Thursday, December 19, 2013

Our culture: Miley Cyrus, cool; Phil Robertson, fired.

Wow, am I glad I don’t have to hold down a job that prohibits me from expressing my beliefs.  That is absolutely the best thing about retirement.  Those without resources (without the ability to survive without their job) are deprived of their first amendment rights.  They cannot express their Bible-based beliefs without the threat of losing their job.  Fortunately the patriarch of Duck Dynasty has both strong beliefs and significant resources.

That is exactly what happened to Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty when he expressed his Bible-based views on homosexuality.  Fired.  And he used pure logical extension when he asked what’s next in the human pursuit of perversion: Bestiality?  That got the gay group’s goat.

Yet on the next day on the Bobwa Wawa show (thank God she’s retiring) the perverse little miss Miley Cyrus gets laughs about her slutty behavior, tongue jobs and all.

Here is an excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter

A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He'll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.

Bobby Jindal made this contrast between Robertson and Cyrus:

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal criticized the suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson by network A&E.

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended," said Jindal in a prepared statement.

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