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'Duck Dynasty' Fans React To Robertson's Hiatus

Phil Robertson's Family: We Need Him On 'Duck Dynasty'

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fernnagleman December 19 2013 at 11:35 PM

A&E will be walking this back. RATINGS trump $$$. Besides, the man weekly professes his Beliefs. What did the interviewer expect? Sounds like a put up question, by some media type hoping for some fuel to grab a headline. A&E oughta know better.

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Betty December 19 2013 at 11:38 PM

Love these Duck Dynasty people what would we do with out your family STAND UP AMERICA with these wonderful men Praise the Lord for them God be with you all

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anthony chavez December 19 2013 at 11:39 PM

FREEDOM OF SPEECH? guess not.

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murrman anthony chavez December 19 2013 at 11:58 PM

He used his freedom of speech, but that freedom doesn't cover the consequences of his words.

I can call you crazy all day long for your dumb comment, but you could win a libel judgement against me if I publish that you were declared insane by a competent authority.

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one_old_crow December 19 2013 at 11:39 PM

RIP...Freedom of Speech is dead!

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jwilli1251 one_old_crow December 19 2013 at 11:45 PM

Knowing when to keep your mouth shut died before that.

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James Martin December 19 2013 at 11:40 PM

GO PHIL!!!!!!!!

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jwilli1251 James Martin December 19 2013 at 11:44 PM

Know how to tell a rich Louisiana boy? look for the fake blonde trophy wife telling her man his beard looks good as she writes another check on her way to the local casino.

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bethsch68 December 19 2013 at 11:43 PM

I don't necessarily agree with what Phil said, but I defend his right to say it. The family should screw A&E and go to another network. A&E made a huge mistake and will suffer tremendous backlash

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RASHAD CARTER bethsch68 December 20 2013 at 12:58 AM

I agree too, that he had the right to say what he feels. I value honesty above all else. I respect him and do think the effect he is seeing is unfair.

I do not however, think A&E made any huge mistake, nor do I think they will suffer any sort of irreparable backlash. A&E had to publicly strike down the comments to protect themselves from lawsuits, that's all.

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Bob Cox December 19 2013 at 11:43 PM

I am disgusted by the gay rights advocates. If you're gay get in the closet and I'll leave you alone. If you get in my face, I will push back!

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murrman Bob Cox December 19 2013 at 11:51 PM

Hilarious!

The 50s are over Bob…

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RASHAD CARTER Bob Cox December 20 2013 at 12:53 AM

Bring it. Seriously, bring it. I will NOT hide in a closet. I will not deny my own existence because it makes you feel safe. I agree, no gay person should be trying to impress himself onto anyone else, fine. But to teach young gay people that they should hate themselves is madness, and telling gay people to hide in a closet, not to be open, not to marry, and not to be honest with the world about who they are is totally unfair. Sorry, but no, I wont hide for your sake or benefit.

Seriously, bring it!

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rickday60 RASHAD CARTER December 20 2013 at 12:49 PM

Let me make this perfectly clear for you Rashad. It's not the gay person that should be hated it's the act of gay sex. If you want to justify the act of gay sex you are wasting your time. You can call me a homophobic, stupid or any other of your favorite insults. Just remember, I could use many more if I chose against you.

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tyreefred December 19 2013 at 11:43 PM

I think that the President should weigh in on this, like he does everything else. Our thoughts and feelings don't belong to us anymore, because they would offend people, Oh my, what are we to do. I really don't care what others think of what I say, I only have 1 God to answer to not anyone else.

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RASHAD CARTER tyreefred December 20 2013 at 12:50 AM

That is a cop out. Like the woman from Saturday Night Live said to the effect "Its not what I think, it's what the Bible says that matters. The Bible says homosexuality is wrong."

Stop hiding behind the convenience of the Bible. Either your thoughts are your own, or you have no original thoughts and so can only regurgitate what you have been "taught." If you have thoughts of your own, then there is merit to having discussions. Tell me why YOU are against homosexuality, not why the Bible is against it.

As soon as we get a good debate going and the best answer you can arrive upon is that the opinions aren't yours but the Bible's, you've just cut off the entire conversation. You just cheated. Tell me what YOU actually think, and I will be glad to hear it. What I DON't want is for you to interpret the Bible for me. I don't care what YOU think it says. I do however care what you as an individual actually think.

And I'll just leave you with this about answering to God. Which God exactly are you being judged by? There are lots of religions in the world, each believing that it is the one true way and that all other faiths are mislead in some way, how can you be sure your God is the real one?

Before you answer, I should advise you that it is disrespectful to tell someone of another faith that the God they were raised with, the God who has proven himself to them through miracles played out in their personal lives, is less real than your own God.

Unless you have actually died and come back from the grave, you cannot personally attest to knowing anything concrete about God. Admit, that you have faith in things you have not seen. Realize, that not everyone has the same capacity for belief that you have, and therefore, they might not believe in what you believe and therefore might not fear the day of judgement the way you do.

If you truly have respect for other people's beliefs, you'd not expect them to behave as you yourself would. You'd give them the freedom to be who they are and to worship whomever they worship if anyone at all.

On Obama weighing in...Hopefully he will stay out of this one. I agree, he shares too many opinions about too many things.

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Scott December 19 2013 at 11:43 PM

funny how gays are free to express their opinions... But as soon as somebody doesn't agree with having gay pushed on them... there bad. I don't hate gays... But I feel that if I or anyone voices an opinion that I don't feel its right.. our opinion is considered to be hatred..

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RASHAD CARTER Scott December 20 2013 at 12:33 AM

There is a double standard right now, and there is no excuse for it. The pendulum has shifted to the other side now, but it has not always been this way.

There was a time not long ago when terrible things were said about homosexuals all the time with no consequence. Lots of young people were driven to suicide because there was no place they could go to escape the ridicule, even at home, they were bullied.

Now suddenly, it seems the wave has crested, and now the pendulum has moved. Now, it seems that any statements of hate toward any group (even homosexuals) gets you into a lot of trouble and costs you money. Do I think this is fair...no. I see the current hyper-sensitivity as a mere correctional period. I hope that in time we can get to some middle ground, where people don't get beat up on for every statement. People should be applauded for being honest, not be forced to lie just to fit in. But that isn't the way of the real world

I am of the opinion that right now gays are making a lot of noise, they are making it impossible for people to pretend that they dont exist. It is in the forcing of the masses to accept the existence of gays that leads to what some call a gay propaganda. The goal isnt to make anyone gay, the point is to make people aware that there are gay people out there and that we should be mindful of offending them, because they are our brother, sisters, mothers, fathers, and friends.

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cilt50 December 19 2013 at 11:43 PM

the man has a right to say what he feels because it is our right as an American. What happened to "Freedom of Speech"?

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murrman cilt50 December 19 2013 at 11:50 PM

Nothing happened to it, just like nothing would happen to free speech if you go in to work tomorrow, tell your boss how wrong he is and publicly defame people in the company's name. You would, however, lose your job.

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RASHAD CARTER cilt50 December 20 2013 at 12:23 AM

Not the same. Freedom of speech allows you to say what you want, but it doesn't mean you will not be held accountable for your statements. I personally agree with his right to say what he pleases, and I would defend his right against anyone who would attempt top violate it for any reason. Still, the guy is an *******.

And further, You have never heard a gay person saying that all straight people are going to hell. That is the big difference. Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it.

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