The Most Unhinged Response to Duck Dynasty Brouhaha

I really don’t want to write anything about Duck Dynasty, a show I’ve never watched and never will. But I can at least use it to demonstrate some of the deranged things being said in defense of the bigoted asshole from the show whose name I can’t be bothered to learn. The most unhinged one I’ve seen is from Theodore Shoebat, the son of fake “ex-terrorist” Walid Shoebat.

The Sodomite nazis are going after Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty , simply because he pointed out a truth to the darkness of the sick, violent, and twisted mindset of homosexuals…

Now they they are suspending him. What the homosexuals want to do to Christians in America is what Muslims are already doing to Christians: slaughter and enslave them. This is why we must fight this evil, and help save persecuted Christians in the Muslim world. Donate now and save Christian lives.

Imagine that, turning it into an excuse to demand money from people. How entirely unsurprising.

The only thing vile in this situation is what sodomites contrive and partake in, they indulge themselves in acts so diabolical, in things worthy of death” (Romans 1:32), and yet we are so careful to make sure that they are tolerated. The sodomite just quoted spoke of “loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.” Really? Let me show you how sinister these morally inept and demonic followers of Satan are…

And then he cites a single example of a gay couple who abused a child as proof that gay people are demonic. Because straight people never molest children, or when they do that says nothing about straight people in general. And notice that he defends the morality of what the Duck Dynasty guy said by saying that gay people should be put to death, while simultaneously invoking the barbarism of Muslims who demand the exact same thing.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Shoebat?

    For real?

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Shoebat?

    And someone named Walid is gunna call his kid Theodore?

    Ya reckon?

    The only thing vile in this situation ..

    Oh there’s plenty a things vile in this situation. Prolly not the one’s ya think but plenty o’em fa sure.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    StevoR

    Yup!

    I believe they use them in kickball.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Fa pity’s sake!

    Giotta be Poe I know righ’

    (I know PZ Myers* hates us pointing that’ out bu stil gotta be surely?)

    * Not the poster or ruler of FTB despite some ‘pinons otherwise.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @3. richardelguru :

    Wha.. Shoebats?

  • scienceavenger

    I really don’t want to write anything about Duck Dynasty

    Good. I mean really, what’s the story? “Ignorant red neck says something bigoted”. Gee, knock me over with a duck feather. Next!

  • gshelley

    Well, at least we can admire their consistency. When ENDA was going through, there were lots on the Christian right who were complaining that it was unreasonable that businesses would have to hire people who had views or lifestyles they found immoral, or conflicted with the image they wished to present. I’m sure those people will have been saying A&E were well within their rights to take such a move. Not that I’ve checked, but I can’t imagine they’d have a double standard here.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Ah, so that is how you spell “brouhaha”.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @7. gshelley :

    I’m sure those people will have been saying A&E were well within their rights to take such a move. Not that I’ve checked, but I can’t imagine they’d have a double standard here.

    Oh I sure can imagine tha’.

  • John Pieret

    The most unhinged one I’ve seen is from Theodore Shoebat

    You knew, of course, that Bryan Fischer couldn’t let that challenge go unanswered for long. He recently said the US should have 150,000,000 Phil Robertsons and that his suspension from the show was “the Mark of the Beast.”

  • Akira MacKenzie

    For years I’ve heard conservatives and libertarians rail against civil rights laws on the grounds that it violates a business owner’s freedom NOT to associate with the object of their bigotry. It’s their business, their private property, and we have no business punishing them for such “thought crimes” no matter how odious they maybe. For right or for wrong, they have a right to be racist/sexist/homophobic and to act on those impulses so long as they “don’t infringe upon the freedoms of others.” (TM) If you don’t like their opinions, you have the freedom not to patronize them.

    Which is more or less what A&E has done; yet, as we can see, the highly-vaunted, right-wing principles of freedom of association and economic liberty suddenly change when it negatively afffects one of their own.

  • Michael Heath

    The restaurant chain Cracker Barrel, who has a marketing deal with this family, severed their relationship with them. Then some customers complained because they support this family, so Cracker Barrel re-established their deal.

    It’ll be interesting to see the reaction to Cracker Barrel given they’re now squarely in the corner that’s promoting racism and anti-gay bigotry. An employee reaction would be especially welcomed, however I doubt they pay much so most probably can’t risk their jobs. Unless it was joined by a sufficient population of their customer base simultaneously boycotting the restaurant (opening up jobs in competing area restaurants).

  • Doug Little

    The Sodomite nazis are going after Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

    As far as what I’ve read no one is going after him unless simply pointing out that A+E had the right to suspend him because his comments might not reflect the companies ideals is going after him. The only outrage I have seen is from the conservative (tea bagger) side who think that personal beliefs should be immune to criticism or that criticizing someone for their speech is an infringement of their free speech rights. This irony of this is that pretty much all the people complaining about it are small government types.

  • lordshipmayhem

    Theodore Shoebat is shoebatshit crazy.

  • scienceavenger

    @12 What part of “Cracker” do you not understand?

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “It’ll be interesting to see the reaction to Cracker Barrel given they’re now squarely in the corner that’s promoting racism and anti-gay bigotry.”

    They never left that corner. Their customer base are ignorant assholes for the most part, they will lose nothing.

    “The Sodomite nazis are going after Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.”

    I know that this going to draw flak but I see Teddy Shoebatshit jerking off while being involved in a threesome with a couple of guys wearing SS regalia with swastikas tattooed on their cocks. I hope that he and others who think like him find that REALLY offensive.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    “Sodomite Nazi”

    OK, that is my new band name and nobody can convince me it’s not the best evah!

    Maybe phrase it Reinhard and the Sodomite Nazi. I LIKE it….

  • raven

    Doesn’t take much to be a fundie xian hero

    1. Phil Robertson Racist bigoted southern cracker clown

    2. Sarah Palin Not very bright conperson

    3. Michele Bachmann mentally fogged up former lawyer for the IRS

    3. James Dobson All around hater

    4. Bryan Fischer Serial Liar

    5. Pat Robertson Zombie who gets reanimated every once in a while

    6. Camping, Robertson Failed prophets

    7. Jeffress and Hagee anti-Catholic bigots

    8. Paul Crouch Scammer

    9. Mitt Romney Non-xian Reptilian

    10. This list could go on for pages and pages. These are not nice people and the are among the worst our society has produced. Says a lot about their religion.

  • raven

    ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch breaks his silence

    Despite being suspended from his show, Phil Robertson is not backing down from his racially charged remarks. ‘I am not uneducated’ »

    I’ve never seen Duck Dynasty. And never will.

    Phil Robertson isn’t backing down. Although who cares really.

    My impression from skimming a few headlines is that he doesn’t really care if his show goes on. They’ve made a lot of money from it but playing a dumb clown must get boring. Might as well laugh when the joke is up and go back to whatever they do for fun.

  • Wylann

    The post Ed points out is particularly amusing given the same guy’s gloating over Bashir being fired for insulting Palin:

    http://shoebat.com/2013/12/10/proof-outrage-works/

    I didn’t expect consistency, and I wasn’t disappointed.

  • alanb

    Michael Heath,

    Cracker Barrel is historically a Southern / Bible Belt company. There has been complaints in the past from Black customers and a Justice Department investigation of discrimination. That they would come down on the side of the bigots is not surprising. That they made the initial effort to do the right thing is more surprising.

  • markr1957

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/20/1264354/-Duck-Dynasty-is-a-Fake-Yuppies-in-Red-Neck-Drag-Con-Job?detail=email#

    This is actually a fairly accurate description of the back story to Duck Dynasty. Made for reality TV from start to finish, which makes this nothing more than a publicity stunt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kemibe kevinbeck

    @21

    “That they made the initial effort to do the right thing is more surprising.”

    Not really. Color me cynical, but I’m pretty sure the happy assholes who are the higher-ups in that company only wanted to throw their hats (or hoods) into the publicity ring at any cost and had every intention at the start of ultimately appeasing their established customer base.

    @raven,

    I know that top-10 list wasn’t supposed to be funny but I couldn’t help but snort at the sheer unholy truth of it. What a collection of fucking modern-day Pharisees we have.

    And why doesn’t this Shoebat fuckhead along with the many thousands of Southern U.S. Christians who enjoy pork, catfish, barious animals with paws and many other “unclean” animals read the *whole* Bible? Start with Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. And to those who make the common and incorrect claim that New Testament scripture does away with the OT food proscriptions, I bore bare my pale ass checks and extend both middle fingers toward you at the same time, because this is simply a misconception. I’m not going to say any more than that because anyone familiar with the Bible and specifically with the stated position on this of the United Church of God and others either knows what I am talking about or can easily find out.