Do you think Phil should have been removed from 'Duck Dynasty'?

Posted 5 years.

13 Comments

  • James Allen - 5 years ago

    You gay and lesbian hypocrites need to move on. You got your opinion and he has his. Religious beliefs we all got. You wanna be fags and queers, fine. Do it on your own time. You people cry foul if a mouse farts. Grow some thicker skin. You're the ones doing things backwards...I mean buttwards.

  • SBarker - 5 years ago

    If those left of centre are free to express their opinions than why are those right of centre not accorded the same freedom? The former want to be accepted but refuse to accept the views of the latter. Seems to be a contradiction. Do as I say not as I do. Mr. Robertson was asked a simple question. Any interviewer worthy of the role usually anticipates the response. Sometimes they are surprised but if proper research has been done they know. The press media reporters etc are suppose to be unbiased fairly accurately informing their audience. This does not happen as it should. Mr. Robertson is being unfairly judged for simply answering a question. Charlie Sheen comes out with inflammatory comments directed towards an individual but is given positive press. The "freedom of speech" is apparently free to only a select few. I agree with Phil and wish more would be as vocal!

  • farmer - 5 years ago

    We are supposed to have freedom of speech. Here as well as in the USA.
    He was asked a question and gave an honest answer in accordance to his beleifs that he has every right to.
    To punish him for not lying is wrong.
    Having to refuse to answer is an infringment on his freedom of expression.
    This foolishness has to stop. We are rapidly heading down the road to the China and Russia way.
    Strange I never hear anything about someone being taken to task for making negative comments against Christanity.

  • C. Richards - 5 years ago

    To Sean,

    You are one of these individuals that think that you work for your employer. Its the other way around. The only reason A&E exist is because they work for the individuals under them, they ensure that the product being made is sold. If it wasn't for the Duck Dynasty crew and every other individual on the network, A&E would not make any money. A&E works for Duck Dynasty. They bring in the revenue, they do all the work. A&E makes sure shows get noticed. Duck Dynasty can go anywhere they wish as long as any other network is willing to work for them. This pretty much applies to any employer. The second your employer stops finding ways to move a product or keep an individual busy, they no longer work for the employee. If I show up for work tomorrow and my employer tells me that its slow or that he cant afford to keep me busy, he has failed at his job, and no longer works for me. At which time I go and interview a new employer. The last employer who threatened cut backs didn't have to worry about not being busy enough because he lost the majority of his staff to other competitors. He also lost contracts because he could not keep up to demand and therefore lost revenue because he was too busy with the few individuals who stayed.

  • Sean - 5 years ago

    I think some of you fail to realize that A&E is an EMPLOYER... and as such can add or remove who ever they want from THEIR show. If A&E doesn't agree with one of their employee's insulting Black people and Gay's then they are far within their own right to fire that employee. If Mr. Robinson wants to spew his ignorance he can do it on his own time without being associated with A&E and the Duck Dynasty show. This isn't a freedom is speech issue this is a employee dispute and Mr. Robinson lost.

  • Stephen - 5 years ago

    Not sure why A&E were so surprised. If you think of the stereotypical definition of what a red neck is, these guys fit the bill to a tee. Why then are A&E surprised that they would hold what can be considered stereotypical red neck ideas. Did A&E think this was just an act this family was putting on?

    I think that A&E are doing the viewers a great disservice. What Phil said was his own opinion, an opinion shared by some; an opinion reviled by some, but an opinion none the less. The disservice A&E have done their viewers has to do with their obvious notion said viewers are not intelligent and / or informed enough to make up their own minds about what it is that Phil said.

    Myself, I don't hold with anything Phil said during his interview. Personally, I think the show should be pulled off the air. Not because of what Phil said, but because I have always found the whole idea of the show to be tripe of the worst order.

    At the end of the day, any reality show on the air can go sideways in an instant. These are, after all, real people with real thoughts and opinions. Why are networks so shocked when they sometimes express them.

  • C. Richards - 5 years ago

    I think the members of Duck Dynasty should drop A&E to show them that we will not put up with being bullied. I am so tired of hearing about hurt feelings and people being offended over another individuals beliefs. As another commenter said, we have all had to put up with some of the questionable parades put on by the gay community. No one was ever concerned that it may have offended any of us, and you didn't hear the gay community being banned or having to apologize for any actions on their part.

  • nonwzisgdnwz - 5 years ago

    This is a non-story, again. Phil was speaking at a church dinner function, preaching from Romans 1. He IS an ordained minister, and if more people who weren't actually read and knew the Bible, they'd know instantly what was going on in this 2010 video, which was not a "speech" or rant, but a pastoral message at a church function. The passage refers to the evil that proliferated in the world at the time of Christ's advent. In this first chapter, Phil is setting the scene for why Christ had to come into the world to die for mankind; the letter to the Romans is his major theological treatise concerning salvation, and how sinners can be justified by faith. He begins by describing the sinful state of mankind (not just homosexuals, but all men, as all were sinners in this passage) which necessitated Christ’s coming to earth:

    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

  • nonwzisgdnwz - 5 years ago

    This is a non-story, again. Phil was speaking at a church dinner function, preaching from Romans 1. He IS an ordained minister, and if more people who weren't actually read and knew the Bible, they'd know instantly what was going on in this 2010 video, which was not a "speech" or rant, but a pastoral message at a church function. The passage refers to the evil that proliferated in the Gentile world at the time of Christ's advent. In this first chapter, Phil is setting the scene for why Christ had to come into the world to die for mankind; the letter to the Romans is his major theological treatise concerning salvation, and how sinners can be justified by faith. He begins by describing the sinful state of mankind (not just homosexuals, but all men, as all were sinners in this passage) which necessitated Christ’s coming to earth:

    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

  • Ray - 5 years ago

    A person should be able to answer truthfully if you dont want the truth dont ask. If phil is taken off because of it I will quite watching as will alot of other people i am sure willy should grow a pair and do something with out phil there is no duck dynasty

  • Jase - 5 years ago

    Agree with L.Hynes, Phil is entitled to his opinion, if they didn't want to hear it they shouldn't of asked him. If I were Willy I would cancel the whole show, tell A & E to kiss his ass. It's a reality TV show which means it real not what they want it to be. The gay people can express their opinion and so can Phil, get the hell over it.

  • S.Jarratt - 5 years ago

    I like that. A&E should go suck a dick and see if they still feel the same way

  • L. Hynnes - 5 years ago

    Mr. Robertson is entitled to his opinion, just as, the gay parties have been voicing their opinions. We all don't have to agree with them [either of them],but being punished for voicing it presumably after being asked...well what's wrong with this picture?!?! I do have to say that the media loves to show all for the sake of news...at what cost... my grandson has seen these news clips of the gay parades with quite risque`costumes and exaggerated displays of affection, or sexual attraction tactics , being young 12 yo. He sincerely thought that's what being gay meant!! I do certainly wonder how younger population are forming their opinions AND context of their conversations. Sensationalism, whether viewed on the screen or the street for that matter, most certainly does get the message across and opinions are stated that do get the offended party cross. The issue at hand is Mr. Robertson, we love you, you entertain us in an old fashioned 'familial' way that is humorous resulting in belly-bouncing, body-shaking, hysterical squeals of laughter from all of us. However, always with the knowledgeable words of wisdom throughout the program, removing him even temporarily from the program would not serve any purpose, it would be downright wrong! My suggestion would be to nip all this in the bud, carry on, as it will all be forgotten in the 15 minutes of fame some are looking for. as for the rest of us who have been offended or had to explain to the young ones what all this is about, we've had to suck it up, shut up and put up! Let us all get back to the business at hand, let the cameras roll, put the program to air, and we can all sit down as a family {one of the very few programs we can all watch together}, and be truly entertained.

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