liberal cry babies in the comment section.spewing their hate.

  • JuVen Luis

    My pick for the most fascinating person of the year…

  • Bnh

    Oh this gets even better! Sarah Palin showed up on Hannity looking as fake as Duck Dynasty is, wearing camo and Dolly Parton hair in front of her fake log fire. She tried to claim her lesbian friend called her up to say rven SHE was going to boycott A&E for suspending Robertson. Classic!!!

  • Amy

    Very well said Bristol!

  • tnlawgirl

    Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good.

  • Daniel Krause

    Are you sure it’s a good idea for us to ignore Phil and just stop listening to him? It won’t be good for his career.

  • TheWord

    Everything is about free speech? The real problem is the name of Jesus is left out, that is where the real problem is, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to Creator God but through Jesus!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/God-and-the-World/168003953364734

    • Laura Shelton

      Actually, this has nothing to do with free speech.
      Freedom of Speech doesn’t refer to a media outlet giving someone the
      boot because they don’t reflect the opinions or values of that outlet.
      Freedom of Speech only refers to the government control of speech.

      Amendment I

      Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
      prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
      speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
      assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

      • http://yovia.com/blogs/kjomowery NanaJo

        Yeah…you keep telling yourself that. Ever hear of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

        Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

  • Tim McManamey

    Right on girl!

  • daisy52

    Well stated, Bristol!

  • Guns

    What the LGBT will never accept or understand is that the Christian person doesn’t hate them , We hate what our faith and Bible tells us is a sin. The LGBT people will attack us and our faith with ridicule and hatred.

    • Laura Shelton

      The LGBT community didn’t attack, ridicule, or hate him. His employer, A & E, put him on leave.

      • George Blair

        Really? The lgbt wasn’t on Fox News last night asking for an apology and demanding their pound of flesh?

      • Laureen Acton

        Phil didn’t attack, ridicule or hate the homosexual community either. His employer put him on leave because of the pressure and THREATS from the homosexual community!!!

    • Rachel

      With all due respect, hate the sin, love the sinner is a crock.

      I wrote about it at length below, but consider the following:

      “We often hear from anti-gay Christians
      that they don’t hate gay
      people, but rather love them;
      it’s just the gayness
      they hate, not the gay.
      In fact, these Christians love gays so much that they want to rescue
      them from gayness. As far as this line of reasoning, if it can
      rightly be called thus, goes, it’s possible to deconstruct the entire
      bit of nonsense with but a single comparison. How would Christians
      react if someone suggested a similar viewpoint for something like, I
      donno, Christianity?
      If holding a belief in the “wrong” faith (a choice, if ever there
      was one) was the thing to be hated and penalized, if the situation
      was applied in that context, how would that look?

      It’s
      not Christians whom I hate; I love Christians and I want what’s best
      for them. It’s just that abomination, the filthy Christian lifestyle,
      and their disgusting beliefs that I hate. As a matter of fact, I love
      Christians so much that I want them to renounce and repent their
      faith to be saved, because if they don’t, if they continue to believe
      in their God and wallow in the filth of their lifestyle, they will
      surely be (and deserve to be) tortured for all eternity.

      I also
      don’t want Christians to be able to marry, adopt or have children,
      collect benefits for their partners, be teachers, boyscout leaders,
      or have any contact with children. In fact, I don’t think it’s
      healthy to have openly Christian people “out” in society at all.
      I think that it should be legal to fire Christians because of their
      faith, and any attempts to punish hate crimes against Christians are
      clearly just an attempt to push the filthy, Satanic Christian agenda.

      But,
      you know, I love you guys. It’s just your sins that I can’t stand.”
      http://rachelshobbithole.blogspot.com/2013/08/hate-sin-love-sinner-is-crock.html

      If your ire is raised, if you feel slighted, insulted, demeaned by the above, well, then you know probably have an inkling as to what the LGBT community feels when people self righteously condemn them as miscreant sinners, low lives, perverts, etc. — while professing love for them.

      Remember, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Combined with the “judge not” bit, contemporary Christian obsession with/condemnation of gays seems about as far from what Jesus had in mind as you can get.

      • Jon Schneider

        Rachel, so you are saying that homosexuality is a religion or a way of life? I thought that homosexuals were born that way. I do love that excuse, as if you would rather not be a homosexual but you have no choice. As far as Christianity goes no one is born a Christian. You may have a Christian family, but eventually you decide for yourself whether or not you want to be a follower of Jesus Christ. And yes Christians can love the sinner and not the sin as all Christians sin, everyday, some are even homosexuals. They let their desires lead their life instead of taking control and allowing God to lead them. Christians aren’t perfect but if the God says homosexuality is wrong and an abomination, I;m sorry but I’m gonna take his word over yours everyday.

        • Laureen Acton

          Very well said Jon.

        • Rachel

          Not at all. I was using the line that many use against homosexuals. (I am curious as to why you think people would choose to belong to one of the all-time most hated groups of people ever, if their natural inclinations went another way; but that’s another question).
          As for “if God says it”…allow me to point out that that absolute, unquestioning faith is the same sort that flew men into a tower full of people not so long ago (and to commit many other atrocities, many other times). When you are willing to condemn, much less abuse, people based on absolute faith in something that cannot be proven…well, it rarely works out well. Truth does not fear questioning; it is borne out by it.

    • boogsmama

      They are unable to separate the person from the deed….

    • John Whitworth

      they understand they are just vocal liers

    • Laureen Acton

      Yep, get a load of Rachel’s comment below. They have absolutely no comprehension of Christianity. Unless God changes them they will NEVER understand Christianity. They can not fathom that you can actually love someone but not what they do (although that is how most parents are with their children) What is truly in Phils heart is that he doesn’t want anyone to go to hell and he’s trying to warn people. Someone like Rachel will never understand that unless God changes her heart !!!

  • Dave

    No one trampled his right to free speech. In fact, having an interview with an international publication like GQ only amplified his free speech. The problem isn’t with “the gays” or “the liberals” – it’s that free speech goes both ways. If Phil wants to equate homosexuality to bestiality and make ridiculously racist remarks, that’s his right – just as it is the right of his employers to state unequivocally that those opinions and views do not mesh with the mandate of their organization. Phil’s remarks, however, certainly show that he does not treat everyone, as you suggest he should or “God” would … “with love.”

    • mary laber

      Calling sin what it is, is NOT hate it is the very essence of God’s love.
      I’m on God’s side. God loves us enough to tell us about the dangers of sin. He provided His Son to take the punishment for sins by dying on the cross. He provided His Son’s resurrection so we can have the same regeneration and live with Him, glorified and sinless for eternity. For our part all we have to do is believe this and accept His free gift. If we do not we are rejecting God’s free gift. God will not force it on us, so those who think God is just a weak, warm fuzzy buddy who will look the other way as we live life the way we want to, don’t understand God’s love at all. He loves us too much to leave us wallowing in sin and depravity. HE TELLS us of our danger and does NOT leave us ignorant of right and wrong. He’s provided HIS WORD. You can burn it, marginelize it, dismiss it, ignore it, despise it, but You will never destroy it. It lives forever. If this offends you, so be it. The truth hurts. Salt and light. Salt stings but it can also heal. Light reveals but at least then you can see.

      • Donald

        VERY WELL SAID

    • Patty

      Just because he does not condone homosexuality does not mean he does not love homosexuals as he does all people! And where did he make a racist remark??

      • boogsmama

        That one floors me….

    • Laureen Acton

      First of all he did NOT equate the two. He was asked what he considers sin, and he told them, that is NOT comparing things. I don’t get it, do all of you thin skinned bunch have comprehension problems??? (by the way, there was also NO racist remark made)

  • Laura Shelton

    This has nothing to do with Freedom of Speech…nothing, nada, not a thing. Freedom of Speech doesn’t refer to a media outlet putting someone on leave because they don’t reflect the opinions or values of that outlet any longer.
    Freedom of Speech only applies to the government control of speech….which isn’t happening here.

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
    prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
    speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
    assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    • http://yovia.com/blogs/kjomowery NanaJo

      So, if I chose to fire a muslim because they spoke out about his/her muslim faith, and ONLY because of his/her faith, then I am justified in doing so? What about if I chose to fire a homosexual because of his/her faith (yes…homosexuals do have a type of faith, just not in the same thing as Phil Robertson and most Christians). If I fired a person because he/she “came out of the closet” and publicly admitted to being gay, and that was my reason for firing them, am I justified in doing so? If I say that their beliefs don’t match my own, then am I justified in firing them? I imagine you are saying, no, that’s illegal…that’s discrimination. Well, that is exactly what A&E did, and yes, there is a law against that. Discrimination goes both ways!

      • boogsmama

        AMEN NanaJo

        • Laureen Acton

          DOUBLE AMEN !!!

      • Sarah

        Uh, what about Mark Zmuda?

        He was dismissed from his position as a Vice Principal at a Catholic school for marrying his husband.

        “The dismissal of the Vice Principal was based on the Archdiocese of Seattle’s authority over a Catholic school,” Principal Polly Skinner wrote in an e-mail to an Eastside graduate, obtained by KIRO 7. “We are saddened and as a Catholic school, bound by Catholic Teaching regarding Same Sex marriage.”

        • http://yovia.com/blogs/kjomowery NanaJo

          Are you seriously suggesting that A&E network has the same religious convictions as a Catholic school and they fired Phil R. because of their religious convictions? Oh, wow! You have really missed the mark on this one!

          • Sarah

            What I’m saying is that the Catholic school didn’t agree with Zmuda’s beliefs. They didn’t want someone employed by them whose beliefs didn’t align with their own. A&E doesn’t agree with the comments made by Robertson and similarly wants to distance themselves from him.

          • http://yovia.com/blogs/kjomowery NanaJo

            The thing that you may not understand is that most, if not all, Christian/Catholic schools stipulate in their contracts that a person they hire must be of like faith. I am an administrator and every private faith-based school I have ever known of, when I have applied for faculty or administrative positions, they have a statement of faith agreement for people they hire. Since they are private schools, they can stipulate that the people they hire have the same beliefs they have. In fact, they have agreements with the parents who pay for their children to attend school with them that they will provide teachers/administrators of faith to instruct their children.

            But, when A&E hired the Robertsons, they knew perfectly well what they believed…it is well documented. Anyone who is interested can find videos of Phil preaching about his beliefs. In fact, last year A&E tried to tell the Robertsons that they could no longer pray at the end of their shows and tried to keep them from using guns on their shows. The Robertsons refused to agree to that. But A&E kept them on because they are a good money-maker for them. As long as they were making a lot of money off of them, they kept them.

            But now that the Robertsons have become so famous and are speaking out about their faith in other venues other than just on their show, people who normally wouldn’t watch their show are beginning to hear their message. So now A&E has begun to get flack from these groups, such as the LGBT community. They’re worried about losing money if the more vocal LGBT community goes against them. What they didn’t count on, though, is the fact that the Christian community, which is normally fairly silent about being discriminated against, has now started getting fed up with the double standard…the Christian community is finally beginning to wake up, stand up and be heard. I really don’t think A&E thought that would happen. I think they will find that they have opened up a huge can of worms with this one!

  • George Blair

    For those so inclined I respectfully suggest you read Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    • Patty

      Phil Robertson did not say to go crap in homosexuals mouth! In fact, he said to LOVE ALL PEOPLE!!! Big huge difference!!!!!!!

      • boogsmama

        I agree Patty…but some people only hear/read what they want to, in order to justify their behavior.

        • Laureen Acton

          That is exactly what they’re doing.

  • Rachel

    Bristol, free speech does not mean that there are no consequences for the speech you choose to engage in, merely that (with a few limitations) the GOVERNMENT can impose none. In other words, Phil Roberston cannot be arrested, fined, or imprisoned for his words. Freedom of speech does not, however, remove the social stigma of stupidity. He can, therefore, be shunned by those who feel his views are abhorrent, lose his job as entertainer if his employer does not wish to be associated with his views, etc.

    Free speech does not mean that there are no consequences for your words. Just ask Martin Bashir.

    • Laureen Acton

      Why should there be consequences for expressing your Christian beliefs? Consequences, are you listening to yourself, really listening? As far as Martin Bashir, he attacked one person, a personal attack and he quit he didn’t get fired, apples and oranges !!!!!

      • Rachel

        Lauren, actions have consequences. I don’t mean it in a negative fashion, simply as the reaction to every action sort of thing. In this particular, he did not simply express his belief in his God. He called an entire group of people sinners (as well as saying Jim Crow was good for African American folks in the same interview, btw), was very negative, etc.
        Just because your opinion is derived from your faith does not mean your opinion is not offensive. The Westboro folks derive their joy in dead soldiers from their faith; should we give them a free pass because “belief”? I don’t think so.
        Fact is, you express your view that an entire group of people are damned to hell, perverts, akin to animal rapers, etc., and guess what? People aren’t going to take it well. If you’re an entertainer, which he is, you might just lose your job.
        Bashir is one example; the Dixie Chicks are another. Alec Baldwin is another. You say things that piss people off, you will face the consequences.
        You might not think he deserved to be put on hiatus. That’s fine. You have every right to your opinion. It is not, however, a matter of free speech, as explained above. That was my ultimate point.

  • Not Stupid

    It is so unbiblical to expect unbelievers, God haters, Jesus haters who are full of the enmity that The Creator put in them (Gen 3:15), to be polite, tolerant, fare, loving, kind, or forgiving. STOP trying to win the approval of the reprobates. TELL the gospel to those with ears to hear. God will collect His elect.

  • qtdb7

    Gov. Palin is right.
    A&E needs ‘Duck Dynasty’ more than ‘Duck Dynasty’ needs A&E.

    To democrats/liberals/Gay people:
    tolerance/diversity is a 2-way street.

    Since when did democrats/liberals care about God?
    If democrats/liberals really care about God, then they would
    NOT SCREW/DISTORT with the U.S. Constitution eveyday.
    Democrats/liberals and communist China just want to KILL unborn babies.

  • Robert Taubr

    What I see going on with this is what I have seen happen in many places throughout my life. I spent many years of college in 2 schools that were very much on the LGBTQ, whatever order the letters are, bandwagon so to speak; LCC & U of O (Eugene, Oregon). Similar situations there. Anything said that was not in agreement with homosexual viewpoints was termed hate speech. Anything said that was slander towards the Bible, Jesus, God, and/or heterosexual was deemed ‘free-speech.’ I think it is ridiculous that the gay community will not allow non-gays an opinion. More so, I think it is very immature for people to jump on every issue they can to try to find trouble. Maybe the gay community would find more ease with their direction if they stopped causing so much trouble, that is, they stopped trying to draw so much attention to a plight that exists only in there heads.

    • Schlukitz

      Their is in the possessive.

      There is a place.

      But do carry on about the “trouble making gays”. It must be nice living in a world where the furniture is on the ceiling.

      • Robert Taubr

        Thank you for the correction; it was a typo–long day and I was very tired.

        As to your second sentence, it does not make any sense as a response to what I wrote. Still, for the sake of grammatical clarity, if you are using the term “trouble making gays” in reference to my text, you are quite confused.

        I said nothing about making gays, that is, creating gays. If you were to have put a verb, lest some kind of description, after the word ‘gays’, maybe I could understand your argument, albeit see where you were headed. But you did not. So I will work with what you gave me.

        I was not speaking about the creation of gays. Being gay is a choice people make. There is not a Dr. Frankenstein-like person somewhere piecing bodies together and creating homosexuals to then disperse around the world; that is ridiculous. Not only is that ridiculous, but it takes the main argument of ‘choice’ out of the ideal.

        Gays choose to live the lives they do, to mate with whom they will. Why do I use the word ‘mate’? Because that is the only activity that draws the line between heterosexual and homosexual. People do not march in parades about the music they listen to or the clothes they wear.

        As to my furniture, it is rather grounded, as am I. What you fail to see is that the words choice and freedom are not limited to gays only; it is a God given right that all of us have. The issue here is that while gays take pride in being able to boast about their choices and activities, straight men and women are scolded for doing so. That is the great contradiction, the mighty hypocrisy.

        So, when this society begins to allow viewpoints from both sides of the line, when freedom is truly free, then trouble will calm down. But the problem is that the gay community likes to stir things up as much as they can, to then act as though they are being mistreated. This is ludicrous.

        Have a nice day and if you have any luck of your own rearranging the furniture, let me know.

        • Schlukitz

          Thank you for your word salad diatribe. Just a few things that I managed to dig out of that rambling non-response.

          Being gay is choice people make

          Ok. How about you make the choice to be gay for the next two weeks? Think you can manage a convincing stab at it?

          The American Psychological Association as well as numerous other accredited sources would beg to differ with you, however. No doubt, you have credentials that qualify you to make such sweeping generalizations and declarations?

          http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sexual-orientation.aspx

          the gay community likes to stir things up as much as they can, to then act as though they are being mistreated. This is ludicrous

          Yes. Some perfect examples of how the gay community likes to stir things up.

          http://www.godhatesfags.com/

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/uganda-kill-the-gays-bill

          http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/30/russia-putin-signs-gay-propaganda-ban-into-law/

          http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnshore/2012/05/nc-pastor-lets-put-all-the-queers-and-lesbians-behind-electric-fences-video/

          And of course, the gay community makes up all kinds of wild stories, like the one about Matthew Shepard being murdered in Laramie, WY, just to stir things up

          I could give you dozens more, but I would, most likely, be wasting my time. This is why I said your furniture must be on the ceiling because everything you have stated in your response to me is totally convoluted.

          • Robert Taubr

            There are bad examples of groups, cultures, all over the world. I am basing my statements on the conversations I have had over the years with many gays and lesbians; most of these happened in collegiate settings.

            None of the people I spoke with ever said they were born that way. There choice usually stemmed from experiences in late high school, late teens. Many had experience dating and being intimate with both sexes; but at the end of the day they chose a same-sex partner.

            I have as well met gays who are against the idea of ‘being born’ that way for they appreciate the ability they have to choose what they do with their lives. They do not use a crutch or a scapegoat.

            Whether abuse or lack of parental figures, they often shared similar events in their past that eventually brought them into the gay lifestyle.

            People have a right to choose. But you are missing my point. My point, better said, my question is, why is it ok for gays to boast of their lifestyles and sexual preferences but straights can not? That is the sole issue here.

            He stated an opinion, which is based on the experiences in his life. All of us have the right to choose what we want to do, who we want to do, and why we want to do it. So stop trying to drag the argument out of context.

            This is not an argument about gays and why they are gay; it is an issue of free speech and whether or not a company acted fairly for suspending someone for using his right to speak freely.

          • Schlukitz

            my question is, why is it ok for gays to boast of their lifestyles and sexual preferences but straights can not?

            That is utter bullshit, and you know it.

            Wedding rings, pictures of your wife on your desk, straight ads in the media, women showing their tits and ass on the Internet and in annual parades in key west, str8 guys gathered around the water cooler in the office bragging about the piece of ass they banged the night before, bachelor parties, str8 fetish clubs, str8 sitcoms on TV…the list goes on and on and on.

          • Robert Taubr

            I think we are both going different directions on this conversation. There is no point in continuing to argue.
            Do what you would like;. I’m walking away from this for I do not feel it is sensible to continue to argue.

          • Schlukitz

            Agreed.

          • Misutaa Roboto

            None of the people I spoke with ever said they were born that way.

            If you have a shred of honesty, then you’ll never say that again, because this is one gay person who, to the best of his knowledge, was born that way.

            In case you haven’t noticed, there are quite a few gay people posting in this thread, and I can guarantee that virtually all of us have known a greater number and variety of gay people than you have in addition to having firsthand experience. Your “experience” really isn’t worth very much, consisting as it does of your recollections of the information that gay people you’ve known have volunteered to you).

            I have as well met gays who are against the idea of ‘being born’ that
            way for they appreciate the ability they have to choose what they do
            with their lives.

            Do you even get the concept of sexual orientation? Yes, people can choose to have sex with people they’re not attracted to, e.g. because they believe in a superstition that demands it. Everyone already knows this, and it is irrelevant to whether homosexual orientation is innate (which it appears to be in the same manner that, say, right/left-handedness is).

            This is not an argument about gays and why they are gay

            Seriously? You’re the one who brought it up.

            My point, better said, my question is, why is it ok for gays to boast of
            their lifestyles and sexual preferences but straights can not? That is
            the sole issue here.

            Wow. Schlukitz answered you perfectly here already, and I hope you realize by now what an absurd statement that was. Straight people do things that tell people they’re straight all the time without a second thought. Gay people doing the equivalent are frequently accused of “flaunting it”. People generally just assume most people they meet are straight. Straight people aren’t under any pressure to keep their sexual orientation hidden, and they generally don’t. Perhaps some gay people are more attuned to this because one fairly effective way to recognize other gay people is by noticing a lack of overtly heterosexual (or any-sexual) behavior.

            But yeah, it is becoming less socially acceptable to be anti-gay, which I think is a good thing. This is part of the reason a lot of the people with anti-gay views are now so desperate to say “Oh no! I’m not really anti-gay! Other people with worse views than mine are the real anti-gay ones.” Well, such types are fooling themselves and one another pretty effectively, but no one else.

  • Sassy3000

    He DID NOT equate Homosexuality with bestiality ! He said JUST LIKE HOMOSEXUALITY is a sin BEASTIALITY IS A SIN! AS IN ALSO!
    Why is that so hard for SOME people to comprehend? It’s like they’re going out of their way to be stupid. RME

    Or of course those PUKES are deliberately PRETENDING not to know what he meant just so they can get on their high-horse and promote their little agenda.

    • Alaina Fromhart

      Yes thank you! Half of the argument I am hearing from liberals is that he compared homosexuality to beastiality which is NOT true! If those criticizing him knew his background and past of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll maybe they would not be so quick to judge.

      Hate the sin, love the sinner.

    • frenchexit81

      Yeeeeeah, actually, that definitely IS comparing bestiality with homosexuality. He could have chosen any number of “sins” to compare with homosexuality. He just happened to choose the one that legions of homophobic nitwits regularly compare homosexuality to? That’s just a coincidence? Please, Sassy, be realistic. He chose to associate bestiality with homosexuality. He also 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 may be him exercising free speech, but it’s also him being a petty, hateful little man.

      And on that note, Bristol, this issue has nothing – zilch, nada – to do with free speech in the context of the first amendment, so please stop throwing around that pathetic red herring. As long as he isn’t being hauled off to jail or facing other legal consequences for his remarks, his 1st amendment rights are intact.

      • Laureen Acton

        He wasn’t comparing anything, he was giving a list of sins. Is your public school brain able to comprehend that???? And the other speech, that was taken completely out of context, you have no idea who he was talking about or why, lol, what a thin skinned joke you are !!!!

        • frenchexit81

          He was talking about gay people.

          My “public school education” equipped me quite well to make an argument and to understand rhetoric well enough to know exactly what someone is up to when he brings up bestiality and homosexuality in the same sentence.

          There’s nothing the least bit “thin-skinned” about my response. I’m not gay myself, and I don’t find Robertson’s comments hurtful personally; they’re just woefully archaic and kind of pathetic. The other poster claimed that Robertson wasn’t comparing homosexuality with bestiality. I corrected him or her. Bristol Palin invokes “free speech” to defend him and I pointed out that free speech and the 1st Amendment are completely irrelevant.

          Try not to mistake a surgical argument based on logic for a simpering, emotional one; the latter seems to be your specialty, but that doesn’t mean it’s what we all indulge in.

          Now, take your homophobia apologism elsewhere. And learn to write a competent, non-run-on sentence before you start questioning others’ education.

    • John Whitworth

      because most have attended the indoctrination some people mistakenly call schools

    • Laureen Acton

      EXACTLY SASSY3000 !!!!!

    • Ollie

      the message is only for them “that have ears to hear”? Otherwise they are sent a strong delusion, so I would say these GLADD< LGBT, A&E are all delusional, and they chose it of their own free will!

  • Betty Doyle Krycho

    I can’t begin to compare what Phil said; to the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard that Bill Mahr said, about laura Ingram and Sara Palin. They were so vile, I can’t even write them down. I don’t think it even comes close to any kind of comparison, and that SORRY piece of crap is still on the air. Talk about hipocrits.

    • Guest

      I was having trouble clarifying what you are saying here ; Sorry

      • boogsmama

        I did too…

      • Laureen Acton

        I believe that she’s saying Bill Mahr has said much much worse things about Sara Palin and Laura Ingram and he’s still on the air !!

        • Betty Doyle Krycho

          Thank you for clarifying. Your right as to what I said. I was so mad when I wrote, it wasn’t very clear.

      • Betty Doyle Krycho

        Does that clear it up for you?

  • J. Foolsby

    THIS JUST IN, THE ENTIRE PALIN FAMILY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF FREE SPEECH OR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY.

    • Guest

      STFU

    • Joey Casey

      She just wants to give her book a boost.

    • John Whitworth

      and this just in NEITHER DOES LIBERALS

      • Just a dude guy

        neither do* liberals. Idiot.

        • John Whitworth

          liberals always go a grammar tare when their arguments won’t hold up

  • Guest

    I just wanted to say ==Don’t be mad at Phil Robertson “The Duck Commander”
    Take it up with God…

    9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of
    God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor
    adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10
    Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
    extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of
    you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in
    the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians
    6:9-11 KJV …….It IS WRITTEN

    • April Leach

      And most important in this scripture would be that, while it is pointed out that these sins are unrighteous and that some being told were guilty of some of these sins-that since they were washed and sanctified by Jesus-the “but” changes everything. All have sinned-BUT JESUS-changes everything. the entire point of this passage is being missed when you do not read what comes after “but”

      • Ollie

        the “but” only happens when you ask forgiveness of your sins, repent, and ask Jesus into your heart and are born again! As Jesus explained to one of his secret followers, when asked, can a man enter into the womb a second time, and be reborn? That which is born of the flesh is flesh, but that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Think beyond the grave! Life does not end when you stop breathing, that is when judgement meets you face to face, with the mighty creator of Heaven and Earth! and you hear the words as you bow the knees and confess Jesus Christ is Lord, some He will say, well done my good and faithful servant, enter into the kingdom of heaven! Phil and most Christians know this and try and share it with everyone because they know hearing the other words, depart from me I never knew you, into the everlasting fire of hell and torment! Is not a good choice so he put out a wake up call, and all hell breaks lose!!Choose ye this day, whom you will serve! Not just fancy words, but God speaking Truth, because God cannot lie!

    • Schlukitz

      “IT IS WRITTEN”

      And Fred Flintstone yelled “yabba dabba doo!”.

      So what?

  • Carolynne Cleveland Preston

    Love how they interview the guy, he gives his honest answers and then the network flies off the handle! Bravo for Phil and Duck Dynasty….if they give you the boot, well I’m sure another network will air your extremely popular show!!!!

  • Peter Fodera

    Homosexual sodomites spurred on by GLAAD like to point out that they don’t BELIEVE in God like Phil Robertson does. TRUE! FACTUAL. RIGHT. AMEN.

    But the egregious error is to then conclude that sodomites don’t have their own made-up faith. They have a HUGE BELIEF in the rightness of their Godless FAITH. Their Godless faith has many, many tenets, just like Christians’ Godly faith has many tenets.

    What are some of the tenets of homosexual sodomites’ faith?

    1) There is no righteous, Holy and wrathful God who punishes sin.

    2) They are gods unto themselves, hence,

    3) They individually and as a cohort decide what constitutes sin and what does not.

    4) Sodomy, sexual immorality, debauchery and adultery are NOT sins but those whose 2,000 – 5,000 year old faith teaches them they are sins and say so are sinning against them.

    5) More sinful and evil than the (non)sin sodomy they commit is saying they’re sinning for doing so.

    6) Everyone has free speech protections but where Christians’ speech conflicts with their speech theirs is good and right and Christians’ is evil and wrong and bigoted.

    7) Those who despise the (non)sins they commit are “homophobic,” despite the fact that

    8) Virtually no one fears acts of sodomy, fellatio, and cunnilingus, nor the people who commit them. But they refuse to acknowledge the fact that

    9) What Christians actually are is “mishaymartos,” HATEFUL of sin just like God; not FEARFUL of homosexual sins and sinners.

    10) Their approximately 10 – 30 year old faith with its tenets that exclude sexual sins trumps Christians’ and orthodox Jews’ 2,000 and 5,000 year old faiths, respectively, primarily because iconoclasm is a virtue and anything that is newer, more progressive and forward thinking rather than historical is ipso facto to be preferred, not on the merits but just because sodomites’ faith capriciously regards newer as better than older, and because Millennial hipsters and their sympathizers are younger and cooler than Baby Boomers, the Greatest Generation, and our ilk. Younger people know better than their elders.

    Sodomites’ faith and the veracity of their tenets are no more empirically provable than the existence of our OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT, and OMNIPRESENT God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus, Peter and Paul.

    It takes a huge amount of trust and faith to believe and obey the tenets of homosexuals’ phantasmagoric made-up religion.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202879440366667&set=a.1247528587965.2038630.1221949455&type=1&theater

    • boogsmama

      This is just ridiculous that these other things on this chart anger the gay people LESS than Phil quoting the Bible….EVERYTHING BUT what Phil said are ACTIONS, not just words…if I was going to be MAD about something, it would be the actual restriction of my freedom, as opposed to ONE MAN’S OPINION.

      • Just a dude guy

        Hey, have you thought that maybe that chart isn’t accurate in any way. And was just created by some conservative to illustrate the opinion he already holds.

    • Justin Russell

      I think you should look at your OWN religion when it comes to having huge amounts of trust and faith to believe. The Bible is complete bull from start to finish.

      • Laureen Acton

        Hey Justin, you big gay defender you, how about the above chart? Nothing to say about all of THOSE gay atrocities?? F…ing hypocrite !!!!

        • Just a dude guy

          Hey retard. Just because some dick made a chart doesn’t mean the information on it is true. There is constant outrage by the gay community over the above mentioned crimes.

    • Just a dude guy

      Listen, the gays could care less about this. It is conservatives who are making up the outrage.

  • Peter Fodera

    The Godless don’t get God anymore than non-Hindu speaking people get Hindu. Hence, the Godless don’t get sin. Sin is only understandable as we acknowledge God and the corollary: we are NOT God. You first have to learn Hindu before you can converse in it and feel comfortable within the Hindu culture.

    Phil Robertson did NOT only refer to homosexual and sodomic sins but to other sins, too, including heterosexual immorality, adultery, debauchery, and bestiality, among others. In the economy of God there is NO HIERARCHY of sins. All sins are sufficient to separate us from God and incur His wrath apart from the saving grace He confers upon us through Jesus Christ His only Son whose birth we celebrate at CHRISTmas.

    Unforgiven, looking lustfully at a woman will as soon incur the wrath of God as lying, stealing, bestiality, murdering, coveting, cheating on taxes, failing to be charitable, heterosexual immorality or sodomy.

    Phil never used the word “gay” — he’s not “homophobic” because he has nothing to fear from practicing homosexuals — but the Biblical terms that describe the sins God abhors and prevents people from entering into the Kingdom of God.

    That’s God speaking; not Phil. Sinners’ issues are with God — not God’s disciples — Whom they refuse to believe in and obey.

    Phil no more made these sins up than the Godless may make up their own preferred sin lists: invariably EXCLUDING those sins they commit most frequently.

    God’s sin list INCLUDES all the sins that His disciples commit, repent of, and seek forgiveness for.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynasty-family-we-cannot-667070

    Phil’s GQ quote. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers-they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” AMEN.

  • zdroberts

    Free speech does not promise you a TV Show… or else Martin Bashir would still have a show.

    • Patty

      What Phil Robertson said does not even compare to what Martin Bashir said! Phil Robertson did not say to crap in anybody’s mouth or anything else as ugly or crude…..unless you consider telling everyone to LOVE ALL PEOPLE equal to mouth crapping.

      • Justin Russell

        No… Phil just compared EVERY homosexual to beastiality. Bashir just told one person something. He didn’t say “Every conservative deserves…”

        And how you can defend your mother’s view about “Christian Law” is beside me… You DO realize that law includes the stoning to death of non-virgins women that marry. And we all know that would leave you screwed.

        • Laureen Acton

          What the hell is wrong with you? He did NOT make that comparison !!! You obviously have no clue, or maybe you don’t really want to know what was asked of him to get that response, ignorant hater !!!

          • Justin Russell

            I have read the interview. I have also done research and found even more hate filled “Phil” preaching. Perhaps you should actually do some research into the family (Like the fact they are playing fake characters on the show). Instead, you just choose to not think for yourself. I can just say this. There is water out there… but I will not lead you to it. You can either remain ignorant to truth and information and die of thirst or you can drink in knowledge and be quenched. The choice is yours and yours alone.

        • Marty Torrez

          Russell quit trying to sound intelligent and stop repeating what you hear! That is not what he said! He compared it to all sins! If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. And by the way, Everyone deserves hell, we all sin and fall short. this is what he said and always say’s on the show! And then he ends it with That’s why Jesus is the only hope for mankind to make it in Heaven not because Phil or all Christians say this but because it’s in the Bible. Don’t shoot the messenger! Hate God’s words if you want but it will do you no good to go after what men say!

          • Justin Russell

            OK Marty….

            Show me the passages where JESUS speaks out against homosexuality. If you use Old testament, realize you are quoting JEWISH religion, not Christian. As a Christian you are here to teach what CHRIST taught.

            Secondly, I do not “hate God’s word.” I find it to be a great work of fiction, much like the stories of Thor, Zues and Mithra.

        • Spotted Feather

          He did NOT compare homosexuality to beastiality…..think before you speak.

          • Justin Russell

            “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes
            fine,” he later added. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph
            out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that
            woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the
            adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual
            offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers —
            they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not
            right.”

            And here are statement from a 2010 sermon:

            “First they say, ‘There is no God. Get him out
            of your mind. Then they bow down to birds, animals and reptiles, and
            each other. And the first thing you see coming out of them is gross
            sexual immorality. They will dishonor their bodies with one
            another, degrade each other. Uh, is that going on in the United States
            of America? Look around. God’s not there… And boy is there some
            immorality going on around here. Does it get worse?

            Women with
            women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and
            they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions.

            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. So what are you gonna do Pennsylvania? Just run with them?
            You’re doing to die. Don’t forget that.” – Phil Robertson

          • Justin Russell

            Care to say he didn’t say it again?

          • Spotted Feather

            Yeah, I care to say it again. Because it’s the truth. He didn’t COMPARE gays with beastiality. He said they were both bad, true. But he did NOT say that gays were like beastiality. And no, what you said would NOT leave me screwed. How would it ?

          • Justin Russell

            your reading comprehension is sub-par. The second paragraph is about Palin’s mother and her. Unless Spotted Feather is Bristol Palin, that was not directed at you. If it IS Bristol, perhaps you need to read up on what the Bible says referring to women getting married that are not virgins…

        • AFMomXs2

          No he did NOT! He compared Homosexuality to all other sins saying that GOD does not differentiate between sin. With GOD their is no gray area. SIN IS SIN. You can be taking it up the butt or stealing a piece of gum ALL ARE EQUAL. God gave us free will to follow HIS LAWS or not. If you choose not to that is your choice. However don’t wonder why you end up in the furnace after death because sadly people do end up in HELL.

          • Justin Russell

            Can you provide evidence of this claim? If not then there is no reason for me to fear something.

            AS for “Free Will,” let’s deal with that. According to the Bible, God is omniscient. therefor he would know your past, present and future decisions. he would have prepared the consequences and rewards for every choice we make. In the end, he would send us to heaven or hell. Thing is since he is supposedly omniscient, he already has it all written out. IE, “God’s plan.” That is NOT Free Will. That is preordained. There is a difference.

      • Obbie_bs

        Bashir stated it as an integral part of his on air broadcast

  • Sandra Hopkins

    Leave Phil alone!

  • Joey Casey

    Why is no one talking about his denial of the blacks in the 60’s?? He did more than express his views on homosexuals and he did it quite unchristian-like. Having said that, I will still watch the show because I like it. I am certainly not surprised that he opposes gay marriage, he is a christian after all. I think he could have been a little less vulgar about it. Your mom jumping on that band wagon seems a little hypocritical though, seeing as she blocks any opposing views on her facebook page.

    • Lori Toupal

      What ARE you talking about? He talked about the Blacks that he lived and worked alongside in the ’50’s, when he was a kid and teenager. He simply spoke about his experiences and how he perceived them. What about that is ‘denying’ them? You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • Laureen Acton

        Exactly Lori, they are looking for anything they can find to throw at him and hoping it will all stick. A vile bunch for sure!!!

      • April Leach

        My take on this was that he worked along side people who were not being negative about what they were doing and he worked doing the same work as an equal

  • John Whitworth

    is your name by any chance Webster —if not I think there are definitions than yours only oh and sorry about your head spin

    • Just a dude guy

      Sir, I don’t want to alarm you, but there is likely a large jagged piece of metal stuck in your head right now. You should head to the emergency room immediately.

      • John Whitworth

        I think you are beginning to come down time for you to do some more dope I guess

        • Just a dude guy

          Heck of a come back. Try using at least one punctuation mark next time.

          • John Whitworth

            my point speaks for itself however nice try to change the subject punctuation I am unconcerned with

  • Marty Torrez

    You just proved her point! Thank You Well said…

    • Just a dude guy

      She doesn’t have a point.

  • Alejandro Espinel

    For anyone in the “public” eye to disrespect any community (gay, straight, black, white… etc, etc) is NOT OK. Free speech, if used as means to disrespect others, also has its own consequences. Even if you believe gays are going to hell, comparing it to bestiality is very different than saying my beliefs prohibit me from contemplating any type of compassion or understanding for the gay “lifestyle”. Don’t forget that someone who is so “technical” with their bible could also say someone who gets pregnant at 16 and outside of marriage deserves to take the imaginary choo choo train to hell with the gays as well… Just saying.

    • Laureen Acton

      He did NOT compare gays to beastiality. He was asked what he considered sin, THAT was the question. He then said homosexuality and then there’s a period (end of sentence) The rest of it, beastiality, etc is in the following sentence.

      • Just a dude guy

        You’re an idiot.

        • Ron K

          This seems to be your standard reply. I guess it’s easier than actually thinking about the issue.

        • Trudy Herndon

          No she isn’t she is stating the FACTS of His INTERVIEW!

          • Just a dude guy

            Oh right. If there is a period between two thoughts they are completely unrelated.

          • Just a dude guy

            You’re an idiot if you believe that two sentences can’t relate to each other. Therefore she’s an idiot. And so are you.

          • Trudy Herndon

            You are a rude one!

          • Just a dude guy

            Well you’re a fat ugly stupid one. Do society a favor and kill yourself.

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Alejandro, SORRY BUT YOU ARE WRONG HERE BUDDY. HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED DUCK DYNASTY OR READ PHIL’S BOOK? My purpose for asking is that you don’t seem to know Phil or his personality. He is a Godly man who would NEVER disrespect anyone. The GQ magazine asked him what he found to be sinful and that was his response. Its not like he just came out and said these things on his own and PHIL ROBERTSON IS %100 RIGHT ABOUT WHAT HE SAID. PHIL WAS QUOTING WORDS FROM THE BIBLE SO HOW IS HE WRONG? FOR ALL OF YOU PEOPLE INCLUDING ALL OF THE A&E STAFF AND OTHERS WHO ARE AGAINST THIS GOOD, HOLY MAN, ARE BASICALLY SAYING THEY ARE AGAINST GOD, AS WELL BECAUSE THE WORDS THAT CAME OUT OF PHIL’S MOUTH ARE BASICALLY THE WORDS OF GOD, HIMSELF. MAYBE SOME OF YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST PHIL DONT KNOW THAT WHAT PHIL SAID, ARE WORDS OF GOD BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE PROBABLY NEVER EVEN READ OUR BIBLE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS WORLD IS COMING TO BUT ITS OBVIOUSLY NOT GOOD WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING AGAINST SUCH A GOOD MAN WHO WAS ONLY SPEAKING THE WORDS FROM GOD. PEOPLE AGAINST PHIL TURN MY STOMACH AND MAKE ME SICK. WHEN YOU ALL DIE, YOU WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD AS TO WHY YOU TURNED AWAY FROM HIS FAITH.

      • Stephanie Tilley Wilcox

        Crystal Reinhart -Castor Very well put young lady.I couldn’t have said it any better then you.

        • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

          THANK YOU, Stephanie Tilley Wilcox! I am really bothered by what they are doing to Phil. I’ve watched every episode of Duck Dynasty and I’ve read Phil’s book and even though I don’t know him personally but, I truly believe in my heart that he did not mean what people are saying he meant. He is an unbelievably astounding man who has come a long way in his life with the help and teachings of the Bible. Phil was once an alcoholic and his life was at ruins at one point until he turned to the Bible and God’s faith!! I wish people would see Phil for who he is, rather than listening to what these critics are stating because they are ALL absolutely wrong about Phil Robertson.

          • Schlukitz

            Yes. There is nothing more inspiring than listening to the bigoted and hateful homophobic words of an ex-sot and all around loser.

        • teanur

          how unfortunate for you.

      • not_aggrieved

        Hey, buddy, using all caps doesn’t make your argument any stronger. Also, try using paragraphs to separate your points.

      • Schlukitz

        Pssssst.

        You’re shouting. Bad Internet form.

        • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

          What are you trying to say, you idoit?? Like seriously, bad internet form,,,get to your point Schlukitz

          • Schlukitz

            That’s idiot, not idoit.

            Spelling does not seem to be one of your strong points.

        • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

          Say something

    • Spotted Feather

      So just because he’s famous and on tv, he can’t say what he feels or believes ? What world do you live in ?

      • Alejandro Espinel

        Lol who said he can’t say what he wants. Again, part of free speech is accepting its consequences when you insult someone, in this case means he’s fired… Simple

        • Coragin

          Phil was not saying homosexuality is akin to bestiality. He was paraphrasing a verse in the bible and “Listing” sin. Not, saying being homosexual is the same as being a drunk or adulterer or murderer or animal fornicator. It was a list not a comparison. IF you knew the verse he was talking about it would be self evident.

          • Alejandro Espinel

            Lol knowing is what made me abandon Christianity and label it as bad as Islam. How dare you pretend to use the “word of God” as means to hurt and belittle others?? Disgusting.

  • Larry Teague

    Always remember this…. a phobia is a fear. I think most straight people are just plain old disgusted with the militant homo agenda and their disgusting damn in-your-face attempt to legitimize sodomy and other ungodly acts. Yep, I’m with the Robertsons on this one…. all the way!

    • J. Foolsby

      Ungodly acts? Larry you seem to have shaven and worn clothes of mixed fabrics, hath you forgotten thy own sins?

      • Spotted Feather

        No. the thing about not wearing cloths made of two fabrics isn’t about clothes. It’s about a person that believes in GOD not being involved with someone that DOESN’T believe in GOD. One fabric is the person who believes, the other fabric is the person that doesn’t believe. And the shaving thing ? It doesn’t mean for everyone not to shave. It means a certain group shouldn’t shave.

        • not_aggrieved

          I love how you interpret the bible however you like. Do you ignore the parts you don’t like too?

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Not_aghrieved, you seriously have some issues, buddy! You should just stop commenting because you are only making a COMPLETE FOOL OF YOURSELF! Do you even know anything about Phil or have you ever even watched Duck Dynasty or read his book or better yet, HAVE YOU EVER EVEN READ OUR BIBLE?

          • teanur

            whose bible?

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Our BIBLE, are you serious right now?

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Our Bible, the Christian Bible, the Catholic Bible all state that homosexuality is wrong and its said more than once. What Bible is your Bible because there arent many Bibles in the world. Likeare u that stupid to ask me, WHAT BIBLE?? WOW, SLOWBEE

          • Spotted Feather

            I don’t interpret the bible however I like. I do what GOD says to do. Or, at least I try to do what HE says. Why would I ignore the parts I don’t like ? I’m not gay.

          • teanur

            because the bible (leviticus 19:19) prohibits wearing fabrics of two different fibers. that includes polyester/cotton blends. it also prohibits tattoos. and pulling your ox out of the ditch on the sabbath. you do not follow all of those laws. you choose the make an issue of the gay prohibiting verses. that means you pick and choose what part of the bible you will follow and what you will not. you are not then the faithful follower you like to think you are.

          • 1MiddleRoader

            I agree. There’s also this: “For any man who has a defect shall not approach [the altar]: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long,” [Leviticus 21:18]
            In today’s world, this would be an blatantly offensive statement.

          • Coragin

            Had to down vote you on the grounds that you dont know anything. We are under the law of the NEW TESTAMENT that is from the OLD TESTAMENT. There is nothing about clothes in the newT. But there surely is multiple verses in the NewT that still say homosexuality is a sin. So your argument is null and void. Thank you for playing the Bible game. Next time make sure you read and understand it. It would probably do you some good to read the bible, sure looks like you could use it. :)

      • Larry Teague

        I’ve been told I would know them by their words and deeds. Only the devil would try to remind me of sins I’ve been forgiven. You however seem to revel in yours.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      Fortunately, hate-filled ignorant bigots like you are a dying breed.

      • Larry Teague

        Not as long as Christian hating miserable people like you are around. Your problem is you call good evil and evil good. If that is your creed, I am truly sorry for your soul

  • Ron K

    Nicely stated

    • Just a dude guy

      Are you some kind of retard?

      • Eclectic Art

        There’s that open-minded liberalism we have come to expect!

      • Ron K

        No, are you??

        • Just a dude guy

          No. I can tell good writing/arguments from complete nonsense. You don’t seem to be able to make the distinction and have even confused one for the other. Have you graduated grade school yet?

          • Ron K

            Yes, I have. I’m not the one that’s confused.

          • Just a dude guy

            What am I confused about?

          • leexixis

            What in the world are you talking about? He’s a retard because he said “nicely stated”? Run along, troll.

          • Just a dude guy

            That’s right. Only a retarded person would think that this was nicely stated.

          • sher

            I am offended by the term RETARDED (my brother is mentally challenged) if you want to be open minded the word RETARDED IS OFFENSIVE…see how getting politically correct is getting very touchy…Just a dude guy guess you should start thinking before you speak as you are not any better…offended sister

      • MadisonLady

        very intelligent comment. NOT

  • David Sasiela

    Not approving something does not mean you are afraid of it. The only reason this is a big deal in the minds of the gays is that they actually fear the God they say does not exist. God and all true Christians love all people, including the vilest sinners. God is poweeful, so powerful that He was able to create the universe and us.

    • Just a dude guy

      You love me? What a fag.

      • Trudy Herndon

        It is with a Godly Love that we love you. We do not have to condone your lifestyle choices!

    • Justin Russell

      Can you provide evidence of your claim?

      • Coragin

        Can you provide evidence the claim is wrong? Right now the only document we have about the creation of the universe is the bible. There is no other proof that it is wrong. No half man, half dolphin fossils, nothing like that.

        However, they did find the Ark, and many other pieces that point to Jesus actually being what is claimed in the bible. So our proof id the word of God in the form of the bible, the oldest document that says anything about the creation of the universe.

        • Justin Russell

          I do not need to provide evidence as I am making no claim what-so-ever. Now if I claimed I could fly, by how you state this, you HAVE to agree I can. Otherwise it would be up to you to prove I couldn’t. That in and of itself makes no sense.

          Secondly the Ark was NOT found. Perhaps reading actual documents on the case would have you realize that.

          Third, the Bible has been found historically inaccurate MANY times. Too many to count in fact.

          Finally your “half-man/half-dolphin analogy shows you haven’t the slightest idea when it comes to evolution.

          When you get a third grade education, please feel free to come back.

  • NJ Karen

    You are a disgrace. Plain and simple

    • Just a dude guy

      To whom?

      • Clementine Edwards

        Yourself and all of humanity.

  • terry

    U keeep praiseing God. And your. beliefs its you in the long run who will be rewarded for defending GOD.AMEN YOUR AWESOME.yall are GOOD PPL THE DEVILS TRYING TO BREAK U-SEE. …….beiing gays a choice.dosnt mean its ok in GODS EYES . I have gay friends their great ppl dosnt mean I think they wont go to HELL cus I do. Its my BELIEFS and its ok !!!!! And its ok they think they wont!!!

    • Schlukitz

      And your gay friends really believe that you are their friend???

      You must live in a one-horse town that suffers from population distress.

  • Rudolph

    +1, I agree with Bristol Palin and I just followed Phil Robertson’s FB page, because I support him. ..

  • Eclectic Art

    That wasn’t too smart. You know you just committed a federal crime, right?

    • Just a dude guy

      Tell me about. Big government trying to keep us down. Amirite?

      • Eclectic Art

        I have to report this. I literally can’t not report it.

        • Just a dude guy

          Better hurry. I’m grabbing my keys.

        • Trudy Herndon

          You can flag it as inappropriate!

          • Eclectic Art

            I flagged it with the FBI.

  • Eclectic Art

    So, the way it works is the FBI gets the IP address…..

    https://tips.fbi.gov/

  • Eclectic Art

    Comment #1172269595

  • Marilyn

    Thank you Bristol for your commentary. I totally support Mr. Robertson. GLAD and LGBT represents equality for all, so why did they destroy a great show because of someone they didn’t agree with? Hypocrites to say the least!

    • teanur

      a&e makes the decision about the show, no one else.

  • Ray Riley

    Well said Bristol…

  • Obbie_bs

    The comments were his opinion expressed in a venue that had nothing to do with A&E. His dismissal is discrimination against him for his PERSONAL views not unlike refusing to hire someone because they may be black.

  • Eclectic Art

    Anyone else reading this, please feel free to use the FBI tip link to report. He is clearly unstable and dangerous. I photocaptured the comment.

  • J. Foolsby

    STAND WITH PALIN. SPREAD THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE 1ST AMENDMENT TO MAKE THE ENTIRE FAMILY SEEM AS IF THEY HAVE SEVERE DEFICITS IN INTELLIGENCE.

  • Sam

    Actually, I’m not homophobic at all. I have an uncle and a cousin who are both gay. We get a long really well and I love them to death. But I don’t support homosexuality. I believe what the Bible says-that it is a sin. I sin daily and am not perfect, so I can’t judge someone for what they do. But the Bible clearly states that when someone is in the wrong that you are supposed to let them know the err of their ways. I can be honest with my family about how I believe and don’t believe in certain things, and we can still get a long and have nothing but love for each other. My church family has perfected this. We openly share our struggles with each other when we are going through something and being tempted in some way. Then we all pray for each other and pray for wisdom and guidance for the person struggling. We check up on each other. It is this support that helped get my husband to stop drinking. Several of our church members have gotten clean and off drugs…anyways that totally went off topic but my point is that true Christians can balance hate for sin and love for the sinner. We all sin and we should all be humbled by that fact and never hate one another. But we do NOT have to support a sin to love each other.

    • Just a dude guy

      Ugh. I bet you are a real pain in the ass. Yeah yeah yeah. You don’t hate the person, you just hate their central defining characteristic.

      • sher

        Have you ever hear ‘Love the sinner hate the sin” seeing as we are of human flesh and not God pure if we are honest we all have sinned…sin is sin they are all equal in Gods eyes and will be judge someday as just that..so here on earth can’t we all just love each other for who we are and leave the judgment to our LORD AND SAVIOR…

      • Coragin

        Thats the problem, who you have sex with is not your “central defining characteristic”. If you actually think that way then what anyone says about homosexuality should be the least of your worried.

        I consider myself a Dad, Hockey Player, House Builder, a good person, etc. The list goes on and on, but whom I decide to sleep with is not on the top of the list of what defines me.

        If it is for you then I feel sorry for you.

        • Just a dude guy

          Don’t feel sorry for me. You seem like you’re an incredibly stupid person who is probably a danger to himself and others. I don’t have to see you, interact with you, or ever be near you. Feel sorry for your family and friends.

          Anyway, here’s why your analogy makes you a retarded person. You define yourself as a hockey player, but not by who you have sex with. Ok Mr. Gretzky, what if every time you wanted to play hockey, you first had to blow a guy? Thank you.

  • Tiffany Blair

    I agree with you, Bristol. Phil simply stated his belief, but he was respectful. He also mentions later in the article that he basically loves everyone and leaves the judging to God, but of course they leave that part out.

    • teanur

      comparing gays to those who have sex with animals and murder is respectful? not on my planet.

      • Tiffany Blair

        He was talking about sin in general, people just twisted it around to make it sound like he was comparing the two.
        He also said, “However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”
        That doesn’t sound like a hateful person to me.

  • Eclectic Art

    Feel free to report him. Who knows. He may be someone they are already watching. What kind of unstable loon says something like that?

  • John Gallagher

    1st – he wrote nothing – he babbled nonsense – he also called you out sister for having out of wedlock sex (good that you forgave yourself that and got a self proclaimed “saved” by the Lored Jaysus CHey-rist!

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    TO THE PALINS:

    SENDING YOU A LINK/URL TO MY NEW VIDEO ON CHRISTIAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND FEDERAL SUPREME COURT HEARINGS:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnLq5hJUQCY&list=PLRxsMy-rzJoXdQpluYCJGjTjIIHcmEymy

    THIS VIDEO AND SEVERAL OTHERS ON THIS PLAYLIST AT URL LINK ABOVE:

    CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION UPDATE: DUCK DYNASTY AND CHRISTIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES

    http://youtu.be/FnLq5hJUQCY

    PLAYLIST OF CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION UPDATE:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnLq5hJUQCY&list=PLRxsMy-rzJoXdQpluYCJGjTjIIHcmEymy

    DUCK DYNASTY CAST MEMBER FIRED FOR OPENLY SPEAKING HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH, ANTI CHRISTIAN DISCRIMINATION, CHRISTIAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND FEDERAL SUPREME COURT RULINGS, HATE SPEECH LAWS WERE OVERTURNED BY THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT AND LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE THE ISSUES UPHELD. CHRISTIANS RIGHTS TO ADHERE TO CORE VALUES SUCH AS ROMANS CHAPTER 1 UPHELD BY FEDERAL SUPREME COURT IN BOY SCOUTS CASE WHERE SCOUTS REFUSED TO HIRE ON HOMOSEXUAL SCOUT LEADERS OR BRING IN HOMOSEXUAL MEMBERS. THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT DID NOT FIND A FREEDOM FROM RELIGION, THERE IS NO FREEDOM FROM RELIGION! THE LEGALITY OF CHRISTIAN CIVIL RIGHTS, AS BUSINESSES AND STATES EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO THESE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT RULINGS IN FAVOR OF CHRISTIAN CIVIL RIGHTS! I WILL SOON COVER THE TOPIC OF THE NEW LAW PASSED STOPPING ANY MINISTRY OR CHRISTIAN GROUP FROM BEING SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION. CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER AND CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION UPDATE

  • Ron K

    “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” ~ Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty

    • Justin Russell

      “First they say, ‘There is no God. Get him out
      of your mind. Then they bow down to birds, animals and reptiles, and
      each other. And the first thing you see coming out of them is gross
      sexual immorality. They will dishonor their bodies with one
      another, degrade each other. Uh, is that going on in the United States
      of America? Look around. God’s not there… And boy is there some
      immorality going on around here. Does it get worse?

      Women with
      women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and
      they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions.

      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. So what are you gonna do Pennsylvania? Just run with them?
      You’re doing to die. Don’t forget that.” – Phil Robertson

  • not_aggrieved

    Beefy Brissy, please butt out. No one cares what you think.

    • Trudy Herndon

      I liked what Bristol had to say. I too am a strong believer in God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost and of Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty show. Please don’t disrespect others who don’t share YOUR OPINIONS! Just because you added a please to your post doesn’t mean by any stretch of the imagination that you are a polite person. Why did you have to call her a name other than her own?

      • not_aggrieved

        Because the fame whore deserved it.

        • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

          Stop posting comments because NO ONE CARES what you have to say. I use caps to hopefully get my point across a little clearer for you to comprehend since you seem a bit on the slower side.

      • 2ndCor3:3

        Scary, I agree with Bristol Palin

        • Trudy Herndon

          I said I liked what she had to say.

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        Trudy Herndon, THANK YOU for sharing your thoughts on NOT_AGGRIEVED because he is absolutely speaking improperly and VERY DISRESPECTFUL. I don’t even think this man/women knows a thing about Phil Robertson. Seems he is just on heret bash Bristol and the others who are poating comments. Its people like who create such animosity in this world. Maybe its alack of education or flat out stupidity.

  • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

    So what is your point about Bristol Palin? We are talking about Phil Robertson, not her.

    • not_aggrieved

      Bristol is a sinner. Why would any of you God botherers want to listen to what this tramp has to say?

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        NOT_AGGRIEVED, WHO CARES ABOUT YOU BASHING BRISTOL, SERIOUSLY? ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT CREATE PROBLEMS AS SUCH WITH PHIL ROBERTSON,

        • not_aggrieved

          Phil creates his own problems. Who cares about you riding to this shallow bitches rescue? The only god she worships is Mammon. Find a new idol and a more constructive way to spend your Friday evening.

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Are you kidding me? Sorry but you are REALLY AN IDIOT IF YOU THINK IM COMMENTING ON THIS FOR BRISTOL PALIN. I honestly don’t care much about her at this moment, for I AM SPEAKING ON THE BEHALF OF PHIL ROBERTSON. Bristol was not mentioned once in anything that I’ve said. You are making comments about how I’m spending my Friday night but your doing the same thing I am except, IM MAKING SENSE AND YOUR TALKING LIKE A CLUELESS FOOL. IF YOU READ SOME OF OTHER PEOPLES COMMENTS, YOU WILL SEE THAT YOUR THE ONLY FOOL TALKING ABOUT BRISTOL PALIN. I DONT EVEN WANT TO TALK TO YOU BECAUSE YOU SOUND SO PATHETIC. WHAT ARE WORKING FOR A&E BECAUSE YOU SOUND JUST AS RETARDED AS THEY DO. Since you seem to find my comments to be a problem on this FRIDAY NIGHT, WHY DON’T YOU GO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO OTHER THAN WASTING COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE’S TIME, WHO TRUTHFULLY CARE ABOUT THIS MATTER WITH PHIL AND CERTAINLY NOT BRISTOL, YOU FOOL!

          • not_aggrieved

            Robertson doesn’t need your help. He and his family are very well off and will continue to do well regardless of the outcome of difficulties with A&E.He may have even decided to share his controversial opinions with GQ magazine in an effort to boost his brand. Robertson may be a man of faith but having studied his backstory I’ve come to believe his highest calling is pursuit of the almighty dollar. There are better people in this world for you to admire and defend.

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            I never stated or gave any assumption that Phil needs my help with anything. I am just stating and discussing my feelings on Phil’s issue that is at hand here. The last thing I’m trying to do is have an argument with someone as yourself because it’s only a waste of both of our time. Don’t you at least agree with me on that?

          • not_aggrieved

            Are you sure you don’t want to argue? Because it seems like you do.

          • Schlukitz

            Zing!

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            LOOK YOU TOTAL RETARD, just leave me ALONE. I find nothing you to to be any use to anyone on this site or probably anywhere in the world because the way you interact with others is FAR FROM NORMAL. You are probably one of those OFF THE WALL WHACKOS that sits by their computer24 hours a day. CREEPO!!!!

          • not_aggrieved

            I see you’re making quite a name for yourself on this thread. You go girl!

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Did you read my respinse because I don’t see it? I don’t want to be wasting my time arguing with you or anyone at that matter, Sir. Don’t you agree with me on that at least? Sheesh…LOL!!

          • Schlukitz

            Honey, you need a 40 mg dose of Bennecar for your blood pressure. You are gonna have a stroke if you don’t simmer down.

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Thanks! I know what u mean. A few people on here are really getting off topic and making personal attacks when idk any of these people. Im being called a whore, a tea twat…..lmao! It’s starting to become quite amusing. ?..LOL!!

    • teanur

      did you notice who authored the article?

  • frillbot

    I don’t get A&E on my cable, and so I’ve never seen the show. When I first heard the story, I was reminded of the way in which Paula Deen was dropped by The Food Network. Then I started thinking about how many companies have a policy that clearly states…..If you….as their employee say or do something ( even away from the workplace )….that comes back & reflects ‘poorly’ on THEM….they have every right to ‘terminate’. It’s a fine line there…..I read earlier…that in fact…this IS the reason they told the guy to ‘take a walk’. The series is probably a big moneymaker for A&E, but they stand to lose more if the viewers of their other shows boycott….and sponsors get REALLY skittish about losing customers. Freedom of speech is N/A in the workplace. He can say what he wants…..It’s his right……BUT they have the right to get rid of him.

    • teanur

      you have hit the nail on the head.

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        NO NAIL WAS HIT THERE TEANUR because FRILLBOT doesn’t even know wth he/she is talking about. Please read my response to what FRILLBOT posted and then you tell me if a NAIL WAS HIT ON THE HEAD. I THINK NOT! I KNOW NOT!!!

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      U are SO WRONG, FRILLBOT because obviously you don’t know the whole story and as you said, you never saw the show. Ill fill you in alittle. Back in 2010, there was a video filmed of Phil speaking on the same subjects that were spoken about in the GQ magazine so THEREFORE, A&E already knew his views on these particular subjects. At the time this video was filmed of Phil and has been on YouTube since and was before the offer of doing the Duck Dynasty show was even thought of but yet A&E offered the Robertson clan to do the show being aware of his views prior to filming the show, PERIOD. I hate when people try to throw their two sense into something they OBVIOUSLY HAVE NO CLUE ON IT IS WHAT THEY(*YOU*) ARE TALKING ABOUT SO BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO COMMENT, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO DO SOME RESEARCH. Your BASHING a wonderful, Godly man WHEN YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WTH YOUR TALKING ABOUT.

  • Theresa Fleming

    Great post.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      For an ignorant grifter

  • tango_zulu

    Would someone please explain what part of his statement is racist

    I never, with my eyes, saw themistreatment of any black person, “Not once. Where we lived wasall farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. 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.”

    Am I not reading it right, all he is saying that he never saw the mistreatment. Not that there wasn’t any just that he never saw it. You see I wasn’t born in this country, I came to the U.S. In 1957 . So neither did I, does that statement make me a racist.

    • teanur

      it’s racist because he thinks that because (to this day) he didn’t NOTICE the abuse, exploitation and injustice of minority treatment by whites, it seems to him there wasn’t a problem. to continue to be this blind to the injustice of that time in 2013 means he’s choosing to remain ignorant for his own likely racist motivations.

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        Totally disagree TEANUR. Phil Robertson is FAR from racist. Have you watched Duck Dynasty or read his book? I have and if you did as well, you would certainly know that Phil is anything but racist or against gays. Why are people twisting this man’s words? Regardless of what anyone says, HIS WORDS WERE THE WORDS OUR HOLY BIBLE WHICH WHOM WAS FROM THE WORDS OF OUR CREATOR, GOD THE ALMIGHTY, HIMSELF. So it seems that you people who are SAYING Phil is racist and against gays then you are saying our God is too.

        • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

          Are you fucking serious? What do you think being racist or against gays sounds like?

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Read up Ish because you sound like a total idoit if you think Phil was talking hatefully against gays. The GQ reporter asked him qhat he thought was sinful and Phil’s response was homosexuality. In other words, I think being gayi totally disgusting but I have gay friends and would never judge them based upon their sexual preference but EVEN IN THE BIBLE IT STATES THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS WRONG IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. I, myself believe that its wrong but I don’t dislike or hate people who are gay and either does Phil Robertson. YOU ARE STRAIGHT CORNY AS HELL

          • Misutaa Roboto

            Read up Ish because you sound like a total idoit

            Something about glass houses comes to mind.

      • Roger Alan Miller

        You’re reading too much into it, looking for a problem. He said “with his own eyes”. To say what he didn’t see as fact would be bearing false witness, now wouldn’t it? To be so resolute on vilifying a successful, College educated man ( he was just given an honorary PHD by his alma mater, La. Tech) translates to just how liberal you must be. We are only allowed our own opinion if it is the same as yours. Do you realize how racist it is to call another person a racist? Pack your holier than thou attitude in your obama phone case and move on.

      • tango_zulu

        That is an assumption on your part how do you know what he thinks . your are interpreting it to fit your own agenda. Or could it be since he stated that “we’re white trash”, that He was treated with the same disdain as the blacks in which case he wouldn’t see a difference from the way he was treated. I don’t know what version of the English language you use, but there is not one racist remark in his statement. Now I’ll tell you, I have never seen any exploitation or mistreatment of blacks either. so what do you think of that

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      Suggesting black people are “entitled” is about as racist as you can get. Look in the mirror.

  • Bill589

    Thank you for the post.

  • Trudy Herndon

    Not if she has repented to God for her Sins. We are not to judge others that is up to God!

    • not_aggrieved

      You “Christians” sure do love to judge the gays.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    I don’t think Phil should be fired nor suspended. He stated his views; GLAAD and others stated theirs; A&E made a decision. People agree or not. That’s the beauty of a free society. Personally, I don’t watch DD, but I would love to see an episode where Phil and a religious gay supporter discuss their interpretation of those Bible quotes, or an episode where Phil and a black person who grew up in the same time and place as Phil discuss their views of the “pre-welfare, pre-entitlement” days.

    But I can’t help wondering if Bristol would be quite as willing to ” let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable” if Phil had chosen this Biblical quote: “No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD. ” (Deuteronomy 23:2)
    ((For the record, I don’t agree with that quote. I believe (or chose to believe) that there is an historical context to that statement that doesn’t hold in today’s society, or that it’s a misinterpretation.) I respect your right to hold that view, and openly express it. But I don’t have to respect the view itself. (And there was a time when that view, or at least a variation of it, was more common.)

    • Amy Witchek

      Ok why do those who don’t believe always take things out of context??? Please refer to Deut 23:4 and then go back and read the whole thing. Thank you very much. And by the way, in case you didn’t know, Christians are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ who came to bring God’s Law above Man’s Law of the OT.

      • 1MiddleRoader

        I do know that. And that’s why the Leviticus quotes that many people use to support the anti-gay view are also invalidated by “God’s Law.” The NT quotes are, IMO, less clear. But that was my point– that anyone can take a Biblical quote out of context. And even Biblical scholars (which I definitely am not) disagree on meanings, translations, etc.

  • Bill589

    “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the
    Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about
    Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God
    sort’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
    – Phil Robertson GQ Magazine

    • teanur

      sooo, equating gays with bestiality and murders is not judging? watch the 2010 robertson video and try again.

      • Sarah

        lol, In this quote alone, he seems to be equating them to drunks and terrorists. Because THAT’S not offensive or anything…

      • Amy Witchek

        You just don’t want to get it do you? He’s not equating anything other then calling out sin for what it is…not comparing. Sin is sin…and in the Bible homosexuality is sin…as is lying, not honoring your parents, stealing, gluttony, etc… You keep saying he is comparing acts while in fact he is simply naming sin. Sheesh…why is this so difficult for you?

        • Schlukitz

          “Sin” is a bullshit term made up by loonies who believe in non-existent deities, demons and assorted clap-trap that has no basis in reality.

          And we are supposed to “skeered” of you folks???

          The FSM scares me more than your hokus-pokus sin baloney.

      • Michael Cummings

        That’s not what Phil said. He rattled off a short list of things he disapproved of. And you judging Phil is simply hypocrisy teanur. You really don’t know that do you? Oops…my 5 judgements.

        • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

          You mean like he talked about the happy darkies singing? He’s a fucking cracker.

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Again Bill589, VERY WELL SAID!!!

      • Schlukitz

        Calm down. You’re shouting.

    • Schlukitz

      Oh, feel the love, fellow homos, drunks and terrorists.

      A veritable paragon of virtue and tolerance.

  • Spotted Feather

    What are you talking about ?

  • Bill589

    People in my little congregationalist church sometimes pray for homosexuals. They never beat on homosexuals, or even judge them personally – just, on the rare occasion the subject arises, their behavior. The employers at my church would never fire a good worker because he is a homosexual. And he would be promoted or not solely on work performance.

    The Christians I know personally are the epitome of tolerance. It appears the left with their media/Hollywood cronies, and the minority of gays – the ‘militant gays’ – are the intolerant ones.

    • teanur

      it really probably has little to do with tolerance or intolerance. how often do corporate entities take a stand on pure principles? what it boils down to is more than half of this country approve of gay marriage. even more have absolutely no quarrel with the gays at all. that means, a small minority of a&e’s viewers feel like phil. mr robertson has forced their hand. a&e must choose who to support: the large majority of their gay supportive/tolerent viewers, or the small minority of their anti gay viewers. the choice was painful but simple.

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Very, very well said Bill589! You took the words right out of my mouth and I couldn’t have said it any better myself! You got my vote…LOL! You made very strong points that people should be open their minds and realizing that its the gays that are the intolerant ones!

    • Coragin

      I prefer to call them “The Gay Mafia” :)

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      We don’t want prayers from ignorant, self righteous bigots like you.

  • Erick Bobearick

    he had a contract from a&e that paid him money to ACT a certain way on and off camera . he agreed to this contract . so his freedom of speech went out the window when capitalism came a calling . this is a job and you are expected to act in a professional manner like with any other job . or are we going to attact capitalism now too?

    • Basher04

      Sorry, but the contract does not include his own personal time. Try again.

      • teanur

        i’m afraid you are mistaken. what he says anywhere is his right to say. however, if what he says anywhere affect the “brand” of duck dynasty or a&e, there is no law that can insulate him from whatever actions a&e wants to take. they can argue over the contract, but you can bet the contract allows a&e to dismiss for this kind of thing. do you think that if he decided to rob a liquor store :on his own time” a&e wouldn’t have something to say about it? try again.

        • Doreen

          Im sorry, but Phil speaking in what he learned from the bible is in no way the same as breaking the law…..rob a store,.Really…..

        • probuiltenterprises

          idiotic statement! robbing a liquor store equates to speaking your mind. Really? I think your retarded yet I’m not penalized for saying that. Now if I were to hunt you down and kick your ass….well, that’s a different situation. Apples to oranges.A&E made a great deal of money on this man and his family knowing what they were like. By the way, if you look closer into it you will find that A&E knew his stance on homosexuals long bedore the CQ interview ever aired

          • probuiltenterprises

            that’s a typical liberal response. Wouldn’t expect anything less

          • probuiltenterprises

            there is nothing better than knocking a liberal from a thread! You know you got em when they sling the F bomb. Now I’m content

          • probuiltenterprises

            like I told you before. Just before your car hit’s that tree you won’t be calling your fairytale friends to help. By the way, it is a typical liberal point of view that if it doesn’t suit your opinion you will get personal. And you did…..and I’m not your pal

          • Coragin

            But I DO believe in Deadpool! He IS real!

          • Amy Witchek

            Probuilt you made me spit my tea…LOL!!! “I think your retarded yet I’m not penalized for saying that. Now if I were to hunt you down and kick your ass….well, that’s a different situation.” LOL Right…this is not brain surgery…well and for some I think they rightly need it. Anyway, thanks…that was funny :)

          • probuiltenterprises

            although Amy, I find it futal to argue with some people I’m glad I did this time only because it made you laugh.Merry Christmas 😉

          • Coragin

            Ah a response in true liberal fashion. I cant win this argument so I will verbally attack and call names and throw a tantrum.

        • Basher04

          What he said id the “brand” of Duck Dynasty. If it is against his contract to give his opinion, then GQ should have never been allowed to ask for it.

    • Sarah

      He still absolutely has his freedom of speech. He never gave that up. The Palins just don’t seem to understand what it is and are saying his rights to it have been infringed upon.

    • probuiltenterprises

      He had a contract that paid him well to be himself. A&E made big bucks on his persona. They wanted him to be who he was. This is the same cable news network that airs many things that offend people. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. I personally hope he and his family move to a more impartial network and take their viewers with them. I personally won’t turn A&E on again.

  • Spotted Feather

    Do you care to come up with an intelligent, coherent remark, or do you just want to spout off racist and sexist, and idiotic remarks that you’ve heard soundbites of on the news, you homophobic loon ?

  • Mary Beth Comfort

    Freedom means you have the “right” and privilege to be offended. Yes, I said that right. It is time to put on your big girl and boy pants and assume the wonderful responsibilities of true freedom. Fascism requires everyone to act and assume the same qualities. It is all “fair” because everyone becomes the same. Freedom allows people to be different which means you will be offended. Good!!!

  • Michael Cummings

    Sure, blame capitalism Erick. Yes…Lord forbid we believe in the bible, and dare quote the bible. “Liberals” did more than take the bible out of school. They will come full force against anyone who tries to live the life given to us by Jesus.
    This isn’t capitalism. Capitalism is A&E can tell him what to do, and him say “No, I don’t want to” or “No I can’t”. Has not the producers of A&E realized what makes the show so appealing is the Robertsons praying to Jesus? For them truly seeking what they find personally right? And not just walking off a cliff following the sheep ahead of them (like the KKK and other religious nutjobs claiming to be liberal, do).

    • Sarah

      When was the bible taken out of school?

      • Amy Witchek

        It started in 1962 with Engel v. Vitale setting precedent.

        • Sarah

          Engel v. Vitale did not disallow a bible being brought into the school, though. It ruled that it was unconstitutional for the school to impose prayer upon students. We still have every right to our freedom of religion – but with that comes the freedom for others to do so also. Bibles are still allowed in the schools (as is any other religious scripture.)

  • Deb Schense

    Well said, Bristol.

  • Larry Crawford

    not_aggrieved, shows and proves the hate by liberals and how they would take away our freedoms because it makes them unhappy. How sad

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      THANK YOU, LARRY CRAWFORD! This guy NOT_AGGRIEVED has been commenting so ignorantly to me and makimg absolutely NO SENSE and its people like him who start such issues as the one at hand here with Phil. This NOT_AGGRIEVED person is just RIDICULOUS!

    • Amy Witchek

      And we are free to boycott them out of the marketplace.

  • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

    Does anyone else agree with me that this NOT_AGGRIEVED guy has ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT? Like come on. If your going to comment on a subject, regardless of the topic, know what your talking about.

  • sher

    All I can say is if God was reading he would be very sad at this whole comment section, a lot of hate being spewed in his name…SAD…

    • Roger Alan Miller

      Are you sure you are real. can you prove you are not a figment of somebody’s imagination?

      • Roger Alan Miller

        Lay off yours! Don’t refer to people as “hun”, as that is a slang term formerly used as derogatory towards germans. I can be just as intolerant of “hate speech” as the liberal, no faith, veteran hating, welfare loving liberals on this thread that think the only view acceptable is theirs.

        • Roger Alan Miller

          I’ve had a lot of fun pulling your short, uptight chain! I am a combat vet as well. I also have an engineering degree. your lack of faith also shows in your lack of tollerence in other’s opinions. Must be the PTSD.

    • Annette Banfield Speight

      See your comment is a perfect example of what is being expressed here!!!! See how easy it was for you to express your veiws…and by you making the comment you feel it’s ok…you people talk about christians…And Their beliefs…Always Making Remarks As If God isnt real…Well You Have Your Opinion….just like christians have theirs…but tell me something how can you feel that it’s alright for you to express your opinions and it’s wrong for people like Phil Robertson to express his beliefs!!!! Perfect example of how closed minded people are…If you don’t believe God is real or you think he is something made up In a fictitious children bedtime story then you have your right to believe it…but it’s not fair that you can express but christians can not express their option. ..what makes you think that God is not real and just a “child’s bedtime story is there prove in that!!! You feel that is was ok to speak out…well then why is it that people like Phil Robertson isn’t able to express his opinions without people giving him grieve about it!! Think about it

      • Annette Banfield Speight

        Not all christians are the way that you describe them to be…yes I agree there are some out there that go to extreme!!!!but there are humble wholesome christians that don’t go around trying to shove their beliefs on others… And your wrong…they’re not constantly expressing their opinions because when they try to express there are always people like you that always twist it and start pointing fingers and blaming others…like I said if it’s not ok for someone like Phil Robertson to express his beliefs on subjects that he was ask during an interveiw….but it’s ok for you to say mean fictitious comments about something you apparently don’t understand…and like I said everybody has their own beliefs. ..and if you choose not to believe in God and the Bible so be it….that’s your right…just like it’s christians rights to believe!!!! There are a lot of insecure people out there that say mean things to people because they don’t understand…Christianity is relevant..alot more than you think…people that think like you is the reason why are society is the way that it is…it’s sad!!! now I’m done…now move onto somebody else with your ridiculous comments and see how far you get!!!!

    • probuiltenterprises

      Right before your car slams into that tree I’ll bet you don’t call on lil Red Riding hood to help you.

  • Anni Anderson

    Well said Bristol! The Christian’s and some of those who don’t own a religious belief have spent the past 8-10 years trying to be so politically correct that we’ve been boxed into the proverbial corner. We have given so much ground and OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH and OUR PERSONAL RIGHTS away in the name of being ‘agreeable’ and PC that we now have very few of our rightsyou remember the ones that were earned by the blood of our veterans and forefathers, left to fight for. We better start waking up incredibly fast and start fighting for our ground back. We need to bring that pendulum back to the center. I’m tired of being wrong and in the corner if I have an opinion. I WILL stand behind the Roberstons. If A and E continues, my entire family and all our extended will boycott A and E and their sponsors. Lets see if A and E gets the point then. Hit them in the pocket book…aka the Sponsors. Its the best way to get your point across.
    I won’t take this one laying down quietly. Its time to say enough is enough.

    • Sarah

      I’m confused about what personal rights you’ve lost. This isn’t a matter of freedom of speech.

      • probuiltenterprises

        your right guest123. It’s about hypocrisy not personal OR constitutional rights. Look at the A&E line up. It covers every possible topic including sex and murder. Bates motel for instance. most of these topics would offend some people some of the time yet when it offends homosexuals it’s Baaaad. Real Baaaaad. So how do we choose? Let the audience do the choosing.If they are offended they will not watch. Simple as that. But for a cable network who panders to the odd and strange then decide to punish one knowing full well how that person thinks ( and you can bet they vetted these people well ) is hypocrisy

    • Guest

      People like him show judgment before salvation, of course there are sinners in the world and one sin is like another, we are born falling short of the glory of God and only through salvation can we be redeemed so saying there is sin in the world is redundant, the message is one of peace and love, Jesus saves.

    • Amy Witchek

      Yay Anni…well said…and you’re right…on so many issues we have been complacent thru apathy and chickens are now all over the place roosting…and our children are going to bear the brunt of our laziness. Enough is way past enough. Thank you for sharing those words.

      • Anni Anderson

        Thank you Amy! For those of you following this post, there is a new ‘blog’ I was just reading by a Matt Walsh…also on FB. Here is the direct link to it…hope it works. Its insightful and right on to A and E. If I were the executives of A & E I would be finding a nice deep hole to crawl into. This isn’t going away I don’t think. Here’s the blog for Matt. GREAT article! http://themattwalshblog.com/2013/12/19/dear-ae-congratulations-you-just-committed-suicide/

    • Anni Anderson

      And this comment was just left on one of my posts over on MrConservative.com on FB. This man has it so right that its amazing it hasn’t been thrown out there before:

      George Kennedy · Top Commenter · Owner & work force at Self Employed and Loving It!

      Aaron Marcinkevich Regarding the DUCK DYNASTY ISSUE, What about…Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, RELIGION, sex, or national origin. SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703] (a) Employer practices It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer – (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to DISCHARGE any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. That’s a pretty clear picture of what discrimination is (according to the language of the act). Phil Robertson’s comment revolve around his a) belief in natural sexual relationships, and b) his religious beliefs. A&E suspended him for sharing his beliefs, which appears to be a violation of the civil rights act of 1964. Where is the left on this one? Where are the calls for investigation into A&E?

  • probuiltenterprises

    She never asked for the man’s dismissal. I’m sure you just got your facts wrong. I can however speak about the issue. I have members in my family who are gay. I don’t look at them any differently than I do anyone else and their sexual preferences mean nothing to me. I do draw the line on marriage and although not religious I’ll match my faith to anyone’s. This man was asked his opinion. He willfully gave it. A&E has no business dropping him from the show. By the way. I doubt very seriously you are a true conservative. Nice try though

    • mmboucher

      Yes she did, there is a copy of the letter from her to MSNBC and NBC

      • probuiltenterprises

        The letter, addressed to NBC News president Deborah Turness and MSNBC president Phil Griffin was sent and signed by SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. It did not come from Palin personally although MSNBC aluded that it did. As usual they edited things to suit themselves. .Martin Bashir actually resigned on his own

  • glenroebuck

    Brsitol, did you stand up for the Dixie Chicks when they were banned from country radio and vilified by conservatives for voicing their opinion? How about Paula Deen when she lost everything over her use of the n word 20 years ago? Perhaps you stood up and defended Martin Bashir while he was being fired for what he said about your own mother? No you didn’t. No conservative did They orchestrated it, called for people’s firings, Destroyed careers, all over people’s beliefs and opinions. But, when it comes to hate speech wrapped in the guise of religious beliefs you stand up and cry “unfair!” No one is undermining his freedom to say what he said, you see his speech is protected from the government. That does not protect you from your employer. No one is treading on your Freedom of Speech, this blog is evidence of that. No one is treading on Phil Robertson’s either. He can tell the african americans they were happy before Jim Crow all day long. And no one is stopping A & E from suspending him.

    • frenchexit81

      Spot on, glenroebuck.

    • probuiltenterprises

      at least get your facts straight. The Dixie cxhicks weren’t banned from country radio. They did have stations refuse to play their songs mainly because the listening audience complained. When you cater to a certain audience it pays not to piss them off. They weren’t fired….people just changed the “station”. sort a speak. Liberals burned Paula Dean. Liberals like you actually.Liberal hypocrits like yourself went wild and the fallout eminated in the firing of Paula. Why in hell would Bristol defend Bashir. How bout I take a healthy shit in your mothers mouth Glenroebuck…..now you can defend me Glenroebuck. I’m waiting……by the way, Bashir was not fired. He resigned

      • glenroebuck

        Clear Channel which owns the majority of radio stations in this country “decided” not to play the Dixie Chicks. Clear channel is run by Tom Hicks, whom by the way, made George Bush a multi-millionaire. Turns out it was Clear Channel was organizing all these pro war, anti-dixie chick rallies. Regardless, did you stand up for their free speech? As for Paula Deen, you need to check your facts. You know who supported her? Al Sharption, Bill Maher. Hardly the Coulter crowd, You know who dropped her? QVC, one of the largest McCain campaign contributors, Smithfield foods who donate large sums of money to the Republican Party since 1990, and Walmart who’s contributions to the republican party are legendary.
        Bashir resigned, but he was suspended and about to be fired he resigned to save face. And yes I would defend your right to say what you said despite your lack of understanding about what bashir said. Bashir said “someone needs to take a shit in Palin’s mouth” basically the idea that someone needs to shut her up. You just want to deficate in my mother’s mouth which makes you, weird . But I will defend your right to write it. If you tried it though you would see a 76 year old woman kick your ass.

        • probuiltenterprises

          do you make this shit up?

          • glenroebuck

            I tend not to make up facts you can look up yourself, but I realize like other tea party nut jobs your best argument is to ignore facts and believe what you want. For the record in regards to Phil Robertson, I don’t think he should be suspended. A&E knew what they were getting when they got the show, so to be surprised by his comments seems hypocritical on their part. What I object to are right wing pundits coming out of the wood work and making this an argument for free speech and the supposed “intolerance” towards christians. Both Ms. Palin and her mother have argued free speech, No one has tread on his right to say what he said. GQ printed it, that right there is free speech in action. For them to call it a violation of free speech for A&E to suspend them is the highest order of hypocrisy since it was Palin herself and her supported who wanted Bashir suspended and fired for his comment. You can’t have things both ways simply because religion is involved in one and not the other.

  • Claire Elizabeth Brown
  • Guest

    This is not about free speach, it’s about the consequences of it. Free speach allows us to say what we feel, in this case he was not arrested, he did not loose his company, he’s not censured or sued. What happened was he was removed from a show that does not share his values. He still can share his ideas, in fact he now can teach more people as he’s interviewed over and over in regards to this. His life is the same but he will not be on tv. Being on tv is a privilege and not a right.

    • Sarah

      Thank you. I don’t understand why people think freedom of speech = entitlement to a reality tv show…

      • Guest

        Well seing that’s what the Palins persue over and over perhaps they think its so.

    • John Doe

      “What happened was he was removed from a show that does not share his values.” Oh bullshit. Have you watched any of the other crap on this channel?

      • probuiltenterprises

        perfect answer! when you walk in the sewer your bound to get shit on your shoes. What did they expect.

    • probuiltenterprises

      A&E is a pimp! the show does share HIS values and A&E knew it. They vetted him and his family. They made massive amounts of money from them so why didn’t they let the audience decide. This whole issue has nothing to do with rights at all. It does have to do with hypocricy.

  • Marge

    I believe that the public airing of intolerance is grounds for firing in most large companies. Why should Duck Dynasty be any different?

    • probuiltenterprises

      there is a difference Marge. In large companies you are representing your company and product to stimulate sales….Duck Dynasty is a form of entertainment that A&E aired knowing their stance on everything. They were vetted long before the program was aired. A&E made massive amounts of money BECAUSE of the stance these folks had. And what’s really neat about it. If you are offended turn the channel.

      • Marge

        Well I guess A&E found that there was no longer a reason to continue a relationship with folks – vetted or not – who elected express intolerant views of other folks who might be viewers and would likely vote with their money by no longer watching.

        No real difference. In this case – just like in any big company, if you are not making money, you are losing it. If you are losing it – you can go.

        Personally I didn’t care for the show so was not a regular viewer. But then I really am not a fan of “reality tv” which really has little to do with reality.

        • probuiltenterprises

          I too hate reality TV. I never could understand how this is the most watched show on cable. That’s why I didn’t really understand why they released him because like you said. It’s a reality show. You get what you get because it’s real.

      • probuiltenterprises

        good point. Let the market decide.

      • PA_John

        Most would argue that the. Robertson family made a boatload of only off this deal too .. Take duck call sales .. Nearly ten fold increase .

        • probuiltenterprises

          It wouldn’t surprise me to find out this was all planned. It’s a win/win situation for A&E and DD. Think about it. How the hell many duck hunters are there anyway.

      • probuiltenterprises

        I’m fortunate….I’m my own employer so if I were to say that your an idiot for instance, I surely wouldn’t loose my job….I’m not quite sure where the tongues stuff you refer to comes from. I’m not familiar with CMT. Is that the country music TV network? They aren’t going to dump DD. It’s the most watched cable TV show out there. A&E are doing the walking…..all the way to the bank. Sorry to see you liberals leave.

  • Amy Witchek

    I don’t know Bristol…do people who define themselves by who they have sex with really need or deserve political action platforms? I just find that so disturbing and odd…well and unhealthy on all kinds of levels. I don’t want to have open conversations with ANYONE about who they are sleeping with…not even my own sisters and we talk about all kinds of silly stuff. I mean if we think about it…what would you call a woman who slept with all kinds of different men, ‘married’ some of them, cheated on just about all of them, in between adopted a kid or two and exposed them to who she ‘is’ by the fact that she slept with all these guys…stood there and proudly told doctors and teachers and the post guy that she slept with lots of men and that’s just who she is, thank you very much. Ugh…yeah that wouldn’t go over well. But now that homosexuals are a protected class (because of who they sleep with…really????) they are in your face ridiculous about it in a very crass and forceful way…yeah I don’t like that. On top of it, you are exactly right…they are not tolerant, they think they are special and if you don’t agree with that yikes they are sassy as all getout. And then of course you’re afraid of them…if you’re a woman you’re afraid they will steal your man and of course your man would want them o so much more then you…or if you’re a man its because you’re a latent homosexual yourself. It’s sickness begetting more sickness. I don’t think anyone has to be tolerant of that…I also don’t think we should give them a platform for that kind of childish and twisted behavior. I don’t think getting that point across requires being hateful either. But then anything you say contrary to what they deem is acceptable is hateful…hmmm…kind of a rock and a hard place position they put us in I guess. But re the article you posted…again, I’m not sure what to think about that…yes I get that the person is saying that other homosexuals are handling things in a knee-jerk way, and of course wow are they…but to engage in brainwashing kinds of guilt driven forced acceptance so we aren’t meanie-faces for adhering to the tenets of our faith, as written, not watered down because it might step on someone’s toes…yeah no, I’m so not interested in that. For me and my house, we DO follow the Lord…verbatim and irregardless of someone else trying to shame us out of His Word.

    • Guest

      So wife’s married to husband should just shut up as even that is to much information, really. So foolish, were trying to move away from attacking others and to be more inclusive. People use religion to bar others basic rights. Gays have a right to talk about gay marrage as much as you have a right to talk about straight marrage.

    • William Acini

      who should judge any one how you known she went to bed alot mems were you get your inforation lady

    • probuiltenterprises

      It’s a preference. I personally don’t care one way or the other what you sexual preference is. Whatever trips your trigger….however, If you want to be looked at like everyone else then don’t flaunt your sexuality. I have a cousin and nephew who are gay. So what! When first out of the “closet” they flaunt it . Finally I said to them. As a heterosexual, do I flaunt the fact I like nice boobs and nice asses? If you want to feel equal and the same don’t wear that pink tutu with that leather jacket. I don’t want to see your pictures of you in the “gay pride parade” shaking your winky. You don’t look good in a pink feathered boa. You want to marry so be it. I do feel you should have the same rights as I do.

      • Davids Hair

        You keep saying it’s a preference as if people choose to make their lives harder by “being gay.” Most go through their lives trying to condition themselves into being straight until they can’t take it anymore. What makes you think they are flaunting it? Has it ever crossed your mind that MAYBE they just finally felt so free inside, they felt okay enough with showing who they had to hide the entire time?

        Seems like you’re just uncomfortable with it and want people to cater to what would make you feel better.

        I don’t agree with Phil’s views, but they are his to have and I still like him despite his views. I never got the feeling that he “hated” anyone, he doesn’t go around gay bashing. He was asked questions and he answered.

        I’m a supporter of the LGBT community, but I don’t think this is something that deserves this much press. He’s not trying to change people’s minds. He just stated how he feels. If A&E doesn’t want him, hopefully another network will cus I know for damn sure I will miss watching their show.

        • probuiltenterprises

          you miss my point. I don’t care one way or the other what your sexual likes or dislikes are. We make way too much out of it. I don’t like when it’s flaunted. If you don’t want it to be an issue then don’t make it one. I don’t know the inner workings of a gay persons mind so how they cope is not my worry.My nephew and cousin realized that they were the ones that were making a big deal of it. Everyone around them were like what’s the big deal. It’s kinds like the difference between black and white. Iff you want racism to go away stop making color an issue. That goes with you being gay. If you want it to go away and stop being an issue then don’t make it one.

  • Amy Witchek

    I don’t even know where to start…ummm, how is finding fault with a system that protects a class of people based on who they have sex with racist? Would you like to borrow a dictionary? How is a woman homophobic? What is she afraid of? He’ll borrow her shoes? And then on top of being flat out ridiculous you’re going to attack a woman who isn’t pretending to be anything nor is she pregnant because you think that somehow defends sodomites??? Way to go to make a better case against them then sparkie. And as Probuilt below pointed out, Mrs. Palin never asked for his dismissal…in fact, she said people say things and while she doesn’t like it the marketplace will determine their fate, not her. You should apologize to Ms. Palin for the remarks you made about herself, her mother and her family…they were just dumb…sorry, but its true.

  • Class of 1980

    I agree with Free Speech, even though I personally don’t agree with Phil Robertson.

    However, I wait for the day when people quit referring to the “gay lifestyle”. It’s not a lifestyle; it’s their life.

    • probuiltenterprises

      that’s your opinion. I personally think it’s a preference.

      • PA_John

        How about you ‘choose’ to be gay for a couple of months, and see how that works out. Or better yet, choose to be the opposite sex. Both were “chosen” for you before you left the womb.

        • probuiltenterprises

          no thanks. I like the women way too much.and I don’t buy that for a minute. Free will was granted. You made your choice.

          • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

            Why do you think gay people are any different than you, in our surety of who we are? Because you’re a bigot, that’s why.

          • probuiltenterprises

            when did I ever say that? Never once said you were any different. Certainly not a bigot. You need to read a little better. I don’t give a dam if your gay or straight. What I did say is your sexual preference in none of my business and I personally could care less.

          • Schlukitz

            And, of course, your liking the women was a free will choice that you conscientiously made?

      • Davids Hair

        lmao touche!

      • probuiltenterprises

        no, what I said is that your sexual preference is what you want it to be. I can’t be gay. Like the ladies way to much..

      • probuiltenterprises

        alrighty then. Post your science. Not your opinion

      • probuiltenterprises

        then post your “facts”….enlighten us fools.

        • probuiltenterprises

          I have 2 members of my family that are gay…..and unlike you don’t make their sexuality the focal point of their persona.

          • Schlukitz

            Yes. In the exact same manner that YOU do not make YOUR sexuality the focal point of their persona.

            I think I’ve got it.

      • Guest

        Why would someone “prefer” to be gay? It would be so much easier to be straight. If it’s a preference please tell me why young kids are killing themselves when people find out they’re gay? Don’t you think if it was a choice they would choose to be straight and not have to deal with the rejection and pain and isolation.

        • probuiltenterprises

          thats a pretty unfounded statement you made. That young kids are killing themselves cause they are gay?Or maybe they were defriended in facebook! Hell , young kids have been killing themselves for many reasons for years. Your getting into the mental state of kids. Maybe they altered their lifestyle because of their mental state…..or because of issues unrelated to their sexusality.

          • Guest

            My statement isn’t unfounded. There are kids who kill themselves because of being ridiculed and abandoned for being gay. A simple Google search will prove my point. I am by no means saying that every kid that kills themselves does it because they’re gay.

      • Class of 1980

        And so far, scientific research seems to be showing that a lot of it is hard-wired. That’s far more than a “preference” or “choice”. Then again, there’s nothing wrong with it being a preference. We all have preferences and build our lives around them.

        It’s still their LIFE; not a lifestyle.

        • probuiltenterprises

          your right. It’s their life and none of my business. so why make it public.Why put your business up front for all to see. I personally don’t care about one’s sexuality or religious preferences. All these opinions here. Some of them just plain morbid. Not like anyone really cares what most of these folk say and I don’t always give science the nod as they are not always correct and scientific opinion changes more than I change my socks. Like you said. It’s their life. If they don’t want it to be an issue stop making it one. By the way, did it occur to anyone that this may actually be a planned issue to boost ratings?

          • Schlukitz

            “I personally don’t care agout one’s sexuality or religious preferences.”

            Then why do you keep going on about them???

          • Class of 1980

            When a person’s rights are compromised because of their sexuality, they have no choice but to make it an issue.

            Most gays long for a future where it isn’t an issue because there isn’t discrimination.

      • NeverEclipsed

        And I personally KNOW it’s not, because it’s MY life.

    • herself311

      They are living it, aren’t they?!

  • Class of 1980

    You have a point there.

  • Ken Dowden

    The waybi feel about it is like this… the libs always get away with talking down to people and call em racist people and racial names especially like that old fart Harry Reid and they don’t get nothing done to em. But when a good ol American stand up guy who worked hard to get where he is and a goodbol boy who believes in the Bible and the Lord and Mama and Family and our Rights that was given to us gets put down for saying what he strongly believes in and pretty much shut away is a bunch of BS!!! If i was Duck Dynasty i eould tell A&E to shove their contract up the ass and id change networks. Not like they need the fame and such. I seriously despise them libtards and all them people who think we all need to live like them. I wish them idiots all fall down where they cant get up… so sick of them idiot people! Duck Dynasty is awesome and the Robertson family is badass and i love thrir values and especially their family values!!!

    • Marge

      Actually, I think that A&E felt that Mr. Robertson’s comments crossed a legal line for which the network could be sued. And win or lose – the bottom line is that it could be expensive. More expensive than keeping Mr Robertson and his show on their airwaves.

      There are problems with mixing business, politics and religion where diverse opinions exist.

      • herself311

        A & E doesn’t mind having the Robertson’s on, it’s the screaming of the GLBT that’s back them in a corner. Report last night.

    • Annette Banfield Speight

      What people don’t understand…This was just an excuse to end Duck Dynasty….The producers were approached by these groups from the start to get the show dropped…producers were told to have Phil take out the guns that they use to hunt with and to get rid of the prayer…This was told to Phil.at the beginning of the 4th season Phil told them no…because prayer is something that they do always and is their way of life and hunting was their life…Phil.told producers that he refuses to do and that if they take that away they would have to cancel their selfs!!!!!

      • kimmieb2u

        A & E doesn’t get that they need the Robertson’s more than the Robertson’s need them. Duck Commander was and is a success, with or without the show. A & E, not so much.

        • Marge

          In that case the Robertsons should do well on another network and no harm done.

          • herself311

            They will have to wait until the contract ends with A&E. A&E I think would be breaking the contract, though. We shall see.

        • herself311

          There are 2 sales… one from the Robertson’s… it’s called Commando at the end… the other doesn’t.

      • Davids Hair

        I heard of this as well.

      • herself311

        The Robertsons are billionaires. They aren’t in it for the money.

    • Marilyn Goodman

      Dawn must be the spelling and grammar cop? You sure know how to put people down! Maybe you need to go to church and get some morals!!!

      • Zoey0728

        If you had morals, you’d be condemning Phil Robertson for the racist and homophobic comments he made.

    • lmcdan

      I agree. A&E has taken a stance so let the GLBT community support them. The Robertsons can take their million-dollar baby elsewhere and do very well for all involved. I’ve never seen DD but I have read the constitution. At least for the moment, we are entitled to freedom of speech and religion. So far as I’ve seen, there is no happy clause in the constitution so A&E, the GLBT community, the Robertsons nor Christians are guaranteed a life where no one disagrees with them. Everybody needs to put on their big boy pants and deal with the fact that there are always going to be people who embrace an opinion other than your own. Grow up, people. This is just one more national diversion to take the focus of the American people away from something that is truly important.

    • herself311

      A report said last night, the Robertsons aren’t giving in. Hooah.

    • herself311

      Not under a contract they can’t.

  • Ken Dowden

    Robo… it is idiot people like u that waste good peoples oxygen… i mean seriously man u people stand for some pretty stupid stuff for life. We all have our own waybof life and living styles. We do not have to live like u dumbasses. Get used to it or just shut ur mouth and move out of this country and to a place where ur an idiot is accepted…

  • Ken Dowden

    And seriously gay is not right. It is disgusting and should not be allowed… and whoever says they was born gay is more screwed in the head than they think. Gay people should not have the right to anything. That is my belief. A gay marriage is a disgrace to traditional marriagrs plane and simple!!! If u do not like my beliefs then sux for u!!!

    • Marge

      I am a woman who has been married to a man for 25 years. I don’t feel that anyone can “disgrace” my traditional marriage except for me or my partner.

      At its core, marriage is a legally binding partnership between two people. Depending upon belief that partnership is sanctioned by God….or by the state of ________.

      The constitution gives all Americans the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

      And if one is a believer, we are taught that we are made in God’s image. I don’t recall any exclusion for gay people. Or am I missing something?

    • probuiltenterprises

      LOL. I think the majority of people are too busy working and trying to figure how they are going to keep their healthcare to rightly give a shit one way or the other.

      • probuiltenterprises

        wait and see. Tell me that after January

        • probuiltenterprises

          Wow….you got them all….Every talking point MSNBC used! You remind me of my professor buddy who just got his notice that he will need to change insurance after the first. He sounded just like you…..

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      You know what shouldn’t be allowed? Hateful bigotry like yours.

  • Roger Alan Miller

    I don’t see a lot of lgbt groups condemning Islam. According to the Koran, homosexuality is punishable by decapitation. Place your anger where it does the most good.

    • not_aggrieved

      When was the last time a gay or lesbian was decapitated in the US?

      • herself311

        It will happen. Muslims have chopped off their wives head in the USA…. they have killed their children and so on.

        • not_aggrieved

          You’d like that, wouldn’t you?

      • John Kahrs

        probably not as long ago as you’d think….

    • John

      Wrong. The below study provides 23 examples of shariah law in American courts.

      http://shariahinamericancourts.com/

      So tell me again how they aren’t “trying to incorporate their religious beliefs into our laws.”

      • John

        Good job on the semantics. Here, allow me to re-word my statement.

        So tell me again how they aren’t “trying to incorporate their religious beliefs into our [legal system].”

        Better? Of course, your statement wasn’t about whether Muslims are actually changing the laws it was about whether they are TRYING TO. My link was to an article that provides a PDF to an actual study that provides clear examples and sources of Muslims TRYING TO incorporate sharia law in the U.S., whereas your link is to an opinion piece full of conjecture and speculation. I wont argue that he has a few good points that show that it would be very difficult and maybe even impossible for Muslims to actually change the laws. However, there are actual court cases where judges ruled on the basis of a sharia law and in our legal system earlier cases provide a precedent for new cases. Often times precedents become laws if there is enough support for them.

        • herself311

          You’re very wrong. With people like you, sharia law will pass because you won’t look at what is going on.

        • John

          Did you even read what I wrote or is it reading comprehension that you are struggling with? First of all “arbitration” is a form of alternative dispute resolution. That is to say alternative, to legal proceedings. The 50 examples shown in that in that study are court cases not arbitration. As for your fearmongering comment, I was simply providing evidence that proved your statement was wrong. I see you are also having trouble staying on the topic of this discussion. We aren’t arguing about whether Muslims have actually changed any laws we are arguing about whether they have been trying to. Let me repeat that again for the third time since you have trouble reading. We are arguing about whether they have been ***TRYING TO*** incorporate their beliefs. Even if I had provided arbitrations as evidence that they are trying to (which I didn’t) they would still be valid evidence because they show a desire on the part of Muslims to have their beliefs used in legal proceedings in America. Now, is any of that beyond your ability to comprehend? I ask, because your arguments don’t sound like you actually understand English (or the American legal system for that matter). In fact they sound like you don’t even know what we are arguing about.

    • herself311

      You’re wrong. Muslims have voiced this. You’re not listening… and they have murdered others for not living their life style.

    • pleasebereasonable

      Then you are not paying attention.

  • 1MiddleRoader

    In fairness, I think Bristol would say she sinned by having sex outside of marriage, but that she has repented and is trying not to do that again. When Sarah Palin was on Hannity, and he said that Christians tend to view premarital sex as sinful, she didn’t object. The “problem” with homosexuality is that gay people don’t think it’s sinful and thus don’t repent. I personally don’t think it’s a sin either, but to quote Phil R. “that’s just me”. The Robertson clan is pretty rich, and there are Bible quotes saying (or implying) that that is sinful too. But I don’t presume to know whether they are committing sins.

    • kimmieb2u

      It’s not a sin to be rich, just to put riches ahead of God. It’s obvious that’s not a problem with the Robertson family.

      • 1MiddleRoader

        That’s your interpretation. The quote, as I’m sure you know, is, “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew,19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). If you take the Bible literally, Phil will, at the least, have a hard time inheriting the kingdom of God. But, hey,I’m not judging. Let God sort it out.

        • kimmieb2u

          If that were true, why did God give riches to Solomon, Joseph, and Job (twice)–not to mention the people in the New Testament who had land to sell and did to help out the poor? I do take the Bible literally, at least, the parts that aren’t parables, poetry and such. Anyway, you’re right that we aren’t to be judging him on his riches. The Bible says “you will know them by their fruit.” Going by that, I think Phil has been putting out some real good fruit.

  • Annette Banfield Speight

    Your pathetic!!!!

    • not_aggrieved

      Robo made a very good point.

  • Hope Evans

    Gossiping is a sin.

    Yeah, I just insulted about 99% of the world’s population.

    • Marge

      Ah…but is not one of the 7 “Deadly Sins”. Come to think about it either is being gay.

      I think I just got the 1% you missed.

      • probuiltenterprises

        yeah Marge. I think you got em. And this thread reinforces my belief that religion is the bane of humanity. I detest it. Now don’t confuse faith with religion. I have a lot of faith…….just not in religion. It makes people stupid and insensitive

        • Marge

          As I read the comments to this post, I found a whole lot of name calling from both sides of the aisle. You are right – both stupid and insensitive.

          I am not a big fan of organized religion either although I am a spiritual person who admires and believes in the ministry of Christ because he challenged “conventional wisdom” which was not really very wise. Or to say it another way, he bucked the system and was willing to put his life in jeopardy to do so. And if memory serves the only time he got really mad in the bible was at the money changers at the temple because they brought the secular world into the spiritual one. He did remind folks that was not a very good idea in his comments to “Render unto Ceaser that which belongs to Caesar and render unto God what belongs to God”. A valuable and valued point – I might add.

  • BigJohn39

    I am friends with many Gay and Lesbian humans. They are aware of my opinion on homosexuality. If all would hate the sin and like the sinner we could all get along. The insanity begins with the definition of marriage. A man and awoman marry and become one to reproduce the species. It is necessary for love to be there. Men can be close and women can be close. The laws can be made so they can cohabitate and be given the same protections. BUT MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN…ONLY. TO THINK OTHERWISE IS INSANE. The asylum is being run by the inmates. I fear the coming rebellion.

    • John Kahrs

      I’m sure you are completely free of sin…..Religion kills people… wars over GOD and Money…One in the same…War+God=Money….

      • Elizabeth

        You are sadly misinformed & I rather think you are being deliberately disingenuous & deceitful! People who embrace the purpose of perpetrating evil are the cause of suffering for mankind When people choose to follow the dictates or calling of Satan & they succumb to sin, that is when bad things occur.

    • Schlukitz

      Furiously searching my stone tablet collection for the one that has Marriage is between one man and one woman chiseled in it.

  • freethinker57

    Did she feel that way when someone in a bar insulted her mom & she freaked out? Did she feel that way when Alec Baldwin got fired for sang offensive things about gays & got fired from his show? Did she feel the same when M Bashir got fired for saying those things about her mom? I didn’t think so.

    • Samuel Stein

      Alex Baldwin was propbably fired because his show appeared to be, in the toilet. The comment (which was almost inaudable), was the perfect excuse to rid their line-up of a stinker..

  • Susan Fox

    Yes, it’s true. Not all gay people think Phil Robertson said the wrong thing! Some actually approve of his statements. This one supports him 100 percent: http://www.pursuitoftruth.ca/d

  • Susan Fox

    Yes, it’s true! Not all gay people dislike Phil Robertson. This one supports him 100 percent: “Duck Dynasty: I am “Gay” and I agree with you!” http://www.pursuitoftruth.ca/duck-dynasty-i-am-gay-and-i-agree-with-phil-robertson/

  • Gary

    Well aren’t you just full of love and compassion?

    • Marilyn Goodman

      She sure is!!! NOT!

  • Marilyn Goodman

    My Mother taught me if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say it! Dawn needs a lesson in respect for others!!!

  • Marilyn Goodman

    Oh yes-and I do support Phil Robertson! So glad someone is speaking out for the Christian community! Our country was founded under God, and freedom of speech, way to go Phil and all that stand behind him! And in case I didn’t say it— Merry Christmas to all!

    • sunnyjane

      Freedom speech? So, you’re saying that Martin Bashir’s freedom of speech was a good thing, right?

      • Guest

        Robertson was just stating his beliefs. He didn’t call gay people any names or wished them harm.

        Bashir on national television singled out Palin and encouraged the use of violence against her. Bashir attacked Sarah saying someone should deficate in her mouth.

        • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

          Someone SHOULD defecate in the mouth of that racist grifter

    • John Kahrs

      HAPPY HOLIDAYS….

    • Keri Lyn Norton-Blanks

      I agree our Country was founded on freedom of choice, but your comment about phil not having the freedom to impose his belief on others is kind of a double standard for any opinion you have posted up for the public to see as well or any one who has an opinion, talk show host who are G&L impose their belief’s , this isn’t just them it’s everyone in the public eye, EVERYONE, so to say someone isn’t free to to impose their opinion on other’s would be saying that anyone in the buisness of public entertainment should all be fired and TV Radio Etc should be completly done away with….Would this make everyone in the world get along?????

    • Marilyn Goodman

      True, but I don’t see Phil imposing anything on anyone! He was asked a question and he answered it. End of story so it would seem. The magazine editor should use some common sense!

      • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

        All people named Marilyn Goodman are scumbag whores. How does that feel, Marilyn?

        • Marilyn Goodman

          If they choose to do so it is their right. I think you confuse Separation of Church and State with Freedom of Speech. A&E is not government, they are a social media. they are not required to suspend DD, they did it due to impact on its audience (political correctness) and because it does not align with their rules or beliefs. His beliefs are not “imposed” on you. You can turn him off. He does not have any force against your will. You can do the same with this media, but you have chosen to respond and engage. Don’t get angry with those that do not agree with you. BTW you are assuming I am against Gays. I’m not. But I am for Freedom of Speech. There will be no shortage of TV companies that will air the Robertsons. they’ll just call by a different title and I’ll be watching because they are entertaining, politically correct or not.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      Apparently you haven’t actually read the constitution. You know, separation of church and state? When you say “merry christmas” like it’s a weapon aimed at Jews, Muslims, Pagans and nonbelievers, Jesus weeps for you.

  • FreeBird2

    lol! Just like your Mother supported Martin Bashir? NOT!

    Bristol, let’s talk about how Sarah Palin boasts about boarding a
    transcontinental flight without a medical check for a premature Down
    Syndrome baby when she was high risk (over 40, 7th pregnancy, history of
    miscarriages) and bypassed neonatal intensive care equipped hospitals
    to drive many miles to a small hospital not even rated to handle twins
    to supposedly be induced by a doctor that does few deliveries and is not
    certified to handle high risk births.

    F*****k you all. What a bunch of liars and hypocrites!!

    • Guest

      Robertson does not single out any individual, he talks about his faith priavtely and what it tells him. Phil did not attack anyone
      personally.Robertson was just stating his beliefs. He didn’t call gay people any names or wished them harm.

      Bashir on national television singled out Palin and encouraged the use of violence against her.Bashir attacked Sarah saying someone should deficate in her mouth.

      Phil Roberston expressed his opinion in print which is at the heart of our 1st Amendment rights, not on public airwaves as did Bashir.

      • Guest

        1st Amendment rights have nothing to do with companies and businesses.When you sign your name on a contract there are certain things expected of you. You represent that company. If they feel you say something that reflects badly upon them they have every right to terminate you, no matter what you’re talking about. Business is business. If Phil Robertson had decided to bash Christians and talk about how much he disliked them, and A&E felt that this was inappropriate they have the right to fire him.

        • Guest

          Gay TMZ founder and Executive Producer Harvey Levin disagrees with A&E ‘punishing’ Phil Robertson for his religious beliefs, especially when they already knew about his beliefs. He points out, though, that one of the contributing factors to A&E firing Robertson was big pressure they were getting from GLAAD. He’ll have more on his website in the morning about that, he said.

          He says the irony is that GLAAD preaches tolerance, arguing that people have to accept them even though they are different. But he says the same argument can be made for Robertson, that they must accept him as well even though he is different from them.

          Levin says he is gay and doesn’t agree with Robertson, but given that this country is all about freedom of religion and freedom of speech, he believes Robertson is entitled to his opinion and shouldn’t be punished for it.

        • Marilyn Goodman

          AS I read it, Phil did not bash anyone, he is entitled to his opinion. What about the morals of the magazine writer? Why would he publish the story knowing it would cause distress among mankind? Give me a break people, we need to concentrate on loving one another rather than bashing. Tomorrow is Sunday, I suggest you all go to church and get your blessings!

          • Guest

            I never said he bashed anyone I was using that scenario as an example. My point is as a corporation they have the right to fire someone no matter what they say or do or who its against, if they feel it’s in their best interest to do so. Oh and magazine writers don’t get hired for their morals, so that’s exactly why he published it. People do whatever they can to make money

    • Slam Dunk

      You only seem to have read the edited part of Phil’s comment. Of course the news left out the complete statement, picked it apart to make it look like what he said was so evil, but when the entire quote is heard, what he really said is so different. All these liars and fools out there, you included, will pay in the end. This one way street of liberals saying and doing what they want and blatantly lying, and conservatives speaking their mind and being blasted by the media has to end. You believe what you want and we will too. You and your kind do not get to make the rules 100% of the time!

      • John Kahrs

        Look up his hate speech from 2010…youtube….

  • Guest

    The requisite plea of the LGBT is that all people should be “all inclusive,” meaning everyone should embrace all others regardless of their particular beliefs or persuasions.

    They preach “tolerance” meaning all should be tolerant of the beliefs of all others, especially theirs.

    Curiously, these very same people have no tolerance for those who disagree with their lifestyle and ironically, they appear to be a group which recommends exclusion and intolerance of those who criticize their sexual preferences and sexual behaviors.

    • Samuel Stein

      There is no proof, whatsoever, that homosexual behavior is genetic/innate. Even Dr. Francis S. Collins, one of the world’s leading scientists who works at the cutting edge of DNA research and is Head of the Human Genome Project, says that homosexual behavior is “NOT” hardwired. Even the APA has changed its tune by modifiying its statement on the suject.

  • Acceptance for all

    The bible mentions adultery over 50 times and only mentions homosexuality 3 times that I could find. How many bible thumping gay bashers have committed adultery, which includes any sex between a man and a woman outside of marriage? The point is, nobody is perfect and we would be wise to clean out our own hearts before condemning others. I’m pretty certain that there isn’t a spotless one among us so throw down your stones!

    • John Kahrs

      AMEN……:)

    • RowdyD

      Well said…I totally agree we are all sinners, no doubt about that…

  • Ollie

    she writes about human desire as an important acceptable thing flies in the face of what God tells, us the heart is a desperately wicked thing, who can know it! If I followed all my desires, than I can force my actions on others, I find a woman I desire, I rape her, I don’t like someone I kill then, I see a rich man, I steal his money, all because I want to fill my desires, Phil tried to explain this and look what happens to him! The LGBT and A&E desires to silence the man and A&E fires him, because he spoke trying to explain what the Holy Bible says about sin! Your desire to harm another person for expressing his desire, flies in the face of common sense, Nothing more than censorship, now they want the Holy Bible classified as hate speech, they will never stop. SO do as Phil did and just take a stand! Against man, is it better to obey mans law? Or God’s law? Your choice!

  • jreeves

    I agree, why dismiss all those who speak their minds. We are not supposed to judge, we leave that to The Creator, who is the ultimate judge. The lgbt should not have the right to say who stays and who goes. We as Americans should stand up for our brothers and sisters, no matter what race,culture, what we look like or believe in. I’m so happy that Daystar is offering a prime time spot for them. I am a Christian and I have a neighbor who is gay, but I don’t hate him, that’s his choice,I do what God has told me what to “love your neighbor”. If you know God, you He is about, LOVE, GRACE AND MERCY (and much more). Stop taking people off just because you don’t like what they say. Just change the channel. Go Phil, you have my support and Thank you.

  • Guest

    Free speech seems to be accepted ONLY when it follows the ‘politically correct’ guidelines. Liberals spout off “tolerance” until they disagree with something, then its a fight.

    • Samuel Stein

      It’s the tyranny of the minority. Pathetic state of affairs and Americans are getting sick of it.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      This isn’t a freedom of speech issue. He’s not being threatened with legal action. Try calling your boss a shithead and see where it gets you.

  • Guest

    Robertson was just stating his beliefs. He didn’t call gay people any names or wished them harm. He was explicitly talking about homosexual sexual behavior, not homosexuals as human beings. That is all the difference in the world.

    As PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street. Here’s what Robertson himself had to say about accepting and loving everybody:

    “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

    • Beaverton

      He is also projecting a false image. The Robertson family is taking y’all for a ride. It’s all an act, folks.

      http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024204351

      • Guest

        Gay TMZ founder Levin says he is gay and doesn’t agree with Robertson, but given that this country is all about freedom of religion and freedom of speech, he believes Robertson is entitled to his opinion and shouldn’t be punished for it.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqccYmx13w

        • rkwright

          Rick Santorum and Bill Oreily said he went too far, so what is your point?

      • probuiltenterprises

        smart guys! Good for them….lets face it, this country is full of fools who will buy anything and believe anything. So why not sell it to them. I think the guy in the video is just pissed that he didn’t get his “real” southern boy ass out there and think if it first.

    • BuffaloGal

      He is on record as saying some truly hateful things. He just didn’t say them this particular time. Here is a quote, in context, during a church rant :
      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.”

      I’d say that’s pretty darn horrible. And you know for sure this wasn’t the first or the last time he went on like that in a public place. He just happened to be minding his manners while talking with GQ and made sure to include the ever popular, “love the sinner hate the sin” crap. That’s the big smoke screen that lets gay haters spew their toxic blather.

    • Just a dude guy

      That’s not the whole quote, first of all. You missed the part where he said it doesn’t make any sense, and likens it to beastiality.

  • Coragin

    I dont know if you are trying to convince others or yourself of that lie right there. The polls done time and time again on the religious people of our country and their numbers consistently shows that Christians make up about 40% of the United States.

    Furthermore, I have watched Phil’s interview multiple times. I wanted to make sure I got it all right. And he was not using “Hate Speech” nor is he a homophobic. The only “opinion” he said is he believes homosexuality is a sin. And it is. The rest of it he was paraphrasing the Bible, quoting if you will. The paraphrase was not making bestiality akin to homosexuality. It was merely saying BOTH are a sin, along with drunkards, adulterers etc. That was all a paraphrase of the bible and not hate speech.

    Believe it or not, most Christians can disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, believe it is a sin in the eyes of God and NOT be a homophobic or using hate speech. And still accept the homosexual in open arms as a brother/sister in Christ. Why is it when someone who believes homosexuality is a sin they are 1> Suppressed. 2> Accused of being homophobic, 3> Accused of using hate speech. Why is that? Cant it not just be their belief that the act (of homosexuality) is a sin?

    I still cannot get over how you think most of America is on-board with homosexuality not being a sin. Just because you call an apple a banana don’t make it true no matter how much you wish upon a star.

    Now a truth that does stand is when we are talking about intolerant groups, LGBT takes the title on that. Because when you do not agree with them, the crazy stuff begins. Like Chic-Filet. The owner merely said they support traditional marriage and you all were ready to boycott them and put them out of business because they didn’t agree with. And the difference of opinion was NOT hate speech either, yet homosexuals still tried to run them out of business. just because they didn’t support your agenda. So, tell me again how LGBT is so tolerant to others views when every single time that theory is tested their first actions are to boycott, get fired, run out of business any persons or company who does not expressly agree with their agenda.

    Oh yea, real tolerant….

    So long as you support their view…

  • John Kahrs

    the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality and gay marriage is homophobic…..isn’t that the definition of homophobia??If this Hate speech wasn’t straight from the Bible he would still have lost his job,but this wouldn’t be posted everywhere you look….The first amendment protects you from the government limiting your speech,not your employer…You say it should all be hashed out ,but I’m sure this post will be deleted as soon as it goes up or until someone notices it… this is about the silliest page I’ve ever seen…I don’t see LGTB spreading hate…Your listening to a belief that came from the same book that not only condones slavery,but encourages it….I am a big fan of fiction,and I have never read anything as twisted as the bible….

    • David Rowley

      It might not be a First Amendment issue, but neither is anyone allowed to be discriminated against because Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on religion, national origin, race, color, or sex. It has been amended to include sexual orientation, but religion hasn’t been removed. Phil’s religion teaches that homosexuality is wrong. However, he also stated it’s not his place to judge. Homophobia means one is afraid of homosexuals and their lifestyle. It has nothing to do with whether one believes it to be right or wrong. I can disagree with someone and still get along with them. In fact, I’ve had many discussions with people I disagree with, but we still get along.

      • Just a dude guy

        You would make the world’s worst lawyer.

  • Jeff Flynn

    Has Bristol Palin ever had a real job? Why do we care in the slightest what she thinks? It doesn’t surprise me that she’s a homophobe.

    • Conservativeanarchist

      Did you not read where she says everyone should treat others with love like God would. Where do you read “homophobe” in that message? What is flamin’ wrong with you?

      • mmboucher

        Did you watch her show where her son ws calling her a faggot, where do you suppose he heard that?

        • Conservativeanarchist

          No. I didn’t watch it. But I guess you did. I’m surprised someone like you could even stand it to watch their show. You must have been hired by the word police to report everything deemed offensive by the Palins.

    • CzarOfTruth

      Jeffy boy is your life all about the Hershey Highway? Get a real life instead of slamming young women.

      • mmboucher

        What is Bristol doing, her and sarah are getting involved hoping DD will pick them up, they are all hasbeens.

        • Just a dude guy

          They are never wases. Let’s get that straight. Nice piece of ass though.

      • Jeff Flynn

        Surprise! Surprise! I question Palin’s qualifications to be a national voice on ANY issue, and the best argument I can get is a cheap, homophobic swipe. Well, sir, if you are indicative of the mindset glorified by this show, all I can say to its demise is good riddance!

  • John Kahrs

    You are all the same dumb asses that can’t even tolerate someone withing you a HAPPY HOLIDAYS……HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE…!!!!!

    • Guest

      Merry Christmas, John.

    • Samuel Stein

      Have a blessed Christmas, on Jesus Christ’s birthday celebration 2013, John.

      • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

        Stop ramming your religion down our throats.

    • CzarOfTruth

      Merry Christmas John. Jesus loves you! Me? I think you are an obnoxious idiot but it’s your right to be.

    • John Kahrs

      See how easily swayed you’ve become??.. Happy Kwanza…and to all a GoodNight….

  • Guest

    Gay TMZ founder and Executive Producer Harvey Levin disagrees with A&E ‘punishing’ Phil Robertson for his religious beliefs, especially when they already knew about his beliefs. He points out, though, that one of the contributing factors to A&E firing Robertson was big pressure they were getting from GLAAD. He’ll have more on his website in the morning about that, he said.

    He says the irony is that GLAAD preaches tolerance, arguing that people have to accept them even though they are different. But he says the same argument can be made for Robertson, that they must accept him as well even though he is different from them.

    Levin says he is gay and doesn’t agree with Robertson, but given that this country is all about freedom of religion and freedom of speech, he believes Robertson is entitled to his opinion and shouldn’t be punished for it.
    ———————————————–

    • rkwright

      And Bill Oreily and Rick Santorum said he went over the line. What’s your point?

  • David

    I hope Duck Dynasty moves to another Network … one that believes in Free Speech.

    • knockoutajournalist

      Free speech? The only thing networks believe in is $$$$$$$$

    • mmboucher

      You think free speech is only for you bigots?

      • Conservativeanarchist

        You must have amazing insight to a person’s heart to know he is a bigot just because he disagrees with you. You probably want half of America to lose their jobs too.

    • rkwright

      I wish people like you understood that Freedom of Speech applies only to Government infringement on your speech or activity relating to speech. It has nothing to do with a business deciding how to run its business. The First Amendment doesn’t give you the right to a reality tee vee program.

  • Samuel Stein

    Well said, Bristol! I hope Duck Dynasty is picked up immediately by another Network. Come on Fox!

  • Keri Lyn Norton-Blanks

    i really don’t care what people do in their bedroom’s… straight or g&l, no one’s choice of sex partner should ever ever be a national issue. it seem’s pretty petty to me that anyone would be so public with people excepting their sex life, and that’s what it boils down too. i think we need to focus more on hungry children, homeless people and children, the need for jobs repairing homes for those who lost them in hurricains and fires and stop making such a huge fuss over anyones sex life… if i was to try to push my choice of sex life on the public it would be considered vulgar and racey. being gay, lesbian, innerracial, straight or celabet is a matter that should remain in your bedroomeverything else in your lives is just like everyone elses, i’ve been unfairly treated at work before…and by peers who hasn’t… people treat me dumb because i bleach my hair…who care’s i won’tmake it a nation issue….i will work hard and provide for my family…do what i can for my country.we all should… ifyou want to be equal damn well act it, take the crap just like we all do and make fqamily important, and national issues well involve yourself in feeding the hungreythat’s how u make you mark on the world not by your sexual preferance. the world can been unfair to everyone, it’s called living in the real world…do what you do, everyone has issue’s with people being objective or in disagreement in some way or another no one in this country should get punished because they don’t agree with someone’s sexually choice, that would mean rapest and pedofile’s would walk free while the people who think they are bad got punished……leave the world out of your chosen sex life…….

    • disqus_CbsZqiw2fR

      Keri, although I agree with what you are saying, I do have to disagree with one thing. Being homosexual isn’t about the act of sex. It’s about who we are as a person, who we want to share our LIVES with, inside and out of the bedroom!

      • Keri Lyn Norton-Blanks

        I have G&L in my family, love them to peice’s but what I don’t like in a whole is that these discrimination or hate issue’s really do happen to us all in our live’s , we judge people because of the music they listen to. I live in Texas and people outside of Texas automatically think I’m a dumb hick, add the blond hair and having any kind of real conversation with people become’s impossible, I don’t care, I know what’s in my heart and I’m not going to go make a national issue of it. I chose to be a single mom until I met someone I Wanted to marry… I didn’t fight the rumor’s or the glares over it, I don’t need theworld to except my choices in life, God is with me, pushing me when I do wrong rewarding me when I do right…If I could feed a billion hungry people or give good home’s to people I’d rather do that then be in a hate war over opinion’s. We as American’s should love those who love us and let those who don’t go about their lives as they choose as well, needing that much acceptance is like saying you choose other people’s opinion over your own and God’s.

        • disqus_CbsZqiw2fR

          Very well said, Keri! And I applaud you for standing up for your right to be a single mom and not I hope the future is bright for you and your child! Merry Christmas!

          • Keri Lyn Norton-Blanks

            Merry Christmas to you as well, I hope all have a wonderful Holiday with those they love!!!!

          • Keri Lyn Norton-Blanks

            We have all the same rights…If you mean marriage we’ll yes my husband and I got married, but I didn’t marry until I was in my 30’s. Why? because if you truely love someone you are a couple in the eye’s of GOD. Signing a paper at the court house is man’s law, before we had judges and preist how do u think people got “Married”? If you mean adopting kids I know quite a few straight couple’s who have been refused. I don’t see where we have different right’s under God and not much under man. If you as a person Love another person with all your loyal heart and they feel the same then that’s all you need. In my opinion straight people have less chance because they can’t claim any discrimination if they are turned down for adoption or jobs or fired from a job or treated poorly … We all have it bad in some way or another some only choose to see their side of it.

    • rkwright

      Sexual Orientation does not mean sexual activity. Just so you know. Saying one is gay does not say anything about their activities, it describes an orientation. Just as heterosexual simply means one like the opposite sex. But it is amusing that heterosexual people do not see how often they reveal their sexual lives every time they talk. If you mention your husband, you are talking bout your sexual activity, when you talk about your children you are talking bout your sex life. You have it on display all the time but somehow you don’t think it right that others enjoy the same rights you do. Okay.

    • olandp

      Keri, I doubt that anyone treated you as if you are dumb because you bleach your hair. It is far more likely they read something you wrote, or heard something you said. Things like spelling, grammar, and punctuation say far more about one’s intelligence than the color of their hair. (See how I used ‘their’ instead of ‘there.’)

  • katie

    The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth….stand up for what is right! be strong conservatives and christians!

  • not_aggrieved

    Bow down.

  • disqus_CbsZqiw2fR

    I am a proud and out gay man! I am in a serious and monogamous relationship. With that said, I do want to express my concerns over what everyone is calling “free speech”!
    I am a avid supporter of free speech. It is what makes this country so great. However, I do not think it is “free speech” when you condemn a person’s choice of life, happiness, or thinking. If Phil Robertson had said something about how black people being immoral (which by the way wasn’t that long ago that people thought a black and white couple were immoral) the people of this county would be incensed with anger and disgust. The people of this country and the world need to realize that being gay is not a choice, or immoral, or perverted. It is simply another way to love someone!
    So, before you open your mouth to spill forth venom about another person, or how they choose to live their life, may I suggest that you take a minute and ask yourself would you like someone else saying the same thing about you?

    • katie

      I have no problem with your life decision it is your choice! and you live in a country where you have the freedom to make that choice! we also live in a country where we can believe the religion of our choice and phil believes in the bible and the bible does say that it is a sin….that is his choice to believe that. he didn’t say anything hateful just what he believed and that might have been offensive to you. Also the black and white mixing is not a sin according to the bible that was just racisim (which is a sin) taking hold.

      So please consider the other side of this discussion…while you have your freedoms and you want people to respect them you should likewise respect the beliefs and decisions of others even if you might not agree.

      • OZ_in_TX

        Katie when you’re routinely compared to child molesters and people who wanna have intimate relations with the family dog, then we can talk about ‘respect’. It’s awfully easy to defend someone’s bigotry when you’re not targeted by it.

      • rkwright

        You do know he said things pretty outrageous about blacks too don’t you?

      • Misutaa Roboto

        Utter bollocks. Beliefs don’t and shouldn’t get automatic respect. Believing whatever you read in the Bible is pretty stupid, and frequently harmful. It’s not the kind of thinking that deserves to be treated as reasonable, especially when it’s being used to condemn others.

    • Guest

      Robertson was just stating his beliefs. He didn’t call gay people any names or wished them harm. He was explicitly talking about homosexual sexual behavior, not homosexuals as human beings. It was nothing to do with hatred of gay people.

      He has as much right to be against homosexuality and to voice it as others have to support it.

      Gay TMZ founder and Executive Producer Harvey Levin disagrees with A&E ‘punishing’ Phil Robertson for his religious beliefs, especially when they already knew about his beliefs. He points out, though, that one of the contributing factors to A&E firing Robertson was big pressure they were getting from GLAAD. He’ll have more on his website in the morning about that, he said.

      Levin says he is gay and doesn’t agree with Robertson, but given that this country is all about freedom of religion and freedom of speech, he believes Robertson is entitled to his opinion and shouldn’t be punished for it.

      • katie

        extremely well said…

      • Al

        He was quoting the Bible. If that is insulting to you then you don’t have a problem with Phil, you have a problem with God.

        • Conservativeanarchist

          Actually this was better well said.

        • rkwright

          He didn’t actually quote the Bible. Just so you know.

        • Al

          Who is trying to force a lifestyle change to gain acceptance from the very vast majority? Certainly not Phil Robertson. What really bothers gays is the description of their perverted physical attraction to each other..

      • Conservativeanarchist

        I’m pretty sure GLAAD will suffer the most backlash. They have “outed” themselves as more intolerant with a very clear agenda. Besides, since when does 5% get to control the dialogue in this country? In sample polling, 5% is usually considered the statistical deviation.

        • rkwright

          If you don’t like the minority groups having rights, then explain to us why you hate the Constitution? My rights are guaranteed by the very paper you all are using to try to shield this man.

        • Conservativeanarchist

          You say 10, I say 5. So lets split it at 7 1/2%. Still a small minority and certainly not worth getting bullied from even with support of the 21% far-left progressive population. BTW, Obama also had the growing majority for awhile and we see how that worked out when people listen to lies . How about checking the history of ancient civilizations and see what was the common thread that led to their downfall. I’ll give you a hint. It wasn’t traditional marriage.

          • Conservativeanarchist

            “Get used to it.” Yup, sound like a bully to me.

          • olandp

            Lead plumbing?

  • Pubilius

    sometimes free speech costs jobs, other times, it costs lives… this is the type of speech that leads to oppression and death of people and should not be said!

    • Guest

      Free speech seems to be accepted ONLY when it follows the ‘politically correct’ guidelines.

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        So you think Martin Bashir should get his job back, too?

      • OZ_in_TX

        And from the ‘ardent defenders of free speech’?

        …a deafening silence.

    • katie

      so Oprah Winfrey saying that people should die is better than this? yes racisim is wrong and they will pay for their sins but saying they should die is very wrong and distasteful and yet she gets a medal???? phil just said what he honestly believed to a questions like this if they didn’t want to know what a conservative christian would say they shouldn’t have asked….I thought coming out of the closet and being gay was about being who you are no matter what others think! that is a great! but it is a double standard….think about it…he is being who he is and saying what he believes and he is ridiculed…. today if you aren’t gay or completely approve of the lifestyle you are a horrible person….switch everything around and put christians as the minority and gays as the majority……you would have the gays being ridiculed just because they didn’t like what the christians believe and the christians being uplifted just because they are the minority its not fair! equal is no longer truly equal….

  • Stephanie

    I think the biggest problem is when people against homosexual activity are compared with racists (name-calling designed to shut down debate). Homosexual activity is an action, while race is a set of physical attributes (skin color, hair type, eye shape, nose shape, lip size, etc.). This is a logical error known as a category mistake because sexual activity is a choice (unless it is rape, which virtually nobody condones) while skin color is not.

    Both sides understand that those with same-sex attraction did not choose it, but it is 100% their choice whether or not to act on those attractions. We are responsible for our actions.

    • wbthacker

      “Homosexual activity is an action”

      So is religion. So stop whining when people tell you your religion is evil or stupid, if you think Phil Robertson should be able to say that to gays. If you think employers shouldn’t have to hire gays, don’t complain when you get fired for being Christian.

      Or else, accept that you’re no better than anyone else, and that if you want to be respected and allowed freedom to pursue your faith, you must respect gays and allow them to pursue their love.

  • Donnie Smith

    free speech has

  • josephdupont

    The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the Off Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. This was advertised on the radio for months with no criticism about the use of the word.

  • CzarOfTruth

    Speech is always free but if the gays don’t like it you’re fired.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      So the Palins must be gay since they got Martin Bashir fired.

      When does Bristol’s lesbian sex tape come out?

      • olandp

        As soon as she can find someone to pay her for it. Grifter’s gotta grift.

    • OZ_in_TX

      Odd – Martin Bashir didn’t say one thing about Gays, did he?

  • katie

    forgive him for being clean shaven for a family picture! you do know its called acting…

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

      which is why dumbasses who watch it call it a “reality TV” show.

      nice to know you morAns understand it and most others like it, like bristol’s mom, are all fake.

  • Judge not

    If every one who speaks of God gets fired. What would happen to the awards show? More than not they Thank God

  • KayB727

    Bristol – this is no different than if he said anything racially charged or even towards a different religious sect AT WORK. You can have freedom of speech but not at work – everyone has a code of conduct and code of ethics in their employment contract. Read it…he has his freedom of speech, he isnt being arrested….this is an EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYEE ISSUE! Period!

    • Bryan Garcia

      He did NOT say this on the show! It was an interview with GQ! Nobody should be fired for what they believe!

      • OZ_in_TX

        You mean like Martin Bashir?

        • Bryan Garcia

          Martin Basher actually attacked Sarah Palin! Phil Robertson never attacked anyone he was simply quoting from the bible 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206:9-10&version=NIV

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

            i’m pretty sure i can shove a truck load of shit into Sarah Palin’s mouth, and she’d survive. it’s already full of it, as it is.

            stoning? well, that’s a different matter. it will actually kill those getting stoned. your little myth book has all sorts of crimes and sins that warrant that. like a woman talking in public. or being a pregnant unmarried nonvirgin. or a woman who serves cheeseburgers to the faithful while wearing jeans. or…

          • Bryan Garcia

            Probably stuff she never actually said the lamestream media just manufactured it!

      • rkwright

        When you start crying about the 29 states in which it’s perfectly legal to fire gay people just because they are gay or suspected of being gay, then maybe your argument would be valid. I don’t see these Conservatives standing up for the rights of those who didn’t even say anything and get fired simply for being.

        • Bryan Garcia

          No where is it “perfectly” fine to fire gays! Show prove and back that claim up! I’ve got prove its the other way around!

      • Bryan Garcia

        So what they’re are plenty of celebrity that offend us Christians. Nobody’s forcing you to watch their show or read an article. If i know something’s going to offend me i don’t watch the show nor do i read that article and i certainly do NOT advocate for someone to be fired. I support their right to free speech. Get over it sometimes free speech hurts. Equality goes both ways you cannot have equality for your side but exclude people you disagree with from that very same equality you seek. http://21stcenturyreagan.blogspot.com/2013/12/i-support-phil-robertson_20.html

        • Bryan Garcia

          So what they’re are plenty of celebrity that insult us Christians. Nobody’s forcing you to watch their show or read an article. If i know something’s going to insult me i don’t watch the show nor do i read that article and i certainly do NOT advocate for someone to be fired. I support their right to free speech. Get over it sometimes free speech hurts. Equality goes both ways you cannot have equality for your side but exclude people you disagree with from that very same equality you seek. http://21stcenturyreagan.blogspot.com/2013/12/i-support-phil-robertson_20.html

      • KayB727

        Did you read the interview? Because they mentioned the show and A&E from the get go. He WAS representing the show. It was not a personal interview. An A&E publicist was present however the reporter asked the questions when the publicist was not around. Phil knew his contract – all he had to do was say “no comment” or “visit my church off the clock if you are interested in me”…This was an interview based on and organized BY HIS EMPLOYER.

        • Bryan Garcia

          The article was in my local newspaper. Yes but they askeed a personal question. So now you can’t answer personal questions in an interview. Who cares if you was representing his employer. He has the right to free speech. Why should he have to avoid those questions just to please the minority! The WHOLE reasson why Duck Dynasty is and was so popular is because of their faith.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      and yet they continue to run “marathons” featuring him on the show. hypocrites.

  • LDMartin1959

    Please stop using the words “homophobic” and “homophobia” in the leftist manner. It does NOT — as the use by the left implies — mean fear of homosexuals/homosexuality nor does it mean a hatred of homosexuals. To use it in the same manner that the left misuses it gives their hate-based distortion of the term some level of credibility. At the very least, if you must use the word, use it in quote marks to indicate that you are merely quoting their claim, not giving credibility to it.

    • MouseFanSal

      It’s prejudice. Sure there are homophobes and they each have their reasons. Every “group” of people has critics. Something about every human is offensive. People need to chill.

    • OZ_in_TX

      I agree. Homophobia is an irrational fear of Gays and Lesbians – a deep-seated fear that can at least explain their behavior, sorta like arachnophobia. I prefer the word ‘bigot’. There’s no excuse for a bigot’s behavior.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      Sounds like you know all about hate, bigot. Don’t like being called out on it, eh?

  • MouseFanSal

    I have one last comment regarding this. When you attack and judge a person because they’ve shared an opinion or belief you find insulting or demeaning toward a group of people, you are in fact behaving in the exact manner you criticize.

    • OZ_in_TX

      Sorry but the ‘you must tolerate my intolerance or you’re just as intolerant as I am’ nonsense is a fail.

    • rkwright

      Nope. I think that when you choose to tell me my life is like an animal fuckers you don’t get to tell people they shouldn’t respond. It just doesn’t work that way. If you opt to voice an opinion in the public square, then you opt for those views to be discussed, praised or condemned in the public square.

      • Marilyn Goodman

        you just said the same thing as Jessi! So the correct response would be “yes”. (Right to Free Speech)

  • wbthacker

    Were you all such ardent defenders of free speech when Martin Bashir was suspended for his remarks about Sarah Palin?

    I’m all for “elevating the conversation.” A good start would be NOT telling gay people we’re in the same class as drunkards and people who have sex with animals. I don’t care if your preacher told you that; I don’t care if you have a book that says that; I don’t care if you believe it in your heart. Just have the common decency not to tell me TO MY FACE. How hard is that? Aren’t courtesy and tact Christian values?

    The issue with Phil Robertson is that I can’t have a “conversation” with him. He has a TV show and gets interviewed by a magazine. I have neither. All I can do is change the channel when he comes on TV. Anticipating that I’ll do exactly that, A&E has suspended him hoping I won’t touch that dial.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      and thank God (sorry if i offended you) that i can just not tune into A&E and do my part to help them get their priorities straight (oops- did i offend you again?).

      • wbthacker

        ‘oops- did i offend you again?”

        No. Were you trying?

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          Just making sure you weren’t getting your little shorts in a wad.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

        Paid Troll is Paid!

        probably about 5$/hr, but hey. it’s a Right to Work reality!

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          Actually, i’m much like you- Christmas shopping all done, cold and rainy outside- and you guys are just too much fun to mess with! lol

    • OZ_in_TX

      “Were you all such ardent defenders of free speech when Martin Bashir was suspended for his remarks about Sarah Palin?” And from these ‘ardent defenders of free speech’?

      …a deafening silence.

  • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

    i agree, Ms. Palin- and i support Phil Robertson and his right to express his opinion without fear of being fired. i mean seriously- what did A&E expect when they hired him? it’s almost like marriage- you seriously don’t want to change the person you married- and if you do then it’s quite possible you should have married someone else.

    • rkwright

      What about A and E’s Constitutionally protected rights? The Roberts court declared that Corporations are people and have the same Constitutional rights. Conservatives can’t embrace Citizens United and then claim that this company doesn’t have rights too. And theirs are just as equal as his. And the idea of Free Speech has nothing to do with your employer deciding they don’t want to have you as an employee. I wish you people would learn what Free Speech means. It pertains ONLY to the government.

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        A&E’s Rights as a Corporation are defined by the profit/loss statement and the shareholders. Something tells me advertisers are going to be none-to-happy with the way this all turns out.

        • rkwright

          So you would deny them their constitutional rights even though they have been deemed to have them. Yeah, hypocrisy.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            Not at all- no one has asked the government to step in (although it’s shocking that Mr. Obama hasn’t weighed in as he seems to concerning every other un-important issue since his election, but that’s a whole new discussion). I’m not denying them anything. When advertisers decide they don’t want to be associated with the controversy then they will deprive them of the money they would have spent. Then the shareholders will deprive management of the jobs they didn’t do. It’s really quite simple.

  • Kitty Wolf

    I may not like what you say, but I defend your right to say it…..Let us make a example out of A&E in number so great as to be herd

    • Katie Hoffmann

      Herd? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    Somewhere, Martin Bashir is laughing his ass off.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus
  • Ninja0980

    By the way Bristol,did you read what the BIble says about what should happen to women who aren’t virgins on their wedding night?
    Something tells me you wouldn’t down with people telling you that. Why do you expect the LGBT community to do so.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    Will Piper Palin be the first kid in her family to actually graduate from high school? That would be impressive.

    Sarah Palin is 0-for-3 so far in the kids graduating department. What a lousy mother.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      I’ll give you 10-1 odds she’s more successful than you (and all that without a diploma). Perhaps you should go ask your mother what her problem was.

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        You lost your bet, chuckles. Good luck getting your GED.

        Sarah Palin has a proven track record as a lousy mother. Her kids are uneducated goobers despite her ample financial resources. But you RWNJs can keep making excuses for her.

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          Really, Mo? I’d be shocked if you could get a job flipping burgers, personally… but then, in all fairness, i don’t really know you. I can just follow your thought processes through your posts and they seem very immature.

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            You wouldn’t know a thought process from one of your bowel movements. You’re a wingnut with a poor education and a sub-triple digit IQ.

      • pleasebereasonable

        If being on “reality” TV shows is your definition of success, then you are probably correct.

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          So i suppose you think all the people who come here to read this blog are big fans of dancing with the stars or whatever other show she was on? Doubtful.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

            no. we think you’re a) paid trolls or b) really sad and stupid to think an ignorant slut has anything of value to offer the world of political and media commentary c) really fucking stupid but so much it’s impossible on a rainy saturday not to come over here and fuck with your dumb asses.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            But it wasn’t okay for Rush to call what’s her face a “slut”? You people have really got to make up your minds…

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

            if you’re going to “make a point,” at least have the information at hand that your “point” was based upon… “what’s her face?” lol.

            you’re too stupid to even google what you’re too stupid to remember. that probably was a made up Rushbo lie in the first place.

            “Glenn, you ignorant Slut…”

  • MoeLarryAndJesus
  • Kyle

    So lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But if the LGBT community has the audacity to disagree or be offended by that kind or disgusting characterization which is as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get, it’s just because they’re the ones hating on the poor persecuted Christians™? Please…

  • rkwright

    This has nothing to do with his free speech. The government has not abridged his rights in any manner. His employer, a corporation, was just exercising their Constitutional right of association. The conservative Supreme Court, and the last Republican nominee stated unequivocally that corporations ARE people and have the same rights under the Constitution. So whose rights win?

  • Walt NYC

    Bristol made a few mistakes, but I fixed ’em!

    I think it’s so hypocritical how the Right-Wing Christian community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great – people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.

    Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love.

    It goes both ways.

    I hate how the Right-Wing Christian community says it’s all about “love.” However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so
    hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support bigotry and slander is anti-God.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      I think it’s so hypocritical how the Left-Wing GLBT agenda pushers expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style and if we don’t then we’re guilty of some sort of hate crime.

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        No one cares if you agree or not. But you RWNJs expect to be able to spew your garbage without being criticized for it. Grow up and stop whining. Being criticized is not being persecuted. The Palins like to pretend they’re victims. Bullsh*t. They lead lives of wealth and comfort by grifting off of their “victimhood.”

        Meanwhile Martin Bashir is still fired. Where do you stand on that, hypocrite?

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          I think he should have been allowed to keep spouting off all the hate he wanted to- not as if anyone really listened to him anyway, being a Brit and all.

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            So you hate him because he’s a “Brit”?

            That’s an ethnic slur. How Christian of you! What’s next, the N-word? Philduck would be so proud of you!

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            I don’t hate him- never once bothered to watch him- as i said… he’s a Brit and it would shock you how little i value his opinion. And “Brit” is not an ethnicity- more of a nationality. It’s like someone calling me a Yank, being from the USA and all. Do i really have to explain this? It’s not wonder…

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            So you’ve never watched him but you still know you don’t value his opinion?

            You’re a special sort of dolt.

    • BuffaloGal

      Thanks for fixing that . It was bugging me. Quite good of you.

    • Conservativeanarchist

      That’s the beauty of being a secular heathen. The water line is so low you never get to be a hypocrite.

      • Walt NYC

        There’s a lot of beauty in being a “secular heathen.” You tend to be less judgmental. And, you get to experience the satisfaction of doing good deeds and treating people with respect completely of your own volition, not because you expect to receive some grand reward in the afterlife. You betcha!

  • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

    Yes- it’s your right to be as ignorant as you possibly can be- and something tells me you’re not living up to your potential.

    • pleasebereasonable

      So she didn’t have a bastard child?

      • Katie Hoffmann

        No, to these racists, only brown women living in large cities qualify for that form of derision.

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        That wasn’t the question, actually.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

          Glenn’s world: calling someone ignorant for stating a fact, and then denying that they called them ignorant because what was really meant was a “different question.”

          i just love winger logic. really, honey. how much is she paying you? or are you one of the Palinspawn? i can see that.

          it’s not like any of you work real jobs. I guess “palin” is synonymous with “quitter” after all.

  • http://lazycircles.blogspot.com/ Sam Hawk

    You would think that someone who has been the subject of as much vitriol as Bristol Palin would get it when others are being insulted in public. I guess not. Robertson compared my life, my love, and my family to sex with animals and reduced my life to a sex act he imagines I perform. I do not have to be “tolerant” of this.

    • Katie Hoffmann

      Hey Sam, well put. BTW, I was blocked and my comments were erased from Sarah Palin’s Facebook page, as I noted under a photo of her daughter, with a link to this blog ” Nothing says Christmas like an unwed teenage mother”. So much for the Palin’s supporting free speech!

      • http://FreakoutNation.com/ Anomaly 100

        Me too, in several accounts. I was very polite so I have no idea why they magically disappeared me each time.

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        But the real question is *why* would a grown woman post something like that…

        • Katie Hoffmann

          Frankly Glenn, it’s not an insult.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            that’s probably more of the issue…

    • Bryan Garcia

      No he didn’t he simply quoted the bible 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Read it for yourself! See what he actually said!

      • SecularAmerican

        Phil Robertson: “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus.”

        My copy of the bible doesn’t mention any of this.

    • RowdyD

      Sam, What makes me sick is how some Gays have twisted what Phil said!!! He id not say Gays like to engage in sex with animals and how you construed it to mean that is beyond me…He was talking about his beliefs in sexual sins, Verbatim (“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”)
      In your thinking, he is saying you also hop from one woman to the other…THAT is not what he is saying…He was talking about how society is straying from the moral fiber from pushing ones sexual preference on to the population to drunkards, prostitutes…
      He never said he hated you Sam. He hates the sin…He has that right, just as you have your right to be treated equal…But I’m not seeing that on this thread…Lots of hate being spewed

      • Schlukitz

        Yes. Shame on those godless gays who twist the words of people like Fred Phelps, Scott Lively, Peter Sprigg, Brian Brown, Tony Perkins Bryan Fischer, Phil Robertson and all those self-righteous, homophobic Christofascists who love bashing gays, demoralizing and marginalizing them and calling for their criminalization, imprisonment and even death as punishment for their “sins” against nature.

        We gays really should learn to listen with a open mind and a perceptive ear.

        • RowdyD

          Fred Phelps??? There is no logical debating is there??? Total idiotic hate filled post…

          • Schlukitz

            Well, if the shoe fits….

        • RowdyD

          Way to slam a man for something he never said or done just because he does not accept your sexual preference, then pool him into the likes of Fred Phelps!!!…

          • Kyle

            Is that kinda like pooling every gay person on Earth in with zoophiles and terrorists or no?

    • http://newtlove.com/ Newt Love

      “Camille Paglia – a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia – has come out swinging against A&E’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson following comments he made in a GQ interview on homosexuality. Paglia, who is known as a social critic, is a self-described openly gay “dissident feminist.”
      http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/19/paglia-duck-dynasty-uproar-utterly-fascist-utterly-stalinist/

      Come on! Beat the swords into plowshares and let’s work on healing.

      BTW, I’m Lakota, an American Indian nation called “the sioux,” and we have always believed that gay people (Winkte in Lakota) have special magic and understanding for our people to be able to survive together. Please don’t accuse me of bigotry.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    meh. 680 comments later i’m pretty sure anything i might have said already has been.

    you poor thing. you don’t even know what a sad joke you are, do you? keep on with the martyr stuff sweetie. history is against you. you’ll know what it’s like to be a “sad, forgotten joke” very soon.

    any new marriage prospects on the horizon, or are you just happy to be that “biblically minded” single mom for the rest of your life?

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      As opposed to finding a nice girl to settle down and play house with? you guys (and girls, theoretically) probably shouldn’t go there…

      • Walker

        I;m happily married – since 2008. Someone named “Stoner” probably shouldn’t go there…

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          There you go “thinking” again… funny how you would deride me for my name. i suppose that’s all that liberal “tolerance” showing through, huh?

          • Walker

            Let’s see – you deride same-sex relationships (“a nice girl to play house with”) and you are surprised that we make fun of you and don’t tolerate your bigotry? Here’s another bit of tolerance: Fuck off.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            did i hurt your widdle feelings gary-boy? i’m so sorrwy… me thinks i’m getting a peek at your true colours…

          • olandp

            I think I can speak for Gary, I’ve had a crush on him for years. You didn’t hurt his feelings. To do that you would have to be someone whom he cared about and respected. You are just some unenlightened person with a computer who doesn’t have a clue. In other words, beneath his notice.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            Probably more… above his notice, actually…

          • olandp

            You are so right, and it only took you 15 days to come up with that witty retort. We are all humbled to be in your presence.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

        you’re quite an amusing troll. so where are you located, and who is paying you? the RCC? the Palin ’16 campaign?

        i’m sure you’re married to a perfectly normally adjusted woman who stays barefoot, pregnant, illiterate and subservient in the home your Galtian labor provides for her. who is also silent, like the Bible says she must be, on religious matters.

        had a cheeseburger lately? yeah, i thought so. /grabs stone

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          i should probably just ignore you- but you make me laugh and i like to laugh. look me up on facebook, maybe we can be friends. i’m from texas.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

            so- not married. what a surprise!

            i live in TX now, too. hope you don’t cross my path, fool. i’m a Marine and enjoy fucking with your sad sort of ilk. i’m sure you are so stupid that you think a liberal gay woman would care to be your friend.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            i’ve got lots of liberal gay women friends actually. a marine huh? couldn’t make it in the Navy?

    • Schlukitz

      Zing!

  • 1498

    This whole controversy has been generated by the liberal media.
    Its no secret that that Phil Robertson is a deeply conservative Christian. Why the uproar?
    The media only become outraged, when it suits their own agenda. Plenty of other ‘minority’ groups are insulted all the time – & not a word from the media.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      So it was the “liberal media” that got Martin Bashir fired? Really?

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        Technically, Martin got himself fired. He wasn’t smart enough to realize he had no leverage standing in the position he was in.

        • MoeLarryAndJesus

          He wouldn’t have been fired if Sarah Palin hadn’t fired up her idiot followers.

          • 1498

            ‘idiot followers’…. How ‘tolerant’ of you 😉

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            Her followers are idiots. Is there some reason I should pretend otherwise?

          • Conservativeanarchist

            Anybody who classifies Jesus with the three stooges is a contemptible human being. But in America, she is allowed to hate. The difference is Christians wouldn’t have her extricated for belittling us. We just pity her.

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            Why do you have a problem with Jewish comedians?

    • Gayskeptic

      You have to love selective memory.

    • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

      “deeply conservative Christian” LOL
      Don’t forget a poser, a bigot, and a racist.

    • Walker

      Yeah, I noticed how Phil ranted about divorced people, adulterers, fornicators, tax cheats and others who were stoned to death in the Bible.

      Oh that’s right – he was focused on vagina.

  • http://Www.theirishatheist.wordpress.com/ The Irish Atheist

    I’m more offended that Patheos is publishing an article written at an 11th grade composition level as if it has worth or merit than anything Bristol is trying to so clumsily say.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      She’s a shining inspiration to high school dropouts everywhere.

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        Then I suppose you wouldn’t want to be? That you would rather be a shining inspiration to hate mongers everywhere? smh.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

          hey Bristol, i think we have a winner! this one may be willing to take up the heavy burden of Christian Manhood(tm) and accept your tainted, nonvirginal self as a helpmeet.

          but i guess he’s pro-stoning, so maybe that’s not such a good idea after all…

        • MoeLarryAndJesus

          Bristol IS a hatemonger, just like her worthless mother. That’s how they make a living. Ask them who the “real Americans” they’re always talking about are, and who they exclude from that description.

          Hint: Duck Dude excludes the same people.

        • Walker

          Uh, here is how Christians are persecuted by gays:

      • Walker

        And fornicators.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      Before you begin discussing 11th grade compositions perhaps you should take a look at your sentence structure.

  • not_aggrieved
    • TampaDink

      The best part of this video is when Dusty exposes the Robertson men’s before photos. The roles that they’ve been playing on their hit t.v. show are nothing more than an act.

  • BobSF_94117

    Bristol, would you call someone who wants to eliminate the rights of gay couples to have same-sex marriage of civil unions a “bigot”?

    • ML40

      I’m not against SSM. Just wonder though.. Would you call someone who is against polygamy, a bigot? Polygamous families have lived under the threat of arrest for decades.. if it’s only about who you love …well?

      • Walker

        Modern polygamy often and traditional polygamy ALWAYS involves the subjugation of females, incest and child rape.

        Eliminate those aspects and I’ll consider supporting polygamy. But not as it is now.

        • ML40

          It does? Here in the US? Sounds like a bigoted stereotype .Might be true within the Muslim world.. Do you have statistics to prove that? You sound like the flip side of when heterosexuals make the claim that gay men have a high percentage of abusing young boys.

          • Walker

            Not a stereotype. In polygamous compounds it is quite normal to marry one’s 13-year old cousin. And because there are not enough women for the men, the kick adolescent boys out. Google ‘lost boys’ to find out more about this.

            I have first-hand knowledge and if you would just Google that find hundreds of thousands of articles about it. Like this one:

            http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,50296

          • ML40

            You seem to be broad-brushing a community with your fears/prejudices in order to discredit it. Much like what happened to gay people. Trying to discredit groups of individuals (legal adults) who enter into a relationship (mutual) where they would like to be legally recognized for various reasons. by saying they’re a bunch of child molesters or abusers of women ..seems insulting to the men and women who are happy in that type of union.

            So I still haven’t got an answer to that.

            Marrying someones 13 year old’s cousin is illegal in all 50 states. They should be arrested if that happens…

            .I do know of the Warren Jeffs story. A vile man no doubt.. but there are vile people in every community. Doesn’t mean all people act that way..

            Child brides and abuse must be appropriately prosecuted, consenting adults in a plural relationship should not face penalties. Do you agree with that?

            Do you agree (like a Utah judge did recently) that Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional?

            And about the links you gave me..
            It’s like you giving me links from the Catholic church from which you can find articles and anecdotes about the old stereotype of percentages of men who molest adolescent boys.

            If you have non biased concrete studies..(not opinion pieces, YouTube vids and selected anecdotes of personal experiences)…I will be glad to go view it.

          • Walker

            What I wrote is well documented. Do your own research.

            I should add that half of my family are Mormon.

      • adambravo

        Sexual orientation determines whether you are attracted to men or women–not whether you attracted to a specific man or woman. Polyamory is (in my opinion) a lifestyle where an individual wishes to co-exist with numerous specific individuals (opposite or same-sex, I suppose).

        • ML40

          Yeah.. I got that. Not sure it matters. I don’t care if gays “choose” that behavior. I think most sexual orientation is “fixed” for men.. and a bit more fluid for women. What one does in the privacy of their home..most could care less.
          But I don’t think you answered the question. Do you support the right of a person to legally wed more than one individual? Some do it for religious reasons (Muslims some Mormons etc) and some do it solely because they love more than one individual.
          Do you support those types of unions to be legally recognized? If one does not..are they a bigot?

          • adambravo

            You’re right… 😉 Well, from Merriam Webster: “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.” I don’t think I’ve seen any studies suggesting any genetic basis in polyamory, which means it is–like being a vegetarian–a behavioral choice. If you don’t like vegetarians, I don’t think it makes you a bigot, and if you don’t support polygamy–essentially, the choice someone makes to marry two or more specific individuals–I don’t think it makes you a bigot, either. I think am inclined to not legally recognize polygamous marriages–maybe because then I think (once you get beyond the relatively simple concept of two people in a committed relationship) things get too fuzzy, and maybe because of the negative history surrounding polygamy.

          • ML40

            Do you think people who are living together in a plural marriage..should be jailed?

            Do you agree with the recent ruling by a Utah judge that Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional?

          • adambravo

            Hmm… Not sure people should go to jai over something like that; it’s simply cohabitation without legal recognition. Also not sure exactly what Utah’s laws said, so I’ll withhold comment

      • BobSF_94117

        I’ve never made the argument that it’s only about who you love. I’m made the argument that gay people fall in love, just like straight people, that there’s nothing inherently inferior in how we feel about each other. So don’t go putting words in my mouth.

        Now, onto polygamy. No one in this country is currently polygamously married in a legal sense. The only state to criminalize “polygamous” cohabitation (polyamorous is really the word that should be used) was Utah.

        No law against polygamy is going to dissolve an existing legal relationship with all the rights and responsibilities and security that that involves. Anyone who wants to destroy other people’s legal marriages — which is something Palin and Bristol want with a Constitutional amendment — IS A BIGOT.

        I personally have concerns about legal polygamy. It is, historically, fraught with problems. BUT I’d consider legalizing it for adults over, say, 35. AND my version would be quite different from the existing model: ALL spouses would be married TO EACH OTHER. Turns out, that’s not very appealing to “traditional” polygamists.

  • Gayskeptic

    This clumsily written dissertation makes perfect sense for someone who could very well feel right at home eating squirrels and opossum stew by the bayou… Or maybe hunting caribou and having elk for lunch… Oh, wait!

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      Hey there… careful what you criticize people eating LOL.

  • Walker

    “It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality and gay marriage is homophobic.”

    How many times did Sarah Palin, Fox News, Republican lawmakers and others lash-out when people criticized Bristol? Hundreds? Thousands? How is this any different?

    And according to the Bible, Bristol is a fornicator and should be stoned to death.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      Actually, there was something like “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone”… and that was the end of that, i believe- according to the Bible.

      • Walker

        No, here is one of many passages about being a virgin, etc:

        “But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, 21 then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed an act of folly in Israel, by playing the harlot in her father’s house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you,” (Deut. 22:13-21).

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          you probably shouldn’t quote something you have no understanding of… (hint: an old book, a newer book). Go. Read.

          • Walker

            When your anti-gay brethren stop citing Leviticus to bash gays, I’ll be happy to switch to the ‘newer book.’ Until then, put-up or shut-up.

      • olandp

        Then why are Phil and Bristol casting stones? (That was metaphor, not literal, like the bible is ‘supposed’ to be.)

  • TexasBoy

    Apparently they no longer teach about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in high school government classes. Bristol, hun, Freedom of Speech has nothing to do with this. The government did not impede this man’s Freedom of Speech in any way. He said exactly what he wanted to say. But the Constitution does not guarantee that there will be no consequences or repercussions in the private sector from exercising your Freedom of Speech.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      Bristol didn’t make it to many classes in high school, which is why she dropped out. She learned her take on the 1st Amendment from her clueless mother, who has complained many times about her own right to free speech being abused by her critics.

      Palins love to whine. They hate to read. It’s a sorry combination.

    • Walker

      Bristol was too busy being a whore and fornicating to graduate.

      • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

        ohhh how sweet – the tolerance is just dripping from your words, isn’t it? and you wonder why we think you’re all idiots? seriously?

        • Walker

          Again, you are asking us to tolerate hatred and lies from ‘your side.’

          You all are quick to judge gays and lesbians because “The Bible” and you give your hypocritical minions a pass.

          Nothing I wrote about Bristol is a lie.

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            True. Bristol and her idiot mother want to use their moldy old Buybull to deny rights to gay people, but they don’t want to remind people that under the rules of that same Buybull Bristol is a fornicating harlot. They can both go to their imaginary hell.

  • adambravo

    Bristol–don’t be so “flippen” ignorant.

    1. A lifestyle is vegetarianism. Or getting two hours of cardio a day. Or scrapbooking your every waking moment. My sexual orientation is not a ‘lifestyle’ I can turn on or off to suit your whims.

    2. “People can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.” True. But not without consequences. That’s why you can’t yell ‘fire!’ in a crowded theatre, and that’s why we have libel and slander laws. Where were you when Martin Bashir shared his ‘opinions’ about your mother? Oh, that’s right–you were being a hypocrite.
    3. Your buddy at Time magazine focuses on Phil’s discomfort with how gay men have sex; frankly, I don’t care how comfortable or uncomfortable he is with it. I do have an issue with him comparing me to a terrorist, which your buddy conveniently omits in his reasoning.
    This is not Phil and I discussing the best way to scramble eggs, or which Sherlock Holmes actor is better. This is Phil saying I’m a second class human (or worse), right up there with terrorists, who’s going to hell. If you think that’s what makes America great, then that’s pretty sad.
    You really think Phil’s words treated the LGBT community with love, like God would? What kind of awful life have you had if that’s your version of ‘love’?

  • Walker

    Yeah, I know – the Bible tells us that homosexuality is ‘bad.’ But what does the Bible say about Bristol?

    “But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, 21 then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has committed an act of folly in Israel, by playing the harlot in her father’s house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you,” (Deut. 22:13-21).”

  • M Jackson

    Ahh, she can always nail the whole ignorant hubris of youth bit. But sorry if a cheap piece of trash defending a virulently bigoted piece of trash fails to impress me.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      so- what’s going to be your excuse?

  • Walker

    I’m sorry, but Bristol the ‘bastard factory’ has no standing to lecture anyone about morals or anything else, except for her areas of expertise: Pre-marital sex, teen motherhood out of wedlock, dropping-out of high school and making no sense. I’m sure she makes her mother, Republicans and “good Christians” proud.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      “Bastard factory”! That’s great.

  • Hypnox

    I was trying to read the whole article, I promise. But then she started a sentence “I think …” and I collapsed with laughter. If you’re going to give me science fiction, don’t present it as fact.

  • Michelle Erb

    So your family did not try to have David Letterman fired even after he apologized for a joke that your mother chose to misconstrue? Your Mom did not go after Rahm Emanuel for something that he said in private? Seems like every time a liberal says something offensive she beats the war drums while at the same time she literally hugs Rush Limbaugh who has has made more misogynist, racist, and anti-special needs comments than all the people she tired to have fired combined.

    Personally I would love to see A&E have the guts to turn Duck Dynasty into a genuine reality show. His statement that blacks were happier and better off
    pre-civil rights was so out there it had to be coming from ignorance and
    not hate. Why not have a show where he says his part and we all get a
    big ole dose of truth?

    At the same time A& E has every right to decide who it does and does not want to represent them. Phil whats-his-name will have plenty of opportunities to speak out on any talk show of his choice. He has way more free speech opportunities than the rest of us, with or without the A&E paycheck. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/opinion/blow-duck-dynasty-and-quackery.html?_r=1

    • Guest

      Sarah Palin has not asked for his resignation or tried to fire David Letterman. Anyway, Letterman made a sexually perverted comment her daughter.

      Phil Robertson called himself “White Trash” and said he assosicated with the blacks on en equal basis. Is he being self-racist then? This in my view is truth spoken from Phil, about his growing up and working, seing blacks as equals at any time. The left can’t have that because then the narrative they spin of hateful R’s falls away, and their lock on their votes and keeping them dependent disintegrate.

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        Phil Robertson didn’t “associate” “with the blacks” on an equal basis when he went to a segregated college, did he? He knows what he said is bullsh*t on some level. He said it anyway because he’s an ignorant right-wing racist.

        • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

          (as opposed to an ignorant left racist who calls himself moe)…

          • MoeLarryAndJesus

            Who am I supposed to be racist against, you useless little weasel?

      • olandp

        Let me see if I follow, Phil is “white trash” equal to blacks. That would make ‘black trash’. You agree.

        That, bless your heart, is kind of what racism actually is.

      • adambravo

        Pants on fire: Letterman said ““Sarah Palin went to a Yankees game yesterday. There was one awkward moment during the seventh-inning stretch: her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.” Nothing perverted about that. It’s sex between one man and one woman, just the way you like it.

  • Michelle Erb

    Just once I would love to see so-called Christians at least acknowledge that someone they consider to be on their side may have crossed the line. You are too quick to make heroes out of the George Zimmermans, Chik-Fil_A’s, and Duck Dynasties. Do you really support the statement that blacks in the south were better off when they had to use sperate water fountains, send thier kids to inferiror schools, and could be killed for looking at a white woman the “wrong way”? Likewise the chik-fil-A boycott wasn’t about free speech but about the fact that part of the profits go to the “Kill the gays” bill in Uganda. Just maybe step back a moment before you try to embrace these causes, Sure you can stick up for their rights, but may just maybe also take a moment to consider that just because someone may share your hatred of liberals, doesn’t mean they are on the side of good.

    It seems to me that you like to talk about “American exceptionalism” while you actually hate all the things that make America special, such as separation of church and state and diversity.

    Do you even realize how much pain your mother caused when she started categorizing people by whether she considered them to be a “real American.” In fact the way you and your sister talked about liberals on your reality show was downright hateful and I don’t think you even realize it.

  • Tony Trotter

    Wow. How very nice of you, Bristol. You know, I woke up this morning wondering how the daughter of the failed vice president nominee would express HER opinion on Phil Robertson. Now I have it. Now, please let me school you on a couple things: He said homosexuality was akin to beastiality… that is homophobic. He said blacks were super awesome happy in the US during slavery…. THAT is what we call racist. And, just to let your little mind grasp another fun fact, NO ONE TOOK AWAY THE RACIST HOMOPHOBE’S freedom of speech. He said it, he’s paying for it. PERIOD. Unless he was prevented from saying it, had a gun to his head when he said it, arrested for saying it the like, HIS RIGHTS WERE NOT VIOLATED. Could you tell your mom that, too. She was sorta against free speech when Bashir made the (rightfully wrong) comment about scatting in her mouth. Maybe instead of being a teenage mother and having sex outside of marriage, you could have opened up one book that described the Free Speech aspect… just a thought. Happy Holidays and a festive yule to you, Bristol dear.

    • Guest

      He didn’t compare “being gay to bestiality.” He put homosexual conduct — not the status of being gay — into a category of sins that included “sleeping around with this woman and that woman” as well as bestiality.

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        Contort language all you want. It just makes you look stupid. All sane, educated adults who read the interview know he made the comparison.

        • Tony Trotter

          But ONLY the “MALE prostitues.” Women whores are totally cool. Good thing for certain bloggers and their mothers.

  • Guest

    The requisite plea of the LGBTs that all people should be “all inclusive,” meaning everyone should embrace all others regardless of their particular beliefs or persuasions.

    They preach “tolerance” meaning all should be tolerant of the beliefs of all others, especially theirs. Curiously, these very same people have no tolerance for those who disagree with their lifestyle and ironically, they appear to be a group which recommends exclusion and intolerance of those who criticize their sexual preferences and sexual behaviors.

    Free speech seems to be accepted ONLY when it follows the ‘politically correct’ guidelines

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      But you’re glad Martin Bashir was fired.

      • Guest

        He wasn’t fired ;he resigned from MSNBC.

        Anyway,Robertson does not single out any individual, he talks about his faith priavtely and what it tells him. Robertson did not attack anyone personally.

        Bashir on national television singled out Palin and encouraged the use of violence against her.Bashir attacked Sarah Palin saying someone should deficate in her mouth.

        Phil Roberston expressed his opinion in print which is at the heart of our 1st Amendment rights, not on public airwaves as did Bashir

        • Mr. Enemabag Jones

          Martin Bashir resigned because of the fallout from the pro-Palin crowd.

          Robertson does not single out an individual, he calls out an entire group of people, which is far worse.

          Martin Bashir never encouraged the use of violence against Sarah Palin. That you cannot see that says more about he conservative mind, than it does Bashir.

          Lastly, the first amendment protects Americans from interference from the government in their speech. A corporation chose to exercise their right to remove a trouble making employee. That is the free marked in action. Something right-wingers claim to support.

          • Guest

            You are making things up. Bashir wasn’t fired ;he resigned from MSNBC because of his vulgarity. Bashir attacked Sarah Palin saying someone should deficate in her mouth.

            Robertson does not single out any individual He was just stating his beliefs. He didn’t call gay people any names or wished them harm. He was explicitly “talking about homosexual sexual behavior, not homosexuals as human beings. That is all the difference in the world.

            And, as PC enforcers often forget, tolerance is a two-way street. Here’s what Phil himself had to say about accepting and loving everybody:

            “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

        • Tony Trotter

          I’m gay. He singled ME out. He didn’t say my name. He didn’t need to. When you attack my LGBT brothers and sisters, you attack us all.

        • MoeLarryAndJesus

          He “resigned” because he was about to be terminated. Don’t pretend it doesn’t amount to the same thing. Palin and her idiot followers hounded him out of his job and you’re happy about it.

          Bashir didn’t “encourage the use of violence against her.” Only an idiot would suggest that he did. Who was he encouraging to perform this “violence”? Elves?

          Feces comes out of her mouth every time she speaks. It was an apt metaphor.

        • adambravo

          Really? Print and public airwaves are somehow different? What decade (or century) are you living in?

    • adambravo

      No, free speech is accepted so long as the ‘beliefs’ in question don’t infringe upon the rights of another group of Americans. You are free to be a Christian, worship God as you wish, and live your life according to whatever selective interpretation of the Bible you choose–but don’t force us to live to your beliefs. If you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, then don’t marry someone of the same sex.
      Oh, and it’s not a ‘preference’–unless you can tell me at what point (just like deciding whether you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream) you tried both and decided to ‘preferred’ to be heterosexual.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Bristol, the Bible says a woman who has premarital sex, has committed adultery, and that is a mortal sin. Further, having a child out of wedlock, means she must be stoned to death. Since you support Phil Robertson’s contention that homosexuals are like people who have sex with animals–based on the Bible–then you must accept that you are an adulterer, and have committed a mortal sin. That comes from Jesus.

    And by the way, Bristol, the writer you quoted may be gay–but he’s also an anti-gay Christian, who has written numerous articles denouncing the LGBT community. A classic self-hating homosexual.

  • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

    “But if this charge is true, that the girl was not found a virgin, 21
    then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house,
    and the men of her city shall stone her to death because she has
    committed an act of folly in Israel, by playing the harlot in her
    father’s house; thus you shall purge the evil from among you,” (Deut.
    22:13-21).

    In other words, STFU hypocrite.

    • Walker

      copycat!

      • Sharron

        At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people
        gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the
        law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand
        before the group and
        said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law
        Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now
        what do you say?” They
        were using this question as a trap, in order to have
        a basis for accusing him.

        But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he
        straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the
        first to throw a stone at her.” Again
        he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

        At this, those who
        heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus
        was left, with the woman still standing there. (John 8:2-9)

        • Walker

          I agree – The Bible is a garbled piece of crap and anyone who wants to perpetuate hatred against any group can find a passage in the Bible to justify that hatred. Anyone citing Leviticus for being anti-gay is a hypocrite as there are plenty of other rules there, such as not wearing clothing made of 2 different fibers, not cutting one’s hair or beard, etc.

          If God is omnipotent, he should have created a succinct PowerPoint presentation by now.

          No, I’m not an atheist. But God gave me a brain and I use it.

          And he weeps when others do not use theirs.

          • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

            because you think you know more and better does not make it a garbled piece of anything- that’s just more of your tolerance and patience showing through…

          • Sharron

            Everyone is on a high way to hell and the only way out is through Jesus…

            for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23)

            For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Roman 6:23)

            A Christian is not greater lesser then a non-believer. The different between a Christian and a non-believer is that they are saved for eternity in hell. A Christian should be striving to do what is right in the eyes of God but as humans they will always fail somewhere some how. But the great thing is that you don’t go to heaven for good works but only through the blood of Jesus.

            For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.(Ephesians 2:8-9)

            Homosexuality is a sin just a premarital sex is too as a Christian you should strive not to do those thing but doing good dead is not what is getting you to heaven. Only the blood of Christ who was the ultimate sacrifice… It is not wrong to point out what is sin and what is not sin but you most not condem them and say they are going to hell do to their sin because you only God know if they have truly accepted Christ as a savoir and where they are struggling… Humans like to label sin and make one seem more worse then another but in reality they are all even and on the same lavel.

            For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.(James 2:10)

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

            sharron, i have a news flash for you. when you die, you’re dead. worm food. nothing. your brain no longer works and your body decays. it’s a harsh truth, but reality.

            the tooth fairy, jeebus, santa, and the easter bunny?

            not going to change that fact. grow up, and accept it. this is the only life you have. enjoy it! or, be a pursed lipped old biddy who denies the awesome power of regular orgasm and vodka, your choice.

          • Sharron

            Your since of logic is sad. That we die and just nothing after that.

            So what if you are wrong and we don’t just die what if there is more. I’m am not perfect and am no greater then you. But if there is nothing after death then we should go around doing what ever and hurting whoever. I am not hateful to gays in fact I have a gay uncle and many friends who are too. I do believe it is a sin but it is between them and God and it is not my place to say where they will go. I am not perfect I have had premarital sex and yes I sinned and still sin to this day. I am not perfect but I do strive to be a better person witch actually if there is no God and I was to die and nothing i wouldn’t lose anything because I live a good life and have gained much by stiveing to be better and the more better person i become in this life the more blessing I have reseaved…

            If nothing after death Its okay because I may believe that homosexuality is wrong but does not change the fact I still care about gay people. But I do believe in God witch gives me hope in this world of horrible thing due to sin and I do not dread the futur or terrible things that have happened to me in the past and I do not fear or hate people who did it to me neither because I do not fear death.

          • pleasebereasonable

            “But if there is nothing after death then we should go around doing what ever and hurting whoever”

            That, Sharron is the epitome of failed Christian logic. The fear of punishment in an imaginary afterlife is not a requirement for decent and moral behavior. If I could somehow convince you that God does not exist, would that really give you license to hurt others?

          • olandp

            “It is not wrong to point out what is sin and what is not sin but you most not condem them and say they are going to hell do to their sin because you only God know if they have truly accepted Christ as a savoir and where they are struggling… ”

            And yet this is exactly what this Phil guy did, and Bristol the harlot is defending. Really honey, you can’t have it both ways.

          • Schlukitz

            Blah. Blah. Blah.

            And water is wet and fire burns.

    • http://www.GlennStoner.com/ Glenn Stoner

      you probably shouldn’t quote things you have no understanding of… it just makes you look like an idiot.

      • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

        I’m sure you can point me to a discussion where good Christians like you are denouncing people for having tattoos and wearing clothes made of mixed fabrics.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    Hey Patheos community, i just want to say thank you for a wonderful time wasting away a rainy saturday afternoon. i had no idea this bint had a blog, and i doubt i’ll be here again, unless she opines sagely about another topic in which she is expert, like grifting or lying or ignorant hypocrisy.

    anyway, thanks, Bristol. i’m sure you’re too busy to do more than pay a troll to review and report the summary of our comments here, which would be (assuming he’s literate and sober, which is a stretch of the imagination) that most people think you’re a stupid fool fishing for media attention and a nice grifting job, just like your mom.

    i can’t wait until your kids grow up and realize that they have been a laughingstock and the butt of jokes for decades… all because of you. take it from me, as a gay person who has experienced rejection from religious bigot family members like you, you’ll love it! your kids are going to run from you the very second they realize, “i’ll never get laid if i tell people my last name is Palin.” heh, and i’m sure at least one of the next generation of your namesake will be queer. won’t that be fun!

    amazon has some nice books your mom can buy you, on the proper use of english grammar and diction. just so you know. have one of your minders read one of them to you, some time. you missed the best ones after you dropped out of school.

    toodles! and just so you know, i’m serving duck this year at my Happy Holiday atheist dinner table. 😉

    • Schlukitz

      This has been more fun than a duck-shooting gallery in a circus side-show. LOL

  • Tony Trotter

    And, you know, B…. while were on the subject, he didn’t JUST say, “I don’t like gay people,” he flat out said that we were one step up from people who have sex with animals, people who rape, molest and commit other atrocities. HAD he just said, “I don’t like gay people,” we would have said, “Whatever.” and moved on. We don’t “want everyone to agree with our ‘lifestyle,” we want everyone to stop telling us that we are evil child molesting animal rapists.” You see the difference? We don’t need your approval, but we’ll take your acceptance. This “article” is, at best, your way to tell us “sinners” that you are superior to us. You’re not. Nice try, tho. I’m sure typing long words like “Bible, Duck and Freedom” must’ve made your brain cramp a little. It’s totes understandable. But…. maybe you should quit judging people. Your world isn’t snowy white and pure either, right?

    • Marilyn Goodman

      ” we want everyone to stop telling us that we are evil child molesting animal rapists.” So you would like to suppress their right to speak? that to me is not very American. Please think about what you are asking. BTW that last part is just childish. I respected your opinions until you stooped to name calling like a 6th grader.

      • mwest

        I guess you’d be happy if you went to work and someone called you a whore who’s going to hell. I’m sure you’d be busy turning the other cheek and just accept that. You’d just allow that because you wouldn’t want to suppress their right to speak right? Right? Not likely hypocrite. In the meantime if you want to go literally by every sentence in the bible then Bristol Palin by having sex outside of marriage & a bastard child would be stoned. But if someone said that about her and people like her then she’d want them fired. Just like her mama did for what Bashir said about her.

        You obviously cannot understand that the comments of Phil Robertson hurt other people–that would require empathy something that’s obviously lacking in you. You’re too busy judging to have anything left in you like feeling for other people. I feel sorry for the example you’re setting for your kids.

        • Marilyn Goodman

          I don’t think you read my replies. I never talked about the bible or feelings. I am talking about the law. And people judge people all the time at work and everywhere. I stated that it is their right by law, not that it doesn’t hurt or that is respectful cause it sometimes is not. You live in America and that allows anyone to say what they feel. If you don’t like it you use the same right to counterpoint, like calling me names. But maybe you just mistook someone’s comment as mine. If so I accept your apology.

          • sherman

            The duck dick did not get arrested, fined, or put in jail by the government. He did not break “the law”. This situation has nothing to do with “the law”. You are not talking about “the law”, you’re just trying to rationalize your own bigotry.

      • sherman

        ” ‘we want everyone to stop telling us that we are evil child molesting animal rapists.’ So you would like to suppress their right to speak?”

        We want to make sure that speech is labeled the hate speech it is. Hate speech which has led to deaths of gay people every week, which leads people to think it is okay to deny us housing and employment, or legal protection of our families.

        • Marilyn Goodman

          So you would like to abolish free speech that “you” categorize as a Hate Speech? I don’t think there is any particular kind of speech not allowed by the Constitution. BTW he never said he hated any type person.

          I wonder what percentage of America would like to change or abolish free speech? I am afraid it may be the majority. The Constitution is in trouble!

          • sherman

            Your ignorance is astonishing. What the Constitution says is “Congress shall make no law respecting…”. The controversy with this duck dick has nothing to do with free speech.

            According to you, someone should be able to discuss on the 700 Club how molesting children is a Christian’s favorite thing to do, how young you like them, what you like to do to them, and how to do it without getting caught. Christians should be able to do this because Jeebus. There should be no consequences because “free speech”.

  • seththayer

    Ms. Palin: When people stop using terms like “This Homosexual writer……” rather than just titling him a writer; when people stop equating my 15 year monogamous relationship with my husband to having sex with animals; when people stop dismissing the incredible life that I have built with my husband over the last 15 years with some remark about “what we do in the bedroom.” will we stop being angry over what media stars and role models say in the public forum. By the way…what I do mostly in the bedroom is sleep!

  • Guest

    This country was founded on freedom of religion and what we see from the folks at GLAAD is exactly what they preach against. They preach against intolerance and they are in fact the leading intolerant organization out there when it comes to anybody who disagrees with their point of view.

    Particularly GLAAD and folks who disagree with them, and what I would consider the radical LGBT movement, those folks see anybody who disagrees with them as simply a hater and a bigot. When in fact they are the ones who are being the intolerant ones.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      They’re intolerant of bigots. All sane, educated adults should be.

      Phil Robertson is pure bigot.

    • Tony Trotter

      Standing up and saying, “WE ARE NOT EVIL CHILD MOLESTING ANIMAL RAPISTS,” Yeah…. THAT is being radical.
      Grow up.

    • Walker

      I see. You disagree with my existance. I’m a bigot for disagreeing with you.

      Must be something in the water where you live. If you get proper medical treatment, the brain damage may be reversable.

      • TampaDink

        You are much kinder than I, I presumed it was something in the local meth supply that caused Jack’s disconnect.

      • debbie

        Sorry at your sad feelings that somebody didn’t agree with you . But my two best friends are the best two guys I ever met . They are gay and they say Gays that complain seem to not be comfortable in there on skin. They don’t give a damn what people say , they are comfortable . I am Christian and they know it. They love me and I love them as good people. Not their sexual preference . They said that people that are in organizations feel better in numbers. They can’t make friends out of their beliefs. Byron & Pat love them red necks and they do believe in Christ. DD is a good program and they love to watch them . They laugh their asses off. Just a select few get offended by what one man says. Pat said if the Christians get a big gang of people together and start coming after us with guns and clubs, he’s not going to be worried. They have to many straight friends for that to happen . Oh god I can’t take it anymore I’m laughing to hard. They to funny . Gotta go !!!

        • sherman

          Did you just say your gay friends mentioned the possibility that Christians would come after them, but they are not worried because they have a lot of straight friends that would protect them?

          The “people in organizations feel better in numbers” describes exactly why Christians can say such disgusting things about gay people and then rationalize it with their bible.

    • sonoitabear

      Wrong again, Bubba… don’t you get tired of that after so many?

      • debbie

        Sorry for your life not going your way , but I agree with your so called BUBBA. Way to go Guest !!! He is so right !

        • sonoitabear

          says the gal from “Raceland, Loiusiana”…

  • TampaDink

    What does freedom feel like after a few too many wine coolers?

  • TampaDink

    Lifestyle, You keep using that word….too bad you never tried using the product so named

  • Walker

    Homer, it’s in the Snookie clause.

  • sonoitabear

    Please re-post your heartfelt defense of Martin Bashir’s right to free speech… It seems to have gotten lost in your opportunistic show-boating…

    • debbie

      Bashir is not an American and he should go back to where he comes from LMAO ! And by the way , unless they lied as they usually do, Bashir resigned not fired or suspended. So there !!!

      • sonoitabear

        I see, “debbie” so free speech is only allowed for native-born Americans? And BTW, Bashir would never have had to resign if Bristol’s shrew of a maternal unit hadn’t agitated so damn much…

        • TampaDink

          This rule of free speech…..will it also apply to Sen. Ted Cruz? If we are fortunate, it will.

        • Gayskeptic

          “maternal unit” LOL

      • sonoitabear

        Just so you know, this is “debbie’s home town:
        Raceland, Louisiana

        Kinda fitting, dontcha think?

  • Guest

    Reading the comments of the “tolerant” left there is only one conclusion; free speech seems to be accepted ONLY when it follows the ‘politically correct’ guidelines.

    Bristol wrote: “people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.”

    I agree with Bristol; it seems that the “tolerant” left spout off “tolerance” until they disagree with something. No arguments but only (childish) personal attacks and insults.

    • sonoitabear

      Yo, Bubba, when one of YOUR “stars” exposes their bigotry and intolerance in a public forum, YOU do NOT get to label those outraged by it as being the “intolerant” ones… You perpetual-victim-Christianists give Christianity as a whole a bad odor…

    • Tony Trotter

      Uh…. yeah. You really should open a book up and read exactly what tolerance entails before you accuse someone of “spouting off.” What is tolerant about comparing me to a child molester? What is tolerant about comparing me to someone who has sex with animals? I don’t have to tolerate hate speech and I’m not going to. I will stand up and I will tell this hillbilly ass-hat EXACTLY what I think of him… EVERY TIME. Just like I am telling the biblically correct ms palin exactly what she can do with her Leave Phil Alone post. Again, and I mean like for the 70th time, FREE SPEECH MEANS HE CAN SAY IT AND FREE SPEECH MEANS I CAN VERBALLY, ENTHUSIASTICALLY AND AS MUCH AS I WANT TO tell him what I think of the words he used. Now, get off that cross. It’s cold out and people need the wood.

    • BoringLawyer

      It’s really not a difficult concept: it’s not intolerant to be “intolerant” of intolerance. It’s just being a nice person and letting others live.

    • Smithbc

      I’m sorry, but if a similar star were to spout off the same hate, comparing Christians to child molesters, terrorists and animal f&$ckers, I do not think you would be so happy to let them speak without a little outrage. Why should gay people have to listen to people degrade them without being upset about it? Typical Christian victim complex. A guy denigrates an entire group of people and he is somehow the poor victim.

  • BoringLawyer

    Bristol was knocked up out of wedlock. Per Deuteronomy 22:23-24, she should be taken to the gates of the city and stoned to death.

    I’ll bring the rocks.

    • debbie

      desgus iww62SYwvp And I guess you know no one that has had a baby out of wedlock. If you say you don’t , I’ll be the first to call you a liar. It happens all the time, deal with it !!! Young kids don’t think about what can happen. But I think Bristol has stepped up to the challenge and is a great Mother !!! God Bless Her ! MERRY CHRISTmas to the Palins, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR !

      • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

        So you get to pick and choose which part of the bible you think are important? How does that work exactly?

        • Michael Cummings

          What part of the bible was that?

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        She seems like a great mother to you? She seems like she’s the same sort of mother Sarah was to her and her siblings – which means her kid will grow up to be an ignorant bigot who can’t graduate from high school.

      • Smithbc

        I think his point was to point out the hypocrisy of her demands that “bible believing” Christians be left alone. If she really believed the bible literally, she’d be worthy of stoning.

      • sonoitabear

        We understand you’re sorry you didn’t say “NO!”…

      • CottonBlimp

        I think it says a lot about the differences between our two Americas that, no, I don’t know anyone from my generation that had a baby out of wedlock.

        It’s the difference between Red and Blue America – us liberals were educated about sex and taught to be responsible; conservatives keep their children ignorant so they grow up to be hypocrites who blame gays for *their* dumb ass getting pregnant and poor.

  • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

    “This homosexual writer…”

    I don’t know why that makes me laugh. It just does.

    • Tony Trotter

      I’m gonna link to THIS blog and refer to her “THIS sexually promiscuous unwed teenage mother.”

      • Gayskeptic

        Doing that already! 😀

  • D Jay

    To permit the continued building of our politics and culture, and to assure self-fulfillment for each individual, our people are guaranteed the right to express any thought, free from government censorship.{ Goes both ways LGBT Community}

    • StSean

      the government didn’t censor him, so…. i’m not sure what your point is.

      • Tony Trotter

        Is A&E the government again? I keep deleting the e-mail that tells me that the channel that airs “Rodeo Girls, American Hoggers, Bates Motel and The Governor’s Wife” is back to controlling what the Government does.

    • Tony Trotter

      Because that is TOTALLY encouraged every time someone talks about marriage equality for LGBT, right? I mean, no one EVER SAYS, “It goes against god and jesus and the church and is therefore wrong!”

    • Gayskeptic

      This seems to be the general interpretation from right wing, gun loving, teaparty ilk: A&E is part of the government, apparently.

      • D Jay

        yip goes both ways folks

    • D Jay

      And the liberals ROAR, especially when you disagree with them lol

    • D Jay

      The government would have to censor it if they enforce the suppression of (Phil’s)his opinion.

    • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

      And this is a perfect explanation of why Robertson’s rights are not being violated. There is no government censorship involved. Robertson is free to promote his reprehensible views on gay people in any forum that will have him.

      • D Jay

        YES Praise the LORD!

  • Ray

    The poster girl for out-of-wedlock teen-age pregnancy is lecturing America on morals? That’s chutzpah.

    • Schlukitz

      Yep yep. Gets caught in my upper palate. LOL

  • TJay229

    She is as relevant as her mother. The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • BrandySpears

    So it’s OK to compare Bristol’s family to pig-fuckers if that’s what you believe. Got it.

  • StSean

    the bible also says

    Deuteronomy 22:20-21 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

    just saying.

  • The Professor

    The only thing that saved Bristol Palin from a lifetime of asking “do you want a side of fries with that?” was a senile John McCain elevating her dimwitted mother to her dubious “celebrity” status as a spokeswoman for the ignorant. Being lectured to about marriage and morals by an unwed teen mother whose baby daddy posed for Playgirl is so hilarious I cannot even be insulted by it. The Palin clan wouldn’t even cut it for a Montel Williams episode. How’s that abstinence-y only edumacatin’ thingie workin’ out there fer ya Sarah?

    • sherman

      Well, give her some credit. At least she didn’t have to go on a Maury Povich “who’s your baby daddy?” episode.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        There’s still plenty of time for that. And I won’t be surprised if that happens.

  • http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/ Ish

    “So much disrepect” LOL. Look in the mirror, grifter girl. You don’t get to trash the identity of every gay person in the world and then complain when we are offended. Do you, like Robinson, also believe that all black people are entitled and on welfare? That things were better under Jim Crow, you know, when people like you could say or do anything they wanted without their racism and bigotry being challenged?

    • Bill589

      Pants on fire.

    • Michael Cummings

      Phil didn’t say black people are entitled. Obama needs to handle his democratic blog hate machine. If you are allowed to do things improper then we should allow to be Christian. Ish you should stop pretending to be anything less than a philistine/palistinian then you should have the guts to declare open war on the Palins for being Christians.

  • sonoitabear

    Here ya go, Bristol, some ACTUAL intelligence from your fellow Alaskan, Shannyn Moore:

    “It depresses me that the Right still haven’t figured out that “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean insulation from consequences.”

    Martin Bashir quits. Alec Baldwin gets fired. Van Jones resigns. The
    left gets that. For some reason the right wing doesn’t. Phil Robertson
    was put on leave from the show for a reason – he made the network look
    bad. Which is pretty tough when their line up includes shows like Rodeo Girls also Shipping Wars, Storage Wars, and Parking Wars – but
    he still managed to do it. Any corporation on the planet would do it.
    Advertisers leave Rush Limbaugh because they don’t want to be attached
    to his insanity – this is the free market. He signed a contract that
    likely had a line somewhere in it saying “I will not say things that
    would disparage A&E Network.” That’s why Baldwin lost his show same
    with Bashir. Van Jones served at the pleasure of the President until the
    President didn’t want him to. A&E made the right decision for their
    bottom line, it’s simple.

    Just don’t cry for Phil. He’s still worth millions, all from tricking ducks into thinking that he wants to have sex with him.

    • Bill589

      1st amendment. Freedom of religion. Research before you comment.

      • sonoitabear

        Infringement of freedom of speech deals ONLY with government censorship… 1st Amendment, Civics 101… Research before you reveal your ignorance, “Bill”…

  • Bill589

    I have a couple of gay friends, one I work with, and we agree on most things – including A&E wrongly making a BFD out of this.

    Thank you Bristol for helping bring this to light.
    The people of this world don’t understand the light.
    The darkness hates the light.
    The Bible, yet again, is shown to be right about this.

    • sonoitabear

      “I have a couple of gay friends”

      God hates liars, “Bill589”

    • The Professor

      Is the bible right about stoning non virgins on their wedding night too? Or no?

    • Tony Trotter

      A&E had NOTHING to do with it… other than suspending the racist homophic hillbilly. The article was in GQ. Ask your gay “friends” what they think about your assertion that what Phill said was “truth and the light.” Also, go to a black person and say, “I’m sorry that your happiness was taken away from you by the end of slavery.” Then report back and tell us what they said.

  • emme

    Bristol: “I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style.” By *flippen*, does Bristol mean *fucking*, or is she referring to acrobats or ??? Redneck Christianese is so cartwheel hard to cipher.

    • Bill589

      Exactly. the LGBT community is very tolerant – as long as you agree with them. Hypocrites.

      • sonoitabear

        Shannyn Moore:

        “It depresses me that the Right still haven’t figured out that “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean insulation from consequences.”

      • D Jay

        if you agree with them.
        If you want to stand your ground then they are name callers. Jesus freak ,redneck Christian, backwards…
        It’s hate of Christians because we don’t believe in “the lifestyle”.
        Is that a hate crime?

    • Tony Trotter

      To be fair, those acrobat homosexuals at the Big Gay Circus are mean.
      Why once, I saw them do 3 flips at once! SINFUL WITCHCRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bill589

    The people of this world don’t understand right principles. I believe it would fit to say that, ‘Phil won’t bend a knee to Baal.’ He is smart. He knows the Bible. He knows where he is – in their world. Phil has that Palinesque type of courage to tell the truth even knowing he will take serious flak. God bless him.

    • sonoitabear

      Shannyn Moore:

      “It depresses me that the Right still haven’t figured out that “freedom of speech” doesn’t mean insulation from consequences.”… You should go back to Junior College, “Bill”…

    • sonoitabear

      “The people of this world don’t understand right principles”

      Oh, but we DO understand, “Bill”: it’s only free speech and freedom of religion if it’s YOUR speech and YOUR religion…

    • sonoitabear

      “that Palinesque type of courage to tell the truth”

      “Bill” has officially jumped the shark…

  • Joe N Canup

    Our government has not impeded his ‘free speech’! He said how he feels. His consequences are stemming from him being a marketable public persona that A & E is PAYING him to be and maintain. When A & E feel that is not in line with what they pay him for…they have a right to not pay him for that. Its business. Not personal. He is a business. Yes you have to be careful what you say when you are offering your life and name as a product
    !!!

    • Bill589

      He is punished for telling the truth. It’s more a 1st amendment freedom of religion issue. According to Jesus, to be punished for telling the truth gives him a great reward in heaven.

      • TampaDink

        Whose truth?

      • Tony Trotter

        YOUR truth. Doesn’t mean THE truth.

      • Gayskeptic

        Your “truth” as stated in a bronze age fictional work of literature.

      • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

        Thanks, Bill, you’ve cut right to the heart of the issue. Christians like Robertson (and not all are like Robertson!) are eager to feel persecuted because it helps them believe they’ll be rewarded in heaven. That’s why those Christians are so determined to cry, “Persecution!” when none is happening.

      • pleasebereasonable

        And according to Allah, suicide bombers are rewarded with 72 virgins…..

      • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

        Bill, you call yourself a constitutional patriot, but you know nothing of the Constitution if you think his First Amendment rights have been violated even though the government has taken no action to silence him.

        This might be a good time to reread the document.

    • D Jay

      They knew his beliefs when they hired him.

      • sonoitabear

        They also expected him to be intelligent enough not to shoot off his mouth and put his employment at risk…

        • D Jay

          oh like you

        • Marilyn Goodman

          Why? He doesn’t care about his standing with A&E. In fact he was not in love with the idea of the TV show in the beginning.

  • brijo731

    What does the bible have to say about you, Bristol?

    • Bill589

      She is a sinner like all of us, like Phil said, and we are saved because of our faith in Jesus.

      • sonoitabear

        I’m already saved… And it wasn’t by your “Jesus”…

      • TampaDink

        Phil also said that pre-civil rights black folks did not sing the blues.

        • Bill589

          Bearing false witness. They encouraged him to become a Christian, and he honors them.

          • sonoitabear

            “Bearing false witness.”

            You should know, “Bill”, you’ve done it in every one of your posts.

          • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

            Can you specify the false witness committed in that comment?

          • adambravo

            Pants on fire, Bill; Phil Robertson, ‘Duck Dynasty‘ patriarch said that during his youth in Louisiana, he picked cotton with blacks and never saw the “mistreatment of any black person. Not once.” He said, “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!”

      • brijo731

        No it says Bristol should be stoned to death. Still waiting for her parents to follow their God and bible.

  • Kyle

    So lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians™ can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But the LGBT community are the haters if they have audacity to disagree with, are offended by or God forbid, try to counter and curtail these kinds or disgusting characterizations, which are as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get, while the Christians™ who say things like the above on a regular basis are just poor innocent victims? Please…

    • Bill589

      Pants on fire.

  • Bill589

    Okay. So when a Palin says or does something, I search from my Yahoo homepage to find the articles about it. I then even comment on each of the several of them.

    But a Yahoo search lists over 110, that’s at least One Hundred and Ten, brand new Sarah Palin/Duck Dynasty articles. I don’t have all night!

    Imagine if the Palin’s were relevant? /sarc

    • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

      Bill, you need a new hobby.

    • Gayskeptic

      Bill… You need to get a life!

  • Bill589

    And all this demonstrates another leftist lie: The left is tolerant.

    • sonoitabear

      All this demonstrates is that poor “Bill” is too far gone in Jesus-Freakiness to ever regain a toehold in the real world… Sad, really…

    • sonoitabear

      Pants on fire, “Bill”

    • Kyle

      Exactly how tolerant is it to call someone a heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderer (Rom 1:26) and if someone was to call you those things, why shouldn’t you be able to respond to a characterization like that?

      • sonoitabear

        Oh, Kyle, don’t you know that’s not “intolerance” because.. JAYZUS!!

    • sonoitabear

      “Bill” is apparently a big Ayn Rand fan… Tells you all you need to know…

    • adambravo

      Your view of the word ‘tolerance’ is as ignorant as your knowledge of constitutional law. ‘Tolerant’ doesn’t mean ‘I will support anything that anyone says, ever, even if it means demeaning an entire segment of the population.’ It’s one thing to tolerate differences; it’s another when those differences infringe on someone else’s rights.

  • Bill589

    “The left always shows us who they fear.” – Rush

    Going by the number of the statist elite’s ‘useful idiot’ trolls attacking the Palin’s – we constitutional patriots know who to support.

    • sonoitabear

      “Bill” is apparently a big Ayn Rand fan, too…Speaks volumes about his prideful ignorance…

    • sonoitabear

      “we constitutional patriots know who to support.”

      Another loser, of course…

    • TampaDink

      So good to bring Rush into any discussion about morals. Which of his traditional marriages makes him a spokesperson for morality?

    • GL

      How dare you imply that I am not a patriot. You are the one that is Unamerican. You do not even understand the concept of equal protection under the law which is part of the U.S. Constitution.

    • sherman

      You “constitutional patriots” certainly don’t have a clue what freedom of speech means, starting with your patron saint Caribou Barbie.

      Hint: the first amendment starts “Congress shall make no law respecting”. Second hint: Congress didn’t suspend Captain Duck.

  • Bill589

    Re: Trolls
    The statist elite that aim to take our liberty away have their ‘useful idiots’ to disrupt and discourage. In the end, as history has shown us, these people lose out like everyone else – except the statist elite that abandon them. And then these ‘useful idiots’ will look back and realize they were merely ‘idiots’.

    Fortunately for them, since we have the truth and The Truth on our side, we win. And then these ‘useful idiots’ will benefit too. And then they will still look back and realize they were merely ‘idiots’. . . . but they’ll be much more comfortable doing it.

    • sonoitabear

      Poor “Bill”… His personal “Terror Level” just went to “Orange”…

    • Gayskeptic

      I can totally read this with a thick Louisiana accent and it makes perfect sense.

      • sonoitabear

        And a soft, “Buhcause JAYZUS!” after every one of his lunatic posts…

      • D Jay

        I hope y’all stay up north.

    • GL

      Bill,

      You or Phil or Bristol can say what you want – but don’t be surprised if your employer fires you. If I called a female superior at work a harlot – I would be fired. If I justified my comments based on my religious belief it would not matter. What rock do you live under?

      • pleasebereasonable

        The rock that is the Lawd

    • adambravo

      “These people lose out like everyone else”. That’s right–because blacks should still be property, women shouldn’t vote, and rape victims should be forced to marry their rapists. Oh, that’s right–none of that happens anymore, because the ‘useful idiots’ won.

  • Bob

    “They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions” does that include the Dixie Chicks, and people who choose to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas?

    • Bill589

      Exactly. You’re learning. Good for you.

      • Bob

        so you DO respect the opinions of those who say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas?

      • sonoitabear

        But you are not, “Bill”, and that’s just sad…

  • Bill589

    “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”
    – Phil Robertson GQ Magazine

    So Bristol is right.

    • sonoitabear

      All this demonstrates is that poor “Bill” is too far gone in Jesus-Freakiness to ever regain a toehold in the real world…

    • sonoitabear

      “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell.”

      Tell that to your buddies at Westboro, “Bill”…

    • http://wakingupnow.com/ Rob Tisinai

      “…they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. ”
      – Phil Robertson GQ Magazine

      Don’t deceive yourself, Bill.

    • sonoitabear

      “So Bristol is right.”

      Oh, indeed, she’s “right”, but she’s not correct…

    • TampaDink

      Thank goodness that Duck dude doesn’t judge. After all, why would I even think that he was judging me by including my sexuality with terrorists? Goodness, its not as though he compared my orientation to bestiality.
      /sarcasm./

    • GL

      Bill,
      You are wrong. It really is that simple. gay people are not terrorists or drunkards anymore that heterosexuals are. Homosexuality is an inborn sexual orientation. If being gay is similar to being a drunkard than being heterosexual is similiar to being a drunkard. In the 1800s religious fundamentalists used to say that left handed people were “of the devil”

  • Bill589

    Bristol. You must be telling an important truth: The people of this world are motivated enough to spend the time of their life attacking you with lies and ridicule.

    To quote a great liberty loving conservative:
    “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
    – Winston Churchill

    • Kyle

      Hitler had a lot of enemies, didn’t he?

    • adambravo

      Well, gosh, it’s hard not to ridicule such a poorly written, ignorance-filled group of paragraphs. And, yes, good for Bristol for attempting to take a stand–now let’s see if she can heed Mr Churchill’s wisdom: “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

  • Bill589

    “Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens.

    They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”

    Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

    Let’s not banish the wise.

    • adambravo

      I certainly agree. However, ‘wise’ and ‘Bristol Palin’ are as far apart as Phil Robertson and Dan Savage.

  • Bill589

    Many commentators on this thread do not know the Palins. The people that don’t like the Palins state things that are not remotely true about them as fact. It appears, most often, that people who don’t like them, do not know them very well.

    The people who do like the Palins, are the ones who know the most about them – their life, accomplishments, how Sarah governed, and the policies she promotes.

    Don’t hate what you don’t know. Research. The truth is a good thing.

    • Marilyn Goodman

      Perfectly stated!

      • sonoitabear

        For a religious lunatic…

        • Marilyn Goodman

          You don’t even know me yet it makes you feel big to call me names!

          • sonoitabear

            You ARE a religious lunatic… Your posts reveal it…

          • Marilyn Goodman

            I am a law abiding citizen and unlike YOU, I don’t have to stoop to name calling to make myself feel good! And obviously you are not reading my posts because they reveal no such thing!

        • Marilyn Goodman

          You must lead a sheltered life maybe you just need a hug!

    • Tony Trotter

      So. How many Palin BBQs have YOU been to, Zombie?

  • Bill589

    “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, said the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17

    • pleasebereasonable

      …priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and [e]he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water… if you, however, have gone astray…“the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people by the Lord’s making your thigh[h]waste away and your abdomen swell; 22 and this water that brings a curse shall go into your [i]stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh [j]waste away.”

      Numbers 5:11-31

      • M Jackson

        What a warm, fuzzy, loving god. No wonder his followers are so messed up.

        • CB

          It’s like in “Legally Blonde.” “Bend and Snap…works every time.” About as useful as the xtian mumbo jumbo.

    • pleasebereasonable

      Biblical “TRUTH”: A cure for leprosy –

      Get two birds. Kill one. Dip the live bird in the blood of the dead one. Sprinkle the blood on the leper seven times, and then let the blood-soaked bird fly away. Next find a lamb and kill it. Wipe some of its blood on the patient’s right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle seven times with oil and wipe some of the oil on his right ear, thumb and big toe. Repeat. Finally find another pair of birds. Kill one and dip the live bird in the dead bird’s blood. Wipe some blood on the patient’s right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle the house with blood 7 times.
      – Leviticus 14:2-52

    • GL

      Most religious fundamentalists that I have met are troubled people who became fundamentalists to escape their serious personal issues.

  • Bill589

    Keep up the good work Bristol. The world is showing it’s hate and fear in the comment section, just like we expected. God bless you and all constitutional patriots.

    • GL

      self righteous and boastful.

    • adambravo

      How unfortunate that those who yell loudest about the constitution know so little about it. The first amendment “forbids Congress from interfering with a citizen’s freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition”. Phil’s statement has nothing whatsoever to do with the constitution, which (for the record) does not allow you to say whatever you want without consequence. That’s why there are libel/slander laws, and why you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre. I don’t hate Bristol–or you–but I do fear people with your level of ignorance having any say in the future of our society.

  • Bill589

    Liar.

  • Bill589

    If I had to choose between two warring political movements in imagination-land,
    and all I knew is that one group sought to always tell the truth,
    and the other group accepted lying as a means to an end,
    I would know enough.

    We know who “The Truth” is.
    We know who “The Liar” is.

    May God bless the Palins and our restoration of our constitutional republic, the United States of America.

    • GL

      Bill – I believe the Palins are the false prophets that are mentioned in the bible.

    • sonoitabear

      We know who “The Truth” is.= Anyone NOT “Bill”
      We know who “The Liar” is.= “Bill”, Phil, Bristol, Sarah…et al.

  • Bill589

    Thomas Jefferson –
    “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

    Thank you Phil, Bristol, and Sarah.

    • Tony Trotter

      “Fight for your right to party!” Beastie Boys

      WTF does Jefferson have to do with this? Besides HIM having unmarried sex with a slave that he owned, as well as bastard children. Oh, wait… You’re comparing Bristol to the unwed baby machine that was banged by Thomas Jefferson! Good call, Bill!

    • GL

      Bill,
      So speaking an untruth about an entire group of people in nasty terms – is standing on principle? Scary.

  • George Beatty

    For Phil Robertson,
    Matthew 5:11-13
    Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

    • M Jackson

      What a load of b.s. when applied to the unrepentant hatemonger.

      • Larry Teague

        Take care that ye guard every word that drops from your tongue, for you shall be judged by them.

        • M Jackson

          You made that one up?
          It really doesn’t matter one way or the other, it’s a complete waste of time quoting the bible to a non_christian.

          • Tony Trotter

            Don’t you love that? “The Bible says this!” Uh…. yup… and to Xtian, that is super important. Being that I am NOT one, it means jack to me.

      • George Beatty

        You express the love that fills your heart so eloquently.

        • CB

          And you express the hatred that lets you use your make-believe god to justify cruelty.

        • M Jackson

          No love lost here.
          And by the way, I’m sorry that your supposed christian virtuousness makes you defend the hateful judgemental ignorant slobbering idiocy of Robertson’s whole statement.

          • George Beatty

            How is it hateful and judgemental to say someone will not inherit the kingdom of a god you claim doesn’t even exist. That’s like telling me I won’t inherit the kingdom of OZ. Maybe a little silly but not hateful.

    • GL

      George,
      Phil is the one that did this to others – but those who call him out on it are the haters?
      Wow.

      • Greg Goff

        he didn’t do anything to anybody. that’s the problem with libs. you think that if you are offended that the entire weight of society should be used to crush that person from existence. how tolerant of you

        • GL

          Greg,

          Yes he did – he made statements to the media that gays are like terrorists and drunkards. He has a right to say it – but he also should face any backlash for defaming an entire group of people who did NOT choose their sexual orientation. Its stupid. If I said that jews are money grubbers and blacks are savages – I think I would be smart enough to realize I would have to suffer the consequences. Take rerpsonsibility

          • Greg Goff

            I would say he did take responsibility. he didn’t retract anything he said. I admire anybody that will speak their mind and not worry about winning a popularity contest

  • Sam_Handwich

    This reminds me of a teenage girl angrily scibbling in her diary.

    But i suppose the apple doesn’t fall far from the “flippen” tree.

  • Bill589

    Nearing a thousand comments says that Bristol is a significant voice for the truth.

    “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”
    – Sir Winston Churchill

    Bristol appears to have her mom’s courage. Good for her.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Bristol thinks Winston Churchill is a brand of whiskey.

      • Tony Trotter

        Or a cigarette flavored wine cooler.

        • pleasebereasonable

          LOL….Sadly I’ve had a few of them myself….

    • Tony Trotter

      Uh. There are 968 comments. Some of which are ME calling her a whore… so….. there goes that theory.

    • GL

      Bristol is not a voice for the truth – she is ignorant. Gay is not a lifestyle. Its an inborn sexual orientation.

      • Greg Goff

        then why do they need to have fucking parades all the time

        • pleasebereasonable

          Why do Christians?

          • Greg Goff

            Christians don’t dress as nuns wearing strap on dildoes and blow each other during the parade

          • ToesInTheSand

            So you’re a watcher, huh? Go boy! GO!

          • CB

            Neither do most gay people. Funny that you know this…

          • Geiss

            No, Christians just dress up in white sheets and pointy hoods.

          • NeverEclipsed

            yeah that is not something anyone here has ever done thanks.

          • Frank Elliott

            Ever been to New Orleans during Mardi Gras?

        • GL

          I don’t necessarily agree with the parades. I don’t attend them and many gays I know don’t. Its a throwback to an older era. So what?

        • GL

          Why do straights go to strip clubs, bar hopping, pick-up joints, have extra marital affairs, see prostitutes, have mardi gras. Put yourself in the shoes of a minority sometime. If you were shamed for the sexual orientation you were born with maybe you’d have pride parades too.

          • Greg Goff

            gays do the same thing too. that doesn’t make it right. mankind does that because we are flawed and weak of morals. You can be gay and still be a moral person. what goes on in some of the parades is purely immoral. Dressing as nuns with strapon dildoes. having sex in public in front of children. what do those things have to do with pride?

        • NeverEclipsed

          I’ve never been to a parade. why do straights need to criticize gays, that you’re doing right now.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Perhaps we should return to the Bible values embraced by Robertson, in which a whore like Bristol would be publicly stoned to death.

  • Rebecca Fine

    I respect the right of people with traditional religious views, but I expect them to practice what they preach. What I find odd is that the Palin family has talked about abstinence, traditional values, marriage etc, and yet more than one family member has had pre-marital sex or children outside of marriage. The whole business that went on between Bristol & Levi just made it an even bigger spectacle.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Poor old Sarah can’t take a simple trip to her kitchen without slipping across the floor on an afterbirth haphazardly discarded by an unwed teen.

    • Bill589

      Read the Bible. Learn we are all sinners, and “everyday we do the very things we hate.” – Romans

      Nobody is good enough. By faith we are saved.

      • GL

        Which faith? Hinduism, islam, judaism, christianity? Which form of christianity?

      • sonoitabear

        “BUHCAUSE…JAY-ZUSSS!!!”

      • CB

        Or, you let yourself off the hook. Very convenient. Hypocrite.

  • Bill589

    Never yield to evil, practice good
    and you will have an everlasting home,
    for the Lord loves what is right,
    and never deserts the devout. Ps 37:27-28

    • Sam_Handwich

      “If no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.” Deuteronomy 22:20-21

      What’s Todd’s address?

    • Tony Trotter

      Hell…. according to the very Bible HE’S quoting, she is, too.

    • sonoitabear

      “BUHCAUSE…JAYZUSSS!!!”

  • GL

    gay is not a lifestyle. It is an inborn sexual orientation.

  • GL

    Bristol,

    You have an interesting point of view.

    I agree with this statement:

    The Duck Dynasty controversy has become so ugly so fast. It’s time to just call it what it is. Religious zealots like Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson are using the Bible to defame a group of people and excuse horrible actions against that group in the name of their Bible, refusing responsibility for the hate their words condone and inspire. And much of the media seems to be going along with it because the Robertsons, a Louisiana family with a reality TV show on A&E, are home-spun country people whom everyone seems to love. I’m seeing way too much defense of this crap as free speech — as if every corporation is forced to allow its employees to spew vile and offensive defamation against people. Try telling your boss that he or she is like a pig-f**ker and see how long you keep your job. Just tell him or her it’s in the Bible, and see if that keeps you from getting shown the door immediately without collecting your stuff.” -Michelangelo Signorile

    • disqus_bvzyOg5eso

      Hey GL he didn’t defame them. He voiced his opinion, or in this case his religious belief (Which everyone has the right to) and also stated that he doesn’t hate gay people. He also stated that he was not the one to judge so why don’t you read and understand what you’re reading before you start spreading your uninformed opinion. Better yet, Try reading the Bible! You may learn something!

      • pleasebereasonable

        Yeah! You might even learn how to cure leprosy:

        Get two birds. Kill one. Dip the live bird in the blood of the dead one. Sprinkle the blood on the leper seven times, and then let the blood-soaked bird fly away. Next find a lamb and kill it. Wipe some of its blood on the patient’s right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle seven times with oil and wipe some of the oil on his right ear, thumb and big toe. Repeat. Finally find another pair of birds. Kill one and dip the live bird in the dead bird’s blood. Wipe some blood on the patient’s right ear, thumb, and big toe. Sprinkle the house with blood 7 times.
        – Leviticus 14:2-52

        • CB

          Works every time!

      • GL

        Ok – but what if I go to work on Monday and tell my female superior that she is a harlot according to my religious belief. What if I refuse to obey a female superior because the bible says that women should be submissive to men. What if I say that the bible advocates slavery and therefore I believe in slavery? Would my employer have a right to fire me?

        • CB

          You’re free to do that, but probably you’ll be fired for insubordination if you’re an employee at will or you may very likely be in violation of a contract. Other agreements supersede the right of free speech; they do not take it away, but they do put conditions on it. Separate from the government and the press and criticism, which is a gross simplification of constitutional free speech anyway.

      • GL

        That just proves me point – this is not about the bible – it is about an American sub-culture based on isolation, ignorance, etc. That is what these fundamentalists are – a sub-culture

      • disqus_bvzyOg5eso

        You are right TP, and GL Yes you could go to work and say those things to your superior, which you are probably right and would be shown the door. That is exactly what happened here! But when someone degrades someone for expressing their opinion, then that in itself is oppressing the freedom of speech

        • GL

          I don’t think that people should degrade anyone. I do not support that.

        • GL

          I think he has every right to say what he did. Nobody should chill free speech. Many gays have come out in support of his right to free speech – but the situation has now turned into a cluster f**k. Both sides have escalated the situation

        • CB

          That makes no sense. You are now arguing to limit free speech by putting conditions on what a response can be.

          • disqus_bvzyOg5eso

            No I’m not! I am saying that you have the right to speak your mind but you may be fired for it. I am saying that when you speak your mind and someone degrades you for doing so, that is oppressing your freedom of speech. Phil voiced his opinion and he is being oppressed because of it!

      • Kyle

        So lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians™ can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But the LGBT community are the haters if they have audacity to disagree with, are offended by or God forbid, try to counter and curtail these kinds or disgusting characterizations, which are as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get (despite whatever lip service said Christians™ may give to not “hating” or “judging”), while the Christians™ who say vile things like the above on a regular basis are just poor innocent victims? Please get a grip on reality…

        • disqus_bvzyOg5eso

          No Kyle you get a grip. Nobody ever called gays heartless insolent, arrogant, perverted murders. Remember that the stones were thrown from both sides of the fence. I have a grip on reality I know how a gay person would feel on his remarks (being that I have gay people in my family) but I said that it was his right to voice his opinion, just as it would be a gay persons right to voice their opinion. Freedom of Speech!

          • Kyle

            Actually Phil Robertson did exactly that;

            http://entertainment.time.com/2013/12/20/duck-dynasty-star-called-gay-people-insolent-arrogant-god-haters/

            And who said he doesn’t have that right? Freedom of Speech does not give him a blanket immunity from criticism or from the consequences of his disgusting characterizations…

          • CB

            Freedom of speech does not guarantee freedom from the consequences of that speech. The freedom of speech was never abridged; it’s just that others are equally free to express their disgust with it. Cuts both ways.

        • Schlukitz

          If they could get a grip on reality, they would not be worshipping sky-daddies, demons and angels.

    • nilsmontan

      Very good Michaelangelo, see my post above.

    • Schlukitz

      Preach it, Mr. Signorile.

    • RowdyD

      Big difference in this case…How many here, in the comfort of their home talk bad about their boss??? Lets say, talk about a class of people, like I hate conservatives and my belief is they breed evil and will burn in hell…Then go to work and your boss hands you a pink slip stating they heard what you said in your home and they just can no longer employ you because of it…

      • mwest

        Did you see the girl who was just fired for her AIDS tweet? People get fired all the time for things they do in their off time. He said what he said in a very public interview in GQ magazine and not in the privacy of his home. He broadcasted to the world his contempt for gay people. Guess what, some of the people and staff that work on his show is gay. Why do they need to put up with his contempt.

        It’s like if someone quoted the bible about people like Bristol who had a child out of wedlock. I believe the bible said those people should be stoned. ” she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.” I’m sure she’d be the first in line demanding that person be fired for saying that.

        • RowdyD

          I believe I know the tweet you are speaking of, where she said she was going to Africa and said she hoped she doesn’t get aids, then said, wait, I’m white???
          Yes the interview was in his home. It had actually winded down but the writer had probably been itching to ask that loaded question all day…If you go to the GQ site and click on the story, he makes no attempt at covering up his hate for rednecks and the Robertson Family…The whole article is a set up and no doubt the writer was hoping to get Phil to say something hateful…All he did was state his opinion and a Bible quote…
          Can you show me that Bible quote from the New Testament???

  • GL

    Bristol,

    Standing up to bigotry – whether it is based on a literal interpretation of the bible, koran or torah – does not make someone a hypocrite. People do not choose their sexual orientation – but they DO choose any number of radical religious beliefs.
    This is why gay people are winning the so called culture war – truth is on their side.

    • Greg Goff

      they are winning because the media is on their side

      • GL

        No Greg – they are winning because sexual orientation is inborn – like being left handed or height. Unlike skin color – it is inside the brain – but that does not make it any less innate than skin color. That is the truth and that is why gays are winning. Why should anyone be defamed, demonized or discriminated against because of an innate characteristic? That is the key point. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with religion or politics – it is pure science. That is why gays are winning.

      • Greg Goff

        it seems that way to libs because all they watch is msnbc..cockholster

        • Palto

          You sound like a level headed young man Greg. Peace be with you.

          • Greg Goff

            My sex life is great, I just banged your mom like an old screen door.

          • Palto

            What? I don’t understand. What does my 105 year old mother have to do with your sex life? Please calm down Greg and let’s have a rational discussion. Praise be to God.

      • M Jackson

        The media is on their side because gays are winning.

  • David in Palm Springs

    “Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love.”

    Was the part about “love” when he compared gay people to those that would have sex with animals? I don’t recall anything about love in his demonization of gay people. But as long as he says his anti-gay animus came from the Bible, no one is allowed to criticize him, right? Yeah, that’s not how “free speech” works in America.

    • sonoitabear

      “Yeah, that’s not how “free speech” works in America.”

      Bingo

    • Greg Goff

      criticizing is one thing, getting somebody fired is another. used to be tha if somebody said something you didn’t like you either, ignored them or confronted them face to face. now people always use somebody else to do their dirty work

      • sonoitabear

        But Ol’ Phil did this one ALL on his OWN…

      • GL

        Not true – workplaces do not put up with this type of trash talk.
        However, given the fact that A&E hired a redneck knowing he was 100% redneck and then some – its interesting that they then fired him.

        • Greg Goff

          Most workplaces don’t. I agree also that they knew who and what they were getting. The whole PC thing has gotten out of hand. used to be if somebody offended you, you either ignored them or confronted them on your own. you didn’t send society to do your dirty work

          • GL

            What do you mean by “send society out to do your dirty work?” He trash talked an entire group of people who he does not even know on an individual basis.

          • Greg Goff

            The gay groups immediately went to work with their friends in the liberal media to demand that he be fired immediately. Did any of them even attempt to contact him to have a conversation about their grievances with him? I don’t know, but I really doubt it. So many groups go from hearing the offending words, to demands for the persons head on a plate.

          • CB

            It’s all good till someone’s finances are threatened. BTW, boo to Under Armour for staying with the show. That’s a brand I don’t need to buy again.

  • GL

    Bristol,

    I feel for you. I do. I think it is sad that someone, particularly a young person who should be aware that gays are born gay, is so ignorant and PROUD of their ignorance. You turn MY stomach. The bible says that women should be submissive to men – so why are you disagreeing with me? What part of the bible are you choosing to believe and what part are you ignoring?

  • Sam_Handwich

    Whatever happened to baby daddy? Lifestyle change?

  • pleasebereasonable

    Heathen Atheist! Deny the Biblical Truth all you want, but you’ll be singing a different tune when you burn for all eternity in the pits of hell.

  • Tony Trotter

    Indeed.

  • GL

    In closing – people should not condemn Bristol Palin. I am glad she said what she did. Let the world see it. Maybe it is her mother’s sub-culture that is responsible for her thinking – if so – feel sorry for her. Her position is based on misinformation and ignorance but that is her right. Its awful but then the world is full of ignorance. Don’t be a hater because you know she is wrong. Have compassion for her.

    • GL

      Oh – thanks again John McCain for unleashing this woman on the American people. I don’t think he will ever live down this mistake. There is nothing worse than a simpleton who thinks she belongs on the national stage.

    • CR46

      The bible condemns Bristol and the next 10 generations of her bastard child, so I don’t have to waste my energy condemning her, God will.

  • GL

    I also feel bad about Bristol’s kids. They will be raised in this same sub-culture. I hope none of them were born gay. Pray that that were not born gay.

  • CottonBlimp

    And you people are amazed that we think you’re bigoted…

  • Guest

    Illiterate, white trash, fake Christian whore with a bastard child (the “Bible” says stone her) who doesn’t know how to use the word “lifestyle” correctly (bohemian, goth, country, preppy – those are lifestyles – LGBT people are human beings not a “lifestyle”) and the daughter of a grotesque, anti-American, anti-freedom, hypochristian, fascist, Tea Taliban Troglodyte, media whore says what now?

    • RowdyD

      @Guest, Not sure why you are hiding in guest…But your post speaks loudly about the hate and slanderous assumptions of people…I hardly ever see hetros talking like that about gays…Those are filthy names to be calling some…
      Also Jesus done away with the stoning of fornicators…Very cleverly he said (Who is without sin, cast the first stone) That is what Christians believe. But all the time atheist love to throw up the OLD Testament and claim that is what Christians are today. I have good news for you, Christianity did not exist when the Old Testament was written. It began the day Jesus arose from his tomb…Without the resurrection there would be no Christianity…
      So please, when you bash Christians at least pull things from The New Testament…Also, don’t expect folks to be all accepting and loving if you will treat them like trash…Christians are just humans that are trying to lead a life that Christ taught us…We fail daily but being a Christian is to keep trying…It is worth it, not for what awaits us at death, but the love and joy you will experience in your life…Another thing, just as you wish the population would not judge you on the vile acts of a few, Christians want the same in return…There are so many wolves in sheep’s clothing that hide under the guise of claiming to be a Christian to do their dirty works…The fact you got so many thumbs up for such a hate filled post though, kinda shows me quite a few here condone that kind of speech, so don’t get mad if someone gives you a dose of the same…

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Guest, your talking aboutBristol, correct? I totally agree with u. That girl is a mess and maybe her and her Mother are just looking for some type of payout because they don’t give a shit about Phil Robertson and the Robertson family. They are just seeking ATTENTION. Do u agree?

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Who is the winner, TPbagger….lol?

    • Geiss

      Nothing fake about that Christian. Two-facedness is all part of the religion, after all.

  • GL

    Bristol is part of a sub-culture in America that values ignorance and lower class ways and thinking. They are anti-science, anti-intellect and take pride in their ignorance. They are also isolationists. In my opinion they do not represent the best of America. Being a simpleton is NOT a good thing!

    • Sam_Handwich

      the worst part is that the palins, etc are rewarded with money for promoting those beliefs. so it’s not likely they’ll ever grow beyond it. why should they, it’s the hand that feeds them.

      • GL

        True – but the culture is shifting and evolving – like it always has over time as human knowledge increases – and their audience is shrinking. They should cash in fast.

  • Guest

    So you didn’t support your grotesque, anti-American, anti-freedom, hypochristian, fascist, Tea Taliban Troglodyte, media whore of a mother demanding Martin Bashir be fired for what he said about the uneducated trash that comes out of her parasitic illiterate mouth?

    • NotHardAtAll

      Hey Libtard, she never demanded his firing and they didnt fire him. You are STUPID.

      • Jonathan

        The LibTURDS will send their goon squads to get you

    • Dave B

      Hey! be careful when you speak the truth.

  • nilsmontan

    This whole issue has nothing to do with “freedom of speech” or the Constitution of the USA. The 1st Amendment of the US Constitution only prohibits the Federal Government, and through the 14th Amendment, the various States, from infringing or limiting a citizen’s speech, except in some very narrow situations. So this has nothing to do with freedom of speech. US citizens do have the right of “freedom of contract,” that is, the right to enter into free agreements with each other. Most entertainment contracts, like the one Mr. Robinson and A&E likely entered into, have provisions that would give the producer of the show, in this case A&E the right to fire or suspend Mr. Robinson if he says something in public which, in their view, harms the show. I also don’t think the “gay” community had a lot to do with this. Mr. Robinson started it with his comments and I understand from reviewing earlier comments he has made that he feels that gay people and others who are different from him are an “abomination” and so forth. My understanding is that Jesus did not judge others and asked his followers not to. Therefore, I do not judge Mr. Robinson at all and send him all my love. I would rather not watch his show, but that is also my right in the greatest country in the world. Nils

  • Sam_Handwich

    wasn’t it his wife and a bar tender? i read something about that the other day.

    anyway “christian family values”

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Everyone makes mistakes but Phil became a changed man when he turned his faith into God. He was a drunkard at a young age(mid 20s) but with the faith, believe and hope from God and our Bible(Christian Bible), he turned his life around. A complete 360.

      • pleasebereasonable

        360? So he is right back where he started?

  • Jason Clark

    I’m always surprised that people don’t see exactly what they are. Let me help remove your blinders, as a Christmas present…

    If you don’t believe LGBT people should have equal rights, at all…if you believe that homosexuality is the root of all evil…if you believe you are morally superior to homosexuals…and, if you take pride in spouting those beliefs out in public, by saying things like…

    “Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another and they received in themselves the due penance for their perversions. 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.”

    …all while under the delusion that you are not a hateful or disrespectful human being…

    Well, I hate to burst your delusional bubble, but you, yes YOU, are an ignorant hypocritical bigot, who is blind to your own major sins. You are spiritually SLOTHful. You LUST for power over others. Your hate exposes your WRATH, and your preaching that hate exposes your PRIDE.

    If you spout anything from the Old Testament, to support your “beliefs”, then I fully expect to see you abiding by everything in it. I expect to see you stoning your children, if they back talk. I expect to see you stoning anyone who is doing anything other than going to church, on Sunday. I expect to see you stone your engaged daughter, should she be raped in the city (of course, if it happens in the country it’s not her fault). I expect to see you sell your single daughters for 50 shekels, TO THE RAPIST, should they be raped. I expect to see you stoning people who shave, and get bad haircuts. I expect to see you leaving all the bacon, cheeseburgers, and shrimp, for me. I expect to see you stoning the Long Island Medium and Criss Angel. I expect to see mass stonings in the YMCA’s mens’ change rooms. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    AT THE VERY MINIMUM, I expect you to leave me all the bacon!

    Not abiding by the entire Old Testament, but pulling it out just to persecute LGBT people, makes you a pathetic hypocritical bigoted human being, not simply a Christian with an opinion. Either the old covenant stands, or a new covenant was formed, no other options. Picking and choosing what you want to out of the Bible makes you a fake. If you believe in a new covenant, with Jesus, then you should know that the New Testament quotes him as saying absolutely nothing, about homosexuality. But, he sure does say a helluva lot about greedy rich hypocrites. So much so, that my guess would be that GREED was the sin Jesus thought to be the worst. If you’re rich, you’re not getting into Heaven, BAM, period, no wordplay or interpretation needed, and stated more than once. Even using just the Old Testament, you have somehow interpreted it in a way, and given overwhelming and undo weight to certain parts, above others, it has made you less tolerant of homosexuality than the Jewish people, whose Tanakh it’s based upon, and whose majority support the LGBT community.

    The Golden Rule, found in most religions in some form or another and found in the legal values of individual rights and liberties, covers everything…if you answer honestly and don’t count on being in the majority. Do you want it to be legal for someone to come along and murder you, if they feel like it? No. Do you want it to be legal for people to come along and take your stuff, if they feel like it? No. Do you want someone else to decide who you can and can’t marry, as a consenting adult? No. Do you want someone policing your bedroom activities, as a consenting adult? No. Do you want people inciting hate, protesting against you, and taking away any of your equal rights? No. Do you want people to reach out, accept, and care about you? Yes.

    To anyone the above describes, Merry X-Mas (the X is Greek, and has also been used in the English language, to represent “Christ”, for over 400 years), Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings (Both terms over a hundred years old). Seriously, get to the part about peace, love, understanding, and doing good works over the holidays. You slow readers are holding everyone else back.

    To my LGBT friends and family, all my love and support, forever and always. Merry Christmas oxo

    • usorthem3

      Thank you and a joyous solstice to you. Blessed Be

    • Dave Turson

      Phil Robertson is just voicing words that are derived from
      the Bible. He should always cite Bible passages when stating his beliefs (Romans 1:18-32):
      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+1%3A18-32

      For Christians, New Testament writings confirm that they must follow innate morality, but they were not to follow Old Testament laws
      about stoning or slavery, etc. See Peter’s vision, recorded in Acts (Acts
      10:1-35 ), which shows that the laws peculiar to the Jews, as ordered through Moses, ended for Jews in the first century when they became Christians:
      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+10%3A1-10%3A35

      Christians are repeatedly told to strive to do what is “right.” Excommunication is now the method to use for those who claim to be Christians but refuse to do what is inherently right, as ordered by Paul (1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ). Christians are not to hold those who commit homosexual acts as being worse than those who commit other unrighteous acts (1 Corinthians 5:9-13):
      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%205:9-13

      • Jason Clark

        Paul’s parable (Romans 1:18-32) is about God’s punishments upon those committing idolatry. One of those punishments was giving homosexual desires to heterosexuals, that was the “penance” for their “error” (idolatry). It was those initial idol worshippers that were full of murder, envy, strife, etc… not homosexuals, and the whole parable is a lead in for the lesson of Romans 2:1-16, about not judging.

        (Romans 2:1) “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.”

        Spouting selected quotes from the Bible, incorrectly and out of context, to support a bigoted view point in public, IS passing judgement. Support him all you want, but reread my post and make sure you know exactly what you’re supporting.

        • Dave Turson

          Paul’s words in Romans are not parables. A parable is a fictitious story that contains a moral or religious lesson. The word parable comes from the fact that a parable is a story that makes comparisons.

          I have not judged homosexuals or anyone else with my comment. I used Bible passages that are meant to
          be read and observed by those who claim to be Christians. The New Testament contains several passages that direct male Christians to not “lie with men.”
          http://christianity.about.com/od/Bible-Verses/a/Bible-Verses-Homosexuality.htm

          Paul stated several times that he sinned daily, but also that he sought forgiveness for his sins — he lived by faith in that he’d move forward by seeking to improve himself:
          http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Rom%2014:12

          http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%201:10

          • Jason Clark

            Ficticious isn’t a requirement to the definition, but anyway…

            Paul told a story, about idolatry, in Romans 1, that wasn’t directed at his audience, and ended up being a moral lesson about something totally different… not judging …in Romans 2, that was directed at his audience.

            Did I say you judged anyone? I thought we were talking about Robertson. Robertson, starting with the homosexual part, instead of the idolatry part, changed the whole story, to suit his bigoted judgemental needs.

          • Dave Turson

            In the Bible, fiction is a requirement for a story to be a parable. A “story” can be a true account or fictional.
            As you say, I was not judging homosexuals with my comment. So you also must agree that Robertson was not judging any one group. He was asked to list some sins so he began to rattle off a list of sins recorded in the Bible. Robertson was crude in the formation of his words, but he clearly was not directing his comment solely against homosexuals since the Bible passage he used for support is 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Fornicators are in the list.
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+6%3A9-10

          • Jason Clark

            Robertson’s 2010 homosexual rant was Romans, taken out of context, to suit his needs…to judge a certain group, yes.

            He used Corinthians, the Old Testament, in the interview. and, unless he’s practising everything in the Old Testament, he’s a hypocrite. Speaking as though homosexuality is the root of all evil, singles the group out, pretty well.

            Actually, he’s already a hypocrite, just for being an ongoing sinning multi-millionaire, whose not giving up his greedy ways.

          • Dave Turson

            Robertson’s 2010 sermon/speech did not take Romans 1 out of context. He noted “gross sexual immorality,” which can also be fornication and sodomy. Watch the whole speech:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Fk5VmM4pRhM

            In the Bible, the root of evil is the love of money.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy+6%3A10

          • Jason Clark

            I’ve watched the video. I posted his quote in the original post of mine, that you replied to. He DOES NOT start with idolatry. he starts with homosexuality… “Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another and they received in themselves the due penance for their perversions.” …making it sound like this… “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.” …is about homosexuals, NOT idolaters.

            Phil has plenty of love for money.

          • Dave Turson

            Robertson is speaking to a group that has obviously read Romans 1, etc., so he does not need to read the whole chapter. How would you know that he loves money: How can you judge him? Can you read his heart?

          • Jason Clark

            How the hell do you know they’ve all obviously read Romans? Now you’re just making shit up.

            If someone is making millions, then goes on a show to make millions more…I think it’s pretty safe to say they have a love of money.

          • Dave Turson

            Here’s another simple fact: Swearing only makes ignorance audible.

          • Jason Clark

            Lol, “shit”? Sorry, to have disturbed your delicate disposition….replace it with “stuff”.

          • Dave Turson

            That’s OK — I’ve read enough here. I’m moving on.
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ephesians%205:4

          • Jason Clark

            Oh my…please don’t stone me, when I’m not looking! Or, do you not follow all of the Old Testament?

          • Dave Turson

            Type less — read more:
            For Christians, New Testament writings confirm that they
            must follow innate morality, but they were not to follow
            Old Testament laws about stoning or slavery, etc. See Peter’s vision, recorded in Acts (Acts 10:1-35 ), which shows that the laws peculiar to the Jews, as ordered through Moses, ended for Jews in the first century when they became Christians:
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+10%3A1-10%3A35

            Christians are repeatedly told to strive to do what is “right.” Excommunication is now the method to use for those who claim to be Christians but refuse to do what is
            inherently right, as ordered by Paul (1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ). Christians are not to hold those who commit homosexual acts as being worse than those who commit other unrighteous acts (1 Corinthians 5:9-13):
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%205:9-13

          • Jason Clark

            If Old Testament stuff isn’t applicable, then why bring it up? Why spout some of the worst stuff possible, to people, when it’s not even necessary? There really are only 2 commandments, in the New Testament, right? How do you reconcile loving thy neighbour as yourself, with policing their bedroom, telling them who they can and can’t marry, and calling them evil? You honestly want your neighbour doing all that to you? When you have a choice of what to say to someone, or how to describe someone, how is picking the most disrespectful one possible, the most loving choice?

            Acts? Christians don’t practice the decisions made in Acts.

            “The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to place any additional burdens on you. Do only what is necessary by keeping away from food sacrificed to false gods, from eating bloody meat, from eating the meat of strangled animals, and from sexual sins. If you avoid these things, you will be doing what’s right. Farewell!”

          • Dave Turson

            Robertson did not cite passages from the Old Testament. He cited Romans 1 and 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.
            The passage you cite is Acts 15: 28-29 – and here again it states that Christians not commit “sexual sins.” Blood is to be handled with respect because it is the source of life. Naturally, idols are not to be worshiped.
            Christians do not live under the law of Moses, just as God revealed through Peter’s vision at Acts 10:1-35. Christians can eat pork and crawdad and they will not stone anyone. As for not offending anyone with words from the Bible, see 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+4%3A3-4&version=NIV

          • Jason Clark

            It CLEARLY says “keep away” “from eating bloody meat, from eating the meat of strangled animals”…CLEARLY! And, if you try to tell me that there aren’t millions upon millions of heterosexual Christians doing more than just the missionary position (if you get what I’m saying) and committing sexual sin daily, who are still aloud to marry and go to church, then you will have lost all sense of honesty.

            Robertson did cite the Old Testament. Find me mention of beastiality in the New Testament. He appears to have spit out a couple bites from Leviticus, before moving into Corinthians. He uses the Bible as he chooses, totally out of context, and even opposed to its intent…and THAT is what you should find offensive.

          • Dave Turson

            Distorting the Scriptures is obviously becoming one of your new hobbies.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%203:15-16&version=NIV

            There are many false Christians.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2Cor%202:%2017&version=NIV

            The Old Testament is used for its lessons and examples.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2010:%206-12&version=NIV

            Some sexual sins are not rehashed in the New Testament.

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:11-12&version=NIV

          • Jason Clark

            So, Robertson must have gotten the beastiality tidbit from the Old Testament…exactly like I said? Because he claims to have gotten everything from the Bible.

            How is posting the entire letter, according to the Bible, that James (You know, the guy Jesus left in charge) sent out to the Gentiles, telling them exactly what old laws they need follow, including what not to eat, distorting the Scripture? The letter said it was the bare minimum, and Gentiles still couldn’t handle only 4 rules. Wasn’t it just a group of men, in 1442, that decided those restrictions no longer applied, because they were for a different time, and didn’t apply to their more modern world? Couldn’t that be done again, for homosexuals, or was it wrong the first time?

            Help straighten me out then…

            Does the “they” in Paul’s Romans 1 story refer to idolaters, or homosexuals? Is the story designed to insight hateful and judgemental feelings, as it leads into a lesson about “you” not judging, for “you” also sin, in Romans 2, yes or no? Isn’t the whole point of the Romans 2 lesson NOT to point at those described in the Romans 1 story, and judge them, yes or no?

            Christians also narrowed 10 commandments down to two. Can they even handle that? Again, I ask…

            How do you reconcile loving thy neighbour as yourself, with policing their bedroom, telling them who they can and can’t marry, and calling them evil? You honestly want your neighbour doing all that to you?

            When you have a choice of what to say to someone, or how to describe someone, how is picking the most disrespectful one possible, the most loving choice?

          • Dave Turson

            Have you ever read the Bible, or books about the Bible, so as to get a sense of its theme and message?
            If the answer is no, or not much, then you should since my comments up to this point have meant nothing to you. Revelation is the last book of the Bible: Words were not to be added to or taken away from the Bible:

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+22:18-19

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy%203:16-17&version=NASB

            Judging groups of people in the “world” (in general ways
            and at a distance ) is allowed – it is the judging of individuals that is not:

            http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Corinthians%205:9-13&version=NIV

            Your other questions are all answered above in previous
            posts.

      • Guest

        Corinthians is translated different ways, including “sexually immoral” or “sexual sin”. It clearly starts with him chastising the community for having a man, who was sleeping with his stepmother, in their church, not homosexuals.

        You have to step into the waters of the Old Testament, to find an extremely clear example of God vs homosexuality, like Phil paraphrasing Leviticus. Then you’ll be treading in hypocritical waters though, if you don’t also follow everything else in the Old Testament.

        • Jason Clark

          ^That is what 1 Corinthians 5 is about, a man sleeping with his stepmother, not homosexuals.

  • Dave B

    Dunning-Kruger effect here.

    Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive
    bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority,
    mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is

    • MouseFanSal

      So, any politician in office right now

  • Chris Taylor

    For the ‘Christian TALIBAN’ Phil Robertson $upporters in here: why not rant & rally against the BAPTISTS, http://stopbaptistpredators.org/index.htm JEWS, http://iamthewitness.com/listeners/Jewish.child.molesters.that.are.never.on.the.NEWS-WHY.htm CATHOLICS, http://www.PriestsRapeBoys.com & “Long list of Republican sex offenders….” http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×1709387 BTW, Tommy Gilmore worked as a youth and children’s minister in Texas, Georgia and Florida. In Ga., he worked at Dr. Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Church for 18 years; Stanley knew about the accucastions, BUT NEVER WARNED THE PARENTS: http://www.snapnetwork.org/snap_statements/2007_statements/020407_gilmore_atlanta_baptist.htm

  • CR46

    You will have this censored right quick, but remember the bible states bastard children and the next 10 generations of their families are not welcome in heaven. While I do not believe that, I would suggest that the Mother of a bastard would be a little more forgiving to others if you are seeking refuge in heaven at the end of days. I personally believe God creates us all and we are ALL equally welcome, but if you want to go hardline remember it might hit close to home..

    • blessedrtoo

      that quote about bastard children is in Deuteronomy…there are many laws in the old testament…over 600!…when Jesus came He fulfilled the law and whosoever believes in Him…will be saved…I couldnt let that go and condemn innocent children …we all sin and fall short ,but its between you and Jesus if you are saved

      • CR46

        So half of “gods word” gets thrown out? Not by most Christian religions worldwide, only in a few fundie new sects. I didn’t condemn anyone, Bristols the one that spread her legs and sinned. That’s what her bible says, don’t blame me, but just more picking and chosing of what people like you chose to follow. BTW there is more than one ancient document stating jesus was gay.

  • Michael Cummings

    Chris Taylor I think you are on the wrong page. And likely you meant Southern baptists. But yes the topic started as “don’t rant and rally” against Phil for believing the bible points the way to Jesus. As well as Jesus said in it “treat others like you want to be treated (don’t troll on web pages waiting for someone you can attack them with to change the subject). As well (if you prefer) The Dalai Lama says “if you can’t help someone, at least do them no harm”.

  • Jonathan

    Hey – there’s something called civility – it’s a two-way street.

  • wiredpup

    Oh STFU you hypocrite. If this idiot can say what he wants, then so can we.

  • wiredpup

    It’s my dogs name up you CINO. Let me guess you’re a white trash Tea Twat? You look like a whore.

    • http://www.auctiva.com/stores/viewstore2.aspx?id=811370&styleid=12 jerzygirl45

      I don’t agree with Ms. Palin’s opinion on this matter but you calling her names is just ignorant and rude and uncalled for

  • Helen

    Bristol, don’t let all these haters get to you. I totally agree with you! Yes, what Phil said was crude, and if I was his wife I would have punched him in the arm and said, “Phil, you need to clean that up a bit” — but I DO agree that Phil (and the LGBT community) should get to voice their beliefs, but can’t we do it civilly — not calling people names and such? Phil didn’t call anybody names, he said you (the LGBT) have the right to be different from him and he will love you anyway. But, he can STILL believe what he wants. And, he (as do I) choose to believe in Jesus, and believe what is written in the Bible. And, the Bible states pretty well candidly that God did not like women with women and men with men. In fact, he detested it. But your morality and my morality is between you and God and me and God. And it is not my right to judge you — but it is also your right to NOT judge me. Live and let live….you (LGBT) believe and live the way you want, and I will believe and live the way I want to (and I choose to live by God’s commandments).

    • mwest

      Hmm, he didn’t name call? I guess saying that gay sex leads to beastiality and that gay people are like terrorist isn’t name calling? Sorry but people aren’t going to just lie back and take it when you call them among other things murderers and evil (check out his youtube video where he calls gay people that)

      Just like Bristol Palin would not like it if people threw quotes from the bible at her like due to her having a child out of wedlock “she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death.”

      • Michael Cummings

        Phil said it was all wrong and used scripture which points to Jesus showing we all need death to overcome the sin nature which is our flesh. Phil did NOT liken it to beastiality as much as these people who seem to have personal problems with what the scripture says. A saint is a dead person (living Christ’s Holy Spirit) in which the law is put under us. A Christian is free from the law! The NT scripture says 1) it is not an excuse to sin (certainly not cause our brother to sin or bear false witness against him like this fast and furious Rushmore, KKK stuff) 2) We should seek peace with all men (not to stone them or hurt them but to let them alone, God will avenge) 3) The law and the prophets can be summed up with “do unto others as we would have them do to us” no matter what was said (we are supposed to have free speech to protect the prophets and allow whistleblowers protection and to stop the madness of this gang-related Sharia-law-like from pointing fingers). 4) If we say we have no sin (that is our flesh) anymore we decieve ourselves. I don’t teach “annihilation of the flesh” at spiritual birth but Christians have two natures like Christ. Everyone loves their flesh.

        A Christian’s job in this country should NOT be to play “garbage man”. A person’s hard earned money through his/her idea given them is not “democratically EVERYONE’S”, like my son and wife or family past or investments through MY blood sweat and tears. islam, kkk, and the nazis (all seeming to amount to the same) will not be heir. Make all the graven faces you like.

    • Jason Clark

      It is only stated “pretty well” that God does not like men with men…and basically just the Old Testament. Jesus said zero, about homosexuality, and tons about greedy hypocrites. If you do not follow everything in the Old testament, then you’re just a hypocritical bigot, as well. If you do, then please let me know where you do your stoning, so I can avoid it.

    • adambravo

      Here is what he said in 2010: :”Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. 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.” Uh, yeah. That’s what the rest of the world refers to as ‘name calling’.

    • usorthem3

      Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Treat others as you would want to be treated takes NO religion to understand, it only takes being human.

    • The Professor

      The Bible says women should be submissive so for punching your husband in the arm and speaking out like this I guess you will have to be stoned. Although it seems you already are stoned.

  • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

    When Phil supposedly say this now because I have never heard such a thing and I follow Phil and the entire Robertson family very closely since their show aired. ItS people like u who start these harsh rumors and then why people are mislednder. SO AGAIN, WHERE DID U GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM? This is total BS ohh and by the way, TPbbagger is a perfect name for u, I must say

    • mwest

      You must not follow him that well since it’s in his memoirs. From his interview with GQ:

      “he had to flee the state of Arkansas after he badly beat up a bar owner and the guy’s wife. Kay Robertson persuaded the bar owner not to press charges in exchange for most of the Robertsons’ life savings. (“A hefty price,” he notes in his memoir.) I ask Phil if he ever repented for that, as he wants America to repent—if he ever tracked down the bar owner and his wife to apologize for the assault. He shakes his head.“I didn’t dredge anything back up. I just put it behind me.”

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        Mary,yyes u are right. I do recall reading that in his book but as he was telling hisstory in his book, that was when he was a drunkard and hated his life but then HE TURNED TO GOD. Phil never had God’s faith or word in his life while he did those bad things. Phil isn’t perfect, no one is but for a man as himself to completely turn his life around all due to his faith in God,Is a miracle and shows that God is real, for some people do not believe in him.

        • skeptical_inquirer

          God’s not the one he beat up. If someone beat up your kid but then says he turned to God without apologizing to your kid, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t take him too seriously.

      • NeverEclipsed

        and the wife? that i did not know.. so if he had killed either one of them during that fight his whole life would be different, but he didn’t so he can pass judgement on gays now..

  • ToesInTheSand

    What a vile woman.

    • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

      Vile, yes! Look what this guy is saying to me. He commented on something I posted yesterday and was alerted by my email. Where does this guy get off talking to me like this? Seriously? Do u really think I am that wrong for defending myself to him? I stooped low to his level but hes taking this way too far. This is a discussion about Phil Robertson and I’m being called a whore, FOR NO REASON. This WEIRDO FREAK doesn’t know me whatsoever

      • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

        ToesinTheSand, I love your name! I love the beach and putting my toes in the sand with the sun beating down on my face, listening to the waves crash on shore. ♥♡♥♡ your name choice…LOL!

        • ToesInTheSand

          …I suppose you can call my choice of screen name “vile” as well. :) Most people miss that. I posted that to you because there are times when you should not just “take the bait” even if I disagree with your views.

          • ToesInTheSand

            and no, I don’t like the way he expressed himself either. Why do so many people trash talk like that these days? State your opinion, make a point. Be done with it.

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            Thanks ToesInTheSand and u are %100 right. Ii don’t know why people go to such low extremes but he angered me so much and I responded out of impulse which put me down on his level. I embarrassed myself but I don’t think what he said was right at all. He seems to be a very disturbed person. U seem to be the only ‘NORMAL’ person I’ve talked to all night.

          • ToesInTheSand

            I suppose I was just reminding a fellow female that no matter how different our political or possibly even religious views may be, we can all still have a touch of class? :) I admit, and ALWAYS with humor, I may jump to post a comment in rebuttal, but never been one to use certain language. I think my Mother bought stock in Ivory soap? I still taste it.

          • Crystal Reinhart-Castor

            LOL, you have a great sense of humor and a bar of Ivory soap to shove down WIREDPUPs thoat right now actually sounds pretty good…LMAO! Thanks for making me laugh! I needed that!!

          • Frank Elliott

            Don’t you have a KKK meeting to attend?

          • ToesInTheSand

            What disappoints me more than anything these days are how quickly so many people JUDGE one another because of differing beliefs. Blasting Liberals, blasting Conservatives, blasting “insert your hate here”, when really, many of us are just plugging along living our lives and we are good people. We may not AGREE, but when is that an excuse to be so hateful & vulgar? It goes both ways, and both “sides” are guilty. And both “sides”,who do NOT employ self-righteous tirades & name-calling, those who post their ideas and beliefs obviously do so to honestly open it up for civil debate. Difficult to find “normal”,

      • Lily

        You, Crystal Reinhart-Castor, come across as a caricature stereotype: whorish, uneducated, and a CINO. I am so grateful that I don’t know any people in real life like you and the rest of the mean horrid christian taliban commenters on here!

  • olandp

    Love his highlights. That just screams “I am a heterosexual!”

  • Vickie Williams Scott

    Phil’s just like several people who speak their mind and stating the facts. I’m sorry but in today’s world you have to talk to people that way or they just don’t get it, I’m so very tired of the poor me, I’m different and they’re talking about me. What about my great nephew who has Down Syndrone ? He faces more from the world than they ever will. I have a niece that’s gay and do I love her? yes. Do I agree with it? no. I’ve read some of the replies and it really gets to me when I see someone who reads the Bible and turns it into the words they want it to say and also the one that tells it’s in the Old Testament, I don’t think we’re just suppose to read the parts of the Bible that makes us happy, we’re suppose to apply the entire Bible to our way of life. My daughter gave birth to her son her senior year of high school, was that a sin? yes. I don’t judge people and I’m smart enough to know right from wrong and to read the Bible and not change the words up so that it meets my type of lifestyle and I can say oh God doesn’t care it says so in the Bible and then on judgement day wonder why no one tried to tell me it was wrong. Phil’s trying to tell people about Jesus and the kind of life they’re suppose to be living, he’s not judging anyone.

    • Jason Clark

      Phil’s “facts” aren’t facts. Fact. If you didn’t stone your daughter to death, then you already changed the words up, to fit your lifestyle. Fact. That makes you a hypocrite. Fact. Being tired of the “poor me”, but running to the defence of the poor hypocritical bigot Phil, is also being a hypocrite. Fact.

      If you truly believe in the Old testament, go stone your daughter, now! It’s not too late.

      • Vickie Williams Scott

        What about the woman at the well? Jesus didn’t stone her. I sin everyday, only Jesus is perfect and I didn’t say I could live up to the Bible. Fact You’re Gay and your mad and I will pray for you.

        • NeverEclipsed

          maybe during that prayer you could apologize for assuming someone was gay because their panties were in a wad in your other reply?

        • The Professor

          You are = your. “Your” is a possessive. But being stupid isn’t a sin is it?

        • Jason Clark

          Lol, married, 4 kids…sorry to disappoint. Oh, and also disabled and “facing more from the world than you ever will”…wah wah…whatever that has to do with this topic.

          Soooo … you’re picking to go with the part of the Bible that you like, that suits you best … the more tolerant, accepting, and loving part? Instead of spouting the worst possible parts in your daughters face … or stoning her?

          • Vickie Williams Scott

            Wah Wah, I’m disabled also due to cancer and a stroke, my son has Crohn’s Disease and we go every 8 weeks for infusions. I hope your children are perfect cause I take it you would stone them or worse kill them for sinning. You really need to read the whole Bible and study it then maybe you’ll have your answers cause I’m not going to argue with you. Remember only Jesus is Perfect. Oh and by the way maybe she was stoned cause after her son was born she found out she had breast cancer at age 18 and at 25 ovarian cancer so maybe you got your wish

          • Jason Clark

            YOU were the one tired of “poor me” stories, before laying one on us (now 5?). Personally, I’m sorry to hear about all of them. The “wah wah” is a reflection of your attitude towards the kind of hate that has lead to countless beatings and murders, over the years (41 and 1, in New York city alone, last year). If you think the kind of intolerance and hateful speech that Phil spouts has nothing to do with those, then you’re delusional.

            And, YOU were the one one advocating applying the entire Bible to our way of life, arguing against people picking and choosing….before picking the best possible way to deal with your daughter, but defending Phil’s distorting of the worst possible passages, against homosexuals. Do you say that kind of stuff, to your niece, every time you see her? Do you post it to her Facebook page, daily? If not, why not? Then, ask yourself again, why it’s okay to preach that kind of stuff to the public, whatever you personally believe.

            “it really gets to me when I see someone who reads the Bible and turns it into the words they want it to say”

            “Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another and they received in themselves the due penance for their perversions. 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.”

            Check for yourself, whether Paul is describing homosexuals, as Phil leads his listeners to believe, or if Paul is describing idolaters, in Romans 1. Then check Romans 2, to see if the whole story was a set up, for a lesson in not to judge, which Phil failed.

            If you still agree with Phil’s distortion, then I can only assume you’re a bigot, as well.

    • adambravo

      Is your niece right-handed? Tall? Do you ‘agree’ with those aspects of her humanity?

      “I don’t think we’re just suppose to read the parts of the Bible that makes us happy, we’re suppose to apply the entire Bible to our way of life.” Do you eat shellfish? If not, you’re a hypocrite. And, by the way, even if you do, in fact, apply the entire Bible to your way of life, don’t expect me to. If I were vegetarian, I wouldn’t object to you having a hamburger.
      I’m glad to hear you say you’re not judging us. I hope that means you wouldn’t advocate firing a teacher simply because he’s gay.

      • Vickie Williams Scott

        You don’t got to hell for being right handed and tall. I take it your gay since your panties are in a wad

        • NeverEclipsed

          you don’t understand we really don’t believe in Hell. we’re not lying, we really don’t. it conveys an illogical God, i just don’t buy it. you have your belief, and i have mine. i don’t want to be treated poorly in the meantime.

        • PA_John

          Vickie, do YOU get to tag who goes to hell or not? If the answer is no, then why do you think it’s proper to make this judgement yourself?

          • Vickie Williams Scott

            I didn’t judge, just read the Bible. I pray for them everyday

          • Geiss

            Ah yes, the Bible. That same book that condones awful things like slavery and genocide. What a great source of morality that is…

        • adambravo

          Well, gosh, that was a loving, Christian thing to say… Since it appears you have reproduced, I hope your offspring 1) get a better education when it comes to spelling and grammar, and 2) learn about manners and respect when engaging in civil disagreements. The only part of my post that you might take offense at was referring to you as a hypocrite if you ate shellfish (forbidden by the Bible, along with a number of other things–http://www.11points.com/Books/11_Things_The_Bible_Bans,_But_You_Do_Anyway). However, since you refused to answer the question, I am forced to assume you are one of those people who selectively interpret the Bible to suit your personal whims.

          • Vickie Williams Scott

            Sorry my spelling and grammar is off, I didn’t check my spelling and as far as my grammar you should hear my speech, I had a stroke 10 years ago and lost not only my grammar but memories as well so I’m sorry that I’m now stupid with my grammar. My children went to collage and are doing wonderful so thank you for your concern

        • Frank Elliott

          I take it you’re an Evangelical tramp who doesn’t understand the difference between sexual orientation and activity.

          • Vickie Williams Scott

            Sorry, you’re wrong, but I forgive you and the comment you left about me being on the rag sorry to tell you but cancer took me from the rag 22 years ago.

          • Frank Elliott

            So you do understand the difference between sexual oreintation and activity? Then why imply that all gay men are sluts by saying they live the same lifestyle? I had testicular cancer and kidney cancer about 20 years ago, so i understand the effects on self image. As for the remark, I didn’t particularly like your castrating remark you made about the presumably gay poster getting his “panties in a wad.”

          • Frank Elliott

            I’ve had cancer ( testicular, kidney), but I don’t use it to elicit pity from strangers. You felt entitled to make a castrating remark to Adam Bravo because you assumed he is gay. I called you on it. Woman up!

          • Vickie Williams Scott

            I don’t want pity from anyone as I guess you do since you shared your cancer with strangers and as you said I was leaving a remark to Adam so what’s your deal? Also why don’t you Man up and put a picture of yourself????? Sorry I want argue with you

          • Frank Elliott

            I’m not interested in pity either; I mentioned my cancer to establish the fact that I had a comparable experience. You impied that people go to Hell for _being_ gay, after all Adam Bravo asked about your niece’s sexual orientation as an aspect of her humanity. Cali g for people to be damned merely for the way that they were born is bigoted and evil.

            BTW, I oppose taking Phil Robertson off the air. I have had Christianists stalk me at my workplace and try to get me fired from my job.

        • Palto

          More Christian love coming through.

          And that’s spelled ‘you’re’ … Learn how to spell, tan mom.

    • adambravo

      And the “not judging” part? Uh, pants on fire… Here is what he said in 2010: :”Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. 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.”

    • Cendy

      You tell them Vickie!!!

    • Momo

      Sorry, but Phil is passing very heavy judgement. Look deeper into it.

    • NeverEclipsed

      So because life is harder on someone with down syndrome that means life should be hard for gays too?? And your niece, maybe she’d be better off with you out of her life. I have a grandmother like you, she loves me, but guess what, she disagrees with homosexuals.. It turns out my bouts with depression are more severe based on the amount of time I spend with her.. go figure.

  • Momo

    It might be your right, Bristol, to think that black people in the pre-Civil Rights South were treated just fine and were happy, but…we can also think that YOU are pretty dumb. I guess the apple never really does fall far from the tree.

    By the way, Phil glossed over in that interview how he really feels. Here is what he said in 2010: :”Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. 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.”

    Two counts of bearing false witness. One against black people, and since I suspect the murder rate for gay murderers versus straight murderers is likely the same…as well as being the same for envy, strife, and hatred (they might hate you and Phil), well, one count of bearing false witness against gay people as well.

    • willgvaa

      Gay is a misnomer for the saddest, most unhappy people I know !

      • The Professor

        You haven’t met many gay people then.

      • Craig Sanders

        Oh LOVE! You need to get out more!

      • ericxdc

        cheer up. Life is good. People are happy. Gays have wonderful families and friends just like others. But, by all means, Ignore us if we disturb you so.

      • M Jackson

        It must be an unhappy situation to know you, and fall under your Christian judgement, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you ‘know’ any gay people — they are laughing at you and quite honestly couldn’t give a flying f*k what your ignorant feelings about them are. I can’t imagine a more unhappy place to be than next to you in a pew in your tawdry house of fundamentalist trash.

      • PA_John

        Perhaps they are unhappy because they are not fully accepted on this earth for how God created them?

      • Palto

        They would have to be sad and unhappy to know you.

  • Henry Rice II

    Whatever happened to “Only God can judge a person”? It seems that a lot of other people apparently have taken up the mantle of the Almighty because there’s a lot of judgment going on in the world. It seems that the people doing the most judging are the ones who like to quote the bible. If what they’re doing is so sinful, if and when their day of judgment comes, its not going to be Phil or anyone else walking around on Earth that’s going to judge them. Just let people love who they want to love and move on.

    • normawallace67@yahoo.com

      When we have children ,we hope they will be a reflection of ourselves. ..Most likely they wont be…Our son has started a website STRAITS SUPPORRT GAYS, It was very active at first but now not so much. I have to say that he is not gay but he is very drivin in what he was was tought

    • blessedrtoo

      …and yet you seem to have so little problem judging Phil…hmmmm?

      • PA_John

        Phil is the one who put himself in the position of being ridiculed, of being judged.

  • RandoMagic

    I fully support free speech for everyone. If we silence everyone that voices an idiotic point of view, we would never hear from Bristol or Sarah Palin again, and then we would have less laughter in our world.

    • willgvaa

      Moron ! Spelled right for you?

      • RandoMagic

        Yes. That was excellent spelling. You deserve a treat for being such a smart boy.

        • MVH1

          LOL.

  • Kyle

    Lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians™ can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But the LGBT community are the haters if they have the audacity to disagree with, are offended by or God forbid, try to counter and curtail these kinds or disgusting mischaracterizations, which are as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get (despite whatever lip service said Christians™ may give to not “hating” or “judging”), while the Christians™ who say vile things like the above on a regular basis are just poor innocent victims? Please get a grip on reality!

    • Hugh_Jass

      No whats hateful is just because your don’t toe the GLAAD or LGBT line and just acquiesce to their dogma. They scream about how “offensive” you are and you need to be made to pay penance. Go on Ellen or Oprah or whomever and prostrate yourself to be forgiven. Of course donate a bit of money to a GLAAD or LGBT approved charity. The Professionally Offended class in this country needs to learn that just because they scream doesn’t make them right …

      • Kyle

        So if I were to call you a heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderer without knowing you or anything about you, but made sure to opine that it was my “religious belief”, that would not be a disgusting mischaracterization and personal attack against you as a human being? In what universe? Please get a grip on reality!

        • ZRAinSWVA

          One slight correction: it has to be your ‘sincerely held’ religious belief, not just a casual one.

        • Michael Cummings

          I didn’t write the bible. Don’t kill the messenger.

          • Kyle

            Neo-Nazis didn’t write Mien Kampf, don’t kill the messengers…

          • Michael Cummings

            Don’t pretend to be part of that homosexual group to get attention…

          • Kyle

            That “homosexual group” that calls for the reinstatement of sodomy laws, the execution of homosexuals and a return to Christian™ principles as key planks of their party platform?

          • Michael Cummings

            You are not a party you are a bunch of disgruntled terrorists that lost two wars following a homosexual with personal issues of his own race and sexual identity.

          • Kyle

            A homosexual who married a women, had an affair with his niece and made homosexuality illegal and punishable by death… Sure thing

        • Hugh_Jass

          I do have a grip on reality Kyle. But its those of you who cannot tolerate dissent with your “enlightened” opinion that needs to get a grip…

      • Jason Clark

        “The Professionally Offended class in this country needs to learn that just because they scream doesn’t make them right”

        Who are you referring to here?

        Two homosexuals quietly walk into a Justice of the Peace’s office and want to get married … who gets offended and starts screaming?

        Two homosexuals are walking through the park, holding hands … who gets offended and starts screaming?

        Two homosexuals are kissing each other goodbye, on the street … who gets offended and starts screaming?

        A teacher reads a book about two male penguins … who gets offended and starts screaming?

        Some store puts up a Happy Holidays sign to be inclusive, not because anyone complained … who gets offended and starts screaming?

        Etc. Etc.

        This isn’t a chicken vs egg dilemma. It’s clear who was offended by homosexuality and screaming first. Nothing but a pack of hypocrites, the whole lot of you Robertson supporters.

        • Michael Cummings

          Get married? Like a man and a woman? Why?

          • Sarah

            So that they can be afforded the same benefits of marriage that any other couple in love is.

          • Michael Cummings

            Procreate?

          • Sarah

            If procreation were the only benefit of marriage, people who can not have children would also not be allowed to.

          • Jason Clark

            Duh…why do men and women get married? And, you better not say to make babies!

          • Michael Cummings

            Of course married people often have babies. Where your parents married?

        • Hugh_Jass

          Ok I’ll type this real slow so you can understand it. Just because I disagree with you doesn’t in itself make my opinion offensive. Just as your opinion though different than mine makes yours offensive to me. You can chose to be offended all you want that does not make it so, it just makes you an oversensitive bigot…

    • Cendy

      It is ignorance of what the Bible is actually saying here. Everyone
      that is quoting the bible, that are not true Christians, have no idea
      what they are talking about. You cant just go read theyouse scriptures and
      completely understand what it is saying. You need to study it to get
      the true meaning. God hates the sin, not the Sinner. He loves all of
      his children, no matter what. And so do I, I am Christian. Go Study the Bible. Don’t just pick out 1 scripture and quote it. You have to read the scripture before and after the ones you pick out to get the real intent!

      • Jason Clark

        Kyle is just responding to the quote Phil Robertson used from the Bible out of context, I’m glad you’d agree that Phil isn’t a true Christian, because Paul’s parable, about idolatry and God punishing those heterosexuals with homosexual desires, in Romans 1:18-32, is just a lead in to the lesson about not judging in Romans 2, right?

        “(Romans 2:1) You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.”

        And, spouting selected Bible quotes, out of context, to the public, to support your bigotry, would be judging others, wouldn’t it?

  • Katie Hoffmann

    Bristol, there is a huge difference between not agreeing with everything Brandon Ambrosino writes and not UNDERSTANDING everything he writes. PS, when you excerpt someone’s work, you cite them, you don’t just call them a “homosexual writer”.

  • usorthem3

    I am gay. I don’t have animal sex. I don’t molest kids. I’m not a murderer or terrorist. I read daily of Christians advocating for the death of all gay people in the USA and worldwide. In Uganda, driven by Christians, gay people and their families are now to be thrown in jail or worse. In Haiti, Protestant Christians beat two men to death who were thought to be gay. In Russia, driven again by Orthodox Christians the view is, if your gay, you are dead. A guy told his three friends he was gay, the beat him, cut him up alive and then burned his body. YOU are not the victims, you are the oppressors as history has proven many times over. 2 Chronicles 15 13 All people young and old, male and female who REFUSE to dedicate their life to the Lord God of Israel were to be put to death. Says a LOT about a religion that EVER needed to murder anyone that did not believe as they do. Today is no different than when it was written.

    • Carrie Geren Scoggins

      That is such an outlandish exaggeration. It is the Christians across the globe being killed due to intolerance… The Democrats say tolerance, yet hate Christians and are the biggest haters of them all. They support Islam wanting them to gain sooo much sympathy and yet they are the ones doing these killings you just falsely accused the Christians of.

      • skeptical_inquirer

        A lot of Christians kick out their own kids out into the street because they’re grossed out by their own kids’ gayness. Religious schools fire gay teachers for getting married. Scott Lively and people like him supported anti-gay laws in Uganda. Right now in the news is news about Uganda not only making it a crime to be gay but not to turn someone you know to be gay in. A Christian family adopted two kids from Africa, only to abuse them to the point that one died of exposure and that case was a mere representative of the total hash that happens when families are pushed to adopt kids as a ‘salvation’ crusade.

        So, tell me more about this tolerance of which you speak.

      • adambravo

        Christians being killed simply because they are Christians? To quote Colonel Harry Potter, ‘horsehockey’. Prove it–show me one actual news item about a Christian being killed simply because of his or her faith.

        • Vickie Williams Scott

          It’s done in Africa

        • 1498

          Adam, – Christians are being persecuted, & killed for their faith all over the world. In the Middle East, Africa, etc. Christian communities are under constant attack. It has been happening for years.
          When you say.. ‘show me one news item about a Christian being killed’……..that’s the whole point. – It is rarely mentioned in any liberal mainstream media.
          The media is not interested in the suffering of Christians – it doesn’t want to know.
          There is uproar over something said by Phil Robertson, but there are other ‘minority’ suffering discrimination all the time. Its just that you wont hear about it on any mainstream media or news. Media outrage is only highly selective.

          • adambravo

            I am familiar with the concept of holy wars, and I seem to recall reading that, millennia ago, the Romans threw the Christians to the lions. But you still haven’t answered my question with a single, solitary, specific answer, so I’ll be more direct. I can show you countless stories of lgbt people being beaten or killed simply because they are lgbt, or lgbt teens who commit suicide because they are bullied in school. Show me a Christian who’s been beaten or killed by a group of rogue lgbts or liberals while walking out of a church, or show me a Christian teen who’s been bullied and then commits suicide, and then you can play the victim card.

            And, really? ‘Minority’? According to http://www.religioustolerance.org/worldrel.htm Christians are clearly the dominant belief worldwide, for what appears to be the latest data available.

          • 1498

            Its happening daily Adam, – Christians are dying for their faith in Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, & in numerous other countries all over the world. In the Middle East ancient Christian communities dating back almost two thousand years, are being subject to ‘ethnic cleansing’ & genocide.
            But because the liberal media don’t want to know, then it will never become an issue or filter into the public domain.
            Because its not on the papers or news, – we can all pretend its not happening.
            The media hold the key, as to what becomes important or an issue for controversy or debate.
            Also gay people are also subject to horrific persecution all over the Middle East. But its much easier for the media to generate an uproar over Phil Robertson, than address this issue. Total double standards from the media.

          • adambravo

            Still not an answer to my question comparing the violence and hate against lgbt individuals in the US to allegations of the same against Christians. I did dig up a single article from two years ago on FOX News’ website that mentioned the bombings of Catholic churches. However, to suggest that even conservatives like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity are covering up what you seem to suggest is happening on a daily basis implies an unpleasant level of paranoia. And to compare the violent actions of Islamic religious extremists with lgbt individuals struggling for equal rights is absurd. Frankly, I’d rather fix what’s wrong with our country before we start offering aid elsewhere…

          • 1498

            You should try reading up on what is happening in the world Adam. Again, if you don’t want to acknowledge what is happening to Christians in many parts of the world, then that’s your own business. All to convenient for you to dismiss it as ‘paranoia’.
            There’s no point in arguing further. Happy Holiday.

          • adambravo

            And, once again, general accusations without specifics. I do try to keep up to speed, but am willing to confess I’m not omniscient. And when I ask for clarification and examples, I get… zilch. My attempt to Google ‘Christian genocide’ yields a small number of statistically significant results, and my questions about conservative media’s role in suppressing the truth yields… nothing. So, to recap: no examples + blamestorming = paranoia. Thanks for proving my point.

          • Geiss

            Yeah, persecuted and killed by followers of OTHER religions (even by OTHER sects of yours). Kinda says some things about how destructive religion as a whole is, don’t you think?

      • usorthem3
    • Cendy

      It is ignorance of what the Bible is actually saying here. Everyone that is quoting the bible, that are not true Christians, have no idea what they are talking about. You cant just go read these scriptures and completely understand what it is saying. You need to study it to get the true meaning. God hates the sin, not the Sinner. He loves all of his children, no matter what. And so do I, I am Christian. It is my job to tell everyone what God wants from us. It does not make me a hater!!!

      • Cendy

        Sorry this was actually meant for Kyle

        • Michael Cummings

          You would do better teaching about love without attacking our God given belief system. And using words like that.

          • Palto

            Michael I’m sure you follow every one of these rules being the good Christian that you are.
            http://leviticusbans.tumblr.com/post/23730370413/76-things-banned-in-leviticus

          • Michael Cummings

            Would you not quote the old testament law that brings us death? Christisns are free from the law through Christ.

          • Kyle

            I guess that’s why up until 1870 homosexual sodomy was punishable by death in the United States?

          • Michael Cummings

            You don’t have to respect him. Just go away. We won’t interrupt your homosexual places, so you come in our place?

      • usorthem3

        Your religion, your sin. It does not apply to my life.

    • Michael Cummings

      No-one suggested you have animal sex. You sure don’t sound “gay”. Maybe kiss a lady and you’ll feel better.

    • FullMetalTonic

      Well, Christians do worship a homicidal maniac who promotes genocide, approves slavery, views women as property and even allows rape. Doesn’t sound like any God I’d ever worship… but then you have to pretend those things didn’t happen in order follow him.

  • Carrie Geren Scoggins

    THE HATE SPEECH LAWS WERE OVERTURNED IN THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT, UPHOLDING OUR “LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE THE ISSUES.”
    CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION UPDATE: THE HATE SPEECH LAWS OVERTURNED, OUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO “DEBATE THE ISSUES UPHELD,” THERE IS NO FREEDOM FROM RELIGION, WE HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO CORE VALUES:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6pJiW3iiLo&list=PLRxsMy-rzJoXdQpluYCJGjTjIIHcmEymy&index=1
    THE HATE SPEECH LAWS WERE OVERTURNED IN THE FEDERAL SUPREME COURT, UPHOLDING OUR “LEGAL RIGHTS TO DEBATE THE ISSUES.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6pJiW3iiLo&feature=share&list=PLRxsMy-rzJoXdQpluYCJGjTjIIHcmEymy
    CARRIE GEREN SCOGGINS POLITICAL NEWSLETTER BIBLE PROPHECY TIMES EDITION UPDATE: THE HATE SPEECH LAWS OVERTURNED, OUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO “DEBATE THE ISSUES UPHELD,” THERE IS NO FREEDOM FROM RELIGION, WE HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO ADHERE TO CORE VALUES:
    CHRISTIANS AND THE LAW, HATE SPEECH LAWS
    OVERTURNED IN FEDERAL SUPREME COURT UPHOLD THE
    “LEGAL RIGHT TO DEBATE THE ISSUE,” THE LEGAL
    RIGHT TO ADHERE TO “CORE VALUES,” UPHELD BY THE
    FEDERAL SUPREME COURT SO THAT CHRISTIANS CAN
    PREACH-TEACH-AND CONDUCT THEIR MINISTRIES AND
    GROUPS IN ADHERING TO THEIR RELIGIOUS CORE VALUES,
    AND LEGISLATION PREVENTING CHURCHES FROM BEING
    SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION BY ANY PROTECTED CLASS,
    PROTECTS CHRISTIANS FROM BEING CENSORED,
    ARRESTED, OR BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST.
    THERE IS NO FREEDOM FROM RELIGION, THE
    FEDERAL SUPREME COURT DID NOT FIND A
    FREEDOM FROM RELIGION, TOLERANCE FROM
    THOSE THAT OPPOSE YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND
    VIEWPOINTS IS EXPECTED, RATHER THAN
    CENSORSHIP. WE HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO
    DEBATE THE ISSUE, AND OPPOSE OTHER PEOPLES
    VIEWPOINTS EVEN IF THEY FIND IT OFFENSIVE, AS
    THIS IS RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE. CHRISTIANS HAVE
    PROTECTED CLASS STATUS ON A FEDERAL LEVEL,
    PROTECTING THEM FROM DISCRIMINATION.

    • Momo

      Gee, I can’t…hear you.

    • RB118

      Carrie, are you OFF YOUR MEDS?

  • Superior_Joe

    Hey Bristol, if I said you were inferior based on nothing more than a fact of your birth, like having brown hair, say, would you respect my opinion? Actually, by your logic, I don’t even think you’d be entitled to disagree. That’s “spreading hate.”

  • NeverEclipsed

    I had to stop when I saw the phrase “this homosexual writer”.. I’ve seen bits and pieces of this article elsewhere, something tells me I don’t want to read any further. edit: I just realized it’s not an article, it’s a whiny paragraph. I suppose that’s because she’s not a writer.

  • RB118

    Sarah Jr., you’re off track just like your mother. Are you trying to cash in like your mother by being a politically ignorant, Obama hating harpy? Well little Miss knocked up as a teenager, abstinence only poster child, why don’t you and your mother just crawl back under that rock, “Wasilla the meth capital of Alaska” and get a job waiting tables at the Wind Break (your mom can help you with the waitress hair bun.) Since your stint on DWTS maybe you could get a job pole dancing at the Mug Shot. You’re a snot nosed little idiot… shut up, you have nothing to offer anyone with half a brain, only the ability to stir up Valley Trash and much of the other trash who listen to you.

  • Craig Sanders

    hmmm

  • Michael Cummings

    I love you Bristol. I am sorry the democratic machine has a troll section. I was feeling really bad…-then I came here. I will get some rest.

  • Timothy Wright Art

    I bet Phil also thinks that “A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.” Deuteronomy 23:2

    Poor kids born out of lusty teen fornication. They are kind of doomed because of their unmarried, drunk, and horney teen parents’ sins. Not very fair. It’s like being born gay and having people and the god they choose to follow hate you for something you didn’ chose.

  • PA_John

    Bristol doesn’t write these blog posts..Nancy French, her ghostwriter, does.

    • MVH1

      It’s way too coherent for that little uneducated dimwit to write.

    • jcinco

      click on the picture and note the author.

  • Maliheh

    Duck Dynasty fans are always the first to ostracize anyone who speaks their
    own mind/truth. See: dixie chicks and chely wright for example

  • Sarah

    Okay, I just want to state again that my main complaint about this is that it is NOT A MATTER OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Anyone who attended (and paid attention in) a civics class should be able to understand this. Free speech does not equal freedom of consequences for that speech. I’m as saddened by the lack of education in this country as I am by the lack of tolerance for fellow human beings.

    • Michael Cummings

      And the consequences are? A bunch of sickos harassing Phil and Bristol and anyone that disagrees with that? How is that different from stoning exactly?

      • Kyle

        Google the difference between criticism and execution…

        • Michael Cummings

          Simply “no”. I bet that stings. You guys are ghosts at best.

      • Sarah

        The consequence was him being suspended indefinitely from his job.

        • Michael Cummings

          It is their loss. They have a zero listing of shows I could be interested in.

      • http://bearlyatheist.wordpress.com/ Bear Millotts

        How is that different from stoning exactly?

        Stoning means that at the end of having multiple rocks thrown at your head and body, you are dead, dead, dead.

        Since neither Bristol or Phil have had actual stones thrown at them and are, in fact, alive, then one cannot reasonably compare harsh words with a thrown stone.

  • cleos_mom

    Patheos has certainly gone downhill. What next, Honey Boo Boo blogging on international politics?

    • Susan05401

      Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh around this disgusting topic!

    • Katie Hoffmann

      Actually, from what I’ve seen, The Boo Boo’s have the intelligence to admit when they don’t know about a topic, unlike the Palins. Can you still see Russia from your back yard?

      • jcinco

        Honey Boo Boo and her siblings embrace their gay uncle.

  • https://twitter.com/StefWilliams25 Stefanie

    Being gay is not a “lifestyle”. Getting copious amounts of plastic surgery (like having the fat sucked out of your chin), THAT is a lifestyle. Right Bristol?

  • Gerry Fisher

    You’re suggesting that we not defend ourselves when a bully attacks us. You’re suggesting that we respect and tolerate people comparing our love with our spouses to having sex with animals and prostitution. And what about Phil’s racism? Tolerate that revisionist history?

    It’s not right to tolerate intolerance.

    • Michael Cummings

      Defend yourself? Lord forbid you let us alone like we would want to do you.

      • Michael Cummings

        You don’t sound gay

        • John Gallagher

          Yes Captain Ejaculations – what does “gay” sound like???

          • Michael Cummings

            A gay person is someone at least comfortable enough in their own skin to not have the whole world pat them on the back and tell them “I’m ok, you’re okay”.

          • Michael Cummings

            To have natural kids with their spouse? Who is out of touch?

          • Frank Elliott

            I’m ok; you’re not.

        • Michael Cummings

          Gay means happy. You sound bitter and angry.

  • Palto

    Fags huh? How Christian of you. You give decent Christians a bad name.

  • Susan05401

    Our society should not tolerate racism or bigotry. Many people would like to enslave blacks, just because they were raised in the south does not make it okay to espouse these views in public. Luckily these old, white ignorant bigots are dying out fast. Hate hurts, citing the bible to justify bigotry makes you a monster and blight on society.

    • stevethird

      I know several thousand people. I don’t know one who wants to enslave blacks.

      • Susan05401

        If you poll your acquaintances to find out how they feel about enslavement of blacks, you have bigger problems than can be resolved via an online forum. Professional pollsters have a different opinion. This country has too many racists, but happily they’re mainly older, white men who will be dead soon. Then the remaining dregs of ignorant racists still stumbling around will be vastly outnumbered by civilized people. Problem solved!

    • Michael Cummings

      First of all, I am Caucasian. Please don’t call me “white” with disdain. Second of all, I ran into two black people and a mexican last night who were rude. It goes both ways. You sound like racist Oprah.

      • Susan05401

        I will call out every bigot of any race with as much disdain as I can possibly imbue electronically. And since neither of us come from the Caucasus region, any more than most blacks come from Africa, I’ll have to decline your request. Merry Christmas!

  • Kyle

    He was actually a practicing Catholic who enjoyed the full support of the German Catholic, German Christian (Deutsche Christen) and Lutheran Churches… A heterosexual Christian™, he was all yours…

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Deutsche-Christen-flag.jpg

  • Palto

    You fucking homophobic anti-Semite. Drop dead asshole.

  • stevethird
    • stevethird

      This is an article by Daniel Greenfield. It is a VERY rational discussion of the issues surrounding the whole DD fiasco. It would do all of us good to read it and then read it again. A constructive and positive way to spend a Sunday morning.

      • Michael Cummings

        Did a homosexual write it? Because Phil is a godly man and shouldn’t be attacked for believing the bible.

        • stevethird

          Always read an article B4 commenting.

          • stevethird

            Please read the above article entitled Sultan Knish!!!!Instead of knee-jerking back and forth why not take the time to let a man who is much wiser than you teach you about the issues here. This is a microcosm of what is wrong in the nation today. READ IT!.

        • Shanesdad

          Homosexuals insult me every day with thier assaults on Christianity, conservatives and thier vie presence on every single stinking television show I try to turn on. They insult me by having thier agenda taught in the schools system, Homoseuals should not expect everyne who disagrees with their sinful lifestyle to keep thier mouth shut when they never ever shut thiers.

          • MorningStars

            Ignorant! Learn those third grade level spelling skills and then come back to the conversation.

          • M Jackson

            Your spelling alone gives me a headache, regardless of you impotent moral ignorance.

          • John Gallagher

            I feel bad for Shane

          • Shanesdad

            Really? How low can you people go? You freaks of nature preach tolerance, but only if people agree with your sordid lifestyle. Otherwise you resort to attack mode. Give what you expect. If you don’t, you will experience a major backlash.

          • Geiss

            You mean like the backlash you child-raping, swindling extortionists are experiencing, Christian? Your days of tyranny over humanity are coming to an end whether your kind like it or not.

          • Shanesdad

            These ridiculous vile comments prove my point exactly. You hate, hate my beliefs. I am certain that if you had the ability to hurt me or fire me or ruin my career you wouldn’t hesitate. So much for tolerance. Keep attacking. You are a minority and when those standing on the sidelines see you for what you really are, your minority will be silenced.

          • Geiss

            Again, you mean like what’s happening to the likes of you? You’re throwing temper tantrums because people aren’t showing favoritism toward you lot anymore. And judging by your behavior here, any sensible boss would fire you before you do any damage to their reputation, as with what happened concerning A&E (not that that network’s reputation can be saved at this point anyway, but that’s neither here nor there). Those standing on the sidelines can see perfectly, as they can certainly see right through your kind, and your lies.

          • Shanesdad

            what an amazing idea. You keep yours of my television and out of my politics and I’ll keep mine in my family and my church. But the fact that you flaunt yours everywhere. The fact that you demandwe accept you as normal makes that impossible.

          • Kyle

            Christians are heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers!

          • Shanesdad

            Throughout the history of christianity, christians have experienced persecution from non christians. We count it a blessing. Finally in the U.S. we know firsthand what that means. It is not my way to go along to get along. The harder you fight to make the world believe your lifestyle is normal, the harder I will fight against you.

          • adambravo

            Yes, because there are countless stories of Christians being beaten and killed by rogue liberals, and Christian teens bullied into committing suicide. Oh, that’s right–there aren’t. Because IT DOESN’T HAPPEN.

          • jcinco

            You’re an uneducated idiot.

      • Jason Clark

        How can I accept it as “VERY rational” when the writer can’t even recognize the correlation between ending segregation and forcing businesses to serve blacks, and now forcing businesses to serve homosexuals? I stopped there.

    • M Jackson

      So what? The article is a pile of bull. Same wrong ethical arguments being waged across the bow of the rabid-right. And the article is all wrong. Comments on this blog show more understanding of the issue than your stupid article.

  • Palto

    I’m through interacting with you, you anti-Semite. You truly are a disgusting individual.

  • Shelly Peterson-Kiser

    I can’t believe that we are in America anymore. Charlie Sheen has no room to bash or judge and is the last person to weigh in on anyone. He can’t even stay off drugs long enough that his ex wife is taking care of his twins while is he definitely an unfit parent! As for Phil’s comments, he is entitled to them as an American Citizen and to be punished for ones own beliefs in the US is getting ridiculous and should be considered religious harassment. That is what A&E did they discriminated Phil for his religious beliefs for an article in a magazine that was not a part of their show. I think that is against the law. If A&E didn’t want to offend anyone with the Lords Prayers then why support a Christian based show then punish the guy when you knew what he was about in the first place. And for A&E to suggest they were worried about the Muslim’s watching their show and being offended was simply ridiculous as they are able to make the decision not to watch the show in the first place. I am a Christian and happen to agree with Phil and with freedom of speech. Shame on you A&E for feeding the people in America your messed up agenda. You are part of the problem. What happened to not making rash decisions, what happened to let’s look at this from all angles before we decide what to do with this. At this point myself and my family want nothing to do with A&E or their sponsors! What others do with their personal life if just that, personal. The ones that make it known what happens in their beds is just sick and I’m sick of hearing it and having it shoved down my throat. Your life style is just that yours! Let’s placate sin and glorify it, is the message that A&E is sending. Being judgmental is a sin but the fact is we are all sinners and I really don’t think Phil said anything that hasn’t been said before but to be punished is too much. If Gays don’t want to watch the show that Is their choice as well because you can’t be offended if you don’t subject yourself to it. But to punish Phil for following Gods word well A&E all I have to say is your time is short!

    • Jason Clark

      Did you really just argue that Charlie Sheen has no right to judge, and then move directly into arguing that Phil is entitled to judge, without even noticing a problem there?

      Okay, to anyone who doesn’t know, Disney is a parent company of A&E, so any claims that their time is short, are kinda ridiculous.

    • M Jackson

      It is not against the law. Period.
      Stop wondering or posturing about it. An employer has the right to fire an employee for a type of gross behavior or speech that reflects badly on that company. It’s a private matter and not a matter of Law.
      You are hearing differently in the right wing media, led by Fox News, but those commentators are liars.

      If Hobby Lobby had mistakenly hired Dan Savage as their spokesmodel they would have the right to dismiss him after hearing his comments. See? Correct? Got it?
      Oh, and you’re an ignorant christian bigot, but that’s expected.

      • Luna

        A&E did not make a mistake when they hired the Robertsons. This isn’t a surprise statement, they knew exactly who they were getting when they hired them four years ago. If Hobby Lobby profited as much from having Dan Savage as a spokesman (and by the way, the Robertsons are a representative of Duck Commander and of their show, not specifically of A&E), and they found out only after 4 years his points of view, then that would be gross incompetence, negligence and all out greed on their part. Nowhere does it say in her article that it’s a matter of law so the point you bring up is an invalid one

        The point of the article is that it seems rather hypocritical of one group to behave the way they are and still call others bigoted.

        So no, neither of your points make sense and it’s just rationalization and an unclear understanding of the article above.

      • Shelly Peterson-Kiser

        Religious harassment is against the law! Sorry he didn’t get fired for something that he did against the show. It was because they didn’t like his opinion. Your just not nice and the last thing I am is a Christian Bigot. God Bless!

    • ninawashere

      Hang on… So you support Phil’s right to an opinion but Charlie Sheen should stfu?
      That’s not contradictory at all.

      • Shelly Peterson-Kiser

        I never said anything about Charlie Sheens right to his opinion, I said he had no room to bash or judge so no it’s not contradictory at all!

    • Rachel Farrar

      Right. Seems totally logical that a television network would encourage people to stop watching their channel. Wait, you probably think that is logical. Nevermind, I’m not even gonna bother…

    • r l

      The same way you’re putting your “sick” views out in the public and getting feedback good and ill, is what happened to this duck whacko. You can say whatever you want, but other’s INCLUDING THEIR EMPLOYER, have a right to not agree or be ASSOCIATED with said opinion. Get a clue, he said something a lot of people don’t like and the company reacted accordingly. You are seriously deranged.

    • Shelly Peterson-Kiser

      I didn’t read the book.

  • lisa

    Who cares. I still like him, the show, I am confident in my beliefs just as he is. He wouldn’t like the fact that I am proud to have a gay daughter. Guess what his opinion doesn’t bother me or anyone else for that matter!!! Have a blessed day! I am! :)

    • Whatsallthisthen

      That’s where you’re wrong. “He wouldn’t like the fact that I am proud to have a gay daughter?” He would not care! Unless you really can read minds you shouldn’t make ignorant typical statements of an intolerant bigot.

      • r l

        he obviously would care, fool. he thinks she’s an abomination and evil doer.

    • Palto

      You still like the man even though he compared your daughter to an animal fucker, murderer and terrorist. Some mother you are. smh

  • FullMetalTonic

    It speaks volumes that the Palins never defended Martin Bashir’s “freedom of speech.” Sarah Palin GOT him fired over what he said. And where were they when Paula Deen was in need because of her words?

    • Luna

      Freedom of speech is different from libel. Look it up.

      • radiofreerome

        Libel is defamation of character-not merely saying something offensive.

      • adambravo

        Yes, it is. However, what Martin Bashir said wasn’t libelous. Look it up.

      • Geiss

        Then you have no excuse for defending the indefensible Robertson.

  • cmonmiracle

    I feel like you don’t know what homophobia is…

    • r l

      she doesn’t know what anything is except how to pander to her mother’s supporters cuz it’s made her a modicum of fame. she’s an embarrassment to the country for being an unwed harlot that got preggers, tho not as big as her mother. yesh!

  • Palto

    How true.

    • John Gallagher

      VERY True!

    • moi-meme

      another hateful comment, Palto–you are on a roll

      • Palto

        No likey? How about this one?

  • MorningStars

    You do know that King James I was gay, right? Also, the word “faggot” does not appear in the KJV Bible. Awkward.

    • Michael Cummings

      I don’t believe you. King James was a godly man. I gotta go.

      “As a matter of fact, the attempt to remove the word faggot from the English language proves the Quislings For Christ are literally well on their way to becoming faggots themselves.”
      http://www.christiangallery.com/QuislingsForChrist.htm

      • MorningStars

        He was both godly and homosexual–he wrote letters to his male lovers that prove it. Take a look at the book: “King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire.”
        This website is not at all reputable nor does it show where in the KJV Bible the word “faggot” is used.

  • http://bearlyatheist.wordpress.com/ Bear Millotts

    Hey Bristol, waiting for you to write the following:

    Everyone needs to leave Martin Bashir alone for expressing his beliefs that my Mom should be force-fed feces. I think it’s so hypocritical how the Religious Right community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great – people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.

    Everyone needs to treat others like Martin would, with love.

    It goes both ways.

    I hate how the Religious Right community says it’s all about “love” and “god.” However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support Martin Bashir’s freedom of speech.

    They take the easy way out every time anyone speaks out about their beliefs on the Constitution.

    If I were Martin Bashir, I would take my show to another channel.

    So much disrespect.

  • John Gallagher

    Mama bear shows up on Fox whenever Roger Ailes calls her and offers a check.

  • Cathy D. Wilemon

    EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN BELIEFS!!!! So they may not agree with yours…so what! That is what has ALWAYS made this world go round,. Now a days, if you don’t agree with someone’s beliefs, they try to make it a big deal and slam you down for not seeing things their way. That is absolutely absurd! People need to grow up and stop trying to PUSH their ideas on others, just speak your mind and move on!!!! Leave everyone else’s beliefs to them, God will judge them and YOU , it is not your job!!!!

    • adambravo

      Good gravy. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs–but not without consequences. What if I believed people named Cathy should earn 20% less and be forced to pay 20% more in car insurance? Should I be given a public forum to encourage others to share my beliefs?

  • JessicaSideways

    I wonder if Bristol Palin has the same love for the Klan…

    • Luna

      What you just said is the epitome of bigotry, good job!

      • JessicaSideways

        Yes, Bristol is the epitome of bigotry. 😉

      • adambravo

        And I believe what you said is the epitome of ignorance, as you clearly don’t quite grasp the concept of bigotry.

  • mcangus

    As a gay man I have no problem when people don’t support gay people. I continue to live a happy and positive life and hope someday people won’t fight against my rights when they see I am not a scary evil soul. I believe that Mr Robertson can say what he wants without legal ramifications…however it is also A&E’s right to employ who they want to employ…it will have no effect on what shows I watch. My issue with this blog is Bristol assumes all gay people hold the same opinion, that is ignorant. I never assume all conservatives or Christians should be lumped together…please grant me the same respect Ms Palin. Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family! As freedom is so important to you..what are your feelings on Gay people in Uganda now being thrown in prison for life simply for being gay?

    • freedomforall

      So u believe a employer can fire a employee for using his free speech even though he broke no law and only let him go after a group complainned.Ok lets say a gay man or woman comes outof the closet and is asked a question about being gay after he/ she answers the question in a way that breaks no laws a group of cristians complain and the person is let go from their job because the employer didnt like hearing the employee was gay and he/she made Christians mad.Would that be ok ? I don’t think it would. That’s the same thing here . Infact I’m pretty gays in the navy and other jobs hsve faught this same freedom of expression fight and won. If its ok with one group to have freedom of expression then its ok for all.

      • adambravo

        1. Guess what? People are already getting fired for being gay! And, no, it’s not ok.
        2. The difference here is that, when I came out of the closet at work, I didn’t announced I believed all Christians were godless heathens who were going to hell, and I didn’t judge any of my Christian co-workers any differently unless they acted in a way which suppressed my rights or if they judged me based on my sexual orientation instead of my actual work. When that sort of thing happens, it makes for a pretty unpleasant and unproductive workplace–which runs counter to the business’ intent to make money. Again, ‘free speech’ does not mean ‘say what you want without consequences.’

      • mcangus

        No I believe that a production company can choose what performers they choose to carry on their station. If someone came out as gay or atheist and they had a show on a Christian based network that network would have the right to cancel their show. Public figures/ reality stars represent a brand. When Jon Gosselin’s public image changed he got cut from his show. comparing performers or reality show stars jobs to regular people’s jobs is like comparing Mr Robertson’s comments to Martin Bashir’s disgusting comments.

      • r l

        If the person came out in a way that said all christians are bigoted hateful evil doers, then yes he should get fired. trying to equate the two scenarios is completely illogical. this guy said an entire group of people are the same as terrorists. how is that ok? A&E is a corporation who undoubtedly gets a lot of support from the gays and this whackjob has endangered their standing by saying bigoted things. they are within their right to terminate him for said speech. as would the make believe company be if the supposed gay person came out with similarly unacceptable statements.

  • Jeff

    This is you, Bristol. This is what you sound like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHmvkRoEowc

  • pebouky

    Bristol needs to go back to having illegitimate babies and leave the thinking to adults. As for the whole kerfluffle…it never was a first amendment issue anyway. the first amendment has nothing to do with individual speech between private citizens…..it only applied to the government establish LAWS that impinged upon or in some way limited the freedom of speech of it’s citizens. The constitution does not protect rednecks from being criticized (or liberals) nor does it protect us from the consequences of such speech if we choose to open our mouths. The guy is an obvious redneck, right wing, praise-jebus cracker and i’m surprised that everyone acted so aghast at what he said! anyone who has wasted 10 mins watching that silly show could easily tell you what this guy believed. we all just need to get over it. Also, Bristol dear, i could give a flying f.u.c.k. what anyone thinks of my gay ‘lifestyle’ (wtf ever that is supposed to mean). I don’t need your or your pitbull momma’s approval for anything in my life. Just get out of my way and let me live it as i see fit without your hypocritical interference….and don’t even get me started on her momma and the whole bashir situation! sweet jesus mary and joseph

  • Palto

    Typical duck dynasty ‘christian’ viewer.

    • moi-meme

      hateful and un-funny comment, Palto

  • Tillmann Puschka

    lol you know your society is in bad shape when opinions of people like Bristol Palin (or those of her mother) are highly regarded by significant portions of your society’s population.

    what Robertson proved is that the principle of free speech is indeed alive and well; if it were not, he would currently be in prison for the remarks he made. all of you jackasses out there bitching and moaning about how his right to free speech was violated really need to shut your traps- the man made some bigoted (and ignorant!) comments, and his employer terminated him for doing so. that wasn’t a violation of his right to free speech, simply a consequence of his actions.

    moral to this story: engage brain before starting tongue!

    • r l

      very well spoken…and the first paragraph is a sad commentary on our nation!

  • r l

    And who is this supposed christian to make any comment on the subject??? an out of wedlock mother who writes that she “hates” anything is a disgrace! she is right about one thing, this whackjob CAN have his opinion, but just like ANYONE else, when you put it out in the public domain, you are subject to whatever comes your way! get over it, A&E is his EMPLOYER, if they chose not to associate themselves with HATE speech, that is completely in their rights. yes, let the show go to another network and they can rid themselves of a family of hateful, bigots. Let’s be clear, this is PART of what he said: “”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.” So Bristol, if you’re ok with that, you’re a shameful, ignorant, repulsive human that should not be allowed to raise a child!

  • webdude20

    It’s so stupid to think this is only about what he said in the article, we have a constitutional right of freedom of speech, but not a right to be a public figure with a reality show. He not only offended the LGBT community, he offended African Americans and Americans in general that believe in a United States where everyone is equal. You want people to leave Phil Robertson alone, but where were conservatives when Alec Baldwin got fired or Martin Bashir quit because he said your mom should eat poop for being a racist. He has a right to say she should eat poop, but we live in a new society where people like that, with twisted views like your mother and many conservatives, and some liberals will not be tolerated anymore. Phil Roberton gave a sermon where he said gays are heartless, senseless, ruthless people, insolent and arrogant. Just like. Martin Bashir has the right to say what he wants about your mother, he doesn’t have the right to a show on MSNBC, that includes Phil Robertson. Such hypocrites you and the rest when you try to normalize crazy people like that on TV.

    • Walker

      Robertson said this in 2010: “Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. 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.”

      Demonizing gays and lesbians by saying that we are ‘full of murder’ is not something that should be tolerated.

    • Richard Smit

      Sarah Palin did never said anytinh racist!

      • webdude20

        She compared our racist and slavery past to our debt, if you don’t think that minimizing slavery and all the suffering that occurred is wrong, then you have no clue about our history.

        • Richard Smit

          She was Right! and there are also many others who compared the debt to slavery!

  • Geiss

    And so the believer’s true colors show. You and the Neo-Nazis are very much alike. They are believers, and bigoted, just like you.

  • Bill589

    Hateful liar.

    • Palto

      Truth hurts doesn’t it Billy.

  • Bill589

    Satan quoted scripture to use against Jesus.
    Trolls should be careful who they emulate.
    Research the Bible. Don’t risk cut and paste lying about it. Just as bad.

    God bless you Bristol for having the courage to support the truth.

  • Bill589

    Bristol.
    The people of this world don’t understand right principles.
    The darkness hates the light.
    I have a couple of gay friends, one I work with, and we agree on most things – including A&E wrongly making a BFD out of this.

  • Kyle

    So lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians™ can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But the LGBT community are the haters if they have the audacity to disagree with, are offended by or God forbid, try to counter and curtail these kinds or disgusting mischaracterizations, which are as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get (despite whatever lip service said Christians™ may give to not “hating” or “judging”), while the Christians™ who say vile things like the above on a regular basis are just poor innocent victims? Please get a grip on reality!

    • Dee

      Not al Christians do that, the verse you are misquoting doesn’t even say that. (Romans 1:26 deals with people going against their natures which some people interpret to mean any homosexual act is against nature and others say engaging in these acts when you are not actually gay is the issue, and other say it is a dated reference on how to act to avoid suspicion which could bring notice on the community and so on; the verses also make it clear that the reader isn’t supposed to do anything about it but they forget that too). There is another verse widely qouted that lists the crimes you mention and some translations put the term homosexuality in the verse but that is a mistranslation of a not so well known term that was no longer applicable at the time the term homosexuality was added/ put in its place an is a list of different “sins” not the sins attributed to any one group. Further, since it is a miss translation not all Christians use it and even those who apparently do not realise that was not the word used in the original Greek and Latin versions believe it is a relevant passage seeing it as a past opinion from a different time and what not.

  • Kristy Patullo

    Amen. Not every gay person agrees with the LGBT organization. A lot of gays have
    come out in support of Phil’s right to express his opinion on gays. It’s the
    activists who want to suppress free speech. (gay and straight) And if you don’t
    agree with them, they will say the most vile, vulgar things to try and
    intimidate. Twitter is full of these kind of comments. But it just emboldens
    Sarah and Bristol to fight even stronger. And that makes me happy happy happy!

    • Walker

      Camille Paglia is not gay. But she is a nutcase.

      • Kyle

        Well known to whom and how exactly is she an activist?

        • Kyle

          Just looked her up, you stated that she is a “well known lesbian activist”, again I ask to whom is this woman well known and how is she an activist?

      • Walker

        Several years ago, she stopped identifying herself as a lesbian. Nowadays, she identifies as bisexual. Regardless, she is still a nutcase.

      • Juan Pablo

        Camille is gay when it suits her and when it doesn’t she boldly says she’s not. She’s also VERY, VERY, VERY conservative. Truly, her past columns make Sarah Palin seem like a tree hugging liberal. She PRETENDS to sit on the fence to add credibility to her POV, but she’s too simpleton to grasp that her POV is extreme far right in virtually everything she types.

    • adambravo

      Wait, wait–so when Phil offers his opinions that compare me to a terrorist, it’s free speech, but when we call Phil a bigot, it’s ‘suppression’? I think being called a terrorist is far more heartless than being called a bigot. Double standard much?

    • Jason Clark

      I absolutely love how all the arguments, supporting Phil, keep putting the people wanting to take away others rights, and preach the kind of hate that lends fuel to numerous beatings and deaths, every year, in the underdog position.

      P.S. Fascists and Stalinists were opposites. Kinda impossible to be utterly both.

  • jeanee5tam

    the gay gestapo of the Democrat party….. the party who unanimously voted to destroy our free market healthcare system? They don’t want to talk about it and solve anything, they want to shut Christians up and down! Heaven forbid we might have more in common with the Dem segregated little groups than not if we actually talked to each other about our differences and understood>the Democrats and GOP couldn’t play all their political games on us while robbing us blind! oh no we must continue to hate each other, you know for them……..pffft!

    • Sarah

      This has nothing to do with the Democratic party, nor does it have anything to do with health care. This is about one guy who made offensive remarks about a community and was suspended from his job. Don’t confuse the two.

  • lillyluminatus

    One of these days, both you and your mother should take a class on the basics of that Constitution you pretend to cherish so much. Though the “right” to a reality show undoubtedly does strike the Palin women as one of the most fundamental rights there could be, it turns out that it is actually not protected anywhere in the Constitution. Moreover, even if it was, A&E would not have the ability to violate that right. For a constitutional right to be violated, with very limited exceptions, government action is required.

    In no way does A&E’s business decision to suspend from its privately owned network someone who said very offensive things about several historically denigrated and marginalized groups — black Americans, included (do you also defend his assertion that black Americans were better off under Jim Crow, when they could be and often were lynched for so much as looking at a white woman?) — implicate the First Amendment or freedom of speech.

    • Richard Smit

      Sarah Palin supports the contitution!

  • Kyle

    Christians are full of murder, envy, strife, and hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, faithless, senseless, and ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil. If you associate with them, you are going to die, and don’t forget that.”

    Now that I’ve made this respectful, non-judgmental, non-hateful expression about my disagreement with the Christian lifestyle, please leave me alone. FREE SPEECH!!!

    • Richard Smit

      Liberals are the biggest haters!

      • Tony Spencer

        Yeah. And Christian liberals even bigger still. Are you one of those, Smitty?

      • Kyle

        You think so? That is verbatim what Phil Robertson said about gays ans lesbians in 2010…

    • sodakhic

      I’m offended, where do you work Kyle?

  • 1498

    Christian church attacked by militant feminists in Argentina. But somehow, no mainstream media outrage or reporting – when it comes to this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOCD_T9Qqpc

  • 1498

    the difference is, Kyle, one is highlighted by the media the other goes completely ignored or unreported…
    We all know how this works.

    • Kyle

      Which mainstream or right wing media outlets covered the story I cited?

  • Richard Smit

    Go Bristol! palin! keep up the good work! and dont pay attention at what the liberals and atheist haters say!

  • Sarah

    Don’t forget about the comparison to drunks and terrorists…

  • StephS

    Although I have friends in the LGBT community who disagree with what Phil said, a huge majority of them ALSO agree that the way GLAAD and other organizations have jumped down his throat is wrong, and that A&E’s “suspension” (firing) of him was Stalinist and fascist in the extreme.

    • Sarah

      lol, I find it humorous that a guy makes comments that offend an entire community of people and when his employer reprimands him, it’s the employer that’s labelled “Stalinist and fascist in the extreme.”

    • silver_buttons

      It’s not “stalinst” or “fascist” for a privately owned company to fire their employee because of something they find offensive. The first amendment protects your right to free speech, it does not, however, protect your job from the consequences of said speech.

      • sodakhic

        Please send your comment to Dixiechicks.com.

        • silver_buttons

          Way to be relevant. Did you high-five yourself after that one? Because you’re hilarious.

      • friskyness

        then the “employer” needs to make a list of things to say and things not to say………if a list was not written, then it isn’t legal……………

        • silver_buttons

          That’s not even a little bit true.

    • wbthacker

      ” that A&E’s “suspension” (firing) of him was Stalinist and fascist in the extreme.”

      Your friends seem to be under the delusion that A&E is part of the US government.

      Would your boss allow you to insult and attack his customers? Would it matter if you insulted them for being gay, for being Jewish, for being Christian, for being liberals, for being overweight, or for being Asian?

      Phil is in trouble because he said something tactless and offensive to millions of A&E’s customers. Why do you think this action deserves defending?

  • Palto

    Hey Bristol or whoever wrote your copy, this is for you.

    • Kyle

      The following is a list of just the most brutal U.S. anti-LGBT hate crime murders since the murder of Matthew Shepard…

      Andrew Anthos (1929 – 2007)
      Gwen Amber Rose Araujo (1985 – 2002)
      Gregory Beauchamp (1981 – 2002)
      Tiffany Berry (1985 – 2006)
      Amancio Corrales (1982 – 2005)
      Kenneth Cummings Jr. (1960 – 2007)
      Robert Duncanson (1987 – 2007)
      Bella Evangelista (1978 – 2003)
      Daniel “Dano” Fetty (1966 – 2004)
      Billy Jack Gaither (1960 – 1999)
      Eddie Garson (1966 – 2001)
      Michael Scott Goucher (1987-2009)
      Sakia LaTona Gunn (1987 – 2003)
      Richard Hernandez (1970 – 2008)
      Duanna Johnson (1965 – 2008)
      Sean William Kennedy (1987 – 2007)
      Lawrence Fobes “Larry” King (1993 – 2008)
      Fred C. Martinez Jr. (1985 – 2001)
      Thanh Nguyen (1962 – 1991)
      Michael J. Sandy (1977 – 2006)
      Adolphus Simmons (1990 – 2008)
      Satendar Singh (1980 – 2007)
      Ryan Keith Skipper (1981 – 2007)
      Emonie Spaulding (1978 – 2003)
      Juana Vega (1965 – 2001)
      Jeremy Waggoner (1971 – 2008)
      Arthur “J.R.” Warren (1974 – 2000)
      Scotty Joe Weaver (1986 – 2004)
      Diane Whipple (1968 – 2001)
      Ebony Whitaker (1988 – 2008)
      Robert Whiteside (1950 – 2006)
      Simmie Lewis “Beyoncé” Williams Jr. (1990 – 2008)
      Daniel Yakovleff (1988 – 2008)
      Angie Zapata (1988 – 2008)

    • friskyness

      everyone is a victim because of GLADD……..which aren’t very glad………….

      • MoeLarryAndJesus

        Illiteracy is a terrible thing.

      • Kyle

        GLAAD

      • Palto

        Let’s tie you to a fence after getting the shit beat out of you in sub zero temperatures all night in just your underwear then you’ll know what a victim is.

  • sodakhic

    If A&E wants to lose 11 million viewers, that’s their decision.

    • Jason Clark

      A&E = Disney. They’re worth like a kajillion dollars. They have LGBT Days in Disney World. I’m pretty sure they have a firm grasp on what side of the fence they want to be sitting on, how they want to be represented, and how to make money.

  • sodakhic

    Sure glad the lgbt community doesn’t run the country.

  • wakeupfolks

    Bristol Palin is as much of an idiot as her mother is. Go away already, your 15 minutes are way past up.

    • friskyness

      you go away you offend me…………………..

    • Jean_A

      You are an idiot just like your mother.

  • Kyle

    Because the right wing has a some kind of twisted obsession with “discrediting” the murder of Matthew Shepard (1976 – 1998) as a hate crime, here is a list of just the most brutal U.S. anti-LGBT hate crime murders since Shepard’s death;

    Andrew Anthos (1929 – 2007)
    Gwen Amber Rose Araujo (1985 – 2002)
    Gregory Beauchamp (1981 – 2002)
    Tiffany Berry (1985 – 2006)
    Amancio Corrales (1982 – 2005)
    Kenneth Cummings Jr. (1960 – 2007)
    Robert Duncanson (1987 – 2007)
    Bella Evangelista (1978 – 2003)
    Daniel “Dano” Fetty (1966 – 2004)
    Billy Jack Gaither (1960 – 1999)
    Eddie Garson (1966 – 2001)
    Michael Scott Goucher (1987-2009)
    Sakia LaTona Gunn (1987 – 2003)
    Richard Hernandez (1970 – 2008)
    Duanna Johnson (1965 – 2008)
    Sean William Kennedy (1987 – 2007)
    Lawrence Fobes “Larry” King (1993 – 2008)
    Fred C. Martinez Jr. (1985 – 2001)
    Thanh Nguyen (1972 – 2001)
    Michael J. Sandy (1977 – 2006)
    Adolphus Simmons (1990 – 2008)
    Satendar Singh (1980 – 2007)
    Ryan Keith Skipper (1981 – 2007)
    Emonie Spaulding (1978 – 2003)
    Juana Vega (1965 – 2001)
    Jeremy Waggoner (1971 – 2008)
    Arthur “J.R.” Warren (1974 – 2000)
    Scotty Joe Weaver (1986 – 2004)
    Diane Whipple (1968 – 2001)
    Ebony Whitaker (1988 – 2008)
    Robert Whiteside (1950 – 2006)
    Simmie Lewis “Beyoncé” Williams Jr. (1990 – 2008)
    Daniel Yakovleff (1988 – 2008)
    Angie Zapata (1988 – 2008)

    Phil Robertson is not a victim…

    • StephS

      He’s not a victim in the sense that you’re talking about; however, he is a victim of the hypocrisy that seems to be present in the media. When they agree with someone’s views, that person gets a free pass no matter how heinous their comments; disagree with someone’s opinion, and the press will give them a royal beat-down no matter which side they’re on. I’ve seen it from both the left- and right-wing media, and I find it disgusting.

      For the record, I hated what was done to Matthew Shepard, and I wish I could have been among those who blocked the Westboro bunch from getting anywhere near his family at his funeral. Gay or not, no one deserves that kind of treatment.

      • Kyle

        He compared LGBT people zoophiles and terrorists and he has called gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers in the past and he lost his job because of these outrageous and disgusting views. He is not a victim in any sense of the word.

  • StephS

    I find it disgusting that people attack Bristol for what she believes, just like they attack Phil for what he believes. For the record, Phil was set up. There was an A&E representative there during that GQ interview, and he (or she) could have either stopped the interview, or asked Phil to dial it back a bit. They did NOTHING, which is why Phil is in this predicament.

    As for those who didn’t like my earlier comments, well, this is a free country, and I have just as much right to say what I bloody well please. If you got a problem with it then disagree respectfully, but don’t accuse me of having “imaginary gay friends” who always agree with me; I do have gay friends who are very near and dear to me, and it’s because of out-of-their-minds loonies like a certain bunch in Topeka who shall remain nameless that I am currently hanging on to my faith by my fingernails.

    • MoeLarryAndJesus

      Bristol and her ignorant mother attack people for what they believe on a regular basis, so they have no expectation of being immune from similar attacks. You RWNJs should stop whining.

      • Jean_A

        You are the only ignorant one.

        • MoeLarryAndJesus

          Maybe someday you’ll learn the rest of the alphabet, Jean_A.

    • Sarah

      Being “set up” isn’t a very good excuse. The words were his own, regardless of who was sitting there when they were said. He is an adult and shouldn’t need someone to tell him when he’s crossing the line.

    • wbthacker

      ” I find it disgusting that people attack Bristol for what she believes”

      We aren’t. We’re attacking Bristol for what she wrote. There’s a big difference.

      I have no idea what you believe. Even if you believe the moon is made of cheese, I can’t possibly attack you for it. But if you TELL ME you believe the moon is made of cheese, then I can (and will) make fun of you for spreading such a stupid idea.

      Robertson is entitled to believe what he wants without criticism, but just like the rest of us, anything he says is fair game to be criticized. Now, there’s a great way to avoid being criticized for your beliefs: it’s called “tact”.

      Robertson could have said, “My religion strongly condemns homosexuality, so it’s not for me. But my faith also teaches compassion and love for all, so I would never abuse someone for being gay.”

      If he’d said that, not only wouldn’t he be in trouble, but most gay people would have said, “This is a perfect example of tolerance! I’d like to learn more about this guy. I think I’ll watch his show.”

      It’s not like Christians can’t do tact. They’ve learned not to call Jews “Christ-killers” like they used to. They stopped branding Mormons as heretics, and even voted for one as President. Why can’t they find the courtesy to stop telling gay people we’re hell-bound sodomites — at least, to our faces? Where did Jesus say “If someone doesn’t obey your religious rules, spit in their face”?

  • friskyness

    GLADD “people” are all bigots!

    • Kyle

      So lets get this straight (so to speak), Christians™ can call gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers (Romans 1:26)… But the LGBT community are the hateful bigots if they have the audacity to disagree with, are offended by or God forbid, try to counter and curtail these kinds or disgusting mischaracterizations, which are as clear of an incitement to hatred as one can possibly get (despite whatever lip service said Christians™ may give to not “hating” or “judging”), while the Christians™ who say vile things like the above on a regular basis are just poor innocent victims? Please get a grip on reality!

  • A manly gay guy

    Bristol Palin, I have to disagree with your blogging lifestyle. You’re calling gay people “They”. If being gay would be a race, you’d be a called a racist. We don’t all think and act the same. Second, “Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love.” Yes and no. I don’t love Phil Robertson nor do I love you. I love my family and the people who care for me. I admire people who try to make the world a better place. Phil Robertson didn’t even try to make the world a better place. He just shared his believes and opinions, which not everyone will agree with. It even offended a lot of people. So the normal reaction to this is obvious. Anger.
    Greetings from Belgium.

    • friskyness

      GLADD is not making this world a better place, you are not, you are offensive…..Robertson didn’t say anything bad, that people don’t already know…..you just can’t stand the truth………….

      • Kyle

        Robertson compared LGBT people zoophiles and terrorists and he has called gays and lesbians heartless, insolent, arrogant, perverted murderers in the past and he lost his job because of these outrageous and disgusting views. He is not a victim in any sense of the word.

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    She can’t even get a kid to graduate from high school.

    • Jean_A

      Back on being stu